Volunteer Opportunities

As the New Year approaches, Project Ability would like to offer visual artists in Glasgow new opportunities for volunteering across our creative programmes, starting in January 2015.

We are welcoming applications from both graduate and undergraduate artists, with experience in ceramics or printmaking to support our ‘Aspire’ participants in the making of their artwork. The Aspire programme is for adults with learning disabilities. Volunteers should be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week, each week, for 8 weeks.  Workshops take place from 10 – 12 and 1 – 3, Monday to Friday.

We would also like to recruit a further six artists for our ‘Create’ Saturday workshop programme.  With two opportunities from 10 am to 12:30pm to volunteer with our youngest artists aged 5 – 12 years and two opportunities from 1pm to 4pm to support young people aged 12 - 21 years.  We also have a further two opportunities to volunteer with Art Matters; a group for 21 – 28 year old artists, from 4pm – 6pm.

These volunteer positions will run from Saturday 31st January until Saturday 28th March, with the possibility of an extension of a further block of workshops.
Volunteering with Project Ability will challenge you.  It can open up your practice and introduce you to new ways of making art, we hope you will be energised and inspired by your experience with us. 

ReSearch

After the successful launch of ‘ReSearch’ in January 2014 and a year full of successful partnerships, we are now inviting practicing artists to take part in our ReSearch project.  This exciting opportunity will give you a unique chance to be involved with our artists and develop your own arts practice. 
ReSearch provides space where people with disabilities and mental health conditions and contemporary visual artists have the opportunity to work together to develop skills, learn about and from each other’s life experiences and challenge attitudes and understanding of the arts sector. Collaborations to date have been hugely successful with final works being exhibited in our ReSearch public exhibition space.

We are looking for artists who would like to take part in this project and are inviting ideas of how you would use your time, or what you would gain by exploring this collaborative approach to an arts practice. 

All of the above opportunities are based at our workshops on the 3rd floor of Trongate 103. 
If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities or in taking part in ReSearch, please complete our application form and return it to Tracy Gorman at volunteers@project-ability.co.uk.  Artists with an interest in taking part in ReSearch should submit their thoughts and ideas to the same email address. 
Closing date for all applications/ReSearch proposals is Friday 9th January 2015.  
If you have any queries regarding any of these opportunities, please feel free to contact our Volunteers Co-ordinator, Tracy Gorman on the above email address.

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