Experimental Arts Event Calls Out for Creative Young People

A 24-hour arts event in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park is looking for six young people from Dumfries and Galloway to get involved in everything from building the site to creating their own artwork. 


Sanctuary 2017 takes place on 23-24 September in one of the most remote parts of the region, meaning that it is completely off grid and off network.  This makes it an exciting challenge to be part of.


“We take all of the technology in our lives for granted,” says Jo Hodges, artist and co-curator of the event, “so Sanctuary is a fantastic opportunity to get away from it all and think about what is possible in a stunning environment like ours. We wanted to make sure that young people from the area had the chance to take part.”


There are two ways that 18-25 year olds can become involved: either as artists or as interns.


Jo is looking for two artists who are either based in, or originally from, Dumfries and Galloway to create experimental work in any art form, including visual art, performance, literature, digital media or another idea that engages with the site or audience. The work will be featured in the event programme and website and will be a part of the final event.


She is also looking for four people in the region who would like to gain work experience in event management, volunteer management or actually building the site for the event. The interns will work with professionals working in these areas to build their skills and experience and will attend Sanctuary 2017.


Sanctuary 2017 features work from artists from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond, exploring darkness and light, technology and the landscape. Anyone can come along and you’ll find foodstalls, a fire to warm yourself by and a campsite if you’d like to stay for the full 24 hours.


The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 7th August and further information can be found on the Sanctuary website: https://sanctuarylab.org/opportunities-3/ The opportunities for young people have been supported by funding from the Holywood Trust.

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