The 2019 Festival will run from Friday, 24 May to Sunday, 2 June

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live, runs year round, for current listings see www.dgartslive.org.uk 

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Who we are and what we do

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival, with more than 170 artists performing at 82 events in 42 venues across the full breadth of the region.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live

In June 2016, the festival team piloted a year-round touring project. Arts Live is a network of venues, performing artists and promoters hosting performing arts events across Dumfries and Galloway to create a diverse year-round programme of live events. We are a trusted organisation that works in partnership with a network of venues, artists and promoters to facilitate the programming of quality touring performing arts in the region.

Get involved

New members and patrons are always very welcome. Benefits include priority booking and an invitation to the Festival Opening, with Patrons receiving a free ticket to a Festival event. Please click on Membership in the menu or contact us for full details. We are also extremely grateful for the support of both local and national sponsors – individuals and businesses – who contribute greatly to the delivery of quality events that the region can be proud of.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Festival Board

Ken Gouge (Chair)
Danny MacGrain (Treasurer)
Will Adams (Company Secretary)
Mark Alexander
Anne Barclay
Rhona Davies
Alan Hall
Lee Medd
Ruth Morris
Andrea Thompson

Dani Rae

Festival Manager
Louise Davies

Communications Manager

Sharon Makepeace

For information about joining our board see here,