In the summer of 1950 a group of people with an interest in the arts met in premises in Falkirk High Street. The subject of the discussion was how to promote The Arts in Falkirk. This meeting led to the formation of Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council. The first chairman was Councillor James Middlemass.
For over fifty years the organisation has continued to support, promote and campaign for the Arts and an enhanced civic amenity for the Falkirk District. Although two local government boundary changes have taken place in the fifty years the fundamental principles remain constant.
From 2020, the organisation's known as name changed from Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council (FDACC) to Falkirk Arts Network. Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council (SCIO) remains our legal name.
Aims and Objectives
Membership is open to organisations and individuals engaged in activities which add to the artistic life of Falkirk or whose aims and activities encourage an awareness in civic amenity.
The General Council meets monthly from September to June. All members are encouraged to send representatives to these meetings.
In addition there are Board of Trustees meetings. The Trustees and Office bearers are elected at the Annual General Meeting in June.