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SHIREs Awards Shortlisting

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Rural Creative category at the Scottish Highlands and Island Rural Economy Awards – aka The SHIREs!

We have been shortlisted in recognition of our work as a creative business rooted in its rural community whose work has a direct impact on the local economy.

Over the course of the year, and throughout COVID-19 pandemic Findhorn Bay Arts have contributed to the local economy and workforce by:

  • engaging over 75 freelance artists to deliver activities and create artworks
  • engaging 9 people in the areas of marketing, production, and event management
  • employing 1 part-time Arts Engagement Coordinator (12-month funded post)
  • employing 1 part-time Events Assistant
  • supporting 2 trainee directors through a partnership with Surge
  • supporting 16+ local food producers through our pop up shops
  • recruited 50 volunteers to support activities
  • achieving audiences and participants of 4500+ across our events and activities, boosting local tourism and visitor numbers to Moray.

We are all very much looking forward to the ceremony on 18 November. Congratulations and best of luck to all the other finalists!

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