The latest edition of What’s On, Govanhill Baths art sand events programme, is now available. Highlights include, Kenmure Street – A Festival of Resistance on the 13th and 14th of May. We’ve teamed with our partners, The Pollokshields Trust and dozens of pro-migrant, anti racist and community groups, to celebrate the historic victory in stopping the Home Office deporting two of our neighbours. It’s going to be a very special couple of days.
Two Permanent Works in the new Baths Building
Govanhill Baths is excited to announce two public art commissions for the building reopening as a Wellbeing Centre in 2023. We are seeking two Glasgow-based artists and keen to receive applications from people who self-identify as being from groups that are underrepresented in the arts. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the grassroots activism represented by the work of the Govanhill Baths and to socially engaged arts practice.
1. Timeline Mural
The Trust is seeking an artwork that captures the full, varied, and exciting history of Govanhill Baths and the wider community it serves. That history extends from the municipalisation of Glasgow in the earlier 20th century, to the recent years of activism and community empowerment.
The Timeline Mural will be on wall that extends from the east side of the building that is the boundary of the Peace Garden. Although fixed to the wall the mural does not have to be 2D. We will be interested to receive proposals that allow the mural to be received via multiple senses.
2. Glass Balustrade and Screen
The Trust is seeking engaging artwork for a glass balustrade and screen, prominently located in the foyer, at the main entrance and exit of the building. The artwork will reflect the history of the Baths since the occupation of the building in 2001, the depth of engagement with the community and the grassroots activism at the core of the culture of the organisation.
Each commission has a budget of £7500, includes fee and production, to be managed by the artist and Arts Manager.
Deadline 9am, 25 April 2022
Owning land or buildings is an exciting step for a community group. As you move forward with your plans for ownership, it is important to involve everyone. This short new guide helps community groups consider how they engage with their local community and get ideas for improvement. It was produced by Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Community Land Scotland. Firstly, Community Land Scotland describes some key considerations and then we explain what Govanhill Baths achieved and how we work to involve everyone.
An exciting opportunity exists for two enthusiastic and hard-working individuals to join the team of staff and volunteers at the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT). We are looking to recruit two Community Engagement Trainees who will learn about and support the GBCT Archive and Heritage Team, with a specific focus on engaging the hard-to-reach communities in Govanhill. GBCT is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill.
We are creating an urban ‘allotment’ area on Carfin Street in Govanhill, Glasgow. Anyone living on Carfin Street and the surrounding nearby area can apply for use of a planter to grow fruit and veg. Central to the project is the fact that the produce will be grown so close to the participants’ homes.
Our aim is to give local people access to high quality produce in an area with high levels of food insecurity, give skills in growing and cooking, create opportunities for social connection, improve physical and mental wellbeing, and help people take back some control of their food system.
To deliver this we are seeking a self-employed facilitator who will be responsible for conducting community consultation work, recruiting participants to the project, and designing and delivering a series of workshops and support sessions with project participants.
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Glasgow G42 7RA
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Glasgow G42 7QP
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