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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 19 April 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 19th April 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:
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In This Issue: Job Opportunities Community and Visitor Engagement Officer - Museum of Cambridge

Part-time, fixed term
£17,160 per annum

We are seeking an organised and creative individual to work as our Community and Visitor Engagement Officer, developing and delivering new and engaging experiences that will grow audiences for the Museum of Cambridge and our Cambridge City Council fundedCapturing Cambridge project. This is a 12-month fixed-term post working for 30 hours a week, preferably over four days although other working hour arrangements will be considered. Core working days will be agreed with the successful candidate.
Job Description
Application Form
For Further details click here
Sunday 17 June 2018

Operations Manager - The Corn Hall, Diss

37.5 Hours Per Week
Salary £25,984

Support and motivate the staff, in their various roles, and the volunteer teams to ensure the efficient running of the Corn Hall in line with the Trust’s policies and that the visitor and audience experience is a positive one from the first point of contact. Be responsible for the day to day running of the Corn Hall as a financially sustainable multi-disciplinary arts centre, maintaining its position as one of the key small venues in East Anglia

Please email CV and covering letter saying what you believe you can bring to this role to Ray Bryant Chairman Board of Trustees c/o linda.simpson@thecornhall.co.uk
For more information click here
Closing date for applications Midnight Tuesday 30th April 2019

Marketing & Admin Assistant - The Forum, Norwich

Temporary, part-time, 22.5 hours, 3 days per week.
Salary: c.£18-20,000 per annum, pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Admin Assistant to join our Marketing and Communications Team on a short term temporary contract until 31 October 2019.
Supporting the Marketing and Communications Manager you will assist with all aspects of marketing, PR and admin for The Forum, and provide support for our programme of events, including Heritage Open Days and Norwich Science Festival.
You will be an efficient and organised individual, ideally with experience in a busy marketing and comms or events environment, and should possess a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills. In addition, you must be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative in a fast moving environment, with excellent attention to detail.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Job Specification
Application Form
Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019 at 5pm

Project Learning and Engagement Officer - Norwich Castle Museum

£24,313 - £26,317 per annum (Scale G)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 4 years

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The Project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK.
This is a unique opportunity for a confident, creative, ambitious engagement and participation specialist with excellent communication skills. Joining our high-performing Learning and project teams, the post holder will lead the delivery of a comprehensive learning and engagement programme in line with an agreed Activity Plan that is designed to broaden and enhance participation with this unique building, our collections and the wider city.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
42374 Information pack 05-19.doc
Closing date: 6 May 2019
Apply Here

Library Manager - Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, Norwich

£12,156 - £13,158 per annum (Scale G)
18.5 Hours per week
Permanent contract

You will have had previous experience of managing and supervising staff and be able to model excellent customer service behaviours. You will be part of a team that is responsible for the day to day running of the library, ensuring building processes, procedures and general administrative tasks are completed accurately and to time. Your ability to build partnerships, work with volunteers and be creative about promoting reading, literacy and digital skills will be key to your success.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
42170 Information pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 22 April 2019
Apply Here

Project Support Officer - Norwich Castle Museum

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 30 September 2020

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK.
You will be a key member of the project team, providing efficient and effective administrative support, through supporting meetings, compiling agendas and collating papers. You will maintain budget control and financial systems, and liaise with NMS colleagues, stakeholders and consultants.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
42396 Information pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 30 April 2019

Apply Here

Rights and Cataloguing Officer - The Archive Centre, Norwich

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 30 June 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for a Rights and Cataloguing Officer as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK. You will enable people to find and access digitised sound recordings. They will conduct rights clearance including researching rights ownership, whilst supporting the Cataloguing Manager in the creation and amendment of catalogue records and other metadata.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41883 CEHE Information Pack 04-2019.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Head of Communications - University of Cambridge Library

Salary: £40,792-£51,630

The post-holder, based at the University Library, will combine first-class news and media judgment with an ability to plan strategically, work alongside external partners, potential funders and communications colleagues around the University. The post-holder will develop the capability and infrastructure to enable a successful portfolio of strategic communications for the libraries across traditional, social and digital media.
Apply Here
Closing date: 23 April 2019

Producer: Learning and Inclusion - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Permanent, full time, salary to £24k

A wide range of community-based projects are delivered by the L&I team which is entering an exciting period in its development. We are looking for a creative, dynamic and hard-working project manager to join our vibrant team. The focus of this role is to devise, design and deliver new and existing music-based work, specifically with and for those who are living in challenging circumstances within the Suffolk community. This includes programmes within criminal justice and challenging educational settings.
Job Description
Application Form
Equality Form

To apply please send a covering letter, completed application and CV to Helen Fletcher hfletcher@snapemaltings.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

Arts Producer - Cambridge Junction

Salary: £26,890

We’re looking for someone with a passion for contemporary performance and experience of working with artists and audiences. You will have excellent people skills and be an experienced project manager. You will manage our Spring and Autumn seasons of contemporary performance (around 30 shows a year) with a balance of theatre, physical theatre, circus, dance, live art and spoken word; our annual Watch Out festival; and our programme of contemporary performance for families (around 25 shows a year) including an annual Christmas show commission. You will oversee our residencies for artists, supporting a minimum of 26 residency-weeks each year. Supported by the Artist Development Producer you will be responsible for Troop, Cambridge Junction’s artists’ network and advisory service.
Application Pack
Please return the application form by email to: sam.lucas@junction.co.uk
Deadline 23 April 2019, Midnight.

National Trust Estate Manager - Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds

Salary £40,071 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 28/08/20)

In the morning you could be resolving a complex land management dispute. By the afternoon you might be advising general managers on strategic asset management. You’ll make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land as you help us deliver our modern progressive land management approach for the stunning places looked after by the UK’s biggest private landowner. It’s a demanding job, delivering against KPI’s with substantial rental budgets, a large number of assets to manage and big ambitions for nature. 
Job Pack
Apply Here
Deadline 28 April 2019

Production Editor - Archant Dialogue, Norwich

Basic salary of up to £25,000

Working as part of a small dedicated team for our Harley-Davidson client, the Production Editor (H-D) is an integral part of delivering multi-lingual content across a number of channels.
The Production Editor (H-D) will have a focus on delivering excellent, error-free client media across a number of platforms for our Harley-Davidson clients. The core part of the role is around managing a number of global H.O.G. clients in the creation and production of their H.O.G. communications assets, including the quarterly HOG magazine and other member benefits in multiple languages. Work will also involve editing articles for Harley-Davidson digital channels and packaging for approval and distribution.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk
Job Description
Person Specification
Closing date: April 23, 2019

Visitor Assistants - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

(Part-Time and Zero Hours contracts available)
SALARY: £17,079 pro rata

Visitor Assistants (VAs) are a public facing team which oversees the day-to-day security of the exhibitions and collections while also ensuring visitors’ experience of Kettle’s Yard is safe, enjoyable, accessible and informative.

For further information and to apply click here
Deadline 29 April 2019

Collections Assistant - Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Fixed-term until 31st Dec 2020

The post holder will work to support volunteers and work to ensure that visitors have an engaging experience when they visit the Polar Museum. They will also have the opportunity to carry out important work to safeguard the collections, support our learning programmes with a range of audiences and gain experience in the administration of a wide range of museum activities, from installing exhibitions to ordering new equipment. 

Application Pack
Apply Online
Closing date: 3 May 2019

Project Assistant Curator - Norwich Castle Museum

£19,554 - £21,166 per annum (Scale E)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The Project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK.
You will work as part of the project curatorial team, with a particular focus on researching the medieval stories and collections relating to the new interpretation being developed within the Castle Keep. You will liaise with NMS colleagues, an Academic Advisory Board, the British Museum, external organisations and individual specialists in order to research, locate and document all appropriate objects and records.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41991 Information pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 28 April 2019
Apply Here

Project Curator - Castle Museum, Norwich

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 24 months

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The Project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK. As a key member of the project team, you will curate and coordinate the development and delivery of new galleries and interpretation in the Norwich Castle Keep, including a major partnership gallery with the British Museum. You will take a lead role in the project management and coordination of all interpretation elements, including the design and fit-out phases, liaising with relevant consultants and contractors including for exhibition design and fit-out.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41983 Information pack 04-19.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Learning Inclusion Coordinator - Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Salary: £28,660 to £34,189 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term until 31st March 2021

We are now recruiting a Learning Inclusion Coordinator who will report to the Learning Associate: Inclusion, with a remit across the UCM.
This role will co-ordinate a key strand within our inclusion programme as part of an exciting new project exploring how museums can play a part in tackling loneliness among older adults, a key aspect of which is the extension of our innovative programme, Dance at the Museum.
Apply Here
Deadline: 22nd April 2019, Midnight.

Designer - Norfolk Into Opera Festival

Our Designer will be responsible for designing the costumes, set and props for The Elixir of Love the launching production of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival. We are looking for a Designer with an interest in creating immersive and imaginative audience experiences. The WW1 setting will require careful research from our Designer, especially in terms of costumes. The individual we appoint will need to be able to demonstrate their passion for working as a designer, their commitment and dedication to previous projects, their imaginative responses to a director’s brief and their experience in making and sourcing costumes themselves (as this will be a requirement for our production). Supported by Stage Management and Into Opera, the Designer will also be expected to help source suitable props as well. Previous experience (at least 3 years) as a Designer / Associate Designer is essential. Previous experience of working specifically in opera is desirable but not essential.

To apply please send a CV, a short covering letter and if possible a link to some examples of your previous work (video/photographs/showreel/portfolio) to help get a more rounded sense of who you are as an artist. Please also inform us in the body of your email if you would be available for an interview on Wednesday 1st May.
Applications should be sent to our Artistic Director, Genevieve Raghu: info@into-opera.org.uk

For further information click here
Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 23rd April

Choreographer / Movement Director - Norfolk Into Opera Festival

Our Choreographer / Movement Director will work closely with our Stage Director to develop an engaging visual and physical language for The Elixir of Love. The role will include collaborating creatively with principals, a small chorus and children from the Into Opera Youth Company. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working with a score and who has some previous experience of working with professional opera companies as either a Choreographer and/or Movement Director. The individual we appoint for this role needs to be an excellent communicator, a quick thinker in the rehearsal room, able to work with individuals with a range of movement experience and with a strong eye for detail. We are interested in hearing from emerging, early and mid-career artists.

To apply please send a CV, a short covering letter and if possible a link to some examples of your previous work (video/photographs/showreel/portfolio) to help get a more rounded sense of who you are as an artist. Please also inform us in the body of your email if you would be available for an interview on Wednesday 1st May.
Applications should be sent to our Artistic Director, Genevieve Raghu: info@into-opera.org.uk

For further information click here
Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 23rd April

National Trust Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Blickling Estate, Norfolk.

£13,593 pa
Permanent p/t (30 hrs pw)

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.
Role Profile
Apply Here
Application Deadline 24th April 2019

Project Enabler - North Norfolk Council

Full time Permanent
Salary: £32,029 - £35,934 per annum

There’s a positive energy about North Norfolk District Council. We have an ambitious vision for the future of the area and have a great track record of delivering exciting initiatives to nurture local economic growth and community development. As our Project Enabler you will inspire local communities and businesses and be creative in developing new project ideas that will provide opportunities for improvement and investment. We are therefore looking for someone with the skills to bring together people, places and resources to effect lasting change.
Job Description
Application Form
Equalities Form
Please send the completed forms to hr@north-norfolk.gov.uk
Deadline 1st May 2019, 9am

Freelance Evaluation Consultant - Festival Bridge Local Cultural Education Partnerships

Fee: £4,850 - £6,000

We are seeking an experienced freelance evaluation consultant with a strong understanding of the arts and cultural sector, and in particular of consortium working, to evaluate and report on the value of ten Local Cultural Education Partnerships operating in the Festival Bridge region. This will include developing and delivering an evaluation methodology, a review and report on the current performance of the LCEPs as well as creating a structured approach to capturing data between now and 2022.
LCEP Evaluation Consultancy Brief

Please email applications to bridge@nnfestival.org.uk by 9am on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Custodian (Visitor Services Team) - Ely Museum, Norfolk

£8.25 p/h or £9.08 p/h on Sundays & Bank Holidays
Fixed Term Contract Ending 1st September 2019
Hours - 12 hours every weekend & 7.25 hours on Bank Holidays

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Ely Museum as a weekend Custodian (Visitor Services Team Member). For more details and to obtain an application form email curator@elymuseum.org.uk
Closing date 22nd April 2019 at 5pm.

Administrator - The Garage, Norwich

£17,000 - £19,000 per annum pro rata
Part time. 24 hours per week.
Fixed term to end March 2020

Are you an efficient administrator with the ability to think on your feet and take initiative? We are looking to recruit a logical and organised individual to support engagement, teaching and learning of young people by providing high quality administrative support as part of Learning and Inclusion teams. Job Description
Application Form
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Youth Arts Worker - The Garage, Norwich

£18,000 - £19,500 per annum pro rata
Part time. 20 hours per week (to include Thursday & Friday 4pm-7pm during term time)
Fixed term to end March 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join our Inclusion team. We want to change people’s lives through art…do you?
You will be working to engage, support and inspire children and young people to access high quality artistic experiences to increase personal, social and transferable skills.
Job Description
Application Form
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Lecturer in Performing Arts (Acting Specialism) - The Garage, Norwich 

£22,000 to £24,500 per annum pro rata 24 hours per week (teaching hours 600 annually).
Part time. You will be required to work across Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Sundays term time only).
Fixed term, 10 months (Aug 2019 - April 2020).

We are looking to appoint a part-time lecturer with specialist skills in acting to join our outstanding Performing Arts Faculty. You will be an experienced, innovative and passionate teacher with the will to drive forward this initiative and provide excellent opportunities for our students.
The successful applicant will support the delivery of the Foundation Course and lead the delivery of our level 2 provision. You will have a real commitment to vocational education with the ability to truly motivate and inspire learners, together with a commitment to meet our high expectations of academic standards and achievement.

Job Description
Please email your completed application form and a cover letter (no longer than one side of A4) detailing your interest in the position and how you feel you meet the specification to Toni Bentley toni.bentley@thegarage.org.uk
Closing date: 22 April 2019

Museum Learning Assistant - The Lynn Museum, King's Lynn

£9,764 - £9,959 per annum (Scale C)
20 hours per week
Permanent contract

A chance to join the team at the award-winning Lynn Museum, King's Lynn. You will work as part of a small team delivering a high standard of customer-focused services to ensure that visitors’ experience is informative, enjoyable and safe.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41258 CELE Information Pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 21 April 2019

Wensum Lodge Create Hub Development Officer - Norfolk County Council

£29,636 - £31,371 per annum (Scale I) effective from 1 April 2019
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2021 in first instance

We are looking for a Development Officer to cultivate our vision and create a lasting legacy for Norfolk. You will support the planning, delivery and project management of the Wensum Lodge Create Hub programme, developing and managing funding bids, developing a robust business case, and creating a wider stakeholder engagement and a communications plan to support the programme. As the day to day contact for externally appointed organisations and internal departments you will provide clarification, query resolution, oversee a remedial works programme and ensure successful tenancies.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41461 Information pack 04-19.doc or visit here
Closing date: 21 April 2019

Marketing Admin Assistant - Norwich Arts Centre 

20 hours per week (One year fixed term)

NAC are looking for a Marketing Admin Assistant to provide crucial support and administrative provision to the marketing team. Main duties will involve monitoring ticket sales, ensuring all press and marketing materials are up to date and assisting with sales of events.
Job Description
A covering letter and CV should be emailed to marketing@norwichartscentre.co.uk
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Activity Leaders for Summer 2019 - Kingswood Norfolk 'Inspiring Learning'

Location: Norfolk
Salary: NMW/NLW

Does spending your summer inspiring children and young people through outdoor activities sound like your dream job?
Then join our fun, enthusiastic team, and spend the summer of your life at Kingswood!
You'll get to run exciting activities and create life changing adventures whilst working at one of our stunning and unique centres.
Get ready to make lifelong friends as you’ll be working as part of a lively team of like-minded people.
If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be, then Kingswood is the place for you.

To apply click here
Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The Sunny Art Prize - Submissions Wanted

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. They are seeking a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics.
1st Prize – £3,000, a public solo exhibition at Sunny Art Centre in London, a one-month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries,
2nd prize – £2,000, a group exhibition, a one-month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries
3rd prize – £1,000, a group exhibition, a one-month residency and a show at our partners’ galleries.

For full terms and to apply click here
Deadline: 30th June 2019

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Selected from original art works, the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and exhibition has an established reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. Initial entry is by online registration only.  Following the online registration, those registered must then complete the Work Submission Form and Work Labels and hand these in with the drawings at their selected Collection Centre.
First Prize – £8000
Second Prize – £5000
Student Award – £2000
Working Drawing Prize – £2000, for a preparatory drawing for a project or work to be realised in any form.
Evelyn Williams Drawing Award – £10,000, a biennial award to support a mid-career artist selected for the exhibition to hold a solo exhibition at a major gallery in the UK.

To enter and full terms visit here
Deadline, 5pm on 26 June 2019.

We Out Here Festival Performance Opportunity

The Albany and We Out Here Festival are pleased to announce a great opportunity for developing artists to perform as part of the line-up at We Out Here 2019 from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 2019 in beautiful Abbots Ripton, Cambridge.
Festival Line Up
Application Pack
Apply by Midnight Wednesday 8 May

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

Now in its 32nd year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious watercolour competition in the UK. Hugely popular with artists, gallery visitors and readers of The Sunday Times, the competition aims to celebrate and reward excellence and originality in the medium of watercolour.
Entry is through an online entry process. Entry fee is £15 per work. Artists may enter up to 4 works only. The panel of judges will initially review entries through a digital submission process. Following this, a maximum of 250 shortlisted artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on 5 July 2019, from 10 – 5pm and 6 July 2018, from 10 – 4pm, to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for final judging.
Only works shortlisted from the initial digital submission will be received for final judging. These works will only be accepted at the submission point with fully completed entry forms and labels, which will be emailed to artists following the initial selection. Please note that notification of all results will be sent by email only.

The closing deadline for online submission is 5pm, 17 June 2019.
Enter Here

Call For Participant Performers – NNF Festival Launch Friday 10 May 2019

We’re looking for 40 participants to perform in our Festival launch The Journey on Friday 10 May, before Chris Bullzini walks the high wire from the top of Jarrolds to the Forum. We would like 40 people of all ages (from children to adults) to walk from the Forum towards Jarrolds in a choreographed scene. You will be required to attend a rehearsal on Thursday 9 May from 7-10pm and then required from 8-10pm on the evening of the performance on Friday 10 May.

