Fundraising and Development Director - Tilted Productions
Tilted Productions, Maresa von Stockert’s award-winning contemporary performance company, seeks to appoint an experienced part-time freelance Fundraising and Development Director to support the company at an exciting period in its development.
Working closely with the Artistic Director/CEO and the team, the Fundraising and Development Director is responsible for the strategic and business development of Tilted: fundraising, strategic development, overseeing financial management and statutory compliance. In particular the post-holder is responsible for identifying and securing the resources required to deliver the artistic and participation programmes.
Suitably experienced applicants from arts, charity or not-for-profit sectors are welcome.
Usual hours of work: This contract requires a commitment of a minimum of 24 days over the duration of the contract. A usual working day is 8hrs.
Usual place of work: Home based with scheduled meetings at Tilted Productions’ office at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich and in London.
Fee: This is a freelance contract for which a fee of £6000 will be paid.
Start: September 2014
Term: Initially to 31st March 2015, renewable subject to funding.
Applications close 6pm Thursday 28 August 2014. Interviews Monday 8 September 2014 in London.
Further information can be found here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Associate (Learning) - New Wolsey Theatre £21,000 – £23,000 per annum
The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and hardworking Creative Associate (Learning). You will have a broad range of practical performing arts skills and at least 2 years’ experience of working as a performing arts educator/facilitator in and out of the formal education sector, as well as good project management, administrative and organisational skills.
This is a full time contract for 40 hours per week for a fixed term of 1 year with the potential for extension.
Completed applications are to be returned no later than 12.00pm on Friday 29th August 2014. Short-listed candidates must be available to attend a full day interview process on Thursday 18th September 2014.
For an application form and job description please visit
To apply for this position, please return your completed application form to Lorna Owen, Administration and Personnel Manager at email@example.com or post to New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS.
Marketing & Communication Assistant Internship - Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds
National Minimum Wage
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are looking for an enthusiastic individual, interested in developing their skills in the area of marketing and communications, you may have some experience of writing and using social media, as well as being organised and willing to learn. You will work in all aspects of marketing and communications, providing administrative and organisational support. Working in a small team and busy office, you must be a team player, but able to work on your own initiative. We hope you will have an interest either in theatre or in the wider arts and cultural world and you must be aged 18 – 24 yrs old, and registered as unemployed on the day of applying.
This internship will last for 6 months, and you will work 30 hours per week, over 4 days. The successful applicant will start on Monday 8 September 2014.
Closing date for applications: 31 August 2014
Interviews week commencing: 1 September 2014
At the time of applying candidates must be aged 18 to 24 years old and be registered as unemployed with Job Centre Plus.
This Internship forms part of the Creative Employment Programme, to view other internships and apprenticeships please visit the Suffolk Artlink website.
For a job description and application form please visit http://www.theatreroyal.org/theatre-information/jobs/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 01284 829944.
Creative People & Places: Business Planner - ADEC
ADEC, leading a small consortium seeks an experienced arts business planner who will work with a range of community and creative partners in Fenland & Forest Heath to develop a comprehensive business plan for ‘Market Place’.
Invitation to submit a quotation: Business Planner.
Fee: up to £20K. Deadline : 12 September (interviews 29 September)
Creative People & Places Business Plan Brief
Working in consultation with community and creative leaders you will lead on the research, development and writing of a deliverable, ambitious and collaborative business plan. The plan will underpin this 3 year project to create a strong confident and ambitious arts community in Fenland and Forest Heath.
Contact Nathan Jones email@example.com for further information.
Professional Development Opportunities
Shakespearean Workshop - Fakenham Community Campus
Saturday 16th August 2pm - 3pm.
An hour of fun drama games and exercises, with a Shakespearean theme lead by the cast members of The Keeper's Daughters. Aged 13 - 19 limited spaces £3 per person. To book please call into Sweets 'n' Things Ltd, 8 Oak St, Fakehham. http://sweetsnthings.webs.com/
Anarchy In the Streets Masterclass - Seachange Arts
Sat 13 - Sun 21 September
A 7 day master class for emerging and professional artists, street arts performers and students.
