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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:55

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

Young people graduate from personal development course with fire service

Youngsters across Norfolk are facing a brighter future after completing a personal development programme run by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service and The Prince’s Trust.

Rotary clubs donate £3,000 for smoke alarms

Rotarians have presented Norfolk’s Chief Fire Officer with £3,000 to buy more than 500 smoke alarms which will be fitted into the homes of vulnerable residents across the county.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:06

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

40 libraries across county now open for longer

More library customers than ever can now take advantage of the long summer days and light nights, with 40 libraries now offering extended opening hours since the beginning of the year.

For details go to our news page.

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STORIES DOWN THE LINE

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:30
STORIES DOWN THE LINE Newsletter Dear Cast & Crew, We hope you have been enjoying your Summer. 

Whether you're indulging in exotic holidays, having a stay-cation or just making the most of the sunshine between office hours, we hope you are all having an enjoyable few weeks. 

We also hope you that you have become familiar with the scripts, and are getting into character and are memorising your lines.

Over these last two weeks we've been meeting to discuss props, costumes and set design. Our project Manager Sophie is sourcing a number of props (from mega phones to flat caps) and will be circulating a costume list with you all before we meet again.

Next week we are off to do site inspections for the four performance locations. It's all very exciting and I look forward to circulating the finalised plans very soon.

We are just finalising the rehearsal schedule as we discovered that some venues have been double booked. We'll email this around to you as soon as possible and apologise for the delay.

Here are out next rehearsal dates:

Saturday 31st August, 09:30 - 17:00 at Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Rd, Norwich, NR6 5EG

 

Sunday 1st September, 12:00 - 17:00 at Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Rd, Norwich, NR6 5EG

 

Tuesday 3rd September, 18-30 – 21:00 at St Augustine's Hall, Gildencroft, Norwich NR3 1DS

For now I wanted to share the information on our Makers' Weekends. We need full cast attendance so that with Simon's support we can start to get the scenes and chorus parts nailed down.

You'll also be able to meet our Stage Designer Ali, who will be ready with art materials to produce placards, bunting and all things M&GN themed :

Click on the link below to join 

STORIES DOWN THE LINE Facebook group

MAKERS' WEEKEND & REHEARSALs

Marlpitt Community Centre (NOTE: change of location!)

Saturday 31st August

Sunday 1st September

09:30 - 17:00

Everyon's required for rehearsals + please bring a creative friend along to help Ali with props. (cast will be able to dip in an out of making props, but focus will be on blocking out your scenes with Simon)

We'll provide tea, coffee and squash and biscuits.

Bring a packed lunch.

Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Rd, Norwich, NR6 5EG (plenty of parking)

MAKERS' WEEKEND & REHEARSALs

Whitwell & Reepham Station

Saturday 7th September & Sunday 8th September

10:00 - 17:00

Everyon's required for rehearsals + please bring a creative friend along to help Ali with props. (cast will be able to dip in an out of making props, but focus will be on blocking out your scenes with Simon)

Bring a packed lunch / money to buy lunch & refreshments @ The Sidings.

Whitwell and Reepham Station, Whitwell Rd, Reepham, NR10 4GA

We look forward to seeing you for lots of fun on the 31st August. If you have any questions and queries in the mean time do get in touch with one of us.

See you all soon,

Kind Regards,

Simon, Alanna & Team

Director: Simon Floyd - 07896 781 574, hello@simonfloyd.co.uk

Communications: Alanna Baker – 01603 228 906,  alanna.baker@norfolk.gov.uk

www.simonfloyd.co.uk 

www.marriottsway.info 

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Planning and Highways Delegations Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:57

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Planning and Highways Delegations Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 19 August 2019 are now available.

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

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

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Norfolk County Council - Corporate Select Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:46

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The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 16 July 2019 are now available.

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

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

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 16:57

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

New E-Service giving free access to digital newspapers and magazines launches in Norfolk Libraries

A new service giving Norfolk library members access to digital copies of magazines and newspapers from the UK and around the world is now available and it’s all completely free.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Great Yarmouth and Waveney Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:45

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 16 August 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 16 August 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

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

SAVE THE DATE! Norfolk Arts Forum Winter Event 2019
21st November 2019
More details coming soon.... In This Issue: Job Opportunities Marketing Officer: Rural Tour of A Christmas Carol - The Keeper`s Daughter

Fee: In line with Equity Rates

The Keeper’s Daughter seek a theatre marketer to deliver their marketing and communication activities for their winter A Christmas Carol Rural Touring Project across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire + Essex. This is a self-employed position. We strongly encourage applications from artists living within Norfolk or Suffolk. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to Mark Finbow at xmascarolontour@gmail.com
Deadline 21 August 2019

Communications Intern - University of East Anglia

Salary: £19,202 to £21,414 per annum
12 months fixed-term

You are looking for a career in public relations. You know what it takes to create content that has impact and you want an opportunity to develop your skills. We are looking for a recent graduate with experience of communications to join our team. You will need enthusiasm, creativity and wit, topped up with a good dose of common sense. You will be joining the UEA Communications Team helping to make UEA’s story standout from the crowd. This is a training role, so you will get support and hopefully a great way to a bright and sparkling career. The post is available from September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter on a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 August 2019

Library Shelving Assistant  x2 - University of East Anglia

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Shelving Team in the busy UEA Library. The Library puts the support of teaching, learning and research at the heart of all its activities. The Shelving Team helps to ensure that library users have a positive experience and can find the resources they need. Your duties will include book searches and stock moves to ensure physical stock is available and accessible to library users. In addition, Shelving Assistants also work at the Library Reception desk, providing general guidance and assistance to Library users. Some flexibility is required in order to match the needs of our users and our services.

Post 1: Library Shelving Assistant – Term Time Only
7.5 hours per week - Ref: SC3637
£16,965 per annum pro rata
Apply Here
Deadline 28 August 2019

Post 2: Library Shelving Assistant – Term Time Only
15 hours per week - Ref: SC3636
£16,965 per annum pro rata
Apply Here
Deadline 28 August 2019

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

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 9 September 2019, 5pm

Project Delivery Assistant (level 2) - IWM Duxford, Imperial War Museums

Salary £17,594 per annum
36hrs net per week / fixed term

Project Delivery Assistants are responsible for the accurate, timely location and movement of collections, to and from IWM locations, to agreed schedules and standards. In addition, the team are working to progressively make the collection more usable through projects that document, digitise and improve the condition of the collection. To undertake movement of items to and from store, the IWM Research Room and between branches to agreed schedules. This will, on occasion, include the moving licenced and hazardous objects as part of the IWM collections. Locations must be updated as set out in the Museum’s Location Policy and Procedures. To undertake object inventory documentation.

Apply Here
Deadline 28 August 2019, 9am

Fee Paid Collections Assistant - IWM Duxford, Imperial War Museums

Salary £8.75 hourly rate

Collections Assistants are responsible for the accurate and timely location and movement of collections, to and from IWM locations, to agreed schedules and standards. Post holders will be required from time to time to work in low temperature stores (protective clothing supplied) and to drive between sites.

  • To undertake movement of items to and from store, and between branches, to schedules determined by the Senior Project Delivery Officer.
  • To maintain accurate, accountable electronic documentation of the controlled movement of objects to appropriate storage locations by ensuring an accurate location record is in place at all times. Locations must be updated, for example, when objects are relocated in a piece of storage furniture, between storage areas, buildings or leave a site as set out in the Museum’s Location Policy and Procedures.
  • To provide accurate, accountable electronic and paper based records of work undertaken.
  • To undertake inventory and other documentation work as required supporting accountable movement and location, as required.

Apply Here
Deadline 28 August 2019, 9am

Retail & Admissions Supervisor - IWM Duxford, Imperial War Museums

Salary £21,354 per annum
37.5 hours per week

To assist the Retail and Admissions Manager and Deputy Retail and Admissions Manager in the day to day operation of IWM Duxford shop(s) and admissions, ensuring a consistently high standard of customer service is delivered by the Retail and Admissions team. To ensure retail and admissions security and financial procedures are adhered to, including the security of monies and stock.
You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM - using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability. You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 August 2019

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

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 8 September

Duty Manager - National Centre For Writing

Casual, £11.00/hour

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

Apply Here
Deadline 12 September 2019, 9am

Interns Needed - Print To The People, Norwich

Want to get inky with us? We are looking for a couple of interns from September to December 2019 who are able to work at least 4 hours a week at our studio. Over the internship you will be doing a mixture of activities from helping with workshops to printing studio projects. You will be enthusiastic, reliable and passionate about all things print!

Please email : getinvolved@printtothepeople.com for more information
Deadline 19 August 2019, 9am

Lecturer in Japanese Literature - University of East Anglia

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 19 September 2019

Hourly Lecturer In Games Development - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

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

Apply Here
Deadline 9 September 2019, 9am

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

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

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

Apply Here
Deadline 9 September 2019, 9am

Instrumental Co-ordinator - City of Norwich School

Salary: Self-employed. £12.00 per hour

The Instrumental Co-Ordinator will be responsible for ensuring equipment and instruments match the varied needs of the NCYM team for teaching, performances, events and examinations, both within the centre and in other external venues. We’re seeking an experienced and organised individual who can ensure our equipment both musical and technical is provided in a way that enables our centre to run at an operationally high standard.

Apply Here
Deadline: 23 August 2019

Lead Administrator - Norfolk Centre For Young Musicians

Self-employed. £17.96 per hour
Hours: 12 hours per week x 33 weeks per year (11 per term). It is hoped this will increase to sixteen hours per week during school year (2019-20)

The Lead Administrator will play a central and varied role at the heart of the organisation providing administrative support to the NCYM team as we embark on a period of growth and development. We’re seeking an experienced, dynamic individual able to hit the ground running with solid office management and HR support experience.
The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality administrative support to NCYM so The Head of Centre can maximize NCYM’s impact and reach for more young people across Norfolk and East Anglia.

Apply Here
Deadline: 23 August 2019

Page Designers - Archant, Norwich

Salary: £18,050 rising to £19,000

We are currently recruiting for a talented Page Designer to join our editorial production department in Norwich working on our award-winning newspaper titles covering the UK. The successful candidate will be adept working with InDesign and Photoshop, have a good eye for design, proven flair and be able to use images and graphics creatively. Experience of working within a production environment and to tight deadlines would be an advantage. The successful candidate will operate as part of a team of designers and will need a good team working ethic, but will also be able to organise and work effectively on their own.

Apply Here
Deadline 26 August 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Diss, Harleston and Long Stratton Cluster Libraries

£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
17.67 hours per week
Permanent contract

We're looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Diss Library. You need to be an excellent communicator and experienced in using IT. We aim to give excellent customer service, so we need you to be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of serving customers of all ages from across the whole community, working in a face to face environment.
The role will include lone working, evening and weekend work.
You will also need to be flexible as you may be asked to cover for staff sickness, training days and holidays, as well as working in other libraries in the cluster, including Harleston and Long Stratton.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 August 2019

Finance Manager - Creative Arts East, Wymondham

Permanent
Salary:£30,088 – £32,724 p.a. pro rata, depending on experience (subject to 6-month probationary period)
Hours: 25 hours per week (days and times negotiable)

To manage all of Creative Arts East’s financial activities, both strategic and day to day, ensuring compliance with Companies House and Charity Commission regulations. To contribute to shaping the direction of the charity as part of the Senior Management Team. To line manage the Office Manager, ensuring operational resources run efficiently and effectively. To provide Company Secretary support to the Board of Trustees.
Interview date: Thursday 5th September 2019 in Wymondham

Apply Here
Deadline 2 September 2019, 12pm.

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge

Salary £8,138 pa
Permanent p/t (934 hrs py)

Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day. You’ll be asked to confidently sell membership and gift aid on entry, as well as work to our sales targets. You’ll also be responsible for answering queries and making sure visitors can find everything they need for their visit. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 August 2019

Volunteering Co-ordinator - Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Salary £19,928 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/10/20)

You’ll be the main point of contact for 170 house volunteers with various roles. You’ll support with everything from rotas, recruitment, using our internal volunteering system, developing role profiles, risk assessing, expenses, organising training and briefings and, keeping our team informed.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 August 2019

Head of Marketing - Inspiration Trust, Norwich

Salary: £45,000 pa
Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent

Inspiration Trust has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Marketing. You will be the Trust's lead advisor on all; marketing, communications, and public relations, including internal communications; and strategic direction of the Trust. You will support, maintain, and raise the reputation of the Trust and its schools with local and national stakeholders.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 August 2019

Course Leader: Digital Media - Norwich Access Creative College

Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,400 to £27,600 per annum (subject to experience and qualifications)

We want you to join our team of Course Leaders and Lecturers to help deliver and develop our Digital Media curriculum at our Centre in Norwich. Working with the centre team, and Curriculum Manager for Games and Media, you will take responsibility for the development and delivery of our provision, from coordinating resources and managing student activities to developing industry links and course marketing, working at the core of the student experience. You will work among experienced, passionate tutors as well as within a support service provided by our Central Team.

Apply Here
Deadline 18 August 2019

Heritage Consultant - Cambridge/ Colchester / Norwich

Purcell are looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and capable Heritage Consultant to join our heritage consultancy team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the successful management and conservation of important heritage assets in the east of England and further afield. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can inspire creativity and confidence amongst clients, consultants and colleagues alike, delivering excellent advice, promoting Purcell and conservation, and contribute to the development of new business opportunities. We will consider both part time and full-time applicants.

Apply Here
Deadline 02 September

Finance Officer - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Salary Circa £25k Per Annum (pro rata, 15 hours per week)

Based in Norwich City Centre, The Norwich Historic Churches Trust is looking to recruit a part time Finance Officer to support the running of the Trust through book keeping and financial administration. You will be working as part of a small dedicated team alongside the Conservation Manager and Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be preferably AAT OR MAAT qualified (but not essential) and must be a good ‘team player’. Experience in the Charity/Conservation sector would be particularly useful.

Apply Here
Deadline 26 August 2019, 6pm.

