Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 9 November 2018

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 9 November 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

Cast Co-ordinator, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum, pro rata

Duties include:
• Cast role-players for client sessions in line with their requirements
• Organise all the associated administration for role-play sessions and be the first point of contact for clients and role-players
• Maintain Cast’s database, finance spreadsheets, documents, calendars and email inboxes, including handling of confidential data
• Organise actor recruitment and training

Closing Date: 15/11/2018
For more information and to apply please click here

Vacancies, DanceEast Ipswich

Producer (Participation & Engagement)
Full time
Salary: £27,540 pa

DanceEast is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Producer to cultivate, curate and produce youth and community projects, platforms and dance activities within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse; as well as identifying and cultivating opportunities to showcase the diversity and quality of DanceEast's work through community performances and other events. The Producer will oversee the development and programming of the class & workshop programme, participation projects and CPD, in liaison with colleagues.
Closes: 26th November 2018

Centre for Advanced Training Coordinator
Full time
Salary: £20,400 pa

DanceEast is looking for a dynamic and responsible Coordinator to support the administration and development of the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT). The post will primarily support day to day operations of the CAT programme including operational responsibilities as well as ongoing support for students and families, tutors, musicians, and external partners.
Closes: 26th November 2018

More information can be found here.

SeaChange Arts is Recruiting for an experienced Bookkeeper

Part-time 3 days per week, salary £24,000 pro rata.

Depending on skills and experience, there may also be the possibility of extending the role to a full time position, combining bookkeeper and office management functions.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd November, midday.

For a job application pack, please contact Veronica Stephens
To find out more click here

Vacancies, Norwich University of the Arts

Evening Technician – Digital Moving Image, Norwich University of the Arts

The hours of work are 28 per week for up to 30 weeks per year, Monday to Thursday from 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Salary: £10.51 to £11.74 per hour
Closing Date: 21/11/2018

Senior Lecturer – Graphic Communication

Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Closing Date: 26/11/2018

Lecturer – Graphics (Digital)

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Closing Date: 26/11/2018

For more information and to apply please click here.

Learning Manager, Norwich Castle Museum

You will lead the award-winning team responsible for the high quality formal and informal lifelong learning programmes across the Norwich Museums (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Strangers’ Hall and the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell). As a key member of the Norwich Museums Management and Programming teams, you will also play a leading role in the delivery of major Norfolk Museums projects including the HLF-funded Gateway to Medieval England and Kick the Dust projects. To view further information regarding the vacancy please click here

£31,401 - £33,136 per annum, 37 hours per week
Permanent contract

Closing date: 19 November 2018

Project Administrative Assistant, Sainsbury Research Unit, UEA

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. For more information and to apply click here

0.3fte, fixed term to 13 October 2022
£19,202 to £21,414 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 15 November 2018.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2020 is now open for submissions

We are currently seeking submissions from experimental artists engaged in bold, challenging and innovative performance from all disciplines. The Award is for a company or individual to create a show either for the Barbican's studio theatre, or a site-responsive show to take place in east London or the City. The winning show will premiere as part of the Barbican Theatre & Dance season in 2020. The proposal must therefore be for an original and unperformed piece of work that is available for production and unattached to any other venue or company. The winning artist or company receives a production grant of up to £32,000, a mentor for the project and in-kind support from the Barbican.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 10 December 2018. More information can be found here.

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios - Applications for 2019 now open

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is open to all visual artists and makers working in any medium who are based in Norfolk. It is also open to Norfolk schools. Click HERE to apply online

Artists Open Call- Artists Book Fair 2019, turn the page

Turn the page is a two day artists’ book event held at the The Forum, Norwich on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2019. The only event of it’s type in the Eastern Region, the fair offers a unique platform for artists whose work is book based or informed by the physical properties of the book. More information here.

​Deadline: Midnight on Friday the 21st of December

Site-Specific Performance and Support Opportunities - Hunstanton

Award-winning theatre company Dante or Die Theatre have teamed up with arts charity Creative Arts East on an exciting site-specific theatre project set in Hunstanton Leisure Centre, and want actors, performers, and members of the community to get involved! For full details click here or contact Debbie Sands on or 07554 788190.

CALL TO ARTISTS - Cley 19 Borderlines

Every summer Cley Contemporary Art exhibition returns, offering artists with a connection to Norfolk the opportunity to respond to the unique architectural qualities of Cley-next-the-Sea. For 2019 the Franco-British duo Dyad Creative is the selected curator  and offers the following brief for Cley 19: Borderlines, Geographical/Environmental Borderlines, Socio-political Borderlines, Spiritual/Embodied Borderlines. Deadline for applications: Monday 26th November 2018

More information can be found here

Call for entries: British Ceramics Biennial’s AWARD

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. AWARD is the headline exhibition in BCB, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 and provides a platform for some of the UK’s most talented artists working in clay. The next BCB festival will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from 28 September to 10 November 2019. For the Application form and more information please click here

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Development Opportunities

Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners

Monday 10th December 2018, 9am-4pm
The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich NR1 1PH 
Creative Arts East are pleased to offer another chance to attend this training day aimed at arts practitioners who would like to develop their skills and confidence when working with older people, particularly those living with dementia. The session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people living with dementia in creative activities. Delegate Fee £40. Refreshments during breaks are included, although lunch will NOT be provided.  However, there is a café onsite selling snacks and light lunches. To request a Booking Form, please email or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Discover how to get the best from your email newsletters, AMA

13 December, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, online training

Learn how to get the best from your email newsletters and provide value for your audiences using curated content. Discover how to tell your story when promoting your own work and opportunities. This event is aimed at those responsible for creating and sending your organisation’s newsletters — and eager to have a higher open and engagement rate. For more information or to book your place, please visit the website.

SHARE Museums East

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

Circulate by SeaChange Arts

A quarterly get-together for artists, creatives, community organisers and events folk interested in developing the cultural scene in Great Yarmouth.This session for creatives includes a surgery on the new Arts Council England Project Grants and performance from Compagnie Animotion.  FREE admission includes soup and a roll. More information 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.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information

King's Lynn Creative Hub Survey

On behalf of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, The Norwich Consortium are conducting a study into the feasibility of a creative hub in King's Lynn. They are seeking the views of people in the King's Lynn catchment area (including Cambridge, Ely, Norwich, the rest of Norfolk, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds) to find out whether there would be a demand for a creative hub and if so, what kind of hub it needs to be. The survey is a good way to let them know your views. More information can be found here.

Call for feedback - Proposal to develop a sculptural resource in Norwich

Local practitioner Adrienne Cameron is exploring the feasibility of setting up professional construction workshop spaces for 3D artists in the region.

She would like to gather feedback on whether artists
• would find such a resource valuable to them and their practice,
• how often they would use the resource
• would value this as a means of developing new technical skills
• would find the opportunity to hang work in a 'gallery' space useful for documentation
• know of suitable premises

Please find the full proposal here. For more information and to provide feedback, please contact

New Loneliness Strategy lists arts and culture as key areas

The government's new Loneliness Strategy, published on 16 October, discusses a cross-governmental approach to loneliness that builds on the Secretary of State's pilot work with social prescribing. Read the full strategy.

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.

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. 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

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

The 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. 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. More information here

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities

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.

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