Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 19 July 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 19 July 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:

In This Issue:

Job Opportunities

Engagement Manager - National Lottery Heritage Fund, East of England

£23,000 to £27,000 per annum

As Engagement Manager you will help deliver our mission and ambition via strategic partnerships, engagement and investment across the UK at local level. As well as deliver the Heritage Fund’s Corporate Strategy and strategic Funding Framework in the Area. Inspiring, leading and resourcing the heritage in the Area, via strategic partnerships, engagement and investment of National Lottery income, harnessing other funding and opportunities in support of the heritage.

Job purpose
To work as part of the Engagement Team to deliver engagement and inclusion activity across the Area including stimulating and supporting the flow of good quality applications; working in Areas of Focus; and contributing to and implementing outreach strategies targeted at Strategic Funding Framework (SFF) priorities. Contributing to the wider work of the Area team.

Apply Here
Deadline 11 August 2019

Community Singing Facilitator - Find Your Voice, Suffolk

Salary: £40 per hour
Hours: Part time freelance, 3+ hours a week, Monday to Friday

Find Your Voice is a UK wide organisation who deliver fun and engaging singing and movement education programmes. Working with local artists, Find Your Voice promotes health and wellbeing benefits through community and cultural engagement.
This role is centered around work within our communities. The aim of this role is to deliver high quality singing sessions to adults who might not normally participate or engage in creative arts. Under the guidance of the Programme Manager, you will ensure the smooth delivery of our programmes within adult day care centres, social care centres, children’s centres and residential facilities delivering our established programmes of learning.

If you are interested in this role, please email for a full role description and application form.

Deadline: 7 August, 9:00 AM.

Project Director - StartEast, Ipswich

Fixed term from Monday 12th August to Monday 30th September 2019.

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage all aspects of the final completion stage of the StartEast project, working with the New Wolsey Theatre, Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council. The successful candidate will have a track record in the strategic development, management and delivery of high quality programmes and will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Download Application Pack
Deadline 20 July 2019

Join the team at Creative Arts East!

Creative Arts East are recruiting for a full-time Project Support Worker, on a three-year fixed-term contract.

The post holder will work alongside the Project Officer and Projects Portfolio Manager to deliver and administer a range of participatory projects, with a priority focus on two arts and health programmes: ‘Our Day Out’ and ‘Operation: No Cold Shoulder’.

We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and adaptable person to fulfil this role, someone who is able to:

  • work remotely and on their own initiative;
  • take part in a range of arts workshops;
  • assist in the collection and management of evaluation data;
  • represent the organisation externally and have responsibility for the welfare and experience of workshop participants.

To find out more and to download an application pack, please go to Or email us at

Senior Archaeological Officer - Bury Resource Centre, Bury St Edmunds

Full Time (fixed term 12 months) - 37 hours per week

You will be championing the county’s special qualities, and working to protect and promote the understanding and conservation of the archaeological heritage of Suffolk, by advising Local Planning Authorities on a caseload of development that will include national infrastructure projects. You will have a background in fieldwork and post-excavation projects and an understanding of the planning process.
You will need to demonstrate experience of the planning process and be able to take responsibility for providing advice on large schemes and NSIP projects.
Your work will bring you into contact with a wide range of customers and organisations, including developers, archaeological contractors, parish councils and national statutory agencies. You will need to be a good communicator, who can negotiate effectively and someone who is keen to share knowledge and forge strong working relationships, with the drive and enthusiasm to manage a busy workload.

Apply Here
Deadline 29 July 2019, 1pm

Archaeological Officer (Planning) - Bury Resource Centre, Bury St Edmunds

Full Time (fixed term 12 months) - 37 hours per week

This post presents a unique opportunity for an experienced archaeologist to develop their expertise in providing advice to planning authorities and developers.
Your work will bring you into contact with a wide range of customers and organisations, including developers, archaeological contractors, parish councils and national statutory agencies. You will need to be a good communicator who can negotiate effectively and someone who is keen to share knowledge and forge strong working relationships, with the drive and enthusiasm to manage a busy workload.

Apply Here
Deadline 29 July 2019, 1pm

Destination Manager - Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

Up to £40,500
Permanent - 37 hours per week

The Destination Manager will take responsibility for increasing the value of the local economy by raising the profile of our area as a destination for tourists, as well as investors from both the public and private sectors. You will oversee the work of two team members, as you promote our locations and heritage, sports, events and festivals. We will also expect you to develop our digital marketing strategy to ensure the widest possible impact.

Apply Here
Deadline 26 July 2019

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant - Blickling Estate

£8.72 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (until 05/01/20)

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.

Apply Here
Deadline 24 July 2019

Producer, Public Engagement and Learning (IWM Duxford)

36 hours net per week
£25,000 per annum

The Public Engagement and Learning department is responsible for delivering high quality formal and informal learning experiences for audiences of all ages, at our five branches via various platforms, onsite and online.
You will assist on the day to day development and delivery of high quality Public Engagement and Learning programmes and work collaboratively across the team and IWM.
You will commit to take forward the new Public Engagement and Learning Strategy and maintain a lively interest in developments in education and learning for all age groups, incorporating them into IWM best practice wherever appropriate.

Apply Here
Deadline 29 July 2019, 9am

Public Engagement and Learning Assistant - Apprenticeship (IWM Duxford)

36 hours net per week
Fixed term
£16,380 per annum

An exciting opportunity for an organised and enthusiastic individual looking to develop their skills, to support the operation of public programming, learning sessions, arts and engagement for audiences of all ages as part of Public Engagement & Learning at IWM Duxford.