Head of Marketing and Communications - Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Salary: £64,000 per annum

The Head of Marketing and Communications plays a central role in achieving a number of the Council’s strategic objectives. You will manage our communications function, being the Council senior officer lead on our relationship with the media, ensuring we maintain a strong reputation as a borough (and a Council), tourism function, managing our small events function, our marketing staff and our Corporate Services team
This is a challenging and exciting role as Great Yarmouth is really going places and you will play a key part is making this the place, and the Council, a success.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 26 August 2019

Graduate Academic Assistants - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: Grade 5, £12.09 per hour

The Norwich University of the Arts is looking for new Graduate Academic Assistants for the 2019/20 academic year on the following BA Hons courses:

  • Fine Art
  • Textile Design
  • Games Art and Design
  • Illustration
  • Fashion Communication & Promotion
  • Interior Design/Architecture

The Graduate Academic Assistant is a developmental role for a postgraduate student at NUA, wishing to gain experience of working in a Higher Education environment with the emphasis on enhancing the student experience. Working under the supervision of the relevant BA Course Leader, the post-holder will benefit from developmental support including academic mentoring and appraisal.
You will be a strong team player with excellent organisational and communication skills. You will demonstrate an ability to inspire and engage students at undergraduate level in accordance with the approved course syllabus, and to assist with other academic duties as required.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 August 2019

Marketing Officer - King's Lynn Festival

The KING’S LYNN FESTIVAL is seeking to recruit a MARKETING OFFICER who will be responsible for publicising the annual King’s Lynn Festival and other activities throughout the year.
Working under the direction of the Administrator, their goal will be the effective promotion of the Festival at local, regional and national level to maximise public awareness of, and attendance at, all Festival events.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 August 2019, 12 noon.

Film Maker Needed - Burgh Castle Almanac

We are seeking applications from film makers to work with us from November 2019 – May 2020. Burgh Castle Almanac is a fabulous project in a beautiful place with amazing people – so if you are interested we’d love to hear from you.

The Brief

  • Make a short film (around 15 mins) reflecting on and encapsulating the Burgh Castle Almanac experience, including using the project’s archive of artworks and photography
  • Attend up to 6 sessions to capture the activities taking place and speak with group members about their experiences
  • Work in consultation with project members to create the final film.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 2 September 2019

Curator - David PARR House, Cambridge

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

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

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

Full details here
Deadline 10 September 2019

Festival Intern - Cambridge Literary Festival

A part-time Festival Intern is required to support the Cambridge Literary Festival team on the administration, marketing and delivery of our Winter Festival.

The successful candidate will be required to work three days per week, with the possibility of extra days in the run-up to our Winter Festival. The Intern must be available to work during our Festival dates on Friday 29, Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.

Please send CV and cover letter to Mo Soper, Festival Manager: admin@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com

Full details here
Deadline 19 August 2019

Freelance Visual Art Co-ordinator - The Assembly House Trust, Norwich

A freelance/ self-employed exhibitions co-ordinator is required to report to the trustees of the Assembly House Trust. Part of the charitable purpose of the Assembly House Trust is to provide public benefit through the arts. The role of the Visual Art Co-ordinator is to satisfy this charitable aim. The co-ordinator will be responsible for programming and delivering the annual exhibitions programme, primarily to show work by local and regional artists.

Please send a current CV, names and contact details of two referees and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to: hello@carolinefisherprojects.org

For more information click here
Deadline 30 August 2019, 9am

Become A Music Tutor - East, Norwich, Ipswich

MusicTutors is a web platform that connects students of any age, any ability and any instrument with high-quality, professional and fully-vetted music tutors. We passionately believe that making music is one of the best things a human being can do, our vision is for everyone to have access to a high quality music education.

To achieve this, we are recruiting a network of high quality, professional and music tutors who provide individual private tutoring. Via our platform at www.musictutors.co.uk we will connect you to new students and provide a professional and comprehensive service including diary, communication, lesson administration and fee collection. Most importantly, we offer a huge investment in marketing - we will become the number one platform in the UK. We are part of the More Music group and are already the number one platform in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

Apply Here
Deadline 31st August 2019

Actor Needed For A Christmas Carol - The Keeper's Daughter

Fee: Equity Minimum

The Keeper’s Daughter is touring its popular small-scale A Christmas Carol adaptation across four counties this December. The show is in its sixth incarnation, utilising a cast of two to bring this classic story to life in a playful, unique and engaging way. We are looking for a highly collaborative performer to join us in the roles of absolutely everyone in the story besides Scrooge. A vibrant, versatile, hard-working and creative team player is needed. You will work in close collaboration with the festive team to create an imaginative touring production for the whole family. A high degree of imagination and spontaneity will be necessary.

The performer must have:

  • Experience in devising
  • Strong movement skills
  • Strong improvisation skills
  • BA Acting training from an accredited drama school
  • Experience of working with small theatre companies
  • Full DBS certificate
  • A flexible and collaborative nature; ready to change and adapt often
  • A driving licence, car and the ability to drive. We can’t rely on public transport so please don’t apply unless you can, and are willing, to drive during this period of employment.

Please send a covering letter, CV and showreel to Mark Finbow at xmascarolontour@gmail.com
Deadline 30 August 2019, 5pm

General Manager - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Part time 22.5hours p/w, Permanent
£50,000 per annum, pro-rata.

The role of General Manager is a senior role, which ensures the smooth running of our organisation. The General Manager leads the teams responsible for organisational management and finance. By overseeing day-to-day operations and working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO to maintain relationships with stakeholders and contributing to strategy, they play a vital role in leading a successful and sustainable business. Because this is a part-time post we are looking for someone who is effective and efficient.

You can download the job pack and equal opportunities form from here
Deadline 27 August 2019, 12 noon.

Choir Leader - Marina Theatre Trust, Lowestoft

The Marina Theatre are looking for a fun, relaxed and engaging choir leader to take on their successful Monday evening choir. The choir has been running since October 2018 and has built up a regular attendance of 25 passionate singers, with new members joining all the time. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a regular choir group, be willing to spend time getting to know the members of the group, and keen to embrace performance opportunities for the group as they arise.

The sessions are held every Monday evening at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Fee: £50 per session.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Head of Young People and Outreach Will Isgrove at willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk

Deadline 20 August 2019

Marketing & Communications Officer - Babylon ARTS, Ely

£24,000 per annum + 3% Pension Contribution after 3 months
Full-time

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a full-time marketing role, playing a pivotal part in championing our work locally, regionally and nationally. We have a diverse range of ongoing activities as well as events and projects which need a strong marketing and communications professional to help us reach as wide an audience as possible.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 August 2019, 10am

Freelance Creative Arts Practitioners - Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

The Marina Theatre are looking for creative arts facilitators and practitioners to join our freelance pool and help support our youth, education and community offer.

  • We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:
  • A range of practical performing arts skills.
  • Experience of workshop planning and delivery
  • Experience of working with young people aged between 5-18 years old
  • Experience of directing young people in theatrical productions
  • Experience working with community groups and people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
  • Experience managing potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Co-facilitation experience

All practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and must have an up to date DBS check.
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 interest and relevant experience to the Marina Theatre’s Head of Young People and Outreach: Will Isgrove willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk

Deadline 19 August 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The London Group Open Call 2019

The London Group Open 2019 will be staged in two parts during Nov/Dec 2019 at The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ. This will be The London Group’s 84th Open exhibition. Both parts of the exhibition will include works by London Group members and works by non-members selected from open submission. Selected exhibitors will show a maximum of one work. Approximately 120 works will be shown in total with a minimum of 60 works by non-members – at least half of the exhibitors will be non-members. Works for the exhibition will be selected by a panel of artists from The London Group Selection Committee, comprising 17 current members. Prizes worth over £10,000 in total will be awarded to non-members 

Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in any medium including, painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation, video, sound, digital and performance.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 30 August 2019, 5pm

2019 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call

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

Apply Here
Deadline 16 September 2019

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

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

The successful applicant will receive:

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

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

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Submission Fees: Poetry £12 - Short Fiction £18

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

For full details click here
Deadline 31 August 2019

Calling All Artists - New Covent Garden Market Vitrine Art Commission

We are once again collaborating with contemporary art festival Art Night to bring you the opportunity to design a 20m long building facade here at New Covent Garden Market. The annual commission is funded by VSM (VINCI St Modwen), New Covent Garden Market's redevelopment partner.

This year we are looking for artwork proposals that celebrate one or more of the three key product groups that make the market so special - fruit, vegetables and flowers. Your design should serve to foster a relationship between the market and Londoners while also providing a unique and attractive facade to our neighbours, local community, customers and visitors to Nine Elms.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 6 September 2019

Calling All Artists: Market Murals - Norwich Bid

Following on from the success of our other Urban Art projects, Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking submissions for a series of murals, to feature within the Norwich marketplace. With 12 available mural sites, this is a fantastic opportunity for local and national artists, as well as talented University students, to showcase their work and skills.

We want these murals to reflect the ethos and spirit of Norwich and its marketplace. They must be vibrant, engaging and showcase the creative offering within Norwich. The murals should make a difference, not just adding a visual impression into the streetscape, but enhancing the city and its standing as a cultural destination.

This project will also provide engagement and participation with local schools and community groups. All high-quality proposals submitted as designs may be published on the BID website and social media channels

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 27 August 2019

Call Out For Artists - The Benjamin Foundation 25th Anniversary Project

Throughout 2019 The Benjamin Foundation have been celebrating their milestone anniversary of 25 years with a number of activities, not only to raise much-needed funds for another 25 years, but to also elevate the profile of this very valuable charity and the work they do in the region.
Many of the activities undertaken have been focused on their iconic butterfly logo, including the production of 1000’s of pottery butterflies glazed in one of their four bold colours, which are available for the public to purchase and keep. These have also been used to create art installations at two of Norfolk’s most iconic buildings – The Assembly House, Norwich and Holkham Hall, North Norfolk coast.

Now though the Benjamin Foudation are approaching local and national artists, as well as celebrities, and asking them to paint their own butterfly to be auctioned off at a charity event to be held at the end of their anniversary year. The butterflies are around 10” in diameter and can be decorated with acrylic paint (materials and instructions will be sent out to you). All they ask is that you accompany the finished article with your signature on the reverse and provide a photo of yourself painting the butterfly – for authenticity/keepsake for the lucky bidder.

If you would like to Paint Your Own Butterfly and help The Benjamin Foundation raise funds to continue their work in Norfolk and Suffolk, then please contact Colin Lang, Special Projects Manager, either by email: Colin.Lang@benjaminfoundation.co.uk or telephone: 07739399577

For more information on The Benjamin Foundation's 25th Anniversary Butterfly Activities click here

The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

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

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

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

Submissions Open For ‘Environments’ Outside In 2019 National Exhibition

Submissions can now be entered by Outside In artists for Outside In’s 2019 national open art exhibition ‘Environments’. The exhibition will feature artwork by up to 80 Outside In artists and be on display at Piano Nobile Gallery, Kings Place, London, from 28 October 2019 to 1 January 2020.

About the theme

‘Environments’ is an opportunity for Outside In artists based in the UK and Republic of Ireland to explore their own perspectives on space, place and location. Inspiration could come from artists’ immediate environment; such as the city or the countryside, the impact of climate change locally or globally, or ideas about what future environments might look like, or how they might be experienced.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 19 August 2019, 12 noon

Mslexia Fiction Competitions 2019

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

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

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

Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019

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

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

Enter Here
Deadline 16 September 2019

Apply to Hothouse 2020

Application Fee: £35

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

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

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 9 September 2019

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize - Entries Open

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

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 30 October 2019

Call For Entries - UK Young Artist Of The Year Award

First Award: £10,000 cash prize - The winner’s work will be shown at the Robert Walters Group head office for a period of 12 months following the award and at an international presentation with UKYA in 2020.
Second Award: £5,000 cash prize

Three unique organisations are collaborating to provide a significant platform and stepping stone for young artists. The new Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with Saatchi Gallery will discover and champion exceptional artists who are representative of contemporary Britain. From an open call across the UK we are seeking to discover 10 outstanding artists whose work demonstrates a strong and original voice, and is of exceptional artistic quality. We’re looking for artists who represent the UK’s richly diverse population, and embody the experiences of their community. Artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences and whom represent unique viewpoints and will help start new conversations in the UK art scene. The 10 shortlisted artists’ work will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a VIP awards evening.

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 1 September 2019, Midnight

Blackpool Illuminations Design Competition

Blackpool Illuminations are seeking expressions of interest from international artists, designers, creative professionals, and lighting companies experienced in creating work for the public realm to produce outline concepts as part of a major strategic plan to reinvent the illuminations for a 21st century audience. Five artist/companies from the expressions of interest will then be selected and each receive an honorarium design fee of £1000 to produce their concept designs.

The winning design will be selected by a Commissioning Panel. A minimum budget of up to £100k is available to produce the work. It will be unveiled to the public for the first time in August 2020 for the Blackpool Illuminations season.

Full details can be found here
Deadline 28 August 2019

Sainsbury Centre Call For Artists

We are looking to grow our team of artists to contribute to the Sainsbury Centre Learning programmes.

We are looking to recruit artists working in any media who:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have an on-going arts practice
  • Are able to create an environment where people feel they can express their ideas
  • Have a collaborative approach to planning and delivery
  • Are excellent communicators and listeners
  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for working with world art collections and exhibitions
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the creative process
  • Are able to make reference to broader contexts (for example to the work of other artists or participatory practices)

How to apply Please submit all the below in one Word document or PDF: • a CV (max. 2 pages) including exhibitions, relevant work experience and contact details for a referee • a cover letter outlining why you would like to contribute to the Learning programmes at the Sainsbury Centre • up to 5 images of your work

Please title the document LastName_FirstName. Please email your application to Nell Croose Myhill n.croose-myhill@uea.ac.uk with Artist Application in the subject line by Friday 6 September 2019.

Sainsbury Centre Artist’s Programme Seeking Expressions of Interest

The programme supports the development of research and practice through a series of artistled discussions, making sessions and critical enquiry. It aims to provide peer led learning opportunities, networking and professional development in a mutually supportive context.

The Artist’s Programme is open to practicing artists who are not currently in full time or part time education. Places will be offered to artists who will benefit from taking part in a programme focussing on working with people and from collections and who can make a commitment to attend.

Please submit all the below in one Word document or PDF: • a CV (max. 2 pages) including exhibitions and relevant work experience • a cover letter outlining what you would bring to and what you hope to gain from the Artist’s Programme Please title the document LastName_FirstName_ArtistsProgramme

Please email your expression of interest to Nell Croose Myhill n.croose-myhill@uea.ac.uk with Artists Programme in the subject line by Friday 6 September 2019.

More information available here

Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir is Recruiting!

For girls aged 11-18 years

The girls’ choir sing Evensong in the Cathedral every Tuesday during school term and lead the worship at one Sunday Eucharist and Evensong each term. They play a full part in the Cathedral services during Christmas and Easter, perform regular concerts in the Cathedral and across the Diocese, as well as making commercial recordings and broadcasting on radio. The girls’ choir also have a vibrant programme of social events, including an annual weekend residential trip and overseas tours.

Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir are taking place on Saturday 31st August.

