Creative Southsiders join Artists in Residence programme

The artists will support the city-wide programme in their own individual wards.
The artists will support the city-wide programme in their own individual wards.

Glasgow City Council has revealed the projects which will make up the first community engagement phase of its Creative Communities: Artists in Residence programme.

The city-wide programme aims to elicit views from local people about how to improve health, wellbeing, confidence and quality of life throughout the city by strengthening local links with arts and culture.

The artists in the Southside are: The Village Storytelling Centre (Newlands/Auldburn); Daniele Sambo & Hannah Brackston (Greater Pollok); Alec Finlay & Henry Bell (Pollokshields) and A Kind of Seeing (Langside).

Each of the projects selected will be awarded a fee of £10,000 to carry out the work in their area, with the remaining budget being used to support delivery of the city-wide programme, the development of support networks, training and resources for the artists and for participants, research and evaluation of the initiative’s impact.

The budget will also be used to cover costs of activities the selected artists and arts organisations undertake, such as provision of materials, venues, and equipment hire.

Councillor David McDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, said: “Our ‘Creative Communities – Artists in Residence’ programme takes arts and culture to a local level, into the heart of our communities where it become a tremendous force for good; improving health, well-being and the general quality of life, boosting the confidence of individuals and communities, raising educational outcomes and breathing new life into some neighbourhood facilities.”