Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 12 October 2018

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 12 October 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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Norfolk Arts Forum Conference and AGM 2018 – There’s still time to submit your nominations for the Executive Committee!

The Norfolk Arts Forum Conference will take place on the 28th of November 2018 at Norwich Castle. This conference is also the occasion of our Annual General Meeting and voting will take place for membership of the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee for 2018/19.

Under the Norfolk Arts Forum constitution, 10 independent arts sector representatives can be elected to the Executive for a term of one year. These comprise: Independent Arts Practitioners (maximum of 3) and Independent Arts Organisations Representatives (maximum of 7)

All Norfolk Arts Forum members can submit nominations to the Executive Committee. If you wish to nominate an arts organisation representative or independent arts practitioner, please contact by Friday the 19th of October 2018.

Please note if you wish to stand for election you will need to ask another Arts Forum member to nominate you. Please also ensure to ask permission from the person you are nominating. Further details about the conference theme and how to book a place will follow soon.

More information about the role of the Committee can be found here

In This Issue:

Job Opportunities

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Vacancies

We are currently recruiting a number of posts throughout the Festival team. These include Production Officer, 2 x Communications and Development Trainees and a Production and Producer Trainee.

This is an exciting time to join us. Both the Festival and Festival Bridge are at the start of new four-year National Portfolio Organisation funding agreements with Arts Council England and we are taking this opportunity to refresh our artistic and organisational vision.  We are working to build a dynamic festival programme in Norwich and around Norfolk and to extend our reach and influence year-round across East England through projects and initiatives.

Volunteers Officer
We are recruiting a new Volunteers Officer to continue our excellent work with volunteers and to develop the programme for the future. We are looking for someone to lead the recruitment and management of the Festival’s volunteer programme during the Festival and to grow engagement of volunteers with the organisation through the rest of the year.The post is offered at 0.4 full time equivalent and on an annualised hours basis. We would be happy to receive applications from candidates who would like to discuss how best this can work for them and the Festival.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 15 October 2018

Production Officer – full time, permanent
We are recruiting a Production Officer to assist and support the Production and Programme Team to develop and deliver events throughout the year and across the busy May Festival period.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 31 October

Production and Producer Traineeship - full time, fixed term (6 months)
The Programme and Producer Trainee post is a new role at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We are looking for someone to support Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Production and Programme team in the development and delivery of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and our other initiatives. In addition the trainee will develop skills and knowledge through on-the-job and other training.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 5 November

Communications and Development Traineeships – full time, fixed term (1 x 6 months, 1 x 18 months)
We are looking for two Communications and Development Trainees to support Norfolk & Norwich Festival Communications and Development team in their communications, audience development and fundraising across all activities and initiatives. In addition the trainees will develop skills and knowledge through on the job and other training.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 5 November

You can download job packs and the relevant forms from our website

Programme Assistant, National Centre for Writing

Full time. Permanent
£17,403 - £19,368

National Centre for Writing (NCW) is a leading literature organisation committed to developing the artistic and social impact of creative writing, reading and literary translation.
About the role
The role of Programme Assistant will provide high level administrative and organisational support to the Programme Team as it grows and develops its artistic and learning programmes. This role provides an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the arts and literature sector.

About you
You will bring with you a strong interest in literature and in working in artistic and community settings. You will have excellent communication, writing and IT skills and at least one year’s experience of administrative support, preferably in the arts or wider cultural sector.

Recruitment timetable
Closing deadline:        9.00am Monday 22nd October 2018  
Short-list confirmed:   6pm Thursday 25 October 2018                    
Selection interviews:   Tuesday 30 October 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.

Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement by email to Freya Gallagher Jones, Operations Assistant on

Or by post to:
Freya Gallagher Jones
Operations Assistant
National Centre for Writing
Dragon Hall
115-123 King St 

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role with the Programme Director Peggy Hughes please email her at  to arrange a convenient time to speak.

