Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 12 January 2018

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 12 January 2018 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

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In This Issue:

Job Opportunities

Project Director, StartEast: Building the cultural economy across Norfolk and Suffolk

We are seeking a new Director to lead this well established and innovative project. You will be a strategic thinker, with entrepreneurial flair, comfortable talking to creative start-ups, business advisors, funders and stakeholders. We need a person that gets things done and believes in the value of artists and enterprise.

StartEast supports enterprising and creative people to build or start up sustainable, cultural businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, StartEast is currently developing and delivering business support and investment to over 100 artists and creative enterprises. The current portfolio includes theatre, dance, music, writers, design, visual art and a cluster of practitioners working in health and education.

This is a unique opportunity for a strategic, skillful director to take this successful national project into its next phase. As Director, you will lead an experienced, efficient, lively and committed team.

The recruitment of the Project Director is being managed by project partner Suffolk County Council. Completed application forms should be returned to by 12 noon on Friday 26 January 2018.

Please note you must complete the application form to be considered for this position.

For more information and an application form please visit:

Seaside Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museum Service

Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
£18,338 - £19,566 per annum (Scale G)
29 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020

An exciting opportunity to join a high profile project and to support the development of an ambitious programme of cultural opportunities. The project brings together new audiences, creative partnerships and diverse communities by working with museums and cultural organisations in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

You will work with the Time & Tide Museum and Lowestoft Museums with the Association for Suffolk Museums to build active links with community partners and deliver culture-led outreach and engagement projects. You will investigate how the creative events content can lead to engaging displays in the museums.

We are looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent project management and communication skills. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working with audience engagement in arts, heritage and cultural settings.

The Making Waves Together project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place scheme.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit:

All other applicants closing date: 11 February 2018

Programme Manager (Participation & Learning), Writers' Centre Norwich

£26,010 - £28,292 full time salary. (0.8 FTE or Full time is negotiable. Permanent) 

About the role 
The Programme Manager (Participation and Learning) drives our vital learning and participatory projects which address WCN’s priority for developing audiences and participants for literature, creative writing and reading, with particular emphasis on community groups and young people in formal and informal settings. Working alongside WCN’s team and a wide range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity which will respond to the needs of our local communities.
About you 
You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least two years’ experience of delivering high quality projects within an arts, educational, community or learning and participatory environment. You will have experience of developing partnerships with education providers, cultural partners and community groups. You will bring with you demonstrable experience of maximising participation figures, creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets. You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people. You will have an imaginative and creative approach to designing and delivering creative learning programmes for educational and community settings.
You will bring with you a broad understanding of the arts and cultural sector and ideally a passion for literature, creative writing and reading. You will be expected to support WCN’s charitable objectives, values and ambitions.
Closing deadline: 9am Monday 29th January 2018
Short-list confirmed: 5pm Friday 2nd February 2018 
Selection interviews: Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Dragon Hall
When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day. 
You can find further information and the Job Pack at Writers’ Centre Norwich website:
Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement, by email to Freya Gallagher-Jones, Operations Assistant at: 

Digital Communications Officer, Norwich Theatre Royal

Full time, £19,000 pa
We are recruiting a Digital Communications Officer to help promote our activities on and off stage across multiple online platforms.  We seek a confident, creative person with the ability to produce high quality stills, video and audio content, and with previous experience in digital communications.

Visit for a job description and application form. 

Closing date: Sunday 28th January 2018.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Suffolk Artlink, Project Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

29 hours per week with an option to split this opportunity as two posts of 22 hours and 7 hours.
£25,601 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours.

Suffolk Artlink is looking to recruit a Project Development Officer to manage exciting participatory arts projects working with young people and family carers.
The role is based at Suffolk Artlink’s Halesworth office, but also involves visiting hospitals, hospices and other venues in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application deadline Monday 29th January 2018, 12 noon.

For more full details and an application form please visit
Suffolk Artlink, Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY

Museum Development Assistant, SHARE Museums East

Shirehall Museum, Norwich 
£18,070 - £20,138 per annum (Scale E)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

SHARE Museums East is the Regional Museum Development Programme for the East of England, funded by Arts Council England (ACE). SHARE resources and brokers development opportunities for museums across the region and supports them to deliver against ACE’s five strategic goals of Excellence, Audiences, Resilience, Leadership & Diversity and Children & Young People.

