Join our Board of Trustees

Do you have a strong interest in the Performing Arts and are you excited about the opportunity to make a difference in the economy, wellbeing and cultural life of Dumfries and Galloway?

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is seeking 4 new trustees to join its Board. Apart from its renowned Performing Arts Festival held over 10 days in May, D&G Arts Festival provides a diverse year-round region-wide range of performances through its Arts Live strand and provides a platform to support and encourage young people to develop skills and knowledge of the performing arts sector via its Stage iT strand. Established over 40 years ago, D&G Arts Festival has grown to be Scotland’s largest, rural, performing arts festival and through its activities; contributes to the economic, cultural and social fabric of the region.

We are looking to recruit people who share our vision to contribute to the ongoing strategic development and effective governance of the D&G Arts Festival. We are specifically looking for skills in human resource management, environmental sustainability and academia and finance and two of the new positions to fulfil the Company Secretary and Treasurer roles.

The Board meets six-weekly throughout the year; recently virtually via zoom. We plan to take forward a mixture of virtual and in-person/hybrid Board meetings throughout 2022. The next AGM will take place in January 2023. Meetings usually last 2-3 hours.

We welcome applications from any part of Scotland although residing in or having strong connections to Dumfries & Galloway will be an advantage.

If you are interested in finding out more, Alexandra Little, the Chair of the Board or Lee Medd, the Vice-Chair welcome informal discussion about the role before making an application.

Please contact to request their direct details.


To apply, please email with the following information:

  • Current CV
  • Covering letter
  • Completed skills audit, available in our recruitment pack below.
  • We request you fill in a voluntary Equality, Diversity & Inclusion form:

Recruitment Pack:

We welcome applications in alternative formats, such as BSL, Braille, sound or video recording or transcribed by phone. We have a budget for removing barriers you might face to applying and performing the role. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this in more detail, or to submit it by phone.

As a rural organisation, working in an urban-centric performance sector, we recognise the urgent need to centre the work of marginalised people as an essential act for achieving equality in society. D&G Arts Festival is especially welcoming of applications from people who face marginalisation, including D/deaf and/or disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people of colour, working class, and any other related background or identity. If you often feel excluded from opportunities, we would like to hear from you and support you.