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Arts Development

Live Borders Arts & Creativity promote and develop arts and cultural activities across the Scottish Borders, demonstrating the impact of the arts, culture and creativity on the lives of people and communities in the region..

As a department we strive to help people and communities to discover, celebrate and participate in a range of arts and cultural experiences. 

We programme theatre, comedy, dance, live music and a range of other performances into town halls across the region, and the Heart of Hawick. Our workshops are led by professional artists and offer a safe space for self-expression, connecting with others and creativity in a relaxed environment. We administer the Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) for the south of Scotland, supporting local artists in makers in their practice and professional development. 

Live Borders Arts & Creativity is made up of:

Jason Moyes – Senior Creative Programming Officer
Emily Moir – Activities and Programming Development Officer
Carley Berry – Cultural and Creative Development Officer
Paige Riddell- Theatre and Events Technical Assistant

Key principles of our activity

We are committed to ensuring that all work and activity considers health, well-being and equality.

Live Events – delivering a bold and ambitious, diverse and inclusive live events programme that represents the whole spectrum of performing arts. 

Creative Wellbeing – offering opportunities for informal learning, participation and engagement, helping people and communities to develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts and its benefits.  

Supporting the ArtsOur offer to the Scottish Borders creative sector will focus on supporting groups, individuals and venues working in visual and performing arts.

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