(South West Scotland Creative Practice Collective)
(Scots Law) A common; a piece of land in which two or more persons have a common right.
The Commonty is a network of:
artists working in all forms of the creative arts
those actively involved in the promotion and production of artworks
Students and those aspiring to the creative arts.
The Commonty is formed to:
constitute a common interest group with an audible collective voice
pool information, experience and expertise
exchange and generate ideas
act as a platform for collaborative projects.
The Commonty is committed to developing and sustaining a central role for the creative community in the life of the region by:
supporting creative practitioners
encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration
engaging with the education establishment
engaging with the commercial/industrial community
engaging with local government
generating public art, performance, exhibition
generating public interest in the creative arts
initiating open discussion on all aspects of creative activity.
The Commonty is a not-for-profit organization run by its participating members.
The Commonty is, by definition, open and accessible to all.
The Commonty currently has the following practical objectives:
To create a virtual platform for access, information and discussion.
To explore the possibility of using the ex-Happit building in Dumfries town centre as a Project Space.