What We Do Now is a groundbreaking, collaborative project working with artists, communities and organisations across Dumfries & Galloway, offering 12 substantial commission opportunities.
What We Do Now (WWDN) is a groundbreaking, collaborative project working with artists, communities and organisations across Dumfries & Galloway.
WWDN is one regional project within a nationwide programme called Culture Collective and coordinated by Creative Scotland.
WWDN will ignite and inspire new imaginative possibilities for five towns in Dumfries and Galloway, supporting artists to explore bold new ideas with communities and partners to celebrate the voices often unheard in our region. Over the course of one year, WWDN will weave together and showcase a united, creative vision of our region. One that is built and inspired by the communities we belong to and serve.
Commissioned artists will work with communities in five towns across Dumfries & Galloway, supported by anchor organisations in each place: Stranraer Millennium Centre in Wigtownshire, A’ the Airts Community Arts Centre in Sanquhar, OutPost Arts in Langholm, LIFT D&G in Northwest Dumfries and Castle Douglas Development Forum in the Stewartry.
Each of the five ‘Place Hubs’ are in or working with communities experiencing disadvantage. Each took part in The Stove’s research project ‘Embers: Creative Placemaking in South Scotland’. All have identified sections of their own community where COVID has accentuated existing disadvantage and exclusion and have some experience of working culturally.
WWDN offers 12 substantial commission opportunities for artists/creative freelancers/arts groups to work in Dumfries & Galloway. There are two Place Commissions for each town – one for an ‘emerging’ practitioner (defined in the application pack), and one for an established creative freelancer/artist/group. There are a further 2 opportunities for a Digital Producer to work with the Stove team on the design and build of an online space, as well as a Documentarian to imaginatively record the project over the course of the year. Please download the Application Pack below for more information.
WWDN is supported by a regional partners group (DG Arts Festival, Wigtown Book Festival and Upland) and a strategic partners group (South Of Scotland Enterprise, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Third Sector D&G and Skills Development Scotland) all of whom have supported the development of WWDN and will support the progress of ideas/projects as they emerge.
To apply, please download the full Application Pack by heading here: https://thestove.org/what-we-do-now/
Location: Dumfries and Galloway
The deadline is Sunday 23 May 2021 at 23:55.
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