Project Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Arts & Humanities - Sainsbury Research Unit (UEA)

Part-time, fixed term
£19,202 to £21,414 per annum, pro rata

This is a part-time (0.3fte) Administrative Assistant position for the ‘Divine Lordships in Ancient Peru’ project, based in the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the University of East Anglia. This four-year archaeological investigation is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and National Science Foundation, and headed by Dr George Lau. 

The project team will consist of five to six core staff members, located in different parts of the world. The primary duties are to facilitate the project’s clerical tasks and to help the Principal Investigator maintain project information and communication with the team members, especially schedules, fieldwork data and workflows (where proficiency in Spanish is desirable). 

This post, to be based at the University, would be especially suited for a candidate who would like to provide general administrative, clerical and editorial support for a fixed term archaeological project. The candidate would also develop basic skills in academic publishing, while enhancing knowledge of archaeology, ancient arts, and the Pre-Columbian Americas.

This post is available from 18 February 2019 on a part-time (0.3fte), fixed term basis to 13 October 2022.

Closing Date: 15 November 2018.

Events Officer, Norfolk County Music Festival

Closes: 23rd October 2018
Part time

We are seeking a highly-organised Events Officer to produce Norfolk County Music Festival, which takes place throughout Norwich, every March.

The bulk of the work takes place programming the festival between Jan - March (around 40 hours / week). This involves processing entries to the Festival via the online booking system, programming the event the timetable (approx. 500 festival entries, around 4000 people) liaising with music / singing teachers (via Facebook, email/phone and MailChimp), drafting programme text for the designer and arranging publication of the printed programme.

Salary: £7,980 pa Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 23rd October. Interviews from 1st November.

To apply, please send a recent CV and a covering letter (letter should be no more than 2 pages) which explains how your skills and experience make you suitable for the role to A job specification can be found here.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Laura Middleton on 07968 316265.

Venue Manager, The Churches Conservation Trust

Location - Based at the Chapel, King's Lynn
Job Type: Part Time - 21 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary, 12 Month Contract
Salary: £24,288 - £28,574 pro rata per annum, plus pension & benefits

Closing date: 26 October 2018

Following the completion of the HLF funded project 'New Life for St Nicholas', we are looking for an experienced Venue Manager to continue the positive development of the chapel as a high quality, cultural and community visitor attraction.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and dynamic Venue Manager to build St Nicholas' Chapel as a high quality, cultural and community visitor attraction.

You will have experience of operating a heritage attraction and of delivering business plans and event programmes.

You will also have experience of working with stakeholders in a community, voluntary and commercial context.

To apply, please download an application form and job description from

Please note there is a two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a round table discussion followed by a formal panel interview.

Research Associate (Creative Spaces and Public Culture project), UEA

£24,243 to £32,236 per annum

Creative Spaces and Public Culture is a 9-month project funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. The Principal Investigator is Professor George McKay, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Connected Communities Programme, and Professor of Media Studies at the UEA.

The role of the Research Associate is to explore a series of questions around creative spaces, community practice and public culture, and to produce a series of outputs (reviews, relevant events) in liaison with Professor McKay, community partners and research organisations, and the Connected Communities administrator at UEA.

This full-time post is available on a full-time basis from 1 December 2018 for a fixed-term period of nine months.

Closing date: 18 October 2018.

New opportunities with Withy Arts

Withy Arts is a small charity providing arts and crafts activities to groups and individuals who are excluded from participation through life circumstances: because of mental ill health; learning disability; domestic violence; homelessness; drug and alcohol misuse; and other vulnerabilities or deprivation. Withy Arts has run small basketry projects whose participants come from these groups, funded by the National Lottery, and has now won funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a bigger and more complex project based in Great Yarmouth.

This means we are looking for commission a freelance community filmmaker, researcher and a volunteer coordinator/workshop assistant to undertake specific tasks within the project.

