10 Artist Opportunities To Look Out For This Month | May 2021

With art galleries and facilities starting to open back up again and artists struggling to sustain themselves even worse than before the pandemic, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite artist opportunities…

1. programme coordinator job for Studio pavilion

House for an Art Lover is looking for an Arts Programme Coordinator – 0.5 pro-rated @ c£22,000 for a one-year fixed-term contract, ideally appointed by June/July to enable the opening of the reinstatement of the fuller programme for art classes; to support the implementation of the Studio Pavillion programme including Gi 2021 in June, and to manage and respond flexibly to the external environment throughout 2021 and into 2022.

Deadline: Sunday 16 May, 5pm

2. project manager job at deveron projects

Deveron Projects is seeking a dedicated Project Manager to join the team.

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with a demonstrated background in arts management to become a central member of the Deveron Projects team, with a role that covers all aspects of supporting the programming and the running of the organisation.

The post holder manages all aspects of Deveron Projects from day to day book-keeping and running the office to grant reporting and looking after the artists and their needs. They work closely with the Director, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation’s residencies and projects and advancing the organisation as an internationally renowned arts programme.

Deadline: Sunday 16 May, 11pm

3. The Northwood project development grant by robert gordon university & university of the highlands & islands

The Northword project is calling for creatives to develop new products or works inspired by the heritage of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

The project has collected a bank of stories that celebrate the history, archaeology, traditions, folklore, landscape and environment of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

They now invite creative practitioners based in the Highlands and Islands to apply for one of eight £1700 grants to develop a prototype product or work with one of these stories at its heart. The possibilities are wide-ranging and potential products include textiles, ceramics, crafts, jewellery, art, music, film, photography, dance and theatre. Contributions in English, Gaelic or Scots are all welcome.

Both the stories and the resulting products will then be promoted on a bespoke Northword website and app to an international market. The project is part-funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme of the European Union.

Deadline: Wednesday 19 May, 5pm

4. Community Meal Chef and Coordinator Job at Whale Arts agency

Grow, Cook, Eat, Repeat is for local residents of all-ages in Wester Hailes. It combines three interconnected strands of Whale Arts Agency’s existing work – their community garden, community meal and volunteering – into one cohesive programme which will put a 3-year structure in place to enable local residents to take the lead in developing their skills through volunteering in the garden, at the meal or other areas across the organisation. It will put local people at the centre of decision-making and follow their lead on how best to address food insecurity and improve the mental health and wellbeing of the community.

The Community Meal Chef and Coordinator will continue to cook a delicious plant-based meal for 50-70 local people in the Wester Hailes community served at 1pm-2pm every Friday at WHALE Arts centre.

They are responsible for coordinating local community meal volunteers, cooking and serving the weekly meal and working closely with the community garden team to ensure that garden produce is transformed into healthy, delicious meals.

Deadline: Wednesday 20 May, 12pm

5. Glasgow Connected Arts Network’s Create Grant Scheme

The Create Grant scheme is part of Glasgow CAN’s new Glasgow Creates programme. Glasgow Creates is a Participatory Arts programme that aims to reach every corner of the city through cultural workshops, events and community-led opportunities.

Glasgow CAN is now accepting proposals from members based across all areas of Glasgow to support Participatory Arts projects happening between July 2021 and February 2022. This year the Create Grant scheme will support a minimum of eight Participatory Arts projects led by existing members. Members can apply for grants of between £1000 to £2500 each (the total budget for this year is £20,000).

Deadline: Friday 21 May, 5pm

6. independent facilitator job for gamis working group

Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios SCIO was set up to develop dedicated screening facilities, workspaces and professional/educational development for artists working in moving image and other time-based practices. GAMIS are inviting a group of participants to collaborate with them on a research project they are developing in response to initial proposals for the redevelopment of Govanhill Picture House.

GAMIS are seeking to engage an Independent Facilitator to oversee a monthly series of online discussions July 2021 – January 2022. During this period the facilitator will collaborate with the GAMIS Co-ordinators and support the Working Group to delve into our organisation’s structure and governance going forward. In particular, GAMIS are keen to support a frank and open dialogue around:

  • Institutional critique
  • Provision for artists’ moving image in Glasgow / Scotland / the UK
  • Access and inclusion
  • Gentrification

Deadline: Monday 24 May

7. Issue 4 Call for Submissions: Paid Opportunity for pot luck zine

Pot Luck is an independent magazine all about cooking, eating and sharing food and they’re looking for contributions for their fourth issue on the theme of FEAST.

Pot Luck are looking for writing (all kinds but in particular personal), illustrations, recipes, photography, poetry and comics that fit the theme of FEAST.

Deadline: Friday 28 May, 11.55pm

8. Five Artists opportunity for Govanhill Baths Culture Collective

Govanhill Baths is a grassroots, activist-based, organisation in the heart of Glasgow’s Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects. They are employing five artists or creative practitioners to join them in that delivery, as part of the national Culture Collective project of Creative Scotland. The successful candidates will have at least five years experience and a proven record of committed socially-engaged practice.

In response to the ravaging effect that COVID-19 has had on the creative sector, Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) will provide stable PAYE employment to five artists for 12 months to embed them within the Govanhill community. Each of the artists will be paired with a community group, to co-design and co-create an artistic programme of work over the course of a year, as part of GBCT’s Occupy, Create, Resist! Programme.

Deadline: Monday 7 June, 9am

9. Sales and Relationship Manager Job at sculpture placement group

Sculpture Placement Group (SPG) is recruiting for a Sales and Relationship Manager to join our team to help promote and sell our Sculpture Adoption Scheme and other services to corporate clients.

The role is to find corporate customers for our Sculpture Adoption Scheme Service and to market and sell our other art commissioning and consultancy services to businesses and public sector organisations.

Deadline: Friday 11 June, 11.55pm

10. spot design market call for applications for winter edit

SPOT offers a curated platform to promote designer/makers primarily in Scotland. SPOT creates markets and events to give designer/makers the best opportunity to make money through unique shopping experiences.

Over the last year there has been many a lost opportunity for designer/makers due to the pandemic, through losing out on the opportunity to exhibit at physical events and markets.

SPOT is returning with the biggest celebration of design that they know how. An opportunity for 30 top offline Scotland based designer/makers and 20+ online UK designer/makers to make sales at a well publicised, designed and curated event with, workshops, music and Scottish food and drink.

SPOT are looking for excellent photography, an established following and environmentally considered work. Dates in December tbc.

Deadline: Tues 31 Aug, 5pm

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