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Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

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Are you creative? Join us for free Collaborate inspiration day.

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:18
Collaborate Inspiration Day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Friday 23 March 2018 10am - 1pm Like making? Are you creative?

Poems, paintings, pottery? Textiles, sculpture, art? 

Beer, photos, a mess?!


Local pubs are changing – come and find out how at our FREE Inspiration Day.

Take part in beer tasting, pub storytelling, explore our objects, hear about community projects which are reviving the traditional Norfolk 'local'.

Leave with plenty to think about – and be inspired to make something to display at Gressenhall.

Refreshments are provided including lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Pre-booked tickets are essential. Visit www.arttickets.org.uk.

For more information on the past and present collaborate project please visit the blog.
 www.collaboratewithgressenhall.wordpress.com

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:58

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The following news has recently been added to our website:

NDR Traffic Update No 78 – Monday reopening for Plumstead and Middle Roads

Tip or skip? County Council urges DIYers to make waste part of their project plan

View details on our news page.

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NDR Transport Matters newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:51
                                                                                No 22 - February 2018 Monday reopening for Plumstead and Middle Roads

Permanent changes in the roads serving the Plumstead area will come into effect on Monday 19 February when Plumstead Road and Middle Road reopen and Smee Lane and Low Road close.

Plumstead Road has been closed since mid-January to allow completion of its realignment to a new roundabout serving a link road connection to the A1270 NDR.

Middle Road, an important local access route over the NDR from Great Plumstead, has been closed since May 2016 for construction of a bridge over the new dual carriageway.

Both roads will be open to general traffic by 6am on Monday 19 February. A permanent 30mph speed limit will be in force on Middle Road.

At the same time, Smee Lane and Low Road, which have been kept open during the closure of Plumstead Road and Middle Road, will close permanently.

Traffic management staff will be at the ‘Road Closed Ahead’ signs on Monday to redirect any vehicles trying to get through these lanes. Access to properties within the closure will be maintained, and temporary turning heads will be provided at the points of closure.

Closure of these two lanes will allow them to be broken up and removed so that the NDR dual carriageway can be completed.

Closure of Rackheath Lane at Spixworth

Rackheath Lane, Spixworth, has been permanently closed at its junction with the B1150 North Walsham Road (pictured above) now that the A1270 Northern Distributor Road provides a vastly better link through to the A1151 Wroxham Road.

The closure is to ensure that traffic stops using the narrow lanes and difficult junctions that were popular routes before there was a purpose-built alternative.

The closure also simplifies access from Crostwick Lane, Spixworth, on to the B1150. Although more traffic will be turning right towards the NDR, it will not be competing with traffic emerging from Rackheath Lane. The mouth of Crostwick Lane has been widened to ease left turns.

Milestone moment joins the two bridges

This picture taken last week captured a milestone moment in the construction of the NDR when base asphalt layers were laid on the embankment joining the dual carriageway between the bridges over Plumstead Road (left) and the Norwich to Sheringham Railway (right)

The footway/cycleway in the foreground is now finished, ahead of the opening of Plumstead Road. On the NDR itself, work is now continuing on kerbs and on the engineered noise reduction bund, (green in the picture on the right.)

Planting in front of the this bund will further reduce the impact of the road as it rises up on embankments to go over the two bridges.

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Norfolk Record Office consultation

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:48

February 2018 Working Together for All of Norfolk's Archives


The Norfolk Record Office isn't just the home of one of the UK's great archive collections, it is also a centre of expertise. We want to know more about how we can share this knowledge to help you care, preserve and share the county's other great archive collection: the one collected, researched and treasured by local history groups, community archives and individuals throughout Norfolk. To help us work out the best ways to help each other, the NRO wants to consult with you to find out what would be most useful so that we can develop collaborative projects, training and support.

Please help us by spending five minutes completing our survey by clicking here


A number of you have already asked about digitizing archives. If you have archives you would like to digitize but do not know where to start, or perhaps have digitized records and are uncertain exactly what to do with them, we would love to hear from you. Please email Gary Tuson, the County Archivist of Norfolk if you are interested.

One of the ways in which we already help provide support is through our annual Exploring Your Community conference. Our third conference is on Saturday, 3 March. Please click here for programme and booking information.

The Norfolk Record Office is a joint service of Norfolk County Council and the district councils in Norfolk.

The Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQTel. 01603 222599 | Email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk | Web www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 16 February 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 16 February 2018 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/

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Young Music Event Managers Facilitator, Creative Arts East

We are looking for experienced freelance facilitators to deliver our Young Music Event Promoters Project, which is being funded by Youth Music, to groups of young people in Norfolk and Suffolk. Practitioners will be required to work closely with Elly Wilson, Project Portfolio Manager, to develop detailed session plans and activities.

Experience of working within events management or the music industry is essential, and practical experience of creating marketing materials and implementing a marketing strategy would be advantageous.

Experience of facilitating for young people aged 13 – 17 is essential, and experience of working with rurally isolated young people and knowledge of the barriers they face is desirable.

Excellent communication skills, a confident but friendly manner and a positive attitude will be essential.

The inclusive fee to deliver the programme to one group is £1500.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.creativeartseast.co.uk/about-us/opportunities

Arts Venue Operations Manager, Diss Corn Hall

37.5 hours per week - permanent

An exciting opportunity to undertake a key new role as part of the Corn Hall's ongoing development.

The new role of Operations Manager has been developed in response to the growing success of the Corn Hall since its refurbishment and reopening in May last year.  Working closely with our Artistic Programme Manager, the key aim is to ensure day-to-day operations are dynamic, responsive and efficient and that the Corn Hall is a welcoming and vibrant space for the local community, arts professionals and hirers.

Located in the historic market town of Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, the Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange. You will be educated to degree level or have the equivalent professional experience. You will have experience of working in a similar role in an arts-based/performing arts organisation and the ability to effectively manage small teams in an environment where flexibility is required.  The Operations Manager will report directly to the Trust’s Board.
This is a full time role and includes evening and weekend work as part of the Duty Manager rota.

Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 2nd March (midnight). Interviews will take place at the Corn Hall on Wednesday 14th March.

This is a re-advertisement for this role. Previous applicants need not put in a new application.

For full information please see our website https://www.thecornhall.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Projects Assistant, Snape Maltings

Closes: 5th March 2018
Full time

Artistic Planning and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Full time, fixed term: 16 April – 31 August 2018, Salary c£15,000 pro-rata.

This role will support the Artistic Planning and Artist Development teams during one of our busiest periods of the year. The seventy-first, world-renowned, Aldeburgh Festival takes place in June and Snape Proms hosts a month-long programme of events in August.  From June until August the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme offers orchestral and composition courses and performance opportunities for international emerging artists.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about music and performing arts to develop their skills and experience in Arts Administration, working within in a truly inspirational environment and supporting our unique programmes.  You will need excellent organisation and communication skills along with attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly as part of a small team. You must have a full driver’s licence and be able to work additional hours, including weekends as required.

For a full job description and application details, please go to: www.snapemaltings.co.uk/work-here/

Hogwood Fellow 2018-2019, Academy of Ancient Music Calls for proposals

Following Professor Robert Levin's term as the inaugural Hogwood Fellow the AAM now invites applications for the Hogwood Fellow 2018-2019. The Fellowship carries an honorarium of £7,500 and is open to applications for a wide range of potential projects.  

For further information on the Fellowship please click here

Application deadline is 9.00am on Monday 05 March

Vacancies, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is currently recruiting for fixed-term roles to help deliver Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018.  These roles provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the cultural sector and will offer an insight into the running of an internationally renowned Festival.

Communications Intern
Full-time, fixed term (three months across March – June)
The Communications Intern will play a key role in providing support to the Communications Team in planning and delivering the communications campaign for the 2018 Festival.
You will have a passion for arts and culture and an enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in marketing and communications. Closing date 9.30 am Monday 19 February

Production Intern
Full-time, fixed term (three months across March – June)
The Production Intern will provide vital administrative and practical support to the Production Team in the lead up to and during the 2018 Festival.
You will have a passion for arts and culture and an enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in festival production. Closing date 9.30 am Monday 19 February

To download individual job descriptions and application packs please visit https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Exhibitions Officer (Countywide)

Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth
£20,661 - £22,658 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022
 
You will coordinate and administrate the temporary exhibitions programme at Time & Tide Museum, overseeing 2-3 exhibitions per year. You will also support high quality temporary and permanent exhibition programming across the NMS Eastern and Western Areas including smaller temporary exhibition galleries at Lynn Museum, Ancient House Museum and Gressenhall.
 
You will have significant experience of working in a museum or arts environment. Fixed term contract to 31 March 2022.
For an informal discussion please contact Robin Hanley (Head of Operations and Learning) on 0773 3001 301 or email robin.hanley@norfolk.gov.uk.
To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
 
Closing date: 21 February 2018
Interview date: 2 March 2018
www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Gallery Registrar, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Fixed-term (Maternity Cover)
£25,728 to £31,604 per annum
                                           
Responsible for the administration of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) art collections and artworks under its care, the Gallery Registrar co-ordinates and records all movement of works of art for exhibition; loans; conservation and storage across the whole organisation, ensuring high standards of care. 

