Norfolk

October Half-term at Norfolk Museums

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October Half-term at Norfolk Museums

From goth trends to herrings and wicked witches to canaries find it all in our special half-term activities.  More events can be found on our website...

Norwich Castle

Taboo Events: Colonialism in the Decorative Arts, Sat 19 Oct, Plastic…Fantastic? Sat 26 Oct.

Special Event: The Big Draw 5 – 24 Oct.

October Half-term: Like A Bat Out of Hell, Activities every day, plus: Iron Maiden, chains, shackles and scolds’ bridles, Shot in the Dark, demonic photo-booth, Creatures of the Night, torch-lit  tours, The Lady is a Vamp, mourning costume and goth trends.

All Events at Norwich Castle

Museum of Norwich

October Half-term: Colourful City, 22 - 26 Oct, Jacquard Loom Demonstration, 22 & 23 Oct, Birds of a Feather, 23 Oct..

All Museum of Norwich Events

Ancient House

Exhibition: Studio Ceramics.

Family Event: Second World War, 22 October, plus Chocks Away! Trail, 19 - 26 Oct. 

All Ancient House Events

Cromer Museum

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

Half-term: Crafty Cromer Creepiness, Weds 23 October.

Sunday History Walk: Ghosts & Legends, 27 Oct.

All Cromer Museum Events

Strangers' Hall

The Big Draw: You've Been Framed! 23 Oct..

All Strangers’ Hall Events

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Half-term - School's Out: Awesome Autumn, 19 - 27 Oct.

Last Chance to See...  family friendly exhibition: Once Upon a Time, Until 27 Oct.   

Autism Friendly Event: Early Bird Openings, 22 Oct.

The Norfolk Collections Centre: Behind the Scenes, 22 - 24 Oct; West Runton Mammoth Tours, 17 Oct, booking essential.

All Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Events

Time and Tide

New Exhibition: Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, 19 October - 8 March.

October Half-term: Event Day: Herring Day, Mon 21 Oct; Where's Wally, the Big Museum Hunt 19 - 27 Oct; Ahoy There! Family Friendly Autism Day; Thurs 24 Oct; The Twilight Hour - Autism Friendly Open Hour, Tues 22 Oct; Tours for Visually Impaired People, Weds 23 Oct; Getting Skin Deep, Fri 25 Oct.   

All Time and Tide Events

Elizabethan House

Trail: Kitchen Garden Potions, until 31 Oct.

Event Day: Apothecary’s Potions, Mon 21 Oct.

All Elizabethan House Events  

Tolhouse Gaol & Elizabethan House

Double Bumper History Day: Wise Women to Wicked Witches, Wed 23 Oct.

Tolhouse Gaol

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

All Events at Tolhouse Gaol

Lynn Museum

Event: Seaside, 24 Oct.

Talks: Medieval Pilgrim Souvenirs, 23 Oct.

All Lynn Museum Events

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

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

The Agenda for the extraordinary meeting due to be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 is now available.

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

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

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

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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 25 October at 10:30am in the Claud Castleton Room, Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council building, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, are now available.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:58

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

British tattoo art exhibition opens at Tide and Tide Museum

A new exhibition at Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth opens on Saturday 19 October

More loving parents urged to come forward this Adoption Week

It’s National Adoption Week (14 -20 October) and the hunt is on to find more loving parents for the children that need them.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

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Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

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The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 17 September 2019 now available.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:51

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

Oh we do like Tai Chi beside the seaside …. and we’re still young enough to do it

More than 60 Norfolk residents aged 50 plus met at sunrise on Gorleston beach and took part in a special Tai Chi Qigong session to launch a new Norfolk County Council public health campaign.

New charter urges Norfolk to banish balloons and leave the lantern at home

The launch of a new balloon and lantern charter on Sunday 13 October, sees Norfolk set to go green when it comes to celebrating.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 11 October 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 11 October 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

Norfolk Arts Forum Open Space, Norwich Arts Centre, 21 November, 9.45am - 4.00pm

How can we ensure that Norfolk’s cultural sector is innovative, collaborative and international?

This year, instead of our usual conference, we are holding an all-day ‘Open Space’ event at Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday 21st November. Open Space is a technique for running events where participants create and manage the agenda around a particular theme, or focus. It’s considered to be a very good means of enabling people to engage collectively with issues and come up with ideas and solutions. Your conference feedback has suggested that you would welcome the opportunity for this kind of event.

The focus of our first Open Space will be on Arts Council England’s forthcoming new strategy and action plan, Shaping the Next Ten Years. The strategy, which will shape how Arts Council England will deliver its development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.

The day will be facilitated by Martin Gent, a creative practitioner, consultant and facilitator working across a number of different and connected areas of activity. Martin is a passionate believer in the collaborative process as a way to work creatively to help empower people and teams to have the confidence and skills to change, innovate and make something new.

The event is free to attend with tea and coffee provided (please bring your own lunch).
Book Here

Nominations for the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee

The Open Space is also the occasion of our Annual General Meeting and voting will take place prior to this for membership of the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee for 2019/20.

The Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee includes councillor and officer representatives from each of the district councils in Norfolk, officers from Norfolk County Council and an Arts Council England representative.

Under the Norfolk Arts Forum constitution, 10 independent arts sector representatives can be elected to the Executive for a term of one year. These comprise:

Independent Arts Practitioners (maximum of 3) and
Independent Arts Organisations Representatives (maximum of 7)

The Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee meets 3 times a year at the Archive Centre at County Hall in Norwich.

