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Public Health Bulletin - 18 June

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Tuesday 18 June 2019

News Review concludes public health should stay with councils

6 JUNE, 2019 BY JON BUNN | LGC

Responsibility for commissioning public health services will remain with local government, it has been announced.

Speaking at a meeting of the Local Government Association councillors’ forum, Mr Hancock said the evidence for maintaining current council responsibilities for public health was “comprehensive, compelling and clear”.

There was widespread criticism from within local government of proposals in the NHS long term plan to review public health responsibilities and consider a “stronger role for the NHS” in commissioning services currently the responsibility of councils, such as sexual health, health visitors and school nurses.

Read the full story in the bulletin folder.

Chief Scientific Officer Professor Chris Whitty reviews Public Health challenges in a recent visit to Great Yarmouth  

One of the government's top scientific advisors Professor Chris Whitty, spent a day in Great Yarmouth with Public Health, Council, education and medical officials to understand the public health challenges of the coastal town.

Following a brief tour of the town, Professor Whitty learned about what’s being done in the area to tackle issues such as social deprivation, smoking, illicit tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction as well as flooding and housing issues.

Louise spoke about the direct link between deprivation in a population and poor health. Life expectancy in Gt Yarmouth for example is up to 14 years less than in other parts of the county. She talked about how building resilience in the community can have a positive impact. Andrew Staines Head of Strategy for NCC went on to talk about the new Inclusive Growth Coalition that is being set up to tackle social inequalities across the county.

Notes from recent meetings

SMT in May agreed that they had a key role to play in supporting and briefing portfolio holders and select committee chairs with the following supporting select committees:

  • People and Communities – Suzanne Meredith and Chris Butwright.
  • Infrastructure and Development – Diane Steiner.
  • Corporate: Alison Gurney.

In addition to Louise who will be responsible for supporting Bill Borrett others were nominated to support portfolio holders for other policy areas.

  • Road Safety - Diane Steiner
  • Children’s Health – Chris Butwright
  • Emergency planning, response and recovery. Chris Butwright supported by Martin Seymour.

The Performance Board in May focused on the Healthy Child programme and the Extended Management Team discussed proposals for smarter working. More on the latter in future bulletins.

People

We have seen a lot of change to the team since the last bulletin. We have welcomed 5 new people to the team, seen familiar faces return and said goodbye. To help our new recruits feel part of the team and start a conversation with them, we have a little bio from them.

Beverley Alden - Violence Protection Coordinator

I have come to NCC after nearly nine years with HM Inspectorate of Prisons, a human rights based organisation which inspects treatment and conditions for those held in detention, where I had a specialist focus on immigration detention as well as prison custody. Prior to that I have a long and varied history working in the criminal justice system, including for the probation service, police service and youth justice service as well as having been a commissioner of drug and alcohol services for one of the London boroughs. I studied Law as my first degree, and Criminology and Criminal Psychology for my Masters degree, the latter being of specialist interest to me. I last worked for NCC over ten years ago, and it feels good to be back!

 

Hannah Clarke - Public Health Officer

I have previously worked for a number of lifestyle services across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex including the health trainer service, weight management services and most recently the National Diabetes Prevention programme. I am passionate about health and wellbeing and am thrilled to be joining the public health team in Norfolk. Outside of work I enjoy catching up with friends/family where there is normally food involved followed by a walk or cycle to balance things out! I look forward to working with you all!

 

Joanna Lettin - GP Trainee

I am a GP trainee who has recently joined Public Health for a 3 month rotation. I did her undergraduate medical training at UEA before moving to London to complete my Foundation Years in Leytonstone. In 2015, I moved back home to Norfolk to start GP training, which has taken me to various departments across the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, from paediatrics to old age medicine. My most recent job, and busiest so far, has been looking after her little boy Gus, who is now 11 months old.

Having returned from maternity leave in May, I am learning a lot about the breadth and scope of Public Health and currently working on a project to assess the impact of workplace health initiatives.

 

Peter Metcalfe - Public Health Officer/ Analyst

I recently joined Public Health after working on a broad set of projects in the Environmental Sector over the last 18 years.  Initially, after an MSc, I worked in environmental and energy management systems in industry, then I have largely been Higher Education Institutes based working on public and private consultancy and research projects across different sectors. These have included transport, agriculture, food industry, energy sectors and the built environment.  These have largely involved some form of data analysis, assessment or modelling.  I hope to build on this project experience, but I also welcome the opportunity in Public Health develop new analytical skills to support the team’s strategies to help vulnerable people.

 

Hannah Shah - HWB Policy Manager

After graduating from UEA, I had my first job at Norfolk County Council within the museums service. It is great to return after an absence of 13 years – now as the Policy Manager for the Health and Wellbeing Board. In the interim I have worked in a range of policy areas all at a regional level, initially at the East of England Regional Assembly as a policy lead for the Strategic Migration Partnership and then subsequently leading a cross-sector Regional Social Strategy. Most recently I have been a Senior Manager at the East of England Local Government Association leading the strategic policy support to local authorities across the East of England. As a politically-led organisation my role was to support local politicians meet their ambitions in a range of areas from health integration and homelessness to transport and economic prosperity. I am very much enjoying my new role and looking forward to getting to know everyone!

 

Daniel Todd - FY2

I am an FY2 junior doctor currently on a 4 month placement in Public Health up until the start of August. I hope to pursue a career in Sports and Exercise Medicine. I am a keen cyclist and have just returned from a 2,000 km race around Ireland to raise money for the charity Versus Arthritis. I also work for Deliveroo, as some of you may have worked out due to the rather distinctive uniform and thermal bag I occasionally carry around! I have enjoyed my time here so far and look forward to meeting and working with more of the team throughout the rest of the placement.

 

Sarah Weir - Specialist Registrar

I am a Public Health Registrar in ST3, approximately half-way through my training. I trained in psychology in Australia and completed a master of public health there. Prior to moving to the UK in 2013, I worked in a few different roles in public health in Australia covering HIV service delivery, improving sexual health and reducing alcohol-related harm. In the UK I worked for Public Health England (PHE) London Health Improvement Team before starting my training in 2016. My previous training placements have been in Cambridgeshire County Council, PHE East of England Health Protection Team and PHE Local knowledge and Intelligence Service.

Welcome back to Kerry Rumsby who returned on 3 June after being off on maternity leave with Ivy. Kerry will be working 2 days a week mainly Monday and Tuesday.

We are also looking forward to welcoming back Fiona Russell-Grant who will return on the 1st July and to welcoming Stephanie Tuvey to the Health & Wellbeing team on the same day. 

We said goodbye to Alice Vickers who left on Friday 24 May. Alice had been with Public Health since December 2012. We wished her good luck for here move to South Norfolk CCG as a Transformation Manager. 

Practical Updates Lone Workers

Could all staff appraise themselves of the NCC Lone working compliance code P617 and can line managers ensure that this is discussed at team meetings and 1:1’s. If any team considers that they require risk assessments that don’t already have them, then please let me know so that I can add ensure that they are included in the Health and Safety profile.

http://www.peoplenet.norfolk.gov.uk/view/NCC067230

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Free Teachers' Conference at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - 13 hours 28 min ago
Free Teachers' Conference At Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 17 July, 9.30 am – 12.30pm 

Optional afternoon activities introduce A Level Tudors at Strangers’ Hall 1.30 - 3.30pm.

Opening Address: Dr Helen Lunnon, the Castle’s Learning Team Manager, ‘Norwich Castle: past, present and future’.

Tour the Castle Keep and discover its history as a Norman fort and royal palace, a Medieval gaol, a 19th Century prison and a present-day museum, plus a presentation on the Castle’s £13.5million redevelopment project.

In addition, discover what the museum can offer Secondary schools during the redevelopment, September 2010 – Easter 2021, including the events:

  • William I, Storming the Castle
  • The Changing Face of Norwich
  • Slavery
  • Norwich in the Industrial Revolution
  • First World War
  • Medicine
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
  • Historic Environment.

Refreshments available on arrival (lunch is not included but there is a museum café or plenty of options in Norwich city centre).

Last year’s evaluation comments included:

“It is so refreshing to attend CPD that is both enjoyable and useful. A wonderfully organised day. Thanks so much.”

“I wanted to see how I could incorporate fieldwork into KS3 and the sessions have really inspired me.”

“It’s always valuable seeing what’s available for educational visits and what would work for our students.”

Booking, by Friday 5 July, is essential.
To book, email jenni.williams@norfolk.gov.uk to request a delegate form.

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 14 June 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 14th June 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 Creativity and Wellbeing Week June 10 - 16 2019

A big thank you to all the organisations and to all the artists who have collaborated so generously to create this week-long celebration across Norfolk show-casing the many ways in which creativity impacts positively on our health and wellbeing. In this inaugural programme for people of all ages, you will find over 75 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. 

The week is part of our ongoing work to encourage and support greater collaboration between our arts, culture, heritage and health partners. It is also part of a series of events promoted by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance who are working together to build on the enormous success of the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week which has been expanded to become a national event from 2019.

@CreativeNorfolk  @LAHFArtsHealth  @CHWAlliance  @NorfolkCC  @NCCArtsService 

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Part-time Hourly Lecturer Photography - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

We are looking to recruit an experienced professional from the photographic industries to join our team as a part-time hourly lecturer, who can help our students prepare and work towards careers at the forefront of contemporary professional practice. We are particularly interested to hear from people who have industry-standard, practical and theoretical knowledge of working with one or more of the following, still image, moving image, CGI, immersive and emerging technologies.

Apply Here
Deadline 26 June 2019

Marketing Officer - Norfolk County Hall

£24,313 - £26,317 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Adult Learning to provide day to day marketing support to the service across a range of marketing channels.
Working across a range of curriculum areas, this role will support the successful recruitment of learners across Norfolk.
Additionally, this role will support with marketing activity for the Wensum Lodge development, which aims to deliver the vision of a "Creative Hub" for the East in Norwich.

Apply Here
Deadline 27 June 2019

General Manager - John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

25hpw
£23-25k pa pro-rata depending on experience.

The John Peel Centre (JPC) is a vibrant arts centre, with a community-centric culture, inspired by and a tribute to the legendary broadcaster John Peel.

  • We are looking for a General Manager of the JPC to:
  • maximise its potential by ensuring that events are delivered to high quality
  • ensure volunteers & staff are motivated
  • ensure the building provides a safe and welcoming environment for customers, performers, staff and volunteers
  • promote the reputation of the JPC as a national and international centre of excellence for all forms of creative arts.
  • work closely with the Strategic Manager and to manage the Venue Co-ordinators to achieve these objectives.

The post requires the holder to have excellent multi-tasking, organisational and inter-personal skills as well as a thorough knowledge of creative arts and related finances. The post holder must be prepared to work irregular hours and have a current driving licence.

Full details here
To make an application please provide a letter outlining your interest and experience and your current CV to our Strategic Manager, Jane Cox, jane@johnpeelcentre.com
Deadline: 28 June, 5pm

Fullscope Programme Director - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Fixed term 3 year contract
£30,000 - £35,000 pro rata

The Fullscope Programme Director will establish and nurture key relationships, from young people to statutory services. They will develop and oversee programme delivery, collate learning and share this widely to support the long-term future of Fullscope.
The Fullscope Programme Director will work closely with the Fullscope Board and recruit additional fundraising support as necessary (funding is set aside for this). The Programme Director will be employed by, and report to, the Director of Arts and Minds as the managing provider.
Please send a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) responding to the Job Description and your CV to lucy@artsandminds.org.uk including ‘Fullscope application’ in the subject line.

Full details here
Deadline 3 July, 5pm

HenPower Associate - Cambridgeshire, Equal Arts

Paid (£25k-30k pro rata) Part-time

We are looking for an associate to join our HenPower project which combines creativity and hens to improve wellbeing and help reduce loneliness among older people.
Candidates for this position will have project coordinator skills and experience of working creatively in older people’s care settings. The HenPower project supports older people to look after hens as a healthy and sociable activity whilst delivering a range of creative activities such as visual arts, creative writing, gardening, music or movement. Successful candidates will enjoy working with older people, have experience in delivering creative activities and preferably have some experience or interest in hen husbandry. The HenPower Associate will coordinate a cluster of HenPower projects across Cambridgeshire (initially in the St Neots area). Fees are dependent on the programme delivery and number of projects and equate to approximately £30,000 pro rata as a full time post. Equal Arts will support the successful candidate who will work closely with the HenPower Programme Manager.

Email Jos Forester-Melville at: jobs@equalarts.org.uk for more details and how to apply
Deadline 30th June 2019

Technical Manager - ADC Theatre, Cambridge

The Technical Manager oversees the technical operations of the ADC Theatre. The main purpose of this role is to provide a well-equipped and safe environment in which all building users can enjoy, learn about and become involved in different aspects of theatre, specifically technical theatre.
In line with the ADC Theatre's aims to provide opportunities for people to learn about theatre, this role is ideal for a recent graduate as it allows the role holder to gain invaluable experience in the management of a venue and to learn about all aspects of theatre operation.
Apply Here
Deadline: Monday 24th June, 11:59pm

Projects and Digital Producer, New International Encounter - Cambridge

Paid (£20k-25k) - Full-time, 12month fixed term

Award winning theatre company New International Encounter (NIE) create playful stories that connect us all - through theatre and creative learning projects around the world. We seek an enthusiastic Projects and Digital Producer with excellent organisational, digital and people skills to assist in the delivery of digital content and support our theatre and engagement projects nationally and internationally. Based in the busy Cambridge office, this post offers an excellent opportunity for the development of an arts career. The role is offered on a full-time, fixed term 12 month contract but we welcome discussion about flexible working.

To apply and for further information, please contact Cat Moore at cat.moore@nie-theatre.com or call 01223 403343 for an application pack.
Deadline 5th July 2019

Ballet Tutor – DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training, Ipswich

Fee: £41.21 per hour. Travel contributions are available.

