David Dale Gallery board of Trustees

Closing date 11 March 2024

David Dale Gallery and Studios are seeking new Trustees to shape and guide the organisation’s future direction. We are looking for people who are committed to using their expertise and professional networks in support of our charitable objectives and goals.

Board Members (who are Trustees of the non-profit limited company and charity) oversee the organisation’s finances, risk, policy, and strategy. They attend quarterly board meetings and contribute to specific areas of work supporting the Programme Director on a voluntary basis. As a Board Member, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding the future sustainability of our organisation, fostering artistic excellence, and contributing to the support of our artist-led community.

This year, the Board of David Dale Gallery & Studios is particularly looking for individuals with experience in Finance (comprehensive understanding of financial and management accounts) and Fundraising (understanding and knowledge of charity fundraising, and particularly someone with experience of Creative Scotland as a primary funder). We also hope to gain some Board representation of our key audience demographic of emerging artists living and working in Scotland.

We are also keen to diversify our Board. If you’re interested in a Board position but don’t currently have Board experience, we are happy to talk to you. Board training will be provided.

David Dale Gallery & Studios wants to connect with and learn from other perspectives and networks, especially those currently under-represented within cultural organisations: Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and/or a Person of Colour, refugee, d/Deaf, LGBTQIA+, or living with a disability. You wouldn’t be expected to represent specific groups, but to bring your personal experience and individual perspective.

To apply, please send us the following:

  • Your contact details (name, address, email address and phone number)
  • A copy of your CV
  • A letter of up to 500 words (one page) outlining your knowledge, experience, and attributes, details of any experience in a similar role, and your reasons for wishing to become a Board Member.

If, rather than writing, you would like to submit a video or voice recording, we would be happy to accept this.

Deadline for application: Monday 11 March 2024, 6pm

Please send your application to Max Slaven([email protected]) with ‘Board Recruitment’ in the subject line.

We will review all applications and arrange informal online interviews with shortlisted candidates from Monday 25th March. We intend to complete the selection process and appoint new members by mid-April 2024 with a start date of 1st May 2024.

About Us

 David Dale Gallery and Studios is a non-profit contemporary art space based in the east end of Glasgow. Established in 2009, David Dale Gallery and Studios promotes pioneering contemporary visual art through the commissioning and year-round programming of new work and projects by early career international and UK based artists. The organisation operates an affordable artist studios facility, for the production and development of new work by emerging artists.

While international in focus, our organisation is concentrated on fairness and equitable conditions for our local community of artists and creatives. To deliver that we operate as a charity with a small team, which is supported by our board of trustees. The organisation is centred on the promotion of pioneering contemporary art through the commissioning, programming and support of new work by early career international and Scotland-based artists. Additionally, the organisation supports artists and engages audiences through workshops, performance events, screenings, residencies, publications and our other core role of providing affordable artist studios to early career Glasgow-based artists.

David Dale Gallery’s vision is to support and develop the lives and professional practices of artists within an open, equitable and fair environment, and to connect the artists and people of Glasgow with international contemporary art.

David Dale Gallery also run Glasgow Art Map, an online and printed map and journal of contemporary art exhibitions happening in Glasgow. Follow us on Instagram.

David Dale Gallery and Studios is a non-profit limited company registered in Scotland, Company Number: 358737, and a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number: SC042289. David Dale Gallery is supported by Creative Scotland.

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