Visit Mull and Iona are delighted to announce that they have received funding from “Scotland Loves Local” to establish an Art Trail showcasing the creative arts on Mull and Iona. Mull artist Alicia Hendrick has been retained by VMI to co-ordinate and deliver the project which will be launched by Easter.
The Mull and Iona Art trail is the first stage in a Visit Mull and Iona campaign to support the cultural life of the islands. Both locals and visitors will be encouraged to explore the arts throughout the whole of the islands with the help of an Art Trail map which will highlight locations and venues that can be visited.
A new website will support the project bringing further benefits by promoting the Art Trail and the wider cultural life of the islands.
The Art Trail project hopes to build on the collaboration and communication between the arts on the islands. Locally, it is hoped the Art Trail will encourage islanders to discover and participate more with the arts on their own doorstep.
Visit Mull and Iona will support the Art Trail project through its own promotions, to attract a new visitor audience to Mull and Iona, who appreciate the arts and cultural life.
The“ Scotland Loves Local” Fund is provided by the Scottish Government to support towns, settlements, and community/neighbourhood partnerships to deliver projects to promote their local place. The Fund is administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership. Visit Mull and Iona is delighted to receive the award which will make a big difference to the arts communities on the islands.