Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 15 November 2019

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 15 November 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:

NAF Open Space

Norfolk Arts Forum Open Space, Norwich Arts Centre, 21 November, 9.45am - 4.00pm

How can we ensure that Norfolk’s cultural sector is innovative, collaborative and international?

This year, instead of our usual conference, we are holding an all-day ‘Open Space’ event at Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday 21st November. Open Space is a technique for running events where participants create and manage the agenda around a particular theme, or focus. It’s considered to be a very good means of enabling people to engage collectively with issues and come up with ideas and solutions. Your conference feedback has suggested that you would welcome the opportunity for this kind of event.

The focus of our first Open Space will be on Arts Council England’s forthcoming new strategy and action plan, Shaping the Next Ten Years. The strategy, which will shape how Arts Council England will deliver its development, advocacy and investment approach for the next decade, will come into effect in April 2020.

The day will be facilitated by Martin Gent, a creative practitioner, consultant and facilitator working across a number of different and connected areas of activity. Martin is a passionate believer in the collaborative process as a way to work creatively to help empower people and teams to have the confidence and skills to change, innovate and make something new.

This event is free to attend with tea and coffee provided (please bring your own lunch). SOLD OUT - Click Here to join the waiting list (if any tickets are returned these will be allocated to the next in-line on the waiting list). 

Results of the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee Elections 2019.

Thank you to everyone who stood for election and to everyone who voted. We have now calculated all the votes and can announce that the following representatives have been elected: 

Arts Organisations
Nell Croose-Myhill, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia
Lucy Farrant, Young Norfolk Arts Trust
Peggy Hughes, National Centre for Writing
Natalie Jode, Creative Arts East
Pasco Q-Kevlin, Norwich Arts Centre
Holly Sandiford, ArtatWork CIC
Debbie Thompson, Sheringham Little Theatre & St. George’s Theatre

Arts Practitioners
Marion Catlin, Stephanie Douet and Simon Floyd

The Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee is chaired by Cllr. Margaret Dewsbury and includes councillor and officer representatives from the Norfolk district councils and Norfolk County Council. In addition Norfolk Arts Forum members are invited to elect 7 independent members to represent Arts Organisations and 3 to represent Arts Practitioners.

Thank you for voting.

In This Issue:

Job Opportunities

Project Officer - Norfolk County Council

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until June 2023 in the first instance.

This exciting and broad ranging role will work on a high-profile, EU tourism project delivered by Norfolk County Council’s Environment Service. EXPERIENCE (Experiential tourism to extend the season) focuses on sustainable development and enhancement of Norfolk’s natural and cultural tourism assets. Norfolk County Council is the Lead Partner of this flagship project, collaborating with 13 Partners across France and England with a total value of €23.3 million.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated professional aspiring to play a central role in this exciting new project. The Project Officer will lead on day-to-day operational duties, working closely with the EXPERIENCE Project Manager and delivery team to track and monitor project progress against delivery, financial and resource targets. You will work with high value and complex budgets and ensure compliance with funding regulations and guidelines. Key aspects of this role will include coordinating collection of data and evidence required to prepare detailed financial claims and progress reports.

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Deadline: 1 December 2019

Project Manager - National Centre for Writing

Salary: £30,000.
0.5fte fixed term contract from Dec 2019 – until 31 March 2022

Collaboration: Place: Change is a 30-month professional development programme designed to develop current and next-generation leaders’ skills and capacity in the arts and cultural sector across Norfolk and Suffolk. The programme will engage 40 participants – two cohorts of 20 – and will involve a mixed virtual and physical programme of activity.
The project is being managed by the National Centre for Writing on behalf of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Culture Board and regional cultural partners. The programme of work will be delivered through a partnership between Clore Leadership, Achates Philanthropy and the University of East Anglia. The project will be evaluated by BOP Consulting. The project will be overseen by a Steering Group made up of representatives of the partnership.

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Deadline 28 November 2019, 9am.

Marketing and Development Manager - Wells Maltings Trust

Full time
Salary £23,000 – £26,000 according to experience

Working closely with the Director as a senior member of the team, the postholder will contribute to and help shape the ways we communicate with, learn from and respond to our audience and customer needs; deliver pro-active campaigns that drive audience and visitor numbers, sales and fundraising development; and build our public reputation as a centre of excellence for arts, heritage and the local community.

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Deadline 29 November 2019, 12 noon.

Technician - Wells Maltings Trust

Part time, 20-25 hours a week according to rota
Salary £ 21,645 pro rata

Working closely with the Director, the Operations Manager and the other members of the technical team, the post-holder will ensure the smooth running of events from a technical perspective. This includes planning and delivering resources and facilities within set budgets and to high standards of quality and service. S/he will supervise and provide practical and operating support to live and film events, liaising with visiting companies and artists, film distributors and building users to provide a quality experience for audiences and participants; and will manage and develop the technical infrastructure and capacity for lighting, sound and film showings.

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Deadline 27 November 2019, 12 noon.

Lecturer in History of Art - The School of Art, Media, and American Studies, UEA

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
This full-time post is available from 1 January 2020 for a fixed-term period of 12 months.

The School of Art, Media, and American Studies is recruiting a full-time, fixed-term Lecturer in History of Art (Academic Teaching and Scholarship). This appointment is to cover the provision on Medieval and Renaissance art while the current postholder is on research leave.
The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching the subject. Alongside subject-specific seminars, the candidate will be asked to convene lecture modules and contribute to the departmental provision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The work will include a weeklong fieldwork trip accompanying undergraduate students to Venice, a prestigious part of the taught programme.

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Deadline 2 December 2019

Financial Controller - Hudson Architects

Part time role - 2.5 days per week

Hudson Architects are seeking an experienced Financial Controller to support the current business owner and Directors through an ownership transition planned for 2020 and to lead the management of the finance function of the business, with support from the Finance Manager and Finance Apprentice.

Full job details here
Deadline 22 November 2019

Conservation and Design Officer - Norwich City Council

Salary: £32,029 to £34,788 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37 hours
Temporary until 31 October 2020

Norwich City Council are seeking a conservation and design officer to join a specialist team passionate about creating and conserving high quality buildings and public spaces. Being a custodian of the built environment of Norwich; which has a wealth of handsome buildings across the largest surviving medieval street network in the country, is a unique and rewarding responsibility. You will improve development proposals by giving conservation and design advice and energise projects that enhance buildings and public spaces. If you have a degree-level qualification in building conservation and extensive experience working in the field of building conservation and / or urban design then this could be the exciting opportunity you are looking for.

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Deadline 20 November 2019

Conservation Adviser - The Broads, Norwich Office / Berney Marshes and Breydon Water

£25,463 to £27,585 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 18.75 hours per week
Contract: 14 month Fixed Term Contract

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of agri-environment support in England. We are looking for a part time Conservation Advisor to support the delivery of a 14-month Defra funded project that aims to determine whether the data generated through self-assessment is of sufficient quality to complement the scientific monitoring of a new environmental land management scheme.

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Deadline 21 November 2019

User Experience Designer - The User Story, Norwich

Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £20,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year

We’re on the lookout for the next member of our team. You'll be someone that likes to manage their own workload and push themselves and the company they work for while working together as a close-knit team of lovely, brilliant people. This isn't a standard, 9-5 job. You'll be working on fast-paced projects with start-ups and ecommerce businesses. Close connections with researchers and business teams will be essential, and you'll ideally have some experience working on SaaS product design.

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Deadline unknown

Marketing Manager - Palace House, Newmarket

£26,000 - £28,000 pa (depending on experience)
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development
of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket in
its fourth year of operation by providing the practical delivery and implementation of
a fully coordinated and integrated marketing strategy which includes developing new
audiences among target visitor groups.

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Deadline 21 November 2019, 9am

Visitor Services & Retail Assistant - Palace House, Newmarket

Causal time & part time contract
To assist with the general day to day running of both the museum’s galleries, museum shop
and front desk as required whilst consistently maintaining a high level of customer service.

