11am – 1pm 1st March 2022, CAMPLE LINE, Thornhill, DG3 5HD
With special guest Bea Last, Contemporary Artist, Mentor, and Educator.
In direct response to feedback received in our recent DGU COVID Impact Survey, this event is an open forum discussion on how we can maintain and improve our heath and wellbeing as creatives. We acknowledge that the answer to good health and wellbeing is not ‘one size fits all’. This event offers a space for open discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences. Bea Last will join us and share her own experience and perspectives as an artist, practitioner, mentor, and educator within the creative sector. We welcome contributions from those who take part in this event and will share resources and ideas gathered at this open forum with the creatives sector in D&G.
Join us for an open conversation to exchange ideas and good practice, share experiences, encourage peer support within our creative networks, and facilitate our own health and wellbeing. The event is free to attend and there will be tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits provided. Follow the link above to register.
Places are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please do book now!
Next Level is part of Creatives Unlimited and supported by Creative Scotland, The Holywood Trust and Dumfries and Galloway Council.
DG Unlimited (DGU) is looking for a creative digital and social media intern to work on a paid, short-term freelance contract with an overall fee of £2,475 inclusive of VAT (£82.50 per day inclusive of any travel). DGU’s freelance team work flexible hours; the commission will be delivered digitally over 30 days between 1st December 2021 and the end of February 2022. Funded by The Holywood Trust, this opportunity is open to a young person between 21-25 whose permanent residence is in Dumfries & Galloway.
If you are keen to gain valuable mentoring opportunities and experience of applying your learning, knowledge, and skills to working within an arts and cultural context, we’d love to hear from you.
For details of how to apply, please download the commission brief here . If you have any questions before applying, please email email@example.com
The closing date for submitting proposals is: 5PM, Friday 26th November 2021
DG Unlimited (DGU) is offering an exciting paid opportunity to undertake a short-term freelance Digital Marketing and Communications Internship. The internship is geared towards those aged between 18 - 25 with formal training or informal ‘on the job’ training who are looking to gain additional, valuable online media experience within a supportive, established organisation.
DGU’s freelance team works flexible hours as agreed in advance. Working between 2 and 3 days a week, the commission will be delivered over a period of 30 days at £82.50 per day (inclusive of travel), activities will run from August to end of October/November 2021. The opportunity is funded by The Holywood Trust and is open to a young person between 18-25 whose permanent residence is in Dumfries & Galloway.
If you wish to be considered for this internship, please submit an up to date CV and personal statement firstname.lastname@example.org Your CV should also include two referees with their contact details. Your personal statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4 and include the following:
• Your relevant background and experience.
• Your proposed approach and initial ideas for supporting the work of DGU and its partners in promoting Dumfries & Galloway’s creative sector using digital communications and marketing.
Deadline for applications is 11.55pm on Tuesday 27th of July. We may want to talk about your application via Zoom on Thursday 29th July and are keen for the successful applicant to begin the commission as soon as possible after that date.
Please see brief and key tasks here
Dumfries and Galloway Unlimited (DGU) is inviting submissions for an online exhibition highlighting the visual arts, crafts and creative industries within Dumfries & Galloway. This is a great opportunity to promote your work and be part of an online exhibition showcasing D & G’s vibrant creative sector to a local, national and international audience at the 2021 Royal Highland Showcase (2021 RHS). We are looking for work which reflects the agriculture, people, landscape and culture of our region, highlighting its rich rural history and celebrating the contemporary ways we find to express our identity.
Supported by the Holywood Trust, there will be 3 x £100 awards for the most creative, inventive images submitted and 3 x £50 Commended awards in the following 3 categories from those aged between 18 and 25.
• Visual Art & Craft
• Design & Communications
The opportunity is open to anyone normally resident in Dumfries and Galloway. For full details and how to apply, download here
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival are seeking to appoint a Strategic and Creative Director with vision and imagination to lead the future development of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival. This is a full-time post (35 hours per week); with a salary of £37,000. This will be a one-year appointment in the first instance. The successful candidate will normally work from the Festival office at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.Closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd February
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th February via Zoom, 10.30am onwards.
More Information Here.
In partnership with the Theatre Royal Dumfries and Peter Pan Moat Brae and supported by the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Dumfries And Galloway Arts Festival, Bunbury Banter Theatre Company is looking for young people aged between 18-25 years, who are from or based in Dumfries and Galloway, and are interested in writing. If anyone younger is interested, then an application would be considered. More info here.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is the only region wide performing arts organisation in Dumfries & Galloway. The 10-day festival in May, is the largest rural performing arts festival in Scotland bringing performances to audiences in some of the most remote areas of the UK. The commissions are open to individuals and companies from Dumfries & Galloway. We are open to a wide range of outcomes, compatible with the budget. The finished work could include theatre, dance, spoken word, music, comedy and multidisciplinary performance. Closing date 4th January. Read more here.
2020 has been a year of terrible disruption to normal life. The covid-19 pandemic has caused personal and economic misery for huge numbers of people across the UK. In the grand scheme of things, the cancellation of festivals and events has been the least of many people’s worries, despite the enjoyment many of us get from attending festivals, events and live sporting and cultural occasions and performances. There have been many more pressing issues to consider in 2020 than festivals and events. More information here.
Upland are looking for young people with an interest in learning craft skills! More information here. A chance for a small group of young people to be tutored intensively for 23 days by a professional maker to learn new skills and to develop their own practice. This year you will be able to experience hands-on learning with skilled jeweller, Lisa Rothwell-Young.