The SCVA is one of the most important public university art galleries in Britain. The extraordinary art collection includes works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century from across the globe.  There are a significant number of works by modern masters of European art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. The SCVA is also a venue for major exhibitions and has one of the largest temporary exhibitions spaces in the UK outside London.  For further information please visit: https://scva.ac.uk/

Applicants must be educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification or experience),  have proficient knowledge of museum databases and collections management systems, and have experience of arts administration including loan agreements and exhibition contracts. 

To apply click here

Closing date: 20 February 2018.

Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer, Norfolk Archaeological Trust

Job Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed term (18 months)
Salary: £22,000

Closing Date: Noon Friday 23 February 2018

Following recent approval of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Trust's Onwards & Upwards project we are seeking to recruit a Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer who will assist the Trust with transition to a new sustainable business model. The Trust's aim is to develop this business model, while maintaining the delivery of existing key projects and activities including volunteer and land management.

Working closely with the Director, Business development consultant(s), Rural Sites Manager, and existing volunteers, the Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer will develop and begin implementation of a 5-year strategy for engaging communities, and recruiting and developing volunteers who will be able to support the Trust's conservation and management aims at its site, through roles such as fund-raising, stewarding and wardening, and through practical conservation.

This work will include a review and development of the Trust's current systems and policies for volunteer management, including risk assessment, data protection, expenses; supervision and support, and insurance.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of community engagement, recruiting and supporting volunteers, developing and working with Friends-type groups; and experience of working in the heritage sector.

Salary: full-time fixed term contract for 18 months at an annual salary of £22k (i.e. £33k over 18 months, April 2018 - September 2019), with 28 days annual leave including bank holidays

Based: Home based, travel throughout Norfolk

Closing date: Noon Friday 23 February 2018
Interview dates Tuesday 6 March 2018
Start date: Monday April 16 2018

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and to apply, please email info@norfarchtrust.org.uk

Chief Executive, Marina Theatre

The Marina Theatre Trust, Lowestoft is seeking a dynamic and highly-motivated Chief Executive to lead the organisation at an exciting and important time of change for the theatre, Lowestoft and our wider region.  
The successful candidate will build on the strong foundations established by our outgoing Chief Executive who has done much to revitalize and stabilize the business, build many new partnerships, introduce a successful creative learning & outreach department and led a new business planning process. To take us into our next phase of development, we are looking for someone who is experienced in excellent and innovative theatre management, programming, operations and commerciality. You will be able to see the long-term vision of building a great place for the arts in the East of England, leading a diverse and exciting team and a broad range of stakeholders to deliver our long term strategic goals. 
 
To find out more, go to www.marinatheatre.co.uk/vacancies/  to download the application pack.
 
Closing date for applications is Monday 5 March at 12 noon.

Freelance Singing & Vocal Practitioners, Theatre Royal Norwich

Theatre Royal Norwich is expanding and developing its learning and participation work, and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly passionate singing and vocal practitioners to join our pool of freelancers. Our projects take place at our Theatre, within educational establishments and community settings in Norfolk.  We work with a wide range of participants, including families, children, young people and adults. 

We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:
• Teaching/Practitioner background.
• A range of singing and vocal skills
• Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
• Enthusiasm and professionalism
• Experience of working in educational establishments, community arts, and/or theatres and arts venues
• Experience of workshop and/or course planning and delivery
• Experience of working with children, young people, adults and/or older people
• Committed to developing participant’s skills, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
 
Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate. All practitioners must have an up to date DBS check.
If you would like to be considered for work as a Singing & Vocal Practitioner with us please submit a CV and a short covering letter outlining your relevant experience to r.lloyd@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Youth Arts Worker, The Garage

Closes: 22nd February 2018
Full time
(Fixed Term 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2020)
£17,000-£19,000pa

The Garage Trust Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join its inclusion team. We want to change people’s lives through art…do you?

Working to engage, support and inspire children and young people to access high quality artistic experiences to increase personal, social and transferable skills.

Full details and application pack available to download from our website www.thegarage.org.uk/workwithus or call, email or pop in and see us to request a pack.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Preservation and Collections officer - OUTARC Heritage project, Girlguiding Norfolk

Closes: 28th February 2018
Part time

Girlguiding Norfolk has an opportunity available for the employment of a Preservation and Collections Officer to work on an exciting project celebrating their heritage. Girlguiding Norfolk, a voluntary organisation and registered charity which is part of the worldwide Girlguiding movement, has a substantial collection of memorabilia from the last 100 years, which tell the story of Girlguiding in a rural county setting. These items are now housed in a purpose-built Archive Resource Centre (ARC) in Coltishall in Norfolk.

The OUTARC project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local bodies, aims to consolidate the items, catalogue, number, label, pack and store them to Collections Trust (SPECTRUM) standards and make them accessible to as many people as possible. The purpose of this role will be to manage and oversee the preservation of the collection and entry of items into the MODES catalogue.

The post is for a period of 28 weeks, 2 days per week including some weekend and evening working. The post holder will be supported by a team of volunteers who will assist with the preservation and data recording activities.

The post is based at the ARC, although the Preservation and Collections Officer may occasionally be required to undertake activities elsewhere in the county.

Key responsibilities:

Work with volunteers to oversee photographing, numbering, preservation, labelling and storage of the items in the collection to Collections Trust standards.
Oversee the accession process for new items and train volunteers in its use.
Attend training on the MODES museums cataloguing system if required.
Oversee the entry of items into the MODES catalogue.
Train volunteers in preservation methods and processes.
Undertake any other duties that may be necessary, that are appropriate to the level/grade of the job.

For further details, and information about how to apply, please see the Girlguiding Norfolk website: www.girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk

Development Opportunities An Introduction to Fundraising for Performing Arts Projects, The Garage

Thursday 5th July, 9.30am-12pm

£10

An introduction to what funding is available to support artists and practitioners to deliver arts projects, programmes and create work. Looking at Arts Council, trusts & foundations, and local council support. This session will be delivered by Adam Taylor.

Book a place here

Masterclass with the Ragroof Players, SeaChange Arts

Friday 11 May

SeaChange Arts are hosting a superb professional development opportunity led by the acclaimed Ragroof Players.  This evening session will focus on the challenges, opportunities and benefits of creating work inspired by communities.

The Ragroof Players create site-specific and street theatre shows; community engaged, participatory performance projects; and bespoke events and commissions. Their work is usually placed outside of theatres and arts spaces, challenging restricted and outmoded expectations of ‘community and participatory arts’. Developing meaningful relationships with hard-to reach audiences is one of the most important aspects of Ragroof’s work. This session will give you the confidence to build this ethos and methodology into your own practice and will demonstrate how research interviews can shape and form, soundtrack and design.

The workshop is free and takes place at The Drill House in Great Yarmouth. It will form part of SeaChange’s Circulate event that evening – a networking a social gathering for local creatives.
The Masterclass with the Ragroof Players is part of Making Waves Together and supported by the Coasters Touring Network.

For further information and to book a place, visit http://seachangearts.org.uk/event/masterclass-ragroof-players/

Successful Project Management for Creatives

Friday 20 April, 11am to 4pm (Central London)

This practical workshop introduces the essential principles of Project Management, making the application to your everyday projects flexible and seamless. The session starts with an introduction to project management and will take you through the complete life-cycle of a project, from planning your project and implementation to project delivery and evaluating the success. You will discover the 10 key steps to managing your projects successfully. Participants will also receive a Project Management Toolkit, packed with resources to help you conduct a feasibility study, produce a project proposal, manage risks, engage your stakeholders and lots more.
 
You will learn how to:
• Plan and implement a successful project.
• Launch a project using our 10 key steps.
• Manage stakeholder expectations.
• Build a productive and efficient project team.
• Assess and manage the risks of your projects.
• Set a realistic project budget.
• Evaluate your projects with greater skill and confidence.

Don't miss our EARLY BIRD offer and book your place before 1st March 2018. Course fee starts from £130. This event takes place at The Cube, Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street, London E1. Book here: https://creativeprojectmgt.eventbrite.co.uk

StartEast Network Jam

Designed to offer hands on, practical workshops around business development
Network jams are active, fun, informative and free to join!

The StartEast Team and advisors will be here throughout the day delivering focused sessions and offering advice and guidance.

To be a member of StartEast you must enter through one of these events. Sign up here.

April 26, 2018, SeaChange Arts, Great Yarmouth

Music Venues’ Funding Day

Wednesday 21st March 2018
10am - 7pm

Do you run a small/mid-scale venue with a live music programme?
Is your venue in the East or South East (excluding London)?
Do you have a project* in mind that would benefit from financial support? 
 
