What is ELAF?
I’m James Craig Page an artist based in the small town of Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland near Edinburgh. Over the years my artistic practice led me to stone stacking. This is a meditative artistic skill which can be practiced anywhere. With a rapidly growing following in many countries, stone stacking utilises materials found in nature, creating balances using nothing more than the natural magnetic pull of the Earth. In these rather uncertain times more and more people are coming to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of it.
What will the event include?
With your support, this years 2022 festival aims to be bigger and better than ever with many additional events that are incorporated into our rebranded European Land Art Festival (ELAF). The event this summer runs from July 4th - 10th and includes the following;
- Giant Sand drawings on Belhaven beach by renowned artists
- Woodland sculpture workshop lead by acclaimed artist James Brunt
- Stone stacking competitions (including children’s & family events)
- Online Land Art competitions
- Land art artistic challenge competition
- Mosaic workshops
- High Street Art Exhibition
- Music events and a Bar
What will the money raised be spent on?
Clearly all of this involves a great deal of organisation and expense. Each year has been a real challenge to fund, often relying on generous anonymous donations to be able to go ahead. So we’re looking for as much support as possible.
Creative Scotland Crowdmatch
Our project is part of the Creative Scotland Crowdmatch - we are 1 of 20 shortlisted creative projects in Scotland - that have the opportunity to win a share of £80,000 in match funding, up to £10,000 per project.
If we manage to reach our financial goal (which we must!) those funds will be matched by Creative Scotland which would make a huge difference to us. So please watch our film and consider helping to make our event be as ambitious and joyful as we know it can be.