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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 13 December 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 13 December 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

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Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 18th - 24th May 2020

Thank you to those of you who have already registered your interest to include an event in the Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 programme for 18-24 May. If you have not signed up yet or sent us details of your planned event(s), this is just a reminder that we would appreciate it if you could send us details, and any photos for use in publicity, by Friday 17 January 2020, so that the programme is ready for distribution in the new year. 

The 2019 programme involved over 30 partners and organisations and featured over 75 participatory events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. 

The Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance have just announced that their theme for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 is Positive Futures. Looking at mental health in young people, climate change, ageing through the life course, and public health and everyday creativity; but they welcome events that relate to any health, wellbeing or wellness issue - it is an open festival and they want to showcase whatever you are doing! Please visit their website for further information about the national plans for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. The week has also been planned to coincide with the Age of Creativity Festival, BBC Get Creative Festival and Mental Health Awareness Week.

Please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest / request an event form. Please also return your completed event forms and promotional photos to the same email address by 17 January 2020.

Photo Credit: Stuart Beard Photography at Norwich Puppet Theatre for the 'Puppet Portrait Project'. 

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Museums Partnership Officer - Cambridgeshire County Council

Salary: £26,999 - £28,785
Contract: 37hrs / Fixed Term until March 2022

The successful candidate will support museums to achieve and maintain the Museums Accreditation Standard. You will also have a key role in the implementation of our newly agreed Museums in Cambridgeshire Strategic Plan and will work closely with SHARE Museums East. The post holder will be able to demonstrate sound experience across a wide range of museum functions, ideally including governance, business and resilience development, collections management, education and audience engagement. You will represent the County Council and provide advice on all museum matters to Council colleagues and elected members as required.

Apply Here
Deadline 13 January 2020, midday

Digitisation Technician x 2 - University of Cambridge Library

£23,067-£26,715
A fixed term contract for 1 year

Cambridge University Library is looking for 2 experienced Photographers to join the Digital Content Unit team. It is an opportunity to work with one of the world's finest special collections in the very well-equipped photographic studio. There is currently 2 available opportunities to join the team, a fixed term contract for 1 year and another for 2 years.

Apply Here
Deadline 5 January 2020

Marketing Promotions Executive - Archant, Norwich

Salary: £18,000

This exciting role is ever-changing with no two days the same. The successful applicant will find themselves liaising with clients to develop compelling in-paper reader offers that reward existing readers and encourage increased purchase whilst you may also find yourself using our internal software to book campaigns and create strong marketing plans in our newspapers, magazines and digital platforms. Working closely with our creative team is also a key part of the role as is the development of new concepts and ideas that fit with our readership profiles and drive revenue. This might include working on one-off publications with our Content teams, fulfilling orders via our four e-commerce sites or sourcing new offers for these sites.

Apply Here
Deadline 30 December 2019

Head of Development - Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Full-time, Permanent
£30,000 per annum depending on experience

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraiser with a passion for the arts and specifically theatre to join the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Management team as Head of Development. This role devises and delivers the strategy for raising an annual core target, and project work requirements.

Apply Here
Deadline 8 January 2020

University Lecturer in Urban Studies - Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Salary: £41,526 - £52,559

The Department of Architecture wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Urban Studies with a focus on global challenges. The Department invites applications from candidates with a research focus on urban issues through transnational and/or transcultural perspectives across different geographic areas of the world. Relevant areas of research include smart cities, planning, mobility, migration, landscape, urban heritage, digital urban modelling and computer simulation, and the socio-political, technological and cultural implications of rapid transformations.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 January 2020

Graphic Designer - Production Bureau, Norwich

Salary – dependent on skills and experience

Working alongside a team of excellent creative colleagues you will support the delivery of professional graphic-based projects for our portfolio of respected clients.
You will ideally have experience of working in an agency environment and possess excellent knowledge in all areas of graphic design such as; animation, Illustration, publishing, infographics, photography etc. Excellent working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and In design) is required. Experience of designing and creating high level PowerPoint presentation slide decks would be desirable.

Apply Here
Deadline Unknown

Motion Producer/Director - Production Bureau, Norwich

Salary – dependent on skills and experience

Working alongside a team of excellent creative colleagues you will support the delivery of professional motion-based projects for our portfolio of respected corporate clients.
You will create, manage and deliver motion projects to a high standard liaising directly with clients or with Pb colleagues. Driven by creativity you will know how to define and exceed on briefs as well as having significant project management experience to ensure that budgets, timescales and client expectations are met. You will be responsible for all logistical elements such as booking crew, sourcing props, costumes and media assets where needed. Experience of overseeing/directing shoots to meet client and script/shot list specifications, including interviews is essential.

Apply Here
Deadline Unknown

Project Co-ordinator - Production Bureau, Norwich

Fixed term January to October 2020
Salary – dependent on skills and experience

Working within the Live Events team and supported by the Live Events Director you will co-ordinate and deliver a series of Exhibition experiences during 2020.
You will have exemplary end to end project management skills ensuring budgets are monitored and that all project milestones/timelines are met. You will be a creative thinker and have a solid understanding of brand, design and build. This role requires exceptional attention to detail and high levels of client contact so good client relationship skills are a pre-requisite. You should also have experience of working with exhibition venues and third party suppliers.

Apply Here
Deadline Unknown

Lecturer in Japanese - University of East Anglia

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
full time / fixed term basis from 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2020.

The successful candidate will have ideally a PhD in a relevant field, and have expertise teaching Japanese to beginners and more advance learners of Japanese (particularly post A-level), and teaching translation and interpreting between Japanese and English.
Applications from women candidates and those from a minority ethnic background are particularly welcome as these groups are currently underrepresented within the School.

Apply Here
Deadline 6 January 2020

Executive Officer and Manager of the Directorate - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA

£26,715 to £32,817 per annum
Full-time / fixed-term basis until 31 October 2020.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the administrative team and the administrative functions of the Sainsbury Centre. They will be the first point of contact for stakeholders of the Sainsbury Centre and as such, will manage the relationships of key stakeholders within the gallery and art museum sector, including building relationships with high net worth individuals, industry influencers and donors. The post holder will be required to have an understanding of the art museum sector and will be able to organise and manage situations across the Centre on a daily basis as they arise.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 December 2019

Hire Library Print Administrator - Music Sales Group, Bury St Edmunds

A World leading music publisher, owning/managing over 200,000 popular and classical music copyrights with musical materials available to hire from our Bury St Edmunds Hire Library. Works are performed and returned after use - where stock is unavailable in the Hire Library’s warehouse, new musical material requires reproduction by a third-party printer. Occasionally masters required for reproduction need to be updated or amended to fulfil customers’ orders.

Learn More Here
Please apply with CV and covering letter to careers@musicsales.co.uk.
Deadline 5 January 2020

Tutors Wanted - Laboratory Media Education

Laboratory Media Education are looking to widen our tutor pool - both freelance and contract. We are keen to hear from people with good interpersonal skills, who are interested in working with a wide range of people and creative digital arts.
We have some new projects beginning which require enthusiastic, skilled people - training will be given and a DBS check must be carried out. Most of the project work will take place at our study centre in Hellesdon although some projects are further afield. Being able to get yourself about will be a definite plus.

Please send a CV together with no more than 50 words on why you think you would be a good person to work with our clients and with Laboratory Media Education. Please send as a word document to info@laboratorymedia.co.uk. Please also indicate if you are happy for us to keep your details on record as sometimes we need to call on different people for different projects.

Learn more about Laboratory Media Education here
Deadline 18 December 2019

Teacher of Design and Technology - East Point Academy, Lowestoft

Permanent / Part Time (2 days a week)
Starting September 2020

We’re looking for an outstanding Design and Technology teacher, who is flexible, highly motivated, and passionate with a commitment and a passion for our vision of excellence, championing aspirational educational standards for all young people. You will be keen to deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for students and be a talented and inspirational Design and Technology Teacher who can motivate and inspire students; an exceptional and innovative classroom practitioner. You will know how to monitor and support the overall progress and development of students and contribute to raising standards and student attainment.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 December 2019, 12 noon

Teacher of Humanities - East Point Academy, Lowestoft

Permanent / Part Time (2 days a week)
Starting Sept 2020

We’re looking for an outstanding Humanities teacher, who is flexible, highly motivated, and passionate with a commitment and a passion for our vision of excellence, championing aspirational educational standards for all young people. You will be keen to deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for students. You will know how to monitor and support the overall progress and development of students and contribute to raising standards and student attainment.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 December 2019, 12 noon

Strategic Hub Development Manager - Norfolk Music Service

Location: Professional Development Centre (Norwich)
£41,574 – £45,384 per annum (Scale L)
37 hours per week

Due to the promotion of the existing post-holder, the role of Strategic Hub Development Manager has become available within our forward thinking and ambitious Music Education Hub. The post of Strategic Hub Development Manager was introduced in 2017 and has improved advocacy for schools, informed the overall strategic offer and nurtured strong networks throughout the county. We have a large team of committed and talented Instrumental Music Teachers and as Strategic Hub Development Manager, you will have direct responsibility of overseeing and supporting some of this team. You will play a large part in the operational running of the service as an integral member of the senior management team.

Apply Here
Deadline 23 January 2020

Project Assistant: Celebration - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Period of: 2 – 7 March 2020.
Fee: £500
Typical daily hours for this project are 12pm – 10pm.

Celebration is Snape Maltings’ annual festival celebrating the diverse music-making by young people in Suffolk. In 2020 the project takes place from Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March, providing the opportunity for up to 1500 young people to perform on our renowned Concert Hall stage.
To assist with the smooth running of this event, we are in search of a Project Assistant. The successful applicant will provide vital logistical and administrative support throughout the week which includes; setting up rehearsal spaces; helping groups to move their equipment and instruments; liaising with teaching staff and artists and helping to move young people around the site. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering working with young people or an arts organisation.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

Commercial Features Writer - Archant, Norwich

Part-time - 22.5 hours p/w over 3 days
Salary: £20,900

We have an opportunity for a journalist on our commercial features team in Norwich who will be able to write and produce inspiring content to light up our newspaper pages and websites.
This busy team write on a broad range of topics that may include motoring, education, care homes and food and drink. The content is mostly client led and paid for, so you will need to have excellent commercial acumen and client-facing communication skills. The projects and topics you produce often need a quick reactive turnaround, so you will need to enjoy working in a pressurised deadline-focused environment.

Apply Here
Deadline 20 December 2019

Membership & Visitor Welcome Supervisor - Anglesey Abbey, National Trust

Salary: £19,928 pa
Permanent / full-time

Visitors are a vital part of what we do. As a charity, every penny we raise goes back into our continued conservation of our places and spaces. As the supervisor for the membership and visitor welcome team, you’ll lead by example, seizing all opportunities to grow our income at the visitor welcome, from promoting the benefits of our membership, to gift aid and direct debit schemes. You’ll work with the membership team manager to help the team achieve membership targets, as well as delivering your own.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 December 2019

Conservation Assistant - Oxbugh Hall, National Trust

Salary: £6,343 pa
Fixed term: 14hrs p/w for 12months

As a Conservation Assistant, you’ll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you’ll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You’ll keep accurate records too.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

Paid Traineeships at Norfolk Museums Service

These starter posts are offered on a 12-month fixed term contract from April 2020 at a salary of £18,795

As part of our award-winning Teaching Museum programme we are offering 6 traineeships as a stepping stone into the world of heritage and museums. A range of traineeships is on offer providing the opportunity to work with museums and their collections: handling, documenting, interpreting and caring for objects to bring them to life for visitors through displays, events and social media. Norfolk Teaching Museum Traineeships combine a job with a training programme delivered by museum professionals who are experts in their field. The traineeships are aimed at lovers of museums with level 2 qualifications who have experience of delivering excellent customer service in a public facing role. Museum skills and experience are NOT required and there is no upper age limit.

Learn More Here
Deadline for requesting application pack 20 Dec 2019, 12pm
Deadline for completed applications 2 Jan 2020.

Project Coordinator Role x 3 - Republic of Reading 2020 (ACE Funded), Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

Fee: £100 per day, paid in staged payments, plus mileage & expenses
63 days’ work divided between 3 posts February - December 2020
Locations: Caister, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Norwich Millennium libraries

The project will work with unconfident adult readers in 4 communities in Norfolk with low literacy. It will provide participants with 20 chances to engage with reading and writing for pleasure in 2020. We will use Shared Reading and develop a reader-engagement model of positive, creative interaction with reading and writing, aimed at improving literacy and wellbeing and combating social isolation.

It will also be an artistic opportunity for our first Reader-in-Residence, who will develop literacy and wellbeing resources, mentor project staff, help reach emergent readers and strengthen cultural partnerships. We are looking for 3 Project Coordinators to support our Reader in Residence, Margaret Meyer, to deliver the sessions.

For more information and an applicant pack email Elena Traina, Community Librarian elena.traina@norfolk.gov.uk
Deadline 20 December 2019, 5pm

Communications Assistant - Norfolk County Council

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in a fast-paced environment. You will work on a range of varied tasks from helping to deliver PR and marketing campaigns; engagement and consultation projects; maintaining and improving Norfolk County Council’s social media platforms and working with external suppliers and supporting the team at events. We’re looking for someone creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a real passion for communications.
Specific tasks will include:

  • Providing effective support for the marketing, media and consultation team, updating materials and helping officers to run projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Reviewing and updating website/social media platforms.
  • Researching and drafting press information and short surveys and overseeing the admin for our survey system.
  • Learning to develop campaign, marketing and consultation briefs and working with our creative agencies and external suppliers.
  • Support at events (workshops, focus groups, exhibitions, consultation drop-in sessions).
  • Assistance with survey production/analysis of evaluation data.

Apply Here
Deadline 31 January 2020

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Health and Wellbeing Awards for Norfolk and Waveney 

The Health and Wellbeing Board Awards for Norfolk and Waveney are celebrating heroes and organisations working across the area.

The awards will recognise and celebrate the success of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy with key partners and the Health and Wellbeing Board. Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution within their community to support and enable people to be healthy, independent and resilient throughout life? Or an organisation or team that has gone above and beyond for the people of Norfolk and Waveney?

Applications are invited across two categories:

  • Chairman’s Award - Prioritising Prevention; Recognising a service, innovation or improvement by an organisation or department.
  • Health and Wellbeing Hero Award; Recognising the exceptional contribution of an individual working within the community.

The theme for this year’s awards will be ‘prioritising prevention’. So if you are supporting people to be healthy, independent and resilient throughout life we want to hear from you. The closing date for all entries to be received is 9am, Friday 28 February 2020. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) Annual Conference on 25 March 2020.

