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Norfolk County Council News Update

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:58

We've recently added the following news to our website:

New school for children with autism in North Norfolk proposed

A new school for children with autism could be developed in Fakenham, as part of Norfolk County Council’s £120m investment in special educational needs.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:13

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 22 July 2019 is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:24

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 25 July 2019 at 10am in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Norwich, is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:24

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Joint Museums Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 5 July 2019 are now available.

 

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.


If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Preferred route for Norwich Western Link agreed by councillors

A preferred route for a new link road that would significantly improve travel between the A47 and Broadland Northway west of Norwich has been agreed by Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet today (Monday 15 July).

Norfolk PCC to host first police and fire Q&A in Fakenham

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green is hosting a special Q&A in Fakenham next week – where the people in charge of the county’s fire service will join the PCC and Chief Constable in facing public questions.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Cabinet

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:39

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Cabinet.

The Summary of Decisions notice from the Cabinet meeting held on Monday 15 July 2019 is now available.

To download the papers, go to the Cabinet webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

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BBQ after work this Friday 5-8.30 and more

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:00

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Social Club News -  15th July -  BBQ after work on Friday and more

  Up to 5 of your friends and family can now join as members, as long as you vouch for them. We're trying to increase membership so why not ask them about it? Please and thankyou. The new form is on the website.

http://www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/joinus

We're always keen for new members, its only £2.50 a month to join.

you can always see our events calendar at anytime on www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/events

Join up. Join in. Do something different. BBQ July 19th 5pm - 8.30pm Prices from £2.50, 4 pints for the price of 3 before 7pm

By popular request we'll be doing a BBQ from 5pm to 8.30pm, so why not book a taxi, enjoy a drink on the patio (or indoors if you like) and make the most of the summer.

We'll be catering for vegans, veggies and carnivores so hope to see you there.

Food will be available from 5pm - 8.30pm, the fun goeson longer, club opens at 4.30

Sausages, Burgers plus Vegan/Veggie options

July Big Quiz July 26th @8pm charity special in aid of mind

The July quiz is being taken over to raise money for the mind charity. It will still cost £1 to enter but there won't be cash prizes - instead the money will go to charity. They'll also be an opportunity to donate, a game of heads and tails at half time, and if you have any unused items you want to dispose of that are suitable for car booting, please bring them along. Paul and Charlotte will happily take them away and sell them to raise funds for mind.

Please come along and support a worthwhile cause and enjoy a different quiz experience into the bargain. You can find more about mind at www.mind.org.uk/

PREMIERSHIP PREDICTION GAME

John Curtis is organising the premier league predictor again for the 2019/20 season. He's kindly agreed to widen this out to social club members.

This will be an ‘educated’ guess on how you think the Premier League table will finish at the end of the season. The attached excel document explains how the points system works but basically the closer you predict a team to their final position the better. For example if you predicted Arsenal to finish 4th but they finish 7th then you would score 3 points.

The idea of the game is to collect the least number of points to win.  If there is a draw, to find the winner it will come down to the tie-breaker (predict how many goals will be scored over the season) you have filled in on an excel sheet that john will email to you.

There will be a charge of £2pp, for which John Curtis will confirm the exact amount and number of prizes after the closing date. John will arrange a ‘special’ prize for the person who gets the most points!!

If you would like to enter then please email events@nccsocialclub.co.uk before Friday 9th August. We'll arrange to collect your £2 membership fee (which needs to be paid by Friday 9th August) and also give you details to John.

Thanks very much to John for agreeing to open this out. Start your guestimates now...

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CARD PAYMENTS COMING SOON

We have taken possession of our new card machine, and are currently working out how to fit this in with our till, payment and cashing up processes, as well as sorting out training for the bar staff. This should be available soon, but for the time being please have cash or cheque handy.

LOOKING AHEAD

We're planning even more great stuff. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Live Music, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). Keep your eyes peeled and thanks for your continued support and membership. We couldn't do it without you - you literally are the social club. Each and everyone of you! See you 'up the hill' soon

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy as well. These events are all FREE for social club members and their guest (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples - innit?

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:52

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Norfolk and Waveney to trailblaze new education mental health teams

Children and young people in Norfolk, are to benefit from new dedicated mental health support teams in their schools.

Have your say on plans for Hall Quay

A consultation is underway asking people for their views on proposals for the Hall Quay area of Great Yarmouth.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - County Council

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:40

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to County Council. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 22 July 2019 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 12 July 2019

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 12 July 2019 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin.

