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Norfolk County Council News Update

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We've recently added the following news to our website:

New Thetford business hub aims to help budding entrepreneurs

Join us for the launch of a new Business & IP (Intellectual Property) Hub in Thetford Library on Friday 20 September 2019 at 1pm.

Step out to discover Coastal Treasures with Norfolk's Walking and Cycling Festival 2019

The fifth annual Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival is taking place this October.  This year the festival is being hosted by the Coastal Treasures project which aims to promote sustainable tourism and open-up new ways to explore the rich heritage of West Norfolk.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:02

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Inspirational dance performance marks end of an era for Norwich Castle Keep

Fight or Flight is a creative dance fusion which features a range of movement styles including Capoeira, choreographed combat and hip hop, to interpret the psychological and physiological state known as the ‘fight or flight’ response.

City set to benefit from new cycle bridge

Norwich is set to benefit from an exciting new traffic-free cycling route through the city centre. It follows a decision by the Department of Transport to invest £20m in improvements to the National Cycle Network across England. The funding will be managed by walking and cycling charity, Sustrans who act as custodians of the network.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 13 September 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 13 September 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

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SAVE THE DATE! Norfolk Arts Forum Winter Event 2019
21st November 2019
More details coming soon.... In This Issue: Job Opportunities Research & Admin Assistant - Baker Richards, Cambridge

Salary is £21,000 per annum
Permanent, full-time

We are seeking a Research & Admin Assistant to join our team in Cambridge. We see this post as a trainee role to begin with. While research tasks will make up the majority of the post-holder’s time, flexibility and an interest in performing admin duties and undertaking delegated tasks to support the research team (undertaking internet research, for example) are also required.
You will gradually embark on our research training programme. We do not expect you to have prior experience of any of the specific tasks involved, but you must be highly numerate and a confident user of IT, with meticulous attention to detail. The ability to think logically and systematically is also essential. Please note that the role will include a significant amount of work in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, including data coding and analysis.

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Deadline: 26 September 2019, 2pm

Fee Paid Learning Assistants - Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Salary: £9.00 per hour plus 12.1% holiday allowance
Contract: Casual

We are looking for reliable, flexible and enthusiastic Learning Assistants with exceptional presentation, storytelling and delivery skills to join our team to support the delivery of Public Engagement and Learning events and programmes primarily for schools and family audiences at IWM Duxford.

Apply Here
Deadline 27 September 2019, 9am.

Conservator (Paper) - Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Salary: £24,850 per annum
Permanent / 36 hours per week

Main Responsibilities

  • To identify and evaluate conservation options for collection items, including hazard and risk assessments. Where relevant, working with stakeholders to ensure that appropriate measures are agreed and implemented.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of hazards relating to your work and ensure that your work practices comply with relevant Health & Safety regulations and guidelines, minimising risk to yourself and others.
  • To implement treatment-based, preventive or conservation management measures based on agreed conservation options, ensuring that measures are commensurate with proposal for use (display and storage) and risk aware.
  • Identifying materials and components required in a timely fashion with your Conservation Manager.

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Deadline: 02 October 2019, 9am.

Future Parks Programme Manager - Cambridgeshire County Council

£37,693 - £40,600 pa
Full-time, Fixed term contract until May 2021

This is an opportunity for a qualified and motivated individual to coordinate the partnership and facilitate the co-design and development of an ambitious 25-year strategy for our parks and green spaces. The successful candidate will build excellent working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and will inspire and influence others, in order to identify, drive and embed new ways of working that will support the management, funding and creation of green spaces in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The pace of improvement needs to be rapid and sustainable and the Future Parks programme will work innovatively and iteratively, so adaptability and focus on delivery are critical.

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Deadline 24 September 2019

Assistant Gallery Manager (Maternity Cover) - Byard Art, Cambridge

This is a full-time role (37.5 hr/week Tuesday – Saturday) which would suit a graduate looking to move into their second job. Excellent customer focus, communication, organisational and computer skills are essential as is a sense of humour! If you have experience in the Art industry (preferably) and are confident, adaptable with a good attention to detail (definitely) then we would love to hear from you. The ability to travel and be away from home during art fairs is required.

Please contact us for a detailed job description and apply with a CV and covering letter to info@byardart.co.uk

Deadline 23 September 2019

Choreographer (Experimental/Contemporary) - Flux Intermedia, Norwich

Flux intermedia seeks a choreographer to create experimental/contemporary dance for two performers for an initial R+D phase of an exciting new intermedia performance work.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Choreographing two dancers during the R+D period and working closely with the rest of the creative team
  • Being present at auditions for dancers

To apply: Please send a CV, links to examples of three previous works and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position to Bill Vine at bill@fluxintermedia.org.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2019, 5pm

2 x Dancers (experimental/contemporary) - Flux Intermedia, Norwich

Flux intermedia seeks 2 experimental/contemporary dancers for an initial R+D phase of an exciting new intermedia performance work.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working with our choreographer and the rest of the creative team during the R+D week and final performance

To apply: Please send a CV, links to examples of three previous works and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position to Bill Vine at bill@fluxintermedia.org.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2019, 5pm

Lighting Designer - Flux Intermedia, Norwich

Fee: £483

Flux intermedia seeks a lighting designer for an initial R+D phase of an exciting new intermedia performance work.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Creating lighting design for and during the R+D, working closely with the rest of the creative team
  • Running the lights during the final performance

This is a self-employed position. We encourage applications from artists of all backgrounds and life-experiences.

To apply: Please send a CV, links to examples of three previous works and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position to Bill Vine at bill@fluxintermedia.org.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2019, 5pm

Trainee or Senior Reporter - Archant, Norfolk

Basic starting salary of £18,000 pa (trainees), seniors circa £25,000 pa

We’re looking for a trainee or senior reporter to join the news team for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News as well as our weekly titles, contributing to our print titles, their ever-growing websites and a host of successful weekly publications and websites.
This full-time role would suit someone who has a passion for news and wants to break into local journalism, has cut their teeth on a good weekly paper and is looking to move into quality daily journalism or someone already on a daily newspaper looking for a fresh challenge.

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Deadline: 16 September 2019

Art Technician - Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Salary: Scale C £6244 - £6369 (£18,065 - £18,426 full time equivalent)
Permanent, Part time, 15 hours per week (Term time plus one week)

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy is looking for an enthusiastic, organised, and reliable art technician with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our department. If you are enthusiastic about art and enjoy inspiring others, this is a wonderful opportunity to use your skills and develop your experience within a friendly team.
As well as providing general support to the faculty, you will assist in lessons and must therefore be able to relate well to both staff and students. You will be well-organised and a team player with the ability to work independently. This role may also be suitable for recent higher or further education graduates, as well as more experienced candidates.

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Deadline: 27 September 2019

Course Leader: BA (Hons) Acting - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £51,034 per annum

We are looking for an experienced academic with a strong vision for leading Acting at NUA. As Course Leader in Acting, you will possess a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Acting and an understanding of the current and future drivers for curriculum content and design. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent skills in organisation and management. You will bring with you, strong professional relationships and be able to bring your knowledge and experience of professional requirements for undergraduate study on BA (Hons) Acting that are clearly focused on preparing students for professional employment.

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Deadline: 01 October 2019

Participation Programme Manager - The Garage, King's Lynn

12 Months Fixed Term
£23,500 PA

The Participation Programme Manager has the direct responsibility to develop and deliver the smooth running of The Garage's presence in King's Lynn and associated projects. The post holder will work alongside other departments to maximise income through sales of participatory places on classes and activities and supporting fundraising and innovation activities as required. The Participation Programme Manager will be expected to ensure the quality in delivery of class content and maintain quality assurance.

To apply please email your completed application form and a supporting letter (no longer than one side of A4) detailing your interest in the position and how you feel you meet the specification to recruitment@thegarage.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

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Deadline: 26 September 2019, 10am.

Technical Supervisor - The Garage, Norwich

Full-time
£20,500 PA

The Technical Supervisor will support The Garage’s ambition by providing technical services for performance for The Garage and across events run by The Garage Trust. There will also be responsibility for maintenance duties as required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of sound and lighting operation, implementation of safe working practices, general building maintenance and an interest in supporting young people to experience working in theatre.

apply please email your completed application form and a supporting letter (no longer than one side of A4) detailing your interest in the position and how you feel you meet the specification to recruitment@thegarage.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted. Please note, this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

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Deadline: 26 September 2019, 10am

Lecturer in Media Practice - School of Art, Media, and American Studies, UEA

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
This full-time, indefinite post is available from 2 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter (negotiable).

The School of Art, Media, and American Studies is recruiting a new Lecturer to diversify its provision in the area media practice. The successful candidate will have a track record in research, publications (including practice-based outputs), and grant capture appropriate to the level of the post, and will make a significant contribution to the school’s REF 2021 submission.
Additionally, the successful candidate will help to deliver the curriculum for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They will introduce innovative new material as appropriate in media practice. We will offer encouragement and support to the successful candidate who will wish to develop creative-critical teaching or who seeks to develop their teaching in partnership with the creative industries. A record of practice as research is essential.

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Deadline 7 October 2019

Lecturer in Film Studies - School of Art, Media, and American Studies, UEA

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
This full-time, indefinite post is available from 2 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter (negotiable).

The School of Art, Media, and American Studies is recruiting a new lecturer to diversify its provision in the area of film studies. The successful candidate will have a track record in research, publications (including practice-based outputs), and grant capture appropriate to the level of the post, and will make a significant contribution to the school’s REF 2021 submission.
Additionally, the successful candidate will help to deliver the curriculum for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They will introduce innovative new material as appropriate in film history and theory. We will offer encouragement and support to the successful candidate who will wish to develop creative-critical teaching or who seeks to develop their teaching in partnership with the creative industries.

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Deadline 7 October 2019

Professional Actors Wanted - East Anglian Actors Network

Theatre/film production companies seeking professional actors for PAID work (with the minimum fee of £100 per day for film/video work) can contact us at eastanglianactorsnetwork@outlook.com
If you are a professional actor wanting to join you need to send us your CV, Headshot or Spotlight Link with a brief biography.
The East Anglian Actors Network now supports professional actors who have had featured roles in top TV series Ripper Street, Doctor Who, Call The Midwife, Eastenders and worked with the RSC, The New Wolsey, National Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Eastern Angles. https://www.facebook.com/eastanglianactorsnetwork/

Programme & Productions Manager - Norwich Theatre Royal

This brand new role is an opportunity for someone who is creative and passionate about all forms of performance, and who has experience in a Programming role within a Theatre. Supporting the ongoing development and delivery of the organisation’s multi-artform Artistic Strategy, this role works to provide joined-up support for the Programming Director, Playhouse Director and Learning and Participation Director in programming our three stages at Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two.

As well as providing overall support, the role will have responsibility for genre and venue specific programming strands, including our growing programme of non-stage based and site specific performances, as well as individual producing and co-producing projects.

To apply for this position please provide your CV and a covering letter, providing examples of how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements detailed within the Job description and Person Specification to applications@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2019.

Head of Visitor Services - Norwich Theatre Royal

A fantastic opportunity for someone to lead our Commercial teams, supporting them to deliver an excellent and inspiring visitor experience and generating significant commercial income, the profits from which support the charitable activities at the core of the organisation.
The Commercial portfolio includes our modern restaurant “Prelude”, two busy Bars at Norwich Theatre Royal, the vibrant and unique Playhouse Bar and all of our Front of House points of sale, which together have a turnover of over £2million. We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager who is Confident, Ambitious and a Strong Collaborative Leader.

Main Purpose of the Role

  • In collaboration with the Commercial Director be responsible for the delivery of the Commercial Strategy and achievement of its financial targets
  • Provide leadership for the Commercial department managers and support them to successfully deliver against the commercial strategy across all three of our buildings
  • Ensure the quality of the whole commercial offers meets our high expectations and reflects the quality of the theatre’s artistic programme
  • Ensure the consistent delivery of excellent customer service and visitor experience across all three of our buildings to both internal and external stakeholders. 

To apply for this position please provide your CV and a covering letter, providing examples of how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements detailed within the Job description and Person Specification to applications@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Deadline: 19 September 2019.

Curator - National Trust East of England Regional Office, Westley Bottom

£24,043 pa
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs p/t to 28/02/20)

Would you love to work with a portfolio that is varied and dynamic, where significant conservation projects and proposition development is happening as well as some really large investment projects?
Would you like to join a really active curatorial and experiences team?
This role sits within the East of England Region Consultancy team, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. A region that covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. 
You will be involved in Conservation Management Plans commissioning and delivery so must have significant experience in this area. You will be supporting some properties that have bold interpretive thinking and large scale project work. Confidence in creating collaborative partnerships will be essential.

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Deadline 20 September 2019

Historic Environment Manager -  Broads Authority, Yare House, Norwich

£33,799 - £38,813 per annum
37 hours per week, Full-time

We are looking for an experienced heritage professional with a strong background in historic environment and design who is able to coordinate and deliver projects across a range of areas with a variety of stakeholders. Confident and persuasive, the post holder will be committed to maintaining, enhancing and promoting this unique cultural landscape.
Applicants must have a recognised qualification in architecture, significant experience in building conservation and the wider historic environment as well as strong knowledge of planning in the public sector. Applicants should also have experience of management of staff and/or contracts.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 26 September 2019, 12pm

Fundraising & Marketing Manager - Cambridge Literary Festival

£24 – 28K dependent on experience
This is a full time position

This exciting, new role will increase both awareness and income for our organisation, by developing and delivering communication and fundraising activities targeted to key audiences. It will focus effort to raise voluntary income via a variety of fundraising methods with emphasis on individual giving, trusts and corporates; it will develop and steward our loyal membership of supporters and recruit new ones ; and ensure that our content rich festivals are marketed and communicated effectively to be shown off to their best to attract larger audiences.

Please send your application (CV and covering letter) to Cathy Moore: cathy@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com.
Deadline 20 September, 10am

Learning and Engagement Assistant - Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

£11,098 - £12,013 per annum (Scale E)
21 hours per week
Permanent contract

Do you thrive on helping other people to learn and have fantastic engaging experiences? Are you an excellent communicator, with high-level interpersonal skills and an interest in museum collections and historic buildings? Norfolk Museums Service is looking to hire a Learning and Engagement Assistant to join the award-winning Norwich Museums Learning Team to work across three museums in the city.
You will be based at Norwich’s iconic medieval royal castle, where an exciting redevelopment programme is underway, and work with schools, groups and general visitors to deliver high-quality curriculum-based programmes, interactive activities, and stimulating events. Whether delivering an Early Years Bear Hunt in the Natural History Galleries, ‘Crime and Punishment’ sessions in the historic courtroom, or costumed story-telling sessions in the Norwich School Art Galleries, you will facilitate audience exploration of our fantastic collections and the historic buildings in which they are housed.

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Deadline 15 September 2019

Part-time Hourly Lectures in Film & Moving Image Production and Visual Effects - Norwich University of the Arts

Visual Effects
£38.82 per teaching hour. £18.00 per assessment hour.
Ideally you will be experience in one or more of the following; Nuke compositing, Maya or Houdini. Experience of working in 360 filming or XR applications would be additionally valuable.
The posts involve preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars.
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Deadline 20 September 2019

Film and Moving Image
Salary: £38.82 per teaching hour. £18.00 per assessment hour
The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars across the four years of the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course, and ideally the ability to deliver workshops on the MA Moving Image and Sound course.
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Deadline 27 September 2019

Lecturer: Visual Effects - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Fixed term for one year 1.0 FTE/0.6 and 0.4 FTE

We now wish to add further high calibre experienced academics/professionals to our team of Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry experienced academic staff who could deliver visual effects teaching across the three years of the course, from introductory fundamentals to more advanced industry practice. The course is primarily aimed at creating photo-real outputs for the film and television industry. Therefore the ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge and understanding of the importance of lenses, pixels and light. Ideally you will be experience in one or more of the following; Nuke compositing, Maya or Houdini. Experience of working in 360 filming or XR applications would be additionally valuable.

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Deadline 20 September 2019, 9am

Curator (Film Equipment) - East Anglian Film Archive, UEA

£26,715 to £32,817 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 0.4FTE, fixed-term for 22 weeks

The East Anglian Film Archive wishes to appoint a temporary Curator (Film Equipment) to work on a part-time basis (0.4FTE, 14.5 hours per week for 22 weeks). There may be some flexibility in terms of the number of hours worked per week. Substantial progress has been made over the last year we are looking to appoint a temporary Curator to complete this project. The project involves the rationalisation of cameras and projectors following the Museums Association and The National Archives disposal kit guidelines. The Curator will join EAFA’s team based at the Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich.

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Deadline 23 September 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Dereham Library

£6,984 - £7,124 per annum (Scale D)
13.75 hours per week
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020

We’re looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Dereham Library, one of Norfolk’s busy and vibrant community libraries, as a Library and Information Assistant.
The role includes working with customers of all ages supporting them with IT, helping them find information and talking to customers about books, so you must be passionate about books and reading, be an excellent communicator and proficient at using IT.
We aim to give an exceptional customer service, so you must be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of delivering quality customer service working in a face-to-face environment, serving customers of all ages and from the whole community.

The working pattern for this role will be;
Week 1                                     Week 2 
Thurs 1-7pm                             Weds 3.30-7pm
Fri 9.30am-12.30pm                 Thurs 1-7pm
Sat 9.30am-4pm                       Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

The role will include evening and weekend work, as well as occasional lone working.

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Deadline 17 September 2019

Learning Associate: Schools and Teachers - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Salary: £30,395-£39,609 pro rata
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

This role plays a leading role in relation to a key audience segment for the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as initiating, developing, co-ordinating and contributing to the delivery of a number of projects and programmes each year, including delivering schools sessions on a regular basis. This includes developing and maintaining partnerships to enable a variety of people to access the activity.
As well as project initiation, management (including budget management) and delivery, the role has responsibility for on evaluation and research in relation to the programme area and sharing and disseminating practice, contributing to our sector leadership responsibilities.

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Deadline 15 September 2019

Programme Manager (Performance & Events) - DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £25,500 – £27,000 pa

DanceEast is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Programme Manager to manage DanceEast’s programme of performances, projects and events ensuring high quality, effective and efficient delivery within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse; as well as building relationships with artists and companies, project funders, partners, venues and others.
You will be an experienced and creative dance professional with artistic flair and knowledge of national dance developments; have a track record in the management of high-quality performance programmes; and a background in building audiences for dance. You will have knowledge and understanding of national tour booking and tour management; and expertise and interest in a range of digital tools, new technologies and programmes. You will be educated to degree level in dance, or equivalent , with strong advocacy skills.

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Deadline 27 September 2019, 12pm

Head of Resources - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

£45-55,000 pa (depending on experience) Full- or part-time

Palace House is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, well-organized, self-directed and motivated individual to exploit the museum’s considerable potential and help us grow in the years ahead as our first Head of Resources.

The Head of Resources will be responsible for:

  • Strategic financial planning, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and the Board’s Audit and Performance Committee
  • Managing the museum’s day-to-day finances
  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the site
  • Acting as the principal conduit for financial reporting to the museum’s statutory and trust funders (including Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund).

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Finance Officer - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

Up to £24,000 pa (depending on experience) Part-time: 0.6 role

Palace House is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized, self-directed and motivated individual to help us exploit the museum’s considerable potential as our Finance Officer. The Finance Officer will be responsible for the maintenance of the museum's accounts to audit level, for payroll, and for general financial and administrative support.

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Development Officer - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

£26,000 pa (depending on experience) Full- or part-time

The Development Officer will be responsible for co-ordinating the museum’s drive for external support through statutory funders (largely comprising governmental grant-giving bodies), trusts and foundations, corporate support, and individual giving. This essential support will not only secure us fiscal resilience in the years ahead; it will, in turn, enable us to stage more exhibitions, displays and events, as well as to raise our profile and reach across the region and beyond.

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Events Apprenticeship - Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Salary £14,699
18 month fixed term contract

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge are offering a shared Events Apprenticeship within these two complementary cultural organisations. The apprenticeship will provide both practical and administrative experience with particular focus on the research, development and running of events. These will be both commercial and public events.
As part of the apprenticeship, completion of an Events Assistant Level 3 Certificate is necessary. The training for this award will be provided by the National College Creative Industries.
It is expected that 20% of time will be spent undertaking the relevant training to complete the apprenticeship. This is blended learning consisting of a mix of day release sessions and online distance learning, as well as on-the-job training, culminating in an End Point Assessment.
The role holder will be a natural team player with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of sometimes complex issues. This apprenticeship is ideally suited for someone in in the early stages of a career in events. Interest in and commitment to the work of museums and cultural organisations would be welcomed.

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Deadline 15 September 2019, 5pm

Festival and Events Assistant - Faculty of Arts & Humanities, UEA

£19,202 to £21,414 per annum

The post is available immediately on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 1 year.
The post of Festival and Events Assistant provides organisational support to academics and students planning events, and is particularly concerned with literary festivals, conferences, guest lectures and the creation of budgets and publicity material. Some evening and weekend working is required.
You should have experience in events organising, enjoy team working, be able to meet deadlines, be committed to providing outstanding customer service and have a professional approach in dealing with people. A minimum of five passes at GCSE, or equivalent, at grades A-C, including Mathematics and English, or equivalent experience is an essential requirement.

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Deadline 19 September 2019

Learning Programme Manager: Children & Families - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum, pro rata

The Sainsbury Centre is seeking to recruit a part-time Learning Programme Manager: Children & Families to join a dynamic Learning Team that provides creative activities and resources to enhance the learning experience for all our audiences. Working alongside colleagues from across the Centre, including learning, curatorial, collections and visitor services, you will take responsibility for the development and management of agreed elements of the children and families programme, with approximately half a day per week allocated to supporting the delivery of workshops, programmes and groups, and the remaining day per week allocated to planning, management and general administration. All of our learning work is rooted in the Centre’s art collections and exhibitions so a sense of curiosity and a passion for linking people with things and with each other in imaginative ways are essential. This role would ideally suit an experienced creative-learning professional looking for rewarding part-time work on a permanent basis.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Lecturer in Japanese Literature - University of East Anglia

Salary: £42,036 to £48,677 per annum / Full-time

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer B to contribute to teaching, supervision and research in Japanese Literature in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the forthcoming Interdisciplinary MA in Japanese Studies and to develop specialist undergraduate modules in related areas for the School. In addition, they will contribute to the School’s teaching and administration more generally.
Candidates with specialist knowledge in East Asian Literatures, contemporary global literatures, Japanese popular cultures, and/or translation are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline 19 September 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers SHIPWRECK: A Mixed Media Open Art Competition

The annual Coast Arts open art competition has become one of the key elements of the festival.
Encouraging artists from across the spectrum, the competition inspires both professional and amateur artists to create unique works for display, for sale and for fun!
The theme for the 2019 competition is SHIPWRECK – in particular the legendary Fernebo wreck.
Competition entries will be shown in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm, in the Education Room at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer.
The entries will judged by two professional artists and the £100 cash prize will be awarded at the COAST Celebration and Exhibition Opening on Friday 25thOctober, 5.30pm.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite work and the Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the show.