Apply Here
Deadline 24 July 2019, 9am

Female Actor Required For East Anglian Tour

ROLE: Sir Henry Baskerville/Various (F)
AGE: 25 - 35
LOCATION: Lowestoft, Suffolk
DATES: Monday 16th September - Sunday 13th October
FEE: £1932.00

The Seagull Rep, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter and The Seagull Theatre is producing an imaginative and stylish all female touring production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of The Baskervilles. The tour will visit a number of small-scale studio venues throughout Norfolk and Suffolk this Autumn.
We seek a highly collaborative performer to join us to develop the role of Henry Baskerville and a variety of other roles. You will work in close collaboration with a director and other performers to create an innovative production. A high degree of imagination and spontaneity will be necessary.

To apply: Please send a covering letter, CV and showreel to Karen Read + Mark Finbow at

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2nd August.
Auditions take place on Sunday 25th August at The Seagull, Lowestoft.

Library and Information Assistant - Hethersett Library, Norwich

£4,317 - £4,404 per annum (Scale D)
8.5 hours per week (Monday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays)
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 30 September 2019

We are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work with our team at Hethersett Library. You will need to be an excellent communicator and experienced in using IT. We aim to give excellent customer service, so we need you to be able to demonstrate recent experience of serving customers of all ages from across the whole community, working in a face to face environment. The role will include lone working, evening and weekend work. Hours are Monday 2-5, Thursday 2-5 and alternate Saturdays 11-4.
You will need to be flexible as you may be asked to cover for staff sickness, training days and holidays. You may also be asked to work in other libraries across the cluster. This position is offered initially on a temporary basis, it is hoped however, to become permanent with the opportunity to increase hours by working in another library within the cluster.

Apply Here
Deadline 25 July 2019

The Garage Trust Ltd is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join its busy creative team:

Learning Manager
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 pa pro rata (20 hours per week)

Participation Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)
10 month fixed term contract
Salary: £23,500 pa

Executive PA
to start October 2019
Salary: £19,500 pa pro rata (16 hours per week)

Front of House staff
£9 an hour minimum (incl. evenings and weekends) 0 hours contract.

Deadline for applications 2 August, 12pm
Interviews will be held 8 August

To apply, please visit The Garage website

Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies - University of East Anglia

£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

The School of Art, Media, and American Studies is recruiting a new lecturer to diversify its provision in the areas of cultural heritage and museum studies. Candidates are sought with professional backgrounds in the heritage or museum sectors. Experience of working on exhibitions, heritage projects and strategic planning would be an advantage. A track record in research and grant capture appropriate to the level of this post in one or more of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: European or British Modernism, including sculpture, architecture, design, or crafts.

Apply Here
Deadline 22 July 2019

Box Office & Events Assistant - Babylon Arts, Ely

We're looking for an organised and enthusiastic person to join the team as our Box Office and Events Assistant. You will need to have customer facing administration experience and enjoy working as part of a small hands-on team to help us manage our cinema, gallery and project based events and activities.

Apply Here
Deadline 29 July 2019, 10am

Marketing Manager - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

£25,790 per annum
40 hours per week

The Marketing Manager is an existing role where the successful candidate will manage three essential areas of delivery:

  • Creating innovative, exciting marketing collateral for all aspects of the theatre’s work including produced shows, presented shows and all strands of our participation activity
  • Working with local and national press and stakeholders to tell our stories and celebrate our successes
  • Supporting and working alongside the other teams within the department (FOH, Sales and Relationships) as we continue to work cohesively to ensure the customer experience is at the heart of our work.

This role is highly collaborative and the successful candidate will be the theatre’s primary liaison with designers, journalists, advertising partners, stakeholders and marketing teams in partner venues.

Apply Here
Deadline 24 July 2019

People Development Specialist - National Trust, East of England Region

£40,500 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

A champion of best practice, with up-to-the-minute expertise, you’ll work with central and local teams to help identify training needs, and plan and facilitate a wide range of workshops and programmes. As well as offering colleagues great development advice and solutions, you’ll coach and guide our property, consultancy and operational managers and their wider teams in our values and behaviours.

Apply Here
Deadline 25 July 2019

Head of Development - Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction seeks an experienced and committed Head of Development to manage our fundraising and development programme.
Are you a good strategic thinker, an excellent communicator, well organised, and a team player with a track-record of successful fundraising and an excellent knowledge of the arts? If that’s you, then you are the sort of person we want to help us to continue to increase giving from individuals, corporations and trusts/foundations.

Apply Here
Deadline 2 August 2019

Development Manager - Russell Maliphant Dance Company

This role is a new position for the company following our registration of charity status in April 2019 and aims to grow and nurture our relationships with Trusts and Foundations, philanthropic income from Friends, Patrons and our Fundraising Campaigns.

Main purpose of the job

  • To deliver and run successful fundraising campaigns, delivering against internal targets over a 2 year period.
  • To grow our income streams and internal innovation in fundraising, via managing and growing our advisory board, friends and patrons programme, and writing Trust and Foundation applications for project and core funding.
  • Working with our Management team to review our approach to philanthropic messaging across the organisation.

Apply by sending a CV, Cover Letter and Equal Opportunities Form to Bella Scarr, General Manager,

Download Forms Here
Deadline 26 July 5pm

Senior Manager - Festival Bridge, Norfolk & Suffolk

Full-time, permanent post

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, first rate project management abilities and a positive determined attitude. The ideal candidate will have experience of working at senior levels of the cultural and/or education sector. This is a challenging yet rewarding post, requiring management of existing activity with clear scope to lead the development of new opportunities.

You can download further information and an application pack from our website

Application is by the completion of Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Application Form (a CV may be attached, in addition, if desired) which should be emailed to along with a completed Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form.

