New volunteer opportunities

As our current workshops wind down for the summer, Project Ability would like to offer new opportunities for volunteering across our programmes, starting in August 2014.

For the first time since our volunteering programme began, we would like to make these opportunities available for both graduate and undergraduate artists, looking to gain experience within the specialist field of arts and disability. 

We are looking for artists with experience in ceramics or printmaking to support our ‘Aspire’ participants (people with learning disabilities). Volunteers should be able to commit to at least one 2 hour workshop per week for a series of 8 weeks. Workshops take place twice a day Monday to Friday.

We are also looking to recruit six artists for our ‘Create’ Saturday workshop programme (children and young people with disabilities). There are two opportunities from 10 am to 12:30pm to volunteer with our youngest artists aged 5 – 12 years. A further two opportunities from 1pm to 4pm to support young people aged 12 - 21 years and also opportunities to support our 21 – 28 year old artists, in our studio provision, ‘Art Matters’ from 4pm – 6pm. 

These volunteer positions will commence Saturday 23rd August, running for a block of 8 workshops, with the possibility of an extension of a further block of 8 workshops.

‘The ReSearch Room’

At the start of this year we launched an exciting new opportunity for artists to be involved with our organisation. ‘The ReSearch Room’ provides space and support to artists who have an interest in developing their practice through research and delivery in partnership with the artists at Project Ability. The ‘ReSearch’ programme will give artists of all experiences and abilities, the opportunity to work and learn from each other in a series of creative conversations. 

We have had several successful partnerships since our launch in January. We are looking for artists who would like to take part in ‘ReSearch’ to submit their ideas of how they would approach developing a shared practice, working in a reciprocal partnership with an artist with different life experiences to themselves. 

If you have any queries regarding these positions, please feel free to contact Volunteers Co-ordinator, Tracy Gorman. If you are interested in volunteering in one of these roles please complete the application form and return it to Tracy Gorman at
All of these volunteering positions are based at our workshop on the 3rd floor of Trongate 103. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 1st August 2014.

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