We are delighted to announce details of the Amy Johnson Arts & Engineering Awards. Funded by the proceeds from the Moth for Amy auction, the Awards aim to:
- encourage the participation of women in the arts and engineering
- support projects that explore, or make creative links between, engineering and the arts
- encourage investigation and research between the two disciplines among artists and engineers in Hull and East Yorkshire
- celebrate and promote the life and achievements of Amy Johnson as a role model for women of aspiration
Each year for the next four years there will be two Awards each with a maximum value of £4000. The Aviatrix Award is open to women and women only groups or organisations, as individual artists or engineers working solo or together. Projectsmust engage with audiences in some way – either in the development of the work, or in the sharing of the final work; and The Comet Award open to mixed gender groups or organisations proposing a community based project which is targeted at women and girls from school age to adulthood living in Hull and East Yorkshire, either as active participants or audiences.
Each year we will also ask proposals to focus on a different aspect of engineering. In 2019, the engineering content of the projects should be drawn from the sphere of computer and digital science and engineering, including areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence.
The application deadline for the 2019 Awards is Friday 31 May 2019.
Full details of the Awards and application form can be downloaded below.