To book an audition, please contact Mrs Tracy Bigwood: music@cathedral.org.uk, tel: 01603 218306

Artist Commission - Ramsgate Harbour, commissioned by children.

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

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

Full details here
Application deadline 8 September 2019, 5pm

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.

The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at www.eafa.org.uk

Full details here
Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

'SHIPWRECK' a mixed media open art competition

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

Full details on how to enter here
The closing date for entries is 31st August 2019.

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

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

Details on how to enter can be found here

Deadline: November 2019

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

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

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

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
Enter Here

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted to oil painting. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2019. The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists.
This year’s Annual Exhibition will include a 'show-within-the-show’ of paintings on the theme of “London”, to which members and non-members alike are invited to submit works for consideration. It is hoped that the display will capture the country’s capital city in all its character and complexity through the eyes of contemporary artists, and complement the broader exhibition of more varied subjects in the same medium.

For full detail and how to apply click here
Submissions close: Friday 30 August, 12 noon

Space to Let - St. Clements Colegate & St. Peter Parmentergate

Could a historic church be the perfect venue for your organisation? Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval church buildings in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions – from charities, to arts venues and theatres. NHCT are now seeking new tenants for the former churches of St Peter Parmentergate, King Street and St Clements, Colegate. We would especially love to hear from art, culture or charity-based organisations who may be able to make use of the space.

For more information visit: https://www.nhct-norwich.org/our-churches/#Letchurch

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

  • Short Play
  • Radio Play
  • Themed Play
  • Radio Game
  • Young Writer (Under 18's)

For the criteria for each category and submission forms visit: https://inkfestival.org/submit-your-work-for-ink-2019/
Closing date for submissions 1st September 2019.

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

We are seeking artists to take part in this project. This is an opportunity to tour existing work to rural locations; in addition to guaranteed show fees there are a limited number of bursaries averaging £1200 for artists with existing shows to adapt shows for rural touring. Companies who have toured with the RTDI have averaged 7 supported shows with fees varying from £850 to £1400 depending on scale and cost. There is also a paid for residential workshop exploring touring dance to rural locations to prepare artists for the experience. (Full details)

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.
The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at www.eafa.org.uk

Simply download and complete an entry form, or if you are under the age of 18, ask a parent/guardian to sign a consent form.
For full details visit here: http://www.eafa.org.uk/highlights/44-mash-up-filmmaking-competition

Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

Coast Arts Competition 2019

The theme for the 2019 competition is SHIPWRECK – in particular the legendary Fernebo wreck.
Competition entries will be shown in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm, in the Education Room at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer.
The entries will judged by two professional artists and the £100 cash prize will be awarded at the Private View on Friday 25th October, 6.30pm.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite work and the Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the show.

For details on how to enter click here 
Deadline for entries 31st August 2019

Development Opportunities Register To Be Part Of Discover! Creative Careers Week 18 - 22 November 2019

Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching this year which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers. It’s an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce.

Information Pack

We’re asking employers to join the Discover! Creative Careers week by welcoming local school students aged 11+ into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th – 22nd November 2019. To sign up, please complete the online registration form by Friday 30th August. Once you’ve registered we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps and work with you to support planning and logistics.

Register Here

Funding Insights with Arts Council England

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

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

Book Here

ScreenSkills Production Coordinator Training Programme

The ScreenSkills Production Coordinator Training Programme is designed to address the industry shortage of production coordinators and is targeted at people already working in the TV industry in roles such as assistants and production secretaries. Candidates will participate in a seven-day bootcamp, delivered by ScreenSkills ITF and BBC Academy. The intensive training week will cover topics including location filming set up, studio set up, budgeting, negotiation skills as well as sessions on leadership and mental health awareness. All training is designed to reflect current industry best practice and prepare all attendees for a three-month paid placement in a production company, arranged by The Televators. Participants will also be matched with an industry mentor for the duration of their traineeship.

Apply Here
Applications for the London edition of the programme close 27 August 2019.

Singing Masterclass with Jonathan Baker From The Voice Project

Saturday 31st August 2019 - 10.30am – 4.00pm
The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF

This singing masterclass will provide the opportunity for participants to present a solo song of their choice in any musical style, accompanied or unaccompanied in a supportive environment.
The emphasis of the masterclass will be on improving presentation, posture, technique, intonation and interpretation. There will be a group warm-up and gentle singing exercises to start the day.
Participants will not be required to read music.
Tea and coffee will be provided but participants should bring their own lunch (lunch break 1.00pm to 2.00pm).

Tickets £50.00 (£40.00 concessions)
To book a place and for further information, please visit The Voice Project website

Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

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

Apply Here
Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

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

Click here to see available courses

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

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

Join Here

Effective Fundraising Strategies for Arts & Cultural Organisations

Free E-learning Course
12 Aug - 29 Nov 2019

This short e-learning course outlines tools and techniques to create effective fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organisations and to encourage organisations to share information with each other about what is working in their own local context.

Enrol Here

The 2019 Out There Festival Professional Programme

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

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

Click here to book tickets and view full programme

Wensum Lodge Arts And Craft Courses - Norwich

Throughout the year Wensum Lodge offer an array of classes in popular subjects such as; Creative textiles, Creative writing, Digital photography, Drawing and painting, Pottery and ceramics, Printmaking, Sewing, dressmaking and crochet, Sculpture, Silversmithing, Woodwork.

Their courses are for all levels and abilities, from taster sessions for complete beginners to advanced qualifications, with access to specialist equipment. 

Find out more here

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

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

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

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

Governance Now 2019 Conference

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

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

Book Here

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

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

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

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

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

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

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

a-n Mentoring Bursaries 2019

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

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

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

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

a-n Coaching Bursaries 2019

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

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

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

a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20

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

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

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

NETWORK@LFF 2019

NETWORK@LFF 2019 is an internationally focused professional development programme at the very heart of the BFI London Film Festival, delivered by BFI NETWORK.

We’re partnering with LFF to offer up to 12 UK-based writers, directors and producers a unique opportunity to join us for an intensive programme of masterclasses, screenings, events and one to ones with industry professionals.

This year, we’re looking for filmmakers telling stories with global ambitions; stories that can be culturally specific whilst resonating internationally. We’re interested in themes that transcend language barriers and ideas that expand minds and amplify new voices. We’re seeking filmmakers working on international co-productions, looking to build cross-cultural relationships or with a commitment to making films that travel to audiences beyond the UK.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 19 August 2019

Museums Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

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

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

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

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Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

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

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

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Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

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

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

Artpocket Autumn 2019 Courses

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

Adults Sustained programmes of study:

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

Short courses:

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

Young People:

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

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk

QUAD Summer Writing Workshop Weekend - Derby

Date: 24th August & Sunday 25th August
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: £60, £50 Concessions & QUAD Members

With guest talks and workshops from science-fiction and thriller author Dan Godfrey, historical fiction novelist Clare Harvey, acclaimed crime author Roz Watkins and more.
Develop new ideas, get feedback and glean advice from established authors. Offering a weekend filled with lively writing activities, steered along by QUAD literature officer Alex Davis, this will be two days to inform and inspire in equal measure. The event will feature time for you to get feedback from your group and tutor, a host of guest talks and workshops from a wide range of authors.

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Creating Theatre Lab - London

Date: 27 Aug - 1 Sept 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: £240

As part of our platform to provide accessible opportunities to nurture new talent, The Scenic Route presents an intensive practical workshop exploring how to create original theatre collaboratively from scratch.
​Through a series of masterclasses, practical exercises and rehearsals the group will investigate a range of techniques involved in devising a cross-disciplinary piece which brings together physical theatre, text and music.
​The lab will culminate in a sharing of the work to an invited audience.

Apply Here

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

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

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

Find out more and book tickets here

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

Fashion and Textile Workshops

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

Embroidery Workshops:

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

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

Please email for bookings; gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com

Discover! Creative Careers Week

18th - 22nd November 2019

Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching this year which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers. It’s an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce.

We’re asking employers to join the Discover! Creative Careers week by welcoming local school students aged 11-16 into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th – 22nd November 2019.
Learn more here

Vital Spark Development Programme

The Vital Spark Development Programme offers artists the time, space and resources to develop their practice around making work for children.
Over a nine-month period each artist has regular mentoring, an artist bursary, go and see opportunities, as well as creative development and networking opportunities.
We work closely with each artist to create a development journey that works for them, their development and access needs.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

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

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

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

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

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

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

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

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

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

GEM conference is a great opportunity to connect with the fantastic heritage learning community, sharing our challenges and celebrating our innovations. For full details click here.

Costs:

  • GEM member rate (whole conference): £297
  • Non-member rate (whole conference): £490
  • GEM member rate (day fee): £100
  • Non-member rate (day fee): £150

To book your place for Connection, Action, Innovation, please download the GEM Conference 2019 Booking Form and return it to office@gem.org.uk
Deadline 2 September 2019

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

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

With various opportunities and resources to include:

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

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

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

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

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

Save The Date! Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 18 - 24 May 2020

Following the hugely successful national rollout of Creativity & Wellbeing Week in 2019 - with over 50,000 people attending events! - London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance are delighted to announce that the next festival will be held from 18-24 May 2020.

Please also click here to read the full article by Mary Muir, Arts Development Manager at Norfolk Arts Service on how "Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019 provided a perfect high-profile opportunity to build on Norfolk's long-standing, ongoing strategic work to encourage and support greater collaboration between arts, culture, heritage, health and social care partners and to advocate for and shine a spotlight on the many ways in which arts and culture contribute to health, wellbeing and quality of life for people of all ages throughout our county."

More details to follow later in the year.

Creative Now Lecture Series - UEA

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities was delighted to host, Creative Now, a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA were joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector.

All events took place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service.

Listen to the panel discussions here: http://uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/creativenow

Calling All Film Festivals In The South East!

A selection of festivals from around the UK are planning to form a film festival union to help amplify the benefits of regional film festivals and to share resources and information. They are are inviting every UK feature film festival (which does not own a venue) to join them. Find out more here.

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

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

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

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

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

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

Download Here

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

Have Your Say Here 

Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

On the flip side of the studies and headlines articulating how powerful and positive art can be for mental health, there’s a dark underbelly of the stresses and neglect of mental health in the arts. Does the system fail us? Are we failing ourselves?

Take Part

Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

How public investment in the arts generates economic value across the creative industries and beyond. 

Without public investment into arts and culture, the remarkable economic success of the UK’s creative industries - the fastest growing sector - would simply not be possible.This report uses case studies to evidence this important contribution within three themes: talent, jobs and growth; innovation; new models of investment.

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

‘Arts, culture and rural communities – how the Arts Council works in rural England’ sets out how we will approach the specific needs and aspirations of rural communities in order to deliver our strategy. It sets out key partnerships and how we will engage with rural stakeholders to ensure that our approach is appropriate.
Download and read the full report here

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

Our new research report outlines People United’s niche position within an exciting and emerging research landscape that links the arts with psychology and civil society research on wellbeing, resilience, social cohesion and active citizenship. As part of our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to create a report that pulls together a decade of our research, learning and experience.

Download Full Report Here

Power To The People - Museums Association

'Power to the People' is a framework designed to help museums understand and improve their participatory practice and community engagement. Flexible and evidence-based, the framework aims to provide benchmarks of best practice, showcase excellence in this field and support museums to develop strong and sustainable connections to their communities. By outlining clear steps towards deeper community engagement and participation, it also aims to provide a common language for museums, funders and other stakeholders.
Download Here

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 CPP Places and CPP network commissioned this research in order to understand the wider impact that the programme is having on artistic practice and the cultural sector. The research is more widely relevant to anyone involved in commissioning artists to collaborate with communities.
It uses Creative People and Places practice as the starting point but pulls out transferable learning about what works when commissioning socially engaged art - for artists, for commissioners and for communities.
The report captures the perspectives of artists who have been commissioned to create new work with one or more CPP Places and of the CPP team members who are responsible for programming and working with artists and communities.

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

This handbook is a guide to getting to grips with what we call the ‘evidence agenda’ in arts and cultural learning.  Using evidence of how others have made a difference and evaluating our own impact can help the whole sector improve, making arts and cultural learning stronger and more sustainable.
The trouble is that it is hard and no one ever tells you what you need to be good at to be good at using evidence. This handbook is designed to make it easier to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation. We also hope it will help you love them and to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education. Beginners can be Evidence Champions, just as much as experts can, but you might want a little guidance when you’re taking your first steps. Throughout the guide we talk about the attitudes, the approaches and the key skills of an Evidence Champion. There’s also advice on the things you can do right now with the teachers, arts and cultural educators, funders and evaluators you collaborate with to make arts and cultural learning more evidence-rich. That’s why we cover some of the key knowledge and skills you’ll need, as well as some things you can do right now.

Download the The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s Handbook (pdf 4.9 MB)

World Cities Culture Report 2018

The World Cities Culture Forum has launched its landmark publication – the World Cities Culture Report 2018. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and published every three years, this report is the world’s most comprehensive cultural report, featuring data and innovative projects from cities across the globe.

About the report
Against a backdrop of a changing world order and increasingly divisive national politics, the World Cities Culture Report highlights how local governments in cities across the world are responding with cultural policies that are more inclusive and open to a greater range of people, practitioners, art forms and new spaces.

The report includes example of cities responding to common challenges, showing the ways in which cities are expanding their cultural offer.

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

An industry-designed creative careers drive has been launched by a partnership of creative organisations to raise awareness among young people of opportunities to work in the creative economy.The Creative Careers Programme aims to engage with more than 160,000 school-age students by March 2020 and enable around 2m young people to access better advice about pursuing a creative career.

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions Open For Submissions

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

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

Bright Ideas Fund

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

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

Community Action Fund - South Norfolk Council

There will be some community initiatives which will require larger amounts of funding and to support this, the Community Action Fund (CAF) is in place. Local District Councillors are responsible for receiving, considering and proposing applications for funding from the fund of between £1,000 and £15,000.

Applications will be considered by a CAF Panel; who will meet up to two times per year to consider requests for CAF applications, but may allocate the full budget at the first.

More information and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 20 August 2019

#iwill Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000

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

More details and how to apply here
Deadline 27 September 2019

Jerwood Bursaries

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.
A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your creative practice by covering the costs of self-initiated residencies and by supporting early-stage research and testing of brand new ideas. We want you to suggest activities that will help you to learn and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 9 September 2019

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

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

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

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

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

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

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

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

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

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

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

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

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

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

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

More information is available here.