Further information is available at www.norfolk.gov.uk/HWBawards

Towner International Open Call

Towner are inviting open call submissions for Towner International – a major new biennial exhibition of contemporary art that will take place at Towner in 2020, featuring British and International artists. The £10,000 Brewers Prize, provided by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to an overall winner selected from the exhibiting artists.
Submissions are welcome from professional artists across the UK and internationally, working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation. At least one third of exhibiting artists will be selected from Towner’s coastal region – being born or based in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire

Learn More Here
Deadline 17 January 2020

This is Gender - 2020 Photo Contest

First Prize: £500 GBP

In advance of our 2020 Report on Gender, Intersectionality and Health, Global Health 50/50 is hosting a global photo contest to capture diverse representations of what gender – for men, women, transgender people and/or people with non-binary gender identities – looks like in their communities.
Participants are invited to submit up to two original photographs that examine gender through their own lens. We encourage photographers to share their vision of a world working toward gender equality, social justice and health for all.

Enter Here
Deadline 5 January 2020

Artist / Arts Organisation Commission - Orton Herlington Centre, Peterborough 

Budget is £10,000

Peterborough Presents works with communities and artists to create great art across the city. Our community-led commissioning model places our audiences at the heart of the decision making process. We focus on areas of the city where arts engagement is particularly low and working with our community panels we commission new work specific to that area. Our approach enables our communities to actively guide the programme whilst providing regular opportunities for artists to create new work in Peterborough.

Learn More Here
Deadline 6 January 2020

All That Glitters: Casting Call For British Jewellers

‘All That Glitters’ is a brand new talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jeweller. It is produced by Twenty Twenty for BBC Two. Unfolding inside a specially built workshop, this six-part contest is built on the extraordinary skills of eight talented jewellers from all walks of life.
Each week, the jewellers battle it out to make real clients’ dreams come true, transforming emotion into objects of beauty that last forever.

Applications are open to amateur or professional jewellers, aged 18 or over – everyone is welcome to apply, provided they meet the Eligibility Requirement set out in the Application Terms and Conditions.

Learn More Here
Deadline Unknown

Crafts Council Paid Placement For 18-25 Year Olds

Here at Crafts Council we want to help nurture the next generation of arts professionals and help them kick start their career. Based in both our Learning and Exhibition teams, our January placement will focus on a research and curation project exploring the links between craft and science.

Learn More Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

Newmarket Community Art Competition 2020

In 2020, we will be launching a community art competition open to ALL. The theme will be "My Newmarket" and will give the whole community the opportunity to express what Newmarket means to them through the Arts. The competition is wide reaching and can include the visual arts like painting, drawing, sculpture as well as soundscapes, poetry and music and performance. Inspiration can be taken from buildings, history, people and of course horses!

The competition will culminate in an exhibition in partnership with the Newmarket Music and Art Festival at the memorial Hall in July 2020 where the winners will be announced.

We will be launching the event at two FREE workshops held at The Mews, Palace House Museum on Wed 19th and Thurs 20th February.

www.newmarketartscentre.co.uk
Deadline 30th June 2020

Catalyst 2020

This is a free residency, with accommodation and all meals provided.

Catalyst is the cornerstone of our commitment to new writing for the theatre.
We are on the lookout for early-career playwrights and directors aged 18 – 25 to join us for two intensive weeks, from 23 March – 3 April. You will be working with professional actors, and directing and writing mentors to create new work, with extracts to be presented as part of Alchymy Festival 2020.

Learn More Here
Deadline 3 January 2020

Coventry Cathedral Design Competition

The Dean of Coventry has announced the search for an artist, textile technician or fashion designer to design new vestments and a banner for the Cathedral. The chosen designer will receive a commissioning fee of £5000 and see their designs bought to life for the Cathedral’s September 2021 celebration of their patron saint St Michael. Apart from a special set designed for millennium in 2000, the special clothing worn in processions inside and outside the Cathedral has remained the same since the Cathedral’s consecration in 1962. Professional artists, students and designers from all over the world are invited to submit their designs to be considered. The top 5 designs selected will be awarded £500 and will be invited to visit the Cathedral to prepare a final design to be displayed in a public exhibition.

Download Full Brief Here
Deadline 31 December 2019

Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2020 exhibition

Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.
The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer and skills exchange, a national symposium; and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers.

Learn More Here
Deadline 13 January 2020, 10am

Morton Hall Writing / Sound Commission

We are inviting applications from artists, poets, writers, spoken word performers and composers working with the medium of the written / spoken word or sound to create a work that responds to the themes of involuntary institutional detention, or structural violence and immigration. Both individuals and collectives are welcome to apply. The work will be presented as part of ‘Morton Hall Big Walk’ a project – which has been commissioned by Mansions of the Future (MotF) in partnership with the Justice Arts & Migration Network (JAM).

Learn More Here
Deadline 20 January 2020, 5pm

Derwent Art Prize

Entry Fees Apply

The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists. From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at Gallery@OXO in central London and then in a gallery in 20 rue Saint Claude in Paris, France. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling over £12,500 will be awarded in an awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.

Learn More Here
Deadline 17 February 2020, 5pm

Literature Residencies

In 2020 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Literature Residencies of between two to six weeks each to take place during its summer programme (seven residencies were awarded in the equivalent programme in 2019).
We invite applications from UK-based writers of any genre, who have published at least one book-length publication (or the equivalent thereof, e.g. spoken word or drama).
The residencies will take place during May to September 2020. Within this period, residency dates are negotiable.

Learn More Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

The Sunny Art Prize: Open Call For Artists

Entry Fees Apply

This fine art competition, based in the UK, is a global platform offering art opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world, including London, Beijing and Shanghai. The art contest also gives the art prize-winners the opportunity to be part of a one-month artist residency.
The diversity of the prize is also reflected by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work.

Learn More Here
Deadline 30 June 2020

Bread Poetry: Open Call

Bread Poetry is a collaboration between the artist Luke Jerram, poets from around the UK and Hobbs House Bakery. Luke Jerram and Hobbs House Bakery seek original submissions of poetry for inclusion in this art project. If selected, you will receive £200 as payment and your poem and be celebrated as poet of the week. Your poem will be baked onto 200 loaves of bread and distributed through Hobbs House’s five bakeries on one Saturday (you will be notified in advance of the date).

Learn More Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

Calling All Artists: Applications Open for 2020 Raveningham Sculpture Trail

For the 2020 Sculpture Trail at Raveningham we are looking for artists and makers to respond to the theme of Creative Odyssey. This could be about physical, emotional or artistic journeys and we are interested in artists who will develop ideas, artwork, sculpture, site specific works, stories, magic and more for the meadows, pond, gardens, and woodland at Raveningham.
The Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond to the space and create site specific works. Artists working in any medium are welcome and there is the opportunity to work to a large scale in some of the open meadows and wooded areas.

Apply Here
Deadline 20 January 2020

Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2020

The Rialto working in association with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge.

Prizes:
1st prize – £1000
2nd prize – £500
3rd prize – £250

You can submit up to six poems in one batch, the entry fee for the first poem is £7 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £4.

Submit Work Here
Deadline 1 May 2020

Architect Open Call

Wysing Arts Centre invites expressions of interest from architects to re-design aspects of their existing buildings to:

  • Make improvements to our gallery
  • Develop a flexible performance space
  • Develop a flexible production space
  • Make access improvements across the site
  • Put environmental sustainability at the centre of our capital plans

They want to make the best use of what they already have to carry out a cost-effective refurbishment at a total budget, including design, consultancy and build costs, of £350,000 - £500,000 (dependent on fundraising outcomes).

Learn More Here
Deadline 12 January 2020

The FEDS Experience 2020 - Film Traineeship

Are you passionate about film and want to work in the industry, but are struggling to find your way in? FEDS is a ground-breaking scheme designed to give newcomers to the film industry the ultimate head-start. Offering a ten month long paid traineeship in the film exhibition sector, as well as mentoring and industry expert advice, you’ll leave with a CV that will make you top of the list.

We are recruiting ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display these attributes:

  • A passion for film
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages and email
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to learn

Learn More Here
Deadline 6 January 2020, 10am.

Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Arts Festival

Exhibitor Fees Apply

Handmade in Britain is pleased to be returning to Waterperry Gardens for the second year of Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Arts Festival, 25-28 June 2020.
After a successful launch in 2019, Handmade Oxford will be once again held on Waterperry Lawns and will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 200 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers.
Building on the legacy of Art in Action, Handmade Oxford will be held in a series of purpose-built marquees situated in front of Waterperry House. The four-day festival will bring together some of the most exciting makers from all over the world, featuring contemporary craft and design, sculpture, interiors and lifestyle, print and photography, workshops and demonstrations, artisan food and more.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 31 January 2020

UEA New Forms Award - National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards

The UEA New Forms Award seeks fiction that explores the boundaries of possibility. We are seeking fiction writers at the beginning of their careers whose work does some of the following:

  • Collaborate with other art-forms or in site specific/site responsive ways
  • Experiment with forms of performance or print
  • Challenge traditional form or experiment with theme, style, voice, structure or language
  • Inhabit a digital space through online collaboration, gaming, virtual or augmented realities or other virtual ecologies

One winning writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A bespoke period of development, which may include mentoring, learning opportunities and promotional platform, depending on the writer’s ambition and need

Learn More Here
Deadline 17 January 2020

The Laura Kinsella Fellowship - National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards

This exciting new Fellowship is an inclusive platform for writers at the beginning of their career. Set up to support writers experiencing limiting circumstances, or whose voices are underrepresented in mainstream literary fiction, one writer will receive not only a cash prize but a bespoke programme of support delivered by National Centre for Writing.

The selected writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A programme of bespoke professional development and promotional opportunities, which may include space and time to write, mentoring, residency or research trips, introductions to the industry, or engagement with our existing programmes

Learn More Here
Deadline 17 January 2020

Creativity As Practice: Artists Call Out - Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

A professional development programme for early career Artist Educators
Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination (CCI) is offering four places for early career Artist Educators on a new professional development programme developed in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, Goldsmiths University & Kettle’s Yard. This programme is designed to nurture new talent. It has been developed in recognition of the need to equip early career Artist Educators with access to appropriate development routes and ensure relevant and timely support and opportunities.

Learn More Here
Deadline 1 January 2020

ScreenSkills’ Trainee Finder Scheme: Recruitment Open

The long-running, entry-level training programme places trainees on high-end TV, children’s TV and film productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees.
This year, Film Trainee Finder will recruit 150 candidates, while High-end TV Trainee Finder (which also offers placements on children's TV shows) will accept 100 new trainees.
Candidates must have less than 12 months of paid experience in film or TV and can apply for placements in departments including camera, art, assistant director, production office, locations, video assist, costume, hair and makeup, sound, visual effects and accounts.
ScreenSkills welcomes applications from under-represented group and from across the UK.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 15 December 2019

WOMXN Call Out: Poetry, Short Stories and Personal Essays Wanted

WOMXN will be a collection of personal essays, poetry and short stories all about the experience of being female. We're looking for raw, empowering, inspirational and emotionally intelligent pieces for this collection. You do not have to be a woman to submit a piece, but all pieces must be linked to some kind of fairy tale, historical or mythological female figure. Here's a list of incredible women to inspire you, stories aren't limited to this list but hopefully it helps. We want work that explores all aspects of the female experience. We're keen to hear from all women, but especially BAME women, Gay Women, Trans Women, Disabled Women and Working Class Women. This is a book about all women and girls and their experiences. We want to hear about your tragedies, your successes, your heartbreaks and your mundanities.

Learn More Here
Deadline 11 January 2020, 6pm

Wysing Arts Centre 2020 Artist Residencies: Open Call for Expressions of Interest

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies. Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

We are open to when residencies take place so please tell us what would work best for you, and how much funding you will need. We expect to fund most residencies between £1,000-£5,000, to include fees, travel and production.

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Deadline 15 December 2019, midnight

Castle Writers - Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Enjoy friendly and informal support with your creative prose and poetry. Be inspired by the museum's collections in this monthly (stand alone) class with author Amanda Addison. Booking essential on 01603 495897 / 493625. museums@norfolk.gov.uk

http://www.events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?title=Castle+Writers&page=1

Norwich Castle every first Saturday of the month. Booking Open for:
Date: Saturday 4 January 2020, Saturday 1 February.
Times:13:30 - 16:00
Price: Adult £8, Concession £7.50, Museums Pass £7.

Paid Writing Opportunity: Write a poem about Norwich’s Old Town Wall

Alumno are seeking applications from early-career poets in the East Anglian region and their aim is to commission a poem which includes the names of all 12 of the historic gates from Norwich’s Old Town Wall. The commissioned poem (around 24 lines in total) will be incorporated into 12 specially-designed panels showcasing the entrance of the building and will be a very visible arts feature within the new public space. The selected poet will receive a fee of £2,000 to undertake research, write the poem and to perform it publicly when the building opens in September 2020.

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Deadline 20 December 2019

Short Com International Film Festival Open For Submissions

The Short Com International Film Festival is open once again for submissions for its 9th season taking place in Edinburgh August 2020 during the world’s most popular culture festival. Short Com is considered the most competitive short comedy film festival that carefully selects the funniest comedy short films that have the capacity to make audiences laugh.

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Deadline May 2020.

Alternarratives Open Call For Writers

Alternarratives is a £15,000 prize for writers to explore innovation in short-form storytelling.
Nesta wants to unearth the future of cutting-edge short-form storytelling, encouraging writers based in the UK to think beyond the word document and use all the tools we have at our disposal to tell stories in new and exciting ways. In its pilot year, the prize will encourage storytellers to imagine how short-form fiction could help re-engage young people at secondary school, aged 11-16, with the act of reading for pleasure.

Learn More Here
Deadline 13 January 2020, 9am

Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time. For 2020, our theme is Mental Health, which covers two of our five prize categories. At Wellcome, we believe a radical new approach is needed to transform the science of mental health. And with the prize this year we want to transform public perceptions too. We are particularly interested in how we visually address the issue of people living with or recovering from mental health problems. We are still keen to receive photographs exploring other global health issues that may not relate directly to mental health, in the Social Perspectives, Medicine in Focus and Hidden Worlds categories.

Learn more here
Deadline 16 December 2019, 11:59pm

The Comedy Women In Print Prize

The Comedy Women in Print prize, the UK and Ireland’s very first prize to shine a light on witty women, is open for entries!  The Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP) 2020 has opened its doors for entries in one of three categories; the published novel, the unpublished novel and launching this year, the published humorous graphic novel. Established in 2019 by comedian, writer and author Helen Lederer, the inaugural awards were a huge success, with Laura Steven’s The Exact Opposite of OK taking home the published novel award and Charlotte Eyre’s Cow Girl, the unpublished novel category and a publishing deal with Harper Collins. Jilly Cooper was very rightly awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 2 March 2020

Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh 2020

JAM on the Marsh is a multi-arts festival, including music, art, photography, theatre, children’s education and poetry. It works as an ‘umbrella organisation’. JAM puts on some of the concerts and events itself, but many are brought by the artists and performers themselves. All events are publicized and supported equally within the festival promotion.