All Norfolk Arts Forum members can submit nominations to the Executive Committee. If you wish to nominate an arts organisation representative or independent arts practitioner, please email leanne.goodrum@norfolk.gov.uk stating who you'd like to nominate by the 18 October 2019.
*Please note you cannot nominate yourself and will need to ask permission from the person you are nominating.

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Head of Development - Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

Salary: £29,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Full-time, Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraiser with a passion for the arts and specifically theatre to join Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Management team as Head of Development. This role devises and delivers the strategy for raising an annual core target, and project work requirements.
This 350-seat Georgian theatre is currently celebrating it’s 200th anniversary with special events to supplement the varied and vibrant programme of work.

Apply Here
Deadline 24 October 2019, midday

Deputy Retail and Admissions Manager - IWM Duxford

Hours 37.5 per week / Permanent
Salary £22,470 per annum

The purpose of this role is to assist the Retail and Admissions Manager of IWM Duxford in efficiently managing the day to day operation of the Imperial War Museum Duxford shop and admissions in order to achieve targets and maximise profitability. To ensure that all staff are fully trained and developed and that they deliver a consistently high standard of customer service. To ensure correct adherence, by you and those you manage, to retail and admissions’, security and financial procedures including the security of monies and stock.

Apply Here
Deadline 28 October 2019

Digital Producer - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

37.5 hours per week (full time)
Salary: £25,000 per annum

We are seeking a talented Digital Producer to join Wysing at an exciting time; when we will be significantly increasing digital activity. Our 2020 programme will put broadcasting at its centre and we are looking for someone with strong digital skills to join our programme team to help us deliver this work, and to ensure that digital and broadcast activity is fully integrated into the programme into the long term.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 November 2019

Casual Technicians - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

To work as part of the Technical Team giving full provision and facilitation of all technical requirements for all productions, projects and visiting programmes

Apply Here

Project Manager - National Trust, Westley Bottom, Bury St Edmunds

£40,071 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 28/01/22)

In this exciting role you'll be supported by your consultancy manager and, on property, by the general manager and a property team to lead the Sheringham project team through the delivery phase of the project through to completion. You'll manage the main construction contracts, delivering the project to scope and budget. You will oversee multiple work streams and ensure they are coordinated according to the overall project brief and programme: including conservation; interpretation and visitor experience; stakeholder engagement and fundraising. You will act as an advocate for the project both internally and externally.

Apply Here
Deadline 13 October 2019

Visitor Experience Manager - Blickling, Norwich

£32,304 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

You'll be leading and line managing teams ensuring they are supported and motivated to achieve our ambitious plans. You'll be working alongside a network of national, regional and property leadership colleagues helping them shape our business plans. You'll be supporting other property leaders with your specialist knowledge helping to ensure we're delivering a great service and we're always looking our best.
You'll lead our property by developing exciting programming and events and finding creative ways to market these. Working with your team and regional colleagues you'll be finding out what motivates our supporters to visit this special place, ensuring we continue to host our core supporters and reach out to new audiences. You will also work closely with the General Manager and other Heads of Department to develop and deliver strategic aims.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 October 2019

Assistant Gallery Registrar - The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£22,417 to £25,941 per annum
Full-time, indefinite basis.

The post holder will support the administration of the Sainsbury Centre collections as well as artworks held under its care. This will involve the administration of Collections, the Loans-out programme, auditing works on display or storage and processing new acquisitions. A key element will be supporting the registration work concerning the temporary exhibitions programme such as coordinating transport and insurance arrangements. Working with colleagues in Curatorial, Technical, Communications and Education, the post holder will contribute to the ongoing success of the Centre and its programme of exhibitions and displays.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 October 2019

Book Review Editor (History Journal) - School of History, UEA

£22,417 to £25,941 per annum, pro rata
Fixed term to 31 December 2020, 0.2FTE

History, the journal of the Historical Association, was established in 1912 and is one of the longest running English-language academic journals in the field. It currently published five issues a year, and carries articles across the full chronological and geographical ranges of historical study as well as a large and lively book review section. Currently based out of UEA, it is seeking to recruit a Book Review Editor who will be working under the direction of Dr Becky Taylor, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.
The post holder will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the journal is in a position to publish no less than two hundred book reviews a calendar year.

Apply Here
Deadline 31 October 2019

Project Curator - Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts, Norwich 

£22,417 to £25,941 per annum, pro rata
Fixed-term, part-time, 0.6fte)

The Sainsbury Centre requires an experienced and dedicated museum professional to join its team of Curators, working mainly on the development and delivery of the Sainsbury Centre’s temporary exhibitions programme and collections displays. Working with colleagues in Curatorial, Collections Management, Learning and Communication, you will be expected to work collaboratively in the delivery of an ambitious programme of exhibitions, displays, related events and activities. In addition you will contribute to the development of the collection through its acquisition programme.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 October 2019

Production Manager - Love Light Festival, Norwich BID

Fee: £200 - £250/day commensurate with experience.

Summary: The scope of work for an experienced Production Manager to join the core team for the Love Light Festival Norwich 13-15 February 2020.

Context: Love Light Norwich is a bright new festival for Norwich, presented by Norwich BID. It has just been awarded significant funding from Arts Council England making it possible to recruit an experienced Production Manager to join the team to assist in the development, delivery and legacy of the festival.

