Southside Fringe Festival 


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

  • Enthusiasm

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.


Join Us

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

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