Full details of how to enter at http://coastarts.co.uk/coast-arts-competition-2019/.
Deadline: 07 October 2019.

Open Call To Artists Working In Photographic Media

The In Between Gallery is a temporary exhibition platform for Fabrica’s picture window in central Brighton. This exciting initiative is now in its third year. Fabrica is partnering with Spectrum Photographic and Brighton Photo Fringe to present excellent photographic work by UK-based artists who consider themselves to be early to mid-career. There is no theme to address but artists are asked to submit a work that will function well within the context of a large format print set within the window frame.. Measurements are approximately: 270cm x 225.5cm.

Learn more and how to apply here
Deadline: 29 October 2019

The Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2019

Prizes: 1st £1000, 2nd £300, 3rd £200 (Five Commended Prizes of £50)
Norfolk Prize £100
(best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize)

Entry Fee
Maximum of 40 lines (excluding title and stanza breaks) on one side of A4. £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems & £2 per poem thereafter

Full details and how to enter
Deadline: 01 December 2019

Artist Paid Opportunity - Oxford

Budget: Circa £25,000

Artists are invited to provide a public artwork for a hotel, retail and residential development in Summertown, Oxford. Artists who work in glass, metal, stone, wood, ceramics, lighting and tech and furniture makers are all welcome to apply. Please note that we are open to other mediums as long as they can satisfy performance, longevity and maintenance considerations. The chosen artist will be supported by the architects. Engineers within the design team will also be available to advise for construction purposes if and when required. 

Download the full brief here
Deadline 24 September 2019

Call For Papers - Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health

The new Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health is an open access journal - with its first issue scheduled for November 2019. The journal will provide a platform for publication and debate in the interdisciplinary field of arts and culture in healthcare and health promotion. The purpose of the journal is to contribute to dissemination of research, knowledge and practice experience in the arts, culture and health field.
The journal invites contributions for the 2nd issue (2020) from researchers, artists, practitioners, therapists, educators, healthcare professionals and politicians working across the interdisciplinary field of arts and health.

Learn More Here
Deadline 15 October 2019

The Pastel Society - Best In Contemporary Dry Media

Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their 121st Annual Exhibition 2020.
The Society welcomes works in pastels, pencil, oil pastels, charcoal, conte, sanguine, or any dry media. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including £1,000 worth of art materials from exhibition sponsor Derwent (see 'Prizes & Awards' for details).

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Deadline 1 November 2019, 12pm

Applications Open For Art Fair East 2019 - Saint Andrews Hall, Norwich

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2019
ART FAIR EAST is an annual event and an important art fair for the East of England

We invite applications from art dealers, galleries, artists and collectives. Exhibitors are welcome to display contemporary art including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video art, installation, performance and limited edition prints. All artworks must be one off or limited edition. As this is an Art Fair we regret that we cannot accept craft items or mass-produced items (other than accompanying books/catalogues.)
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Arts/Design Commission Opportunity

Design Fee: £5,000

The Commission: The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is seeking an Artist (or Artist’ group) who will work with the Project Team in the design and manufacture of designs which may be applied in a number of formats for the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre on the Cromer and District Hospital site

Submission Information: Please email emma.jarvis@nnuh.nhs.uk to request the Artist Brief
Deadline: 4 October 2019, 5pm

The Guardian Illustration Prize

The Guardian is hosting a competition for the best new talent in illustration. The prize is an £8,000 commission to create the look and feel for our presence at Glastonbury festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
Your work will be judged by a panel of top creative professionals. The top 10 entrants will be featured on theguardian.com. As well as the commission, the winner will also receive a large framed print of their artwork by our print partner, RoomFifty.

To enter, you will need to create a unique illustration for one of the Guardian’s famous Glastonbury canvas bags, inspired by the theme of “hope”, following these guidelines. It is free to enter.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 11 October 2019, midnight

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

In January 2018, Perspectives in Public Health published a Special Issue on Arts, Health & Wellbeing focusing on the content of presentations from the Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference held in Bristol in June, 2017. As a follow up we would like to publish a further Special Issue in September, 2020 called Creative Health Through the Age Span. With a special interest on creative and arts-based interventions that promote the public’s health for specific for age groups.

Prospective time-table: 

  • Expressions of interest: May-September 2019.
  • Submissions: by the end of December 2019.
  • Publication: September 2020

If you would like to express an interest, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr Theo Stickley theo.stickley@nottingham.ac.uk
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Talkies Short Film Commissions 2020

Talkies is partnering with Short Sighted Cinema once more to commission four filmmakers to produce a short film located in and around Palmers Green, North London. Each maker will be will be awarded £500 towards the cost of their film. What will represent suburban life in 2019? How will this little neck of North London reflect the issues of the day? What gripping stories will you tell! The commission is open to all genres and forms of filmmaking including comedy, drama, animation and original documentary. The best ideas should focus on suburban life in all its glory. Previous winners have truly pushed the boundaries of possibilities, bringing stories from romantic to gritty, featuring commuter secrets, alien abduction, immigration and smear tests. Mentorship is offered by local award winning film makers. Talkies can also arrange local contacts to help throughout the production. The commission is open to all filmmakers, including groups who wish to collaborate. We expect diversity both behind the camera and on screen, reflecting the communities around us. You do not need to live in North London.

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Deadline 15 September 2019

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

The Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, gaining insight, and provoking concern for the ecological imperatives of our time.
First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000, and third prize is £1,000.
The judges are the iconic Mexican writer, activist and ambassador Homero Aridjis and the TS Eliot Award-winning poet Jen Hadfield.

For full details and how to enter click Here
Deadline 15 September 2019

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2020 - Call for Applications

We are very happy to announce our call for artists for the Contemporary Textiles Fair 2020! The fair next year runs from Friday 20 March 2020, from 6 – 8.30pm as a Late Night Opening; and continues Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 2020, from 10am – 5pm. For those who don't already know, the Contemporary Textiles Fair is somewhere textile enthusiasts, collectors and art lovers can come to find artworks with texture, wearable masterpieces, handmade homeware, and unique curiosities. This isn’t granny’s knitted teacosy territory, this is contemporary quality! From stitched wall-hangings with conceptual significance, to carefully designed and hand-crafted objects; this fair does not discriminate – the art/craft barrier fades away to reveal exceptional talent in textiles.

And we want you! We want to see your wonderful new textiles for 2020. As always, we love to see fresh work from our regular exhibitors, as well as welcoming newcomers along with their beautiful artwork and designs.

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Deadline 6 October 2019, 11:59pm

Open Call BF Artist Film Festival X

We are now accepting submissions for the tenth BF Artist Film Festival premiering at the Lab F as part of the Art Licks Weekend 2019.
​We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

Learn more here
Deadline 30 September 2019, midnight

Sculpture in the City 10th Edition - Call For Submissions

The call for submissions for the 10th edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for preexisting works that can be exhibited outdoors from May 2020 to May 2021.
Sculpture in the City is an award winning urban sculpture park which launches every summer. A cultural initiative delivered by the City of London in partnership with 13 local businesses, located in the heart of the insurance district (EC3), around the iconic architecture including the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, Lloyd’s building and Leadenhall Market.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 22 September 2019

Calling Live Literature Performers…We Want Your Show!

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the UK from 2019-2022. It helps reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.
INN CROWD offers funding, bookings, development support, and publicity to support brilliant live literature artists.
Shows, sets or performances may include elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation … but the starting point for performances must be written or composed text.
Applications are now open to join the INN CROWD and perform in front of exciting new audiences.

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Deadline 23 September 2019, 5pm.

2019 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call

The National Trust is delighted to launch a retail opportunity open call for 2019 in search of talented makers of contemporary craft to develop a product range inspired by the special places in our care.
In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Edgelandia open call to artists for new site-specific micro-commission

Each year three artists are invited to develop a new small-scale work that responds to any aspect of a particular location within the United Kingdom – its landscape, environment, history and people. One artist is chosen through an open call, selected by PITM Director Tom Chivers and Associate Producer Nick Murray. We welcome applications from people working in any creative medium: writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, sound artists, performance and theatre-makers, visual artists, game makers, etc. We are particularly interested in work that crosses disciplines and challenges the artist’s existing practice.

The successful applicant will receive:

  • An artist fee of £500
  • Budget of up to £500 to include travel, accommodation, materials etc.
  • Creative, production and logistical support from Penned in the Margins
  • A dedicated page on the Edgelandia website
  • Marketing support including social media promotion

The work can commence at any time from October 2019 and must be completed by July 2020.
For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 16 September, 5pm.

Mslexia Fiction Competitions 2019

We are proud to launch this year’s Mslexia Fiction Competitions – including our popular Short Story and Adult Novel competitions and our Flash Fiction competition.

As well as cash prizes, we also offer publication, mentoring, writing retreats, manuscript feedback and personal introductions to editors and literary agents for winners and finalists. As a result, many have gone on to see their work broadcast and/or published beyond the pages of Mslexia, and to achieve agent representation and publishing deals.

Open for entry now, and all with a deadline of 30 Sep 2019, 11:59pm

Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019

The Women’s Poetry Competition will be judged by Malika Booker. As well as being published in Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin poetry magazine, winners land cash prizes of up to £2,000, plus the chance to be mentored by PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and attend Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre at Cove Park.

Do you have a body of work to submit? Judged by renowned editor Amy Wack, the Women’s Pamphlet Competition offers a life-changing opportunity to get a pamphlet manuscript published by Seren Press, one of the poetry industry’s leading independent publishers.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize - Entries Open

The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in Spring 2020.

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Deadline 30 October 2019

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

This a new opportunity to be part of a juried exhibition of textile art, at the Norfolk Makers’ Festival 8-23 2020. The theme is Picking up the Threads and submissions from both professional artists and amateurs are welcome. 3D work and all genres accepted, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, patchwork etc. The Picking up The Threads exhibition will be open and free to enter throughout the 2020 Festival, in The Forum’s ground floor Gallery.
OPEN TO PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR TEXTILE ARTISTS AND MAKERS, RESIDENT IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Details on how to enter can be found here

Deadline: November 2019

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

If you live in East Anglia, then you are invited to submit your paintings online for the instiute of East Anglian Artist's Open Exhibition 2019.

Online Submissions 1 July - 20 September 2019
Open Exhibition 1 - 11 November 2019

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
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Development Opportunities Creative Matters – Finding Refuge and Sanctuary

October 2019 at Norwich Theatre Royal

During this season we will explore the personal experiences and journeys of those who seek safety and sanctuary. These range from moving first-hand accounts of LGBT refugees in This Is Who I Am by Ice and Fire and Pizza Shop Heroes by one of the UK’s leading refugee theatre companies, Phosphoros, to family workshops which help explore these important issues in a more accessible way during October half term.
Our inclusive events are welcome to those experiencing issues first-hand as well as anyone interested in finding out more. By coming along to any of our Creative Matters events, we believe we can support each other in our goals to become a more inclusive and open community – a Theatre of Sanctuary.

Find out more at ntr.org.uk/CreativeMatters

Fundraising Basics - NPF Workshops

Dates: 21 Oct & 02 Dec 2019
Cost: £95 per workshop 

Do you know all the fundraising options? Do you know the fundraising problems? Do you know the fundraising limitations? Do you know the balance of your fundraising? Do you know the right balance of fundraising? Do you know how efficient your fundraising is? Do you know how efficient it should be? Do you know how important fundraising efficiency is? Do you know who cares about fundraising efficiency? Are you making the common mistakes? The workshop is ideal for people new to fundraising who wish to understand more about it.

For full details please visit: https://www.nfpworkshops.co.uk/

Bid Writing Workshops (Basics & Advanced) - NFP Workshops

Cost: £95 per workshop (refreshments provided)
Various dates and locations (4 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov)

Affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations

For full details please visit: https://www.nfpworkshops.co.uk/

Engage Works

Date: 19 October 2019, 10am-4pm
Location: Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich
Free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided

Join National Centre for Writing’s Engage! programme and Young Norfolk Arts for a day of lively discussion, workshops and debate exploring how best to engage young people and inspire activism through arts and culture. The event is open to both young people and representatives from youth
organisations, and arts and cultural organisations from across the region.

Places are limited, please book in advance at engageworks.eventbrite.co.uk or email enquiries@youngnorfolkarts.org

Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate: Development Day

Date: 9 October 2019, 11am - 5.30pm
Location: March Library, City Road, March (PE15 9LT)
Cost: £5 (including lunch)

Babylon Arts, MarketPlace (Creative People and Places) and The Library Presents are pleased to announce a development day for creative practitioners to share and gain insights into the world of commissioning, producing and delivering the arts. The day will include lively discussions and presentations from representatives from MarketPlace and The Library Presents. We are also pleased to have representatives from Arts Council England, Creative Arts East, Cambridge City Council Community Services, Cause4 and Festival Bridge. The day is focused on creative practice and exploring how we continue to develop a strong vibrant cultural community across our region.

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Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Courses

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy have launched two brand new eLearning courses for arts, culture and heritage professionals - and they're FREE

Learn more here: https://artsfundraising.org.uk/courses

How Can Museums Support Young People’s Employability Symposium

Date: 12 November 2019, 10am-4:30pm
Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Cost: £11.37 - £54.49

Whether you are already undertaking work in this area or want to know where to start, this day is aimed to provoke your thinking. From sector-specific apprenticeships to examples of those organisations who are taking a broad approach to employability skills, it will inform your work and enable you to take action in your own practice.
The symposium will be run in partnership with London Transport Museum, who have a successful and long-established young people’s skills programme.

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Wild Paths Conference - Norwich Arts Centre

Date: 19 October 2019
Time: 10am
Cost: £8

Panel discussions, keynote speakers & artists in conversation. The Wild Paths Conference features figures of notoriety speaking on current issues within the music and entertainment industry and providing invaluable insight into areas such as publishing, licensing, the world of sync, pitching to agencies and how to get funding.
Speakers will include Phil Taggart (Radio 1 DJ), Peter Bradbury (Sky TV – Director of Music Syncing) and a number of hotly anticipated Wild Paths performers.
(Purchasing this ticket will also allow access to the Friday session of panel discussions being held at Access Creative College)

Please visit www.wildpaths.co.uk for information on this and all other festival events
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Death and Diversity: Exploring Creative Equality and Inclusion Conference

Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 9:30am - 6:30pm (registration from 9am)
Cost: £99
Location: St. Christopher's Hospice, Syndenham, London

The themes for the conference are: diversity in death and dying, creative approaches and interventions focused on the integration of one or more of the protected categories to support dying (age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation); creative approaches to multiculturalism in death; cross cultural dialogues about dying mediated through the arts; reflections on the role the arts play in opening the field to more diverse, integrated, multicultural ways of dying; reflections on the role the arts play in the creation of meaning and the framing of the dying experience through the valuing of diversity.

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Introduction to Funding - Community Action Norfolk

Tuesday 24 September 2019, West Norfolk, from 1pm.

This introduction to funding session is aimed at helping those new to fundraising to develop a comprehensive approach.

To book call: 01362 698216 or email office@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk

Creative Leaders - National Centre for Writing, Norwich

Unpaid voluntary position

The National Centre for Writing Creative Leaders scheme is a unique training and work experience programme in creative writing and education. The scheme provides professional development opportunities for 18-25 year olds or those still in full or part-time education interested in a career arts education.
Recruits will be placed on existing projects in accordance with their areas of interest, working closely with freelance tutors and National Centre for Writing staff. They will receive on-going support and further professional development opportunities over the 12-month-period.
To apply, please complete this form, explaining why you are interested in gaining experience in arts education.

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Deadline 7 October 2019, 9am

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020: 18-24 May

A big thank you to all the organisations and artists who collaborated so generously to help create our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019. The week presented us with a major opportunity to promote the role of arts and culture in supporting health and wellbeing in Norfolk not just during this celebratory week, but all year round. The 2019 programme involved over 30 partners and organisations and featured over 75 participatory events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. We were pleased that nationally Norfolk was commended for its inaugural programme and feedback has been very positive.

You can see a copy of the 2019 programme here and visit our Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week Twitter page @CreativeNorfolk for further information.

Plans are now underway for Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 which will take place from 18-24 May. The dates have been brought forward to link up with BBC Get Creative - happening the week before - and the Age of Creativity Festival which is happening throughout May. Visit the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website for further information.

If you would like to take part in Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 (18-24 May), please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest.

Introduction to Creative & Credible: How to Evaluate Arts, Health and Wellbeing Outcomes

Date: 15 October 2019
Location: RSPH, John Snow House, 59 Mansell St. London, E1 8AN
Cost: £95

Introduction to Creative & Credible: How to Evaluate Arts, Health and Wellbeing Outcomes will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes, examining the opportunities and challenges linked to embedding evaluation best practice appropriately, creatively and robustly.

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Driving Efficiency and Working Smarter in Arts Centres and Theatres - Norwich Puppet Theatre

Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Date: 1st October 2019

Join an exclusive gathering of arts leaders at Norwich Puppet Theatre for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice - sponsored by Yesplan. The challenges facing today’s arts centres are considerable.
As venues are challenged by funding cuts and the draw of an ever widening variety of entertainment platforms to attract people’s discretionary spend, we look at how efficiency can help you to free up more time to be creative and drive additional revenue. During this free to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on these challenges and how arts organisations are working to address them with practical solutions.

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Laughter Matters: Wellbeing Weeklies - Hocus Pocus Theatre

Location: Norwich Puppet Theatre
Price: £5
Running time: Thursday Evenings 7-9pm

Weekly well-being and therapeutic workshop programme for freelancers working in the arts. A regular opportunity to meet-up and participate in drama games and clown exercises for increasing and releasing creativity, run by Hocus Pocus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Lucy Enskat - just for fun - no outcome! With an integrated wellbeing focus; mindfulness activities; time for tea and a bit of a self-care share! Each week there will be a different visiting wellbeing practitioner including facilitators in Yasodhara Yoga, Dance, Qi Gong, Laughter Yoga

Dates:
Thursday 19th September : 7-9pm
Thursday 3rd October : 7-9pm
Thursday 10th October : 7-9pm
Thursday 17th October : 7-9pm

TO BOOK CALL: 01603 629921 or click here

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell

Dates: 26th & 27th October, 10 – 4 PM in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich.
Cost: £90.00 for two days (Early Bird: £75.00 until Midnight 21st October 19)

Richard Bracewell directed and produced the Shakespeare comedy Bill for BBC Films, released in UK cinemas September 2015 and co-starring the cast of Horrible Histories with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. Richard developed the script from his own original idea and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Be one of twelve filmmakers to have the opportunity to take part in this intensive two-day workshop where you will study the craft of directing.

Subjects covered:

  • Script editing;
  • Calling the shots – getting the terminology right;
  • How to read a text – what does the director look for?
  • Blocking scenes, and directing your actors;
  • Getting started in the industry.

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out. Age: 18+

Please purchase tickets by visiting the Cinema City Education shop on their website here.
Any questions, please contact jean@campbellcloudfilms.co.uk

Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice Conference

Date: 24 September 2019
Cost: £150 + VAT
Location: Mac, Birmingham

Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice is designed to highlight and showcase the very best practice across arts, health and social care sectors and to explore how we can embed this in care homes and in the community.
We encourage all innovative leaders including those in arts organisations and venues, care homes, the NHS and CQC, who want to connect and share their experiences and to address the issues of sustaining best practice in care settings as well as promoting social prescription in communities. The conference will be structured around two main plenary sessions and two sets of four concurrent parallel sessions, encompassing presentation, panel discussions, workshops in music, dance, drama, creative writing, digital arts and much more, besides providing ample opportunities for networking.

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Engage Conference 2019 - Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead.

Date: 5-6 November 2019
Cost: Engage Personal members £150 (Early bird) £175
Engage Organisational Members £260 (Early bird) £300
Non-Members £360 (Early bird) £420

The Engage Conference 2019 will examine the benefits and challenges of young people’s access to the arts, exploring best practice, partnerships and policies from the sector. The arts and culture provide a lens through which children and young people develop their understanding of themselves and the wider world. It creates a space for children and young people to shape their thoughts, feelings and their futures. Access to the arts is a fundamental human right, and yet many children and young people, particularly those who are most marginalised, do not have this opportunity. With this in mind the Engage Conference 2019 draws its inspiration from City of Dreams, an exciting ten-year programme which gives every child and young person in Newcastle and Gateshead access to arts and culture.

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Physical Theatre Courses - Acting Now, Cambridge

Prices: General £140/Concessions £120

Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience. Join our new physical theatre courses starting in Cambridge in October 2019! We will be running two groups (beginners and intermediate):
Beginners - 8 Sessions starting 3 October 2019, 6:30-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre
Intermediate - 8 Sessions starting 2 October 2019, 6:30-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre

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Autumn Intensive With Russell Maliphant & Adam Benjamin - DanceEast

Cost: £180 (bursaries available)
Date & Time: 1 – 3 November 2019, 10.00am – 6.00pm

This intensive brings together two renowned choreographers for an exploratory and inclusive intensive. Over the three days, Russell and Adam will each introduce ideas and tasks from their working methods and explore the synergy between their practices.
Russell will share tools from his extensive experience in bodywork, (particularly as a practitioner of the Rolfing method of Structural Integration) which can be utilised to enhance health and longevity in dance and physical practice. Adam, who also draws on Tai Chi, will work with qualities of listening and introduce temporal and spatial scores that he has developed through his extensive research into inclusive practices. Suitable for those with at least 3 years of dance experience (aged 18+) Open to disabled and non-disabled dancers

Learn more here
Deadline for bursaries 23 September 2019

UEA Literary Festival Autumn 2019

Date: 2 Oct - 20 November 2019
Cost: Season Ticket: £63 - Individual Ticket: £9

For 27 years, Christopher Bigsby has been the Director of the Arthur Miller Institute Autumn Literary Festival. During this time he has interviewed over 250 of the world’s finest writers and thinkers including Arthur Miller, Salman Rushdie, Ruth Rendell, Toni Morrison, Harold Pinter, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Paul McCartney and Kazuo Ishiguro, to name but a few.
In 2019, we will mark the end of an era and Chris’ final Literary Festival season with a celebration of his ground-breaking work and legacy. The programme will close with a special two-way interview during which, the tables will be turned, and Chris will be interviewed by best-selling author Louis de Bernières. This season begins with Elizabeth Macneal, a remarkable first-time novelist whose book – The Doll Factory – promoted a fierce bidding war among publishers. She is a graduate of UEA, as are Tash Aw and Tracy Chevalier, both multi award-winning novelists. They will be followed by the biologist Steve Jones, and politician and writer, David Owen who has held multiple government posts, and was a founder of the Social Democratic Party. Mary Beard has introduced many thousands to the classical world through her books and TV series, while the Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Strout will make UEA one of her only public appearances on her brief visit to the UK.

