Sunday, 20 January 2013

Ferry Town of Cree

Creetown Initiative has teamed up with The Stove artists’ collective to bring a new six-month long community arts project to Creetown, which will lead to a new, permanent artwork for the village. During the project there will be a series of creative workshops open to local residents, exploring ideas of signalling and communication as well as fun, engaging, community events that develop and showcase artworks created as part of the project.

“We are really excited to have been selected for this project,” says representative of the Stove, Will Levi Marshall. “Although The Stove is based in Dumfries, most of our members are from around Dumfries and Galloway so we are keen to work with communities from across the region.  This project fits with our commitment to engage local people in creative activities.”

The project is funded by the Creative Place initiative, which awarded Creetown a prize of £40,000 last year to spend on arts events for the local community.  This prize, which was awarded by a panel made up of representatives from Creative Scotland, VisitScotland and EventScotland, was awarded in recognition of Creetown’s achievements in involving local people in arts and cultural activities. The funding is supported by a grant from LEADER.

Andrew Ward, Senior Project Manager at Creetown Initiative says, “This is a great opportunity for the people of Creetown to take part in an exciting creative process and to work alongside a team of highly skilled, professional artists. We are really looking forward to working with The Stove over the coming months.”

Look out for the first event in late February, Creetownians please email  to get involved or you can join the project’s facebook page, where you can keep up to date with this and other community projects in the village.

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