TTS.Digital has announced today (Monday 1 June, 2015) £4,850 has been awarded to The Templar Arts and Leisure Centre Trust in Argyll & Bute for A (digital) visit from Boswell and Johnson.
This is a digital art project for young people in Argyll & Bute to discover the double-narrative of authors Boswell and Johnson, to create their own travel journal as a graphic novel and interactive installation.
Mary Smith at Templar Arts and Leisure Centre, said: “Boswell and Johnson wrote some of the most vivid and memorable descriptions of the Highlands and the Hebrides in the 18th century. We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce their writings to young people living in Argyll today, and look forward to seeing how they will visualise the pair using digital media to create ‘A visit from Boswell and Johnson’.”
£49,850 of funding has been awarded overall to ten Youth Arts Agencies in Scotland, across eight local authority areas in Phase One of the programme.
These projects cover multi-artforms, film, digital, visual arts, design, music, theatre and craft.
TTS.Digital is a programme strand of Time to Shine, Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.
The strategy sets out a vision and key recommendations to enable Scotland’s children and young people to flourish and achieve, in and through the arts and culture.
The purpose of TTS.Digital is to inspire digital creativity and experimentation in young people through a series of youth-led projects working with arts organisations in collaboration with technology partners.
For more information on Time to Shine, visit Creative Scotland TTS.Digital website