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

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Gallery Technician - Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts

£19,202 to £21,414 per annum

The Sainsbury Centre requires an experienced and dedicated museum professional to join the Head of Technical Services and the Exhibition team to assist in all technical aspects of the delivery of the SCVA’s programme of exhibitions, displays and events. The post holder will assist in maintaining the galleries, Workshop and Art Storage; performing a key role in exhibition installations and de-installations. Other tasks include art handling, making display furniture, installing works of art in exhibitions and displays. The post holder will work in the Workshop, gallery spaces and storage areas and will assist in the building of exhibition installations, liaising with designers and be able to read and work from plans.

Apply Here
Deadline 16 July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, please visit The Garage website http://www.thegarage.org.uk/workwithus

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

£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

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

Apply Here
Deadline 22 July 2019

Lecturer in Drama - University of East Anglia

£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is seeking to appoint a twelve-month Lectureship in Drama. The successful candidate’s teaching will likely include, Introduction to World Dramatic Literatures, Reading Plays, and Theatre: Theory and Performance, Experiments in Performance and Feminist Theatre. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute more widely to the school and undertake other normal duties of a Lecturer. This full-time post is available from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Lecturer in Drama - University of East Anglia

£33,199 to £39,609 per annum

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is seeking to appoint a twelve-month Lectureship in Drama.The successful candidate’s teaching will likely include Special Topic, Tragedy and Drama and Literature: The Question of Genre. They will also be expected to contribute more widely to the school and undertake other normal duties of a Lecturer.  This full-time post is available from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020 to cover the maternity leave of the current post holder.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Box Office & Events Assistant - Babylon Arts, Ely

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

Apply Here
Deadline 29 July 2019, 10am

Marketing Manager - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

£25,790 per annum
40 hours per week

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

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 24 July 2019

People Development Specialist - National Trust, East of England Region

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

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

Apply Here
Deadline 25 July 2019

Head of Development - Cambridge Junction

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

Apply Here
Deadline 2 August 2019

Producer - Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Snape Maltings

Permanent, full time, salary £27-30k

The Producer, BPYAP, is responsible for the delivery of all projects run within the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and leads on its annual audition process. They support the Head, BPYAP in strategic planning and budget management.
This role will suit an experienced arts administrator with an understanding of the needs of emerging professional artists as well as top-level professionals.

Apply Here
Deadline 19 July 2019, 9:30am.

Actors Needed For New Stage Play - The Numerous and Varied Assassinations of Oliver Cromwell

Performer Fee: £471 each
R+D Location: The Seagull, Lowestoft (Thurs 5 - Sat 7 Sept) & Key Theatre, Peterborough (Mon 9 - Wed 11 Sept)

Stuff Of Dreams, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter, is developing a new stage play by writer/producer Mark Finbow. The Numerous and Varied Assassinations of Oliver Cromwell explores the attempted assassinations of the Lord Protector between 1656 - 57.

We are looking for a highly collaborative performer to join us in the role of:

  • John Cecil - The character of Cecil is a leveller and former New Model Army soldier who did not get the freedom he fought for during the wars.
  • John Toope - The character of Toope is a member of Cromwell’s Guards and the assassins’ informant. He is the outsider of the group and struggles with his part in the assassination plots.
  • William Boyes - The character of Boyes is a former Royalist soldier, conman and master of disguise.
  • Miles Sindercombe - The character of Sindercombe is the most radical of the group; a leveller and religious extremist.

Play age: 33-45
Auditions will take place in Norwich 5 August.
To apply: Please send a covering letter, CV and showreel to civilwar1642@gmail.com

Deadline 17 July 2019, 5pm

Historic Environment Assistant (Finds) - Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

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

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join the Identification and Recording Service (I&RS) of Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service as Historic Environment Assistant (Finds). You will work with I&RS and the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), a national organisation which records archaeological objects found by the public, advances archaeological knowledge and increases opportunities for active public engagement in archaeology.
You will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience.
A knowledge of British archaeology and experience of recording finds is essential. Your communication skills, including public speaking and dealing personally with a wide range of individuals, will be highly developed. Excellent data-entry, report writing, and IT skills are essential, as is the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.

Apply Here
Closing date: 17 July 2019

Finds Liaison Officer - Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

£24,313 - £26,317 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract until 31 July 2020

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join the Identification and Recording Service (I&RS) of Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service as Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), a national organisation which records archaeological objects found by the public, advances archaeological knowledge and increases opportunities for active public engagement in archaeology.
You will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience.
A working knowledge of British archaeology and experience of recording finds is essential, and an understanding of the Treasure Act (1996) is highly desirable. Your communication skills, including public speaking and dealing personally with a wide range of individuals, will be highly developed. Excellent data-entry, report writing, and IT skills are essential, as is the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.