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Deadline 22 November 2019

Performer Needed - Gecko Theatre, Ipswich 

Gecko is excited to be working on a film adaptation of their stage production Institute.
We are seeking a 60+ year old male performer to play the small role of the dying father of Karl / ghost, who is performed by Ryen Perkins-Gangnes. The performer should be very facially expressive, and ideally would have a willingness to learn a few lines in German. The role will consist of falling out of shot to symbolise Karl’s feeling of loss and helplessness (see video on our website and a short movement based duet.

The performer will be required to attend:
1 day of rehearsals /costume fitting in Ipswich in w/c 25 November (likely Thursday)
1 day of filming on location outside Ipswich in w/c 2 or 9 December.
The fee for this engagement will be £200 per day.

Please send a CV, a recent headshot and any details of availability/clashes to as soon as possible.
Deadline 20 November 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to help deliver the service to our customers on the First Floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.
You will be an excellent communicator and be committed to delivering a high standard of customer service, working in a face-to-face environment and serving customers of all ages and from the whole community. You must be able to demonstrate that you have recent experience of delivering quality customer service. This post is based on the first floor of the Library, which houses the majority of book stock both fiction and non-fiction also 50 public PC’s. The post requires excellent communication skills and candidates must be proficient at using IT. The post includes manning the enquiry desk answering all enquiries which includes IT support, maintaining the stock, shelving and other tasks needed to keep a busy library going. The post will include some evenings (until 7.00pm) including Saturday and Sunday working.

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Deadline 21 November 2019

Events Executive - Archant, Norwich

Basic salary £17,100 rising to £18k

We have an opportunity to work in our Events team where you will be helping to deliver a programme of successful events. The successful candidate will be someone with strong organisational and admin skills coupled with confident communication that works well under pressure. Events experience is not essential although it would be an advantage.

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Deadline 22 November 2019

Content Marketing Creator - Archant, Norwich

Basic salary of up to £22,000

We are looking for a highly skilled and innovative journalist to work in our newly formed content marketing hub, serving our portfolio of newspapers, magazines and digital platforms across the UK.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of Archant’s content marketing strategy, working closely as a team and with commercial colleagues. You will have the ability to produce content for a wide range of products and platforms across digital magazines, newspapers and social media. An understanding of SEO, social media and digital analytics are essential – as are excellent writing and communication skills. You will also have experience and knowledge of fully understanding and engaging audience.

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Deadline 22 November 2019

Assistant Business Support Co-ordinator - Oxborough Hall, Norfolk

Salary: £16,991
Contract: Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Known for your attention to detail and can do attitude, you’ll help provide a comprehensive administration service to your team. As well as assisting with people’s diaries and movements, you’ll be comfortable using a variety of IT packages to help create reports, keep accurate records, and write timely and accurate internal/external communications. In essence you’ll assist with the delivery of an effective business support function.

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Deadline 26 November 2019

Assistant Business Support Co-ordinator - Oxborough Hall, Norfolk

Salary: £11,327 pa
Contract: Permanent p/t (25 hrs pw)

Known for your attention to detail and can do attitude, you’ll help provide a comprehensive administration service to your team. As well as assisting with people’s diaries and movements, you’ll be comfortable using a variety of IT packages to help create reports, keep accurate records, and write timely and accurate internal/external communications. In essence you’ll assist with the delivery of an effective business support function.

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Deadline 26 November 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Poringland Library

£9.74 - £9.93 per hour (Scale D)
12.5 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2020 in the first instance

We're looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic person to work in our team at Poringland Library. You 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 that you have 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.
Working Hours:
Week 1:                                 Week 2:
Monday 3-7pm                      Monday 3-7pm
Friday 2-7pm                         Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm             Saturday 10am-2pm

You will also need to be flexible as you may be asked to cover for staff sickness, training days and holidays, as well as working in other libraries in the cluster (Loddon Library).

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Deadline 20 November 2019

Duty Manager - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Fixed Term to 2nd February 2020

The New Wolsey Theatre is seeking a Duty Manager on a fixed term basis to assist our Communications team over our busy Christmas period. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic individual, ideally with experience in a customer facing role, to help us provide a first class customer experience to our audiences at our busiest time of year. The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth operation of our Front of House operation, as a Duty Manager and via our Ticket Sales Desk. This is a role suited to an applicant who has a natural instinct for handling different types of people and personalities and can demonstrate strong teamwork skills.

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Deadline 18 November 2019, 10am

Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant x 2 - National Trust, Ely

Salary: £8,496 pa
Contract: Permanent p/t (975 hrs py)

As the largest conservation charity in Europe we work hard to raise funds, so that we can continue to care for all the heritage in our trust. Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day.
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.

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Deadline 18 November 2019

General Reporter/Trainee Reporter - Archant, Norfolk

Salary: £18,000 pa

Would you like to join one of the most lively, innovative and forward-thinking news teams in the east, working for some of the country’s best and brightest daily and weekly newspapers and websites? If so, then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a trainee/general reporter to join the news team for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News as well as our weekly titles, contributing to our print titles, their ever-growing websites and a host of successful weekly publications and websites.
This full-time role would suit someone who has a passion for news and wants to break into local journalism, has cut their teeth on a good weekly paper and is looking to move into quality daily journalism or someone already on a daily newspaper looking for a fresh challenge.

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Deadline 18 November 2019

Graphic Designer - Example Marketing, Dereham

We need a creative graphic designer to help us deliver a wide range of projects for our clients. We’re a small agency working across a whole host of industries, so you must be able to turn your hand to a variety of styles and interpret design briefs of varying degrees of detail.
Many of our clients are small local companies. Your creative flair and appreciation for current design trends will help transform their business, but you will need to be able to keep one eye on commerciality (you need to work pretty quickly!).

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Deadline 30 November 2019

Teacher of Art and Design - Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey

Part Time 0.6 FTE; Temporary

Ormiston Victory Academy is seeking to appoint an inspiring, innovative and dedicated Teacher/Instructor of Art and Design (with preferred specialism in Photography) to teach KS3 and KS4. The successful applicant will join a highly professional team working within a thriving; happy academy.

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Deadline 19 November 2019, 9am

Move Manager - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Salary: £30,942 - £40,322
Contract: Fixed-term 3 years

The Move Manager will be responsible for managing multiple aspects of the project including resources, schedule and personnel, to successfully deliver the relocation of artefacts to the new store on time and on budget. Working with MAA staff and reporting to the Lead Curator and the Project Board, you will manage a team of collections staff (the Collections Team Coordinator and Collections Assistants). You will plan the move and installation, in conjunction with the Collections Team Coordinator, and ensure that suitable specialist subcontractors are recruited as necessary. You will appoint and manage the Project Team, taking responsibility for health and safety of all personnel at project sites. As the main point of contact between the project and relevant stakeholders within the museum, the University and beyond, you will be responsible for reporting and communicating the project's progress. You will also manage the move budget, following University financial procedures and regulations.

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Deadline 27 November 2019

Collections Team Coordinator - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Salary: £29,176-£34,804
Contract: Fixed-term 3 years

The Collections Team Coordinator will be responsible for the training and day-to-day supervision of a team of Collections Assistants who will inventory, assess, digitise, pack and relocate over 250,000 artefacts to the new collections store. Working with the Move Manager and MAA staff, you will develop processes and policies for the Collections Assistants and ensure they are applied consistently. You will troubleshoot collections issues as they arise, liaising closely with Curators, Conservators and Collections Managers as necessary. More broadly, you will assist the Move Manager in planning the physical move and installation of collections, and other duties as discussed. You will be responsible for ensuring that the collections are catalogued, digitised and packed to professional standards of care and accessibility.

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Deadline 27 November 2019

The Joyce and Michael Morris Chief Curator of Art - The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£42,792 to £49,553 per annum
Full-time / permanent

The post holder will lead the curatorial team at the Sainsbury’s Centre, managing all aspects of the curatorial and exhibitions activity. Working with colleagues in Technical, Communications and Education, the post holder will contribute to the ongoing success of the Centre and its programme of exhibitions and displays.
In addition you will actively undertaking research that complements existing research strengths and produce high quality research appropriate for a strong REF submission from the SCVA.
You must be have a Phd or hold an equivalent qualification. In addition, you will have experience of working in a museum or art gallery and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.