For more information please see

Project Development Officer, Suffolk Artlink

18 hours per week.
£26,216.23 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours.

Suffolk Artlink is looking to recruit a Project Development Officer to manage the charity’s Clown Round programme.

The role is based at Suffolk Artlink’s Halesworth office, but also involves visiting hospitals, hospices and other venues in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. 

This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

For more full details and an application form please visit

Application deadline: Monday 29th October 2018, 12 noon.
Interviews: Monday 5th November 2018.

Storytelling & Event Staff, BeWILDerwood

Show off your dramatic & creative skills!

You will bring the books of BeWILDerwood to life through arts and crafts, face painting and storytelling! You’ll be required to learn the stories and enchant the crowds (often quite big crowds in summer time!) with tales of the characters that live in the world of BeWILDerwood. Acting and/or art skills are a big plus!

Visit to download an Application Form and apply.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Open call: new plays from emerging writers, Untold Theatre

Untold Theatre creates dynamic small-scale productions which are 'original, imaginative and bold' (Broadway Baby). Our 'vivid, memorable, drama' (Remote Goat) tours to theatres, rural venues, community spaces, and places of education. We advocate for art which is accessible: Of our 2017 venues, 50% were in areas of low arts engagement while 50% had never hosted any professional theatre before. We are committed to using digital projections in our work. Our use of multimedia has been described as 'innovative' (The Scotsman), 'evocative and atmospheric' (Remote Goat) and 'the wow factor' (Everything Theatre).

Call for script submissions
We're looking for bold, new full-length plays which have not yet been staged professionally in the UK.
Applications are open to anybody - though we are especially interested in hearing from early-career playwrights, and those creating work which considers life in contemporary Britain.
Submissions are welcome from those of all genders, faiths, ethnicities, ages, abilities and sexual orientations. Fees and rights usage will be negotiated with successful applicants.

Submission criteria
Full-length plays (9,000 words or more as a very rough guide).
Work which hasn’t already been professionally produced. Scratch nights, rehearsed readings and Fringe productions are acceptable.
Can be performed by five actors or fewer. We are particularly keen to read plays intended for two or three actors.

Send us a cover letter (maximum 500 words) outlining:

Previous experience
Information about the play - including a brief synopsis, and its development journey so far
How the play fits with the spirit and style of Untold Theatre
Links to any reviews/video clips/examples of other work

Alongside this, include:
A 10-page sample of the play
Your CV
A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, downloadable from

Email applications to by 5pm on Friday 19th October.

This is an unmonitored email address and will remain unchecked until after the closing date, so any questions should be sent to

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Applications invited for role-players/simulated patients

Cast provides a comprehensive role-play training service and is a UEA commercial enterprise operating within the University’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. We’ve provided role-player consultancy and services to clients both within UEA and beyond for over 7 years, enabling them to use role-play to meet their students’ learning outcomes and support their learning and training plans.

Cast maintains a roster of freelance role-play actors. After a successful audition, all our role-players receive training and induction, and receive fees and expenses for delivering role-play sessions to our clients.  The skill set we are looking for includes the ability to work to a defined brief to develop a believable character, enable a good learning environment for students and provide them with constructive feedback.
If this sounds interesting and you have these skills and qualities, we welcome applications from any experienced actors interested to work for Cast.
In particular we would welcome applications from those able to deliver these simulated patient roles:
· BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) profile, male or female of all ages
· males between 16-35 years and over 60 years
For more information about Cast, go to
To apply, please email for an application form.

Expression of Interest - Great Yarmouth Christmas Market Performance Opportunities

SeaChange Arts will be working with Great Yarmouth Borough Council to programme performances to take place during the Christmas Markets through December in Great Yarmouth!  The programme will feature music, street arts and you!

