If you are interested in contemporary art and would like to volunteer some time to help us deliver our programme of exhibitions and events please get in touch. Volunteering at the gallery is a great way to see behind the scenes and gain an understanding of how our exhibitions, projects and events are  developed.

Volunteering will give you the chance to learn from staff and exhibiting artists and see first hand how an artist-led contemporary art organisation programmes, develops, produces and present exhibitions, projects and events. We work with you to make sure the time you spend with us is useful for you  as possible and you can get involved in a whole range of things from audience development, exhibition installation and events management to invigilation, research and archiving.

To volunteer at Eastside Projects please download our Volunteering Information Form , fill it in and email it to us at info@eastsideprojects.org We’ll get back in touch to arrange for you to have an induction and meet the team.

Sorry but you can only volunteer with Eastside Projects if you are aged 18 or over.

Download the Volunteering Information Form HERE


As a volunteer, one of the opportunities that you can get involved in is ‘Black Box’. Black Box acts as supplementary and alternative interpretation material for our audiences and is devised and created by volunteers. In the past, it has taken the form of a research document, or a small publication and volunteers have had the opportunity to go on studio visits and conduct interviews with artists. Currently, volunteers are working on digital Black Box contributions, which will be presented on our website.

Check out some of the Black Box projects below >>>

The Artists’ House Charrette with Studio Morison, documented by Zunaira Muzaffar

Samara Scott, produced by Laura Onions, Sarah Jerrard-Dinn & Katie Hodson

Display Show, Margin Notes by Katie Hodson and Dolly Kershaw