The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is currently looking to recruit an experienced and innovative Ballet Tutor to join the core team of expert tutors to deliver strong ballet training to young dancers who display exceptional potential and passion for dance.
With a track record of delivering high-quality dance training, the ideal candidate will possess professional ballet training at conservatoire, degree level or equivalent. They will demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to delivering ballet technique to gifted and talented young dancers and a strong understanding of their training and developmental needs.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: Friday 21st June, 12 noon

Development Assistant (part-time)- DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £17,240 pa, pro-rata (£8,670)

Due to internal promotion, DanceEast is looking for a keen new team member to join the Audiences, Communications & Development department, working 2.5 days per week. With fundraising playing an increasingly important function, the postholder will assist the Development Manager in implementing a relationship strategy that is fundamental to the future direction of DanceEast. The post-holder will provide administrative and event support, as well as carrying out research. The successful candidate will have a high standard of organisational skills, with an attention to detail and a good standard of written and verbal English. Applicants should have an outgoing and positive personality, an interest in dance, and be highly enthusiastic.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: Friday 24th June, 12 noon

Assistant Customer Services Manager - DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £9.23 per hour

DanceEast is seeking to recruit a part-time Assistant Customer Services Manager, working approximately 100 hours per month, primarily evenings and weekends. You will assist the Customer Services Manager in the day to day operation of the Box Office and Reception maintaining an excellent standard of Customer Care and Box Office service, whilst acting as Duty Manager. You should have excellent communication and customer service skills and experience of working in a customer facing role. You will be able to perform well under pressure; be a creative thinker and problem solver; with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: Friday 21st June, 9am

Relief Commercial Activity Assistant - The Shirehall, Norwich

£9.18 per hour (Scale B)
Casual contract

If you have a passion for culture and heritage and are experienced in working in a customer focussed environment, come and join us at the Norwich museums.
We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible individuals to support a variety of venue hire and events across our museums in Norwich. Currently, a key focus of the role is supporting escape room games at the Museum of Norwich but can also include duties like supporting weddings and corporate events at Norwich Castle and Strangers’ Hall.
Apply Here
Closing date: 20 June 2019

UK Antarctic Heritage Trust 3 x Vacancies

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) are seeking a Programme Evaluation Consultant/ Agency, Programme Communications Consultant/ Agency and a Marketing Consultant or Agency to lead on developing and implementing a coordinated Marketing strategy for a new cultural programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica in 2020.
This is an exciting new opportunity to help shape the plans towards an ambitious programme which aims to bring arts and heritage organisations together and create new projects to engage audiences across the UK.
The Consultant or Agency will be required to work with a small team in Cambridge and with partners based across the UK.
Apply Here
Deadline 21st June, 5pm

Art Technician - Thetford Grammar School

We are a small school in Thetford, Norfolk and are looking for an Art Technician to work 12 hours per week in our Art Department from September. It’s an amazing place to work. We deliver textiles, photography, fine art and graphics to really lovely students!

Responsible to the Head of Department for assisting with the smooth running of the Art Department, through effective management of its sock and materials. They have a responsibility to manage stock and order items to ensure these are available in line with the schemes of work, as dictated by the Head of Department. Record management invoices, budget and general administration will also be key. 

If you would like to get in touch please email Caroline Griffiths CV or any questions to cg@thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk

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

£15,643 - £16,932 per annum (Scale E)
29.6 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2020 in the first instance

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Relief Learning Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

£10.13 - £10.97 per hour (Scale E)
Variable hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning museum learning team. You will deliver high quality events and activities to schools, learning groups and the general public.
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with excellent presentation and communication skills. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with backgrounds in schools, drama and arts education.

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Events Officer - Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

You will develop, coordinate and deliver the high-quality events and activities programme at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse that attracts and engages wide and diverse audiences. You will also support events development and delivery across the NMS Western Area.
You will have significant experience of developing and delivering high profile public event programmes in a museums / arts or visitor attraction environment. You will also have experience of event marketing and advocacy in a similar environment.

Apply Here
Closing date: 16 June 2019

Stage Managers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

This summer the city will come alive once again with music and street theatre, when Head Out, Not Home returns to Norwich for its seventh year! And we are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic Stage Managers to help us deliver this event on a weekly basis throughout the summer! Could this be you?

Head Out, Not Home will take place every Thursday evening (weather permitting) from 4 July to 29 August, with five stages across the city centre. There will be live music from bands, singers and songwriters, and street theatre and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden performers.
Though the event runs for 9 weeks we are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least four Thursday evenings. The Stage Managers work from 3pm – 9pm and are paid £9 ph

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA & Sistema in Norwich on 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcasistema.org.uk
Head Out, Not Home is commissioned (and funded) by Norwich BID and programmed and run by NORCA and Sistema in Norwich.

Head of Development - Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 per annum

Job Description

  • Manage and develop the AAM Academy, AAM Associates and AAM Friends schemes, including stewardship of existing supporters, overseeing administration of renewals, thank-you letters, and maintaining a ticket booking service for concerts in London and Cambridge
  • Work with the Development Board to cultivate and build relationships with new prospects.
  • Brief senior staff and trustees on potential prospects, setting up and attending meetings where necessary.
  • Lead on designing, managing and delivering an annual calendar of events for members and prospects, in conjunction with the Development Board.
  • Responsibility for researching and writing trust and foundation applications for a range of projects.
  • Manage relationships with trusts and foundations, including the sending of reports.
  • Manage fundraising literature (impact report, website, donor letters) and ensure that donors’ preferences for acknowledgement are respected.
  • Develop AAM’s fundraising strategy.
  • Attendance at AAM own promotion concerts and Academy, Associates and Friends events.

Application Pack
Deadline: 24 June 2019, 9am.

Open Call: Artist Commission - AR Digital Artwork, Metal

Fee: £6,000

Metal are looking to commission an artist to create a new AR (Augmented Reality) digital artwork for NetPark – the worlds first digital art park in Chalkwell Park, the well-used, popular municipal park in Southend on Sea. The artist will be invited into residence with Metal at Chalkwell Hall, to co-create and develop ideas for the work in collaboration with academics (in Computer Science / Theatre) from the University of Kent and University of Essex. The new artwork will be launched as part of Estuary 2020 in September 2020. This project is supported by EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) to research the impact and benefits of AR technology on our perception and use of outdoor spaces.

For full details click here
Deadline: 21 June 2019 (23:59)

Various Vacancies At The Imperial War Museum, Duxford in Cambridgeshire

Retail and Admissions Supervisor, IWM Duxford, £21,354 per annum -The Retail & Admissions Supervisor will assist the Retail and Admissions Manager and Deputy Retail and Admissions Manager in the day to day operation of IWM Duxford shop(s) and admissions, ensuring a consistently high standard of customer service is delivered by the Retail and Admissions team and ensure retail and admissions security and financial procedures are adhered to, including the security of monies and stock. Deadline 10 June 2019, 9am

Air Show Operations Officer, £22,000 per annum - The main focus of the role will be the operational and logistical delivery of key aspects of air shows and large events at Duxford. They will ensure contractor and partner organisations are working to clear briefs, are delivering in line with the air show project plan and are operating in a safe environment for all air show stakeholders. The post will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a range of air show contractors, planning work schedules and working closely with other IWM departments to ensure the successful delivery of the air shows. Deadline 17 June 2019, 9am 

Apply Here

1 x Senior Technician & 1 x Theatre Technician - New Wolsey Theatre

The Senior Technician will be required to lead on the delivery of technical activities relating specifically to lighting, sound, AV and IT, including fit-ups, get-ins and get-outs, supporting the liaison with visiting companies, subsequent administration requirements and the management of lighting, sound, AV and building IT resources.

The Theatre Technician will work as part of the Production department, maintaining the required high standards of production and maintenance in all New Wolsey Theatre spaces, providing a full, professional technical support service to the theatre and its users. This includes operation of lighting, sound, stage equipment as appropriate.

Apply for both jobs here
Deadline 24th June, 10am

Creative Learning Coordinator (job share), Norwich Puppet Theatre

£18,200 per annum pro rated: 2 days £7,280
16 hours per week negotiable with flexible patterns
12 months initially, with 3 month probationary period

The common purpose of the Creative Learning Coordinators is to:

  • Implement Norwich Puppet Theatre’s (NPT) creative learning offerings including workshops for the seasonal programme, bespoke work with schools, and special projects and events.
  • Ensure proper planning, preparation and delivery for all events including resourcing leaders and volunteers, preparing materials for individual workshops and managing overall stocks.
  • Develop our future creative learning offerings, projects and services, contributing to pragmatic project planning and advice to fundraising applications, collecting and evaluating feedback and taking a role in project management where enabled by funding.

Completed application forms to be received by 10am, Monday 24th June

For further information and to apply visit: http://puppettheatre.co.uk/about-us/current-vacancies

R+D theatre director, Play Nicely Theatre

Part time
Salary: £15k-20k pro rata

Play Nicely Theatre, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter, seek expressions of interest from a highly collaborative, multi-talented Director/Dramaturg to work alongside project producers Henri Merriam and Mark Finbow as they write and workshop the first draft of their inaugural piece of theatre.
The English Civil Whore will workshop over August and September 2019 for ten days and will feature original text, physical theatre, song and sword fighting. The play explores stories of cross-dressing females (or “whores” as they were labelled at the time) who fought on the front line of the English Civil War.

To apply: Please send a covering letter, CV and video evidence of your shows, along with contact details of two professional referees to Henri at henri@playnicelytheatre.com
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28th June. Interviews will take place in London w/c 15th July.
For further information visit: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/r-d-theatre-director/

Community and Visitor Engagement Officer - Museum of Cambridge

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

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

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The Cast & Crew Of Community Play Stories Down The Line Want You!

Part of a HLF project Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail with a focus on industrial heritage, engagement and sustainable environments of the 26 mile green corridor, this play is a locomotive lesson in laughter and lyrics. This project see Norfolk County Council working in collaboration with Floyd Performances to deliver 4 open air theatre performances in September. We are therefore looking to invite as many people as possible from along this historic railway line to take part.

Simon Floyd and team are on the search for cast and singers who will be recruited from the communities along the historic line. Having already launched in both Aylsham and Marlpit at the beginning of May the project is now arriving in the city and welcomes all new comers who would be interested in taking part. No experience required, just bring energy and enthusiasm.

Come and meet Simon and the team for a fun filled afternoon of laughter and singing at our next open meeting: 2 -4pm on Saturday 15th June – The Stage, St Augustine’s Street, Norwich, NR3 3AD
Want to know more? Contact: Simon Floyd at hello@simonfloyd.co.uk  or contact Alanna Baker at alanna.baker@norfolk.gov.uk

Call Out For An Emerging BAME And/or Disabled Creative Writer

The successful applicant will attend a one-day symposium in Exeter in September 2019 and in London in December 2019. S/he will then write a script of about 30 minutes duration that is inspired by one or more of the network’s main themes and, ideally, informed by network discussions. The script does not have to include music and should be written for a small number of actors. The writer will receive professional mentorship from playwright Kaite O’Reilly, who will read a draft of the script and have two Skype or face-to-face meetings with the writer. The script will be given a rehearsed reading, using student actors, during a public network event in Birmingham in April 2020. The writer’s UK travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for the three network events, and they will receive a fee of £1000 (paid in two instalments).

Please include the following elements in your application:

  • A short statement (of no more than 200 words) explaining why you are interested in this project and why you are suitable for it
  • A short pitch (of no more than 200 words) about the script you might write for this project
  • An example of recent work or a link to a website containing examples of previous work
  • Your CV

Entries should be emailed to: a.curtin@exeter.ac.uk
Application deadline: July 3, 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Marine Artists

The RSMA seeks submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) at their Annual Exhibition 2019. The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists.

Subject matter must be essentially marine in nature, relating in some way to tidal waters of the world; topographical, historical, still life, and figure painting are all welcomed. Works relating to non-tidal rivers, inland lakes and waterways etc are not permissible. Acceptable media: Oil, acrylic, watercolour, original prints of any media, mixed media, drawings, pastels, or sculpture.

For full details and how to apply click here
Submission closes: Friday 5 July, 12 noon

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

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

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

Impress Prize For New Writers

£25 entry Fee

The prize is open to all writers who have not been traditionally published before (this makes eligible self-published authors, or writers who have had other work published including short stories, poetry, and academic work). We accept both fiction and non-fiction entries across all genres including YA but do not accept poetry or children’s fiction.
The prize is a £500 cash prize and Impress Books will consider the winner for publication.
Writers submit a 6,000 word sample of their manuscript, a synopsis, publishing rationale, and author biography to Impress. A shortlist is created by the Impress team, and this is then sent to a panel of external judges who decide on a winner.

Learn How to Enter Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

Launch of Photo Competition celebrating local charities and groups for Norfolk Day

To celebrate this year’s Norfolk Day, we’re excited to announce the launch of a photo competition for local charities and groups which aims to celebrate all of the vital work that they do in their local communities. Groups are invited to submit photos illustrating their inspirational work; the winning entry will receive a £500 cash prize, with a second prize of £300 and a third prize of £200 available.

How To Enter
Enter by 21st June 2019

Artist Call Out - Museum of Human Kindness

Call for up to five artists to join and creatively respond to stories of kindness collected by the Museum of Human Kindness. The work will be shown at our first Museum exhibition in November 2019 in Norwich.

We are looking for creatives who may or may not be from traditional art backgrounds. For instance, we’d love to hear from tattoo artists, florists, chefs and more!
If you have a creative practice and interested in creating a positive dialogue around kindness, we’d love to hear from you.

For more details, please see: www.museumofkindness.org/share-art.
Call deadline: 18 July 2019

Near Now Fellowship - Applications Open

Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life. The Near Now Fellowship is our artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas.
Fellow 1: July 2019 - July 2020
Fellow 2: November 2019 - November 2020

Apply Online
Deadline 28 June 2019, 11:59PM

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

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

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

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters. Each year 21 artists are chosen from a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, London. From these 21 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. There are two runner-up prizes. The winning artist receives £1500 and the chance to exhibit at the prestigious Flux Exhibition. The 2nd prize is £500 and the third £250 in Cass Art Vouchers. The Award will be conferred on the 28th August during the Private Viewing.

