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FBA shortlisted for community regeneration award

Findhorn Bay Arts has recently been shortlisted for a SURF Award in the Creative Regeneration category.

The prestigious annual SURF Awards recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration, while highlighting the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Findhorn Bay Arts won a SURF Award in the same category back in 2018.

Last month the SURF judging panel visited Forres to look at how Findhorn Bay Arts have been supporting local communities through creativity – starting with our High Street shop, which back in 2018 – when the SURF judges last visited – it was an empty space waiting to be transformed.

The FBA team was joined by Combine to Create artists Andrea Turner and Ruby Worth, artist Rosie Balyuzi, poet and storyteller Margot Henderson, Clare Fennell from Scotland The Bread and Marc Hindley from Forres Local to share their stories and experience of our work.

The SURF Awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow on 8 December.

Kresanna Aigner, Creative Director / CEO, said, “It is a huge honour to be shortlisted for for a SURF Award for a second time, and alongside two brilliant organisations: Alchemy Film & Arts in Hawick and CentreStage in Kilmarnock.

“The annual SURF Awards is a fantastic showcase of community regeneration in Scotland and we’re delighted to be part of it.”

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