DGU works with, and provides a voice for, Dumfries and Galloway's creative sector. DGU champions and advocates the vital role creative practitioners and organisations play in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and economy.
The DGU Board is now looking to recruit more trustees with a range of skills to support the organisation to grow and develop further. If you are passionate about the artistic and creative life of Dumfries and Galloway, if you are looking for a new role within the voluntary sector, then we'd love to hear from you.
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with skills in one or more of the following areas:
The board of trustees meets approximately every 8 weeks in venues around the region.
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
For a more detailed role description, or for an informal chat, please contact Vice Chair, Stephen Lacey.
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 21st June 2019.
Moat Brae is on the lookout for freelance associate storytellers and performers who can engage with the public in an entertaining and informative way.
Opening on the 1st of June in Dumfries, Moat Brae will be Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.
If you're available from June 2019 onwards and you want to be considered to join Moat Brae's pool of freelance associate artists, and to undertake paid work that will engage and inspire their visitors, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre Royal Dumfries has a vacancy for an Education and Youth Engagement Officer. Working to the Guild of Players’ Education Policy, the EYE will be responsible for building relationships with D&G colleges and schools and delivering education outreach activities to help improve the learning opportunities provided by the theatre, including liaising with The Bridge.
The EYE will also be responsible for the organisation of the Junior Guild, and for delivering workshops and working on Junior Guild productions.
Find out more from Theatre Royal Dumfries.
Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Arts (DGU) is delighted to announce a commissioning opportunity in Dumfries and Galloway, for the freelance role of Membership Officer. The contract is for 6 months from June to November 2019.
The fee for this commission is £7,560, with a minimum commitment of 12 days per month over the 6-month period (dates to be negotiated), giving a daily rate of £105. The schedule for payment is subject to negotiation.
The role of the Membership Officer is to:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact David McDonald, Arts Development Director for further information at: email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27th May 2019. Interviews will take place on Monday 3rd June 2019 in Dumfries.
Performance Collective Stranraer are throwing their doors open wide...
The Collective offers a range of activities, from residential development labs, mentoring schemes, to theatre trips and lots of opportunities for members to create their own performances.
It's now looking to add to its fabulous pool of creative talent, with young theatre directors who have a base in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as sound designers, theatre technicians, video designers, set or costume designers who want to work in the professional performing industry, and young performers/actors based locally.
Contact artistic director Drew Taylor for further information.
Find out more about Performance Collective Stranraer.
The deadline is Monday 29 July 2019 at 23:55, and the call out is open to young people under 30 who were born or brought up or currently live in Dumfries and Galloway.
Merz Gallery in Sanquar is looking for one/two part-time Residency Managers to assist the Director to deliver Merz's programme of residencies, exhibitions and events.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2019.
Ellisland Farm is the home that Robert Burns built for himself and his family in rural Dumfries. The Ellisland Trust has recently secured NLHF Resilient Heritage funding to strategically support plans for its future development and to improve sustainability.
Ellisland Trust are offering a consultancy opportunity to carry out audience development research and consultation at Ellisland Farm.
Contact Curator/Project Manager Sue Hughes for further information.
The Stove Network is seeking a new member to join their Curatorial Team in Dumfries.
The Stove is an artist-led organisation using art projects to build connections and opportunities within communities. The Stove welcome applications from people with a strong creative practice to join the collective. They are open to any discipline and area of interest but are keen to explore and expand their work in film and food.
The deadline for applications is Monday 6th May at 5pm (open to any creative discipline).
Find out more.
Nithraid are seeking applications from artists/teams to create a temporary visual/light-based artwork for this year’s Nithraid River Festival in Dumfries.
The Nithlight commission will be presented in public space, to be experienced from a distance and close up as part of the night-time element of the Nithraid during hours of darkness from 8pm.
Find out more from The Stove.
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.