Southside Fringe Festival
A FORTNIGHT IN MAY
WE ARE EXPANDING OUR FRINGE FAMILY & RECRUITING FOR AN ADVISORY GROUP
Why do we need an Advisory Group
why do we need You?
The board of Southside Fringe CIC feels it’s really important that the creative communities we serve have a voice in how the festival is developed and delivered. Since 2013 we’ve created a performance platform, as a voluntary organisation, delivering over 150 events annually over 16 days in May in the Southside of Glasgow. We incorporated as a CIC in 2018 and have a small board of directors. Over the years we have collaborated with informal advisory groups with volunteers representing the local community councils, schools, venues and the creative industries. This year we’d like to open up this opportunity to the South of Glasgow and we are recruiting for volunteers to input to our programme, our launch and to help us make sure we’re on track structurally. The advisory group is our community arm of the festival, widening our networks and attracting creativity, innovation and diversity to our festival programme. We would also hope to attract individuals with sound business backgrounds who can advise, signpost and support the directors on compliance, legal and financial aspects. This page gives a quick overview, for more information please read over Our Fringe Family Policy & Guidelines
Aims of the Advisory Group 2020-2021
1. Represent creative communities South of the Clyde and create ongoing opportunities to help shape development and delivery of the festival, via consultation, positive engagement and participation.
2. Engage wider communities South of the Clyde and encourage diversity in the curated programme and organisation
3. Attract innovative and fresh creative content to the programme and Southside of Glasgow from within your own network
4. Support Southside Fringe CIC board of directors to signposting and advising on relevant business support and compliant legal business delivery
Our Priorities in Recruitment
Priority Skills - To help us connect with our communities, our content curation and programming we are looking for volunteers who fit any of the following criteria :
Work in the creative industries
Good Southside knowledge and networks
Be representative of: schools, community councils, programme genres, local venues, community orgs, musicians, artists or performers or work in the press, media or design
If you feel you’ve something to give on the business side we are looking for volunteers who have working knowledge of : Legal, Financial, Funding & Business Legislation
Priority Recruitment Areas - To connect us with the Southside as a whole we are seeking volunteers from these priority recruitment areas: Govan, Gorbals, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Castlemilk, Govanhill
Frequency of Meets & Expected Time Input
Programme advisory group meetings will be approximately every 6 weeks with draft dates for the coming year set out on our website, with the first meet scheduled for 2 September 2020 at Fringe HQ. For structural support two meetings will be held annually in September and February covering proposed business development, staff, funding applications and book keeping. Both groups will be invited to attend a festival review meeting annually followed by a social. It is expected meetings will be approximately 2 hours and prep time 1 hour. As a rough guide minimum time input per month would be approximately 4 hours and the maximum we would ask for is around 8 hours.
If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteer advisors please ensure you have read through our Fringe Family Policy & Guidelines and complete our expression of interest form. Or if you would like to find out more please email