The theme of this year’s festival is “Making Art, Making Home”.
We anticipate a festival full of fun, music, dance, vibrancy, love and hope. But there is another side to the refugee story which cannot be forgotten, and we also welcome submissions to this year’s festival which deal with the cruel reality of the situations people are living in around the world, on our doorstep in Calais, and right here in Scotland.
Just 19 days to go until submissions close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019! This year’s theme is “Making Art, Making Home”.
Today, we’re looking back to 2011, to the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, to the year before the Olympics, to a time which has been drenched in nostalgia as a period of harmony and inclusivity. But the problems facing asylum seeking communities today were just as prevalent in 2011 – as Robert Ormerod captured in his exhibition on the Red Road flats.
In just 26 days, submissions will close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!
The theme of this year’s festival is “Making Art, Making Home” – but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to think of something artistic to get involved. A few years ago, we caught up with players at Glasgow Afghan United – who displayed the power of football in bringing people together and “making home”. They do call it “the beautiful game” after all…and that nickname alone has inspired films, musicals and songs about the joy and camaraderie it generates.
Perhaps your team wants to hold an event for Refugee Festival Scotland? Be it a game, an exhibition, a celebration, a screening of a film about the power of sport in bringing communities together…whatever you come up with, find out more about how to apply for our Open Programme and Small Grants Scheme here, and apply by March 17th!
We can’t wait to hear your ideas!