Henry Moore Foundation

Grants to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display related to sculpture. The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

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

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

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

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

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

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

Vital Spark Ideas Fund

The Ideas Fund is a seed commission which offers financial support and expertise for an artist or company to take a bold and exciting new idea in to the next stage of it's life.
The Spark will support two new ideas of work for children and young people (ages 0-13) per year from 2018 to 2022. These ideas will help us move towards an increase in high quality work that is diverse, relevant and representative of children today.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

This is a three-year scheme, with funding each year being given to projects on a specific theme. The theme for the 2019 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability.
Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions
Application Form
The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

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

EIRA Funding

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

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. More information here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Out There Festival 14 - 15 September 2019 Volunteers Needed

We're looking to recruit a small dedicated team of festival volunteers to support us with publicising the festival, stewarding, performance and show production

Roles include:

  • 12 performance volunteers and 5 stage lighters for our Saturday Night Spectacular.
  • 5 performance volunteers for Ray Lee's Congregation
  • Volunteers for Matthew Harrison's Actual Reality Arcade

All volunteers must be 18yrs+
visit www.seachangearts.org.uk/volunteer or email hello@seachangearts.org.uk for more info.

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

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

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

'Local Recall' Volunteers Needed - Archant

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

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

Sign Up Here

Volunteer Secretary / Charity Administration Assistant

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to take on the role of secretary and support the operations of the charity. This role is especially suitable for anyone wishing to gain experience in charity, heritage and/or arts management.

Click here for more information

Applications close on 22nd August

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trustee

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

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

Become a Heritage Open Days Volunteer

Are you passionate about heritage, arts and culture? Would you like to gain new experiences, meet new people and learn more about the histories and treasures on your doorstep? Then we want to hear from you!

The Forum Trust are looking for people to become this year’s Heritage Open Days Ambassadors, to help us champion our rich and diverse heritage right here in Norfolk. This year’s Festival takes place from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 Sunday and there will be volunteering opportunities throughout August and September.

Please visit https://theforumnorwich.co.uk/hods/volunteers for more information or contact Katie Ellis, Event Producer – Heritage Open Days on hods@theforumnorwich.co.uk or 01603 727950.

Deadline for applications is 19 August 2019

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:48

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

Congratulations to Norfolk's A Level Students

Students across Norfolk will be opening their A-Level results today (15 August) and deciding on what to do next.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:00

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:03

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

First chance to try out revamped Strumpshaw recycling centre

The enlarged Strumpshaw recycling centre has opened to the public today, Wednesday 14 August.  The more spacious site has been created following a 15 week revamp that has seen a previously underused area of the site opened-up.  The project also includes a range of other improvements including upgraded drainage and fencing.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Don't miss - more events in August at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:20
Don't Miss - August at Norfolk Museums Norwich Castle

Special Exhibitions: Viking: Rediscover the Legend, Until 8 Sept; 
Lines of Sight: W G Sebald’s East Anglia, Until 5 Jan 2020.  

New Exhibtition: Tor Falcon: Rivers of Norfolk

Continuing Exhibition: John Sell Cotman in Norwich and London.

Summer Holiday activities: The Legend Returns! Including Hiccup the Viking, Warriors and Skadi's Husband's Feet & Other Stories.

Tours: Norwich School of Artists; Female Voices, Shirehall Courtroom, Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition Tours

Talks:  Sebald Exhibition Talk: Artists & Landscape: Orford Ness film premier, 27 Aug.

All Norwich Castle Events

Strangers' Hall

Taster Tours at Two, Sundays until 25 Aug.

Live like Your Great-Granny!

Rescue, Reinvent, Rewear! 18 Aug.

All Strangers’ Hall Events

Museum of Norwich

Exhibition: Norwich in '59.

School Holiday Activities: The Fantastic Fifties

Undercroft Tour, Sat 31 Aug.

All Museum of Norwich Events

Ancient House

Exhibition: Olive Edis: Photographer, Showing until 14 Sept.

Out of the Toy Box, 13 - 17 Aug; Mrs Newton's Store Cupboard 20 - 24 Aug; Spot the Khanda 24 - 31 Aug. 

Family Events: Victorians, Tues 20 Aug.

Craft Clubs: Knit & Knatter, 15 Aug.

Under 5s: Mini Museum Club: Splish, Splash, Splosh, 29 Aug.

All Ancient House Events

Stories of Lynn

Holiday activities every day: MondayGaol Day; TuesdayFeast Day! WednesdayWash Day; ThursdayWW2 Heroes; FridayTreasure Day. More info

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Exhibition: Once Upon a Time, Until 27 Oct.   

School's Out: Hooray for Horses! 25 July - 11 Aug, Once Upon a Gressenhall, 12 Aug - 3 Sept (excluding 26 & 26 Aug)

West Runton Mammoth Tours, 13 Aug. 

Village at War, 25 & Bank Holiday 26 Aug.

All Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Events

Time and Tide

Exhibition: Medieval Medicine, Until 22 Sept.  Plus accompanying trail. 

Activity Days: Coastal Creations, 21 Aug; Wheel of Misfortune, 28 Aug.

Craft Activities: Seaside Sand Sculptures, 2 Aug, Medieval Monsters, 16 & 30 Aug.

All Time and Tide Events

Elizabethan House

Trail: Kitchen Garden Potions,until 31 Oct

Event Day: Daring Dressing-up 26 Aug.

All Elizabethan House Events

Tolhouse Gaol

Trail: Criminal Minds - Stories from the Death Heads, until 31 Oct. 

All Events at Tolhouse Gaol

Elizabethan House & Tolhouse Gaol

Double Bumper History DayPrisons & Parlours 19 August – visit both museums for £3.50!

Cromer Museum

Trail: Deep History Coast Safari Trail, Until 27 Oct.

Event Days: Very Victorian Day Out, 29 Aug; Monsters & Minibeasts, 22 Aug.

Crafty Cromer Activities: Super Seaside Souvenirs, 15 Aug; Beach Beasties; 20 Aug; Fossil Finders, 27 Aug. 

Sunday History Walks: Cromer History, 18 Aug; Cromer at War, 25 Aug.

All Cromer Museum Events

Lynn Museum

Exhibition: Snettisham Treasure, Showing until 1 Sept.

New Exhibition: Journeys

Thursday Event Mornings: Anglo-Saxons & Vikings, 15 Aug; Seahenge, 22 Aug; Pilgrimage, 29 Aug. 

All Lynn Museum Events

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Categories: Norfolk

(corrected) friday food, bingo, early bird and BBQ ahoy - plus a trip to Belgium

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:15

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Social Club News  (corrected) -  14th August -  bingo, early bird and BBQ ahoy, plus a trip to Belgium

Apologies for sending this again. The email address for Gillian for the trip to Leuven in Belgium was wrong. It has now been corrected.

 

EARLY BIRD QUIZ THIS FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY BINGO WITH  A GUARANTEED £75 JACKPOT Come along for some great value fun, order in a takeaway in and make a night of it.

 

We've also got a great trip lined up (thanks Gillian), a BBQ at the end of August, and more in the pipeline. And all this for £2.50 a month! Did someone say bargain?

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

 

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday August 16th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm followed by BINGO

The early bird is back to it's 'normal' form, like a werewolf after a big night out, or a memory foam mattress reverting to type. The family fortunes was a nice variation though- next month we'll be going play your cards right. But for august we're back to a more normal quiz, but still with an emphasis on fun - with a dash of chaos and contrived silliness. Its free to enter, with a round of drinks fir the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. Why not stay for the bingo - you're welcome to order a take away! We'll even provide condiments and wash up for you...

This early bird quiz sees the first (inaugural) impossible question - a rollover feature - with a tricky but possibly guessable question at the end of the quiz. If you answer it, you win the  sum of £2 to spend behind the bar. if you don't answer it, the impossible question (a different one) at the next early bird quiz will be worth £4. And so on, and so on..... You must be there at the early bird quiz to be in with a chance of answering the impossible question, and you will have 30 seconds to answer - no conferring.

Friday August 16th 8pm start - BINGO (after the early bird quiz)

Yep - the bingos back by popliar demand. From as little as £1 a game we'll be guaranteeing a £75 jackpot in the final game, so get your dibbers sharpened and we'll see you there. Under 18s welcome but must be supervised - bring the whole family. Why not come earlier for the early bird quiz and make a night of it? There's an hour between the early bird quiz and the Bingo - why not order in a take away and buy your drinks from the bar? We should finish by about 10pm.

Saturday August 17th - club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) NORWICH CITY v NEWCASTLE UTD

The first home match of the season and its a 3pm Saturday kick off!

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

Friday August 30th - BBQ, Bangers, Bacon, Burgers and Bottled Beer Bonanza!

On the last Friday in August we'll be having our farewell to the summer. We'll have the usual selection of burgers and sausages plus bacon rolls, veggie and vegan options (including halloumi and vegan kebabs) and some quality bottled beers from Germany, Belgium and beyond. Food prices will be from £2.50, drinks will be at our usual great value prices and there will be special offers on the night. The club opens at 4.30, food will be ready to order from 5pm. We'll also get the inflatables out, get some music on, and generally do what people do at BBQs. It's a good chance to socialise, make new friends, and remind yourself what a great place the social club is. No need to buy tickets beforehand, just turn up, leave work behind, and enjoy yourselves. All ages welcome.

TRIP TO BELGIUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARD PAYMENTS COMING VERY SOON

We have taken possession of our new card machine, and are currently working out how to fit this in with our till, payment and cashing up processes, as well as sorting out training for the bar staff. This should be available soon, but for the time being please have cash or cheque handy. Training is underway.

LOOKING AHEAD

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

Live Music, a beer festival, and loads more are on the way... Keep your eyes peeled and thanks for your continued support and membership. We couldn't do it without you - you literally are the social club. Each and everyone of you! See you 'up the hill' soon

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

friday food, bingo, early bird and BBQ ahoy - plus a trip to Belgium

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 07:45

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Social Club News -  14th August -  bingo, early bird and BBQ ahoy, plus a trip to Belgium

 

EARLY BIRD QUIZ THIS FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY BINGO WITH  A GUARANTEED £75 JACKPOT Come along for some great value fun, order in a takeaway in and make a night of it.

 

We've also got a great trip lined up (thanks Gillian), a BBQ at the end of August, and more in the pipeline. And all this for £2.50 a month! Did someone say bargain?

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

 

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday August 16th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm followed by BINGO

The early bird is back to it's 'normal' form, like a werewolf after a big night out, or a memory foam mattress reverting to type. The family fortunes was a nice variation though- next month we'll be going play your cards right. But for august we're back to a more normal quiz, but still with an emphasis on fun - with a dash of chaos and contrived silliness. Its free to enter, with a round of drinks fir the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. Why not stay for the bingo - you're welcome to order a take away! We'll even provide condiments and wash up for you...

This early bird quiz sees the first (inaugural) impossible question - a rollover feature - with a tricky but possibly guessable question at the end of the quiz. If you answer it, you win the  sum of £2 to spend behind the bar. if you don't answer it, the impossible question (a different one) at the next early bird quiz will be worth £4. And so on, and so on..... You must be there at the early bird quiz to be in with a chance of answering the impossible question, and you will have 30 seconds to answer - no conferring.

Friday August 16th 8pm start - BINGO (after the early bird quiz)

Yep - the bingos back by popliar demand. From as little as £1 a game we'll be guaranteeing a £75 jackpot in the final game, so get your dibbers sharpened and we'll see you there. Under 18s welcome but must be supervised - bring the whole family. Why not come earlier for the early bird quiz and make a night of it? There's an hour between the early bird quiz and the Bingo - why not order in a take away and buy your drinks from the bar? We should finish by about 10pm.

Saturday August 17th - club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) NORWICH CITY v NEWCASTLE UTD

The first home match of the season and its a 3pm Saturday kick off!

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

Friday August 30th - BBQ, Bangers, Bacon, Burgers and Bottled Beer Bonanza!

On the last Friday in August we'll be having our farewell to the summer. We'll have the usual selection of burgers and sausages plus bacon rolls, veggie and vegan options (including halloumi and vegan kebabs) and some quality bottled beers from Germany, Belgium and beyond. Food prices will be from £2.50, drinks will be at our usual great value prices and there will be special offers on the night. The club opens at 4.30, food will be ready to order from 5pm. We'll also get the inflatables out, get some music on, and generally do what people do at BBQs. It's a good chance to socialise, make new friends, and remind yourself what a great place the social club is. No need to buy tickets beforehand, just turn up, leave work behind, and enjoy yourselves. All ages welcome.

TRIP TO BELGIUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARD PAYMENTS COMING SOON

We have taken possession of our new card machine, and are currently working out how to fit this in with our till, payment and cashing up processes, as well as sorting out training for the bar staff. This should be available soon, but for the time being please have cash or cheque handy. Training is underway.

LOOKING AHEAD

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

Live Music, a beer festival, and loads more are on the way... Keep your eyes peeled and thanks for your continued support and membership. We couldn't do it without you - you literally are the social club. Each and everyone of you! See you 'up the hill' soon

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:56

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

Hazardous waste events across Norfolk in September and October

For the sixteenth year running, Norfolk's residents can get rid of unwanted household chemicals, safely and securely, at a series of household hazardous waste events at seven of Norfolk County Council's recycling centres this September and October.

New firefighters complete training

A passing out parade has been held for Norfolk's newest on-call firefighters as they completed the first stage of their training.

Historic improvements for accessibility on Norfolk’s National Trails

For the first time in its 33 year history, the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trails are now completely stile-free, making them more accessible than ever for everyone.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:04

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel. The draft Minutes for the meeting  held on 2 July 2019 are now available.


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

 

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Norfolk County Council - Planning (Regulatory) Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:38

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Planning (Regulatory) Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 26 July 2019 are now available.


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


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

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Broads Hidden Heritage Newsletter Aug - Sep 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:59
Broads Hidden Heritage Newsletter Aug / Sep 2019

Photo credit: Mike Page

Introduction

Broads Hidden Heritage is a group of five interlinked local history and archaeology training and research projects that form part of the wider Water, Mills and Marshes Landscape Partnership scheme. The projects are being delivered by Norfolk County Council in conjunction with the School of History at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and a range of local organisations.

More than 100 people attended our launch conference, held in conjunction with Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group (NAHRG) at UEA in June 2018. Since then, we have been starting up the various sub-projects and four of the five are now underway.

We have held ten public events to date, many of which were fully booked before we had an opportunity to promote them! If you have missed something we will endeavour to re-run the popular days and make any training resources widely available. We are also now building up a network of active research volunteers so if you are interested in getting more involved, please do get in touch. 