If you would like to Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh – this could be any art form. Firstly you will need to fill in a short application form telling us about you and your event. If your application is successful, you will be invited to be a part of the festival. You will then create your event. Together we will find the perfect venue for it. Being in the festival will ensure that your event is part of JAM on the Marsh’s festival brochure, and involved in all the festival’s marketing, publicity and mailings to JAM’s database and media contacts. We will be available for help and advice leading up to, and during the festival.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 December 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters seeks submissions of new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2020.
The Society welcomes paintings, drawings and original prints.

Learn more here
Deadline 17 January 2020, 12 noon.

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 208th Exhibition 2020. The Society welcomes works in watercolour or water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including The Winsor & Newton Award worth £3,000

Learn more here
Deadline 3 January 2020, 12 noon.

Spud Film Cleanse Competition

SpudFILM 2020 is running its second consecutive Film Competition titled: Cleanse
​The theme for the film competition will be about all forms and interpretations of Cleansing.
​We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 1 August 2020

Call For Music Is Open - JAM

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit music if they are born, living or studying in the UK.
A maximum time limit of 10 minutes is stipulated. There is no minimum limit – a short fanfare is as relevant as a large piece for all the forces. All scores must be submitted on paper. All music must be accompanied by a recording, preferably MP3. The audio version does not have to be of great quality – a sequenced / Sibelius version is acceptable. The recording will only be used as a ‘reference’ during the selection process.

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Deadline 19 December 2019, 5pm

Flickers of the Future Competition

Flickers of the Future calls on young filmmakers to tell a different story - one where humans and planet thrive together. Global Action Plan, alongside Richard Curtis CBE and a host of incredible film experts, environmentalists and futurists, is inviting UK filmmakers who are between the ages of 18- 25 to create a human story of a sustainable future. Flickers of the Future embraces the challenge of creating content powerful enough to cut through to popular culture, without relying on the drama of dystopian narratives. Flickers of the Future will support young content creators to create the most important drama of our generation in a way that creates rapid, radical change. The winner will be supported through production with £100k- a huge opportunity for great exposure and experience- and be guided by our Expert Panel.

Apply Here
Deadline 31 December 2019

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

Date: 4-5 September 2020

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

Download call for papers
Contributions deadline 20 December 2019

Development Opportunities Annual Norfolk and Waveney Health and Wellbeing Board Conference

Prioritising Prevention: The Big Conversation
Wednesday 25 March 2020, 9.30am to 2pm at the Assembly House, Norwich

Book your place

Come and be part of the big conversation! The keynote address will be given by Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund.

Through the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), we're building important relationships across our health and wellbeing system to improve population health. Prevention and early intervention is an essential strand of this approach and our system is working together to promote policies and encourage action that improves opportunities for a healthy life.

Our annual HWB conference will provide an opportunity for partners to come together to explore how we can better use and empower the health and wellbeing system – taking in local government, the NHS, the voluntary and enterprise sector, the private sector and local communities – to ‘Prioritise Prevention’.

We'll focus on how we can make positive strides in:

  • Improving the social determinants of health and wellbeing by, for example, joining up health and care, leisure, housing, transport, town planning, employment and education
  • Supporting healthy lifestyles
  • Ensuring health and care is focused on early intervention and supports recovery, enablement and independence
Escalator 2020

Escalator seeks ambitious new voices in fiction (novel or short story). If you feel your voice is under-represented and would benefit from a structured period of support, then we want to hear from you!
We particularly encourage writers who self-identify as from a working-class background, who haven’t undertaken any formal creative writing qualifications, or whom wouldn’t ordinarily have the opportunity to benefit from this kind of support.

Learn More Here
Deadline 10 January 2020, 11:59pm

Stepping up to Art Director Course

Dates: 21st - 25th January 2020
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Duration: 5 days
Cost: £35

Stepping Up to Art Director is an exciting 5-day art direction course, open to experienced people already working as Assistant Art Directors or as Art Directors on independent, lower budget projects but who are looking to move up the ladder.
The course will be led by Simon Walker, an experienced Production Designer and Art Director based in London who began his career in the film & television industry in 2007. His credits include Downton Abbey, Calibre, Lady Parts and People Just Do Nothing.

Learn More Here

Practitioner Training - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Dates and time: 5pm-7pm on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March

The New Wolsey Theatre are offering a FREE practical short course for practitioners, to share our practice and to support local artists to develop their skills when working with young people, in schools and the community. The sessions will be led by the Artist Development and Creative Learning teams, and will cover the following headlines:

  • Games: Why do we use them? What are they for? How do they affect the dynamics in the room? What is the value? Which ones do you play?
  • Making Creative Practice Accessible – exploring the creation of an inclusive offer for a range of people, integrating our practice for able bodied, D/deaf and disabled participants.
  • Directing Young People – Uncovering the approaches, challenges and joys when working with both text and devised content.
  • Behaviour – looking at various behavioural challenges when working with KS2-5 in a variety of settings (including pupil referral units), the presentation of different behaviours (such as low confidence) and how to use theatrical techniques to develop positive participation experiences.
  • Health and Safety and Safeguarding, plus the chance to share learned skills and run an activity with the group.

We are keen for participants to attend all five sessions. Although we cannot guarantee offers of work, we are keen to meet local practitioners who are new to us, to potentially work with our young people, in schools and with local community groups.
Learn More Here

Series Producer Programme 2020

The prestigious year-long Series Producer Programme, commissioned by the ScreenSkills TV Skills Fund with contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, is designed to give its delegates the knowledge, skills and network to make the move from producer to series producer with confidence and to develop the next generation of showrunners who will become the cornerstones of UK television.

The programme offers participants:

  • Unrivalled training delivered by industry experts (approximately 14 days)
  • Inspirational masterclasses and behind-the-scenes briefing at broadcasters
  • Speed-dating with commissioners
  • Mentoring by commissioners
  • Continuous one-to-one support, career advice and coaching
  • Bespoke development
  • Discounted/free entry to selected festivals and industry events
  • Networking cohort of supportive colleagues

Learn More Here
Deadline 7 January 2020, midday.

ST*ART Painting at Norwich Castle

ST*ART Club is a Saturday morning art club at Norwich Castle designed for children aged 8-12. ST*ART aims to develop their confidence and creativity through fun activities which are inspired by the castle’s art galleries. In ST*ART Painting children will take part in a colour laboratory, create a panoramic printmaking cityscape, try our texture painting and create a flock of 3D painted birds inspired by the Castle’s Bird Gallery. Our next course runs for 6 weeks on Saturdays between January 11th – February 29th

Full details can be found here: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle/whats-on/workshops-and-courses-for-children/start-club

Sing to Beat Parkinson's - Training Residency for Practitioners

Date: January 27th & 28th 2020
Location: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
Cost for 2 days: £150

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s invite you to join their fourth annual training residency at Snape Maltings on January 27th and 28th 2020.  The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers, friends and families. The course will be led by Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director and Founder, Sing to Beat Parkinson’s) and Nicola Wydenbach (Director of Training at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s).

Full Details
Please email Matt Shipton for a Snape 2020 Application Form: m.shipton@canterburycantatatrust.co.uk

Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Date: 17th March 2020, 10 am- 4.15 pm
Location: Metal, Peterborough
Cost: The fee for this course is £150pp, limited bursary places are available

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “adults at risk” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.
This engaging course will look at sector specific case studies and examples and will offer practical advice and tools to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around issues relating to working with adults at risk. You will spend some focussed time exploring the particular challenges facing young adults (age 18-30).

To find out more and book visit; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-adults-at-risk-in-the-arts-and-cultural-sector-tickets-77262150171, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 / training@artswork.org.uk

The Art of Ageing Artfully Conference

Date: 5 February 2020, 11am
Location: MAC Theatre, Birmingham
Cost: £5

The definition of being old has been said to apply to anyone who is 10 years older than you are. This day explores the role of creativity, arts and cultural change in the experiences of growing older. It offers insights from 10 years of research and experiment and provokes questions that affect all of us.
The event will offer active workshops and demonstrations, performances and discussions with leading artists. Open to industry professionals (arts, libraries & museums) and those concerned with social prescribing, care home provision and policy, and the general public.

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A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance National Conference

Date: 19 March, 11am to 20 March, 4pm
Location: Derby Museum

We are excited to announce that next year's national Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 at Derby Museum. Our theme will be Care: care for one another (participants, practitioners, commissioners); care for the environment; and caring economies. We will send more information soon, but for now please save the date.

MENTA eLearning Courses

MENTA eLearning offers a new way to develop your business know-how at a time and place that suits you. Our eLearning library offers a comprehensive range of online training courses to support you, your business and your team, including:

  • Evaluating your business idea and establishing the business for sustainability and growth
  • Developing business and personal skills with a focus on looking after mental well being in the workplace
  • Understanding regulation, compliance, and corporate social responsibility.

Some of the courses are available an option to include CPD hours certificated by the Open College Network (OCN). Extended programs lead to Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications again accredited by the OCN. We aim to expand the range of courses available to enable as many people as possible to find the right resource for their remote learning experience.

Click here to learn more

How To Write Funding Applications

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020
Location: Mindspace Shoreditch, London
Cost: £110 + VAT (£99 + VAT Concession)

This one-day course is aimed at those new to fundraising, those about to launch a big project in a new area or for those just looking for a refresher in a key aspect of fundraising.

Book Here

Unlocking The Cultural And Creative Potential Of Rural England

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

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

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LGA Annual Culture and Tourism Conference 2020

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

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

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Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

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

Apply Here
Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

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

Click here to see available courses

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

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

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

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

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

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

Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

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

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

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Social Prescribing: New National Academy Set Up

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is setting out his ambition for every patient in the country to have access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS as readily as they do medical care.
Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services. This can include activities such as art and singing classes.

Read More Here

Creative Industries Manifesto

While talent and creativity can be found everywhere, access to the money, markets and networks needed to succeed cannot. The result is lost opportunities for individuals and communities as well as a cost to the national economy.
This 10-point manifesto outlines our statement of intent, and aims to drive inclusive growth and innovation across towns, cities and rural areas, in every nation and region throughout the UK. It builds on the landmark Creative Industries Sector Deal, agreed by government with the Creative Industries Council working with the Creative Industries Federation and others.

Download Manifesto

Have your say... Freedom of expression? - Arts Professional 

For many years ArtsProfessional has been reporting incidents that cast doubt on the extent to which the cultural sector is free to speak out on issues that matter. Are these isolated examples? Or the tip of an iceberg?

This short Pulse survey will gather evidence about the type of pressures facing artists and arts professionals in their working lives, and any ways in which they feel their freedom of expression is curtailed. We want to learn more about experiences of censorship and self-censorship, and how cultural sector workers feel about challenging the status quo or presenting an alternative view.
As with all our Pulse surveys this one is completely confidential.

Complete our survey and we’ll report back in the New Year.

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer programme allows firms to allocate some or all of their unspent levy to a virtual pot. These funds can then be transferred to support the training needs of SMEs across Norfolk and Suffolk. Any preferred use of funds – certain apprenticeship standards, sectors or locations – can be identified by the firm allocating their levy to the scheme.
New Anglia LEP, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, works with companies wanting to receive funds towards the cost of training. The LEP will make an introduction and if all parties, including the training provider are happy with the match, funds can be transferred.
The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk underlines our ambitions to drive inclusion and skills for everyone in our region. This includes developing new approaches and removing barriers to get people into and back into work, delivering the Youth Pledge for all our young people and integrating the skills offer for businesses.

For more information, contact Natasha Waller, Skills Manager, by emailing Natasha.waller@newanglia.co.uk

Touring Arts to Libraries - Survey for Artists 2019

Are you an artist who has toured work (whether visual art, live theatre, music, spoken word…) to libraries? Or is touring your work to libraries something you’ve been considering? At Creative Arts East we are partnered with Arts Council England to enquire into the state of arts touring to libraries in the southeast. We want to find out what sort of work is being received by libraries across the region, and what models for libraries touring are used. We would appreciate you taking ten minutes to complete our survey, whether you are experienced in libraries touring, or just thinking about it.

Take pare here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/27PHBK3

New £250 million Culture Investment Fund launched

Innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250m of new funding for the culture and creative sector, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Learn more here

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

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

Learn more here

The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

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

Read in full here

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

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

With various opportunities and resources to include:

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

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

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

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

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

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

It sets out how we:

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

ThenDoBetter Grants 2020

ThenDoBetter launches a microgrants award programme. ThenDoBetter Grants support people, who do not easily access funding from mainstream organisations and who are looking to make a positive impact.

Ideas sought

  • Ideas that could make a meaningful impact to you, your community or the world
  • Evidence that £1,000 would make an impact to you, the project, your community or the world.
  • You might be exploring questions off the mainstream. That’s equally as important as a mainstream path. You can use the funds for whatever you'd like.

Learn More Here

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-22

Are you a leading arts or cultural organisation looking to support the next generation of outstanding artistic and creative talent, and tackle socio-economic diversity and inclusion in the arts?
The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides a step-change opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. The programme works in partnership with 50 Host organisations to create 50 paid, year-long creative Fellowships to expand their capacity for artistic production and take part in an 18-month Organisational Change programme.

Learn More Here
Deadline 30 January 2020

Jerwood Bursaries

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms. A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receiving mentoring or taking part in training, conferences and workshops.

Learn More Here
Fund opens for applications: 22 January 2020
Application deadline: 9 March 2020, 5pm

Jerwood New Work Fund

Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work to enable a step-change in their practice and profile.
This fund is focused on the initial creation process, but can support the full artistic cycle from the initial idea through to presentation.

Learn More Here
Fund opens for applications: 1 April 2020
Application deadline: 18 May 2020, 5pm

North Norfolk Big Society Fund

Grants upto £15,000

NNDC's Big Society Fund offers grants of up to £15,000 to voluntary and community organisations based within north Norfolk; including town and parish councils, and has been set up to help build strong communities across the district.

Learn More Here
Deadline 3 February 2020

The Golsoncott Foundation

The Trustees meet in February, May, August, November. Those applications deemed suitable out of the many received are then considered for final determination. Grants rarely exceed £3,000, and are given on a non-recurrent basis.
The trustees overriding concern is to support those projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts, be it in performance, exhibition, artistic craft, or scholarly endeavour.

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Access And Participation Fund - Paul Hamlyn Foundation

PHF is interested in ensuring that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice. We want to use our funding to support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. It will not be enough to simply increase numbers – our emphasis is on addressing inequalities of opportunity and creating space to step back and look at the systemic problems preventing participation. We want to help organisations to build stronger evidence about what works so that they can improve practice and achieve greater impact.