We would like people to provide their own costume where possible, which would include a long coat and suitcase, to look as if you are travelling (going on your own journey). If you don’t have this costume this won’t inhibit you from participating.

If you’re interested in taking part please contact Sarah Witcomb on 01603 878386 or sarah@nnfestival.org.uk

Open Space Curatorial Residency - Istanbul

3rd August – 30th September 2019

This residency will give one emerging curator, with 1-3 years of professional experience, the unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in Istanbul, working with artists, curators and art organisations including the Huma Kabakci Collection to develop a new project that will be presented in Istanbul and London in Autumn 2019.
Information Pack
Application Form

Completed applications and any queries should be emailed to Inês at info@openspacecontemporary.com
For full details please click here
Application deadline: Thursday 2 May 2019

The Melting Platform: Material Interactions - Helsinki Design Residency

This residency is for UK-based creative practitioners and researchers working at the intersections of design, architecture and art with an interest in critically investigating design as a cultural practice.
The programme will include two stays in Helsinki: a two-week research visit in May/June 2019, and a production and presentation period of one month in August and September that will overlap with HDW (5 – 15 September 2019).
This year’s residency invites creative practitioners and researchers to explore the significance and changing purpose of materials and materiality at this critical moment, where ecological and technological transformations are changing the way we design.
Submissions should be sent in PDF format no more tha 2MB in size. Please email to parvinder.marwaha@britishcouncil.org

For full details click here
Deadline: 24th April 2019

Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

We are looking for pictures that show what is great about Fakenham. People enjoying themselves, events and activities, architecture, landscapes, close-ups, culture, business… let your imagination and your camera find a story.
Terms and Conditions
Visit here to enter: https://www.activefakenham.org.uk/photo-competition/
The competition closes at midnight on 30 June 2019.

Young Masters 5th Edition Art Prize Now Open

We’re looking for artists who show originality, skill and imagination in response to the art of the past. You can interpret this as widely as you like. You will have the chance to explain your interpretation in your artist statement.
Open to anyone over 18 years of age. Fee: £35 (+VAT if applicable) to apply with 4 artworks.
For a full list of awards and prizes click here.

Terms and Conditions & FAQs
Apply Here
Deadline: 31st May 2019 at midnight

Composer for Choral Project - Work with Frozen Light

Paid Opportunity

Frozen Light are looking for expressions of interest from composers for their exciting new choral project for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We want to work with a composer with specialist experience of writing or arranging music for choirs. We are also interested in working with people with experience of leading choirs and bringing singers together.
Frozen Light are leaders in the field of creating and touring multi-sensory performance for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). We are currently on tour with our fourth performance The Isle of Brimsker which is touring 55 theatre venues across the UK. We are passionate about creating accessible opportunities for people with PMLD to enable them to access the arts in a way that is meaningful to them.

Please send Lucy an e-mail to info@frozenlighttheatre.com with your CV and a letter laying out what you think you could bring to this project, links to previous work and an estimated fee for your time within proposal
Closing date: Friday 31st May, 5pm

Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, and over 4,000 people attended last year's festival to enjoy some of the very best in contemporary and international documentary. Submit your film or project now for your chance to be a part of London's documentary festival.
Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2019 are now open. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature length documentaries, short audio documentaries, as well as cross-platform projects.

Prizes are awarded in three categories:
Open City Award
Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award
Best UK Short Award

Winners of the feature prizes are awarded a £750 cash prize, with the Best UK Short Award winner receiving mentorship and financial support for festival travel from the British Council.
Submit Now

Deadline April 23, 2019

Opportunity for Actors - Parrabbola Project

So, we have a play and we have an amazing site specific venue and now we need people to get involved. There are no auditions, everyone gets a part and lines to say! No previous experience is needed. Drop in casting days are on Sunday April 7th 2-6pm Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB and Monday 8th April 2-8pm Mill Suite at Horning Village Hall NR12 8LQ. Come along any time - it takes about 45 minutes. The play will have lots of music, dance and other excitements as well, so we need all those skills too.
Key dates for rehearsal and performance are as follows:
First full rehearsal Sunday April 14, and from then on all Sundays except April 21. Smaller rehearsals for music, dance and individual scenes will take place throughout the week, scheduled to fit with the cast's availability. We'll probably also rehearse on the Bank Holiday Mondays in May.
Dress Rehearsal 1 Sunday June 2, Dress Rehearsal 2 Saturday June 8,
Performance day 1 at St Benet's Sunday June 9,
re-rehearsal date for Village Green performances Monday June 10,
Daytime Performance for Schools Thursday June 13,
Village Green Performances evenings of Thursday June 13, Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15.
Cast members need to be over 16 or 12+ if accompanied by an adult
For further information contact Philip Parr - Artistic Director of Parrabbola info@parrabbola.co.uk

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.

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

This will take place, yes you guessed - in Lowestoft, well Pakefield to be more precise. Artists will be invited to come forward and register to take part. After which they will be encouraged to go ‘out there’ and be inspired by our wonderful town. Paint it like you love it! After all it has many great historical features and every day life to capture ‘in paint’ for all of us to enjoy for many years to come.
Artists should use their artistic talents to interpret the essence of Lowestoft and approach their painting in any way they feel and use any medium to execute their many varied visions of Lowestoft.

TERMS

  • Each artist can submit up to three paintings.
  • All paintings must be framed to gallery standards (check with us if you’re not sure about this).
  • Mediums excepted = oil, w/c, acrylic, pastel, embroidery, charcoal, collage, etching, drypoint, woodcut, linocut. No photography.
  • Each painting must be a view, a scene or depict something that is unmistakably Lowestoft!

There is a panel of people who will decide which paintings will be chosen to be exhibited at Ferini Art Gallery within their 20th Annual Summer Exhibition which will held in July/August 2019. For further details please contact Michaela Hobbs at Ferini Art Gallery - Pakefield, call: 01502-562222 or email: info@ferinimedia.co.uk.

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

A chamber choir of 24 voices for a one-off project is being assembled to enable a performance of this exciting recent composition which will take place in the 2019 King’s Lynn Festival at King’s Lynn Minster on Monday 15th July 6.30pm. The musical director is Norfolk–based vocal group director and composer, Jane Wells. The scoring of the piece also includes an organ part that will be played by Adrian Richards, director of music at the Minster, along with a children’s choir which is being put together with the support of the Norfolk Music Hub.

The rehearsal dates are:
4th & 18th May; 1st, 15th & 29th June; and 6th July 10.30am-1pm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST PLEASE CONTACT JANE WELLS BY EMAIL: occmusjw@gmail.com

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

Art Branches - Calling all Norfolk Landscape Artists!

We are looking for Broadland District artists who would like to join in and paint a painting for the mental health recovery wards at Hellesdon Hospital, as part of Art Branches project improving wellbeing through art. Your painting will be donated and form part of a permanent outdoor exhibition in the garden at Thurne Ward.

Join in the fun in morning or afternoon session on:

Sunday 29th April - 10:00-16:00
The Studio Gallery,
Acle,
NR13 3DY

All materials provided, bring ideas or sketches and meet like minded artists to create your painting with acrylics on our primed outdoor canvases. Theme is “Parkland Trees” so any green ideas, East Anglian Landscapes or trees in urban spaces would be most welcome. Abstracts welcome, boards available at 40x40cm, 40x 60cm and A2 format.

Please contact artbranches@icloud.com for further information and to book as space is limited.
www.artbranches.org

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

The Norwich Film Festival was founded in 2009 and has become an international film festival which takes place annually in Norwich, UK, during November. It’s a celebration of independent film and provides an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.
Through our open submissions process, we support local and national filmmakers as well as those from all across the globe, providing a platform for new and existing talents to showcase their amazing work in Norwich.

Entries are open to both UK and international filmmakers for the following categories:

Short Film
Animated Film
Documentary Film
Student Film
East Anglian Film
One Min Movie

Deadline June 23, 2019

To apply visit: https://filmfreeway.com/NorwichFilmFestival

Creative Future Writers Award - Call For Submissions

Our FREE to enter competition opens on Monday 11 February 2019. There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs.

This year’s theme is Home. In a year of seismic shifts, we’re looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words.

For details on our eligibility criteria click here
To read our competition rules click here
For details on how to apply online click here
For details on how to apply in person or by post click here

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 June 2019 at 11.59pm.

The 2019 Wasted Film Competition - SpudFILM

THIS IS... YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
By making a short film that tells an inspiring story about local solutions to global issues.
You don't need to be a pro - you could make this on your phone! You just need to tell a strong story with an inspiring message about anything or anyone that is doing something that makes a difference to the wellbeing of our planet!

WHAT FOR?
spudFILM 2019 is running its very own Film Competition titled : WASTED: Global Issues - Local Solutions. The theme for the film competition will be about all forms of Waste. We will be looking for solutions, positivity and pragmatic thinking. Entries can be international but the focus point of the film has to be about solving/ thinking differently about issues in your local area. We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

HOW TO TAKE PART?
The spudFILM Competition will take place on the 16th June at spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BA. The submissions deadline will be on the 8th of May with a shortlist to be produced by the spud team within 2 weeks. The shortlisted top 10 films will be shown on the 16th of June followed by the Judges talk and prize giving. Please Click Here for full Terms & Conditions and click here to Submit your film!

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

Norfolk Music Hub is launching a competition to find Norfolk’s original artists, with an opportunity to play at Latitude Festival 2019 for the winner and studio time to record, mix and master an original piece for two runners up. All you need to do is upload your original music to Songwriter before 10th June 2019. A panel of professional musicians and songwriters will judge the winning entries.

Songwriter is an online community and competition for young people aged 8-18 who live in Norfolk. Songwriter is a platform that gives you the opportunity to upload your original music to a chart and join a community of young songwriters whilst getting feedback from other musicians.

Access to Songwriter is free and all songs that are uploaded to Songwriter can receive professional and peer feedback.

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Young Norfolk Writing Competition - National Centre For Writing 

Write poems or lyrics? Short stories, essays or graphic stories? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk. Send us your very best writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lyrics, scripts or graphic novels) and you could win professional mentoring, publication on the National Centre for Writing website and bookish goodies!

The writing categories are as follows:

  • Category one: Poetry / song lyrics
  • Category two: Fiction / creative non-fiction / scripts / graphic stories
  • You can enter six pieces of writing across the categories (maximum three pieces in each category).

Audio entries are also welcomed across all categories.

The word limits for each category are:

  • Fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, poems and song lyrics – one side of A4 or up to 40 lines
  • Graphic stories – up to four sides of A4
  • Audio entries can be up to five minutes in length.

How to enter
Once your writing is ready, complete the submission form which you can find here, or send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to keith@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk and we will give details on how to apply. 
The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with a guest tutor, followed by an awards ceremony in Norwich in the summer.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 'Agent Of Change' - Call For Submissions 

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 is open to artists, designers and makers of all nationalities, resident, studying or currently making work or with work represented in the UK. Applicant’s submitted work should to respond to the theme: Agent of Change.

There are three prizes available: 1st Prize: £3000, 2nd Prize £1000 and a Student Prize of £1000. All artwork in 2D and 3D, in both new and traditional media is accepted. Photography is not eligible. However, photographic works that have been manipulated or inform part of a larger process or work (collage / installation) are eligible.

Up to 3 digital images of each artwork can be submitted and there is an application fee of £12 (student fee £10) for 1 artwork, £15 (student fee £12) for 2 artworks and £20 (student fee £15) for 3 artworks.

Submission Deadline 12th May 2019 at 5pm 

For more information and a submission form click here

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

Come and tread the boards with The Norwich Players...

What can you act in? The Maddermarket Theatre produces in-house productions between February and December each year. These span both our main house and studio spaces and include everything from Shakespeare, farce, modern drama and family shows. All our productions hold auditions and these are open to everyone and anyone.

How to find out more: Each production releases a casting call approximately four weeks before holding auditions. This is a breakdown of all the roles on offer, together with information about the play, the production and the audition process. These can be found on the left of this page.

Not sure what auditioning involves? If you're new to auditioning or considering making a return to the stage after some time away, feel free to contact the Director of Productions, Jez Pike jez.pike@maddermarket.org to ask for advice or make general enquiries.

What opportunities are coming up? The next auditions will be for the 2019 Season. Check it out below. To find out more about each play, what parts are on offer and when the auditions are... 

Download the season guide here

Encounters Film Festival

Call for entries for the 25th edition of Encounters Festival are now open!

Encounters Festival are now accepting submissions to our 2019 competitions!

We invite you to submit your Live Action and Animation shorts into our International Competitions, we accept films across all genres including – horror, drama, comedy, experimental and all submissions must be under 30 minutes long.

Entries are also invited from Virtual Reality and 360 degree films for our Immersive Encounters competition.

Deadlines:
Regular Deadline – 9 May 2019
Final Deadline – 6 June 2019

For more information on how to apply visit: https://encounters-festival.org.uk/call-entries-2019/

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
Lowestoft Beach Front, Suffolk, NR33
Supported by EAAF

First Light Festival is a brand new FREE 24-hour multi-arts festival for the UK, celebrating Lowestoft as our most easterly town, where the first sunrise reaches the horizon every morning.

First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend, from midday on Saturday the 22nd of June, through to midday on Sunday the 23rd. Come together on Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars for a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The festival site will extend out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.

There are opportunities for artists - commissions for beach hut installations and the first CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and First Light Festival artist residency. For information CLICK HERE

For more information about First Light Festival, visit the
First Light Festival website

Development Opportunities Introduction To Arts In Prisons - London

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: £75

This one day introductory course will explore some of the questions to consider before embarking on artistic and creative work in prisons. The course will also provide an overview of the current criminal justice system and an insight to working inside a prison, looking at the practicalities. During the day, participants will be taken through the process of delivering sustainable creative activities in prisons, from idea formation though to evaluation.
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Arts, Place & Well-being Workshop - London

Date: Thu, 27 June 2019,
Time: 10:00am

Arts participation (singing, dancing, going to museums, etc) can improve health and well-being. However, opportunities to participate in the arts may depend on where you live and work.
Led by Karen Mak and Rory Coulter, this one-day workshop supported by UCL Grand Challenges will bring together researchers and practitioners to exchange insights about the links between arts participation, health and place.
Register Here

Createch 2019 - London

Date: Tue, 11 June 2019
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Price £253.79

Come join pioneering creatives, trailblazers from the tech sector, and leaders from industry, at the world's leading Createch Conference, during London Technology Week.
Createch 2019 brings together established global leaders from a variety of economic sectors who will share their vision for the next 20 years with businesses in the Createch sector who will share how they are disruptors and innovators in this space.
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Mentoring Training: Growing Together 

14 May @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
AMA member rate: £110 + VAT
For mentees there is an additional £50 + VAT matching fee upon being matched with a mentor

The AMA mentoring scheme will enrich you with the skills you need to further your professional development. After this online training session, you will be matched with a suitable mentor/mentee to try out your new skills. Depending on your geographical location, you can meet them face-to-face, or virtually if you are in different regions. Easy to slot into your busy routine — meetings can be planned to suit you, with the programme taking place over 12 months.
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European Futures Discussion - LEAF, Manchester

Date: 3rd May 2019
Time: 1pm-5pm
Admission: Free

European Futures is a free afternoon of discussion, networking and live music, exploring the value and future direction of creative european collaborations and the very latest news regarding funding from Creative Europe.
Register Here

Creative Voices: A workshop for writers - Newcastle Arts Centre

Date: 11th May 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Free

With creative exercises, provocations, and plenty of tea and coffee, this one-day workshop for writers will explore the various ways in which you can create and engage with your characters.
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An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference - Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire.

Date: 7–10 August 2019
Prices start from £395

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.
There is a lot included in the delegate registration. Registration provides delegates with a full programme of academic and practical sessions during four days with world-leaders in the field, refreshments throughout the day, 3 lunches, 1 evening dinner with entertainment, Black Country Living Museum excursion, scheduled shuttle transport, art materials and much more. Delegates are entirely responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and these should be booked early.
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Sensory Symposium - Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Date: 3rd June 2019
Time: 9:30am - 5pm
Free

Sensory Symposium: Making and programming theatre for and with audiences and artists with complex needs This symposium will bring together artists, practitioners and venues who are passionate about reaching people with complex needs, and looking at what's next for the sector.
The day will be a mix of panel discussions and presentations by artists and venues working in this field. It will draw on Ellie Griffiths work with Sound Symphony as a starting point for discussions around what sensory theatre is and what it might look like in the future.
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Framing the Future Panel Discussion- Royal College of Physicians, London

13th May, 2019 at 6:00pm
Tickets £15 Each

As part of Paintings in Hospitals' 60th anniversary celebrations, join our exciting panel considering the past pioneers and future innovations of visual arts in health and social care.
The panel will include: Edmund de Waal OBE (artist and author), Dr Errol Francis (CEO of Culture&), Dr Val Huet (CEO of the British Association of Art Therapists), Prof. Victoria Tischler (Professor of Arts and Health at the University of West London) and Ed Vaizey MP (Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing).
The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunity in the Royal College of Physicians medicinal garden. The venue is fully accessible and hearing induction loops are available. Please note that we will be running a guest list: there will be no physical tickets for this event. Book your place now.
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Sustainability, Accessibility & Efficiency in Arts Centres and Theatre - MAC Birmingham

Date: 13th May 2019
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Free Event

Join a host of arts centre and theatre managers at the MAC in Birmingham for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice During this free to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on not just these challenges but also some of the solutions venues such as the MAC and others have found. In addition to hearing from industry figures, you’ll also be able to see behind the scenes at the MAC on some of their improvements, to their physical and technical infrastructure.
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Ensemble Leadership Training Day - London & Birmingham

This Ensemble Leadership Training Day is a practical, hands-on training event, focusing on the key aspects of conducting a mixed-skill level instrumental ensemble.

Monday, April 29, 2019                                               Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM                                                     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
St Marylebone School                                                  Lordswood Girls' School
64 Marylebone High Street London, W1U 5BA            Knightlow Road, Harborne Birmingham, B17 8QB

Participants will work with an adult amateur ensemble in the morning, and a mixed-skill level school orchestra in the afternoon, developing their conducting and rehearsing skills in a real life musical setting.
The day will be led by Emma Oliver-Trend, an expert in inclusive ensemble leadership. Throughout the day, participants will be provide with personalised guidance and tuition on ensemble leadership through discussion groups and supported rehearsals.
This workshop is delivered in partnership with Making Music
Attendance on each day costs £125. Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.
You can book your place here

Puppetry Research Conference: Giving Puppets A Voice - Newcastle

SPACE SIX
Sunday 14th April 2019
1pm - 4pm
Ages 16+
Pay-as-you-feel

This year's conference will focus on diversity within UK puppetry and will include speakers sharing their own experiences and challenges from working in the art form, as well as a panel discussion. Get in touch via info@newcastlepuppetryfestival.co.uk if you would like to register interest in presenting a paper or piece at the conference. No need to book!