Apply Here
Closing date: 17 July 2019

Hire Library Warehouse Stock Administrator - Music Sales Group, Bury St Edmunds

Paid (£15k-20k)
8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Music Sales Group is one of the World’s leading music publishers, owning and managing over 200,000 popular and classical music copyrights. The Group is privately owned by one family over several generations, and the UK Head Office is situated in London, in the West End.
The Hire Library Warehouse Stock Administrator supports the Hire Library Manager in the sending and returning of all hire orders using the Hire Library Management System (HLMS).

For more details on how to apply email Jennifer Perry: careers@musicsales.co.uk
Deadline 14 July 2019

Development Manager - Russell Maliphant Dance Company

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

Main purpose of the job

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

Apply by sending a CV, Cover Letter and Equal Opportunities Form to Bella Scarr, General Manager, b.scarr@russellmaliphant.com

Download Forms Here
Deadline 26 July 5pm

Front of House Duty Supervisor - Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

£19,554 - £21,166 per annum (Scale E)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

The Norwich Museums are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible individual with a passion for heritage to join their vibrant Front of House Team.
You will have a minimum of two years supervisory experience as well as experience of health and safety and security in the workplace. You will be a good communicator with an eye for detail and a passion for providing excellent service.
Hours are worked on a rota system with regular weekend working and includes bank holidays, evenings and call out duties.

Apply Here
Deadline 14 July 2019

Senior Manager - Festival Bridge, Norfolk & Suffolk

Full-time, permanent post

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

You can download further information and an application pack from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

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

Deadline: 29 July (12 noon)

Digital Arts Commission, The Library Presents, Cambridgeshire County Council

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submissions: 21 July 2019

Technician Operational Support (Temporary) - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £23,334 to £27,025

To maintain our on-going commitment to a high-quality student experience we are seeking to appoint an experienced and committed technician to support our Design Studios resources, including our Duke Street building.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Manager - Halesworth Library

£10.62 per hour (£20,495.69 pro-rata).

We’re looking for a library manager at Halesworth Library. We’re looking for an individual who:

  • Can lead, manage and motivate a team of staff and volunteers to provide a customer focussed, responsive service
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoys engaging with people and building relationships
  • Is proactive and able to promote innovative ideas that will help make the library relevant and increase use of the library service
  • Can support, assist and train staff and customers to access IT, based on personal knowledge of PCs, the internet, library computer systems and MS Office
  • Will use time at work effectively to achieve goals individually and with the team through exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • Can work effectively with the Friends of Halesworth Library to continue to develop the support from the local community.
  • Full Job Profile

If you are interested, please send a CV and supporting statement outlining what you could bring to this position and Suffolk Libraries to: recruitment@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Closing date 15th July.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Submissions Wanted For Disability Pride Digital Photographic Exhibition 2019

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

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

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

Deadline 15 August 2019

ColabNowNow 2019 Open Call For Digital Artists

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

Learn more and apply here
Application Deadline 24 July 2019

Pop Up Studio Available For Rent - Wroxham Barns

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

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

Full details here

Call to Artists: Picking up The Threads Textile Exhibition

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

Details on how to enter can be found here

IEA Open Exhibition 2019 Call For Submissions

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

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

Deadline 20 September 2019, 12 noon.
Enter Here

Artist Call Out: BLOC LAB Residencies - Suffolk Libraries

A weeklong mixed media residency.
Monday 12 August – Friday 16 August 2019
Hadleigh Library, Suffolk
A fee of £500 for the week (including lunch provided by Suffolk Libraries)

Suffolk Libraries creative programme BLOC - Building Libraries on Creativity are inviting local artists to come and use Hadleigh Library as a work space to explore the role creativity plays as catalyst for nurturing confidence and wellbeing in the community.
Five artists will be given the opportunity during this residency to explore their practice freely as well as their roles as creative practitioners in the community.

Apply Here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Call For Entries - Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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

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

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

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

For more information visit: https://www.nhct-norwich.org/our-churches/#Letchurch

Artist Call Out - Museum of Human Kindness

Call for up to five artists to join and creatively respond to stories of kindness collected by the Museum of Human Kindness. The work will be shown at our first Museum exhibition in November 2019 in Norwich.

We are looking for creatives who may or may not be from traditional art backgrounds. For instance, we’d love to hear from tattoo artists, florists, chefs and more!
If you have a creative practice and interested in creating a positive dialogue around kindness, we’d love to hear from you.

For more details, please see: www.museumofkindness.org/share-art.
Call deadline: 18 July 2019

Submit Your Work for INK Festival 2020

Submission Categories:

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

For the criteria for each category and submission forms visit: https://inkfestival.org/submit-your-work-for-ink-2019/
Closing date for submissions 1st September 2019.

The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2019

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

Apply Here
Deadline 3rd August at midnight

PopUp Opportunity, Norwich BID

A new and exciting PopUp opportunity is now available in Norwich city centre. PopUps have become a 21st Century model for retailing, offering agile formats for brands to communicate specialist collections and offer the opportunity for collaboration. The space offers retail, exhibition and workshop space.

We're looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses, successful online retailers or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time in Norwich city centre. We'll welcome applications for all types of products, including food, drink, clothing, toys, art, crafts, home furnishings or anything else you think would sell here in our vibrant city centre.

The PopUp Norwich store is scheduled to open on the Spring Bank Holiday W/E, Saturday 25 May. Change over day will normally be Mondays.

Bookings for space made by the end of May for June and July are half price i.e. not more than £120 a week.

If you are interested in running a PopUp Norwich Shop please fill in the booking form. https://www.norwichbid.co.uk/voice/popup-norwich/

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Call Out For Artists

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

Apply Here
Application deadline: 12 noon, 5 September 2019

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

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

Simply download and complete an entry form, or if you are under the age of 18, ask a parent/guardian to sign a consent form.
For full details visit here: http://www.eafa.org.uk/highlights/44-mash-up-filmmaking-competition

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

Coast Arts Competition 2019

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

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

Development Opportunities UEA Arts and Humanities / British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA invites potential applicants wishing to hold a Fellowship at UEA from autumn 2020 for three years to submit an outline application to the Faculty by 5pm on 15th August 2019. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching.
Each year the Faculty supports a limited number of applications for projects in: the School of Art, Media, and American Studies; the School of History; the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing; and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.
Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. UEA is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of these fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of their host School.

Find more information here
Deadline 15 July 2019

Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Conference

20-22 September 2019 - Sheffield

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

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

Find out more and book tickets here

Mentoring: the next creative generation

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

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

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

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

Further details and bookings via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mentoring-the-next-creative-generation-tickets-58632293769

BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Advice and Experience Scheme

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

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

More information is available here.

Fashion and Textile Workshops

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

Embroidery Workshops:

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

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

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

Please email for bookings; gatherroundgatherround@gmail.com

Discover! Creative Careers Week

18th - 22nd November 2019

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

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

Directing Masterclass with Richard Bracewell 20th & 21st July 2019

Cost: £85.00 for two days (Early Bird: £70.00 until Midnight 12th July 2019)
Age: 18+

Cinema City Education, Norwich

Be one of twelve filmmakers to have the opportunity to take part in this intensive two-day workshop where you will study the craft of directing.

Subjects covered:

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

Aimed respectively at those with some prior filmmaking experience, and those who are just starting out.

Purchase Tickets Here

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

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

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

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

Find out more and book tickets here.

Vital Spark Development Programme

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

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

My Next Chapter For Creatives Programme - Artpocket Studio, Norwich

My Next Chapter for Creatives, an exciting two-day course for creatives in Norwich on July 13th & 14th. The course is for any type of creative (artist, writer, performer, producer, thinker…) who would find it useful and inspiring to take two days out in a facilitated, constructive and supportive space to take stock of where they’ve been, where they are now and where they would like to go next…

The two day My Next Chapter For Creatives programme will be at Artpocket Studio (Lion House, Muspole St) in Norwich on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 10-4.30pm.
The cost of the two day programme is £175 plus booking fee – this includes all materials and drinks. (Bring your own lunch.)

Further information at www.mynextchapter.org.uk/for-creatives/
and booking details can be found at www.mynextchapter.org.uk/booking

Art Business Certificate - Autumn Edition

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

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

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

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

Impactful Video Marketing — telling stories through engaging content

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

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

Norfolk Music Hub Expo 2019 - The Assembly House, Norwich

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

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

Click here for more details

Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation - Metal, Peterborough

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

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

Further details and bookings click here

Annual Dance Conference - University Centre Colchester

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

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

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

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

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

Arts Council Project Grant Advice Surgeries

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

To book your place call King’s Lynn TIC 01553 763044 or email kings-lynn.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Call For Papers: Creative Health through The Age Span

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

Prospective time-table: 

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

If you would like to express an interest, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr Theo Stickley theo.stickley@nottingham.ac.uk
Download Full Call Out Information

GEM Conference 2019 - Torquay Museum, Devon

Dates: 11 - 13 September 2019

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

Costs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW COURSES ON OFFER THIS SUMMER AT ANTEROS!

