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Sven Sandberg awarded one of 2018 Next Generation Awards from the Arts Council

Rococo Rasta , 2015  Oil on canvas, 60cm x 46cm

Rococo Rasta, 2015

Oil on canvas, 60cm x 46cm

Sven Sandberg has been awarded one of 18 Next Generation awards by the Irish Arts Council in 2018. 

18 artists have been awarded prestigious Next Generation bursaries by the Arts Council - the programme recognises and promotes a selection of artists from different disciplines, such as traditional arts, music, dance, film, theatre and literature, with the bursary affording them the time they need to develop their practice. 

Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride said: "What makes the Next Generation award special is that it identifies an artist at an early but pivotal moment in his or her career. The Arts Council's investment buys them time, and the opportunity to engage with mentors or other supports that we hope will have a transformative impact on their work in future years."