A View of Things celebrates the Edwin Morgan Centenary grants scheme, which has funded twenty new creative projects that respond to Edwin Morgan’s life and work.
The format of The Second Life grant scheme was unusual, combining an ‘open call’ approach with direct invitations to artists nominated by a cultural advisory group. This approach has resulted in a diverse group of artists and perspectives, many of whom were previously unfamiliar with Edwin Morgan’s work. You can read more here: https://edwinmorgantrust.com/2020/06/28/the-second-life-grants-stage-one-announcement/.
In this video, we hear from eight ‘stage one’ recipients: Ink Asher Hemp, Sequoia Barnes, Clementine E Burnley, Vlad Butucea, Ray Camara Taylor, Sekai Machache, Ishbel McFarlane and Nazia Mohammad – about their journey of discovery with Edwin Morgan. The Second Life grants scheme was supported by Creative Scotland, Saltire Society and the Edwin Morgan Trust. The video is edited by Tako Taal, and is the seventh video from our Hold Hands Among The Atoms series, celebrating the Edwin Morgan Centenary, 2020.