People with a passion for performing arts are asked to join the increasing ranks of ambassadors for Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival. Twenty sixteen was a record year for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, which saw record numbers of ticket sales, packed theatres and sell-out performances.


And for 2016, our annual 10-day event hosted 85 events in over 48 venues across the region.

The 2016 programme was the most ambitious to date and included some world class performances in music, drama, dance, literature and comedy.

Plans for the 2017 festival, which takes place between 26 may and 4 June, are already under way and we are hoping to continue the unparalleled success we have enjoyed over the past few years as the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival grows in breadth and quality.

How you can help

We are looking for people interested in the work of the festival to come on board and share in its continuing success by becoming ambassadors for the event.
Festival producer Lou Davies said: “We are looking for people who have a love of performing arts and who want to share it with other like-minded people.
“Festival ambassadors can help out in a number of ways such as spread the word of our work to their networks; help to evaluate events; help run events; brochure distribution; and assisting in front of house.
“The list of work is endless but all of these roles are vital to the smooth operation of the festival.
“Our ambassadors generate new energy as well as bring fresh ideas and approaches to our work. We are looking for people who appreciate what we’re trying to do and who want to be part of it.”
Anyone interested in becoming a Festival Ambassador or for lending their help and support in general is asked to contact Lou at the festival offices on 01387 259627 or email