Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 22 February 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 22nd February 2019 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

Evening Technician Design Studios - Norwich University of the Arts 

Salary: £10.51 to £11.74 per hour

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and committed technician to support extended access to the University’s Design Studios.
The Design Studios provide specialist digital resources for design, including image manipulation, illustration, moving image for design, presentation, web design and composition software for print and screen.
You will have proven professional experience, from a commercial or Higher Education environment, in digital design, file preparation, print output, print finishing and laser cutting.
The University requires staff to be fully aware of the Health and Safety considerations involved in running a busy design workshop. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential for all NUA Technician roles.
The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the growing team of academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate digital design provision at NUA.
18 hours per week (4.30 pm to 9.00 pm Monday to Thursday) up to 30 weeks per academic year.

Closing Date: 05/03/2019
Interview Date: 14/03/2019

For more information visit here:
Application forms should be emailed to

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Lecturer in Fashion - Norwich University of the Arts 

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and student-focused full-time lecturer with responsibility for coordinating and delivering the first year fashion experience.
Our BA (Hons) Fashion course has a reputation for creative and technical excellence and you will join a group of highly committed and experienced staff within the Fashion and Textile Design team.
The role involves developing and delivering taught sessions including lectures, workshops, critiques and tutorials; organising events and visits; planning and conducting assessment and playing a key role in the recruitment of new students under the guidance of the Course Leader. As first year tutor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring students with diverse backgrounds and experiences are given the support and tools necessary to succeed on the course.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to supporting students in combining high-level technical skills with advanced creativity in design. You will have a strong understanding of conceptual and directional fashion design practices and be able to demonstrate significant professional experience and expertise in creative pattern cutting methods and manufacturing.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at HE level within the UK and have a proactive approach to innovative teaching and learning

Closing Date: 07/03/2019
Interview Date: 28/03/2019

For more information visit:

Application forms should be emailed to 

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Learning Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term) - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Learning Associate: Widening Participation & Strategic Schools
Part time (0.8FTE)
Salary Range: £30,395-£39,609 (pro-rata)

We are now recruiting a Learning Associate: Widening Participation and Strategic Schools who will report to the Fitzwilliam Museum Head of Learning, with a remit across the UCM.
This role takes a strategic lead on a key audience segment across UCM: children and young people most likely to experience barriers to participating in higher education. We believe our museums offer enriching cultural learning opportunities which can impact positively on young people's aspirations, skills, confidence and knowledge, and we are committed to creating impactful programmes that realise this potential. We are looking for an individual who shares this belief and commitment, to lead on this exciting and challenging area of work.

The post holder will be responsible for developing, co-ordinating and contributing to the delivery of a number of projects and programmes each year. This includes developing and maintaining partnerships to enable a variety of people to access the activity. As well as project management (including budget management) and delivery, the role leads on evaluation and research in relation to the programme area and sharing and disseminating practice, contributing to our sector leadership responsibilities.

This role manages one strand of programme activity, Widening Participation and Strategic Schools, contributing to unlocking the University's collections, and the research activities which underpin them, for a larger and more diverse audience.

Any queries should be directed to or by telephone on 01223 764840.
Closing Date: Midnight on Friday 8th March 2019 Expected Date of Interviews: Monday 18th March 2019. Please make sure you can be available for interview in Cambridge on any day during that period.
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Head of Facilities & Visitor Experience - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Full Time
Salary Range: £40,792-£51,630

We are now recruiting a Head of Facilities & Visitor Experience who will report to the Assistant Director, Operations and Engagement, and be responsible for Facilities, Security and Visitor Services, supporting the strategic and effective operation of the museum.
Delivering a high quality service across the Museum, the role holder will: Provide leadership for the Facilities, Visitor Services and Security teams at the Museum; Champion and facilitate excellent service and experiences for visitors, staff and other users; As the lead for security and visitor services, provide management and leadership to the Visitor Services Manager, Security Managers and their respective teams; As the lead for buildings maintenance and facilities, be responsible for building development, maintenance and project management; including the oversight of building and maintenance projects, contractors, service standards and service level agreements across the organisation. Working closely with colleagues throughout the Museum, oversee the Museum's environmental action and emergency plans.

Any queries should be directed to or by telephone on 01223 764840.

Closing Date: Midnight, Tuesday, 5th March 2019
Interview Date: Friday 15th March 2019. Please make sure you can be available for interview in Cambridge on this day.
Please quote reference DA16687 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Trainee - Norfolk County Council

£17,711 per annum (Scale B) effective from 1 April 2019
37 hours per week
Temporary Contract until 31 March 2020

Norfolk County Council’s Environment Service sits within the Communities and Environment Directorate. It includes historic and natural environment teams, a partnership and projects team, and teams managing countryside access and arboriculture.
We are looking for a trainee to join our team undertaking work on the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail to deliver the outputs described in the Activity Plan. You should be 18 or older on commencement and will be based at County Hall but will spend some of your time working out of the office. You will work in a small project team under supervision and have regular formal and informal training as well as advice and support to help you develop your skills.
This traineeship is focused on the Events & Project Management aspects of the project, and you will be involved in supporting an events programme including the production of a community theatre project ‘The Marriott’s Way Play’ in September 2019.
The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail is an exciting project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that will preserve and enhance the hidden industrial and natural heritage of the corridor along Marriott’s Way - a long distance trail along two disused railways. This project will restore and record the heritage, engage with people to encourage them to explore and understand it, produce information with innovative digital content including augmented reality and involve people in its ongoing management and maintenance. The project’s themes are the history of railway transport along the route and the significance of the landscape corridor for plants and wildlife.
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.
Workplace feedback states County Hall is a modern, business-like, bright and smart environment to work in.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below or to apply click here
40375 Information pack 03-19.doc

Redeployment closing date: 26 February 2019
All other applicants closing date: 3 March 2019

Marketing & Communications Officer - The Garage, Norwich 

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 dependent on experience
Contract Type: fixed term 1 year (40 hours per week)

The Marketing & Communications Officer will support the delivery of the organisation’s marketing, communications and sales activity. The post holder will have a whole organisational view of our work and support the Senior Management Team to identify and promote new opportunities, including activities and events at The Garage. As part of a small but dynamic marketing team you will be working on a range of projects and support the creation and implementation of external communications strategies for the organisation.

Download the Job Description
Download the Application form
Download the Equal Opportunities form

Deadline for applications Friday 8 March, 1pm
Interviews will be held W/c 11 March

Touring Development Officer - Creative Arts East

Contract: 1-year fixed term contract, extendable by mutual agreement
Salary range: £20,052 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time) between 8:30am – 4:30pm
Leave: 24 days plus public holidays

To support the implementation and delivery of a range of touring development projects as part of the Creative Arts East Live! Rural Touring Scheme.

Specific Responsibilities:
Take the functional lead for the delivery of the Southeastern Libraries Touring Development project, including:

  • Liaising with touring and library partners;
  • Researching artists and existing good practise;
  • Setting up and administering a project reference group
  • Creating and managing a series of area-wide events

Administer and support the delivery of Inn Crowd, a pub-touring project running to August
2019, including:

  • Coordinating venue bookings and artist contracts;
  • Managing and inputting audience and event return data;
  • Attending events to represent Creative Arts East and the project partnership.

Research and develop a range of Promoter and Audience Development touring initiatives,

  • Establishing links with relevant local, regional and national partners and networks
  • Develop relationships with arts organisations and other agencies in order to identify
    and develop collaborative projects to help reach new target groups and establish a
    grounding for further work.
  • Keep abreast of relevant cultural policies and developments at local, regional and
    national level that may impact on the activities or organisation

Closing date for applications: 12pm on 6th March 2019
Shortlisted candidate interview day at Creative Arts East’s Offices on 15th March 2019 9am – 5pm
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Return completed application to:

Visitor Centre Assistant - Holt Country Park

Term: Fixed Term – 11 April to 8 September 2019 working 20 hours per week
Salary: £16,755 - £17,391 (pro rata)

We currently have a seasonal vacancy at our Visitor Centre at Holt Country Park. As Visitor Centre Assistant, you will be required to work for five hours a day on four days a week to include Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays throughout the season.
In this frontline post, you will assist visitors to the Country Park with their enquiries, providing face to face information regarding Holt Country Park and the wider Countryside service. You will also be responsible for sales to visitors of books, maps, gifts, cold drinks and snacks. Assisting with events across our service and organising on site activities will also be required throughout your employment.
You should enjoy working with people, and providing high quality customer service. You must have a flexible approach to work and be able to demonstrate initiative, whilst working in a busy environment.
You must have a good standard of general education and a particular interest in countryside issues and the local area would be beneficial. Experience in a retail environment and cash handling skills, would also be an advantage. Lone working is required for this role.
If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team, with a varied and challenging workload - we would like to hear from you.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
North Norfolk District Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We offer employees a friendly working environment, flexible working hours and a career average pension scheme.
Please note that we do not accept CVs unless accompanied by a fully completed application form. Please send all completed application forms to
For an informal discussion please telephone Colin Brown, Sports & Countryside Manager on (01263) 516001.

