Funding for arts projects

The purpose of Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is 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 (The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts) on behalf of the arts sector in the region.

Available funding

There's up to £55,000 available to support projects across the region this year. A project 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 e.g. health, young people, heritage etc.

Successful applications will also demonstrate a commitment to delivering one of the following fund priorities:

  • Promote and increase equality of access and benefit from the arts in particular the most vulnerable in our communities;
  • Help young people fulfil their potential through the arts;
  • Contribute to the economic wellbeing of the region.

Who can apply

Constituted Third Sector, community or voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises who meet our funding criteria can apply for project funding.

Projects should begin before 1 July 2020 and be completed by 31 March 2021.

Applicants may not run two Regional Arts Fund awards concurrently. Any award for 2020/21 will be conditional on receiving a satisfactory end of project monitoring and financial report if you're in receipt of a 2019/20 Regional Arts Fund award.

We can't fund individual artist led projects. DG Unlimited have a practice development fund called Innovate Create Cultivate for individuals across all art forms except for visual artists and craftmakers who can access the Visual Artists and Craftmaker Awards Fund .

How to apply

We recommend that you discuss your project with a member of the DG Unlimited team as early as possible and before starting to write your application - please email  Visit DG Unlimited's Regional Arts Fund webpage.

Icon for word Download application form for Dumfries & Galloway Regional Arts Fund 2020/2021 [DOC - 346KB]

Please email your completed application form any any supporting information to by no later than 12 noon on Monday 25 November 2019.

What happens next

Decisions on funding will be made by March 2020.

We might contact you for further information about your application as we're processing and assessing it. 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: 03/01/2020
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