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Domestic Abuse Newsletter June 2019 Issue 48

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:07

  June 2019 ** Issue Number 48

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for upcoming training, network events and our contact details Local News DA Service Directory - DAST need your help!

The Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Team (DAST) within the Norfolk Constabulary are seeking to develop a support services directory, in order to improve Police safeguarding to victims of domestic abuse that come to our attention. In order to do this, we need the help of the Domestic Abuse Champions and their vast knowledge. This directory will effectively cover Norfolk based and Nationwide support services for victims of domestic abuse and will act as a signposting guide. 

Please email Rebecca.JOSEPH@norfolk.pnn.police.uk with the following:

  • Service/Organisation:
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Localities Covered:
  • Services Provided:
  • Criteria for Services:

Please do not use Rebecca's email for general inquiries. If you need to contact the team use MASHDomesticAbuseSafeguarding@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Oxford University to complete a study on Hairdresser DA Training

Oxford University are conducting a research to evaluate the impact of Norfolk hairdressers having training in domestic abuse. This is a really exciting opportunity as it could highlight the importance of a community response to domestic abuse (and potentially spark a Nationwide response). If you know any hairdressers who attended on 11th Feb who would like to be involved (20min confidential phone chat) please contact christen.williams@norfolk.gov.uk 

Sexual Health & Relationship Workshops for Forced Migrants - A Conference

We have been co-delivering some healthy relationship workshops at New Routes Integration Project alongside Terrance Higgins Trust. The UEA who have been observing these sessions have developed a training package for organisations to use. We are really excited to be hosting a conference to showcase this work in London. Please come and join us :)

Caring Dads - Norwich

The Caring Dads Programme is a child-centered parenting programme for fathers whose parenting is harsh and/or abusive.  It aims to help these fathers improve their relationship with their children and to end controlling, abusive or neglectful behaviours.  It is not a domestic violence perpetrator programme but it is proving to be effective in changing the abusive behaviour patterns of domestic violence perpetrators who attend.

The groups will run in Norwich on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 -8.30pm beginning on September 10th and ending January 21st (there are no meetings on December 24/31).

For further information, please contact Mark Bond-Webster at caringdadsnorfolk.gmail.com or phone on 07817 570 471"

Increased Funding for the IDVA Service

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green has increased funding for high risk victims of domestic abuse for a second year running. This increase of funds will go directly to the IDVA service. Since 2016 referrals into the IDVA service increased by 42% and continue to rise. The funding will pay for two extra full time IDVA's who are employed by Leeway. 

Read more here National News Sally Challen Walks Free

Many of you have been following the case of Sally Challen, who endured years of abuse before killing her husband. Sally was sentenced to life in prison and has served 9 years of her sentence. In light of the coercion and control law 2015 Sally requested an appeal.

After years of public campaigning Sally has been released. It was recognised that she had diminished responsibility and two separate mental health conditions at the time. This is a landmark case that recognises the devastating impact that coercion and control has on victims. Sally states that many women in prison are there for similar reasons and the sentencing of victims needs to change. 

Read more here  Nottingham Police Giving Blunt Knifes to Victims

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this one:

Nottingham Police are giving high risk domestic abuse victims blunt knives to minimise risk of homicide. This has been critiqued by survivors who believe this recognises the risk, but doesn't eliminate the risk as perpetrators will use other instruments and weapons.

I raised this with my champion group on Friday who indicated you could even do more damage with a blunt instrument as more force is used... What do you think?

Read more here.  Midwives as victims of abuse

We have many midwife champions in Norfolk - please reach out if this affects you.

The Royal College of Midwives completed a study last year of 250 Midwives. Of these 82% said they had experienced domestic abuse. Many of them felt too ashamed to talk about it at work and stated there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about DA in the workplace. 

Many of the midwives reported that peer support really benefited them. Champions, please be aware of your colleagues :)

Read more here. School Places Change for Domestic Abuse

The schools admission code are making it easier for victims of domestic abuse to switch schools.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds states that vulnerable children should get a school place "as quickly as possible". Many victims flee with their children to different areas of the country, on more than one occasion. Being out of school on top of additional trauma can have a detrimental impact on vulnerable children.

Read more here. Raymond Knight fails to life restraining order

For those of you who attended the Stalking and Harassment network event last week. Here is an update of one of the cases we discussed.

Raymond Knight, who started stalking Dr Elanor Aston in 2008 has failed to have his restraining order lifted. The restraining order is for 10 years and prevents him from going to 11 counties in South England. If he breaches he will not be allowed to enter the South of England.

We are very disappointed that the article refers to him as a "besotted pensioner" which really minimises the risk he poses.

Read the article here. Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

Women who experience domestic abuse are nearly three times as likely to develop mental illness.

A new study released by the University of Birmingham has demonstrated the correlation between domestic abuse and mental health. Other key findings from the study show:

  • Those who experience DA are more likely to have a history of mental illness.
  • There is a discrepancy between GP reporting and national data.
  • This is also the first study to show the link between DA and serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar. 
Read more here. Worboys Pleas Guilty

John Worboys the "black cab rapist" who now uses the name John Radford has pleaded guilty to administering drugs to rape and sexual assault women. Worboys was jailed in 2009 for a string of sexual assaults on 12 women in London. Police believe that Worboys may have carried out more than 100 sexual assaults and rapes. He targeted women who hailed his cab and offered them alcohol laced with drugs.

He will be sentenced on 2nd September.

Read more here "It's like you go to abuse school"

This a very thought provoking article...

"Speak to anyone who's worked with survivors or perpetrators and they’ll tell you the same thing: domestic abuse almost always follows the same script. It’s a truly confounding phenomenon: how is it that men from vastly different cultures know to use the same basic techniques of oppression?"

This article looks at the development of the word "brainwashing" and how similar tactics on victims were used with POW in WW2. It also interviews a man who used to abuse his wife, and explores how counselling helped him recognise his abusive behaviour.

Read the article here Partner Murders Britan's Got Talent Finalist

An ex-soldier who stabbed his Britain's Got Talent finalist partner more than 70 times and slashed her throat has been convicted of her murder.

Desmond Sylva attacked nurse Simonne Kerr, 31, with a kitchen knife in an "utterly terrifying attack" at his south London flat on 15 August.

He had admitted manslaughter but denied murder, claiming his depression impaired his mental function.

Sylva, 41, of Clapham, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 28 June. 

Read article here  Resources Norwich Connect Training - Spurgeons

Norwich Connect, delivered by Spurgeons, is a standard to medium holistic, whole family support service for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse regardless of gender, sexuality, age, or disability, including victims, perpetrators and children/young people.

Norwich Connect have a variety of free training sessions for professionals across Norfolk. This includes DASH Risk Checklist Training, Trauma Informed Practice and more.

If you are interested in booking, please click here.  SEND Training Courses - Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council have a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) e-learning course. The course gives learners a foundation knowledge and understanding of SEND for children and young people aged 0-25. It is designed for professionals but it also suitable for parent carers or any who wish to learn more about SEND. 

There are also training resources on the website. 

Access the resources here Things not to say to FGM survivors

BBC 3 have created a short clip that explores an appropriate response to an FGM survivor (and campaigner). What does it look like? Isn't it like male circumcision? Isn't it a Muslim thing? So you can't orgasm? Your parents must hate you! Why would anyone go along with it? You're betraying our community. Why do you talk about it? 