Deadline: 29 July (12 noon)

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Artist Commission - Ramsgate Harbour, commissioned by children.

The artwork production and installation budget is £60,000 ex VAT.
The artist’s fee for the commission is £7,000 ex VAT

60 children from 2 primary schools in Ramsgate have recruited artists and heritage researchers to work with them. They have collaborated with the Turner Prize winning collective Assemble to create a toolkit which aims to inform planners, decision makers and those in the education and creative sectors about how children can positively contribute to place making. They are learning about artists’ practice and they have created this brief to invite artists to produce a new work for Ramsgate Harbour which will launch in summer 2020. The children will select the artist.

Full details here
Application deadline 8 September 2019, 5pm

National Trust Open Call For Applications

Fee: 18k allocated funding
Residency period: January - December 2020

We're looking to connect with our visitors on a deeper level, using the water bodies at Stowe to reflect upon well-being. We have an open call for artists seeking a residency opportunity in 2020 where we're open to any art form and looking for a creative and socially engaged practitioner.

Download the full brief here
Deadline 4 August 2019

Digital Arts Commission, The Library Presents, Cambridgeshire County Council

Quotations are invited to deliver a series of digital art workshops with children in care, their foster families and their friends in St Ives, Cambridgeshire on 27 August & 28 August, 29 August & 30 August 2019.

We are seeking an artist/ organisation to deliver a high quality, fun and accessible digital arts experience to children in care, their foster families and friends.

We would like a digital outcome(s) which can be hosted on the County Council’s Youtube platform following the sessions and shared widely.

The experience must be both high quality and fun for the participants. The artist / organisation must be able to engage with children, young people and adults of mixed abilities and be able to tailor their sessions to those in attendance. The artist / organisation would ideally have demonstrable experience in working with children in care and the workshops should be inclusive.

The fee for this project is £4,000 - to cover all costs including: planning, meetings with The Library Presents Co-ordinator and other County Council staff, workshop delivery, travel, resources, reporting.
To apply go to:

Deadline for submissions: 21 July 2019

The Library Presents Open Call - for Spring 2020

Creating a vibrant, exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with Libraries across Cambridgeshire.
This is an open call for artists to suggest material for The Library Presents menu for Spring 2020.
The Library Presents is currently planning for our Spring Season (late Feb-June 2020) which will include a mixture of performances, digital work, film and participatory workshops.
The programme aims to inspire and deliver a vibrant inclusive programme of high quality arts activities in accessible and welcoming venues.

Apply Here
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 5th August 2019.

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.

The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at

Full details here
Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

'SHIPWRECK' a mixed media open art competition

The annual Coast Arts open art competition has become one of the key elements of the festival.
Encouraging artists from across the spectrum, the competition inspires both professional and amateur artists to create unique works for display, for sale and for fun!
The theme for the 2019 competition is SHIPWRECK – in particular the legendary Fernebo wreck.
Competition entries will be shown in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm, in the Education Room at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer.
The entries will judged by two professional artists and the £100 cash prize will be awarded at the COAST Celebration and Exhibition Opening on Friday 25thOctober, 5.30pm.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite work and the Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the show.

Full details on how to enter here
The closing date for entries is 31st August 2019.

Submissions Wanted For Disability Pride Digital Photographic Exhibition 2019

Norwich Independent Living Group are planning a Photographic Exhibition in the Norwich Millennium Library and are looking for images to exhibit, which will form part of the Disability Pride Event on Sunday 29th September 2019. The closing date for entries is 15th August 2019.

The theme for this year is “Pride and Disability”. If you would like to submit an image for exhibition, we are receiving images by email. The resolution must be minimum 2500 x 3300 pixels. If you set your camera or smart phone to high resolution the photos will be suitable. Please label your images with your name.

Please write a caption or comment about your photograph in the box on the entry form. If submitting more than one image please use a separate sheet.

Deadline 15 August 2019

ColabNowNow 2019 Open Call For Digital Artists

ColabNowNow will select 11 digital artists from Africa and the UK to develop cutting edge digital artworks through collaborative artmaking and storytelling. Applicants will apply with proposed projects which will then be developed with artistic and technical facilitators. Together they will create a collaborative exhibition to be launched on 11 October 2019 at the opening of the Maputo Fast Forward festival.

Learn more and apply here
Application Deadline 24 July 2019

Pop Up Studio Available For Rent - Wroxham Barns

£50 per week during term-time (ex VAT) and £70 per week (ex VAT) during school holidays.

We’re looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time. We’ll welcome applications for all types of products, clothing, antiques, collectables, toys, art, and crafts, or anything else you think would sell here in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
If you are interested in running a Pop Up Studio here at Wroxham Barns, then please fill out the form on our website. We’ll come back to you with further details and let you know if your application was successful. Please bear in mind that we try to avoid duplication or overlap with our permanent studios and specialist shops at Wroxham Barns so tell us why your shop will be different and explore the range of permanent shops and studios we already have on site

Full details here

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

This a new opportunity to be part of a juried exhibition of textile art, at the Norfolk Makers’ Festival 8-23 2020. The theme is Picking up the Threads and submissions from both professional artists and amateurs are welcome. 3D work and all genres accepted, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, patchwork etc. The Picking up The Threads exhibition will be open and free to enter throughout the 2020 Festival, in The Forum’s ground floor Gallery.

Details on how to enter can be found here

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

If you live in East Anglia, then you are invited to submit your paintings online for the instiute of East Anglian Artist's Open Exhibition 2019.