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Norfolk Young Music Trust

Awards upto £500

The Norfolk Youth Music Award aims to promote, encourage, develop and improve public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects within the county of Norfolk.
The grant will help the development of highly-talented Norfolk-based young musicians to pursue careers as professionals by offering annual grants and occasional public-performing opportunities. Successful applicants will already be highly skilled in one or more of the six disciplines (strings, brass, keyboard, percussion, voice and woodwinds) and will be either undergoing a period of study at a music college or specialist school, or who have made plans to do so.

Learn More Here
Deadline 10 January 2020

UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.
Priorities include projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Please note that applications for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings are a low priority for the scheme.

Learn More Here
Deadline 3 February 2020, noon.

Woodward Charitable Trust

Following a review of its grant-making guidelines, the Woodward Charitable Trust has changed its focus to providing funding for core costs only, rather than for specific projects, with the intention of having a more direct impact on the organisations concerned. Applications are accepted from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations and community interest companies with an annual turnover of less than £300,000, for work that will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues.
  • Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups.
  • Disadvantaged families including parenting support.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly among minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.

The Trust favours small-scale, locally based initiatives and is especially interested in those that make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate.

Learn More Here
Deadline 31 January 2020 (noon).

BFI Vision Awards

The BFI Vision Awards focus on empowering a diverse range of film producers around the UK to build development slates with new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices.
We will prioritise producers who have the greatest potential to contribute to the success of the industry, and who can clearly identify their need for support through public funding.

Learn More Here
Deadline 6 January 2020, 11:59pm.

Norfolk Early Childhood Community Fund Scheme

Community groups that support young children and their parents in Norfolk, can now apply to a new community fund. The Norfolk early childhood community fund scheme aims to:

  • Help children age 0-5 to achieve their developmental milestones
  • Ensure children and their parents or carers are not lonely or isolated

How much are the grants?
Grants of up to £2,500 are available.

What can a grant be used for?
To help set up, or expand, groups being run for 0-5 year olds and their parents or carers in Norfolk.
Groups might include music, creative, arts or physical play. These groups will encourage parents/carers to play alongside their child, and give opportunities to make new friends close to home.

Learn more here
Application deadlines 2 January 2020, 5 February 2020, 5 March 2020

The John Brabourne Awards

The John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme has been supporting up and coming talent in Film and TV since 2007, and we now have over 100 alumni. We provide individual financial awards up to £5000, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training.

There are two rounds of the John Brabourne Awards each year with application deadlines of 31 January and 31 July 2020.
Learn More Here

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 March, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28 February 2020.  

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant visit http://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/ and search “Arts and Culture Fund”.

Training and Professional Development Bursaries

Film Hub South East wants staff and volunteers in our region to benefit from the best skills and from a broad knowledge of the best ideas. That's why we support members with training and professional development bursaries.
Organisations that are members of Film Hub South East can apply for a bursary to support the training and professional development needs of staff/volunteers if they are screening at least twelve films per year.

Learn More Here
Funding available until 31st March 2020

New Creative People and Places Fund 2020-2024 Round 2

The New Creative People and Places fund will focus our investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement according to the Active Lives Survey, and which are not currently covered by a Creative People and Places programme.

How much can be applied for per application?
• Between £1,000,000 and £2,000,000 over four years for new programmes which are not part of a Creative People and Places expansion programme
• Between £750,000 and £1,750,000 over four years for places which would be covered by a current Creative People and Places expansion.

Learn More Here
Deadline 26 March 2020, 12pm

Innovative Projects Fund - New Anglia LEP

Norfolk and Suffolk

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

Learn More Here

Deadline: 20 December 2019.

The Elephant Trust

Grants up to £2000

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

Apply Here
Deadline: 26 January 2020

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grant range: £1,000 - £100,000

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

Learn more here
Deadline: Ongoing

Art Fund: Small Project Grants 

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

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

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

There are three funding strands available:

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

Learn more here
Open Call round 2: January to March 2020. 

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Community Curator's Programme

Wisbech and Fenland Museum are recruiting volunteer curators to produce a special community exhibition. Memento will explore how objects can become caretakers of our most precious personal memories and emotions.

What you can expect to do as a Community Curator:

  • Select objects from the collection for display in the exhibition
  • Participate in pop-up museum events in community venues
  • Record people's personal stories and feed them into the exhibition
  • Design and install the exhibition alongside staff and volunteers

Register your interest by emailing: volunteering@wisbechmuseum.org.uk
Deadline 7 January 2020

Front of House Volunteers - The Workshop, Kings Lynn

Volunteers needed for My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood throughout December 2019.
We are looking for volunteers to help front of house at our new performing arts hub, The Workshop, at the center of King's Lynn, on Vancouver Quarter. This is an incredible way of getting to know our space and team, whilst participating in the production of a professional pantomime. With sociable day-time hours, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking for experience in the industry or a productive and vibrant way of filling the holiday break, without the sacrifice of evenings. Not everyone gets to spend their winter with Little Red and Co.

Please express interest by email to Freddie Main at recruitment@theworkshop.org.uk or call 01553277919

Unscene Suffolk: Trustees Wanted, Including Chairperson

We are seeking a person (or people) to join our Board of Trustees during this crucial phase in the charity's development, to bring in key expertise and take a leading role in ensuring and shaping the future of Unscene Suffolk.

Other Trustee roles
We are keen to hear from other individuals who

  • Are able to give time regularly over the next 1-2 years
  • Have the skills or experience in Charity Management, Grant Fundraising, Financial Management or Cultural Sector Management.

To express an interest please send a CV and covering letter to email@unscenesuffolk.co.uk
Full Details

Young Film Programmers Club

Production Company: Reel Connections
Venue: The Corn Hall
Calling 16 – 25 year old film fans!

Do you love watching films? Would you like to find out more about working in the film industry?
We are looking for young people to join our new Young Film Programmers group and programme your own screenings and events here at the Corn Hall!
6.15 – 7.30pm - FREE!
For more details and to book your place email info@reelconnections.co.uk

Sign up in advance to our first recruitment session and you will get free admission to the screening of Yesterday (12A) which follows the meeting at 7.30pm!

Volunteers Wanted - Maddermarket Theatre 

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

'Our Day Out' Volunteers - Creative Arts East

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

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

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

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

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

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

Categories: Norfolk

Its definitely christmas time now...

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 07:45

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Its definitely Christmas time now...

The mulled wine is going down a treat at the social club, we've got our beer and carols event (or mulled wine if you prefer) after work tonight, and its our fabulous free family party tomorrow.

Tonight, we will  have FREE MINCE PIES and a great sing along to get you in the festive spirit. Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start - and we'd especially love to see any singers among you. An informal gathering, best enjoyed with a drink in your hand. Come along, get Christmassy and enjoy a good sing song. If you're headed for a works night out, why not start here with us?

And tomorrow we have our FREE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY with music dancing games and a very special visit from a very special guest. Yes, he is real!!  All welcome, please bring you children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

And don't forget the last working day on Friday 20th... the best place for an office get together, with a live DJ.

 

More details below

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday December 13th Carols at the club - 5.00pm for a 5.30 start

Come one, Come all - and join us at the social club for our christmas carol do. If you like Christmas and you like singing, this is the place to be!

With free hot mince pies and a charity collection. Grab a pint or a glass of mulled wine, get Chrtistmassy, and sing your heart out.

FREE MINCE PIES Saturday December 14th Family Christmas Party - from 6.00pm

All our welcome at this wonderful seasonal extravaganza. DJ Freddie will be ramping up the excitement with music, games, prizes and general mayhem. We are also hoping for a visit from a very special guest - and as long as children have been good there may even be a present for them.

Free entry, please feel free to bring along you children, grandchildren. nieces, nephews, friends and so on. Please note that social club members can sign in up to 5 guests each - and children aren't included in that (so you can bring as many as you can control).

Please note that adults are responsible for the children under their control. Please also don't arrive early as we do need children out of the building whilst Freddie is setting up.

Please note we open at 6pm so the little ones can enjoy themselves before they get sleepy. Doors open at 6pm promptly - we'll be setting up beforehand.

FREE ENTRY - Hot food available

Thursday 19th December 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

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

Friday 20th December Last Working Day Disco and Party - Doors open at 4.30pm

Why go elsewhere for your office party? Well provide the DJ, a great value bar, hot food and a dancefloor - you do the rest.  Whether you intend to make a night of it, pop up for a seasonal drink, or start off with us before heading off into the city you'll be certain of a warm Christmas welcome. DJ will start his set from 5.15.  Last Friday night before the special day!

Saturday December 21st club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) Finally - a 3pm Saturday kick off! NORWICH CITY v WOLVES

A great chance for Norwich to get a valuable 3 points. What's not to like?  Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV. A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us.

Saturday December 28th club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v SPURS

The traditional Christmas football continues in what could be a crunch time for the canaries.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Tuesday December 31st NEW YEARS EVE - Club opens at 5.30pm

Come along and celebrate new years eve with us. Will be open from 5.30 until well after midnight. Bring your own food (either to scoff yoiurselves or share) - a perfect chance to get rid of your remaining Christmas grub. Or order in a takeaway - we'll provide plates and cutlery. We won't be having a disco or anything like that, but we will following all the action via radio and TV, and this is a great way to celebrate with other people without any hassle or extortionate prices or admission charges. We will also be having a special deal on bubbles so you can celebrate in style.

Wednesday 1st January club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE

FIrst 3 points of 2020 for Norwich? Lets hope so.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

CARD PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are happy to say we now take card payments. Please note that this is only for bar purchases and we have a minimum payment of £3

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Broads Hidden Heritage Newsletter Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:52
Broads Hidden Heritage Newsletter Dec 2019 / Jan 2020

Photo credit: Mike Page

Season’s Greetings!

Welcome to our third newsletter, updating you with all the latest activity from the Broads Hidden Heritage project.

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

Project updates ... Community archaeology training programme

Volunteer Training: Earthwork surveying

Ten volunteers attended a practical training event on earthwork surveying at UEA on Friday 18 October 2019. The event was run by Professor Tom Williamson (School of History).

Prof. Williamson gave a description of two survey methods (‘line and offset’ and ‘total station theodolite’) before the group headed out into Earlham Park to put the theory into practise.

In the park the group was divided into two teams. Each team used one method and then swapped to have experience of using the other. Each team made sketches on permatrace over graph paper to record their results.

On Monday 4 November the newly trained volunteers carried out an earthwork survey on land owned by Beckhithe Farms. You can read more about this in the ‘Understanding the marshes’ section.

Acle and District in World War II

Acle heritage walk

Brian Grint, Chair of Acle Community Archive, led a guided heritage walk around Acle on Sunday 20 October 2019 as part of the Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival.

The Acle Community Archive has worked closely with Norfolk County Council during the three recent World War II themed events.

Brian gave a fascinating account of the history of Acle across all timespans – including the future! Acle Police Station is due to close and another building in the town is soon to be replaced by a new development.

Of course, the magnificent disguised pillbox on the side of the Manor House was the highlight of Brian’s tour!

Waterways and waterside heritage

Staithes Research Groups meeting

The first meeting of our new Staithes Research Group took place at UEA on 11 November.

Professor Tom Williamson delivered an illustrated summary of what we know about the history and use of the Broadland Staithes and identified a number of potential areas for further research. We also looked at a brief case study of a lost Ludham staithe. The group identified individual areas of interest to pursue ahead of our next meeting in February (see Coming Next section for details).

Image of toll board from Repps Staithe, courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service.

Understanding the marshes

Volunteering update

As part of the ‘Water, Mills and Marshes’ project a group of volunteers, working with Sophie Tremlett of Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team, and Tom Williamson of UEA, is now hard at work unravelling the landscape history of the Halvergate Marshes.

A systematic study of all early maps of the area is underway; and the field names, land use and patterns of ownership shown on the tithe awards from the 1830s and 40s are all being carefully mapped.

Information from the aerial photographs and ‘LiDAR’ data is also being plotted and digitised, to reveal the complex network of ancient tidal creeks that existed before the marsh was drained, and to locate abandoned settlement sites.

Some of the latter are being targeted for further investigation and – with the kind permission of the landowners – Beckhithe Farms – volunteers recently spent a rewarding day surveying the earthworks of a lost settlement site, located beside a former creek.

We know that the site dates back to the Middle Ages, as medieval pottery has come from molehills, but its function and character are still uncertain. It was perhaps a farm, possibly a salt-making site – but perhaps a place where fish were trapped. Analysis continues, and further sites are being selected for detailed study – watch this space!

Many thanks to Prof. Tom Williamson for providing this update.

Broads Hidden Heritage Festival latest

The Broads Hidden Heritage Festival will be an exciting new heritage event for 2020.

The festival, taking place over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020, will celebrate the unique heritage and landscape of the Broads and provide an opportunity to showcase information that has come to light as a result of the project so far. It will also advertise opportunities to get involved and promote a wide variety of local heritage groups.

The event will take advantage of the fantastic facilities available at Acle Recreation Centre, which has already hosted several Broads Hidden Heritage day schools. The venue has plentiful free parking and a licensed bar which serves an extensive snack menu. It is also within walking distance of the village centre and its excellent public transport links, including bus stops and train station with regular services to Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

The main Memorial Hall will play host to stalls and activities provided by heritage groups. In the Bure Room a series of talks on all aspects of Broads heritage are scheduled to take place across both days. These will include aspects of the Broads landscape as revealed by air photography and the Broads role in WWII, among many other topics.

A full list of all participating groups will be produced closer to the time. We look forward to meeting you at this exciting event.

Coming next ...

Thursday 6 February 2020, 7:30pm. ‘Staithes and Waterside Heritage of the Broads’, a talk by Professor Tom Williamson for Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society (NIAS). St Martin at Palace Church, Norwich, NR3 1RW. Refreshments will be available after the talk. Prospective Members are welcome to attend.

Monday 17 February 2020, 6:30pm.Staithes Research Group meeting’. University of East Anglia (UEA). Please get in touch in you are interested in getting involved with this work.

Saturday 18th April 2020, 2:30pm.Mills of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads’, talk by Alison Yardy for Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group (NAHRG). Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre, UEA. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020, 10am – 4pm: ‘Broads Hidden Heritage Festival’. This weekend event will be held at Acle Recreation Centre and will feature stalls, talks, films and other activities from a range of local heritage organisations. Free entry.

Saturday 25 April, Saturday 23 May, Saturday 27 June, Saturday 25 July 2020, 10am – 4pm: ‘Upon this Rock: the geology of Broadland churches’. Tim-Holt Wilson (Norfolk Geodiversity Partnership) will lead four day schools investigating the stones that make up the fabric of local churches. What can they tell us about the geology of the surrounding area? Tickets for each day-school will be bookable on Eventbrite from Thursday 9 January 2020. £6 per day school.

AOB ... New Broads Books for your Christmas list

A Hickling Marshman's Diary by Gerald Nudd.