Closing Date: 6th March 2019, 17:00
Interview Date: 15th March 2019

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Social & Digital Marketing Co-ordinator - Sandra Reynolds Agency & East Coast Production, Norwich

Sandra Reynolds is a busy vibrant agency representing models, actors and children for TV commercials and photographic campaigns. Sister company East Coast Production produces shoots in Norfolk & Suffolk for national fashion brands as well as handling design and photography for East Anglian based companies. We are looking for a hard-working, creative and savvy digital whizz to shape the strategy and execution across all our divisions/accounts.
The role includes:
Understanding the customer profiles of all divisions and establishing suitable digital and social media strategies for each. Working with members across the various divisions to ensure social media is integrated into all activities.
Developing the social and digital marketing procedures.
Analysing and reporting on the performance of digital and social marketing programs.
You will have:
A good knowledge of existing social media channels.
A passion for social media and ideally experience in a commercial environment.
Excellent oral communications and writing skills in all forms of written communication.
Experience in using Photoshop and/or Indesign.
Creativity, enthusiasm and a willingness to try new things.
A proficiency in proof-reading with excellent attention to detail and a strong eye for visual content.
A can-do attitude, be a team player with the ability to operate well and thrive in a team culture as well as working independently. | |
Job Type: Full-time
Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
Digital Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

To apply click here

Guitar & Instrumental Tutor - J.D.T. Music Academy - Dereham

Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Job Summary

Now in it's 18th year, J.D.T. Music Academy has provided hundreds of students with fantastic musical facilities and resources. From fortnightly lessons for beginners to student performance tours in New York, we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke service for our clients, maintaining a safe and inspiring learning environment, creating opportunities for personal development as well as offering outstanding value for money.
We're expanding our team and we're looking for a fun and enthusiastic Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Tutor to join our dynamic team, teaching and inspiring students of all ages and abilities!
Our successful candidate will be able to teach Guitar (acoustic & Electric), Bass and Ukulele and may even have other instrumental skills! Whilst it's vital that you can read music and understand/communicate theory and notation effectively, it's also vital that you are able to adapt your teaching methods to suit individual needs. So, whether our students want to take grades or just learn for a hobby, our successful candidate will present their lessons in a fun and inspiring way.
Minimum qualification Grade 5 or equivalent.
Teaching experience preferred but not essential.
Employed position (contracted & permanent).
32 hours per week over 4 days / evenings with the intention to increase to a full-time position (40 hours) within the next 12 months.
Based in Dereham and will include work at schools across the region, so own transport essential.
Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent
Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
Secondary education (Required)
Driving License (Required)

To apply click here

Full-Time Assistant Organist and Head of Music Outreach - Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is looking to appoint a versatile musician who will be an integral part of the Cathedral’s thriving Music Department as an Assistant Organist and Head of Music Outreach.
The successful candidate will be a skilled organist who is eager to develop their experience in a Cathedral context. They will also have the necessary musical and personal skills to lead the Cathedral’s music outreach work and, in particular, to direct the new Cathedral Children’s Choir.
Please see the documents below for more details about the position and an application form.
If you would like to discuss the post before you apply and/or visit the Cathedral, please contact the Master of Music, Ashley Grote, via or 01603 218306 or contact the Canon Precentor, Canon Aidan Platten, via or 01603 218314.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 11 March 2019.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Friday 22 March 2019.

For further information and job specification click here or for an application form click here

Open Library Supervisor - Norfolk County Hall

£15,170 - £16,749 per annum (Scale F) effective from 1 April 2019.
26 hours per week
Permanent contract

Norfolk Library and Information Service currently has the Open Library system installed in 35 of its libraries and plans to have this rolled out to over 40 sites by the end of 2019. The ambition is to have the Open Library system installed in all the Counties Libraries in the next few years.
Libraries are safe and welcoming public spaces used by people of all ages, backgrounds, experience and abilities. Libraries and library workers make a real difference. We are looking for a part time Open Library Supervisor to join the team to ensure that when libraries are operating in “Open Library” customers have a safe and enjoyable visit. The role also supports colleagues in the wider service with technical and other issues outside 9-5 Monday to Friday.

If you like a varied and challenging role where no two days are the same, then Open Library Supervisors have a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in the County of Norfolk. If you are confident working with a wide range of people, normally over the phone; you can follow procedures and feel confident in your ability to work with customers and colleagues in sometimes difficult situations, and have the confidence and ability to work on your own without direct line management; and if you have a good knowledge of IT systems and would like to learn more about the library service, you could be the person we are looking for.

Open Libraries allow the people of Norfolk to use the library service outside staffed opening times. The post will involve 4 days covering part of the weekly schedule, 7.45am to 14.00pm Thursdays and Fridays, 7.45am to 16.30pm Saturdays, 9.15am to 16.30pm Sundays, with 30 minutes for lunch on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and an hour for lunch on Saturday.
As you may need to visit remote library sites at short notice a full car driving licenses or access to own motor transport is essential for this role.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
40196 Information Pack 02-19.doc

To apply click here
Closing date for applications 24th February 2019

Grants Support Officer - Norfolk Community Foundation

£18,000 – £20,000 per annum dependent on experience
Full time

Norfolk Community Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to building stronger communities, and improving the lives of people in Norfolk. We achieve this through a community investment programme that helps local voluntary groups and charities to provide essential care, support and opportunity for people facing disadvantage.
We are looking to appoint a Grants Support Officer to contribute to the work of our busy Grants Team, who work directly with local charities to help connect them to the funding and support they need. Contributing to our Communications strategy, this post will also play a key role in capturing stories about the difference our grants make, and finding innovative ways of bringing our work to a wider audience.
The successful candidate will have administrative experience, and be able to provide a helpful and friendly point of contact for the Grants Team. Excellent IT and written and verbal communication skills will be essential.
To find out more about the work of Norfolk Community Foundation visit

To apply
Download the job description and person specification
Please send your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to Karen Hutchinson, Office Manager, by email at or by post to: Norfolk Community Foundation, St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1TN.
Deadline: 5pm on Monday 4 March 2019.

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Friary Farm, Blakeney

£8.52 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (600 hrs py to 31/12/19)

You’ll be asked to confidently sell membership and gift aid on entry, as well as work to our sales targets. You’ll also be responsible for answering queries and making sure visitors can find everything they need for their visit. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

Who we're looking for:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with people
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to work to sales targets, and confidently sell our membership benefits
  • Good understanding of the National Trust and what we do
  • A willingness to learn new skills, and a can do attitude
  • Experience of working in a customer service or sales team
  • Some cash handling experience

Deadline for applications is 4th March 2019
For more information or to apply click here

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant x 2 - Blickling Estate, Aylsham

£8.46 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (until 31/12/19)

You’ll be asked to confidently sell membership and gift aid on entry, as well as work to our sales targets. You’ll also be responsible for answering queries and making sure visitors can find everything they need for their visit. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

Who we're looking for:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with people
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to work to sales targets, and confidently sell our membership benefits
  • Good understanding of the National Trust and what we do
  • A willingness to learn new skills, and a can do attitude
  • Experience of working in a customer service or sales team
  • Some cash handling experience

Deadline for applications is 4th March 2019
For more information or to apply click here

Customer Services Assistant - Horsey Windpump, Great Yarmouth

£8.21 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (600 hrs py to 31/10/19)

You’ll be responsible for ensuring the presentation of our commercial areas is spot on, engaging our visitors, making them feel welcome and keeping all areas clean and tidy. You’ll be responsible for working across all areas of the operations team, providing support to the teams as needed. You’ll tell our visitors about the amazing work we do and what their money is funding.

Who we're looking for:

  • Fantastic customer service skills
  • Initiative and ability to work alone
  • Ability to work in a variety of teams, with a flexible approach
  • High standards of presentation and an eye for detail
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with people
  • Good understanding of the National Trust and what we do

Deadline for applications is 10th March 2019
For more information or to apply click here

Countryside Manager - Felbrigg Hall, Norwich

£31,671 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

As Countryside Manager you'll lead the Countryside team of Rangers and volunteers in the Felbrigg, Sheringham, and West Runton Countryside portfolio. You'll provide strategy and direction across our countryside sites for your team to deliver exemplary countryside management, conservation, access, and visitor engagement projects at a landscape scale.

Who we're looking for:

  • Countryside Management experience, with a hands on background of working on a large countryside portfolio
  • Strong people leadership, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to perform at their best
  • A commercial focus in your vision and plans for the outdoors
  • The ability to balance conservation, access, presentation and engagement
  • An understanding of the importance of visitor experience and how the outdoors impacts this
  • Understanding of the National Trust ethos and the plans for Land, Outdoors and Nature and their significance to the Trust’s strategic plan

Deadline for applications is 23rd February 2019
For more information or to apply click here

Conservation Assistant - Felbrigg Hall, Norwich

£12,758 pa
Fixed Term p/t (29 hrs pw for 12 mo)

As a Conservation Assistant, you’ll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you’ll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You’ll keep accurate records too.
In this visitor facing role, we’d love you to talk to visitors about the work you’re doing, and the collections we have. You'll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.