Project updates ... Acle and District in World War II

This project aims to ensure the significance of the Acle area in WWII and the visible remains as recognised by the Defence of Britain Survey and subsequent ‘Defence Areas’ study (which looked at areas with the best surviving WWII landscapes) are well understood, fully recorded, widely communicated and commemorated by present and future generations. We are working in conjunction with Acle Community Archive Group with support from Professor Rob Liddiard from UEA to deliver a WWII Trail, skills training, new interpretation and an events programme. 

Professor Rob Liddiard (UEA) has introduced us to the WWII home defences of East Anglia, and Acle in particular, in two fascinating sessions.

The two events took place in June and July at Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre. They were enhanced by a very knowledgeable audience who were able to add to the list of local defensive structures that are known to survive from the period.

Prof. Liddiard explained the rationale behind stop lines and nodal points, the relationship between pillboxes and spigot mortars and introduced us to the unique Broads Flotilla.

I moved from total ignorance of the entire subject to amazed appreciation of the knowledge and information I had acquired.” A delegate.

As part of our collaboration with Acle Community Archive Group to install a WWII themed circular walk around Acle, two pillboxes are receiving special attention.

One of the pillboxes now stands in the centre of a new housing development. A dedicated path leading to it is being constructed for those that wish to take a closer look. The path will allow access from Old Road, which is on the route of the trail. It is intended that an interpretation board will also be sited here to explain what the structure is and the strategic importance of Acle during the war.

The second pillbox stands alongside the footpath between St. Mary’s Church at Fishley and Pyebush Lane in Acle. It is easy to miss, since it is almost entirely overgrown with vegetation. An ecological survey has been conducted to check if the site has special value to wildlife. The report concluded that the pillbox was of ‘low ecological value’. However, any vegetation clearance will take place in the autumn to avoid nesting season.

These two pillboxes are among four that will be able to be seen along the WWII themed trail. One of these is also easy to miss. It is cunningly designed as an extension to the Manor House!

Community archaeology training programme

This project comprises a programme of archaeology skills training, including 18 training days including (test pitting, fieldwalking, finds identification) and supports the other project strands.

Our community archaeology training programme kicked off with four day schools.

Ian Hinton and Dominic Summers (Norfolk Historic Buildings Group) led a day investigating Churches in the Broads, Prof. Tom Williamson (UEA) ran a session on Understanding Maps, Heather Hamilton (NCC) delivered a day on Using Archaeological Archives whilst Sophie Tremlett and Jack Powell (NCC) introduced delegates to Aerial Archaeology.

We are currently investigating suitable sites for our next series of training days and also developing a drop-in activity day.

Waterways and waterside heritage

We will be delivering training days, carrying out research and recording different aspects of the waterways and waterside heritage of the Broads including wreck sites, boatyards and industrial heritage sites as well as sites associated with sporting heritage of racing and regattas.

Our first event, a Trade and Industry study day, which formed part of a Waterways Heritage Weekend, was hosted by The Museum of the Broads in June.

The Museum, housed in former industrial staithe buildings at Stalham, provided the perfect setting for the day.

Delegates heard about the Broads traditional waterways trading craft (wherries and keels) and their associated buildings and landing places and were able to view the Museum’s own wherry artefacts and material.

Prof. Tom Williamson (UEA) shared his recent research on Broadland staithes and Linda Pargeter (Wherry Maud Trust) talked about finding, raising and restoring a wherry wreck and undertaking wherry research. Trading wherry Maud was on display and available for tours throughout the weekend.

Alison Yardy (NCC) talked about the wherry graveyards and other wreck sites around the Broads and Nicola Hems (museum curator) looked at the coming of the railways and introduced the Museum’s latest exhibition.

(Photo credit: Mike Page).

Volunteers have been compiling information on the last Broadland keel. This work was exhibited at the Museum over the weekend and will now be used to update the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (HER).

Many thanks to the Wherry Maud Trust and the Museum of the Broads and their respective volunteers for helping to make this event a success.

Following on from the study day, Prof. Tom Williamson has produced a short introductory guide to researching staithes and their associated buildings. If you are interested in conducting research in this area, do please get in touch. Our staithe research volunteers will be meeting at UEA later in September.

Understanding the marshes

This project will deliver a series of training events and work with volunteers to investigate, record and tell the story of the origins and development of the marshland landscape looking for the earliest evidence, the evidence for salt working and c. 1000 years of life on the marshes as well as investigating the relationship with the higher ground around the marshes.

Tim Holt-Wilson of the Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership (NGP) led a day school on Saturday 13 July entitled Paleolandscapes of the Broads. It was co-delivered by Adrian Read (NGP) and Andrea Kelly (CANAPE).

The day started at Cantley Village Hall with fascinating introductory presentations from Tim and Andrea. These were followed by field visits to Buckenham Woods and Strumpshaw Fen where exposed sections were explained and core samples were taken.

After lunch delegates visited Wickhampton and Halvergate churches. They interrogated the building materials of the church walls, and identified the stones used. Material from as far away as Scotland and Germany were found and their potential route to the Broads was discussed.

 “Gave me a really good insight into our surroundings. Super course leaders and speakers.” A delegate.

A day-long practical session was held at Reedham Village Hall earlier this year.

Delegates who had attended the Understanding Maps and Aerial Archaeology training days were invited to a practical volunteering day on Mapping the Marshes from Lidar. This was led by Prof. Tom Williamson (UEA) and Sophie Tremlett and Jack Powell from the Norfolk County Council Aerial Archaeology team.

Lidar is an acronym of light imaging, detection, and ranging. It is a survey method that uses laser pulses to build a 3-dimensional picture of a surface.

Lidar images can provide evidence of landscape features that are not evident using traditional aerial photography. However, the images then need to be interpreted. Attendees used Lidar images to investigate areas of the marshes to classify various patterns and features. These revealed the early history of the marshes by revealing a complex system of lost natural water courses, embankments and drainage dykes.
This was a popular event and more sessions on this topic are planned, along with a field day in October. A number of volunteers from this group have continued work from home and some interesting discoveries have already been made.

Arial perspectives - coming soon

Would you like to discover the Hidden Heritage of the Broads as it appears from the air?

The Aerial Perspectives project will provide volunteers with the sources and training to undertake their own research using aerial photographs and lidar (laser scanning of the ground surface). The project will get underway late 2019 so watch this space!

Coming next ...

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

Coming soon ...

Saturday 5 October. The War in the Air 1939-45. Professor Rob Liddiard and Dr James Albone will jointly present a session at Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre about the air campaign during World War II. This event is sure to be popular. Tickets will be available to book online through Eventbrite soon.

Sunday 20 October: Guided walk around Acle, a Category ‘A’ nodal point during WWII, with Brian Grint (Acle Community Archive). Meet outside Acle Library (parking in Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre car park). Booking details to follow shortly.

Further ahead

Tim Holt-Wilson will be leading a series of tours for the Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership visiting churches in various locations in the Broads Landscape Partnership scheme area to investigate how the local geology has influenced the materials used for construction. Dates to be confirmed.

AOB ... You may also be interested in

Thursday 19 September: Behind the Scenes at the Norfolk Record Office - Second World War. Norfolk Record Office. 10:00 – 12:00am. Free. Book online using Eventbrite.

Thursday 19 September: Norfolk’s fixed defences in the two world wars. A presentation by Christopher Bird. Christopher is giving this presentation twice: first at The Forum, Norwich, starting at 14:00 and later at St. Martin at Palace Church, Norwich, starting at 19:30. Organised by Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society for the Heritage Open days festival. You can find more information on the Heritage Open Days website.

Sunday 22 September: Stracey Arms Drainage Mill, undergoing restoration as part of the ‘Mill and the Marsh Folk’ project will be open, 12:00 – 16:00. Free. A Heritage Open Day event. No booking required. More details on the Heritage Open Days website.

And finally

We hope you have enjoyed our first bi-monthly newsletter. The aim is to keep you up-to-date with the five projects that Norfolk County Council is delivering as part of the Broads Landscape Partnership Scheme, Water, Mills and Marshes. Any feedback would be gratefully received.

Please direct your comments to our Heritage Learning and Outreach Officer, Dr Andrew Tullett, at Andrew.Tullett2@norfolk.gov.uk.

Look out for the next newsletter appearing in your inbox soon!

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 09 August 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 09 August 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

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

SAVE THE DATE! Norfolk Arts Forum Winter Event 2019
21st November 2019
More details coming soon.... In This Issue: Job Opportunities Instrumental Co-ordinator - City of Norwich School

Salary: Self-employed. £12.00 per hour

The Instrumental Co-Ordinator will be responsible for ensuring equipment and instruments match the varied needs of the NCYM team for teaching, performances, events and examinations, both within the centre and in other external venues. We’re seeking an experienced and organised individual who can ensure our equipment both musical and technical is provided in a way that enables our centre to run at an operationally high standard.

Apply Here
Deadline: 23 August 2019

Lead Administrator - Norfolk Centre For Young Musicians

Self-employed. £17.96 per hour
Hours: 12 hours per week x 33 weeks per year (11 per term). It is hoped this will increase to sixteen hours per week during school year (2019-20)

The Lead Administrator will play a central and varied role at the heart of the organisation providing administrative support to the NCYM team as we embark on a period of growth and development. We’re seeking an experienced, dynamic individual able to hit the ground running with solid office management and HR support experience.
The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality administrative support to NCYM so The Head of Centre can maximize NCYM’s impact and reach for more young people across Norfolk and East Anglia.

Apply Here
Deadline: 23 August 2019

Page Designers - Archant, Norwich

Salary: £18,050 rising to £19,000

We are currently recruiting for a talented Page Designer to join our editorial production department in Norwich working on our award-winning newspaper titles covering the UK. The successful candidate will be adept working with InDesign and Photoshop, have a good eye for design, proven flair and be able to use images and graphics creatively. Experience of working within a production environment and to tight deadlines would be an advantage. The successful candidate will operate as part of a team of designers and will need a good team working ethic, but will also be able to organise and work effectively on their own.

Apply Here
Deadline 26 August 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Diss, Harleston and Long Stratton Cluster Libraries

£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
17.67 hours per week
Permanent contract

We're looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Diss Library. You need to be an excellent communicator and experienced in using IT. We aim to give excellent customer service, so we need you to be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of serving customers of all ages from across the whole community, working in a face to face environment.
The role will include lone working, evening and weekend work.
You will also need to be flexible as you may be asked to cover for staff sickness, training days and holidays, as well as working in other libraries in the cluster, including Harleston and Long Stratton.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 August 2019

Finance Manager - Creative Arts East, Wymondham

Permanent
Salary:£30,088 – £32,724 p.a. pro rata, depending on experience (subject to 6-month probationary period)
Hours: 25 hours per week (days and times negotiable)

To manage all of Creative Arts East’s financial activities, both strategic and day to day, ensuring compliance with Companies House and Charity Commission regulations. To contribute to shaping the direction of the charity as part of the Senior Management Team. To line manage the Office Manager, ensuring operational resources run efficiently and effectively. To provide Company Secretary support to the Board of Trustees.
Interview date: Thursday 5th September 2019 in Wymondham

Apply Here
Deadline 2 September 2019, 12pm.

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge

Salary £8,138 pa
Permanent p/t (934 hrs py)

Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day. You’ll be asked to confidently sell membership and gift aid on entry, as well as work to our sales targets. You’ll also be responsible for answering queries and making sure visitors can find everything they need for their visit. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 August 2019

Project Officer - Westley Bottom

Salary £27,735 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 12 mo)

You’ll be supporting the delivery of our Riverlands project, specifically the Upper Bure Valley project. You’ll be responsible for the shaping, co-ordination and day-to-day delivery of the Project, working with all of the project team and utilising their time and knowledge effectively to keep on track.
From building communications plans that keep our visitors, interested parties and key contacts up to date with our work, to sourcing additional funding and keeping a close eye on the budgets, engaging with the numerous stakeholders both internally and externally will be at the heart of everything you do.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 August 2019

Volunteering Co-ordinator - Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Salary £19,928 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/10/20)

You’ll be the main point of contact for 170 house volunteers with various roles. You’ll support with everything from rotas, recruitment, using our internal volunteering system, developing role profiles, risk assessing, expenses, organising training and briefings and, keeping our team informed.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 August 2019

Head of Marketing - Inspiration Trust, Norwich

Salary: £45,000 pa
Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent

Inspiration Trust has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Marketing. You will be the Trust's lead advisor on all; marketing, communications, and public relations, including internal communications; and strategic direction of the Trust. You will support, maintain, and raise the reputation of the Trust and its schools with local and national stakeholders.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 August 2019

Course Leader: Digital Media - Norwich Access Creative College

Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,400 to £27,600 per annum (subject to experience and qualifications)

We want you to join our team of Course Leaders and Lecturers to help deliver and develop our Digital Media curriculum at our Centre in Norwich. Working with the centre team, and Curriculum Manager for Games and Media, you will take responsibility for the development and delivery of our provision, from coordinating resources and managing student activities to developing industry links and course marketing, working at the core of the student experience. You will work among experienced, passionate tutors as well as within a support service provided by our Central Team.

Apply Here
Deadline 18 August 2019

Senior Associate Architect - NPS Group, Norwich

Salary £48,000 - £55,000 DOE

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven and experienced Senior Associate Architect who can provide senior design leadership to our architectural team. The successful candidate will be confident in ensuring projects are effectively managed, designed and delivered to our client’s brief. This is an excellent opportunity to lead an established professional team working across a diverse range of commercial and education projects. You will have the chance to develop and grow the team over time. The team enjoys a unique approach to project delivery whereby you will work with a diverse and talented team of, Architects, Interior designers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers working in a single collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 August 2019

Senior Architect - NPS Group, Norwich

Salary £35,000 - £45,000

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven and experienced Senior Architect who can lead high profile projects as lead designer and manage a team of design staff associated with each project. The successful candidate will be confident in ensuring projects are effectively managed, designed and delivered to our client’s brief. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an established professional team, operating across a diverse range of commercial and education projects. The team enjoys a unique approach to project delivery whereby you will work with a diverse and talented team of, Architects, Interior designers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers working in a single collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 August 2019

Heritage Consultant - Cambridge/ Colchester / Norwich

Purcell are looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable and capable Heritage Consultant to join our heritage consultancy team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the successful management and conservation of important heritage assets in the east of England and further afield. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can inspire creativity and confidence amongst clients, consultants and colleagues alike, delivering excellent advice, promoting Purcell and conservation, and contribute to the development of new business opportunities. We will consider both part time and full-time applicants.

