The volunteer-led Stirling Photography Festival has been recognised by the Epic Awards. Aiming to “develop skills, create opportunities and build relationships within its community”, the Stirling Photography Festival provides accessible and inclusive programmes of the highest standard to support artists.
The Epic Awards recognise the “skill, innovation and hard work” of shortlisted volunteer organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland. They also aim to “support those who have already discovered the benefits of taking part”, and “to inspire others to get involved”.
The dedication of the festival’s volunteers towards development and change was identified by the former Operations Director of the Macrobert Arts Centre, Kathryn Welsh, who prompted the festival organisers to apply for the Epic Awards.
Nadia Schneider, a leading volunteer for the Stirling Photography Festival, said that the volunteers are feeling “excited and very grateful” for this opportunity.
“It’s great to see that our efforts are being recognised and it motivates us to keep creating. We have so many hard-working and dedicated volunteers in our team, who give so much and never ask or expect anything in return. It’s great to see these amazing individuals being rewarded.
“Winning would mean the world to our volunteer team, because it would mean that our efforts have been recognised, and our vision and mission have been understood and are trusted to be fulfilled”.
Featured image credit: @StirlingPF