Who we're looking for:

  • A keen interest in history, historic properties and conservation of their collections
  • Previous experience as a Trainee Conservation Assistant or equivalent
  • A good understanding of preventive conservation
  • Knowledge of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections as well as Health & Safety and emergency procedures
  • Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and ability to work from ladders and tower scaffold
  • The ability to support volunteers to perform at their best
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and are a great team player
  • A willingness to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn

Closing date for applications is 5th March 2019
For more information and to apply click here

Casual Museum Learning Assistant - Ancient House Museum, Thetford 

£9.36 - £9.55 per hour (Scale C)
Casual contract

The award winning Ancient House Museum, Thetford are currently looking for an efficient and dedicated individual to join their team, on a casual basis.
The role requires experience of working with members of the public and providing a high standard of customer service in every instance.

This is a relief post, to cover shifts as and when required. There are no minimum hours guaranteed.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:

40177 Information Pack 03-19.doc

Closing date: 10 March 2019

To apply click here

Learning Assistant - Castle Museum, Norwich

£10,710 - £11,658 per annum (Scale E)
21 hours per week
Permanent contract

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning museum learning team.
You will deliver high quality events and activities to schools, groups and the general public. You will also contribute to the planning, development and co-ordination of Norwich Museums’ Visitor Programme.
We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and ambitious individual with excellent presentation and communication skills. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with backgrounds in Drama and Arts-in-Education.
The post involves weekend and bank holiday working.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Informal Learning Officer Anna McCarthy on 01603 495902.

39808 Information Pack 03-19.doc

Application Deadline 4th March 2019

To apply click here

Hahnemuhle Events Administrator - Wymondham

A position has arisen for Events Administrator in the Marketing Department for a well established Fine Art paper manufacturer based near Wymondham.

Duties include:

  • Creating and designing material for events
  • Writing blog posts and doing artist interviews
  • Co-ordinate on site arrangements for all meetings and events

Desirable skills:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Good working knowledge of Indesign and Photoshop
  • Understanding of Word and Excel
  • A full driving licence

Full time 9-5, Monday - Friday (occasional weekend work may be required).
Salary £19,000 p.a ( 5 weeks holiday)
Due to the location of the office own transport will be required.
Apply by 16th March 2019 by emailing a CV to

Norwich Theatre Royal Freelance Dance, Drama, Singing and Family Arts Practitioners 

We are expanding and developing our learning and participation work, and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly passionate practitioners to join our pool of freelancers. Our projects take place at our Theatre, within educational establishments and community settings in Norfolk. We work with a wide range of participants, including families, children, young people and adults.
We have opportunities in the following areas:

Dance Practitioners
We are seeking Dance practitioners who can help us to deliver a variety of workshops and courses in the following disciplines / focus areas:

  • Contemporary Dance
  • Choreograph
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Family focused dance
  • Mixed genre dance (eg with physical theatre, circus, capoeira ….)

Drama Practitioners
We are seeking Drama practitioners who can help us to deliver a variety of workshops and courses in the following disciplines / focus areas:

  • Drama techniques
  • Youth theatre (ages 10 – 18)
  • Drama classes for children (ages 5 – 7)
  • Contemporary drama and ensemble theatre (ages 18 – 25)

Family Arts Practitioners

We are seeking Family Arts practitioners who can help us to deliver a variety of workshops and courses in the following disciplines / focus areas:

  • Activities for families: Under 7 year olds and their grown ups
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama
  • Dance

Singing Practitioners

We are seeking Singing practitioners who can help us to deliver a variety of workshops and courses in the following disciplines / focus areas:

  • Community Choirs with adults, and/or young people
  • Singing technique
  • Musical Theatre
  • Targeted provision

We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:

  • Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
  • Enthusiasm and professionalism
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of workshop and/or course planning and delivery
  • Experience of working with children, young people, adults and/or older people
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Experience managing potentially complex participants and behaviours
  • Committed to developing participant’s skills, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
  • Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate. All practitioners must have an up to date DBS check.

To express interest in joining our freelance team please submit a CV and a short covering letter outlining your area of expertise, interest and relevant experience to

Deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019.

Technical and Production Manager at Sheringham Little Theatre

Sheringham Little Theatre is an all year-round professional venue with both touring and in-house productions. It is known for producing one of the last traditional Summer Repertory Seasons. We are recruiting a full time Technical and Production Manager, who would be happy and able to mentor student technicians. The ideal candidate would have extensive professional experience working with lighting, sound, AV and stage management. Design and carpentry skills would be helpful but not essential.

Please email for more information.

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2019.

Festival Bridge (Norwich and Norfolk Festival) Culture Chain Consultant Wanted

We are looking for a consultant who can work with us to develop a programme that increases the skills and confidence of those working in the sector to diversify their organisations’ investment. The successful applicant will draw on the expertise, tools, relationships and resources within Festival Bridge, which is uniquely placed to draw on best practice, networks, changes to the education sector and knowledge of leadership practice in both the cultural and education sectors, particularly in our own region but also nationally.

The fee for Phase 1 of this consultancy is £5,000
A further £15,000 will be available for delivery of Phase 2, to be contracted separately depending on the outcome of Phase 1.

Application guidelines:
A statement of no more than 4 pages of A4 outlining your approach to Phase 1 of this brief, your experience and suitability for this consultancy, including for the potential delivery of Phase 2 and two referees from clients that you have worked with recently on similar projects.

Please send your application by email to
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 28th February 2019.

For Consultancy Brief click here

Associate Creative Director Big Dog Agency - Norwich

Reporting to our Creative Director, we’re looking for an Assistant Creative Director who will primarily be taking ownership of, directing, and overseeing creative work streams. You will have a passion for fostering an environment that makes thought-provoking and inspiring creative output and managing a team of senior/mid creatives, whilst also being happy to muck in to bring ideas to life. Working on national clients, you will have the opportunity to travel across the UK, and further afield, to meet with them, present and interpret work.

Full-time, permanent

Interested parties should send their CV to with Associate Creative Director in the subject line please.

For more information click here 

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant National Trust - Oxburgh Hall

To be fantastic in this role you’ll need:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with people
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to work to sales targets, and confidently sell our membership benefits
  • Good understanding of the National Trust and what we do
  • A willingness to learn new skills, and a can do attitude
  • Experience of working in a customer service or sales team
  • Some cash handling experience

Salary £8.46 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (until 30/09/19)
Closing date 26th February 2019

To apply click here

Senior House Steward National Trust - Ickworth

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Knowledge and operational experience of collections management and care in historic properties and some experience of collections management systems
  • Good working knowledge of preventative conservation and an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards
  • An impressive eye for even the smallest of details and are comfortable working from height
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety & emergency procedures.

And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV/application;

  • Some knowledge and experience of managing budgets and finance.
  • Experience of managing staff & volunteers
    Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with a variety of audiences.
  • An understanding of how enhance our visitor experience through the presentation of information or interpretative material

Salary £23,375 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 12 months)

Closing date March 4th 2019

To apply click here

Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager, Academy of Ancient Music - Cambridge

The AAM is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager who will play a pivotal role at an exciting period in AAM’s history.

The Marketing and Audience Engagement Manager is responsible for developing innovative and creative marketing campaigns for our concerts in London and Cambridge to ensure that targets for ticket sales and income are met. In addition the post-holder works closely with the Concerts and Education teams to engage our current audiences and to develop new audiences, enriching their experiences and broadening their understanding of our work. This includes; commissioning the most relevant speakers for pre-concert talks and writers for concert programmes; generating a range of digital content for use online via the AAM’s website and social media channels; analysing box office data and post-concert feedback and using the insights to drive improvements to our marketing and communication activity; curating content and support for concert venues and promoters; and producing a range of printed materials to support our activity. Support is also provided for the orchestra’s AAMplify ticket scheme for the under-26s, which encourages a growing number of younger people to attend our concerts.

This role additionally supports the launch of new releases on AAM Records (the orchestra’s in-house record label), project-managing all new releases in addition to maximising sales and impact from the back-catalogue.

For an application form please visit:

For enquiries email Anthony Brice

aid £34-36k, Full-time. 

Closing date 28th February 2019 before 5pm

Chief Executive, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art - Newmarket

The Board wish to appoint a new chief executive to manage Palace House through the next stage of its development, and who is a clear sighted and rigorous decision maker.

The Role:

  • Strategic direction, vision and management of Palace House
  • Development and implementation of the business plan to ensure organisational and financial sustainability
  • Development of current and future income streams, including building on the strong fundraising track record
  • Development of reputation and growth of visitor numbers regionally and nationally, to increase self-generated income streams
  • Work closely with Board of Trustees and external stakeholders
  • Strong motivational leadership of a team of around 55 staff (including full and part-time) and 100 volunteers

Key Characteristics:

  • Strong entrepreneurial and commercial skills to develop Palace House's sustainable future
  • Demonstrable experience of financial and management accountability within a similar organisation
  • Strong leadership with excellent communication skills, and an ability to influence partners and stakeholders to achieve results, and manage and gain respect of staff and Trustees
  • Experience in fundraising particularly with High Net Worth individuals
  • Experience in the cultural, funding and heritage tourism sectors, including making national collections relevant to the public

All enquiries should be directed to Julia Somerville on 07951 333575 or by email to, and not to our client directly.