Then book a free 20 minute 1-2-1 surgery with Arts Council England's South East Music Team at our:
 
Surgeries can be by telephone, on Skype or in person at:
Arts Council, England
Unit A, Level 4
New England House
New England Street
Brighton BN1 4GH
 
To book or ask questions email davina.christmas@artscouncil.org.uk

NB
- *We cannot provide core funding. However, particular seasons, festivals, artists’ development or targeted audience development projects are eligible
- Surgeries must be booked in advance
- To confirm your surgery booking you will be asked to send a short paragraph about the specific project you would like to discuss
- This day is specifically targeted at venues which stage live music.  However, Arts Council England funds other types of music organisations, individual musicians and all art forms including dance, theatre, literature, visual arts and combined arts.  For more information on our funding streams visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding 
- This day is being delivered by the South East Music Team and is open to venues in the East and South East only.  If you live in elsewhere in the country, including London, please visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/your-area to find your regional office.

Exploring Your Community Conference 2018

Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm

Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ

Are you a member of a local history group? Do you want to find out about local history projects, and using technology in archives? Join us for our third annual conference.

This year will include:
Workshops on using social media, oral history and digitization
A talk from Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (NORAH), charitable partner of NRO.
Short talks by attending groups wishing to share their current project.
Display space for your group or project.
Networking lunch included.
Attending groups receive a voucher for a half price group or research visit to NRO.

If you would like to book a slot for a talk, or a display space, please email the Education & Outreach Team on norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Tickets are £10 and places are limited, please book at www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or call 01603 222599.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The Arts Directory

The Arts Directory provides artists, performers, makers, festivals and producers a profile and contact service – a great way to profile your talents or search for others to collaborate and work with across Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and beyond.

Creating a profile is completely free and helps building working relationships, supports artists to promote their work and organisers to programme their events. 

The Arts Directory is part of Making Waves Together, a wider partnership project led jointly by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council, and funded by the national Great Place Scheme, which is seeing communities and organisations in both areas work together to boost the cultural offer and drive cultural re-imagination as a way of supporting success in the seaside towns.  Great Places has been supported by a grant from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

You can register for The Arts Directory here

Norwich Film Festival 2018 - Call for short film submissions

Want to get your short film seen, win cash and software prizes, and scoop a prestigious trophy?

Make sure you submit your short film to Norwich Film Festival 2018.

Now in it's 8th year, the festival is a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was also chosen by The Metro as one of 'the top UK film festivals you need to know about.'

Films should be no longer than 25 minutes long and must have been completed after January 2016.

This year's categories include Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, One Minute Movie and the return of The East Anglian Award. This award is given to the best film hailing from Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire; and has either been made predominantly in the region or by filmmakers either living or studying in the area at the time of production.

Deadline: 15 July 2018

You can submit your short film here: http://www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk/submit-your-film
Any questions, please do get in touch at: info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

Scratch It!

Scratch It! Is the Norwich Arts Centre's newest writing night. Plays and performance poetry are rough and ready. If you have a short play, a collection of poems or an extract you would like to try out, or if you are an actor or director wanting to work with artists in the area on developing scripts, get in touch hacktheatre@outlook.com

The next Scratch Night is on 4th March at Norwich Arts Centre. Come along to find out what it's all about!

HACK Theatre is a multi-award winning theatre company championing diversity and challenging the 'norm' to create bold pieces of contemporary theatre which examine socio-political issues. We are committed to giving a voice to under-represented communities on stage. We were recently finalist start-up of the year for UEA's Innovation an Impact Awards.

The Assembly House Arts Prize

The Assembly House Arts Prize 2018 is a new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk.

Offered to an outstanding Norfolk-based candidate, the winner will receive a bursary of £4000, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House. For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate free access to their high-quality printmaking studio in central Norwich.

Brief
Create a new body of artwork inspired by Norwich and Norfolk, to be exhibited at The Assembly House.

Prizes
£4000 Cash Bursary
Studio Time, Materials and Mentoring from Print to the People (Worth £1000)
Six-Week Exhibition at The Assembly House
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair
The winning candidate will be chosen by three judges, representing The Assembly House Trust, Print to the People and Norwich Print Fair.

Timescale
6th February 2018 – Entries Open
15th February 2018 – Entries Closed
2nd March – Email notifications to all entries
9th March 2018 – Winner Announced
6th July 2018 – Exhibition Opens
28th September – Exhibition Ends

Guidelines
Entry to the prize is free of charge
The artist retains rights to all artwork produced.
Prize is to be paid by bank transfer in two installments, 75% at the beginning of the project (and 25% once the exhibition has been delivered. Prize is subject to contract.
Artwork sold at The Assembly House exhibition is subject to 42% Commission and is subject to terms and conditions.
Use of Print to the People studios is subject to their own terms and conditions.
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair is subject to their own terms and conditions.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
Norwich / Norfolk Based
Demonstrate an adequate level of basic printmaking skill
Suitable for exhibition at The Assembly House
Suitable for inclusion in the Print Fair
Demonstrate ability to deliver an exhibition of 10-15 prints

Entry Form Guidance
Artist CV – A short summary of your artistic work, training or exhibitions.
Exhibition Proposal – A short summary of your ideas for a new body of work.
Link to images – Please provide a link to three of four images of your work. Sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive are recommended. If your website has multiple images, please specify in your proposal.

More information can be found here: http://assemblyhousetrust.org.uk/artsprize/ 

Industry Research & Information StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. http://starteast.co.uk/

Funding Opportunities

Important changes to the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts fund

From March 2018, our Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants will be our new open access programme for arts and museum projects, and for arts projects in and with libraries. The fund will continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

What's changing?
- We have increased the budget for Project Grants, with £97.3 million available each year for   museums, libraries, artists and arts organisations.
- This additional funding will allow us to further support the integration of museums and libraries into our total investment approach.
- Project Grants will also be more open to supporting those working in creative and digital media than the existing Grants for the Arts.
- Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds will be absorbed into Project Grants, with £14 million per year reserved to support nationally significant and national touring projects of over £100,000.
- National Portfolio Organisations will be able to apply for some of the national activity previously supported by Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence.

When will more information be available?
The How to Apply guidance for applicants will be published on our website in mid-February, to give applicants time to understand the changes to the programme and to plan their applications.

When does Grants for the Arts close, and Project Grants open?
Grants for the Arts will close at midday on Thursday 1 March 2018. If you’ve started an application before 1 March, you would need to submit it by this time if you want to make an application to Grants for the Arts before it closes. Project Grants will open to applications at 10am on Monday 5 March 2018. That means our open programme will only be closed for less than four days.

What should I do if I've started a Grants for the Arts application?
Don’t worry if you haven’t finished an application by midday on 1 March – you’ll still be able to access your work to date on the system and will be able to transfer your work across to a new Project Grants form. There will be some small differences between the forms, but most information will be transferrable.

More information can be found here

Grants to help new, innovative visual arts projects

The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 3rd April 2018. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions.
 
The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered. Read more at: http://elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/intro.html

Funding to support artists & bands

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 29th May 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher.
 
Priority will be given to those that haven't been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months. Read more at: http://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/next-steps/momentum-music-fund/ 

Postcode Community Trust Small Grants Programme

Postcode Community Trust will re-open its Small Grants Programme on the 14th February 2018 for Expressions of Interest. The Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills & resources to effect change in their own communities. In previous years the Trust has provided grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Funding is available to registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises. Please note that in previous years only registered charities could apply for grants above £2,000. Full application guidelines for the new funding round will be published in January.
 
The closing date for submitting Expressions will be the 28th February 2018. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit full proposals between the 28th March and the 11th April 2018. Read more at: http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Applications can be made at any time while the Funds are open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects. The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

The ambitions of Broadland District Council are currently:
- To deliver Economic Success in our area
- To achieve Environmental Excellence in everything we do
- To plan and provide well housed communities
- To increase levels of health and wellbeing
- To keep people safe and secure
- To continue to provide high quality, value for money services on our own or as a trusted partner
- How a Broadland Community at Heart Grant can help your organisation

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-community-at-heart-grants/

Volunteering Opportunities

Heritage Trail Volunteers, Wells Maltings

Wells Maltings is looking for artistic volunteers to lend a hand with our Heritage Art Trail.  Roles include walking the trail through the summer months to make sure the art is safe, helping with our launch festivities 5th of May, 2018, or helping the artists with their work for installation and removal.  The Maltings is pleased to host wells first Heritage Art Trail that is a walking tour of Wells that includes a shared experience of public art inspired by the maritime, agricultural, and industrial history of Wells-next-the-Sea. The Heritage Art Trail features works from several prominent area artists ranging from works carved on slate, to inventive glass art with playfully rendered fused glass images of seals, seaweed, and shells so abundant in our waters off the Quay.

For more information contact mary@wellsmaltings.org.uk or call 01328 711378. More volunteering opportunities on our website at www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

Volunteer vacancies, Slow Theatre Company

Drama Assistants - We have spaces for volunteers that want to help with our classes in Wymondham. We work with children age 5 - 18 between the time of 5 & 2pm, every Saturday.

We are running a Youth Theatre Festival on December 9th and need help to make the day a success. If you have experience within theatre and want to be a workshop assistant then get in touch. We have on-going volunteer vacancies in:
Producer assistant
Community engagement assistant
Assistant Director
Volunteer Marketing Assistant

Director
Our Treasurer is standing down, could you help by joining our Directors team? Please get in touch if you want to help move Slow forward.

