DGU is pleased to extend an invitation to attend our first Circuit event. The evening is to be the first in a series of planned quarterly social events that will travel across the region bringing creative people together to network, eat and chat. There will be regular guest speaker slots to hear from some of the region’s leading creative practitioners and each event will have a different theme relevant to the creative community.
The event is being held at The Market Inn, Castle Douglas on Thursday 5th September at 6.30pm and the theme for our first Circuit is "Health and Wellbeing in Creative Practice". We are delighted to be welcoming award-winning local photographer Kim Ayres as our first guest speaker.
* IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU *
In the sharing spirit of The Circuit, we would like to showcase the wealth of talent in the region in a "PechaKucha" style presentation with a difference, in that you will only have 60 seconds to show us some slides and give us a snapshot of your creativity! We have availability for 10 slots, so please do let Lynn know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you fancy taking part or have any questions.
There will be light refreshments in the form of soup and sandwiches and a bar will be available - all that's missing is you! The event is FREE, but tickets are limited to 25 attendees, so please be quick and reserve your place now.
Exciting times at DG Unlimited! We are delighted to announce that DGU has been awarded £50,000 from Creative Scotland, the national body for the arts, for our new one-year project “Creatives Unlimited”. The project aims to enhance the sustainability and resilience of the region’s creative leaders and practitioners.
Dumfries and Galloway has a long-acknowledged vibrant and talented creative community and Creatives Unlimited has been designed to ensure it supports and connects individuals and organisations working across all art-forms.
The project will begin in August with the launch of a fund - Innovate Create Cultivate - to support creative practitioners professional development, and over the coming months a region-wide programme of support, training, mentoring and guidance offering a wide range of networking events will be implemented. The programme will help Dumfries and Galloway’s artistic community to grow, learn new skills, consolidate strengths and explore ambitious and innovative ways of working.
Cathy Agnew, our Chair, said “I am thrilled that Creative Scotland appreciates the important contribution that Dumfries and Galloway’s artists, creative practitioners and organisations already make to their communities and the region’s economy, but importantly, has also recognised the future potential waiting to be realised.”
And she added “In making this award, Creative Scotland has shown incredible support for our vision to grow Dumfries and Galloway’s creative community. This vision is not just to benefit the region’s artists, but will also widen the impact and reach of the arts and creativity for everyone to enjoy and benefit from”.