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Celebrating Culture on the Edge! - Lowestoft Cultural Conference

Date: Thu, 10 October 2019
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: The Seagull, 19-75 Morton Road, Lowestoft , NR33 0JH

Lowestoft has witnessed a sea-change in how it uses and develops culture in the place and is enjoying a cultural renewal in and around the town. East Suffolk Council in partnership with Making Waves Together invites you to join us for this can’t miss opportunity to explore how Lowestoft has been developing its cultural offer and delivering national objectives around culture and place making at a local level.  The event will see the launch of the NEW Lowestoft Cultural Strategy which is a 5-year vision to help transform Lowestoft into a vibrant and energised town with every resident enjoying and taking part in arts, culture and heritage. There will also be opportunity to chat, be inspired and make connections and collaborations.

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Funding Insights with Arts Council England

Date & Time: 27 September 2019, 11am - 1pm
Location: National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

This two-hour session is open to anyone who wants to know more about how Arts Council England support and develop great work in literature, and will include information on the new Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice grants. The session will be of particular interest for those writers with a specific project in mind and who may wish to apply for a grant to support their work. Find out more about the types of work these grants support, and ACE’s top tips for making a compelling application.

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Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

Crafts Council Talent Development team programme regular bite size workshops and 1:1 advice sessions to support makers and designers with their business development needs. Whether you are looking for up to date information on funding; financial toolkits; how to start up and manage a creative business practice; how to work with manufacturers; how to protect your designs; looking for confidential advice and action points or marketing and social media insights; Crafts Council can support you and your needs.

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Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

Explore film, music, journalism, photography or theatre. Join online arts courses from renowned film schools, universities, cultural institutions. Learn from the experts in creative arts and media.

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The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning - Free Online Course

What is the purpose of museums in today’s world - a world obsessed with technology? On this course we explore what can be gained from interacting with museum collections and spaces, and how to use technology to encourage engagement.
You will consider the ways museum collections improve our understanding of history and how museums can use artefacts to engage learners. You will also explore how museums can better use their spaces to create learning experiences for all visitors.

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Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

Date: 20-21 November 2020
Cost: From £99-£399
Location: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK

Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries. It explores the relationship between research, academia and business innovation and tackles the challenges impacting the future of the sector. In its 2nd year, Beyond 2019 focuses on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity, with themes addressing the opportunities, challenges and controversies these innovations present.

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

Governance Now 2019 Conference

Date: 8 November 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Friends' Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Cost: £75 - £180 +VAT

Join us for Governance Now, the flagship national conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals and be part of a positive culture change, becoming more aware, connected and empowered to address the challenge of achieving good governance.

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Fashion & Textile Workshops - STUDIO at 91 Upper St. Giles Street, Norwich

First course- 15th & 29th September 11-4pm - £65 per session
A two session workshop with a fresh take on embroidery which is designed to challenge you with a new modern perspective, whilst at the same time discovering the benefits and rhythm of stitch.

Fashion Life drawing - 15th & 29th September 7-9.30 pm - £10 per session
Two Sundays a month we run a drop in Fashion life drawing class which combines sumptuous sets and beautiful fabric with the human form.

Please email for bookings: gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com or Phone 07446719771 / 07766837483

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

ScreenSkills bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to those looking to enter, progress in, return to, or transfer into the screen industries. Our ambition is to ensure that the industry has access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent it needs for continued success by helping to unlock opportunities across all types of screen work. Supporting an individual with a bursary to develop their career helps the screen industries to respond to skills gaps and priority shortage areas. We welcome applications from people in groups under-represented in the industry.

More details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 31 March 2020

Museums Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

Date: 3 - 5 October 2019
Location: Brighton Conference Centre

Speakers and delegates from museums across the UK and around the world will come together on 3-5 October to discuss the theme of sustainable and ethical museums in a globalised world. 

Conference tickets also includes a day trip to a choice of museums in Brighton and Sussex on Saturday 5 October, with guided tours to museums and galleries in Brighton, Bexhill-on-Sea and Eastbourne, Hastings or Charleston and the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. 

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Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

Date: 20 September 2019
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
Cost: £75-85

To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

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Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

16 December | 11.00am – 5.00pm
Price: £20 per person (includes x2 professional development days with refreshments and two online mentoring sessions)

An opportunity for emerging artists from the East of England to dance together, collaborate and refine skills. Aimed at Graduates and those who are now approaching the end of their professional training; this programme will include professional classes and sessions tailored around the career development needs of newly graduated Dance Artists. The programme will develop a peer support network and identify opportunities in the Eastern region.
Participants will need to sign up to attend both events and will also receive a bespoke mentoring programme. – Once you have booked your place, you will be contacted about the mentoring programme.

For more information please contact artist.development@danceeast.co.uk
Book Here

Artpocket Autumn 2019 Courses

Innovative Education in Contemporary Art & Design
We deliver creative courses in art, design & craft in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are looking for a short course or want to commit to a full year programme of study, we have a busy timetable of exciting daytime and evening courses for both adults and young people.

Adults Sustained programmes of study:

  • Postgraduate Programme in Creative Practise – Fridays (one Year)
  • Art Intensive – Wednesdays and Thursdays (one year)
  • Introduction to Arts & wellbeing – Tuesdays (one Year)

Short courses:

  • Art Direction - portfolio development, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture & Textiles

Young People:

  • Minipockets (7-11) – tactile and visual textures (begins 9th September)
  • Smartpockets (12-16)– printmaking (begins 9th September)

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

Tickets are now on sale for Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference! Come to Sheffield from 20-22 September for the UK’s biggest celebration of community cinemas, film societies and village screens.

The 2019 Community Cinema Conference is a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema, packed with masterclasses and workshops, panel discussions, exciting film previews and much more. The conference will take place at The Workstation in Sheffield, with film screenings at Showroom Cinema and The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University.

Find out more and book tickets here

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

Do you need specialist advice for your venue, programme or festival? Film exhibition experts can help you with 1-2-1 advice sessions via the FAN Advice and Experience Scheme. The scheme offers half-day sessions with a range of sector experts, tailored to your specific needs and questions – from programming to projection!

Sessions now cost £50+VAT. You may be eligible for a bursary from your local film hub to cover this cost.

More information is available here.

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

This September we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly structured Art Business Certificate. Led by art historian Dr Tom Flynn, the twelve-week intensive programme is designed for those seeking to gain a well-rounded introduction to the essentials of the art market. Whether you are interested in learning about all aspects of art business or are already working in the art world and looking to enhance your professional currency, this course is for you.

Offered twice a year in September and January, this course takes participants through the main pillars of the art world ecosystem and scrutinises the main influences that sustain the network; from a global assessment of primary and secondary markets through to current legal issues with each session being taught by specialists in the field. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive understanding of the global art industry.

Course details: Autumn Edition - 17 September - 3 December 2019 | Tuesday evenings, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Fee: £2,400
Register here

For more information on this course or to find out more details about Christie’s Education, visit our website.

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

26 September @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
AMA member rate: £175 + VAT
Non-Member: £250 + VAT

Are you interested in how to produce impactful video to tell stories? This full day workshop will equip you with the practical knowledge, skills and tools to create exciting and engaging video.
Using an iPhone or iPad and a basic editing app you’ll learn simple techniques. Discover how to best approach interviewing people, get great shots, and making video tell the story you want to tell.
You’ll leave with plenty of ideas and tips that will get you started making great videos which complements your other marketing activity.
Book Now

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

Date & time: 26th September 2019, 10 am - 4.15 pm
Cost: £150

This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

Date: Fri, 20 September 2019
Time: 9:30am - 5pm

Our Annual Dance Conference is created with the intention of providing training and knowledge to those who are working within the dance environment*. This is a great way to upskill and further develop your dance practice as well as the opportunity to share, view and network.
Book Here

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

Anteros Arts Foundation prides itself in offering consistently high quality creative art skills, taught by practicing artist educators.

To book a place on any of the courses, please visit their courses page HERE

SHARE Museums East

SHARE Museums East delivers a bespoke training programme to Accredited museums in the East of England.The programme covers the following areas: collections management, audience development, leadership, organisational resilience and learning. We welcome those outside the region, or not within the ACE Accreditation Scheme, but please be aware priority is given to those within the Scheme and other delegates may be charged a small fee to attend. Find event details and training here

in_collusion

A creative industries development programme focused on enterprise and innovation. Aiming to enhance creative technology skills and transfer knowledge across sectors through the creation of new public artworks. It will generate disruptive outcomes through the creation of content rich projects that explore the areas of artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and data culture.

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series.

Industry Research & Information Have your say… has the arts sector got better at engaging older participants?

The Baring Foundation has been funding work that engages older people in arts and culture - “creative ageing” - for nearly 10 years.
We would like to hear the views of those who work for arts and culture organisations and individual practitioners. Has the arts sector in the UK changed how it engages with older participants over the last decade?

Please complete our 1-minute survey and tell us what you think.

Thank you!

Complete Our Survey Here

The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

Looking at six different places across the country (Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), we commissioned research into if and how an area's arts and cultural offer attracts individuals and businesses to settle there; whether it’s a factor in them staying there; and whether that cultural offer shapes a place’s local identity.

Read in full here

Updated Norfolk Community Directory

Norfolk Community Directory contains activities, services and groups to help all Norfolk residents live healthy, active and fulfilling lives. You should find something to help you, whether you want to: keep healthy, be sociable, physically active, mentally active, raise your aspirations for educational achievement, help your community, stay independent, feel included, get involved, improve your well-being, stay safe, find suitable care and support, find help looking after your children, or get family support. We also provide information which supports the Local Offer, Care Act and Childcare Act.
How to get listed

Listing your services or activities on Norfolk Community Directory is a great way to tell the Norfolk community about what you do and what you can offer - and it's free.

Click here to browse the directory and learn more

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

Are you starting or running a creative business? Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit is a practical resource to help you plan, build, test, communicate and launch your new creative business.

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

NAWE's mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.

With various opportunities and resources to include:

  • The Nawe Annual Conference
  • Writing In Education
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Directory
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Higher Education Network
  • Membership

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

The Business & IP Centre Norfolk, situated on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, is the complete solution to your business information needs. At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications, printed resources, and attend practical workshops and inspiring talks.

The Business & IP Centre offer a year-round programme of events including SpotlightOn workshops, webcasts, marketplaces and free 1:1 business advice sessions for start-ups and established businesses with Menta , New Anglia Growth Hub , Leathes Prior (legal advice for business), Larking Gowen (accountancy for business) and Intellectual Property advice from IPO certified advisors.
For details of what's happening soon, and to book where applicable, visit the online events page. You can also keep up to date with latest developments on twitter and Facebook.
Contact:

BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
More information: www.norfolk.gov.uk/bipcnorfolk

List your cultural business for FREE on the new Visit East of England Website www.visiteastofengland.com

If you have a tourism offer make sure your cultural business is listed on the official visitor website for the East of England launching early 2019. Simply fill in your details and business information by following this link and submit to have your business appear on our website, completely free of charge.
This form is for tourism attractions and activities including cultural organisations based in the East of England.

If you already have a listing on the current Visit East Anglia website, please complete the form and your listing will be updated for when we launch in 2019.

Please contact us on 0333 320 4202 or email info@visiteastanglia.net if you have any issues or questions.

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

In December this year Arts Council England plan to publish our next 10-year strategy. The strategy, which will shape how we deliver our development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.
Over the last 18 months, we have gathered a huge range of evidence and spoken to over 5000 people. The responses we have received have been generous, thoughtful, rigorous and wide-ranging, offering a breadth of perspectives. We have considered them all and have refined and developed a draft strategy, which we are sharing with you now.
Once again we are asking for your help. We would like you to share your views on our draft strategy and to explore with us how we might collaborate to achieve the ambitions it sets out. The consultation opens on 1 July 2019 and runs for 12 weeks.

Download Here

We've set out a proposed vision and outcomes for the next ten years, now we want to know what you think. The consultation on our draft strategy 2020-2030 is open until 23 September 2019 and you can also sign up to a workshop taking place across the country.

Have Your Say Here 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024 sets out our vision and the principles that will guide our National Lottery investment for the next five years.

It sets out how we:

  • Expect to invest around £1.2 billion in the UK’s heritage
  • Will introduce a streamlined grant-making portfolio
  • Increasingly focus on wellbeing, capacity-building and innovation (both nationally and internationally), amongst others
  • Explore the use of social investment
  • Commit to increased devolution in our decision-making

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

Museums Association: Statement On The Impact Of A No Deal Brexit

The UK government and politicians of all parties should take all necessary action to avoid a no-deal Brexit, the Museums Association (MA) said in a statement today.
The association said that leaving the EU without a deal would “have a highly damaging impact on: the communities that museums serve, people who work in and with museums, and the sharing of collections, ideas and expertise across European borders”.
It said that the economic damage caused by a no-deal Brexit would “have a damaging and divisive impact on many communities that museums serve”.
The statement continued: “The UK’s museums sector is already in a fragile financial position after a decade of austerity and could struggle with the substantial financial losses that could arise from loss of earned income, philanthropy and public funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

To read for of this article click here or to download the full MA Statement click here

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

Wellbeing is about people and creating the conditions for us all to thrive. It’s quality of life and prosperity, positive physical and mental health, sustainable thriving communities.
Wellbeing is a measure of social progress and, arguably, the goal of good government and charitable activity.

A valuable collection of documents, reports and research on health and wellbeing.
For a full list of documents available visit: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/evidenceresources/

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

MARCH Network

The MARCH Network is one of 8 new national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions. There are an estimated 1 million of these assets in the UK.

The MARCH Network is free and open to anyone with an interest in the role that social, cultural and community assets play in mental health and wellbeing, including researchers, community organisations, policy makers, mental health charities, service users and members of the public.

For more information and to join visit: https://www.marchnetwork.org/

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

Voluntary Arts has launched a map of creative programmes and projects across the UK, for people looking for creative activities, and groups and projects wanting to connect with others in their areas. Consider adding yourself to the map if you're not on there already.

Find out more: https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativity-map

The Museum Freelance Network

Freelancers make up a significant and growing part of the workforce in the museums sector and undertake a huge variety of work. Freelancers offer flexibility; can provide a particular expertise, experience or skillset; bring an unbiased and independent perspective; and can provide innovative thinking, a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach. https://www.museumfreelance.org/

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for Music, including Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance. Fidelio aims to provide support for individuals (over school age) or groups of exceptional ability, to enable them for example:

  • To receive special tuition or coaching (e.g. in the case of musicians to attend Master Classes)
  • To participate in external competitions
  • To be supported for a specially arranged performance
  • To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art

Applications need to be supported by Institutions, Colleges, Arts Festivals or other similar arts organisations in the United Kingdom with recognised relevant expertise. Applications from individuals or groups seeking funding for themselves or their children without such support will not be considered.

Apply Here
Deadline: 30 September 2019

The Elephant Trust

Grants up to £2000

The Trust aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions and galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.

Apply Here
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Deadline: 26 January 2020

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grant range: £1,000 - £100,000

Project Grants is our new open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery. The fund will support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

Learn more here
Deadline: Ongoing

The Do It Differently Fund

The Do It Differently Fund is designed to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators build their career by providing grants of £500 - £3,000 to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. We can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including time to create, access to creative spaces and content creation.
The fund is open to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines, with a focus on independent music creators who can evidence self-sufficiency in one or more aspects of their career (e.g. self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). Applicants can be a solo artist, songwriter, composer, group member, artist/producer or a multidisciplinary artist. We can also support bands or ensembles of up to 6 members.

Apply Here
Deadline 7 October 2019

Small Project Grants - Art Fund

Our small project grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and visual arts organisations act on good ideas and/or test new ways of working that will benefit their audiences.
We encourage project proposals, activity and outcomes that align with one or more of the four strands of our programme: building collections, shaping futures, reaching audiences, and making connections

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Curatorial Network Grants - Art Fund

Our curatorial network grants provide funding to support Subject Specialist Networks (SSNs) and other curatorial networks in sharing expertise across the museum sector, for the benefit of collections and audiences.
The grants are designed to be ‘light-touch’ and responsive to need. We want to help networks capitalise on opportunities to develop and expand their activities; develop and share knowledge and skills relating to subject-specialisms, professional skills and public engagement; collaborate with each other and with museum audiences; innovate, test new ideas and share their findings; and create tangible public outcomes.

Learn more here
Deadline 11 October 2019

BFI Short Form Animation Funding

The fund aims to give UK animators who have gained industry attention for their work the chance to work at a higher budget level. It will provide funding of £30,000 – £120,000 per project, supporting teams to create work that can gain major recognition and open up new opportunities. The fund can support narrative short form projects in any animated technique or genre (including documentary) and for any platform, eg cinema, online or TV (though not work intended primarily for broadcast television).

Learn more here
Deadline 5 November 2019

Themed call: Mental Health & Wellbeing and Vulnerable Families - Norfolk Community Foundation

Applications are invited for projects that meet one or both of the following priority themes:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Vulnerable Families

Please note applications for projects based in and/ or clearly benefitting people in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will be prioritised.
Applications for grants of up to £10,000 can be accepted. While funds able to offer this size of grant in full are limited, we will aim to look at multiple funds to secure the funds needed. If your group would normally apply to several NCF funds for the same or similar costs, this is an opportunity to make a request that reflects your funding needs without the requirement for multiple applications.

Learn more here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Connecting Older People Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation 

Maximum grant: £10,000

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of older people in Norfolk by helping them stay connected with their local community.
The Fund aims to offer grants focused on reducing loneliness in older people (55+) in Norfolk, through projects that may create new connections, or maintain existing.
Grants can support the operational costs of existing projects, as well as expanding proven delivery. Grants can also be used for pilot activities or to test out new ideas or partnerships.

Learn more here
Deadline 25 October 2019

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

Transforming Narratives project vision
To establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary South Asian arts practice, presenting multi-art forms through an artistic exchange programme, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

There are three funding strands available:

  • Exchanges programme: To broker new partnerships or develop existing ones through international residencies, exchanges and critical dialogue in Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
  • Collaborative projects: To support showcasing contemporary artistic programme and on building long-lasting cross-country relationships.
  • Reciprocal showcasing: To support ambitious cross-country collaboration projects to develop new work and build on existing ideas.

Learn more here
Open call round 1 Deadline: 31 October 2019. 
Open Call round 2: January to March 2020. 

The Love Norfolk Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

The Love Norfolk Fund will offer grants of up to £20,000 to support strategic projects with the potential to deliver significant and long term impact by piloting new ways of working, or extending the reach and quality of local services.

Full details here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Crafting Futures Grant: Open Call

The British Council will award up to ten research grants, with a value of up to £5,000 each, for UK-based practitioners, researchers, or anyone interested in craft, to travel overseas and undertake projects with local communities or practitioners which explore ideas or questions supporting the future of craft.

We are most interested in proposals which explore new approaches to challenges in craft, which can be shared, and which others can learn from and potentially develop. Your project should not only benefit your individual practice but address a globally relevant challenge that is also meaningful to the local community where the activity will take place. 

Full details available here
Deadline 6 October 2019

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions Open For Submissions

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are for projects which use co-creation to effect real social change. The aim of these commissions is to demonstrate and explore the crucial role arts practice and creative process can play in addressing some of the most urgent social and environmental challenges we are facing as a society today.

Apply Here
Round 2 Deadline 16 September 2019, 5pm
Round 3 Deadline 18 November 2019, 5pm

Bright Ideas Fund

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.
The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 30 September 2019

#iwill Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020. The #iwill Fund has been created by Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, which have invested £20 million each to the #iwill Fund to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

More details and how to apply here
Deadline 27 September 2019

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in November, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 25th October

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant click here
Deadline 25 October 2019

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

The minimum amount of grant is £5million. There is no upper limit on how much you can apply for.
We have a total of £50m available in the first year (2020-2021). The application process is now open.

You can apply for a Heritage Horizon Award if you are a:

  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation

What we are looking for - The concept behind the Heritage Horizon Awards is: "Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities".

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

We want you to show clear and ambitious plans for how the project will bring about positive changes and benefits to people, places and wider heritage. We expect you to have plans to share your learning from the project widely across the sector.

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

Shifting Ground is the second instalment of Changing Times: a nationwide funding programme dedicated to uncovering the many voices, hidden histories and forgotten stories that make up our collective past.

It is a celebration of archive film and its special ability to connect stories of the past with pressing issues of the present. From August to December 2019, Shifting Ground will support a series of adventurous collaborations between exhibitors and archives that respond to one of the most important debates facing society today: people's changing relationship with their environment.

The Engagement Fund supports organisations to develop their own projects that showcase UK film history in creative ways and ask audiences to reconsider the connection between people and their environment. Funding of £500 - £15,000 is available and applications are open now - download the Engagement Fund Guidelines for more information

Projects supported through Shifting Ground should take place between 1 August - 31 December 2019.
Expressions of interest to the Engagement Fund can be made at any time between 5 July - 11 October 2019. Assessments will be made on a rolling basis.

More information is available here.

Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

The following organisations working in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage can apply:

  • UK registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
  • Schools, universities or registered educational charities.
  • Faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
  • Housing Associations.
  • Museums and galleries.
  • Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.

The Trust prefers to support those organisations working directly with beneficiaries at a grassroots level.
Full details and how to apply - click here

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. It will help to facilitate partnerships between public libraries and researchers, and spark people’s curiosity around topics that are relevant or interesting to them.

This fund will offer the following:
£12,000 – £25,000 for those applying as a single library service
£12,000 – £50,000 for those submitting a joint application.

We are aiming to support around 20 projects. We expect projects to come on board late November 2019 and to spend 3-6 months further developing and refining their idea, with activities coming to a close in May 2021.

Full details and how to submit - click here
Deadline 25 September 2019

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

Our Open Project Proposals scheme is open for submissions in support of a wide range of activities, so you can submit a proposal for what your project needs most to get off the ground.

Proposals may be in support of activities including (but not limited to) film screenings, audience development, film marketing costs and screen heritage work. Costs covered may include research and curatorship; staffing; marketing and programme production; film and equipment hire; consultancy fees; hospitality; and monitoring and evaluation. All activities must take place between April 2019 – March 2020.

Organisations must be members of Film Hub South East to receive support for a proposal. To read more about becoming a member, visit our become a hub member page.

Find out more here: https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/open-project-proposals/

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

From 13 May 2019 until 31 March 2020 we are making an additional ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million available within National Lottery Project Grants specifically to support the grassroots music sector.
This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

To apply and for full details visit: http://pkf.org/apply/

National Lottery Awards for All England

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or community interest company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council)

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
Show us how you plan to:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

We are looking for your ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. Apply now for our action grants!

