Area: Glasgow
Deadline: 13 July 2018

Project Ability's studios offer a vibrant and colourful working environment for artists, tutors and volunteers alike.

Volunteering with Project Ability will challenge you, no matter what stage you are at in your career, introducing you to new ways of making art and give you a unique opportunity to meet all of the artists who use the studio.

For more insight into former volunteer’s experiences, look at the ‘Meet the Volunteer’ feature on the Project Ability website.

They are currently welcoming applications to support their autumn programme and are looking for visual artists at any stage of their career or training. They would also especially like to invite artists with a knowledge of ceramics or print-making, to apply to support their ‘Aspire’ participants for adults with learning disabilities, in the making of their artwork.

Volunteers should be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week, each week, for 8 weeks. Workshops take place from 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10 – 3pm on Friday.

In addition they would also like to recruit artists for their ‘Create’ Saturday young people’s workshop programme, with opportunities from 10 am to 12.30pm to volunteer with their youngest artists aged 5 – 12 years and from 1pm to 4pm to support young people aged 12 - 21 years.

They also have further opportunities to volunteer with Art Matters, a designated studio time for young adults 21 – 28 years, from 4pm6pm. Successful applicants should, as much as possible, be able to commit to 8 Saturday sessions, with further opportunity to extend their experience possible. 

Finally, they have further opportunity to volunteer within their ReConnect programme, which supports artists with lived experience of mental ill health. ReConnect supports artists to develop their individual art practices in a supported studio environment. They would like to recruit visual artists who enjoy engaging with others and talking about art, who would like to support and contribute to their open studio. Opportunities are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10am1pm.

For more information, visit www.project-ability.co.uk/blog/volunteering-opportunities