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Curator in Residence, Events Programme – 2016

David Dale Gallery

David Dale Gallery & Studios is a non-profit contemporary art space based in the east end of Glasgow.

Established in 2009, David Dale Gallery & 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. Maintaining a commitment to providing opportunities and supporting the development of artists, curators and writers, David Dale Gallery & Studios intend to encourage professional development, education and community participation whilst delivering our core aim of presenting outstanding contemporary visual art. Additionally, the organisation operates an affordable artist studios facility, for the production and development of new work by emerging artists.


David Dale Gallery are seeking a curator-in-residence to deliver a series of events as distinct, though complimentary, to the gallery’s 2016 exhibition programme. Commencing Feburary 2016, and running over a six to ten month period, the curator-in-residence will deliver four events, either in the gallery or offsite, which develop themes explored within the exhibitions programme. Running parallel to the exhibitions programme, the series of events are intended to expand engagement with exhibitions, though do not need to be directly related. There is scope within this opportunity for the successful applicant to develop the events programme to incorporate aspects of their own interests separate to the exhibitions programme. Through this project David Dale Gallery intend to promote ambitious and innovative curatorial practice which will strengthen the organisation’s audience engagement across the city.

The successful applicant will be offered a fixed fee of £1000 to deliver the four events over a six to ten month period. Work space will be made available at the gallery for this position, though it is not necessary that the successful applicant be based within the organisation – however, they will be expected to be able to attend meetings and all events programmed. There is no fixed number of days that the successful applicant will be required to fulfill, though a schedule will be agreed with the programme director. There will be a budget of £300 available for each event.

The first event will be in April 2016 to coincide with Desde el Jardín, Sol Calero’s solo exhibition at the gallery for GI Festival.


To apply for this opportunity please send a cover letter, including a curatorial statement and draft proposal for the first event (max 1000 words), and your CV to info@daviddalegallery.co.uk – Deadline 5th January 2016.