What are we looking for?
We fund creative, cultural actions prior, during and after the EU parliamentary elections that can breathe life into Europe, and democracy at large.
Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). We want your innovative and provocative ideas that challenge the negative discourse and are able to become inspiring examples from the local to the European levels.

How and when can I apply?
Since this is a special year for Europe, we have special rules for this open call:
The call is permanently open as of February 2019 until the available budget has been spent. We select projects on a rolling basis, meaning: first come, first serve. Every couple of weeks we share with you the latest selection of projects through our online channels, as well as an update on how much budget remains.

For further information and guidelines please click here
To apply visit: https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/action-grants-2019-application-form

The Heritage Impact Loan

We are offering loans from £25,000 to £500,000 for up to three years with tailored terms and both flexible and incentivised interest rates for impactful projects. These could include both capital and interest repayment holidays. We support applicants across the UK who are undertaking a capital project or are looking to build upon or scale-up an existing enterprise.

How to Apply
It will be helpful to speak to a member of the AHF’s Investment Team for advice and guidance in the first instance. If your project is one which we would like to support, you will be encouraged to apply and then supported throughout the application process throughout.

Applications can be made at any time.
Please complete an Initial Enquiry Form so that we can get in touch to discuss your requirements, email us at hif@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199. Or further information please click here

EIRA Funding

The Eastern ARC Consortium (Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent) has recently been awarded £4.7 million for the Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA) initiative by Research England through the Connecting Capability Fund to establish a network that will support business innovation in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent. The EIRA project will support innovation in three areas - artificial intelligence, biotech and digital creative. There is a range of funding opportunities available to UEA researchers and businesses active in the New Anglia and South East LEP interested in working together

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

Applications for innovation vouchers, internships and start-up microfinance will be on a rolling basis, applications can be submitted at any time.

For further information visit https://www.eira.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

The grants give funding for not-for-profit projects that bring communities together and encourage people to take part.  All you have to do is complete an application and show us how you plan to do it. 

How to apply:

To apply for a grant, just read the grant criteria and complete a Go for it Grants application form.  Return the form by email to grants@s-norfolk.gov.uk . Alternatively post it to the Community Capacity Team, Go for it Grants, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

If you need any help or have any questions call our helpful team on 01508 533747.

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

Growing Business Fund
Our Growing Business Fund offers grants up to £500,000 for local businesses which want to grow and create new jobs. The grants can cover up to 20% of the total project cost.

  • Are you an established and growing business?
  • Are you looking to invest, expand and recruit new staff?
  • Are you seeking capital funding to make this happen?

Small Grants Scheme
If you have plans to grow your business, you could benefit from a grant of between £1,000 and £25,000 from the New Anglia LEP. The grant can pay up to 20% of the total costs of your plans and some areas in Norfolk and Suffolk may be eligible for up to a 30% contribution.

  • Are you expanding your business?
  • Do you have plans to improve productivity or efficiency?
  • Are you launching new products or services?

Call the Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or email growthhub@newanglia.co.uk to discuss your plans with a Business Growth Adviser.
For detailed guidance notes on eligibility and the application process read the Small Grant Scheme FAQs.

For additional information visit: https://www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk/funding-finance/

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

Our Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants support UK curators, museum professionals and researchers to undertake travel or other activities that will extend and develop their curatorial expertise, collections-based knowledge and art historical interests.

There are two categories of grant available, £200-£1,500 and £1,501+, and we have £75,000 in total to give annually. Since 2012 we have helped 321 curators, scholars and researchers with 294 projects. For details on the sort of activities we can support, full information on eligibility and how to apply, download our Guidance for Applicants

You are encouraged to contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your potential project before submitting an application. Please get in touch on 020 7225 4822 or programmes@artfund.org.

The Fenton Arts Trust

The Trust’s overall aim is to give encouragement and financial support to those actively contributing to the creative arts in the U.K. It seeks to assist individuals and organisations who are making a worthwhile contribution to the artistic and cultural life of this country. In particular it wishes to support artists at the beginning of their careers, the often expressed desire of our founder Shu-Yao Fenton.

Grants are available to support individual works, activities, performances or prizes in any field of artistic endeavour including drama, painting, sculpture, dance, music, poetry and architecture. An application may come from a group, company or institution or from an individual so long as the application does not involve support of an individual’s education or initial professional training.

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.fentonartstrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant/

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

The New Endeavour Rangers Fund aims to support charitable organisations offering opportunities and positive activities for children and young people in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

Applications can be received at any time with decisions being made in June and November.

The Fund will not support activities for the under-fives.

Grants of between £500 – £2,000 are available.

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

  • Youth clubs and holiday programmes
  • Trips and activities for young carers
  • Opportunities for children and young people to learn new skills
  • Positive activities to support families

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

The Cultural Impact Development Fund offers repayable finance between £25,000 and £150,000 to arts, cultural and creative organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their impact practice and evaluation and could benefit from external support with this. It aims to enable ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes, and to increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact. Applications will be accepted until the 31st of August 2021. More information can be found here

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

Tiered grants of £50, £300 and £500 are available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. There are no deadlines for applications. You can submit your proposal at any time during the year and we aim to assess them within 4-6 weeks where we can. More information can be found here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000. The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community. More information here

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund has been created to support general charitable activities that benefit rural areas within the district of South Norfolk with grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Recruitment Day At Bressingham Steam Museum

Sat 21 September 2019

Get a glimpse of the volunteering opportunities at Bressingham. To participate in this recruitment event registration is required. Please read the page. The day will start at 10:00 with a informal chat and presentation followed by a tour of the museum. This is where we will explain the wide range of responsibilities, tasks and opportunities volunteers can get involved with at Bressingham.
There will then be opportunities to shadow some of the team to learn more about some of the operational roles such as railway guarding and driving steam on both the Steam Roller and on a steam locomotive on the Fen Railway. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for prospective volunteers.
We welcome volunteers to Bressingham from ages 16 onwards.

Full details
We ask that anyone who is interested to please contact the museum to reserve a place. 01379 686900 or info@bressingham.co.uk. Spaces will be limited and must be pre booked.

Learning Resources Volunteers - Ancient House Museum, Thetford

In line with our commitment to learning, we have a popular and wide-ranging schools programme covering the Stone Age to present day. Many of these sessions use resources such as handling boxes to make them more engaging and interactive. Improving existing learning resources and creating new ones will enrich educational sessions and help bring history to life. We are looking for up to five volunteers to help create and pack our resources and handling boxes on Wednesday mornings between 10am-1pm.

Role description

Thetford Treasures Volunteers - Ancient House Museum, Thetford

We’re looking for volunteers to our Thetford Treasures group. Volunteers are essential for bringing the collections to life for school and group visits. You may be preparing crafts, dressing as a Tudor or cooking on the Victorian range, working in a unique Tudor town house. The team of volunteers often pitch in at busy times such as seasonal events and school holidays.

Role description

Market Research Volunteer - All Norfolk Museum Sites

During September and October we require volunteers to help us complete some market research at all of our Museums across the county. This role is ideal if you are interested in market research, want to gain some customer service skills or experience in a museum, or just enjoy working with the public. It is an important role, that will help us gain useful information and feedback from our visitors.

Role description

ST*ART Club volunteer - Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Norwich Castle is currently looking for Volunteers to assist with its ST*ART Club, designed for children aged approximately 8-12, which aims to develop children’s confidence and creativity through fun activities which are inspired by the castle’s art galleries.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience of art education by working with children on creative projects within a museum. You will also gain practical experience of working creatively with young people in an educational setting and it’s also loads of fun.

Role description

Event support volunteer - Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

We are looking for 10 volunteers to assist with the delivery of ‘Fight or Flight’ a one-off event being held through two live performances in Norwich Castle Keep on Saturday 5 October 2019. This opportunity is specifically aimed at those between the ages of 16-25, who are looking to gain experience in events, hospitality, the arts or heritage.

Role Description

'Our Day Out' Volunteers - Creative Arts East

Creative Arts East are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions.

If you'd like to volunteer with us, please download a volunteer application form here

For more details on the required duties of a volunteer, click here or contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Norwich Film Festival 6-17 November 2019 Volunteers Needed

Every year The Norwich Film Festival looks to recruit a wonderful enthusiastic team of volunteers to help with the running duties associated with the Festival. It is fair to say we would be lost without the support of volunteers and we would love to welcome you to become part of the team in 2019!
So what type of duties are included with volunteering, I hear you ask? Well, these can range from; ushering, marketing, front of house greetings, box office, selling merchandise to handing out flyers in the street. Volunteering jobs really do vary but these can be great fun and are a wonderful way to meet like minded individuals.

If you have any questions and would be interested in applying please complete the following Volunteer form

Recruitment drive on Thursday 26th September at Café Bar Marazo which is based in The Forum, Norwich from 6:00pm till 7:00pm

Volunteer Communications and Development Assistant - Suffolk Artlink

We’re on the lookout for a new part-time Volunteer Communications and Development Assistant to join us in our Halesworth office. Are you a friendly and proactive individual with an interest in communications, fundraising and/or creative arts? You might be seeking work experience in the arts or charity sector, or perhaps you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to your community?

You can find more information about the post, and how to apply, in the Communications and Development Volunteer Role Description (PDF)

Chair of Trustees and other Board Members Needed - Suffolk Artlink

Suffolk Artlink is looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Trustees. It is an exciting time for Suffolk Artlink as we work towards a new strategic vision, developing our practice and changing more lives. We are also looking to appoint a new Chair.
Please contact Alex Casey, Co-Director, if you would like to discuss the opportunity further.

Full details available here
Deadline 30 September 2019

Young Norfolk Arts Collective - Recruitment Now Open

Through regular meetings, training sessions, practical hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions with our partners, the Collective develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to manage, produce, promote and evaluate arts events, activities and exhibitions. Recruitment for the 2019-2020 Collective is now open. All you need to do to apply is download the YNAC Info Pack and then fill in the application form. If you have any questions or would like to request a different version of the form please contact us at comms@youngnorfolkarts.org

Collective members should....

  • be aged between 16 and 25
  • have a keen interest in the arts and creative activities
  • want to contribute to Young Norfolk Arts activities and to gain valuable training and experience in so doing
  • be reliable and professional in outlook and behaviour
  • promote Young Norfolk Arts generally and be good ambassadors for its activities and those of its partners
  • be keen to attend YNAC related events during evenings, weekends and school holidays

We want to make sure that the Collective is inclusive and accessible as possible, if there are any barriers to you joining e.g transport, financial or access, then please get in touch.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 September 2019

Trustee Wanted - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

In order to extend the range of our expertise and better reflect our expanding audience, Palace House is seeking to recruit new Trustees to its governing Board. Accordingly, we are now inviting suggestions for new Trustees who can enhance the Board in terms of their experience and background. New Board Trustees should not just be well-connected and experienced but also passionate about the museum, our aims, and what we do. They should be respected by their peer group and all should be prepared to volunteer their time, expertise and contacts to assist the museum. Any new Trustees will be asked (i) to ensure that Palace House runs smoothly and effectively, overseeing the museum’s operation in accordance with the sector’s standards of best practice and the principles of transparency, diversity, equality and fiscal sustainability, and (ii) to assist the Executive to identify, cultivate and harness potential sources of external funding.

Read more here

Norwich Science Festival Call For Volunteers!

Are you interested in being part of the city-wide Norwich Science Festival? We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly people to join our #NorwichSciFest Crew! Norwich Science Festival Volunteers play an important part in ensuring that the event is a success. Our volunteers will help members of the public make the most of the many exhibitions, events and activities on offer between the 18th-26th October 2019.

An interest or involvement in science or previous volunteering experience is desirable but not essential. What IS essential is a sociable, energetic personality, an enquiring mind and a willingness to help make this event a memorable and inspirational experience for everyone.

To find out more about the different roles available and what’s involved, visit https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/get-involved/volunteers/ or email us at volunteers@theforumnorwich.co.uk

Deadline 15 September 2019, midnight

Upstart Projects – Become A Trustee

Upstart Projects is looking to extend our board of trustees. Would you like to help us take
the arts to more young people through our youth journalism, outreach and careers work?
You’ll join a lively and committed board with a range of experience who care about
promoting young people’s opportunities and voice in the arts. We offer you the chance to
develop your knowledge of the charity sector and the interaction between young people and
the arts world. The board meets three or four times a year in London (travel expenses
available), supported by occasional sub-committee sessions on particular issues or
invitations to Upstart events. Every two years we run a development workshop for staff and
trustees.

Full Brief
Please register your interest as soon as possible, and by 30 September 2019

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

'Local Recall' Volunteers Needed - Archant

Local Recall is a new and innovative Archant project, backed by Google. The aim of the project is to make the old, dormant paper archives currently tucked far away from the public eye accessible to everyone. Those archives are a goldmine of information; we want the community to have full access to it, in the easiest way possible.

We need volunteers like you to help us fix these errors and make the content perfect. While we do our best to get there and have people helping us, the help of the community will be invaluable in achieving our ambitious goal.

Sign Up Here

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trustee

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust is seeking Expressions of Interest to join our Board of Trustees. Trustees take an active role in setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure its management and administration meet legal and charitable requirements.
The Trust is currently seeking interested individuals with experience across cultural, community and/or business sectors. We are seeking a balance of experience, skills and knowledge. We value diversity and difference and wish to represent the full diversity of our community when recruiting to the board of Trustees.

You can download the recruitment pack from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities in Ashill, Attleborough, Harling, Necton, Thetford and Watton

As an Events Support Volunteer you will act as an advocate for the Project and provide essential support to the Silver Social team at events and also help to promote the project.
You will be the friendly and familiar face of the Silver Social within your community and help to create a safe and inclusive environment for our older people to participate in the arts.

Learn more and watch a video https://www.thesilversocial.com/voluntee

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

Do you have spare time on your hands and are looking for an interesting and exciting way to fill it? Do you enjoy walking, the outdoors, meeting new people and are passionate about Norwich's rich history, culture, heritage and diversity?

Then why not sign up become a Norwich BID City Host Volunteer and make a difference to the vitality and vibrancy of the city? Share your knowledge and city centre insights with visitors to the city, leaving them with a positive impression so they want to return time and time again. For more information about the volunteer role please refer to our information sheet. Alternatively please contact our City Hosts Supervisors, Mike, Louise, Richard or Tracey on 01603 599572 for further information.

If you wish to apply please complete the following application form and return via email or send to Norwich BID, Unit 4.3 Floor 4, Kiln House, Pottergate. NR2 1DX.

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

CAE are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions. More information can be found here.

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage. More information can be found here.

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:37

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 23 September 2019 at 10am in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:50

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 5 September 2019 are now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Corporate Select Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:41

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Corporate Select Committee.

The amended draft Minutes for the meeting held on 16 July 2019 are now available.  The amendment is to the wording at paragraph 10.3

To download the papers, go to the Corporate Select Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:30

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:09

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

Please find below a link to a Cabinet Member Decision made by the Cabinet Member for Commercial Services and Asset Management. Alongside the decision are the accompanying documents considered by the Cabinet Member.  To view the decision click here.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Business & IP Centre Norfolk: News & Events

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:05
09/09/2019 The latest news and events from the Business & IP Centre Norfolk BIPC Democratising Entrepreneurship Report Info-graphic showing Economic Impact Evaluation of the British Library & IP Centre: Norfolk The Democratising Entrepreneurship report outlines how the BIPC Network has helped businesses to 'innovate and grow' and has highlighted 'the unique power of libraries as engines of innovation, economic growth and social mobility in the heart of diverse communities'     As members of the BIPC national network, we are part of an established model that delivers proven economic benefits in places across the country:business and job creation (using the localised figures to illustrate) and a return on investment  of £6.95 for every £1 of public money.   Impacts 40.3% of users were already running a business compared to 59.7% who were at pre-start/start-up stage. Economic impacts were estimated for BIPC Norfolk based on survey evidence for users supported across three years (2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18.            The main results were: 
  • 466 unique users 
  • 209 new businesses created
  • Net additional 100 FTE jobs
  • Net additional £1.9 million sales
  • Net additional £0.9 million GVA 
"Libraries as place-makers!"                                 "Game-changing intervention for business support"  STOP PRESS! Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk is expanding to Thetford Library - 20/09/19! BIPC Norfolk to launch it's new hub in Thetford Library, 20/09/19  If you live in the Breckland area and are thinking of starting up a business, this is the event for you!  

 

Join us on Friday 20th September at 1.00pm for the official launch of the BIPC at Thetford Library. Be inspired by local entrepreneur Sally Lowe of Lowe photography and Lace & Lowe Photography who will be speaking at the event. Throughout the afternoon library staff and expert business advisors from Menta, Natwest and other partners will be on hand to offer advice and support to budding entrepreneurs.       Council deputy leader Graham Plant has said 'Encouraging entrepreneurship and business growth is key to sustaining a strong economy.' ' Pressreader - new online eNewspapers and eMagazines! A new service giving Norfolk library members access to digital copies of magazines and newspapers from both the UK and around the world is now available and it's completely free! 

 

Amongst the many digital copies of major newspapers and magazines which can be accessed in either English or translated into different languages, there are 28 UK business publications.  Anyone with a Norfolk Library account can access Pressreader content from anywhere at any time, either via a web browser, https:www.pressreader.com or using the free Android or iOS app. You are able to access as many titles as you wish and download them to read offline!  **FREE ONLINE IT COURSES** Norfolk Library and Information Service is working in partnership with Cisco Net Academy to address the shortage of skilled and qualified staff in the IT sector.   Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Chairman of Norfolk County Council's Communities Committee said 'This is the first time these courses have been offered in Norfolk and we're delighted to give residents the chance to develop professional skills in a sought-after industry. Norfolk has been recognised as a growing area for tech businesses and we hope making courses like this available will boost IT skills and opportunities in this area''      If you would like to up-skill or are thinking of a career in IT, you can sign up with Cisco Net Academy for free and, with working at your own pace, take your first steps towards a qualification in Information technology!     BIPC Norfolk Out and About: Start-Up Day 2019 (Save the day!) BIPC Norfolk visit to the British Library (BIPC London) Library representatives from across the BIPC network met to discuss plans and events for this years business 'Start-Up Day' which falls on Friday 11th October, held in partnership with Santander    Full program of events to be announced.. #BIPCSTARTUPDAY Events:  Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Cultural Change Makers  Thursday 12th September 2019, 18:30 – 20:30 Express library, Ground Floor, Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich     The BIPC Norfolk invite you to a screening of  'Cultural Change - Makers' broadcast live from the British Library At the latest in our sell-out Inspiring Entrepreneurs series we’ll be hearing from the game-changing creative thinkers who are at the forefront of cultural change, and whose influence is felt every day in what we wear, watch, look at and listen to, and how we do it!

 

The panel includes: (moderated by Amy Lamé, London Night Czar) Jamal Edwards, entrepreneur and founder of SBTV, the first new media business on YouTube. Recognised for his rise from teenage entrepreneur to media mogul, Jamal was the youngest person to be awarded an MBE in 2014 and has been named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential people under 30 in the business. The channel now boasts a subscriber base of over 1 million+ views, and he has helped give way to some of the biggest acts in British music including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Dave.

 

Ade Hassan MBE, founder of Nubian Skin, a hosiery and lingerie brand dedicated to creating a 'different kind of nude' making the term 'nude' more inclusive to women of colour has meant that Nubian Skin has had a huge influence. In 2017 Ade was awarded an MBE for services to fashion     Rick Lowe, founder of Brands In Limited, a leading supplier of licensed apparel and accessories to major fashion retailers. The business holds licenses with Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and a whole host of music IP including global music acts such as ACDC, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.   Before this live screening you will have the opportunity to network whilst enjoying refreshments   This event is free but booking on Eventbrite is essential!  One to One's: Guidance and Advice  Free 1:1 Business Start-Up & Growth Advice with MENTA Whatever your business or idea, MENTA’s experienced business adviser will help you with support, suggestions and advice, all free of charge. Wednesday 25/09/19 appointments now available  1:1 Business Accounting Advice with Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants  Solve the mysteries of business accounting with this free one hour session.  Sept dates sold out! Next available session: 10/10/19 Free 1:1 Business Growth Advice with New Anglia Growth Hub.  Want to take your business to the next level? As well as help and advice, we can also help you access support and funding offered by other organisations throughout our region including grants, finance, apprenticeships, coaching and training. Sept dates sold out! Next available session: 24/10/19 Free 1:1 Business Sessions with Legal Experts from Leathes Prior Solicitors Got a question about business law? This is the place for you! Receive information on a wide range of commercial legal topics such as business structure, company law, data protection, e-commerce, supply and sale contracts, as well as intellectual property and brand protection Sept-Oct dates: all sold out! Next available session: 21/11/19 Free 1:1 How to use COBRA 1:1 Sessions Various appointments available on Tuesdays COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) has all the information you need to get your business off the ground, containing details of thousands of different business types. You will find sector guides, business opportunity profiles and a business legal library, all freely accessible here at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk. BIPC Intellectual Property Clinics Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. If you are a business person, an inventor, an artist or an author, IP will affect you. Certified IP Advisers are available at BIPC Norfolk to provide advice up to but not including legal advice.  Book your free appointment on Eventbrite now In the Spotlight.. Our Successful Bite-Size Business Workshops have returned for the Autumn                   Spotlight: Social Media for Business Feeling frazzled by Facebook? Don't know your tweets from your Hashtags?    Come along to this free introductory social media session and learn how to make social media into an invaluable, low-cost publicity resource for your business. Experienced MENTA business trainer John Clarke will share hints and tips on how to make the most of social media, helping you spread the word about all that your business has to offer.    These evening Spotlight sessions are free, but booking is essential 04/12/19  Spotlight: Business Planning Do you have a great idea for a new business?   Putting together a business can help you think things through to maximise your chances of success. In this Spotlight workshop, experienced MENTA business trainer John Clarke takes you through the important elements of putting together a business plan. The course will include looking at a business plan template and a professional financial spreadsheet - so if you're thinking of starting a business, book yourself a ticket!     These evening Spotlight sessions are free, but booking is essential 11/12/19  All Business & IP Centre Norfolk Events are bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com  Tell us how it's going! Here at BIPC Norfolk we are dedicated to providing free support and advice to help you start and grow your business. If things are going well and you feel you've benefitted from any of our services, we'd love to hear from you. It all helps to ensure we can continue to provide and improve our service.
If you'd like to tell us about your business progress and successes, you can email your stories here: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk Contact us BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
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Marriott's Way Heritage Trail - FREE Show Special

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:30
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter STORIES DOWN THE LINE FREE Show Special Fans, family & friends of Marriott's Way,
You are invited to watch our fabulous FREE community play: STORIES DOWN THE LINE

The play will be performed at various outdoor locations along Marriott’s Way this September and commemorates the people and heritage of the footpath and the Victorian railway line that the route follows. There'll be song, percussion and laughter galore!
The play is FREE, family friendly and open to all. Just bring something to sit on. Want to know more?