This awareness clip explores survivors and campaigners responses to these questions. 

Watch here Teachers: How to Spot the Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

Virtual College have created this guide to support teachers recognising Child Abuse and Neglect. Teachers are in the best position to spot abuse due to the amount of time they spend with the children; in some cases more time then they spend with their parents. 

Read the article here Upcoming Training and Network Events Upcoming Courses for Health and Education

15th & 19th July 2019, QE Hospital, Kings Lynn (QEH Staff ONLY)

14th & 21st August 2019, Great Yarmouth Town Hall

10th & 17th September 2019, The Willow Centre, Cringleford

7th & 14th October 2019, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Road

4th & 11th November 2019, North Norfolk District Council, Cromer

13th & 19th November 2019, South Norfolk District Council, Long Stratton

2nd & 9th December 2019, Great Yarmouth Town Hall

If you do not work in Health or Education, we can place you on the waiting list

If professionals do not show on courses, we reserve the right to charge for non-attendance. Please only book if you can commit Please contact us on the email address below to book a place *all training is free* Network Events Networking Event: Technology-Facilitated Abuse

10th July (10am till 12pm) The Willow Centre, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk

Technology can be very helpful to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, but is also often misused by abusers to harass, threaten, coerce, monitor, exploit, and violate their victims. While abusers often use technology to maintain control over victims, many people don’t know what constitutes digital abuse and are not able to recognize the signs. During our networking event we will explore the extent and nature of technology-facilitated abuse, how to gather evidence and how we can support victims to protect themselves.

 If you are a trained DA Champion and would like to reserve a place, please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk

Our Contact Details:

Christen Williams - North, East and Broadland

07818077275

Zoe Harding - Breckland and West

07450649853

Paula DeVaux - City

07342084432

Tabatha Breame – South Norfolk

07450684189

Email address: da.change@norfolk.gov.uk Follow us on Twitter: @DACoordinators

Click here for all previous editions of the Domestic Abuse Newsletter

We are unable to specifically recommend or guarantee the quality of any of the courses, services or interventions listed in this newsletter as we neither have control of, nor accept any liability for other organisations. 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:59

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

A new exhibition at Lynn Museum celebrates Norfolk’s rich history of pilgrimage

Journeys, Pilgrimage, People and Places is fascinating new exhibition at Lynn Museum which takes visitors on a trip through time.

For details go to our news page.

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Your Norfolk summer issue now online

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:33

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Summer 2019

Win tickets to Classic Ibiza

Classic Ibiza brings its heady blend of Balearic beats back to the Blickling Estate on Friday 9 August. And we've got five pairs of tickets to give away. The closing date for entries is Friday 19 July 2019.

Find out more and enter online

Together, for Norfolk

Norfolk County Council has big plans for our county. Our ambition is for economic growth, managed development and a better future for all, working with a host of organisations, businesses and community groups across our county.

Read about our key priorities, our plans for the next six years 

Enjoy the great outdoors this summer

Summer's here and many of us will be planning days out in our beautiful county. Norfolk is the perfect place to explore on foot or by bicycle. There's a huge choice of walks and cycle routes on offer to suit all levels and abilities, ranging from short walks and circular routes to long-distance trails.

Walking and cycling is also a great way to keep active, burn calories and lift you mood.

Read more about enjoying the great outdoors

Summer reading challenge is out of this world

This year's reading challenge is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. The Space Chase adventure begins on 13 July and children aged 4 - 11 can sign up at any of Norfolk County Council's libraries.

Find out more about more about the challenge and Space Chase family events in the summer holidays

Every child deserves to live in a loving home

The council is looking for new foster carers who can offer a child patience, kindness and understanding to help turn their life around. 

Find out more and meet the fostering team at one of our events this summer 

Also in the summer issue

Meet the council's new cabinet members

Careers in home support

Superfast Broadband reaches 93% of Norfolk

What's on near you

Read the full issue

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 21 June 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 21st June 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

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

Big Thank You to All Those Involved in Norfolk's Inaugural Creativity and Wellbeing Week June 10 - 16 2019

A big thank you to all the organisations and to all the artists who have collaborated so generously to make this week-long celebration across Norfolk a success. You have helped showcase the many ways in which creativity impacts positively on our health and wellbeing.

Our inaugural programme had over 75 events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. We hope to build on this next year for Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. 

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

@CreativeNorfolk  @LAHFArtsHealth  @CHWAlliance  @NorfolkCC  @NCCArtsService 

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Library and Information Assistant - Thetford Library

£12,064 - £12,305 per annum (Scale D)
23.75 hours per week
Permanent contract

We are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work with our team at Thetford Library. You will 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 recent experience of serving customers of all ages from across the whole community, working in a face to face environment. The role will include, evening and weekend work.

Apply Here
Deadline 4 July 2019

Engagement Manager (East of England) - National Lottery Heritage Fund

Salary: £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Flexible-- within East of England

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is recruiting for a full time Engagement Manager on a permanent contract based flexible within eastern part of Midlands & East area.
The primary purpose of this post is to work as part of the Engagement Team to deliver engagement and inclusion activity across the Area including stimulating and supporting the flow of good quality applications; working in Areas of Focus; and contributing to and implementing outreach strategies targeted at Strategic Funding Framework (SFF) priorities. Contributing to the wider work of the Area team.
To be competitive in the role, you will need to demonstrate high level knowledge, skills and experience against our selection criteria.

Apply Here
Deadline: 11 July 2019

Library and Information Assistants - Fakenham Library

£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
Post a: 12.5 hours per week based at Fakenham Library
Post b: 6 hours per week based at Wells Library
Permanent contracts

We are looking for Library and Information Assistants to work in our cluster team at Wells Library or Fakenham Library to make sure that all our customers get the help they need. This includes supporting customers with IT, helping them find information and talking to customers about books.
We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people who are excellent communicators 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 as required. 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 (Fakenham, Wells and Holt)

Apply Here
Deadline 3 July 2019

Website and Communications Development Officer - Norfolk County Hall, Norwich

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

Do you have experience of creating, editing and structuring high-quality online information? Want to use it to transform online information and services for customers, using a market leading content management system? If so, we want to hear from you.
We are looking for a Website Development and Communications Officer to work in our Customer Services Digital Team. As part of this 8-month temporary role, you will be delivering timely projects, that will make our Norfolk County Council websites and digital platforms of such high quality and so easy to use that this become their preferred access channel.
You’ll need to be passionate about developing online solutions which delight customers; self-motivated, innovative, flexible and able to work in an agile way to tight timescales.

Apply Here
Deadline 7 July 2019

Digital Assistant Apprentices (2 posts) - Norfolk County Hall, Norwich

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Two-year fixed term contracts/secondment opportunities until September 2021

Are you interested in helping create well-structured and easy to use content for websites? Do you enjoy breaking down complex prose into simple instructions and messages? Are you organised and methodical?
We are looking for two Digital Assistant Apprentices to work in our Customer Services Digital Team. As part of a wider project team, you’ll work with services across Norfolk County Council to create a new intranet for our staff that’s simple and intuitive to navigate, while also actively participating in a structured programme of apprenticeship training.
Our website content management system, Sitecore, is a market leader, and our websites serve hundreds of thousands of customers every month. If successful, you would be joining us at an exciting time as we work to transform the digital experience using the latest technology.