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

Puppet Animation Festival 2020: Call for Work - Puppet Animation Scotland

Puppet Animation Scotland are looking for companies and artists who are interested in touring their work with us during our annual Puppet Animation Festival, 28 March – 18 April 2020.
If you create productions or workshops for children using puppetry, object manipulation, or animated film, please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.
Application Pack
Apply by Monday 17 June 2019, 10am

Brandon Tales and Trails Artist Open Call - Thetford Forest

Fees for this project:
In Situ Artwork: £2,000 (inc VAT)
Artwork Interventions: £750 (inc VAT)

The Brief
We are looking for local/regional artists.
In Situ Artwork: To develop and produce a site-specific artwork in response to the forest location creating an experience that will challenge and surprise audiences.
Artwork Interventions: To provide artwork which acts as an intervention into the park landscape, where the outcome is to engage the festival audience through a level of participation during the event.
We expect you to be with us for the duration of the festival day, Saturday 21st September, approximately 10.30am - 6pm (tbc). Space can be made available for you to work on site before hand by arrangement to install the necessary preparations.

For how to apply and the full brief click here
Friday 28 June 2019, 5pm.

PopUp Opportunity, Norwich BID

A new and exciting PopUp opportunity is now available in Norwich city centre. PopUps have become a 21st Century model for retailing, offering agile formats for brands to communicate specialist collections and offer the opportunity for collaboration. The space offers retail, exhibition and workshop space.

We're looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses, successful online retailers or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time in Norwich city centre. We'll welcome applications for all types of products, including food, drink, clothing, toys, art, crafts, home furnishings or anything else you think would sell here in our vibrant city centre.

The PopUp Norwich store is scheduled to open on the Spring Bank Holiday W/E, Saturday 25 May. Change over day will normally be Mondays.

Bookings for space made by the end of May for June and July are half price i.e. not more than £120 a week.

If you are interested in running a PopUp Norwich Shop please fill in the booking form. https://www.norwichbid.co.uk/voice/popup-norwich/

Holt Festival Art Prizes

This year Holt Festival is running 2 art prizes and submissions are invited for both.

The Holt Festival-Sir John Hurt Art Prize is open to everyone over 16 with the winner receiving a cash prize of £1,750 and their entry exhibited at Norwich’s internationally renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The Sworders Art Prize is open to artists between 16 and 23. It carries a prize of £750 for the winner, who will also be offered a commission-free exhibition by Holt’s new contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.

The winners will be announced at a private view on the evening of Sunday 21 July. All shortlisted works will be displayed in a free exhibition in the Auden Theatre Foyer throughout Festival week from Saturday 20 – Sunday 27 July between 11am-5pm. The exhibition is part of the Holt Festival Art Trail that also takes in many other galleries and exhibition spaces around the town.

Judges for both prizes are judges are Art Curator & Writer Ian Collins, Professor Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and Professor John Last, Vice Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts.

Both prizes are open to artists everywhere and all types of visual art are welcome. The closing date for entries to both competitions is midnight Sunday 16 June.

Full submission details and an entry form can be found at http://www.holtfestival.org/fine-art/art-prizes/

Holt Festival Open Studios

After a successful inaugural year, Holt Festival are hosting another Open Studios will return. Artists and makers from around North Norfolk will be inviting the public into their studios. It will run from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July, 11am to 5pm. The festival will support the event with downloadable and printed maps, website listings and links, social and traditional media campaigns plus road signage.

Artists wishing to take part should also register at http://www.holtfestival.org/fine-art/open-studios/ before midnight Sunday 16 June. Please address any queries or requests for more information to openstudios@holtfestival.org

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

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

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

New Community Choir - Biddy's Tea Room, Norwich

If you love singing and want to meet like minded people, Biddy's Tea Room have set up a Community Choir at their Norwich branch. All levels are welcome with tea and cake provided (who could say no to that!). The sessions will run on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm once every 4-weeks.
£8 per person, per session (this includes your tea and cake).

For full details click here

Fifth Annual AHRC Research In Film Awards 2019

The Awards, which are now in their fifth year, showcase new and emerging talent in filmmaking linked to arts and humanities research and celebrate the best of a growing number of high-quality short films (defined as no more than 30 minutes in length) that bring arts and humanities research to a wider public audience.

The full list of categories for 2019 are:

  • Best Research Film of the Year
  • Doctoral or Early Career Film Award
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Award (public category)
  • Social Media Short Award
  • Inspiration Award (public category

£2,000 prize money
For further details click here or Apply Online
Deadline for submissions 20 June 2019, 4pm.

Apply For Collect Open 2020 - Somerset House, London

The Collect Open platform was created for artists to represent themselves through an original body of work made specifically for the fair. It shines a light on individual makers and collaborations, providing them with a platform to evolve their practice and experiment creatively.
Artists’ proposals should above all show an ambitious development of their creative practice. Including, but not limited to, challenging themes and concepts previously explored and honing and pushing making skills and techniques. The proposal should communicate the extension and advancement of their body of work.
Collect Open Application Guidance Pack
Apply Here
Deadline Friday 28 June 2019

Call For Artists - Cows About Cambridge 2020

Transform a three-dimensional blank canvas – the Cow sculpture – with your artwork. Join the art trail and have your work seen by hundreds of thousands of people. We are actively encouraging submissions from the local and regional arts community. Designs are welcomed in any medium; from traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever the art form, we’re keen to add drama, fun and a creative flourish to Cows about Cambridge!
Artist Pack
Submit Your Design
Email queries to art@cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk

National Original Print Exhibition Competition

This annual open submission print exhibition, established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers showcases the best in contemporary printmaking in any printmaking technique. Work selected will be exhibited from 18-29 September 2019 at Bankside Gallery, situated next to Tate Modern, in the heart of London’s newest cultural quarter.

Entry fee per work: £15 (£8 students)
Application Pack
Enter Here

Deadline for entries: 27 June 11:59pm

The Sunny Art Prize - Submissions Wanted

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

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

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

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

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

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

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

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

Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

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

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

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

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

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

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

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

TERMS

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

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

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

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

The rehearsal dates are:
15th & 29th June; and 6th July 10.30am-1pm

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

Coast Arts Competition 2019

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

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

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

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

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

Deadline June 23, 2019

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

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

Development Opportunities Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell, 20th & 21st July 2019.

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 and are Age: 18+. The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich
Book Here

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

Flourish Conference - Goldsmiths Hall, London
A transformative professional development conference for makers and designers

17-18 June 2019
10am - 5.30pm each day
Costs: £95-£145

Taking place over two days and aimed primarily at those who have been in practice for at least four years, Flourish presents a unique setting to connect with other makers and creative professionals. Develop contacts and conversations that can turn into opportunities, collaborations or commissions; pick-up invaluable industry insight; and take away a set of resources that you can confidently bring back to your practice.

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Artpocket: Choose Art

Summer Term Courses: Adults:

  • Painting: Realism and Representation
    6 weeks, Wednesday Evenings, Begins June 19th 2019
  • Surfaces – hand made and hand decorated papers
    6 weeks, Mondays, 1st June - 6th July 2020
  • Stitched Surfaces
    3 weeks, Mondays, Begins 3rd June 2019
  • Summer School
    8th-24th July 2019

Book your place info@artpocket.co.uk

Creative Networking Event, The Orchard, Norwich

Tuesday 25th June at 6:30 - 8:30pm

The Orchard are hosting a networking event on Tuesday 25th June at 6:30 - 8:30pm. We have several guest speakers who will tell us about some community projects and charities that are in Norwich and the surrounding areas.

Our address is: Ground Floor 50 Unthank Road, NR2 2RF

This is a free event but you need to book a ticket. To book your ticket please go to
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-orchard-17134739410
or our events page at
www.theorchardnorwich.co.uk/blog

Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

Date: 17 October
Time: 9:30am - 4pm

The event this year will provide information and support in the delivery of the new curriculum alongside a focus on the wellbeing of teachers. The pressure on school based practitioners are at an all-time high and wellbeing can very often be overlooked. Registration will open soon. 

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

Youth Voice Training Now Available - Birmingham & London 

Our public training is available in London (5 June) as a half-day course offering our core module and one additional module chosen by the attendees.
Get in touch with us now on hello@upstartprojects.uk for in-house training or book our public training now online.
Public training courses cost £59+VAT per adult attendee (with 1 young person under 26 allowed free per paying adult) for a half-day course including 1 optional module.
Full Details

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

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

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

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

Hunstanton 19th June 2-5pm | Project Grants presentation & 1:1 advice giving sessions
This presentation is about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (or Project Grants, for short) – what it funds, how you apply and what happens to your application.
2-3.30pm | Presentation, Q&A followed by a break
3.30-5pm | 4 x 20 minutes 1:1 advice giving sessions for people who already have an application underway.

King’s Lynn 4th September 5-8pm | Project Grants presentation & 1:1 advice giving sessions
This presentation follows the same format as the Hunstanton one and is about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (or Project Grants, for short) – what it funds, how you apply and what happens to your application.
5-6.30pm | Presentation, Q&A followed by a break
6.30-8pm | 4 x 20 minutes 1:1 advice giving sessions for people who already have an application underway.

To book your place call King’s Lynn TIC 01553 763044 or email kings-lynn.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

A Civic Role for Arts Organisations Conferences: Relevance, Risks, Rewards (Various Locations & Dates)

What does it mean to play a civic role? For some arts organisations, it is at the heart of their mission and practice; others think it is not relevant. Communities are questioning whether the public money that arts organisations receive is benefiting local people; there are hard questions to be asked and there are no easy answers. This is for all those interested in relevance and a civic role for arts organisations: directors, trustees, programmers and staff members of arts organisations and the artists they work with.

Locations:

  • 19th June, Gateshead: 'The Art of Cultural Democracy' (Sage Gateshead)
  • 21st June, London: 'Cultural Spaces: Temples or Town Halls?' (Wellcome Collection)
  • 28th June, Bristol: 'Art: A Catalyst for Radical Change' (Arnolfini)

Book Here

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

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

Costs:

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

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

Arts, Place & Well-being Workshop - London

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

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

An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference - Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire.

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

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.

There is a lot included in the delegate registration. Registration provides delegates with a full programme of academic and practical sessions during four days with world-leaders in the field, refreshments throughout the day, 3 lunches, 1 evening dinner with entertainment, Black Country Living Museum excursion, scheduled shuttle transport, art materials and much more. Delegates are entirely responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and these should be booked early.
Register Here

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

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

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

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

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

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

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

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

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

Basics Workshops:

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

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

Advanced Workshops:

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

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

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

For a full list of workshops, dates and locations please click here

NEW COURSES ON OFFER THIS SUMMER 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 Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

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

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

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

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

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

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

Download Full Report Here

Make Music Day UK 21 June 2019

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music. It takes place across the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. Make Music Day is:

  • Performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone
  • Open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical styles
  • A DIY celebration of music that needs YOU to make it happen
  • A way to showcase talent, local music-making and different kinds of music
  • An opportunity to promote your venue, business or musical activity and reach new audiences and members
  • A chance to have a go at singing or trying an instrument for the first time

A number of resources are available on www.makemusicday.co.uk to support you to plan an event. Once you’ve got your plans in place register your event on the website to benefit from national and local promotional opportunities. If you are a performer/s and you need a venue, Norfolk Library Service is making 47 libraries across Norfolk available for public performances. Get in contact directly with your local library to find out more. For further information from the National Coordinator of Make Music Day UK and to download lots of useful toolkits and musical resources check out the website www.makemusicday.co.uk

Power To The People - Museums Association

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

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.

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

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

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

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

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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

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

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

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Troop / Creative Arts East New Ideas Award 2019-20

The Troop / Creative Arts East New Ideas Award is a brand new award supporting artists based in the East of England to develop new performance suitable for rural touring, with the support of Cambridge Junction and Creative Arts East, the rural touring agency for East Anglia. This opportunity is only open to artists who are a member of TROOP, Cambridge Junction’s network for artists. Troop membership is open to performance makers (meaning all types of contemporary performance including dance, circus, live art) based in Cambridge and the East of England.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 10am on Wed 19th June.

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

Network Funding - Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

We invite applications from groups or networks across England towards the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or introductory meetings with the aim of strengthening arts fundraising skills and building robust partnerships across the sector.
If you would like to apply for this round of Networks Funding, please email your proposal to Head of Programme, David Johnson, david.johnson@cause4.co.uk

Full full details click here
Deadline: 14 June 2019, 12pm

The Elephant Trust Grants

The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000, but with the recent addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 17 June 2019

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

Groundwork Norfolk is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday by offering communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of £100,000.

As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across the East of England are being invited to apply for their share of the cash.

In Norfolk the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is open for applications.

Throughout July and August the first of two special funding rounds will concentrate on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with the supermarket’s National Health Partnership.

Applications are open to all community projects bringing benefits across the region, with Tesco colleagues involved in shortlisting three applications in each area. Customers are then invited to vote for which group they’d like to receive grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000, casting their votes using blue tokens handed out at checkout points.

Another voting round will launch in November, with even more projects sharing in the cash over the course of the year.

For more information contact:
Chloe Robison-Smith
Community Project Officer
Groundwork Norfolk (your local team from Groundwork East)
01473 350370 / 07726 695996
chloe.robisonsmith@groundwork.org.uk

The Writer Producer Fund - Applications Open

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000.

Find out more and apply here
The next deadline is 24th June at 6pm

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

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

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

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in July, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28th June .

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

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

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

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

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

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

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

Next Steps:

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

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

How to Apply
It will be helpful to speak to a member of the AHF’s Investment Team for advice and guidance in the first instance. If your project is one which we would like to support, you will be encouraged to apply and then supported throughout the application process throughout.
Applications can be made at any time.
Please complete an Initial Enquiry Form so that we can get in touch to discuss your requirements, email us at hif@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199. Or further information please click here

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Ushers - DanceEast, Ipswich

Our Volunteer Ushers help us to create a safe and friendly environment, so that we can deliver a varied programme of exciting, innovative and educational works performed by both world renowned companies and community groups.
Ushers don’t just check tickets, they work as part of a wider Front of House team during performances and events; providing excellent customer service, acting as a point of contact for our audiences, and essentially supporting health and safety procedures in the event of an emergency.
Ushering at DanceEast is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and experience a diverse programme of performances from both up and coming and internationally established artists.
Most ushering shifts last between 2 and 4 hours; the majority of which would be spent in the theatre watching the performance and staying vigilant to report any potential issues, such as unauthorised filming or photography. As a general rule we would like prospective ushers to commit to 2 or more shows a season, this ensures we maintain a good standard of customer care. Each season we host a variety of events and performances, we send our ushers a list of upcoming performances and rota these shows on a voluntary basis dependant on your availability.