Gerald Nudd (1940-1999) kept a day-to-day diary
between 1980 and early 1987, mainly of what he saw of the wildlife around him while reed and sedge cutting in the Hickling, Horsey, Brograve, Brayden and Blackfleet Broad area of East Norfolk.

Available direct from the publisher Local East Anglian Books or from City Bookshop in Norwich.

£8 (77 pages with 12 b/w and 43 colour illustrations).

A Look Back at the Broads: Some Aspects of History of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads and Rivers with accounts from those who were there at the time by David Cleveland

Chapters include: A Visit To The Broads in the 1830s, boats and wherries, life of the locals, wildfowling, birds and nature, expansion in the 1920s and 1930s, wartime and coming and going of the coypu.

Available direct from the publisher Local East Anglian Books or from City Bookshop in Norwich.

£35 (337 pages with 440 b/w and 293 colour illustrations).

Surlingham: A South Rivers Village by Jack Points

A book celebrating the South Norfolk village of Surlingham and the Norfolk Broads, recently revised and updated by the author's daughter, Jenny Riley.

The story behind this book recently featured in an article in the Eastern Daily Press.

Available locally from Jarrolds.

£14.99 (any profits made from the sale of the book will be donated to St Mary's Church, Surlingham).

Looking back, looking forward

The Broads Hidden Heritage project has hosted over a dozen events during 2019, with over 200 tickets being booked on Eventbrite. Participants have attended workshops, day schools and practical sessions at the UEA, Reedham Village Hall, Museum of the Broads, Acle Church Rooms, Cantley Village Hall, RSPB Strumpshaw, Halvergate Marshes, Acle Recreation Centre, Gressenhall and various other locations.

If you have attended any of our activities, you will be familiar with the feedback forms that we issue at the end of most events. We are always looking to learn from feedback to help plan future activities.

Whilst the project aims to reveal the hidden heritage of the Broads, we love to hear how the project has benefitted participants individually – such as these recent comments from our earthwork survey volunteers:

 “I like being active and learning new skills, having this chance to try out things l might otherwise not get to do, is amazing!

“I appreciate the knowledge and experience from people leading training, but also being in group of volunteers helping and learning from each other as we work together.”

“As a retirement project for me this project has exceeded my expectations on how much I could be involved on a practical level and it is great to be part of a team working on this.”

We hope you will continue to support us in 2020 as we continue to uncover more Broads Hidden Heritage.

And finally

We hope you have enjoyed reading about the latest events and Broads Hidden Heritage project developments. As ever, we are keen receive feedback on any of the activities you have attended or ideas for the content of future editions of the newsletter. Please direct your emails to our Heritage Learning and Outreach Officer, Andrew.Tullett2@norfolk.gov.uk.

If you missed either of the first two newsletters you can:

Since this edition covers December and January, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.

Categories: Norfolk

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:15

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

Free A-Level History Conference at Norwich Castle on Wed 22 Jan

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:40
Norwich Castle What is History? Free A-Level Conference Wednesday 22 January, 10am - 3pm Norfolk's first-ever A-Level student & teacher Conference on Historiography

Introduced by Cllr Alan Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council & Historian

Prof Geoff Plank, Chair of Early Modern History, UEA

Dr Chris Jones, Lecturer in History, UEA

Karen Treby, CNS/St Felix & Peter Salt, Norfolk History SLE                                                              

  • Source analysis, tours and talks with Norfolk Museums Service
  • Historical re-enactments
  • Discussions and investigations
To book your free places, please contact norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk or 01603 493636 Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Categories: Norfolk

After work carols on Friday, Party Saturday

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:45

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After work Carols on Friday, Party on Saturday

NEW from Today - we're very happy to say that due to popular demand, we'll be selling mulled wine at the club from today. At £3.25 for 200ml its just the thing to warm you up and celebrate the season. And a great accompaniment to our carols up the club on Friday.

We'd like to welcome you to our annual carols extravaganza this Friday. We'll have FREE MINCE PIES and a great sing along to get you in the festive spirit. Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start - and we'd especially love to see any singers among you. An informal gathering, best enjoyed with a drink in your hand - we've got some cracking Christmas beer on hand, and there's always some lovey hot mulled wine available as well. Come along, get Christmassy and enjoy a good sing song. If you're headed for a works night out, why not start here with us?

Also, on Saturday we have our FREE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY with a special visit from a special guest. All welcome, please bring you children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

And don't forget the last working day on Friday 20th... the best place for an office get together, with a live DJ.

 

More details below

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday December 13th Carols at the club - 5.00pm for a 5.30 start

Come one, Come all - and join us at the social club for our christmas carol do. If you like Christmas and you like singing, this is the place to be!

With free hot mince pies and a charity collection. Grab a pint or a glass of mulled wine, get Chrtistmassy, and sing your heart out.

FREE MINCE PIES Saturday December 14th Family Christmas Party - from 6.00pm

All our welcome at this wonderful seasonal extravaganza. DJ Freddie will be ramping up the excitement with music, games, prizes and general mayhem. We are also hoping for a visit from a very special guest - and as long as children have been good there may even be a present for them.

Free entry, please feel free to bring along you children, grandchildren. nieces, nephews, friends and so on. Please note that social club members can sign in up to 5 guests each - and children aren't included in that (so you can bring as many as you can control).

Please note that adults are responsible for the children under their control. Please also don't arrive early as we do need children out of the building whilst Freddie is setting up.

Please note we open at 6pm so the little ones can enjoy themselves before they get sleepy. Doors open at 6pm promptly - we'll be setting up beforehand.

FREE ENTRY - Hot food available

Thursday 19th December 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

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

Friday 20th December Last Working Day Disco and Party - Doors open at 4.30pm

Why go elsewhere for your office party? Well provide the DJ, a great value bar, hot food and a dancefloor - you do the rest.  Whether you intend to make a night of it, pop up for a seasonal drink, or start off with us before heading off into the city you'll be certain of a warm Christmas welcome. DJ will start his set from 5.15.  Last Friday night before the special day!

Saturday December 21st club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) Finally - a 3pm Saturday kick off! NORWICH CITY v WOLVES

A great chance for Norwich to get a valuable 3 points. What's not to like?  Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV. A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us.

Saturday December 28th club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v SPURS

The traditional Christmas football continues in what could be a crunch time for the canaries.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Tuesday December 31st NEW YEARS EVE - Club opens at 5.30pm

Come along and celebrate new years eve with us. Will be open from 5.30 until well after midnight. Bring your own food (either to scoff yoiurselves or share) - a perfect chance to get rid of your remaining Christmas grub. Or order in a takeaway - we'll provide plates and cutlery. We won't be having a disco or anything like that, but we will following all the action via radio and TV, and this is a great way to celebrate with other people without any hassle or extortionate prices or admission charges. We will also be having a special deal on bubbles so you can celebrate in style.

Wednesday 1st January club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE

FIrst 3 points of 2020 for Norwich? Lets hope so.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

CARD PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are happy to say we now take card payments. Please note that this is only for bar purchases and we have a minimum payment of £3

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 17:01

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

Nurseries reopen in Great Yarmouth area

All six nurseries closed as a result of the insolvency of the Great Yarmouth Community Trust are due to reopen on Thursday 12 December.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Christmas Time and Tidings at Time and Tide Museum!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:15
Christmas Time & Tidings at Time and Tide Museum

For more information about access click here

For visitors wanting to visit Father Christmas, no need to pre-book.

Please collect tickets from the Front Desk. 

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX

Tel: (01493) 743930

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

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:07

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

Healthy Ageing’ roadshow offers New Year's resolution head start

Norfolk’s over 55’s are being given the chance to start planning their New Year's health kick a month early.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:29

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

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 20 November 2019 are now available.


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


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

 

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Museums Pass - the perfect (last-minute) gift!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:46
Norfolk Museums Pass The Perfect (Last-minute) Gift!

It takes up almost no space, contains no calories, lasts a whole year, and won't end up in a charity shop in January!

Find out more about membership here...

You can purchase a Museums Pass at any Norfolk Museum - see our website for opening times...

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

Carols Friday, Party Saturday

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:45

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Carols on Friday, Party on Saturday

We'd like to welcome you to our annual carols extravaganza this Friday. We'll have FREE MINCE PIES and a great sing along to get you in the festive spirit. Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start - and we'd especially love to see any singers among you. An informal gathering, best enjoyed with a drink in your hand.

Also, on Saturday we have our FREE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY with a special visit from a special guest. All welcome, please bring you children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

 

And don't forget the last working day on Friday 20th... the best place for an office get together, with a live DJ.

 

More details below

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

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

Join up. Join in. Do something different. Friday December 13th Carols at the club - 5.30pm

Come one, Come all - and join us at the social club for our christmas carol do. If you like Christmas and you like singing, this is the place to be!

With free hot mince pies and a charity collection.

FREE MINCE PIES Saturday December 14th Family Christmas Party - from 6.30pm

All our welcome at this wonderful seasonal extravaganza. DJ Freddie will be ramping up the excitement with music, games, prizes and general mayhem. We are also hoping for a visit from a very special guest - and as long as children have been good there may even be a present for them.

Free entry, please feel free to bring along you children, grandchildren. nieces, nephews, friends and so on. Please note that social club members can sign in up to 5 guests each - and children aren't included in that (so you can bring as many as you can control).

Please note that adults are responsible for the children under their control. Please also don't arrive early as we do need children out of the building whilst Freddie is setting up.

FREE ENTRY - Hot food available

Thursday 19th December 7.30pm - Rock n Roll Club

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

Friday 20th December Last Working Day Disco and Party - Doors open at 4.30pm

Why go elsewhere for your office party? Well provide the DJ, a great value bar, hot food and a dancefloor - you do the rest.  Whether you intend to make a night of it, pop up for a seasonal drink, or start off with us before heading off into the city you'll be certain of a warm Christmas welcome. DJ will start his set from 5.15.  Last Friday night before the special day!

Saturday December 21st club opens 12pm (KO at 3pm) Finally - a 3pm Saturday kick off! NORWICH CITY v WOLVES

A great chance for Norwich to get a valuable 3 points. What's not to like?  Make us part of your pre-match routine.  Please note we don't show the games on TV. A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us.

Saturday December 28th club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v SPURS

The traditional Christmas football continues in what could be a crunch time for the canaries.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

Tuesday December 31st NEW YEARS EVE - Club opens at 5.30pm

Come along and celebrate new years eve with us. Will be open from 5.30 until well after midnight. Bring your own food (either to scoff yoiurselves or share) - a perfect chance to get rid of your remaining Christmas grub. Or order in a takeaway - we'll provide plates and cutlery. We won't be having a disco or anything like that, but we will following all the action via radio and TV, and this is a great way to celebrate with other people without any hassle or extortionate prices or admission charges. We will also be having a special deal on bubbles so you can celebrate in style.

Wednesday 1st January club opens 2.30pm (KO at 5.30pm) NORWICH CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE

FIrst 3 points of 2020 for Norwich? Lets hope so.   A great place for pre- and post- match analysis, lovely warming home made food, great bar, great prices and free parking for the first 50 cars. Join us. Please note we don't show the games on TV.

CARD PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are happy to say we now take card payments. Please note that this is only for bar purchases and we have a minimum payment of £3

LOOKING AHEAD

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

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

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

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

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:04

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

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 17 December, 2019, at 10am in the Edwards Room, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.

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

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 12:53

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

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 19 November 2019 are now available.

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

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 06 December 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 06 December 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

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

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Project Assistant: Celebration - Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Period of: 2 – 7 March 2020.
Fee: £500
Typical daily hours for this project are 12pm – 10pm.

Celebration is Snape Maltings’ annual festival celebrating the diverse music-making by young people in Suffolk. In 2020 the project takes place from Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March, providing the opportunity for up to 1500 young people to perform on our renowned Concert Hall stage.
To assist with the smooth running of this event, we are in search of a Project Assistant. The successful applicant will provide vital logistical and administrative support throughout the week which includes; setting up rehearsal spaces; helping groups to move their equipment and instruments; liaising with teaching staff and artists and helping to move young people around the site. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering working with young people or an arts organisation.

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Deadline 16 December 2019

Commercial Features Writer - Archant, Norwich

Part-time - 22.5 hours p/w over 3 days
Salary: £20,900

We have an opportunity for a journalist on our commercial features team in Norwich who will be able to write and produce inspiring content to light up our newspaper pages and websites.
This busy team write on a broad range of topics that may include motoring, education, care homes and food and drink. The content is mostly client led and paid for, so you will need to have excellent commercial acumen and client-facing communication skills. The projects and topics you produce often need a quick reactive turnaround, so you will need to enjoy working in a pressurised deadline-focused environment.

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Deadline 20 December 2019

Commercial Manager - OPEN, Norwich

Salary: £30k+ depending on experience
Contract Term: Full Time 40hrs, Permanent

As Commercial Manager you will lead a small team within Hospitality and Conferencing, Live Music and Events, Food and Beverages (Café) to maintain and develop the revenue streams into the Trust to maximise profitability and improve efficiencies.

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Deadline 9 December 2019, 5pm.

Membership & Visitor Welcome Supervisor - Anglesey Abbey, National Trust

Salary: £19,928 pa
Permanent / full-time

Visitors are a vital part of what we do. As a charity, every penny we raise goes back into our continued conservation of our places and spaces. As the supervisor for the membership and visitor welcome team, you’ll lead by example, seizing all opportunities to grow our income at the visitor welcome, from promoting the benefits of our membership, to gift aid and direct debit schemes. You’ll work with the membership team manager to help the team achieve membership targets, as well as delivering your own.

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Deadline 17 December 2019

Conservation Assistant - Oxbugh Hall, National Trust

Salary: £6,343 pa
Fixed term: 14hrs p/w for 12months

As a Conservation Assistant, you’ll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you’ll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You’ll keep accurate records too.

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Deadline 16 December 2019

Research & Finance Assistant - Baker Richards, Cambridge

Permanent / full-time position
Salary is £21,000 per annum

We see this post as a trainee role to begin with. While research tasks will make up the majority of the post-holder’s time, flexibility and an interest in performing finance and admin duties are also required.
We do not expect you to have prior experience of any of the specific tasks involved, but you must be highly numerate and a confident user of IT, with meticulous attention to detail. The ability to think logically and systematically is also essential. Please note that the role will include a significant amount of work in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint, including data coding and analysis, as well as work in Sage Accounts. The post offers an insight into a range of arts organisations and the opportunity to learn more about the industry as a whole.

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Deadline 13 December 2019, 9:30am

Paid Traineeships at Norfolk Museums Service

These starter posts are offered on a 12-month fixed term contract from April 2020 at a salary of £18,795

As part of our award-winning Teaching Museum programme we are offering 6 traineeships as a stepping stone into the world of heritage and museums. A range of traineeships is on offer providing the opportunity to work with museums and their collections: handling, documenting, interpreting and caring for objects to bring them to life for visitors through displays, events and social media. Norfolk Teaching Museum Traineeships combine a job with a training programme delivered by museum professionals who are experts in their field. The traineeships are aimed at lovers of museums with level 2 qualifications who have experience of delivering excellent customer service in a public facing role. Museum skills and experience are NOT required and there is no upper age limit.

