We advocate for the arts in Falkirk, connect and support member organisations and act as a forum for mutual help and advice.
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 the organisation 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.
From 2020, the organisation's known as name changed from Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council (FDACC) to Falkirk Arts Network. Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council (SCIO) remains our legal name.
Aims and Objectives
Membership is open to organisations and individuals 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.
The General Council meets monthly from September to June on a Friday evening in the Council Chambers of Falkirk Council. All members 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 2019/20:
Chairperson - Bill McDonald
Vice-Chair - John Paterson
Secretary - Jamie O' Rourke
Treasurer - Bryan Smail (Falkirk Council)
Initiatives and Activities
What members say about being a part of our network
"Being a part of the network opens up a lot of doors to connect with other groups in the area."
"It is very useful to share events and opportunities with a wide network of like minded people"
How to join
Membership is open to organisations and individuals who are engaged in activities which add to the artistic life of Falkirk or whose aims and activities encourage an awareness in civic amenity.
Those seeking membership should contact the Secretary and enclose a copy of a constitution or a statement of aims and objectives / description of work and a list of office bearers / directors / staff.
There is an annual registration fee which is at present £35 for Organisations and £20 for Individuals/Independant Members.
To apply to join you can email us here
or call the Secretary Jamie O'Rourke on 07954173842