Apply Here
Deadline 7 July 2019

Digital Project Support Officer - Norfolk County Hall, Norwich

£24,313 - £26,317 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Two-year fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until September 2021

Do you have experience of creating, editing and structuring high-quality online information? Want to use it to transform online information and services for customers, using a market leading content management system? If so, we want to hear from you.
We are looking for a Digital Project Support Officer to work in our Customer Services Digital Team. As part of this 2-year temporary role, you will be delivering timely projects that will make our Norfolk County Council websites and digital platforms of such high quality and so easy to use that this become their preferred access channel.
You’ll need to be passionate about developing online solutions which delight customers; self-motivated, innovative, flexible and able to work in an agile way to tight timescales.

Apply Here
Deadline 7 July 2019

Digital Designer (Projects) - Norfolk County Hall, Norwich

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 hours per week
Two-year fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until September 2021

We are looking for a Digital Designer to work in our Customer Services Digital Team. As part of a wider project team, you’ll work with services across Norfolk County Council to create a new intranet for our staff that’s simple and intuitive to navigate, while also making innovative use of techniques such as content personalisation.
We are seeking someone with experience of creating, editing and structuring high-quality online information; and of defining, delivering and optimising other new technology solutions to increase the take-up of online services. You will also be confident in working with staff at a range of levels across an organisation, to agree the best solution for customers.
As part of this 2-year temporary role, you will also be mentoring and line managing two Digital Apprentices also working on the project.

Apply Here
Deadline 7 July 2019

Company Administrator - Gecko Theatre, Ipswich

Gecko is a busy, artist-led company and this role provides vital administrative support across the company’s artistic, participation and business strands, working closely with the Artistic Director, Executive Producer, Head of Operations and Development, and Project and Participation Manager.
The role requires a methodical approach, meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills. It covers a broad range of duties including marketing administration, finance and project support, HR administration, fundraising and general company administration.

Click here to download the Company Administrator Recruitment Pack.

To be considered for this position, please complete the Gecko Application Form and the online
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Please submit your application to manwah@geckotheatre.com before the closing date detailed below.
Deadline 10 July 2019, 5pm

Marketing Assistant - BeWILDerwood

The Marketing Assistant will help promote park and develop the marketing department. The Marketing Assistant will be responsible for various activities including online content management, website and social media coordination, asset design/production and audience communications, research and analysis.

Job Description

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role, together with your CV to: bestjobever@bewilderwood.co.uk
Deadline 7 July 2019

Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager - IWM Duxford

Salary: £36,565 per annum
36 hours / fixed term contract

The Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager will lead on developing and implementing the interpretation strategy for IWM Duxford, bringing alive important and relevant historic stories, and delivering a sector leading heritage visitor experience. This will include developing content and interpretation strategies, project management of interpretation and re-display projects, upgrades to existing displays and feeding into ongoing plans for IWM Duxford.
This role is a fixed term appointment for 20 months. While this role will be primarily based at IWM Duxford, some travel to other IWM branches may be required as necessary.

Apply Here
Deadline 5 July 2019, 9am.

Conservator (Textiles) - IWM Duxford

Salary: £24,356 per annum
36 hours / fixed term contract

You will support the Transforming Imperial War Museum London Stage II project at Lambeth Road, which will create a new Second World War Gallery and Holocaust Gallery by spring 2021.
You will be responsible for the assessment, preventive and interventive conservation treatment of textile-based objects. You will also advise and prepare conservation mounting for objects and undertake the display of some textiles for the galleries, including mounting costumes onto mannequins.
The Museum has five branches and the role is based in the new IWM Conservation Studios in Duxford, Cambridgeshire. However it is expected that you will spend 1 day a month in London to attend meetings related to the project and to meet with stakeholders. This will be supported by the TIWML II project.

Apply Here
Deadline 4 July 2019, 9am.

Collections Systems Manager - IWM Duxford

Salary: £30,000 per annum
36 hours net per week

You are a collections systems manager, using your specialist database systems skills to ensure that IWM’s staff are fully supported with a robust and effective collections management system and the reports, tools and training they need. You will help us continue to develop by recommending appropriate system and process solutions to deliver change, by modelling existing workflows and using your knowledge of collections management principles and concepts.

Apply Here
Deadline 24 June 2019, 9am.

Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator - Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge

£26,243-£30,395 pro rata
Part - time

This is a part-time position equivalent to 3 days a week. Duties include facilitating and delivering approximately 150 classes in the Museum galleries each year, with approximately 2,500 children, students and members of the public; advising the Museum on possible expansion of provision; and, initiating and delivering outreach initiatives designed to attract applicants to the undergraduate courses in Classics

Apply Here
Deadline 5 July 2019

Administration Assistant - StartEast, New Wolsey Theatre

Paid (£15k-20k)

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an Administration Assistant to join its busy StartEast Project Team for a temporary period. This is a fixed term contract starting week commencing 22nd July 2019 for three weeks with an option to extend.
StartEast is a business support and grants programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Arts Council England (ACE). StartEast offers support for sole traders, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups operating in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Administration Assistant will provide additional administrative support to the StartEast Project Team as the project concludes.

Apply Here
Deadline: 4th July 2019, 10am

Curatorial Assistant (House and Collection (Fixed Term) - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Salary £22,659-£26,243

The Curatorial Assistant will focus primarily on assisting with and undertaking tasks related to the Kettle's Yard House and Collection. These include tasks concerned with the care and conservation of the collection, including the collection store; researching and updating the collection database; assisting with the administration and management of acquisitions and loans; researching and assisting with developing new Kettle's Yard collection publications and other House / collection related products; researching and assisting with collection funding applications; Assisting with artist projects and displays in the House; and managing collection related exhibitions. The post holder will report to the Curator of Exhibitions and Displays (maternity cover).

Apply Here
Deadline 8 July 2019

Communications Assistant - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Salary £22,659-£26,243

You will work with the Head of Communications using marketing and media relations to communicate all that Kettle's Yard has to offer to new and current audiences. In particular, you will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the digital marketing for Kettle's Yard including updating the website, managing e-marketing and social media and making short content such as films and blogs for these channels. You will be passionate about engaging new and current audiences with the visual arts and committed to maintaining and growing Kettle's Yard's reputation. You will be a confident written communicator, self-motivated, able to work on your own and to tight deadlines. You will have some experience of marketing and or media relations, preferably in the arts or cultural sector.

Apply Here
Deadline 8 July 2019

Digital Communications Officer (National Parks) - Broads Authority

£22,462 - £26,317 per annum
Yare House, Norwich
37 hours per week - Fixed contract 3 years

Our web and social presence is vital in our efforts to connect with people that visit, work or live in our amazing landscapes. We need someone with a blend of proven success, up-to-date knowledge and commitment to respond swiftly to the constant demands of this role. The post holder will ensure we have a dynamic website and engaging social media channels that showcase the National Parks and build their new collective brand and identity. A key project in the first year will be supporting the Communications & Marketing Manager in planning and delivering the development of a new Wordpress website to represent the 15 UK National Parks.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 24 June 2019

Communications & Marketing Manager (National Parks) - Broads Authority

£36,876 to £41,675 per annum
Yare House, Norwich
37 hours per week - Fixed contract 3 years

We are looking for a Senior Manager for the new National Parks Communications team (hosted at the Broads Authority) with considerable communications management experience, expertise and creative flair to implement a huge range of activity across the full spectrum of comms channels. Working on a varied workload to tight deadlines, the post holder will keep our corporate partners and National Park colleagues enthused, involved and informed.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline 24 June 2019

Holiday Activity Assistants - Broadland District Council

£7.20 - £8.21 per hour

We are currently looking for members of staff to join our holiday activities scheme, running play schemes for young people (aged between 4 – 16 years) during all school holidays.
Tots2Teens is a well-established provider of school holiday activities in the area. Activities include free play, art, cookery, technology and a wide range of sports.
We are looking for keen and enthusiastic people to help deliver these activities to our high standard. The schemes operate in various locations around the Broadland district and must be run in a safe, enjoyable and friendly manner.