Apply Here
Deadline 02 September

Finance Officer - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Salary Circa £25k Per Annum (pro rata, 15 hours per week)

Based in Norwich City Centre, The Norwich Historic Churches Trust is looking to recruit a part time Finance Officer to support the running of the Trust through book keeping and financial administration. You will be working as part of a small dedicated team alongside the Conservation Manager and Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be preferably AAT OR MAAT qualified (but not essential) and must be a good ‘team player’. Experience in the Charity/Conservation sector would be particularly useful.

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Deadline 26 August 2019, 6pm.

Head of Marketing and Communications - Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Salary: £64,000 per annum

The Head of Marketing and Communications plays a central role in achieving a number of the Council’s strategic objectives. You will manage our communications function, being the Council senior officer lead on our relationship with the media, ensuring we maintain a strong reputation as a borough (and a Council), tourism function, managing our small events function, our marketing staff and our Corporate Services team
This is a challenging and exciting role as Great Yarmouth is really going places and you will play a key part is making this the place, and the Council, a success.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 26 August 2019

Technician Operational Support - Norwich University of the Arts

Temporary
Salary: £23,334 to £27,025 per annum

The Design Studio provides cross-campus specialist digital resources for design, including image manipulation, illustration, moving image for design, presentation, web design and composition software for print and screen. You will have proven professional experience, from a commercial or Higher Education environment, in digital design, file preparation, print output, print finishing and laser cutting.

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Deadline 14 August 2019

Graduate Academic Assistants - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: Grade 5, £12.09 per hour

The Norwich University of the Arts is looking for new Graduate Academic Assistants for the 2019/20 academic year on the following BA Hons courses:

  • Fine Art
  • Textile Design
  • Games Art and Design
  • Illustration
  • Fashion Communication & Promotion
  • Interior Design/Architecture

The Graduate Academic Assistant is a developmental role for a postgraduate student at NUA, wishing to gain experience of working in a Higher Education environment with the emphasis on enhancing the student experience. Working under the supervision of the relevant BA Course Leader, the post-holder will benefit from developmental support including academic mentoring and appraisal.
You will be a strong team player with excellent organisational and communication skills. You will demonstrate an ability to inspire and engage students at undergraduate level in accordance with the approved course syllabus, and to assist with other academic duties as required.

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Deadline 23 August 2019

Research and Repository Administrator (REF) - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £16,397 to £18,990 per annum

The post holder will be responsible for managing the preparation of data for the University’s REF Impact Cases studies, impact templates and environment statement. In addition, the successful candidate will operate the University’s Open Access policy and manage the NUA research repository. Applicants will be flexible team players with the ability to coordinate and manage information and data collections, working to clearly defined deadlines. The post holder will be self-motivated and an efficient organiser, keen to develop their expertise to support and analyse academic research.

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Deadline 15 August 2019, midnight

Volunteer Co-ordinator - Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

£12,836 - £14,172 per annum (Scale F)
22 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 Mach 2021

You will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends and will be based in the centre of Norwich for which no parking is provided. Duties include recruiting new volunteers, delivering and devising volunteer training, developing our volunteer strategy, matching volunteer befrienders to individuals in need of support and providing regular supervision and support to volunteer befrienders. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Experience of working with volunteers, migrants, asylum seekers, people from other cultures and using interpreters is essential, as is a positive, creative and non-judgmental approach. If you are motivated and have a passion for supporting people at a time of crisis and wish to help us develop and improve our volunteer resources in the field of immigration social care, including working with people who do not have recourse to public funds, you are the type of person we are looking for.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 August 2019

Marketing Officer - King's Lynn Festival

The KING’S LYNN FESTIVAL is seeking to recruit a MARKETING OFFICER who will be responsible for publicising the annual King’s Lynn Festival and other activities throughout the year.
Working under the direction of the Administrator, their goal will be the effective promotion of the Festival at local, regional and national level to maximise public awareness of, and attendance at, all Festival events.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 August 2019, 12 noon.

Film Maker Needed - Burgh Castle Almanac

We are seeking applications from film makers to work with us from November 2019 – May 2020. Burgh Castle Almanac is a fabulous project in a beautiful place with amazing people – so if you are interested we’d love to hear from you.

The Brief

  • Make a short film (around 15 mins) reflecting on and encapsulating the Burgh Castle Almanac experience, including using the project’s archive of artworks and photography
  • Attend up to 6 sessions to capture the activities taking place and speak with group members about their experiences
  • Work in consultation with project members to create the final film.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 2 September 2019

Curator - David PARR House, Cambridge

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

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

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

Full details here
Deadline 10 September 2019

Festival Intern - Cambridge Literary Festival

A part-time Festival Intern is required to support the Cambridge Literary Festival team on the administration, marketing and delivery of our Winter Festival.

The successful candidate will be required to work three days per week, with the possibility of extra days in the run-up to our Winter Festival. The Intern must be available to work during our Festival dates on Friday 29, Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.

Please send CV and cover letter to Mo Soper, Festival Manager: admin@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com

Full details here
Deadline 19 August 2019

Freelance Visual Art Co-ordinator - The Assembly House Trust, Norwich

A freelance/ self-employed exhibitions co-ordinator is required to report to the trustees of the Assembly House Trust. Part of the charitable purpose of the Assembly House Trust is to provide public benefit through the arts. The role of the Visual Art Co-ordinator is to satisfy this charitable aim. The co-ordinator will be responsible for programming and delivering the annual exhibitions programme, primarily to show work by local and regional artists.

Please send a current CV, names and contact details of two referees and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to: hello@carolinefisherprojects.org

For more information click here
Deadline 30 August 2019, 9am

Library and Information Assistants (2 posts) - Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

We are looking for an outgoing person with recent customer service experience to fill this position on the Ground Floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library which is one of the busiest and most vibrant libraries in UK. You will be an excellent communicator and be committed to delivering a high standard of customer service, working in a face-to-face environment and serving customers of all ages and from the whole community.

Post A
£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
Permanent contract - 25 hours per week

Shift pattern is as follows:-
Week 1 – Mon 1-7pm; Thursday 9:30-5pm, Friday 9:30-5pm Saturday 9-5pm
Week 2 - Mon 1-7pm; Thursday 9:30-5pm, Friday 9:30-1pm Saturday 10-7pm

Post B
£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
Permanent contract - 18 hours per week

Shift pattern is as follows:-
Week 1 – Monday 9:30-7pm Wednesday 9:30-5pm
Week 2 - Monday 9:30-7pm Wednesday 9:30-5pm Sunday 10:30-4:30pm

Apply Here
Deadline 13 August 2019

Become A Music Tutor - East, Norwich, Ipswich

MusicTutors is a web platform that connects students of any age, any ability and any instrument with high-quality, professional and fully-vetted music tutors. We passionately believe that making music is one of the best things a human being can do, our vision is for everyone to have access to a high quality music education.

To achieve this, we are recruiting a network of high quality, professional and music tutors who provide individual private tutoring. Via our platform at www.musictutors.co.uk we will connect you to new students and provide a professional and comprehensive service including diary, communication, lesson administration and fee collection. Most importantly, we offer a huge investment in marketing - we will become the number one platform in the UK. We are part of the More Music group and are already the number one platform in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

Apply Here
Deadline 31st August 2019

Actor Needed For A Christmas Carol - The Keeper's Daughter

Fee: Equity Minimum

The Keeper’s Daughter is touring its popular small-scale A Christmas Carol adaptation across four counties this December. The show is in its sixth incarnation, utilising a cast of two to bring this classic story to life in a playful, unique and engaging way. We are looking for a highly collaborative performer to join us in the roles of absolutely everyone in the story besides Scrooge. A vibrant, versatile, hard-working and creative team player is needed. You will work in close collaboration with the festive team to create an imaginative touring production for the whole family. A high degree of imagination and spontaneity will be necessary.

The performer must have:

  • Experience in devising
  • Strong movement skills
  • Strong improvisation skills
  • BA Acting training from an accredited drama school
  • Experience of working with small theatre companies
  • Full DBS certificate
  • A flexible and collaborative nature; ready to change and adapt often
  • A driving licence, car and the ability to drive. We can’t rely on public transport so please don’t apply unless you can, and are willing, to drive during this period of employment.

Please send a covering letter, CV and showreel to Mark Finbow at xmascarolontour@gmail.com
Deadline 30 August 2019, 5pm

Head of Marketing and Communications - Roarr! Dinosaur Park

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for an experienced Marketing and Communications professional to lead the development and implementation of innovative marketing strategies to help achieve Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure’s & PrimEvil’s key objectives. Managing a significant marketing budget, you will oversee the delivery of highly engaging, integrated multi-media campaigns that enhance perception of the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure brand and deliver growth.

To Apply: Please send a copy of your current CV with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role to jobs@roarrda.co.uk

Click here for full details
Deadline 16 August 2019, 10am

General Manager - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Part time 22.5hours p/w, Permanent
£50,000 per annum, pro-rata.

The role of General Manager is a senior role, which ensures the smooth running of our organisation. The General Manager leads the teams responsible for organisational management and finance. By overseeing day-to-day operations and working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO to maintain relationships with stakeholders and contributing to strategy, they play a vital role in leading a successful and sustainable business. Because this is a part-time post we are looking for someone who is effective and efficient.

You can download the job pack and equal opportunities form from here
Deadline 27 August 2019, 12 noon.

Choir Leader - Marina Theatre Trust, Lowestoft

The Marina Theatre are looking for a fun, relaxed and engaging choir leader to take on their successful Monday evening choir. The choir has been running since October 2018 and has built up a regular attendance of 25 passionate singers, with new members joining all the time. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a regular choir group, be willing to spend time getting to know the members of the group, and keen to embrace performance opportunities for the group as they arise.

The sessions are held every Monday evening at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Fee: £50 per session.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Head of Young People and Outreach Will Isgrove at willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk

Deadline 20 August 2019

‘Zombies, Run!’ Game Writing Apprenticeship

Fee: £2000 + 25 days of training

Novelist and games designer, Naomi Alderman, is looking for an early-career writer to train in writing for the award-winning game Zombies, Run!, which she co-created with Six to Start. About to start its ninth season; ‘Zombies, Run!’ is known for its excellence in storytelling and has attracted guest writers including Elizabeth Bear, Margaret Atwood and Joanne Harris.

Full details on how to apply can be found here
Deadline 12 August 2019, 5pm

Marketing & Communications Officer - Babylon ARTS, Ely

£24,000 per annum + 3% Pension Contribution after 3 months
Full-time

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a full-time marketing role, playing a pivotal part in championing our work locally, regionally and nationally. We have a diverse range of ongoing activities as well as events and projects which need a strong marketing and communications professional to help us reach as wide an audience as possible.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 August 2019, 10am

Principal Communications Officers x2 (Media Relations) and Principal Communications Officer x1 (Marketing)

£35,697 - £39,780 per annum (Scale K)
37 hours per week
Permanent contracts

We’re looking for three Principal Communications Officers to join an award-winning communications team, working at the heart of Norfolk County Council.
We’re looking for creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a real passion for excellence in digital. You will be responsible for the communications of your own departments, so it’s vital that you’re a self-starter with an ability to manage competing pressures.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment. For two of the posts we’re looking for someone with excellent experience in proactive and reactive media and reputational and crisis management work. And for the third we want someone with more experience in developing and managing proactive promotional or behaviour change campaigns.

Apply Here
Deadline 12 August 2019

Education Manager - Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Ipswich

3 days per week, £25k-30k pro rata
This is a self servicing role, looking after our educational provision in the Eastern region, nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will strategically develop an education programme which will provide wider access to the company and further the company’s education output and resources.
The candidate will be responsible for managing the delivery of each project and the dance artists leading the activity.
Please note: this is not a teaching position.

Applications are in writing of a CV and cover letter which should explain why you are applying for the position and how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. Email applications to b.scarr@russellmaliphant.com.

Deadline 16 August 2019, 5pm

Freelance Creative Arts Practitioners - Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

The Marina Theatre are looking for creative arts facilitators and practitioners to join our freelance pool and help support our youth, education and community offer.

  • We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:
  • A range of practical performing arts skills.
  • Experience of workshop planning and delivery
  • Experience of working with young people aged between 5-18 years old
  • Experience of directing young people in theatrical productions
  • Experience working with community groups and people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
  • Experience managing potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Co-facilitation experience

All practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and must have an up to date DBS check.
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 interest and relevant experience to the Marina Theatre’s Head of Young People and Outreach: Will Isgrove willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk

Deadline 19 August 2019

Engagement Manager - National Lottery Heritage Fund, East of England

£23,000 to £27,000 per annum

As Engagement Manager you will help deliver our mission and ambition via strategic partnerships, engagement and investment across the UK at local level. As well as deliver the Heritage Fund’s Corporate Strategy and strategic Funding Framework in the Area. Inspiring, leading and resourcing the heritage in the Area, via strategic partnerships, engagement and investment of National Lottery income, harnessing other funding and opportunities in support of the heritage.

Job purpose
To work as part of the Engagement Team to deliver engagement and inclusion activity across the Area including stimulating and supporting the flow of good quality applications; working in Areas of Focus; and contributing to and implementing outreach strategies targeted at Strategic Funding Framework (SFF) priorities. Contributing to the wider work of the Area team.

Apply Here
Deadline 11 August 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Call For Proposals: Art Licks Weekend Radio

In partnership with TACO! and RTM, Art Licks is launching a radio station for the Art Licks Weekend festival. This call-out is an opportunity to propose your own programme content that responds to the festival's theme of Interdependence.

We are looking for proposals from across the UK for pre-recorded radio content that responds to the Art Licks Weekend’s theme of Interdependence. From interviews, group discussions, readings, playlists, artworks made for broadcast ... we are looking for varied, explorative, experimental, and diverse broadcast proposals that can be from 15 minutes to 60 minutes in length.

Send your proposal to us by emailing: info@RTM.FM with the subject of ‘ALW Radio Proposal’.

More Details Here
Deadline 13 August 2019, 5pm.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Submission Fees: Poetry £12 - Short Fiction £18

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

For full details click here
Deadline 31 August 2019

Calling All Artists - New Covent Garden Market Vitrine Art Commission

We are once again collaborating with contemporary art festival Art Night to bring you the opportunity to design a 20m long building facade here at New Covent Garden Market. The annual commission is funded by VSM (VINCI St Modwen), New Covent Garden Market's redevelopment partner.

This year we are looking for artwork proposals that celebrate one or more of the three key product groups that make the market so special - fruit, vegetables and flowers. Your design should serve to foster a relationship between the market and Londoners while also providing a unique and attractive facade to our neighbours, local community, customers and visitors to Nine Elms.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 6 September 2019

Calling All Artists: Market Murals - Norwich Bid

Following on from the success of our other Urban Art projects, Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking submissions for a series of murals, to feature within the Norwich marketplace. With 12 available mural sites, this is a fantastic opportunity for local and national artists, as well as talented University students, to showcase their work and skills.