Visit our website,

or

contact Simon Floyd hello@simonfloyd.com

or

Alanna Baker alanna.baker@norfolk.gov.uk

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The Mill and the Marsh Folk Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:27
The Mill and the Marsh Folk Autumn 2019

Photo credit: Mike Page

The Mill and the Marsh Folk

The Mill and the Marsh Folk is a £670,000 project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to restore Stracey Arms Drainage Mill to working order and improve access to the mill. The Grade II* listed mill is a dominant landmark on the busy route along the A47 between Acle and Great Yarmouth. The mill operated as a drainage mill from its construction in 1883 until the 1940s when an electric pump was installed.

As well as the mill restoration, the scheme will see a new timber building installed for hosting educational visits and to act as a volunteer base. Access from the main road to a new dedicated car park will also be created.

A programme of activities and interpretation materials are being developed to explain how the mill functioned, tell the stories of the marsh families who live there and illustrate how the wide-open expanse of the Halvergate grazing marshes were maintained.

A brief history of Stracey Arms drainage mill

Stracey Arms Drainage Mill was constructed in 1883 for Sir Henry Stracey of Rackheath Hall. It was built by the millwright and engineer Richard Barnes of Southtown Ironworks, Great Yarmouth. With its all-iron gearing and turbine pump, it was one of the last and most modern drainage mills to be built in the area.

For most of its working life, the mill was operated by members of the Arnup family, who had also operated a mill that previously occupied the site. From 1937, the Mutton family took over the site and lived there for 30 years.

During the Second World War, the mill was used as a pillbox as part of the home defences and was manned by the Home Guard. Several gun loops were pierced into the structure of the tower, which can be clearly seen in photographs from the period.

In 1959, the mill was one of 18 Norfolk mills selected for preservation by Norfolk County Council following a county-wide survey. It was then restored as a static landmark 1960-61 by Smithdales, the Acle millwrights and gifted to Norfolk County Council by Lady Stracey in 1965.

Restoration of the cap and sails

The cap and sail stocks were removed from the mill by crane in October 2018. The cap is currently being restored off site by local millwright Richard Seago.

Once the cap was on the ground but before it was fully dismantled, working drawings were made and the condition assessed in detail. A number of elements of the cap frame were known to have been replaced in previous restoration work. Of the main cap structure, three of the cross beams were thought to be older. Two of these have been retained following repairs. It was originally hoped to retain the curved oak weatherbeam too but this proved to be too decayed.

All the cast iron cap running gear has been overhauled with new patterns and castings produced to replace anything broken or too worn to operate well.

It is intended that the restored cap will be reinstated in mid-2020 and attention can then turn to the sails.

‘Millbox’ gun loop holes revealed

Meanwhile work has been underway onsite. Scaffolding was erected early in the year and builders, R & J Hogg Ltd. have fully repointed the brick tower and removed the cement plaster from the interior of the mill.

Removal of the internal plaster revealed the location of nine World War II loop holes, installed when the mill was used as a pillbox. Its position between the river Bure and main road from Great Yarmouth to Acle would have made it strategically important.

The loop holes were neatly blocked up during major renovation work in the 1960s. One of the loopholes on the ground floor has been re-opened and will be retained. Interpretation at the site will describe this unusual use for the mill as it approached the end of its working life as a drainage mill.

While the mill tower was scaffolded, ‘1961 F GRINT’ was spotted on one of the bricks near the top of the tower. After this photo appeared on Facebook, Fred Grint’s family made contact to identify him as one of the team that worked on the mill during the 1960s restoration.

It’s not just people that love mills!

Ecological surveys were carried out before renovation work started on the structure of the mill to establish whether the building had become a home to bats and other protected species. No bats were detected during this or a subsequent emergence survey which was carried out by Jane Harris of Kepwick Ecological Services.

During the summer, however, a pair of swallows nested inside the mill. Another pair of swallows were also discovered to be nesting in the waterlane which was due to be drained to allow remedial work to the brickwork.

Works have been paused until later in the year to ensure that the nesting birds are not disturbed.

The delay was also out of courtesy to our neighbours, the Stracey Arms Mill Shop and Tea Rooms. The works would have impeded one of the access points to their business over the summer months during an important trading period.

What you might have missed...

A Broad View: Exploring Historic Photographs of the Mills, Marshes and People of the Norfolk Broads

The mills and marshes of the Norfolk Broads have proven irresistible to photographers for over 150 years. At a special event at Norfolk Heritage Centre in May, guests enjoyed exploring rarely-seen images from the archives, including work by P. H. Emerson, Payne Jennings and W. H. Finch.

Young Archaeologists Club visit

Over 20 members of the Young Archaeologists Club visited the Stracey Arms Drainage Mill on Saturday 1 June 2019 for their annual summer outing. The young group climbed the mill, learnt about its history and investigated its setting in the landscape.

SPAB National Mills Weekend 2019

Stracey Arms Drainage Mill was open during the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ (SPAB) National Mills Weekend in May.

Visitors, including locals and holidaymakers, were able to explore the mill, see progress with the restoration so far and hear about future plans for the site.

Dates for your diary …

Sunday 15 September: Guided walk from Reedham to Polkey's Mill and Reedham Marsh Engine Houses. Book online using Eventbrite.

10:30 – 16:00.

Free entry but donations welcome.

 

Sunday 22 September: We are delighted to announce that we will be open and welcoming visitors to Stracey Arms Drainage Mill again as part of Heritage Open Days 2019. This will be an exciting opportunity to view the progress of the restoration of the mill, to see the newly exposed WWII gun loops and hear about our plans for the site.

12:00 – 16:00.

Free entry but donations welcome.

Can you help?

As work progresses on site, there will be more opportunities for volunteering. Possible volunteer opportunities may include operating the mill during special events, mill maintenance, site maintenance, looking after our visitors and giving site tours.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Stracey Arms Drainage Mill please contact our Learning and Outreach Officer using the contact details below.

Keep in touch!

We hope you have enjoyed this update. If you have any comments or questions about the Mill and the Marsh Folk project, please contact our Learning and Outreach Officer, Dr Andrew Tullett.

T: 01603 223624. E: andrew.tullett2@norfolk.gov.uk

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news and events on our Friends of Stracey Arms Mill Facebook page @StraceyArmsMill

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:52

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Better transport in Great Yarmouth – a chance to have your say

People are being asked for their views on a vision for how travel and transport, in and around Great Yarmouth, could be improved over the next ten years.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 19 September 2019 is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:07

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Work continues to help reduce suicide in Norfolk on World Suicide Prevention Day

During September Norfolk County Council Public Health will be working with national and local organisations to raise awareness and promote a wide range of help and support that is available, both to people at risk of suicide, but also for families and individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.

For details go to our news page.

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Play your cards right style quiz and lots more

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 07:30

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Social Club News  10th September-   Play your cards right style quiz and lots more

WE NOW TAKE CARD PAYMENTS

Yep, we've got it all sorted and it's live.

Please note that the minimum spend is £3.

Please also note that we DO NOT provide a cashback service.

We take all the major ones but NOT American Express.

We also take applePay, G-Pay and Samsung Pay.

  TRIP AHOY!

We've got a great trip lined up to Belgium in the spring - more details below.

As ever, our trips get booked fairly quickly, so don't delay. There are still some spaces left - please see below for details.

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR EVENTS PLANNED SO FAR

we will be adding more, so keep your eyes peeled

 

Working for local government and public service in Norfolk is a great thing, and we're very pleased to be part of the social life of all our members, whether that be as part of a sporting group, our retired members section, or just a great place to escape the office at lunchtime or after work. We have around 2000 members and you are amazing - we thank you and salute you all. Each and every one of you, individually. Come and say hello!

 

We're always keen for new members, its only £2.50 a month to join.

you can always see our events calendar at anytime on www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/events

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday September 13th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm Play Your Cards Right Special Edition

The early bird quiz is free to enter, with a round of drinks for the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. Last time the impossible question - a rollover feature - wasn't answered, so is now up to £4 to spend behind the bar.  And this time round we'll have a play your cards right style round where each team will be able to gamble some of their points against the cards in a higher/lower nothing for a pair style gambit. Come along and do something a bit different.

Saturday September 14th - club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v MAN CITY

Jean and the girls will be serving up their usual lovely home cooked full menu, the first 50 cars showing a social club membership card at the car park kiosk will get free parking, and we'll be open for pre and post match analysis. Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Thursday 26th September 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

if you love rock n roll, you'll love this. The rock n roll club are a friendly bunch who will make you feel welcome whether you know all the steps or just come along to listen to the music and tap your feet.  Come along and have a great night out with good music and friendly people.

BIQ QUIZ by Jon Friday Sept 27th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. FOOD AVAILABLE FROM 5.30 to 8pm

Saturday October 5th - club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) NORWICH CITY v ASTON VILLA

With great food from Jean and the girls, a well stocked and great value bar and free parking for the first 50 cars showing a social club membership card at the car park kiosk, we're a great place for your pre and post match analysis. Make us part of your matchday routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Saturday 5th October 8pm - Rock n Roll Disco

DJ Trevor will be teeing up the tunes with a rock n roll bias - but will take requests from any decade. Come along and enjoy a great night out and don't be shy in asking for something different!

Friday October 11th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm

The early bird quiz is free to enter, with a round of drinks for the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. We will have the  impossible question - a rollover feature that snowballs. This time round we'll revert to our usual fun quiz format. Come along, leave work behind, and start the weekend with a smile on your face.

Thursday 17th October 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

if you love rock n roll, you'll love this. The rock n roll club are a friendly bunch who will make you feel welcome whether you know all the steps or just come along to listen to the music and tap your feet.  Come along and have a great night out with good music and friendly people.

BIQ QUIZ by Pat T and friends Friday Oct 25th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. FOOD AVAILABLE FROM 5.30 to 8pm

Hallowe'en Family Party Saturday October 26th from 6pm

We do like a good party at the social club. And we think family parties are great - so we do these at Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas. Its free for social club members and their guests, so please bring along you children, grand-children, nephews, nieces, and so on. DJ Freddie will ramp up the fun with a disco, games, prizes and more, so your little monsters should be well and truly zombified! Plus Helen and the girls will be serving scrummy hot food from the kitchen, and the bar will be open. Fun for all the family. And, at the request of those with smaller children, we'll start from 6pm so they don't miss out. PLEASE NOTE WE WON'T BE OPENING THE DOORS UNTIL 6pm. This is because we need to make sure everything is safe before letting kids run about - we know you'll understand.

Sunday October 29th club opens 1.30pm (KO at 4.30pm) NORWICH CITY v MAN UTD

Jean and the girls will be serving up their usual lovely home cooked full menu, the first 50 cars showing a social club membership card at the car park kiosk will get free parking, and we'll be open for pre and post match analysis. Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Friday November 8th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm Its a Mystery Special Edition

The early bird quiz is free to enter, with a round of drinks for the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. WIth the impossible question - a rollover feature - you have a chance to earn money to spend behind the bar.  And this time round we'll have a mystery theme, once we have worked out how to shoehorn a cluedo style theme into it - you will be allowed to try and get away with murder (but only in quiz terms). Come along and do something a bit different. With apologies to Toyah Wilcox.

Saturday November 9th club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) NORWICH CITY v WATFORD

Great food, a great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. And chance for Norwich to get a valuable 3 points. What's not to like?  Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Thursday 14th November 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

if you love rock n roll, you'll love this. The rock n roll club are a friendly bunch who will make you feel welcome whether you know all the steps or just come along to listen to the music and tap your feet.  Come along and have a great night out with good music and friendly people.

SOCIAL CLUB BEER FESTIVAL Wednesday 20th November to Saturday 23rd November

Our beer festival will be back. More details to be provided soon, but keep this free in your diary. We will have a massive selection of quality beers and the (in)famous free t-shirts, live music, food, and possibly more.

BIQ QUIZ by Dan and Julian Friday Nov 29th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. FOOD AVAILABLE FROM 5.30 to 8pm

TRIP TO BELGIUM

You asked when the next trip would be, well here are the details.....  Thanks to Gillian for organising this.

Leuven is famous for its astonishing town hall, beautiful city centre, range of cafes and bars, friendly ambiance, jaw-dropping churches, amazing chip shops (yes really!), museums and galleries, and of course the breweries (from the gigantic stella artois to many small micro-pubs). There really is something for everybody in this gorgeous Flemish speaking city - although English is almost universally understood.

Our hotel is 10 minutes walk from the city centre, and is the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven. Each room has free high speef wifi, climate control and a flat screen TV, and you get continental buffet breakfast each morning. The Belgians do enjoy a good breakfast!

Whilst in Leuven there also happens to be the Zythos beer festival going on - the largest of its kind in Europe. To get to this giant beer festival there is a free shuttle bus, and entrance is also free - so you can just pop in for a single beer, do a bit of sightseeing, pop back for another beer and so on. It really is a globally recognised beer festival.

Of course, if you don't fancy that you can just enjoy the wide variety of great cafes and eateries in Leuven - all tastes are catered for - and no trip would be complete without a trip to a Belgian chippy - they take fries and mayonnaise to an incredible level.

Our trip includes: Executive coach travel, a return channel crossing, 2 nights accommodation in the centrally located Park Inn by Radisson Leuven with continental buffet breakfast, and free time in Leuven. The trip, your money and deposits are fully insured in line with industry regulations, so you are protected. You will need a passport!

We depart Saturday 25th April and are away for 3 days and 2 nights.

Price is £169 per person (sharing) with an £80 single supplement. The deposit is £50 per person. To secure your place, please email Gillian on g.hammo@hotmail.co.uk

CARD PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are happy to say we now take card payments. Whilst we have endeavoured to make sure everyone is happy taking these, please be patient if some of us are a bit unfamiliar with the process.

LOOKING AHEAD

We're planning even more great stuff. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy the club as well. These events are all FREE for social club members and their guests (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples - innit?

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

If you reply to these emails they no longer disappear into a parallel universe, but they do get routed to a junk mail folder that isn't checked everyday - so if you have a burning issue please use the emails below.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:57

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Key milestone as Bungay Road traffic now using A140 Hempnall roundabout for first time

Today, drivers and cyclists on the Bungay Road are using the brand new Hempnall roundabout to access the A140 for the very first time.  This means that three of the four approaches to the Hempnall roundabout are now in use.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:12

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Scrutiny Committee.

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 10am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.

To download the papers, go to the Scrutiny Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 06 September 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:11

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 06 September 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService

SAVE THE DATE! Norfolk Arts Forum Winter Event 2019
21st November 2019
More details coming soon.... In This Issue: Job Opportunities Curator - National Trust East of England Regional Office, Westley Bottom

£24,043 pa
Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs p/t to 28/02/20)

Would you love to work with a portfolio that is varied and dynamic, where significant conservation projects and proposition development is happening as well as some really large investment projects?
Would you like to join a really active curatorial and experiences team?
This role sits within the East of England Region Consultancy team, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. A region that covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. 
You will be involved in Conservation Management Plans commissioning and delivery so must have significant experience in this area. You will be supporting some properties that have bold interpretive thinking and large scale project work. Confidence in creating collaborative partnerships will be essential.

Apply Here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Marketing and Communications Consultant/Agency - UKAHT Strategy & 2020 Campaign Delivery

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) are seeking a Marketing & Communications Consultant or Agency to lead on developing and implementing a coordinated Communications strategy for both a new cultural programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica in 2020 and UKAHT.
This is an exciting new opportunity to help shape the plans towards an ambitious programme which aims to bring arts and heritage organisations together and create new projects to engage audiences across the UK.
The Consultant or Agency will be required to work with a small team in Cambridge and with partners based across the UK.

Apply Here
Deadline 12 September 2019, 5pm

Historic Environment Manager -  Broads Authority, Yare House, Norwich

£33,799 - £38,813 per annum
37 hours per week, Full-time

We are looking for an experienced heritage professional with a strong background in historic environment and design who is able to coordinate and deliver projects across a range of areas with a variety of stakeholders. Confident and persuasive, the post holder will be committed to maintaining, enhancing and promoting this unique cultural landscape.
Applicants must have a recognised qualification in architecture, significant experience in building conservation and the wider historic environment as well as strong knowledge of planning in the public sector. Applicants should also have experience of management of staff and/or contracts.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 26 September 2019, 12pm

Fundraising & Marketing Manager - Cambridge Literary Festival

£24 – 28K dependent on experience
This is a full time position

This exciting, new role will increase both awareness and income for our organisation, by developing and delivering communication and fundraising activities targeted to key audiences. It will focus effort to raise voluntary income via a variety of fundraising methods with emphasis on individual giving, trusts and corporates; it will develop and steward our loyal membership of supporters and recruit new ones ; and ensure that our content rich festivals are marketed and communicated effectively to be shown off to their best to attract larger audiences.

Please send your application (CV and covering letter) to Cathy Moore: cathy@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com.
Deadline 20 September, 10am

Global Alumni Officer - Marketing and Communication Department, UEA

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum
The post is immediately available, on full-time, indefinite basis.

This post in the Alumni, Conferences and Events team will steward and develop UEA’s global network of alumni. The post holder will implement a comprehensive programme of activity to build and strengthen relationships between the University and its 140,000 graduates. These relationships will advance the University’s reputation, and support the wider agenda of alumni relations in supporting recruitment, employability and development potential.

Specific areas of responsibility and development include:

  • a comprehensive events and communications programme for alumni volunteers and international groups
  • first line contact as relationship manager for key alumni in support of role objectives
  • collaboration with colleagues to ensure the activity of our alumni volunteers is targeted to support wider University objectives

Apply Here
Deadline 13 September 2019

Learning and Engagement Assistant - Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

£11,098 - £12,013 per annum (Scale E)
21 hours per week
Permanent contract

Do you thrive on helping other people to learn and have fantastic engaging experiences? Are you an excellent communicator, with high-level interpersonal skills and an interest in museum collections and historic buildings? Norfolk Museums Service is looking to hire a Learning and Engagement Assistant to join the award-winning Norwich Museums Learning Team to work across three museums in the city.
You will be based at Norwich’s iconic medieval royal castle, where an exciting redevelopment programme is underway, and work with schools, groups and general visitors to deliver high-quality curriculum-based programmes, interactive activities, and stimulating events. Whether delivering an Early Years Bear Hunt in the Natural History Galleries, ‘Crime and Punishment’ sessions in the historic courtroom, or costumed story-telling sessions in the Norwich School Art Galleries, you will facilitate audience exploration of our fantastic collections and the historic buildings in which they are housed.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 September 2019

Part-time Hourly Lectures in Film & Moving Image Production and Visual Effects - Norwich University of the Arts

Visual Effects
£38.82 per teaching hour. £18.00 per assessment hour.
Ideally you will be experience in one or more of the following; Nuke compositing, Maya or Houdini. Experience of working in 360 filming or XR applications would be additionally valuable.
The posts involve preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars.
Apply Here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Film and Moving Image
Salary: £38.82 per teaching hour. £18.00 per assessment hour
The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars across the four years of the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course, and ideally the ability to deliver workshops on the MA Moving Image and Sound course.
Apply Here
Deadline 27 September 2019

Lecturer: Visual Effects - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Fixed term for one year 1.0 FTE/0.6 and 0.4 FTE

We now wish to add further high calibre experienced academics/professionals to our team of Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry experienced academic staff who could deliver visual effects teaching across the three years of the course, from introductory fundamentals to more advanced industry practice. The course is primarily aimed at creating photo-real outputs for the film and television industry. Therefore the ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge and understanding of the importance of lenses, pixels and light. Ideally you will be experience in one or more of the following; Nuke compositing, Maya or Houdini. Experience of working in 360 filming or XR applications would be additionally valuable.

Apply Here
Deadline 20 September 2019, 9am

Curator (Film Equipment) - East Anglian Film Archive, UEA

£26,715 to £32,817 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 0.4FTE, fixed-term for 22 weeks

The East Anglian Film Archive wishes to appoint a temporary Curator (Film Equipment) to work on a part-time basis (0.4FTE, 14.5 hours per week for 22 weeks). There may be some flexibility in terms of the number of hours worked per week. Substantial progress has been made over the last year we are looking to appoint a temporary Curator to complete this project. The project involves the rationalisation of cameras and projectors following the Museums Association and The National Archives disposal kit guidelines. The Curator will join EAFA’s team based at the Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 September 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Dereham Library

£6,984 - £7,124 per annum (Scale D)
13.75 hours per week
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020

We’re looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Dereham Library, one of Norfolk’s busy and vibrant community libraries, as a Library and Information Assistant.
The role includes working with customers of all ages supporting them with IT, helping them find information and talking to customers about books, so you must be passionate about books and reading, be an excellent communicator and proficient at using IT.
We aim to give an exceptional customer service, so you must be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of delivering quality customer service working in a face-to-face environment, serving customers of all ages and from the whole community.

The working pattern for this role will be;
Week 1                                     Week 2 
Thurs 1-7pm                             Weds 3.30-7pm
Fri 9.30am-12.30pm                 Thurs 1-7pm
Sat 9.30am-4pm                       Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

The role will include evening and weekend work, as well as occasional lone working.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 September 2019

Commercial Features Writer - Archant, Norwich

Salary up to £20900 rising to £22k pro rata
Part time (3 days a week)

This busy team write on a broad range of topics that may include motoring, education, care homes and food and drink. The content is mostly client led and paid for, so you will need to have excellent commercial acumen and client-facing communication skills. The projects and topics you produce often need a quick reactive turnaround, so you will need to enjoy working in a pressurised deadline-focused environment. Our ideal candidate will also be someone who can generate new ideas, work well with our own advertising commercial teams and yet be assertive and tenacious enough to achieve interesting content that our readers will enjoy. To create stories for our clients you will need to have good interviewing skills and be able to draw out interesting facts. This will mainly be over the phone, occasionally face to face.

Apply Here
Deadline 13 September 2019

Collections Assistant in Anthropology - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Salary: £22,659-£26,243
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with museum collections, particularly anthropology, ethnography or world cultures. Experience of inter-museum loans would be highly desirable. They will have very good IT skills including spreadsheets and basic word processing and experience with collections management systems. Excellent attention to detail and very good written and verbal communication skills are essential as well as excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Apply Here
Deadline 10 September 2019

Learning Associate: Schools and Teachers - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Salary: £30,395-£39,609 pro rata
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

This role plays a leading role in relation to a key audience segment for the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as initiating, developing, co-ordinating and contributing to the delivery of a number of projects and programmes each year, including delivering schools sessions on a regular basis. This includes developing and maintaining partnerships to enable a variety of people to access the activity.
As well as project initiation, management (including budget management) and delivery, the role has responsibility for on evaluation and research in relation to the programme area and sharing and disseminating practice, contributing to our sector leadership responsibilities.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 September 2019

Programme Manager (Performance & Events) - DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £25,500 – £27,000 pa

DanceEast is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Programme Manager to manage DanceEast’s programme of performances, projects and events ensuring high quality, effective and efficient delivery within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse; as well as building relationships with artists and companies, project funders, partners, venues and others.
You will be an experienced and creative dance professional with artistic flair and knowledge of national dance developments; have a track record in the management of high-quality performance programmes; and a background in building audiences for dance. You will have knowledge and understanding of national tour booking and tour management; and expertise and interest in a range of digital tools, new technologies and programmes. You will be educated to degree level in dance, or equivalent , with strong advocacy skills.

