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Arts festival looking for new trustees on board

Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival is seeking to appoint new board members.

Now in its 41st year, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival has built a reputation of excellence in bringing world-class theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word to venues throughout the region. This is delivered through the 10-day festival at the end of May each year and through the thriving year-round touring project, Arts Live.

Festival chair, Ken Gouge, said: “We are proud to say that Dumfries and Galloway has the largest and most diverse rural touring performing arts festival in the whole of Scotland. We intend to keep it that way in 2020 with an exciting high-quality programme across our region.”

An important aspect of the Festival’s work is in creating a network of venues and working at the heart of our communities across the region. A key focus has been to encourage and inspire young people to become involved in the performing arts and providing opportunities for local performing artists to bring their work to wider audiences.

We are fortunate enough to have an excellent group of festival board members comprised of a diverse group of skilled and experienced individuals who all have a keen interest in performing arts and a vision to deliver the best quality experience in every part of our region. That said, we want to widen our scope and increase the diversity of our board.

So, if you have an interest in the performing arts and feel that you want to contribute to our work why not apply to join our board?

For information on how to contribute to the development of the Festival and Arts Live, contact the chair, Ken Gouge ken.gouge133@gmail.com or our General Manager, Lou Davies lou@dgartsfestival.or.uk to arrange a chat or send a letter stating why you would like to join our board to info@dgartsfestival.org.uk by the 30th March.

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