Full details here

Volunteer Class Assistants - DanceEast, Ipswich

DanceEast hosts a diverse programme of classes and children’s dance courses, from Hip Hop to Musical Theatre. If you have dance experience and are interested in growing your skills by assisting a professional tutor in a class environment, this could be the voluntary post for you!
Tutor Assistants commit to one or more classes which take place weekly throughout term time (terms run in line with local schools), many stay with their chosen class term after term, building a great rapport with our tutors.

Full details here

2 x Trustee Vacancies - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval, former churches in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions. The Trust are looking for enthusiastic individuals to apply for the role of trustee, to join their committee and help care for these special buildings.
Full Details
Deadline: 16 July 2019, 10am.

Volunteers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

This summer the city will come alive once again with music and street theatre, when Head Out Not Home returns to Norwich for its seventh year! And you could be part of it! We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working volunteers to help us run the events on a weekly basis throughout the summer.

Head Out, Not Home will take place every Thursday evening (weather permitting) from 4 July to 29 August, with five stages across the city centre. There will be live music from bands, singers and songwriters, and street theatre and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden performers.
Though it runs for 9 weeks we are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least three weeks. The volunteers’ roles are split into three shifts between 3pm and 9pm and vary from Set up steward to Event steward.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA & Sistema in Norwich on 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcasistema.org.uk
Head Out, Not Home is commissioned (and funded) by Norwich BID and programmed and run by NORCA and Sistema in Norwich

Volunteers Needed For 'We Out Here Festival' - 14 – 19 August 2019

Welcome to the UK’s most exciting #NEW festival! From the producers of the critically acclaimed “Worldwide Festival”, We Out Here lands for it’s inaugural year in the beautiful rolling Cambridgeshire countryside this August.

Volunteers will be required for no more than 20 hours over the weekend. No overnight shifts.
You will be part of the Gates Team & General Stewarding Team, welcoming festival-goers, checking tickets and wrist-banding. You’ll get free entry, a free meal for every shift, training and support from an experienced team, access to tea and coffee, a chill, charge and camping space with other volunteers and loads of time to enjoy the music.

Apply Here

Holkham Hall Volunteers Needed
  • Education Team Volunteers
  • Hall Volunteers
  • National Nature Reserve Volunteers
  • Landscape Volunteers

For full list of duties and how to get involved vist: https://www.holkham.co.uk/job-vacancies

Summer Production Volunteer Roles - The Garage, Norwich

We are looking individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team for The Big Summer Production: Aladdin. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend two weeks rehearsing the production and this culminates with 4 performances in The Garage theatre. The cast is made up of 50 young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years. To find out more about each role, click the title to download the job description.

Roles Available:

  • Stage Manager
  • Assistant Choreographer
  • Props & Décor Maker (Multiple positions available)
  • Costume & Wardrobe Support (Multiple positions available)
  • Support Worker (Multiple positions available)
  • Technician - Lighting & Effects

Application Form
For role descriptions Click Here or to apply send a completed application form to takepart@thegarage.org.uk
Deadline: 17 June 2019

Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

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

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

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

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

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

Register Your Interest

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

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

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

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

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

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

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

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

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

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

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

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

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

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

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

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

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

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

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

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

Volunteer registration form 

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

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

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

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:46

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 10 June 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 Record Office What's On July- December 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:09
What's On, July-December 2019

Our new What's On booklet, packed with events and workshop taking place between July to December 2019, is out now.

Please follow the link to download your copy today. Bookings are being taken via our events page.

  Alexander Neville and his History of Kett's Rebellion Ingrid Walton, Clive Wilkins-Jones and Philip Wilson

 

Wednesday 3 July 2019 1-2pm

Alexander Neville (1544-1614) was an English humanist, author, poet and translator. Ingrid, Clive and Philip talk about their work and findings from their new book, The Histories of Alexander Neville (1544-1614): A New Translation of Kett's Rebellion and The City of Norwich. During this talk the editors will focus on Neville's account of Kett's Rebellion, looking at how they cover Neville's life, the historical background in which the work was written, Neville's sources, his writing style, and how they approached the translation from the original Latin.

Free of charge

No booking required

 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

The Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ | Tel. 01603 222599 

Email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk | Web www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk

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Summer silversmithing workshops

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:25
Silversmithing workshops - enrolling now!

We have a number of Saturday silversmithing workshops running over the summer, for previous and existing learners. Ideal if you want some extra time to use the silversmithing studios under the guidance of our expert tutors.

Saturday Workshops June - 15th, 22nd Saturday Workshops July - 13th, 27th

 

We are also running some brand new Silversmithing workshops where you can learn how to make unique and personalised designs.

Pendants and earrings Earring sets Textured rings Enammelled dishes Silver spoons   View the full range of courses here.   www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning
0344 800 8020

Norfolk Community Learning Services

www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning

0344 800 8020

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Free Art Masterclass for Teachers at Norwich Castle on Sat 29 June, 10.30am-4pm

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:27
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Free Art Masterclass for Teachers Portrait Modelling with Sculptor Ed Murray

Saturday 29 June, 10.30am - 4pm

Recharge your creative batteries after a long hard year!

Enjoy a day working with a professional artist - absolutely free - to develop your artistic thinking, skills, and techniques. Whatever your level, this masterclass is first and foremost for you to have fun, but there will of course be opportunities to gain ideas and inspiration for the classroom.

The starting point for the class will be the collections at Norwich Castle, focusing particularly on portrait busts and death masks. Led by sculptor Ed Murray, you will work in pairs to learn how to fashion a portrait bust from terracotta clay. For those with access to a kiln Ed will demonstrate how to prep your work for firing.

To book please contact Tessa North on 01603 493636 or at norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Marriott's Way Heritage Trail May - June Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:30
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter May - June 2019 Despite the changeable weather we have been experiencing recently it's hard not to feel more upbeat and optimistic now that the nights are drawing out. The recent rain will certainly be sending all the summer plant growth bolting. And there'll be puddles and mud for children of ages to go jumping in. Get out your wellies and enjoy Marriott's Way. There are plenty of hands on ways you can get out of doors and involved in the project over the next few months. Here are a few highlights to get you inspired  Stories Down the Line community theatre open call

Our Community play STORIES DOWN THE LINE has been launched with much excitement at the beginning of May. Production Director Simon Floyd has been running weekly meetings for those keen to join the cast at Aylsham Recreation Pavilion, and these will continue until July.

Suggestions were raised that a location central to Norwich would allow more communities to participate in the play because transport is a little easier. Ever responsive to your suggestions we are therefore hosting a re-launch open meeting at The Stage, St Augustine’s Street, NR3 3AD on Saturday 15th June between 2 – 4 pm.  We invite you all to get involved. It’s open to everyone and no previous amateur-dramatics experience is needed; all we need is your enthusiasm!

You’ll be able to meet Simon and team, enjoy a giggle and sing along and get yourself signed up to the cast to help us celebrate the heritage of Marriott’s Way in the staging of this outdoor play in September.

We hope to see lots of you there!

Want to know more?

Contact Simon Floyd ( hello@simonfloyd.com )

or Alanna Baker ( alanna.baker@norfolk.gov.uk )

Walks program

Following the success and popularity of the last wild flower walk with David North it was wonderful to be able to invite him back to host another of our monthly walks. It was a glorious day and unseasonably warm in Reepham, with temperatures of 26⁰C. Having begun our session in the grand rooms of the Bircham Centre, we had a great turn out with walkers of all ages who thoroughly enjoyed exploring hedgerow verges, brown field sites and even residential pavements.  With David’s support over 60 flowering species were identified; these included scarlet pimpernel, speedwells, red campion and garlic mustard.

We are very excited to announce our 2019 Walk Program. Please visit our website (here) for more information and booking.   See below for for our 2019 Plays, Trails and Rails events program. Pathmakers Trustee Opportunity

Pathmakers, the charitable arm of the Norfolk Local Access Forum and a Marriott’s Way project partner is looking to recruit 5 new trustees.  Many opportunities exist to develop Norfolk’s countryside access network, and Pathmakers work to turn these ideas into action; bringing benefits to communities and the environment and securing resources to make this possible. Their mission is to improve opportunities for everyone – particularly those who by reason of their age, ill health or disability might not currently benefit. They are on the search for enthusiastic and skilled communicators who share the charities passion for rural access and a sustainable future. Trustees usually volunteer about 8 hours per month to the project. Ideally, you’ll love walking or cycling and the Norfolk environment. In addition, skills in finance (e.g. book-keeping), project management, leadership and communications would be particularly advantageous.

 If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you’d like to know more you can visit : www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pathmakers for the link to the Pathmakers trustee recruitment application or go to twitter: https://twitter.com/Pathmakers_CIO/status/1135559572205318144

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2019

TCV Volunteer days to tackle Himalayan Balsam this summer

Taking a walk along Marriott’s Way you can’t help but the abundance of plant life and at this time of year plenty of species are in full bloom and growing vigorously. Many of these are native species, however we also have several renegades. These non-native invasive plants have escaped ornamental gardens and flourished in the UK’s hospitable climate. Himalayan Balsam is one of these species. Growing up to 2m high with pink flowers, serrated leaves and orangey stems this plant was brought to the UK in 1839 and now makes a regular appearance along our waterways and water meadows. Despite its pretty aesthetic it spreads rapidly and out competes native annuals thus reducing biodiversity.

We are therefore pleased to announce that The Conservation Volunteers are planning several upcoming Balsam Bashes with, tackling invasive species on sites on or linked to Marriott’s Way. Everyone is welcome to go along on TCV volunteer. If you would like to join a Balsam Bash please visit here to the TCV’s website to find the June and July dates.

Himalayan Balsam. (above)

Wildflower walk at Reepham on the first weekend of June (above) Male thick legged flower beetle on blackberry blossoms (below)

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Terry Deary - The History Roadshow at St George's Theatre and Time & Tide

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:12
Saturday 29 June, 2 - 3.30pm
Sunday 30 June, 10am - 12.30pm

Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories books and TV show, brings his one man show to Great Yarmouth, including his songs!

Ticket includes the performance at St George’s Theatre, entry to Time & Tide museum and a book signing after the show.

Booking essential. Performance hosted by St George's Theatre. Book via 01493 331484 or www.stgeorgestheatre.com

Adult £15, Child £12, Family £50.  

For an extra Museums Pass holders discount off your ticket, use this code: Museumpass6952
(Make sure you present your Museums Pass card at St George's Theatre on arrival).

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Terry Deary - The History Roadshow at St George's Theatre and Time & Tide

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:05
Saturday 29 June, 2 - 3.30pm
Sunday 30 June, 10am - 12.30pm

Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories books and TV show, brings his one man show to Great Yarmouth, including his songs!

Ticket includes the performance at St George’s Theatre, entry to Time & Tide museum and a book signing after the show.

Booking essential. Performance hosted by St George's Theatre. Book via 01493 331484 or www.stgeorgestheatre.com

Adult £15, Child £12, Family £50.  
For a 10% discount off your ticket, use this code: Museum0379

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:58

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

The Summary of Decisions from the meeting held on Monday 10 June 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.

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:48

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

Scores of new school places for children with autism to be created in Norfolk

Ninety new specialist school places for children with autism are set to be created at Norfolk’s mainstream schools, as Norfolk County Council’s £120m investment in special educational needs gains pace.

Norfolk opens two new reuse shops to boost recycling and cut waste

Two new reuse shops opening this month are set to boost recycling and cut waste in the county. Each one of Norfolk’s soon to be 11 reuse shops stops on average 91 tonnes of good quality reusable items being thrown away every year.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 07 June 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 7th June 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 Creativity and Wellbeing Week June 10 - 16 2019

A big thank you to all the organisations and to all the artists who have collaborated so generously to create this week-long celebration across Norfolk show-casing the many ways in which creativity impacts positively on our health and wellbeing. In this inaugural programme for people of all ages, you will find over 75 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. 

The week is part of our ongoing work to encourage and support greater collaboration between our arts, culture, heritage and health partners. It is also part of a series of events promoted by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance who are working together to build on the enormous success of the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week which has been expanded to become a national event from 2019.

Download Norfolk's Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019 Full Programme

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In This Issue: Job Opportunities Relief Commercial Activity Assistant - The Shirehall, Norwich

£9.18 per hour (Scale B)
Casual contract

If you have a passion for culture and heritage and are experienced in working in a customer focussed environment, come and join us at the Norwich museums.
We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible individuals to support a variety of venue hire and events across our museums in Norwich. Currently, a key focus of the role is supporting escape room games at the Museum of Norwich but can also include duties like supporting weddings and corporate events at Norwich Castle and Strangers’ Hall.
Apply Here
Closing date: 20 June 2019

UK Antarctic Heritage Trust 3 x Vacancies

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) are seeking a Programme Evaluation Consultant/ Agency, Programme Communications Consultant/ Agency and a Marketing Consultant or Agency to lead on developing and implementing a coordinated Marketing strategy for a new cultural programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica in 2020.
This is an exciting new opportunity to help shape the plans towards an ambitious programme which aims to bring arts and heritage organisations together and create new projects to engage audiences across the UK.
The Consultant or Agency will be required to work with a small team in Cambridge and with partners based across the UK.
Apply Here
Deadline 21st June, 5pm

Art Technician - Thetford Grammar School

We are a small school in Thetford, Norfolk and are looking for an Art Technician to work 12 hours per week in our Art Department from September. It’s an amazing place to work. We deliver textiles, photography, fine art and graphics to really lovely students!

Responsible to the Head of Department for assisting with the smooth running of the Art Department, through effective management of its sock and materials. They have a responsibility to manage stock and order items to ensure these are available in line with the schemes of work, as dictated by the Head of Department. Record management invoices, budget and general administration will also be key. 