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Deadline 2 December 2019

Lecturer: Illustration - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum

As a practitioner in your field you will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of contemporary illustration practice and an ability to use your professional profile to inform your teaching. You will have a proactive approach to engaging collaborators and an informed approach to helping students develop strategies for shaping their future careers. You will be able to demonstrate your skills as an engaging and supportive teacher and be able to articulate a clear approach to encouraging innovation and experimentation through established and emerging design methodologies. Being able to demonstrate strong organisational and time-management skills is essential.

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Deadline 25 November 2019, 5pm

Marketing & Communications Consultant - National Trust Regional Office, Westley Bottom

Salary: £16,028 pa
Fixed Term p/t (15 hrs pw to 26/02/21)

Being the voice for all internal communications across the East of England, you’ll work with senior directors to develop and manage the internal communication plan that will inspire staff and volunteers by bringing the regional ambition, priorities, and achievements to life. You’ll provide tactical and strategic internal communications advice to support and engage our people with our national and regional priorities. You’ll partner with the regional senior management team, providing advice and support to ensure they best communicate to and engage with their teams.

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Deadline 17 November 2019

Library and Information Assistant - HM Prison Bure, Norwich

£5,443 - £5,552 per annum (Scale C)
11.15 hours per week (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022 in the first instance

Prison Library staff have a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives inside the prison. So, if you are confident working with a wide range of people, can follow the establishments rules and feel confident in your ability to work with socially excluded customers, can work on your own as well as part of a team delivering library services, you could be the person we are looking for.
The current working hours and days of the post are: Tuesday 7.45 hours, Thursday morning 3.5 hours.
You will receive both library and prison service training and will also need to have a continuing full security clearance to work in the prison.

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Deadline 1 December 2019

Common Ground Vacancies - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Common Ground is an exciting new project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It will inspire and equip young people to celebrate their cultural and natural heritage. In partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, SHARE Museums East and The Prince’s Trust, Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust have consulted, designed, tested and refined a youth engagement model to increase and sustain young people’s engagement in heritage.

Common Ground: Project Manager – full time, fixed term post, until January 2023

The Common Ground Project Managers’ role is to implement effective programme delivery to meet two aims: to increase and sustain young people’s engagement with heritage and to develop and diversify audiences for local heritage. The main responsibilities include programme management and implementation, recruiting, supporting and training a Youth Advisory Board, managing a programme of training and professional learning for heritage staff and volunteers and young people, commissioning and overseeing creative heritage projects in identified areas and recruiting and managing trainees, and reporting to the Project Board and funders.

Common Ground: Project Coordinator – part time, fixed term post, until January 2023

The Common Ground Project Coordinators’ role is to support the Common Ground Project Manager to meet two aims: to increase and sustain young people’s engagement with heritage and to develop and diversify audiences for local heritage. The main responsibilities include coordinating meetings, training activities and participation events and managing monitoring and evaluation data on project effectiveness and outcomes for young people, heritage staff, volunteers and organisations.

Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the website 
Application deadline: 12 noon, Monday 25 November 2019

Library and Information Assistant - Acle, Blofield and Brundall Library

£6,349 - £6,476 per annum (Scale D)
12.5 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 March 2020

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our team at Acle, Blofield and Brundall libraries cluster. You will need to be an excellent communicator and be proficient at using IT. We aim to provide a high level of customer service, so you will need to demonstrate that you have recent experience of working in a face to face environment serving customers of all ages across the whole community. You will need to be flexible and prepared to work within a team and also lone working shifts, showing initiative and the ability to follow instructions at all times. You will be based at Brundall Library, but you must be prepared to work within the cluster as necessary. The role requires evening work, some lone working and some weekend work.

The vacant hours are as follows:
Mondays – Brundall Library 4-7pm
Wednesdays – Blofield Library 2-7pm
Thursdays - Brundall library 4-7pm
2 Saturdays in 4 – Brundall Library – 1-4pm

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Deadline 20 November 2019

Digital Producer - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

37.5 hours per week (full time/permanent).
Salary: £25,000 per annum

We are seeking a talented Digital Producer to join Wysing at an exciting time; when we will be significantly increasing digital activity. Our 2020 programme will put broadcasting at its centre and we are looking for someone with strong digital skills to join our programme team to help us deliver this work, and to ensure that digital and broadcast activity is fully integrated into the programme into the long term.

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Deadline 17 November 2019

Youth Theatre Director - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, experienced theatre practitioner with excellent administrative skills to join the New Wolsey’s Creative Learning team as Youth Theatre Director.
The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the Youth Theatre programme’s strategic objectives while managing and delivering a range of high quality participatory arts activities for children and young people. Where appropriate, they will also support the wider Creative Learning team to manage and deliver schools and community projects across Ipswich and Suffolk. This is a role is ideally suited to applicants who are passionate about the value of young people and the wider community participating in the arts.

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Deadline 25 November 2019, 10am

Museums Partnership Officer - Cambridgeshire County Council

Salary: £26,999 - £28,785
Fixed term / 37 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced museum professional to continue our countywide advice and support service to over twenty independent Accredited museums, working to an activity plan agreed between SHARE Museums East and Museums in Cambridgeshire. We need someone with expertise across the full range of museum functions including governance, business and resilience development, collections management and public services. They will need to represent the County Council and provide expert advice on all museum matters to Council colleagues and elected members as required.

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Deadline 18 November 2019, midday

Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator - University of Cambridge, Research Office

Salary: £30,942-£40,322
Fixed Term until 30 June 2021

An opportunity has arisen to join the University's Research Office as Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator. The Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator will manage and coordinate the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund (AHIF) and provide coordination and support to impact activities across the University in arts and humanities. The role holder will work with the relevant academic and research staff in the Faculties/Departments, the AHIF Executive Steering Group and Chair, the School Research Facilitators and the University Research Office.

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Deadline 17 November 2019

Curator - National Trust East of England Regional Office, Westley Bottom

Salary: £48,860 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Our curators play an increasingly vital part in the Trust’s ambition to ensure that these landscapes, buildings, collections and stories are understood, preserved, inspiringly presented and accessible to everyone. The role of regional Lead Curator is often as much about influencing change through establishing creative partnerships and collaborative working as it is about pursuing a single subject specialism, although you will also be expected to initiate, guide and support focused collaborative research, interpretation and conservation strategies at local, regional and national levels.
You will lead a team of curators but champion mixed disciplinary team collaborations. You will be part of a regional group of specialists supporting the breadth of the Trust’s activity and will enjoy working with our large team of inspiring National Specialists; leaders in their field.

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Deadline 18 November 2019

Lecturer in Museum Studies - The School of Art, Media, and American Studies, UEA

£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
This full-time, indefinite post is available from January 2020

The successful candidate will have a track record in research and will make a significant contribution to the School's REF2021 submission. They will have a clear vision for teaching the subject and will help to develop and deliver the curriculum for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses - including the BA in History of Art with Gallery and Museum Studies and the MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Professional experience of the museum sector, either in the UK or abroad, and experience of curation, collection management, participatory programming, or strategic planning would be an advantage. A record of grant capture appropriate to the level of this post would be welcome.
The post will also involve working in partnership with the world-renowned Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (SCVA), the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU), and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture (SISJAC).

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Deadline 25 November 2019

University Lecturer in World or Global Literatures Post 1700 - University of Cambridge

Salary: £41,526-£52,559

Applicants should have research and teaching interests in writing in English in world, transnational and global fields in any period post 1700. Applicants with research and teaching interests in the following fields are especially welcome: indenture; slavery; diaspora; migration; colonialism; decolonisation; transnational or transcontinental institutions, connections or receptions; global / oceanic literatures in English (which is understood to include, but is not limited to, literary and cultural engagements with the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean worlds).

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Deadline 24 November 2019

Careers Adviser (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) - UEA Careers Service

£33,797 - £40,322 per annum

Are you a team player with a passion for making a difference to individuals and organisations?
UEA Careers Service is looking to recruit a highly motivated professional to help us continue to develop our support for Humanities students. You will empower students to improve their employability and career potential and you will have the credibility to develop collaborative working relationships with academic staff and graduate recruiters. You will understand diverse student needs whilst also having the commercial awareness to broaden horizons and raise aspirations. If you can meet these requirements we would like to hear from you. Working in collaboration with the Arts & Humanities Faculty you will deliver one-to-one careers guidance, workshops and employability related activities including expanding work-based opportunities and in-curriculum provision.

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Deadline 18 November 2019

Music Director - Aldeburgh Voices

Freelance position to commence in May 2020

Candidates should have a proven track record as a choral trainer and conductor. A significant part of this role is to liaise with the Head of Programming and Aldeburgh Voices Co-ordinator to plan artistic content of 4 to 5 projects each year. Performances in the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Proms, at Easter and Christmas feature in the choir’s annual programme. The choir’s repertoire is diverse, from a cappella Tudor polyphony to Britten, major works from the classical and Romantic choral repertoire to leading the annual Come and Sing musicals during Snape Proms.

To be considered for this role, please send a covering letter, CV and completed Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form to Helen Fletcher, HR Manager –

Full Job Description
Deadline 2 December 2019

Programme & Productions Manager - Norwich Theatre Royal

Salary: £32,000
40 hrs per week

This brand new role is an opportunity for someone who is creative and passionate about all forms of performance, and who has experience in a Programming role within a Theatre. Supporting the ongoing development and delivery of the organisation’s multi-artform Artistic Strategy, this role works to provide joined-up support for the Programming Director, Playhouse Director and Learning and Participation Director in programming our three stages at Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two. As well as providing overall support, the role will have responsibility for genre and venue specific programming strands, including our growing programme of non-stage based and site specific performances, as well as individual producing and co-producing projects.

Learn more here

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about this role then please email, providing your contact details and we will come back to you to arrange a suitable time for a conversation.

To apply for this position;
Please provide your CV and a covering letter, providing examples of how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements detailed within the Job description and Person Specification to

Deadline 18 November 2019

Volunteers Coordinator x 2 - Norfolk & Norwich Festival

6 month fixed term contracts 27th Jan – 24th July 2020

The Volunteers Coordinators’ role is to support the Volunteers Officer with the recruitment and
training of volunteers for the festival. The Coordinators then coordinate volunteers’ support of the
Festival by matching their availability, skills and interests to the organisation’s needs. The post
holders need to enjoy working with a range of people, have excellent written and verbal
communication skills, be confident at word processing and using spreadsheets as well as having
good attention to detail and strong planning skills.

Apply Here
Deadline 18 November 2019, midday

Chief Executive - Baker Richards, Cambridge

We are looking for an inspirational, creative and entrepreneurial leader to take on the new position of Chief Executive. Baker Richards is in the process of becoming an Employee Ownership Trust and this new role is a critical appointment that will both act as a Trustee Director and sit at the centre of Baker Richards’ senior management. The primary responsibilities of the incoming Chief Executive will be to work with the exceptional Baker Richards team to define and shape the next chapter of the company’s future, and to drive business growth. This role could suit a senior leader in the cultural sector who is looking for a change in career, or someone who has prior experience in business development in an agency and/or consulting role but we would welcome an application from anyone who feels they meet the person specification, regardless of the nature/direction of your career to date. Relocation to Cambridge is not necessary, but travel (mainly UK, but some international) is an essential requirement of the position.

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Deadline 21 November 2019, 1pm.

Digital Producer - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

37.5 hours per week (full time)
Salary: £25,000 per annum

We are seeking a talented Digital Producer to join Wysing at an exciting time; when we will be significantly increasing digital activity. Our 2020 programme will put broadcasting at its centre and we are looking for someone with strong digital skills to join our programme team to help us deliver this work, and to ensure that digital and broadcast activity is fully integrated into the programme into the long term.

Apply Here
Deadline 17 November 2019

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Commission Opportunity - Collusion, King's Lynn

Collusion invites artists from across the UK to apply for a commission to create a new contemporary art work (any artform) for King’s Lynn that includes large-scale outdoor projection, gamified, interactive elements, and launch activity, and engages local communities on the theme of climate change. The project will take place in May 2020 as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
The value of the commission is up to £14,000
Read the full brief including Q&A

King’s Lynn is home to a unique, permanently sited large-scale projection system focused on historical sites across the town centre. The location for this commission will be the Custom House, an iconic and historic site on the waterfront. We are seeking proposals for works that are originated creatively, to be developed during a short period of R&D before being manifested as a full scale artwork. The commission is open to UK artists across all disciplines, as well as arts organisations, collectives and creatives assembled around cross-disciplinary making, including those working across art and tech.
Collusion work as creative producers with artists and partners to deliver innovative artworks that explore emerging technologies. As such we don’t expect artists to have all of the technical skills to build the project, but applicants must have a track record of working as an artist and the experience and ability to manage and sustain a project from R&D to exhibition.

Apply Here
Deadline 2 December 2019, 12 noon

ScreenSkills’ Trainee Finder Scheme: Recruitment Open

The long-running, entry-level training programme places trainees on high-end TV, children’s TV and film productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees.
This year, Film Trainee Finder will recruit 150 candidates, while High-end TV Trainee Finder (which also offers placements on children's TV shows) will accept 100 new trainees.
Candidates must have less than 12 months of paid experience in film or TV and can apply for placements in departments including camera, art, assistant director, production office, locations, video assist, costume, hair and makeup, sound, visual effects and accounts.
ScreenSkills welcomes applications from under-represented group and from across the UK.

Learn more and apply here
Deadline 15 December 2019

WOMXN Call Out: Poetry, Short Stories and Personal Essays Wanted

WOMXN will be a collection of personal essays, poetry and short stories all about the experience of being female. We're looking for raw, empowering, inspirational and emotionally intelligent pieces for this collection. You do not have to be a woman to submit a piece, but all pieces must be linked to some kind of fairy tale, historical or mythological female figure. Here's a list of incredible women to inspire you, stories aren't limited to this list but hopefully it helps. We want work that explores all aspects of the female experience. We're keen to hear from all women, but especially BAME women, Gay Women, Trans Women, Disabled Women and Working Class Women. This is a book about all women and girls and their experiences. We want to hear about your tragedies, your successes, your heartbreaks and your mundanities.

Learn More Here
Deadline 11 January 2020, 6pm

Wysing Arts Centre 2020 Artist Residencies: Open Call for Expressions of Interest

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies. Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

We are open to when residencies take place so please tell us what would work best for you, and how much funding you will need. We expect to fund most residencies between £1,000-£5,000, to include fees, travel and production.

Learn More Here
Deadline 15 December 2019, midnight

Kettle's Yard Artist Opportunity 2019/2020

Open House: Evolving City
Kettle’s Yard and our neighbouring communities in North Cambridge are looking to commission an excellent programme conceived by an artist for the 6th edition of Open House: Evolving City artist residency. Kettle’s Yard’s Open House community programme aims to empower communities in North Cambridge to actively shape the cultural life of their city through developing innovative and engaging projects in collaboration with the very best artists working today.

Learn More Here
Deadline 2 December 2019

Castle Writers - Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Enjoy friendly and informal support with your creative prose and poetry. Be inspired by the museum's collections in this monthly (stand alone) class with author Amanda Addison. Booking essential on 01603 495897 / 493625.

Norwich Castle every first Saturday of the month. Booking Open for:
Date: Saturday 07 December 2019 , Saturday 4 January 2020, Saturday 1 February.
Times:13:30 - 16:00
Price: Adult £8, Concession £7.50, Museums Pass £7.

Paid Writing Opportunity: Write a poem about Norwich’s Old Town Wall

Alumno are seeking applications from early-career poets in the East Anglian region and their aim is to commission a poem which includes the names of all 12 of the historic gates from Norwich’s Old Town Wall. The commissioned poem (around 24 lines in total) will be incorporated into 12 specially-designed panels showcasing the entrance of the building and will be a very visible arts feature within the new public space. The selected poet will receive a fee of £2,000 to undertake research, write the poem and to perform it publicly when the building opens in September 2020.

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Deadline 20 December 2019

Calling all Norfolk Artists - Be part of Norfolk Open Studios 2020

The award-winning Norfolk Open Studios, now in its 26th year, will run from Saturday 23 May to Sunday 7 June. Each year hundreds of artists take part in the scheme, inviting the public into their studios to reveal how and where they work. The event annually attracts thousands of visitors and in 2019 more than 31,000 people flocked to studios across Norfolk. Norfolk Open Studios enables artists to promote and sell their work directly to visitors who can see artwork as it happens in the studio.

The cost for inclusion in the scheme is £110 for individual artists, £300 for groups of artists and £110 for schools. This includes a listing, profile and artwork image in the Norfolk Open Studios brochure with a print run of more than 30,000.

Learn more and how to take part here
Deadline 13 December 2019

Writer Residency in Tartu, Estonia

In May 2020, Tartu City of Literature office will host a writer from England for one month. This residency will offer the writer a quiet place to write. However, there will be the opportunity to take part in public events as part of the Tartu International Literary Festival Prima Vista – an annual 6-day festival bringing together more than 40 writers from Estonia and abroad, as well as to meet and collaborate with fellow authors and translators.
The residency will include a commission for a short piece of writing about their stay. The writer may also be asked to take part in other events and interviews.

Apply Here
Deadline 30 November 2019

Calling All Artists...

Who: Artists working in print, photography, digital, drawing, painting, textiles – two dimensional
What: We are formally selecting the next 18months of exhibitions for the Environmental Arts Exhibition Programme
Information: For application information and exhibition details please email
Please give the subject heading of your email ‘EXHIBITION APPLICATION’

Deadline for submissions Friday 6th December

National Trust Artist Commissions

Essex Cultural Diversity Project is calling for proposals for our next two place-based artist commissions, which will focus on National Trust properties in Colchester and Coggeshall.

Budgets: £18,000 (Colchester) / £12,000 (Coggeshall)
Interviews: 26 November (Colchester) / 27 November (Coggeshall)

We will be approaching these projects as two separate commissions, and are inviting arts practitioners of all kinds, whether visual artists, authors, musicians, poets, dance, theatre companies or artistic collectives, to send in proposals for either Bourne Mill in Colchester, or Paycocke’s House and Grange Barn in Coggeshall. You are welcome to send in proposals for both, but each will be treated as a separate project.

Learn More Here
Deadline: 21 November 2019, 2pm

Short Com International Film Festival Open For Submissions

The Short Com International Film Festival is open once again for submissions for its 9th season taking place in Edinburgh August 2020 during the world’s most popular culture festival. Short Com is considered the most competitive short comedy film festival that carefully selects the funniest comedy short films that have the capacity to make audiences laugh.

Learn More Here
Deadline May 2020.

Alternarratives Open Call For Writers

Alternarratives is a £15,000 prize for writers to explore innovation in short-form storytelling.
Nesta wants to unearth the future of cutting-edge short-form storytelling, encouraging writers based in the UK to think beyond the word document and use all the tools we have at our disposal to tell stories in new and exciting ways. In its pilot year, the prize will encourage storytellers to imagine how short-form fiction could help re-engage young people at secondary school, aged 11-16, with the act of reading for pleasure.

Learn More Here
Deadline 13 January 2019, 9am

Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time. For 2020, our theme is Mental Health, which covers two of our five prize categories. At Wellcome, we believe a radical new approach is needed to transform the science of mental health. And with the prize this year we want to transform public perceptions too. We are particularly interested in how we visually address the issue of people living with or recovering from mental health problems. We are still keen to receive photographs exploring other global health issues that may not relate directly to mental health, in the Social Perspectives, Medicine in Focus and Hidden Worlds categories.

Learn more here
Deadline 16 December 2019, 11:59pm

The Comedy Women In Print Prize

The Comedy Women in Print prize, the UK and Ireland’s very first prize to shine a light on witty women, is open for entries!  The Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP) 2020 has opened its doors for entries in one of three categories; the published novel, the unpublished novel and launching this year, the published humorous graphic novel. Established in 2019 by comedian, writer and author Helen Lederer, the inaugural awards were a huge success, with Laura Steven’s The Exact Opposite of OK taking home the published novel award and Charlotte Eyre’s Cow Girl, the unpublished novel category and a publishing deal with Harper Collins. Jilly Cooper was very rightly awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 2 March 2020

Call to Artists: Cley 20 Nowhere

Artists with a connection to Norfolk are invited to make new work for the exhibition. We encourage proposals from across all disciplines, offering artists the chance to challenge, develop and expand their practice. nowhere is curated across three venues, providing contexts for a wide range of ideas, approaches and installations, from the intimate and small-scale to the monumental.

Learn More Here
Deadline for proposals: 02 December 2019

Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh 2020

JAM on the Marsh is a multi-arts festival, including music, art, photography, theatre, children’s education and poetry. It works as an ‘umbrella organisation’. JAM puts on some of the concerts and events itself, but many are brought by the artists and performers themselves. All events are publicized and supported equally within the festival promotion.

If you would like to Bring Your Own event to JAM on the Marsh – this could be any art form. Firstly you will need to fill in a short application form telling us about you and your event. If your application is successful, you will be invited to be a part of the festival. You will then create your event. Together we will find the perfect venue for it. Being in the festival will ensure that your event is part of JAM on the Marsh’s festival brochure, and involved in all the festival’s marketing, publicity and mailings to JAM’s database and media contacts. We will be available for help and advice leading up to, and during the festival.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 December 2019

The Fourth Plinth for W4: Call For Entries

The W4th Plinth is an art project curated by Abundance London. Every six months the large image on the TfL brick wall of the railway embankment at Turnham Green Terrace will change, showcasing an exciting artwork, short-listed by Abundance and voted on by the public. Artists and members of the public are invited to nominate the next work. Any work that can be reproduced digitally in this space will be considered. An original new piece created for this specific location would be particularly welcome, though existing works can also be nominated. To submit entries for this exciting exhibition space, copyright must be cleared by the artist or the submitter. Abundance London will not consider any works without copyright clearance for both the artwork and the reproduced image.

Learn more here
Deadline 24 November 2019, 5pm - Voting will close 10 December 2019, 5pm

Dorich House Museum Studio Residency 2020

Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor, artist and designer Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare (1907-1966), a diplomat and scholar in Russian art and literature. Having successfully piloted our Studio Residency scheme with invited artists Cathie Pilkington in 2018 and Hen Coleman in 2019, Dorich House Museum is excited to be opening this opportunity for artist/makers who are interested in creating work from Gordine’s impressive studio-home over the course of spring/summer 2020.

The successful applicant will receive a direct grant of £6,000, plus expenses to cover associated travel, accommodation, production and hospitality costs, and support from a range of technical facilities across Kingston University. The residency is flexible in form and duration but must take place between February and July 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to discuss a structure for the residency in line with the requirements of their proposal and practice. The Dorich House Museum Studio Residency is open to all. We welcome applications from artists/makers whose work reflects upon our mission of supporting women’s creative practice in the broadest sense.

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Deadline 29 November 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters seeks submissions of new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2020.
The Society welcomes paintings, drawings and original prints.

Learn more here
Deadline 17 January 2020, 12 noon.

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting. Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 208th Exhibition 2020. The Society welcomes works in watercolour or water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including The Winsor & Newton Award worth £3,000

Learn more here
Deadline 3 January 2020, 12 noon.

Call For Entries - Royal Society of British Artists

The President and Executive Committee of the Royal Society of British Artists invite painters, sculptors and printmakers to submit their work for consideration to be shown in the Society's 303rd Annual Exhibition 2020. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, they will be looking for originality and creativity.
The exhibition offers prizes and awards, worth over £5,000 in total

Learn more here
Deadline 29 November 2019, 12 noon.

Spud Film Cleanse Competition

SpudFILM 2020 is running its second consecutive Film Competition titled: Cleanse
​The theme for the film competition will be about all forms and interpretations of Cleansing.
​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.

Learn more and how to enter
Deadline 1 August 2020

Call For Music Is Open - JAM

Anyone aged 18 or over may submit music if they are born, living or studying in the UK.
A maximum time limit of 10 minutes is stipulated. There is no minimum limit – a short fanfare is as relevant as a large piece for all the forces. All scores must be submitted on paper. All music must be accompanied by a recording, preferably MP3. The audio version does not have to be of great quality – a sequenced / Sibelius version is acceptable. The recording will only be used as a ‘reference’ during the selection process.

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Deadline 19 December 2019, 5pm

Flickers of the Future Competition

Flickers of the Future calls on young filmmakers to tell a different story - one where humans and planet thrive together. Global Action Plan, alongside Richard Curtis CBE and a host of incredible film experts, environmentalists and futurists, is inviting UK filmmakers who are between the ages of 18- 25 to create a human story of a sustainable future. Flickers of the Future embraces the challenge of creating content powerful enough to cut through to popular culture, without relying on the drama of dystopian narratives. Flickers of the Future will support young content creators to create the most important drama of our generation in a way that creates rapid, radical change. The winner will be supported through production with £100k- a huge opportunity for great exposure and experience- and be guided by our Expert Panel.

Apply Here
Deadline 31 December 2019

Call For Experimental Arts Writing - DreamsTimeFree, TACO!

For the inaugural edition of DreamsTimeFree, a new bi annual publication of experimental artists writing published by TACO!, responses are sought for the theme of The End.
All submissions should be sent via email with full contact details and a short CV.
Submissions can take the form of written pieces (no more than 2000 words) or text and image pieces of no more than 8 pages.

Learn more here
Deadline: 8 December 2019, 5pm.

Lit From the Inside: Applications Now Open - National Centre For Writing

Are you interested in reading, writing and books? Are you aged between 14 – 17? Become a Lit Insider and explore the literary arts scene in Norwich from the inside! From January 2020 – December 2020, we will meet with you monthly to:

  • Discover how an arts organisation works from the inside
  • Take trips to other UNESCO Cities of Lit
  • Learn about marketing and broadcasting
  • Complete your Bronze Arts Award
  • Meet and interview authors, translators, and international writers
  • Develop your own creative writing

Apply Here
Deadline 25 November 2019, Midday

Desmond Elliott Prize: Early Career Awards

In its thirteenth year The Desmond Elliott Prize, recognised as the most prestigious award for debut novelists, moves into the care of National Centre for Writing. Unique in supporting early-career novelists to establish their writing careers, the 2020 prize opens for submissions on 30 September 2019. Ten books will be longlisted for the prize, from which three shortlisted books will be selected by a panel of expert judges. The winning author will be celebrated at an event in June 2020. The winner receives:

The £10,000 prize to support them in their early careers
A package of support including residency opportunities, mentoring and industry insight

Submit Here
Deadline 29 November 2019

Open Call: Environmental Crisis - Gerald Moore Gallery, Art and Science Exhibition 2020

The call for submissions for the 2nd Art and Science exhibition at Gerald Moore Gallery is now open for pre-existing works that explore the issue of the Environmental Crisis to be exhibited from Feb to March 2020, spanning across British Science week 8-17 March.
With the "Climate crisis" in the news and the recent protests led by young people, Gerald Moore Gallery would like to engage with this subject in an exhibition.
As a gallery with learning at its core we would like to give space to raising awareness and understanding the environmental crisis. We will be running a series of events alongside this exhibition: talks, debates, performances and workshops.

Learn more here
Deadline: 9 December 2019

Artists Residency Programme - Legacy COE

The Artist Residency Programme is a new 12 month programme to support and raise the profile of emerging Black Visual Artists in the UK. We will be selecting 6 artists from across the UK and providing a 2-month solo exhibition in Legacy Centre of Excellence, an opening night and workshop symposium. To be eligble for a 2019 entry, applicant must be of a black heritage and be based in the UK.

To apply please email to receive an application.
Deadline 5 December 2019

Call for Contributions: Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching: Past(s), Present and Future(s) Conference 2020

Date: 4-5 September 2020

As part of the Royal Academy of Dance centenary, and in celebration of the Faculty of Education’s 21st anniversary the Faculty of Education of the Royal Academy of Dance will be hosting an international conference Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching: Past(s), Present and Future(s). In September 2020, the Royal Academy of Dance will be welcoming to London dance professionals, practitioners, educators, researchers, dance teachers, historians, musicologists and scholars to discuss, debate and contemplate past, present and future potentialities of dance and dance teaching.

Download call for papers
Contributions deadline 20 December 2019

Norfolk and Norwich Festival Young Writers Competition 2020

We are looking for eager and talented writers to enter creative writing pieces based on ‘The Passing of Time’. As we approach 250 years of Norfolk & Norwich Festival, we would like to celebrate the passing of time leading up the 250th anniversary in 2022. Three winners will be selected by a judging panel made up of Artistic Director Daniel Brine, creative writing experts at the University of East Anglia and booksellers of The Book Hive bookshop in Norwich. The winning entries will be illustrated by Illustration students at Norwich University of the Arts and displayed in The Book Hive window during Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020.

Theme: The Passing of Time
Word count: 1000 words max.
Age: 14 – 25 years
Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or prose.

For more information please email our Creative Learning Manager, Sarah Witcomb:
Deadline: Friday 13 December 2019

The Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2019

Prizes: 1st £1000, 2nd £300, 3rd £200 (Five Commended Prizes of £50)
Norfolk Prize £100
(best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize)

Entry Fee
Maximum of 40 lines (excluding title and stanza breaks) on one side of A4. £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems & £2 per poem thereafter

Full details and how to enter
Deadline: 01 December 2019

Development Opportunities

Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

Date: 17th March 2020, 10 am- 4.15 pm
Location: Metal, Peterborough
Cost: The fee for this course is £150pp, limited bursary places are available

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. You will explore what is meant by the term “adults at risk” in the context of your work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.
This engaging course will look at sector specific case studies and examples and will offer practical advice and tools to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around issues relating to working with adults at risk. You will spend some focussed time exploring the particular challenges facing young adults (age 18-30).

To find out more and book visit;, or contact a member of the Professional Development Team via: 02380 332491 /

The Art of Ageing Artfully Conference

Date: 5 February 2020, 11am
Location: MAC Theatre, Birmingham
Cost: £5

The definition of being old has been said to apply to anyone who is 10 years older than you are. This day explores the role of creativity, arts and cultural change in the experiences of growing older. It offers insights from 10 years of research and experiment and provokes questions that affect all of us.
The event will offer active workshops and demonstrations, performances and discussions with leading artists. Open to industry professionals (arts, libraries & museums) and those concerned with social prescribing, care home provision and policy, and the general public.

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A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance National Conference

Date: 19 March, 11am to 20 March, 4pm
Location: Derby Museum

We are excited to announce that next year's national Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 at Derby Museum. Our theme will be Care: care for one another (participants, practitioners, commissioners); care for the environment; and caring economies. We will send more information soon, but for now please save the date.

MENTA eLearning Courses

MENTA eLearning offers a new way to develop your business know-how at a time and place that suits you. Our eLearning library offers a comprehensive range of online training courses to support you, your business and your team, including:

  • Evaluating your business idea and establishing the business for sustainability and growth
  • Developing business and personal skills with a focus on looking after mental well being in the workplace
  • Understanding regulation, compliance, and corporate social responsibility.

Some of the courses are available an option to include CPD hours certificated by the Open College Network (OCN). Extended programs lead to Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications again accredited by the OCN. We aim to expand the range of courses available to enable as many people as possible to find the right resource for their remote learning experience.