A highly organised and efficient person is required to assist in the delivery of SHARE's programmes and activities, with a particular focus on office administration and events organisation.

You will have a track record of administrative experience, including knowledge of financial systems and procedures, customer service and helping to organise meetings and events. You will be numerate and highly organised with an eye for detail. You will also be flexible and adaptable with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude. Experience of working in a museum or gallery environment would be useful, as would use of social media in a work environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Jamie Everitt, Regional Museums Development Manager, on 07778 506885 or email

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit:

Closing date: 15 January 2018

Operations Manager, Diss Corn Hall

An exciting opportunity to undertake a key new role as part of our ongoing development.

The new role of Operations Manager has been developed in response to the growing success of the Corn Hall since its refurbishment and reopening in May this year.  Working closely with our Artistic Programme Manager, the key aim is to ensure day to day operations are dynamic, responsive and efficient and that The Corn Hall is a welcoming and vibrant space for the local community, arts professionals and hirers.

Located in the historic market town of Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, the Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange.

Having reopened following an extensive refurbishment the Corn Hall is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment. The Corn Hall’s popularity with audiences from across the region has resulted in it being shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards People’s Choice Best Venue category for the last three years.

The Corn Hall is run by the Diss Corn Hall Trust which is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts. The Operations Manager will report directly to the Trust’s Board.

This is a full time role and includes evening and weekend work as part of the Duty Manager rota.

37.5 hours per week £25,350

Closing date for applications Midnight Friday 19th January 2018

For further information please see our website

Technician: Media (Digital 3D) - Norwich University of the Arts

£16,371 to £18,962 per annum

22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE) working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Extending our commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are recruiting a new member to our established technical support team for media. NUA’s specialist resources support Architecture and Digital 3D media creation within the context of a restored and RIBA award-winning, listed building.

The technical resources include an architectural model making room, networked computer workshops, a digital film studio, large format scanning, large format inkjet printing, laser printing, laser cutting, 3D printing and a digital user experience lab. The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience in their specialist creative discipline from working in either a Higher Education or a commercial environment. The successful appointee, alongside expert-level practical skills, will demonstrate expertise in working with a range of professional hardware and software related to CAD, 2D and 3D digital creation and production.

The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill in digital fabrication, capture, processing, content management and outputting to relevant professional digital and physical formats. Experience of planning, preparing and delivering technical inductions to students or others will be an advantage to meet the requirements of the role. The post holder will join a team operating in busy workshop environments, sharing responsibility for the associated Health and Safety regulations, manual handling procedures and COSHH regulations.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the successful academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate art, design, architecture and media provision at NUA.

Closing Date: Friday 19th January 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 1st February 2018

Development Opportunities

Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9.30am-4pm
Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ.

This session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people in creative activities.

Price to attend is £40

To book, please email or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Wanted! Aspiring film makers from Norfolk and Suffolk for BFI Film Academy ‘Get into the Film Industry’

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

Applications are now open for the BFI Film Academy course to be delivered at a central Norwich location during the February half-term. The course is delivered by East Anglia based youth arts organisation, Culture Works East.

Closing date for applications is 14th January 2018. To apply and for more info go to:

This course is suitable for young people with an interest and/or experience in film. Open to any young person aged 16-19 from across Norfolk and Suffolk, the BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers; supporting talented and committed young people to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.

The scope of disciplines and roles means that we are keen to recruit from across an equally wide range of interests- so, those with an interest in the arts in general, not just film, technology and crafts too.

Participants receive hands-on filmmaking experience, the chance to work alongside leading industry professionals and to plan, shoot and produce their own film. Participants will also be able to achieve their Silver Arts Award through taking part in this course.

Copywriting Day 2018 — getting to the heart of it

21 March | Proud Camden, London

What is it about?
When it comes to copywriting, we all know we should show rather than tell. But we need to go even further to encourage audiences to feel the value of the experiences we offer them.

How do we conjure ideas, emotions and loyalty in an authentic way? How can the copy we create add value to the overall experience of an audience member?

