Board Member at The Common Guild

Closing date 18 March 2022

The Common Guild is currently looking to appoint a new board member to help support the organisation and our on-going development. Our board members are vital supporters of and advocates for The Common Guild, helping create possibilities across all of our work.

There is no need to have previous experience of being a trustee, or an employee of an arts organisation. We hope to appoint someone who is enthusiastic about contemporary art, with any of the following skills and experience:

• expertise in equalities, diversity and inclusion, including anti-racist practice, accessibility and tackling low income as a barrier to access

• awareness of best practice in contemporary art production, including knowledge of organisations and networks • interest in arts and / or cultural policy

• digital development • fund-raising

The board meets four times per year and comprises 8 members in total. Participation is unpaid but any expenses incurred (including, for example, child-care or travel) are fully covered.

If you would like to get involved, please advise of your interest by sending a short statement outlining relevant experience, knowledge and suitability, in an email with the subject heading ‘BOARD’ to: [email protected]

You can also use this address to ask for more information, or call 0141 428 3022.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 18th March.

About The Common Guild 

The Common Guild is a visual arts organisation based in Glasgow, with a varied public programme of exhibitions, projects and events that take place in different locations. We are committed to presenting artists’ work in interesting and engaging ways and aim to create world-class contemporary art experiences and discussions. Our programme has included the commissioning of major projects in a range of sites and locations, from Phil Collins’ ‘Tomorrow Is Always Too Long’, presented as an outdoor event in Queen’s Park in 2014, to Janice Kerbel’s ‘SINK’, a synchronised swimming routine, in the Western Baths Club in 2018, among others. Between 2008 and 2018 our exhibitions programme at 21 Woodlands Terrace included solo shows by some of the leading artists of our time. Publications connected with some of these exhibitions are available from our online shop. Free-to-download Commentaries on exhibitions and projects are available from the website. We aim to recommence an exhibition programme in fully accessible premises in the future. Meanwhile, our programme remains focussed on the production of projects and events, most recently ‘Iconoclasm’ with Sam Durant (public sites across Glasgow May – July 2022), the online audio project ‘In the open’ and Sharon Hayes ‘Ricerche’ (9th October – 7th November 2022).

The Common Guild is a charity registered in Scotland (SCO21428) and receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland. The company is a Living Wage accredited employer and a member of the Green Arts Initiative.

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