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Deadline 27 September 2019, 12pm

Head of Resources - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

£45-55,000 pa (depending on experience) Full- or part-time

Palace House is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, well-organized, self-directed and motivated individual to exploit the museum’s considerable potential and help us grow in the years ahead as our first Head of Resources.

The Head of Resources will be responsible for:

  • Strategic financial planning, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and the Board’s Audit and Performance Committee
  • Managing the museum’s day-to-day finances
  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the site
  • Acting as the principal conduit for financial reporting to the museum’s statutory and trust funders (including Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund).

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Finance Officer - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

Up to £24,000 pa (depending on experience) Part-time: 0.6 role

Palace House is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organized, self-directed and motivated individual to help us exploit the museum’s considerable potential as our Finance Officer. The Finance Officer will be responsible for the maintenance of the museum's accounts to audit level, for payroll, and for general financial and administrative support.

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Development Officer - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

£26,000 pa (depending on experience) Full- or part-time

The Development Officer will be responsible for co-ordinating the museum’s drive for external support through statutory funders (largely comprising governmental grant-giving bodies), trusts and foundations, corporate support, and individual giving. This essential support will not only secure us fiscal resilience in the years ahead; it will, in turn, enable us to stage more exhibitions, displays and events, as well as to raise our profile and reach across the region and beyond.

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Deadline 16 September 2019, 9am

Research Secretary (Part Time) - Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Salary £22,659-£26,243 pro rata

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative, clerical and secretarial support to the research division of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. There are 14 full-time academic staff and a number of contract research staff working on funded research projects. The post-holder works closely with the Heads of Research, and the Research Grants Administrator in support of the full range of the Faculty's research activities. The post-holder will also work closely with Academics, Research staff and with a range of people in the central University and outside. S/he has specific responsibility for research personnel matters, for managing the research office, maintaining mailing lists and spreadsheets, staff holiday and sickness records, and for organising regular seminars and other events.

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Deadline 9 September 2019

Senior Library Assistant - Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

Salary £22,659-£26,243

The Classical Faculty and Modern and Medieval Languages, and Linguistics (MMLL) Libraries are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our dedicated and professional library teams.
You will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of the Library services. Reporting directly to the Teaching and Learning Support Librarian in the MMLL Library and the Librarian/Assistant Librarian at Classics, you will be involved in supporting primarily the undergraduate and MPhil communities as well as researchers and visitors. In particular you will work on adding value to the reading lists through using Moodle, the University's VLE and assisting at the issue/enquiry desks. We are especially keen to find someone who will be enthusiastic about helping us deliver our information literacy programmes.

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Deadline 8 September 2019

Finance / Accounts Assistant - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Salary £22,659-£26,243
Permanent part-time position (0.8 FTE).

Kettle's Yard is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive person with experience of working in an accounts environment. This is a new post created to assist in the administration of accounts and maintaining financial records within Kettle's Yard in order to contribute to the management of Kettle's Yard finances. The Finance/Accounts Assistant will maintain and operate financial procedures, ensuring the smooth running of financial matters within the Department. The role-holder will report to the Finance Co-ordinator. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent numerical and IT skills, meticulous attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task and prioritise workload. S/he will have excellent communication and problem solving skills and an ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels.

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Deadline 12 September 2019

Events Apprenticeship - Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Salary £14,699
18 month fixed term contract

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge are offering a shared Events Apprenticeship within these two complementary cultural organisations. The apprenticeship will provide both practical and administrative experience with particular focus on the research, development and running of events. These will be both commercial and public events.
As part of the apprenticeship, completion of an Events Assistant Level 3 Certificate is necessary. The training for this award will be provided by the National College Creative Industries.
It is expected that 20% of time will be spent undertaking the relevant training to complete the apprenticeship. This is blended learning consisting of a mix of day release sessions and online distance learning, as well as on-the-job training, culminating in an End Point Assessment.
The role holder will be a natural team player with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of sometimes complex issues. This apprenticeship is ideally suited for someone in in the early stages of a career in events. Interest in and commitment to the work of museums and cultural organisations would be welcomed.

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Deadline 15 September 2019, 5pm

Festival and Events Assistant - Faculty of Arts & Humanities, UEA

£19,202 to £21,414 per annum

The post is available immediately on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 1 year.
The post of Festival and Events Assistant provides organisational support to academics and students planning events, and is particularly concerned with literary festivals, conferences, guest lectures and the creation of budgets and publicity material. Some evening and weekend working is required.
You should have experience in events organising, enjoy team working, be able to meet deadlines, be committed to providing outstanding customer service and have a professional approach in dealing with people. A minimum of five passes at GCSE, or equivalent, at grades A-C, including Mathematics and English, or equivalent experience is an essential requirement.

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Deadline 19 September 2019

Learning Programme Manager: Children & Families - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum, pro rata

The Sainsbury Centre is seeking to recruit a part-time Learning Programme Manager: Children & Families to join a dynamic Learning Team that provides creative activities and resources to enhance the learning experience for all our audiences. Working alongside colleagues from across the Centre, including learning, curatorial, collections and visitor services, you will take responsibility for the development and management of agreed elements of the children and families programme, with approximately half a day per week allocated to supporting the delivery of workshops, programmes and groups, and the remaining day per week allocated to planning, management and general administration. All of our learning work is rooted in the Centre’s art collections and exhibitions so a sense of curiosity and a passion for linking people with things and with each other in imaginative ways are essential. This role would ideally suit an experienced creative-learning professional looking for rewarding part-time work on a permanent basis.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Creative Team Coordinator - DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £19,767 pa

DanceEast is looking for a Coordinator to support the work of the Creative Team. As a member of the Creative Team, the Coordinator provides organisational and administrative support for the team to ensure the effective delivery of the participatory programmes and events within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse. Applicants should be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience and have strong administrative and communication skills. A sound knowledge and appreciation of contemporary dance is essential, as is expertise and interest in a range of digital tools and new technologies. You should have a positive attitude; be enthusiastic, reliable, and self-driven; as well as having the ability to multi-task.

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Deadline 13 September 2019, noon.

Consultancy Manager - Westley Bottom, National Trust

Salary: £48,680 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Consultancy Managers are responsible for leading and managing their teams, for helping properties to source the specialist expertise they need, and for using their own specific area of professional expertise and experience to help the National Trust to deliver its charitable purpose and aims. This role is a senior expert professional and a people management role.
Working with a diverse range of consultants, you will line manage a team of 8-10, effectively deploying their skills and helping to prioritise workload, particularly in relation to reactive work. The specialist skills in your team include planning advisors, environmental practises, building surveyors and collections and gardens consultants. Your work will centre on delivering conservation performance across our built and designed landscapes and gardens, as well as the collections in our care. This includes looking to the future and how we plan and deliver improved environmental performance to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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Deadline 8 September 2019

Administration Officer - Arts Marketing Association, Cambridge

Salary £20,500-£22,500 (depending on experience)

We’re looking for someone with strong office administration and organisation skills to support the day to day running of the AMA working with the finance, events and marketing teams.
The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for working in administration, excellent organisational skills, an interest in working with people and exceptional attention to detail.
This is a permanent full-time role based at the AMA’s office in Cambridge. We will consider applications from strong candidates who might not be able to commit to 40 hours per week. The AMA encourages applications from a diverse range of people.

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Deadline 11 September 2019

Collections Assistant in Anthropology - University of Cambridge Museums

Salary: £22,659-£26,243

MAA is seeking to appoint a one year, full time Collections Assistant, to support the care of and access to anthropological collections. The responsibilities will be wide-ranging, including working with the Collections Manager in Anthropology with day-to-day management and care of artefacts, responding to research enquiries and facilitating research visits to the collections. In particular, the post-holder will support the Museum's programme of international loans, assisting with administration and correspondence as well as the consignment, couriering and installation of artefacts in borrowing institutions. There will be some international travel associated with the post.

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Deadline 10 September 2019

Set/Costume Designer - Rural Tour of A Christmas Carol - The Keeper's Daughter

Fee: In line with Equity Rates

The Keeper’s Daughter seeks a theatre designer to design and create a brand new small-scale, malleable and durable set for a rural tour of A Christmas Carol. The show will tour to a range of found spaces including Village Halls, Churches and Arts Centres.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the director to design an imaginative small-scale touring set
  • Taking the lead on the design and creation of the set for this small scale show
  • Purchasing/hiring/making costume and props

Dates: Pre-Production: Part-time from October - Rehearsals: 18th - 29th November - Tour: November 29th - December 22nd

To apply: Please send a CV, images of previous theatre work and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience to Mark Finbow at xmascarolontour@gmail.com
Deadline 11 September 2019

Lighting Designer for Rural Tour of A Christmas Carol - The Keeper's Daughter

Fee: In line with Equity Rates

The Keeper’s Daughter seeks a lighting designer to design and programme integrated lighting for our rural tour of A Christmas Carol. The designer will work with the director and set designer to design an imaginative lighting set-up that can be operated from onstage by the two cast members.
The show will be touring to a range of found spaces including Village Halls, Churches, Arts Centres and Cellars.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Taking the lead on the lighting design for this small scale show
  • Advising on technical equipment purchase

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to Mark Finbow at xmascarolontour@gmail.com
Deadline 11 September 2019

Engagement and Cataloguing Officer - The Archive Centre, County Hall, Norwich

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 1 April 2021

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.
The Norfolk Record Office is the hub for the East of England. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the East of England. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.

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Deadline 8 September 2019

Production Assistant: Film & Moving Image Production - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: Grade 4, £14,075 to £15,730 per annum

This new role is to provide student facing support for all film productions on the BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production course including; equipment bookings, scheduling, call sheets, casting, permissions and risk assessment. You will be working alongside academic staff in the film office but also working closely with the resource team and technicians. You will assist the Course Leader and Course Team in supporting, scheduling and managing student film productions. Excellent communication and organisation skills and being a team player are therefore essential in liaising between academic staff, technical staff, student production groups and external agencies (e.g. City Council) to ensure smooth and efficient management of student productions. 

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Deadline 9 September 2019, 5pm

Headley Trust Internship: Finds Liaison Assistant - Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract for 12 months

The Headley Trust, the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and the Norfolk County Council Environment Service have created an exciting opportunity to complete a 12-month internship with the Norfolk Finds Identification and Recording Team. 

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Deadline 8 September

Duty Manager - National Centre For Writing

Casual, £11.00/hour

We are looking to recruit a pool of reliable and committed Duty Managers to assist the NCW team in the smooth delivery of high quality, customer-focused events and activities within our amazing venue of Dragon Hall. The role of Events Duty Manager will be pivotal to the smooth, efficient and safe delivery of events and activities within Dragon Hall, taking responsibility for the operational implementation of the events as well as health and safety, and building management.

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Deadline 12 September 2019, 9am

Lecturer in Japanese Literature - University of East Anglia

Salary: £42,036 to £48,677 per annum / Full-time

Applications are invited for a full-time Lecturer B to contribute to teaching, supervision and research in Japanese Literature in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the forthcoming Interdisciplinary MA in Japanese Studies and to develop specialist undergraduate modules in related areas for the School. In addition, they will contribute to the School’s teaching and administration more generally.
Candidates with specialist knowledge in East Asian Literatures, contemporary global literatures, Japanese popular cultures, and/or translation are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline 19 September 2019

Hourly Lecturer In Games Development - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

We are looking to add a number of high calibre experienced professionals to our team of Part-time Hourly Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry-experienced staff who could deliver game development practices to a diverse range of students.
The successful applicants will be able to evidence high-level knowledge, skill and expertise in game development using Unreal Engine 4 / Unity. Essential skills include programming (C++ / C# / JavaScript / Python) and experience using real-time platforms. Design skills desirable.

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Deadline 9 September 2019, 9am

Hourly Lecturer In Games Art & Design - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

We are looking to add a number of high calibre experienced professionals to our team of Part-time Hourly Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry-experienced staff who could deliver asset production techniques (environments, props, etc.) to a diverse range of students.
The successful applicants will be able to evidence high-level knowledge, skill and expertise in creating assets and props using a Physically Based Rendering (PBR) pipeline. Essential skills include modelling and UV unwrapping (Maya), texture generation (Substance Painter / Designer, Photoshop), and experience using real-time platforms (UE4, Toolbag). Knowledge of ZBrush, Blueprint and Game Development are highly desirable.

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Deadline 9 September 2019, 9am

Curator - David PARR House, Cambridge

Contract Type: Fixed term 3 years Full Time
Salary: £28,000 per year

This is a unique opportunity for an inspirational curator to lead the David Parr House’s vision, as a new and independent charity, to preserve, share and sustain the house for future generations to enjoy.

Please e-mail: tamsin@davidparrhouse.org a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the post and what qualities, skills and ideas you could bring.

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Deadline 10 September 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Call For Papers - Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health

The new Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health is an open access journal - with its first issue scheduled for November 2019. The journal will provide a platform for publication and debate in the interdisciplinary field of arts and culture in healthcare and health promotion. The purpose of the journal is to contribute to dissemination of research, knowledge and practice experience in the arts, culture and health field.
The journal invites contributions for the 2nd issue (2020) from researchers, artists, practitioners, therapists, educators, healthcare professionals and politicians working across the interdisciplinary field of arts and health.

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Deadline 15 October 2019

The Pastel Society - Best In Contemporary Dry Media

Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their 121st Annual Exhibition 2020.
The Society welcomes works in pastels, pencil, oil pastels, charcoal, conte, sanguine, or any dry media. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including £1,000 worth of art materials from exhibition sponsor Derwent (see 'Prizes & Awards' for details).

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Deadline 1 November 2019, 12pm

Arts/Design Commission Opportunity

Design Fee: £5,000

The Commission: The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is seeking an Artist (or Artist’ group) who will work with the Project Team in the design and manufacture of designs which may be applied in a number of formats for the new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre on the Cromer and District Hospital site

Submission Information: Please email emma.jarvis@nnuh.nhs.uk to request the Artist Brief
Deadline: 4 October 2019, 5pm

The Guardian Illustration Prize

The Guardian is hosting a competition for the best new talent in illustration. The prize is an £8,000 commission to create the look and feel for our presence at Glastonbury festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
Your work will be judged by a panel of top creative professionals. The top 10 entrants will be featured on theguardian.com. As well as the commission, the winner will also receive a large framed print of their artwork by our print partner, RoomFifty.

To enter, you will need to create a unique illustration for one of the Guardian’s famous Glastonbury canvas bags, inspired by the theme of “hope”, following these guidelines. It is free to enter.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 11 October 2019, midnight

Talkies Short Film Commissions 2020

Talkies is partnering with Short Sighted Cinema once more to commission four filmmakers to produce a short film located in and around Palmers Green, North London. Each maker will be will be awarded £500 towards the cost of their film. What will represent suburban life in 2019? How will this little neck of North London reflect the issues of the day? What gripping stories will you tell! The commission is open to all genres and forms of filmmaking including comedy, drama, animation and original documentary. The best ideas should focus on suburban life in all its glory. Previous winners have truly pushed the boundaries of possibilities, bringing stories from romantic to gritty, featuring commuter secrets, alien abduction, immigration and smear tests. Mentorship is offered by local award winning film makers. Talkies can also arrange local contacts to help throughout the production. The commission is open to all filmmakers, including groups who wish to collaborate. We expect diversity both behind the camera and on screen, reflecting the communities around us. You do not need to live in North London.

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Deadline 15 September 2019

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

The Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, gaining insight, and provoking concern for the ecological imperatives of our time.
First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000, and third prize is £1,000.
The judges are the iconic Mexican writer, activist and ambassador Homero Aridjis and the TS Eliot Award-winning poet Jen Hadfield.

For full details and how to enter click Here
Deadline 15 September 2019

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2020 - Call for Applications

We are very happy to announce our call for artists for the Contemporary Textiles Fair 2020! The fair next year runs from Friday 20 March 2020, from 6 – 8.30pm as a Late Night Opening; and continues Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 2020, from 10am – 5pm. For those who don't already know, the Contemporary Textiles Fair is somewhere textile enthusiasts, collectors and art lovers can come to find artworks with texture, wearable masterpieces, handmade homeware, and unique curiosities. This isn’t granny’s knitted teacosy territory, this is contemporary quality! From stitched wall-hangings with conceptual significance, to carefully designed and hand-crafted objects; this fair does not discriminate – the art/craft barrier fades away to reveal exceptional talent in textiles.

And we want you! We want to see your wonderful new textiles for 2020. As always, we love to see fresh work from our regular exhibitors, as well as welcoming newcomers along with their beautiful artwork and designs.

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Deadline 6 October 2019, 11:59pm

Open Call BF Artist Film Festival X

We are now accepting submissions for the tenth BF Artist Film Festival premiering at the Lab F as part of the Art Licks Weekend 2019.
​We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

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Deadline 30 September 2019, midnight

Sculpture in the City 10th Edition - Call For Submissions

The call for submissions for the 10th edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for preexisting works that can be exhibited outdoors from May 2020 to May 2021.
Sculpture in the City is an award winning urban sculpture park which launches every summer. A cultural initiative delivered by the City of London in partnership with 13 local businesses, located in the heart of the insurance district (EC3), around the iconic architecture including the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, Lloyd’s building and Leadenhall Market.

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Deadline 22 September 2019

Calling Live Literature Performers…We Want Your Show!

INN CROWD is a programme of high quality live literature performances touring to rural pubs across the UK from 2019-2022. It helps reinforce pubs as central to rural community life by bringing exceptional cultural experiences to new audiences.
INN CROWD offers funding, bookings, development support, and publicity to support brilliant live literature artists.
Shows, sets or performances may include elements of theatre, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literary adaptation, comedy, live art and audience participation … but the starting point for performances must be written or composed text.
Applications are now open to join the INN CROWD and perform in front of exciting new audiences.

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Deadline 23 September 2019, 5pm.

2019 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call

The National Trust is delighted to launch a retail opportunity open call for 2019 in search of talented makers of contemporary craft to develop a product range inspired by the special places in our care.
In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Edgelandia open call to artists for new site-specific micro-commission

Each year three artists are invited to develop a new small-scale work that responds to any aspect of a particular location within the United Kingdom – its landscape, environment, history and people. One artist is chosen through an open call, selected by PITM Director Tom Chivers and Associate Producer Nick Murray. We welcome applications from people working in any creative medium: writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, sound artists, performance and theatre-makers, visual artists, game makers, etc. We are particularly interested in work that crosses disciplines and challenges the artist’s existing practice.

The successful applicant will receive:

  • An artist fee of £500
  • Budget of up to £500 to include travel, accommodation, materials etc.
  • Creative, production and logistical support from Penned in the Margins
  • A dedicated page on the Edgelandia website
  • Marketing support including social media promotion

The work can commence at any time from October 2019 and must be completed by July 2020.
For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 16 September, 5pm.

The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

The Contemporary British Painting Prize Exhibition 2019 will be selected from an open call for contemporary painters currently working in the British Isles. The winner will be selected from the twelve shortlisted painters who will each exhibit three works. The prizewinner will receive £2000, an essay on their work by lead judge Griselda Pollock and an invitation to become a member of Contemporary British Painting as well as a selector for the CBP Prize 2020.

To enter please submit five paintings, a 100-300 word statement about your painting practice along with contact and website details. We look forward to seeing your paintings!

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 8 September 2019

Mslexia Fiction Competitions 2019

We are proud to launch this year’s Mslexia Fiction Competitions – including our popular Short Story and Adult Novel competitions and our Flash Fiction competition.

As well as cash prizes, we also offer publication, mentoring, writing retreats, manuscript feedback and personal introductions to editors and literary agents for winners and finalists. As a result, many have gone on to see their work broadcast and/or published beyond the pages of Mslexia, and to achieve agent representation and publishing deals.

Open for entry now, and all with a deadline of 30 Sep 2019, 11:59pm

Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019

The Women’s Poetry Competition will be judged by Malika Booker. As well as being published in Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin poetry magazine, winners land cash prizes of up to £2,000, plus the chance to be mentored by PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and attend Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre at Cove Park.

Do you have a body of work to submit? Judged by renowned editor Amy Wack, the Women’s Pamphlet Competition offers a life-changing opportunity to get a pamphlet manuscript published by Seren Press, one of the poetry industry’s leading independent publishers.

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Deadline 16 September 2019

Apply to Hothouse 2020

Application Fee: £35

Hothouse is the Crafts Council's programme of creative and business development opportunities. It is delivered over a 6 month period for talented makers at the start of their career.

You might define yourself as a maker, a designer, or an artist, but making, primarily in 3-D, will be at the heart of what you do. You could be self-taught, have studied craft at university, or as an apprentice, but you will you have started your practice or business within the last four years.  The materials you use could include clay, metal, wood, willow, stone, paper, textile, glass, leather, gems, plastics or even new ones you have developed yourself, but you will show skill and understanding in how you work with those materials. The processes you use could be traditional or innovative (including digital), but you will bring a contemporary perspective to your practice, and show a high level of skill in your work.

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Deadline 9 September 2019

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize - Entries Open

The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in Spring 2020.

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Deadline 30 October 2019

Artist Commission - Ramsgate Harbour, commissioned by children.

The artwork production and installation budget is £60,000 ex VAT.
The artist’s fee for the commission is £7,000 ex VAT

60 children from 2 primary schools in Ramsgate have recruited artists and heritage researchers to work with them. They have collaborated with the Turner Prize winning collective Assemble to create a toolkit which aims to inform planners, decision makers and those in the education and creative sectors about how children can positively contribute to place making. They are learning about artists’ practice and they have created this brief to invite artists to produce a new work for Ramsgate Harbour which will launch in summer 2020. The children will select the artist.

Full details here
Application deadline 8 September 2019, 5pm

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

This a new opportunity to be part of a juried exhibition of textile art, at the Norfolk Makers’ Festival 8-23 2020. The theme is Picking up the Threads and submissions from both professional artists and amateurs are welcome. 3D work and all genres accepted, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, patchwork etc. The Picking up The Threads exhibition will be open and free to enter throughout the 2020 Festival, in The Forum’s ground floor Gallery.
OPEN TO PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR TEXTILE ARTISTS AND MAKERS, RESIDENT IN NORFOLK, SUFFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Details on how to enter can be found here

Deadline: November 2019

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

If you live in East Anglia, then you are invited to submit your paintings online for the instiute of East Anglian Artist's Open Exhibition 2019.