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

in_collusion

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

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

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

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

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

Calling all film festivals in the South East!

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

List your cultural business for FREE on the new Visit East of England Website www.visiteastofengland.com

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

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

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

Shaping The Next Ten Years Draft Strategy - Arts Council England

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

Download Here

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

Have Your Say Here 

Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

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

Take Part

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

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

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

Download the full report here

Investing In Rural Communities Report - Arts Council England

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

Changing the World through Arts and Kindness Report - People United

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

Download Full Report Here

Power To The People - Museums Association

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

From Small Shifts to Profound Changes

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

Full Report

The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion's Handbook

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

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

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

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

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

Read Report 

This Strategic Funding Framework for 2019–2024

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

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

Download the Full Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 Document

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

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

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

What Works Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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

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

Follow What Works Wellbeing on Twitter for regular updates

Creative Careers Programme

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

For more information and to join visit: https://www.marchnetwork.org/

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: https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativity-map

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. https://www.museumfreelance.org/

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

National Lottery Heritage Horizon Awards

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

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

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

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

This means, we expect all projects to be:

  • Transformative
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

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

Apply Here
Expression of Interest form by 11 October 2019

Grants To Improve Community Spaces

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

Two strands of funding are available:

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

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

Shifting Ground Engagement Fund

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

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

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

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

More information is available here.

Henry Moore Foundation

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

Learn more here
Deadline 12 September 2019

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

John Brabourne Awards

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

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

Public Engagement Fund for UK Libraries Opens New Round

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

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

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

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

Without Walls Open Funding Call

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

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

Open Project Proposals scheme - Film Hub South East

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

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

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

Find out more here: https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/open-project-proposals/

Vital Spark Ideas Fund

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

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

Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music - Arts Council England

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

To learn more and how to apply click here

Local communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost

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

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

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

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

For more information contact:
Chloe Robison-Smith
Community Project Officer
Groundwork Norfolk (your local team from Groundwork East)
01473 350370 / 07726 695996
chloe.robisonsmith@groundwork.org.uk

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: http://pkf.org/apply/

Theatre Improvement Scheme

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

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

National Lottery Awards for All England

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

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

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

National Lottery Community Fund - Reaching Communities England

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

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

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

Arts Council England - Developing Your Creative Practice Fund

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

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

Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

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

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

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

Next Steps:

Please visit: https://whatworkswellbeing.org/blog/new-funding-call-understanding-wellbeing/

Deadlines: 31 July 2019 for the November panel.

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

For further information and guidelines please click here
To apply visit: https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/action-grants-2019-application-form

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 hif@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199. Or further information please click here

EIRA Funding

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

Examples of funding available:

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

Deadlines for EIRA PoC and R&D applications:
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

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

For further information visit https://www.eira.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/

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 grants@s-norfolk.gov.uk . 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 growthhub@newanglia.co.uk 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: https://www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk/funding-finance/

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 programmes@artfund.org.

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: http://www.fentonartstrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant/

Breckland Council Match Funding

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

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

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteers Needed For Cambridge Film Festival

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

Apply Here
Deadline 16 August 2019

2 x Trustee Vacancies - Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Norwich Historic Churches Trust is a charity which cares for 18 medieval, former churches in Norwich which have been repurposed for variety of difference functions. The Trust are looking for enthusiastic individuals to apply for the role of trustee, to join their committee and help care for these special buildings.
Full Details
Deadline: 16 July 2019, 10am.

Volunteers Wanted - Head Out, Not Home 2019

This summer the city will come alive once again with music and street theatre, when Head Out Not Home returns to Norwich for its seventh year! And you could be part of it! We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working volunteers to help us run the events on a weekly basis throughout the summer.

Head Out, Not Home will take place every Thursday evening (weather permitting) from 4 July to 29 August, with five stages across the city centre. There will be live music from bands, singers and songwriters, and street theatre and entertainment from world famous Covent Garden performers.
Though it runs for 9 weeks we are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least three weeks. The volunteers’ roles are split into three shifts between 3pm and 9pm and vary from Set up steward to Event steward.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Cathie Davies, Operations Manager, NORCA & Sistema in Norwich on 01603 760529 (option 1) or cathie@norcasistema.org.uk
Head Out, Not Home is commissioned (and funded) by Norwich BID and programmed and run by NORCA and Sistema in Norwich

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

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

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

Apply Here

Norwich Puppet Theatre: Calling Potential Voluntary Trustees!

