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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:58

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

This week is Arson Awareness Week

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Your Norfolk Extra - March 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:37

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March 20, 2019

Full fibre boost for Norfolk businesses

Thousands of Norfolk businesses will be able to benefit from ultrafast broadband after Norfolk County Council secured £8m from the UK Government Digital, Culture, Media & Sport department’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund.

The £8m funding is part of an £11m programme to upgrade more than 370 of Norfolk’s public-sector buildings to the latest ultrafast connection speeds. 

As a result of the scheme, thousands of Norfolk businesses will be able to benefit from lower fibre connection costs by using private funding to access the upgraded fibre network. They can also apply to a voucher scheme that will provide up to £2,500 per business to fund their connection and pay the first-year running costs.

Click here to find out more about how to apply for vouchers.

Powerful new domestic abuse films released in Norfolk

A thought-provoking new video campaign, highlighting how anyone can be affected by different types of domestic abuse, has been launched in Norfolk.

Six videos are being released as part of the Norfolk Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) campaign, called ‘Things Need to Change’, which portray victims of domestic abuse directly addressing their abusers.

The campaign launch comes a month after the Government published the new Domestic Abuse Bill, which is aimed at supporting victims and their families as well as responses to offenders, and aims to raise awareness and educate members of the public about domestic abuse.

Dr Gavin Thompson, director policy and commissioning at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, and Chair of the DASVB, said: “Domestic abuse is sadly commonplace in our society, and it can affect absolutely anyone. Our hope is that these videos can induce positive behaviour change and healthier relationships.”

The lead film of the campaign can be viewed here.

Every Day is Different when you care: could social care be the right career for you?

Earlier this month, we were the first to launch the Government’s ‘Every Day is Different’ recruitment campaign to get people thinking about a career in adult social care. 

Speaking at the launch, 24 year-old Matthew Anthony-Knell, Deputy Manager for Westfields Care Home in Swaffham explained why he chose to work in care: “Being able to go home and feel I’ve had a positive impact on someone’s life is really special.

“I would say that working in care is a really rewarding career.  Try it.  There are lots of ways you can start – you can do an apprenticeship or even volunteer to get used to the environment.”

In Norfolk alone, there are an estimated 1,700 vacancies. Why not take the quiz to find out if a role in social care is for you?

For more information about careers click here.

Norfolk-wide crack down on fraud

People who commit benefit or procurement fraud in Norfolk should be ‘looking over their shoulder’ following the launch of The Norfolk Counter Fraud Hub.

The Norfolk Counter Fraud Hub is a new initiative delivered by Norfolk County Council in partnership with the districts, city and borough councils that allows local government agencies and housing associations to share and screen data to detect where fraudulent payments are being made. 

Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge

Are you aged between 13 – 25? Then Norfolk libraries need your help this summer.

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge that will take place at libraries across Norfolk. 

Young volunteers are vital to supporting the Summer Reading Challenge within libraries. In Norfolk libraries we work with young volunteers to ensure that children taking part are encouraged to keep their reading skills up during the holiday

If you are interested in helping out this summer, speak to staff at your local library or e-mail volunteercontact@norfolk.gov.uk to request an application pack.

Join the thousands of people already using Norfolk’s popular reuse shops

Remember to check out the reuse shop next time you’re at a recycling centre, as there’s always a wide range of items on offer.

The shops help to make sure good quality items are not thrown away and are given a new home instead. There could be anything from toasters and TVs to books and exercise bikes.

And to make it even easier to donate good quality unwanted items and pick up great bargains we’re expanding our network of reuse shops. We love being able to provide new and bigger reuse shops as this means we can boost the range and number of things people can donate and buy.

To find your local reuse shop visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/reuseshop

Get ready for the Great Big Read at Norfolk’s libraries

Readers across Norfolk are being encouraged to rediscover their love of libraries and reading for the Great Big Read 2019 with the help of the World Book Night booklist.

The reading promotion for adults launches on 18 March and will run until World Book Night on 23 April. The 23 titles will be available at libraries across the county throughout the month and can be reserved online or at your local library, with some also available as e-books and e-audio.

