Materials for masters!

A project by: Naomi Pratt


WE RAISED £2,310

from 26 donors

This project received pledges on Sun 31 Aug 2014
Help Naomi pay for materials during her masters at Glasgow School of Art

Friends, Family, And all you lovely strangers!...

I am an artist and I have recently been accepted to GSA to do a masters in painting - an incredibly sought after placement and a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I want to grab the opportunity with both hands. The GSA offers world class technological/critical support and facilities that can extend my practice in ways I could never do on my own. Unfortunately with no personal savings and my close family recovering from the loss of our home through a tragic fire last year, I am having to face the possibility of turning down the offer...

I am applying for a scholarship and have had a benefactor offer to help with living costs but I just need a wee bit more to pay for materials and travel.


Why do I need your money??

Materials are expensive, my ideas are ambitious and I plan to create large scale works. I will need enough money to sustain me over the course of the year e.g. brushes/canvasses/stretches/oil paints/water colours/water colour paper/oil painting paper/drawing materials such as conte/charcoal and much more.

For funding individual projects: I intend to travel into the Scottish landscape to research, paint and draw.

The course also has a residency at Dumphries House in the South of Scotland that I will need funding to attend.

Come and see my work. I am making an exhibition on the 25th-31th August at my tiny home studio in Stoke Newington:

Myself and my twin, Sacha Pratt, will be showing work from the last two years and hoping to sell drawings and paintings to help raise money.

The Long Term Plan:

I am passionate about changing the way people percieve and are taught arts in the future. My long term plan is to be a practicing artist with a studio. Whilst using this as a base for my own work I also would like this to be a place which reaches out to children and adults in my community.

Are you inspired to spread the word? Please share my pitch by email/facebook/twitter, it could massively improve my chances of reaching my targets:

Click the 'I want to help' button above if you're happy to help share my project.

I am a real person : ) Want to know more about me and what I'll be doing?

Then please do get in touch. Or come to my studio to look at my work and have a coffee. I am interested to speak to you and divulge any more information you might need.