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.
Theatre Royal Dumfries are recruiting for the following positions:
Education and Youth Engagement Officer – 21 hours per week
The Education and Youth Engagement Officer will be responsible for the management and development of Theatre Royal Dumfries’ commitment to working with young people.
Housekeeper – 16 hours per week
The housekeeper will carry out cleaning and housekeeping duties, as allocated by the Business Administrator to a high standard in a safe and efficient manner.
For more information please visit www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk/vacancies
Closing date: Saturday 28th November at 5pm
Elektronika, producers of Big Burns Supper, Dumfries Carnival & Carlisle Fringe are looking to commission freelance costume / prop makers as part of the project Dumfries Carnival which we are working on during the current Covid restrictions. More information here.
Are you a modern maker, creative, indie business owner, food & drinks producer or street food vendor? If you'd love to be involved in The Guild's monthly street market festival in Dumfries and be part of the 2020 Line Up, well look no further, applications are now open!
The Stove have Eight Opportunites to offer. They say "We believe that a creative voice is vital in the conversation about the futures being planned for our communities. To that end, we are gathering together creative practitioners, from all walks of life, to work collectively on a project that will examine the way our society is reacting to the COVID pandemic and make creative responses to what is happening and what could happen in the future. "
SOLIDARITY + OPEN-HEARTEDNESS + PERSEVERANCE + INSIGHT
Call for Dumfries creative groups to nominate themselves for an Epic Award
Mool would like to gather your images and curate an exhibition which they hope will excite and provoke people to think about the possibilities for positive change that this global situation presents
During what we know will be a very challenging time for many artists and creative freelancers, The Stove are continuing to offer a number of micro-commissions to their Stove membership, in response to one of the four themes of Homegrown: PERSEVERANCE, OPEN-HEARTEDNESS, INSIGHT, SOLIDARITY. find out more here!
Dumfries & Galloway Creative Showcase
Paid Internship Opportunity
Supported by the Holywood Trust, DG Unlimited (DGU) is looking for an inspiring 21–25 year old with exhibition and events organisation and project management skills. They will be part of the team delivering a fantastic showcase of the best of our region’s artists and creative sector to the outside world at this year’s Royal Highland Agricultural Show Scotland (RHASS).
Our RHASS Creative Showcase Intern is a paid, commissioned role of £3,300 (40 days over 4 months, with a daily fee of £82.50 inclusive of travel & subsistence costs) – we believe in valuing creative practitioners’ time and experience at whatever stage of their creative development.
Each year the RHASS is responsible for running The Royal Highland Show – one of the UK’s premier agricultural shows. It is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming, food and rural life. It’s a great day out for everyone of all ages and a chance to get up close to the country's top-quality livestock, taste exceptional food and drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.
This year is the Show’s 180th Anniversary. It will be held at Ingleston, Edinburgh, from 18 – 21st June 2020,and is to be hosted by Dumfries and Galloway.
What will our Intern do?
This is a varied and exciting opportunity which includes mentoring from experienced professionals; we are looking for our intern to contribute to planning, coordination, delivery, installation and promotion across all aspects of D & G’s Creative Showcase which includes:
Top skills required
Why Be Involved?
DGU values diversity and does not discriminate, welcoming applications from as diverse a range of young people as possible. The opportunity will enable you to:
Get in touch if you:
For more information or to request an expression of interest form, please email email@example.com
How to Apply
Completed expression of interest forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 noon on Monday 2nd March – make it as creative as you are; Be Unlimited!
We will inform shortlisted applicants by noon on Tuesday 3rd March, meet with all those shortlisted on Friday 6th March and have our Creative Intern in place by Week beginning 16th March.