We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in taking up a performance or showcasing opportunity as part of these weekends.  We are looking to hear from any groups who would like to sing, dance, or share their talents with an audience!  We are looking for groups to perform on the following dates and spaces will be available for groups to perform once or twice per day, with performance slots of up to 40 minutes each!  What you perform is up to you, each weekend has a theme, and of course it will be Christmas time but you are welcome to perform anything you have been working on or something created especially for the event!

8 & 9 December - Craft Fair
15 & 16 December - Microbrewery Festival
22 & 23 December - Food Festival

Any group, of any age, and size and with any creative skill to share will be welcome! Afternoon and early evening (Saturday) slots are available and so where possible we will schedule you in a time that suits you best!

We will provide a stage (covered over to allow for Winter weather!), a PA if needed, and the opportunity to promote your group, band or community through marketing materials printed for the event.

Please contact if you would like to register an interest.

Performer/Puppeteers and Musicians, Hocus Pocus Theatre

Norwich based Hocus Pocus Theatre seek inspiring local artists to collaborate with on their forthcoming Arts Council funded production.

'Factory of Broken Dreams' will be an immersive performance experience at Norwich Puppet Theatre containing adult puppetry, live music, promenade theatre and installations on 22/23/24 November. Collaborating artists will be creating original material from scratch inspired by local heritage and reflecting on Norwich’s manufacturing past of the shoe, chocolate & mustard industries. The piece is being produced and directed by Lucy Enskat, Artistic Director of Hocus Pocus Theatre. The event will also play host to visiting company 'Twice Shy Theatre' presenting a world premiere of their new adult puppetry show ‘LUCID’.

Openings at the ‘Factory of Broken Dreams’ are for:

1x performer/puppeteer
1x performer/cello player
1x performer/musician (instrument/s to compliment cello)

Closes: 15th October 2018

More information can be found here

Development Opportunities

Apply now for June 2019 residential Clore Short Course

Deadline: Mon 29 Oct 2018
Clore Leadership Programme
Training - South East

The Short Course is a two-week residential course providing intensive training in the essential knowledge and skills required by cultural leaders today. Grounded in experiential learning and rich with real-life examples shared by experts from across the cultural and corporate sectors, the Short Course is an opportunity for participants to sharpen their existing skills and add to their toolkit. The Short Course is for those that enjoy an immersive experience where they can devote themselves to their personal and professional development. The residential environment provides a safe space for self-reflection, learning and practicing new skills.

By attending the course you will be equipped with the skills and competencies to drive positive change in the sector such as; confidence, resilience, and clarity of purpose. You will better understand your strengths as leader and how to build them; gain confidence on your existing skills and learn new ones.

Artpocket - New Courses

Artpocket deliver creative courses in art, design & craft in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are looking for a short course or want to commit to a fully accredited Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, we have a full timetable of exciting daytime and evening courses for both adults and young people.

Innovative Education in Contemporary Art & Design: Open Evening - 12th November (6-8pm)

NEW! Textiles short courses for adults and teenagers in Sheringham.

Find out more here


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

Museums as spaces for wellbeing

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has launched a free online course for sector professionals aimed at providing advice, tools and guidance on the steps to take in order to develop, deliver and evaluate health and wellbeing work within a museum, heritage or cultural organisation.

The course has six modules; each module takes 1-1.5 hours to complete and contains case study films, useful resources and recommended further reading as well as exercises so you can reflect on your own learning and apply it to your own practice. You can enrol at any time here.

New Horizons: The Arts and Children in Challenging Circumstances

Thursday 25 October, 10.30am-5pm

The Garage, Norwich

The focus of this year's New Horizons is to explore the barriers and difficulties that children in challenging circumstances face – hearing from and involving children themselves throughout, and to examine what best practice looks like, and what arts organisations need to think about in order to develop/deliver inclusive work well.

This event is a follow up to last year's really lively and energising New Horizons event that focused on arts and disability, during which we managed to crowdsource a ‘manifesto for change’ that people were able to take home with them at the end of the day. There's a similar intention this year too, so that people leave armed with a whole host of practical ‘take aways’.

