Call for Applications: Artists in Residence - Glasgow Life


Deadline: 5 April 2020 

Are you an arts practitioner who relishes participatory engagement, or delivering artistically with communities in a meaningful way? Perhaps you are an arts organisation that delights in creating high quality work with school-children, participants from a variety of backgrounds or those within our wards that often lack opportunity to participate or engage in the arts.

The call is now open for Glasgow’s Creative Communities – Artists In Residence Programme, Phase 2. Applications are welcomed from emerging or experienced choreographers, creative writers, drama facilitators, film makers, musicians, photographers, sound or visual artists, or any artist or arts organisation that works across multiple art forms. From Gaelic singing to Bhangra, from hip hop to performances in unusual places – or everything in between - we are interested in all of it. We are passionate about equity and strive to engage many communities in Glasgow. We are looking for applications from practitioners who have experience and an interest in working with underserved and/or underrepresented groups and people.

This programme will take place between April and November 2020.

Applications are open to artists or arts organisations based in Scotland. Phase 2 of AIR provides the opportunity to celebrate local communities across the 23 wards whilst building on responses and recommendations from Phase 1 of the programme. There is also the opportunity to explore and recognise major moments for the city.

If you are thinking of submitting an application and would like to discuss it beforehand, please get in touch by emailing

For details and all application information, please download:

The Phase 2 Open Call Information document which will guide you through the application process. 

The Ward Summary Documents
The call out will ask you to identify interest in working in a specific ward(s) and respond to that ward’s project brief. This information can be found in the following documents:
Ward Summary Document (South Glasgow)>
Ward Summary Document (North/West Glasgow)>
Ward Summary Document (North/East Glasgow)> 

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