Slow Theatre Company is a not-for-profit company and has very limited funds to help people volunteers financially, however we aim to provide individual training and development of skills to help each volunteer maximise their own involvement with Slow. We aim to offer support for anyone that wants to volunteer with us.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.slowtheatrecompany.co.uk/vacancies.php

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Your budget Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:09

   A flavour of the week at NCC...         16 February 2018

2018-19 budget - focus on care

Take a look at the key headlines from this year’s budget, following Full Council on Monday (12 February), and approval of our £388.8m net budget, which sees increased investment in adults' and children’s social care services and a 5.99 per cent rise in the county council's share of council tax. Listen to Leader of the Council Cliff Jordan and Deputy Leader Alison Thomas talk about our plans. Managing Director Wendy Thomson's lead article in January Norfolk Manager explains how our strategy and vision, Norfolk Futures, supports our budget.

Also this week, amid reports of council tax rises, Chairman of the Local Government Association Gary Porter spoke to @BBCNews, saying it's time for a debate on how we can adequately fund the vital adult social care and children’s services which are facing rising demand and huge funding gaps. More...

Pledge your support for #CareDay18

Today is annual Care Day, an event to promote the rights of children and young people in care, organised by five charities each representing an area of the United Kingdom. You can join Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children's Services, (pictured) and get involved, by downloading or printing the placard and tweeting your photo, using #CareDay18. If you include @NorfolkCC in your tweet, we’ll be able to see it too.  

For more information about the day or to print a pledge placard, click here.

Stephen voices support for castle future

In a short film to celebrate the opening of 'The Square Box on the Hill' exhibition, Stephen Fry praises the way the £13.5m Gateway to Medieval England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to bring the castle’s royal past back to the fore. 'The Square Box on the Hill' gives visitors a chance play a part in the landmark’s future and share their memories of its past. More...

Help with first tech steps

Can you help 8-18 year olds take their first steps into technology? SyncNorwich are looking for mentors and helpers for the Youth Techathon on 12-13 April, run by StepintoTech, a social enterprise helping children reach their full tech potential through clubs and events. More...

Saving Samson

This week the Museum of Norwich launched a crowdfunding campaign, ‘Saving Samson,’ to save Norwich's favourite nightclub doorman - a statue which has stood guard outside in Tombland for decades.  The campaign aims to raise £15,000 in just six weeks to save Samson and provide him with a permanent display at the museum. More... 

And finally...

            It’s Chinese New Year

         Happy New Year of the Dog!

Who's your Eco Hero? 

A reminder that you’ve got until 28 February to vote for your local Eco hero. Four amazing people are competing for the title of 'Norwich and Norfolk Eco Hero’. Find out more and vote online here.

Time for your check-up?

Are you aged between 40-74? If so, there are free NHS health checks at County Hall on 27 February. It only takes half an hour, with simple tests to check your risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. To book, contact our wellbeing team. Not at County Hall? The team can arrange a clinic where you are. You'll need two rooms for appointments and at least eight people interested in attending. 

Stay safe in the kitchen

An increase in the number of kitchen fires across East Norfolk has prompted our Fire and Rescue colleagues to warn residents to take care when cooking at home. Information on free home fire safety checks, and tips on reducing fire risks at home, can be found here.  More…

Save money on childcare

If you have children up to age 15, remember you can save money on childcare costs by joining our Childcare Voucher scheme run by Kiddivouchers.  You'll need to sign up before 31 March. Read more here.

This week's blog 

Fiona McDiarmid, Strategy Director
I was fortunate to attend the opening of the Square Box on the Hill exhibition at Norwich Castle last week.  Always a treat to be reminded of the wonderful historic assets on our doorstep.  More...

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Your budget Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:38

   A flavour of the week at NCC...         16 February 2018

2018-19 budget - focus on care

Take a look at the key headlines from this year’s budget, following Full Council on Monday (12 February), and approval of our £388.8m net budget, which sees increased investment in adults' and children’s social care services and a 5.99 per cent rise in the county council's share of council tax. Listen to Leader of the Council Cliff Jordan and Deputy Leader Alison Thomas talk about our plans. Managing Director Wendy Thomson's lead article in January Norfolk Manager explains how our strategy and vision, Norfolk Futures, supports our budget.

Also this week, amid reports of council tax rises, Chairman of the Local Government Association Gary Porter spoke to @BBCNews, saying it's time for a debate on how we can adequately fund the vital adult social care and children’s services which are facing rising demand and huge funding gaps. More...

Pledge your support for #CareDay18

Today is annual Care Day, an event to promote the rights of children and young people in care, organised by five charities each representing an area of the United Kingdom. You can join Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children's Services, (pictured) and get involved, by downloading or printing the placard and tweeting your photo, using #CareDay18. If you include @NorfolkCC in your tweet, we’ll be able to see it too.  

For more information about the day or to print a pledge placard, click here.

Stephen voices support for castle future

In a short film to celebrate the opening of 'The Square Box on the Hill' exhibition, Stephen Fry praises the way the £13.5m Gateway to Medieval England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to bring the castle’s royal past back to the fore. 'The Square Box on the Hill' gives visitors a chance play a part in the landmark’s future and share their memories of its past. More...

Help with first tech steps

Can you help 8-18 year olds take their first steps into technology? SyncNorwich are looking for mentors and helpers for the Youth Techathon on 12-13 April, run by StepintoTech, a social enterprise helping children reach their full tech potential through clubs and events. More...

Saving Samson

This week the Museum of Norwich launched a crowdfunding campaign, ‘Saving Samson,’ to save Norwich's favourite nightclub doorman - a statue which has stood guard outside in Tombland for decades.  The campaign aims to raise £15,000 in just six weeks to save Samson and provide him with a permanent display at the museum. More... 

And finally...

            It’s Chinese New Year

         Happy New Year of the Dog!

Who's your Eco Hero? 

A reminder that you’ve got until 28 February to vote for your local Eco hero. Four amazing people are competing for the title of 'Norwich and Norfolk Eco Hero’. Find out more and vote online here.

Time for your check-up?

Are you aged between 40-74? If so, there are free NHS health checks at County Hall on 27 February. It only takes half an hour, with simple tests to check your risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. To book, contact our wellbeing team. Not at County Hall? The team can arrange a clinic where you are. You'll need two rooms for appointments and at least eight people interested in attending. 

Stay safe in the kitchen

An increase in the number of kitchen fires across East Norfolk has prompted our Fire and Rescue colleagues to warn residents to take care when cooking at home. Information on free home fire safety checks, and tips on reducing fire risks at home, can be found here.  More…

Save money on childcare

If you have children up to age 15, remember you can save money on childcare costs by joining our Childcare Voucher scheme run by Kiddivouchers.  You'll need to sign up before 31 March. Read more here.

This week's blog 

Fiona McDiarmid, Strategy Director
I was fortunate to attend the opening of the Square Box on the Hill exhibition at Norwich Castle last week.  Always a treat to be reminded of the wonderful historic assets on our doorstep.  More...

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:16

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Your Norfolk Extra - February 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:02
 February 2018  

Welcome to 'Your Norfolk Extra', Norfolk County Council's monthly e-newsletter.

Win a place on our skid avoidance course

Driving during the winter months and when it’s wet at any time of the year can often be tricky, and getting into a skid can be an unsettling experience. Knowing how to avoid this and recognise the signs is the key.

The Road Safety Team at Norfolk County Council offer a three-hour skid avoidance session covering both theory and practical training and we’re giving away one free place on the course, which lasts for three hours and takes place at Scottow Enterprise Park. The course is open to anyone with a full UK driving license and covers manual transmission cars only.

For your chance to win simply email your name and address to marketing@norfolk.gov.uk putting ‘Skid avoidance competition’ in the subject line by Friday 23 February. Competition winner will be selected at random on 26 February and will be able to select from a number of available course dates.

Find out more about our skid avoidance and other training courses.

Vote for your Eco Hero

Voting to crown the 2018 Norwich & Norfolk Eco Hero is now open!

To celebrate the tenth year of the Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards, you have the opportunity to select the winner of the prestigious Eco Hero award honouring an individual dedicated to supporting environmentalism.

There are four excellent nominees to vote for – find out more and vote

Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday 28 February.

Change a life - foster in Norfolk

If you’re thinking about becoming a foster carer, come along to one of our information events. Everyone’s welcome and staff from the fostering team will be on hand to answer questions and talk about what’s involved.

We’re at Great Yarmouth Library on Wednesday 28 February, from 11am to 2pm and Gorleston Library on Wednesday 14 March, from 10am to 1pm.

Could you care this much? Find out more about fostering and watch our new film.

Four Norfolk farms available for tenancy

Enterprising tenants are being sought to take on four Norfolk farms as more than 1,000 acres of Norfolk County Council’s 16,738-acre County Farms portfolio is up for tender.

The four farms are located at Marshland St James and Welney in the west of the county, North Burlingham to the east, and Binham to the north.

Viewings for the four tenancies are being held towards the end of February and attendance at the viewing day is compulsory for those wishing to apply.