Lead by one of the UK's leading anarchic street arts companies; Cocoloco, with Italy's Tony Clifton's Circus and France's street arts pioneers, Générik Vapeur, the programme focuses on experimental anarchic interventions.
Pushing the boundaries of work created for the outdoor arts sector, workshops include:
- Improvisation - small and large groups
- Physical theatre - coordination exercises, mime, group games
- Clowning and characterisation - rules, timing and rhythm
- Audience participation and interaction
- Surrealism and extreme emotion
- Vocal experiments
- Video and digital technology
18yrs+ [£150] Includes lunch during the course and lunch and evening meals during the festival
For further information visit http://www.seachangearts.org.uk/event/-anarchy-in-the-streets
Symposium: Importing Knowledge, Exporting Talent - SeaChange Arts
Thursday 18 & Friday 19 September - Great Yarmouth
SeaChange Arts in partnership with Circus Futures host their first annual major circus and street arts symposium as part of the 2014 Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.
As one of the UK's leading international collaborators, SeaChange present a symposium programme of leading producers, promoters and artists. Together delegates and panels will explore ways in which the UK circus and street arts sector can learn from each other and from international colleagues to develop practice, opportunities and partnerships.
Who for? Circus & street arts promoters, producers, programmers, artists and funding bodies
The symposium will begin at 4.00pm on Thursday 18 September with a keynote speech, networking and entertainment, before a full programme on Friday 19 September.
Delegates are then encouraged to stay and enjoy the main weekend programme of the Out There Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full festival programme here.
Delegate Fee: £50.00 includes dinner on Thursday 18th, lunch and dinner on Friday 19th, and for the festival weekend. Information pack will be distributed to delegates prior to event. SeaChange will provide help in booking local accommodation.
Provisional programme schedule available here http://www.seachangearts.org.uk/out-there/programme
Arts Development UK Conference: Arts for Life
16th & 17th October 2014 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
Arts Development UK have now confirmed the programme for the annual ADUK conference, which this year is taking place at the WMC in Cardiff Bay on 16th and 17th October. A brochure and booking form should be available shortly.
ADUK conferences offer a lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours, skills and knowledge exchanges and discussion groups.
For ADUK members this event is CPD Certified, offering 5 credits for every full day’s attendance in the ADUK Professional Fellowship programme.
ArtWorks, Arts Professional and a-n, the Artists Information Company are sponsoring the 2014 conference and the event is supported by Lottery funding from Arts Council Wales. ADUK are intending to finalise the programme at the end of the week. Please contact ADUK for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01269 824728.
Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers
Call for Entries - Future Radio Next Big Thing 2014
The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.
With previous winners such as Ed Sheeran, The Kabeedies, Raevennan Husbandes and last years winner The Thinking Men, the competition is set to launch again from Monday 4th August; with acts able to submit entries until Friday 2nd September.
This year, Future Radio will again be working closely with partners Outline magazine, OPEN live venue to bring back the competition for what will be its 10th year. Future Radio is pleased to announce a new partnership with Norwich Sound & Vision 2014. http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/festival/
Outlines website (www.outlineonline.co.uk) will be hosting the online entry system for the competition, whilst OPEN will be providing the venues for the two semi-finals in Sept (20th & 27th), as well as the final in October in the spectacular OPEN auditorium. The final will be part of the Norwich Sound & Vision week here in Norwich offering all those that get through to the final a fantastic opportunity to perform in front of music industry professionals coming to Norwich for the Festival.
The Next Big Thing is open to all musicians based in Norfolk or Suffolk - who can enter for a chance to win a host of prizes, including; a slot at Homegrown Festival in 2015, studio sessions at Future Studios of Norwich, a poster and flyer package Premier Print with more prizes set to be announced soon. In addition ALL finalists will receive full delegate passes to Norwich Sound & Vision 2014.
To enter visit www.futureradio.co.uk/nextbigthing
B & W Darkroom Fortnight Opportunity for Photographers & Artists
Monday 18th August - Sunday 31st August 2014
10.30am - 4.30pm daily
The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8BY
£60/day or £100 for 2 days inc. tuition and support.
Participants only need bring photographic paper, everything else supplied.