Apply Here
Deadline 25th June

Customer Services Assistant - Blakeney, Holt

£8.21 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (150 hrs py to 14/09/19)

Our commercial work is essential to our continued funding. Whether it’s the car park, visitor reception, retail shop, or our café or restaurant, you’ll be part of the operations team, responsible for ensuring that we continue to deliver excellent customer service every day.
You’ll be responsible for ensuring the presentation of our commercial areas is spot on, engaging our visitors, making them feel welcome and keeping all areas clean and tidy. You’ll be responsible for working across all areas of the operations team, providing support to the teams as needed. You’ll tell our visitors about the amazing work we do and what their money is funding.

Apply Here
Deadline 23rd June 2019

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Blakeney, Holt

£8.77 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (250 hrs py to 30/09/19)

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.

Apply Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

Public Engagement and Festival Manager - University Of Cambridge

Salary: £30,395 - £39,609

The role involves programming and coordinating events across academic departments and liaising with staff and student volunteers, with local schools and with statutory, community, corporate and media partners and with members of the public. The role-holder also oversees Cambridge University's contribution to the Hay Festival.

Apply Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

Front Of House Assistants - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 

Ahead of an exciting new Autumn season, the launch of a new café concept and a time of transformation in the theatre’s future, the New Wolsey Theatre is expanding its team of enthusiastic and conscientious Front Of House Assistants.

Our Front of House Assistants prioritise and assist our audiences with ticket purchases and enquiries at our Box Office and deliver a fantastic customer experience across the theatre’s Stage Right Café and Bar outlets too.

The roles available are:

  • 28 hours per week
  • 20 hours per week
  • 18 hours per week- Maternity Cover- Fixed Term to 30th April 2020
  • 16 hours per week

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 1st July 2019, 10am.

Marketing And Communications Manager - Pacitti Company, Ipswich

Terms: Permanent, 3 days per week (increased to 4/5 days in a SPILL Festival year) Salary: £30,000 per annum (pro rata)

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for growing and developing Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival’s audiences across all communications channels, including Digital, Press and Print. They will be comfortable dealing with day-to-day marketing and communications tasks as well as keeping an overview of progress towards the company’s Audience Development Strategy and driving this forward. They will have a goal-orientated outlook and solve problems with a mixture of creative and analytical skills. They will work closely with the Artistic Director and Senior Producer and share line management of the Development and Communications Assistant.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: Midday 9 July.

Director of Finance and Operations - Firstsite, Colchester, Essex

£49,000 – £59,000

The Director of Finance and Operations will lead on all governance, contractual, financial and commercial arrangements; responsible for the Finance, IT, Facilities and HR functions on an on-going basis.

In particular, the Director of Finance and Operations will take a leading role in maintaining and reviewing the four-year financial model to support the delivery of our strategic aims and the compilation of the annual budget and regular forecasts – this will include a priority on ensuring the rapid improvements of our income generation performance across commercial activity including hires, auditorium, retail, café, restaurant and our incubator space at 15 Queen Street.

For full details and how to apply click here
Deadline: 5th July 2019.

Manager - Halesworth Library

£10.62 per hour (£20,495.69 pro-rata).

We’re looking for a library manager at Halesworth Library. We’re looking for an individual who:

  • Can lead, manage and motivate a team of staff and volunteers to provide a customer focussed, responsive service
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoys engaging with people and building relationships
  • Is proactive and able to promote innovative ideas that will help make the library relevant and increase use of the library service
  • Can support, assist and train staff and customers to access IT, based on personal knowledge of PCs, the internet, library computer systems and MS Office
  • Will use time at work effectively to achieve goals individually and with the team through exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Can work effectively with the Friends of Halesworth Library to continue to develop the support from the local community.
  • Full Job Profile

If you are interested, please send a CV and supporting statement outlining what you could bring to this position and Suffolk Libraries to: recruitment@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Closing date 15th July.

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

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

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

Apply Here
Deadline 26 June 2019

Marketing Officer - Norfolk County Hall

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 27 June 2019

General Manager - John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

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

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

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

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

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

Fullscope Programme Director - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

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

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

Full details here
Deadline 3 July, 5pm

HenPower Associate - Cambridgeshire, Equal Arts

Paid (£25k-30k pro rata) Part-time

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

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

Technical Manager - ADC Theatre, Cambridge

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

Projects and Digital Producer, New International Encounter - Cambridge

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

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

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

Development Assistant (part-time)- DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £17,240 pa, pro-rata (£8,670)

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

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

Art Technician - Thetford Grammar School

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Relief Learning Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

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

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Stage Managers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

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

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

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

Head of Development - Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 per annum

Job Description

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

Application Pack
Deadline: 24 June 2019, 9am.

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

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

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

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

Creative Learning Coordinator (job share), Norwich Puppet Theatre

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

The common purpose of the Creative Learning Coordinators is to:

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

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

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

R+D theatre director, Play Nicely Theatre

Part time
Salary: £15k-20k pro rata

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

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

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Fenland's Finest - Casting Callout

Fly No Filter is looking for a versatile performer who is versed with spoken word and script based performance, as well as someone who can move. We are at the very beginnings of this piece of work, working title Fenland's Finest, and have been invited to present a work-in-progress as part of the New Writing Theatre Festival, Hotbed in Cambridge in July.
For Hotbed we are rehearsing a 20min excerpt, focusing on monologues. Strong speaking/acting skills required, with dance training desirable.

Performance day: Saturday 20th July, 9.00am - 5.00pm Rehearsal day: date to be discussed

The piece will in the future be developed into a 45-60 min touring solo for a male performance artist using spoken word and dance (predominantly Popping and possibly B-Boying). This engagement is for the scratch performance only, with the potential to continue with future R&D/creation and touring.
To apply please send over your headshot, CV, and showreel. This role is paid (1 day rehearsal and 1 day performance).  email: flynofilter@sincru.co.uk

Deadline 30 June 2019

Applications Now Open for LSO Jerwood Composer+ & LSO Soundhub, London Symphony Orchestra

LSO Jerwood Composer+ supports two composers each year in programming, planning and delivering two chamber-scale concerts in Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s including work of their own developed through the programme. Composers will gain entrepreneurial skills around programming for specific audiences, planning and organising events, marketing and budgeting, gaining knowledge and practical experience in how to establish and promote themselves professionally.
We will be recruiting four composer members to LSO Soundhub, our composer-led resource, which responds directly to the needs of those using it. Based at LSO St Luke’s, LSO Soundhub provides a flexible environment for composers to develop and showcase new work through exploration, collaboration and experimentation; and access to vital resources, state-of-the-art equipment and professional support.