Salary: Up to £70,000, Full-time

Closing date 28th February 2019

Director, Arts & Minds - Cambridge

The post is part-time – 2-3 days per week (negotiable) paid pro rata on a full-time salary scale of £30-35k p.a.

After 10 years, Cambridge based charity “Arts and Minds” is seeking a new Director to take the charity forward.

Arts and Minds is a leading arts and mental health charity delivering Arts on Prescription and other evidence-based arts experiences for people of all ages who live with mental health problems in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and beyond. We are now looking for a passionate and energetic new Director to lead the development of the charity during a period that we hope will see exciting new initiatives come to fruition.

Further details from

For informal enquiries please contact the outgoing Director, Gavin Clayton on 07545 641810

Applications should be made by email and accompanied by a full CV and the names of two referees sent to Kate Meadows at:

Please indicate whether we can approach your referees before interview.

The Closing Date for applications is Thursday 28 February 2019.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning: 18 March 2019.

Freelance Events Staff - Childrens Craft Workshops, Crafty Crew (Norfolk)

We are looking for friendly, fun and enthusiastic freelance events professionals to join our crafty team providing children’s craft workshops. Based in Norfolk, we provide craft workshops and travel nationwide.

Previous event experience and working with children in a creative environment is essential. You must have excellent communication skills, be able to work as part of a team, be cheerful, efficient, presentable and reliable. Training will be appropriately provided.

A full UK driving licence with at least 2 years driving experience is essential as driving a vehicle to an event destination can be required on occasions.This is a paid freelance role, on a daily rate. Availability during weekends and school holidays is essential.

To express an interest in joining our team, or for further information on the role, please send your CV and a covering letter to or contact us on 07917035151.

Deadline for applications is 4th March 2019

Please also visit our website for more information:

National Trust General Manager - Blickling Hall 

As General Manager for the Blickling Estate you’ll be leading a team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about looking after this amazing place. You’ll be setting the overall direction and making sure that each aspect of the property can develop its full potential.

£46,711 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Closing date 24th February 2019

To apply click here

Snape Maltings Administrator

This role will provide essential administrative support to the Director, Creative Campus and the Programme Development Manager. You will be an experienced administrator with a good grasp of Microsoft software and social media. Your ability to multi-task will be underpinned by a “can do” attitude, a flexible approach and excellent attention to detail.

Initially fixed term for 2 years, c£19k FTE
Full time or 4 days per week

Closing date for completed applications: midday on 1 March 2019.

To apply for this job visit:

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Comedy Women In Print Prize 

Comedy Fiction By Unpublished Female Writers

Applicants are asked to submit a one page synopsis and the first 5000 words of their unpublished Comedy Novel, which needs to be a completed work of at least 85,000 words. If selected for the SHORTLIST you will be asked to submit a full manuscript.
Prize for the Unpublished Category Winner will be publishing contract for their novel.
HarperFiction will offer the winning aspiring, comic female novelist a publishing contract and £5,000 advance.
The runner up will be awarded a free place on the University of Hertfordshire’s MA in Creative Writing.

Click here to enter

Comedy Fiction By Published Female Writers

Works submitted must be Published Comedy Novels, of at least 50,000 words, written in English and published in the UK within the 26 months prior to the closing date.
Prize for the Published Category Winner is a cash prize of £2,000.

Click here to enter

Closing Date: Thursday 28th February 2019
Long List Announced: Saturday 30th March 2019
Short List Announced: Thursday 30th May 2019
CWIP Winners Event: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Art Branches - Calling all Norfolk Landscape Artists!

We are looking for Broadland District artists who would like to join in and paint a painting for the mental health recovery wards at Hellesdon Hospital, as part of Art Branches project improving wellbeing through art. Your painting will be donated and form part of a permanent outdoor exhibition in the garden at Thurne Ward.

Join in the fun in morning or afternoon session on:

Saturday 9th March - 10:00-16:00              Sunday 29th April - 10:00-16:00
Carrowbreck House,                                   The Studio Gallery,
7 Carrowbreck Rd,                                      Acle,
Hellesdon,                                                   NR13 3DY

All materials provided, bring ideas or sketches and meet like minded artists to create your painting with acrylics on our primed outdoor canvases. Theme is “Parkland Trees” so any green ideas, East Anglian Landscapes or trees in urban spaces would be most welcome. Abstracts welcome, boards available at 40x40cm, 40x 60cm and A2 format.

Please contact for further information and to book as space is limited.
Stephanie Hartick
Creative Director
Art Branches cic
A non profit organisation supporting wellbeing across the community

Open House Artist in Residence 2019/2020

Kettle’s Yard and our neighbouring communities in North Cambridge are looking to commission an exciting and quality programme conceived by an artist with the Open House: Evolving City artist residency.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist with a socially engaged practice to co-produce new work through dialogue and workshops with the community. From May 2019 to April 2020, the artist will be ‘in residence’ in North Cambridge, working alongside community groups and individuals to realise an innovative and inspiring art project.

Deadline for applications:
11.59pm on Friday 8 March 2019

Click here to find out more and to apply now.

Screen South New Creatives - South East

Film Submissions: 
We’re looking for strong ideas for short form films, from 90 seconds up to a maximum of five minutes, that can demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by film, whether that be through stylistic innovation, experimentation with sound, image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance, scripted drama, spoken word, dance, comedy, music or any other means. They can feature or blend different artistic forms and genres within each work. We envisage most films being three minutes long, however, if your idea warrants a longer film we are open to discussing this with you as long as it remains within the recommended budgets; however we are not looking for fifteen minute or half hour films. We want to hear new voices and see visual storytelling that is exciting and memorable.

Core characteristic we’ll be looking for in our commissions:
- Relevance: The ideas and themes that really matter to you and your community – however you might define it.
- Talkability: Shareable content that gets people talking
- Timeliness: Things that impact young people’s lives here and now
- Originality: Content can’t be derivative, only innovative

These films maybe single artist driven or collaborations – lead creatives must be aged between 16-30 but you can work with other age groups to deliver your project.

Film Duration and Format:
The film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16×9 and 1:1 (square) version. Full technical delivery details will be given at the point of commission and are in line with BBC compliance and delivery guidelines.
Between £3-5K
You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your fees, copyright fees, production costs and post-production costs. We will agree a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £5,000.

Deadline 10th March 19
To apply please complete the online form here or for more information click here

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

Entries are open to both UK and international filmmakers and the following fees apply:

Short Film
Early Bird: $25 (Deadline February 10, 2019 )
Regular Fee: $40 (Deadline June 2, 2019 )
Late Fee: $60 (Deadline June 23, 2019)

Animated Film
Early Bird: $25 (Deadline February 10, 2019 )
Regular Fee: $40 (Deadline June 2, 2019 )
Late Fee: $60 (Deadline June 23, 2019)

Documentary Film
Early Bird: $25 (Deadline February 10, 2019 )
Regular Fee: $40 (Deadline June 2, 2019 )
Late Fee: $60 (Deadline June 23, 2019)

Student Film
Early Bird: $15(Deadline February 10, 2019 )
Regular Fee: $30 (Deadline June 2, 2019 )
Late Fee: $45 (Deadline June 23, 2019)

East Anglian Film
Early Bird: $15 (Deadline February 10, 2019 )
Regular Fee: $25 (Deadline June 2, 2019 )
Late Fee: $25 (Deadline June 23, 2019)

One Min Movie
Early Bird: $1.50
Regular Fee: $1.50
Late Fee: $1.50

To apply visit:

Creative Future Writers Award - Call For Submissions

Our FREE to enter competition opens on Monday 11 February 2019. There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs.

This year’s theme is Home. In a year of seismic shifts, we’re looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words.

For details on our eligibility criteria click here
To read our competition rules click here
For details on how to apply online click here
For details on how to apply in person or by post click here

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 June 2019 at 11.59pm.

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize - Now open for submissions

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past.

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to engage critically with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.

Submission Requirements
Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age on 31st March 2019 and have published no more than six exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition from the past year, no more than 1,000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to

£1,000 prize
Deadline 31st March 2019

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020 - ‘Hindsight’

The 2020 edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards offers an increased budget of £25,000 for each of the two commissioned moving image artworks. You can read all about the new theme for 2020 below. We are open for applications until 2pm on Monday 8 April 2019.
Find out more on the FAQ page.

The theme:
‘Hindsight is always 20/20’, said the great film director Billy Wilder – giving voice to a feeling, shared by many, that life, for all its mystery and complexity, would be so much more explicable and fulfilling if we had understood in the past what we are able to see all too clearly today.
Instead, human beings are wise after the event. Enlightenment always arrives just that little bit too late. And as we look back, confronted by the choice of paths we have taken, we also note the ones we did not. It all makes for better self-knowledge, but often leaves us rueful, pondering how things could have turned out differently.
We would like you to explore the contemporary significance of ‘hindsight’ in broad and imaginative ways, drawing on diverse inspirations, from the influence of history, from the lexicon of cultural memory, or from the back-story of immediate personal experience. Or your idea could revolve around a particular insight or observation; such as a reflection, for example, on how modern technological communication increasingly incorporates a review or overview function: scrolling you through a timeline, sending you back to a particular point in time, like the Facebook Memories feature, or directing you the beginning of an email thread.

