To bring to Dumfries and Galloway a vibrant, creative festival showcasing the region's local talent and enabling communities to participate in new experiences and discover the artistic wealth of South West Scotland.
A vibrant two week programme of creative events in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.
Tickets now available!
Bringing together the cream of Dumfries and Galloway's creatives under one roof.
Are you MaD enough for Scotland's inaugural making and doing creative festival?
During the two week-long festival there will be a series of workshops, talks and interactive demonstrations showcasing the region's best, local, creative talent. You can experience first-hand the depth and breadth of the cultural and artistic wealth of South West Scotland.
Starting from the 12th of November, for two weeks, at the South Machars Community Centre in Whithorn, you can experience many exciting activities from forging metal to willow weaving. You can take part in painting, drawing, creative writing, pottery, woodcrafts, jewellery making and sculpture. There is something for everyone, under one roof.
Browse our programme for a more detailed look at what's on offer.
Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for its rich vein of creativity. It is our intention to bring the practitioners of this region to the remote rural area of Wigtownshire and use the centre as a hub for supporting small and micro businesses in a post Covid environment.
We hope that by bringing a creative festival to Wigtownshire people will have access to a variety of creative crafts and practices. MaDFOC have ensured that all events are accessible with some events free of charge and others with a nominal fee.
It is an established fact, that creativity at this level improves mental well-being and enhances community cohesion.
This project is funded and supported by Creative Scotland.
Thank you to D&G Council Area Committee Discretionary Budget fund for supporting MaDFOC.
South Machars Community Centre
Castlehill, Whithorn, DG8 8PN