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Funding for arts projects

The Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund aims to increase the volume and impact of high quality arts projects for the public and economic benefit of Dumfries and Galloway.

The investment priorities were developed by DG Unlimited (previously The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Arts) on behalf of the arts sector in the region.

Available funding

There is £75,000 available in this round of funding to support projects across the region. Projects must deliver at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 - Connecting
    Arts organisations, venues and creative producers across all art forms have more opportunities to share and tour their products across Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.
     
  • Outcome 2 - Collaboration
    Arts organisations (and individual creative practitioners associated with them) have more opportunities to work with and make new partnerships with other organisations from other creative disciplines or with other professional sectors such as health, young people and heritage.

Who can apply

Constituted community or voluntary groups, Third Sector organisations, registered charities and social enterprises who meet our funding criteria can apply for funding. Projects should begin before 1 July 2018 and be completed by 31 March 2019.

Applicants can't run two Regional Arts Fund projects concurrently. Any award for funding for 2018/19 will be conditional on receiving a satisfactory end of project monitoring and financial report for a project funded in 2017/18.

We can't fund individual artist led projects. DG Unlimited's Innovate Create Cultivate fund is available for individuals across all art forms except for visual artists and craftmakers. Visual artists and craftmakers can access the Visual Artists and Craftmaker Awards Fund.

How to apply

Applications for this round of funding are open until noon on Monday 20 November.

Email completed forms to grantapplications@dumgal.gov.uk then send a printed and signed declaration page to us by post.

What happens next

Decisions on funding will be made by February 2018.

We might contact you for further information about your application(s) as we're processing and assessing them. We'll be able to complete the process more quickly if you respond as soon as possible.

Further applications will be invited if any funds remain available.

Page last updated: 09/10/17