Anderson Lloyd supports young artists

21 Aug 23

Encouraging young Waitaha | Canterbury artists to continue their creative passion after school, Anderson Lloyd is proudly sponsoring ArtStart's 2023 regional scholarship.

For many, creativity is such a large part of our formative years, but unfortunately is often cut short in adulthood as funds, time, or simply life gets in the way.

Previously known as the Creators’ Room, ArtStart’s programme is aimed at building self-esteem, supporting mental health, and facilitating creative outlets for budding artists. Originating in Christchurch, this programme is now opening up applications in September 2023 to all 15-18 years olds throughout Aotearoa. Students can apply online here.

Since its inception in 2018, Artstart has provided upwards of $370,000 in financial support to young artists in Waitaha | Canterbury alone. The programme currently receives over 2,000 submissions per year from young creatives across the region.  “As part of our mission to encourage continued participation in the arts, we award an annual scholarship of $5,000 (sponsored by Anderson Lloyd) to one deserving Artist, to help support the growth and development of their artistic career.” says Sophie Paterson, Artstart Co-Founder.

Artists aged 15-18 years are encouraged to roll up their sleeves, get creative, and submit their best work. The top 100 entrants will get a taste of life as a practicing artist with their artwork professionally showcased at the exhibition, as well as competing for the regional scholarship.

The Anderson Lloyd Artstart Scholarship aims to encourage continued artistic development and creative careers with the package including a cash prize, on-going mentorship with a local artist, and funds for often costly art supplies.

Opening night for the exhibition is on Friday 1 September at the Hereford to High Street Atrium (152 Hereford Street) and tickets for the event are $35 and on sale now from Artstart. The Anderson Lloyd Artstart Scholarship winner will be announced on opening night, and all artworks on display at the exhibition are available for sale, remunerating the Artists.

The exhibition is free entry and runs from Saturday 2 September – Saturday 16 September, Open daily 10am – 6pm.

Everyone is welcome – from serious collectors to art lovers and people who get a buzz from supporting local.

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For more information contact:

Richard Greenaway

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