Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
principal involvement : Fundraising for visual arts exhibition
£200k ERDF funding application for Glasgow’s high profile James McNeill Whistler centenary event.
In 2003 the centenary of the artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) was celebrated by the University of Glasgow with a festival of exhibitions, public events, concerts and lectures, as well as with contributions to other events in the United States and elsewhere in Europe. Iridescence was approached to assist with the fundraising programme for this high profile festival.
project objectives :
- Generate £200k EU funds
- As a result, create interest from co-funders
- Collate and incorporate partner perspectives
I have been involved with Iridescence in the generation of two bids to the European Regional Development Fund: for marketing the Glasgow-wide Whistler Festival and a Charles Rennie Mackintosh marketing campaign. In both bids Iridescence provided informed and strategic input, which was core to the successful completion of the bids. Finella was also a pleasure to work with.
Pamela Robertson, Senior Curator, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow