Youth Arts Worker, The Garage
Closes: 22nd February 2018
Full time (Fixed Term 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2020)
The Garage Trust Ltd is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate individual to join its inclusion team. We want to change people’s lives through art…do you?
Working to engage, support and inspire children and young people to access high quality artistic experiences to increase personal, social and transferable skills.
Full details and application pack available to download from our website www.thegarage.org.uk/workwithus or call, email or pop in and see us to request a pack.
This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Preservation and Collections officer - OUTARC Heritage project, Girlguiding Norfolk
Closes: 28th February 2018
Girlguiding Norfolk has an opportunity available for the employment of a Preservation and Collections Officer to work on an exciting project celebrating their heritage. Girlguiding Norfolk, a voluntary organisation and registered charity which is part of the worldwide Girlguiding movement, has a substantial collection of memorabilia from the last 100 years, which tell the story of Girlguiding in a rural county setting. These items are now housed in a purpose-built Archive Resource Centre (ARC) in Coltishall in Norfolk.
The OUTARC project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local bodies, aims to consolidate the items, catalogue, number, label, pack and store them to Collections Trust (SPECTRUM) standards and make them accessible to as many people as possible. The purpose of this role will be to manage and oversee the preservation of the collection and entry of items into the MODES catalogue.
The post is for a period of 28 weeks, 2 days per week including some weekend and evening working. The post holder will be supported by a team of volunteers who will assist with the preservation and data recording activities.
The post is based at the ARC, although the Preservation and Collections Officer may occasionally be required to undertake activities elsewhere in the county.
Work with volunteers to oversee photographing, numbering, preservation, labelling and storage of the items in the collection to Collections Trust standards.
Oversee the accession process for new items and train volunteers in its use.
Attend training on the MODES museums cataloguing system if required.
Oversee the entry of items into the MODES catalogue.
Train volunteers in preservation methods and processes.
Undertake any other duties that may be necessary, that are appropriate to the level/grade of the job.
For further details, and information about how to apply, please see the Girlguiding Norfolk website: www.girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk
Front of House Manager, Norwich Playhouse
Full Time Salary: £24,000
Norwich Playhouse is recruiting a Front of House Manager. A full-time person with excellent management and customer care experience who will fit into a small, energetic and professional team
You can find out more and download an application form here: http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/about/jobs
Closing date for applications: 11th February 2018
Interviews: 16th February 2018
Babylon Arts & Market Place Operations & Development Director
Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018
Babylon ARTS (ADEC) based in Ely, is the lead organisation of a regional Consortium that is recruiting a key new post to lead and develop Market Place – one of 21 Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places projects. This innovative, ambitious programme of artistic commissions and community led projects is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. We are seeking a dynamic Operations & Development Director (£35k pro rata 4 days per week), to lead, deliver and implement our next phase of delivery across Fenland and Forest Heath districts until October 2021.
For more details see www.cppmarketplace.co.uk/vacancies or email: email@example.com
Venue Coordinator - Building, Events & Technical, John Peel Centre
Closes: 5pm on 16th February 2018
Part time (22 hours per week)
Salary £17,000 pro rata
The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is an emerging arts centre based in Stowmarket, Suffolk which opened in January 2013.
It is an ambitious project with the overall aim to provide a lasting legacy to the life and career of John Peel through encouraging people to access and participate in a range of high quality cultural activities and events.
The centre seeks to embrace the artistic legacy that John Peel leaves by finding and showcasing the best of the new, supporting high quality innovative work and embracing risk. It presents a diverse programme of events that include local, regional, national and international artists and companies, emerging artists and community groups.
We are looking for a Venue Coordinator to duty manage events, oversee the bars and provide stage and technical coordination. Excellent communication and leadership skills along with knowledge of music, arts and the needs of our local community are essential. Experience and enthusiasm for working with volunteers required. Please note that this position will require evening and weekend work. It is also open to applicants who wish to job share.
To make an application please provide a cover letter outlining your interest and experience and enclose your CV. For more information please visit our website: http://www.johnpeelcentre.com or contact our General Manager, Jane Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the role.
Senior Lecturer, Film Production - Norwich University of the Arts
Full-time £39,992 to £47,722 per annum
You will join a dedicated team of academic staff who support the Creative Skillset Ticked accredited BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production course and its award winning students. The main emphasis of this role is to enhance the delivery of studio and location film production skill across the four years of the undergraduate provision. The role requires an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies at degree level and a commitment to enhancing the student experience and promoting student employability. As a Senior Lecturer you must be a strong team player and demonstrate excellent skills in team-working, organisation and management.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate substantial professional industry experience ideally as a cinematographer and strong editing/post-production skills. The ability to support students in a range of moving image and sound contexts in relation to a variety of applications would be advantageous, as would the ability to teach at Masters Level.
Closing Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
Interview Date: Friday 16th March 2018
Seaside Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museum Service
Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
£18,338 - £19,566 per annum (Scale G)
29 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020
An exciting opportunity to join a high profile project and to support the development of an ambitious programme of cultural opportunities. The project brings together new audiences, creative partnerships and diverse communities by working with museums and cultural organisations in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
You will work with the Time & Tide Museum and Lowestoft Museums with the Association for Suffolk Museums to build active links with community partners and deliver culture-led outreach and engagement projects. You will investigate how the creative events content can lead to engaging displays in the museums.
We are looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent project management and communication skills. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working with audience engagement in arts, heritage and cultural settings.
The Making Waves Together project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place scheme.
We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.
To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job
All other applicants closing date: 11 February 2018
Freelance Creative Arts Practitioners, Theatre Royal Norwich
Theatre Royal Norwich is expanding and developing its learning and participation work, and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly passionate creative arts practitioners to join our pool of freelancers. Our projects take place at our Theatre, within educational establishments and community settings in Norfolk. We work with a wide range of participants, including families, children, young people and adults.
We are seeking practitioners who can help us to deliver a variety of theatre and performing arts based workshops and courses; including but not limited to acting, dance, singing, clowning, street theatre, technical skills, digital arts, and visual arts.
We are keen to hear from people with the following experience and skills:
• Creative arts background.
• A range of practical performing arts skills, particularly specialist skills set , eg stage combat, design, physical theatre, dance.
• Self-motivated, well-organised and efficient
• Enthusiasm and professionalism
• Experience of working in educational establishments, community arts, and/or theatres and arts venues
• Experience of workshop and/or course planning and delivery
• Experience of directing theatrical productions
• Experience of working with children, young people, adults and/or older people
• Experience working with community groups and people from a variety of backgrounds
• Experience managing potentially complex participants and behaviours
• Committed to developing participant’s skills, and giving participants ownership over their creative work.
Practitioners will be employed on a freelance basis and paid a competitive hourly rate. All practitioners must have an up to date DBS check. Successful applicants will be invited to a Freelancer’s Introductory Day; forthcoming dates, Feb 13th, April 9th. Attendance at one of these days will allow you to share some of your skills and ideas with like minded freelancers, and find out more about working as a freelancer at Theatre Royal Norwich.
If you would like to be considered for work as a Creative Arts Practitioner with us please submit a CV and a short covering letter outlining your area of expertise and relevant experience to email@example.com
Operations Manager, New Wolsey Theatre
Closes: 12th February 2018
The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an Operations Manager to join the Administration team.
The Operations Manager is a new role where the successful candidate will manage three essential areas of delivery:
- the management of the processes of recruiting staff and supporting staff during their employment
- the management of the premises and IT systems
- the management of general administration that supports departments across the organisation.
If you have a foundation of exemplary organisation, accuracy and inter-personal skills that could be developed in a challenging and supportive arts environment, this could be the role for you.
For an Application Pack and Application Form, please visit our website, via the following link:
Completed applications should be returned to Sophie Weaver, Projects and HR Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 12th February 2018.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 16th February 2018. Candidates should be able to attend interview on this date.
Digital Producer, New Wolsey Theatre
Closes: 12th February 2018
The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for a Digital Producer to join the Communications team.
The Digital Producer is an exciting new post that has been created to implement the organisation’s digital strategy which encompasses: digital initiatives across our audience retention and acquisition priorities, the development of our national profile, the development of our pioneering work in creating accessible theatre, deepening our connection to the local community and increasing the artistic potential of emerging digital technology and trends.
If you live and breathe digital technology and think your full potential could be unlocked by the opportunity of developing upon existing skills in a challenging and supportive arts environment, this could be the role for you.
For an Application Pack and Application Form, please visit our website, via the following link:
Completed applications should be returned to Sophie Weaver, Projects and HR Assistant at email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 12th February 2018.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2018. Candidates should be able to attend interview on this date.
Creative facilitators, Burgh Castle Almanac
£150 per session plus travel expenses
We are looking for experienced community artists, musicians and writers for our archaeology and mental health project Burgh Castle Almanac. Sessions start in May 2018.
Burgh Castle Almanac is part of the Broads Authority Water, Mills and Marshes project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Norfolk Archaeological Trust, Stonham Homegroup, and the Restoration Trust are collaborating on a programme of archaeological and creative activities at Burgh Castle Roman Fort and Time and Tide Museum. The group taking part in sessions will include people who live with mental health problems on low income in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, the project manager, support staff and volunteers.
Creative facilitators or consortia who can work with the group in the following areas are invited to apply:
• Photography/video/mixed media (9 sessions)
• On location sounds recording and editing (2 sessions)
• Working with words (2 sessions)
Here is a link to the brief, with details of the selection process and sessions timetable: https://restorationtrust.org.uk/vacancies/
Please contact Laura Drysdale at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application deadline: 12 noon Friday 9th February 2018
Creative Producer, UNIT
UNIT is seeking to appoint an ambitious and independent freelance Creative Producer to join the company from Mid-February 2018 to July 2018 (across 25 – 28 days, average one day a week). UNIT is at a pivotal stage of growth and requires a creative individual who wants to support the development of UNIT’s new tours, new work and constitutional and financial structure of the company. This post has been secured through Start East funding and is set at a maximum fee of £6000 (dependent on experience).
We are looking for a producer with considerable experience in: community engagement in dance, networking and partnership building across the south East and London, booking and managing tours, fundraising experience with ability to write grant applications, Excellent financial management skills, including ability to devise financial strategy.
Who are UNIT?
UNIT is choreographer Tom Hobden and Film Director, Kate Flurrie and we create outstanding and distinctive dance projects, performances and films with people that have never danced and those that have danced all their lives.
Since 2012 UNIT is based at the Jerwood dance house in Ipswich and has primarily toured and worked across the Eastern region including Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. UNIT has created and toured 4 large scale commissions (250+ participants), produced and created over 5 dance films (screened nationally and internationally), been awarded two Arts Council England Grants for the Arts to develop and tour our current project ’20 Questions’, led a successful graduate summer lab and were Associate Artists at Dance East from 2015 – 2017.
To apply please send a CV and a short letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your suitability for this role to email@example.com to arrive no later than 17.00 on 9th February 2018.
Interviews will be held on Monday 19th February in Ipswich or over Skype/Facetime according to your location. For more information and all general enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Communications & Development, DanceEast Ipswich
Closes: 5th February 2018
DanceEast is seeking an energetic professional to realise the organisation’s ambitions to grow its audiences, enhance its income and play a leading role in developing an extraordinary cultural offer in the East of England. You will be responsible for formulating key messages and maximising both earned and fundraised income. You will strengthen the positioning and brand values of DanceEast, driving audience development through enhanced relationships, and communications.
You will be highly organised with the aptitude to deal with multiple priorities; and the skills to rapidly respond to changing circumstances. You will have a proven track record in marketing and communications in an arts or cultural environment; and the development and delivery of fundraising targets and plans. You will demonstrable experience of researching, developing and implementing effective audience development strategies.
Further information can be found here at www.danceeast.co.uk.
To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to HR@danceeast.co.uk or sent by post to Bill Armitage, Head of Operations & Resources, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW, marked “Private and Confidential”. Please note that CVs will only be considered when attached to a fully completed Application Form. Completed applications must arrive at DanceEast by 9am on Monday 5 February. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich on Thursday 8 February, and candidates should be available on this date.
Exploring Your Community Conference 2018
Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ
Are you a member of a local history group? Do you want to find out about local history projects, and using technology in archives? Join us for our third annual conference.
This year will include:
Workshops on using social media, oral history and digitization
A talk from Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (NORAH), charitable partner of NRO.
Short talks by attending groups wishing to share their current project.
Display space for your group or project.
Networking lunch included.
Attending groups receive a voucher for a half price group or research visit to NRO.
If you would like to book a slot for a talk, or a display space, please email the Education & Outreach Team on email@example.com
Tickets are £10 and places are limited, please book at www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/events or call 01603 222599.
Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9.30am-4pm
Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ.
This session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people in creative activities.
Price to attend is £40
To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.
Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers
Norwich Film Festival 2018 -
Call for short film submissionsWant to get your short film seen, win cash and software prizes, and scoop a prestigious trophy?
Make sure you submit your short film to Norwich Film Festival 2018. Early Bird submissions are now open!
Now in it's 8th year, the festival is a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was also chosen by The Metro as one of 'the top UK film festivals you need to know about.'
Films should be no longer than 25 minutes long and must have been completed after January 2016.
This year's categories include Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, One Minute Movie and the return of The East Anglian Award. This award is given to the best film hailing from Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire; and has either been made predominantly in the region or by filmmakers either living or studying in the area at the time of production.
Early-bird Deadline: 11 February 2018
You can submit your short film here: http://www.norwichfilmfestival.co.uk/submit-your-film
Any questions, please do get in touch at: email@example.com
DissFest' 2018 - Call Out for Musicians and Artists
DissFest' 2018 is a community arts festival for young people and families that takes place in Diss, South Norfolk in July. We have a large festival space in Mere Park, with a variety of professional and community artists performing over the weekend.
We are at the beginning stages of programming our festival for 2018 and currently looking for professional musicians and bands to be a part of Music in the Park. All music genres and styles welcome.
Are you a profressional artist, musician or band?
Local to Norfolk and Suffolk?
Available on Friday 20th July evening and/or Saturday 21st July daytime?
If you are interested, please send an 'Expression of Interest' email to the team at Unit Twenty Three and include - band details, location, availability, your fee and set length, and any links to your music - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find out more about the festival and other opportunities on the DissFest' website - www.dissfest.uk
Are you interested in sharing a professionally equipped framing workshop near Norwich?
Simon Pell & Liam Murphy are preparing to invest in a new framing workshop either close to Norwich, or midway between the city and north Norfolk with space to share with 4 to 6 others. Key features of the proposal include;
o A fully equipped, professional framing studio/workshop - with individual work benches, and storage facilities for common supplies and individually owned materials;
o Spacious facility with room for 4/6 people to work simultaneously;
o Extensive round the clock access (subject to lease conditions), easy access location & parking;
o Fully insured and managed facility;
o Potential shop window/front desk for sales;
o Opportunity for discounts on basic materials – plus a shared pool of common stock;
o Monthly rental rate per user/sharer (via a simple licensing agreement) plus some space available for day rate hire;
o Fun environment with opportunities for enhanced income generation; co-working and skills/knowledge sharing; shared marketing & social media presence; networking and participation in events;
o Training courses for new and intermediate framers.
Potential users - We believe our proposal will be of interest to a range of practitioners including;
o part time professional framers with a regular work stream
o artists who want to frame their own work
o framers involved in a business start up looking for low set up costs
o retired hobby framers
o those wishing to learn how to frame
Please contact Simon and Liam for more information:
Marina Theatre Creative Forum
Held at the Marina Theatre, this is an evening for artists, creatives, producers, arts organisations (both existing and emerging) to meet, strengthen connections and enable better arts networking in Lowestoft and the wider eastern region.
We will organise regular informal meet ups, talks, workshops, information and skills- sharing sessions, debates and conferences, and the possibility from time to time to see shows at the Marina Theatre. We will work with the members to develop, define and programme what the groups feels will benefit them.
Our first meeting will be on the 23 February at 6pm and will include an opportunity to see ‘Cirque Enchantment’ that is visiting the Marina that evening for FREE. This is a limited offer, on a first come first served basis to the people who sign up.
An open, collaborative group for people interested in creativity, peer production, creative commons and the 'sharing economy'. Initially, this group will seek to bring people together from creative, legal, financial and technical backgrounds who have an interest in peer production. The ultimate aim is to create a platform for community collective rights management which all can use to license their creative work - in any media.
Find out more here: https://www.meetup.com/CultureBanking-Norfolk/
Norfolk & Norwich Festival Participants Required
Norfolk & Norwich Festival are looking for people to take part in #NNF18 show Wayfaring, taking place on Wells-next-the-sea beach Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 May as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018.
Wayfaring is a journey of exploration, inspired by the present landscape and ancient routes of the Icknield Way. Along these routes, artists And Now: will create a series of artworks in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty inviting audiences to think about movement and migration; how we arrive at, understand, inhabit, protect and leave a space. Using local and found materials the artists will craft an installation on Wells Beach which audiences can move through, investigate and contribute to. On the final weekend illumination, music and performance will transform the installation in a rousing celebration.
To find out more about participating in this project please come along to the beach café at Wells beach at 11.45am on Saturday 3 February, where we will spend time explaining the project, the participation opportunities and taking part in some artistic activities alongside the creators of the project.
To register your interest or to find out more about being involved please contact Charlotte Reeve, Participation & Engagement Assistant at Norfolk & Norwich Festival by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01603 877767.
The Assembly House Arts Prize
The Assembly House Arts Prize 2018 is a new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk.
Offered to an outstanding Norfolk-based candidate, the winner will receive a bursary of £4000, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House. For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate free access to their high-quality printmaking studio in central Norwich.
Create a new body of artwork inspired by Norwich and Norfolk, to be exhibited at The Assembly House.
£4000 Cash Bursary
Studio Time, Materials and Mentoring from Print to the People (Worth £1000)
Six-Week Exhibition at The Assembly House
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair
The winning candidate will be chosen by three judges, representing The Assembly House Trust, Print to the People and Norwich Print Fair.
6th February 2018 – Entries Open
15th February 2018 – Entries Closed
2nd March – Email notifications to all entries
9th March 2018 – Winner Announced
6th July 2018 – Exhibition Opens
28th September – Exhibition Ends
Entry to the prize is free of charge
The artist retains rights to all artwork produced.
Prize is to be paid by bank transfer in two installments, 75% at the beginning of the project (and 25% once the exhibition has been delivered. Prize is subject to contract.
Artwork sold at The Assembly House exhibition is subject to 42% Commission and is subject to terms and conditions.
Use of Print to the People studios is subject to their own terms and conditions.
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair is subject to their own terms and conditions.
Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
Norwich / Norfolk Based
Demonstrate an adequate level of basic printmaking skill
Suitable for exhibition at The Assembly House
Suitable for inclusion in the Print Fair
Demonstrate ability to deliver an exhibition of 10-15 prints
Entry Form Guidance
Artist CV – A short summary of your artistic work, training or exhibitions.
Exhibition Proposal – A short summary of your ideas for a new body of work.
Link to images – Please provide a link to three of four images of your work. Sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive are recommended. If your website has mulitple images, please specify in your proposal.
The entry form will be available on this page from Tuesday 6th February.
Industry Research & Information
Arts Council England begins consultation on next ten-year strategy
A 12-week online discussion will inform a draft strategy for the funder to replace ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone’. A new public consultation has been launched to determine what the mission, vision and objectives for Arts Council England (ACE) should be over the next ten years. ACE’s current ten-year strategy, Great Art and Culture for Everyone, will come to an end in 2020, and ACE is asking for input from the public, arts workers and stakeholders to shape its new strategy for 2020-30. Working with consultants BritainThinks, ACE has launched an online discussion platform and will be holding a series of workshops across the country, alongside a public survey.
The conversation will run for 12 weeks, and ACE are encouraging people to contribute to debates on a range of discussion topics. They are asking crucial questions about the role arts and culture can play in local communities and in our lives, for example:
• How is the world changing and how should the Arts Council’s priorities reflect this?
• What can ACE do to strengthen the social impact of their work?
• How can publicly funded arts and culture become more open, accessible and diverse?
• How can they respond to the challenges and opportunities of new technology?
• What will they do to ensure that they develop the next generation of audiences and practitioners?
• How can they prepare for continuing uncertainty in public funding?
• What impact will leaving the EU have? What skills and resources do they need to best support the sector?
In addition to the online platform, BritainThinks will be running a range of workshops in different communities across the country and undertaking a public survey. The online platform, which will be live until 11 April, will encourage people to share their views on a range of topics. Find out more about this conversation and the timeline for shaping ACE strategy here.
Get Creative Festival 2018: Registration now open
Get Creative Festival is a national celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK from 17 – 25 March 2018. The annual festival is a merger of the previous Get Creative Weekend and Voluntary Arts Festival – now joined together to make one huge nationwide event.
Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place right across the UK on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. During the festival arts organisations, societies and community groups are invited to put on participatory creative events that are either free or cost-recovery. The festival is supported by a range of major cultural organisations, including Voluntary Arts and the BBC, but the programme of activities is mostly run by grassroots groups and arts organisations of all shapes and sizes throughout the country.
There is a Get Creative Festival 2018 toolkit to help organisations promote their event to as wide an audience as possible. There are easy to use templates for posters and press releases as well as logos available to download. Click here to visit the site, register an event and view the toolkit
StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.
We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.
We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.
All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. http://starteast.co.uk/
Important changes to the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts fund
From March 2018, our Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants will be our new open access programme for arts and museum projects, and for arts projects in and with libraries. The fund will continue to help support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.
- We have increased the budget for Project Grants, with £97.3 million available each year for museums, libraries, artists and arts organisations.
- This additional funding will allow us to further support the integration of museums and libraries into our total investment approach.
- Project Grants will also be more open to supporting those working in creative and digital media than the existing Grants for the Arts.
- Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds will be absorbed into Project Grants, with £14 million per year reserved to support nationally significant and national touring projects of over £100,000.
- National Portfolio Organisations will be able to apply for some of the national activity previously supported by Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence.
When will more information be available?
The How to Apply guidance for applicants will be published on our website in mid-February, to give applicants time to understand the changes to the programme and to plan their applications.
When does Grants for the Arts close, and Project Grants open?
Grants for the Arts will close at midday on Thursday 1 March 2018. If you’ve started an application before 1 March, you would need to submit it by this time if you want to make an application to Grants for the Arts before it closes. Project Grants will open to applications at 10am on Monday 5 March 2018. That means our open programme will only be closed for less than four days.
What should I do if I've started a Grants for the Arts application?
Don’t worry if you haven’t finished an application by midday on 1 March – you’ll still be able to access your work to date on the system and will be able to transfer your work across to a new Project Grants form. There will be some small differences between the forms, but most information will be transferrable.
More information can be found here
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme
Deadline for applications 5pm, Friday 16 February 2018
A wide range of activities can be funded through revenue and capital grants, and need to meet at least one of the following outcomes:
• Improved understanding of different people and cultures in our local community
For example, reminiscence and oral history projects, local history exhibitions, parish surveys, projects to bring together different cultures or generations.
• Increased involvement from people who face barriers to participation in community life
For example, involving people in learning activities, integrated sports activities for disabled and non-disabled people, school holiday activities for families on low income, activities in rural areas where access to public transport is limited.
• Greater use of community buildings or outdoor community spaces particularly in rural areas
For example, refurbishing buildings to support new activities, equipment for village film clubs/ luncheon clubs/ drama clubs etc., children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, wildlife/ community gardens, environmental improvements.
• Healthier and safer lifestyles for the whole community
For example, promoting healthier eating, running self help groups, sports projects, walking and cycling projects and well-being classes.
• Increased participation in arts and cultural activities which are accessible to the whole community
For example, developing music skills, events that attract new audiences, taster sessions to introduce people to the arts, using new venues, community theatre or music productions.
Funding is available to charities, and constituted voluntary and community groups based or clearly operating in the district of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.
For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/borough-council-of-kings-lynn-west-norfolk-small-grants-scheme/
Broadland Community at Heart Grants
Applications can be made at any time while the Funds are open, and decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help