Five Artists for Culture Collective, Govanhill Baths

Closing date 7 June 2021

Govanhill Baths is a grassroots, activist-based, organisation in the heart of Glasgow’s Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects. We are employing five artists or creative practitioners to join us in that delivery, as part of the national Culture Collective project of Creative Scotland. The successful candidates will have at least five years experience and a proven record of committed socially-engaged practice.

In response to the ravaging effect that COVID-19 has had on the creative sector, Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) will provide stable PAYE employment to five artists for 12 months to embed them within the Govanhill community. Each of the artists will be paired with a community group, to co-design and co-create an artistic programme of work over the course of a year, as part of GBCT’s Occupy, Create, Resist! Programme.

Govanhill Baths has a unique history of working collectively to inspire social change, with art and creativity at the heart of our approach. These new roles come at an exciting time for Govanhill Baths. 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the community occupation of the Govanhill Baths building, the longest occupation of a public building in British history and what led to the creation of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

The re-opening of the Govanhill Baths building as a community-led Wellbeing Centre is due to take place in Summer 2022 following major capital redevelopment. Creativity and art play a key role in the vision for the Centre.


Applicants are required to send a covering letter attached to email, of no more than 1 side of A4 using Arial 12 point, referring to the job description and outlining their relevant experience and information as to why they believe they are the right person for the post. PDF format preferred and please include your name in the file name.

Alternatively, applicants can send a link to a maximum 3 minute video that outlines the above information.

Applicants must specify which role they are seeking.

We will only accept one application per person.

CVs can also be sent but are not compulsory.

Anything else included with the application will not be considered.

All applicants should include internet links for up to three examples of previous work. If it is impossible for you to submit work examples online please email us at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 07 June 2021

Only email applications will be accepted. Please email [email protected] and include ‘Artist Application’ plus the role being applied for in the subject bar.

Key Dates

Deadline for application: 9:00am, 07 June 2021
Stage 1 Interviews: 15, 16 or 17 June 2021
Stage 2 Interviews: Dates to be confirmed
Start Date: 12 July 2021

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