Call for entries deadline: Monday 8 April 2019
Apply Now

For more information please visit here

The 2019 Wasted Film Competition - SpudFILM

By making a short film that tells an inspiring story about local solutions to global issues.
You don't need to be a pro - you could make this on your phone! You just need to tell a strong story with an inspiring message about anything or anyone that is doing something that makes a difference to the wellbeing of our planet!

spudFILM 2019 is running its very own Film Competition titled : WASTED: Global Issues - Local Solutions. The theme for the film competition will be about all forms of Waste. We will be looking for solutions, positivity and pragmatic thinking. Entries can be international but the focus point of the film has to be about solving/ thinking differently about issues in your local area. We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

Anyone with a passion for film and a creative imagination!
The competition will be split into 2 groups:
- Youth (17 years and under)
- Adult (18 years and over)
There will also be 1 People's Choice Award selected from the combined age group categories.
Film entries can be created by solo filmmakers or by a group, the choice is yours.

Aim for the top and WIN prizes, Certificates and get your film noticed by a wider audience!
Every Filmmaker needs exposure! The top 10 films will be shown on our website as well as right here in the spudWORKS building in front of a live audience at our competition screening on the 16th June.
At the screening event there will be an additional chance to WIN! A 'People's Vote' winner will be selected on the evening so come along to choose your favourite film!
Most importantly you get to do your bit for the planet and help to bring about change!

The spudFILM Competition will take place on the 16th June at spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BA. The submissions deadline will be on the 8th of May with a shortlist to be produced by the spud team within 2 weeks. The shortlisted top 10 films will be shown on the 16th of June followed by the Judges talk and prize giving. Please Click Here for full Terms & Conditions and click here to Submit your film!

Shape Open 2019: Submissions Open

The Open is Shape's annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme. The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year's theme is ‘In Circles’.

Are we going around in circles? Disability Arts and the mainstream have long run parallel to one another whilst rarely converging. The conversations surrounding this divide have seemingly circled but what has come of it? Where are our points of connection and commonality? How do we widen the conversation about disability and how do we continue to navigate society and diversify the lived experiences told, in particular those of disabled people. With the common axis of disability, do you feel like the same questions and answers are endlessly repeating?

Works submitted to the exhibition should respond, abstractly or literally, to ideas on the theme, and contribute to the discourse on what disability is and could be. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or audio form via our online portal here.

Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges.

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, Monday 15 April 2019

Any questions? Read our FAQs page, you can contact Shape on or call +44 (0)20 7424 7330 if your question isn't answered on our FAQ page or if you would like to apply in an alternative format.

Norfolk Public Art Commission 

Norfolk artists have been invited to bid for a £5,000 commission to produce a piece of public art at a development of new homes.

Watton-based Abel Homes is seeking artists from the area for its Hare’s Green site, where it is building 98 new energy-efficient family homes off Blenheim Way just north of Norwich Road.

The commission is part of the firm’s ongoing public art programme, which has already seen nine pieces installed by Norfolk artists.

The brief is to come up with ideas for a public artwork themed around hares, reflecting the site’s name and the hare shown jumping over a barrel on the town sign, as ‘wat’ is the Norfolk dialect name for hare, and ‘ton’ or ‘tun’ is the name for a barrel.

Interested artists can find out more about the brief from Maggie Abel by contacting 01953 884486, or emailing

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

High House Working Residency - Norfolk Countryside 

High House Studios are pleased to offer residence to artists wishing to develop their practice alongside a willingness to physically immerse themselves in the natural environment. The studios are situated deep in the Norfolk Countryside, surrounded by woodland, park and gardens.

We are offering free accommodation and Studio plus a weekly food bursary in exchange for lending a hand on the Estate during weekday mornings. This invigorating work will be outdoors in the woodlands and garden. The afternoon, evenings and weekends are for you and your practice.

This is a unique opportunity in a unique location, we welcome stays of between two and six weeks. Individuals, couples and groups of up to four welcome. This site aims to inform your decision on whether to apply and how. However, if you have a specific project in mind and require some flexibility then please discuss it with us and we can see if we can make it work.

To apply please send the following;-

  • your name
  • contact telephone number
  • email address
  • a short statement about your work
  • up to 6 images of you work
  • plus… tell us a bit about You.

Applications should be sent to:

or for more information visit:

Young Norfolk Writing Competition - National Centre For Writing 

Write poems or lyrics? Short stories, essays or graphic stories? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk. Send us your very best writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lyrics, scripts or graphic novels) and you could win professional mentoring, publication on the National Centre for Writing website and bookish goodies!

The writing categories are as follows:

  • Category one: Poetry / song lyrics
  • Category two: Fiction / creative non-fiction / scripts / graphic stories

You can enter six pieces of writing across the categories (maximum three pieces in each category).
Audio entries are also welcomed across all categories.

The word limits for each category are:

  • Fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, poems and song lyrics – one side of A4 or up to 40 lines
  • Graphic stories – up to four sides of A4
  • Audio entries can be up to five minutes in length.

How to enter
Once your writing is ready, complete the submission form which you can find here, or send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to and we will give details on how to apply. Please note: writing previously submitted to the Young Norfolk Writing Competition in 2018 or 2017 cannot be accepted. However, you are very welcome to enter again with new writing!
The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with a guest tutor, followed by an awards ceremony in Norwich in the summer.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019

National Orchestra For All: 2019-2020 Nominations Now Open

The National Orchestra for All (NOFA) is now taking nominations for its 2019-2020 season!
Know a young person aged 11-18 who would benefit from taking part in our unique national orchestra? Now is your chance to nominate them for the 2019-2020 season of NOFA.

What is NOFA?
NOFA is a unique, mixed-skill level orchestra made up of 100 musicians aged 11-18 from across the UK. We don't audition our members; instead, they are nominated to the orchestra by music teachers, social workers and charity partners in recognition of their commitment to music in the face of challenging circumstances.

What's happening at NOFA 2019-2020?
NOFA's 2019-2020 season is called My Roots, Our Routes. We'll be exploring music that underpins human migrations and journeys, alongside the music that defines individual contexts, backgrounds and histories. We will be encouraging our young musicians to explore their own musical identity and we are also commissioning two new works!

Who can take part?
We accept nominations for players of any instrument (including non-traditional orchestral instruments such as guitars, pianos, recorders or saxophones). All of our music is specially arranged for players from pre-grade 1 to 8 standard, and young musicians do not need to be strong readers of music to join. Participation is free for the NOFA member and we cover all travel and accommodation costs. The young musician must be aged 11-18 (from 1 September 2019).

Our aim is to support dedicated young musicians who face some kind of barrier to participating in music, therefore we ask that the young person fulfils certain criteria, which can be found on our website.

The deadline for nominating a young musician in 15 March 2019.

Open Call: Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

The fifth anniversary of the internationally successful Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries. The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and backgrounds. The overall deadline has been extended to the 24 February, there will not be any further extension! This year the prize launch 2 new awards - the New Media Award - open to artists who use technology within their practice and the Photography Award. We are a prize that focuses on supporting not just winners but all artists involved.

Prizes Include:

  • Value of Prizes increased to £9,000 prizes, for the Overall Winner, the Employee Choice Award, the Sculpture Award and the newly launched New Media Art Award with partners Rich Mix and Photography Award with partners Fujifilm and Genesis Imaging.
  • £1000 worth of services and a 12 month mentorship with Genesis Imaging
  • Includes £1,000 of vouchers from Cass Art for 3 Winners
  • Three month winners exhibitions in London, England
  • Group Show for 25 Shortlisted Artists in May - July 2019
  • Entrants will feature in our ongoing campaigns to clients, invitations to our informative talks.

Submit up to 5 artworks
Entry fee is £20 for 1st artwork, then £10 per additional artwork
Apply by completing a digital entry form

Deadline is 24th February 2019

To enter visit:

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 'Agent Of Change' - Call For Submissions 

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 is open to artists, designers and makers of all nationalities, resident, studying or currently making work or with work represented in the UK. Applicant’s submitted work should to respond to the theme: Agent of Change.

There are three prizes available: 1st Prize: £3000, 2nd Prize £1000 and a Student Prize of £1000. All artwork in 2D and 3D, in both new and traditional media is accepted. Photography is not eligible. However, photographic works that have been manipulated or inform part of a larger process or work (collage / installation) are eligible.

Up to 3 digital images of each artwork can be submitted and there is an application fee of £12 (student fee £10) for 1 artwork, £15 (student fee £12) for 2 artworks and £20 (student fee £15) for 3 artworks.

Submission Deadline 12th May 2019 at 5pm 

For more information and a submission form click here

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2019 

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award is an opportunity for artists 35 years old or younger working in the UK today to submit work to be included in an exhibition at The Biscuit Factory Gallery in Newcastle.