Role: You will lead on the technical, logistical and operational delivery for Love Light Norwich, keeping within timeline and budget. You will be pro-active in your conversations with Norwich City Council and other stakeholders, and attentive to the sensitivities of working with the many engaged communities in a public space.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 October 2019, 12pm

Marketing Executive - Archant, Norwich

Salary: £18,050 rising to £19,000

This is a great opportunity for someone to kick-start their career within marketing and grow in a fast-moving company. We are looking for someone who is passionate about marketing and wants the opportunity to take ownership and create and deliver engaging consumer and trade campaigns to grow our audiences and engage with our commercial clients.
Working closely with third parties and internal colleagues, you will play a key role in the co-ordination of brand marketing activities, design briefings and writing marketing copy as well as booking and monitoring campaigns and using digital channels especially social media and email.

Apply Here
Deadline 18 October 2019

General Manager - Frozen Light Festival

Salary: £30,000 per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Norwich office: The Nave, St Simon and Jude Church, Elm Hill, Norwich, NR3 1HG

Frozen Light is offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as General Manager, for an initial fixed term of 12 months with the strong possibility for extension. This new position will support the Artistic Directors in the strategic growth of the company, leading on day to day operations. If you have experience in arts administration, financial management and possess exceptional organisational skills, we would love to hear from you. Learn more here

How do I apply?
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Lucy Garland, info@frozenlighttheatre.com

Application Deadline: Friday 1st November 2019

Administrative Officer - Broads Authority, Yare House, Norwich

Salary: £20,344 to £23,836 per annum
Permanent
37 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the Strategic Services Directorate. You will provide administrative and secretarial support to the Director of Strategic Services, the Safety Team and the wider organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a wide range of topics and processes.  This post will provide support for a variety of tasks, organising logistics, preparing and taking minutes for internal and external meetings, booking travel and training courses, supporting consultation exercises, formatting documents, responding to queries from the public and contributing to specific projects.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 October 2019

Library & Information Assistants x 2 - Hellesdon & Taverham Libraries

£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
14.25 and 13.75 hours per week
Temporary contracts until 31 March 2020

We are looking for two committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team at Hellesdon and Taverham libraries cluster. You will need to be an excellent communicator and be proficient at using IT. We aim to provide a high level of customer service, so you will need to demonstrate that you have recent experience of working in a face to face environment serving customers of all ages across the whole community.
You will need to be flexible and prepared to work within a team and also lone working shifts, showing initiative and the ability to follow instructions at all times. 

Apply Here
Deadline 17 October 2019

Creative Assistant: Broadcast Advertising Production - JMS Group, Norwich

Salary: 18k / Full-time

JMS Group create television and radio commercials, marketing videos, and even Instagram Stories. If it has moving pictures or sound, we’re all over it. We work for our own direct clients, UK broadcasters, and a heap of creative agencies.

Versatility and a broad skillset are of paramount importance. Your role will in part be coming up with creative advertising concepts, then developing them into workable scripts. But you will also often be assisting the Director on shoots or in casting sessions. You might be called on to help build a set, source props, or pack away gear on a shoot. We’re a small team and everyone gets involved. You’ll be hands-on, following creative concepts throughout their production.

Learn more here
To apply please send cover letter, CV and examples of any relevant writing or visual work to:
Francesca.deLacey@jms-group.com
Deadline 1 November 2019

Clerical Assistant - Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the School of History, UEA

This part-time (0.4FTE), indefinite post is availableimmediately, and the hours of work will be Thursday and Friday.

Applications are invited for the post of Clerical Assistant within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the School of History. You will provide an efficient, high quality and pro-active administrative and secretarial service to the Head and other academics in the School. You will be required to handle both professional and business information that is of a sensitive and/or confidential nature.
The role is busy and the workload varied, so you will need to be able to deal with shifting priorities and be used to working in a dynamic and challenging office environment.

Apply Here
Deadline 21 October 2019

Production and Producer Traineeship - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

18 month fixed term contract January – June 2021
£17,062, per annum

The position of Production and Producer Trainee provides an excellent opportunity to learn while working as part of the Production and Programme Team, which has a focus on delivery of the Festival.
The trainee will support the administration and delivery of Festival projects, as well as being given opportunities to develop their knowledge and experience as they work on our multi artform artistic programme.

Apply Here
Deadline 11 November 2019, 12 noon.

Lecturer: Textile Design - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum

The successful candidate will have experience of research and exploration in innovative textile design and a proactive approach to engaging collaborators and industry supporters. We anticipate you will be able to demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following areas: innovative materials; sustainability and / or digital design and manufacture. Ideally, you will hold a relevant research degree or have experience of working in industry innovation. You will be able to demonstrate your skills as an engaging and supportive teacher who can clearly plan, organise and communicate with students and the course team.

Apply Here
Deadline 14 October 2019, 5pm

Ushers - Norwich Theatre Royal

Rate of pay: £8.21 per hour

We are looking for confident, enthusiastic people, with excellent customer service skills and flexible availability to come and join our Front of House Team for our busy pantomime season. All candidates must have some mid-week, daytime availability.
Working Hours: Variable working hours on a rota system. A guide to working hours would be 5 x shifts a week (3.5 hour shifts).

Apply Here
Deadline 20 October 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Call For Experimental Arts Writing - DreamsTimeFree, TACO!

For the inaugural edition of DreamsTimeFree, a new bi annual publication of experimental artists writing published by TACO!, responses are sought for the theme of The End.
All submissions should be sent via email with full contact details and a short CV.
Submissions can take the form of written pieces (no more than 2000 words) or text and image pieces of no more than 8 pages.

Learn more here
Deadline: 8 December 2019, 5pm.