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Deadline for requesting application pack 20 Dec 2019, 12pm
Deadline for completed applications 2 Jan 2020.

Students’ Union Administrator - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £23,754 to £27,511 per annum
Temporary

We are seeking to recruit an experienced administrator to provide a comprehensive administrative service to support the University’s Students’ Union (NUASU) and its President. This role will provide support for all aspects of the day-to-day business of the Union, including financial, secretarial and website support. The postholder will assist with Union events, clubs and societies as well as providing information and guidance to students seeking support.

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Deadline 9 December 2019

Part-time Hourly Lecturer: Photography - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.82 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. The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, critiques, assessments and seminars across the four years of the BA (Hons) Photography course.

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Deadline 10 December 2019

Project Coordinator Role x 3 - Republic of Reading 2020 (ACE Funded), Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service

Fee: £100 per day, paid in staged payments, plus mileage & expenses
63 days’ work divided between 3 posts February - December 2020
Locations: Caister, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Norwich Millennium libraries

The project will work with unconfident adult readers in 4 communities in Norfolk with low literacy. It will provide participants with 20 chances to engage with reading and writing for pleasure in 2020. We will use Shared Reading and develop a reader-engagement model of positive, creative interaction with reading and writing, aimed at improving literacy and wellbeing and combating social isolation.

It will also be an artistic opportunity for our first Reader-in-Residence, who will develop literacy and wellbeing resources, mentor project staff, help reach emergent readers and strengthen cultural partnerships. We are looking for 3 Project Coordinators to support our Reader in Residence, Margaret Meyer, to deliver the sessions.

For more information and an applicant pack email Elena Traina, Community Librarian elena.traina@norfolk.gov.uk
Deadline 20 December 2019, 5pm

Communications Assistant - Norfolk County Council

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career in a fast-paced environment. You will work on a range of varied tasks from helping to deliver PR and marketing campaigns; engagement and consultation projects; maintaining and improving Norfolk County Council’s social media platforms and working with external suppliers and supporting the team at events. We’re looking for someone creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with a real passion for communications.
Specific tasks will include:

  • Providing effective support for the marketing, media and consultation team, updating materials and helping officers to run projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Reviewing and updating website/social media platforms.
  • Researching and drafting press information and short surveys and overseeing the admin for our survey system.
  • Learning to develop campaign, marketing and consultation briefs and working with our creative agencies and external suppliers.
  • Support at events (workshops, focus groups, exhibitions, consultation drop-in sessions).
  • Assistance with survey production/analysis of evaluation data.

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Deadline 31 January 2020

Programme Director - Voluntary Norfolk: New Creative People and Places Programme

Fixed Term: Post is offered until 30th November 2023
Salary: £38,813 per annum
Hours: Full time (37 hours)

We are recruiting a Programme Director to lead Great Yarmouth’s new Creative People and Places Programme. You will be a collaborative leader able to influence and instigate long term change in Great Yarmouth. You will be able to work across the arts, public and private sector, have a well-founded knowledge of artists working across the UK today, be driven by diversity and have a passion for involving communities in the creation and curation of their own cultural offer.

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Deadline 10 December 2019

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant x 2 - National Trust, Oxburgh Hall

Salary: 8.72 per hour
Contract: Fixed Term p/t (until 31/12/20)

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

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Deadline 7 December 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Loddon Library

£6,349 - £6,476 per annum (Scale D)
12.5 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2020

We're looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Loddon Library. You need to be an excellent communicator and experienced in using IT. We aim to give excellent customer service, so we need you to be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of serving customers of all ages from across the whole community, working in a face- to-face environment. The role will include lone working, evening and weekend work.

Working Hours:
Week 1:
Mondays 10am-2pm and 3.30-7pm (lone working 10am-2pm)
Fridays 3.30-7pm
Saturdays 1-4pm (lone working)

Week 2:
Mondays 10am-2pm and 3.30-7pm (lone working 10am-2pm)
Fridays 3.30-7pm

You will also need to be flexible as you may be asked to cover for staff sickness, training days and holidays, as well as working in other libraries in the cluster (Poringland Library).

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Deadline 8 December 2019

Collective Administrator - Young Norfolk Arts

15 hours a week (fixed period contract)
Salary National Living Wage per hour

This is a new role working with Young Norfolk Arts to support the administration of the Young Norfolk Arts Collective programme. Young Norfolk Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with arts and culture across Norfolk. We hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk every year, and the Young Norfolk Visual Arts (YNVA) programme and exhibition.

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Deadline 8 December 2019

Chief Museum Assistant (Collections Manager) - Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge

Salary: £26,715-£30,942

We are looking for a museum professional to help with the day-to-day management of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The post holder will work with the Director and Curator to achieve the best professional standards in the most effective way possible, ensuring appropriate care, storage and documentation of our designated collections, making them accessible to students, researchers and the public through displays, temporary exhibitions and loans.

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Deadline 8 December 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Literature Residencies

In 2020 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Literature Residencies of between two to six weeks each to take place during its summer programme (seven residencies were awarded in the equivalent programme in 2019).
We invite applications from UK-based writers of any genre, who have published at least one book-length publication (or the equivalent thereof, e.g. spoken word or drama).
The residencies will take place during May to September 2020. Within this period, residency dates are negotiable.

Learn More Here
Deadline 16 December 2019

The Sunny Art Prize: Open Call For Artists

Entry Fees Apply

This fine art competition, based in the UK, is a global platform offering art opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world, including London, Beijing and Shanghai. The art contest also gives the art prize-winners the opportunity to be part of a one-month artist residency.
The diversity of the prize is also reflected by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work.

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Deadline 30 June 2020

Bread Poetry: Open Call

Bread Poetry is a collaboration between the artist Luke Jerram, poets from around the UK and Hobbs House Bakery. Luke Jerram and Hobbs House Bakery seek original submissions of poetry for inclusion in this art project. If selected, you will receive £200 as payment and your poem and be celebrated as poet of the week. Your poem will be baked onto 200 loaves of bread and distributed through Hobbs House’s five bakeries on one Saturday (you will be notified in advance of the date).

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Deadline 16 December 2019

Calling All Artists: Applications Open for 2020 Raveningham Sculpture Trail

For the 2020 Sculpture Trail at Raveningham we are looking for artists and makers to respond to the theme of Creative Odyssey. This could be about physical, emotional or artistic journeys and we are interested in artists who will develop ideas, artwork, sculpture, site specific works, stories, magic and more for the meadows, pond, gardens, and woodland at Raveningham.
The Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond to the space and create site specific works. Artists working in any medium are welcome and there is the opportunity to work to a large scale in some of the open meadows and wooded areas.

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Deadline 20 January 2020

Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2020

The Rialto working in association with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge.

Prizes:
1st prize – £1000
2nd prize – £500
3rd prize – £250

You can submit up to six poems in one batch, the entry fee for the first poem is £7 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £4.

Submit Work Here
Deadline 1 May 2020

Architect Open Call

Wysing Arts Centre invites expressions of interest from architects to re-design aspects of their existing buildings to:

  • Make improvements to our gallery
  • Develop a flexible performance space
  • Develop a flexible production space
  • Make access improvements across the site
  • Put environmental sustainability at the centre of our capital plans

They want to make the best use of what they already have to carry out a cost-effective refurbishment at a total budget, including design, consultancy and build costs, of £350,000 - £500,000 (dependent on fundraising outcomes).

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Deadline 12 January 2020

The FEDS Experience 2020 - Film Traineeship

Are you passionate about film and want to work in the industry, but are struggling to find your way in? FEDS is a ground-breaking scheme designed to give newcomers to the film industry the ultimate head-start. Offering a ten month long paid traineeship in the film exhibition sector, as well as mentoring and industry expert advice, you’ll leave with a CV that will make you top of the list.

We are recruiting ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display these attributes:

  • A passion for film
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages and email
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to learn

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Deadline 6 January 2020, 10am.

Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Arts Festival

Exhibitor Fees Apply

Handmade in Britain is pleased to be returning to Waterperry Gardens for the second year of Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Arts Festival, 25-28 June 2020.
After a successful launch in 2019, Handmade Oxford will be once again held on Waterperry Lawns and will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 200 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers.
Building on the legacy of Art in Action, Handmade Oxford will be held in a series of purpose-built marquees situated in front of Waterperry House. The four-day festival will bring together some of the most exciting makers from all over the world, featuring contemporary craft and design, sculpture, interiors and lifestyle, print and photography, workshops and demonstrations, artisan food and more.

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Deadline 31 January 2020

UEA New Forms Award - National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards

The UEA New Forms Award seeks fiction that explores the boundaries of possibility. We are seeking fiction writers at the beginning of their careers whose work does some of the following:

  • Collaborate with other art-forms or in site specific/site responsive ways
  • Experiment with forms of performance or print
  • Challenge traditional form or experiment with theme, style, voice, structure or language
  • Inhabit a digital space through online collaboration, gaming, virtual or augmented realities or other virtual ecologies

One winning writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A bespoke period of development, which may include mentoring, learning opportunities and promotional platform, depending on the writer’s ambition and need

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Deadline 17 January 2020

The Laura Kinsella Fellowship - National Centre for Writing’s Early Career Awards

This exciting new Fellowship is an inclusive platform for writers at the beginning of their career. Set up to support writers experiencing limiting circumstances, or whose voices are underrepresented in mainstream literary fiction, one writer will receive not only a cash prize but a bespoke programme of support delivered by National Centre for Writing.

The selected writer will receive:

  • A prize of £4,000
  • A programme of bespoke professional development and promotional opportunities, which may include space and time to write, mentoring, residency or research trips, introductions to the industry, or engagement with our existing programmes

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Deadline 17 January 2020

Creativity As Practice: Artists Call Out - Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination

A professional development programme for early career Artist Educators
Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination (CCI) is offering four places for early career Artist Educators on a new professional development programme developed in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, Goldsmiths University & Kettle’s Yard. This programme is designed to nurture new talent. It has been developed in recognition of the need to equip early career Artist Educators with access to appropriate development routes and ensure relevant and timely support and opportunities.

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Deadline 1 January 2020

ScreenSkills’ Trainee Finder Scheme: Recruitment Open

The long-running, entry-level training programme places trainees on high-end TV, children’s TV and film productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees.
This year, Film Trainee Finder will recruit 150 candidates, while High-end TV Trainee Finder (which also offers placements on children's TV shows) will accept 100 new trainees.
Candidates must have less than 12 months of paid experience in film or TV and can apply for placements in departments including camera, art, assistant director, production office, locations, video assist, costume, hair and makeup, sound, visual effects and accounts.
ScreenSkills welcomes applications from under-represented group and from across the UK.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 15 December 2019

WOMXN Call Out: Poetry, Short Stories and Personal Essays Wanted

WOMXN will be a collection of personal essays, poetry and short stories all about the experience of being female. We're looking for raw, empowering, inspirational and emotionally intelligent pieces for this collection. You do not have to be a woman to submit a piece, but all pieces must be linked to some kind of fairy tale, historical or mythological female figure. Here's a list of incredible women to inspire you, stories aren't limited to this list but hopefully it helps. We want work that explores all aspects of the female experience. We're keen to hear from all women, but especially BAME women, Gay Women, Trans Women, Disabled Women and Working Class Women. This is a book about all women and girls and their experiences. We want to hear about your tragedies, your successes, your heartbreaks and your mundanities.

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Deadline 11 January 2020, 6pm

Wysing Arts Centre 2020 Artist Residencies: Open Call for Expressions of Interest

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies. Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

We are open to when residencies take place so please tell us what would work best for you, and how much funding you will need. We expect to fund most residencies between £1,000-£5,000, to include fees, travel and production.

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Deadline 15 December 2019, midnight

Castle Writers - Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Enjoy friendly and informal support with your creative prose and poetry. Be inspired by the museum's collections in this monthly (stand alone) class with author Amanda Addison. Booking essential on 01603 495897 / 493625. museums@norfolk.gov.uk

http://www.events.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/public_events.aspx?title=Castle+Writers&page=1

Norwich Castle every first Saturday of the month. Booking Open for:
Date: Saturday 07 December 2019 , Saturday 4 January 2020, Saturday 1 February.
Times:13:30 - 16:00
Price: Adult £8, Concession £7.50, Museums Pass £7.

Paid Writing Opportunity: Write a poem about Norwich’s Old Town Wall

Alumno are seeking applications from early-career poets in the East Anglian region and their aim is to commission a poem which includes the names of all 12 of the historic gates from Norwich’s Old Town Wall. The commissioned poem (around 24 lines in total) will be incorporated into 12 specially-designed panels showcasing the entrance of the building and will be a very visible arts feature within the new public space. The selected poet will receive a fee of £2,000 to undertake research, write the poem and to perform it publicly when the building opens in September 2020.

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Deadline 20 December 2019

Calling all Norfolk Artists - Be part of Norfolk Open Studios 2020

The award-winning Norfolk Open Studios, now in its 26th year, will run from Saturday 23 May to Sunday 7 June. Each year hundreds of artists take part in the scheme, inviting the public into their studios to reveal how and where they work. The event annually attracts thousands of visitors and in 2019 more than 31,000 people flocked to studios across Norfolk. Norfolk Open Studios enables artists to promote and sell their work directly to visitors who can see artwork as it happens in the studio.

The cost for inclusion in the scheme is £110 for individual artists, £300 for groups of artists and £110 for schools. This includes a listing, profile and artwork image in the Norfolk Open Studios brochure with a print run of more than 30,000.

Learn more and how to take part here
Deadline 13 December 2019

Short Com International Film Festival Open For Submissions

The Short Com International Film Festival is open once again for submissions for its 9th season taking place in Edinburgh August 2020 during the world’s most popular culture festival. Short Com is considered the most competitive short comedy film festival that carefully selects the funniest comedy short films that have the capacity to make audiences laugh.

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Deadline May 2020.

Alternarratives Open Call For Writers

Alternarratives is a £15,000 prize for writers to explore innovation in short-form storytelling.
Nesta wants to unearth the future of cutting-edge short-form storytelling, encouraging writers based in the UK to think beyond the word document and use all the tools we have at our disposal to tell stories in new and exciting ways. In its pilot year, the prize will encourage storytellers to imagine how short-form fiction could help re-engage young people at secondary school, aged 11-16, with the act of reading for pleasure.

