The Scottish Government has published its summary report on the analysis of responses to its consultation “A Culture Strategy for Scotland”.
The report is available from the Scottish Government.
In December 2018, Creative Scotland announced details of the the first round of awards from the £2million Touring Theatre and Dance Fund.
Among the 17 theatre and dance projects to receive a share of the £1.2 million award is our region's own Emma Jayne Park, who will be using her award of £137,700 to develop a Dumfries & Galloway Dance Network.
This project will support venues in Dumfries and Galloway to programme touring dance projects, developing new audiences for dance in an underserved region.
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Following its enquiry into music instrument tuition in Scottish state schools, the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee has now published its report 'A Note of Concern: The Future of Instrumental Music Tuition in Schools'.
This report sets out a range of recommendations. These are mostly related to councils making sure that their services are inclusive, transparent and fair. The report also recommends that SQA qualification-related tuition should comply with guidelines.
The report is available to download from the Scottish Parliament.
A recent analysis by Dumfries and Galloway Council of the series of festivals and events held in the region in late 2018 has shown that they generated more than £6 million.
The 20th annual Wigtown Book Festival had an economic impact of £3.75m, the Electric Fields music festival £1.45m, the Stranraer Oyster Festival up to £1.1m and the Galloway Hills Rally £120,000.
The events covered in the analysis are all funded by the council as part of its Major Events and Festivals Strategy 2018-2021.
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