Plea for artists to register

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ARTISTS and organisations who can work in an educational setting are being urged to contact the arts development team of Scottish Borders Council (SBC) which is updating its directory in this field.

The online directory, called Bridge Builders, is a reference tool mainly for teachers but will be of use to anyone who is looking to develop partnerships with artists and cultural providers who can provide learning opportunities.

The directory can be accessed online at

Community and youth groups will also find the directory a valuable resource if, for example, they are looking for a musician, storyteller, textile artist, puppet maker or film maker.

Susanne Batchelor, SBC’s cultural co-ordinator, explained: “We launched the directory in January and now have over 100 artists and cultural providers featured.”

For further information and forms contact Susanne Batchelor at the cultural co-ordinator team ( or Mary Morrison, creative arts business network manager (, or call Mary on 01450 360689.

Anyone interested can download Bridge Builder submission forms from the same website.