Are you a musician, dancer, choir, entertainer or performer?
If you'd love to be involved in our monthly street market festival in Dumfries and be part of our 2021 Line Up? Well look no further, apply to take part here!
The Guild Dumfries are a not-for-profit social enterprise, and produce Dumfries Market Festival, a people powered community event, run and managed by volunteers, with a view to bringing visitor footfall back to Dumfries town centre as part of the wider regeneration plans for the town.
The monthly market festival runs between March-November on the 2nd Saturday of the month. A makers market showcasing local makers, creatives, food and beverage producers takes centre stage, with an ancillary programme of hands-on creative workshops, street theatre, music and entertainment adding to the micro festival atmosphere.
The Guild would love to collaborate with local musicians, bands, performers and community groups who would like to perform on the Plainstanes and add to the micro festival atmosphere. We’d love to replicate the atmosphere we created at the Christmas Festival 2019 in miniature at every Market Festival event and bring the community together in celebration. Please note that we must be mindful of town centre residents and noise levels. We are supported by Alive Radio who volunteer their time, expertise and PA equipment, and will be controlling the volume levels so we don't upset our High Street neighbours!
Sadly, we have no budget to pay for entertainment, while we build up funds to invest in infrastructure. So, if you are happy to simply get involved in this community event, promote your organisation | band | act and gain exposure then we'd love to hear from you.
You'll find the application form to be involved listed below. Our online application form can be accessed by the clicking 'APPLY NOW'. If you are filling out the application form for the first time you'll be required to share some business details, links to your social media accounts and provide us with good quality images that will be used in marketing each monthly event. We'd suggest preparing these details before you start the application process.
Once you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation message "Thank you for taking the time to make an application to perform at Dumfries Market Festival, we will be in touch shortly." which will be displayed on your screen once you submit an application online. You can also request to have a copy of your application emailed to you. You'll be sent a completed form and have the opportunity to make edits if necessary.
Once you've submitted an application, it's then a patient wait for an email response from us. All applicants will be contacted to inform you whether you were successful or not, hopefully within a week of making completing the form.
As part of the organisation of this event, The Guild will undertake publicity and media coverage that targets Dumfries and the surrounding region effectively. Media exposure will create interest and boost footfall to Dumfries Market Festival. We will promote the event on our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On the run up to the event and on market day itself, we will be showcasing those involved on our website, social media and will also send out information to our mailing list.
As part of being involved at our events we also have a dedicated page on our website for each months event, including a whats on guide and more details of who is there on the day. Everyone has an image and links to their websites or social media to increase their exposure.
Got a question about Dumfries Maket Festival before you apply? Please get in touch and we will try our best to answer your query.
BEFORE YOU START
- Our online application forms require you to have an account with Google so that you can upload files and also request to have a copy of your completed form emailed to you. You will need to be signed in to access the forms. To complete the form just click the 'APPLY NOW' link below.
- While your application can be sent to you and re-edited after you submit, we recommend filling it out in one sitting and not stopping and starting this form. So before you start please have all of your information and images prepared and ready to to use.
If you are starting out and would like an opportunity to perform in public or you are an established act and just love what we do here at Dumfries Market Festival, please fill in our online application form. Dumfries Market Festival is a not for profit volunteer run event and all acts volunteer their time. We look forward to collaborating with you!
Dumfries Market Festival kicked off in style on Saturday 14th March 2020 but was sadly curtailed bu Covid-19 lockdown. We are really excited to be hosting in real life once again and and transforming the town into a safe but exciting market festival on the second Saturday of each month through to November .
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