Online Submissions 1 July - 20 September 2019
Open Exhibition 1 - 11 November 2019

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
Enter Here

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted to oil painting. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2019. The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists.
This year’s Annual Exhibition will include a 'show-within-the-show’ of paintings on the theme of “London”, to which members and non-members alike are invited to submit works for consideration. It is hoped that the display will capture the country’s capital city in all its character and complexity through the eyes of contemporary artists, and complement the broader exhibition of more varied subjects in the same medium.

For full detail and how to apply click here
Submissions close: Friday 30 August, 12 noon

Space to Let - St. Clements Colegate & St. Peter Parmentergate

Could a historic church be the perfect venue for your organisation? Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval church buildings in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions – from charities, to arts venues and theatres. NHCT are now seeking new tenants for the former churches of St Peter Parmentergate, King Street and St Clements, Colegate. We would especially love to hear from art, culture or charity-based organisations who may be able to make use of the space.

For more information visit:

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

  • Short Play
  • Radio Play
  • Themed Play
  • Radio Game
  • Young Writer (Under 18's)

For the criteria for each category and submission forms visit:
Closing date for submissions 1st September 2019.

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters. Each year 21 artists are chosen from a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, London. From these 21 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. There are two runner-up prizes. The winning artist receives £1500 and the chance to exhibit at the prestigious Flux Exhibition. The 2nd prize is £500 and the third £250 in Cass Art Vouchers. The Award will be conferred on the 28th August during the Private Viewing.

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

We are seeking artists to take part in this project. This is an opportunity to tour existing work to rural locations; in addition to guaranteed show fees there are a limited number of bursaries averaging £1200 for artists with existing shows to adapt shows for rural touring. Companies who have toured with the RTDI have averaged 7 supported shows with fees varying from £850 to £1400 depending on scale and cost. There is also a paid for residential workshop exploring touring dance to rural locations to prepare artists for the experience. (Full details)

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration. EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.
The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival. The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity. The films may also be published on our website at

Simply download and complete an entry form, or if you are under the age of 18, ask a parent/guardian to sign a consent form.
For full details visit here:

Closing date for submissions: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm.

Coast Arts Competition 2019

The theme for the 2019 competition is SHIPWRECK – in particular the legendary Fernebo wreck.
Competition entries will be shown in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am-4pm, in the Education Room at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, Cromer.
The entries will judged by two professional artists and the £100 cash prize will be awarded at the Private View on Friday 25th October, 6.30pm.
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite work and the Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the show.

For details on how to enter click here 
Deadline for entries 31st August 2019

Development Opportunities

Creative Europe Culture Information Seminar - London

Thursday 25 July 2019, 1 – 4pm
Free Event @ Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA

Please join the Creative Europe Desk UK England team at this free event to find out more about funding opportunities for the cultural, creative and heritage sectors available through Creative Europe's Culture sub-programme. This programme supports cooperation, partnerships and exchange between arts, culture and heritage organisations across different European countries.

Register Here

Making A Sea Of Life 

Thursday 25th July with Melissa Shinnie
1:30pm - 3pm
£5 (+online booking fee) per child
Suitable for ages 6+, all materials provided

To kick off National Marine Week, artist educator Melissa Shinnie will explore how artists have represented the theme of the sea and the creatures that live in it. We will discuss the local seascape of Norfolk, why it's important to care for our oceans and create our own collaborative 3D seascape in the Anteros Library - which will be on display until the end of August.

The Artful Athlete Coaching For Creatives 

Need help growing into your Creative Self?
You’re an Artful Athlete too.
The skills and experience I have gathered over 10 years in the creative, wellness and communications industry make me a one of a kind coach to help you heal, grow and push yourself to where you want to be. Book your preliminary appointment and let’s find a plan that suits your artful development.

Click here to learn more

Art At Work - In Need of a Free Space

Art At Work are looking for a free space close to Norwich city centre to run their weekly Arts and Well-being Sessions for about 20 women. It needs to be fairly private and accessible. This would enable them to continue their group when they have gaps in funding, which is very important to the women taking part. Art at Work are hoping that there is an arts or community organisation that could accommodate them, and would be happy to include the organisation in their marketing and on their website as a thank you.

If you think you could help contact Holly and Melanie by email artatworknorwich@gmail.com

Two-day Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell, New dates: 3rd & 4th August 2019.

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out.
Age: 18+
Cost: £85.00 for two days (Early Bird: £70.00 until Midnight 31st July 2019)
Dates: 3rd & 4th August, 10 – 4 PM at The John Hurt Centre.

Richard Bracewell directed and produced the Shakespeare comedy Bill for BBC Films, released in UK cinemas September 2015 and co-starring the cast of Horrible Histories with Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory. Richard developed the script from his own original idea and was nominated for Best Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Be one of twelve filmmakers to have the opportunity to take part in this intensive two-day workshop where you will study the craft of directing.

Subjects covered:

  • Script editing;
  • Calling the shots – getting the terminology right;
  • How to read a text – what does the director look for?
  • Blocking scenes, and directing your actors;
  • Getting started in the industry.

The course takes place in the Colman Room at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Cinema City Education shop on their website here.

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

Tickets are now on sale for Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference! Come to Sheffield from 20-22 September for the UK’s biggest celebration of community cinemas, film societies and village screens.

The 2019 Community Cinema Conference is a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema, packed with masterclasses and workshops, panel discussions, exciting film previews and much more. The conference will take place at The Workstation in Sheffield, with film screenings at Showroom Cinema and The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University.

Find out more and book tickets here

Mentoring: the next creative generation

26th September 2019, 10 am - 4.15 pm, Metal, Peterborough

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Following a successful three-year programme (Stepping Up: Young Leaders Training), Artswork, Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership Trust (OYAP) and Oxford Brookes University have teamed up to bring you this course. Exploring the principles of mentoring, you will be equipped with the tools to support the next generation of creative practitioners and leaders.