Our aim is to make the event as practically useful as possible, so that delegates go away more clued up - and more fired up - and with a clear idea of what they will do differently as a result of attending.

Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, and How to sessions, so that, whether you're a senior manager or a practitioner there's something of value to you.

Confirmed speakers include Nina Nannar (ITV), Rosie Millard (Children and the Arts), Dr Matthew Hill (Centre for Youth Impact), Philip Flood (Sound Connections), Jessica Middleton (Children in Need), Paul Webb (MAP), Anna Dever (Family Arts Campaign), and young people from The Garage Youth Forum and Sound Connections.

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. Don't forget that you don't need to have 'fundraising' or 'development' in your job description to benefit from upskilling your fundraising know-how; these courses can benefit anyone whose role involves raising funds from staff to Trustees.

New for this year we’re also offering individuals and organisations the chance to invest in their development with our affordable range of packages. Gain knowledge whilst saving money and book one today!

We’ve developed more and more ways for you to engage with us in a way that suits you, so please check out our E-learning, Cause4 Advance.

Industry Research & Information

Hearts for the Arts awards – nominations now open

Hearts for the Arts is an annual celebration of cultural champions within Local Authorities and the projects that place the arts at the centre of community life. Nominations are invited by members of the public, arts professionals and Local Authorities themselves. There are four categories:

1. Best Local Authority Arts Initiative
2. Local Authority Arts Project encouraging community cohesion
3. Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Officer
4. Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Councillor

Nominations can be made online at before midnight on 2 November.

ACE is consulting on the next 10 years

The Arts Council is currently developing a new strategy for 2020-2030, which will shape their development, advocacy and investment approach.  After analysing a wide range of evidence from the public and stakeholders, they have identified a series of proposed outcomes.  In this stage of the consultation they are asking if these outcomes are the right things to focus on over the next decade. The survey will remain open until 2 January 2019.

Cultural Democracy in Practice

Arts Council England has commissioned this guide with 64 Million Artists to support those who are interested in finding out more about Cultural Democracy and exploring how they might put it into practice. It’s aimed at those who are starting out on this journey, although we hope there will be something of interest here for those who already work in this way.

Celebrating diversity in cinema - A toolkit for exhibitors focused on inclusion

Inclusive Cinema is a UK-wide project developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) designed to support screen exhibitors. Together, we celebrate diversity on screen, in the audience and behind the camera.

Find out more here

Outdoor Screenings Scheme, Film Hub South East

Our Outdoor Screenings scheme is designed to support Film Hub South East members in holding exciting, inspiring outdoor screening events across the region. We are especially keen for screenings of British and independent world cinema titles and heritage and archive films to be shown in these screenings. We are looking to partner with cinema groups, local authorities and community groups on these screenings. We are awarding funds on a rolling basis and you can apply now!

Proposals must deliver against one or more of the priorities of FAN and BFI2022. These priorities are to:
•Increase access to a wide range of independent British and international film for audiences – especially those outside central London
•Extend engagement with BFI supported activities across the UK and enhance the quality and cultural depth of audience experience
•Increase access to the UK’s screen heritage especially via the BFI’s National Film & TV Archive and those of the regions and nations
•Enhance the quality of audience facing activity, deepen knowledge and build capability in its membership
•To do this with a particular emphasis on increasing the diversity of audiences and boosting the number of 16–30 year olds engaging with this activity

Proposals may be in direct support of pop-up or site specific outdoor screenings or for work related to them, including audience development, film marketing or screen heritage-related activities. Costs covered may  include research and curatorship; staffing; marketing and programme production; film and equipment hire; consultancy; hospitality; and monitoring and evaluation. All activities must take place between February 2018 – March 2019.

Organisations must be members of Film Hub South East to receive support for a proposal. If you were a member of the previous iteration of Film Hub South East, please note that you will need to reapply for membership before you can access our opportunities. This is due to the fact that BFI membership guidelines have now been standardised across all of the different BFI Film Audience Network regions.

