Communities at the heart of Celebrating Fife 2010

Archived news: published on Monday 15 Feb 2010 by Fife Council

Creating a wattle sheep at Snowdrop Festival.

Creating a wattle sheep at Snowdrop Festival.

Fife Council is dedicating 2010 as a celebration of Fife’s culture and wants your event or project to be part of it. There has been a huge response from people wishing to organise special events ranging from baton twirling to bike racing, but there is still plenty of room to celebrate much more.
The key themes for this special year are:

  • Theatre;
  • Dance and the Visual Arts;
  • Music and Literature;
  • Heritage and Identity;
  • Natural and Built Environment;
  • Sports and Action;
  • Food; and
  • Festivals/Galas & Community Spirit.


You may already hold an event but wish to do something memorable for 2010. Perhaps you have an idea for a new activity which will bring your community together to celebrate what it means to be a Fifer. Alternatively, your idea may be for something that will benefit, celebrate or enhance your local community, making people feel better about themselves and where they live.

Whatever your ideas may be there are three new funds to support you: Community Spirit, Extravagala and Cultural Opportunities For All. Between £100 and £2,500 are available from these funds to help you join the celebrations, and securing that funding couldn’t be easier. Simply complete a Celebrating Fife 2010 ideas form, available online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/2010 or by calling 01592 583 583 or 01592 583 255. 

Councillor Brian Goodall, Chair of Housing and Communities said: “Fife is a place where creativity has always been valued and encouraged, and Celebrating Fife 2010 demonstrates the Council’s commitment to Fife’s cultural ambitions. Community Spirit, Extravagala and Cultural Opportunities For All funds are there to help local people celebrate Fife in their local community. I hope and expect that people will be inspired to carry out new and bigger ideas in all sorts of cultural activities.”

For more information on how your event or great idea can be part of Celebrating Fife 2010, or to learn more about the funding available to you, contact Fife Council’s team of Cultural Co-ordinators who are standing by ready to help with everything from idea generation to securing additional funding to completing your application.

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