This is a very popular course so early booking is advised.

Further details and bookings via:

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

Do you need specialist advice for your venue, programme or festival? Film exhibition experts can help you with 1-2-1 advice sessions via the FAN Advice and Experience Scheme. The scheme offers half-day sessions with a range of sector experts, tailored to your specific needs and questions – from programming to projection!

Sessions now cost £50+VAT. You may be eligible for a bursary from your local film hub to cover this cost.

More information is available here.

Fashion and Textile Workshops

Carol Lake Studio at 91, Upper St.Giles street, Norwich, NR2 1AB

Embroidery Workshops:

Two day workshop £180 Monday and Tuesday 22nd & 23rd July 2019 10-4pm - Across the two full days you will be provided with a kit of sumptuous fabrics and threads. You will learn all the techniques you need along with guidance in the design and inspiration.

Six week Masterclass £450 Monday’s Starting 9th September 2019 10-4pm - explore in depth the creative design and technical process to develop your embroidery into your personal story and a finalised design

‘Gather Round’ Drop in sewing circle (no teaching)Coffee and cake Monday’s 6-9pm £20 per session

Please email for bookings;

Discover! Creative Careers Week

18th - 22nd November 2019

Discover! Creative Careers is a week-long event launching this year which will see hundreds of employers from across the creative industries opening their doors to young people to inspire and inform the next generation of workers. It’s an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate the variety of roles and pathways available and ensure the future demands of our vibrant sector are met by a strong and diverse workforce.

We’re asking employers to join the Discover! Creative Careers week by welcoming local school students aged 11-16 into your organisation for just one day within the week of 18th – 22nd November 2019.
Learn more here

Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts facilitators and Arts & Heritage Organisations

10:00 – 17:30, Tue, 23 July 2019
Cost: £75-85

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London

This early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Imelda Dooley Hunter, A4D.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Vital Spark Development Programme

The Vital Spark Development Programme offers artists the time, space and resources to develop their practice around making work for children.
Over a nine-month period each artist has regular mentoring, an artist bursary, go and see opportunities, as well as creative development and networking opportunities.
We work closely with each artist to create a development journey that works for them, their development and access needs.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

This September we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly structured Art Business Certificate. Led by art historian Dr Tom Flynn, the twelve-week intensive programme is designed for those seeking to gain a well-rounded introduction to the essentials of the art market. Whether you are interested in learning about all aspects of art business or are already working in the art world and looking to enhance your professional currency, this course is for you.

Offered twice a year in September and January, this course takes participants through the main pillars of the art world ecosystem and scrutinises the main influences that sustain the network; from a global assessment of primary and secondary markets through to current legal issues with each session being taught by specialists in the field. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive understanding of the global art industry.

Course details: Autumn Edition - 17 September - 3 December 2019 | Tuesday evenings, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Fee: £2,400
Register here

For more information on this course or to find out more details about Christie’s Education, visit our website.

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

26 September @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
AMA member rate: £175 + VAT
Non-Member: £250 + VAT

Are you interested in how to produce impactful video to tell stories? This full day workshop will equip you with the practical knowledge, skills and tools to create exciting and engaging video.
Using an iPhone or iPad and a basic editing app you’ll learn simple techniques. Discover how to best approach interviewing people, get great shots, and making video tell the story you want to tell.
You’ll leave with plenty of ideas and tips that will get you started making great videos which complements your other marketing activity.
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Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

Date: 17 October
Time: 9:30am - 4pm

The event this year will provide information and support in the delivery of the new curriculum alongside a focus on the wellbeing of teachers. The pressure on school based practitioners are at an all-time high and wellbeing can very often be overlooked. Registration will open soon. 

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

Date & time: 26th September 2019, 10 am - 4.15 pm
Cost: £150

This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

Date: Fri, 20 September 2019
Time: 9:30am - 5pm

Our Annual Dance Conference is created with the intention of providing training and knowledge to those who are working within the dance environment*. This is a great way to upskill and further develop your dance practice as well as the opportunity to share, view and network.
Book Here

Applications Open For Art Fair East 2019 - Saint Andrews Hall, Norwich

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2019
ART FAIR EAST is an annual event and an important art fair for the East of England

We invite applications from art dealers, galleries, artists and collectives. Exhibitors are welcome to display contemporary art including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video art, installation, performance and limited edition prints. All artworks must be one off or limited edition. As this is an Art Fair we regret that we cannot accept craft items or mass-produced items (other than accompanying books/catalogues.)
Apply Here

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

King’s Lynn 4th September 5-8pm | Project Grants presentation & 1:1 advice giving sessions
This presentation follows the same format as the Hunstanton one and is about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants (or Project Grants, for short) – what it funds, how you apply and what happens to your application.
5-6.30pm | Presentation, Q&A followed by a break
6.30-8pm | 4 x 20 minutes 1:1 advice giving sessions for people who already have an application underway.

To book your place call King’s Lynn TIC 01553 763044 or email

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

In January 2018, Perspectives in Public Health published a Special Issue on Arts, Health & Wellbeing focusing on the content of presentations from the Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference held in Bristol in June, 2017. As a follow up we would like to publish a further Special Issue in September, 2020 called Creative Health Through the Age Span. With a special interest on creative and arts-based interventions that promote the public’s health for specific for age groups.

Prospective time-table: 

  • Expressions of interest: May-September 2019.
  • Submissions: by the end of December 2019.
  • Publication: September 2020

If you would like to express an interest, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr Theo Stickley
Download Full Call Out Information

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

GEM conference is a great opportunity to connect with the fantastic heritage learning community, sharing our challenges and celebrating our innovations. For full details click here.