Open to established and emerging artists that are 35 years old or younger, The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award will profile the successful entrants and raise awareness of mixed contemporary art practices. The Biscuit Factory welcomes submissions including fine art, photography, original handmade prints, sculpture, glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The winner will receive £1,000 and the opportunity for a solo show of work at The Biscuit Factory, along with a comprehensive press package. There will also be a People’s Choice winner, as voted for by the public, who will receive a £250 prize.

Deadline for applications 31 March 2019

For more information visit

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

The Garage - Freelance Delivery Artists 

We are always on the look out for new freelance delivery artists in theatre, dance and music, as we often have work that comes up at The Garage and across Norfolk. If you are interested in working with us, please complete an application form (download here) and email to

The Hesse Student Scheme - Work experience at the Aldeburgh Festival

The Hesse Student Scheme is an amazing opportunity for 18-25 year olds who love music and are interested in a career in the arts to attend events and help behind the scenes at one of the world’s leading classical music festivals.

For further information, contact Karen Dickman, Producer, Learning and Inclusion at Snape Maltings by email or phone 01728 687 152.

To apply, complete an application form (visit here: and return along with a CV, by Friday 29 March to the address shown on the form.

Encounters Film Festival

Call for entries for the 25th edition of Encounters Festival are now open!

Encounters Festival are now accepting submissions to our 2019 competitions!

We invite you to submit your Live Action and Animation shorts into our International Competitions, we accept films across all genres including – horror, drama, comedy, experimental and all submissions must be under 30 minutes long.

Entries are also invited from Virtual Reality and 360 degree films for our Immersive Encounters competition.

Early Bird – 28 March 2019
Regular Deadline – 9 May 2019
Final Deadline – 6 June 2019

For more information on how to apply visit:

Film Hub South East

Applications are now open for Film Hub South East membership 2018-19. Join now to access our schemes and opportunities for exhibitors across the region.

The Film Hub South East region covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. We are thrilled to be able to work with cinemas, film festivals, film societies and community groups across the region to realise our vision for the South East.

Applications are open until 31 March 2019

To join visit:
To contact:

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

Women musicians - expressions of interest please, DGAS Music Women's Project

DGAS Music Women's Project runs drumming workshops for women who have experienced problems in their lives. We are looking for women musicians who have experience of playing and facilitating African drum rhythms and facilitating music making sessions.

At present we are between funding for workshops but expect to receive funding in the coming year so are hoping to build new working partnerships with women musicians. Could interested women please email a brief resume to

Women only need make contact under Schedule 9 (part 1) of The Equality Act 2010.

Development Opportunities

Market Place Skills Sharing Workshop -  St. Peter's Lodge, Wisbech

Sat, 30 March 2019
09:30 – 17:00 GMT

An Introduction to Developing and Sharing your Creative Practice and Audiences
Join us for a creative development Skills Sharing Session for artists, makers, craftspeople and creative practitioners.
This is a facilitated networking day where you will be sharing and developing ideas, meeting other creative practitioners from the surrounding area, and finding out more about Market Place and how we can support your creative practice.
We also want to hear suggestions from you about what skills you’d like to develop to enhance your own creative practice, and the sort of skill sharing events you’d like to see Market Place offer in the future. Market Place Creative Agents Ali and Colin will be there to chat with on the day too.

This event is for you if you’re an established and practicing artist, new to art and creative practice, a maker, craftsperson, student looking someone delivering creative activities looking to share and develop their own skills.
Our networking & skills sharing days are open to anyone wishing to contribute to building the creative offer in the market towns of Forest Heath and Fenland, and/or wishing to develop your own creative practice and audiences.

The day will be facilitated by ArtatWork CIC, and will provide an introduction to the following:
Find and share ways of engaging hard to reach groups, audiences and participants
Project planning & delivery through practical planning
An insight into working with vulnerable people
Creative evaluation, including live graphic recording from illustrator Rebecca Osborne,

ArtatWork CIC. Holly and Melanie met 12 years ago on an Art & Well-being degree course. In May 2016 they got together to create ArtatWork. They now design and deliver art workshops and projects in the community with people experiencing issues with mental and physical health, children, families and for businesses to improve confidence, self-esteem and promote well-being. They have worked for Norwich City Council, Latitude Festival and Aviva to name a few.

Tickets, which must be pre-booked @ £5 per person
Book here

Artsmark Partner Briefing - Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal

Date And Time
Tue, 5 March 2019
10:00 – 13:00 GMT

This workshop will give you more information about how your organisation can benefit from being an Artsmark Partner, as well as information on the Artsmark process for schools and support on how you can shape your offer.

What is the Artsmark Partnership Programme?
The Artsmark Partnership Programme is an Arts Council England endorsed network of arts and cultural organisations that can support education settings on their Artsmark journey to embed arts and culture across the curriculum.

How can Partners support Artsmark settings?
Each Artsmark Partner will have their own offers for schools and education settings that may include Continued Professional Development opportunities for staff, digital resources or workshops linked to the curriculum for students, as well as visits to exhibitions and performances. Some of these offers may be one off, stand-alone sessions, others may be part of a longer-term project. Artsmark Partners will also be able to signpost settings to other arts and cultural organisations that could add value to their Artsmark journey.
The Artsmark Partner logo offers reassurance to settings that the organisation understands the requirements and process of the Artsmark Award and that they will adhere to the Code of Practice of the programme.

Why join the Artsmark Partnership Programme?
Are you an arts and cultural organisation that can offer Artsmark Schools opportunities to enhance their provision? Here’s why you should join:
Engage and build new audiences through schools and families
Support to map your current offer against Artsmark criteria
A framework to support development of your CYP offer and respond to the Cultural Education Challenge
Gain a better understanding of the needs and priorities of education settings
Develop deeper, longer term relationships with education settings
Contribute to, and benefit from, signposting and sharing of best practice with like-minded organisations

To register click here

The Barring Foundation - Seeking Applications For Sector Support Body For The Arts 

The Foundation is seeking applications by 14 May 2019 to undertake work as the sector support body for arts and older people activity in England. The body will act as an advocate for this work, encouraging awareness and innovation.
The sum available is up to £250,000 in total, including VAT if applicable. Activity is expected to last for three years.

The overall purpose for the sector support body will be to increase the quantity and quality of arts activity by and with older people in England. Specific objectives will be to:
advocate the value of creative ageing activity to a variety of audiences including organisations working in the fields of the arts and older people’s services;
maintain or increase funding for this work for the sector;
influence policy development on creative ageing.
The tender application must come from an established organisation with a strong reputation in the field of creative ageing and ability to support the sector. However, that lead organisation may work with other organisations or individuals to undertake this work.

Full details of the opportunity and application process are available here.
Applications should be submitted via our online system.

Deadline for applications: 14 May 2019 by 5pm.

Museum Association: The Future of Museums Conference - Edinburgh

Museums Association One-Day Conference
27th March 2019, The National Museum of Scotland, 9:30am - 5pm

This one-day conference will look at the latest understanding of how adults and children learn, examine historical perspectives on the pedagogical role of museums and assess how museum learning might work in the future.
Twenty years after the publication of the influential A Common Wealth: Museums in the Learning Age, how has museum learning developed and how are museums responding to demographic, economic and societal change? How can museums reach out to their communities most effectively given this context?

Advances in pedagogy, the progression of digital innovation and capital investment, and developments in socially engaged practice have all had significant impacts on cultural learning in the last two decades. This conference will consider how museums can respond to these opportunities, as well as asking:

  • What new models of practice can museums learn from?
  • Do we need to decolonise museum learning to take into account different cultural models?
  • What do communities, teachers and educators want and need from museums?
  • How can we make learning and engagement central to our museums?

A diverse range of speakers will present new ideas and perspectives on the future of museum learning and ask challenging questions about how museum learning can contribute to a social justice and cultural rights agenda. This conference is part of the Museums Association’s Future of Museums series, and will offer an opportunity to debate these issues, discuss what the future holds, and explore how museums can make a positive difference in society. The event also features the launch of a Museums Association research project into the future of museum learning and engagement. The aim of the research will be to understand what audiences and communities need from museum and to share what innovative learning practice looks like and how it might be applied.

Museums Association members
Individual, Corporate or Institutional member - £125
Individual member: prospective AMA member - £95
Individual member: student, retired, volunteer or unwaged - £55
Non-members - £195

To book your place click here
For the timetable of day click here
Or for further information visit:

South Norfolk Fund Day - Free Funding Workshop 

Saturday 9 March 2019, 9.30am to 1pm
Hempnall Village Hall, Bungay Road, NR15 2NG

Hear from a variety of different funders about how to write a great application, and learn more about the different types of funds that may be appropriate for your community group or project. You will hear from groups who have been successful in their funding bids. There will be an opportunity to network with other groups to share tips and ideas, with tea and coffee!

Book your place here.

You will hear from speakers including:

Big Lottery
Norfolk Community Foundation
Orbit Housing
East of England Co-op
South Norfolk Council
Successful community projects
Plus more!

Teas and coffees will be available throughout the morning.