Lit From the Inside: Applications Now Open - National Centre For Writing

Are you interested in reading, writing and books? Are you aged between 14 – 17? Become a Lit Insider and explore the literary arts scene in Norwich from the inside! From January 2020 – December 2020, we will meet with you monthly to:

  • Discover how an arts organisation works from the inside
  • Take trips to other UNESCO Cities of Lit
  • Learn about marketing and broadcasting
  • Complete your Bronze Arts Award
  • Meet and interview authors, translators, and international writers
  • Develop your own creative writing

Apply Here
Deadline 25 November 2019, Midday

Michael O’Pray Prize 2019

Returning for its third year, The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The winning applicant receives £500 and their text will be published by Art Monthly.

Learn more here
Deadline 11 November 2019

Desmond Elliott Prize: Early Career Awards

In its thirteenth year The Desmond Elliott Prize, recognised as the most prestigious award for debut novelists, moves into the care of National Centre for Writing. Unique in supporting early-career novelists to establish their writing careers, the 2020 prize opens for submissions on 30 September 2019. Ten books will be longlisted for the prize, from which three shortlisted books will be selected by a panel of expert judges. The winning author will be celebrated at an event in June 2020. The winner receives:

The £10,000 prize to support them in their early careers
A package of support including residency opportunities, mentoring and industry insight

Submit Here
Deadline 29 November 2019

Emergent Commissions 2019: Call For Applications

We have 3 commission opportunities open to emerging artists who identify as Deaf and/or Disabled and use sound within their practice.

The commissions are to:

  • Create a new piece of music
    Collaborate with a film-maker to create some moving image work to go with the music

This is an opportunity to develop your practice and be supported to collaborate with someone working in a different medium.

Learn more here
Deadline 14 October 2019

Open Call: Environmental Crisis - Gerald Moore Gallery, Art and Science Exhibition 2020

The call for submissions for the 2nd Art and Science exhibition at Gerald Moore Gallery is now open for pre-existing works that explore the issue of the Environmental Crisis to be exhibited from Feb to March 2020, spanning across British Science week 8-17 March.
With the "Climate crisis" in the news and the recent protests led by young people, Gerald Moore Gallery would like to engage with this subject in an exhibition.
As a gallery with learning at its core we would like to give space to raising awareness and understanding the environmental crisis. We will be running a series of events alongside this exhibition: talks, debates, performances and workshops.

Learn more here
Deadline: 9 December 2019

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2019

Announcing the White Review Poet’s Prize 2019. The Poet’s Prize was founded in 2017 with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and is for English-language poets who are at the crucial stage of creating their debut pamphlet or collection. The winning poet will receive a significant financial reward of £1700, expert, personalised professional and editorial advice, and publication of their entry in The White Review. The Prize is open to residents of the UK and Ireland.

Learn more here
Deadline: 7 November 2019

Artists Residency Programme - Legacy COE

The Artist Residency Programme is a new 12 month programme to support and raise the profile of emerging Black Visual Artists in the UK. We will be selecting 6 artists from across the UK and providing a 2-month solo exhibition in Legacy Centre of Excellence, an opening night and workshop symposium. To be eligble for a 2019 entry, applicant must be of a black heritage and be based in the UK.

To apply please email info@legacycoe.co.uk to receive an application.
Deadline 5 December 2019

Call for Contributions: Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching: Past(s), Present and Future(s) Conference 2020

Date: 4-5 September 2020

As part of the Royal Academy of Dance centenary, and in celebration of the Faculty of Education’s 21st anniversary the Faculty of Education of the Royal Academy of Dance will be hosting an international conference Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching: Past(s), Present and Future(s). In September 2020, the Royal Academy of Dance will be welcoming to London dance professionals, practitioners, educators, researchers, dance teachers, historians, musicologists and scholars to discuss, debate and contemplate past, present and future potentialities of dance and dance teaching.

Download call for papers
Contributions deadline 20 December 2019

Jerwood Writer in Residence 2020

The Jerwood Writer in Residence 2020 programme is a paid developmental opportunity for outstanding early-career arts writers. It includes a £1500 fee and access to a £500 fund for self-directed professional development activity. Writers are tasked with responding to Jerwood Arts’ programme of exhibitions and events in London with the aim of opening up wider debate around the enquiries and themes explored. There are two Jerwood Writer in Residence opportunities in 2020. Each residency is six months long and runs across two exhibitions.

Learn More Here
Deadline 4 November 2019, 5pm.

Call For Proposals: Barty Farm Commission

Dandara Ltd are calling for proposals for an artist to create a single sculptural public artwork to mark the entrance of ‘The Sycamores’, a development of 100 houses on former arable land at Barty Farm in Bearsted, near Maidstone, Kent.
The artwork should be developed as a site-specific response to its location at Barty Farm in the historic village of Bearsted that can draw on the social and architectural history of the local area.
An open day is available on Thursday 10 October to book your free place click here

To view the full brief click here
Deadline 26 October 2019, 11:59pm

ArtWorks Open 2019 Submissions Wanted

Artworks open is an open submissions show with prise awards. The show began in 2009 and isheld annually. Two established artists select the show. Each has a two-year tenure. The tenure is staggered so that one selector invites a second to join them and thereon pass the baton.