  • GEM member rate (whole conference): £297
  • Non-member rate (whole conference): £490
  • GEM member rate (day fee): £100
  • Non-member rate (day fee): £150

To book your place for Connection, Action, Innovation, please download the GEM Conference 2019 Booking Form and return it to
Deadline 2 September 2019

An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference - Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire.

Date: 7–10 August 2019
Prices start from £395

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.

There is a lot included in the delegate registration. Registration provides delegates with a full programme of academic and practical sessions during four days with world-leaders in the field, refreshments throughout the day, 3 lunches, 1 evening dinner with entertainment, Black Country Living Museum excursion, scheduled shuttle transport, art materials and much more. Delegates are entirely responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and these should be booked early.
Register Here


Anteros Arts Foundation prides itself in offering consistently high quality creative art skills, taught by practicing artist educators.

To book a place on any of the courses, please visit their courses page HERE

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

Creative Now Lecture Series - UEA

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities was delighted to host, Creative Now, a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA were joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector.

All events took place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service.

Listen to the panel discussions here:

Help build a bigger live music circuit in East England - ACE funded research

Our East music team at the Arts Council are conducting a new piece of regional music industry research that we’ve funded Cambridge Junction to deliver in partnership with the hub.

Designed to identify the foundations for a larger and financially viable live music scene across East of England (that’s Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Norfolk & Suffolk), we also want it to kick start work towards making that a reality. Its aim is to map venues and promoters across the region, identify the challenges and opportunities they see and the ambitions they have, and explore what kinds of support they’d find most useful.

Your feedback is vital in helping us to gain an accurate picture of what’s happening for venues and promoters, and will inform the development of future support programmes – not just by us, but by other industry bodies too. So it’s really important that you have your say.

The online survey takes just 10 mins to complete, and everyone who enters has the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher. To make sure your voice is heard, head here before 17 July to take part in the survey.

Calling All Film Festivals In The South East!

A selection of festivals from around the UK are planning to form a film festival union to help amplify the benefits of regional film festivals and to share resources and information. They are are inviting every UK feature film festival (which does not own a venue) to join them. Find out more here.

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.

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

In December this year Arts Council England plan to publish our next 10-year strategy. The strategy, which will shape how we deliver our development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.
Over the last 18 months, we have gathered a huge range of evidence and spoken to over 5000 people. The responses we have received have been generous, thoughtful, rigorous and wide-ranging, offering a breadth of perspectives. We have considered them all and have refined and developed a draft strategy, which we are sharing with you now.
Once again we are asking for your help. We would like you to share your views on our draft strategy and to explore with us how we might collaborate to achieve the ambitions it sets out. The consultation opens on 1 July 2019 and runs for 12 weeks.

Download Here

We've set out a proposed vision and outcomes for the next ten years, now we want to know what you think. The consultation on our draft strategy 2020-2030 is open until 23 September 2019 and you can also sign up to a workshop taking place across the country.

Have Your Say Here 

Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

On the flip side of the studies and headlines articulating how powerful and positive art can be for mental health, there’s a dark underbelly of the stresses and neglect of mental health in the arts. Does the system fail us? Are we failing ourselves?

Take Part

Public Investment, Public Gain Report - by Arts Council England and The Creative Industries Federation

How public investment in the arts generates economic value across the creative industries and beyond. 

Without public investment into arts and culture, the remarkable economic success of the UK’s creative industries - the fastest growing sector - would simply not be possible.This report uses case studies to evidence this important contribution within three themes: talent, jobs and growth; innovation; new models of investment.

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

‘Arts, culture and rural communities – how the Arts Council works in rural England’ sets out how we will approach the specific needs and aspirations of rural communities in order to deliver our strategy. It sets out key partnerships and how we will engage with rural stakeholders to ensure that our approach is appropriate.
Download and read the full report here

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

Our new research report outlines People United’s niche position within an exciting and emerging research landscape that links the arts with psychology and civil society research on wellbeing, resilience, social cohesion and active citizenship. As part of our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to create a report that pulls together a decade of our research, learning and experience.

Download Full Report Here

Power To The People - Museums Association

'Power to the People' is a framework designed to help museums understand and improve their participatory practice and community engagement. Flexible and evidence-based, the framework aims to provide benchmarks of best practice, showcase excellence in this field and support museums to develop strong and sustainable connections to their communities. By outlining clear steps towards deeper community engagement and participation, it also aims to provide a common language for museums, funders and other stakeholders.
Download Here

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

There are a range of approaches to working with artists across the 21 CPP Places and CPP network commissioned this research in order to understand the wider impact that the programme is having on artistic practice and the cultural sector. The research is more widely relevant to anyone involved in commissioning artists to collaborate with communities.
It uses Creative People and Places practice as the starting point but pulls out transferable learning about what works when commissioning socially engaged art - for artists, for commissioners and for communities.
The report captures the perspectives of artists who have been commissioned to create new work with one or more CPP Places and of the CPP team members who are responsible for programming and working with artists and communities.

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

This handbook is a guide to getting to grips with what we call the ‘evidence agenda’ in arts and cultural learning.  Using evidence of how others have made a difference and evaluating our own impact can help the whole sector improve, making arts and cultural learning stronger and more sustainable.
The trouble is that it is hard and no one ever tells you what you need to be good at to be good at using evidence. This handbook is designed to make it easier to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation. We also hope it will help you love them and to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education. Beginners can be Evidence Champions, just as much as experts can, but you might want a little guidance when you’re taking your first steps. Throughout the guide we talk about the attitudes, the approaches and the key skills of an Evidence Champion. There’s also advice on the things you can do right now with the teachers, arts and cultural educators, funders and evaluators you collaborate with to make arts and cultural learning more evidence-rich. That’s why we cover some of the key knowledge and skills you’ll need, as well as some things you can do right now.

