Creative Scotland is holding a series of events around Scotland to explore new ways to fund arts and creative activity.
These events are an opportunity for professional and voluntary creative practitioners, managers of creative organisations and businesses, and members of the local communities to inform the development of Creative Scotland’s overall approach to funding.
Each event will be a hands-on discovery workshop that explores priorities for public funding and how Creative Scotland should distribute the money it receives from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.
The Dumfries conversation on Tuesday 25th June can be booked through Event Brite.
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Wigtown Festival Company is seeking an individual with a keen interest in developing a career in literature and the arts to support its year-round programme of activities for children and young people. The successful candidate will support activities including: the young adult programme at Wigtown Book Festival and during the year; Big Wig Children's Festival; Big DoG Children's Festival; and will have a particular focus on reviewing and developing the young people’s programme structure.
This is a temporary post, from July 2019 to 31 March 2020. It's part-time (28 hours per week), with a salary of £9,282.
Closing date is Monday 17 June at 12 noon, and interviews will take place week beginning Monday 24 June.
Download the full job description and application form or contact the office by telephoning 01988 402036 for paper copies.
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To celebrate its 20th anniversary at Dumfries, the University of Glasgow's School of Interdisciplinary Studies has teamed up with Wigtown Festival Company for a Day of Curiosity, in partnership with A Year of Conversation.
A Day of Curiosity offers inspiration to all, with a day of micro talks from the insatiably inquisitive staff of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, for an opportunity to listen and take part in discussions about a wide range of topics from resilience and medicalisation to the secrets and stories of rivers and what it was like to be a cow in early modern Britain.
For more information and to book tickets, contact the Wigtown Book Festival.
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.