Local artists receive grants

Local artists Charles D. Bush and Tyrone Ebanks have been awarded grants from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Every year the Cultural Foundation accepts applications from local artists who require assistance in their artistic endeavours, whatever their discipline. Mr. Bush – who recently was named runner up in the CNCF National Playwriting Competition – will use the grant to pursue an advanced fiction writing course with Vermont College’s Union Institute and University.

Mr. Ebanks, who applied for the grant in order that he may further his career in the visual arts, will use the money to attend local workshops and by purchase art supplies.

‘Over the past decade, the Cultural Foundation has been instrumental in the development of my writing career. I am deeply grateful,’ Mr. Bush said. ‘This financial grant is the latest of many acts of support and encouragement. My heartfelt thanks to the CNCF Grants and Awards Committee for their faith and generosity.’

Grants are awarded to residents on the basis of merit to individuals, and/or organizations that are non-profit, or are not-for-profit, or are units of government, or educational institutions that produce, present or support dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual and/or related arts.