In January 2012, we were awarded a Creative Scotland Creative Places Special Award to develop arts projects in the village, as part of the Creative Scotland’s aim to celebrate the value of creativity to the social and economic wellbeing of smaller communities across Scotland.
This award was match funded by LEADER and enabled us to expand our events to include:
- Youth arts workshops throughout the summer of 2013 for children and young people aged 3-17. These workshops consisted of circus skills with The Circus House from Manchester, dance with YDance, drama with the Scottish Youth Theatre, puppetry and performance with Vision Mechanics and film making with Starcatchers.
- The new sculpture at the entrance of the village. It has certainly caused a lot of conversation! This sculpture was created by local artist’s collective, The Stove and its composition is based upon Creetown’s granite mining heritage and the bell, signifying the old ferry crossing from Creetown to Wigtown.
- Music workshops with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). These fantastic workshops took place at Creetown Primary School and during the Creetown Silver Band rehearsals, where young and old were able to play a variation of brass instruments.
- A final performance with the NSO in June 2013. Tickets for this performance were sold out in a couple of days and proved to be a fantastic night of musical delights.