For more information and to apply click here

Have your say on Collections 2030

How can collections be more empowering, relevant and dynamic?

The Museums Association (MA) has launched Collections 2030, a major new research project that seeks to understand the current state of museum collections in the UK, and – in collaboration with the sector – identify how to make the most of museum collections over the course of the next decade.

The MA has published a discussion paper and a series of research questions and is looking for responses from across the sector. Following this consultation, a final paper with recommendations will be published.

The MA particularly welcomes institutional responses and would encourage museums to set up a meeting of relevant people within their museum or stakeholder group to discuss the questions and ideas in the discussion paper and formulate a joint response.

Respondents don’t have to work in a museum to participate. The MA welcomes submissions from freelancers, policy-makers, funders, communities, members of the public and other stakeholders. Please consider how your own experience of museums relates to the questions.

More information can be found here


StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. The programme offers 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.

For more information please visit:

Please note the next Network Jam on the 16th of October is the final entry point into the programme! 6-9pm, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
Places are limited - to sign up click here 

Creativity and Wellbeing: A National Celebration

For the past seven years, London Arts in Health Forum has hosted a festival of culture and health in London each June. From 2019, in collaboration with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Creativity and Wellbeing will become a national event with events happening right across England. We are hoping that people interested can start planning events now. The festival will take place from 10-16 June 2019 and is a great opportunity to showcase the work that is happening bringing together culture and health in one place. In London alone, this year over 300 events took place and we are hoping to get new events from every region. Anyone can submit an event via the dedicated website – here you can also see a short film which explains more about what the festival aims to achieve. We will be announcing more details in the coming months but start planning your events now – and perhaps even uploading details!

Find out more here

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.

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

Schubert Ensemble Trust Commission Grant Scheme

As you may know, The Schubert Ensemble gave its final concert after 35 years on Saturday 30th June. The Schubert Ensemble Trust (Registered Charity No. 1002244) supported the Ensemble in many of its activities, particularly its prolific commissioning of new works. Over its 35-year career, the Ensemble commissioned 50 concert works from many of the UK’s leading composers. The Trust has some funds remaining, which will be used to promote public performances of these works commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble, a full list of which can be found on the Ensemble’s website (details below).
Applications for grants towards performances can be made by ensembles and concert promoters from 1st September 2018.
Details of the scheme are available on a newly launched archive website at Please go to the ‘SE Trust’ page for further information and for a downloadable application form.
For details of the 50 or so works that qualify for a grant please go to the ‘Archive/Commissions’ page Most of the works are for various combinations of piano and strings.

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.

Full details of each grant and its criteria are available below or you can contact the community enabling team for advice at

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.

Successful applicants are required to acknowledge the support of Norwich City Council on any publicity materials and to complete an end of project report.

More information can be found here

Youth Music Programme

Grants are available to a range of organisations for music-making projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.

Youth Music’s vision is that 'life-changing' music-making is available to all children and young people. It offers funding to charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK with the aim of supporting:
• Developmental music-making projects for children and young people (up to the age of 25) resident in England, who face barriers to music-making as a result of the circumstances they are in.
• Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector to ensure that high-quality sustained music-making opportunities exist for young people.

The Foundation currently offers two levels of funding:
• Fund A - smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation's vision for a musically inclusive England.
• Fund B - medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation.

Applications to Fund A are accepted three times a year. The next deadlines is: 7 December 2018 (5pm). Applications to Fund B are accepted biannually and there is a two-stage application process. The next 2018 deadline for stage one applications is: 9 November 2018 (5pm)

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas.

We are the leading heritage social investor and the only specialist heritage lender operating in the UK.

Where a building is listed, scheduled, or within a conservation area or of acknowledged historic merit – and potentially involves a change of ownership and/or use – we can help with our advice, development grants or loans. Could your project be next?