Click here to learn more

How To Write Funding Applications

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020
Location: Mindspace Shoreditch, London
Cost: £110 + VAT (£99 + VAT Concession)

This one-day course is aimed at those new to fundraising, those about to launch a big project in a new area or for those just looking for a refresher in a key aspect of fundraising.

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How to Network Successfully - UEA Enterprise Central

Date: 4 December 2019, 15:00 – 17:00 GMT
Location: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Room 0.05, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

This free workshop is aimed at anyone either new to networking, or looking to build their confidence in handling face to face interactions and making the most out of their contacts. Whether you’re:

  • Looking for an internship or graduate level job
  • Exploring self-employment, freelancing, starting your own business or
  • Looking to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders as a research student, you can benefit from this workshop.

Book Here

Introduction To Fundraising - Institute of Fundraising

Date: 2 December 2019, 09:45 – 16:00 GMT
Location: The Nook, Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl, Norwich, NR14 7PX
Cost: £81.44 - £86.83

The Introduction to Fundraising course offers you a practical introduction to the profession covering basic principles and best practice. You will learn how to ensure your fundraising activities are legal and ethical, how to better contribute to your organisation’s fundraising effectiveness and understand why your relationship(s) with your donors and supporters is critical to your success.
Book Here

Digital Marketing Day 2019 — Beyond Digital

Date: Thursday 5 December
Location: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and British Library, London
Costs: AMA member — £183 + VAT
           Small Organisation (member) — £103 + VAT
           Freelance (member) — £96 Inc. VAT
           Non-member — £233 + VAT

Join us at Digital Marketing Day 2019 — Beyond Digital, where we’ll ask how arts and cultural organisations navigate a world where digital isn’t an add-on — it’s integral.
Explore how to use data to listen, when the rest of the world is shouting. Learn where and when to create space for connections. Crucially, explore how we can use digital to stay human.
Prices start from £96 and there are specific rates available for Small Organisations and Freelancers. Further details and the simple application form can be found on our website.

Unlocking The Cultural And Creative Potential Of Rural England

Date: 11 February 2020
Location: Cambridge
Costs: £345+ VAT

This conference will explore how councils and other partners are overcoming some of these barriers, recognise the critical impact that culture already plays in the rural economy, and discuss how to ensure our rural areas continue to benefit from the full scope of our cultural and creative opportunities. The event will include case studies, panel discussions and key note speakers from national partners, including Sir Nick Serota, Chair of Arts Council England.

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Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations

Date: 22 November 2019, 10:15am - 5:45pm
Location: Science Museum, London, SW7 2DD
Cost: £75-£85

Aim of the day:
To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

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LGA Annual Culture and Tourism Conference 2020

Date: 2-3 March 2020
Location: Portsmouth
Cost to attend: LGA member: £299 + VAT I Non-member: £399 + VAT

Our annual culture and tourism conference offers delegates the chance to hear about the latest developments in culture and tourism from national speakers and funders, innovative and exciting practice from other councils, and to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing council culture and tourism teams across the country.

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Fundraising Basics - NPF Workshops

Dates: 21 Oct & 02 Dec 2019
Cost: £95 per workshop 

Do you know all the fundraising options? Do you know the fundraising problems? Do you know the fundraising limitations? Do you know the balance of your fundraising? Do you know the right balance of fundraising? Do you know how efficient your fundraising is? Do you know how efficient it should be? Do you know how important fundraising efficiency is? Do you know who cares about fundraising efficiency? Are you making the common mistakes? The workshop is ideal for people new to fundraising who wish to understand more about it.

For full details please visit:

Bid Writing Workshops (Basics & Advanced) - NFP Workshops

Cost: £95 per workshop (refreshments provided)
Various dates and locations (4 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov)

Affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations

For full details please visit:

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020: 18-24 May

A big thank you to all the organisations and artists who collaborated so generously to help create our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019. The week presented us with a major opportunity to promote the role of arts and culture in supporting health and wellbeing in Norfolk not just during this celebratory week, but all year round. The 2019 programme involved over 30 partners and organisations and featured over 75 participatory events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more. We were pleased that nationally Norfolk was commended for its inaugural programme and feedback has been very positive.

You can see a copy of the 2019 programme here and visit our Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week Twitter page @CreativeNorfolk for further information.

Plans are now underway for Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 which will take place from 18-24 May. The dates have been brought forward to link up with BBC Get Creative - happening the week before - and the Age of Creativity Festival which is happening throughout May. Visit the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website for further information.

If you would like to take part in Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 (18-24 May), please email to register your interest.

Crafts Council Professional Development Workshops & Advice Sessions

Crafts Council Talent Development team programme regular bite size workshops and 1:1 advice sessions to support makers and designers with their business development needs. Whether you are looking for up to date information on funding; financial toolkits; how to start up and manage a creative business practice; how to work with manufacturers; how to protect your designs; looking for confidential advice and action points or marketing and social media insights; Crafts Council can support you and your needs.

Apply Here
Deadline 01 August 2020

Creative Arts & Media Online Courses - Future Learn

Explore film, music, journalism, photography or theatre. Join online arts courses from renowned film schools, universities, cultural institutions. Learn from the experts in creative arts and media.

Click here to see available courses

Beyond 2019 Annual Conference For Creative Industries

Date: 20-21 November 2020
Cost: From £99-£399
Location: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, UK

Beyond is the R&D conference for the creative industries. It explores the relationship between research, academia and business innovation and tackles the challenges impacting the future of the sector. In its 2nd year, Beyond 2019 focuses on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and creativity, with themes addressing the opportunities, challenges and controversies these innovations present.

Full details and how to book tickets can be found here

ScreenSkills Bursaries: Funding To Progress Your Career

ScreenSkills bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to those looking to enter, progress in, return to, or transfer into the screen industries. Our ambition is to ensure that the industry has access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent it needs for continued success by helping to unlock opportunities across all types of screen work. Supporting an individual with a bursary to develop their career helps the screen industries to respond to skills gaps and priority shortage areas. We welcome applications from people in groups under-represented in the industry.

More details and how to apply can be found here
Deadline 31 March 2020

Reconnect: Artist Development Days - DanceEast, Ipswich

16 December | 11.00am – 5.00pm
Price: £20 per person (includes x2 professional development days with refreshments and two online mentoring sessions)

An opportunity for emerging artists from the East of England to dance together, collaborate and refine skills. Aimed at Graduates and those who are now approaching the end of their professional training; this programme will include professional classes and sessions tailored around the career development needs of newly graduated Dance Artists. The programme will develop a peer support network and identify opportunities in the Eastern region.
Participants will need to sign up to attend both events and will also receive a bespoke mentoring programme. – Once you have booked your place, you will be contacted about the mentoring programme.

For more information please contact
Book Here

Artpocket Autumn 2019 Courses

Innovative Education in Contemporary Art & Design
We deliver creative courses in art, design & craft in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are looking for a short course or want to commit to a full year programme of study, we have a busy timetable of exciting daytime and evening courses for both adults and young people.

Find out more at

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.


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

Social Prescribing: New National Academy Set Up

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is setting out his ambition for every patient in the country to have access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS as readily as they do medical care.
Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services. This can include activities such as art and singing classes.

Read More Here

Creative Industries Manifesto

While talent and creativity can be found everywhere, access to the money, markets and networks needed to succeed cannot. The result is lost opportunities for individuals and communities as well as a cost to the national economy.
This 10-point manifesto outlines our statement of intent, and aims to drive inclusive growth and innovation across towns, cities and rural areas, in every nation and region throughout the UK. It builds on the landmark Creative Industries Sector Deal, agreed by government with the Creative Industries Council working with the Creative Industries Federation and others.

Download Manifesto

Have your say... Freedom of expression? - Arts Professional 

For many years ArtsProfessional has been reporting incidents that cast doubt on the extent to which the cultural sector is free to speak out on issues that matter. Are these isolated examples? Or the tip of an iceberg?