Do you want to be involved in a community enterprise but never understood how? Norwich Puppet Theatre invites you to express your interest in joining our active Board as a Trustee!
The key responsibilities of this exciting voluntary role are to take ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a small arts charity, and ensuring that it is well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for its users.
We currently wish to strengthen the know-how at our Board table:
- Someone with the skills and a special interest in taking responsibility for our corporate relations with local businesses.
- Up-to-date experience and skills in the primary education curriculum
- Community engagement and volunteer strategy
But a wide range of other skills are always of interest. If you’d like to be involved in directing our affairs and helping us to be well-run and effective in delivering benefits to all our users you can read some more information about what is involved here, or contact info@puppettheatre.co.uk

Norwich City Host Volunteer 

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

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

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

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

Volunteering Opportunities, 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.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

To apply please contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email: lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Scrutiny Committee

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:00

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Scrutiny Committee.

The Agenda for the extraordinary meeting due to be held on 22 July 2019 is now available.

To download the papers, go to the Scrutiny Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council News Update

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:34

We've recently added the following news to our website:

National car sales firm in court after wheel fell off car on the A11

National used car retailer Car Shops Limited, who trade as CarShop, have today been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £8713.08 by magistrates in Norwich for selling an unroadworthy vehicle.

For details go to our news page.

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - People and Communities Select Committee

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:55

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to People and Communities Select Committee.

The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Friday 19 July 2019 is now available.

To download the papers, go to the People and Communities Select Committee webpage and click on the relevant date under the 'Scheduled Meeting Date' column.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings.

If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk.

Categories: Norfolk

Marriott's Way Heritage Trail June - July Newsletter

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:30
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter June - July 2019 A Summer of Public Participation It certainly has been a glorious few weeks of summer weather. Even the occasional down pours have been welcome relief from the heat of the sun. At this time of year our calendars are jam packed with activities with our volunteers and the public and it is so much nicer to be involved in outdoor work when the sun is out. The volunteer groups that make up some of our key stakeholder are key to keeping the history, ecology and infrastructure of Marriott's Way in tip top condition and their work is varied and invaluable.  We hope you are making plans to be out and about along Marriott’s Way this summer. Thank you and Farewell to our Education Coordinator. We are coming towards a somewhat sad milestone for the project. After two fantastic years, Maddy is moving on at the end of the current term, and our formal hands-on work with schools will come to an end.

Over her time on the project Maddy has overseen the engagement of nearly 30 different schools, studying subjects as diverse as poetry, history and ecology. With just over two weeks to go until Maddy's last day with the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail, we’re down to the final few sessions with Norfolk schools. This week, we had a visit from an enthusiastic group of year sixes from Coltishall Primary School and next week Valley Primary - one of the first schools Maddy got to work with on the MWHT - will round off the school year.

Over the course of the project, Maddy has lead a vibrant learning program at sites stretching along Marriott’s Way for sessions focusing on topics as diverse as Victorian railway building and WW2. It has been amazing for the project and team to be able to meet so many young people, who have worked so hard, bringing hundreds of new perspectives to the natural and industrial heritage of Marriott’s Way.

Resources for teachers, or anyone, who might bring children to the Marriott’s Way will soon be available on our website, along with snippets of the work carried out by some of our previous visitors. Children from St Michael’s in Aylsham recently designed a beautiful series of wildflower cards, inspired by their trips to the trail. These too will shortly be up online.

Maddy has also been a key player in working alongside volunteers to research and collate the Heritage Archives and gather oral histories from M&GN veterans. Ever ready to get stuck in, she will be greatly missed by all along the 26 mile route. Maddy is going on to an exciting new heritage project with Humanists UK, and we wish her every success for the future!

Stories Down the Line community theatre

There has been a great boost in momentum on our community play ‘Stories Down the Line’. Now with a cast, chorus and stage team that is some twenty bodies strong, our weekly gatherings at Aylsham Recreation Ground Pavilion have provided a fabulous opportunity to get to know each other, familiarise ourselves with lyrics and scripts and generally enjoy plenty of silliness. The energy and enthusiasm from our group has been great and made our meetings so much fun to be part of.

Simon will be bringing the next set of rehearsals to St Augustine’s (NR3 1DS), and Whitwell & Reepham Station (NR10 4GA). Here our trusty band of amdrams will get their parts, learn the lines, sing and act their socks off. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities to get stuck into prop and costume making later in the summer.  We can’t wait to share our next updates.

There’s still plenty of time to get involved, so why not join us at our next meeting?