If you would like to get in touch please email Caroline Griffiths CV or any questions to cg@thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk

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

£15,643 - £16,932 per annum (Scale E)
29.6 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2020 in the first instance

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Relief Learning Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

£10.13 - £10.97 per hour (Scale E)
Variable hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning museum learning team. You will deliver high quality events and activities to schools, learning groups and the general public.
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with excellent presentation and communication skills. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with backgrounds in schools, drama and arts education.

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Open Libraries Library and Information Assistant - King's Lynn Library

£9,143 - £9,326 per annum (Scale D)
18 hours per week
Permanent contract

We are looking for a confident, outgoing and enthusiastic person to supervise the safe use of the library during Open Library hours and be a helpful and reassuring presence for customers at King’s Lynn Library. You will be an excellent communicator and be confident with IT to be able to assist customers with self-service systems and build their confidence in the use of Open Library. We aim to give fantastic customer service, so you will 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 be able to work using your own initiative and be able to resolve issues within the competencies of the post and report incidents as appropriate.

Apply Here
Closing date: 10 June 2019

Events Officer - Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

£21,589 - £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

You will develop, coordinate and deliver the high-quality events and activities programme at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse that attracts and engages wide and diverse audiences. You will also support events development and delivery across the NMS Western Area.
You will have significant experience of developing and delivering high profile public event programmes in a museums / arts or visitor attraction environment. You will also have experience of event marketing and advocacy in a similar environment.

Apply Here
Closing date: 16 June 2019

Stage Managers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

This summer the city will come alive once again with music and street theatre, when Head Out, Not Home returns to Norwich for its seventh year! And we are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic Stage Managers to help us deliver this event on a weekly basis throughout the summer! Could this be you?

Head Out, Not Home will take place every Thursday evening (weather permitting) from 4 July to 29 August, with five stages across the city centre. There will be live music from bands, singers and songwriters, and street theatre and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden performers.
Though the event runs for 9 weeks we are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least four Thursday evenings. The Stage Managers work from 3pm – 9pm and are paid £9 ph

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA & Sistema in Norwich on 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcasistema.org.uk
Head Out, Not Home is commissioned (and funded) by Norwich BID and programmed and run by NORCA and Sistema in Norwich.

Library and Information Assistant - Dersingham and King’s Lynn Cluster Libraries

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

We are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to join our team within the Kings Lynn and Dersingham libraries cluster. You will need to be an excellent communicator and be confident with IT, including social media. We aim to give fantastic 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 both within a team and lone working shifts.

Apply Here
Deadline 10 June 2019

Instrumental Music Teacher - Professional Development Centre, Norwich

Qualified - £18,527 - £26,421 per annum
Unqualified - £13,440 - £20,949 per annum
28.9 hours per week - Permanent contract

A vacancy has recently arisen in our team for a part-time (0.89) Instrumental Teacher, although this vacancy may also be considered as a job-share where more than one candidate satisfies the key criteria of the post. We are interested in interviewing candidates who have significant experience in the delivery of Whole Class Ensemble Tuition and would be happy to consider any discipline. Multi-instrumentalists are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here
Deadline 12 June 2019

Head of Development - Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 per annum

Job Description

  • Manage and develop the AAM Academy, AAM Associates and AAM Friends schemes, including stewardship of existing supporters, overseeing administration of renewals, thank-you letters, and maintaining a ticket booking service for concerts in London and Cambridge
  • Work with the Development Board to cultivate and build relationships with new prospects.
  • Brief senior staff and trustees on potential prospects, setting up and attending meetings where necessary.
  • Lead on designing, managing and delivering an annual calendar of events for members and prospects, in conjunction with the Development Board.
  • Responsibility for researching and writing trust and foundation applications for a range of projects.
  • Manage relationships with trusts and foundations, including the sending of reports.
  • Manage fundraising literature (impact report, website, donor letters) and ensure that donors’ preferences for acknowledgement are respected.
  • Develop AAM’s fundraising strategy.
  • Attendance at AAM own promotion concerts and Academy, Associates and Friends events.

Application Pack
Deadline: 24 June 2019, 9am.

Project Officer: Wider Impact Group - Norwich Castle Museum

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 Hours per week
Fixed term contract until 20 November 2020

During 2019-2021 Norfolk Museums Service will be undertaking the delivery of the major £13.5m Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
This major project will transform the Norwich Castle building, facilities and visitor experience. Building works will focus on the Keep but will also extend to other key parts of the site including the main visitor entrance. The museum will remain open to the public during the building works.
Working as a key member of the Wider Impact Group, the post of Project Officer will be fundamental in ensuring temporary and long-term solutions are in place to prepare museum operations in advance of and during project delivery, maintain business continuity and minimise the impact of the project on the visitor experience.
Apply Here
Deadline 9 June 2019

IT Assistant – The South Asia Collection, Norwich

Paid Part-time – up to 2 days a week
The South Asia Collection is looking for an enthusiastic person skilled in IT to join a small team involved in exhibitions and research directed towards conserving and promoting the arts, crafts and culture of South Asia and neighbouring countries. The collection is managed by The SADACC Trust, a UK registered charity. This exciting city centre position would suit a student, recent graduate or person with a background in IT.

If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV along with a covering letter to info@thesouthasiacollection.co.uk
Deadline 14 June 2019

Open Call: Artist Commission - AR Digital Artwork, Metal

Fee: £6,000

Metal are looking to commission an artist to create a new AR (Augmented Reality) digital artwork for NetPark – the worlds first digital art park in Chalkwell Park, the well-used, popular municipal park in Southend on Sea. The artist will be invited into residence with Metal at Chalkwell Hall, to co-create and develop ideas for the work in collaboration with academics (in Computer Science / Theatre) from the University of Kent and University of Essex. The new artwork will be launched as part of Estuary 2020 in September 2020. This project is supported by EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) to research the impact and benefits of AR technology on our perception and use of outdoor spaces.

For full details click here
Deadline: 21 June 2019 (23:59)

Cambridge Concert Steward And Promotional Assistant Role - Bach To Baby

Salary: £10/hour

Bach to Baby, the critically acclaimed concert series for families, is looking for concert stewards to join our dream team in Cambridge. If you are enthusiastic and love working with people and the arts, we want to hear from you! This is an ideal position for someone who is looking for a few extra hours of work each week to support studies or a portfolio career whilst developing skills in concert management with an innovative and ground-breaking series. This role would also suit a local parent looking for a few extra hours of work as concert stewarding can be easily combined with school/nursery drop off given concert prep starts from 10.30am.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 5th June 2019, 9am.

Assistant Ranger - Blickling Estate

£7,000 pa
Fixed Term p/t (15 hrs pw for 12 mo)

Reporting to our Countryside Manager, you’ll work across the whole of the Blickling Estate and will develop a detailed understanding of the Estate, including its ecological, archaeological and historical features. You’ll be assisting with the supervision and management of volunteers, and will complete tasks which deliver our annual work plan, such as; maintaining paths, gates and fences, invasive species control, species and habitat monitoring, carrying out our winter woodland work, and working with the wider community around Blickling to ensure that, as a whole, we are delivering an exceptional level of countryside management and conservation excellence.

Apply Here
Deadline: 10 June 2019

Membership & Retail Assistant - Sheringham Park

£4,792 pa
Permanent p/t (550 hrs py)

Along with your interest in outdoor learning, and your experience of working with children and young people, you'll be confident, creative and highly organised. You'll be responsible for ensuring that you comply with Trust procedures to minimise risk to visitors, customers, staff, volunteers and contractors, working both alone and as part of a team.

Apply Here
Deadline: 9 June 2019

Various Vacancies At The Imperial War Museum, Duxford in Cambridgeshire

Retail and Admissions Supervisor, IWM Duxford, £21,354 per annum -The Retail & Admissions Supervisor will assist the Retail and Admissions Manager and Deputy Retail and Admissions Manager in the day to day operation of IWM Duxford shop(s) and admissions, ensuring a consistently high standard of customer service is delivered by the Retail and Admissions team and ensure retail and admissions security and financial procedures are adhered to, including the security of monies and stock. Deadline 10 June 2019, 9am

Air Show Operations Officer, £22,000 per annum - The main focus of the role will be the operational and logistical delivery of key aspects of air shows and large events at Duxford. They will ensure contractor and partner organisations are working to clear briefs, are delivering in line with the air show project plan and are operating in a safe environment for all air show stakeholders. The post will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a range of air show contractors, planning work schedules and working closely with other IWM departments to ensure the successful delivery of the air shows. Deadline 17 June 2019, 9am 

Apply Here

Assistant Producer, Learning & Inclusion - Snape Maltings

Salary: c £18,000 – £19,000
Permanent - full time

A wide range of community-based projects are delivered by the Learning and Inclusion team which is entering an exciting period in its development. This new role will work collaboratively with our small L&I team and artists, supporting the production of new and existing music-based work for local and national communities.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 10th June 2019

1 x Senior Technician & 1 x Theatre Technician - New Wolsey Theatre

The Senior Technician will be required to lead on the delivery of technical activities relating specifically to lighting, sound, AV and IT, including fit-ups, get-ins and get-outs, supporting the liaison with visiting companies, subsequent administration requirements and the management of lighting, sound, AV and building IT resources.

The Theatre Technician will work as part of the Production department, maintaining the required high standards of production and maintenance in all New Wolsey Theatre spaces, providing a full, professional technical support service to the theatre and its users. This includes operation of lighting, sound, stage equipment as appropriate.

Apply for both jobs here
Deadline 24th June, 10am

Sistema in Norwich Programme Manager - NORCA & Sistema in Norwich

Salary: £27.5kpa pro rata (£22kpa actual)
Hours: 30hrs/week (18 month contract)

NORCA & Sistema in Norwich are looking for a dynamic individual to support the development and day to day running of Sistema in Norwich, a programme that is focussed on social impact through arts participation and engagement, specifically learning to play a musical instrument and taking part in an orchestra. The role will work across the primary and teenage programmes to support and manage delivery, continue to develop the programme to meet our targets for quality and progression, and deliver events.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 14th June 2019.

For more details please go to our website https://www.norcasistema.org.uk/work-for-us

Creative Learning Coordinator (job share), Norwich Puppet Theatre

£18,200 per annum pro rated: 2 days £7,280
16 hours per week negotiable with flexible patterns
12 months initially, with 3 month probationary period

The common purpose of the Creative Learning Coordinators is to:

  • Implement Norwich Puppet Theatre’s (NPT) creative learning offerings including workshops for the seasonal programme, bespoke work with schools, and special projects and events.
  • Ensure proper planning, preparation and delivery for all events including resourcing leaders and volunteers, preparing materials for individual workshops and managing overall stocks.
  • Develop our future creative learning offerings, projects and services, contributing to pragmatic project planning and advice to fundraising applications, collecting and evaluating feedback and taking a role in project management where enabled by funding.

Completed application forms to be received by 10am, Monday 24th June

For further information and to apply visit: http://puppettheatre.co.uk/about-us/current-vacancies

R+D theatre director, Play Nicely Theatre

Part time
Salary: £15k-20k pro rata

Play Nicely Theatre, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter, seek expressions of interest from a highly collaborative, multi-talented Director/Dramaturg to work alongside project producers Henri Merriam and Mark Finbow as they write and workshop the first draft of their inaugural piece of theatre.
The English Civil Whore will workshop over August and September 2019 for ten days and will feature original text, physical theatre, song and sword fighting. The play explores stories of cross-dressing females (or “whores” as they were labelled at the time) who fought on the front line of the English Civil War.

To apply: Please send a covering letter, CV and video evidence of your shows, along with contact details of two professional referees to Henri at henri@playnicelytheatre.com
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28th June. Interviews will take place in London w/c 15th July.
For further information visit: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/r-d-theatre-director/

Higher Education Champion – Art Design and Media (Maternity Cover), Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £26,243 to £27,025 per annum

As part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) and The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO), the University is seeking to appoint a Higher Education Champion specialising in art, design and media (ADM) who is passionate about widening participation and has the skills and/or experience to make a difference to the lives of young people.

Closing Date: 14/06/2019

For further information visit: https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/higher-education-champion-art-design-and-media-maternity-cover/

Community and Visitor Engagement Officer - Museum of Cambridge

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

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

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Call Out For An Emerging BAME And/or Disabled Creative Writer

The successful applicant will attend a one-day symposium in Exeter in September 2019 and in London in December 2019. S/he will then write a script of about 30 minutes duration that is inspired by one or more of the network’s main themes and, ideally, informed by network discussions. The script does not have to include music and should be written for a small number of actors. The writer will receive professional mentorship from playwright Kaite O’Reilly, who will read a draft of the script and have two Skype or face-to-face meetings with the writer. The script will be given a rehearsed reading, using student actors, during a public network event in Birmingham in April 2020. The writer’s UK travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for the three network events, and they will receive a fee of £1000 (paid in two instalments).

Please include the following elements in your application:

  • A short statement (of no more than 200 words) explaining why you are interested in this project and why you are suitable for it
  • A short pitch (of no more than 200 words) about the script you might write for this project
  • An example of recent work or a link to a website containing examples of previous work
  • Your CV

Entries should be emailed to: a.curtin@exeter.ac.uk
Application deadline: July 3, 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Marine Artists

The RSMA seeks submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) at their Annual Exhibition 2019. The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists.

Subject matter must be essentially marine in nature, relating in some way to tidal waters of the world; topographical, historical, still life, and figure painting are all welcomed. Works relating to non-tidal rivers, inland lakes and waterways etc are not permissible. Acceptable media: Oil, acrylic, watercolour, original prints of any media, mixed media, drawings, pastels, or sculpture.

For full details and how to apply click here
Submission closes: Friday 5 July, 12 noon

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

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

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

Impress Prize For New Writers

£25 entry Fee

The prize is open to all writers who have not been traditionally published before (this makes eligible self-published authors, or writers who have had other work published including short stories, poetry, and academic work). We accept both fiction and non-fiction entries across all genres including YA but do not accept poetry or children’s fiction.
The prize is a £500 cash prize and Impress Books will consider the winner for publication.
Writers submit a 6,000 word sample of their manuscript, a synopsis, publishing rationale, and author biography to Impress. A shortlist is created by the Impress team, and this is then sent to a panel of external judges who decide on a winner.

