New chapter for No Alibis Press thanks to National Lottery boost
No Alibis Press is preparing to pen its next chapter, thanks to funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
As a new publisher to the market, the grant of over £8,000 will be used to help secure the publication of new titles from No Alibis Press, starting with 'Seed' by acclaimed Dublin-based writer Joanna Walsh. The experimental novel from the award-winning columnist and commentator will be supported by a free series of public talks and events.
The award is one of five made this month to arts organisations through the Arts Council’s Small Grants Programme, with a total investment of £35,000 going to local arts organisations. The programme is designed to support the development of creative community-based projects across Northern Ireland.
Commenting on the award, our very own David Torrans of No Alibis Press said:
“Considering the challenges within the sector, this timely award will help support our authors, editors, designers, along with others working in the hands-on roles of book production. As a bookseller, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the books that readers will enjoy; with this award, No Alibis Press can put such books into readers’ hands.”
No Alibis Press received £8,255 from the Arts Council’s Small Grants programme to support a series of publications and initiatives around the publication of Joanna Walsh’s Seed. The project includes a standard publication in paperback, a limited edition box set including a paperback and six pamphlets. They will include artwork by the author using experimental techniques of image development via digital technologies.