Mental Health Conference - Great Yarmouth Campus

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Free Event

This is a call for organisations, agencies and influencers to discuss mental health & wellbeing in our locality.
Ways in which to contribute:

  • Stands / stalls available
  • Marketing and charity fundraising permitted
  • Presentations / speakers requested

Contact Ruth on 01493 419204 or email r.thacker@eastcoast.ac.uk

The Art of Wellbeing Symposium - University of Lancashire, Burnley Campus

Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: £65

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, this symposium hosted by the Creative People and Places network will explore the meeting places between the culture and health sectors, with a focus on wellbeing. The event will put the relationship between collaborative and participatory art and the wellbeing of individuals and communities under the magnifying glass. Does working collaboratively with people to choose and create art that is of, with and by their community have a lasting impact on wellbeing? What about art's capacities to unsettle and challenge? Can art really make people feel better?

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Children, Families and Wellbeing Training Day - Manchester Museum

Tue, 11 June 2019
10:00 – 16:00
£91.20

What can museums and heritage organisations do to support the wellbeing of children and families in their local community?
This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in supporting the wellbeing of children and families within their organisation.
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Funding Seminar with Arts Council England

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)
The Curve, Slough, United Kingdom

Free funding seminar and surgery for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England and keen to know more about the funding streams and initiatives available including National Lottery Project Grants and strategic funds.

Register you place here

Funding Projects for Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector

9th May 2019, 10 am -4.15 pm, Metal Peterborough
Special rate fee £120pp

Unfortunately, there is no magic spell or potion for funding success – behind every successful bid is strong planning, partnerships and preparation. This introductory, one-day course is designed for those wanting to develop their budgeting and fundraising skills. Built on our years of experience in shaping and delivering successful youth arts projects in a range of settings, we are here to provide you with expert advice – from sourcing new partners, to submitting a strong bid.

Further information and bookings can be found here or contact: 02380 332491 / rachelhall@artswork.org.uk

Project Management for Creatives - London

Friday 26th April 2019 11am - 4pm
Cost: £75 + £5.54 fee

This one day workshop provides an introduction to project management. You will leave this course with a valuable project management tool-kit, designed to make all your future projects a success.

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Creative Health and Social Prescribing Event - DanceHouse, Ipswich

Thursday 16th May 1:30 - 4:30pm
Booking is FREE!

Join organisations from across the health and cultural sectors in the East at the Creative Health and Social Prescribing event on the afternoon of Thursday 16th May at the DanceHouse, Ipswich. The programme will include a presentation by Lord Howarth Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the report, Creative Health, as well as Case Studies from across the region and a panel discussion on the development and delivery of social prescribing.

Reserve your place here

AMA conference 2019 — Bursaries Now Available

AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You is heading to Newcastle Gateshead from 9 — 11 July 2019.

There are 35 bursaries available, covering up to 100% of your conference cost, and you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. So why not apply today for your chance to join hundreds of other cultural professionals for over two and half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, socials and plenty of networking opportunities at a highly discounted rate?
For further information and to download the quick and simple application form, please visit our website.

Links for reference
Main AMA conference page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/amaconference2019/
AMA conference bursaries page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/ama-conference-2019-bursaries/

To apply, please download the application form, complete and return it to jemma@a-m-a.co.uk by Friday 26 April 2019. 

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

These PhD fees-only bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research. Applications for the bursaries will be considered on merit with regard to the quality of the application and relevance of the proposed project to the University’s research theme.

We would particularly encourage applications for bursaries to support the following areas of research:
- Created and Contested Territories
- The Norwich University of Arts Collection

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

Preliminary application forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to: research@nua.ac.uk
Closing Date: 24th June 2019

Young People, The Arts and Mental Health Conference - University of Leeds

On Thursday 20 June 2019 we will be hosting a Young People, the Arts, and Mental Health conference at our Nexus building on campus.
We will be investigating how we can improve children and young people’s mental health through cultural participation. We will be sharing research, evidence, policy and practice with practitioners, researchers and young people themselves.

Please email culturalinstitute@leeds.ac.uk to register your place.
For further information click here

Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019

16th May 2019 9:30am - 5pm at the Wellcome Collection, London
Cost £95

This first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia is designed to achieve direction to arts as pre- and post-diagnostic support - ideally on diagnosis. The conference will look at the evidence, the process and impact of social prescribing arts as non-pharmaceutical interventions for the dementias and how this can be measured. There will be a plenary debate between leaders in arts, health and social care, followed by paired presentations from GP linkworker to prescribed arts programmes, cultural companion training and launch of a volunteer creative companion consortium.
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Educational Ghanaian Drumming & Dance Workshops

After their performance at Drum Camp festival near Bungay on the weekend of the 14th July, The Kakatsitsi Drummers are again visiting the wider Norfolk area to deliver drumming and dance workshops for local schools and community groups.
The group have been teaching for 21 years and have a wealth of experience running fun and informative sessions with children and young adults aged 4+, teaching about the role of music in West African culture. Indigenous People are an arts education charity who manage the group, co-ordinate their UK bookings and use the profits to run social enterprise programmes in Accra, Ghana.
More details regarding the nature of the workshops, timings and testimonials can be found on our website, click here to see us in action at a recent school workshop, and here for a past Glastonbury show! Our prices start at as little as £200 + travel expenses, and we can work with up to 240 children over the course of a full day.

The group are available from the 15th-18th July, with other dates a possibility.
For bookings/inquiries please contact: sam@indigenouspeople.org.uk

Creative Now (Public Lecture Series)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA will be joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector in East Anglia.
All events will take place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service. Events are free and open to the public.

Booking is essential please RSVP via artsandhumanitiesevents@uea.ac.uk confirming each event you would like to attend.

Lectures and Dates:
Creative Voices                           Creative Works
30 April 2019 | 6.30-8pm              14 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

Creative Changes                       Creative Places
28 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm              11 June 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

For more information click here  

The Barring Foundation - Seeking Applications For Sector Support Body For The Arts 

The Foundation is seeking applications to undertake work as the sector support body for arts and older people activity in England. The body will act as an advocate for this work, encouraging awareness and innovation. The sum available is up to £250,000 in total, including VAT if applicable. Activity is expected to last for three years.

The overall purpose for the sector support body will be to increase the quantity and quality of arts activity by and with older people in England. Specific objectives will be to:
- advocate the value of creative ageing activity to a variety of audiences including organisations working in the fields of the arts and older people’s services;
- maintain or increase funding for this work for the sector;
- influence policy development on creative ageing.
The tender application must come from an established organisation with a strong reputation in the field of creative ageing and ability to support the sector. However, that lead organisation may work with other organisations or individuals to undertake this work.

Full details of the opportunity and application process are available here.
Applications should be submitted via our online system.

Deadline for applications: 14 May 2019 by 5pm.

MuseumNext Conference - London 

Mon 03 Jun 2019 to Wed 05 Jun 2019
Early Bird – £440
Early Bird for Two – £800
Early Bird for Four – £1,500

Now in it's eleventh year, MuseumNext is firmly established as a must attend event for those shaping the future of museums. Join more than 650 museum professionals from 40+ countries for three days packed with inspiration, innovation and conversation.

Ideas to Action - This year our theme is 'turning ideas into action'. How do you overcome obstacles in your museum to make change happen? Get real actionable advice from change makers who have successfully turned ideas into action in museums around the globe.

Please find full event details and buy tickets here.

NFP Bid Writing Workshops (Basics and Advanced) - Various Locations

Basics Workshops:

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 09.00. Finish time 11.30

Advanced Workshops:

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?
Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 12.00. Finish time 14.30

Workshops run from 18th March - 21 June 2019, in various locations.

For a full list of workshops, dates and locations please click 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 Early Years Arts and Cultural Opportunities Survey

The Royal College of Music, in partnership with MERYC-England, is seeking to discover the gaps in knowledge about working with young children 0-3 years and the arts. By participating in this survey - which should take less than 10 minutes to complete - you are giving permission for your answers to be used anonymously as part of this study. We won’t be asking for your name, unless you volunteer for a follow-up interview, but it would be very helpful to know the name of your organisation (which will not be identified in the results), and your job title, as this will help in the analysis of the data across artforms to identify any gaps in knowledge. This study will culminate in a stakeholder event in July 2019 and together with the results from this survey will inform the development of CPD or other resources to help you in your work in this area. For more information please contact: Dr Jessica Pitt: jessica.pitt@rcm.ac.uk Thank you.

Complete Survery

THE SURVEY CLOSES AT END OF APRIL, 2019.

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

RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards - Arts & Health Category

The Awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health

The Arts & Health Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards. This award recognises organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.

Application Pack Request
The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 will close for entries 25 April 2019.

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.

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week: June 10 – 16th 2019 Still time to register!

We are delighted to have received such an enthusiastic response to our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week – thank you to everyone who has submitted events. The week presents an exciting opportunity to promote and celebrate the many ways in which arts, culture, heritage and creativity contribute to health and wellbeing here in Norfolk. You may be planning to programme a specific creativity and wellbeing focused event(s) or simply to promote relevant creative activity (performances, workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, open days) which you have already programmed in that week.
If you would like to get involved and haven't signed up yet please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest and to request an events form and return to us as soon as possible 
Please also sign up to submit your event(s) for inclusion in the national programme and publicity, provided by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance: http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/#overlay=node/add/event
For further information about the national initiative, please visit:
http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/
https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

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

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/

Jerwood New Work Fund

The Jerwood New Work Fund provides funding for the research, development, creation, production and dissemination of new work, with a focus on developing artistic practice.
It aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the creative process and take risks that lead to the development of unique new works destined to connect with a public audience.
You can apply for between £5,000 and £25,000
For full terms and how to apply click here
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 3 June 2019

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.

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 July, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28th June .

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

To discuss a potential application call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

Developing your Creative Practice supports the development of independent creative practitioners. This programme will give individuals the opportunity to apply for £2,000 to £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and take them to the next stage in their practice.
Any projects we support must focus on one or more of these artforms and disciplines:

  • creative media and the wider creative industries. For example, film or audio, design or gaming
  • technology, including digital technology. For example, virtual reality or live-streaming
  • other non-arts organisations or settings. For example, residential-care providers, or a science organisation
  • other non-arts cultural forms or sectors. For example, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport.

Round Five Deadline: 12 noon, 16 May 2019
Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

New Funding Call - Understanding Wellbeing: Secondary Analysis Data Initiative Funding

The Centre is interested in projects that answer policy and practice relevant questions on wellbeing, exploring what works to improve (or worsen) wellbeing in different contexts, through different mechanisms and for different people. We are particularly interested in the areas of:
community wellbeing, place, social connections and social capital
improving working age life

As a what works project, our team at the Centre will be a part of your bid, working with you to connect your research with decision-makers across a range of sectors to help translate evidence into impact. Additionally, we would support communications and dissemination to increase your research’s reach.

Next Steps:

Please visit: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/blog/new-funding-call-understanding-wellbeing/

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

Grants and Funding
Momentum (Norfolk) is funded by Norfolk County Council to award small grants of up to £500 to voluntary clubs, groups & organisations working with young people aged 11-19 years in Norfolk.
There are also several grants that are offered by our partners. Find more information about these grants in the links to the right.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants Programme
Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants are assessed by Young Commissioners from the Youth Advisory Boards. There are several things to consider before you decide to apply for our Grants.
You must be a Momentum (Norfolk) member (Associate members cannot apply)
We have three deadlines a year for grant applications (see below). Please allow at least 6 weeks for a decision to be made and funds to be released (we cannot fund activities that have already taken place). There are four grants available - members can apply for up to two grants per financial year.
If your application is successful we will pay 50% of the grant to you and the remaining 50% on receipt of a satisfactory evaluation. (Start-up grants are paid in full). You will be expected to show receipts for the full amount with your evaluation. 

Before submitting your application please read through our Small Grant Guidelines and use the checklist to ensure you have provided all the information needed to support your application.

Application Deadlines 2018-19
Quarter 1: April - June 2018: 8 June 2018
Quarter 2: July - September 2018: 28 September 2018
Quarter 3: October - December 2018: 7 December 2018
Quarter 4: January - March 2018: 8 March 2019

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

The Arts Project Fund 2019/20 - Norfolk County Council 

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk.
Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects.
If you would like to apply for the first round of funding this year please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form.

First round of funding deadline 31st May 2019

Arts Project Fund Criteria

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!

The European Union is an open and free society.
A place we created together and where Europeans have lived peacefully for almost 75 years. It has not been easy. We have defeated fascism and torn down the walls that kept us apart. We have created a place that is at peace with itself. A place that guarantees freedoms for which many others around the world are fighting. A place where we can travel freely. Where we can study and work in different countries and create experiences that will enrich the rest of our lives.
But this, our Europe is under attack. We are facing a newly divided Europe. A new kind of polarisation threatens the gains of decades of European cooperation. New levels of inequality erode the social fabric of our societies. Culture and identity are misused to divide communities.
Do we really want to watch this happen? It’s time to act now!

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.

Examples of funding available:

  • Innovation vouchers - Up to £5k for companies to access consultancy support from experts within UEA and partner institutions
  • R&D grants - Between £20-50k for companies to undertake collaborative research and development activity with experts from UEA and partner institutions
  • Proof of concept fund - Grants between £10-40k to help companies understand the market for their service, research or technology, by drawing on expertise within UEA and partner institutions
  • Start-up micro finance - Up to £3k for start-ups that are being developed at UEA and partner institutions to enable business ideas to be tested
  • Innovation internships - Provision of up to 12 weeks of support from a graduate programme linked to specialist expertise

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 31 May 2019 (for 14 June submission)
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
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/

Breckland Council Match Funding

Applications can be made at any time while the Fund is open. Please note, this funding programme is currently available up until and including June 30th 2019. The following levels of Match Funding grants are currently available:

Breckland Council Match Funding Small Grants
Funding of between £500 and £5,000.
With this funding stream applicants can expect a maximum of 50% of the total project cost therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Breckland Council Match Funding Large Grants
Funding of between £5,001 and £20,000.
With this funding stream there is a maximum of 30% of the total project cost available, therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.
Maximum Grant: £5,000

Find out more & apply 

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 Marketing Lead (Voluntary role) - Norwich Film Festival

We are seeking an individual who is independent, self-motivated and passionate about short film. You will need to be able to show initiative and take responsibility for your duties. As we work remotely, you will need to be able to manage your own time and feedback to the team on a regular basis; as well as attend occasional meetups. Ideally, we are looking for somebody interested in developing the festival with us throughout the planning stages – assisting in pre-selection, and who is keen to jump right in.

To apply, please send an email to Craig and Kellen at info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk with your CV and short covering letter (no more than half side of A4) telling us why you’d like to join the festival team and how your experience so far relates to the criteria above.
For further details click here
Application deadline: 5th May 2019

Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

Do you have a couple of hours to spare on a Tuesday afternoon twice a month? Do you enjoy meeting people and talking about the history of the town? We are looking for some new volunteers to help to meet and greet visitors in the heritage centre - particularly on a Tuesday afternoon. You won't be left on your own, and you don't need to be an expert!

If you think this is something you may be interested in then please do call the centre on 07919962814 or email us at aylshamheritage@gmail.com

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help us at our EACH events, whether it’s covering supporters with powdered paint at one of our Colour Dashes, enjoying the fun of the bubbles at one of our EACH Bubble Rushes, helping with marshalling and car parking or manning one of our many fundraising stalls. You’ll play a key role in making sure our supporters have an excellent event experience whilst meeting new friends and having fun along the way.

Volunteers needed for the following events:
Saturday 18th May 2019 - Bubble Rush, Earlham Park, Norwich
Sunday 9th June 2019 - Bubble Rush, Huntingdon Racecourse, Huntingdon
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Bubble Rush, The Walks, King's Lynn
Friday 21st June 2019 - Norfolk Show Ball, Norfolk Showground, Norwich

Register Your Interest

Garden & Display Welcomers Needed - St. Seraphim’s Trust, Little Walsingham

St. Seraphim’s comprises an Orthodox Pilgrim Chapel in what was once Walsingham’s railway station, housing Icon, Pilgrim and Railway Heritage. Since its founding in 1966, St. Seraphim’s has specialised in the production of traditional hand painted Icons. It also has a sizeable garden alongside the buildings which since 2010 has been developed into a new resource for the people of Walsingham and beyond. The Quiet Garden is open for the use of the community as well as visitors and pilgrims as a space for quiet and relaxation. We aim for it to appeal to as wide a range of people as possible and for those with a variety of needs to be able to enjoy and take benefit from the natural surroundings.
In order to extend our opening to the public, we are looking for people who enjoy spending time in the garden and gallery while assisting others to do so. Garden and Display Welcomers are needed. We warmly invite you to visit, explore the unique heritage of St. Seraphim’s and meet the team.

Contact:
Email: saint.seraphims@gmail.com
Tel: 01328 820610

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

We're still looking for volunteers for this season! Could you offer just 3 hours per month on a regular basis? Morning/afternoon stewards and tearoom helpers needed. Several slots available.

Please call 01953 600205 or email whm.info@wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Trustees Wanted - Barrington Farm Trust

The Barrington Farm Trust is a small registered charity (No 1140356) that raises money and provides grants for meaningful and enjoyable activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Norfolk to improve their quality of life. The Trust was established in 2011 and has provided various activities including creative art activities, dance and music workshops, and sports sessions.
We are looking to recruit new trustees with enthusiasm, energy and a passion for helping adults with learning disabilities to get the most out of life.

We would like the Trust to have a diverse and dynamic team and are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Marketing / Design / PR
  • Fundraising
  • Business / Finance / Accounting
  • Charity / Law
  • Learning disability
  • Arts

For a full job description or if you have any questions about becoming a Board Member please email Sarah Ballard at roar_art@hotmail.com
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter with no more than 200 words to Jennie Gilbert at roar_art@hotmail.com.
Closing date: 3 May 2019

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

We are looking for volunteers to join our team to take on the key role of welcoming visitors to our museum. If you have excellent interpersonal and basic IT skills this is for you! We have a really straightforward electronic till which is used for entrance fees, boat trips, the shop and event bookings. We will of course give full training on both the till and working at the museum. In return you will be part of an enthusiastic team and gain valuable experience as well as some new skills. What’s more it’s a great opportunity to meet new people.