Learn How to Enter Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

Launch of Photo Competition celebrating local charities and groups for Norfolk Day

To celebrate this year’s Norfolk Day, we’re excited to announce the launch of a photo competition for local charities and groups which aims to celebrate all of the vital work that they do in their local communities. Groups are invited to submit photos illustrating their inspirational work; the winning entry will receive a £500 cash prize, with a second prize of £300 and a third prize of £200 available.

How To Enter
Enter by 21st June 2019

Artist Call Out - Museum of Human Kindness

Call for up to five artists to join and creatively respond to stories of kindness collected by the Museum of Human Kindness. The work will be shown at our first Museum exhibition in November 2019 in Norwich.

We are looking for creatives who may or may not be from traditional art backgrounds. For instance, we’d love to hear from tattoo artists, florists, chefs and more!
If you have a creative practice and interested in creating a positive dialogue around kindness, we’d love to hear from you.

For more details, please see: www.museumofkindness.org/share-art.
Call deadline: 18 July 2019

Near Now Fellowship - Applications Open

Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life. The Near Now Fellowship is our artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas.
Fellow 1: July 2019 - July 2020
Fellow 2: November 2019 - November 2020

Apply Online
Deadline 28 June 2019, 11:59PM

Dance Screen 2019 - Submissions Open

We invite filmmakers, choreographers, dance and video artists, producers, distributors and broadcasters to submit dance film productions to win the renowned Dance Screen award and be showcased around the globe! Here is how to take part in the competition!
Submit Here
Deadline 10 June 2019

Babylon ARTS Selected Summer Open 2019 Entries Now Open!

Open to professional and amateur artists over 16, you will be judged solely on the quality of your work. With over 4,000 visitors to the show last year it's a great opportunity to display your work in our professional gallery setting. All work must be for sale. There is an entry fee of £10 per piece (maximum of three pieces) with commission charged on all sales. Entry does not guarantee selection but all the fees from the exhibition go to support the work of our charity Babylon ARTS

This year we are offering a £200 cash prize for Best in Show with a £100 voucher for art materials for Best Newcomer

Entry Form
Deadline 14 June 2019

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

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

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

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters. Each year 21 artists are chosen from a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, London. From these 21 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. There are two runner-up prizes. The winning artist receives £1500 and the chance to exhibit at the prestigious Flux Exhibition. The 2nd prize is £500 and the third £250 in Cass Art Vouchers. The Award will be conferred on the 28th August during the Private Viewing.

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

Puppet Animation Festival 2020: Call for Work - Puppet Animation Scotland

Puppet Animation Scotland are looking for companies and artists who are interested in touring their work with us during our annual Puppet Animation Festival, 28 March – 18 April 2020.
If you create productions or workshops for children using puppetry, object manipulation, or animated film, please get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you.
Application Pack
Apply by Monday 17 June 2019, 10am

Brandon Tales and Trails Artist Open Call - Thetford Forest

Fees for this project:
In Situ Artwork: £2,000 (inc VAT)
Artwork Interventions: £750 (inc VAT)

The Brief
We are looking for local/regional artists.
In Situ Artwork: To develop and produce a site-specific artwork in response to the forest location creating an experience that will challenge and surprise audiences.
Artwork Interventions: To provide artwork which acts as an intervention into the park landscape, where the outcome is to engage the festival audience through a level of participation during the event.
We expect you to be with us for the duration of the festival day, Saturday 21st September, approximately 10.30am - 6pm (tbc). Space can be made available for you to work on site before hand by arrangement to install the necessary preparations.

For how to apply and the full brief click here
Friday 28 June 2019, 5pm.

PopUp Opportunity, Norwich BID

A new and exciting PopUp opportunity is now available in Norwich city centre. PopUps have become a 21st Century model for retailing, offering agile formats for brands to communicate specialist collections and offer the opportunity for collaboration. The space offers retail, exhibition and workshop space.

We're looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses, successful online retailers or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time in Norwich city centre. We'll welcome applications for all types of products, including food, drink, clothing, toys, art, crafts, home furnishings or anything else you think would sell here in our vibrant city centre.

The PopUp Norwich store is scheduled to open on the Spring Bank Holiday W/E, Saturday 25 May. Change over day will normally be Mondays.

Bookings for space made by the end of May for June and July are half price i.e. not more than £120 a week.

If you are interested in running a PopUp Norwich Shop please fill in the booking form. https://www.norwichbid.co.uk/voice/popup-norwich/

Holt Festival Art Prizes

This year Holt Festival is running 2 art prizes and submissions are invited for both.

The Holt Festival-Sir John Hurt Art Prize is open to everyone over 16 with the winner receiving a cash prize of £1,750 and their entry exhibited at Norwich’s internationally renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The Sworders Art Prize is open to artists between 16 and 23. It carries a prize of £750 for the winner, who will also be offered a commission-free exhibition by Holt’s new contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.

The winners will be announced at a private view on the evening of Sunday 21 July. All shortlisted works will be displayed in a free exhibition in the Auden Theatre Foyer throughout Festival week from Saturday 20 – Sunday 27 July between 11am-5pm. The exhibition is part of the Holt Festival Art Trail that also takes in many other galleries and exhibition spaces around the town.

Judges for both prizes are judges are Art Curator & Writer Ian Collins, Professor Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and Professor John Last, Vice Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts.

Both prizes are open to artists everywhere and all types of visual art are welcome. The closing date for entries to both competitions is midnight Sunday 16 June.

Full submission details and an entry form can be found at http://www.holtfestival.org/fine-art/art-prizes/

Holt Festival Open Studios

After a successful inaugural year, Holt Festival are hosting another Open Studios will return. Artists and makers from around North Norfolk will be inviting the public into their studios. It will run from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July, 11am to 5pm. The festival will support the event with downloadable and printed maps, website listings and links, social and traditional media campaigns plus road signage.

Artists wishing to take part should also register at http://www.holtfestival.org/fine-art/open-studios/ before midnight Sunday 16 June. Please address any queries or requests for more information to openstudios@holtfestival.org

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

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

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

New Community Choir - Biddy's Tea Room, Norwich

If you love singing and want to meet like minded people, Biddy's Tea Room have set up a Community Choir at their Norwich branch. All levels are welcome with tea and cake provided (who could say no to that!). The sessions will run on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm once every 4-weeks.
£8 per person, per session (this includes your tea and cake).

For full details click here

Fifth Annual AHRC Research In Film Awards 2019

The Awards, which are now in their fifth year, showcase new and emerging talent in filmmaking linked to arts and humanities research and celebrate the best of a growing number of high-quality short films (defined as no more than 30 minutes in length) that bring arts and humanities research to a wider public audience.

The full list of categories for 2019 are:

  • Best Research Film of the Year
  • Doctoral or Early Career Film Award
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Award (public category)
  • Social Media Short Award
  • Inspiration Award (public category

£2,000 prize money
For further details click here or Apply Online
Deadline for submissions 20 June 2019, 4pm.

Apply For Collect Open 2020 - Somerset House, London

The Collect Open platform was created for artists to represent themselves through an original body of work made specifically for the fair. It shines a light on individual makers and collaborations, providing them with a platform to evolve their practice and experiment creatively.
Artists’ proposals should above all show an ambitious development of their creative practice. Including, but not limited to, challenging themes and concepts previously explored and honing and pushing making skills and techniques. The proposal should communicate the extension and advancement of their body of work.
Collect Open Application Guidance Pack
Apply Here
Deadline Friday 28 June 2019

Call For Artists - Cows About Cambridge 2020

Transform a three-dimensional blank canvas – the Cow sculpture – with your artwork. Join the art trail and have your work seen by hundreds of thousands of people. We are actively encouraging submissions from the local and regional arts community. Designs are welcomed in any medium; from traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever the art form, we’re keen to add drama, fun and a creative flourish to Cows about Cambridge!
Artist Pack
Submit Your Design
Email queries to art@cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk

Call Out For Learning Disabled Artists / Companies To Perform At The Albany Theatre, London.

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019
We are seeking learning-disabled artists and companies to perform and showcase their work as part of the event. This is an opportunity to present high quality, exciting and engaging work to an international audience of fellow artists, staff from theatre venues, and arts industry professionals.

What We’re Offering:

  • An opportunity to showcase your work
  • Fee of £400
  • Travel expenses and any other reasonable expenses
  • Support with access needs

Download the full Call Out Sheet
Closing date for submissions Friday 14 June 2019

National Original Print Exhibition Competition

This annual open submission print exhibition, established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers showcases the best in contemporary printmaking in any printmaking technique. Work selected will be exhibited from 18-29 September 2019 at Bankside Gallery, situated next to Tate Modern, in the heart of London’s newest cultural quarter.

Entry fee per work: £15 (£8 students)
Application Pack
Enter Here

Deadline for entries: 27 June 11:59pm

The Sunny Art Prize - Submissions Wanted

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

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

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

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

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

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

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

The closing deadline for online submission is 5pm, 17 June 2019.
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Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

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

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

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

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

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

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

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

TERMS

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

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

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

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

The rehearsal dates are:
15th & 29th June; and 6th July 10.30am-1pm

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

Coast Arts Competition 2019

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

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

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

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

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

Deadline June 23, 2019

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

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

Development Opportunities Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell, 20th & 21st July 2019.

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 and are Age: 18+. The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich
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Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

The Accelerator Programme is a new strand of this work, recruiting two cohorts of up to ten organisations or consortia to work with Julie’s Bicycle to advance their sustainable practice and share insights with their peers and the wider sector. The programme will be looking at everything from touring models and audience engagement to design and supply chains, income generation and governance.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 7th June 2019

Flourish Conference - Goldsmiths Hall, London
A transformative professional development conference for makers and designers

17-18 June 2019
10am - 5.30pm each day
Costs: £95-£145

Taking place over two days and aimed primarily at those who have been in practice for at least four years, Flourish presents a unique setting to connect with other makers and creative professionals. Develop contacts and conversations that can turn into opportunities, collaborations or commissions; pick-up invaluable industry insight; and take away a set of resources that you can confidently bring back to your practice.

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Artpocket: Choose Art

Artpocket collaboration with ArtatWork to deliver new course in Arts and Wellbeing
Taster and Information Session - 11th June 2.30-5.30

Artpocket and ArtatWork are launching a new course for creative practitioners that want to deliver arts for wellbeing. This year long introductory programme has been developed in response to the re-emergence of the benefits gained between creative activity and the sense of wellbeing.
As an introduction to the sector this course is aimed at individual art practitioners who wish to develop, technical, conceptual and critical skills necessary to being an artist and learn how to apply them in ways that directly relate to client well being.
The programme explores the recognised significance and impact the Arts can have on our physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Throughout the course students will be supported in developing their own practice in order to stimulate others to recognise and develop their own creativity.
Find out more https://artpocketuk.weebly.com/introduction-to-arts-and-wellbeing.html
Book your place info@artpocket.co.uk

Summer Term Courses: Adults:

  • Painting: Realism and Representation
    6 weeks, Wednesday Evenings, Begins June 19th 2019
  • Surfaces – hand made and hand decorated papers
    6 weeks, Mondays, 1st June - 6th July 2020
  • Stitched Surfaces
    3 weeks, Mondays, Begins 3rd June 2019
  • Summer School
    8th-24th July 2019

Book your place info@artpocket.co.uk

Creative Networking Event, The Orchard, Norwich

Tuesday 25th June at 6:30 - 8:30pm

The Orchard are hosting a networking event on Tuesday 25th June at 6:30 - 8:30pm. We have several guest speakers who will tell us about some community projects and charities that are in Norwich and the surrounding areas.

Our address is: Ground Floor 50 Unthank Road, NR2 2RF

This is a free event but you need to book a ticket. To book your ticket please go to
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-orchard-17134739410
or our events page at
www.theorchardnorwich.co.uk/blog

Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

Date: 17 October
Time: 9:30am - 4pm

The event this year will provide information and support in the delivery of the new curriculum alongside a focus on the wellbeing of teachers. The pressure on school based practitioners are at an all-time high and wellbeing can very often be overlooked. Registration will open soon. 

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

Our Annual Dance Conference is created with the intention of providing training and knowledge to those who are working within the dance environment*. This is a great way to upskill and further develop your dance practice as well as the opportunity to share, view and network.
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Youth Voice Training Now Available - Birmingham & London 

Our public training is available in London (5 June) as a half-day course offering our core module and one additional module chosen by the attendees.
Get in touch with us now on hello@upstartprojects.uk for in-house training or book our public training now online.
Public training courses cost £59+VAT per adult attendee (with 1 young person under 26 allowed free per paying adult) for a half-day course including 1 optional module.
Full Details

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

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

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

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

Hunstanton 19th June 2-5pm | Project Grants presentation & 1:1 advice giving sessions
This presentation is about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (or Project Grants, for short) – what it funds, how you apply and what happens to your application.
2-3.30pm | Presentation, Q&A followed by a break
3.30-5pm | 4 x 20 minutes 1:1 advice giving sessions for people who already have an application underway.

King’s Lynn 4th September 5-8pm | Project Grants presentation & 1:1 advice giving sessions
This presentation follows the same format as the Hunstanton one and is about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (or Project Grants, for short) – what it funds, how you apply and what happens to your application.
5-6.30pm | Presentation, Q&A followed by a break
6.30-8pm | 4 x 20 minutes 1:1 advice giving sessions for people who already have an application underway.

To book your place call King’s Lynn TIC 01553 763044 or email kings-lynn.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

A Civic Role for Arts Organisations Conferences: Relevance, Risks, Rewards (Various Locations & Dates)

What does it mean to play a civic role? For some arts organisations, it is at the heart of their mission and practice; others think it is not relevant. Communities are questioning whether the public money that arts organisations receive is benefiting local people; there are hard questions to be asked and there are no easy answers. This is for all those interested in relevance and a civic role for arts organisations: directors, trustees, programmers and staff members of arts organisations and the artists they work with.

