Who we are
DGU is the day-to-day operating name of the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts.
We are a membership organisation that works with, and provides a voice for, Dumfries and Galloway's creative sector. DGU champions and advocates the vital role creative practitioners and organisations play in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and economy.
DGU operates with a board of trustees together with a small team including an Arts Development Director, two Development Officers (East and West) and an Admin and Comms Coordinator.
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Membership is free and you can find out more here.
You can apply online to become a member or download a paper copy of the membership form and send it to us by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we do
DGU is an innovative sector-led model. We are an advocacy, support and information organisation with a growing membership, creating a network of creative practitioners and supporters of Dumfries and Galloway's vibrant creative sector.
We operate as a strategic umbrella organisation working with the region's creative sector, exploring areas of mutual interest for public benefit, the advancement of the arts and our creative sector.
Where are we going?
We are an ambitious organisation that's committed to establishing Dumfries and Galloway as the destination place for the arts.
Our strategic plan provides more detail on our ambitions and next steps.