St Augustine's Hall, Norwich, on Monday 15th July, 19:00 – 21:30

Want to know more?

Contact Simon Floyd ( hello@simonfloyd.com )

or Alanna Baker ( alanna.baker@norfolk.gov.uk )

Volunteer working weekends begin at Train Wood

The project team, along with Norfolk Railway Heritage Group & FONCs have some busy weekends ahead of them this summer as their season of Working Weekends commences. The first weekend took place on 29th and 30th June, focusing on exposing some of the former coaling platform at the site of Norwich City Station. FONCs volunteers and Marriott’s Way Project team members slogged away in the heat and humidity of Trian Wood to cut through the undergrowth of bramble, bindweed and nettle to allow them to dig down to expose the coaling platform brickwork. Hard work, but worth it!

NRHG's Stu and volunteer team work hard to expose the former coaling platform at Norwich City Station during the recent FONCs Working Weekend.

The next volunteer days are July 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th.  These weekends will be spent working on preserving the coal crane site and the further development and brickwork of the Platform 1 location.

You can join the volunteer team by arriving at Train Wood, in long trousers and sensible footwear, at 10am or 1.30pm on any of those days for a safety briefing. It’s as easy as that! 

Visit Facebook to find out more.

The volunteer team were hard at work to expose a significant part of the the platform of Norwich Station's former coal crane.

Balsam Bashing with the TCV

Volunteers from the Norwich’s TCV group (The Community Volunteering Charity) have been busy helping the Norfolk County Council Invasive Species officer with the Himalayan Balsam that has spread over various sites and trails. This month they’ve been focusing on large pockets of Balsam growth along the river Wensum which included Marriott’s Way and Taverham Mill Fishery as a focus. Marriott’s Way Project Trainee Alanna joined Debbie’s team and they were soon waist deep in reeds and stinging nettles. The team worked tirelessly in the heat to clear the balsam, whose prolific growth can soon dominate a landscape and have damaging effects on water meadow and wetland ecology. Growing well over 6 foot in places and with wellies required for the boggier patches the TCV did a great job in clearing the area of many thousand plants.  At this time of year it was important to clear as much as possible before it starts to flower so that the seed spread is limited, giving the native species in these ecologically sensitive areas a chance to recover.

TCV will be back along Marriott’s Way in August to clear and rake areas of ungrazed meadow land. If you would like to find out more about the invaluable work the Norwich TCV group do, or are interested in taking part visit TCV's website to search your area for local opportunities.

The distinctive roots and foliage of Himalayan Balsam. 

Youth Sessions Appeal to All

This month Maddy, our Education Coordinator, has been busy with groups of all ages doing historical and biology sessions. A-level Students from Dereham Sixth Form College participated in Biodiversity seminars and field day research with support from UEA specialists. The students were out armed with trays, pooters and butterfly nets and got the opportunity to do various activities including insect identification and the analysis of water quality indicator invertebrate species.

Coltishall Primary school brought their year 4 students to do an evacuee day at Whitwell and Reepham Train Station. They were all in fabulous period costume and spent the day riding the passenger coach (pulled by Whitwell and Reepham’s diesel loco 0-4-0 Ruston 518494 ‘Swanworth’), writing war journals and exploring through drama and real-life stories what it would have been like to have been a evacuee.

Students from Coltishall explore Marriott's Way.

Community Biodiversity Award Nominationfor Field Studies Project

The Community Biodiversity Awards celebrate the contributions of groups and individuals all over the county working to improve and protect Norfolk’s biodiversity. This year, Joe Zilch is being highly commended for his efforts to inspire a love of nature and the outdoors in young people, exemplified by the hugely successful programme of field studies sessions designed and co-delivered by him for the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project.

Currently, Joe is back working with the Field Studies Council in Wales, having finished his Biological Sciences degree at UEA. But his work with the project enabled hundreds of children from across the county to visit Marriott’s Way and enjoy activities from minibeast hunting to den building, increasing knowledge and inspiring a love of the natural world.

Booking is now live for our 2019 Walk Program. Please visit our website (here) for more information and booking.   See below for for our 2019 Plays, Trails and Rails events program.
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Family Fortunes stye Early Bird Quiz, BBQ soon and more

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:45

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Social Club News -  11th July -  Family Fortunes Style Early Bird Quiz, BBQ soon and more

  You can now sign up to 5 of your friends and family as members, as long as you vouch for them. The new form is in the website.

http://www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/joinus

We're always keen for new members, its only £2.50 a month to join.

you can always see our events calendar at anytime on www.nccsocialclub.co.uk/events

Join up. Join in. Do something different. EARLY BIRD QUIZ fortunate families special July 12th 5.45pm to 7pm

The fun filled fiesta of Friday facts carries on - this time with a fully researched family fortunes type round. "We asked 100 people a question, you said...., our survey said ..."  We will have other questions as well.