2019 Prizes:
£1,000 cash with show
£500 cash with show
One six-week Residency
One six-week Residency
A.P. Fitzpatrick Artist Materials Prize

Submit Here
Deadline 24 October 2019

Stomping Ground 2020: Outdoor Dance Commission Opportunity

Stomping Ground is seeking proposals for a bold and original dance work made for outdoor spaces for presentation in either summer 2020 or 2021.
Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, DanceEast and DanceXchange. We are interested in supporting compelling ideas that are visually striking and engage across a broad audience base. The commission is built towards investing in artists interested in the development of ambitious, high-quality work, created for outdoor spaces that can grab the attention & imaginations of audiences.
We are offering a commission of £20,000 towards an outdoor dance work, that could be ready for presentation in Spring/Summer 2020 or 2021.

Full details and how to apply
Deadline 21 October 2019, 10am.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Young Writers Competition 2020

We are looking for eager and talented writers to enter creative writing pieces based on ‘The Passing of Time’. As we approach 250 years of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, we would like to celebrate the passing of time leading up the 250th anniversary in 2022. Three winners will be selected by a judging panel made up of Artistic Director Daniel Brine, creative writing experts at the University of East Anglia and booksellers of The Book Hive bookshop in Norwich. The winning entries will be illustrated by Illustration students at Norwich University of the Arts and displayed in The Book Hive window during Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020.

Theme: The Passing of Time
Word count: 1000 words max.
Age: 14 – 25 years
Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or prose.

For more information please email our Creative Learning Manager, Sarah Witcomb: sarah@nnfestival.org.uk
Deadline: Friday 13 December 2019

Open Call To Artists Working In Photographic Media

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

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

The Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2019

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

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

Full details and how to enter
Deadline: 01 December 2019

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

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

Learn More Here
Deadline 15 October 2019

The Pastel Society - Best In Contemporary Dry Media

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

Learn more here
Deadline 1 November 2019, 12pm

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize - Entries Open

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

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

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

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Deadline 30 October 2019

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

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

Details on how to enter can be found here

Deadline: November 2019

Development Opportunities The A-Z of Organising an Exhibition

Date: 2 November 2019, 10am-5pm
Location: Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ
Cost: £150

During this one-day course participants will gain an understanding of the key skills necessary to conceive, stage, and manage contemporary art exhibitions.
The course will guide you through all the stages of mounting an exhibition including; initial planning and budgeting through fund raising, marketing and writing press releases to the hanging and opening itself, and finally evaluation. The course is ideal for those with an interest in curating, arts management, arts education or practising artists wishing to mount their own exhibitions.

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Creative Collaborations Conference

Date: 1 November 2019, 10am-5pm
Location: Chichester Festival Theatre’s Minerva Theatre
Cost: £20 including a networking lunch

Creative Collaborations, a one-day conference on the benefits of cross-disciplinary partnerships between the arts and public sector organisations to benefit health and well-being.
The symposium is for anyone interested in exploring how arts engagement can make a significant contribution to public health and wellbeing. It is suitable for health, social care and social housing professionals; artists and arts administrators/facilitators; policy-makers; funders; and anyone wishing to join the debate. Professionals from these fields will hear about successful partnership strategies and connect with others to share knowledge and best practice. There will be lively debates and break-out sessions, leading to ideas for practical actions to implement successful partnership working.

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Jonathan Pitts Improv Workshops - Norwich

Cost: £35

Taking care of the now
7pm - 10pm, Friday 18th October 2019 - venue TBC, will be Norwich
If you take care of the "now" in any improv scene, the future always shows up as a great scene. If you don't take care of the "now", the future never shows up and the scene spins into quicksand. Using a deeply intuitive scenic process learned from the late Martin DeMatt, one that focuses on listening and responding, the students learn how to take care of the "now" by becoming fully invested in it. They also learn how to let go of worries about where the scene is going and instead learn to understand where the scene is right now.

Finding Strength in Vulnerability
2pm - 5pm, Saturday 19th October 2019 - venue TBC, will be Norwich
Openness on stage is a choice, a powerful choice that make any scene more grounded, intuitive and vital. In this workshop, the improv students will engage in three different theatre exercises designed to develop and heighten their artistic and scenic openness. After the completion of these three exercises, the improvisers will improvise a 2 person scene with their heightened awareness of the strength of choosing to be open.

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The Future Of The Art Market Unconference - Creative United

Date: 13 November 2019
Location: Somerset House, London

Help shape the debate and join us for the UK’s first Future of the Art Market Unconference. Unlike a conventional conference with panel discussions and presentations, an unconference is a collaborative, crowd-sourced event focused proactive debate and interactivity.
Our unconference will provide an opportunity for all those operating at the intersections of contemporary art practice, technology, social change, diversity and commerce to come together, both virtually and physically, to debate current and emerging trends impacting the market for contemporary art in the UK.

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New Horizons: International Inspiration - The Garage, Norwich 

Date: 1 November 2019, 10am-4:45pm

The Garage and Norwich Charitable Trusts present 'New Horizons: International Inspiration' - a provocative, proactive and practical event for leaders and doers across the arts sector. The focus of this year’s New Horizons looks at international work, and asks how international work can positively impact our practice, our organisations and our communities.
Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, and how to sessions, so that, whether you're a senior manager or a practitioner there's something of value to you.

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City Conversations - Place Management: Future Cities, Future Norwich

Date: 15 October 2019, 9am - 2pm.
Location: OPEN Norwich, 20 Bank Plain, NR2 4SF
Cost: £5

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Norwich over the next five years? Will your business be prepared? Come along and find out more!
We’ll be looking at what is happening nationally and discussing the steps we are taking in Norwich to assist businesses like yours to make the most of the opportunities coming our way.