This temporary darkroom is for anyone interested in b&w film printing. Produce your own project, print those cherished old negatives, experiment with pinhole photography, or a thousand other opportunities. Create a portfolio, make photograms, or add some stunning b&w prints to your website or blog, learn new techniques and explore your creativity. All participants receive 1-1 tuition and guidance from photographer, tutor, and author of Creative Vision, Jeremy Webb.
To discuss any ideas or book your place, email email@example.com or contact via website:www.jeremywebbphotography.com
AA2A Placements for Artists
The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists. Map and list of 21 schemes with links to their application information: http://www.aa2a.org/colleges.
For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply visit http://www.aa2a.org/apply. Please note that application packs are only available directly from colleges taking part.
- Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2014 and April 2015
- AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
- Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2014
- Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2012 to 2013 or before can now reapply
- All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
- This year M.A. students with at least one year's experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
- Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support
AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.
Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for regular, updated information.
Industry Research & Information
Understanding the Value and Impacts of Cultural Experiences - Literature Review
Arts Council England have published an international literature review that focuses on drawing together academically-robust research and influential policy papers from the past twenty years on the intrinsic value of arts and cultural experiences. It provides an overview of the commonly known frameworks and methodological approaches that have been used to investigate how individuals are affected by their experience of arts and culture. It also addresses value and quality from an organisational perspective: what do organisations that engage people in impactful experiences look like? How can the ‘quality’ of cultural organisations as a whole be assessed?
You can read the review here and find further information and links to other projects that seek to further knowledge in this area, such as the Quality Metrics project, on the ACE website.
Appeal for Rural Case Studies - Arts Council England
The Arts Council is seeking to raise awareness of the potential of arts, museums and libraries to contribute to stronger local economies and communities, and to use this to lever in funding to help the sector make even more of a difference and to be more sustainable. This will require close working between those organisations and authorities which are responsible for the development of communities and places, artists and cultural organisations, and the communities themselves. The Arts Council believes that life in all areas of the country can be made better through culture. ACE are working at the moment to highlight good practice where arts and culture are making a difference to rural communities. This is designed in part to help Local Action Groups (LAGs) consider how they can engage with arts and culture to support the ambitions that they have for rural communities as they develop and then implement their Local Development Strategies.
The Arts Council would like to hear from artists and cultural organisations, LAGs, local authorities and others who would be prepared to provide a case study which can be shared with others. Case studies should focus on experience of how arts and culture has helped to develop a rural community – socially or economically – within the last 5 years. As this is designed to support LAGs we would especially welcome case studies of projects and activity delivered under the LEADER approach and using resources from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
Case studies should include the following:
- Aims and objectives of the project or programme
- Who was involved in the delivery partnership
- Where the project or programme was delivered
- The resources that were dedicated to delivery – whether cash or in kind – and where they came from
- What the outcomes were, and how they were captured or evaluated
- Any particular experiences or learning which you consider it would be useful to share with others
15 for 2015 Competition to Boost Your Freelance Business
The 15 for 2015 competition has been set up to appeal to the UK's estimated five million self-employed people. The initiative will reward 15 exceptional freelancers with recognition and a package of business support to help them grow their enterprise.
Through the competition, the sponsor wants to identify 15 'independent minds' that will represent the diversity of the nations' self-employed in 2015.
The competition judges will select 15 winners to receive a wide-ranging package of business support including financial advice, free tech, and other professional support services provided by the competition's sponsors. The overall winner will also be awarded £5,000 to grow their business.
The £5,000 can be used to invest in a home office, update technology or anything else that will help the winner to reach their full potential.
The final 15 will be invited to a celebratory event taking place at LSO St Luke's in the heart of Tech City in East London in November, where they will be showcased as the most exciting independent professionals working in the UK today.
The competition is open to freelancers and self-employed professionals working in any sector in the UK.
The deadline for entries is midday on 1 September 2014.
For further information please visit http://www.15.org.uk/
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has announced that it is seeking to support individuals working in education that would like to visit other countries to see how their education systems work and are in a position to disseminate the new knowledge and examples of best practice for the wider benefit of their community and the UK. The Trust offers opportunities in three areas:
- Individuals working in educations that are interested in visiting projects overseas which improve the educational achievement of students aged 5-19, with a particular emphasis on English, Maths, Science and Technology at a primary level
- Aspiring Head Teachers at secondary level, who wish to undertake research on educational methods and best practice, as well as improving their leadership skills, prior to headship
- A small number of Fellowships for projects looking at Music in Education
2015 Call for European Cooperation Projects for the Cultural Sector Now OpenGrants are available for transnational cultural cooperation projects which support the capacity of the European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and internationally and to promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works as well as the transnational mobility of cultural and creative workers and artists.
