AN innovative project to showcase creative activity and offer skills development across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park was highly commended at last night’s Creative Place awards ceremony in Falkirk.
And although the Park Premiers TV project didn’t scoop top place in its category – and the £100,000 investment that comes with it – making the short list and runner-up status is an achievement in itself. And it shows that the proposal – put together by Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Community Partnership and Buchanan-based Urbancroft Films with support from a range of creative residents – has huge potential.
“Our proposal certainly hasn’t been thrown out at our end,” says the partnership’s development manager Tom Wallace. “We may need to move our goalposts a little and look at other funding opportunities, but we really do believe in the project.”
The Park Premiers TV project would celebrate creative activity in and around the 21 settlements across the diverse geographic landscape of the park area with a digital TV and media channel showcasing existing and inspiring new creative activity…and encouraging collaboration between artists across all genres.
As part of the project, the skills base within the community would be greatly enhanced through a programme making filmmaking, photography and audio recording training available to over 200 members of the community.
Tom and his team would love to hear from any creative residents – photographers, film-makers, painters, artists, songwriters, composers etc, Contact them via Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Community Partnership website here.