Janet Archer was joined around the school tables at Gracefield by representatives of: Wide-Open, Spring Fling, D+G Arts Festival, Environmental Art Festival Scotland, Electric Theatre Workshop, The Stove Network and Theatre Royal….as well as the Area Arts Convenors for Annandale and Eskdale and Nithsdale.
|In the sunshine at Gracefield - Janet Archer front row - fourth from left|
With barely time to put down her coffee cup Ms Archer was then whisked off to the West and a hot date at CatStrand with some of the fine arts folk of the Stewartry and Wigtownshire. The same format was followed here with representatives from: CatStrand, Wigtown Book Festival, Creetown Initiative and Spring Fling….as well at the arts convenors for Stewartry and Wigtownshire.
|Sunny in New Galloway too|
Breathless by the end, the Chair of the Trustees of Chamber of Arts commented before heading for a well-deserved cold beer: ‘Today was a very valuable 2-way communication between people and organisations involved in creating and promoting the arts in D+G. Janet Archer saw for herself the diversity, rurality and opportunity in our region.’
Janet Archer herself declared herself ‘Really impressed by the breadth and quality of practice in the Arts in Dumfries and Galloway – and the strength of leadership coming from artists themselves’
Ms Archer also stressed to everyone involved in the arts in our region that ‘her door was open’ at Creative Scotland and if anyone wanted to discuss a particular topic in detail then they should get in touch directly.
Happy days all around!