A budget of around €38 million is available for this Call which is subject to the availability of appropriations following the adoption of the 2015 budget.
In particular, grants are available to:
- Support actions providing cultural and creative players with skills, competences and know-how that contribute to strengthening the cultural and creative sectors, including encouraging adaptation to digital technologies, testing innovative approaches to audience development and testing of new business and management models.
- Support actions enabling cultural and creative players to cooperate internationally and to internationalise their careers and activities in the EU and beyond, when possible on the basis of long-term strategies.
- Provide support to strengthen European cultural and creative organisations and international networking in order to facilitate access to professional opportunities.
- Support international cultural activities, such as for instance exhibitions, exchanges and festivals.
- Support the circulation of European literature with a view to ensuring the widest possible accessibility.
- Support audience development as a means of stimulating interest in and improving access to European cultural and creative works and tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Audience development seeks to help European artists/cultural professionals and their works reach as many people as possible across Europe and extend access to cultural works to under-represented groups. It also seeks to help cultural organisations adapt to the need to engage in new and innovative ways with audiences both to retain them, to build new audiences, diversify audiences including reaching current "non-audiences", and to improve the experience for both existing and future audiences and deepen the relationship with them.
The maximum duration of projects is two years.
The deadline for applications is 1 October 2014.
For further information please visit https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding/cooperation-projects-2015_en
Wellcome Trust – Arts Awards
The Wellcome Trust is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding through its Arts Awards. The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including:
- Performance arts
- Visual arts, music
- Creative writing
- Digital media
The next application deadline for small projects is the 28th November 2014. Read more at:
Revised Youth Music Programme Available for England
Registered charities, not-for-profit organisations and profit-sharing organisations that are based in the UK and delivering projects in England can apply for the following funds:
- Fund A - grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available for between six and 24 months.
- Fund B - grants of between £30,001 and £200,000 (to a maximum of £100,000 per annum) are available for between 12 and 36 months
- Fund C - grants of between £50,000 and £180,000 per annum for 36 months are available.
- Developmental music-making projects for children and young people - music-making activity that achieves personal, social and musical outcomes for children and young people aged up to 25 years in challenging circumstances.
- Strategic work to support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector - support for projects that achieve positive outcomes for organisations and the workforce to ensure that high-quality sustained and progressive music-making opportunities exist for young people.
- Fund A: 4 December 2014
- Fund B: 23 October 2014
- Fund C: 12 September 2014
For further information please visit http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/Funding/about-youth-musics-grants-programme
The Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme
Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside and the environment, the arts or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes. The small grants programme (under £4,000) supports state schools and small registered charities which would like to undertake projects which meet the Trust's objectives and require a small amount of pump-priming in order for such projects to take place and a larger grants programme for grants in excess of £4,000. Meetings to consider applications for the small grants programme take place bi-monthly throughout the year. The full board of Trustees meets twice a year, in April and September, to consider grants in excess of £4,000. Grants in the past have been awarded towards the purchase of IT equipment in schools, clothing and equipment for outdoor learning, using drama to raise learning achievements; etc. Grants are normally awarded for one year only.
Applications to the small grants programme can be made at any time. The next closing date for applications for the large grants programme is the 31st January 2015. Read more at:http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/
Diversity Fund - Creative Skillset
Creative Skillset, the training and skills body, has launched a bursary programme to promote diversity in the creative industries.
The new Diversity Fund will grant up £1200 (£1600 for people with disabilities) for individuals in England who want to access training and skills development.
Up to 900 bursaries will be granted in a bid to address barriers to entry and progression, and re-balance representation and diversity in the business.
The Diversity Fund (England) will directly support people from under-represented groups to take the next step in their careers by funding up to 80% of the cost of training and professional development.