If you are interested in joining our jolly team at historic Stalham Staithe please contact Nicola Hems at curator@museumofthebroads.org.uk.

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

Do you want to be involved in a community enterprise but never understood how? Norwich Puppet Theatre invites you to express your interest in joining our active Board as a Trustee!
The key responsibilities of this exciting voluntary role are to take ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a small arts charity, and ensuring that it is well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for its users.
We currently wish to strengthen the know-how at our Board table:
- Someone with the skills and a special interest in taking responsibility for our corporate relations with local businesses.
- Up-to-date experience and skills in the primary education curriculum
- Community engagement and volunteer strategy
But a wide range of other skills are always of interest. If you’d like to be involved in directing our affairs and helping us to be well-run and effective in delivering benefits to all our users you can read some more information about what is involved here, or contact info@puppettheatre.co.uk

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

Gressenhall is incredibly well supported by teams of volunteers. They help us to achieve far more than we could manage on our own and we are extremely grateful for their support.
We currently have volunteers who assist with collections, engineering, the farm, gardening, learning, research, Team Panhard, workhouse trail guides and landscape conservation.
If you are interested in volunteering at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse please email gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk.

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

We’re looking for volunteers to our Thetford Treasures group. Volunteers are essential for bringing the collections to life for school and group visits. You may be preparing crafts, dressing as a Tudor or cooking on the Victorian range, working in a unique Tudor town house. The team of volunteers often pitch in at busy times such as seasonal events and school holidays.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this role at Ancient House, read the role description then complete an application form and email it to us.

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and versatile people who are interested in offering their free time to support our fundraising team.
Subject to an informal chat and DBS check, the successful candidates will be called upon to collect donations after our live gigs and events, and to assist in the organisation and delivery of both internal & external fundraising events as the face of OPEN Youth Trust. Day & evening shifts available on an as & when basis. Great interpersonal skills essential.

Please click here to download a volunteer form and attach with a CV to arrange an informal interview, to Harriet, Fundraising Coordinator – harriet@opennorwich.org.uk

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

However, before we are able to discuss your volunteering duties further you need to make sure your are eligible. Therefore:
- Volunteers must be aged 18 or older.
- You also need to be local to the event you wish to volunteer for as we cannot provide accommodation or travel.
- Enthusiastic and eager to be part of a growing Film Festival in Norwich

So what we need from you:
- A friendly persona
- Reliability
- Good Initiative
- An interest in film
- Fluent English
We will provide a short training session and getting to know you session before the Festival, so it is useful if you can be available for those as well.
If you have any questions please email: info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

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.

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

What you will be doing:
Supporting a small group of people with disabilities to participate in a range of arts and craft activities within a weekly social club on Wednesday evenings in Norwich. The support Volunteer will assist the lead volunteer.

When: Every, or every other Wednesday a month between 6.45pm and 9:15pm

Volunteer registration form 

Information on all our employment or volunteering opportunities are available by calling 01603 618029 or emailing volunteer@buildcharity.co.uk

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

You might be interested in this role if you are considering a career in the following areas:

  • Freelance musician, artist or dancer 
  • Arts therapy
  • Arts administration
  • Any health or social care profession, such as nurses, care assistant or doctor
  • Teaching or education 

This role is for you if you are looking to increase your skill set, improve your CV or just want to have fun doing something different. You will have the opportunity to gain new experiences such as supporting older people (some living with dementia) to take part in music and dance activities and discover what goes on behind the scenes in a vibrant and dynamic organisation. We can also offer additional benefits such as free training where appropriate. 

We'd like successful placement holders to work with us for the equivalent of one full working day every two weeks, for a minimum of 6 months if possible. This is a voluntary placement but all reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. 

To apply please contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email: lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

Make a difference to older people in your local community and become a volunteer for Breckland Council's Silver Social Project. The Project is delivering an ambitious programme of daytime events to community venues across Breckland, promoting participation and independent living to older people in rural communities. Until 2020, workshops and performances held by professional artists are taking place in Ashill, Necton, Shipdham, Mattishall, Harling, Dereham, Attleborough, Swaffham, Watton and Thetford

Volunteering for the Silver Social is an unpaid position, but is an opportunity to gain experience on a nationally recognised arts project, with the potential to develop your own community programme. Travel expenses will be covered.
Time commitment: approximately 3 – 5 hours a month (flexible). Exact days dependent on programming schedule.
Contact: Project Coordinator Sarah Jepps community@breckland.gov.uk / 01362 656870 or visit https://www.thesilversocial.com/volunteer/

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

At the Maddermarket Theatre we rely on a trusty band of volunteers for all aspects of our operation; from acting to stage crew, box office to marketing and all areas of front of house.

There are a number of ways to get involved, both large and small, and it's a great way to meet new people. It can also add additional experience and skills to your CV and give you valuable work experience. Many people join us when they retire as a way to bridge the gap between work and retirement.

There are lots of ways to get involved; browse the opportunities below and if you'd like to become part of our community, please get in touch.

  • Box Office
  • Administration
  • Distributing flyers and posters
  • Painting
  • Set building
  • Stewarding or Front of house
  • Wardrobe
  • Bar work

For more information click here

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 - Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:51

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Joint Museums Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting  that was held on  5th April 2019 are now available.

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FLOOD UPDATE, definitely open at 5pm Tomorrow (Friday 19th)

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:00

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Social Club News -  18th April - Open as planned at 5pm Friday

  Just a quick note to say we will definitely  open up on Friday at 5pm in time for the football Jean and the girls will be doing their lovely home cooked food as normal so why not join us for a good Friday meal?

 

Please also note that Saturdays Easter party is still very much on! We hope to see you there. We are happy to report that the FREE CHOCOLATE eggs were in a safe place and were unaffected by the flood, so no excuse not to come

 

Tonights rock n roll club is postponed until next week see details below

 

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. FLOOD PICTURES

Here is a picture of our cellar area when it was very flooded. Fortunately this is surface water, not foul water, so it makes the clean up slightly less complicated. Thanks to all involved, especially the hastily assembled crack mop SWAT team who dealt with the brunt of it on Saturday night and Sunday. We thank you all.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE...

Heres the same area after the first (and most significant) clean up. You can see that there is still some minor flooding, but now very much under control. We are still in the process of dealing with the cause, but this has been pretty much identified.

KEGS AS A DAM

You can see here how our friends in Norse have leant us an absorbent dam to route the water out of the cellar area so it doesn't build up again, and how we've made use of available materials to hold it in place. Hopefully this will hold until the problem is fixed and it's on with the show.

NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

SOCIAL CLUB CLOSED SUNDAY 21st and MONDAY 22nd APRIL

Enjoy the bank holiday - we will be! Or at least we were until we got flooded....

ROCK n ROLL CLUB Thursday 25th April, 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks and is a great place to listen to music how you like it. A friendly bunch they are a busy welcoming group and are always happy to see new faces. Whether you fancy a dance or just want to listen to the music you'll fit in. Come along and say hello.

PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN REARRANGED AFTER THE FLOOD

BIQ QUIZ by Mark and John Friday April 26th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5.15pm to 7.45pm.

NORWICH CITY v BLACKBURN Saturday 27th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 4.30pm, kick off is at 7.30 pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar.Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Its the last home game of the season and will probably be a promotion party. We won't be showing the game, but we will be open with our usual great value and friendly relaxed atmosphere.

EARLY BIRD QUIZ Friday May 10th 5.45 - 7.00pm

Free to enter, this slightly silly and off-beat quiz is a a fun and friendly way to start the weekend. Leave work behind and start your weekend here. We'll finish by 7pm (ish) and the winning team gets a free round of drinks, the last placed team win free chocolate. Maximum teams of 5 - get your team organised and see you there. A great way to end the week, or start your night out...

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). 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 guest (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...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:16

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 10am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, is now available.


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


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

 

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Marriott's Way Heritage Trail April Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:41
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter Springing into 2019

Now that Spring has well and truly arrived with longer days and the trees along Marriott’s Way bursting with blossoms and buds, it’s fair to say that out Project Team is similarly busy with preparations for another exciting year of events and activities. The events calendar will soon be heaving with fantastic opportunities for you to get involved with. From the joys of flower spotting to the delights of Community Theatre, 2019 promises to be a jam-packed year. We look forward to having you on-board!

Stories Down the Line community theatre open call

Do you love drama, theatre and musicals?  

Are you looking for a way to meet like-minded people and develop new skills?

We could have just the opportunity for you…

Through a dynamic witty blend of drama, dance and song ‘Stories Down the Line’ will explore 150 years of Norfolk history and celebrate the extraordinary 26 mile ‘green corridor’ of Marriott’s Way by re-imagining the history and fortunes of the railways.

Open to all, the cast and singers will be recruited from the communities along the historic line.

Written by Rob John (East Theatre: The Canada Boys, Into thin Air) and directed by Simon Floyd (The Common Lot: Come Yew In! 1549, The Story of Kett’s Rebellion) 'Stories Down the Line' will be performed in September 2019 at various locations along Marriott's Way. The productions will be staged amongst the woodlands, embankments and abandoned railway platforms; paying tribute to the industrial and social heritage of each location in gloriously unique arboreal settings. 

Want to know more? Come and discover how you can get involved at our two launch events: 

7pm on Wednesday 1st May - Aylsham Town Hall, Cawston Road, Aylsham, NR11 6BX

2pm on Saturday 4th May - Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Rd, Norwich NR6 5EG

Everyone welcome, no experience necessary …

Annual walks program begins

With the lengthening hours of day light and warmer weather we are delighted to recommence our Annual Walks Program for this year. The paths along the Marriott’s Way route are starting to firm up and with the winter chill over it’s the perfect time to get back out exploring the countryside with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic walk leads. We’ll be offering a wide choice of themed walks across various accessible locations, so there will be plenty opportunities to participate in these free activities between May and October. Walks will be held on the first Saturday of each month in addition to other special events throughout the year. Our first walks are being held on Saturday 11th May and Sunday 2nd June and will focus on the natural flora and ecology of their locations. Keep an eye on our web page and EventBrite to book your places.

Saturday, 11th May 2019 - Nature Walk Around the Hellesdon Area. Marlpit Community Centre (10:00 - 13:00)

Sunday, 2nd June 2019 - Wildflower Walk with David North. Bircham Centre, Reepham (10:00 - 13:00)

Learning Programme update

The Learning team have been super busy delivering sessions and planning for an exciting calendar of activities for the region’s school children. Field studies courses have been the latest series of successful events running as part of the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Project. Joe Zilch (a Biological Sciences student at the University of East Anglia) and Maddy Goodall (the project’s Education Officer) have been delivering activities aimed at Key Stages 1-3, with the aim of increasing appreciation of the biodiversity and natural significance of Marriott’s Way amongst young people and enhancing their science curriculum. Using pupil questionnaires and teacher interviews, Joe has also been using the sessions to gather data for his dissertation research into the impact of outdoor learning on children’s attitudes to nature; a hefty document due for submission in May.

Gresham Village School pupils unearth beetle larvae and have a fabulous day learning all about mini beasts.

The theme for each field studies session is habitats and adaptations. Students get a close up look at the organisms that make the Marriott’s Way their home, as well as learning more about native trees, making art from nature, and taking part in team challenges. Courses are designed to develop interpersonal and communication skills, as well as increasing environmental awareness and care for the natural world. Every session also makes reference to the railway past of the trail, introducing the plants and animals that have thrived there since the end of railway operations.

Gresham Village School pupils meet some of the residents of ponds along Marriott’s Way.

Since the first field studies sessions last November, nearly 500 children from Reception to Year 9 have visited the Marriott’s Way as part of this programme, travelling from as far afield as Sheringham and Hickling.

Click here to see more of the Gresham school's adventures.

‘I think this is the best school trip I’ve been on. I really enjoyed today.’

Teacher– Y2 – Stoke Holy Cross

Teachers, support staff and parent helpers have repeatedly commented on their own, as well as the children’s, enjoyment of the days. More than one has said that their visit has given them the ‘get up and go’ to visit Marriott’s Way with their own families, having never done so before.

We look forward to welcoming another 6 schools who will be attending various learning sessions in the coming weeks.

(right) school pupil's drawings of the species spotted during mini beast hunts.

Happy Easter from the Marriott’s Way project team!! Introduction of Our Newest Team member

This month we are excited to welcome a new member to our Project team. Alanna Baker takes on the position of Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Trainee. Having previously worked in Norfolk schools and museums she will be assisting in various aspects of the project including learning and events over the next year. Traineeships and learning opportunities are a key aspect to the valuable work done by Lottery Funded Heritage projects and we are proud to welcome our third Trainee onto our team as the Project continues to build momentum.

Update on Barn Road Improvements and Upcoming Gate locations

Have you spotted the new gate at Barn Road, Norwich?  It’s a fabulous new feature to keep an eye out for; a railway style reminder of the level crossing gates nearby when Norwich City Station stood here, and the M&GN railways distinctive criss-cross fencing. It really does look splendid in situ with its classic black iron bolts and bars, white painted cross bars and the distinctive red triangle.

Following on from Barn Road, developments are also starting to be planned further down the line. At the beginning of April the project team were out on various site visits along Marriott’s Way. We were graced with beautiful spring weather and were able to visit all the potential locations to discuss and confirm sites for the railway style gates to be added along the track trail. More information on these locations to come in future newsletters.

The Team out and about.

Drayton Tree Planting

March 12th and 26th were extremely busy days for some of our volunteers. Tree planting work took place to replace trees which had been previously felled on Marriot’s Way at Drayton, allowing the bike ramp to be rebuilt and the earth banks made stable. Overseen by Norwich TCV and Matthew Davies (Norwich Fringe Project) respectively, the work was done by volunteers from Friends of Train Wood and Marriott's Way and the Norwich Fringe Project.

The industrious 20 volunteers who took part planted 180 native trees, including 30 trees obtained from The Woodland Trust.  Thanks to all who took part. It was great to receive so much positive feedback from the team.

Volunteers busy planting saplings on the earth banks.

How will you be spending the Easter bank holiday weekend? Why not take your friends and family out for an explore along the Marriott’s Way? Choose from one of our many circular roots. Have a bike ride to find that perfect picnic location. Can you spot an Easter rabbit or hare on your out-door adventures? Are there birds busy nest building? What signs of new life can you spot along the 26 miles of Marriott’s Way.

Trees are full of the signs of spring; the woodlands being full of catkins and pussy willow.

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Public Health Bulletin

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:36

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Wednesday 18 April 2019

News Floor 3 re-shuffle - 25/26th April

As you are aware from this month's Directorate, Public Health will be moving location on Floor 3. This move supports part of the major refurbishment programme for the North Wing/Lower Ground & Basement where staff from these locations will be moving into the main building of County Hall.

A new team from Adults Socials Services will be moving onto the floor to join their colleagues. The floor re-shuffle will effect Adults Social Services, Procurement, Public Health, Homes for Norfolk (specialist housing programme) and the Liquid Logic Team with some teams moving, including Public Health, to a 6:10 desk ratio. This ratio is based on a recent audit conducted into desk usage which showed that we had on average a 62% occupancy rate. To facilitate this, we have agreed that we will re-shuffle so that we will occupy desks from the other end of the building from Bay 20 (near meeting rooms 8 and 9) to the middle of Bay 28 (adjacent to breakout area) effectively flipping our layout.

We have asked that where there is room, our current lockers will be moved to be near our new desk space. Lockers at the ends of the bays that we will no longer occupy will be moved. If you have breakables in your locker, please remove them as it is your responsibility to ensure that there is nothing in your locker which could be damaged by the move. Please do not leave your laptops in the lockers.  

Furniture moves for the floor are planned for 25th/26th April.. If you do not need to be in, it would help if you could agree with your manager to work from a different location/floor.

A map of the floor plan showing the bays we will occupy is in the bulletin folder.

All height adjustable desks specifically assigned to Public Health will move and will be located in the most suitable location within the bays.

If you have an adjusted chair, large screen, footstool, docking stations for Thinkpads and any other specialist items please label it for the move. Please clear items from under desks and place in one of the moving crates if you wish to keep them. Don't move or keep anything just for the sake of keeping it.

There is a shortage of lockers in County Hall, if you have access to more than one locker, you will be required to reduce it down to one. As you will be aware lockers are meant to be for personal use only and business paperwork should be kept in one of the storage cupboards. There should be plenty of room now we have had a clear out. If you have any confidential paperwork you can dispose of put it in the normal blue confidential waste bins. We will order additional ones if this is required. A large blue bin will be available from Tuesday until the following Friday for non-confidential waste. Please take advantage of this facility. 

 

If you have any questions or queries about the move, please contact Theresa Catchpole.

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Public Health Bulletin

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:14

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Wednesday 18 April 2019

News Floor 3 re-shuffle - 25th April

As you are aware from this month's Directorate, Public Health will be moving location on Floor 3. This move supports part of the major refurbishment programme going ahead of the North Wing/Lower Ground & Basement where staff from these locations will be moving into the main building of County Hall.

A new team from Adults Socials Services with moving onto the floor to join their colleagues. The floor re-shuffle will affect Adults Social Services, Procurement, Public Health, Homes for Norfolk (specialist housing programme) and the Liquid Logic Team with some teams, including Public Health, moving to a 6:10 desk ratio . This ratio is based on a recent audit conducted into desk usage showed that we had on average a 62% occupancy rate. We currently have a ratio of 9:10

To facilitate, we have agreed that we will re-shuffle so that we will occupy desks from the other end of the building from Bay 20 (near meeting rooms 8 and 9) to the middle of Bay 28 (adjacent to breakout area) effectively flipping our layout and reducing the bays we occupy to 8.

We have asked that where there is room, our current lockers will be moved to be near new our desk space. In the interests of helping our colleagues we have also offered to have a clear out of our storage units. Thanks to everyone who has already had a clean out.
Furniture moves are planned on 25th/26th April. Public Health move is scheduled for the 25th. If you do not need to be in, it would help if you could agree with your manager to work from a different location/floor.

Most lockers at the ends of the bays will be moved. If you are have breakables in your locker please remove them. It is your responsibility for anything in your locker will not be damaged due to the move. Please do not leave your laptops in the lockers.  

A map of the floor plan we will occupy is in the bulletin folder.