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Unlocking The Cultural And Creative Potential Of Rural England

Date: 11 February 2020
Location: Cambridge
Costs: £345+ VAT

This conference will explore how councils and other partners are overcoming some of these barriers, recognise the critical impact that culture already plays in the rural economy, and discuss how to ensure our rural areas continue to benefit from the full scope of our cultural and creative opportunities. The event will include case studies, panel discussions and key note speakers from national partners, including Sir Nick Serota, Chair of Arts Council England.

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Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

Date: 22 November 2019, 10:15am - 5:45pm
Location: Science Museum, London, SW7 2DD
Cost: £75-£85

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

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Mercury Creative Entrepreneurs - Mercury Theatre, Essex

In partnership with South East Creatives and the European Regional Development Fund, Mercury Theatre are launching a new business development programme called Mercury Creative Entrepreneurs! This programme offers new businesses and freelancers registered under the HMRC or Companies House in the last year the opportunity to learn crucial business skills such as essentials of running a creative company, Financial Management, Effective Fundraising, and Digital Marketing and Engagement.

These classes will be offered to up to 25 people/businesses. If this sounds compelling, join us at our free launch event on Wednesday 16th October, 6:30pm at our pop-up location - Mercury at Abbey Field, CO2 7SZ.

Learn more here

Arts & Health South West Annual Conference: Creativity at the Heart of Human Flourishing

Date: 31st Oct – 1st Nov 2019
Cost: £40-£110
Location: Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Day 1: We will learn about collaborative work in three different localities: the Community Connections social prescribing project in South Ward in Weston-super-Mare; work across Torbay led by Torbay Culture; and strategic initiatives with Cornwall County Council.

Day 2: On October 1st & 8th Public Health England South West and Arts & Health South West will lead webinars on how arts and culture can help tackle loneliness. We will build on these webinars in a day of talks and discussions on Day 2 of the AHSW Annual Conference. Find out about these webinars on the AHSW website events section.

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Social Prescribing In Arts, Health & Wellbeing Settings Workshop

Date: 23 October 2019, 10:45am – 1pm
Location: WeWork Kings Place, 90 York Way, London

This is the latest in our popular series of talks exploring ideas and sharing knowledge across the sector. This workshop is for organisations and practitioners who want to enhance their understanding of Social Prescribing and explore the latest developments in the Social Prescription landscape across London.

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LGA Annual Culture and Tourism Conference 2020

Date: 2-3 March 2020
Location: Portsmouth
Cost to attend: LGA member: £299 + VAT I Non-member: £399 + VAT

Our annual culture and tourism conference offers delegates the chance to hear about the latest developments in culture and tourism from national speakers and funders, innovative and exciting practice from other councils, and to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing council culture and tourism teams across the country.

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Artsmark Partners Briefing

Date: 7 November 2019, 10am-1pm
Location: Large Court, The Guildhall Thetford, IP24 2DS
Free to attend

A workshop detailing how your organisation can benefit from being an Artsmark Partner.
The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of organisations who are devoted to bringing great arts and cultural opportunities to children and young people. They support Artsmark registered schools and other educational establishments on their journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum. The programme was developed in consultation with the education and cultural sectors.

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Fundraising Basics - NPF Workshops

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

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

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

Bid Writing Workshops (Basics & Advanced) - NFP Workshops

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

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

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

Engage Works

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

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

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

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Courses

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

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

How Can Museums Support Young People’s Employability Symposium

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

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

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Wild Paths Conference - Norwich Arts Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020: 18-24 May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Laughter Matters: Wellbeing Weeklies - Hocus Pocus Theatre

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

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

Dates: 
Thursday 17th October : 7-9pm

TO BOOK CALL: 01603 629921 or click here

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell

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

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

Subjects covered:

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

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

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

Engage Conference 2019 - Northumbria University, Newcastle and Gateshead.

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

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

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Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

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

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Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

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

Click here to see available courses

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

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

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Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

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

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

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

Governance Now 2019 Conference

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

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

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ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

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

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

Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

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

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

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

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information 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.

Preparing For No Deal Brexit If You Work In Arts, Culture Or Heritage

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector.

Learn more here

UK Puppetry Survey Calling

Puppeteers UK is conducting this survey to develop a better understanding of the UK puppetry scene right now: what are the major issues, the gaps and the success stories. We will use this information to improve how we support the puppetry community and sector in this country and will share the survey report publicly so that others are also able to use our findings to advocate more strongly for puppetry in the UK. If you are able to take a few minutes to complete this survey that would be wonderful.

UK Puppetry Survey Link
Deadline 18 October 2019

The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

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

Read in full here

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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

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NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

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

With various opportunities and resources to include:

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

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

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

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

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

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

In December this year Arts Council England plan to publish our next 10-year strategy. The strategy, which will shape how we deliver our development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.
Over the last 18 months, we have gathered a huge range of evidence and spoken to over 5000 people. The responses we have received have been generous, thoughtful, rigorous and wide-ranging, offering a breadth of perspectives. We have considered them all and have refined and developed a draft strategy, which we are sharing with you now.

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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.

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Innovative Projects Fund - New Anglia LEP

Norfolk and Suffolk

The £1.5million Innovative Projects Fund invites submissions from new revenue projects which help to deliver the ambitions of the Economic Strategy and Local Industrial Strategy.
Successful projects will have the potential to support the delivery plan for the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk on the themes of driving inclusion and skills, our offer to the world, driving business growth and productivity, collaborating to grow and competitive clusters close to global centres.

Learn More Here

Deadline: 20 December 2019.

