Falkirk & District

Arts and Civic Council

Promoting the Arts and

Civic Amenity in Falkirk

About us

 

FDACC advocates the arts and civic amenity to Falkirk Council & Falkirk Community Trust, supports member organisations in their projects and is a forum for mutual help and advice.

History

 

In the summer of 1950 a group of people with an interest in the arts met in premises in Falkirk High Street. The subject of the discussion was how to promote The Arts in Falkirk. This meeting led to the formation of Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council. The first chairman was Councillor James Middlemass.

 

For over fifty years FDACC has continued to support, promote and campaign for the Arts and an enhanced civic amenity for the Falkirk District. Although two local government boundary changes have taken place in the fifty years the fundamental principles remain constant.

 

 

Aims and Objectives

 

  • To encourage and stimulate interest in the promotion, understanding, performance and appreciation of the arts in the community
  • To consult with local and national organisations devoted to the arts
  • To act as a co-ordinating body for member organisations
  • To provide a means of communication and liaison between organisations, individuals and local authority
  • To be sensitive to needs of the community and organise events to service the need
  • To encourage and advocate awareness of civic amenity

 

 

Membership

 

Membership of FDACC is open to groups which are engaged in activities which add to the artistic life of Falkirk or whose aims and activities encourage an awareness in civic amenity.

 

Groups seeking membership should contact the Secretary and enclose a copy of a constitution or a statement of the aims and objectives and a list of office bearers.

 

There is an annual registration fee which is at present £30.

 

 

Meetings

 

The General Council meets monthly from September to June on a Friday evening in the Council Chambers of Falkirk Council. All member organisations are entitled to send a representative to these meetings.

 

In addition there are Executive Committee meetings. The Executive Committee and Office bearers are elected at the Annual General Meeting in June.

 

 

The Office Bearers for 2016/17:

 

Chairperson - Bill McDonald

 

Vice-Chair - Amanda-Louise Clark

 

Secretary - Jamie O' Rourke

 

 

Annual initiatives

 

 

Falkirk Tryst Festival in collaboration with Falkirk Council / Falkirk Community Trust in May

 

Annual award to Falkirk Personality of the Year

Annual award to Young Falkirk Personality of the Year Award

 

Submit suggestions to Falkirk Council for the Sports and Arts Awards (annually)

Submit suggestions to Falkirk Council for the Civic Award (annually)

 

What current members say

about being members of FDACC

 

"Being a part of the arts and civic council opens up a lot of doors to connect with other groups in the area"

Project Theatre

 

 

"It is very useful to share events and opportunities with a wide network of like minded people"

Wee Tree Youth Theatre

 

 

How to join FDACC

 

Membership of FDACC is open to groups which are engaged in activities which add to the artistic life of Falkirk or whose aims and activities encourage an awareness in civic amenity.

 

Groups seeking membership should contact the Secretary and enclose a copy of a constitution or a statement of the aims and objectives and a list of office bearers.

 

There is an annual registration fee which is at present £30.

 

To apply to join you can email us here

 

or call the FDACC Secretary Jamie O'Rourke on 07954173842 / 01324 870419

 

Join FDACC

33 Sealock Court

Grangemouth

FK3 0HQ

 

info@fdacc.org.uk

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FDACC is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)

Number SC002879

© 2017 Falkirk & District

Arts and Civic Council

 

FDACC gratefully acknowledges the support and partnership of: