There have been many great successes in arts development over the last years in D&G! And now there are so many ways to get directly involved in the arts, heritage and culture in your area. Just now, you can help shape the look, feel and function of the DG Unlimited (D&G Chamber of the Arts) website available here, go see it at and get involved. We can populate it with images and information or use it to make connections. You can complete the survey there to help make this exciting new creative forum fit your needs.
You can also use any of the DGU channels set up to support individuals and arts organisations that are now working at quite a pace, the area Arts Hubs are there to help feed information between the D&G Council (Community and Cultural Services and Local Area Committees), cultural organisations and creative people via the mechanisms of the DGU membership organisation. The area Arts Hub Convenors offer signposting and professional support for funding applications, practice development and integration with information networks. They also gather information from artists and organisations that inform developing recommendations for best practice and strategic funding directions to help meet the needs of our creative community.
|Community Poetry Tree Installation by Bill Barlow. Image: Cate Ross|
|Self Portrait from The Stove Network's Parking Space. Image: Cate Ross|
|Grass roots (the grass is greener) at Cairnholy. Image: Cate Ross|
So let’s keep up the information stream. It is unusual and valuable that so many people and organisations are working together to make D&G a creative haven with access to professional support for all creative people at all stages of development. If you don’t join in the consultation or the process then you really can’t complain if developments don’t fit your needs…
All these things increase our creative capacity individually and as a region, to maintain and grow this vitality and fortitude join the DG Unlimited membership to make sure you have a vote in what happens next. Download an application form online here.
Help to shape the environment you wish to live in.