Locations:

  • 10th June, Manchester: 'Partnerships, People and Power Dynamics' (Whitworth Art Gallery)
  • 13th June, Birmingham: 'Flagship Cultural Events: Risks and Rewards' (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
  • 19th June, Gateshead: 'The Art of Cultural Democracy' (Sage Gateshead)
  • 21st June, London: 'Cultural Spaces: Temples or Town Halls?' (Wellcome Collection)
  • 28th June, Bristol: 'Art: A Catalyst for Radical Change' (Arnolfini)

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GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

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

Costs:

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

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

Live Well Symposium - Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019
Time: 9am-4.30pm
Cost: Free

The symposium will explore how connections can be made between museums and gallery programmes, social care and national health and wellbeing strategies and policies.
Using some of the key recommendations from the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry, ‘Creative Health: The Art for Health and Wellbeing’ as a starting point we will explore the potential of museum and galleries in collaborating with the health sector to create a long term, sustainable strategy for creativity, health and wellbeing.
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Next Chapter For Creatives Two Day Programme - Artpocket Studios, Norwich

Dates: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019
Times: 9.45am - 4.30 pm
Investment: £175 - This is for the full two days and includes art materials

Are you an artist, writer, creator, performer or creative of any kind thinking about what’s next for you? Are you at a point in your life and practice where things need to change?
My Next Chapter for Creatives is a programme to help you think and plan for what’s next; an opportunity to invest in yourself, and your creativity.
Find Out More Here

Arts, Place & Well-being Workshop - London

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

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

Createch 2019 - London

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

Come join pioneering creatives, trailblazers from the tech sector, and leaders from industry, at the world's leading Createch Conference, during London Technology Week.
Createch 2019 brings together established global leaders from a variety of economic sectors who will share their vision for the next 20 years with businesses in the Createch sector who will share how they are disruptors and innovators in this space.
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An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference - Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire.

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

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.

There is a lot included in the delegate registration. Registration provides delegates with a full programme of academic and practical sessions during four days with world-leaders in the field, refreshments throughout the day, 3 lunches, 1 evening dinner with entertainment, Black Country Living Museum excursion, scheduled shuttle transport, art materials and much more. Delegates are entirely responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and these should be booked early.
Register Here

Mental Health Conference - Great Yarmouth Campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Children, Families and Wellbeing Training Day - Manchester Museum

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

What can museums and heritage organisations do to support the wellbeing of children and families in their local community?
This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in supporting the wellbeing of children and families within their organisation.
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Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

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

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

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

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

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

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

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

Creative Now (Public Lecture Series)

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

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

Creative Places
11 June 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

For more information click here  

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

Basics Workshops:

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

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

Advanced Workshops:

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

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

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

For a full list of workshops, dates and locations please click here

NEW COURSES ON OFFER THIS SUMMER 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 Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

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

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

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

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

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

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

Download Full Report Here

Make Music Day UK 21 June 2019

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music. It takes place across the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. Make Music Day is:

  • Performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone
  • Open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical styles
  • A DIY celebration of music that needs YOU to make it happen
  • A way to showcase talent, local music-making and different kinds of music
  • An opportunity to promote your venue, business or musical activity and reach new audiences and members
  • A chance to have a go at singing or trying an instrument for the first time

A number of resources are available on www.makemusicday.co.uk to support you to plan an event. Once you’ve got your plans in place register your event on the website to benefit from national and local promotional opportunities. If you are a performer/s and you need a venue, Norfolk Library Service is making 47 libraries across Norfolk available for public performances. Get in contact directly with your local library to find out more. For further information from the National Coordinator of Make Music Day UK and to download lots of useful toolkits and musical resources check out the website www.makemusicday.co.uk

Power To The People - Museums Association

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

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.

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

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

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

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

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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

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

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

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Troop / Creative Arts East New Ideas Award 2019-20

The Troop / Creative Arts East New Ideas Award is a brand new award supporting artists based in the East of England to develop new performance suitable for rural touring, with the support of Cambridge Junction and Creative Arts East, the rural touring agency for East Anglia. This opportunity is only open to artists who are a member of TROOP, Cambridge Junction’s network for artists. Troop membership is open to performance makers (meaning all types of contemporary performance including dance, circus, live art) based in Cambridge and the East of England.

Full details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 10am on Wed 19th June.

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

Network Funding - Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

We invite applications from groups or networks across England towards the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or introductory meetings with the aim of strengthening arts fundraising skills and building robust partnerships across the sector.
If you would like to apply for this round of Networks Funding, please email your proposal to Head of Programme, David Johnson, david.johnson@cause4.co.uk

Full full details click here
Deadline: 14 June 2019, 12pm

The Elephant Trust Grants

The Trustees’ main objective is to support new work. Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000, but with the recent addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded. Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 17 June 2019

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

Groundwork Norfolk is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday by offering communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of £100,000.

As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across the East of England are being invited to apply for their share of the cash.

In Norfolk the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is open for applications.

Throughout July and August the first of two special funding rounds will concentrate on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with the supermarket’s National Health Partnership.

Applications are open to all community projects bringing benefits across the region, with Tesco colleagues involved in shortlisting three applications in each area. Customers are then invited to vote for which group they’d like to receive grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000, casting their votes using blue tokens handed out at checkout points.

Another voting round will launch in November, with even more projects sharing in the cash over the course of the year.

For more information contact:
Chloe Robison-Smith
Community Project Officer
Groundwork Norfolk (your local team from Groundwork East)
01473 350370 / 07726 695996
chloe.robisonsmith@groundwork.org.uk

The Writer Producer Fund - Applications Open

The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000.

Find out more and apply here
The next deadline is 24th June at 6pm

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

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

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

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in July, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28th June .

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

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

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

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

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

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

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

Next Steps:

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

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

How to Apply
It will be helpful to speak to a member of the AHF’s Investment Team for advice and guidance in the first instance. If your project is one which we would like to support, you will be encouraged to apply and then supported throughout the application process throughout.
Applications can be made at any time.
Please complete an Initial Enquiry Form so that we can get in touch to discuss your requirements, email us at hif@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199. Or further information please click here

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities 2 x Trustee Vacancies - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval, former churches in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions. The Trust are looking for enthusiastic individuals to apply for the role of trustee, to join their committee and help care for these special buildings.
Full Details
Deadline: 16 July 2019, 10am.

Volunteers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

This summer the city will come alive once again with music and street theatre, when Head Out Not Home returns to Norwich for its seventh year! And you could be part of it! We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working volunteers to help us run the events on a weekly basis throughout the summer.

Head Out, Not Home will take place every Thursday evening (weather permitting) from 4 July to 29 August, with five stages across the city centre. There will be live music from bands, singers and songwriters, and street theatre and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden performers.
Though it runs for 9 weeks we are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least three weeks. The volunteers’ roles are split into three shifts between 3pm and 9pm and vary from Set up steward to Event steward.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA & Sistema in Norwich on 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcasistema.org.uk
Head Out, Not Home is commissioned (and funded) by Norwich BID and programmed and run by NORCA and Sistema in Norwich

Volunteers Needed For 'We Out Here Festival' - 14 – 19 August 2019

Welcome to the UK’s most exciting #NEW festival! From the producers of the critically acclaimed “Worldwide Festival”, We Out Here lands for it’s inaugural year in the beautiful rolling Cambridgeshire countryside this August.

Volunteers will be required for no more than 20 hours over the weekend. No overnight shifts.
You will be part of the Gates Team & General Stewarding Team, welcoming festival-goers, checking tickets and wrist-banding. You’ll get free entry, a free meal for every shift, training and support from an experienced team, access to tea and coffee, a chill, charge and camping space with other volunteers and loads of time to enjoy the music.

Apply Here

Holkham Hall Volunteers Needed
  • Education Team Volunteers
  • Hall Volunteers
  • National Nature Reserve Volunteers
  • Landscape Volunteers

For full list of duties and how to get involved vist: https://www.holkham.co.uk/job-vacancies

Summer Production Volunteer Roles - The Garage, Norwich

We are looking individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team for The Big Summer Production: Aladdin. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend two weeks rehearsing the production and this culminates with 4 performances in The Garage theatre. The cast is made up of 50 young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years. To find out more about each role, click the title to download the job description.

Roles Available:

  • Stage Manager
  • Assistant Choreographer
  • Props & Décor Maker (Multiple positions available)
  • Costume & Wardrobe Support (Multiple positions available)
  • Support Worker (Multiple positions available)
  • Technician - Lighting & Effects

Application Form
For role descriptions Click Here or to apply send a completed application form to takepart@thegarage.org.uk
Deadline: 17 June 2019

Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

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

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

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

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

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

Register Your Interest

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

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

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

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

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

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

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

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

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

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

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

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

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

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

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

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

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

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

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

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

Volunteer registration form 

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

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

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

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Invitation to the opening of ‘Norwich in 1959’ at the Museum of Norwich, Friday 5th July.

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 15:47

You are warmly invited to the opening of

Norwich in 1959

A new exhibition marking 60 years of twinning between Norwich and Rouen

Featuring over 50 photographs and objects including the iconic silver Anglia Knight.

The evening will have a French flavour, celebrating friendships made 60 years ago and the links between our Fine City and Rouen.

 

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Friday 5th July

  6 - 8pm

 

Speeches at 6.30pm

Refreshments will be served

Admits 1

 

Please RSVP to  museums@norfolk.gov.uk with the title 'Norwich in 1959'

by Friday 28th June

 

 

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

 

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:45

You are subscribed to receive Business Scam Alerts, Trading Standards Business News and information. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

Report scams to;

Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk 

Trading Standards Business Line 0344 800 8020

See our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/norfolktradingstandards and ‘Like’ us

Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/norfolkccts

 

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:30

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Want to improve our online adult social care information?

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:30
  Help us improve our adult social care information 

 

Dear Your Voice member,

We need your help to change how we organise the adult social care information on our website.

To help us do this we’ve developed a simple online tool that gives you the chance to try out our ideas for improving the navigation. All you need to do is show us where you would expect to find key pieces of information on the website.

There are no wrong answers and all the feedback you give will be very useful. You’re free to skip over any questions and your answers will be anonymous.

The whole exercise should take about 10-15 minutes.

You can try the online tool here

 

Thanks for your help,

The Your Voice team.

Your Voice is run by Norfolk County Council. You can contact the team by emailing us: yourvoice@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Safeguarding Newsletter Summer Term 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:01

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June 2019

Welcome!

Welcome to the third edition of the Safeguarding Newsletter brought to you by the Education Safeguarding Team within the Education Quality Assurance and Intervention Service.  The newsletter will not duplicate MI sheets distributed on E-Courier. 

Please encourage other colleagues to subscribe to this newsletter by following this link. The subscription process will describe how your data will used and makes clear that you can manage your subscription preferences at any time. You will receive an email notification when an edition is published.

Your feedback is really important….

We would welcome any feedback and suggestions from Designated Safeguarding Leads about topics you would like us to include and we would welcome any articles from DSLs about their experiences highlighting good practice and what has helped them in their role. Please contact Lucy Canning

Meet the Team

 

Kelly Waters

As Senior Safeguarding Adviser, Kelly manages the safeguarding team. She also has specific responsibilities  on a number of workstreams and groups including Serious Case Reviews, Channel, the Criminal Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation groups, the Vulnerable Children Group and the Independent School Safeguarding Forum. Kelly remains the Senior Manager for Education (stage 3) in the Professional Disagreement Policy of the NSCB see here

Lucy Canning 

Lucy is our Safeguarding Adviser providing a first point of contact for schools who need advice and guidance about safeguarding. Lucy leads on the school safeguarding audit process and also has specific responsibilities  on a number of workstreams and groups including the NSCB Workforce Development Group, Harmful Sexual Behaviour, Signs of Safety and Neglect. Lucy also provides line management to Rebecca. 

Rebecca Bentley

Rebecca joined the team in February 2019. She is the new Safeguarding Training Officer. She has 7 years-experience of working with young people and a safeguarding background from her time at The Matthew Project. After this, she developed the role of Training Coordinator for Norfolk Community College. Rebecca provides advice about safeguarding training (only), she also designs and delivers DSL training, whole-school staff training which schools and colleges deliver themselves and training to manage the Single Central Record as well as other bespoke safeguarding training requests. She also manages our Twitter account @norfolkdsl and this newsletter. 

Jonathon (Jon) Cockerill

Jon is our CADS Education Representative. He maintains and provides a first point of contact for Operation Encompass, he monitors data about referrals and contacts to CADS, he offers guidance to schools where there are concerns about understanding thresholds, escalates evidence of ineffective safeguarding to Lucy and will provide support to the referral process when schools are unable to contribute during holiday periods. 

Charlotte Livermore

Charlotte provides business support to our team. She has responsibility to oversee course bookings and she maintains our safeguarding webpages. She keeps up-to-date records of safeguarding training across the county and collates and analyses the feedback from delegates. Where the team are commissioned to provide bespoke support through safeguarding audits or individualised training Charlotte will provide support and help with making those arrangements. She is the first point of contact for general queries in relation to safeguarding training.

Training

Modules

There is a new training module being added onto the ‘My School’ section of the Norfolk Schools website. The Pupil Voice module will be added over the summer and so will be available for September 2019. This module will explore what is meant by ‘pupil voice’; support professionals to understand which tools can be used to gather ‘pupil voice’ and look at learning from Serious Case Reviews in relation to this.

We currently have the following modules available for schools to access-

  • Child Criminal & Sexual Exploitation: Gangs
  • Considering Parent and Carer Actions
  • Female Genital Mutilation FGM
  • Private Fostering
  • Safeguarding Children with Disabilities (for non-specialist staff)
  • Prevent
  • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • Core Package - Changes to the whole school training core module 2018 (This will be updated for September 2019 to reflect any changes in statutory guidance.)

Please remember to use the attendance sheet, evaluation forms and certificates available for each module to use as evidence of the training being completed.

If you have forgotten your schools login contact csepublishing@norfolk.gov.uk for support.

 

Booking

There has been a change to the way NSCB Multi Agency training is booked. Schools and Colleges now must book DSL places on any NSCB (Multi agency) training taking place from September 2019 via link. http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Services/5228   Any queries relating to course bookings please contact-nscbtraining@norfolk.gov.uk or by calling 01603 224228.

