Here is the application I made to Arts Council England's DYCP programme. I am really grateful to ACE for their support and I hope this will help future applicants to the fund.
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Amanda McCormack - Artist / Photographer
I had the pleasure of working with Mandi on a museum resilience project in 2021. I was impressed with her work as the lead creative practitioner. In my role as evaluator for the project I appreciated Mandi’s deeply thoughtful approach to deliver the best value for the client and the community it serves within the context of ever-changing COVID circumstances. Mandi was a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the project team who gave 120% and was hugely flexible when directions and deadlines needed to change. She is skilful at her many crafts, inspiring, generous and fun to work with.
Mandi is a Creative Practitioner who has both breadth and depth of skills and experience. Mandi's practice is developing and she is very interested in engaging with the community and heritage. She has recently worked on the 'Stay Curious' project at Ilfracombe Museum as artist-in-residence, responding to the Natural History Collection and producing activities and events with a family focus. Mandi never fails to surprise me with her ability to draw on a variety of practice - including photography, film-making, design, animation - and also her ability to respond to the project in hand to make it as successful as possible bringing her energy, ideas and enthusiasm.