Download the The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s Handbook (pdf 4.9 MB)

World Cities Culture Report 2018

The World Cities Culture Forum has launched its landmark publication – the World Cities Culture Report 2018. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and published every three years, this report is the world’s most comprehensive cultural report, featuring data and innovative projects from cities across the globe.

About the report
Against a backdrop of a changing world order and increasingly divisive national politics, the World Cities Culture Report highlights how local governments in cities across the world are responding with cultural policies that are more inclusive and open to a greater range of people, practitioners, art forms and new spaces.

The report includes example of cities responding to common challenges, showing the ways in which cities are expanding their cultural offer.

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024 sets out our vision and the principles that will guide our National Lottery investment for the next five years.
It sets out how we:

  • Expect to invest around £1.2 billion in the UK’s heritage
  • Will introduce a streamlined grant-making portfolio
  • Increasingly focus on wellbeing, capacity-building and innovation (both nationally and internationally), amongst others
  • Explore the use of social investment
  • Commit to increased devolution in our decision-making

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

Museums Association: Statement On The Impact Of A No Deal Brexit

The UK government and politicians of all parties should take all necessary action to avoid a no-deal Brexit, the Museums Association (MA) said in a statement today.
The association said that leaving the EU without a deal would “have a highly damaging impact on: the communities that museums serve, people who work in and with museums, and the sharing of collections, ideas and expertise across European borders”.
It said that the economic damage caused by a no-deal Brexit would “have a damaging and divisive impact on many communities that museums serve”.
The statement continued: “The UK’s museums sector is already in a fragile financial position after a decade of austerity and could struggle with the substantial financial losses that could arise from loss of earned income, philanthropy and public funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

To read for of this article click here or to download the full MA Statement click here

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

Wellbeing is about people and creating the conditions for us all to thrive. It’s quality of life and prosperity, positive physical and mental health, sustainable thriving communities.
Wellbeing is a measure of social progress and, arguably, the goal of good government and charitable activity.

A valuable collection of documents, reports and research on health and wellbeing.
For a full list of documents available visit:

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

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.

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:

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

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in November, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 25th October

For more information about the Arts and Culture Fund or to apply for a grant click here
Deadline 25 October 2019

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

The minimum amount of grant is £5million. There is no upper limit on how much you can apply for.
We have a total of £50m available in the first year (2020-2021). The application process is now open.

You can apply for a Heritage Horizon Award if you are a:

  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation

What we are looking for - The concept behind the Heritage Horizon Awards is: "Backing big ideas, unlocking possibilities".

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

We want you to show clear and ambitious plans for how the project will bring about positive changes and benefits to people, places and wider heritage. We expect you to have plans to share your learning from the project widely across the sector.

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Grants To Improve Community Spaces

Community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate can now apply for grants of up to £50,000 from Space to Connect – our £1.6 million partnership with government.

Two strands of funding are available:

  • ‘Enhance’ – organisations that are using community spaces in innovative and creative ways can apply for grants of £30,000 to £50,000 to help expand activities and embed sustainable ways of working so they can build a more secure future. Revenue and capital funding is available. Applications close at midday (12pm) on Wednesday 31 July.
  • ‘Explore’ – organisations that want to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use can apply for grants of up to £10,000. Revenue funding only. Applications close on at midday (12pm) on Monday 12 August 2019

Funding builds on the government’s commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of its Loneliness Strategy. It also extends our existing support for organisations working to make spaces more sustainable.
Apply Here

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

Shifting Ground is the second instalment of Changing Times: a nationwide funding programme dedicated to uncovering the many voices, hidden histories and forgotten stories that make up our collective past.

It is a celebration of archive film and its special ability to connect stories of the past with pressing issues of the present. From August to December 2019, Shifting Ground will support a series of adventurous collaborations between exhibitors and archives that respond to one of the most important debates facing society today: people's changing relationship with their environment.

The Engagement Fund supports organisations to develop their own projects that showcase UK film history in creative ways and ask audiences to reconsider the connection between people and their environment. Funding of £500 - £15,000 is available and applications are open now - download the Engagement Fund Guidelines for more information

Projects supported through Shifting Ground should take place between 1 August - 31 December 2019.
Expressions of interest to the Engagement Fund can be made at any time between 5 July - 11 October 2019. Assessments will be made on a rolling basis.

More information is available here.

Henry Moore Foundation

Grants to support exhibitions, exhibition catalogues, commissions, conferences, research, post-doctoral research fellowships, publications, and the development of collections through acquisitions, conservation, cataloguing and display related to sculpture. The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

John Brabourne Awards

The John Brabourne Awards - or JBAs - is a talent development programme that supports emerging talent in UK Film and TV with financial grants. We provide individual financial awards up to £5000, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training.
You can read the full guidelines here

Applications are open for the Summer 2019 round, with a deadline for applications of 31 July 2019. You can apply online at

Garfield Weston Foundation

Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.

The following organisations working in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage can apply:

  • UK registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
  • Schools, universities or registered educational charities.
  • Faith-based organisations that are either exempt under the Charity Commission guidelines or are registered charities.
  • Housing Associations.
  • Museums and galleries.
  • Organisations must be based and operate within the UK.

The Trust prefers to support those organisations working directly with beneficiaries at a grassroots level.
Full details and how to apply - click here

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. It will help to facilitate partnerships between public libraries and researchers, and spark people’s curiosity around topics that are relevant or interesting to them.