Application deadline is 9 March 2018. Find full particulars, viewing dates and how to apply at www.norfolk.gov.uk/countyfarms

Rural grant scheme supports project to help ex-offenders

A rural funding scheme managed by Norfolk County Council has approved a project to support ex-offenders to help grow salad crops for local restaurants.

The Horticultural Industry Scheme, based in Thetford, offers training and help finding work to ex-offenders, and their £26,415.29 grant from the LIFT funding programme will enable them to support 15 individuals over the next 12 months.

Funded by the European Social Fund, Local Investment in Future Talent (LIFT) is a programme offering funding to community-based organisations in Norfolk and north Suffolk who can deliver targeted employment and skills support in rural areas. Go to www.liftprogramme.co.uk for more information on grants available.

Help save Samson!

For centuries, the carved statue of Samson stood guard outside one of Norwich's most prestigious buildings in Tombland. There, along with his partner figure Hercules, he witnessed two World Wars and the antics of lovers and party revellers when the building was used as a ballroom and then nightclub. But in time the statue was encased in layers of white paint, obscuring the wonderful carving beneath.

Now Samson has been restored to his former glory, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell needs your help to raise £15,000 to secure the future of Norwich's favourite nightclub doorman and proudly display this city icon in the museum.

Find out more about the campaign to save Samson

Council budget 2018/19

Norfolk County Council has approved a £388.8 million budget, with increased investment in adults and children’s social care services and a 5.99 per cent rise in its share of Council Tax.

Watch our video to see Council Leader Cliff Jordan and Deputy Leader Alison Thomas explain the key points and you can also see the full budget report

Supporting parents to help children succeed at school

Norfolk Community Learning Services (NCLS) is running free family learning courses to give parents the tools to support their children with learning while improving their own English and maths skills at the same time.

Family learning courses are classroom based and taught in two-hour sessions over a five-week period. As well as helping to improve their English and maths skills, the courses allow parents to find out how the subjects are taught in school and give them an opportunity to meet teachers in an informal way.

Find out more about family learning courses

Have your say on Norwich transport

Transport priorities for the next 20 years are the focus of a new Transport for Norwich (TfN) survey that aims to find out what matters most to people as they travel around the city.

As well as finding out about how people travel in and around Norwich at the moment, the consultation also asks people to rate the importance of a range of transport-related issues, including new technology, sustainability and environmental factors.

For more details and to take part, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfnreview

We’re also consulting on plans for changes to the Prince of Wales Road area of Norwich. Visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/princeofwalesroad to find out more.

Nappies are rubbish not recycling

The Norfolk Waste Partnership is reminding people not to put nappies in their recycling bins as they make otherwise clean recycling dirty and unusable, and can cause a potential health hazard for those who have to remove them by hand.

Norfolk’s recycling level is at an all-time high but contamination remains an issue and nappies are one of the biggest culprits. Many recycling bins are found to contain contaminated waste such as used babies’ nappies and other absorbent hygiene products like kitchen roll and paper tissues.

More information about what can and cannot be recycled in Norfolk can be found at www.recyclefornorfolk.com

Improving workplace health

Businesses from across the county attended a Work and Health Event in Norwich on Friday 2 February to find out ways to improve the health of their workplace.

Organised by Norfolk Public Health, in conjunction with the Employment and Skills Team, businesses heard from several speakers about the importance of having a healthy workplace and took part in workshops covering subjects like mental health, disability and muscular injuries.

Watch our video to see some tips for improving workplace health and find out more at www.norfolk.gov.uk/workplacehealth

World War One commemoration grant fund

Would your community or organisation like a £500 grant to help commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One during 2018?

Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant is inviting applications from community groups, town and parish councils, charities, churches and schools who are planning a special event or memorial to remember those who lost their lives during the Great War. 

Projects should provide the opportunity to bring the armed forces and civilian communities together and to encourage learning.

To learn more about the fund or apply please visit the website. The closing date is 25 May 2018.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:18

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:07

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating the Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny CommitteeThe Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 22 February 2018 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.
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:06

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Saving Samson, Norwich’s favourite nightclub doorman

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Save Samson!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:00
Help us to Save Samson... #savingsamson  - we need your help 

Can you help with our Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to raise money to secure the future of the recently restored statue of Samson?

The Norwich icon was removed for his own safety from the front of the building in Tombland twenty five years ago. Over the last three years over 60 layers of paint have painstakingly been removed by conservators to reveal a beautiful giant statue, carved from a single piece of oak.

Now, we want to complete the remarkable transformation and display him at the Museum of Norwich, and have until the 22 March to raise £15k.

 

To find out how you can help go to:   www.artfund.org/saving-samson

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:13

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Care investment included in council's budget

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Norfolk County Council - Pensions Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:21

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The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday, 20th February 2018 is now available.


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Norfolk Library and Information Service Films & Music Newsletter February 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:00
February 2018 All new release DVDs are available from Norfolk libraries on the day of release for just £2 for a two night loan Films

The days may be getting longer, but the temperatures seem to be getting colder providing us with the perfect excuse to stay inside and enjoy some of the great new DVD releases that February has to offer. Starting off with Blade Runner 2049, one of the best films of last year, this sequel to the original 1982 classic proved to be better than anyone dared dream. Epic, clever and heartfelt the film takes us back to the world of the original and introduces new characters alongside the old.

Goodbye Christopher Robin looks at the relationship between author A.A. Milne, having returned from the horrors of WW1, and his son Christopher Robin, becoming the inspiration for Winnie The Pooh. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie and is sure to be a big success on DVD. 

Marvel films have become the staples of the modern day blockbuster and Thor: Ragnarok was another major hit. Chris Hemsworth returns in the lead role, with a big name cast and a mix of action and comedy. This will please fans old and new. 

Half term is almost upon us so it’s no surprise to see the Lego: Ninjago Movie getting a DVD release. The third in the highly successful Lego film series, this will be just the ticket to keep the youngsters entertained. Along similar lines, although with younger children in mind, My Little Pony: The Movie also arrives. It would be easy to scoff, but if you’re in the target audience then this is good news.

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba team up in The Mountain Between Us a suspense drama about two strangers who become stranded on a remote, snow-covered mountain following a plane crash. They must work together to make it back to safety. Also out this month is The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender, based on a book by Jo Nesbo, where it is feared a serial killer is on the loose again. 

Armando Iannucci has become something of a comedy legend and his latest film The Death Of Stalin takes a darkly comic look at the days following the untimely demise of the Soviet leader.

 Perhaps not the best example of a remake of a much loved original, nonetheless fans of the original are sure to want to watch Flatliners just to be able to compare the two versions. And finally this month Nicole Kidman stars in Queen Of The Desert, a true story about a woman, who despite her privileged upbringing, decides to explore the Arab world and the adventures and relationships that ensue. 

All of these films, plus lots more are all available on day of release and cost just £2 for a two night loan.

Music

Of course we also have lots of new music releases for your listening pleasure. There’s a new Rolling Stones compilation called On Air out, a fascinating collection of the band’s early radio recordings dating from 1963 - 1965. With the news that Madness will be playing at Thetford in the summer, the arrival of their Full House set could not have been better timed. Green Day sadly won’t be playing in Thetford, but they also deliver a handy new Best Of compiling material from their two decade long career. The clumsily named Jeff Lynne’s ELO release their Wembley Or Bust live album, featuring almost perfect renditions of their many, many hits, all performed to a suitably enthusiastic audience - a best of in all but the name.

Perhaps not yet a classic band, nonetheless Elbow have amassed quite a collection of well-loved songs and their best of is the perfect entry point for those curious to discover more. A new release from Bjork is always an event and her new album is no exception, critics having raved about it. 

We’ve new albums from legends Neil Young and Van Morrison as well as the return of rap superstar Eminem before his gargantuan summer shows. Our music CDs are just 80p for a one week loan, it’s never been cheaper to try before you buy.

For more information on our films and music offer click here. To browse the latest DVD and CD releases on our online catalogue click here.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 9 February 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 9 February 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/

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Vacancies, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is currently recruiting for four fixed-term roles to help deliver Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018 – Volunteer Co-ordinators (2 roles), Communications Intern and Production Intern. These roles provide an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the cultural sector and will offer an insight into the running of an internationally renowned Festival.

Volunteer Co-ordinators (2 roles)
Full-time, fixed term (February – June 2018)
The Volunteer Coordinators will play a key role in supporting the co-ordination, administration and evaluation of our volunteer programme for the 2018 Festival.
You will bring with you excellent written and verbal communication skills and confidence in dealing with a range of people and experience of office administration. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in volunteer management and coordination. Closing date 9.30 am Monday 12 February

Communications Intern
Full-time, fixed term (three months across March – June)
The Communications Intern will play a key role in providing support to the Communications Team in planning and delivering the communications campaign for the 2018 Festival.
You will have a passion for arts and culture and an enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in marketing and communications. Closing date 9.30 am Monday 19 February

Production Intern
Full-time, fixed term (three months across March – June)
The Production Intern will provide vital administrative and practical support to the Production Team in the lead up to and during the 2018 Festival.
You will have a passion for arts and culture and an enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in festival production. Closing date 9.30 am Monday 19 February

To download individual job descriptions and application packs please visit https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Exhibitions Officer (Countywide)

Time & Tide, Great Yarmouth
£20,661 - £22,658 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022
 
You will coordinate and administrate the temporary exhibitions programme at Time & Tide Museum, overseeing 2-3 exhibitions per year. You will also support high quality temporary and permanent exhibition programming across the NMS Eastern and Western Areas including smaller temporary exhibition galleries at Lynn Museum, Ancient House Museum and Gressenhall.
 