MuseumNext Conference - London 

Mon 03 Jun 2019 to Wed 05 Jun 2019
Early Bird – £440
Early Bird for Two – £800
Early Bird for Four – £1,500

Now in it's eleventh year, MuseumNext is firmly established as a must attend event for those shaping the future of museums. Join more than 650 museum professionals from 40+ countries for three days packed with inspiration, innovation and conversation.

International - What makes MuseumNext different is our international audience, with delegates travelling from around the globe to be part of this event. This exposes you to new ideas, tactics and methodologies and connects you with people you'd never otherwise meet.

Ideas to Action - This year our theme is 'turning ideas into action'. How do you overcome obstacles in your museum to make change happen? Get real actionable advice from change makers who have successfully turned ideas into action in museums around the globe.

Network - MuseumNext has a reputation as the best conference for networking, with social events, tours, workshops and plenty of coffee to help you to connect with new people.
MuseumNext London will take place on Exhibition Road, alongside the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A. Take advantage of the opportunity to attend this must attend conference whilst it's in London.

Please find full event details and buy tickets here.

Foolproof Project Management Online Webinar 

5th March @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
AMA member rate: £55 + VAT
Non-Member: £115 + VAT

What is it about?

This session will take you through the key elements of foolproof project management. You’ll learn how to set clear aims, create SMART objectives, what stakeholder engagement means, budgeting and risk assessment.
Explore the tools and techniques to plan and schedule your projects, manage your project team and assess the risks. Discover the 10 key steps to successful project management.

What will I gain?

  • Tools for project planning
  • Understanding of how project planning will save time and ensure delivery
  • Confidence in managing your workload and delivery

Who is it for?
This session is for people who are managing several projects at once and would like some tools for prioritising, delivery and evaluation. Whether brushing up on their skills, or learning afresh.

How do I take part?
We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.

Kemi Bamidele, Company Director, Creative Training Hub

Book your place here.

Advice Sessions For Creative Businesses - Newcastle or Skype

Do you need a spark of inspiration or an action plan to take your work forward?
Newcastle (or Skype) - One to one advice sessions with Crafts Council Talent Development team – 19th March 10am - 4:30pm. Tickets are £55.

Book ticket here.

Why should you attend?

  • You will receive a bespoke advisory hour long session with an experienced arts and business development advisor.
  • Tailored for you and fully confidential, this session will enable you to talk about your ideas or concerns about your creative practice.
  • You will go away with a set of action points to implement into your practice.

What is on offer?

  • We will provide you with a mid-term action and short term action plan to enable you to progress with your practice.
  • We will assist you to break down those barriers that are blocking your business progression.
  • We can sign post you towards the key networks you need that will transport you to the next steps of your practice.

Did you know?

Although we encourage you to meet face to face with our Talent Development Manager, we know that it is not always possible to travel. Therefore we also offer this session via Skype. If you would prefer Skype, proceed with the following:
book your ticket
send the Talent Development Manager your Skype details along with your CV, statement and answers to the 5 required questions
the Talent Development Manager will contact you via Skype at the time of your session, please make sure you are ready and logged in to your Skype account and have previously tested your Skype account.

For any enquiries email:

NFP Bid Writing Workshops (Basics and Advanced) - Various Locations

Basics Workshops:

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 09.00. Finish time 11.30

Advanced Workshops:

Are you applying to the right trusts? Are you applying to enough trusts? Are you asking for the right amount of money? Are you applying in the right ways? Are your projects the most fundable projects? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way? Are you delegating enough work?
Are you highly productive or just very busy? Are you looking for trusts in all the right places? How do you compare with your competitors for funding? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for?

£95 including booking fees. Start time 12.00. Finish time 14.30

Workshops run from 18th March - 21 June 2019, in various locations.

For a full list of workshops, dates and locations please click here

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s first annual conference will be held at the Great North Museum: Hancock on 21 and 22 March 2019

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage and health/wellbeing - or interested in learning more about this work. It will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and public interest.

Speakers include Neil Churchill, Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities at NHS England, Lord Howarth of Newport, Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and Dr Errol Francis of Culture&.

Tickets are priced at £120 for two days (£90 students/lower income) or £75 for one day (£50 student/lower income).

Please find an outline programme here

Book your place here.

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) 2019 annual conference
Young people in the criminal justice system - how can the arts respond?

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 10:00 - 16:00, Birmingham
Tickets will be £90 thereafter (£70 for Clinks members) (Bursary places available)

For more information and to book:

Make an impact with your museum career
Book now for Moving on Up 2019, Museums Association Event

27 February 2019, Nottingham Contemporary

Moving on Up is the essential conference for early career professionals who want to build a dynamic museum career, develop their networks and be inspired to have an impact in the sector.

Aimed at museum professionals in the first five years of their career, the event aims to empower and inspire a radical, challenging workforce.

Museums Association member £75
Non-members £115

For more information and ways to book click here..

Artpocket programme of exciting short courses for adults in 2019

Book Arts 25th February – 6 weeks (6-8) Artpocket, Norwich

Stitched Textiles Studio Project
28th February – 5 weeks (6.30 -9) Creative Crafts, Station Road, Sheringham

3D DIY Design
23rd April - 6 weeks (6-8) Artpocket, Norwich

Find out more at
tel: 07501 3150905

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


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

Find out more here

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

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

Industry Research & Information

List your cultural business for FREE on the new Visit East of England Website

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

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

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

Creative Careers Programme

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

Delivery of the programme will be led by the Creative Industries Federation, ScreenSkills and Creative & Cultural Skills, in collaboration with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Speakers for Schools.
The initiative is being promoted amid awareness of the need to tackle skills shortages and mitigate risks to the pipeline of future talent for the UK's successful creative industries. The UK has more than 2m jobs in the creative industries, with a further 1m creative jobs based in organisations outside the creative industries. Creative jobs have been added to the UK economy at a faster rate than jobs in the economy as a whole. Leading industry figures are being encouraged to give their time by delivering inspiring assembly talks through Speakers for Schools.

Other ways in which people in creative organisations can support the programme include by providing work experience placements to young people who wouldn't otherwise have opportunities and by becoming enterprise advisers working with leaders in schools and colleges. 

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

For more information and to join visit:

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week: June 10 – 16th 2019

We are delighted to have received such an enthusiastic response from members about this initiative so far. If you would like to get involved and haven't signed up yet please email to register you interest and tell us more about any events that you are planning.

The week presents an exciting opportunity to promote and celebrate the many ways in which arts, culture, heritage and creativity contribute to health and wellbeing here in Norfolk. You may be planning to programme a specific creativity and wellbeing focused event(s) or simply to promote relevant activity (performances, workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, open days) which you have already programmed in that week.

Please also sign up to submit your event(s) for inclusion in the national programme and publicity, provided by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance:

For further information about the national initiative, please visit:

Voluntary Arts Creativity Map

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

Find out more:

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

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

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

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

Next Steps:

Please visit:

Deadlines: 31 March 2019 for the July panel and 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

Victory Housing Trust Community Fund - Norfolk

The Fund is open to charities, voluntary and community groups, parish and town councils and other not for profit organisations, working in the Victory Housing Trust’s area of operation which is mainly focused on the North Norfolk District Council area as well as certain parishes elsewhere in Norfolk.
The Fund supports projects involving, or having the potential to benefit tenants of Victory Housing Trust. Your application will need to demonstrate clearly that it has the potential to benefit Victory tenants, their families and the communities where they live. Please refer to the link to the right for a map of Victory Housing Trust properties are located).

The fund makes grants that address the following priorities:

  • Promoting health and well-being
  • Tackling disadvantage
  • Supporting local solutions to local needs
  • Promoting community cohesion
  • Developing sustainable and supportive communities
  • Improving the environment for the Trust’s tenants
  • The provision of sports and playground equipment

The Fund will consider applications for a variety of costs including capital costs, venue hire, equipment, promotional costs, start-up expenses, running costs and training.

Who can apply?
Charity, Church/PCC, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group
Maximum grant:
up to £5000
Eligible area:
Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

Deadline 5 April 2019

Apply Online

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

Start Up
This grant is for setting up a new youth group for 11-19 year olds and can include the costs of: DBS checks, insurance, venue hire, set up costs, Momentum membership and Ambition Quality Mark. You will be expected to work towards Ambition First Steps in your first year with our support.

Activity / Project
For specific activities or a project that benefits young people. You must provide evidence of how young people have been involved / consulted in the planning of this activity or project. You have to meet 30% of the cost of the activity or project yourself - we will not fund the full cost.
Examples: outreach project, camping trip, planned series of events.

Equipment / Resources
For equipment or resources for your group. You must tell us how any equipment will be stored securely and provide evidence of how you consulted with young people.
Examples: pool table, chairs, games consoles and games, computer equipment.

Training & Development
You can use this grant to meet the costs of your staff / volunteers professional development. If you are applying for funding for Momentum training please enclose completed booking forms with your application. We will need to see confirmation of booking for other training. Example: 1 place on the Level 2 NOCN Youth Work Award, volunteer training or staff training for the year.

