The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee is seeking written submissions on the future of funding for the arts in Scotland.
The Committee’s inquiry will consider wider issues relating to the future of funding for arts organisations and, in particular, artists and cultural freelancers in Scotland. The Committee is looking for views on two overarching issues, 'What would a sustainable model of funding look like?' and 'How should that funding be made available to artists?'
Visit the Scottish Parliament website to submit your response.
Starter opportunity with National Theatre of Scotland for Dumfries or Dumfriesshire based artist
The National Theatre of Scotland are offering a residency place for an artist based in Dumfries or Dumfriesshire to develop a new idea for a piece of performance. Access to working space at the Stove will be provided if required.
The application deadline is Monday 20 May 2019 at 5pm, and the residency should be undertaken by July to September 2019 (dates to be mutually agreed).
Find out more from The National Theatre of Scotland.
Moat Brae Practitioner Day
Moat Brae will be holding a special event to discover the hidden talents across the region. If you live in Dumfries & Galloway and can offer creative writing, storytelling or educational activities. Moat Brae wants to hear from you.
If you are an established practitioner or an emerging talent, get in touch with Moat Brae, who could invite you along to their first Practitioner Day on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
The Practitioners Day is an invitation only event and will be an opportunity for you to see Moat Brae and for it to find out more about you.
Moat Brae are looking for people who can offer regular or one-off sessions in one or more of the following areas:
If you are interested, please email email@example.com with a brief outline of your activity and experience.
Find out more about Moat Brae.
The first phase of participatory workshops for the project ‘Cultural Participation: Stories of Success, Histories of Failure’ will take place in March and April 2019 at a range of venues in England and Scotland.
Participants in these sessions will have the opportunity to share their experiences of cultural participation projects.
The workshop, ‘FailSpace1: Picturing Success in Cultural Participation Projects’ is part of is a new 2-year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and led by Dr Leila Jancovich (University of Leeds) and Dr David Stevenson (Queen Margaret University), in conjunction with artist and post-doctoral researcher, Dr Lucy Wright (University of Leeds). The aim of the research is to explore how cultural policy processes can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure.
Contact Cultural Participation to find out more about the project and book workshops space.