Thomas Devlin Foundation Bursary
New Lodge Arts were delighted to secure funding from the Thomas Devlin Foundation to support Aoibheann Henry to complete Titanic Creative Management Summer Prosthetic and Special FX course.
The Thomas Devlin Foundation which is managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, has now given out £70,000 in bursaries since it was set up by Penny Holloway and Jim Devlin in 2006 in memory of their son Thomas who was tragically killed the previous year.
Aoibheann attended an event to celebrate the achievements of the participants said ‘I was awarded a bursary from the fund this summer and used the funding to attend the Titanic Creative Management prosthetic make-up summer school. I wouldn’t have been able to take up the opportunity if I hadn’t received funding from the Thomas Devlin Fund.
“I plan to use the skills I have learned to help out with school productions and New Lodge Arts. Some-day I’d love to get involved in creative writing and film directing. Getting the bursary just makes it seem so much more possible,”
Anne Delaney, New Lodge Arts said ‘This fund provides opportunities for young people to engage is specialist training in a variety of art forms. Aoibheann has a talent in Special FX make-up and when I saw the course provided by Titanic Creative Management which was facilitated by Brian Kinney, a top Hollywood MUA, I knew it would be ideal for Aoibheann. Without the funding secured through the Thomas Devlin Foundation, Aoibheann couldn’t have taken part. I look forward to seeing Aoibheann test out some of her skills on future projects’
For more information visit http://www.communityfoundationni.org/thomas-devlin-community-arts-fund