Although it's a family fortunes style quiz, we're calling it Our Survey Said. It will be based on a genuine survey that 100 quiz setters in the UK collaborated on, so will be an interesting and fun change. And as a homage to family fortunes we'll have bonus prizes for teams giving specific answers.

Its FREE to enter, with a maximum of  5 people in each team. (If you have six, then just have 2 teams of 3...) The last placed team gets chocolate frogs, and its all done and dusted by around 7. Or maybe 7.15 if there's more banter than usual.

Come along, leave work behind, and do something different.

BBQ July 19th 5pm - 8.30pm Prices from £2.50, 4 pints for the price of 3 before 7pm

By popular request we'll be doing a BBQ from 5pm to 8.30pm, so why not book a taxi, enjoy a drink on the patio (or indoors if you like) and make the most of the summer.

We'll be catering for vegans, veggies and carnivores so hope to see you there.

There is a short mat bowls competition going on in the function room on the night, they're welcome to take part as well :-)

July Big Quiz July 26th @8pm charity special in aid of mind

The July quiz is being taken over to raise money for the mind charity. It will still cost £1 to enter but there won't be cash prizes - instead the money will go to charity. They'll also be an opportunity to donate, a game of heads and tails at half time, and if you have any unused items you want to dispose of that are suitable for car booting, please bring them along. Paul and Charlotte will happily take them away and sell them to raise funds for mind.

Please come along and support a worthwhile cause and enjoy a different quiz experience into the bargain. You can find more about mind at www.mind.org.uk/

PREMIERSHIP PREDICTION GAME

John Curtis is organising the premier league predictor again for the 2019/20 season. He's kindly agreed to widen this out to social club members.

This will be an ‘educated’ guess on how you think the Premier League table will finish at the end of the season. The attached excel document explains how the points system works but basically the closer you predict a team to their final position the better. For example if you predicted Arsenal to finish 4th but they finish 7th then you would score 3 points.

The idea of the game is to collect the least number of points to win.  If there is a draw, to find the winner it will come down to the tie-breaker (predict how many goals will be scored over the season) you have filled in on an excel sheet that john will email to you.

There will be a charge of £2pp, for which John Curtis will confirm the exact amount and number of prizes after the closing date. John will arrange a ‘special’ prize for the person who gets the most points!!

If you would like to enter then please email events@nccsocialclub.co.uk before Friday 9th August. We'll arrange to collect your £2 membership fee (which needs to be paid by Friday 9th August) and also give you details to John.

Thanks very much to John for agreeing to open this out. Start your guestimates now...

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CARD PAYMENTS COMING SOON

We have taken possession of our new card machine, and are currently working out how to fit this in with our till, payment and cashing up processes, as well as sorting out training for the bar staff. This should be available soon, but for the time being please have cash or cheque handy.

LOOKING AHEAD

We're planning even more great stuff. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Live Music, BBQ and bottled beer night, and loads more are on the way... More later this week hopefully (when I can find everything on my new computer). Keep your eyes peeled and thanks for your continued support and membership. We couldn't do it without you - you literally are the social club. Each and everyone of you! See you 'up the hill' soon

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy as well. These events are all FREE for social club members and their guest (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples - innit?

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:30

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:16

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee.  Please note that the meeting scheduled for 10am on Thursday 18 July 2019 has been CANCELLED.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:59

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Important early painting by JMW Turner saved for the nation with major support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

An early masterpiece by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Walton Bridges, has been saved for the nation at the eleventh hour following major grants from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund. Norfolk Museums Service led on the fundraising, partnering with Colchester and Ipswich Museums to create a wide-ranging and imaginative four-year programme of exhibitions, learning and public engagement across the region.

Space-themed Summer Reading Challenge lifts off

The countdown has begun with children across Norfolk getting ready for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the library service.

For details go to our news page.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:56

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 18 July 2019 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Writers Masterclass at Norwich Castle

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:49
Castle Writers Masterclass Sebald's Lines of Sight Saturday 20 July, 11am - 4pm

Led by Amanda Addison, explore ways of writing inspired by WG Sebald's unique style.

There are just a few places remaining for this writers masterclass - to book telephone 01603 495897 / 493625.

Adult £25, Concession £22.50, Museums Pass holders £20.

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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