Applications for grants will not be considered for the following:
Maintenance, repair or upgrading of vehicles.
Building / Construction work of any kind.
Promotion of religious activities or political causes.
Loans of any kind or to fund repayment of existing loans.
Retrospective funding of any kind.
Purchase of sports team strips or uniforms.
Any form of fundraising or collections, although support for activities that result in raising group funds may be considered.

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

Application Deadlines 2018-19
Quarter 1: April - June 2018: 8 June 2018
Quarter 2: July - September 2018: 28 September 2018
Quarter 3: October - December 2018: 7 December 2018
Quarter 4: January - March 2018: 8 March 2019

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

The Arts Project Fund 2019/20 - Norfolk County Council 

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.
If you would like to apply for the first round of funding this year please email for an application form.

First round of funding deadline 31st May 2019

Arts Project Fund Criteria

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

For further information and guidelines please click here
To apply visit:

The Heritage Impact Loan

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

Business Support
We are able to offer additional expert support, advice and mentoring to applicants to support sustainable business change and to help drive their long-term social and economic impact through our capacity building service: RePlan.

The HIF offers incentivised terms to provide greater assistance to those organisations and projects that will deliver enhanced local economic and community impact. Our terms are flexible and competitive, with rates and fees which vary depending upon your circumstances. The headline interest rate is 6%. We can also offer assistance in helping you assess the impact of your project.

Who can apply?
We provide funds to applicants across the UK seeking to acquire, reuse or redevelop buildings which are of historic or architectural importance - these may be buildings which are listed, in a Conservation Area, or may be of special significance to the community. The end use should be financially viable and help support the objectives of the organisation and provide impact to or benefits for the communities in which the buildings are based. To apply, you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise whose members have limited liability.The long-term viability of any project or enterprise is as crucial to us when considering an application as it is to you, and so our loans usually require some form of security, most usually a first legal charge. However, in certain circumstances we are able to offer loans where no security is available.

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

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 22 March 2019 (for 5 April submission)
Friday 31 May 2019 (for 14 June submission)
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

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

For further information visit

Go For It Grants - South Norfolk Council 

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

How to apply:

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

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

New Anglia Growth Hub - For Norfolk and Suffolk 

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

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

Please contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or Our Business Growth Advisers offer free, impartial support and will guide you through the application process.

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

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

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

For additional information visit:

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

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

Established with the support of Jonathan Ruffer and Anthony Mould, who share our belief in the importance of developing curatorial skills and supporting serious research, the grants are available to support, for example:

  • travel and accommodation for research trips and conferences
  • museum and exhibition visits
  • training courses and programmes of study
  • books and subscriptions to add to a museum’s research resources or library
  • other kinds of activity where a strong case can be made for its contribution to the development of curatorial skills and collections-based research projects

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

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

The Fenton Arts Trust

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

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

For more information and to apply visit:

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

Norfolk Community Foundation Themed call: Mental Health & Wellbeing and Vulnerable Families

Applications are invited for projects that meet one or both of the following priority themes:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Vulnerable Families

Applications for grants of up to £10,000 can be accepted. While funds able to offer this size of grant in full are limited, we will aim to look at multiple funds to secure the funds needed. If your group would normally apply to several NCF funds for the same or similar costs, this is an opportunity to make a request that reflects your funding needs without the requirement for multiple applications.

Applicants can submit ONE application to a themed call.
Deadline: 8 March 2019

Find out more & apply 

Arts Council England - Creative People and Places Fund 2019-2023

Grants for consortia in parts of England where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement to develop a programme of cultural activity and engagement over four years but with a 10-year vision. The funding is for new places across England. Click here to see a list of eligible places, the list includes Great Yarmouth and Breckland in Norfolk.

Maximum value: £2,000,000
Application deadline: 21 March 2019

Find out more & apply

The Elephant Trust

Grants are available to artists, small organisations and galleries within the UK to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.

Maximum value: £2,000
Application deadline: 25 March 2019

Find out more & apply

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Ranger Volunteering Opportunity, Holt Country Park

Term: 12 Month Voluntary position working up to 37 hours per week (Part time /Job Share Considered)
Salary: unpaid - volunteer

About the role:
We currently have a voluntary position working with our Countryside Team based at Holt Country Park. The successful candidate(s) will assist the Rangers with the day to day management of the Woodlands and Countryside sites across North Norfolk, as well as assisting the team with public events, school and community group visits, and providing cover in the visitor centre at Holt Country Park as and when required.

The skills we’re looking for in you:
The suitable individual will have an appropriate level of practical experience and will hold, or be studying for, a nationally recognised countryside related qualification.

What we can offer you:

- Valuable experience and skills in the Countryside team
- A supportive and encouraging environment in which to grow your skills and knowledge
- Training relevant to the role
- A lot of fun!

Employment is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
North Norfolk District Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
Please apply by submitting your CV and supporting statement to
A job description is available at .
For an informal discussion please email Annie Gedge - Senior Parks & Countryside Supervisor on

Closing Date: 13th March 2019, 17:00
Interview Date: 22nd February 2019

Download Job Description

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

Required skills:
Good communication and facilitation skills, the ability to encourage and support, and the ability to work as part of a team

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

Volunteer registration form 

Information on all our employment or volunteering opportunities are available by calling 01603 618029 or emailing

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

Whats involved?

We're looking for someone to support us in our Wymondham office as well as out and about at our sessions.

In office Tasks:

  • Supporting our day to day admin for the programme, such as updating our website and blog or contacting session attendees.
  • Helping to market the sessions by sending out posters and flyers or researching new services to contact in order to spread the word about our events. 

Out of office tasks:

  • Joining in with the creative music and dance based workshops, working with professional artists, welcoming the attendees and encouraging them to take part 
  • Helping to support the set up and clear up before and after the sessions and serving refreshments to those taking part. 

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

To apply please contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email:

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Volunteering at Norwich & Norfolk Festival 10th - 26th May 2019 

For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events. Last year the festival saw 117 volunteers contribute a total of 2159 hours over 560 shifts. Volunteer roles vary from Events Steward, to Assistant Festival Runner, to Lead Invigilator at Norwich & Norfolk Open Studios Taster Exhibition!
This year the festival will be running from the 10 – 26 May. Applications for volunteers are now open and will be closing on 11 March at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to apply (18+), no experience necessary. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and flexible volunteers with a passion for the arts and some free time in April and May.

To apply to be a volunteer please fill in the relevant application form here as well as our Equal Opportunities Form or for more information visit:

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Volunteers

Do you love theatre and want to learn more from behind the scenes? Enjoy meeting new people and have some spare time during the week? Then Theatre Royal has the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team.

  • Front of House Steward
  • Tour Guide or Performer
  • Leaflet Distribution
  • Heritage Researcher

To talk about any of the above roles or for more information please contact

Un-paid New Non-Executive Directors - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

The Board is seeking new non executives, initially to be appointed for three years but with the prospect of a second three year term.  The roles are unpaid.

As is the case with most small charities, as well as performing a governance role, trustees are expected to provide practical assistance and support to the executive team in areas in which they are qualified to do so.

Read the Full Non-Executive Directors Role Description and If you feel you might be interested in this role please email a CV and short covering letter to

Closes 29th March 2019

Part time (trustee) unpaid. 

Room Guide - Felbrigg Hall Volunteering

What's involved? 

- Welcoming every visitor
- Learning more about Felbrigg Hall, so you can share all that’s special - indoors and out
- Helping visitors to discover more, making suggestions so they can enjoy their day, their way
- Helping if people ask, and thinking about the needs of all visitors, including disabled people and families
- Using your knowledge or skills, for example giving talks, helping with children’s activities, handling collections 
- Showing visitors the safest routes out of the building in an emergency
- Helping visitors understand why we need to take care of special places and, if needs be, raising any concerns you have with staff

For an application form click here

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, community production to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of St Benet's Abbey

Participants, actors and performers of all kinds are invited to be part of a unique community play production to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of St Benet's Abbey, Norfolk, funded by HLF. Parrabbola, who specialise in making site specific participatory theatre, are making a new play written by Brian Abbott about the history of the abbey - from 1019 to the present day. You can be part of the cast and, if performing is not your thing, we're looking for backstage support and assistance with costume, prop making, stage management and stewarding.
The play will have music, dance, theatre of all kinds and is open to everyone who wants to be in it: it's your play! There are productions at the St Benet's Abbey site - where we will present a promenade performance with a boat journey to the Abbey included - and village green performances in surrounding Broads villages.
Key dates:
Public reading of the play Tue April 2nd, 7.30pm at The New Inn Horning NR12 8PF.
Casting (all welcome and everyone is cast) Sun April 7th 2.00 – 6.00 pm Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB and Mon 8th April 2.00 – 8.00pm Mill Suite at Horning Village Hall NR12 8LQ.
First Rehearsal Sun April 14th 2.00 – 6.00 pm Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB. Regular rehearsals arranged around availability - and including weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Performances June 9th, 13th 14th, 15th. For further information about the project and how you can get involved, come along on any of the key dates and contact Philip Parr by email:

Volunteering Opportunities, Creative Arts East

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

Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

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

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