Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Regional Events Growth Fund is now open for applications.
As part of their strategy for supporting festivals and events in the region, the council has opened a regional events growth fund. The purpose of this fund is to help smaller scale events to grow and develop.
To qualify to apply to become a Regional Growth Event, an event must have:
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 26th October 2018.
Find out more from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Dumfries and Galloway Council are recruiting a Graduate to work within their Arts and Museum service, to assist with the development and delivery of a new Cultural Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway.
This Graduate post is offered on a temporary basis for a period of 8 months, during which the successful will take ownership of tasks such as drawing up the engagement plan to inform the Cultural Strategy content, developing and delivering a robust communications plan for the strategy development process and providing hands on support for key initiatives including the Kirkcudbright Festival of Light.
Closing date for applications is 20th September 2018.
Find out more from My Job Scotland.
2018 will see the first annual Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards take place, sponsored by The Crichton Trust.
The awards will mark the official closing event for 2018 Year of Young People in Dumfries and Galloway, and are being held to recognise and celebrate the involvement, dedication and incredible achievements of young people across Dumfries and Galloway.
2018 is the Scottish Government’s theme year for the Year of Young People, and in honour of this momentous year, the award categories have been founded upon the Year’s key themes. The awards will become an annual event as part of the legacy of Year of Young People
The award categories are:
Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway’s Young People’s Champion said “The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards will provide us with a regional platform to celebrate our young people’s achievements, share their experiences and to showcase their amazing talents. If you know of any inspirational young people who deserve recognition for their outstanding dedication, I would urge you to nominate them.”
The Awards evening is sponsored by The Crichton Trust and will be held in Easterbrook Hall, on Thursday the 6th of December. The evening promises to be an excellent celebration of the successes and achievements of young people, with exciting entertainment by local young people and of course the main awards ceremony.
Nominations are open now. Visit www.yoypdg.co.uk to find out more and to nominate someone for an award. Entries are open to any young person aged 12 to 25 who lives, volunteers or learns in Dumfries and Galloway.
Entries close on Monday 22nd October.
The Scottish branch of the Labour party has written to Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop to demand an independent root and branch review of Creative Scotland and its management structures.
The call follows a series of controversial funding decisions in January which led to the resignation of several board members in protest and the eventual decision of chief executive Janet Archer to step down.
Scottish Labour have also accused Creative Scotland of falling “well below the standard” expected of it as a non-departmental public body and for damaging the confidence of artists and arts organisations in Scotland.
Day of the Region returns to Dumfries and Galloway this month, with an exciting and varied programme of free events and activities organised by communities across the region.
Activities this year include live music, a fun run, village tug-of-war, an outdoor film screening, an LGBT Pride celebration, community BBQs, circus skills workshops and crafting demonstrations.
There will also be a big increase in activities for young people this year to celebrate ‘2018 Year of Young People’. A number of youth theatre groups will also take part to create links across the region and showcase their talents.
Day of the Region provides an important opportunity to celebrate and animate rural communities in Dumfries and Galloway and gives vital support to local ‘grassroots’ and community-led initiatives. The event is a strategic project by Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) and has been delivered in the region every year since 2011.
These events are free to attend and participate in, so everyone can get involved in their local celebrations or take an opportunity to visit a neighbouring community.
Find out more.
The next deadline for applications to the Holywood Trust is October 1st 2018.
The Trust is currently receiving a higher than normal number of applications. If you are planning to make an application to the Trust for a grant over £2,500 the next deadline date is Monday 1st October 2018.
If your application is selected it will go to a Trustees meeting in January 2019 or March/April 2019 depending on demand. Applications under £2,500.00 or for individuals can be submitted at any time but can take 4 to 6 weeks to be processed.
Contact the Holywood Trust for further information.