If you have a specific chair please label it for the move. Footstools should also be labelled Please clear items from under desks and place in one of the moving crate if you wish to keep them. Don't move or keep anything for the seek of keeping it.
If you have access to more than one locker please reduce them to one. Lockers are meant to be for personal use only. Business paperwork should be kept in a tambour cupboard. If you have any confidential paperwork that you can depose of, a large blue bin will be available from this Tuesday till the following Friday  Please take advantage of this facility. 

If you have any questions or queries about the move please contact Theresa Catchpole.

 

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FLOOD UPDATE, Friday Football and Easter Party this coming weekend

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 07:45

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Social Club News -  17th April - flood update - open on Friday

  FLOOD UPDATE

the good news is that we have found the cause of the problem and are now in position to start getting things ready to open up again. well done to all the committee members, bar staff, volunteers and anyone else who has helped and continues to help

thankyou thankyou thankyou we are planning to open up on Friday at 5pm in time for the football Please note that Thursday rock n roll club has now been postponed to next week, Thursday 25th Please also note that Saturdays Easter party is still very much on! We hope to see you there

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

Also - thanks to those that came to the 'Fools' edition of the early bird quiz - jokes and all.

I think its safe to say you would be using beefstew as your password - that Wedgie Kray has a lot to answer. Normal format next time...

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. FLOOD PICTURES

Here is a picture of our cellar area when it was very flooded. Fortunately this is surface water, not foul water, so it makes the clean up slightly less complicated. Thanks to all involved, especially the hastily assembled crack mop SWAT team who dealt with the brunt of it on Saturday night and Sunday. We thank you all.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE...

Heres the same area after the first (and most significant) clean up. You can see that there is still some minor flooding, but now very much under control. We are still in the process of dealing with the cause, but this has been pretty much identified.

KEGS AS A DAM

You can see here how our friends in Norse have leant us an absorbent dam to route the water out of the cellar area so it doesn't build up again, and how we've made use of available materials to hold it in place. Hopefully this will hold until the problem is fixed and it's on with the show.

NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

SOCIAL CLUB CLOSED SUNDAY 21st and MONDAY 22nd APRIL

Enjoy the bank holiday - we will be! Or at least we were until we got flooded....

ROCK n ROLL CLUB Thursday 25th April, 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks and is a great place to listen to music how you like it. A friendly bunch they are a busy welcoming group and are always happy to see new faces. Whether you fancy a dance or just want to listen to the music you'll fit in. Come along and say hello.

PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN REARRANGED AFTER THE FLOOD

BIQ QUIZ by Mark and John Friday April 26th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5.15pm to 7.45pm.

NORWICH CITY v BLACKBURN Saturday 27th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 4.30pm, kick off is at 7.30 pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar.Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Its the last home game of the season and will probably be a promotion party. We won't be showing the game, but we will be open with our usual great value and friendly relaxed atmosphere.

EARLY BIRD QUIZ Friday May 10th 5.45 - 7.00pm

Free to enter, this slightly silly and off-beat quiz is a a fun and friendly way to start the weekend. Leave work behind and start your weekend here. We'll finish by 7pm (ish) and the winning team gets a free round of drinks, the last placed team win free chocolate. Maximum teams of 5 - get your team organised and see you there. A great way to end the week, or start your night out...

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). 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 guest (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...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

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

Attleborough Library is moving this May

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:00

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April 2019

Attleborough Library is moving to a new home on 1st May 2019

Attleborough Library will be closed while we move to our new location on the Ground Floor of the Community and Enterprise Centre, Church Street, Attleborough, NR17 2AH.

There will also be no Open Library access during this time.

We will close at 16:00 on Saturday 20 April and reopen at our new location on Wednesday 1 May from 10:00. 

Please do come and visit us when we reopen!

What will the new library look like?

The library will be a similar size, and we've taken on board customer requests and have bought lots of new books for the Library. The space will also include:

  • Rooms which can be hired by other organisations.
  • A foyer area for exhibitions, information and a place where you can pick up leaflets and find out about local events.
  • Access to an enclosed reading garden and courtyard.
  • Flexible space so that the library can offer a wider range of activities.

We will keep you updated with more information about the transformation of the Community and Enterprise Centre.

Will the library opening hours change?

No, the opening hours will stay the same. Please visit our website to view our opening hours.

Will the new library have Open Library access?

Yes, Open Library equipment will be installed at the new premises.

Will there be parking?

Yes, but until the work has been completed we are unsure of exactly how many spaces there will be.

What will be happening to the existing library and the land?

The land will be sold, with money going back into Norfolk County Council finances.

Will jobs be affected?

No, all staff will be relocated to the new library.

Where can I find more information?

See staff at your local library for more details, visit our website or call 0344 800 8020.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Categories: Norfolk

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:38

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Great Yarmouth and Waveney Joint Health Scrutiny Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on  Friday 26 April 2019 is now available.

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

 

 

Categories: Norfolk

URGENT SOCIAL CLUB CLOSED due to FLOODING

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:00

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Social Club News -  URGENT BULLETIN

  We've had a flood !!!

We have had a flood over the weekend, and are busy cleaning up the social club and finding out the cause. We will keep you informed and still hope to be open for the football and the Easter party this coming weekend.

However, for now we are expecting to close to EVERYONE until Thursday 18th April.

We apologise to all concerned and will be in touch soon if this changes.

A VERY BIG THANKYOU

to all those people that gave up a big chunk of their weekend helping clean up

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different.
Categories: Norfolk

EASTER PARTY this coming weekend - FREE family fun

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  15th April - EASTER PARTY - FREE family fun

  Easter party this weekend

It's completely free and we'd love your kids, grandchildren, nephews nieces etc.

Please see below for details of our Easter party. All Welcome.

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

Also - thanks to those that came to the 'Fools' edition of the early bird quiz - jokes and all.

I think its safe to say you would be using beefstew as your password - that Wedgie Kray has a lot to answer. Normal format next time...

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. ROCK n ROLL CLUB Thursday 18th April, 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks and is a great place to listen to music how you like it. A friendly bunch they are a busy welcoming group and are always happy to see new faces. Whether you fancy a dance or just want to listen to the music you'll fit in. Come along and say hello.

NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

SOCIAL CLUB CLOSED SUNDAY 21st and MONDAY 22nd APRIL

Enjoy the bank holiday - we will be!

BIQ QUIZ by Mark and John Friday April 26th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5.15pm to 7.45pm.

NORWICH CITY v BLACKBURN Saturday 27th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 4.30pm, kick off is at 7.30 pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar.Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Its the last home game of the season and will probably be a promotion party. We won't be showing the game, but we will be open with our usual great value and friendly relaxed atmosphere.

EARLY BIRD QUIZ Friday May 10th 5.45 - 7.00pm

Free to enter, this slightly silly and off-beat quiz is a a fun and friendly way to start the weekend. Leave work behind and start your weekend here. We'll finish by 7pm (ish) and the winning team gets a free round of drinks, the last placed team win free chocolate. Maximum teams of 5 - get your team organised and see you there. A great way to end the week, or start your night out...

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). 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 guest (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...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

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 Arts Forum Bulletin 12 April 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 12th April 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

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Rights and Cataloguing Officer - The Archive Centre, Norwich

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 30 June 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for a Rights and Cataloguing Officer as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK. You will enable people to find and access digitised sound recordings. They will conduct rights clearance including researching rights ownership, whilst supporting the Cataloguing Manager in the creation and amendment of catalogue records and other metadata.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41883 CEHE Information Pack 04-2019.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Head of Communications - University of Cambridge Library

Salary: £40,792-£51,630

The post-holder, based at the University Library, will combine first-class news and media judgment with an ability to plan strategically, work alongside external partners, potential funders and communications colleagues around the University. The post-holder will develop the capability and infrastructure to enable a successful portfolio of strategic communications for the libraries across traditional, social and digital media.
Apply Here
Closing date: 23 April 2019

Producer: Learning and Inclusion - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Permanent, full time, salary to £24k

A wide range of community-based projects are delivered by the L&I team which is entering an exciting period in its development. We are looking for a creative, dynamic and hard-working project manager to join our vibrant team. The focus of this role is to devise, design and deliver new and existing music-based work, specifically with and for those who are living in challenging circumstances within the Suffolk community. This includes programmes within criminal justice and challenging educational settings.
Job Description
Application Form
Equality Form

To apply please send a covering letter, completed application and CV to Helen Fletcher hfletcher@snapemaltings.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

Creative Producer: Opera and Music-Theatre - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

The role is responsible for overseeing Snape Maltings’ activity in the field of opera, music theatre and contemporary mixed-media works for the stage, with a particular focus on commissioning and producing new work. The role covers two major areas; producing of opera performances, and artist development. A key component will be devising and implementing an artist development strategy that provides opportunities for composers, librettists, directors and others working in the development of new opera.
Job Description
Application Form
Quality Form

To apply please send a covering letter/e-mail; CV and completed application form to Helen Fletcher, HR Manager – hfletcher@snapemaltings.co.uk
Closing date 12pm, Thursday 18 April 2019

Arts Producer - Cambridge Junction

Salary: £26,890

We’re looking for someone with a passion for contemporary performance and experience of working with artists and audiences. You will have excellent people skills and be an experienced project manager. You will manage our Spring and Autumn seasons of contemporary performance (around 30 shows a year) with a balance of theatre, physical theatre, circus, dance, live art and spoken word; our annual Watch Out festival; and our programme of contemporary performance for families (around 25 shows a year) including an annual Christmas show commission. You will oversee our residencies for artists, supporting a minimum of 26 residency-weeks each year. Supported by the Artist Development Producer you will be responsible for Troop, Cambridge Junction’s artists’ network and advisory service.
Application Pack
Please return the application form by email to: sam.lucas@junction.co.uk
Deadline 23 April 2019, Midnight.

National Trust Estate Manager - Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds

Salary £40,071 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 28/08/20)

In the morning you could be resolving a complex land management dispute. By the afternoon you might be advising general managers on strategic asset management. You’ll make a real difference to the long-term wellbeing of our land as you help us deliver our modern progressive land management approach for the stunning places looked after by the UK’s biggest private landowner. It’s a demanding job, delivering against KPI’s with substantial rental budgets, a large number of assets to manage and big ambitions for nature. 
Job Pack
Apply Here
Deadline 28 April 2019

Production Editor - Archant Dialogue, Norwich

Basic salary of up to £25,000

Working as part of a small dedicated team for our Harley-Davidson client, the Production Editor (H-D) is an integral part of delivering multi-lingual content across a number of channels.
The Production Editor (H-D) will have a focus on delivering excellent, error-free client media across a number of platforms for our Harley-Davidson clients. The core part of the role is around managing a number of global H.O.G. clients in the creation and production of their H.O.G. communications assets, including the quarterly HOG magazine and other member benefits in multiple languages. Work will also involve editing articles for Harley-Davidson digital channels and packaging for approval and distribution.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk
Job Description
Person Specification
Closing date: April 23, 2019

Communications Executive - New Anglia LEP, Centrum, Norwich

Permanent Contract
Salary: £35,000

To manage the LEPs press office and social media platforms. To prepare presentations and speeches for the Chair and CEO. To manage and develop the LEP website.

For more information and to apply click here
Closing date 18th April 2019, 5pm

Visitor Assistants - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

(Part-Time and Zero Hours contracts available)
SALARY: £17,079 pro rata

Visitor Assistants (VAs) are a public facing team which oversees the day-to-day security of the exhibitions and collections while also ensuring visitors’ experience of Kettle’s Yard is safe, enjoyable, accessible and informative.

For further information and to apply click here
Deadline 29 April 2019

Collections Assistant - Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Fixed-term until 31st Dec 2020

The post holder will work to support volunteers and work to ensure that visitors have an engaging experience when they visit the Polar Museum. They will also have the opportunity to carry out important work to safeguard the collections, support our learning programmes with a range of audiences and gain experience in the administration of a wide range of museum activities, from installing exhibitions to ordering new equipment. 

Application Pack
Apply Online
Closing date: 3 May 2019

Open Library Supervisor - County Hall, Norwich

£15,170 - £16,749 per annum (Scale F)
26 hours per week
Permanent contract

If you like a varied and challenging role where no two days are the same, then Open Library Supervisors have a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in the County of Norfolk. If you are confident working with a wide range of people, normally over the phone; you can follow procedures and feel confident in your ability to work with customers and colleagues in sometimes difficult situations, and have the confidence and ability to work on your own without direct line management; and if you have a good knowledge of IT systems and would like to learn more about the library service, you could be the person we are looking for.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
42095 CESE information Pack 04-2019.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 18 April 2019

Project Assistant Curator - Castle Museum, Norwich

£19,5554 - £21,166 per annum (Scale E)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The Project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK. You will work as part of the project curatorial team, with a particular focus on researching the medieval stories and collections relating to the new interpretation being developed within the Castle Keep. You will liaise with NMS colleagues, an Academic Advisory Board, the British Museum, external organisations and individual specialists in order to research, locate and document all appropriate objects and records.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41991 Information pack 04-19.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 15 April 2019

Project Curator - Castle Museum, Norwich

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 24 months

Norfolk Museums Service is in the delivery phase of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England. The Project will create a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich and enable visitors to enjoy and understand one of the most important 12th century buildings in the UK. As a key member of the project team, you will curate and coordinate the development and delivery of new galleries and interpretation in the Norwich Castle Keep, including a major partnership gallery with the British Museum. You will take a lead role in the project management and coordination of all interpretation elements, including the design and fit-out phases, liaising with relevant consultants and contractors including for exhibition design and fit-out.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41983 Information pack 04-19.doc
Apply Here
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Learning Inclusion Coordinator - Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Salary: £28,660 to £34,189 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term until 31st March 2021

We are now recruiting a Learning Inclusion Coordinator who will report to the Learning Associate: Inclusion, with a remit across the UCM.
This role will co-ordinate a key strand within our inclusion programme as part of an exciting new project exploring how museums can play a part in tackling loneliness among older adults, a key aspect of which is the extension of our innovative programme, Dance at the Museum.
Apply Here
Deadline: 22nd April 2019, Midnight.

Concerts Assistant - Britten Sinfonia, Cambridge

Salary: c.£18,000
Permanent, Full-Time

Britten Sinfonia is seeking an enthusiastic, good-humoured, adaptable individual, with a passion for classical music and music-making of the highest calibre to join the team as Concerts Assistant.
Job Description  
To apply, return the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@brittensinfonia.com 

Deadline: Thursday 18 April 2019, 5pm.

Designer - Norfolk Into Opera Festival

Our Designer will be responsible for designing the costumes, set and props for The Elixir of Love the launching production of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival. We are looking for a Designer with an interest in creating immersive and imaginative audience experiences. The WW1 setting will require careful research from our Designer, especially in terms of costumes. The individual we appoint will need to be able to demonstrate their passion for working as a designer, their commitment and dedication to previous projects, their imaginative responses to a director’s brief and their experience in making and sourcing costumes themselves (as this will be a requirement for our production). Supported by Stage Management and Into Opera, the Designer will also be expected to help source suitable props as well. Previous experience (at least 3 years) as a Designer / Associate Designer is essential. Previous experience of working specifically in opera is desirable but not essential.

To apply please send a CV, a short covering letter and if possible a link to some examples of your previous work (video/photographs/showreel/portfolio) to help get a more rounded sense of who you are as an artist. Please also inform us in the body of your email if you would be available for an interview on Wednesday 1st May.
Applications should be sent to our Artistic Director, Genevieve Raghu: info@into-opera.org.uk

For further information click here
Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 23rd April

Choreographer / Movement Director - Norfolk Into Opera Festival

Our Choreographer / Movement Director will work closely with our Stage Director to develop an engaging visual and physical language for The Elixir of Love. The role will include collaborating creatively with principals, a small chorus and children from the Into Opera Youth Company. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working with a score and who has some previous experience of working with professional opera companies as either a Choreographer and/or Movement Director. The individual we appoint for this role needs to be an excellent communicator, a quick thinker in the rehearsal room, able to work with individuals with a range of movement experience and with a strong eye for detail. We are interested in hearing from emerging, early and mid-career artists.

To apply please send a CV, a short covering letter and if possible a link to some examples of your previous work (video/photographs/showreel/portfolio) to help get a more rounded sense of who you are as an artist. Please also inform us in the body of your email if you would be available for an interview on Wednesday 1st May.
Applications should be sent to our Artistic Director, Genevieve Raghu: info@into-opera.org.uk

For further information click here
Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 23rd April

National Trust Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Blickling Estate, Norfolk.

£13,593 pa
Permanent p/t (30 hrs pw)

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.
Role Profile
Apply Here
Application Deadline 24th April 2019

Human Resources Assistant - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £9,333 to £10,810 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an experienced HR Assistant, to join our professional team to handle multiple tasks to deadlines, co-ordinate training and development events, deliver HR related training and promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the University.
Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Application forms should be emailed to jobs@nua.ac.uk
Closing Date: 17th April 2019

Part-time Hourly Lecturer For MA Programmes - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour - three & five hours per week

We require lecturers with a strong background of professional experience in their creative discipline and contemporary understanding of the industry. A broad knowledge of research methods and developing independent practice-led projects is essential, as is competence in preparing and delivering taught sessions. The successful candidates will have experience of teaching and learning requirements within a Higher Education environment, ideally, at postgraduate level.
Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Application forms should be emailed to jobs@nua.ac.uk
Closing Date: 16th April 2019

Project Enabler - North Norfolk Council

Full time Permanent
Salary: £32,029 - £35,934 per annum

There’s a positive energy about North Norfolk District Council. We have an ambitious vision for the future of the area and have a great track record of delivering exciting initiatives to nurture local economic growth and community development. As our Project Enabler you will inspire local communities and businesses and be creative in developing new project ideas that will provide opportunities for improvement and investment. We are therefore looking for someone with the skills to bring together people, places and resources to effect lasting change.
Job Description
Application Form
Equalities Form
Please send the completed forms to hr@north-norfolk.gov.uk
Deadline 1st May 2019, 9am

Freelance Evaluation Consultant - Festival Bridge Local Cultural Education Partnerships

Fee: £4,850 - £6,000

We are seeking an experienced freelance evaluation consultant with a strong understanding of the arts and cultural sector, and in particular of consortium working, to evaluate and report on the value of ten Local Cultural Education Partnerships operating in the Festival Bridge region. This will include developing and delivering an evaluation methodology, a review and report on the current performance of the LCEPs as well as creating a structured approach to capturing data between now and 2022.
LCEP Evaluation Consultancy Brief

Please email applications to bridge@nnfestival.org.uk by 9am on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Custodian (Visitor Services Team) - Ely Museum, Norfolk

£8.25 p/h or £9.08 p/h on Sundays & Bank Holidays
Fixed Term Contract Ending 1st September 2019
Hours - 12 hours every weekend & 7.25 hours on Bank Holidays

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Ely Museum as a weekend Custodian (Visitor Services Team Member). For more details and to obtain an application form email curator@elymuseum.org.uk
Closing date 22nd April 2019 at 5pm.

