Cupar’s arts festival line-up revealed

One of Cupar Art Festival's guest artists, Anthony Schrag, scales the walls of Watts.  Photo: James Doran
One of Cupar Art Festival's guest artists, Anthony Schrag, scales the walls of Watts. Photo: James Doran

The Cupar Arts Festival 2013 programme has been launched.

Now in its fourth year, the biannual festival features artworks and related events at locations around the town over 12 days in October.

The programme is developed from a national call for project submissions from which the best are selected, along with invited guest artists of international standing.

Gayle Nelson, festival director, said: “This year we are delighted to welcome guest artists Anthony Schrag and Pernille Spence, along with over 40 artists from all over Scotland and as far afield as Italy and Japan.

“We are very fortunate to be in receipt of Creative Scotland funding towards the cost of presenting many of our artists’ projects for 2013, and we continue to receive funding from the Strategic Events Fife programme.

“We also receive invaluable support from a number of local funds and sponsors, and are very grateful for assistance from Fife Council and Cupar’s business community as we develop the festival programme.”

The festival offers a wide variety of projects, ranging from temporary artworks sited at indoor and outdoor locations, to interactive events and performances, all based around this year’s theme of ‘fate’.

Many of the projects respond directly to the town’s rich heritage and historic sites and buildings.

Music comes from Found, Withered Hand, Kid Canaveral and more. Tickets for headline concerts can be purchased online now.

The programme will also include workshops, talks and family events, some of which will be added to the online programme in the coming month. Programme guidebooks will be available from August 1.