Explore how to better connect emotionally with different audience members through your copy. Join us at Copywriting Day 2018 for a day of inspirational and practical learning. 
What will I gain?
• Top tips for communicating with different audiences 
• Techniques for creating emotional value 
• Increased confidence in your writing ability 

Who is it for?
This intensive day is for those who create copy across any platform and in printed formats, whether you work in an organisation or as a freelancer. It’s for those looking for inspiration on how to communicate authentically with their audience. It will also be relevant for those where creating copy is a small part of their role, looking for top tips to feel more confident in their writing skills. 

The full day event will run from 10am – 4.30pm. A detailed timetable will be available closer to the event.

• AMA member rate: £158 + VAT
• Non-member rate: £219 + VAT

For more information or to book your place, please visit our website.

Devoted & Disgruntled 13 - What are we going to do about Theatre & the Performing Arts?

January 20-22
ND2, 1 Triton Square, London, NW1 3DX

£20 / £10
Free tickets available from New Diorama for BAMER artists
Extensive Access support available
Young People’s bursary available

Suffolk Artlink, Trustee Vacancies

Suffolk Artlink is looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Trustees. It is an exciting time for Suffolk Artlink as we work towards a new strategic vision, developing our practice and changing more lives.

For further information including how to express your interest in the roles, please visit

Expressions of interest accepted until the end of February 2018. Please contact Alex Casey, Co-Director, if you would like to discuss the opportunity further.

Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Suffolk Artlink, Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
01986 873955

Arts in Adversity - Turning Challenges into Opportunities!

Thursday 18th January 2018 (10.30am to 4pm) at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, IP19 8BY

A Workshop-Conference for community and volunteer-led arts organisations from across rural and coastal Norfolk and Suffolk, organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts. Suitable for development directors; board or management committee members; venue, festival or project managers; fundraisers and others.

Setting the scene through short presentations from Arts Council England, New Anglia Cultural Board, County Councils and StartEast, followed by thematic workshop sessions on the opportunities offered by cultural tourism, heritage and ‘sense of place’ to enable participants to come up with practical solutions through shared experiences and potential collaborations. 

Cost:  £25 per delegate / £10 per 2nd delegate (maximum of 2 per organisation), includes lunch and coffee/tea

To book:  Contact  with your name and organisation details, workshop preference and any dietary requirements or phone Simon on 01502 478794.

Full details on

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, 2018 Call To Artists

Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fifth Sculpture Trail in the Waveney Valley, part of ‘Celebrate Waveney & Blyth 2018’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Following a very successful year at the new Raveningham Centre venue, which attracted 45 artists, over 3000 visitors and £12,000 art
sales in 2017, we are delighted to return to Raveningham for 2018.

The Raveningham Centre offers opportunities for site specific work and sculpture in the grounds of Castell Farm, a Tudor farmhouse with an old orchard, meadows and gardens. The Ravenous Cafe is on site and will feature an exhibition of works by Harleston and Waveney Art Trail with further works by artists in the farmhouse gallery. Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2018
Having spent a huge amount of time preparing the site at Raveningham in 2017 we now have the task of creating a new show with established paths and new meadow areas. Many artists enjoyed the scale of the site at Raveningham with it’s numerous natural rooms and secret pockets of space. For 2018 the Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond
to the space and create site specific works. This could be in any medium and there is the opportunity to work to a large scale in some of the open meadows and wooded areas. We have an exciting opportunity here to create something positive, celebrating the power of the arts to engage, inspire and educate a diverse audience. There is also our continued drive to continue to encourage public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting.

Commission on sales is 30% which goes towards management of the event and supports other Waveney & Blyth Arts projects. There will be a good opportunity to sell cards, prints and books in the cafe and shop. This year there will be two awards for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice £400 and The Curator’s Choice £400.

For more information and an application form visit:

Deadline for Artists Applications: 26th January

Call for artists

New Geographies’ aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. During Summer of 2017, we invited the public to nominate overlooked or forgotten places throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to add to this map. We received over 270 nominations so thank you for your contributions!

We are now inviting artists to respond to the nominations and are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists across the UK and internationally to create excellent art works inspired by the places you selected. Ten new commissions will be delivered over the next two years.

Please visit to see the map of nominated locations and for further information on the project and submission process.

Deadline: 28 January 2018

Only in the East - Time and Tide Museum

Live in East Anglia and love photography? Want the chance to win a fabulous Sony camera and have your photo displayed at Time and Tide Museum? Then look no further.