This fund will offer the following:
£12,000 – £25,000 for those applying as a single library service
£12,000 – £50,000 for those submitting a joint application.

We are aiming to support around 20 projects. We expect projects to come on board late November 2019 and to spend 3-6 months further developing and refining their idea, with activities coming to a close in May 2021.

Full details and how to submit - click here
Deadline 25 September 2019

Without Walls Open Funding Call

Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of Without Walls grants, for new outdoor arts projects in any form which will premiere and tour in either 2020 or 2021. A further Open Call for 2021 projects will take place in 2020.

Full details and how to submit - click here
Deadline 22 July 2019, 10am

Open Project Proposals scheme - Film Hub South East

Our Open Project Proposals scheme is open for submissions in support of a wide range of activities, so you can submit a proposal for what your project needs most to get off the ground.

Proposals may be in support of activities including (but not limited to) film screenings, audience development, film marketing costs and screen heritage work. Costs covered may include research and curatorship; staffing; marketing and programme production; film and equipment hire; consultancy fees; hospitality; and monitoring and evaluation. All activities must take place between April 2019 – March 2020.

Organisations must be members of Film Hub South East to receive support for a proposal. To read more about becoming a member, visit our become a hub member page.

Find out more here:

Vital Spark Ideas Fund

The Ideas Fund is a seed commission which offers financial support and expertise for an artist or company to take a bold and exciting new idea in to the next stage of it's life.
The Spark will support two new ideas of work for children and young people (ages 0-13) per year from 2018 to 2022. These ideas will help us move towards an increase in high quality work that is diverse, relevant and representative of children today.

Full details and how to apply - click here
Deadline 21 August 2019

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

From 13 May 2019 until 31 March 2020 we are making an additional ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million available within National Lottery Project Grants specifically to support the grassroots music sector.
This funding is available to those whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).

To learn more and how to apply click here

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

Groundwork Norfolk is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday by offering communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of £100,000. As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across the East of England are being invited to apply for their share of the cash. In Norfolk the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is open for applications.

Throughout July and August the first of two special funding rounds will concentrate on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with the supermarket’s National Health Partnership.

Applications are open to all community projects bringing benefits across the region, with Tesco colleagues involved in shortlisting three applications in each area. Customers are then invited to vote for which group they’d like to receive grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000, casting their votes using blue tokens handed out at checkout points.

Another voting round will launch in November, with even more projects sharing in the cash over the course of the year.

For more information contact:
Chloe Robison-Smith
Community Project Officer
Groundwork Norfolk (your local team from Groundwork East)
01473 350370 / 07726 695996

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

To apply and for full details visit:

Theatre Improvement Scheme

This is a three-year scheme, with funding each year being given to projects on a specific theme. The theme for the 2019 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability.
Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme.

Terms and Conditions
Application Form
The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

National Lottery Awards for All England

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or community interest company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council)

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
Show us how you plan to:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Deadline: Ongoing
For full terms and how to apply click here

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

Developing your Creative Practice supports the development of independent creative practitioners. This programme will give individuals the opportunity to apply for £2,000 to £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and take them to the next stage in their practice.
Any projects we support must focus on one or more of these artforms and disciplines:

  • creative media and the wider creative industries. For example, film or audio, design or gaming
  • technology, including digital technology. For example, virtual reality or live-streaming
  • other non-arts organisations or settings. For example, residential-care providers, or a science organisation
  • other non-arts cultural forms or sectors. For example, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport.

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply 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 July 2019 for the November panel.

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.

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 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?

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.

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:

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 

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

Become a Heritage Open Days Volunteer

Are you passionate about heritage, arts and culture? Would you like to gain new experiences, meet new people and learn more about the histories and treasures on your doorstep? Then we want to hear from you!

The Forum Trust are looking for people to become this year’s Heritage Open Days Ambassadors, to help us champion our rich and diverse heritage right here in Norfolk. This year’s Festival takes place from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 Sunday and there will be volunteering opportunities throughout August and September.

Please visit for more information or contact Katie Ellis, Event Producer – Heritage Open Days on or 01603 727950.

Deadline for applications is 19 August 2019

The Silver Social Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunities in Ashill, Attleborough, Harling, Necton, Thetford and Watton

As an Events Support Volunteer you will act as an advocate for the Project and provide essential support to the Silver Social team at events and also help to promote the project.
You will be the friendly and familiar face of the Silver Social within your community and help to create a safe and inclusive environment for our older people to participate in the arts.

Learn more and watch a video

Volunteers Needed For Cambridge Film Festival

Sign up to volunteer for Cambridge Film Festival. Applicants must be 16 or older.
We have three key areas of the Festival where we require volunteer support. The first is Movies on the Meadows which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend (23rd-26th August); the second is brochure distribution days for the main Festival (5th, 11th and 12th October) and finally, the main Festival itself (17th-24th October).

Apply Here
Deadline 16 August 2019

Volunteers Needed For 'We Out Here Festival' - 14 – 19 August 2019

Welcome to the UK’s most exciting #NEW festival! From the producers of the critically acclaimed “Worldwide Festival”, We Out Here lands for it’s inaugural year in the beautiful rolling Cambridgeshire countryside this August.

Volunteers will be required for no more than 20 hours over the weekend. No overnight shifts.
You will be part of the Gates Team & General Stewarding Team, welcoming festival-goers, checking tickets and wrist-banding. You’ll get free entry, a free meal for every shift, training and support from an experienced team, access to tea and coffee, a chill, charge and camping space with other volunteers and loads of time to enjoy the music.

Apply Here

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.

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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