Chief Minister Allan Bell has issued an appeal for local businesses to give their backing to the Island of Culture programme of events taking place next year.
Promoted by the Isle of Man Arts Council, it is a celebration of the community’s creative talent across a wide range of activities, from dance to digital innovation.
Mr Bell said Island of Culture was an ‘exciting concept that will promote the arts and culture, and the Isle of Man’s national identity’.
He said the Arts Council was to be congratulated for its ‘hard work and imagination in developing what promises to be a very varied and interesting programme of events next year’.
‘I know that a number of business sponsors have already committed to supporting Island of Culture, which is much appreciated, but there are still opportunities for further corporate involvement,’ he said.
‘Island of Culture is all about celebrating creativity, excellence, identity and community.
‘These are themes which should resonate with much of the private sector and I would urge all companies to consider how they could support this important initiative for the Isle of Man.’
For more information see www.islandofculture.im
Alternatively, email email@example.com or phone 694598.
• Meanwhile, individuals and groups involved with creativity or culture are invited to share their talent with schools.
Island of Culture co-ordinator Jo Overty is building a database for head teachers to select from – so they can who is willing to offer what at their age range and in their areas.
So far, 38 talented groups and individuals have come forward.
Contact Jo Overty on 686080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org