Donations rolling in...


26 Jan 19
by Billie Jones

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition in 2018

Delighted to see donations coming in through the new JustGiving campaign for the proposed new arts centre in Newton Stewart. It's incredibly humbling and hugely encouraging so please dig deep and help support this important local project.

The overall aim of the new arts centre, as well as being a dedicated (much needed!) operational base for the organisation and the festival, is to support new events, activities and projects that will increase the charity's earned income to a level that covers the centre's running costs and the on-going delivery, and development, of the annual music and dance festival.

We want to become an entirely self-sustaining organisation; reducing reliance on grant support and, as a result, ensuring the long-term success and survival of the charity's projects.

The arts centre will deliver 1-to-1 and groupwork tuition for both adults and young people initially covering Guitar, Flute, Whistle, Fiddle, Singing and Bouzouki.

The venue will also host regular live music, dance and language performances, welcoming some of the very best musicians, performers and artists to the region to both entertain and teach local audiences.

The centre will also be available for hire, providing local groups, clubs, organisations, businesses and individuals with a first-class venue for their own events, activities, parties and special occasions.

We are looking for financial support to contribute to the costs of the initial internal renovations in the building which include fully accessible toilet facilities, a professional raised performance area, PA system, musical instruments and lighting.

Your generosity is hugely appreciated and it will ensure that this important, valuable, project is delivered to the highest possible standard, supporting traditional music, dance and language delivery in Wigtownshire and celebrating and championing the wonderful arts culture and heritage of Galloway and Scotland.

Thank you!

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Busking fir the airts!

This Saturday 20th April, Trad Music Trust and friends will be busking from 11am - 4pm outside the former RBS building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart - the proposed new arts centre venue - to raise funds to support The Vault Arts Centre development and the work of the Trad Music Trust.

17 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Online Registration Now Open

South West Scotland's biggest Highland dancing competition is now open for registrations and we're expecting another fantastic event at Minnigaff Playing Fields on Saturday 13th July 2019; showcasing, celebrating and championing a wonderful Scottish tradition.

15 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

Table Top Sale Raises £145.91

Last Sunday's table top sale at the McMillan Hall, whilst it wasn't particularly busy, raised £145.91 for The Vault Arts Centre fundraising campaign taking the overall total to £1,705.20. Huge thanks to everyone who took a table and to everyone who came along to support the event.

9 Apr 19
Nathon Jones

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6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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