STEP Proudly Announces Partnership with Stirling Photography Festival as They Unveil Their 2024 Theme: ‘Roots & Rituals’ 

STEP is delighted to announce its partnership with Stirling Photography Festival as the festival unveils its theme for 2024: ‘Roots & Rituals.’ This collaboration signifies STEP’s commitment to supporting the arts and cultural sector within the Stirling community, enriching the festival experience for all attendees.

Jenn McArthur, Business Development and Marketing Director at STEP, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to join forces with Stirling Photography Festival in celebrating the rich heritage of Stirling through the lens of photography. This partnership exemplifies STEP’s dedication to fostering creativity and community engagement. The arts and culture sector is one we support on a regular basis, recognising the importance of nurturing talent and supporting artists to make a sustainable business out of their art. This collaboration not only strengthens our commitment to the local creative community but also reflects our own unique roots firmly embedded in Stirling’s history.”

Janie Meikle Bland, Founder of Stirling Photography Festival, shared her excitement for the upcoming collaboration, saying, “We are honoured to have STEP on board as a sponsor for the 2024 edition of Stirling Photography Festival. Their support will enable us to deliver an exceptional programme of events and exhibitions, showcasing the talent and creativity within our community. As we commemorate Stirling’s 900th year as a Royal Burgh, this partnership with STEP adds another layer of significance to our theme of ‘Roots & Rituals.’ Together, we will not only celebrate the art of photography but also weave a narrative that resonates with our audience, contributing to the rich cultural fabric of our city.”

A Celebration of ‘Roots & Rituals’ with STEP

Aligned with the festival’s theme for 2024, ‘Roots & Rituals,’ the partnership with STEP adds a new dimension to the celebration of Stirling’s heritage. As Stirling commemorates its 900th year as a Royal Burgh, STEP’s involvement aims to engage businesses and raise awareness, enhancing the festival experience and enabling the delivery of an exceptional programme of events and exhibitions.

Empowering Creativity through Collaboration

This collaboration between the Stirling Photography Festival and STEP exemplifies the power of partnership in fostering creativity and cultural enrichment. By joining forces, both organisations are dedicated to providing opportunities for artists and photographers to showcase their talent and engage with audiences on a meaningful level.

Join Us in Celebrating Stirling’s Cultural Tapestry

As we embark on this exciting journey together, we invite you to be part of the vibrant tapestry of Stirling’s cultural landscape.

About Stirling Photography Festival

Stirling Photography Festival is dedicated to building an inclusive community through photography, creating opportunities to learn and providing a platform for artists to showcase their work. Since its inception in 2018, they have collaborated with all of Stirling’s cultural venues and national organisations such as Stills of Edinburgh and Street Level Photoworks of Glasgow. The festival has grown into a highlight of Scotland’s cultural calendar, attracting both local talent and internationally renowned photographers.

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