GET INVOLVED

PROGRAMMING, TRADERS, OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAMMING

We collaborate with individuals and organisations working in a wide range of sectors including the arts, the third sector, sports and leisure, heritage, environment, community development and catering. We are always keen to hear from groups and organisations with proposals to be part of the festival, particularly those based in the canal ward and north Glasgow. Whilst we are happy to take open proposals for our artistic programme in the areas of theatre, music, installation and dance, we usually work with artists and companies on a invitation basis. We commission original work for the festival and programme existing works, usually involving some participatory element, and although we have one outdoor stage we often work with artists making site-specific work. We are currently closed for programming proposals for 2019 but open to approaches for the 2020 festival.

 

Applications to trade at the 2019 festival are now CLOSED. Please check back in April 2020 for next year's festival.

FOOD VENDORS

 
 

stallholders

Applications to trade at the 2019 festival are now CLOSED. Please check back in April 2020 for next year's festival.

 

jobs & volunteering

WE ARE RECRUITING NOW! See details of roles below

Front of House Stewards (x7) - Deadline 5pm Monday 8th July

Our front of house roles are the public face of Glasgow Canal Festival, offering help and information to festivalgoers and supporting the delivery of the event. You will be required on the day itself and for a one-hour training session in the week leading up to the event. These are paid freelance roles and application is by CV and short covering letter. For more details on the role and how to apply please download a job spec here. We are particularly keen to hear from residents of Possilpark, Hamiltonhill, Maryhill, North Woodside and Cowcaddens although all are welcome to apply.

Evaluator (x1) - Deadline 5pm Monday 8th July

We want to connect with our audiences to find out what's worked and what they'd like to see more of at future festivals. If you have experience in public-facing roles and are confident in speaking with the general public, this may be the role for you. You will be required on the festival day itself and for a half-day planning session in the week leading up to the event. This is a paid freelance roles and application is by CV and short covering letter. For more details on the role and how to apply please download a job spec hereWe are particularly keen to hear from residents of Possilpark, Hamiltonhill, Maryhill, North Woodside and Cowcaddens although all are welcome to apply.

Volunteers

We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in volunteering at the Glasgow Canal Festival, and we have opportunities to get involved both in advance and on the day, with travel expenses paid and lunch provided. Please use the contact form to get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.

STEERING GROUP

 

All planning for the Glasgow Canal Festival is run with the help of a steering group who meet monthly in the run-up to the festival. The group is made up of local organisations, residents and interested parties who want to get more involved and have a say in how the festival is run. Anyone interested is welcome. If you'd like to be involved, please email Festival Director Dawn on festival@glasgowcanalproject.com.