 

Training requirements

As well as attending a DSL update course every two years, DSLs are required to attend multi-agency safeguarding children training every three years. This is a local requirement in Norfolk which states that all DSLs should be trained to the same standard. Training Guidance for schools is available here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education states: ‘The designated safeguarding lead (and any deputies) should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. This training should be updated at least every two years. The designated safeguarding lead should undertake Prevent awareness training.

In addition to the formal training set out above, their knowledge and skills should be refreshed (this might be via e-bulletins, meeting other designated safeguarding leads, or simply taking time to read and digest safeguarding developments) at regular intervals, as required, and at least annually, to allow them to understand and keep up with any developments relevant to their role.’

‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018), highlights the importance of Multi agency training: ‘Multi-agency training will be important in supporting this collective understanding of local need. Practitioners working in both universal services and specialist services have a responsibility to identify the symptoms and triggers of abuse and neglect, to share that information and provide children with the help they need.’

 

Train the Trainer

We are running ‘Supporting DSLs to Deliver Safeguarding Training’ on 1st July 2019 from 9- 12noon at the PDC. This session will describe what statutory guidance says about school safeguarding training and how schools can satisfy their obligations. It will look at the materials provided by the local authority to provide context and background, and describe what preparations are required. The session will also allow discussion about what would make a good safeguarding training session.

To book your place please follow the link.

FGM and Forced Marriage

With the long summer holidays ahead, we want to urge schools to be vigilant in guarding against the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage (FM).

As Designated Safeguarding Leads we would like to draw your attention to the FM and FGM guidelines which are designed to keep children safe. The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 made it a criminal offence to force someone to marry. Such legislation provides a clear definition of what forced marriage is, empowering both the victims and those of us responsible for protecting vulnerable people at risk of such an offence.

The Forced Marriage Unit has published statutory guidance and Multi-agency guidelines, with pages 35-36 of which focus on the role of schools and colleges. School and college staff can contact the Forced Marriage Unit if they need advice or information: Contact: 020 7008 0151 or email fmu@fco.gov.uk.

Also available is the Forced Marriage Unit Statistics from 2018. Key information includes:

In 2018, the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases.

Since 2012, the FMU has provided support to between approximately 1,200 and approximately 1,400 cases per year. The number of cases in 2018 represents a 47% increase compared with 2017 and is the highest number since these statistics were first in the current format in 2011. This does not necessarily represent an increase in the prevalence of forced marriage in the UK.

Of the cases that FMU provided support to 574 cases (33%) involved victims below 18 years of age.

There is a mandatory duty for all regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report to the police, if, in the course of their duties: they are informed by a girl under the age of 18 that she has undergone an act of FGM.

'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (2018) outlines the expectation that school staff should be aware of the guidance in respect of FGM and FM, and be vigilant to the risk of it being practiced. The Multi-agency practice guidance relating to both of these issues highlights how staff can make a difference and offer practical support to victims. Awareness of these issues is particularly important when considering applications for absence for extended trips overseas and when children go missing from school.

Operation Encompass and Domestic Abuse Update

Revised Information Sharing Agreement Returns

Thank you to everyone that has been returning the up to date paperwork as requested by e-mail earlier this Term. As you can imagine with approximately 500 Schools, including Independent Schools that are now able to sign up, we have a high volume of paperwork to process. We are currently reviewing all the returned documentation and we will contact you in due course to either confirm we’ve received all documents required or request any outstanding information.

Website

There is now a section on the Norfolk Schools website for all things Operation Encompass. You can find all the required and up-to-date paperwork, statistics and links for lots of useful information and websites for support services who work with victims of Domestic Abuse, including the DA Change Co-Ordinator’s Champion Network.

Audit

We are currently conducting an audit of some previous Operation Encompass Notifications; thank you to all those who have contributed to this process by providing feedback. We have taken a representative sample of notifications delivered between January and April 2019 and the aim of the audit is to find out what support is being put in place for children and their families following Operation Encompass Notifications. It is already highlighting some really great work that is being carried out by schools and it is great to hear so much positive feedback about Operation Encompass. The findings from this audit will be shared with partner agencies and all of the schools involved to improve services and identify good practice.

The table below provides a summary of Operation Encompass activity for the academic year to date. You can see that it has been a busy year so far but there is a huge amount of support that is being given to pupils and families across Norfolk who are victims, involved or witnessing Domestic Abuse. If you have questions or queries relating to Operation Encompass please don’t hesitate to contact me:  jonathon.cockerill@norfolk.gov.uk.

Contextual Safeguarding Conferences

Background

Norfolk Child Protection Procedures are clear that ‘an Initial Child Protection Conference must be convened when it is believed that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm’.

However, professionals working with children are increasingly encountering young people who are at risk within their communities (e.g. serious youth violence, peer on peer violence, drug and alcohol use). This risk is not caused by the care they are receiving from their parents or carers, which is the paradigm of traditional Child Protection procedures.

This framework is not intended to replace Child Protection Procedures, neither is it to replace other actions that Multi-Agency Professionals may take to safeguard a young person.

Context

Adolescents need age specific interventions to encourage their engagement, without their engagement it is hard to effect behavioural changes and risk management, and this can leave professionals feeling powerless and unclear as how to best manage this risk.

The Contextual Safeguarding Meeting is a way of acknowledging, sharing, managing and reviewing the risk to the young person in partnership with the parent/carer and most importantly the young person and the professional network. The aim is to develop a plan with measurable outcomes to reduce the risk to the young person with timescales set and a reviewing process in place.

The Purpose of a Contextual Safeguarding Meeting

  • To support vulnerable Young People who are at significant risk from their behaviour, the behaviour of others or Young People who pose a serious risk to others;
  • To share information to increase the safety, health and well-being of a Young Person;
  • To implement a robust risk management plan in conjunction with the Young Person that reduces the risk of harm to that Young Person
  • To develop closer partnerships with Partner Agencies;
  • To provide a flexible approach to service delivery;
  • To improve Agency accountability.

Changes to Practice and procedure

  • Statutory CP visits may be carried out by the person who is most appropriate to the intervention and had the trust of the young person, this may not be the social worker;
  • The SW assessments will be amended to include the contextual safeguarding elements;
  • Core groups as part of the CP plan may be requested more frequently, maybe even weekly;
  • CP conference will be chaired or co-chaired by the most appropriately experiences/ trained person, this person may not be social work qualified but must be employed or seconded to Children Services, and work under the guidance of the Independent Reviewing Manager for this specific work;
  • Before the Child Protection Conference happens, we would expect a Family Network Meeting;
  • A contextual safety mapping and context weighting tool is completed with the family;
  • CP Conferences will have the option to be held in two parts ensuring the Young Person has a say about who they want to attend and be able to contribute effectively in the plan and explore what they need to keep them safe. A separate part of the Conference would seek information to understand risks from a professional perspective;
  • The CP conference and plan would be ensuring they have a plan which utilises their strengths and safety and ensures their fears and worries for themselves and other family members is taken into consideration.

When would a Contextual Safeguarding meeting be considered?

  • Young person involved in serious youth violence/gang activity/County Lines
  • Young person involved in substance misuse
  • Young person seriously self-harming or experiencing significant mental health difficulties
  • Young person regularly going missing
  • Young person becoming beyond parental control
  • Peer on peer violence and abuse
Use of interpreters

Schools need to ensure that they are able to communicate effectively with all parents and children when they have concerns about child abuse and neglect so that family members and professionals fully understand the exchanges of information that take place. Schools should therefore make arrangements to use an interpreter to share these concerns when English is not a first language and it is advised that this should is not a family member. More information about INTRAN can be found here. 

 

Management Information (MI) Sheets

The following MI sheets have been sent via E-courier.

MI 72/19 Children Missing Education Briefings

MI 70/19 Changes to booking DSL places on Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board's (NSCB) multi-agency training

MI 68/19 New Guidance on the use of reduced timetables

64/19 Norfolk Children Missing Education Policy

62/19 Updated Threshold Guidance

 

NEHFF case allocation

If there are more or new concerns about a child whilst awaiting a Norfolk Early Help Family Focus (NEHFF) Family Practitioner to be allocated, a call should be made to CADS.

If the case has been allocated, CADS will provide the Family Practitioner’s name and this worker can then be contacted via the locality numbers below. 

Breckland - 01362 654515

Broadland - 01603 217612

Great Yarmouth (East) - 01493 448188

North Norfolk - 01603 217612

Norwich - 01603 224101

South Norfolk - 01508 533933

West Norfolk and King's Lynn - 01553 669276

If the case is still awaiting allocation to a NEHFF Family Practitioner then CADS will treat this as a ‘closed’ case and take the new or further information as part of the conversation.

Categories: Norfolk

You said....we did!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:19
You said....we did! We always like to listen to our learners feedback and opinions and in the recent surveys you told us that the website and booking process wasn't the easiest to use. We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve things and we hope you will notice the difference and find your customer experience is greatly improved.

 

Check out the new site and view all of our great summer school and autumn courses. www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning
0344 800 8020

 If you would like to provide any feedback, please email

www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning
0344 800 8020
ncls@norfolk.gov.uk
Categories: Norfolk

Business & IP Centre Norfolk: News & Events

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 19:13
05/06/2019 The latest news and events from the Business & IP Centre Norfolk Inspiring Entrepreneurs: The Wellness Edition Monday 8th July 2019, 17:45 – 21:30 Express library, Ground Floor, Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich Hear from a new breed of entrepreneurs aiming to help people look and feel great!   The Business & IP Centre Norfolk would like to invite you to a screening of  'The Wellness Edition' broadcast live from the British Library. 

The wellness industry has grown by a whopping 12% in the last three years, transforming from a niche lifestyle concept into a mainstream economic powerhouse worth over 3.5 trillion globally. 

At the next edition of our sell-out Inspiring Entrepreneurs series we'll be bringing together the businesses that are making it their mission to help us look, feel and be our best and exploring how wellness went from 'hippy' to 'hip' to become the latest big business buzzword!     

Trinny established her career as a fashion advisor, initially as columnist for The Daily Telegraph and more recently as co-host for the transatlantic award-winning show ‘What Not to Wear’. Although notorious for her honest and authentic advice, Trinny has carved out a unique voice for women; she channels this through social media, addressing her loyal following of over 1 million across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Former strategy consultant Max Henderson launched Hotpod Yoga in 2013 with Co-Founder and yoga teacher Nick Higgins. It was started with a simple mission: to reinvent yoga for the modern world. Max wanted to create a supercharged approach to an ancient and powerful practice that could help take yoga out of its niche and into the lives of millions of people previously untouched by (or uninterested in) yoga. 

This event is free but booking on Eventbrite is essential!  STOP PRESS! BIPC Norfolk is expanding! We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our business offer and from July we will be formally launching BIPC Norfolk, West Norfolk in King's Lynn Library.

To whet your appetite we have the following events already in place at King's Lynn Library, but more will be on offer from the BIPC West Norfolk hub and will be listed in our next Newsletter!   

Spotlight bitesize business workshops: Spotlight: Protecting your ideas - An introduction to Intellectual Property Wednesday 12/06/19, 17:45 -18:45 Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. In this session we'll focus on the four key areas of intellectual property: design, patent, copyright and trademarks. 

 

Spotlight: Business Planning Wednesday 19/06/19, 17:45 - 18:45 If you have a great idea for a new business, putting together a business plan can help you think things through to maximise your chances of success. In this session, MENTA adviser, John Clarke takes you through the important elements of a business plan. 

 

Spotlight: Promoting your business Wednesday 26/06/19, 17:45 - 18:45 In this Spotlight session, former EDP business editor and founder of Content Connective, Shaun Lowthorpe will share his industry know-how on what the media look for in a story and how you can use journalistic techniques to promote your own business.

 

Spotlight: Brilliant Branding

Wednesday 10/07/19, 17:45 -18:45

In this free spotlight session with brand integrity consultant, Esther Lemmens of Zesty Design, we'll share practical ways to help you develop your business identity from low-cost logo design options to colour palette selection and everything in between. We'll help you build a brand that represents you and appeals to the customers you want to reach!

What's on: Free 1:1 Advice Sessions at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk:

 

Free 1:1 Business Accounting Advice with Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants  Solve the mysteries of business accounting with this free one hour session.  Next Session: 13/06/19

 

  Free 1:1 Business Start-Up & Growth Advice with MENTA Whatever your business or idea, MENTA’s experienced business adviser will help you with support, suggestions and advice, all free of charge. Wednesday 05/06/19 SOLD OUT!   Weds 19/06/19 appointments available now!

 

BIPC Intellectual Property Clinics Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. If you are a business person, an inventor, an artist or an author, IP will affect you. Certified IP Advisers are available at BIPC Norfolk to provide advice up to but not including legal advice.  Book your free appointment on Eventbrite now.

 

Free 1:1 Business Growth Advice with New Anglia Growth Hub.  Want to take your business to the next level? As well as help and advice, we can also help you access support and funding offered by other organisations throughout our region including grants, finance, apprenticeships, coaching and training. Next session: Thursday 27/06/19 & Thursday 25th July Sold out! August dates coming soon!

 

Free 1:1 Business Sessions with Legal Experts from Leathes Prior Solicitors Got a question about business law? This is the place for you! Receive information on a wide range of commercial legal topics such as business structure, company law, data protection, e-commerce, supply and sale contracts, as well as intellectual property and brand protection. Next session: Thursday 20/06/19  

 

How to use COBRA 1:1 Sessions Tuesdays       Various appointments available COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) has all the information you need to get your business off the ground, containing details of thousands of different business types. You will find sector guides, business opportunity profiles and a business legal library, all freely accessible here at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk. All Business & IP Centre Norfolk Events are bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com 

 

Free business webinars, available from the comfort of your own home.
  • Introduction to copyright for business 20/06/19
  • Introduction to registered design searching 25/06/19
Please check Eventbrite for details Tell us how it's going! Here at BIPC Norfolk we are dedicated to providing free support and advice to help you start and grow your business. If things are going well and you feel you've benefitted from any of our services, we'd love to hear from you. It all helps to ensure we can continue to provide and improve our service.
If you'd like to tell us about your business progress and successes, you can email your stories here: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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