Apply Here
Deadline 1 July 2019

Artist Call Out: BLOC LAB Residencies - Suffolk Libraries

A weeklong mixed media residency.
Monday 12 August – Friday 16 August 2019
Hadleigh Library, Suffolk
A fee of £500 for the week (including lunch provided by Suffolk Libraries)

Suffolk Libraries creative programme BLOC - Building Libraries on Creativity are inviting local artists to come and use Hadleigh Library as a work space to explore the role creativity plays as catalyst for nurturing confidence and wellbeing in the community.
Five artists will be given the opportunity during this residency to explore their practice freely as well as their roles as creative practitioners in the community.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Artist’s residency 'Creative Islands' - Isles of Scilly

As part of our aim to commission new and imaginative ways of experiencing the Isles of Scilly we are launching a series of artist’s residencies with a view to developing projects with permanent legacies responding to particular aspects of Scilly life. For this residency we will an invite an artist to explore the themes of energy, sustainability and new technologies within the distinctive Scilly context, and to propose creative responses to these themes. We are particularly interested in the use of digital media, and creative work which responds to and ‘makes visible’ some of the abstract data generated through the Smart Islands initiative.

Download the full brief here
Deadline 12th July 2019, 5pm

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

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

Please include the following elements in your application:

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Marine Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impress Prize For New Writers

£25 entry Fee

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

Learn How to Enter Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

Artist Call Out - Museum of Human Kindness

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

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

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

Near Now Fellowship - Applications Open

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

Apply Online
Deadline 28 June 2019, 11:59PM

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

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

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

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

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

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

Brandon Tales and Trails Artist Open Call - Thetford Forest

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

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

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

PopUp Opportunity, Norwich BID

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

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

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

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

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

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

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

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

New Community Choir - Biddy's Tea Room, Norwich

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

For full details click here

Apply For Collect Open 2020 - Somerset House, London

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

Call For Artists - Cows About Cambridge 2020

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

National Original Print Exhibition Competition

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

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

Deadline for entries: 27 June 11:59pm

The Sunny Art Prize - Submissions Wanted

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

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

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

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

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

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

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

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

Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

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

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

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

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

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

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

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

TERMS

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

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

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

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

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

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

Coast Arts Competition 2019

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

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

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

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

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

Deadline June 23, 2019

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

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

Development Opportunities Vital Spark Development Programme

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

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

My Next Chapter For Creatives Programme - Artpocket Studio, Norwich

My Next Chapter for Creatives, an exciting two-day course for creatives in Norwich on July 13th & 14th. The course is for any type of creative (artist, writer, performer, producer, thinker…) who would find it useful and inspiring to take two days out in a facilitated, constructive and supportive space to take stock of where they’ve been, where they are now and where they would like to go next…

The two day My Next Chapter For Creatives programme will be at Artpocket Studio (Lion House, Muspole St) in Norwich on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 10-4.30pm.
The cost of the two day programme is £175 plus booking fee – this includes all materials and drinks. (Bring your own lunch.)

Further information at www.mynextchapter.org.uk/for-creatives/
and booking details can be found at www.mynextchapter.org.uk/booking

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

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

Subjects covered:

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

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out and are Age: 18+. The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich
Book Here

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

Artpocket: Choose Art

Summer Term Courses: Adults:

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

Book your place info@artpocket.co.uk

Creative Networking Event, The Orchard, Norwich

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

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

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

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

Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

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

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

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

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

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

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

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

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

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

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

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

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

Location:

  • 28th June, Bristol: 'Art: A Catalyst for Radical Change' (Arnolfini)

Book Here

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

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

Costs:

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

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

Arts, Place & Well-being Workshop - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

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

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

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

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

NEW COURSES ON OFFER THIS SUMMER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

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

Take Part

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

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

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

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

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

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

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

Download Full Report Here

Power To The People - Museums Association

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

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

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

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

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

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

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

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

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

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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

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

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

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Henry Moore Foundation

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

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

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

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

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

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

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

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

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

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

Without Walls Open Funding Call

Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of Without Walls grants, for new outdoor arts projects in any form which will premiere and tour in either 2020 or 2021. A further Open Call for 2021 projects will take place in 2020.

Full details and how to submit - click here
Deadline 22 July 2019, 10am

Vital Spark Ideas Fund

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

Groundwork Norfolk is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday by offering communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of £100,000. As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across the East of England are being invited to apply for their share of the cash. In Norfolk the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is open for applications.

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

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

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

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

The Writer Producer Fund - Applications Open

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

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

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

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

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

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

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

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

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

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

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

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

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

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

Next Steps:

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

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Ushers - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

Full details here

Volunteer Class Assistants - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

Full details here

2 x Trustee Vacancies - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

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

Volunteers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Here

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

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

Summer Production Volunteer Roles - The Garage, Norwich

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

Roles Available:

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

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

Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

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

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

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

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

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

Register Your Interest

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

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

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

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

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

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

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

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

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

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

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

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

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

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

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

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

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

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

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

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

Volunteer registration form 

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

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

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

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

Categories: Norfolk

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:30

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:41

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

Reaction to the report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on Norfolk's Fire & Rescue Service

20 June 2019
Today (Thursday, 20 June), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has published its first report into Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The overall judgement was that the service requires improvement, although there are key areas judged to be good, including our response to fires and incidents.

'Digital Zone' at Norfolk Show to showcase the rise of technology

20 June 2019
Attendees at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show can get hands-on with latest technology at Norfolk County Council’s stand.

Chief Scientific Advisor Chris Whitty encouraged by renewed focus on Great Yarmouth

19 June 2019
One of the Government's top scientific advisors, Professor Chris Whitty, spent a day in Great Yarmouth with Public Health, Council and medical officials to understand the public health challenges of the coastal borough.

Fighting scams in Norfolk

17 June 2019
This Scams Awareness Fortnight, Norfolk County Council Trading Standards has some timely reminders on how to spot and avoid scams.

For more details, visit our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

SEND E-Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:30
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter

June 2019 - Issue No.30

The SEND E-Newsletter gives information and news about what is new and being developed in the world of SEND and the Local Offer in Norfolk.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas and news articles to this edition.

We are proud to publish Norfolk’s draft Area SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) Strategy This has been co-produced over the past 12 months between Norfolk County Council's Children's and Adult Services, Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups, Parent/Carer groups and education professionals within early years settings, schools and colleges.

We are setting out our plans for the next 3 years to acknowledge achievements and successes to date but importantly to be honest about the many challenges that we face to improve SEND provision across the county.

We are seeking more views on our strategy with feedback through an online survey and this will ensure that the strategy can develop further as we continue, listening to children, young people and their families…supporting inclusion, meeting needs and changing lives together. The questionnaire will run for a 8 week period until 13 August. We will then make amendments to the strategy and publish a further version in September.

Each year we will refresh the strategy to ensure that we can provide updates on our progress and re-assess our challenges and priorities.

SEND and Alternative Provision Transformation Programme

As part of the SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Programme there have been two exciting recent developments:

1) The County Council has held an information event for sponsors interested in applying to operate the two new special free schools planned for Norfolk:

  • a new special free school for children and young people with complex special educational needs and
  • a new special free school for children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

2) Information has been published inviting Norfolk schools and academies to apply to develop an Specialist Resource Base as part of their strategy to create 170 new places as a core part of mainstream school support.  The priority area for development are Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Bases, a new KS1-KS2 primary SRB for cognition and learning and expansion of the primary Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) Bases.