Magic Little Grants, Localgiving

Localgiving has teamed up with the Postcode Community Trust to provide over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups. Thanks to support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Magic Little Grants Fund provides small charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:
•Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
•Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

Applications are able to be made from 15th May to 31st October 2018. As part of the grant, organisations who are not currently members of Localgiving will also be awarded an annual Localgiving membership, worth £96, that will enable them to benefit from Localgiving's online fundraising support and services.

Golsoncott Foundation

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.

The Foundation's declared objective is "to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and, in particular, the fine arts and music". Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

Voluntary sector organisations in the UK whose focus is primarily on the arts can apply for funding. 'The trustees favour applications from arts organisations whose raison d’être is the art form itself, and its perfection or excellence in performance.'

Closing Date: 31 October 2018

Bursary Opportunity - Time To Stare - call for submissions

With over thirty years experience in the arts and creative industries, B&R Productions acknowledge the need for practitioners to become more resilient, more innovative and more sustainable and do so in ways that do not compromise an original passion or creative process.

“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”  Henry David Thoreau
To facilitate this, we have secured funding from ACE to launch two, annual, residential arts bursaries for the development of a specific project or work, giving small and medium sized companies and arts partnerships the time and the environment in which to take stock, develop ideas and strategy and equip themselves with the wherewithal to thrive in increasingly challenging circumstances.

The residencies accommodate up to four people (2 x 2 sharing with the option of others joining on a daily basis) for five days at The Studio in rural Three Oaks, East Sussex providing time away from the daily demands of management and delivery; time to think, to generate and explore new ideas. With a multitude of footpaths and walking routes through historic 1066 country, including coastal, wood and farmlands, participants will be facilitated and encouraged to use the natural environment.

Professionals from a variety of backgrounds form the Time To Stare Mentor and Selection Panel and each residency will include a dedicated half-day with your chosen mentor. We have brought together professionals from a variety of backgrounds to join the Time To Stare Mentor Panel in order to facilitate stimulating conversations and innovative ways of thinking, crossing inter-disciplinary barriers and encouraging creative investigations of the human condition from a wide range of perspectives. In addition, we hope that bursary recipients will be enabled to consider new contexts, platforms and ways to engage with audiences, whether this be in the public realm, through strategic partnerships and or research based enquiry.

Applications are open to small to medium sized arts organisations and individuals seeking to develop a new work or company strategy.

Closing date: October 19th  2018

The residency will take place from February 22 - 27 2019

More information can be found here

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk 

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.

The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.

Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.

Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.    

Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July,  November and March. To be considered in November, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 26th October.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant visit  and search “Arts and Culture Fund”.

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

ACE Subject Specialist Network funding      

This Arts Council England funding is to support Subject Specialist Networks to build confidence in the museums sector by sharing their knowledge and expertise in relation to dynamic collections management and increased public engagement. This new round of funding is for both existing and new networks.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Headley Fellowships with Art Fund

This new curatorial fellowship programme intends to encourage and facilitate imaginative and high-quality museum projects that bring wider engagement with and understanding of the treasures held across the UK’s public collections.

Headley Fellowships with Art Fund aims to give curators the time and resource to work with focused areas of their collections, deepening collections expertise within regional museums and sharing specialist knowledge across the sector. The application deadline is 15 October 2018.

For more information and to apply, click 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.

The funding is for projects that are focused on one or more of the following artforms and disciplines:
Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual arts, Literature, Combined arts, Museum practice (accredited museums only) and Libraries (arts-focused projects only).

Projects may work with these artforms in other contexts. Examples might include:
•Creative media and the wider creative industries (for example, film or audio, design, 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).

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. The funding can support projects lasting up to a maximum of three years.

How To Apply
Groups should first read the Access support information sheets as well as guidelines for applications of £15,000 and under or applications exceeding £15,000, all of which can be found on the Arts Council England website.