FLAMIN Productions: Open for Applications

FLAMIN Productions commissions new, single screen works that are ambitious in premise and duration, with an emphasis on projects that have a strong potential to reach audiences through a variety of venues and national and international locations, representing a significant leap in artists' careers.

Learn More Here
Deadline: 2 December 2019, 5pm.

Music For All Funding

Individual Grant
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons. Our Grant Application process allows us to help people fulfil their musical dreams. Young, old, regardless of personal or life challenges, we truly want music to be for all.

Community Project Funding
Many projects and initiatives take place throughout the UK that all aim to bring music to their community. Most would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes.

Learn More Here
Deadline 1 November 2019

The Elephant Trust

Grants up to £2000

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

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

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grant range: £1,000 - £100,000

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

Learn more here
Deadline: Ongoing

Small Project Grants - Art Fund

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

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

BFI Short Form Animation Funding

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

Learn more here
Deadline 5 November 2019

Connecting Older People Fund - Norfolk Community Foundation 

Maximum grant: £10,000

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

Learn more here
Deadline 25 October 2019

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

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

There are three funding strands available:

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

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

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions Open For Submissions

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

Apply Here

Round 3 Deadline 18 November 2019, 5pm

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

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

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

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

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

EIRA Funding

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

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteers Wanted - Maddermarket Theatre 

We have some amazing volunteer opportunities available backstage, in set design, in the costume department, on the box office, as a steward or house manager and behind the bar! If you are interested please drop in, or contact Emily at emily.youngs@maddermarket.org for more information or an application form.

'Our Day Out' Volunteers - Creative Arts East

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

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

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

Volunteer Communications and Development Assistant - Suffolk Artlink

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

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

Chair of Trustees and other Board Members Needed - Suffolk Artlink

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

Full details available here
Deadline 31 October 2019

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

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

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Exhibitions at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:30
Visual Art & Exhibitions

Exciting new exhibitions and displays, including JMW Turner: Walton Bridges, COMING HOME: Nelson, and Tattoo, and the Tor Falcon: Rivers of Norfolk exhibition has recently re-opened with the second installation now on show. Plus a last chance to see Once Upon a Time, closing in October.

Norwich Castle Lines of Sight: WG Sebald's East Anglia JMW Turner: Walton Bridges COMING HOME: Nelson Tor Falcon: Rivers of Norfolk John Sell Cotman in Norwich & London Coming soon: Deepening Time and Tide Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Last Chance to See... Once Upon a Time Lynn Museum Journeys Ancient House Studio Ceramics Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:05

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

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on Monday 7 October 2019 are now available.

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

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

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:55

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

Flagship tourism project awarded €16m

Norfolk County Council is leading a project that has been awarded €16m in funding by the Interreg FCE programme for a flagship project to promote off-season tourism, the largest amount the programme has ever awarded to a tourism project.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Apple Day, Sunday 13 October at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:42
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Apple Day Sunday 13 October, 10am – 5pm

Join us for a day celebrating the scrumptious apple – with local crafts, traditional entertainment and tasty treats this Sunday 13 October!

Bring your mystery apples to be identified by the East of England Apples and Orchard Project then see our apple press in action.

Take in traditional entertainment with a klezmer ceilidh from local folk band Klezmerized and performances by Golden Star Morris Dancers.

Join in with a circus skills workshops, get your face painted and try camp-fire cooking.

Browse stalls and watch demonstrations by local crafts-men and women – including the high-octane art of chainsaw wood-carving.

Stroll around fascinating displays of vintage tractors and engines from the Norfolk Internal Combustion Engine Society.

With so much to do there should be something for every age and taste - even if you don't like apples!

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse events

 

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:40

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Arts Forum Open Space Winter Event: Booking Now Live!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:16
Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Member Norfolk Arts Forum Open Space, Norwich Arts Centre, 10.00 - 4.00pm

How can we ensure that Norfolk’s cultural sector is innovative, collaborative and international?

This year, instead of our usual conference, we are holding an all-day ‘Open Space’ event at Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday 21st November. Open Space is a technique for running events where participants create and manage the agenda around a particular theme, or focus. It’s considered to be a very good means of enabling people to engage collectively with issues and come up with ideas and solutions. Your conference feedback has suggested that you would welcome the opportunity for this kind of event.

The focus of our first Open Space will be on Arts Council England’s forthcoming new strategy and action plan, Shaping the Next Ten Years. The strategy, which will shape how Arts Council England will deliver its development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.

It includes 3 overarching outcomes:

  • Creative People
    Every person can develop and express creativity throughout their lives
  • Cultural Communities
    A collaborative approach to culture helps villages, towns and cities across the country to thrive
  • A Creative and Cultural Country
    England’s cultural sector is innovative, collaborative and international.

Investment principles include Ambition and Quality; Inclusivity and Relevance; Dynamism and Environmental Sustainability.

Our Open Space will focus on the third outcome, but from a Norfolk perspective. ‘How can we ensure that Norfolk’s cultural sector is innovative, collaborative and international?’

The day will be facilitated by Martin Gent, a creative practitioner, consultant and facilitator working across a number of different and connected areas of activity. Martin is a passionate believer in the collaborative process as a way to work creatively to help empower people and teams to have the confidence and skills to change, innovate and make something new.
He works with many different organisations & businesses, designing and delivering strategic and experiential programmes in leadership, cultural & organisational change, agility, innovation and creativity, and most recently in Norfolk as an advisor for StartEast.