What happens to the feedback we receive on the SEND Local Offer?

Our new online feedback form can be found on our Tell us what you think page.

So what happens to your feedback?

The feedback is downloaded into a spreadsheet and then used to compile a report under the following headings:

  • Feedback on missing services
  • Feedback on quality of services
  • Feedback on the published SEND Local Offer
  • Feedback on the range of SEND services

The first report using information from the new feedback form been prepared and is on the agenda of the next Norfolk Area SEND Multi-Agency (NASMA)Steering Group on Thursday 20th June. This will enable your feedback to quickly come to the attention of commissioners and for any themes to be identified and responded to.

Themes from the collective feedback will also be described as part of the annual summary of comments published annually in September in Reviews.

The feedback form is one way that you can engage and participate with your SEND Local Offer - there are lots more ways to give feedback that are described within Views.

Survey on SALT services

Family Voice Five-Minute Focus is back to find out your experiences and views about Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) services with a very short survey.

Over the last year, SALT services have been the focus of the Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) and Family Voice have been feeding in the views and experiences of parent carers into this meeting.

Family Voice are now looking at the access to SALT services and would like to hear from parent carers who are currently accessing or trying to access these services.

If your child or young person (0-25 years) currently has additional communication needs, we would really appreciate five minutes of your time to find out your views and experiences.  We will be providing a report to the HOSC meeting in October 2019, ensuring that all responses are completely anonymised and unidentifiable.  Please click here for the survey.

Please complete the survey by Friday 19 July 2019.

Together our voices are stronger.

Call for evidence on SEND funding arrangements

In December 2018 the Secretary of State announced the intention to hold a call for evidence on the current funding arrangements for those with special educational needs, those with disabilities, and those who require alternative provision.

This call for evidence is intended to help the Department for Education understand how the current available funding is distributed, and what improvements to the financial arrangements could be made in future. They are also aware of the wider concerns about the overall amount of funding and the pressures on budgets that many local authorities, schools, colleges and other providers are reporting: we are separately looking carefully at this ahead of the next government Spending Review.

The call for evidence can be accessed here and will be open from now until 31 July 2019.

SEND Local Offer on Facebook

SEND Local Offer has a new Facebook page which will be used as part of our SEND communication strategy, alongside Twitter and this SEND E-Newsletter.

We will also be using Facebook to promote new and existing information on the SEND Local Offer.

Please give our page a like and spread the word @sendnorfolk

The Government response to the Timpson review

The Timpson review explored how headteachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school.

The review gathered substantial evidence through submissions to the call for evidence and engagement with many organisations and individuals, including schools, local authorities, parents and children.

The government response sets out a programme of work to respond to the recommendations.

You can read the Timpson review of school exclusion and the Government response here.

Looking for training that will boost knowledge and understanding of SEND?

Did you know that we have lots of events and training on different aspects of special educational needs and disability on our Events and training page?

Perfect for childminders, early years practitioners, teachers and tutors who are are looking to develop their knowledge and skills further.

And don't forget we also have the new SEND E-Learning course which provides a foundation knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disability (SEND). Suitable for parent carers and everyone who works with children and young people aged 0-25.

Third care farm added to the County Farms estate

Norfolk County Council has appointed new tenants to take on three farms on its County Farms estate - one of which will allow a care farm to expand to offer opportunities to more people.

Chris Howees and Louise Bishop-Howes who opened Edfords Care Farm in 2014, were seeking more space from which to expand the number of people they can work with.

Edfords Care Farm works with vulnerable people of all ages with special educational needs and those with mental health conditions, teaching traditional livestock and horticulture farming techniques as a form of green space therapy.  

By moving into larger premises, Chris and Louise plan to expand their current offer to give opportunities for their co-workers to learn skills in conservation farming and specific trades like butchery. “Over the years our work with our co-workers has grown from those in residential care to school groups, charity groups, young people leaving care and now also into an SEN Farm School, we’re looking forward to expanding this even more at Upper Wood Farm.”

Cllr Greg Peck said, “We are very pleased to be adding a third care farm to the County Farms estate.  Promoting care farming is a significant objective for the County Council both in terms of supporting people to live independently and encouraging diversification within the estate.”

Edfords Care Farm is currently based at Northrepps, near Cromer, but will move to its new premises at the 84-acre Upper Wood Farm on the Mautby estate near Great Yarmouth, in the autumn.

LIFT OFF Work Trials Project

LIFT OFF is a project led by Pathmakers in partnership with Norfolk County Council. Pathmakers is a charity set up to improve opportunities for everyone to access the countryside – particularly those who by reason of their age, ill health or disability might not currently benefit.

The LIFT OFF project are working with small rural land owners and small business owners, who would host a small group of people on work trials to help with tasks related to auditing and management of footpaths on their land.

The project is seeking to work with people who would like to gain confidence and overcome barriers in order to enter or return to the workplace. The target participants are people who are not in education, employment or training who require additional support to get into employment. This could include older people, young people aged 16+, people with mental health issues, people with disabilities and people who have little or no experience of the workplace.

The work trials will be running regularly, on dates agreed with by the participant, from early summer 2019 until February 2020.

For more information contact Ella Meecham.

Are you getting enough sleep?

Having a new puppy in the house, has reminded me of those early days of parenthood when I was totally sleep deprived and exhausted. Thankfully, I know this won't last long and that in a few weeks, my family will get their quiet nights back. However, for some parent carers, and particularly those with children who have SEND, the sleep deprivation may go on for a lot longer.

Sleep East CIC offers regular workshops for exhausted families, giving ideas and strategies that will help your child self-settle, sleep through the night and manage those early morning awakenings. 

Find these workshops, plus many more events for parent carers on our Support events page.

If you need some immediate help and advice about sleep (plus a lot more) try the NHS website:

Thank you to those who participated in our recent consultation

We received 156 responses to our recent online survey where we asked you to tell us how you want to search for health services on the SEND Local Offer. A smaller number of you attended our two workshops on 3rd May. Thank you for giving up your time to engage and participate, your views are important to us.

The majority of people (60%) who gave their views preferred Option 2: to be able to search for health services by need.

We are now starting work to make this happen and hope to complete the initial work by August 2019. This will involve replacing the existing information pages about services with new pages about different health needs. The new pages will signpost users to information about that 'need' and health services in Norfolk that can provide support.

Independent Living Skills - course roadshow

The new Healthy Food Healthy Lifestyle ILS programme will be delivered at 15 venues right across Norfolk starting this September 2019. Courses run in 3 x 10-week blocks and they are FREE.

Come to one of the county wide roadshows to find out about the Independent Living Skills (ILS) courses on offer in 2019/20. There will be cooking demonstrations for the Joy of Food Team and a chance to talk to the tutors about the courses.