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Deadline 13 January 2019, 9am

Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time. For 2020, our theme is Mental Health, which covers two of our five prize categories. At Wellcome, we believe a radical new approach is needed to transform the science of mental health. And with the prize this year we want to transform public perceptions too. We are particularly interested in how we visually address the issue of people living with or recovering from mental health problems. We are still keen to receive photographs exploring other global health issues that may not relate directly to mental health, in the Social Perspectives, Medicine in Focus and Hidden Worlds categories.

Learn more here
Deadline 16 December 2019, 11:59pm

The Comedy Women In Print Prize

The Comedy Women in Print prize, the UK and Ireland’s very first prize to shine a light on witty women, is open for entries!  The Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP) 2020 has opened its doors for entries in one of three categories; the published novel, the unpublished novel and launching this year, the published humorous graphic novel. Established in 2019 by comedian, writer and author Helen Lederer, the inaugural awards were a huge success, with Laura Steven’s The Exact Opposite of OK taking home the published novel award and Charlotte Eyre’s Cow Girl, the unpublished novel category and a publishing deal with Harper Collins. Jilly Cooper was very rightly awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 2 March 2020

Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh 2020

JAM on the Marsh is a multi-arts festival, including music, art, photography, theatre, children’s education and poetry. It works as an ‘umbrella organisation’. JAM puts on some of the concerts and events itself, but many are brought by the artists and performers themselves. All events are publicized and supported equally within the festival promotion.

If you would like to Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh – this could be any art form. Firstly you will need to fill in a short application form telling us about you and your event. If your application is successful, you will be invited to be a part of the festival. You will then create your event. Together we will find the perfect venue for it. Being in the festival will ensure that your event is part of JAM on the Marsh’s festival brochure, and involved in all the festival’s marketing, publicity and mailings to JAM’s database and media contacts. We will be available for help and advice leading up to, and during the festival.

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Deadline 19 December 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters seeks submissions of new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2020.
The Society welcomes paintings, drawings and original prints.

Learn more here
Deadline 17 January 2020, 12 noon.

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 208th Exhibition 2020. The Society welcomes works in watercolour or water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including The Winsor & Newton Award worth £3,000

Learn more here
Deadline 3 January 2020, 12 noon.

Spud Film Cleanse Competition

SpudFILM 2020 is running its second consecutive Film Competition titled: Cleanse
​The theme for the film competition will be about all forms and interpretations of Cleansing.
​We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 1 August 2020

Call For Music Is Open - JAM

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit music if they are born, living or studying in the UK.
A maximum time limit of 10 minutes is stipulated. There is no minimum limit – a short fanfare is as relevant as a large piece for all the forces. All scores must be submitted on paper. All music must be accompanied by a recording, preferably MP3. The audio version does not have to be of great quality – a sequenced / Sibelius version is acceptable. The recording will only be used as a ‘reference’ during the selection process.

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Deadline 19 December 2019, 5pm

Flickers of the Future Competition

Flickers of the Future calls on young filmmakers to tell a different story - one where humans and planet thrive together. Global Action Plan, alongside Richard Curtis CBE and a host of incredible film experts, environmentalists and futurists, is inviting UK filmmakers who are between the ages of 18- 25 to create a human story of a sustainable future. Flickers of the Future embraces the challenge of creating content powerful enough to cut through to popular culture, without relying on the drama of dystopian narratives. Flickers of the Future will support young content creators to create the most important drama of our generation in a way that creates rapid, radical change. The winner will be supported through production with £100k- a huge opportunity for great exposure and experience- and be guided by our Expert Panel.

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Deadline 31 December 2019

Call For Experimental Arts Writing - DreamsTimeFree, TACO!

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

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

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

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

Learn more here
Deadline: 9 December 2019

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

Date: 4-5 September 2020

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

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Contributions deadline 20 December 2019

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Young Writers Competition 2020

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

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

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

Development Opportunities Practitioner Training - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Dates and time: 5pm-7pm on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March

The New Wolsey Theatre are offering a FREE practical short course for practitioners, to share our practice and to support local artists to develop their skills when working with young people, in schools and the community. The sessions will be led by the Artist Development and Creative Learning teams, and will cover the following headlines:

  • Games: Why do we use them? What are they for? How do they affect the dynamics in the room? What is the value? Which ones do you play?
  • Making Creative Practice Accessible – exploring the creation of an inclusive offer for a range of people, integrating our practice for able bodied, D/deaf and disabled participants.
  • Directing Young People – Uncovering the approaches, challenges and joys when working with both text and devised content.
  • Behaviour – looking at various behavioural challenges when working with KS2-5 in a variety of settings (including pupil referral units), the presentation of different behaviours (such as low confidence) and how to use theatrical techniques to develop positive participation experiences.
  • Health and Safety and Safeguarding, plus the chance to share learned skills and run an activity with the group.

We are keen for participants to attend all five sessions. Although we cannot guarantee offers of work, we are keen to meet local practitioners who are new to us, to potentially work with our young people, in schools and with local community groups.
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Series Producer Programme 2020

The prestigious year-long Series Producer Programme, commissioned by the ScreenSkills TV Skills Fund with contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, is designed to give its delegates the knowledge, skills and network to make the move from producer to series producer with confidence and to develop the next generation of showrunners who will become the cornerstones of UK television.

The programme offers participants:

  • Unrivalled training delivered by industry experts (approximately 14 days)
  • Inspirational masterclasses and behind-the-scenes briefing at broadcasters
  • Speed-dating with commissioners
  • Mentoring by commissioners
  • Continuous one-to-one support, career advice and coaching
  • Bespoke development
  • Discounted/free entry to selected festivals and industry events
  • Networking cohort of supportive colleagues

Learn More Here
Deadline 7 January 2020, midday.

Free Funding Webinar With Arts Council England

Date: 10 December 2019, 11am

Free funding webinar and surgery for arts organisations and individuals who are interested in applying for funding from Arts Council England and are keen to know more about the funding streams and initiatives available including Project Grants and strategic funds. Q&A included.
This session is delivered by house theatre, a project delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.

Register Here

Digital and the Outdoor Symposium

Date: Tuesday 10th Dec 2019, 11am
Location: 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury
Cost: £10 (including lunch)

A one-day symposium for artists, producers, festivals, funders and technologists to explore the opportunities to work with digital and creative technology outdoors and in public spaces.
Come and hear presentations and discussions featuring key players in the digital realm and case studies from exciting artistic projects that are combining virtual, live, physical and environmental elements. Contributions from AND, Watershed, Google Arts & Culture Lab as well as a range of exciting artists making work for public space will cover areas including augmented and virtual reality, gaming, projection work and geolocated sound.

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ST*ART Painting at Norwich Castle

ST*ART Club is a Saturday morning art club at Norwich Castle designed for children aged 8-12. ST*ART aims to develop their confidence and creativity through fun activities which are inspired by the castle’s art galleries. In ST*ART Painting children will take part in a colour laboratory, create a panoramic printmaking cityscape, try our texture painting and create a flock of 3D painted birds inspired by the Castle’s Bird Gallery. Our next course runs for 6 weeks on Saturdays between January 11th – February 29th

Full details can be found here: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle/whats-on/workshops-and-courses-for-children/start-club

Sing to Beat Parkinson's - Training Residency for Practitioners

Date: January 27th & 28th 2020
Location: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
Cost for 2 days: £150

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s invite you to join their fourth annual training residency at Snape Maltings on January 27th and 28th 2020.  The course offers a unique and specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain invaluable experience and a toolkit to run a Singing Group for people with Parkinson's and their carers, friends and families. The course will be led by Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director and Founder, Sing to Beat Parkinson’s) and Nicola Wydenbach (Director of Training at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s).

Full Details
Please email Matt Shipton for a Snape 2020 Application Form: m.shipton@canterburycantatatrust.co.uk

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell

Cost: £90.00 for two days 
Dates: 7th & 8th December 10 – 4 PM at The John Hurt Centre.

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

The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich.
Please purchase tickets by visiting the Sir John Hurt Film Trust shop on their website https://sirjohnhurtfilmtrust.org.uk/shop/
Any questions, please contact jean@campbellcloudfilms.co.uk

Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Date: 17th March 2020, 10 am- 4.15 pm
Location: Metal, Peterborough
Cost: The fee for this course is £150pp, limited bursary places are available

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “adults at risk” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.
This engaging course will look at sector specific case studies and examples and will offer practical advice and tools to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around issues relating to working with adults at risk. You will spend some focussed time exploring the particular challenges facing young adults (age 18-30).

To find out more and book visit; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safeguarding-adults-at-risk-in-the-arts-and-cultural-sector-tickets-77262150171, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 / training@artswork.org.uk

The Art of Ageing Artfully Conference

Date: 5 February 2020, 11am
Location: MAC Theatre, Birmingham
Cost: £5

The definition of being old has been said to apply to anyone who is 10 years older than you are. This day explores the role of creativity, arts and cultural change in the experiences of growing older. It offers insights from 10 years of research and experiment and provokes questions that affect all of us.
The event will offer active workshops and demonstrations, performances and discussions with leading artists. Open to industry professionals (arts, libraries & museums) and those concerned with social prescribing, care home provision and policy, and the general public.

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A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance National Conference

Date: 19 March, 11am to 20 March, 4pm
Location: Derby Museum

We are excited to announce that next year's national Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 at Derby Museum. Our theme will be Care: care for one another (participants, practitioners, commissioners); care for the environment; and caring economies. We will send more information soon, but for now please save the date.

MENTA eLearning Courses

MENTA eLearning offers a new way to develop your business know-how at a time and place that suits you. Our eLearning library offers a comprehensive range of online training courses to support you, your business and your team, including:

  • Evaluating your business idea and establishing the business for sustainability and growth
  • Developing business and personal skills with a focus on looking after mental well being in the workplace
  • Understanding regulation, compliance, and corporate social responsibility.

Some of the courses are available an option to include CPD hours certificated by the Open College Network (OCN). Extended programs lead to Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications again accredited by the OCN. We aim to expand the range of courses available to enable as many people as possible to find the right resource for their remote learning experience.

Click here to learn more

How To Write Funding Applications

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020
Location: Mindspace Shoreditch, London
Cost: £110 + VAT (£99 + VAT Concession)

This one-day course is aimed at those new to fundraising, those about to launch a big project in a new area or for those just looking for a refresher in a key aspect of fundraising.

Book Here

Unlocking The Cultural And Creative Potential Of Rural England

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

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

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LGA Annual Culture and Tourism Conference 2020

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

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

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Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020: 18-24 May

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

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

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

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

Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

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

Apply Here
Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

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

Click here to see available courses

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

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

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

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

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

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

Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

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

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

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

NEW COURSES ON OFFER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Social Prescribing: New National Academy Set Up

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is setting out his ambition for every patient in the country to have access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS as readily as they do medical care.
Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services. This can include activities such as art and singing classes.

Read More Here

Creative Industries Manifesto

While talent and creativity can be found everywhere, access to the money, markets and networks needed to succeed cannot. The result is lost opportunities for individuals and communities as well as a cost to the national economy.
This 10-point manifesto outlines our statement of intent, and aims to drive inclusive growth and innovation across towns, cities and rural areas, in every nation and region throughout the UK. It builds on the landmark Creative Industries Sector Deal, agreed by government with the Creative Industries Council working with the Creative Industries Federation and others.

Download Manifesto

Have your say... Freedom of expression? - Arts Professional 

For many years ArtsProfessional has been reporting incidents that cast doubt on the extent to which the cultural sector is free to speak out on issues that matter. Are these isolated examples? Or the tip of an iceberg?

This short Pulse survey will gather evidence about the type of pressures facing artists and arts professionals in their working lives, and any ways in which they feel their freedom of expression is curtailed. We want to learn more about experiences of censorship and self-censorship, and how cultural sector workers feel about challenging the status quo or presenting an alternative view.
As with all our Pulse surveys this one is completely confidential.

Complete our survey and we’ll report back in the New Year.

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer programme allows firms to allocate some or all of their unspent levy to a virtual pot. These funds can then be transferred to support the training needs of SMEs across Norfolk and Suffolk. Any preferred use of funds – certain apprenticeship standards, sectors or locations – can be identified by the firm allocating their levy to the scheme.
New Anglia LEP, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, works with companies wanting to receive funds towards the cost of training. The LEP will make an introduction and if all parties, including the training provider are happy with the match, funds can be transferred.
The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk underlines our ambitions to drive inclusion and skills for everyone in our region. This includes developing new approaches and removing barriers to get people into and back into work, delivering the Youth Pledge for all our young people and integrating the skills offer for businesses.

For more information, contact Natasha Waller, Skills Manager, by emailing Natasha.waller@newanglia.co.uk

Touring Arts to Libraries - Survey for Artists 2019

Are you an artist who has toured work (whether visual art, live theatre, music, spoken word…) to libraries? Or is touring your work to libraries something you’ve been considering? At Creative Arts East we are partnered with Arts Council England to enquire into the state of arts touring to libraries in the southeast. We want to find out what sort of work is being received by libraries across the region, and what models for libraries touring are used. We would appreciate you taking ten minutes to complete our survey, whether you are experienced in libraries touring, or just thinking about it.

Take pare here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/27PHBK3

New £250 million Culture Investment Fund launched

Innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250m of new funding for the culture and creative sector, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Learn more here

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

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

Learn more here

The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

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

Read in full here

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

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

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

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

With various opportunities and resources to include:

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

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

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

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

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

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

It sets out how we:

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-22

Are you a leading arts or cultural organisation looking to support the next generation of outstanding artistic and creative talent, and tackle socio-economic diversity and inclusion in the arts?
The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides a step-change opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. The programme works in partnership with 50 Host organisations to create 50 paid, year-long creative Fellowships to expand their capacity for artistic production and take part in an 18-month Organisational Change programme.

Learn More Here
Deadline 30 January 2020

Jerwood Bursaries

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms. A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receiving mentoring or taking part in training, conferences and workshops.

Learn More Here
Fund opens for applications: 22 January 2020
Application deadline: 9 March 2020, 5pm

Jerwood New Work Fund

Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work to enable a step-change in their practice and profile.
This fund is focused on the initial creation process, but can support the full artistic cycle from the initial idea through to presentation.

Learn More Here
Fund opens for applications: 1 April 2020
Application deadline: 18 May 2020, 5pm

North Norfolk Big Society Fund

Grants upto £15,000

NNDC's Big Society Fund offers grants of up to £15,000 to voluntary and community organisations based within north Norfolk; including town and parish councils, and has been set up to help build strong communities across the district.

Learn More Here
Deadline 3 February 2020

The Golsoncott Foundation

The Trustees meet in February, May, August, November. Those applications deemed suitable out of the many received are then considered for final determination. Grants rarely exceed £3,000, and are given on a non-recurrent basis.
The trustees overriding concern is to support those projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts, be it in performance, exhibition, artistic craft, or scholarly endeavour.