We are very excited to be holding our first Open Space at the newly refurbished Norwich Arts Centre which we will be taking over for the day and look forward to seeing you there.

The event is free to attend with tea and coffee provided (please bring your own lunch).
Book Here

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/policy-performance-and-partnerships/partnerships/norfolk-arts-forum

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:50

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

Supporting every mind this World Mental Health Day

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on tomorrow, Norfolk County Council has this week launched local support for a new national mental health campaign called ‘Every Mind Matters’.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

News- latest workshops

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 15:16
  FREE  Introduction to Archive Research for 6th Form Students Wednesday 23 October 2019

 10am-3pm (lunch not included)

A day designed for students thinking of studying history or related subject at uni.

Students will find out:-

  • how to use the searchroom,
  • how to use the catalogue
  • how to order documents

Also

  • receive document handling training 
  • get the chance to look at a variety of original documents.

Students can then draw on the experience for the UCAS personal statement.

 

BOOK NOW on 01603 222599 or www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events

 

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Early Bird Quiz this Friday

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

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Social Club News  9th October-   Early Bird Quiz this Friday

EARLY BIRD QUIZ

THIS FRIDAY, AFTER WORK, FUN QUIZ, FREE ENTRY, PRIZES

The Early Bird Quiz has donned its Autumn Plumage ready for winter.

FEATURING THE IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION now at £6 to spend behind the bar

FREE ENTRY, MAXIMUM TEAMS OF 5

We start at 5.45pm, finish around 7pm

Free round of drinks to the winners, free chocolate for the last placed team

And its 4 pints for the price of 3 before 7pm

  CRIBBAGE Crib was invented in Norwich and is one of the most popular card games in the world. Our Cribbage Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Would you like to play Cribbage? Or even learn how to play it? If so call Penny on 01603 667797 for details. Play will begin at 8 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month, at the Social Club, County Hall. We’d love to welcome you!   RAFFLE

after much demand we are running our raffle again - tickets are £1 a strip and the prizes include crackers, biscuits (posh ones!), chocolates, beer, wine and more. Purchase your tickets behind the bar - the draw will be Friday night of the beer festival.

 

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

 

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday October 11th Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm

The early bird quiz is free to enter, with a round of drinks for the winning team and chocolate frogs for the last place - maximum teams of 5. It starts at 5.45 and will finish by 7ish. We will have the  impossible question - a rollover feature that snowballs and now stands at £6. Yes £6 to spend behind the bar... yes siree. The last impossible question revealed (via multiple choice) that there are 79 known moons of Jupiter. This time round we'll revert to our usual early bird fun quiz format. Come along, leave work behind, and start the weekend with a smile on your face.

Thursday 17th October 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

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

RETIRED MEMBERS ILLUSTRATED TALK Wednesday 23rd October

meet at 10am for refreshments, talk starts at 10.30am

This month Michael Lansdell will be talking about his work with charities to establish children centres, education and community development in Tanzania in East Africa.

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

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

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

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

Sunday October 27th club opens 1.30pm (KO at 4.30pm) NORWICH CITY v MAN UTD

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

Friday November 1st Early Bird Quiz at 5.45pm Its a Mystery Special Edition

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

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AS FOOTBALL IS NOW ON FRIDAY 8th

Friday November 8th club opens 4.30pm (KO at 8pm) Rearranged date and time because of telly. NORWICH CITY v WATFORD

Great food, a great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. And chance for Norwich to get a valuable 3 points. What's not to like?  Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV. And its a week night, its 4 pints for the price of 3 before 7pm.

Thursday 14th November 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

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

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

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

We have a live gig lined up for the Friday night, and are looking at doing something a bit different on the Thursday - watch this space.

RETIRED MEMBERS ILLUSTRATED TALK Wednesday 27th November

meet at 10am for refreshments, talk starts at 10.30am

This month Annie Ogden will present a fascinating talk on the  theme of Shopping through History. Come along and find out more about this fascinating topic.

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

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

CARD PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

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

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:39

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

Funding for communities to archive history

Norfolk County Council’s Record Office (NRO) has been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund of up to £217,400 to support a new three-year project entitled, Community Archives: Skills, Support and Sustainability. As the name suggests, the project will provide communities with the skills and support they need to create sustainable community archives.

Plans to transform travel in Greater Norwich move a step closer

Proposals for a substantial funding bid to central government that are to be submitted to a Council committee next week (16 October) have the potential to transform travel in Greater Norwich if approved.

Norfolk to join record number of UK libraries opening their doors to support local entrepreneurs on Start-Up Day 2019

Four of Norfolk's libraries will join libraries across the UK in hosting a unique day-long programme dedicated to supporting start-ups and small business owners.

For details go to our news page.

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Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:36

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 2pm in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.

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

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

 

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Apple Day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Saturday 13 October

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:41
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Apple Day Sunday 13 October, 10am – 5pm

Join us for a day celebrating the scrumptious apple – with local crafts, traditional entertainment and tasty treats!

Bring your mystery apples to be identified by the East of England Apples and Orchard Project then see our apple press in action.

Take in traditional entertainment with a klezmer ceilidh from local folk band Klezmerized and performances by Golden Star Morris Dancers.

Join in with a circus skills workshops, get your face painted and try camp-fire cooking.

Browse stalls and watch demonstrations by local crafts-men and women – including the high-octane art of chainsaw wood-carving.

Stroll around fascinating displays of vintage tractors and engines from the Norfolk Internal Combustion Engine Society.

With so much to do there should be something for every age and taste - even if you don't like apples!

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse events

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