Museum Volunteer Coordinator - Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Salary: £22,659-£26,243 pro rata
24 months fixed term (Part Time)

The role is within the University Museum of Zoology, which contains collections designated as being of national and international importance. This post is crucial in the development and delivery of the exciting volunteer programme at the Museum. You must be an enthusiastic person that can help the museum to deliver an excellent visitor experience and who loves to communicate and interact with a wide range of people.
Job Specification
Apply Here
Closing date: 15 April 2019

Administrator - The Garage, Norwich

£17,000 - £19,000 per annum pro rata
Part time. 24 hours per week.
Fixed term to end March 2020

Are you an efficient administrator with the ability to think on your feet and take initiative? We are looking to recruit a logical and organised individual to support engagement, teaching and learning of young people by providing high quality administrative support as part of Learning and Inclusion teams. Job Description
Application Form
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Youth Arts Worker - The Garage, Norwich

£18,000 - £19,500 per annum pro rata
Part time. 20 hours per week (to include Thursday & Friday 4pm-7pm during term time)
Fixed term to end March 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join our Inclusion team. We want to change people’s lives through art…do you?
You will be working to engage, support and inspire children and young people to access high quality artistic experiences to increase personal, social and transferable skills.
Job Description
Application Form
Closing date: 28 April 2019

Lecturer in Performing Arts (Acting Specialism) - The Garage, Norwich 

£22,000 to £24,500 per annum pro rata 24 hours per week (teaching hours 600 annually).
Part time. You will be required to work across Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Sundays term time only).
Fixed term, 10 months (Aug 2019 - April 2020).

We are looking to appoint a part-time lecturer with specialist skills in acting to join our outstanding Performing Arts Faculty. You will be an experienced, innovative and passionate teacher with the will to drive forward this initiative and provide excellent opportunities for our students.
The successful applicant will support the delivery of the Foundation Course and lead the delivery of our level 2 provision. You will have a real commitment to vocational education with the ability to truly motivate and inspire learners, together with a commitment to meet our high expectations of academic standards and achievement.

Job Description
Please email your completed application form and a cover letter (no longer than one side of A4) detailing your interest in the position and how you feel you meet the specification to Toni Bentley toni.bentley@thegarage.org.uk
Closing date: 22 April 2019

Museum Learning Assistant - The Lynn Museum, King's Lynn

£9,764 - £9,959 per annum (Scale C)
20 hours per week
Permanent contract

A chance to join the team at the award-winning Lynn Museum, King's Lynn. You will work as part of a small team delivering a high standard of customer-focused services to ensure that visitors’ experience is informative, enjoyable and safe.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41258 CELE Information Pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 21 April 2019

Museum Learning Bookings and Administration Support - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

£15,643 - £16,932 per annum (Scale E)
29.6 hours per week
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020 (May be extended subject to funding)

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning learning team at the Time and Tide Museum. You will help us to organise our programme of high quality events and activities for schools and other learning groups.
We are looking for an organised, meticulous and enthusiastic individual with excellent customer service and communication skills. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience of working in or with schools.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41286 CESE Information Pack 04-19.doc
Closing date: 14 April 2019

Wensum Lodge Create Hub Development Officer - Norfolk County Council

£29,636 - £31,371 per annum (Scale I) effective from 1 April 2019
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2021 in first instance

We are looking for a Development Officer to cultivate our vision and create a lasting legacy for Norfolk. You will support the planning, delivery and project management of the Wensum Lodge Create Hub programme, developing and managing funding bids, developing a robust business case, and creating a wider stakeholder engagement and a communications plan to support the programme. As the day to day contact for externally appointed organisations and internal departments you will provide clarification, query resolution, oversee a remedial works programme and ensure successful tenancies.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41461 Information pack 04-19.doc or visit here
Closing date: 21 April 2019

Graphic Designer - Norfolk County Council

£29,636 - £31,371 per annum (Scale I)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 30 April 2022

We’re looking for a Graphic Designer to join an award-winning communications team, working at the heart of Norfolk County Council. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment where you will provide professional, creative and high-quality design. Your work will positively promote the council’s identity with the public and employees. We’re looking for someone with exceptional creativity and a real passion for excellence in design. You will have a good understanding of how design works in a changing digital landscape, as well as having a good eye for accuracy and detail.
You will be able to build positive working relationships with your customers and suppliers whilst managing a varied workload to deliver projects on time and for best value for money.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
41619 Information pack 04-19.doc
All other applicants closing date: 14 April 2019

Marketing Admin Assistant - Norwich Arts Centre 

20 hours per week (One year fixed term)

NAC are looking for a Marketing Admin Assistant to provide crucial support and administrative provision to the marketing team. Main duties will involve monitoring ticket sales, ensuring all press and marketing materials are up to date and assisting with sales of events.
Job Description
A covering letter and CV should be emailed to marketing@norwichartscentre.co.uk
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Sales Manager For Group Travel & Events - The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket

c. £24,000 (depending on experience)
Full time - 2 yrs fixed term contract with possibility of extension

JOB PURPOSE: To proactively drive sales to Palace House working with Discover Newmarket and other stakeholders. Focusing primarily on group travel, corporate and events programme sales.

To apply for this exciting and challenging role please submit:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of application, no longer than 2 A4 pages, explaining your aptitude and experience related to the skills outlined in this job description
  • The names and full contact details of 2 referees. References will not be sought without prior agreement
  • Please indicate if there are any restrictions on you taking up employment in the UK and, if so, provide details

Please send your application by email to: project@nhrm.co.uk
Job Specification
Application Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019

Digital Marketing Officer - The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket

£18,000-£20,000 (depending on experience)
Fixed-term 2 yrs (extendable

The Digital Marketing Officer has responsibility for all the digital output and presence of Palace House, the effective integration of campaigns, and delivery of partnership outputs

To apply for this exciting and challenging role please submit:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of application, no longer than 2 A4 pages, explaining your aptitude and experience related to the skills outlined in this job description
  • The names and full contact details of 2 referees. References will not be sought without prior agreement
  • Please indicate if there are any restrictions on you taking up employment in the UK and, if so, provide details

Please send your application by email to: project@nhrm.co.uk
Job Specification
Application Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019

Front of House Supervisor - Lynn Museum, King's Lynn

£19,554 - £21,166 per annum (Scale E)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

A chance to join the team at the award-winning Lynn Museum, King's Lynn. You will supervise the work of the front-of-house team to ensure delivery of high quality service for the benefit of all our visitors and users.
To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
40507 Information pack 04-19.doc

Apply Here
Applicants closing date: 14 April 2019

Development Manager - Norwich & Norfolk Festival

We are seeking a Development Manager to play a key role in the Communications and Development team. You will be our primary link to individual donors and corporate sponsors – supporting our existing relationships and working to nurture new ones. You’ll have the support of the Head of Communications and Development and our Development Committee.

Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 15 April 2019

Chair of the Board - National Centre for Writing, Norwich

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities relating to governance, finance and strategic direction. The Chair will work in partnership with the Chief Executive, Chris Gribble, and the wider team to help them to achieve the aims of NCW and to optimise the relationship between the board of trustees and the staff team. They will act as an ambassador and the public face of NCW, in partnership with the Chief Executive and Vice Chair.

To register your interest in this opportunity, you are asked to submit:

  • A copy of your CV or biographical details
  • A statement of interest (up to 2 pages) indicating why you are interested in the role and what you are able to bring to the organisation.
  • Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form and attach it to your application.

Candidate brief
UNESCO Membership Form

Please send to Pam Henderson (interim Chair) pam@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk
Deadline 18th April 2019

Duty Manager - OPEN Norwich 

(20 hours/week)
You will work with the wider operations and event teams on a casual contract and be responsible for managing a portfolio of events which may be scheduled for evenings and weekends, in order to meet the requirements of Trust and its clients.
You will have the opportunity to make a difference every day by working closely with the existing team, corporate clients, bands and delivering an excellent experience for their audiences. You must be a proactive and highly organised individual with the skills and experience, energy and commitment to lead and manage client relationships, ensuring that the gross profits on events are within target. You will be approachable with a great teamwork ethic, excellent communication skills, a passion for customer service, a head for figures and experience in managing diverse events, venue operations and cash handling.
Download an application form or send a CV to HR@opennorwich.org.uk

Venue Assistant - OPEN Norwich

The successful candidate will work on a shift basis including evenings and weekends and will need to be flexible to reflect the requirements of the Trust. The role is ideal for someone interested in a career in event management, venue maintenance and housekeeping and provides an opportunity to build up your experience. The prime responsibility will be to prepare for, work on and turnaround a busy schedule of conferences, gigs, meetings and banqueting events as part of an operations team with a reputation for outstanding attention to detail and delivering quality service to clients. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work well with and around a variety of people, whilst working on your own initiative within a varied role.

Download an application form or send a CV to HR@opennorwich.org.uk

Activity Leaders for Summer 2019 - Kingswood Norfolk 'Inspiring Learning'

Location: Norfolk
Salary: NMW/NLW

Does spending your summer inspiring children and young people through outdoor activities sound like your dream job?
Then join our fun, enthusiastic team, and spend the summer of your life at Kingswood!
You'll get to run exciting activities and create life changing adventures whilst working at one of our stunning and unique centres.
Get ready to make lifelong friends as you’ll be working as part of a lively team of like-minded people.
If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be, then Kingswood is the place for you.

To apply click here
Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Reckoning with Refugeedom - Artist Commission, ArtReach

An Artist fee of £3000 will be paid to the successful applicant

ArtReach are seeking applications from artists from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to produce new work in response to the ‘hidden voices’ of refugees and displaced people in history.
The successful artist or group will get the opportunity to work closely with researchers from the University of Manchester and have access to a wealth of research material to draw from. They will be paired with a professional creative mentor to support their development of the artistic response. The final work will be presented nationally at each edition of Journeys Festival International 2019 (Leicester in August, Manchester in October and Portsmouth also in October).
Applications must be from artists from refugee backgrounds or refugee led artists groups or companies currently based in the UK.

For further information contact: Dan@ArtReach.biz
Deadline Monday 15th April 2019, 12 noon.

Open Space Curatorial Residency - Istanbul

3rd August – 30th September 2019

This residency will give one emerging curator, with 1-3 years of professional experience, the unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in Istanbul, working with artists, curators and art organisations including the Huma Kabakci Collection to develop a new project that will be presented in Istanbul and London in Autumn 2019.
Information Pack
Application Form

Completed applications and any queries should be emailed to Inês at info@openspacecontemporary.com
For full details please click here
Application deadline: Thursday 2 May 2019

The Melting Platform: Material Interactions - Helsinki Design Residency

This residency is for UK-based creative practitioners and researchers working at the intersections of design, architecture and art with an interest in critically investigating design as a cultural practice.
The programme will include two stays in Helsinki: a two-week research visit in May/June 2019, and a production and presentation period of one month in August and September that will overlap with HDW (5 – 15 September 2019).
This year’s residency invites creative practitioners and researchers to explore the significance and changing purpose of materials and materiality at this critical moment, where ecological and technological transformations are changing the way we design.
Submissions should be sent in PDF format no more tha 2MB in size. Please email to parvinder.marwaha@britishcouncil.org

For full details click here
Deadline: 24th April 2019

Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

We are looking for pictures that show what is great about Fakenham. People enjoying themselves, events and activities, architecture, landscapes, close-ups, culture, business… let your imagination and your camera find a story.
Terms and Conditions
Visit here to enter: https://www.activefakenham.org.uk/photo-competition/
The competition closes at midnight on 30 June 2019.

Young Masters 5th Edition Art Prize Now Open

We’re looking for artists who show originality, skill and imagination in response to the art of the past. You can interpret this as widely as you like. You will have the chance to explain your interpretation in your artist statement.
Open to anyone over 18 years of age. Fee: £35 (+VAT if applicable) to apply with 4 artworks.
For a full list of awards and prizes click here.

Terms and Conditions & FAQs
Apply Here
Deadline: 31st May 2019 at midnight

Composer for Choral Project - Work with Frozen Light

Paid Opportunity

Frozen Light are looking for expressions of interest from composers for their exciting new choral project for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We want to work with a composer with specialist experience of writing or arranging music for choirs. We are also interested in working with people with experience of leading choirs and bringing singers together.
Frozen Light are leaders in the field of creating and touring multi-sensory performance for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). We are currently on tour with our fourth performance The Isle of Brimsker which is touring 55 theatre venues across the UK. We are passionate about creating accessible opportunities for people with PMLD to enable them to access the arts in a way that is meaningful to them.

Please send Lucy an e-mail to info@frozenlighttheatre.com with your CV and a letter laying out what you think you could bring to this project, links to previous work and an estimated fee for your time within proposal
Closing date: Friday 31st May, 5pm

Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers, and over 4,000 people attended last year's festival to enjoy some of the very best in contemporary and international documentary. Submit your film or project now for your chance to be a part of London's documentary festival.
Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2019 are now open. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature length documentaries, short audio documentaries, as well as cross-platform projects.

Prizes are awarded in three categories:
Open City Award
Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award
Best UK Short Award

Winners of the feature prizes are awarded a £750 cash prize, with the Best UK Short Award winner receiving mentorship and financial support for festival travel from the British Council.
Submit Now

Deadline April 23, 2019

Call for Contributors - Paid, Artful Publication

The Artful publication is now accepting submissions for a cross-arts anthology that will creatively discuss the obstacles faced by people seeking access to the arts, and propose possible solutions to make the arts more inclusive.
We hope to cover a wide range of topics, taking into account intersections of class, gender, disability, race and locality. As such, we encourage submissions to be from and concerning a range of art forms, as long as it can be presented through text or images. We would like to collect texts with word counts ranging between 40 and 2500 words. There will be a fee of £75 for each selected submission.

Please send submissions to artfulpublication@gmail.com
For more information click here
The closing date for submissions will be 19th April 2019.

Opportunity for Actors - Parrabbola Project

So, we have a play and we have an amazing site specific venue and now we need people to get involved. There are no auditions, everyone gets a part and lines to say! No previous experience is needed. Drop in casting days are on Sunday April 7th 2-6pm Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB and Monday 8th April 2-8pm Mill Suite at Horning Village Hall NR12 8LQ. Come along any time - it takes about 45 minutes. The play will have lots of music, dance and other excitements as well, so we need all those skills too.
Key dates for rehearsal and performance are as follows:
First full rehearsal Sunday April 14, and from then on all Sundays except April 21. Smaller rehearsals for music, dance and individual scenes will take place throughout the week, scheduled to fit with the cast's availability. We'll probably also rehearse on the Bank Holiday Mondays in May.
Dress Rehearsal 1 Sunday June 2, Dress Rehearsal 2 Saturday June 8,
Performance day 1 at St Benet's Sunday June 9,
re-rehearsal date for Village Green performances Monday June 10,
Daytime Performance for Schools Thursday June 13,
Village Green Performances evenings of Thursday June 13, Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15.
Cast members need to be over 16 or 12+ if accompanied by an adult
For further information contact Philip Parr - Artistic Director of Parrabbola info@parrabbola.co.uk

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.

Artist Submissions Wanted - Pop Up Show, Norwich

I'm Prudent Collective
Creative research – bringing mental health communities together, within curatorial practices.

For more information and how to submit work visit: https://imprudentart.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/open-call/

Deadline between 8th-18th April 2019

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

This will take place, yes you guessed - in Lowestoft, well Pakefield to be more precise. Artists will be invited to come forward and register to take part. After which they will be encouraged to go ‘out there’ and be inspired by our wonderful town. Paint it like you love it! After all it has many great historical features and every day life to capture ‘in paint’ for all of us to enjoy for many years to come.
Artists should use their artistic talents to interpret the essence of Lowestoft and approach their painting in any way they feel and use any medium to execute their many varied visions of Lowestoft.

TERMS

  • Each artist can submit up to three paintings.
  • All paintings must be framed to gallery standards (check with us if you’re not sure about this).
  • Mediums excepted = oil, w/c, acrylic, pastel, embroidery, charcoal, collage, etching, drypoint, woodcut, linocut. No photography.
  • Each painting must be a view, a scene or depict something that is unmistakably Lowestoft!

There is a panel of people who will decide which paintings will be chosen to be exhibited at Ferini Art Gallery within their 20th Annual Summer Exhibition which will held in July/August 2019. For further details please contact Michaela Hobbs at Ferini Art Gallery - Pakefield, call: 01502-562222 or email: info@ferinimedia.co.uk.

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

A chamber choir of 24 voices for a one-off project is being assembled to enable a performance of this exciting recent composition which will take place in the 2019 King’s Lynn Festival at King’s Lynn Minster on Monday 15th July 6.30pm. The musical director is Norfolk–based vocal group director and composer, Jane Wells. The scoring of the piece also includes an organ part that will be played by Adrian Richards, director of music at the Minster, along with a children’s choir which is being put together with the support of the Norfolk Music Hub.

The rehearsal dates are:
4th & 18th May; 1st, 15th & 29th June; and 6th July 10.30am-1pm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST PLEASE CONTACT JANE WELLS BY EMAIL: occmusjw@gmail.com

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

Art Branches - Calling all Norfolk Landscape Artists!

We are looking for Broadland District artists who would like to join in and paint a painting for the mental health recovery wards at Hellesdon Hospital, as part of Art Branches project improving wellbeing through art. Your painting will be donated and form part of a permanent outdoor exhibition in the garden at Thurne Ward.

Join in the fun in morning or afternoon session on:

Sunday 29th April - 10:00-16:00
The Studio Gallery,
Acle,
NR13 3DY

All materials provided, bring ideas or sketches and meet like minded artists to create your painting with acrylics on our primed outdoor canvases. Theme is “Parkland Trees” so any green ideas, East Anglian Landscapes or trees in urban spaces would be most welcome. Abstracts welcome, boards available at 40x40cm, 40x 60cm and A2 format.

Please contact artbranches@icloud.com for further information and to book as space is limited.
www.artbranches.org

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

The Norwich Film Festival was founded in 2009 and has become an international film festival which takes place annually in Norwich, UK, during November. It’s a celebration of independent film and provides an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.
Through our open submissions process, we support local and national filmmakers as well as those from all across the globe, providing a platform for new and existing talents to showcase their amazing work in Norwich.