Tuesday 18 June, 10-12: WI Hall, Garden Street, Cromer, NR27 9HN

Tuesday 18 June, 2:30-4:30: Great Yarmouth Hub, Suffolk Road, Gorleston, NR31 0LJ

Wednesday 29 June, 10-3: James Paget Hospital, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6LA

Friday 21 June, 10-12: Connaught Hall, Station Road, Attleborough, NR17 2AS

Friday 21 June, 2-4: Hope Church, Vince's Road, Diss, IP22 4HG

Tuesday 25 June, 10-12: Holt Hub, Charles Road, Holt, NR25 6DA

Friday 5 July, 10-12: First Move, Artillery Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2LR

Friday 5 July, 2-4: Iceni Care, 12 Queen's Road, Great Yarmouth, NF30 3HT

Tuesday 16 July, 10-12: Dereham Hub, Rash's Green Industrial Estate, Toftwood, Dereham, NR19 1JG

Tuesday 16 July, 2-4: Faro Lodge, Galyon Road, King's Lynn, NR30 3YE

Friday 19 July, 10-12: Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AP

Tuesday 23 July, 10-12: Assembly Room, 13 Market Place, Swaffham, PE37 7AB

Tuesday 23 July, 2-4: Community Centre, Providence Street, King's Lynn, PE30 5ET

The roadshows are free to attend and no booking is required - just come along and join in the fun!

To find out more go to www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning or email independent.living.skills@norfolk.gov.uk

Free Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) for staff in secondary schools

Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) is a national programme which will provide knowledge, skills and practical tools to staff working in secondary schools.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to offer a comprehensive free, one-day face-to-face training.  

This one-day training will be freely available for up to two members of staff to those secondary schools who have not yet received Mental Health First Aid Training in 2017 - 2018. The training will take place in over 100 locations between September 2019 – March 2020.

To find out whether your school is eligible or to register your interest in attending a training, please visit www.annafreud.org/mhat

Consultation about ChangingPlaces toilets

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation about making ChangingPlaces toilets mandatory in all new, large public buildings in England is now LIVE.

You can take part here 

If you would like to submit an article for this newsletter, please get in touch send@norfolk.gov.uk

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Let's Talk

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:43

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June 2019

We've just finished our latest staff conversation events and I was pleased to see many of you there. There are more planned later in the year, so please do book a place if you want to come and speak to us (details below). These events give us a great opportunity to meet with you, get your views on the things we're working on and to share ideas about how we can continue to improve the lives of Norfolk's children and young people.

We'll be sending out evaluation forms for the most recent staff conversations, to find out how we make them better and reach a larger audience - so please look out for those and fill them in.

Last week was also annual Carers' Week, a week which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the amazing children and young people who help to look after their parents and siblings. We want all of these children and young people to be able to achieve their potential, which is why we commission Carers Matter Norfolk to provide them with support and advice. There’s more information here and I would urge you to let children and young people know about this service and to register with Carers Matter, so that they can get the help that they might need.

Some of you will no doubt be carers yourself so don’t forget that we also have a number of flexible working policies to help you. More information on our carer friendly policies can be found on PeopleNet.

Children's Advice and Duty Service - six-month review

We’ve just had our six-month review of the front door arrangements. Professor David Thorpe, who helped us to develop the Children’s Advice and Duty Service, has been back to check on our progress.

We’re pleased to say that our implementation has been a success and we now have other local authorities looking to visit.

Based on comparisons in the months before implementation, we’ve seen:

  • An 81% increase in telephone calls (vs written referrals)
  • An 37% reduction in Referrals
  • A 29% decrease in social work assessment initiated
  • A 25% reduction in s47 investigations

We continue to run surveys and bank anecdotal feedback from partners, showing a positive experience.

Plans announced for new specialist resource bases

We recently announced plans for ten new specialist resource bases in the county. Norfolk’s primary and secondary schools are being invited to submit bids to create ten new specialist resource bases within their schools to provide up to 170 new school places for children with special educational needs. The bidding process is part of our ambitious investment programme to transform education for children with special needs and disabilities in Norfolk by creating more than 500 additional school places. You can read our press release here.

Launch of Inside Out

We’ve just launched this exciting new pilot, working with young people in residential care in the county.

Inside Out is a DfE Innovations funded project being run in partnership with Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council.

The Children’s Society has been commissioned to deliver the work and has been working on the project in Essex since last summer.

The project will see coaches from The Children’s Society work intensively one-on-one with a young person and their family. They will give tailored support based on young people’s individual needs and work alongside the young person’s social worker, current residential provider and other agencies involved in their life.

The aim is to ensure stability for the young person and, where possible, to step them down from residential care.

Work has just started with our first young person. If you are working with someone who you think might be able to benefit, then please contact Donna Elson at donna.elson@norfolk.gov.uk

Partnership with British Heart Foundation

We have recently created a partnership with the British Heart Foundation, which sees the charity supply furniture to our new semi-independent accommodation houses, from their donated stock.  This is cheaper for us than purchasing new furniture and we are able to bulk store our order and BHF will deliver to us when we need it.   This benefits both our young people and the charity and BHF is hoping that the partnership may even be able to fund a nurse in the longer term.

Transforming mental health services for children and young people

This week the CCGs’ Joint Strategic Commissioning Group (JSCC)  agreed to our proposed new approach to supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Norfolk and Waveney. This is an important step in developing a joint approach between Norfolk County Council and the CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney to funding and commissioning services and support earlier to improve the wellbeing of our children and young people. You can read the JSCC papers here, pages 115-120.

The long-term aim is to develop multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working arrangements, based in communities that reduce any duplication or delays to support. This would be based on a model called THRIVE, which has been used successfully in other areas of the country.

The THRIVE model moves away from a traditional tiered approach to mental health services and focuses on the specific needs of each young person, bringing in extra support as and when the child needs it.

The new model and approach will enable those providing support to children and young people to work together to ensure that we have one approach to meeting the needs of children and young people, with one set of shared outcomes.

Our Cabinet will also need to agree the approach at its meeting on 5 August; in the meantime, work will continue to design how this will look in practice, which will focus on getting earlier help to those who need it.

Performance Development – have you arranged a meeting with your manager?

It’s important for all of us to feel valued and have clarity about our roles. Performance Development helps us achieve this by creating an opportunity to identify our strengths and possibilities for further growth, so we can be successful in our achieving our goals.

Over the past year, you should have been having regular conversations with your line manager (in the format of your choice) about your goals and growth and in the lead up to completing your Performance Development Plan (PDP).

If you haven’t already, it’s important a meeting is arranged with you and your manager as soon as possible as you only have until the 30 June 2019 to have your PDP completed.

*Note: For parts of NCC on a business cycle of September – August, the Annual Performance Development Planning is July/Aug and Mid-Year Reviews are Jan/Feb.

For information about how to prepare and get the most out of your meeting go to the Performance Development guidance on PeopleNet.

You can also contact HR Direct on 01603 222212 for any further help. 

 

Staff conversations - dates for your diaries

You can book your places at the next Staff Conversations via the Learning Hub. They will take place on 11 October, at Pensthorpe Natural Park; on 16 October, at South Green Park, Matishall and on 28 October at The Space, Norwich. All of the events will run from 10am to 1pm.

Categories: Norfolk

Public Health Bulletin - 18 June

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:03

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Tuesday 18 June 2019

News Review concludes public health should stay with councils

6 JUNE, 2019 BY JON BUNN | LGC

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

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

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

Read the full story in the bulletin folder.