It is funded by the government-backed Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot (EOP2) and is one strand of a series of diversity programmes across the creative industries, including internship and training programmes as well as a leadership scheme for LGBT creative professionals.
Individual grants will be available to people with at least one year of professional experience who belong to at least one of the specified under-represented groups: women, disabled people and Black Asian and non-white Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. Funding is available for training - primarily short courses and bespoke training solutions - for people working in computer games, fashion and textiles, advertising and marketing communications, publishing, VFX, radio, animation, interactive media, facilities, photo imaging, TV and film.
The fund announcement is an open call, with the first tranche of applications open online untilFebruary 2015. Applicants are encouraged to contact Creative Skillset for advice and assistance in making an application, with large print and braille application materials available.
Further information on the Diversity Fund can be found here.
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation helps small, local community organisations and covers a wide range of charitable activity. Areas funded include: education, arts, health, environment, community, youth, religion and welfare. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications. Read more at: http://www.garfieldweston.org/
Golsoncott Foundation grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music. Grants vary according to context and are not subject to an inflexible limit, but they are unlikely to exceed £5,000 and are normally given on a non-recurrent basis. Read more at:http://www.golsoncott.org.uk/
Funding is available for UK registered charities working in music, and heritage and crafts. No minimum or maximum level of grant is specified. The majority of grants are one-off payments or recurrent annual grants over a two to three year period. Read more at: http://www.theradcliffetrust.org/
Commission-Free Crowdfunding Platform
IdeasTapAccelerator is IdeasTap‘s new commission-free crowdfunding platform. As an arts charity and funder, IdeasTap has been helping creative people to get their ideas off the ground for years. Now it’s offering its members a way to raise project funding themselves – without the commission fees other crowdfunding platforms charge. Accelerator enables you to raise money for your creative project by offering rewards for the people who fund it. It must be a project – a creative endeavour with a fixed timeline and a clear outcome. It could be a play, an exhibition, a book, a film or a product.
What’s more, every month IdeaTap will select up to two Accelerator projects and pledge £500 to help each of them reach their target. For more details, visit: www.ideastap.com/crowdfunding.
Collections Volunteers - Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Within the next five years the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) will be undertaking a large-scale movement of their on-site stores.
To improve documentation in anticipation of this move, MAA are recruiting a team of volunteers for the month of September 2014 to barcode all boxes and update storage locations using the collections management system. This work will be conducted in both the archaeology and anthropology stores and may provide an opportunity to view a variety of objects. Volunteers are likely to work with both archaeology and anthropology collections.
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in a museum career to gain valuable experience in the practical elements of collections management.
Volunteers from all backgrounds and experience are welcome, especially those who have an interest in archaeology and/or anthropology.
This role will involve being on your feet for most of the day, manoeuvring trolleys, climbing ladders and carrying heavy boxes.
This project will run from 1 - 30 September. Volunteer hours will be confirmed upon acceptance to programme, but are likely to be 9.30am to 4.30pm, with appropriate breaks. Ideally, MAA would like volunteers who are able to participate in this project five days per week.
Deadline to submit Expression of Interest form: 12noon Friday 15 August
You may also be asked to attend an hour long Introduction Session at the museum on Thursday 21 August
For more information about this role, and to download an Expression of Interest form, please visit:http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums-and-collections/collections-volunteer-museum-of-archaeology-anthropology
Steering and Management Volunteer Opportunities – Sweet Arts
Sweet Arts is an exciting and innovative creative arts and wellbeing organisation working with marginalised women in Norfolk.They are looking for an enthusiastic team armed with a range of professional skills and experience in the following areas (see below) to make up a new Management Committee to mentor and support the Project Manager and be part of the solution through the changing landscape of the third sector ensuring growth and a sustainable future.
Experience in funding, fund-raising, business development, finance, marketing, social enterprise, IT and web design, social investment, and social research is welcome.
Key elements to this organisation are:
- Working with marginalised women to increase their opportunities and life choices.
- Social injustices and inequalities.
- Creative Arts
- Innovative and ground-breaking solution based projects and enterprise.
- Championing and driving forward the relationship between: Arts, wellbeing, health, mental health, employment and business.
Norfolk Arts ForumContact: firstname.lastname@example.org