Entries are open to both UK and international filmmakers for the following categories:

Short Film
Animated Film
Documentary Film
Student Film
East Anglian Film
One Min Movie

Deadline June 23, 2019

To apply visit: https://filmfreeway.com/NorwichFilmFestival

Creative Future Writers Award - Call For Submissions

Our FREE to enter competition opens on Monday 11 February 2019. There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs.

This year’s theme is Home. In a year of seismic shifts, we’re looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words.

For details on our eligibility criteria click here
To read our competition rules click here
For details on how to apply online click here
For details on how to apply in person or by post click here

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 June 2019 at 11.59pm.

The 2019 Wasted Film Competition - SpudFILM

THIS IS... YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
By making a short film that tells an inspiring story about local solutions to global issues.
You don't need to be a pro - you could make this on your phone! You just need to tell a strong story with an inspiring message about anything or anyone that is doing something that makes a difference to the wellbeing of our planet!

WHAT FOR?
spudFILM 2019 is running its very own Film Competition titled : WASTED: Global Issues - Local Solutions. The theme for the film competition will be about all forms of Waste. We will be looking for solutions, positivity and pragmatic thinking. Entries can be international but the focus point of the film has to be about solving/ thinking differently about issues in your local area. We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

HOW TO TAKE PART?
The spudFILM Competition will take place on the 16th June at spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BA. The submissions deadline will be on the 8th of May with a shortlist to be produced by the spud team within 2 weeks. The shortlisted top 10 films will be shown on the 16th of June followed by the Judges talk and prize giving. Please Click Here for full Terms & Conditions and click here to Submit your film!

Shape Open 2019: Submissions Open

The Open is Shape's annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year's theme is ‘In Circles’.

Works submitted to the exhibition should respond, abstractly or literally, to ideas on the theme, and contribute to the discourse on what disability is and could be. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or audio form via our online portal here.

Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges.

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, Monday 15 April 2019

Any questions? Read our FAQs page, you can contact Shape on exhibitions@shapearts.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7424 7330 if your question isn't answered on our FAQ page or if you would like to apply in an alternative format.

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

Norfolk Music Hub is launching a competition to find Norfolk’s original artists, with an opportunity to play at Latitude Festival 2019 for the winner and studio time to record, mix and master an original piece for two runners up. All you need to do is upload your original music to Songwriter before 10th June 2019. A panel of professional musicians and songwriters will judge the winning entries.

Songwriter is an online community and competition for young people aged 8-18 who live in Norfolk. Songwriter is a platform that gives you the opportunity to upload your original music to a chart and join a community of young songwriters whilst getting feedback from other musicians.

Access to Songwriter is free and all songs that are uploaded to Songwriter can receive professional and peer feedback.

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Young Norfolk Writing Competition - National Centre For Writing 

Write poems or lyrics? Short stories, essays or graphic stories? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk. Send us your very best writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lyrics, scripts or graphic novels) and you could win professional mentoring, publication on the National Centre for Writing website and bookish goodies!

The writing categories are as follows:

  • Category one: Poetry / song lyrics
  • Category two: Fiction / creative non-fiction / scripts / graphic stories
  • You can enter six pieces of writing across the categories (maximum three pieces in each category).

Audio entries are also welcomed across all categories.

The word limits for each category are:

  • Fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, poems and song lyrics – one side of A4 or up to 40 lines
  • Graphic stories – up to four sides of A4
  • Audio entries can be up to five minutes in length.

How to enter
Once your writing is ready, complete the submission form which you can find here, or send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to keith@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk and we will give details on how to apply. 
The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with a guest tutor, followed by an awards ceremony in Norwich in the summer.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 'Agent Of Change' - Call For Submissions 

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 is open to artists, designers and makers of all nationalities, resident, studying or currently making work or with work represented in the UK. Applicant’s submitted work should to respond to the theme: Agent of Change.

There are three prizes available: 1st Prize: £3000, 2nd Prize £1000 and a Student Prize of £1000. All artwork in 2D and 3D, in both new and traditional media is accepted. Photography is not eligible. However, photographic works that have been manipulated or inform part of a larger process or work (collage / installation) are eligible.

Up to 3 digital images of each artwork can be submitted and there is an application fee of £12 (student fee £10) for 1 artwork, £15 (student fee £12) for 2 artworks and £20 (student fee £15) for 3 artworks.

Submission Deadline 12th May 2019 at 5pm 

For more information and a submission form click here

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

Come and tread the boards with The Norwich Players...

What can you act in? The Maddermarket Theatre produces in-house productions between February and December each year. These span both our main house and studio spaces and include everything from Shakespeare, farce, modern drama and family shows. All our productions hold auditions and these are open to everyone and anyone.

How to find out more: Each production releases a casting call approximately four weeks before holding auditions. This is a breakdown of all the roles on offer, together with information about the play, the production and the audition process. These can be found on the left of this page.

Not sure what auditioning involves? If you're new to auditioning or considering making a return to the stage after some time away, feel free to contact the Director of Productions, Jez Pike jez.pike@maddermarket.org to ask for advice or make general enquiries.

What opportunities are coming up? The next auditions will be for the 2019 Season. Check it out below. To find out more about each play, what parts are on offer and when the auditions are... 

Download the season guide here

Encounters Film Festival

Call for entries for the 25th edition of Encounters Festival are now open!

Encounters Festival are now accepting submissions to our 2019 competitions!

We invite you to submit your Live Action and Animation shorts into our International Competitions, we accept films across all genres including – horror, drama, comedy, experimental and all submissions must be under 30 minutes long.

Entries are also invited from Virtual Reality and 360 degree films for our Immersive Encounters competition.

Deadlines:
Regular Deadline – 9 May 2019
Final Deadline – 6 June 2019

For more information on how to apply visit: https://encounters-festival.org.uk/call-entries-2019/

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
Lowestoft Beach Front, Suffolk, NR33
Supported by EAAF

First Light Festival is a brand new FREE 24-hour multi-arts festival for the UK, celebrating Lowestoft as our most easterly town, where the first sunrise reaches the horizon every morning.

First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend, from midday on Saturday the 22nd of June, through to midday on Sunday the 23rd. Come together on Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars for a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The festival site will extend out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.

There are opportunities for artists - commissions for beach hut installations and the first CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and First Light Festival artist residency. For information CLICK HERE

For more information about First Light Festival, visit the
First Light Festival website

Development Opportunities European Futures Discussion - LEAF, Manchester

Date: 3rd May 2019
Time: 1pm-5pm
Admission: Free

European Futures is a free afternoon of discussion, networking and live music, exploring the value and future direction of creative european collaborations and the very latest news regarding funding from Creative Europe.
Register Here

Creative Voices: A workshop for writers - Newcastle Arts Centre

Date: 11th May 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Free

With creative exercises, provocations, and plenty of tea and coffee, this one-day workshop for writers will explore the various ways in which you can create and engage with your characters.
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An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference - Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire.

Date: 7–10 August 2019
Prices start from £395

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.
There is a lot included in the delegate registration. Registration provides delegates with a full programme of academic and practical sessions during four days with world-leaders in the field, refreshments throughout the day, 3 lunches, 1 evening dinner with entertainment, Black Country Living Museum excursion, scheduled shuttle transport, art materials and much more. Delegates are entirely responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and these should be booked early.
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Sensory Symposium - Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Date: 3rd June 2019
Time: 9:30am - 5pm
Free

Sensory Symposium: Making and programming theatre for and with audiences and artists with complex needs This symposium will bring together artists, practitioners and venues who are passionate about reaching people with complex needs, and looking at what's next for the sector.
The day will be a mix of panel discussions and presentations by artists and venues working in this field. It will draw on Ellie Griffiths work with Sound Symphony as a starting point for discussions around what sensory theatre is and what it might look like in the future.
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Framing the Future Panel Discussion- Royal College of Physicians, London

13th May, 2019 at 6:00pm
Tickets £15 Each

As part of Paintings in Hospitals' 60th anniversary celebrations, join our exciting panel considering the past pioneers and future innovations of visual arts in health and social care.
The panel will include: Edmund de Waal OBE (artist and author), Dr Errol Francis (CEO of Culture&), Dr Val Huet (CEO of the British Association of Art Therapists), Prof. Victoria Tischler (Professor of Arts and Health at the University of West London) and Ed Vaizey MP (Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing).
The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunity in the Royal College of Physicians medicinal garden. The venue is fully accessible and hearing induction loops are available. Please note that we will be running a guest list: there will be no physical tickets for this event. Book your place now.
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Sustainability, Accessibility & Efficiency in Arts Centres and Theatre - MAC Birmingham

Date: 13th May 2019
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Free Event

Join a host of arts centre and theatre managers at the MAC in Birmingham for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice During this free to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on not just these challenges but also some of the solutions venues such as the MAC and others have found. In addition to hearing from industry figures, you’ll also be able to see behind the scenes at the MAC on some of their improvements, to their physical and technical infrastructure.
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Ensemble Leadership Training Day - London & Birmingham

This Ensemble Leadership Training Day is a practical, hands-on training event, focusing on the key aspects of conducting a mixed-skill level instrumental ensemble.

Monday, April 29, 2019                                               Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM                                                     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
St Marylebone School                                                  Lordswood Girls' School
64 Marylebone High Street London, W1U 5BA            Knightlow Road, Harborne Birmingham, B17 8QB

Participants will work with an adult amateur ensemble in the morning, and a mixed-skill level school orchestra in the afternoon, developing their conducting and rehearsing skills in a real life musical setting.
The day will be led by Emma Oliver-Trend, an expert in inclusive ensemble leadership. Throughout the day, participants will be provide with personalised guidance and tuition on ensemble leadership through discussion groups and supported rehearsals.
This workshop is delivered in partnership with Making Music
Attendance on each day costs £125. Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.
You can book your place here

Puppetry Research Conference: Giving Puppets A Voice - Newcastle

SPACE SIX
Sunday 14th April 2019
1pm - 4pm
Ages 16+
Pay-as-you-feel

This year's conference will focus on diversity within UK puppetry and will include speakers sharing their own experiences and challenges from working in the art form, as well as a panel discussion. Get in touch via info@newcastlepuppetryfestival.co.uk if you would like to register interest in presenting a paper or piece at the conference. No need to book!

Mental Health Conference - Great Yarmouth Campus

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Free Event

This is a call for organisations, agencies and influencers to discuss mental health & wellbeing in our locality.
Ways in which to contribute:

  • Stands / stalls available
  • Marketing and charity fundraising permitted
  • Presentations / speakers requested

Contact Ruth on 01493 419204 or email r.thacker@eastcoast.ac.uk

The Art of Wellbeing Symposium - University of Lancashire, Burnley Campus

Date: Fri 14 Jun 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: £65

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, this symposium hosted by the Creative People and Places network will explore the meeting places between the culture and health sectors, with a focus on wellbeing. The event will put the relationship between collaborative and participatory art and the wellbeing of individuals and communities under the magnifying glass. Does working collaboratively with people to choose and create art that is of, with and by their community have a lasting impact on wellbeing? What about art's capacities to unsettle and challenge? Can art really make people feel better?

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Children, Families and Wellbeing Training Day - Manchester Museum

Tue, 11 June 2019
10:00 – 16:00
£91.20

What can museums and heritage organisations do to support the wellbeing of children and families in their local community?
This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in supporting the wellbeing of children and families within their organisation.
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Funding Seminar with Arts Council England

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)
The Curve, Slough, United Kingdom

Free funding seminar and surgery for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England and keen to know more about the funding streams and initiatives available including National Lottery Project Grants and strategic funds.

Register you place here

Funding Projects for Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector

9th May 2019, 10 am -4.15 pm, Metal Peterborough
Special rate fee £120pp

Unfortunately, there is no magic spell or potion for funding success – behind every successful bid is strong planning, partnerships and preparation. This introductory, one-day course is designed for those wanting to develop their budgeting and fundraising skills. Built on our years of experience in shaping and delivering successful youth arts projects in a range of settings, we are here to provide you with expert advice – from sourcing new partners, to submitting a strong bid.

Further information and bookings can be found here or contact: 02380 332491 / rachelhall@artswork.org.uk

Project Management for Creatives - London

Friday 26th April 2019 11am - 4pm
Cost: £75 + £5.54 fee

This one day workshop provides an introduction to project management. You will leave this course with a valuable project management tool-kit, designed to make all your future projects a success.

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Creative Health and Social Prescribing Event - DanceHouse, Ipswich

Thursday 16th May 1:30 - 4:30pm
Booking is FREE!

Join organisations from across the health and cultural sectors in the East at the Creative Health and Social Prescribing event on the afternoon of Thursday 16th May at the DanceHouse, Ipswich. The programme will include a presentation by Lord Howarth Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the report, Creative Health, as well as Case Studies from across the region and a panel discussion on the development and delivery of social prescribing.

Reserve your place here

AMA conference 2019 — Bursaries Now Available

AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You is heading to Newcastle Gateshead from 9 — 11 July 2019.

There are 35 bursaries available, covering up to 100% of your conference cost, and you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. So why not apply today for your chance to join hundreds of other cultural professionals for over two and half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, socials and plenty of networking opportunities at a highly discounted rate?
For further information and to download the quick and simple application form, please visit our website.

Links for reference
Main AMA conference page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/amaconference2019/
AMA conference bursaries page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/ama-conference-2019-bursaries/

To apply, please download the application form, complete and return it to jemma@a-m-a.co.uk by Friday 26 April 2019. 

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

These PhD fees-only bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research. Applications for the bursaries will be considered on merit with regard to the quality of the application and relevance of the proposed project to the University’s research theme.

We would particularly encourage applications for bursaries to support the following areas of research:
- Created and Contested Territories
- The Norwich University of Arts Collection

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

Preliminary application forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to: research@nua.ac.uk
Closing Date: 24th June 2019

Young People, The Arts and Mental Health Conference - University of Leeds

On Thursday 20 June 2019 we will be hosting a Young People, the Arts, and Mental Health conference at our Nexus building on campus.
We will be investigating how we can improve children and young people’s mental health through cultural participation. We will be sharing research, evidence, policy and practice with practitioners, researchers and young people themselves.

Please email culturalinstitute@leeds.ac.uk to register your place.
For further information click here

  Call for contributions

We’re inviting submissions from clinicians, artists and researchers at any career stage, and from any discipline to contribute to the conference programme. They should address the conference’s core research question:
How can we work with children and young people to improve mental health outcomes through cultural participation?
Please download the call for contributions for more information. Send submissions to cultural.institute@leeds.ac.uk by 23.59 on 16 April 2019.

Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019

16th May 2019 9:30am - 5pm at the Wellcome Collection, London
Cost £95

This first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia is designed to achieve direction to arts as pre- and post-diagnostic support - ideally on diagnosis. The conference will look at the evidence, the process and impact of social prescribing arts as non-pharmaceutical interventions for the dementias and how this can be measured. There will be a plenary debate between leaders in arts, health and social care, followed by paired presentations from GP linkworker to prescribed arts programmes, cultural companion training and launch of a volunteer creative companion consortium.
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Educational Ghanaian Drumming & Dance Workshops

After their performance at Drum Camp festival near Bungay on the weekend of the 14th July, The Kakatsitsi Drummers are again visiting the wider Norfolk area to deliver drumming and dance workshops for local schools and community groups.
The group have been teaching for 21 years and have a wealth of experience running fun and informative sessions with children and young adults aged 4+, teaching about the role of music in West African culture. Indigenous People are an arts education charity who manage the group, co-ordinate their UK bookings and use the profits to run social enterprise programmes in Accra, Ghana.
More details regarding the nature of the workshops, timings and testimonials can be found on our website, click here to see us in action at a recent school workshop, and here for a past Glastonbury show! Our prices start at as little as £200 + travel expenses, and we can work with up to 240 children over the course of a full day.

The group are available from the 15th-18th July, with other dates a possibility.
For bookings/inquiries please contact: sam@indigenouspeople.org.uk

Creative Now (Public Lecture Series)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA will be joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector in East Anglia.
All events will take place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service. Events are free and open to the public.

Booking is essential please RSVP via artsandhumanitiesevents@uea.ac.uk confirming each event you would like to attend.

Lectures and Dates:
Creative Voices                           Creative Works
30 April 2019 | 6.30-8pm              14 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

Creative Changes                       Creative Places
28 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm              11 June 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

For more information click here  

Youth Leadership in the Arts and Cultural Sector: From Policy to Delivery

Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:00 – 16:30
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Cost £40

Join arts and cultural organisations big and small, as well as education representatives from primary to higher, who want to see youth leadership flourish within the sector.
With keynote presentations from organisations including Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills, Youth Music and representatives from the Education sector, there will also be workshops and presentations from organisations including; Festival Bridge, The Mighty Creatives, Art 31, The Garage, Creative Arts East, Lincolnshire One Venues, funding surgeries by Youth Music, and more to be announced!
The conference will bring together those who contribute to the spectrum of youth leadership activities to initiate debate and discussion about:
Where We Are – what the current culture is and who are the key players
Where We’re Going – looking at key strategies and what policy changes are on the horizon and how we take advantage of them, what do we need to be aware of, can we help shape them
Where We Want To Be – can we work towards a shared vision of youth leadership that benefits more young people, what is fostering this and where are the barriers
Learning From The Best – practical workshops and presentations that support organisations to embed good youth leadership within their activities and organisations
Lunch will be provided | Please let us know any dietary requirements at time of booking | For more information, email enquiries@creativeartseast.co.uk, call 01953 713390 or visit www.creativeartseast.co.uk
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The Barring Foundation - Seeking Applications For Sector Support Body For The Arts 

The Foundation is seeking applications to undertake work as the sector support body for arts and older people activity in England. The body will act as an advocate for this work, encouraging awareness and innovation. The sum available is up to £250,000 in total, including VAT if applicable. Activity is expected to last for three years.

The overall purpose for the sector support body will be to increase the quantity and quality of arts activity by and with older people in England. Specific objectives will be to:
- advocate the value of creative ageing activity to a variety of audiences including organisations working in the fields of the arts and older people’s services;
- maintain or increase funding for this work for the sector;
- influence policy development on creative ageing.
The tender application must come from an established organisation with a strong reputation in the field of creative ageing and ability to support the sector. However, that lead organisation may work with other organisations or individuals to undertake this work.

Full details of the opportunity and application process are available here.
Applications should be submitted via our online system.

Deadline for applications: 14 May 2019 by 5pm.

