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The Gallovidian Gathering Returns to Castle Douglas Town Hall in December

Following on from the success of their sold out event in May, the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival are hosting another Gallovidian Gathering at Castle Douglas Town Hall. Join them on Saturday 23rd December to celebrate with a new spin on the auld cultural traditions of the region. Through an immersive night of time travel,… Read more »

Join our Board of Trustees

Do you have a strong interest in the performing arts? Would you be interested in a rewarding and exciting opportunity to add to the cultural life of Dumfries and Galloway? Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival seeks new trustees to join its Board. Apart from our renowned Festival held over 10 days each May, we provide… Read more »

Rough Mix Opportunity in Dumfries & Galloway

Magnetic North is an award-winning theatre company based in Edinburgh. They aim to give artists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds the nourishment, focused support and production opportunities needed to continue developing and creating great work throughout their careers. Rough Mix, in partnership with the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and Magnetic North, is a… Read more »

Performing Arts Development Opportunities

Here at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, we are dedicated to improving performing arts development. With the release of our Support for Ambition programme and new partnership with Magnetic North and Rough Mix, significant steps are being made to improve artist development across the region.    Support for Ambition Are you, or someone you… Read more »

Farewell to Alexandra Little

After four years of service as a trustee, including two years as chairperson, Alexandra Little resigned from the board of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival on Tuesday 1st August. Alexandra’s achievements include increasing the diversity of the board, leading organisation development with a new staff structure and appointment of a CEO, and the production of… Read more »

Celebrating the Extraordinary Life of Local Lass Dr Flora Murray

The Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is delighted to have facilitated a special collaboration between the Dumfries Museum, Dumfries Pride and DJ McDowall of The Imaginarium for an evening celebrating the extraordinary life of local lass, suffragette, medical pioneer, radical activist and queer icon Dr Flora Murray on the centenary of her death on Wednesday… Read more »

Call out for artists for “Summer of Cycling 2023”

The Dumfries & Galloway Summer of Cycling Paracycling Events are taking place in August 2023 D&G Arts Festival is looking for a wide range of emerging and established poets to take part in this event. The Summer of Cycling Spoken Word event will platform individuals to perform their poetry in simple stripped back indoor/outdoor settings… Read more »


An immersive Folk and Dub party, Craig Hill, Pop-Up Opera and A Play, A Pie and A Pint – Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival opens its doors on its 44th Festival this May Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival presents a smorgasbord of cultural events in May, featuring an immersive music, food and drink event in… Read more »