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Shirley Hottier has been awarded a Creating Inclusion Grant from Creative Scotland.

Published on 07/07/2022

Many congratulations to Shirley Hottier from one of our agencies Illo. She has been awarded a Creating Inclusion Grant from Creative Scotland.

This is a grant for “Improving access to career progression, promoting diversity, and increasing visibility and representation (in Scotland). Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland distributing funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

It is a grant for “Improving access to career progression, promoting diversity, and increasing visibility and representation (in Scotland). Shirley initially trained as an architect in Paris and is now based in Edinburgh. She is a self-taught illustrator, with a passion for using her work to promote diversity as a way to celebrate her multiple cultures, through the warm, lively scenes and joyful characters she crafts. With a dash of humour, she designs her illustrations as captures of the small moments that make life beautiful. She specialises in digital art, incorporating a rich palette of vivid and bold colours, soft sketches and textures.

Shirley is the winner of the 2021 Illustration FAB Prize If you’d like to read more about it here, including the range of very clever creatives they are supporting, here is the link of the announcement.

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