You will have significant experience of working in a museum or arts environment. Fixed term contract to 31 March 2022.
For an informal discussion please contact Robin Hanley (Head of Operations and Learning) on 0773 3001 301 or email robin.hanley@norfolk.gov.uk.
To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
 
Closing date: 21 February 2018
Interview date: 2 March 2018
www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Gallery Registrar, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Fixed-term (Maternity Cover)
£25,728 to £31,604 per annum
                                           
Responsible for the administration of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) art collections and artworks under its care, the Gallery Registrar co-ordinates and records all movement of works of art for exhibition; loans; conservation and storage across the whole organisation, ensuring high standards of care. 

The SCVA is one of the most important public university art galleries in Britain. The extraordinary art collection includes works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century from across the globe.  There are a significant number of works by modern masters of European art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. The SCVA is also a venue for major exhibitions and has one of the largest temporary exhibitions spaces in the UK outside London.  For further information please visit: https://scva.ac.uk/

Applicants must be educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification or experience),  have proficient knowledge of museum databases and collections management systems, and have experience of arts administration including loan agreements and exhibition contracts. 

To apply click here

Closing date: 20 February 2018.

Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer, Norfolk Archaeological Trust

Job Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed term (18 months)
Salary: £22,000

Closing Date: Noon Friday 23 February 2018

Following recent approval of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Trust's Onwards & Upwards project we are seeking to recruit a Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer who will assist the Trust with transition to a new sustainable business model. The Trust's aim is to develop this business model, while maintaining the delivery of existing key projects and activities including volunteer and land management.

Working closely with the Director, Business development consultant(s), Rural Sites Manager, and existing volunteers, the Volunteer Co-ordinator & Recruitment officer will develop and begin implementation of a 5-year strategy for engaging communities, and recruiting and developing volunteers who will be able to support the Trust's conservation and management aims at its site, through roles such as fund-raising, stewarding and wardening, and through practical conservation.

This work will include a review and development of the Trust's current systems and policies for volunteer management, including risk assessment, data protection, expenses; supervision and support, and insurance.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of community engagement, recruiting and supporting volunteers, developing and working with Friends-type groups; and experience of working in the heritage sector.

Salary: full-time fixed term contract for 18 months at an annual salary of £22k (i.e. £33k over 18 months, April 2018 - September 2019), with 28 days annual leave including bank holidays

Based: Home based, travel throughout Norfolk

Closing date: Noon Friday 23 February 2018
Interview dates Tuesday 6 March 2018
Start date: Monday April 16 2018

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and to apply, please email info@norfarchtrust.org.uk

Chief Executive, Marina Theatre

 

The Marina Theatre Trust, Lowestoft is seeking a dynamic and highly-motivated Chief Executive to lead the organisation at an exciting and important time of change for the theatre, Lowestoft and our wider region.  
The successful candidate will build on the strong foundations established by our outgoing Chief Executive who has done much to revitalize and stabilize the business, build many new partnerships, introduce a successful creative learning & outreach department and led a new business planning process. To take us into our next phase of development, we are looking for someone who is experienced in excellent and innovative theatre management, programming, operations and commerciality. You will be able to see the long-term vision of building a great place for the arts in the East of England, leading a diverse and exciting team and a broad range of stakeholders to deliver our long term strategic goals. 
 
To find out more, go to www.marinatheatre.co.uk/vacancies/  to download the application pack.
 
Closing date for applications is Monday 5 March at 12 noon.

Freelance Singing & Vocal Practitioners, Theatre Royal Norwich

Theatre Royal Norwich is expanding and developing its learning and participation work, and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly passionate singing and vocal practitioners to join our pool of freelancers. Our projects take place at our Theatre, within educational establishments and community settings in Norfolk.  We work with a wide range of participants, including families, children, young people and adults. 

We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:
• Teaching/Practitioner background.
• A range of singing and vocal skills
• Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
• Enthusiasm and professionalism
• Experience of working in educational establishments, community arts, and/or theatres and arts venues
• Experience of workshop and/or course planning and delivery
• Experience of working with children, young people, adults and/or older people
• Committed to developing participant’s skills, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
 
Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate. All practitioners must have an up to date DBS check.
If you would like to be considered for work as a Singing & Vocal Practitioner with us please submit a CV and a short covering letter outlining your relevant experience to r.lloyd@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Freelance Creative Arts Practitioners, Theatre Royal Norwich

Theatre Royal Norwich is expanding and developing its learning and participation work, and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly passionate creative arts practitioners to join our pool of freelancers. Our projects take place at our Theatre, within educational establishments and community settings in Norfolk.  We work with a wide range of participants, including families, children, young people and adults. 

We are seeking practitioners who can help us to  deliver a variety of theatre and performing arts based  workshops and courses; including but not limited to acting, dance, singing, clowning, street theatre, technical skills, digital arts, and visual arts.

We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:

• Creative arts background.
• A range of practical performing arts skills, particularly specialist skills set , eg stage combat, design, physical theatre, dance.
• Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
• Enthusiasm and professionalism
• Experience of working in educational establishments, community arts, and/or theatres and arts venues
• Experience of workshop and/or course planning and delivery
• Experience of directing theatrical productions
• Experience of working with children, young people, adults and/or older people
• Experience working with community groups and people from a variety of backgrounds
• Experience managing potentially complex participants and behaviours
• Committed to developing participant’s skills, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
 
Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate. All practitioners must have an up to date DBS check. Successful applicants will be invited to a Freelancer’s Introductory Day; forthcoming dates, Feb 13th, April 9th.  Attendance at one of these days will allow you to share some of your skills and ideas with like minded freelancers, and find out more about working as a freelancer at Theatre Royal Norwich.

If you would like to be considered for work as a Creative Arts Practitioner with us please submit a CV and a short covering letter outlining your area of expertise and relevant experience to r.lloyd@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Youth Arts Worker, The Garage

Closes: 22nd February 2018
Full time
(Fixed Term 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2020)
£17,000-£19,000pa

The Garage Trust Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join its inclusion team. We want to change people’s lives through art…do you?

Working to engage, support and inspire children and young people to access high quality artistic experiences to increase personal, social and transferable skills.

Full details and application pack available to download from our website www.thegarage.org.uk/workwithus or call, email or pop in and see us to request a pack.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Preservation and Collections officer - OUTARC Heritage project, Girlguiding Norfolk

Closes: 28th February 2018
Part time

Girlguiding Norfolk has an opportunity available for the employment of a Preservation and Collections Officer to work on an exciting project celebrating their heritage. Girlguiding Norfolk, a voluntary organisation and registered charity which is part of the worldwide Girlguiding movement, has a substantial collection of memorabilia from the last 100 years, which tell the story of Girlguiding in a rural county setting. These items are now housed in a purpose-built Archive Resource Centre (ARC) in Coltishall in Norfolk.

The OUTARC project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local bodies, aims to consolidate the items, catalogue, number, label, pack and store them to Collections Trust (SPECTRUM) standards and make them accessible to as many people as possible. The purpose of this role will be to manage and oversee the preservation of the collection and entry of items into the MODES catalogue.

The post is for a period of 28 weeks, 2 days per week including some weekend and evening working. The post holder will be supported by a team of volunteers who will assist with the preservation and data recording activities.

The post is based at the ARC, although the Preservation and Collections Officer may occasionally be required to undertake activities elsewhere in the county.

Key responsibilities:

Work with volunteers to oversee photographing, numbering, preservation, labelling and storage of the items in the collection to Collections Trust standards.
Oversee the accession process for new items and train volunteers in its use.
Attend training on the MODES museums cataloguing system if required.
Oversee the entry of items into the MODES catalogue.
Train volunteers in preservation methods and processes.
Undertake any other duties that may be necessary, that are appropriate to the level/grade of the job.

For further details, and information about how to apply, please see the Girlguiding Norfolk website: www.girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk

Front of House Manager, Norwich Playhouse

Full Time
Salary: £24,000
Norwich Playhouse is recruiting a Front of House Manager.  A full-time person with excellent management and customer care experience who will fit into a small, energetic and professional team

You can find out more and download an application form here: http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/about/jobs

Closing date for applications: 11th February 2018
Interviews: 16th February 2018

Babylon Arts & Market Place Operations & Development Director

Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018 

Babylon ARTS (ADEC) based in Ely, is the lead organisation of a regional Consortium that is recruiting a key new post to lead and develop Market Place – one of 21 Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places projects. This innovative, ambitious programme of artistic commissions and community led projects is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. We are seeking a dynamic Operations & Development Director (£35k pro rata 4 days per week), to lead, deliver and implement our next phase of delivery across Fenland and Forest Heath districts until October 2021.
 
