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By Fiona Reid
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Art project will mark covid

A PROJECT that aims to help the region remember and heal from the covid pandemic has been launched.

And expressions of interest are being sought from organisations, artists and creative practitioners who want to get involved in the Remembering Together covid memorial for Dumfries and Galloway.

The regional steering group, made up of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries and Galloway Unlimited, and greenspace Scotland, want to hear from those with a background in creative community engagement for phase one.

Their role will be to initially work with people to develop ideas and opportunities, such as gardens and structures or digital artworks, which will be rolled out in phase two later in the year.

Explaining more, a Dumfries and Galloway Council spokesman said: “During the pandemic many of us found that expressing ourselves through art, craft, and music helped us to cope with very difficult experiences. It’s great to see that people will now be able to get involved in creating a covid memorial for our region.

“Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the lives of people across our region and this project is an important opportunity to create something positive to pass on to future generations.”

Stephen Lacey, chair of DG Unlimited, added: “This project is a great opportunity for arts organisations, artists and creative practitioners to help our communities to remember, reflect and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.”

To find out more, go to www.rememberingtogether.scot, applications close on June 7.

Remembering Together is a national £4.6 million programme that brings together communities across Scotland with artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing to honour those that have lost their lives to Covid-19 and reflect on their own experiences.

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