• 16mm film workshop with Katie Schwab, 2-3 September.
  • 16mm film workshop with Katie Schwab, 2-3 September.
  • 16mm film workshop with Katie Schwab, 2-3 September. Image: Sylvie Colchester
  • 16mm film workshop with Katie Schwab, 2-3 September. Image: Aidan Kennedy

CAMPLE LINE is an arts organisation based in south west Scotland, established in late 2016. We are constituted through OSCR as a single-tier SCIO, and we have a board of eight Trustees. We are rurally based and situated about 15 miles north of Dumfries.

We are committed to building an international arts programme in our area of Dumfriesshire that takes an independent and distinctive approach in presenting thought-provoking contemporary arts of international scope for residents of the region and visitors from further afield.

Our stated mission is to:

Further the general public’s access to and enjoyment of arts and culture that is both of local resonance and international in its scope;

Engage audiences with material that explores the spectrum of human experiences, and inspires reflection on where we live and how we live;

Inspire and enable audiences to engage with people, ideas, images and objects from across the world;

Be an effective partner with educational, community and cultural organisations, and a trusted contributor to our local communities and economies;

Contribute to the cultural offer of the Nithsdale Area and to Dumfries & Galloway region, and to high quality programming in Scotland.

As articulated in our Three-Year Plan, our strategic aims 2017-2019 are to work in pursuit of our charitable purposes and in so doing to:

Establish CAMPLE LINE as a distinctive and independent presence within the Nithsdale area;

Deliver a programme that is wide-ranging, ambitious and thought-provoking, and both internationally informed and locally relevant and meaningful;

Build an audience that is drawn from local communities and from further afield, and specifically to establish a young audience through dedicated programming;

Establish the operational capacity of the organisation and a sustainable financial plan to support it;

Establish good governance and an organisational culture at CAMPLE LINE that supports ambitious and independent thinking;

Connect with existing arts provision in the region and establish relationships with local community councils, education partners, local estates and organisations, and public bodies.