Funded Projects 2018 to 2019: GIGI and ICC
The Get Involved Get Inspired Fund (GIGI) is for organisations that want to put on an event or activity that will involve their community, teach new skills or improve the well-being of the people taking part. The following projects were funded by GIGI in 2018/19.
Allanton Peace Sanctuary were funded for the 21st World Peace Festival. Attracting 500 people annually, the festival is a highlight of the Nithsdale calendar. Attendees share music, food, well-being activities and visit stalls run by local charities and artists.
A’ the Airts received funding for the first Sanquhar Arts Festival, aimed at the community and tourists, showcasing the talent of people in Upper Nithsdale.
Wide Open were funded for 'Journey Towards Peace', three cultural collaborative events linked with the 30th Anniversary of the Lockerbie Tragedy.
The Guild (Dumfries) CIC received funding for a Big Burns Supper Festival Makers Market showcasing the best local designers, makers, artists and food producers.
Glenkens Community & Arts Trust received funding to run a Confluence Norwegian Storytelling and Photography Residency, delivering workshops with local young people in Dalry, New Galloway and Dumfries and culminating in performances at the CatStrand and The Stove.
LGBT Youth Scotland were funded to run IDAHOT Street Art, a series of workshops to develop and create unique pieces of chalk art, followed by a collective chalk artwork in Dumfries town centre to celebrate International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia: IDAHOT.
Blueprint 100 and Emily Tough received funding for 'Dumfries in Lino', encouraging participation in lino printing of images of buildings around Dumfries.
The Magic Paintbrush: Moniaive Young Theatre Makers Workshop were supported to run a workshop in the Glencairn Memorial Institute for young people in rural areas around Moniaive to learn and apply skills in set and costume design, and collaborative performance making.
Lockerbie Writers received funding to run a Mindful Creative Writing Workshop.
Guild of Players were funded to run Introduction to Greek Theatre and Mask Work, eight workshops for young people with additional support needs and learning disabilities, developing their theatre knowledge whilst building confidence.
Arts Inc. Community Interest Company were funded for 'Doon the Toon', the design of a streetscape incorporating full sized sets for a grocers, a bakers, a bistro and a post office., along with 3 days of structured, person-centred creative workshops.
Fox and Hound Cubs were supported to run Page to Stage, a series of theatre workshops, including tech, writing and acting, culminating in a community performances, with young people leading the activities.
The Innovate Create Cultivate Fund (ICC) is for individual artists and creative practitioners who want to explore, develop and further their work. The following artists and creative practitioners are among those who received ICC funding in 2018/19.
Adrian Waterworth attended two training days on blacksmithing techniques and to learn more about what is required to restore an original forge workspace.
Alyne Jones tested new ideas and methods of working with community participants by giving them the opportunity to attend a day experiencing and handling new and older samples of traditional textiles, in order to create their own new works.
We contributed to the costs of Les Ross and Lewis Buddy of Double Down Disco to attend Ableton Live Training, enabling them to add a new ‘live’ dimension to their DJ performances, creating original rhythms and phrases and utilising samples and effects in their sets.
Chrys Salt worked with celebrated harpist Wendy Stewart to develop a joint 1 hour performance piece based on Chrys's Weaver of Grass sequence.