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

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

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

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

Notes from recent meetings

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

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

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

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

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

People

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

Beverley Alden - Violence Protection Coordinator

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

 

Hannah Clarke - Public Health Officer

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

 

Joanna Lettin - GP Trainee

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

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

 

Peter Metcalfe - Public Health Officer/ Analyst

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

 

Hannah Shah - HWB Policy Manager

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

 

Daniel Todd - FY2

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

 

Sarah Weir - Specialist Registrar

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

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

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

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

Practical Updates Lone Workers

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

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

Upcoming Events

10 September - A Guide to Successful Stakeholder Management

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Free Teachers' Conference at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:55
Free Teachers' Conference At Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 17 July, 9.30 am – 12.30pm 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last year’s evaluation comments included:

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

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

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

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

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

Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 14 June 2019

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

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 14th June 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
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Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week June 10 - 16 2019

A big thank you to all the organisations and to all the artists who have collaborated so generously to create this week-long celebration across Norfolk show-casing the many ways in which creativity impacts positively on our health and wellbeing. In this inaugural programme for people of all ages, you will find over 75 events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. 

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

@CreativeNorfolk  @LAHFArtsHealth  @CHWAlliance  @NorfolkCC  @NCCArtsService 

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

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour

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

Apply Here
Deadline 26 June 2019

Marketing Officer - Norfolk County Hall

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 27 June 2019

General Manager - John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

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

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

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

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

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

Fullscope Programme Director - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

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

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

Full details here
Deadline 3 July, 5pm

HenPower Associate - Cambridgeshire, Equal Arts

Paid (£25k-30k pro rata) Part-time

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

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

Technical Manager - ADC Theatre, Cambridge

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

Projects and Digital Producer, New International Encounter - Cambridge

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

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

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

Ballet Tutor – DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training, Ipswich

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

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

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

Development Assistant (part-time)- DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £17,240 pa, pro-rata (£8,670)

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

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

Assistant Customer Services Manager - DanceEast, Ipswich

Salary: £9.23 per hour

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

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

Relief Commercial Activity Assistant - The Shirehall, Norwich

£9.18 per hour (Scale B)
Casual contract

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

UK Antarctic Heritage Trust 3 x Vacancies

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

Art Technician - Thetford Grammar School

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Relief Learning Assistant - Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth

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

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 26 June 2019

Events Officer - Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

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

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

Apply Here
Closing date: 16 June 2019

Stage Managers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

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

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

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

Head of Development - Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 per annum

Job Description

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

Application Pack
Deadline: 24 June 2019, 9am.

Open Call: Artist Commission - AR Digital Artwork, Metal

Fee: £6,000

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

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

Various Vacancies At The Imperial War Museum, Duxford in Cambridgeshire

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

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

Apply Here

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

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

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

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

Creative Learning Coordinator (job share), Norwich Puppet Theatre

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

The common purpose of the Creative Learning Coordinators is to:

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

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

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

R+D theatre director, Play Nicely Theatre

Part time
Salary: £15k-20k pro rata

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

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

Community and Visitor Engagement Officer - Museum of Cambridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please include the following elements in your application:

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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

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

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Marine Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impress Prize For New Writers

£25 entry Fee

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

Learn How to Enter Here
Deadline 30th June 2019

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

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

How To Enter
Enter by 21st June 2019

Artist Call Out - Museum of Human Kindness

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

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

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

Near Now Fellowship - Applications Open

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

Apply Online
Deadline 28 June 2019, 11:59PM

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

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

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

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

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

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

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

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

Brandon Tales and Trails Artist Open Call - Thetford Forest

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

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

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

PopUp Opportunity, Norwich BID

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

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

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

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

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

Holt Festival Art Prizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holt Festival Open Studios

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

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

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

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

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

New Community Choir - Biddy's Tea Room, Norwich

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

For full details click here

Fifth Annual AHRC Research In Film Awards 2019

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

The full list of categories for 2019 are:

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

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

Apply For Collect Open 2020 - Somerset House, London

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

Call For Artists - Cows About Cambridge 2020

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

National Original Print Exhibition Competition

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

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

Deadline for entries: 27 June 11:59pm

The Sunny Art Prize - Submissions Wanted

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

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

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

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

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

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019

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

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

Fakenham Photo Competition

Free to enter

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

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

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

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

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

PAINT UP LOWESTOFT! featuring ‘Lowestoft Scenes’

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

TERMS

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

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

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

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

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

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

Coast Arts Competition 2019

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

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

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

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

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

Deadline June 23, 2019

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

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subjects covered:

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

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out and are Age: 18+. The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich
Book Here

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

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

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

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

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Artpocket: Choose Art

Summer Term Courses: Adults:

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

Book your place info@artpocket.co.uk

Creative Networking Event, The Orchard, Norwich

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

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

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

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

Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

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

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

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

Youth Voice Training Now Available - Birmingham & London 

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

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

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

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

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

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

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

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

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

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

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

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

Locations:

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

Book Here

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

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

Costs:

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

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

Arts, Place & Well-being Workshop - London

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

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

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

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

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

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

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

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

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

Basics Workshops:

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

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

Advanced Workshops:

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

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

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

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

NEW COURSES ON OFFER THIS SUMMER AT ANTEROS!

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

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

SHARE Museums East

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

in_collusion

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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

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

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

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

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

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

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

Download Full Report Here

Make Music Day UK 21 June 2019

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

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

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

Power To The People - Museums Association

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

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

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

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

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

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

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

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

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

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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

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

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

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This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

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

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

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

The Museum Freelance Network

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

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

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

Troop / Creative Arts East New Ideas Award 2019-20

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

Network Funding - Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

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

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

The Elephant Trust Grants

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

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

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Writer Producer Fund - Applications Open

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

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

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

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

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

Theatre Improvement Scheme

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

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

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

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

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

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

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

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

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

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

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

Next Steps:

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

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

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

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

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

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

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

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

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

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Ushers - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

Full details here

Volunteer Class Assistants - DanceEast, Ipswich

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

Full details here

2 x Trustee Vacancies - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

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

Volunteers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Here

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

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

Summer Production Volunteer Roles - The Garage, Norwich

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

Roles Available:

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

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

Aylsham Heritage Centre Call For Volunteers 

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

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

Events Volunteers - East Anglia's Children Hospices

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

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

Register Your Interest

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

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

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

Wymondham Heritage Museum Volunteers Needed

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

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

Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

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

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

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click here 

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

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

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

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

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

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

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

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

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

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

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

Volunteer registration form 

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

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

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

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

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

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

The draft Minutes for the meeting held on Monday 10 June 2019 are now available.

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

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

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

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Norfolk Record Office What's On July- December 2019

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

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

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

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

 

Wednesday 3 July 2019 1-2pm

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

Free of charge

No booking required

 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

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

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

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Summer silversmithing workshops

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

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

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

 

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

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

Norfolk Community Learning Services

www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning

0344 800 8020

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

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

Saturday 29 June, 10.30am - 4pm

Recharge your creative batteries after a long hard year!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope to see lots of you there!

Want to know more?

Contact Simon Floyd ( hello@simonfloyd.com )

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

Walks program

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

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2019

TCV Volunteer days to tackle Himalayan Balsam this summer

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

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

Himalayan Balsam. (above)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adult £15, Child £12, Family £50.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Summary of Decisions from the meeting held on Monday 10 June 2019 is now available.

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

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

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

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

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Scores of new school places for children with autism to be created in Norfolk

Ninety new specialist school places for children with autism are set to be created at Norfolk’s mainstream schools, as Norfolk County Council’s £120m investment in special educational needs gains pace.

Norfolk opens two new reuse shops to boost recycling and cut waste

Two new reuse shops opening this month are set to boost recycling and cut waste in the county. Each one of Norfolk’s soon to be 11 reuse shops stops on average 91 tonnes of good quality reusable items being thrown away every year.

For details go to our news page.

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