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Access And Participation Fund - Paul Hamlyn Foundation

PHF is interested in ensuring that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice. We want to use our funding to support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. It will not be enough to simply increase numbers – our emphasis is on addressing inequalities of opportunity and creating space to step back and look at the systemic problems preventing participation. We want to help organisations to build stronger evidence about what works so that they can improve practice and achieve greater impact.

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Norfolk Young Music Trust

Awards upto £500

The Norfolk Youth Music Award aims to promote, encourage, develop and improve public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects within the county of Norfolk.
The grant will help the development of highly-talented Norfolk-based young musicians to pursue careers as professionals by offering annual grants and occasional public-performing opportunities. Successful applicants will already be highly skilled in one or more of the six disciplines (strings, brass, keyboard, percussion, voice and woodwinds) and will be either undergoing a period of study at a music college or specialist school, or who have made plans to do so.

Learn More Here
Deadline 10 January 2020

UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.
Priorities include projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Please note that applications for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings are a low priority for the scheme.

Learn More Here
Deadline 3 February 2020, noon.

Stuart Croft Award Foundation Scheme

Stuart Croft was an innovative artist whose film practice involved narrative circularity, appropriation and the language of genre cinema. The Stuart Croft Foundation is dedicated to supporting moving image artists and filmmakers to test new ideas and take risks with both form and content.

Now in its third year, the SCF awards are increasing the number of funding opportunities to award five individual projects across three separate categories:

  • Two Moving Image Awards (£5000 each) will provide support for artist filmmakers to produce a significant moving image artwork that develops their practice and research.
  • Two Education Awards (£1000 each) will provide support for current and recent postgraduate students (MA and Doctoral research candidates) to create a moving image artwork that explores specific aspects of their film practice.
  • One Curation Award (£2000) new for 2019,offers support for an independent curator to realise a curatorial project that makes an original contribution to public access and discourse concerning the moving image in its many forms.

Learn More Here
Deadline 9 December 2019

Woodward Charitable Trust

Following a review of its grant-making guidelines, the Woodward Charitable Trust has changed its focus to providing funding for core costs only, rather than for specific projects, with the intention of having a more direct impact on the organisations concerned. Applications are accepted from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations and community interest companies with an annual turnover of less than £300,000, for work that will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.
  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues.
  • Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups.
  • Disadvantaged families including parenting support.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly among minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.

The Trust favours small-scale, locally based initiatives and is especially interested in those that make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate.

Learn More Here
Deadline 31 January 2020 (noon).

BFI Vision Awards

The BFI Vision Awards focus on empowering a diverse range of film producers around the UK to build development slates with new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices.
We will prioritise producers who have the greatest potential to contribute to the success of the industry, and who can clearly identify their need for support through public funding.

Learn More Here
Deadline 6 January 2020, 11:59pm.

Norfolk Early Childhood Community Fund Scheme

Community groups that support young children and their parents in Norfolk, can now apply to a new community fund. The Norfolk early childhood community fund scheme aims to:

  • Help children age 0-5 to achieve their developmental milestones
  • Ensure children and their parents or carers are not lonely or isolated

How much are the grants?
Grants of up to £2,500 are available.

What can a grant be used for?
To help set up, or expand, groups being run for 0-5 year olds and their parents or carers in Norfolk.
Groups might include music, creative, arts or physical play. These groups will encourage parents/carers to play alongside their child, and give opportunities to make new friends close to home.

Learn more here
Application deadlines 2 January 2020, 5 February 2020, 5 March 2020

The John Brabourne Awards

The John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme has been supporting up and coming talent in Film and TV since 2007, and we now have over 100 alumni. We provide individual financial awards up to £5000, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training.

There are two rounds of the John Brabourne Awards each year with application deadlines of 31 January and 31 July 2020.
Learn More Here

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 March, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28 February 2020.  

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant visit http://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/ and search “Arts and Culture Fund”.

Training and Professional Development Bursaries

Film Hub South East wants staff and volunteers in our region to benefit from the best skills and from a broad knowledge of the best ideas. That's why we support members with training and professional development bursaries.
Organisations that are members of Film Hub South East can apply for a bursary to support the training and professional development needs of staff/volunteers if they are screening at least twelve films per year.

Learn More Here
Funding available until 31st March 2020

New Creative People and Places Fund 2020-2024 Round 2

The New Creative People and Places fund will focus our investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement according to the Active Lives Survey, and which are not currently covered by a Creative People and Places programme.

How much can be applied for per application?
• Between £1,000,000 and £2,000,000 over four years for new programmes which are not part of a Creative People and Places expansion programme
• Between £750,000 and £1,750,000 over four years for places which would be covered by a current Creative People and Places expansion.

Learn More Here
Deadline 26 March 2020, 12pm

Innovative Projects Fund - New Anglia LEP

Norfolk and Suffolk

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

Learn More Here

Deadline: 20 December 2019.

The Elephant Trust

Grants up to £2000

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

Apply Here
Deadline: 26 January 2020

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grant range: £1,000 - £100,000

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

Learn more here
Deadline: Ongoing

Art Fund: Small Project Grants 

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

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

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

There are three funding strands available:

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

Learn more here
Open Call round 2: January to March 2020. 

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Open Project Proposals Scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community Grants Programme - Norwich City Council

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Front of House Volunteers - The Workshop, Kings Lynn

Volunteers needed for My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood throughout December 2019.
We are looking for volunteers to help front of house at our new performing arts hub, The Workshop, at the center of King's Lynn, on Vancouver Quarter. This is an incredible way of getting to know our space and team, whilst participating in the production of a professional pantomime. With sociable day-time hours, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking for experience in the industry or a productive and vibrant way of filling the holiday break, without the sacrifice of evenings. Not everyone gets to spend their winter with Little Red and Co.

Please express interest by email to Freddie Main at recruitment@theworkshop.org.uk or call 01553277919

Unscene Suffolk: Trustees Wanted, Including Chairperson

We are seeking a person (or people) to join our Board of Trustees during this crucial phase in the charity's development, to bring in key expertise and take a leading role in ensuring and shaping the future of Unscene Suffolk.

Other Trustee roles
We are keen to hear from other individuals who

  • Are able to give time regularly over the next 1-2 years
  • Have the skills or experience in Charity Management, Grant Fundraising, Financial Management or Cultural Sector Management.

To express an interest please send a CV and covering letter to email@unscenesuffolk.co.uk
Full Details

Young Film Programmers Club

Production Company: Reel Connections
Venue: The Corn Hall
Calling 16 – 25 year old film fans!

Do you love watching films? Would you like to find out more about working in the film industry?
We are looking for young people to join our new Young Film Programmers group and programme your own screenings and events here at the Corn Hall!
6.15 – 7.30pm - FREE!
For more details and to book your place email info@reelconnections.co.uk

Sign up in advance to our first recruitment session and you will get free admission to the screening of Yesterday (12A) which follows the meeting at 7.30pm!

Creative & Cultural Skills Board Vacancies - Chair, Trustees, and Company Secretary (UK Wide)

Creative & Cultural Skills, the UK sector skills council for craft, cultural heritage, design, music, performing arts and the visual and performing arts is recruiting for a Chair, a Trustee with financial expertise and a Company Secretary/ Trustee with legal expertise. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to a range of training opportunities to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce.

To find out more please download the Recruitment Pack
The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 10am on Saturday 30th November 2019.

Volunteers Wanted - Maddermarket Theatre 

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

'Our Day Out' Volunteers - Creative Arts East

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

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

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

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

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

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

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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The Mill and the Marsh Folk Winter 2019 Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:45
The Mill and the Marsh Folk Winter 2019

Photo credit: Mike Page

Season's Greetings!

Welcome to the winter edition of The Mill and the Marsh Folk newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the latest project news.

The Mill and the Marsh Folk is a £670,000 project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to restore Stracey Arms Drainage Mill. The Grade II* listed mill operated from its construction in 1883 until the 1940s and is still a dominant landmark between Acle and Great Yarmouth.

A programme of activities and interpretation materials are also being developed to explain how the mill functioned, tell the stories of the marsh families associated with it and illustrate how the Halvergate grazing marshes are maintained. A new car park will also be available to accommodate visitors.

Heritage Open Day 2019

Stracey Arms Mill was open on Sunday 22 September 2019 as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days events. The mill has not been open regularly since repairs to the tower began. It was good to welcome familiar faces and meet new friends.

Visitors to the site were given guided tours around the interior of the mill – very necessary since the interpretation panels that were in the mill have had to been removed during building work. New and improved interpretation will be installed as part of The Mill and Marshfolk project.

The newly opened gun loop on the ground floor, from when the mill was converted for use as a pillbox in the early 1940s, caused considerable interest. The location of several other embrasures could also be easily identified where the render has been removed. It is hoped that the original position of each gun loop will be able to be indicated on the internal walls after new lime render is applied.

We are very excited about inviting everyone to our Open Day events next year as there should be lots of changes happening across the site as the project continues to pick up pace.

Building work update

The tower of the Stracey Arms Mill is now looking very smart after the cutting out and repointing of the external brickwork earlier in the year. Attention is now turning to the brickwork in the adjacent waterlane.

Delayed due to nesting swallows in the summer, it is hoped that the waterlane can be pumped out before the birds return in spring. An assessment of the condition of the brickwork can then take place before decisions are taken about the extent of any remedial work required.

Millwrighting update

In recent weeks, the main focus has been final fitting of the overhauled running gear (truck wheels), which support the weight of the cap, and the centring wheel assemblies, which keep the cap located centrally on top of the curb.

The worm hangers have also recently been fitted. These are vertical posts which are fastened to the sheers and project below the sheers. Bearing cups are fitted on their inside face which support the worm gear shaft which engages with the gear rack around the curb ring at the top of the tower.

Work has now switched onto the construction of the fan frame inside.

The restored cap is due to be reinstated on the mill tower in mid-2020.

From the archive

These three photographs show Smithdales, the Acle millwrights, at work on Stracey Arms Mill in the early 1960s.

The images are part of a series that were shared around 1975 by the then recently retired millwright Cecil Smithdale with a young mill enthusiast, Richard Seago - little knowing that many years later he’d be working on the mill professionally himself.

Smithdales were millwrights, engineers and foundrymen that had originated in Norwich in the 1840s.

The firm worked in all drainage technologies around the Broads – wind, steam, diesel and electricity before returning to a period of windmill restoration work in the 1960s (working on Thurne, Berney Arms, Horsey and Stracey mills).

The firm closed in 1974. Their premises in Acle was recorded by local photographer Hallam Ashley for the National Monument Record and also by members of Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society.

A number of artefacts and records were acquired for the County with the help of a grant from the Science Museum.

A sign of things to come

We were very pleased to reveal a new pop-up banner advertising the restoration work at Stracey Arms at the Heritage Open Day event in September. Displaying a brief description of the aims of the Mills and Marshfolk project and historic photographs of the mill, it also signposts to our various social media accounts.

Our Facebook page ‘Friends of Stracey Arms’ (@StraceyArmsMill) is a great way of keeping in touch. Similarly, the Norfolk Windmills Trust have their own Facebook page, @norfolkmills, and Twitter account, @NfkWindmills.

Norfolk Windmills Trust are also in the process of redesigning their website so that much more information about the mills under their care, and the people that help maintain them, including Stracey Arms Mill, will be available soon. Watch this space!

A potentially shocking discovery defused

An electric pump was installed next to Stracey Arms Mill in the 1940s. This took over the work of the mill which became redundant around this time.

During an inspection of the waterway earlier this year a metal pipe carrying the electricity supply across to the pump house was found to be in a very precarious condition. Corroded and broken, the pipe was at risk of breaking away entirely.

Thankfully, remedial work has now been completed to make the site safe. An unexpected, but fortuitous, outcome of the Mill and the Marshfolk project!

Hello, goodbye

The swallows may have left the mill after the spending summer with us, but winter visitors have arrived. Several peacock butterflies (Aglais io) have settled on the underside of the floors to hibernate for the winter.

Whilst many species of butterfly overwinter as eggs, caterpillars or pupae, peacock butterflies overwinter for seven to eight months as adults. In fact, contrary to popular belief, the adults of this species are the longest-lived development stage. The adults may live for as long as 11 months in total.

Other winter visitors are also arriving on the marshes surrounding the site. Water levels in many areas of the Halvergate Marshes are carefully managed to ensure conditions are perfect for the birds when they return. They play host to large numbers of migratory waders and wildfowl at this time of year.

Pink-footed geese overwinter here after spending the summer in Greenland and Iceland. Already the sight and sound of large flocks of pink-footed geese leaving their roosting sites in the morning and returning at dusk is being played out daily across the landscape.

Many thanks to Carl Chapman (Wildlife Tours and Education and chair of Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society) who joined us during our Heritage Open Day and was able to point out these wildlife highlights.

A mill in miniature

We know that for some tourists who regularly visit the Norfolk Broads, the sight of Stracey Arms Mill is a signal that their holiday has truly begun. Ian Russell has even built a model of the mill in miniature for his front garden, so he can now see Stracey Arms every day - even though he lives in Wakefield!

If you have any stories about your visits to the mill we would love to hear them. Photographs and memories can be shared on our Facebook page @StraceyArmsMill or you can send them to our email address: norfolkmills@norfolk.gov.uk.

Dates for your diary

Saturday 9 May 2020: Stracey Arms Open Day.

To celebrate National Mills Weekend, Stracey Arms Drainage Mill, which is currently closed due to restoration work, will be open to visitors. Guided tours will be given throughout the afternoon. The ground floor is accessible to all but there are steep ladders to the first and second floors. Alternative interpretation will be available for those unable to climb the stairs. 12:00 to 16:00. Free.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020: Broads Hidden Heritage Festival. This all-weekend event, being held at Acle Recreation Centre, will feature stalls, talks, films and other activities from a range of local heritage organisations. 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Free.

2020 vision - setting our sights on the year ahead

2020 promises to be an exciting year at Stracey Arms Mill. The return of the restored cap will be an event to celebrate, and the construction of a car park will allow visitors to access the site from the A47 for the first time.

Whilst the mill is a familiar landmark along the A47 between Acle and Great Yarmouth most visits to the mill have traditionally been from boaters on the River Bure. This may all be about to change.

When the mill reopens we will introduce our new activity programme. We will also be actively recruiting volunteers who will be relied upon to run the mill during special events, help maintain the site and give site tours, among other roles.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Stracey Arms Mill please contact our Learning and Outreach Officer, Dr Andrew Tullett. You can contact him by telephone 01603 223624 or by email at norfolkmills@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:15

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 2 December 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 January to June 2020

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:18
What's On, January to June 2020

Our new What's On booklet, packed with events and workshop taking place between January to June 2020, is out now.

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:52

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

Nursery jobs and childcare places offered in Great Yarmouth

Dozens of jobs have been offered to staff affected by the Great Yarmouth Community Trust insolvency and scores of childcare places are due to be opened within days, following work by Norfolk County Council.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:05

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

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