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Scottish Borders Exhibition Opportunities

Artists in the Scottish Borders are invited to submit CVs, proposals and examples of their work for possible inclusion in future exhibitions to be held in the following art galleries managed by Live Borders: The Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum; The Robson Gallery, Halliwell's House Museum, Selkirk; The Christopher Boyd Gallery, Old Gala House, Galashiels & The Gallery, Tweeddale Museum, Peebles.

For all enquiries please contact:

Fiona Colton
Museums and Galleries Manager
Live Borders Museums and Galleries Service, Municipal Buildings, High Street, Selkirk TD7 4JX

Tel: 01750 726456

This is an ongoing opportunity with no set deadlines.


VisitScotland Shop Local Initiative

VisitScotland is dedicated to showcasing local suppliers and, as part of VisitScotland’s new retail strategy, they have developed a Shop Local initiative. VisitScotland’s Shop Local model offers the opportunity for local businesses (craft makers, artists, designers etc.) to promote and sell their products to visitors via the VisitScotland iCentre network on a commission basis agreement.

VisitScotland Shop Local criteria

  • Shop Local products must be made in Scotland and showcase, high quality, local artisans e.g. jewellers, ceramics, pottery, crafts etc.
  • Shop Local suppliers will be offered the opportunity to retail their products through the VIC network on a 3 month rotation period and a commission basis agreement.
  • Shop Local suppliers must embrace the Spirit of Scotland and embody the essence and value of the VisitScotland brand.
  • Shop Local suppliers must be willing to provide a short promotional blurb (approx 50 words) detailing the provenance of their product, company logo and images for Shop Local POS.
  • The supplier agrees to consider wider VisitScotland activities, such as, Shop Local media activity, VisitScotland themed year opportunities and Meet the Maker type events.
  • The supplier is encouraged to promote VisitScotland’s Shop Local through their own website and social media channels.
  • The supplier is encouraged to engage and promote VisitScotland campaigns through the use of #ScotSpirit and #HHA2017.
  • Shop Local suppliers must adhere to the Shop Local terms and conditions as detailed in the supplier agreement.

For more information please email

Dream Time Dance Residency in the Scottish Borders 2017

Dream Time Dance Residency in the Scottish Borders 2017
Closing date for applications: 5.00pm, Monday 1st May 2017

Applications are now open for a week-long Dream Time residency at the Studio on the Green in Selkirk, Scottish Borders. This is an annual residency which exists to support choreographers and artists to create innovative new work. The residency is a creative initiative between Dance Base, the Studio on the Green and Live Borders - Arts and Creativity. The Dream Time creative residencies have run since 2012 and have been awarded to Ian Spink, Tess Letham, Michael Sherin, Claire Pencak and Mhairi Allan, with Emma Jayne Park and Tara Silverthorn in 2016. The venue is The Studio on the Green in Selkirk, founded in 1989 by Jenna Agate and Trevor Timms, it is a custom-built dance studio with sprung hard wood floor and natural light set in a peaceful location, affording a supportive and nurturing environment for project participants.

"...the single studio space has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Jenna Agate was available as a sensitive and valuable "outside eye" and also host to our work during our 5 days there. As an easily accessible studio space in which to create work, uninterrupted, this place was ideal. The rural location created a calming effect on us all..."
Ian Spink on his Deam Time residency.


Dates: The choice of 5 days (Monday - Friday or Wednesday - Sunday) between October and November

Location: The Studio on the Green, Selkirk, TD7 5AA

Aimed at: Professional choreographers and other dancers, musicians and artists

Accommodation: Provided at The Haining, which is a short walk from the studio and can sleep up to 4 artists.

Residency fee: £750.00.  

Mentoring: The selected artist will have the option of receiving mentoring and/or feedback for up to ten hours during the week (timing is flexible). The project partners will secure a Mentor to match the needs/experience of the successful applicant(s). Please indicate in your application if you would require Mentoring support during your residency. 

Open Class: The artists in residence will hold an open company class during the week, which will be free and open to local dancers in Selkirk and surrounding areas 

Open Studio Showing: Artists in residence would be encouraged to offer an informal showing or talk at the end of the residency, as part of the aim of the project is to develop an audience for dance and an interest in contemporary performance practice in the Scottish Borders. 

If you would like to apply for this residency, please complete the residency application form available from the Dance Base website and send to Helen McIntosh at Your application will be reviewed by Morag Deyes from Dance Base, and Jenna Agate from The Studio On The Green. Preference will be given to projects which would seem to benefit significantly from the unique offering of this residency setting. The application deadline is Monday 1st May 2017.

Emma Park


Mhairi Allan, photography by Sid Scott

Borders Heritage Festival-Opportunity to Design New Look and Website.

Invitation to quote to design a new image and logo for publicity and a website with linked social media channels for the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival and Forum.

This contract will be managed by Live Borders on behalf of the Borders Heritage Festival and Forum and will form part of the lasting legacy of the Year of History, Heritage and Architecture 2017.

The deadline for responses is Tuesday 30th May 2017.

Please direct any enquiries to Susan Garnsworthy, Funding and Projects, Live Borders on or Lisa Denham, Creative Communities Manager, Live Borders on  Or telephone 01750 726400. 

The full brief is available here:

BHF Forum Design And Website Brief Final May 2017