Events

Call for members in the West – Open Forum for ideas!

11 March 2021 to 23 March 2021

We would like to invite any Upland members based in the West of the region to an open forum, to share thoughts and discuss ideas relating to creative activity in the area.

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Craigard Gallery, Wigtown.
Craigard Gallery, Wigtown.

We would like to invite any Upland members based in the West of the region to an open forum, to share thoughts and discuss ideas relating to creative activity in the area.

We would like to hear from you to help us develop new projects which are relevant and meaningful in the area. This is an open platform to come along and tell us if there’s any specific activities which you feel may fit with Upland’s remit - big or small – that would be beneficial to you as a practitioner or to the community you are part of. All thoughts are welcome and we would like to brainstorm ideas with you.

But, just to help to get you thinking, ideas could be things like: professional and creative development ideas – what do you need to flourish as a creative where you are based? Is there a local organisation which you would like to work with or local groups who you feel could benefit from working with an artist or maker? Is there a role which you feel creativity could play in benefiting your local community?

As a membership organisation Upland wants to hear from all our members and make sure there is an open platform for dialogue and discussion. Anyone can contact us at any time as well as using the members proposal application (the next call out will be in April with a July deadline).

We would like to host similar forums with members from all the different geographical areas of the region, however, as you know D&G is a large area to cover. Therefore, we are initiating a conversation with the West first as it has been brought to our attention that a gap needs to be addressed in delivery in that area. We want to try to spread our projects across the region as fairly as we can.

Please feel free to attend this event, even if you don’t have a particular idea you want to share. You are welcome to come along and listen. You can also get in contact with a member of the team via email if you are more comfortable to make suggestions that way.

The session will be hosted by Amy Marletta (Creative Director), Joanna Macaulay (Assistant Director) and Sarah Stewart (Chair)

Date: Tuesday 23rd March 11am (1 hour session)

To be held via Zoom.
If you would like to join us please send a quick email to amy@weareupland.com. A zoom link will then be sent out to all those who have registered.

Thank you!