Online Submissions 1 July - 20 September 2019
Open Exhibition 1 - 11 November 2019

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
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Development Opportunities Creative Leaders - National Centre for Writing, Norwich

Unpaid voluntary position

The National Centre for Writing Creative Leaders scheme is a unique training and work experience programme in creative writing and education. The scheme provides professional development opportunities for 18-25 year olds or those still in full or part-time education interested in a career arts education.
Recruits will be placed on existing projects in accordance with their areas of interest, working closely with freelance tutors and National Centre for Writing staff. They will receive on-going support and further professional development opportunities over the 12-month-period.
To apply, please complete this form, explaining why you are interested in gaining experience in arts education.

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Deadline 7 October 2019, 9am

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020: 18-24 May

A big thank you to all the organisations and artists who collaborated so generously to help create our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019. The week presented us with a major opportunity to promote the role of arts and culture in supporting health and wellbeing in Norfolk not just during this celebratory week, but all year round. The 2019 programme involved over 30 partners and organisations and featured over 75 participatory events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. We were pleased that nationally Norfolk was commended for its inaugural programme and feedback has been very positive.

You can see a copy of the 2019 programme here and visit our Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week Twitter page @CreativeNorfolk for further information.

Plans are now underway for Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 which will take place from 18-24 May. The dates have been brought forward to link up with BBC Get Creative - happening the week before - and the Age of Creativity Festival which is happening throughout May. Visit the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website for further information.

If you would like to take part in Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 (18-24 May), please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest.

Introduction to Creative & Credible: How to Evaluate Arts, Health and Wellbeing Outcomes

Date: 15 October 2019
Location: RSPH, John Snow House, 59 Mansell St. London, E1 8AN
Cost: £95

Introduction to Creative & Credible: How to Evaluate Arts, Health and Wellbeing Outcomes will explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes, examining the opportunities and challenges linked to embedding evaluation best practice appropriately, creatively and robustly.

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Driving Efficiency and Working Smarter in Arts Centres and Theatres - Norwich Puppet Theatre

Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Date: 1st October 2019

Join an exclusive gathering of arts leaders at Norwich Puppet Theatre for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice - sponsored by Yesplan. The challenges facing today’s arts centres are considerable.
As venues are challenged by funding cuts and the draw of an ever widening variety of entertainment platforms to attract people’s discretionary spend, we look at how efficiency can help you to free up more time to be creative and drive additional revenue. During this free to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on these challenges and how arts organisations are working to address them with practical solutions.

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Laughter Matters: Wellbeing Weeklies - Hocus Pocus Theatre

Location: Norwich Puppet Theatre
Price: £5
Running time: Thursday Evenings 7-9pm

Weekly well-being and therapeutic workshop programme for freelancers working in the arts. A regular opportunity to meet-up and participate in drama games and clown exercises for increasing and releasing creativity, run by Hocus Pocus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Lucy Enskat - just for fun - no outcome! With an integrated wellbeing focus; mindfulness activities; time for tea and a bit of a self-care share! Each week there will be a different visiting wellbeing practitioner including facilitators in Yasodhara Yoga, Dance, Qi Gong, Laughter Yoga

Dates:
Thursday 12th September : 7-9pm
Thursday 19th September : 7-9pm
Thursday 3rd October : 7-9pm
Thursday 10th October : 7-9pm
Thursday 17th October : 7-9pm

TO BOOK CALL: 01603 629921 or click here

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell

Dates: 26th & 27th October, 10 – 4 PM in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich.
Cost: £90.00 for two days (Early Bird: £75.00 until Midnight 21st October 19)

Richard Bracewell directed and produced the Shakespeare comedy Bill for BBC Films, released in UK cinemas September 2015 and co-starring the cast of Horrible Histories with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. Richard developed the script from his own original idea and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Be one of twelve filmmakers to have the opportunity to take part in this intensive two-day workshop where you will study the craft of directing.

Subjects covered:

  • Script editing;
  • Calling the shots – getting the terminology right;
  • How to read a text – what does the director look for?
  • Blocking scenes, and directing your actors;
  • Getting started in the industry.

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out. Age: 18+

Please purchase tickets by visiting the Cinema City Education shop on their website here.
Any questions, please contact jean@campbellcloudfilms.co.uk

Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice Conference

Date: 24 September 2019
Cost: £150 + VAT
Location: Mac, Birmingham

Creative Arts and Dementia: Developing Best Practice is designed to highlight and showcase the very best practice across arts, health and social care sectors and to explore how we can embed this in care homes and in the community.
We encourage all innovative leaders including those in arts organisations and venues, care homes, the NHS and CQC, who want to connect and share their experiences and to address the issues of sustaining best practice in care settings as well as promoting social prescription in communities. The conference will be structured around two main plenary sessions and two sets of four concurrent parallel sessions, encompassing presentation, panel discussions, workshops in music, dance, drama, creative writing, digital arts and much more, besides providing ample opportunities for networking.

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Engage Conference 2019 - Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead.

Date: 5-6 November 2019
Cost: Engage Personal members £150 (Early bird) £175
Engage Organisational Members £260 (Early bird) £300
Non-Members £360 (Early bird) £420

The Engage Conference 2019 will examine the benefits and challenges of young people’s access to the arts, exploring best practice, partnerships and policies from the sector. The arts and culture provide a lens through which children and young people develop their understanding of themselves and the wider world. It creates a space for children and young people to shape their thoughts, feelings and their futures. Access to the arts is a fundamental human right, and yet many children and young people, particularly those who are most marginalised, do not have this opportunity. With this in mind the Engage Conference 2019 draws its inspiration from City of Dreams, an exciting ten-year programme which gives every child and young person in Newcastle and Gateshead access to arts and culture.

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Physical Theatre Courses - Acting Now, Cambridge

Prices: General £140/Concessions £120

Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience. Join our new physical theatre courses starting in Cambridge in October 2019! We will be running two groups (beginners and intermediate):
Beginners - 8 Sessions starting 3 October 2019, 6:30-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre
Intermediate - 8 Sessions starting 2 October 2019, 6:30-9pm, Ross Street Community Centre

More information and tickets

Autumn Intensive With Russell Maliphant & Adam Benjamin - DanceEast

Cost: £180 (bursaries available)
Date & Time: 1 – 3 November 2019, 10.00am – 6.00pm

This intensive brings together two renowned choreographers for an exploratory and inclusive intensive. Over the three days, Russell and Adam will each introduce ideas and tasks from their working methods and explore the synergy between their practices.
Russell will share tools from his extensive experience in bodywork, (particularly as a practitioner of the Rolfing method of Structural Integration) which can be utilised to enhance health and longevity in dance and physical practice. Adam, who also draws on Tai Chi, will work with qualities of listening and introduce temporal and spatial scores that he has developed through his extensive research into inclusive practices. Suitable for those with at least 3 years of dance experience (aged 18+) Open to disabled and non-disabled dancers

Learn more here
Deadline for bursaries 23 September 2019

UEA Literary Festival Autumn 2019

Date: 2 Oct - 20 November 2019
Cost: Season Ticket: £63 - Individual Ticket: £9

For 27 years, Christopher Bigsby has been the Director of the Arthur Miller Institute Autumn Literary Festival. During this time he has interviewed over 250 of the world’s finest writers and thinkers including Arthur Miller, Salman Rushdie, Ruth Rendell, Toni Morrison, Harold Pinter, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Paul McCartney and Kazuo Ishiguro, to name but a few.
In 2019, we will mark the end of an era and Chris’ final Literary Festival season with a celebration of his ground-breaking work and legacy. The programme will close with a special two-way interview during which, the tables will be turned, and Chris will be interviewed by best-selling author Louis de Bernières. This season begins with Elizabeth Macneal, a remarkable first-time novelist whose book – The Doll Factory – promoted a fierce bidding war among publishers. She is a graduate of UEA, as are Tash Aw and Tracy Chevalier, both multi award-winning novelists. They will be followed by the biologist Steve Jones, and politician and writer, David Owen who has held multiple government posts, and was a founder of the Social Democratic Party. Mary Beard has introduced many thousands to the classical world through her books and TV series, while the Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Strout will make UEA one of her only public appearances on her brief visit to the UK.

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Celebrating Culture on the Edge! - Lowestoft Cultural Conference

Date: Thu, 10 October 2019
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: The Seagull, 19-75 Morton Road, Lowestoft , NR33 0JH

Lowestoft has witnessed a sea-change in how it uses and develops culture in the place and is enjoying a cultural renewal in and around the town. East Suffolk Council in partnership with Making Waves Together invites you to join us for this can’t miss opportunity to explore how Lowestoft has been developing its cultural offer and delivering national objectives around culture and place making at a local level.  The event will see the launch of the NEW Lowestoft Cultural Strategy which is a 5-year vision to help transform Lowestoft into a vibrant and energised town with every resident enjoying and taking part in arts, culture and heritage. There will also be opportunity to chat, be inspired and make connections and collaborations.

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Funding Insights with Arts Council England

Date & Time: 27 September 2019, 11am - 1pm
Location: National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

This two-hour session is open to anyone who wants to know more about how Arts Council England support and develop great work in literature, and will include information on the new Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice grants. The session will be of particular interest for those writers with a specific project in mind and who may wish to apply for a grant to support their work. Find out more about the types of work these grants support, and ACE’s top tips for making a compelling application.

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Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

Crafts Council Talent Development team programme regular bite size workshops and 1:1 advice sessions to support makers and designers with their business development needs. Whether you are looking for up to date information on funding; financial toolkits; how to start up and manage a creative business practice; how to work with manufacturers; how to protect your designs; looking for confidential advice and action points or marketing and social media insights; Crafts Council can support you and your needs.

Apply Here
Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

Explore film, music, journalism, photography or theatre. Join online arts courses from renowned film schools, universities, cultural institutions. Learn from the experts in creative arts and media.

Click here to see available courses

The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning - Free Online Course

What is the purpose of museums in today’s world - a world obsessed with technology? On this course we explore what can be gained from interacting with museum collections and spaces, and how to use technology to encourage engagement.
You will consider the ways museum collections improve our understanding of history and how museums can use artefacts to engage learners. You will also explore how museums can better use their spaces to create learning experiences for all visitors.

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The 2019 Out There Festival Professional Programme

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 09:00 – Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 12:00
Location: The Drill House, York Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2LZ
Cost: £12

One of the UK's leading international cultural collaborators, SeaChange Arts, presents RISE UP!
A stimulating programme of debate and discussion, exploring the role of outdoor arts in cultural democracy, during these tumultuous times.

Click here to book tickets and view full programme

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

Date: 20-21 November 2020
Cost: From £99-£399
Location: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK

Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries. It explores the relationship between research, academia and business innovation and tackles the challenges impacting the future of the sector. In its 2nd year, Beyond 2019 focuses on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity, with themes addressing the opportunities, challenges and controversies these innovations present.

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

Governance Now 2019 Conference

Date: 8 November 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Friends' Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Cost: £75 - £180 +VAT

Join us for Governance Now, the flagship national conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals and be part of a positive culture change, becoming more aware, connected and empowered to address the challenge of achieving good governance.

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Fashion & Textile Workshops - STUDIO at 91 Upper St. Giles Street, Norwich

First course- 15th & 29th September 11-4pm - £65 per session
A two session workshop with a fresh take on embroidery which is designed to challenge you with a new modern perspective, whilst at the same time discovering the benefits and rhythm of stitch.

Fashion Life drawing - 15th & 29th September 7-9.30 pm - £10 per session
Two Sundays a month we run a drop in Fashion life drawing class which combines sumptuous sets and beautiful fabric with the human form.

Please email for bookings: gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com or Phone 07446719771 / 07766837483

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

ScreenSkills bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to those looking to enter, progress in, return to, or transfer into the screen industries. Our ambition is to ensure that the industry has access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent it needs for continued success by helping to unlock opportunities across all types of screen work. Supporting an individual with a bursary to develop their career helps the screen industries to respond to skills gaps and priority shortage areas. We welcome applications from people in groups under-represented in the industry.

More details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 31 March 2020

a-n Mentoring Bursaries 2019

Who can apply: a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser), Arts Organiser members.

a-n is working with our independent visual arts mentors to offer a year-long programme of one-to-one sessions for both artist and arts organiser members.

Mentoring sessions are offered remotely, with contact either by phone or video call making sessions flexible and accessible. Each of the 4 sessions will last 1 hour and will be undertaken over 1 year from November 2019.

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 12 September 2019, 12 noon.

a-n Coaching Bursaries 2019

Who can apply: a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser), Arts Organiser members.
What: 3 x 1 hour fully subsidised coaching sessions with an accredited coach.

The a-n Coaching programme is a strand of professional development support for a-n members. Since 2016, a-n has trained 20 Artist and Arts Organiser members as accredited coaches through our Visual Arts Coaching Course in partnership with RD1st. We are now working with these coaches to offer the benefits of coaching to the wider a-n membership. Coaching sessions are offered remotely, with contact by either phone or video calling software, making sessions flexible and accessible. Each of the 3 sessions will last 1 hour and will be undertaken over 3-6 months.

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 12 September 2019, 12 noon

a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20

Who can apply: UK-based a-n Artist members, Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser), Arts Organiser members with an interest in critical or journalistic arts writing and some existing experience of writing.
What: 3 in-person daytime workshop sessions plus paid commissions for the a-n website, with feedback and editorial support throughout the commissioning process.
When: October 2019 – March 2020.

Aimed at artists and art organisers who wish to develop their reviewing, critical writing and journalistic skills, the a-n Writer Development Programme will run from October 2019 to March 2020 and include a combination of writing tasks and at least three in-person daytime workshop sessions (October-December 2019). The programme will culminate with a series of paid commissions for the a-n website, with feedback and editorial support throughout the commissioning process (January-March 2020). Costs of travel to the workshops will be covered and a bursary of £300 to support attendance at workshops is available to successful applicants.

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 12 September 2019, 12 noon

Museums Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

Date: 3 - 5 October 2019
Location: Brighton Conference Centre

Speakers and delegates from museums across the UK and around the world will come together on 3-5 October to discuss the theme of sustainable and ethical museums in a globalised world. 

Conference tickets also includes a day trip to a choice of museums in Brighton and Sussex on Saturday 5 October, with guided tours to museums and galleries in Brighton, Bexhill-on-Sea and Eastbourne, Hastings or Charleston and the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. 

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Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

Date: 20 September 2019
Time: 10am - 5:30pm
Cost: £75-85

To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

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Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

16 December | 11.00am – 5.00pm
Price: £20 per person (includes x2 professional development days with refreshments and two online mentoring sessions)

An opportunity for emerging artists from the East of England to dance together, collaborate and refine skills. Aimed at Graduates and those who are now approaching the end of their professional training; this programme will include professional classes and sessions tailored around the career development needs of newly graduated Dance Artists. The programme will develop a peer support network and identify opportunities in the Eastern region.
Participants will need to sign up to attend both events and will also receive a bespoke mentoring programme. – Once you have booked your place, you will be contacted about the mentoring programme.

For more information please contact artist.development@danceeast.co.uk
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Artpocket Autumn 2019 Courses

Innovative Education in Contemporary Art & Design
We deliver creative courses in art, design & craft in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are looking for a short course or want to commit to a full year programme of study, we have a busy timetable of exciting daytime and evening courses for both adults and young people.

Adults Sustained programmes of study:

  • Postgraduate Programme in Creative Practise – Fridays (one Year)
  • Art Intensive – Wednesdays and Thursdays (one year)
  • Introduction to Arts & wellbeing – Tuesdays (one Year)

Short courses:

  • Art Direction - portfolio development, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture & Textiles

Young People:

  • Minipockets (7-11) – tactile and visual textures (begins 9th September)
  • Smartpockets (12-16)– printmaking (begins 9th September)

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

Tickets are now on sale for Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference! Come to Sheffield from 20-22 September for the UK’s biggest celebration of community cinemas, film societies and village screens.

The 2019 Community Cinema Conference is a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema, packed with masterclasses and workshops, panel discussions, exciting film previews and much more. The conference will take place at The Workstation in Sheffield, with film screenings at Showroom Cinema and The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University.

Find out more and book tickets here

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

Do you need specialist advice for your venue, programme or festival? Film exhibition experts can help you with 1-2-1 advice sessions via the FAN Advice and Experience Scheme. The scheme offers half-day sessions with a range of sector experts, tailored to your specific needs and questions – from programming to projection!

Sessions now cost £50+VAT. You may be eligible for a bursary from your local film hub to cover this cost.

More information is available here.

Fashion and Textile Workshops

Carol Lake Studio at 91, Upper St.Giles street, Norwich, NR2 1AB

Embroidery Workshops:

Six week Masterclass £450 Monday’s Starting 9th September 2019 10-4pm - explore in depth the creative design and technical process to develop your embroidery into your personal story and a finalised design

‘Gather Round’ Drop in sewing circle (no teaching)Coffee and cake Monday’s 6-9pm £20 per session

Please email for bookings; gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

This September we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly structured Art Business Certificate. Led by art historian Dr Tom Flynn, the twelve-week intensive programme is designed for those seeking to gain a well-rounded introduction to the essentials of the art market. Whether you are interested in learning about all aspects of art business or are already working in the art world and looking to enhance your professional currency, this course is for you.

Offered twice a year in September and January, this course takes participants through the main pillars of the art world ecosystem and scrutinises the main influences that sustain the network; from a global assessment of primary and secondary markets through to current legal issues with each session being taught by specialists in the field. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive understanding of the global art industry.

Course details: Autumn Edition - 17 September - 3 December 2019 | Tuesday evenings, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Fee: £2,400
Register here

For more information on this course or to find out more details about Christie’s Education, visit our website.

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

26 September @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
AMA member rate: £175 + VAT
Non-Member: £250 + VAT

Are you interested in how to produce impactful video to tell stories? This full day workshop will equip you with the practical knowledge, skills and tools to create exciting and engaging video.
Using an iPhone or iPad and a basic editing app you’ll learn simple techniques. Discover how to best approach interviewing people, get great shots, and making video tell the story you want to tell.
You’ll leave with plenty of ideas and tips that will get you started making great videos which complements your other marketing activity.
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Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

Date & time: 26th September 2019, 10 am - 4.15 pm
Cost: £150

This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

Date: Fri, 20 September 2019
Time: 9:30am - 5pm

Our Annual Dance Conference is created with the intention of providing training and knowledge to those who are working within the dance environment*. This is a great way to upskill and further develop your dance practice as well as the opportunity to share, view and network.
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Applications Open For Art Fair East 2019 - Saint Andrews Hall, Norwich

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2019
ART FAIR EAST is an annual event and an important art fair for the East of England

We invite applications from art dealers, galleries, artists and collectives. Exhibitors are welcome to display contemporary art including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video art, installation, performance and limited edition prints. All artworks must be one off or limited edition. As this is an Art Fair we regret that we cannot accept craft items or mass-produced items (other than accompanying books/catalogues.)
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Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

In January 2018, Perspectives in Public Health published a Special Issue on Arts, Health & Wellbeing focusing on the content of presentations from the Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference held in Bristol in June, 2017. As a follow up we would like to publish a further Special Issue in September, 2020 called Creative Health Through the Age Span. With a special interest on creative and arts-based interventions that promote the public’s health for specific for age groups.

Prospective time-table: 

  • Expressions of interest: May-September 2019.
  • Submissions: by the end of December 2019.
  • Publication: September 2020

If you would like to express an interest, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr Theo Stickley theo.stickley@nottingham.ac.uk
Download Full Call Out Information

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

Anteros Arts Foundation prides itself in offering consistently high quality creative art skills, taught by practicing artist educators.

To book a place on any of the courses, please visit their courses page HERE

SHARE Museums East

SHARE Museums East delivers a bespoke training programme to Accredited museums in the East of England.The programme covers the following areas: collections management, audience development, leadership, organisational resilience and learning. We welcome those outside the region, or not within the ACE Accreditation Scheme, but please be aware priority is given to those within the Scheme and other delegates may be charged a small fee to attend. Find event details and training here

in_collusion

A creative industries development programme focused on enterprise and innovation. Aiming to enhance creative technology skills and transfer knowledge across sectors through the creation of new public artworks. It will generate disruptive outcomes through the creation of content rich projects that explore the areas of artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and data culture.

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series.

Industry Research & Information The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

Looking at six different places across the country (Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), we commissioned research into if and how an area's arts and cultural offer attracts individuals and businesses to settle there; whether it’s a factor in them staying there; and whether that cultural offer shapes a place’s local identity.

Read in full here

Updated Norfolk Community Directory

Norfolk Community Directory contains activities, services and groups to help all Norfolk residents live healthy, active and fulfilling lives. You should find something to help you, whether you want to: keep healthy, be sociable, physically active, mentally active, raise your aspirations for educational achievement, help your community, stay independent, feel included, get involved, improve your well-being, stay safe, find suitable care and support, find help looking after your children, or get family support. We also provide information which supports the Local Offer, Care Act and Childcare Act.
How to get listed

Listing your services or activities on Norfolk Community Directory is a great way to tell the Norfolk community about what you do and what you can offer - and it's free.

Click here to browse the directory and learn more

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

Are you starting or running a creative business? Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit is a practical resource to help you plan, build, test, communicate and launch your new creative business.

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

NAWE's mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.

With various opportunities and resources to include:

  • The Nawe Annual Conference
  • Writing In Education
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Directory
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Higher Education Network
  • Membership

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

The Business & IP Centre Norfolk, situated on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, is the complete solution to your business information needs. At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications, printed resources, and attend practical workshops and inspiring talks.

The Business & IP Centre offer a year-round programme of events including SpotlightOn workshops, webcasts, marketplaces and free 1:1 business advice sessions for start-ups and established businesses with Menta , New Anglia Growth Hub , Leathes Prior (legal advice for business), Larking Gowen (accountancy for business) and Intellectual Property advice from IPO certified advisors.
For details of what's happening soon, and to book where applicable, visit the online events page. You can also keep up to date with latest developments on twitter and Facebook.
Contact:

BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
More information: www.norfolk.gov.uk/bipcnorfolk

List your cultural business for FREE on the new Visit East of England Website www.visiteastofengland.com

If you have a tourism offer make sure your cultural business is listed on the official visitor website for the East of England launching early 2019. Simply fill in your details and business information by following this link and submit to have your business appear on our website, completely free of charge.
This form is for tourism attractions and activities including cultural organisations based in the East of England.

If you already have a listing on the current Visit East Anglia website, please complete the form and your listing will be updated for when we launch in 2019.

Please contact us on 0333 320 4202 or email info@visiteastanglia.net if you have any issues or questions.

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

In December this year Arts Council England plan to publish our next 10-year strategy. The strategy, which will shape how we deliver our development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.
Over the last 18 months, we have gathered a huge range of evidence and spoken to over 5000 people. The responses we have received have been generous, thoughtful, rigorous and wide-ranging, offering a breadth of perspectives. We have considered them all and have refined and developed a draft strategy, which we are sharing with you now.
Once again we are asking for your help. We would like you to share your views on our draft strategy and to explore with us how we might collaborate to achieve the ambitions it sets out. The consultation opens on 1 July 2019 and runs for 12 weeks.

