We are building on the huge success and experience of 35 years and, for 2015, are hoping to work even closer with new and existing partners and expand on relationships with artists, venues and organisations across the region.
The Festival content has always been curated centrally but this year we are aiming to turn that on its head and allow our partners greater control over collaborative Festival events.
Next year’s festival will, therefore, have a three-phase structure:
- Solway Junctions: will focus our core Festival around Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Stranraer. This will enable us to concentrate our resources on producing fewer higher quality events around the region’s population centres.
- Roots Through Dumfries and Galloway: This section will enable venues, performing artists and arts organisations to have a greater involvement in the Festival by mounting their own events.
- The Festival Fringe: the Fringe will be open to all and events will be listed in the Festival programme.
More information on these structures will be posted next week.
In the meantime, the Festival will guarantee events against losses of between £500 to £1,500 in our Roots through Dumfries and Galloway programme. This will give performers and venues the opportunity to try out events without incurring the financial loss. For an application form, click here: Grant application form DGAF 1
Application deadlines are on 10th November 2014 and a panel decision will be made by 17th November 2014.