We want these murals to reflect the ethos and spirit of Norwich and its marketplace. They must be vibrant, engaging and showcase the creative offering within Norwich. The murals should make a difference, not just adding a visual impression into the streetscape, but enhancing the city and its standing as a cultural destination.

This project will also provide engagement and participation with local schools and community groups. All high-quality proposals submitted as designs may be published on the BID website and social media channels

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 27 August 2019

Bugs & Blossoms Poetry Competition

Bugs and blossoms are under threat – so feel inspired to respond poetically and contribute to W&BA’s campaign to celebrate them and protect their future.

First prize £100 cash, plus two runner-up prizes and an opportunity to read at The Lowestoft Seagull’s New Words, Fresh Voices night on 17 November.

Poet and author Dr Jos Smith (UEA) will select the winning entries.

Winners announced at Arts & Eats lunch at the Ferini Gallery on 17 September – see below.
£3 for one submission, £5 for maximum two. Full details about prizes and how to enter here: W&BA Bugs and Blossom Poetry Comp 2019

Deadline: 16 August 2019.

Call Out For Artists - The Benjamin Foundation 25th Anniversary Project

Throughout 2019 The Benjamin Foundation have been celebrating their milestone anniversary of 25 years with a number of activities, not only to raise much-needed funds for another 25 years, but to also elevate the profile of this very valuable charity and the work they do in the region.
Many of the activities undertaken have been focused on their iconic butterfly logo, including the production of 1000’s of pottery butterflies glazed in one of their four bold colours, which are available for the public to purchase and keep. These have also been used to create art installations at two of Norfolk’s most iconic buildings – The Assembly House, Norwich and Holkham Hall, North Norfolk coast.

Now though the Benjamin Foudation are approaching local and national artists, as well as celebrities, and asking them to paint their own butterfly to be auctioned off at a charity event to be held at the end of their anniversary year. The butterflies are around 10” in diameter and can be decorated with acrylic paint (materials and instructions will be sent out to you). All they ask is that you accompany the finished article with your signature on the reverse and provide a photo of yourself painting the butterfly – for authenticity/keepsake for the lucky bidder.

If you would like to Paint Your Own Butterfly and help The Benjamin Foundation raise funds to continue their work in Norfolk and Suffolk, then please contact Colin Lang, Special Projects Manager, either by email: Colin.Lang@benjaminfoundation.co.uk or telephone: 07739399577

For more information on The Benjamin Foundation's 25th Anniversary Butterfly Activities click here

The Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

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

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

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

Submissions Open For ‘Environments’ Outside In 2019 National Exhibition

Submissions can now be entered by Outside In artists for Outside In’s 2019 national open art exhibition ‘Environments’. The exhibition will feature artwork by up to 80 Outside In artists and be on display at Piano Nobile Gallery, Kings Place, London, from 28 October 2019 to 1 January 2020.

About the theme

‘Environments’ is an opportunity for Outside In artists based in the UK and Republic of Ireland to explore their own perspectives on space, place and location. Inspiration could come from artists’ immediate environment; such as the city or the countryside, the impact of climate change locally or globally, or ideas about what future environments might look like, or how they might be experienced.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 19 August 2019, 12 noon

Mslexia Fiction Competitions 2019

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

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

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

Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019

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

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

Enter Here
Deadline 16 September 2019

Apply to Hothouse 2020

Application Fee: £35

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

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

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 9 September 2019

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize - Entries Open

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

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 30 October 2019

Call For Entries - UK Young Artist Of The Year Award

First Award: £10,000 cash prize - The winner’s work will be shown at the Robert Walters Group head office for a period of 12 months following the award and at an international presentation with UKYA in 2020.
Second Award: £5,000 cash prize

Three unique organisations are collaborating to provide a significant platform and stepping stone for young artists. The new Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with Saatchi Gallery will discover and champion exceptional artists who are representative of contemporary Britain. From an open call across the UK we are seeking to discover 10 outstanding artists whose work demonstrates a strong and original voice, and is of exceptional artistic quality. We’re looking for artists who represent the UK’s richly diverse population, and embody the experiences of their community. Artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences and whom represent unique viewpoints and will help start new conversations in the UK art scene. The 10 shortlisted artists’ work will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a VIP awards evening.

Learn More And Apply Here
Deadline 1 September 2019, Midnight

Blackpool Illuminations Design Competition

Blackpool Illuminations are seeking expressions of interest from international artists, designers, creative professionals, and lighting companies experienced in creating work for the public realm to produce outline concepts as part of a major strategic plan to reinvent the illuminations for a 21st century audience. Five artist/companies from the expressions of interest will then be selected and each receive an honorarium design fee of £1000 to produce their concept designs.

The winning design will be selected by a Commissioning Panel. A minimum budget of up to £100k is available to produce the work. It will be unveiled to the public for the first time in August 2020 for the Blackpool Illuminations season.

Full details can be found here
Deadline 28 August 2019

Sainsbury Centre Call For Artists

We are looking to grow our team of artists to contribute to the Sainsbury Centre Learning programmes.

We are looking to recruit artists working in any media who:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have an on-going arts practice
  • Are able to create an environment where people feel they can express their ideas
  • Have a collaborative approach to planning and delivery
  • Are excellent communicators and listeners
  • Have an interest and enthusiasm for working with world art collections and exhibitions
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the creative process
  • Are able to make reference to broader contexts (for example to the work of other artists or participatory practices)

How to apply Please submit all the below in one Word document or PDF: • a CV (max. 2 pages) including exhibitions, relevant work experience and contact details for a referee • a cover letter outlining why you would like to contribute to the Learning programmes at the Sainsbury Centre • up to 5 images of your work

Please title the document LastName_FirstName. Please email your application to Nell Croose Myhill n.croose-myhill@uea.ac.uk with Artist Application in the subject line by Friday 6 September 2019.

Sainsbury Centre Artist’s Programme Seeking Expressions of Interest

The programme supports the development of research and practice through a series of artistled discussions, making sessions and critical enquiry. It aims to provide peer led learning opportunities, networking and professional development in a mutually supportive context.

The Artist’s Programme is open to practicing artists who are not currently in full time or part time education. Places will be offered to artists who will benefit from taking part in a programme focussing on working with people and from collections and who can make a commitment to attend.

Please submit all the below in one Word document or PDF: • a CV (max. 2 pages) including exhibitions and relevant work experience • a cover letter outlining what you would bring to and what you hope to gain from the Artist’s Programme Please title the document LastName_FirstName_ArtistsProgramme

Please email your expression of interest to Nell Croose Myhill n.croose-myhill@uea.ac.uk with Artists Programme in the subject line by Friday 6 September 2019.

More information available here

Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir is Recruiting!

For girls aged 11-18 years

The girls’ choir sing Evensong in the Cathedral every Tuesday during school term and lead the worship at one Sunday Eucharist and Evensong each term. They play a full part in the Cathedral services during Christmas and Easter, perform regular concerts in the Cathedral and across the Diocese, as well as making commercial recordings and broadcasting on radio. The girls’ choir also have a vibrant programme of social events, including an annual weekend residential trip and overseas tours.

Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir are taking place on Saturday 31st August.

To book an audition, please contact Mrs Tracy Bigwood: music@cathedral.org.uk, tel: 01603 218306

Artist Residency Opportunity In China

This exchange Residency Programme is for an artist based in the UK to have a dedicated Studio at Tank Loft located in the Campus of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing and time to develop work in a new environment. The selected artist will be in residence in Chongqing, China in October/ November 2019 for a 6-8-weeks. We are looking for an artist based anywhere in the UK, working in any medium with experience of running workshops. This residency is part of an ongoing exchange organised by QUAD, in Derby and Tank Loft, Sichuan Fine Art Institute / 501 Xu exhibition space in Chongqing.

The Residency includes:

  • Accommodation, an apartment in Chongqing, China
  • Return flights from UK to China (departing around 21st October)
  • Stipend for food (anticipated to be 50yuan per day equivalent to £6 per day)
  • Opportunity to deliver a paid workshop to Sichuan Fine Art Institute students (1000yuan)
  • An exhibition/sharing at the end of the residency
  • Materials as relevant
  • Some local travel

Learn more here
Deadline 11 August 2019, Midnight

Call For Submissions For A Feminist Art & Craft Magazine: Decorating Dissidence

Decorating Dissidence is looking for new contributors - artists, writers, activists - for our magazine, which explores craft and feminist art history.

Published every six weeks, this online magazine explores the political, aesthetic and conceptual qualities of craft and the decorative arts, from modernist experimentation in the early twentieth-century to contemporary practices today.

We’re interested in any kind of submission that explores the place of art and craft within feminist and modernist histories, as well as within contemporary practice. The following list contains examples of the kinds of articles you may wish to consider submitting:

We currently have a number of themed issues coming up, including: the domestic, materiality, the legacy of the Bauhaus, ceramics & decolonising craft.
Articles should be 800-1000 words in length.

Please send proposals to decoratingdissidence@gmail.com
Find us online at: www.decoratingdissidence.com
Twitter: @DecoModFem

Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Commission - Ramsgate Harbour, commissioned by children.

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

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

Full details here
Application deadline 8 September 2019, 5pm

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.

The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at www.eafa.org.uk

Full details here
Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

'SHIPWRECK' a mixed media open art competition

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

Full details on how to enter here
The closing date for entries is 31st August 2019.

Submissions Wanted For Disability Pride Digital Photographic Exhibition 2019

Norwich Independent Living Group are planning a Photographic Exhibition in the Norwich Millennium Library and are looking for images to exhibit, which will form part of the Disability Pride Event on Sunday 29th September 2019. The closing date for entries is 15th August 2019.

The theme for this year is “Pride and Disability”. If you would like to submit an image for exhibition, we are receiving images by email. The resolution must be minimum 2500 x 3300 pixels. If you set your camera or smart phone to high resolution the photos will be suitable. Please label your images with your name.

Please write a caption or comment about your photograph in the box on the entry form. If submitting more than one image please use a separate sheet.

Deadline 15 August 2019

Pop Up Studio Available For Rent - Wroxham Barns

£50 per week during term-time (ex VAT) and £70 per week (ex VAT) during school holidays.

We’re looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time. We’ll welcome applications for all types of products, clothing, antiques, collectables, toys, art, and crafts, or anything else you think would sell here in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
If you are interested in running a Pop Up Studio here at Wroxham Barns, then please fill out the form on our website. We’ll come back to you with further details and let you know if your application was successful. Please bear in mind that we try to avoid duplication or overlap with our permanent studios and specialist shops at Wroxham Barns so tell us why your shop will be different and explore the range of permanent shops and studios we already have on site

Full details here

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

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

Details on how to enter can be found here

Deadline: November 2019

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

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

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

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
Enter Here

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted to oil painting. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2019. The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists.
This year’s Annual Exhibition will include a 'show-within-the-show’ of paintings on the theme of “London”, to which members and non-members alike are invited to submit works for consideration. It is hoped that the display will capture the country’s capital city in all its character and complexity through the eyes of contemporary artists, and complement the broader exhibition of more varied subjects in the same medium.

For full detail and how to apply click here
Submissions close: Friday 30 August, 12 noon

Space to Let - St. Clements Colegate & St. Peter Parmentergate

Could a historic church be the perfect venue for your organisation? Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval church buildings in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions – from charities, to arts venues and theatres. NHCT are now seeking new tenants for the former churches of St Peter Parmentergate, King Street and St Clements, Colegate. We would especially love to hear from art, culture or charity-based organisations who may be able to make use of the space.

For more information visit: https://www.nhct-norwich.org/our-churches/#Letchurch

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

  • Short Play
  • Radio Play
  • Themed Play
  • Radio Game
  • Young Writer (Under 18's)

For the criteria for each category and submission forms visit: https://inkfestival.org/submit-your-work-for-ink-2019/
Closing date for submissions 1st September 2019.

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

We are seeking artists to take part in this project. This is an opportunity to tour existing work to rural locations; in addition to guaranteed show fees there are a limited number of bursaries averaging £1200 for artists with existing shows to adapt shows for rural touring. Companies who have toured with the RTDI have averaged 7 supported shows with fees varying from £850 to £1400 depending on scale and cost. There is also a paid for residential workshop exploring touring dance to rural locations to prepare artists for the experience. (Full details)

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.
The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at www.eafa.org.uk

Simply download and complete an entry form, or if you are under the age of 18, ask a parent/guardian to sign a consent form.
For full details visit here: http://www.eafa.org.uk/highlights/44-mash-up-filmmaking-competition

Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

Coast Arts Competition 2019

The theme for the 2019 competition is SHIPWRECK – in particular the legendary Fernebo wreck.
Competition entries will be shown in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm, in the Education Room at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer.
The entries will judged by two professional artists and the £100 cash prize will be awarded at the Private View on Friday 25th October, 6.30pm.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite work and the Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the show.

For details on how to enter click here 
Deadline for entries 31st August 2019

Development Opportunities Wensum Lodge Arts And Craft Courses - Norwich

Throughout the year Wensum Lodge offer an array of classes in popular subjects such as;

  • Creative textiles
  • Creative writing
  • Digital photography
  • Drawing and painting
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Sewing, dressmaking and crochet
  • Sculpture
  • Silversmithing
  • Woodwork

Their courses are for all levels and abilities, from taster sessions for complete beginners to advanced qualifications, with access to specialist equipment. 

Find out more here

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

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

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

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

West Norfolk Development Advice Surgery

16 August 2019 from 10am in King's Lynn

Development suppoort appointments for West Norfolk groups including:

  • Finding funding
  • Legal issues and governance
  • Consulting with communities and understanding their needs
  • Developing future plan and projects
  • Setting up and running new groups
  • Training and skills
  • Developing processes and policies

To Book an appointment call: 01362 698216 or email jackie.cushing@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk

Governance Now 2019 Conference

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

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

Book Here

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

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

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

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

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

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

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

a-n Mentoring Bursaries 2019

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

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

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

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

a-n Coaching Bursaries 2019

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

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

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

a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20

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

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

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

NETWORK@LFF 2019

NETWORK@LFF 2019 is an internationally focused professional development programme at the very heart of the BFI London Film Festival, delivered by BFI NETWORK.

We’re partnering with LFF to offer up to 12 UK-based writers, directors and producers a unique opportunity to join us for an intensive programme of masterclasses, screenings, events and one to ones with industry professionals.

