Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
To contribute towards the cost of a celebration of International Women's Day incorporating a full day of hands-on workshops, talks, discussions, cultural events and an exhibition of Women's Art to be held in Cumbernauld Theatre in March 2011.
Amount awarded: £2200
Location: North Lanarkshire
For the last few years Studio Arts Forum has organised a day of arts activity in March at Cumbernauld Theatre to mark International Women’s Day. This was funded by the Scottish Community Foundation in 2010 and they are seeking funds to support this again in 2011. The event attracts some one hundred local residents as well as involving fifty or so people in its organisation. The day has already been planned and will include lunch, a speaker’s programme, some hands-on creative activities, some stalls, some fundraising activities and an exhibition. The event is offered free of charge to all participants. The event may attract new members to Studio Arts Forum and new audience members to Cumbernauld Theatre. The event serves as a focal point in the year for Studio Arts Forum and an opportunity to broaden its programme. The activity is not sustainable at its current level unless Cumbernauld Theatre becomes an active partner [currently treats the day as a private hire and thus passes on costs of staffing etc.] or Studio Arts Forum charge participants to attend.