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Join our Small Grants panel!

We’re searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our volunteer panel and assess applications for our Small Grants Fund. Our fund awards up to £750 to groups and organisations running events as part of Refugee Festival Scotland. This opportunity is open to refugees, people seeking asylum and members of refugee community…

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Arts Open is a new opportunity for artists from refugee backgrounds

Arts Open: a new opportuity for artists from refugee backgrounds

We’re delighted to launch Arts Open, an exciting opportunity for artists from refugee backgrounds to take part in Refugee Festival Scotland. Arts Open will help three emerging artists with lived experience of the refugee and asylum system to present their work at this year’s festival in June. The initiative is…

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Festival information sessions

Find out how to get involved! We are organising a number of information sessions at the beginning of February for anyone who wants to find out more about how to get involved in this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. Hosted by the festival team in collaboration with community partners, the sessions…

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Be part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2024

Want to be part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2024?   This year, the festival runs from 14 to 23 June and we’d love you to join the fun. There are loads of ways to get involved. Read on to find out more.     Hold a festival event  Anyone can apply to…

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Join our team!

We are pleased to be recruiting for two new roles to join the Refugee Festival Scotland team and work in the programming and delivery of the festival.  Roles  Click on the links below for more information and application details.   Engagement Officer     1-year fixed term, with continuation subject to…

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Refugee Festival Scotland 2024: RISE

Refugee Festival Scotland 2024 will run from 14th-23rd June!  Our theme for this new festival edition is RISE.   Thousands of people arrive in Scotland every year after being forced to abandon their homes and flee to safety. We see individuals rise every day to build new lives and pursue new…

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A reflection on my time as Refugee Festival Scotland Assistant

I recently took on another role at Scottish Refugee Council; I will be moving to our services department as a case manager, supporting recently arrived families in Glasgow. As it is my last day in post, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my time as Refugee Festival…

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Organising Your First Event

Have you started thinking about your first Refugee Festival Scotland event? Whether you have been a part of the festival for many years or this is your first time putting on an event for any festival, we have put together a collection of questions for you to consider as you…

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Calling All Artists and Designers for Refugee Festival Scotland 2024!

Artists and graphic designers with lived experience of migration and displacement are invited to express an interest in creating the visual identity and graphic design elements for Refugee Festival Scotland 2024. We would like to commission an artist from any art field to design a poster that will form the…

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