Covid-19 is having a significant impact across our region, on our families, communities and businesses, and is causing both uncertainty and hardship. The Borderlands Partnership will need to make some changes to the timing and details of some of its programmes, to reflect the current emergency situation. This will help support the recovery and future development of our economy. Look at the latest update to its vision of sustainable and inclusive growth, which will be more vital than ever as we move forward.
Created during COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 2020, these videos are designed to give members of Performance Collective Stranraer [PCS] an insight into the working practice of artists living in Scotland right now... We thought that it would be an exciting thing for any performance-interested person to try too!
Our first Art Guide artist is PCS Artistic Director, Drew Taylor-Wilson. Watch extracts from some of his theatre, learn more about his arts practice and delve into some creative tasks inspired by his style, and other artists he is inspired by.
Performance Collective Stranraer's artist cohort presents SHAKE THE DUST, LOCKDOWN 2020
A spoken word response, inspired by Anis Mojgani's SHAKE THE DUST https://youtu.be/0qDtHdloK44 https://www.thepianofarm.com/ Performed by Ellie Stevens, Ryan Ford, Chelsie Nash, Kirsty Pickering, Rosie Macfarlane, Grant Redmond, Jodie Robertson, Annaliese Broughton, Callum Reid, Stephen Will, Emily Kelly This spoken word performance was created during our weekly meetings, during UK Lockdown 2020. www.performancecollectivestranraer.com
Scotland’s topical discussion programme is coming to Dumfries and Galloway.
BBC Debate Night is on a virtual tour of the country, and on Wednesday 3rd June the focus will be on Dumfries and Galloway.
All residents from across the region are invited to apply to be part of the small audience to join the discussion and put your questions and concerns to Scotland's politicians and public figures. Please share this opportunity with communities, colleagues, friends and family, (flyer attached) and please note that we welcome applications from members of the general public applying as themselves and not as representatives of a company or organisation.
Apply now by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/debatenight and clicking ‘Join the Audience’.
Previous episodes are available to watch via BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000htfx
Why take part?
Debate Night is the only place where people are regularly able to put their questions and experiences directly to Scotland's policymakers in their own words. Despite the restrictions in place we are determined to continue to give people the opportunity to question those in charge.
Maybe you are a key worker, have been self-isolating or your work has been affected by Coronavirus; whatever your situation, we want you to apply and be part of the discussion.
Effective branding and promotion define an artist and positively influences their target market. This webinar delivered by guest speaker Matthew Shelley, Scottish Festival PR, explains what branding is and encourages you to start thinking about your brand. Matthew will shares tips an tricks to help you make yourself more visible to customers. This webinar is specifically for creative practitioners The webinar is free and open to all artists and creatives in D & G but places are limited so register here to avoid disappointment.
At this time The Scottish Youth Film Festival are obviously hindered in their normal work. A charity who engage directly with young people - activities that are currently impossible.
To that end they are launching a new film competition in association with the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and are challenging young people to turn their creativity to the current situation by making a film with the theme of “Home”. Click here for more information.
Creatives Unlimited Next Level Professional Webinar. With guest speakers Fiona Chautard and Maggie Broadley.
The second in the series is specifically targeted at early to mid-stage creatives (just graduated or established between 1-3 years - or as a refresher course for someone returning to selling work). The content will include the essentials of a successful route to market strategy tailored to creatives, including how to break down and identify your audience (potential buyers), explore where they 'hang out' (etsy/facebook /pop up shops/galleries/etc) and how to focus your resources and time on targeting the relevant audience/buyers.
This Webinar is free but spaces are limited. Book here!
Cryptic is looking for creatively ambitious artists with innovative ideas for 2021/22 Cryptic Nights Programme. Cryptic Nights is an annual open call for emerging, Scottish-based artists to develop existing music, sound and digital works within a visual context, with support and mentoring from Cryptic. More information here.
Next Level events are a series of professional development Webinar sessions designed with creative practitioners in mind. Based upon feedback and training requests from our DGU members, the events will be facilitated by the Creatives Unlimited team.
Led by experienced professionals in each subject area from within and outwith the region, creative practitioners can register for one – or as many as they are interested in.
The first webinar took place on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 and was very well received with a great number of attendees. Watch this space for further details of the series to be unveiled.
V & A Dundee have a vacancy for Director of Audiences ad Media
An exciting opportunity to join the Executive team as Director of Audiences & Media. We are seeking a creative, innovative and experienced leader to help shape the future strategy and vision of V&A Dundee.