For more details see www.cppmarketplace.co.uk/vacancies or email: admin@cppmarketplace.co.uk

Senior Lecturer, Film Production - Norwich University of the Arts

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum
Full-time

You will join a dedicated team of academic staff who support the Creative Skillset Ticked accredited BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production course and its award winning students. The main emphasis of this role is to enhance the delivery of studio and location film production skill across the four years of the undergraduate provision. The role requires an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies at degree level and a commitment to enhancing the student experience and promoting student employability. As a Senior Lecturer you must be a strong team player and demonstrate excellent skills in team-working, organisation and management.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate substantial professional industry experience ideally as a cinematographer and strong editing/post-production skills. The ability to support students in a range of moving image and sound contexts in relation to a variety of applications would be advantageous, as would the ability to teach at Masters Level.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
Interview Date: Friday 16th March 2018

www.nua.ac.uk/jobs

Seaside Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museum Service

Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
£18,338 - £19,566 per annum (Scale G)
29 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020

An exciting opportunity to join a high profile project and to support the development of an ambitious programme of cultural opportunities. The project brings together new audiences, creative partnerships and diverse communities by working with museums and cultural organisations in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

You will work with the Time & Tide Museum and Lowestoft Museums with the Association for Suffolk Museums to build active links with community partners and deliver culture-led outreach and engagement projects. You will investigate how the creative events content can lead to engaging displays in the museums.

We are looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent project management and communication skills. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working with audience engagement in arts, heritage and cultural settings.

The Making Waves Together project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place scheme.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

All other applicants closing date: 11 February 2018

Development Opportunities StartEast Network Jam

Designed to offer hands on, practical workshops around business development
Network jams are active, fun, informative and free to join!

The StartEast Team and advisors will be here throughout the day delivering focused sessions and offering advice and guidance.

To be a member of StartEast you must enter through one of these events. Sign up here.

April 26, 2018, SeaChange Arts, Great Yarmouth

Music Venues’ Funding Day

Wednesday 21st March 2018
10am - 7pm

Do you run a small/mid-scale venue with a live music programme?
Is your venue in the East or South East (excluding London)?
Do you have a project* in mind that would benefit from financial support? 
 
Then book a free 20 minute 1-2-1 surgery with Arts Council England's South East Music Team at our:
 
Surgeries can be by telephone, on Skype or in person at:
Arts Council, England
Unit A, Level 4
New England House
New England Street
Brighton BN1 4GH
 
To book or ask questions email davina.christmas@artscouncil.org.uk

NB
- *We cannot provide core funding. However, particular seasons, festivals, artists’ development or targeted audience development projects are eligible
- Surgeries must be booked in advance
- To confirm your surgery booking you will be asked to send a short paragraph about the specific project you would like to discuss
- This day is specifically targeted at venues which stage live music.  However, Arts Council England funds other types of music organisations, individual musicians and all art forms including dance, theatre, literature, visual arts and combined arts.  For more information on our funding streams visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding 
- This day is being delivered by the South East Music Team and is open to venues in the East and South East only.  If you live in elsewhere in the country, including London, please visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/your-area to find your regional office.

Exploring Your Community Conference 2018

Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm

Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ

Are you a member of a local history group? Do you want to find out about local history projects, and using technology in archives? Join us for our third annual conference.

This year will include:
Workshops on using social media, oral history and digitization
A talk from Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (NORAH), charitable partner of NRO.
Short talks by attending groups wishing to share their current project.
Display space for your group or project.
Networking lunch included.
Attending groups receive a voucher for a half price group or research visit to NRO.

If you would like to book a slot for a talk, or a display space, please email the Education & Outreach Team on norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Tickets are £10 and places are limited, please book at www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or call 01603 222599.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Scratch It!

 

Scratch It! Is the Norwich Arts Centre's newest writing night. Plays and performance poetry are rough and ready. If you have a short play, a collection of poems or an extract you would like to try out, or if you are an actor or director wanting to work with artists in the area on developing scripts, get in touch hacktheatre@outlook.com

The next Scratch Night is on 4th March at Norwich Arts Centre. Come along to find out what it's all about!

HACK Theatre is a multi-award winning theatre company championing diversity and challenging the 'norm' to create bold pieces of contemporary theatre which examine socio-political issues. We are committed to giving a voice to under-represented communities on stage. We were recently finalist start-up of the year for UEA's Innovation an Impact Awards.

Norwich Choir Seeks New Members

Norwich-based choir ‘Sine Nomine’ celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. We are a small and friendly choir made up of enthusiastic singers of all ages. We sing a wide range of sacred and secular music both accompanied and unaccompanied. We are keen to recruit tenors (male and female) and basses. No audition is required but some ability to read music would be an advantage. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings in the city centre. For more details please see the website sinenominenorwich.wordpress.com or contact sine_nomine@hotmail.co.uk.

Norwich Film Festival 2018 - Call for short film submissions

Want to get your short film seen, win cash and software prizes, and scoop a prestigious trophy?

Make sure you submit your short film to Norwich Film Festival 2018. Early Bird submissions are now open!

Now in it's 8th year, the festival is a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was also chosen by The Metro as one of 'the top UK film festivals you need to know about.'

Films should be no longer than 25 minutes long and must have been completed after January 2016.

This year's categories include Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, One Minute Movie and the return of The East Anglian Award. This award is given to the best film hailing from Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire; and has either been made predominantly in the region or by filmmakers either living or studying in the area at the time of production.

Early-bird Deadline: 11 February 2018

You can submit your short film here: http://www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk/submit-your-film
Any questions, please do get in touch at: info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

DissFest' 2018 - Call Out for Musicians and Artists

DissFest' 2018 is a community arts festival for young people and families that takes place in Diss, South Norfolk in July. We have a large festival space in Mere Park, with a variety of professional and community artists performing over the weekend.

We are at the beginning stages of programming our festival for 2018 and currently looking for professional musicians and bands to be a part of Music in the Park. All music genres and styles welcome.

Are you a profressional artist, musician or band?
Local to Norfolk and Suffolk?
Available on Friday 20th July evening and/or Saturday 21st July daytime?

If you are interested, please send an 'Expression of Interest' email to the team at Unit Twenty Three and include - band details, location, availability, your fee and set length, and any links to your music - info@unittwentythree.co.uk

You can also find out more about the festival and other opportunities on the DissFest' website - www.dissfest.uk

Are you interested in sharing a professionally equipped framing workshop near Norwich?

Simon Pell & Liam Murphy are preparing to invest in a new framing workshop either close to Norwich, or midway between the city and north Norfolk with space to share with 4 to 6 others. Key features of the proposal include;

o A fully equipped, professional framing studio/workshop - with individual work benches, and storage facilities for common supplies and individually owned materials;
o Spacious facility with room for 4/6 people to work simultaneously;
o Extensive round the clock access (subject to lease conditions), easy access location & parking;
o Fully insured and managed facility;
o Potential shop window/front desk for sales;
o Opportunity for discounts on basic materials – plus a shared pool of common stock; 
o Monthly rental rate per user/sharer (via a simple licensing agreement) plus some space available for day rate hire;
o Fun environment with opportunities for enhanced income generation; co-working and skills/knowledge sharing; shared marketing & social media presence; networking and participation in events;
o Training courses for new and intermediate framers.

Potential users - We believe our proposal will be of interest to a range of practitioners including;
o part time professional framers with a regular work stream
o artists who want to frame their own work
o framers involved in a business start up looking for low set up costs
o retired hobby framers
o those wishing to learn how to frame

Please contact Simon and Liam for more information:

Simon Pell
07588 110777
simonpell2@outlook.com

Liam Murphy
07882 934100
mail@gallery133.net

The Assembly House Arts Prize

The Assembly House Arts Prize 2018 is a new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk.

Offered to an outstanding Norfolk-based candidate, the winner will receive a bursary of £4000, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House. For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate free access to their high-quality printmaking studio in central Norwich.

Brief
Create a new body of artwork inspired by Norwich and Norfolk, to be exhibited at The Assembly House.

Prizes
£4000 Cash Bursary
Studio Time, Materials and Mentoring from Print to the People (Worth £1000)
Six-Week Exhibition at The Assembly House
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair
The winning candidate will be chosen by three judges, representing The Assembly House Trust, Print to the People and Norwich Print Fair.

Timescale
6th February 2018 – Entries Open
15th February 2018 – Entries Closed
2nd March – Email notifications to all entries
9th March 2018 – Winner Announced
6th July 2018 – Exhibition Opens
28th September – Exhibition Ends

Guidelines
Entry to the prize is free of charge
The artist retains rights to all artwork produced.
Prize is to be paid by bank transfer in two installments, 75% at the beginning of the project (and 25% once the exhibition has been delivered. Prize is subject to contract.
Artwork sold at The Assembly House exhibition is subject to 42% Commission and is subject to terms and conditions.
Use of Print to the People studios is subject to their own terms and conditions.
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair is subject to their own terms and conditions.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
Norwich / Norfolk Based
Demonstrate an adequate level of basic printmaking skill
Suitable for exhibition at The Assembly House
Suitable for inclusion in the Print Fair
Demonstrate ability to deliver an exhibition of 10-15 prints

Entry Form Guidance
Artist CV – A short summary of your artistic work, training or exhibitions.
Exhibition Proposal – A short summary of your ideas for a new body of work.
Link to images – Please provide a link to three of four images of your work. Sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive are recommended. If your website has multiple images, please specify in your proposal.

