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CABN Opportunity | Advocate for Public Art & Community Engagement

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 7th May 2018

Scottish Borders: May 2018-March 2020

CABN is looking for a new Advocate for Public Art & Community Engagement.

CABN has a team of Advocates covering the following sectors/areas of work:

Visual Arts • Craft • Literature • Public Art & Community Engagement • Music • Creative Services• Place Making & Collaborations – incorporating Performing Arts

The Advocate’s role will be to work closely with the other 6 CABN advocates, to provide input to and support the CABN programme of events and training, and by building links and networks to raise the profile of and opportunities around Public Art and Community Engagement in the Scottish Borders.

Key to this role is that the Advocate is running their own business and is active within this particular sector, so understands the dynamics, demands, challenges and opportunities within their field. The role and hours are flexible, and the contract is offered on a freelance basis, allowing for the individual to work this role into their own professional life, and to be responsive to opportunities that arise.  

The timescales for the post are between May 2018 - March 2020.     12 days are allocated for individual Advocate days within this period, (6 days per annum, @ £175 per day plus expenses). The Advocate’s work programme will be jointly developed and agreed between the Advocate and Mary Morrison (Creative Leader, CABN). CABN has recently received 2 year funding from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding scheme to enable a programme of activity and events between now and 2020. This is an exciting time to join

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, well informed, and is a ‘bigger picture thinker’.   We would also be particularly interested in applicants who have delivered work within the context of health and wellbeing.

Person Specification & How to Apply:

Application Form - CABN Advocate_Public Art & Community Engagement CABN

Advocate - Public Art & Community Engagement - Person Spec and How to Apply

For further information and details please contact Mary Morrison on 01750 726400 or mob 07789 944993 if you would like to discuss the role and your application, or have any questions. Alternatively you can e-mail Mary.

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Live Borders Exhibition Opportunities


Artists in the Scottish Borders are invited to submit CVs, proposals and examples of their work for possible inclusion in future exhibitions to be held in art galleries in the following venues managed by Live Borders: Hawick Museum and Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick; Halliwell's House Museum & Gallery, Selkirk; Old Gala House Museum & Gallery, Galashiels; Coldstream Museum, Coldstream and Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles.

The venues are across two Curatorial areas - Roxburgh & Berwickshire and Selkirk, Galashiels & Tweeddale.  Each are has various sized spaces and so can accommodate wall hung exhibitions and 3D installations etc.  The terms and conditions are the same throughout - there is no hire fee for the spaces as a commission on sales is taken instead.  This is currently set by Live Borders at 30% + VAT and includes curating and hanging the exhibition, printed catalogues and marketing materials, social media etc, processing of sales and a hosted Private View with wine and soft drinks supplied (as at November 2017, please bear in mind that these conditions are subject to change by Live Borders).


For all enquiries please contact:

Laura de Beate
Live Borders Museums and Galleries HQ, Municipal Buildings, High Street, Selkirk TD7 4JX

Tel: 01750 726456

Please include a few images of your work along with a brief description.  Live Borders are currently programming their venues for 2018-19 and are keen to hear from interested artists.




VisitScotland Shop Local Initiative

VisitScotland is dedicated to showcasing local suppliers and, as part of VisitScotland’s new retail strategy, they have developed a Shop Local initiative. VisitScotland’s Shop Local model offers the opportunity for local businesses (craft makers, artists, designers etc.) to promote and sell their products to visitors via the VisitScotland iCentre network on a commission basis agreement.

VisitScotland Shop Local criteria

  • Shop Local products must be made in Scotland and showcase, high quality, local artisans e.g. jewellers, ceramics, pottery, crafts etc.
  • Shop Local suppliers will be offered the opportunity to retail their products through the VIC network on a 3 month rotation period and a commission basis agreement.
  • Shop Local suppliers must embrace the Spirit of Scotland and embody the essence and value of the VisitScotland brand.
  • Shop Local suppliers must be willing to provide a short promotional blurb (approx 50 words) detailing the provenance of their product, company logo and images for Shop Local POS.
  • The supplier agrees to consider wider VisitScotland activities, such as, Shop Local media activity, VisitScotland themed year opportunities and Meet the Maker type events.
  • The supplier is encouraged to promote VisitScotland’s Shop Local through their own website and social media channels.
  • The supplier is encouraged to engage and promote VisitScotland campaigns through the use of #ScotSpirit and #HHA2017.
  • Shop Local suppliers must adhere to the Shop Local terms and conditions as detailed in the supplier agreement.

For more information please email