In honour of our fabulous new photography exhibition Only in England (21 October 2017 until 15 April 2018) documenting the iconic photographic work by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, we want to encourage people of all ages across East Anglia to pick up a camera and get snapping. Tony Ray-Jones’ and Martin Parr’s photographs captured the honest, eccentric and at times peculiar aspects of British life. Sometimes energetic, at other times pensive, their work recorded the real life of real people in the 60s and 70s. Through the Only in the East photography competition, we hope to gather images that represent the distinctive character of East Anglia today.

Your photographs could show anything from iconic scenery and places, to the people and customs that give East Anglia its unique identity and fascination.

To find out more and to enter visit:

Industry Research & Information


StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member.

Funding Opportunities

Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund

Next deadline - 31st January 2018

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk.

Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects.

The Fund has three deadlines a year in May, September and January.

If you would like to apply, email for an application form or click here for more information.

2 x Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries (EU/UK), Norwich University of the Arts

PhD fees-only student bursaries

Research programme starting September 2018

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer two PhD fees-only Student Bursaries to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with NUA in September 2018. Both bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research and will be awarded as follows:

PhD fees-only student bursary: Pattern and Chaos (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study aligns with the university’s research theme Pattern and Chaos. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating experience and skills in one (or more) of the following associated areas: algorithmic design; materials exploration; structure and form.

More detailed information on the ethos and activities of Pattern and Chaos may be accessed at: www.nua/

PhD fees-only student bursary: Open call (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study falls within one of the university’s three research themes: Created and Contested Territories; Human Interfaces; Pattern and Chaos. The proposed approach should be discipline appropriate and enable a critical, and advanced, exploration of the applicant’s chosen topic.

Further information about NUA’s research themes may be found at:

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the PhD fees-only Student Bursaries on offer may find it useful to refer to the Research pages on the University’s website ( and the University’s Research Strategy 2015-2020 (

If you are interested in studying with us and would like to arrange an informal discussion about potential research proposals and the application process please contact the NUA Research Office:

Applicants should complete the University’s Preliminary Application to Study for a Research Degree form in the first instance indicating on page 4 of the form that they also wish to be considered for a bursary. Your application should be accompanied by a 1,000-word proposal that follows the guidelines available in the application pack. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the University.

For terms and an application visit:

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

Museums and galleries across England will once again be able to apply for a share of £4 million to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility.   The scheme, jointly funded by DCMS and the philanthropic Wolfson Foundation, is designed to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access. Since the partnership began in 2001, ten rounds of grants have helped fund 343 renovation and improvement projects at 107 museum groups and galleries. Grants of up to £300,000 will be available for eligible museums to apply for from spring 2018. More here

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund

The final closing date for applications for funding through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018. Public libraries and those managing public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in carrying out their work. The grant will fund up to 90% of the cost of an activity. Arts Council England can consider funding

In addition to activities involving theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and combined arts, ACE can also consider funding a broad variety of activities such as festivals, exhibitions, workshop programmes, residencies, digital projects, performances.   Find out more here.

Funding for cultural & educational links with Japan

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc. that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools can apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.
Organisations that have successfully applied to the Foundation include:

• Hessle High School and Sixth Form College which received a grant of £3,000 to visit to Japan to create curriculum on Japan in Key Stage 3 Geography lessons.
• Truro College which received a grant of £2,000 for a football exchange programme with Tokai Daigo High School in Japan.

Read more at:

Grants of up to £5,000 available to support the performing arts & the conservation of historic objects

The Leche Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 20th April 2018. The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation. Through the Performing Arts funding strand, the Trust supports projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over.
Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring. Through the Conservation funding stream, the Trust will support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work. Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact. In the case of churches, Trustees will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings.

Read more at:

Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience. The application must also include a letter of support from the overseas partner/host.
Read more at: 

Volunteering Opportunities

Voluntary Norfolk

Voluntary Norfolk is dedicated to delivering services that enable strong communities where people are able to work together to improve their lives and fulfill their ambitions.

We promote, support and develop volunteering and the work of voluntary organisations. We aim to encourage recognition and understanding of the value of the sector in the achievement of individual well-being and an inclusive and fair society.

We enable people to contribute their time, skills and talents for their own and for the community’s benefit, together with supporting the growth and development of voluntary organisations and community groups.

To view opportunities visit:

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