More information can be found here: http://assemblyhousetrust.org.uk/artsprize/ 

Industry Research & Information

Arts Council England begins consultation on next ten-year strategy

A 12-week online discussion will inform a draft strategy for the funder to replace ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’. A new public consultation has been launched to determine what the mission, vision and objectives for Arts Council England (ACE) should be over the next ten years. ACE’s current ten-year strategy, Great Art and Culture for Everyone, will come to an end in 2020, and ACE is asking for input from the public, arts workers and stakeholders to shape its new strategy for 2020-30. Working with consultants BritainThinks, ACE has launched an online discussion platform and will be holding a series of workshops across the country, alongside a public survey.
 
The conversation will run for 12 weeks, and ACE are encouraging people to contribute to debates on a range of discussion topics. They are asking crucial questions about the role arts and culture can play in local communities and in our lives, for example:
• How is the world changing and how should the Arts Council’s priorities reflect this?
• What can ACE do to strengthen the social impact of their work?
• How can publicly funded arts and culture become more open, accessible and diverse?
• How can they respond to the challenges and opportunities of new technology?
• What will they do to ensure that they develop the next generation of audiences and practitioners?
• How can they prepare for continuing uncertainty in public funding?
• What impact will leaving the EU have? What skills and resources do they need to best support the sector?

In addition to the online platform, BritainThinks will be running a range of workshops in different communities across the country and undertaking a public survey. The online platform, which will be live until 11 April, will encourage people to share their views on a range of topics. Find out more about this conversation and the timeline for shaping ACE strategy here.

Get Creative Festival 2018: Registration now open

Get Creative Festival is a national celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK from 17 – 25 March 2018. The annual festival is a merger of the previous Get Creative Weekend and Voluntary Arts Festival – now joined together to make one huge nationwide event.
 
Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place right across the UK on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. During the festival arts organisations, societies and community groups are invited to put on participatory creative events that are either free or cost-recovery. The festival is supported by a range of major cultural organisations, including Voluntary Arts and the BBC, but the programme of activities is mostly run by grassroots groups and arts organisations of all shapes and sizes throughout the country.
 
There is a Get Creative Festival 2018 toolkit to help organisations promote their event to as wide an audience as possible. There are easy to use templates for posters and press releases as well as logos available to download. Click here to visit the site, register an event and view the toolkit

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. http://starteast.co.uk/

Funding Opportunities

Important changes to the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts fund

From March 2018, our Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants will be our new open access programme for arts and museum projects, and for arts projects in and with libraries. The fund will continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

What's changing?
- We have increased the budget for Project Grants, with £97.3 million available each year for   museums, libraries, artists and arts organisations.
- This additional funding will allow us to further support the integration of museums and libraries into our total investment approach.
- Project Grants will also be more open to supporting those working in creative and digital media than the existing Grants for the Arts.
- Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds will be absorbed into Project Grants, with £14 million per year reserved to support nationally significant and national touring projects of over £100,000.
- National Portfolio Organisations will be able to apply for some of the national activity previously supported by Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence.

When will more information be available?
The How to Apply guidance for applicants will be published on our website in mid-February, to give applicants time to understand the changes to the programme and to plan their applications.

When does Grants for the Arts close, and Project Grants open?
Grants for the Arts will close at midday on Thursday 1 March 2018. If you’ve started an application before 1 March, you would need to submit it by this time if you want to make an application to Grants for the Arts before it closes. Project Grants will open to applications at 10am on Monday 5 March 2018. That means our open programme will only be closed for less than four days.

What should I do if I've started a Grants for the Arts application?
Don’t worry if you haven’t finished an application by midday on 1 March – you’ll still be able to access your work to date on the system and will be able to transfer your work across to a new Project Grants form. There will be some small differences between the forms, but most information will be transferrable.

More information can be found here

Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme

Deadline for applications 5pm, Friday 16 February 2018

A wide range of activities can be funded through revenue and capital grants, and need to meet at least one of the following outcomes:

• Improved understanding of different people and cultures in our local community
For example, reminiscence and oral history projects, local history exhibitions, parish surveys, projects to bring together different cultures or generations.
• Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
For example, involving people in learning activities, integrated sports activities for disabled and non-disabled people, school holiday activities for families on low income, activities in rural areas where access to public transport is limited.
• Greater use of community buildings or outdoor community spaces particularly in rural areas
For example, refurbishing buildings to support new activities, equipment for village film clubs/ luncheon clubs/ drama clubs etc., children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, wildlife/ community gardens, environmental improvements.
• Healthier and safer lifestyles for the whole community
For example, promoting healthier eating, running self help groups, sports projects, walking and cycling projects and well-being classes.
• Increased participation in arts and cultural activities which are accessible to the whole community
For example, developing music skills, events that attract new audiences, taster sessions to introduce people to the arts, using new venues, community theatre or music productions.

Funding is available to charities, and constituted voluntary and community groups based or clearly operating in the district of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/borough-council-of-kings-lynn-west-norfolk-small-grants-scheme/

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Applications can be made at any time while the Funds are open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects. The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

The ambitions of Broadland District Council are currently:
- To deliver Economic Success in our area
- To achieve Environmental Excellence in everything we do
- To plan and provide well housed communities
- To increase levels of health and wellbeing
- To keep people safe and secure
- To continue to provide high quality, value for money services on our own or as a trusted partner
- How a Broadland Community at Heart Grant can help your organisation

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-community-at-heart-grants/

Grants to engage young people in heritage

Organisations working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who wish to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Young Roots programme have until 18th January 2019 to submit their bids. The Young Roots programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to develop their own views about the culturally varied Heritage of the UK. Registered Charities and trusts, community, voluntary and youth groups, community/Parish councils, Community Interest Companies, local authorities, public sector organisations such as museums and social enterprises are all eligible to apply for projects where young people have been engaged in the process and will be involved in the activity. Schools and colleges may apply for projects that take place outside school hours and that will benefit the wider community.
 
Grants of £10,000 to £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to two years with recently funded examples including £24,400 to Children's Services London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames who worked in partnership with Orleans House Gallery to engage looked after children as volunteers, in work skills placements and through creative interpretation projects. Read more at: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/young-roots

Arts Award Access Fund - First 2018 Round Open

The Arts Award Access Fund is designed to help registered Arts Award centres that are experiencing a lack of funds. The programme is active in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings.
Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available.

The grant can be used for the following:
• Discover, Explore or Bronze logs
• Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets
• Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist
• General art materials, printing costs, etc
• Tickets for events
• Travel to and from a venue
• Contribution towards the costs of Gold leadership projects
• Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue
• Adviser/project management/staff time
• Discover certificates
• Moderation costs for Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold
• Specific access requirements eg BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost effective)

Applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in England are accepted but priority will be given to the following centres which:
• are working with disadvantaged young people;
• are taking part in Arts Award for the first time;
• are not receiving regular public funding; or
• are using the grant to access an Arts Award Supporter.

The first round for 2018 is now open to applications and closes on 2 March 2018.

Click here for more information and to apply

Volunteering Opportunities Heritage Trail Volunteers, Wells Maltings

Wells Maltings is looking for artistic volunteers to lend a hand with our Heritage Art Trail.  Roles include walking the trail through the summer months to make sure the art is safe, helping with our launch festivities 5th of May, 2018, or helping the artists with their work for installation and removal.  The Maltings is pleased to host wells first Heritage Art Trail that is a walking tour of Wells that includes a shared experience of public art inspired by the maritime, agricultural, and industrial history of Wells-next-the-Sea. The Heritage Art Trail features works from several prominent area artists ranging from works carved on slate, to inventive glass art with playfully rendered fused glass images of seals, seaweed, and shells so abundant in our waters off the Quay.

For more information contact mary@wellsmaltings.org.uk or call 01328 711378. More volunteering opportunities on our website at www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

Volunteer vacancies, Slow Theatre Company

Drama Assistants - We have spaces for volunteers that want to help with our classes in Wymondham. We work with children age 5 - 18 between the time of 5 & 2pm, every Saturday.

We are running a Youth Theatre Festival on December 9th and need help to make the day a success. If you have experience within theatre and want to be a workshop assistant then get in touch. We have on-going volunteer vacancies in:
Producer assistant
Community engagement assistant
Assistant Director
Volunteer Marketing Assistant

Director
Our Treasurer is standing down, could you help by joining our Directors team? Please get in touch if you want to help move Slow forward.

Slow Theatre Company is a not-for-profit company and has very limited funds to help people volunteers financially, however we aim to provide individual training and development of skills to help each volunteer maximise their own involvement with Slow. We aim to offer support for anyone that wants to volunteer with us.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.slowtheatrecompany.co.uk/vacancies.php

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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