Fingal Arts Office is delighted to announce the 2019 recipient of the Graduate Award

The Graduate Award

Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with MART is delighted to announce, Sharon Ramsey as the successful recipient of the Graduate Award 2019.

 

As part of an ongoing commitment to emerging artists Fingal County Council's Arts Office offer a one-year Graduate Studio Award in MART with inclusion in the ‘Award ‘show in March 2020, an exhibition which is dedicated to the support and professional development of recent graduates.

The Graduate Award, which commences in October 2019, will provide an ideal environment for Sharon to develop her practice and an opportunity to network with other artists. In addition, Sharon will also have access to ‘Smart Talks’, a series of professional development presentations and workshops presented by MART.

Sharon Ramsey is a recent Master of Fine Art (MFA) Graduate of NCAD.  On hearing of her award, she commented; "I am delighted and honoured to receive this Graduate Award. Having the support of Fingal Arts Office and MART has been an incredible boost to my confidence as a recent graduate and I look forward to working with them both in the coming year. It will give me an opportunity to establish a working practice within a vibrant and supportive art community and help to facilitate a greater understanding of what it means to pursue a career as an artist.”

 

Sharon hopes this opportunity will allow her the space and time to cultivate and expand her practice outside of an academic context. This will be an exciting step in the development of her career.

 

Speaking about the Graduate Award, Fingal County Council’s Deputy Arts Officer, Sarah O’Neill said; “The Fingal Arts Graduate Award is invaluable for any emerging artist. It is essential for a graduate to have both space and time in order to expand and strengthen their practice. The award also offers a nurturing environment allowing the graduate to connect with their peers, Fingal Arts Office are delighted to offer the award in partnership with MART.”

 

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