This short Pulse survey will gather evidence about the type of pressures facing artists and arts professionals in their working lives, and any ways in which they feel their freedom of expression is curtailed. We want to learn more about experiences of censorship and self-censorship, and how cultural sector workers feel about challenging the status quo or presenting an alternative view.
As with all our Pulse surveys this one is completely confidential.

Complete our survey and we’ll report back in the New Year.

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

The New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer programme allows firms to allocate some or all of their unspent levy to a virtual pot. These funds can then be transferred to support the training needs of SMEs across Norfolk and Suffolk. Any preferred use of funds – certain apprenticeship standards, sectors or locations – can be identified by the firm allocating their levy to the scheme.
New Anglia LEP, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, works with companies wanting to receive funds towards the cost of training. The LEP will make an introduction and if all parties, including the training provider are happy with the match, funds can be transferred.
The Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk underlines our ambitions to drive inclusion and skills for everyone in our region. This includes developing new approaches and removing barriers to get people into and back into work, delivering the Youth Pledge for all our young people and integrating the skills offer for businesses.

For more information, contact Natasha Waller, Skills Manager, by emailing

Touring Arts to Libraries - Survey for Artists 2019

Are you an artist who has toured work (whether visual art, live theatre, music, spoken word…) to libraries? Or is touring your work to libraries something you’ve been considering? At Creative Arts East we are partnered with Arts Council England to enquire into the state of arts touring to libraries in the southeast. We want to find out what sort of work is being received by libraries across the region, and what models for libraries touring are used. We would appreciate you taking ten minutes to complete our survey, whether you are experienced in libraries touring, or just thinking about it.

Take pare here:

New £250 million Culture Investment Fund launched

Innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will benefit from £250m of new funding for the culture and creative sector, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Learn more here

Preparing For No Deal Brexit If You Work In Arts, Culture Or Heritage

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector.

Learn more here

The Value of Arts and Culture in Place-shaping Report

Looking at six different places across the country (Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), we commissioned research into if and how an area's arts and cultural offer attracts individuals and businesses to settle there; whether it’s a factor in them staying there; and whether that cultural offer shapes a place’s local identity.

Read in full here

Creative Enterprise Toolkit

Are you starting or running a creative business? Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Toolkit is a practical resource to help you plan, build, test, communicate and launch your new creative business.

Download Here

NAWE - National Association of Writers In Education

NAWE's mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.

With various opportunities and resources to include:

  • The Nawe Annual Conference
  • Writing In Education
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Directory
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Higher Education Network
  • Membership

Full details can be found here

Business and Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk (BIPC)

The Business & IP Centre Norfolk, situated on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, is the complete solution to your business information needs. At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications, printed resources, and attend practical workshops and inspiring talks.

The Business & IP Centre offer a year-round programme of events including SpotlightOn workshops, webcasts, marketplaces and free 1:1 business advice sessions for start-ups and established businesses with Menta , New Anglia Growth Hub , Leathes Prior (legal advice for business), Larking Gowen (accountancy for business) and Intellectual Property advice from IPO certified advisors.
For details of what's happening soon, and to book where applicable, visit the online events page. You can also keep up to date with latest developments on twitter and Facebook.

BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
More information:

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

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 March, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28 February 2020.  

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

Training and Professional Development Bursaries

Film Hub South East wants staff and volunteers in our region to benefit from the best skills and from a broad knowledge of the best ideas. That's why we support members with training and professional development bursaries.
Organisations that are members of Film Hub South East can apply for a bursary to support the training and professional development needs of staff/volunteers if they are screening at least twelve films per year.

Learn More Here
Funding available until 31st March 2020

New Creative People and Places Fund 2020-2024 Round 2

The New Creative People and Places fund will focus our investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement according to the Active Lives Survey, and which are not currently covered by a Creative People and Places programme.

How much can be applied for per application?
• Between £1,000,000 and £2,000,000 over four years for new programmes which are not part of a Creative People and Places expansion programme
• Between £750,000 and £1,750,000 over four years for places which would be covered by a current Creative People and Places expansion.

Learn More Here
Deadline 26 March 2020, 12pm

Norfolk Arts Project Fund - Round 3 Now Open!

Awards upto £500

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. To request an application pack email

Learn More Here

Deadline 31 January 2020 (events or activity must take place a minmum of 6 weeks after the deadline)

Innovative Projects Fund - New Anglia LEP

Norfolk and Suffolk

The £1.5million Innovative Projects Fund invites submissions from new revenue projects which help to deliver the ambitions of the Economic Strategy and Local Industrial Strategy.
Successful projects will have the potential to support the delivery plan for the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk on the themes of driving inclusion and skills, our offer to the world, driving business growth and productivity, collaborating to grow and competitive clusters close to global centres.

Learn More Here

Deadline: 20 December 2019.

FLAMIN Productions: Open for Applications

FLAMIN Productions commissions new, single screen works that are ambitious in premise and duration, with an emphasis on projects that have a strong potential to reach audiences through a variety of venues and national and international locations, representing a significant leap in artists' careers.

Learn More Here
Deadline: 2 December 2019, 5pm.

The Elephant Trust

Grants up to £2000

The Trust aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to helping artists and art institutions and galleries that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.

Apply Here
Deadline: 26 January 2020

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Grant range: £1,000 - £100,000

Project Grants is our new open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery. The fund will support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

Learn more here
Deadline: Ongoing

Small Project Grants - Art Fund

Our small project grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and visual arts organisations act on good ideas and/or test new ways of working that will benefit their audiences.
We encourage project proposals, activity and outcomes that align with one or more of the four strands of our programme: building collections, shaping futures, reaching audiences, and making connections

Learn More Here
Deadline: Ongoing

Transforming Narratives Artistic Programme Open Call

Transforming Narratives project vision
To establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary South Asian arts practice, presenting multi-art forms through an artistic exchange programme, for the mutual benefit of Birmingham and cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

There are three funding strands available:

  • Exchanges programme: To broker new partnerships or develop existing ones through international residencies, exchanges and critical dialogue in Birmingham, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
  • Collaborative projects: To support showcasing contemporary artistic programme and on building long-lasting cross-country relationships.
  • Reciprocal showcasing: To support ambitious cross-country collaboration projects to develop new work and build on existing ideas.

Learn more here
Open Call round 2: January to March 2020. 

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions Open For Submissions

Co-Creating Change Project Commissions are for projects which use co-creation to effect real social change. The aim of these commissions is to demonstrate and explore the crucial role arts practice and creative process can play in addressing some of the most urgent social and environmental challenges we are facing as a society today.

Apply Here

Round 3 Deadline 18 November 2019, 5pm

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

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:

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

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:

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

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!

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

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
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

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

Young Film Programmers Club

Production Company: Reel Connections
Venue: The Corn Hall
Calling 16 – 25 year old film fans!

Do you love watching films? Would you like to find out more about working in the film industry?
We are looking for young people to join our new Young Film Programmers group and programme your own screenings and events here at the Corn Hall!
6.15 – 7.30pm - FREE!
For more details and to book your place email

Sign up in advance to our first recruitment session and you will get free admission to the screening of Yesterday (12A) which follows the meeting at 7.30pm!

Creative & Cultural Skills Board Vacancies - Chair, Trustees, and Company Secretary (UK Wide)

Creative & Cultural Skills, the UK sector skills council for craft, cultural heritage, design, music, performing arts and the visual and performing arts is recruiting for a Chair, a Trustee with financial expertise and a Company Secretary/ Trustee with legal expertise. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to a range of training opportunities to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce.

To find out more please download the Recruitment Pack
The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 10am on Saturday 30th November 2019.

Volunteers Wanted - Maddermarket Theatre 

We have some amazing volunteer opportunities available backstage, in set design, in the costume department, on the box office, as a steward or house manager and behind the bar! If you are interested please drop in, or contact Emily at for more information or an application form.

'Our Day Out' Volunteers - Creative Arts East

Creative Arts East are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions.

If you'd like to volunteer with us, please download a volunteer application form here

For more details on the required duties of a volunteer, click here or contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email

National Trust Volunteering Opportunities

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering

Click here to see opportunities in Norfolk

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

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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