This year, we’re looking for filmmakers telling stories with global ambitions; stories that can be culturally specific whilst resonating internationally. We’re interested in themes that transcend language barriers and ideas that expand minds and amplify new voices. We’re seeking filmmakers working on international co-productions, looking to build cross-cultural relationships or with a commitment to making films that travel to audiences beyond the UK.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 19 August 2019

The Doris Lessing at 100 Centenary Conference - UEA

12 - 14 September 2019
Cost: Unwaged: £90, Waged: £120

The Doris Lessing at 100 centenary conference has attracted an exciting and international range of papers and panellists. These include speakers from the Doris Lessing Society and established Lessing experts, and cover the full range of Lessing's career. The full programme of panels and papers will be published soon.

On the occasion of her centenary, this conference proposes a new critical exploration of the life and work of a complex and multifaceted writer, presenting an opportunity to rethink her contribution to modern literature. The conference will take place at the University of East Anglia, an institution that Lessing had a strong connection with, and to which she donated her extensive personal papers on her death. The event will coincide with an exhibition dedicated to Lessing's life and work in the Sainsbury Centre, UEA, which will see letters, manuscripts and personal effects on public display for the first time.

Register Here
Registration closes 16 August 2019

Woodcarving: An Introduction at Anteros Arts Foundation

Tuesday 6th August, 10am - 5pm

Cost: £75

A one-day introductory class to woodcarving with Mark Goldsworthy
Gain an understanding of the reductive process of carving, learn to think in three dimensions and practice using a variety of wood carving tools on sycamore or lime wood to produce a rough carving approximately 12” x 6” x 6”.

Book your place here: https://www.anterosfoundation.com/product-page/tuesday-6th-august-woodcarving-an-introduction

Museums Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

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

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

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

Book Here

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

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

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

Book Here 

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2019

The Norfolk Walking and Cycling festival is back for its 5th year, running throughout the whole month of October. There will be a host of events throughout Norfolk catered to all ages, with events from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Norwich Science Festival, Holkham Estate and more. www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/wcf
This year’s festival is hosted by Coastal Treasures. In July 2017, Norfolk County Council was awarded funding from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund for ‘Coastal Treasures’, a project to promote sustainable tourism and new ways of accessing the wealth of heritage features in the coastal area between King’s Lynn and Burnham Overy, and beyond into inland West Norfolk.
www.norfolk.gov.uk/coastaltreasures

If you are interested in hosting a walking or cycling event with us please get in touch with Sam Holden at Norfolk Trails by email at Samantha.Holden@norfolk.gov.uk and by no later than 15th August 2019.

Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

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

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

Artpocket Autumn 2019 Courses

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

Adults Sustained programmes of study:

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

Short courses:

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

Young People:

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

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk

QUAD Summer Writing Workshop Weekend - Derby

Date: 24th August & Sunday 25th August
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: £60, £50 Concessions & QUAD Members

With guest talks and workshops from science-fiction and thriller author Dan Godfrey, historical fiction novelist Clare Harvey, acclaimed crime author Roz Watkins and more.
Develop new ideas, get feedback and glean advice from established authors. Offering a weekend filled with lively writing activities, steered along by QUAD literature officer Alex Davis, this will be two days to inform and inspire in equal measure. The event will feature time for you to get feedback from your group and tutor, a host of guest talks and workshops from a wide range of authors.

Book Here

Creating Theatre Lab - London

Date: 27 Aug - 1 Sept 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: £240

As part of our platform to provide accessible opportunities to nurture new talent, The Scenic Route presents an intensive practical workshop exploring how to create original theatre collaboratively from scratch.
​Through a series of masterclasses, practical exercises and rehearsals the group will investigate a range of techniques involved in devising a cross-disciplinary piece which brings together physical theatre, text and music.
​The lab will culminate in a sharing of the work to an invited audience.

Apply Here

The Artful Athlete Coaching For Creatives 

Need help growing into your Creative Self?
You’re an Artful Athlete too.
The skills and experience I have gathered over 10 years in the creative, wellness and communications industry make me a one of a kind coach to help you heal, grow and push yourself to where you want to be. Book your preliminary appointment and let’s find a plan that suits your artful development.

Click here to learn more

Art At Work - In Need of a Free Space

Art At Work are looking for a free space close to Norwich city centre to run their weekly Arts and Well-being Sessions for about 20 women. It needs to be fairly private and accessible. This would enable them to continue their group when they have gaps in funding, which is very important to the women taking part. Art at Work are hoping that there is an arts or community organisation that could accommodate them, and would be happy to include the organisation in their marketing and on their website as a thank you.

If you think you could help contact Holly and Melanie by email artatworknorwich@gmail.comhttps://www.artatwork.co.uk/

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

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

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

Find out more and book tickets here

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

Fashion and Textile Workshops

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

Embroidery Workshops:

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

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

Please email for bookings; gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com

Discover! Creative Careers Week

18th - 22nd November 2019

Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching this year which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers. It’s an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce.

We’re asking employers to join the Discover! Creative Careers week by welcoming local school students aged 11-16 into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th – 22nd November 2019.
Learn more here

Vital Spark Development Programme

The Vital Spark Development Programme offers artists the time, space and resources to develop their practice around making work for children.
Over a nine-month period each artist has regular mentoring, an artist bursary, go and see opportunities, as well as creative development and networking opportunities.
We work closely with each artist to create a development journey that works for them, their development and access needs.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

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

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

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

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

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

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

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

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

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

GEM conference is a great opportunity to connect with the fantastic heritage learning community, sharing our challenges and celebrating our innovations. For full details click here.

Costs:

  • GEM member rate (whole conference): £297
  • Non-member rate (whole conference): £490
  • GEM member rate (day fee): £100
  • Non-member rate (day fee): £150

To book your place for Connection, Action, Innovation, please download the GEM Conference 2019 Booking Form and return it to office@gem.org.uk
Deadline 2 September 2019

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

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

With various opportunities and resources to include:

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

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

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

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

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

Save The Date! Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 18 - 24 May 2020

Following the hugely successful national rollout of Creativity & Wellbeing Week in 2019 - with over 50,000 people attending events! - London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance are delighted to announce that the next festival will be held from 18-24 May 2020.

Please also click here to read the full article by Mary Muir, Arts Development Manager at Norfolk Arts Service on how "Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019 provided a perfect high-profile opportunity to build on Norfolk's long-standing, ongoing strategic work to encourage and support greater collaboration between arts, culture, heritage, health and social care partners and to advocate for and shine a spotlight on the many ways in which arts and culture contribute to health, wellbeing and quality of life for people of all ages throughout our county."

More details to follow later in the year.

Creative Now Lecture Series - UEA

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities was delighted to host, Creative Now, a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA were joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector.

All events took place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service.

Listen to the panel discussions here: http://uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/creativenow

Calling All Film Festivals In The South East!

A selection of festivals from around the UK are planning to form a film festival union to help amplify the benefits of regional film festivals and to share resources and information. They are are inviting every UK feature film festival (which does not own a venue) to join them. Find out more here.

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

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

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

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

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

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

Download Here

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

Have Your Say Here 

Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

On the flip side of the studies and headlines articulating how powerful and positive art can be for mental health, there’s a dark underbelly of the stresses and neglect of mental health in the arts. Does the system fail us? Are we failing ourselves?

Take Part

Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

How public investment in the arts generates economic value across the creative industries and beyond. 

Without public investment into arts and culture, the remarkable economic success of the UK’s creative industries - the fastest growing sector - would simply not be possible.This report uses case studies to evidence this important contribution within three themes: talent, jobs and growth; innovation; new models of investment.

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

‘Arts, culture and rural communities – how the Arts Council works in rural England’ sets out how we will approach the specific needs and aspirations of rural communities in order to deliver our strategy. It sets out key partnerships and how we will engage with rural stakeholders to ensure that our approach is appropriate.
Download and read the full report here

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

Our new research report outlines People United’s niche position within an exciting and emerging research landscape that links the arts with psychology and civil society research on wellbeing, resilience, social cohesion and active citizenship. As part of our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to create a report that pulls together a decade of our research, learning and experience.

Download Full Report Here

Power To The People - Museums Association

'Power to the People' is a framework designed to help museums understand and improve their participatory practice and community engagement. Flexible and evidence-based, the framework aims to provide benchmarks of best practice, showcase excellence in this field and support museums to develop strong and sustainable connections to their communities. By outlining clear steps towards deeper community engagement and participation, it also aims to provide a common language for museums, funders and other stakeholders.
Download Here

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 CPP Places and CPP network commissioned this research in order to understand the wider impact that the programme is having on artistic practice and the cultural sector. The research is more widely relevant to anyone involved in commissioning artists to collaborate with communities.
It uses Creative People and Places practice as the starting point but pulls out transferable learning about what works when commissioning socially engaged art - for artists, for commissioners and for communities.
The report captures the perspectives of artists who have been commissioned to create new work with one or more CPP Places and of the CPP team members who are responsible for programming and working with artists and communities.

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

This handbook is a guide to getting to grips with what we call the ‘evidence agenda’ in arts and cultural learning.  Using evidence of how others have made a difference and evaluating our own impact can help the whole sector improve, making arts and cultural learning stronger and more sustainable.
The trouble is that it is hard and no one ever tells you what you need to be good at to be good at using evidence. This handbook is designed to make it easier to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation. We also hope it will help you love them and to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education. Beginners can be Evidence Champions, just as much as experts can, but you might want a little guidance when you’re taking your first steps. Throughout the guide we talk about the attitudes, the approaches and the key skills of an Evidence Champion. There’s also advice on the things you can do right now with the teachers, arts and cultural educators, funders and evaluators you collaborate with to make arts and cultural learning more evidence-rich. That’s why we cover some of the key knowledge and skills you’ll need, as well as some things you can do right now.

Download the The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s Handbook (pdf 4.9 MB)

World Cities Culture Report 2018

The World Cities Culture Forum has launched its landmark publication – the World Cities Culture Report 2018. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and published every three years, this report is the world’s most comprehensive cultural report, featuring data and innovative projects from cities across the globe.

About the report
Against a backdrop of a changing world order and increasingly divisive national politics, the World Cities Culture Report highlights how local governments in cities across the world are responding with cultural policies that are more inclusive and open to a greater range of people, practitioners, art forms and new spaces.

The report includes example of cities responding to common challenges, showing the ways in which cities are expanding their cultural offer.

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

An industry-designed creative careers drive has been launched by a partnership of creative organisations to raise awareness among young people of opportunities to work in the creative economy.The Creative Careers Programme aims to engage with more than 160,000 school-age students by March 2020 and enable around 2m young people to access better advice about pursuing a creative career.

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Bright Ideas Fund

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

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

Community Action Fund - South Norfolk Council

There will be some community initiatives which will require larger amounts of funding and to support this, the Community Action Fund (CAF) is in place. Local District Councillors are responsible for receiving, considering and proposing applications for funding from the fund of between £1,000 and £15,000.

Applications will be considered by a CAF Panel; who will meet up to two times per year to consider requests for CAF applications, but may allocate the full budget at the first.

More information and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 20 August 2019

#iwill Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation

Grants of between £1,000 to £5,000

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

More details and how to apply here
Deadline 27 September 2019

Jerwood Bursaries

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.
A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your creative practice by covering the costs of self-initiated residencies and by supporting early-stage research and testing of brand new ideas. We want you to suggest activities that will help you to learn and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 9 September 2019

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

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

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

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

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

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

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

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

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

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

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Grants To Improve Community Spaces

Community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate can now apply for grants of up to £50,000 from Space to Connect – our £1.6 million partnership with government.

Two strands of funding are available:

  • ‘Explore’ – organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use can apply for grants of up to £10,000. Revenue funding only. Applications close on at midday (12pm) on Monday 12 August 2019

Funding builds on the government’s commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its Loneliness Strategy. It also extends our existing support for organisations working to make spaces more sustainable.
Apply Here

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

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

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

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

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

More information is available here.

Henry Moore Foundation

Grants to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display related to sculpture. The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

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

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

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

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

Open Project Proposals scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

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

Vital Spark Ideas Fund

The Ideas Fund is a seed commission which offers financial support and expertise for an artist or company to take a bold and exciting new idea in to the next stage of it's life.
The Spark will support two new ideas of work for children and young people (ages 0-13) per year from 2018 to 2022. These ideas will help us move towards an increase in high quality work that is diverse, relevant and representative of children today.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

This is a three-year scheme, with funding each year being given to projects on a specific theme. The theme for the 2019 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability.
Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions
Application Form
The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

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

EIRA Funding

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

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. More information here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities 'Local Recall' Volunteers Needed - Archant

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

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

Sign Up Here

Volunteer Secretary / Charity Administration Assistant

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to take on the role of secretary and support the operations of the charity. This role is especially suitable for anyone wishing to gain experience in charity, heritage and/or arts management.

Click here for more information

Applications close on 22nd August

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trustee

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

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

Become a Heritage Open Days Volunteer

Are you passionate about heritage, arts and culture? Would you like to gain new experiences, meet new people and learn more about the histories and treasures on your doorstep? Then we want to hear from you!

The Forum Trust are looking for people to become this year’s Heritage Open Days Ambassadors, to help us champion our rich and diverse heritage right here in Norfolk. This year’s Festival takes place from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 Sunday and there will be volunteering opportunities throughout August and September.

Please visit https://theforumnorwich.co.uk/hods/volunteers for more information or contact Katie Ellis, Event Producer – Heritage Open Days on hods@theforumnorwich.co.uk or 01603 727950.

Deadline for applications is 19 August 2019

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Volunteers Needed For Cambridge Film Festival

Sign up to volunteer for Cambridge Film Festival. Applicants must be 16 or older.
We have three key areas of the Festival where we require volunteer support. The first is Movies on the Meadows which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend (23rd-26th August); the second is brochure distribution days for the main Festival (5th, 11th and 12th October) and finally, the main Festival itself (17th-24th October).

Apply Here
Deadline 16 August 2019

Volunteers Needed For 'We Out Here Festival' - 14 – 19 August 2019

Welcome to the UK’s most exciting #NEW festival! From the producers of the critically acclaimed “Worldwide Festival”, We Out Here lands for it’s inaugural year in the beautiful rolling Cambridgeshire countryside this August.

Volunteers will be required for no more than 20 hours over the weekend. No overnight shifts.
You will be part of the Gates Team & General Stewarding Team, welcoming festival-goers, checking tickets and wrist-banding. You’ll get free entry, a free meal for every shift, training and support from an experienced team, access to tea and coffee, a chill, charge and camping space with other volunteers and loads of time to enjoy the music.

Apply Here

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:25

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

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on Monday 5 August 2019 are now available.

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

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

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

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