MuseumNext Conference - London 

Mon 03 Jun 2019 to Wed 05 Jun 2019
Early Bird – £440
Early Bird for Two – £800
Early Bird for Four – £1,500

Now in it's eleventh year, MuseumNext is firmly established as a must attend event for those shaping the future of museums. Join more than 650 museum professionals from 40+ countries for three days packed with inspiration, innovation and conversation.

Ideas to Action - This year our theme is 'turning ideas into action'. How do you overcome obstacles in your museum to make change happen? Get real actionable advice from change makers who have successfully turned ideas into action in museums around the globe.

Please find full event details and buy tickets here.

NFP Bid Writing Workshops (Basics and Advanced) - Various Locations

Basics Workshops:

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 09.00. Finish time 11.30

Advanced Workshops:

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?
Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 12.00. Finish time 14.30

Workshops run from 18th March - 21 June 2019, in various locations.

For a full list of workshops, dates and locations please click 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 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.
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RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards - Arts & Health Category

The Awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health

The Arts & Health Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards. This award recognises organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.

Application Pack Request
The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 will close for entries 25 April 2019.

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.

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week: June 10 – 16th 2019 Still time to register!

We are delighted to have received such an enthusiastic response to our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week – thank you to everyone who has submitted events. The week presents an exciting opportunity to promote and celebrate the many ways in which arts, culture, heritage and creativity contribute to health and wellbeing here in Norfolk. You may be planning to programme a specific creativity and wellbeing focused event(s) or simply to promote relevant creative activity (performances, workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, open days) which you have already programmed in that week.
If you would like to get involved and haven't signed up yet please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest and to request an events form and return to us as soon as possible 
Please also sign up to submit your event(s) for inclusion in the national programme and publicity, provided by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance: http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/#overlay=node/add/event
For further information about the national initiative, please visit:
http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/
https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

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.

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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.
As our concept of success has evolved, and life is more complex, we need a more flexible measure than GDP, our measure of national income often used as a proxy for wellbeing.
Wellbeing provides a way to understand what’s needed and how best we can all work together to improve our lives in a complex world. It brings together economic, social, environmental, democratic and personal outcomes and avoids focusing on specific areas at the expense of others. We can be better at measuring what matters AND using what we know to create a better society. It is about engaging citizens in meaningful deliberation about what better society could look like.
Wellbeing measurement recognises humans are emotional and values non-financial benefits. How you feel and your quality of life – as you experience it – matters too.
We encourage routine measurement of wellbeing and an experimental approach to policy and practice to look at the causes of wellbeing, and how to increase wellbeing cost effectively, as a major objective.

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.

Delivery of the programme will be led by the Creative Industries Federation, ScreenSkills and Creative & Cultural Skills, in collaboration with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Speakers for Schools.
The initiative is being promoted amid awareness of the need to tackle skills shortages and mitigate risks to the pipeline of future talent for the UK's successful creative industries. The UK has more than 2m jobs in the creative industries, with a further 1m creative jobs based in organisations outside the creative industries. Creative jobs have been added to the UK economy at a faster rate than jobs in the economy as a whole. Leading industry figures are being encouraged to give their time by delivering inspiring assembly talks through Speakers for Schools.

Other ways in which people in creative organisations can support the programme include by providing work experience placements to young people who wouldn't otherwise have opportunities and by becoming enterprise advisers working with leaders in schools and colleges. 

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

Jerwood New Work Fund

The Jerwood New Work Fund provides funding for the research, development, creation, production and dissemination of new work, with a focus on developing artistic practice.
It aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the creative process and take risks that lead to the development of unique new works destined to connect with a public audience.
You can apply for between £5,000 and £25,000
For full terms and how to apply click here
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 3 June 2019

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.

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 July, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28th June .

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

To discuss a potential application call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

Developing your Creative Practice supports the development of independent creative practitioners. This programme will give individuals the opportunity to apply for £2,000 to £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and take them to the next stage in their practice.
Any projects we support must focus on one or more of these artforms and disciplines:

  • creative media and the wider creative industries. For example, film or audio, design or gaming
  • technology, including digital technology. For example, virtual reality or live-streaming
  • other non-arts organisations or settings. For example, residential-care providers, or a science organisation
  • other non-arts cultural forms or sectors. For example, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport.

Round Five Deadline: 12 noon, 16 May 2019
Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

New Funding Call - Understanding Wellbeing: Secondary Analysis Data Initiative Funding

The Centre is interested in projects that answer policy and practice relevant questions on wellbeing, exploring what works to improve (or worsen) wellbeing in different contexts, through different mechanisms and for different people. We are particularly interested in the areas of:
community wellbeing, place, social connections and social capital
improving working age life

As a what works project, our team at the Centre will be a part of your bid, working with you to connect your research with decision-makers across a range of sectors to help translate evidence into impact. Additionally, we would support communications and dissemination to increase your research’s reach.

Next Steps:

Please visit: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/blog/new-funding-call-understanding-wellbeing/

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

Grants and Funding
Momentum (Norfolk) is funded by Norfolk County Council to award small grants of up to £500 to voluntary clubs, groups & organisations working with young people aged 11-19 years in Norfolk.
There are also several grants that are offered by our partners. Find more information about these grants in the links to the right.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants Programme
Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants are assessed by Young Commissioners from the Youth Advisory Boards. There are several things to consider before you decide to apply for our Grants.
You must be a Momentum (Norfolk) member (Associate members cannot apply)
We have three deadlines a year for grant applications (see below). Please allow at least 6 weeks for a decision to be made and funds to be released (we cannot fund activities that have already taken place). There are four grants available - members can apply for up to two grants per financial year.
If your application is successful we will pay 50% of the grant to you and the remaining 50% on receipt of a satisfactory evaluation. (Start-up grants are paid in full). You will be expected to show receipts for the full amount with your evaluation. 

Before submitting your application please read through our Small Grant Guidelines and use the checklist to ensure you have provided all the information needed to support your application.

Application Deadlines 2018-19
Quarter 1: April - June 2018: 8 June 2018
Quarter 2: July - September 2018: 28 September 2018
Quarter 3: October - December 2018: 7 December 2018
Quarter 4: January - March 2018: 8 March 2019

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

The Arts Project Fund 2019/20 - Norfolk County Council 

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk.
Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects.
If you would like to apply for the first round of funding this year please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form.

First round of funding deadline 31st May 2019

Arts Project Fund Criteria

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!

The European Union is an open and free society.
A place we created together and where Europeans have lived peacefully for almost 75 years. It has not been easy. We have defeated fascism and torn down the walls that kept us apart. We have created a place that is at peace with itself. A place that guarantees freedoms for which many others around the world are fighting. A place where we can travel freely. Where we can study and work in different countries and create experiences that will enrich the rest of our lives.
But this, our Europe is under attack. We are facing a newly divided Europe. A new kind of polarisation threatens the gains of decades of European cooperation. New levels of inequality erode the social fabric of our societies. Culture and identity are misused to divide communities.
Do we really want to watch this happen? It’s time to act now!

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.

Examples of funding available:

  • Innovation vouchers - Up to £5k for companies to access consultancy support from experts within UEA and partner institutions
  • R&D grants - Between £20-50k for companies to undertake collaborative research and development activity with experts from UEA and partner institutions
  • Proof of concept fund - Grants between £10-40k to help companies understand the market for their service, research or technology, by drawing on expertise within UEA and partner institutions
  • Start-up micro finance - Up to £3k for start-ups that are being developed at UEA and partner institutions to enable business ideas to be tested
  • Innovation internships - Provision of up to 12 weeks of support from a graduate programme linked to specialist expertise

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 31 May 2019 (for 14 June submission)
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
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/

Breckland Council Match Funding

Applications can be made at any time while the Fund is open. Please note, this funding programme is currently available up until and including June 30th 2019. The following levels of Match Funding grants are currently available:

Breckland Council Match Funding Small Grants
Funding of between £500 and £5,000.
With this funding stream applicants can expect a maximum of 50% of the total project cost therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Breckland Council Match Funding Large Grants
Funding of between £5,001 and £20,000.
With this funding stream there is a maximum of 30% of the total project cost available, therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders.

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.
Maximum Grant: £5,000

Find out more & apply 

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 Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

Do you have a couple of hours to spare on a Tuesday afternoon twice a month? Do you enjoy meeting people and talking about the history of the town? We are looking for some new volunteers to help to meet and greet visitors in the heritage centre - particularly on a Tuesday afternoon. You won't be left on your own, and you don't need to be an expert!

If you think this is something you may be interested in then please do call the centre on 07919962814 or email us at aylshamheritage@gmail.com

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help us at our EACH events, whether it’s covering supporters with powdered paint at one of our Colour Dashes, enjoying the fun of the bubbles at one of our EACH Bubble Rushes, helping with marshalling and car parking or manning one of our many fundraising stalls. You’ll play a key role in making sure our supporters have an excellent event experience whilst meeting new friends and having fun along the way.

Volunteers needed for the following events:
Saturday 18th May 2019 - Bubble Rush, Earlham Park, Norwich
Sunday 9th June 2019 - Bubble Rush, Huntingdon Racecourse, Huntingdon
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Bubble Rush, The Walks, King's Lynn
Friday 21st June 2019 - Norfolk Show Ball, Norfolk Showground, Norwich

Register Your Interest

Garden & Display Welcomers Needed - St. Seraphim’s Trust, Little Walsingham

St. Seraphim’s comprises an Orthodox Pilgrim Chapel in what was once Walsingham’s railway station, housing Icon, Pilgrim and Railway Heritage. Since its founding in 1966, St. Seraphim’s has specialised in the production of traditional hand painted Icons. It also has a sizeable garden alongside the buildings which since 2010 has been developed into a new resource for the people of Walsingham and beyond. The Quiet Garden is open for the use of the community as well as visitors and pilgrims as a space for quiet and relaxation. We aim for it to appeal to as wide a range of people as possible and for those with a variety of needs to be able to enjoy and take benefit from the natural surroundings.
In order to extend our opening to the public, we are looking for people who enjoy spending time in the garden and gallery while assisting others to do so. Garden and Display Welcomers are needed. We warmly invite you to visit, explore the unique heritage of St. Seraphim’s and meet the team.

Contact:
Email: saint.seraphims@gmail.com
Tel: 01328 820610

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

We're still looking for volunteers for this season! Could you offer just 3 hours per month on a regular basis? Morning/afternoon stewards and tearoom helpers needed. Several slots available.

Please call 01953 600205 or email whm.info@wymondhamheritagemuseum.co.uk

Trustees Wanted - Barrington Farm Trust

The Barrington Farm Trust is a small registered charity (No 1140356) that raises money and provides grants for meaningful and enjoyable activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Norfolk to improve their quality of life. The Trust was established in 2011 and has provided various activities including creative art activities, dance and music workshops, and sports sessions.
We are looking to recruit new trustees with enthusiasm, energy and a passion for helping adults with learning disabilities to get the most out of life.

We would like the Trust to have a diverse and dynamic team and are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Marketing / Design / PR
  • Fundraising
  • Business / Finance / Accounting
  • Charity / Law
  • Learning disability
  • Arts

For a full job description or if you have any questions about becoming a Board Member please email Sarah Ballard at roar_art@hotmail.com
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter with no more than 200 words to Jennie Gilbert at roar_art@hotmail.com.
Closing date: 3 May 2019

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

We are looking for volunteers to join our team to take on the key role of welcoming visitors to our museum. If you have excellent interpersonal and basic IT skills this is for you! We have a really straightforward electronic till which is used for entrance fees, boat trips, the shop and event bookings. We will of course give full training on both the till and working at the museum. In return you will be part of an enthusiastic team and gain valuable experience as well as some new skills. What’s more it’s a great opportunity to meet new people.

If you are interested in joining our jolly team at historic Stalham Staithe please contact Nicola Hems at curator@museumofthebroads.org.uk.

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

Do you want to be involved in a community enterprise but never understood how? Norwich Puppet Theatre invites you to express your interest in joining our active Board as a Trustee!
The key responsibilities of this exciting voluntary role are to take ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a small arts charity, and ensuring that it is well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for its users.
We currently wish to strengthen the know-how at our Board table:
- Someone with the skills and a special interest in taking responsibility for our corporate relations with local businesses.
- Up-to-date experience and skills in the primary education curriculum
- Community engagement and volunteer strategy
But a wide range of other skills are always of interest. If you’d like to be involved in directing our affairs and helping us to be well-run and effective in delivering benefits to all our users you can read some more information about what is involved here, or contact info@puppettheatre.co.uk

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

Gressenhall is incredibly well supported by teams of volunteers. They help us to achieve far more than we could manage on our own and we are extremely grateful for their support.
We currently have volunteers who assist with collections, engineering, the farm, gardening, learning, research, Team Panhard, workhouse trail guides and landscape conservation.
If you are interested in volunteering at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse please email gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk.

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

We’re looking for volunteers to our Thetford Treasures group. Volunteers are essential for bringing the collections to life for school and group visits. You may be preparing crafts, dressing as a Tudor or cooking on the Victorian range, working in a unique Tudor town house. The team of volunteers often pitch in at busy times such as seasonal events and school holidays.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this role at Ancient House, read the role description then complete an application form and email it to us.

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and versatile people who are interested in offering their free time to support our fundraising team.
Subject to an informal chat and DBS check, the successful candidates will be called upon to collect donations after our live gigs and events, and to assist in the organisation and delivery of both internal & external fundraising events as the face of OPEN Youth Trust. Day & evening shifts available on an as & when basis. Great interpersonal skills essential.

Please click here to download a volunteer form and attach with a CV to arrange an informal interview, to Harriet, Fundraising Coordinator – harriet@opennorwich.org.uk

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

However, before we are able to discuss your volunteering duties further you need to make sure your are eligible. Therefore:
- Volunteers must be aged 18 or older.
- You also need to be local to the event you wish to volunteer for as we cannot provide accommodation or travel.
- Enthusiastic and eager to be part of a growing Film Festival in Norwich

So what we need from you:
- A friendly persona
- Reliability
- Good Initiative
- An interest in film
- Fluent English
We will provide a short training session and getting to know you session before the Festival, so it is useful if you can be available for those as well.
If you have any questions please email: info@norwichfilmfestival.co.uk

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.

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

What you will be doing:
Supporting a small group of people with disabilities to participate in a range of arts and craft activities within a weekly social club on Wednesday evenings in Norwich. The support Volunteer will assist the lead volunteer.

When: Every, or every other Wednesday a month between 6.45pm and 9:15pm

Volunteer registration form 

Information on all our employment or volunteering opportunities are available by calling 01603 618029 or emailing volunteer@buildcharity.co.uk

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

You might be interested in this role if you are considering a career in the following areas:

  • Freelance musician, artist or dancer 
  • Arts therapy
  • Arts administration
  • Any health or social care profession, such as nurses, care assistant or doctor
  • Teaching or education 

This role is for you if you are looking to increase your skill set, improve your CV or just want to have fun doing something different. You will have the opportunity to gain new experiences such as supporting older people (some living with dementia) to take part in music and dance activities and discover what goes on behind the scenes in a vibrant and dynamic organisation. We can also offer additional benefits such as free training where appropriate. 

We'd like successful placement holders to work with us for the equivalent of one full working day every two weeks, for a minimum of 6 months if possible. This is a voluntary placement but all reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. 

To apply please contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email: lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

Make a difference to older people in your local community and become a volunteer for Breckland Council's Silver Social Project. The Project is delivering an ambitious programme of daytime events to community venues across Breckland, promoting participation and independent living to older people in rural communities. Until 2020, workshops and performances held by professional artists are taking place in Ashill, Necton, Shipdham, Mattishall, Harling, Dereham, Attleborough, Swaffham, Watton and Thetford

Volunteering for the Silver Social is an unpaid position, but is an opportunity to gain experience on a nationally recognised arts project, with the potential to develop your own community programme. Travel expenses will be covered.
Time commitment: approximately 3 – 5 hours a month (flexible). Exact days dependent on programming schedule.
Contact: Project Coordinator Sarah Jepps community@breckland.gov.uk / 01362 656870 or visit https://www.thesilversocial.com/volunteer/

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

At the Maddermarket Theatre we rely on a trusty band of volunteers for all aspects of our operation; from acting to stage crew, box office to marketing and all areas of front of house.

There are a number of ways to get involved, both large and small, and it's a great way to meet new people. It can also add additional experience and skills to your CV and give you valuable work experience. Many people join us when they retire as a way to bridge the gap between work and retirement.

There are lots of ways to get involved; browse the opportunities below and if you'd like to become part of our community, please get in touch.

  • Box Office
  • Administration
  • Distributing flyers and posters
  • Painting
  • Set building
  • Stewarding or Front of house
  • Wardrobe
  • Bar work

For more information click here

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 - Health and Wellbeing Board

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:33

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Early Bird tonight, and Easter party next weekend

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  12th April - Early Bird Quiz and Easter Party

  Early Bird Quiz Tonight Easter party next weekend

Please see below for details of our Easter party. All Welcome.

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. EARLY BIRD QUIZ I PITY THE FOOL REMIXED EDITION* Friday 12th April at 5.45 - finishes around 7pm

The Early Bird Quiz returns with a little bit of a remix as its April. Although not on April fools day we'll have some 'unique' takes on the usual format, and more than the usual amount of traps, pitfalls, and pitiful excuses of questions that are in there just so we can draw your attention to a funny fact. We think it will be a lot more funner than usual, so hope to see you there. *We're not sure you can have an remixed edition of something that occurs live like the EB Quiz, but hey, it will be a bit different and you're reading this aren't you so it must have worked?

A fun and friendly quiz, its free to enter, maximum teams of 5, and the winners get a free round of drinks, the last placed team wins something as well.

FREE WITH PRIZES ROCK n ROLL CLUB Thursday 18th April, 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks and is a great place to listen to music how you like it. A friendly bunch they are a busy welcoming group and are always happy to see new faces. Whether you fancy a dance or just want to listen to the music you'll fit in. Come along and say hello.

NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

SOCIAL CLUB CLOSED SUNDAY 21st and MONDAY 22nd APRIL

Enjoy the bank holiday - we will be!

BIQ QUIZ by John and Mark Friday April 26th at 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small outlay. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5pm to 7.30pm.

NORWICH CITY v BLACKBURN Saturday 27th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 4.30pm, kick off is at 7305pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar.Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Its the last home game of the season and will probably be a promotion party. We won't be showing the game, but we will be open with our usual great value and friendly relaxed atmosphere.

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). 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 guest (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...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

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