The programme is always open, and has a quick turnaround:
•Applications for £15,000 or under will receive a decision in six weeks.
•Applications for more than £15,000 will receive a decision in 12 weeks.

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.

Funding is available to assist charitable organisations working locally in the following areas:
•Social and welfare.
•Churches and historic buildings.
•Education and arts.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
•Be a charitable organisation. Organisations not registered with the Charity Commission must provide a reference from an individual who is not connected with the running of the organisation or its management.
•Be operating in the County of Norfolk or the Waveney District of Suffolk.
•Be actively pursuing other sources of funding.

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector.

The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. The Arts Council wishes to focus on investing in the activities that have a real impact on people’s artistic or creative development in England.

The Arts Council will invest £3.6 million per year through the programme. Individuals will have the opportunity to apply for between £2,000 and £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and propel them to the next stage in their practice.

Individual artists and/or creative practitioners in England may apply. The programme supports activity focused on these artforms and disciplines:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Visual Arts
• Literature
• Combined Arts
• Museums practice

Applicants must apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. This could include, for example, artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. Applicants must have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context.

Round 3 will open for applications at 10am on 11 October 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 14 November 2018

Volunteering Opportunities

Join the SeaChange Board - We're seeking new Trustees

SeaChange Arts is recruiting new board members to join the charity as we enter our 21st year in 2019. SeaChange is an independent arts development charity, dedicated to delivering outstanding opportunities for artists and communities through supporting, hosting and delivering circus and street arts projects and events in Great Yarmouth, the UK and beyond.

We are seeking exceptional individuals with strategic vision and an interest in the arts. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with skills and experience in the following areas:

Energy and renewables
Finance and accountancy
PR, marketing and audience development
Education and training
Leisure and tourism
Business and commercial development
International community
Arts at a national/international level

Candidates should be willing to commit to attending four board meetings per year, with additional committee and advisory work as appropriate. Meetings are held in Great Yarmouth, usually at 5.30pm. This is a voluntary role, but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses can be covered.

For more information please visit:

Part-time Volunteer Project Assistants, The SADACC Trust

Part-time-1 half day a week (flexible)
Project duration: October 2018-July 2019
Closing Date: 29 October 2018

The SADACC Trust is seeking part-time volunteer project assistants to aid and contribute to the India & Pakistan Remembered project.

The SADACC Trust is working on an exciting oral history project. Since 2017, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of India and Pakistan's independence, we have been interviewing people who have lived in India or Pakistan, or whose relatives lived there in the past, asking them about their experiences in these countries. The focus of the project is on objects and memory: the interviewees are invited to bring an object or images that evokes the stories they want to tell. The date range encompassed by the personal histories we have so far recorded, spans from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present day.

Our goal is to build an archive of lived histories at The South Asia Collection, a resource that could be used by students, writers and academics - The India & Pakistan Remembered Archive.

The part-time volunteer project assistant will help with the transcription of interviews and the creation of an archive. As part of this role, the candidate will be provided with skills training in creating archive records and museum collection software. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with personal histories and the creation of a resource for future study.

Key Responsibilities
- Transcribing interviews.
- Assisting in creating an archive.

We are ideally seeking a candidate with:
- Passion for cultural heritage.
- Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
- A flexible approach to tasks.
- Ability to work alone proactively and with initiative.
- Ability to work well in a small team.

This is an opportunity to
- Learn about the recording of oral history.
- Gain museum collection experience.
- Work with personal histories.

The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust is a registered charity. Founded in 2010, the SADACC Trust's mission is to record, conserve and promote the arts, crafts and cultures of South Asia. The Trust manages The South Asia Collection museum (which consists of around 6,000 objects and artworks from South Asia) located in central Norwich.

To Apply:
Please send a CV and short cover letter outlining your interests and relevant experience to Ben Cartwright by Monday October 29th.

The South Asia Collection,
34-36 Bethel Street,

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



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