Funding Available for Creative Practitioners to Take the Next Step

DG Unlimited has re-opened its fund for supporting established and emerging practitioners in the region to help them explore, develop and further their work.


The Innovate Create Cultivate Fund, which is supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council, is a pot of money that is available to individuals working in a variety of art forms. Applications are welcomed from writers, dancers, musicians, performers and those working in multiple mediums and they can apply for up to £750.


Cathy Agnew, Chair of DG Unlimited says “The idea behind the fund is to give people in the creative sector some breathing space to try something new. We’ve funded a variety of things in the past, including contributions towards research, mentoring and attendance at industry events. One of the highlights this year was Gavin Marwick’s Impressions of Galloway, which was performed in May as part of Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. Our funding helped him write in a different style for musicians from the Scottish Ensemble.”


Gavin adds, “The funding helped with writing, arranging and developing new music to reflect my ideas and observations of living in Galloway. As well as pushing my boundaries, I learned new skills through composing for the performance. This project wouldn’t have been possible, or completed to such a high standard, without support from DGU.”


Applications can be submitted at any time, and there’s a four-week turnaround for decisions. The final deadline for applications is 24th February next year.

Further information can be found at www.dgunlimited.com/funding.

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