taking our culture forward

#treisht2020 - round 2 projects now available

Thu, 28 May 2020

image by Phil Kneen
image by Phil Kneen

A second round of small projects is now available to established freelancers in the Isle of Man from creative and Manx cultural backgrounds. Projects are for immediate start and should be completed as soon as possible within 2 months from an agreed date.

We are happy to consider other proposals within our remit that can be completed whilst following current public health guidelines.

You may only be assigned one project at any one time and the payment for each will be £500 inclusive of VAT and any other expenses.

Whilst we are not asking you to prove that you rely on freelance work, we are operating on a trust basis that those applying need paid projects such as these at this time.


Short description

1011 Produce a short film which focuses on the Manx natural or built environment or a theme connected to the Isle of Man in a new edit to an agreed track in any genre of Manx music.
1012 Record melodies and accompaniments for the Steady as She Goes session (15 sets) on trad instruments. Up to 2 people working together within a household or collaborating online. Confident performers of Manx trad music only.


Produce a series of Manx language gifs using words and phrases provided by Yn Greinneyder. Gifs should appeal to different audiences, reference popular culture and should not have appeared online before. Suggested number = 50.


Create a series of episodes for an audio book of a copyright free text in Manx or English that relates to the Isle of Man. For broadcasters, actors or those with similar experience.


Photograph Manx place, street and house names in your locality, prioritising names with a Manx Gaelic origin (North or East only). Number to be agreed in advance.


Produce a creative response to the theme of Colmcille 1500, an inter-Gaelic celebration, using elements of the Manx language (language advice/support provided). See www.gaidhlig.scot/bord-na-gaidhlig-unveils-colmcille-1500/ for more information on the project.


Record 4 video tutorials for a solo trad instrument playing Manx tunes following the model set by Laura Rowles for Culture Vannin. For teachers/confident performers of Manx trad music only.


Produce 3 short fun radio scripts on a Manx historical theme using a horrible histories type approach. Scripts should be aimed at 8-10 year olds and use manxhistory.com for inspiration.


Create series of copyright free images for Manx educational fact files and resources. Topics could include farming, countryside, history, buildings, etc.


Your original proposal…


How to apply

Please apply by emailing us with the project ID or with your own proposal plus up to 250 words on your ability to deliver it (include details of the technical equipment available to you and link to website/Facebook pages evidencing previous work, where appropriate). If you are unsure as to the technical specifications of any project, please email to ask.

The deadline for the second round is 15 June 2020

You should only start work on a project once you have written agreement from Culture Vannin, who will provide further technical information and guidance. All payments will be made on successful completion of projects, with sign off from Culture Vannin officers.  

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