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We've set out a proposed vision and outcomes for the next ten years, now we want to know what you think. The consultation on our draft strategy 2020-2030 is open until 23 September 2019 and you can also sign up to a workshop taking place across the country.

Have Your Say Here 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024 sets out our vision and the principles that will guide our National Lottery investment for the next five years.

It sets out how we:

  • Expect to invest around £1.2 billion in the UK’s heritage
  • Will introduce a streamlined grant-making portfolio
  • Increasingly focus on wellbeing, capacity-building and innovation (both nationally and internationally), amongst others
  • Explore the use of social investment
  • Commit to increased devolution in our decision-making

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

Museums Association: Statement On The Impact Of A No Deal Brexit

The UK government and politicians of all parties should take all necessary action to avoid a no-deal Brexit, the Museums Association (MA) said in a statement today.
The association said that leaving the EU without a deal would “have a highly damaging impact on: the communities that museums serve, people who work in and with museums, and the sharing of collections, ideas and expertise across European borders”.
It said that the economic damage caused by a no-deal Brexit would “have a damaging and divisive impact on many communities that museums serve”.
The statement continued: “The UK’s museums sector is already in a fragile financial position after a decade of austerity and could struggle with the substantial financial losses that could arise from loss of earned income, philanthropy and public funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

To read for of this article click here or to download the full MA Statement click here

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

Wellbeing is about people and creating the conditions for us all to thrive. It’s quality of life and prosperity, positive physical and mental health, sustainable thriving communities.
Wellbeing is a measure of social progress and, arguably, the goal of good government and charitable activity.

A valuable collection of documents, reports and research on health and wellbeing.
For a full list of documents available visit: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/evidenceresources/

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

MARCH Network

The MARCH Network is one of 8 new national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions. There are an estimated 1 million of these assets in the UK.

The MARCH Network is free and open to anyone with an interest in the role that social, cultural and community assets play in mental health and wellbeing, including researchers, community organisations, policy makers, mental health charities, service users and members of the public.

For more information and to join visit: https://www.marchnetwork.org/

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

Voluntary Arts has launched a map of creative programmes and projects across the UK, for people looking for creative activities, and groups and projects wanting to connect with others in their areas. Consider adding yourself to the map if you're not on there already.

Find out more: https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativity-map

The Museum Freelance Network

Freelancers make up a significant and growing part of the workforce in the museums sector and undertake a huge variety of work. Freelancers offer flexibility; can provide a particular expertise, experience or skillset; bring an unbiased and independent perspective; and can provide innovative thinking, a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach. https://www.museumfreelance.org/

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

Small Project Grants - Art Fund

Our small project grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and visual arts organisations act on good ideas and/or test new ways of working that will benefit their audiences.
We encourage project proposals, activity and outcomes that align with one or more of the four strands of our programme: building collections, shaping futures, reaching audiences, and making connections

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Curatorial Network Grants - Art Fund

Our curatorial network grants provide funding to support Subject Specialist Networks (SSNs) and other curatorial networks in sharing expertise across the museum sector, for the benefit of collections and audiences.
The grants are designed to be ‘light-touch’ and responsive to need. We want to help networks capitalise on opportunities to develop and expand their activities; develop and share knowledge and skills relating to subject-specialisms, professional skills and public engagement; collaborate with each other and with museum audiences; innovate, test new ideas and share their findings; and create tangible public outcomes.

Learn more here
Deadline 11 October 2019

BFI Short Form Animation Funding

The fund aims to give UK animators who have gained industry attention for their work the chance to work at a higher budget level. It will provide funding of £30,000 – £120,000 per project, supporting teams to create work that can gain major recognition and open up new opportunities. The fund can support narrative short form projects in any animated technique or genre (including documentary) and for any platform, eg cinema, online or TV (though not work intended primarily for broadcast television).

Learn more here
Deadline 5 November 2019

Themed call: Mental Health & Wellbeing and Vulnerable Families - Norfolk Community Foundation

Applications are invited for projects that meet one or both of the following priority themes:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Vulnerable Families

Please note applications for projects based in and/ or clearly benefitting people in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will be prioritised.
Applications for grants of up to £10,000 can be accepted. While funds able to offer this size of grant in full are limited, we will aim to look at multiple funds to secure the funds needed. If your group would normally apply to several NCF funds for the same or similar costs, this is an opportunity to make a request that reflects your funding needs without the requirement for multiple applications.

Learn more here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Connecting Older People Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation 

Maximum grant: £10,000

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects that aim to improve the wellbeing of older people in Norfolk by helping them stay connected with their local community.
The Fund aims to offer grants focused on reducing loneliness in older people (55+) in Norfolk, through projects that may create new connections, or maintain existing.
Grants can support the operational costs of existing projects, as well as expanding proven delivery. Grants can also be used for pilot activities or to test out new ideas or partnerships.

Learn more here
Deadline 25 October 2019

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

Transforming Narratives project vision
To establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary South Asian arts practice, presenting multi-art forms through an artistic exchange programme, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

There are three funding strands available:

  • Exchanges programme: To broker new partnerships or develop existing ones through international residencies, exchanges and critical dialogue in Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
  • Collaborative projects: To support showcasing contemporary artistic programme and on building long-lasting cross-country relationships.
  • Reciprocal showcasing: To support ambitious cross-country collaboration projects to develop new work and build on existing ideas.

Learn more here
Open call round 1 Deadline: 31 October 2019. 
Open Call round 2: January to March 2020. 

The Love Norfolk Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

The Love Norfolk Fund will offer grants of up to £20,000 to support strategic projects with the potential to deliver significant and long term impact by piloting new ways of working, or extending the reach and quality of local services.

Full details here
Deadline 20 September 2019

Crafting Futures Grant: Open Call

The British Council will award up to ten research grants, with a value of up to £5,000 each, for UK-based practitioners, researchers, or anyone interested in craft, to travel overseas and undertake projects with local communities or practitioners which explore ideas or questions supporting the future of craft.

We are most interested in proposals which explore new approaches to challenges in craft, which can be shared, and which others can learn from and potentially develop. Your project should not only benefit your individual practice but address a globally relevant challenge that is also meaningful to the local community where the activity will take place. 

Full details available here
Deadline 6 October 2019

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions Open For Submissions

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are for projects which use co-creation to effect real social change. The aim of these commissions is to demonstrate and explore the crucial role arts practice and creative process can play in addressing some of the most urgent social and environmental challenges we are facing as a society today.

Apply Here
Round 2 Deadline 16 September 2019, 5pm
Round 3 Deadline 18 November 2019, 5pm

Bright Ideas Fund

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.
The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 30 September 2019

#iwill Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020. The #iwill Fund has been created by Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, which have invested £20 million each to the #iwill Fund to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

More details and how to apply here
Deadline 27 September 2019

Jerwood Bursaries

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.
A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your creative practice by covering the costs of self-initiated residencies and by supporting early-stage research and testing of brand new ideas. We want you to suggest activities that will help you to learn and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 9 September 2019

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in November, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 25th October

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant click here
Deadline 25 October 2019

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

The minimum amount of grant is £5million. There is no upper limit on how much you can apply for.
We have a total of £50m available in the first year (2020-2021). The application process is now open.

You can apply for a Heritage Horizon Award if you are a:

  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation

What we are looking for - The concept behind the Heritage Horizon Awards is: "Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities".

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

We want you to show clear and ambitious plans for how the project will bring about positive changes and benefits to people, places and wider heritage. We expect you to have plans to share your learning from the project widely across the sector.

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

Shifting Ground is the second instalment of Changing Times: a nationwide funding programme dedicated to uncovering the many voices, hidden histories and forgotten stories that make up our collective past.

It is a celebration of archive film and its special ability to connect stories of the past with pressing issues of the present. From August to December 2019, Shifting Ground will support a series of adventurous collaborations between exhibitors and archives that respond to one of the most important debates facing society today: people's changing relationship with their environment.

The Engagement Fund supports organisations to develop their own projects that showcase UK film history in creative ways and ask audiences to reconsider the connection between people and their environment. Funding of £500 - £15,000 is available and applications are open now - download the Engagement Fund Guidelines for more information

Projects supported through Shifting Ground should take place between 1 August - 31 December 2019.
Expressions of interest to the Engagement Fund can be made at any time between 5 July - 11 October 2019. Assessments will be made on a rolling basis.

More information is available here.

Henry Moore Foundation

Grants to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display related to sculpture. The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

The following organisations working in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage can apply:

  • UK registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
  • Schools, universities or registered educational charities.
  • Faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
  • Housing Associations.
  • Museums and galleries.
  • Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.

The Trust prefers to support those organisations working directly with beneficiaries at a grassroots level.
Full details and how to apply - click here

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. It will help to facilitate partnerships between public libraries and researchers, and spark people’s curiosity around topics that are relevant or interesting to them.

This fund will offer the following:
£12,000 – £25,000 for those applying as a single library service
£12,000 – £50,000 for those submitting a joint application.

We are aiming to support around 20 projects. We expect projects to come on board late November 2019 and to spend 3-6 months further developing and refining their idea, with activities coming to a close in May 2021.

Full details and how to submit - click here
Deadline 25 September 2019

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

Our Open Project Proposals scheme is open for submissions in support of a wide range of activities, so you can submit a proposal for what your project needs most to get off the ground.

Proposals may be in support of activities including (but not limited to) film screenings, audience development, film marketing costs and screen heritage work. Costs covered may include research and curatorship; staffing; marketing and programme production; film and equipment hire; consultancy fees; hospitality; and monitoring and evaluation. All activities must take place between April 2019 – March 2020.

Organisations must be members of Film Hub South East to receive support for a proposal. To read more about becoming a member, visit our become a hub member page.

Find out more here: https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/open-project-proposals/

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

From 13 May 2019 until 31 March 2020 we are making an additional ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million available within National Lottery Project Grants specifically to support the grassroots music sector.
This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

To apply and for full details visit: http://pkf.org/apply/

Theatre Improvement Scheme

This is a three-year scheme, with funding each year being given to projects on a specific theme. The theme for the 2019 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability.
Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions
Application Form
The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

National Lottery Awards for All England

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or community interest company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council)

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
Show us how you plan to:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

We are looking for your ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. Apply now for our action grants!

What are we looking for?
We fund creative, cultural actions prior, during and after the EU parliamentary elections that can breathe life into Europe, and democracy at large.
Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). We want your innovative and provocative ideas that challenge the negative discourse and are able to become inspiring examples from the local to the European levels.

How and when can I apply?
Since this is a special year for Europe, we have special rules for this open call:
The call is permanently open as of February 2019 until the available budget has been spent. We select projects on a rolling basis, meaning: first come, first serve. Every couple of weeks we share with you the latest selection of projects through our online channels, as well as an update on how much budget remains.

For further information and guidelines please click here
To apply visit: https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/action-grants-2019-application-form

The Heritage Impact Loan

We are offering loans from £25,000 to £500,000 for up to three years with tailored terms and both flexible and incentivised interest rates for impactful projects. These could include both capital and interest repayment holidays. We support applicants across the UK who are undertaking a capital project or are looking to build upon or scale-up an existing enterprise.

How to Apply
It will be helpful to speak to a member of the AHF’s Investment Team for advice and guidance in the first instance. If your project is one which we would like to support, you will be encouraged to apply and then supported throughout the application process throughout.

Applications can be made at any time.
Please complete an Initial Enquiry Form so that we can get in touch to discuss your requirements, email us at hif@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199. Or further information please click here

EIRA Funding

The Eastern ARC Consortium (Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent) has recently been awarded £4.7 million for the Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA) initiative by Research England through the Connecting Capability Fund to establish a network that will support business innovation in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent. The EIRA project will support innovation in three areas - artificial intelligence, biotech and digital creative. There is a range of funding opportunities available to UEA researchers and businesses active in the New Anglia and South East LEP interested in working together

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

Applications for innovation vouchers, internships and start-up microfinance will be on a rolling basis, applications can be submitted at any time.

For further information visit https://www.eira.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

The grants give funding for not-for-profit projects that bring communities together and encourage people to take part.  All you have to do is complete an application and show us how you plan to do it. 

How to apply:

To apply for a grant, just read the grant criteria and complete a Go for it Grants application form.  Return the form by email to grants@s-norfolk.gov.uk . Alternatively post it to the Community Capacity Team, Go for it Grants, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

If you need any help or have any questions call our helpful team on 01508 533747.

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

Growing Business Fund
Our Growing Business Fund offers grants up to £500,000 for local businesses which want to grow and create new jobs. The grants can cover up to 20% of the total project cost.

  • Are you an established and growing business?
  • Are you looking to invest, expand and recruit new staff?
  • Are you seeking capital funding to make this happen?

Small Grants Scheme
If you have plans to grow your business, you could benefit from a grant of between £1,000 and £25,000 from the New Anglia LEP. The grant can pay up to 20% of the total costs of your plans and some areas in Norfolk and Suffolk may be eligible for up to a 30% contribution.

  • Are you expanding your business?
  • Do you have plans to improve productivity or efficiency?
  • Are you launching new products or services?

Call the Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or email growthhub@newanglia.co.uk to discuss your plans with a Business Growth Adviser.
For detailed guidance notes on eligibility and the application process read the Small Grant Scheme FAQs.

For additional information visit: https://www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk/funding-finance/

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

Our Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants support UK curators, museum professionals and researchers to undertake travel or other activities that will extend and develop their curatorial expertise, collections-based knowledge and art historical interests.

There are two categories of grant available, £200-£1,500 and £1,501+, and we have £75,000 in total to give annually. Since 2012 we have helped 321 curators, scholars and researchers with 294 projects. For details on the sort of activities we can support, full information on eligibility and how to apply, download our Guidance for Applicants

You are encouraged to contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your potential project before submitting an application. Please get in touch on 020 7225 4822 or programmes@artfund.org.

The Fenton Arts Trust

The Trust’s overall aim is to give encouragement and financial support to those actively contributing to the creative arts in the U.K. It seeks to assist individuals and organisations who are making a worthwhile contribution to the artistic and cultural life of this country. In particular it wishes to support artists at the beginning of their careers, the often expressed desire of our founder Shu-Yao Fenton.

Grants are available to support individual works, activities, performances or prizes in any field of artistic endeavour including drama, painting, sculpture, dance, music, poetry and architecture. An application may come from a group, company or institution or from an individual so long as the application does not involve support of an individual’s education or initial professional training.

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.fentonartstrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant/

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

The New Endeavour Rangers Fund aims to support charitable organisations offering opportunities and positive activities for children and young people in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

Applications can be received at any time with decisions being made in June and November.

The Fund will not support activities for the under-fives.

Grants of between £500 – £2,000 are available.

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

  • Youth clubs and holiday programmes
  • Trips and activities for young carers
  • Opportunities for children and young people to learn new skills
  • Positive activities to support families

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

The Cultural Impact Development Fund offers repayable finance between £25,000 and £150,000 to arts, cultural and creative organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their impact practice and evaluation and could benefit from external support with this. It aims to enable ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes, and to increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact. Applications will be accepted until the 31st of August 2021. More information can be found here

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

Tiered grants of £50, £300 and £500 are available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. There are no deadlines for applications. You can submit your proposal at any time during the year and we aim to assess them within 4-6 weeks where we can. More information can be found here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000. The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community. More information here

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund has been created to support general charitable activities that benefit rural areas within the district of South Norfolk with grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Norwich Film Festival 6-17 November 2019 Volunteers Needed

Every year The Norwich Film Festival looks to recruit a wonderful enthusiastic team of volunteers to help with the running duties associated with the Festival. It is fair to say we would be lost without the support of volunteers and we would love to welcome you to become part of the team in 2019!
So what type of duties are included with volunteering, I hear you ask? Well, these can range from; ushering, marketing, front of house greetings, box office, selling merchandise to handing out flyers in the street. Volunteering jobs really do vary but these can be great fun and are a wonderful way to meet like minded individuals.

If you have any questions and would be interested in applying please complete the following Volunteer form

Recruitment drive on Thursday 26th September at Café Bar Marazo which is based in The Forum, Norwich from 6:00pm till 7:00pm

Volunteer Communications and Development Assistant - Suffolk Artlink

We’re on the lookout for a new part-time Volunteer Communications and Development Assistant to join us in our Halesworth office. Are you a friendly and proactive individual with an interest in communications, fundraising and/or creative arts? You might be seeking work experience in the arts or charity sector, or perhaps you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to your community?

You can find more information about the post, and how to apply, in the Communications and Development Volunteer Role Description (PDF)

Chair of Trustees and other Board Members Needed - Suffolk Artlink

Suffolk Artlink is looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Trustees. It is an exciting time for Suffolk Artlink as we work towards a new strategic vision, developing our practice and changing more lives. We are also looking to appoint a new Chair.
Please contact Alex Casey, Co-Director, if you would like to discuss the opportunity further.

Full details available here
Deadline 30 September 2019

Young Norfolk Arts Collective - Recruitment Now Open

Through regular meetings, training sessions, practical hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions with our partners, the Collective develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to manage, produce, promote and evaluate arts events, activities and exhibitions. Recruitment for the 2019-2020 Collective is now open. All you need to do to apply is download the YNAC Info Pack and then fill in the application form. If you have any questions or would like to request a different version of the form please contact us at comms@youngnorfolkarts.org

Collective members should....

  • be aged between 16 and 25
  • have a keen interest in the arts and creative activities
  • want to contribute to Young Norfolk Arts activities and to gain valuable training and experience in so doing
  • be reliable and professional in outlook and behaviour
  • promote Young Norfolk Arts generally and be good ambassadors for its activities and those of its partners
  • be keen to attend YNAC related events during evenings, weekends and school holidays

We want to make sure that the Collective is inclusive and accessible as possible, if there are any barriers to you joining e.g transport, financial or access, then please get in touch.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 September 2019

Trustee Wanted - National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

In order to extend the range of our expertise and better reflect our expanding audience, Palace House is seeking to recruit new Trustees to its governing Board. Accordingly, we are now inviting suggestions for new Trustees who can enhance the Board in terms of their experience and background. New Board Trustees should not just be well-connected and experienced but also passionate about the museum, our aims, and what we do. They should be respected by their peer group and all should be prepared to volunteer their time, expertise and contacts to assist the museum. Any new Trustees will be asked (i) to ensure that Palace House runs smoothly and effectively, overseeing the museum’s operation in accordance with the sector’s standards of best practice and the principles of transparency, diversity, equality and fiscal sustainability, and (ii) to assist the Executive to identify, cultivate and harness potential sources of external funding.

Read more here

Norwich Science Festival Call For Volunteers!

Are you interested in being part of the city-wide Norwich Science Festival? We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly people to join our #NorwichSciFest Crew! Norwich Science Festival Volunteers play an important part in ensuring that the event is a success. Our volunteers will help members of the public make the most of the many exhibitions, events and activities on offer between the 18th-26th October 2019.

An interest or involvement in science or previous volunteering experience is desirable but not essential. What IS essential is a sociable, energetic personality, an enquiring mind and a willingness to help make this event a memorable and inspirational experience for everyone.

To find out more about the different roles available and what’s involved, visit https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/get-involved/volunteers/ or email us at volunteers@theforumnorwich.co.uk

Deadline 15 September 2019, midnight

Upstart Projects – Become A Trustee

Upstart Projects is looking to extend our board of trustees. Would you like to help us take
the arts to more young people through our youth journalism, outreach and careers work?
You’ll join a lively and committed board with a range of experience who care about
promoting young people’s opportunities and voice in the arts. We offer you the chance to
develop your knowledge of the charity sector and the interaction between young people and
the arts world. The board meets three or four times a year in London (travel expenses
available), supported by occasional sub-committee sessions on particular issues or
invitations to Upstart events. Every two years we run a development workshop for staff and
trustees.

Full Brief
Please register your interest as soon as possible, and by 30 September 2019

Out There Festival 14 - 15 September 2019 Volunteers Needed

We're looking to recruit a small dedicated team of festival volunteers to support us with publicising the festival, stewarding, performance and show production

Roles include:

  • 12 performance volunteers and 5 stage lighters for our Saturday Night Spectacular.
  • 5 performance volunteers for Ray Lee's Congregation
  • Volunteers for Matthew Harrison's Actual Reality Arcade

All volunteers must be 18yrs+
visit www.seachangearts.org.uk/volunteer or email hello@seachangearts.org.uk for more info.

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

'Local Recall' Volunteers Needed - Archant

Local Recall is a new and innovative Archant project, backed by Google. The aim of the project is to make the old, dormant paper archives currently tucked far away from the public eye accessible to everyone. Those archives are a goldmine of information; we want the community to have full access to it, in the easiest way possible.

We need volunteers like you to help us fix these errors and make the content perfect. While we do our best to get there and have people helping us, the help of the community will be invaluable in achieving our ambitious goal.

Sign Up Here

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trustee

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust is seeking Expressions of Interest to join our Board of Trustees. Trustees take an active role in setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure its management and administration meet legal and charitable requirements.
The Trust is currently seeking interested individuals with experience across cultural, community and/or business sectors. We are seeking a balance of experience, skills and knowledge. We value diversity and difference and wish to represent the full diversity of our community when recruiting to the board of Trustees.

You can download the recruitment pack from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities in Ashill, Attleborough, Harling, Necton, Thetford and Watton

As an Events Support Volunteer you will act as an advocate for the Project and provide essential support to the Silver Social team at events and also help to promote the project.
You will be the friendly and familiar face of the Silver Social within your community and help to create a safe and inclusive environment for our older people to participate in the arts.

Learn more and watch a video https://www.thesilversocial.com/voluntee

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

Do you have spare time on your hands and are looking for an interesting and exciting way to fill it? Do you enjoy walking, the outdoors, meeting new people and are passionate about Norwich's rich history, culture, heritage and diversity?

Then why not sign up become a Norwich BID City Host Volunteer and make a difference to the vitality and vibrancy of the city? Share your knowledge and city centre insights with visitors to the city, leaving them with a positive impression so they want to return time and time again. For more information about the volunteer role please refer to our information sheet. Alternatively please contact our City Hosts Supervisors, Mike, Louise, Richard or Tracey on 01603 599572 for further information.

If you wish to apply please complete the following application form and return via email or send to Norwich BID, Unit 4.3 Floor 4, Kiln House, Pottergate. NR2 1DX.

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

CAE are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions. More information can be found here.

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage. More information can be found here.

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

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Norfolk County Council - People and Communities Select Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:29

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to People and Communities Select Committee.

The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Friday 13 September at 10am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich is now available.

To download the papers, go to the People and Communities Select Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

The draft Minutes for the meeting due held on Monday 2 September 2019 are now available.

To download the papers, go to the Cabinet webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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