The list includes crime thrillers, film tie-ins (Juliet Naked and War of the Worlds), some of the best new novels written for young people (The hate u give and Turtles all the way down) and even a book set in Norfolk by the popular crime writer Elly Griffiths (The Chalk Pit).

World Autism Awareness Week

To mark World Autism Awareness Week, Norfolk Autism Partnership Board is holding a special event at the Forum on Friday 5 April.  A wide range of partners will be there to share information and offer guidance and advice about the support on offer to autistic people in Norfolk.  This is an opportunity to find out about Autism Spectrum Disorder, take part in activities and hear from autistic people.  Everyone’s welcome – drop in any time between 10 and 4pm.

Then on Saturday 6 April, there’s an Open Doors discovery event at Norwich Castle, including accessible tours and relaxed performances of Hiccup the Viking which are suitable for families who might benefit from a more peaceful theatre environment. Full details here.

Prevent the spread of Norovirus

Norfolk residents are being urged to help prevent the spread of Norovirus, as several cases of the virus have been seen in the county.

Sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. It is highly contagious and can affect people of all ages although it shouldn’t normally last more than a couple of days.

Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health at Norfolk County Council, said: “Anyone affected by the bug should let it run its course as there is no specific cure for Norovirus.

“There are lots of things you can do to help prevent its spread. As well as washing hands regularly with soap and warm water, try to avoid direct contact as far as possible with other people or preparing food for others until at least 48 hours after your symptoms have disappeared."

For more information visit the NHS pages here.

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Live Music this Friday,Sausages and Beer

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:00

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Social Club News -  20th March - Live Music at the social club

  Live Music, Sausages & Beer on Friday!

(the music is live, the sausages will be cooked, the beer will be very nice)

This Friday we're very pleased to welcome back Joe Goes Green, who will be bringing their unique mix of cracking songs to the club. We'll also be doing a range of different sausages and chips (plus gravy and curry sauce) from 5pm. (with a veggie option) And if that isn't enough, we have got some scrummy Belgian beers in, some very good German beers, and our usual 4 for the price 3 pints (of the same beer) before 7pm, so come along with 3 friends and make the most of it (excludes bottles, Leffe and Hell lager).

A feast for all your senses!! Make a night of it.

And don't forget todays lunchtime Avon sale at the club

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. Avon Sale Wednesday 20th March - 12-2

We'll have a bundle of bargains for you this lunchtime. Come along and pick up a gift for mothers day, and save yourself a few quid into the bargain. Will include some special offers.

Rock n Roll Club Thursday 21st March - 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks on a Thursday at the social club. You're welcome to come along and dance, or just listen to the music. Enjoy music the way you like it with a friendly DJ and fellow enthusiasts.

Joe Goes Green Friday 22nd Match - 8pm

We're delighted to welcome Social Club stalwarts Joe Goes Green back for another night of varied classics, own material and more. Playing anything from Tom Jones to Prince, from Pink Floyd to Sky it's an eclectic mix of acoustic and electric gems. A smorgasbord of sound - see you there! We will have a range of quality sausages and chips if you are feeling peckish, available from 5pm. Will include veggie options. Plus Belgian beers and some German beers as well.

Retired Members Illustrated Talk Norwich then and now by Tony Olley

A whistle-stop tour of a variety of old scenes of the City of Norwich and what they look like now. Another in a series of cracking talks, and as always non-retired members very welcome as well.

Wed 27th March  10am for a 10.30am start Big Quiz by Steve B Friday 29th March - 8pm

This time Steve B will be doing the quiz, and is the latest in a long line of quiz masters to carry the baton for this long standing social club institution.  Its £1 per person to enter, maximum teams of 6, and all the money put in gets given out as cash prizes. FOOD available from 5pm to 8pm.

Mini Beer Festival - Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April

We're very happy to let you know that we're having a mini beer festival in early April. We'll have a strong dark one on, plus a selection of 6 other beers of varying styles to suit all palates. The beer festival includes the Friday night live music from New Town Velocity, the football and the rock n roll disco. Party time at then social club - you bet! Not to be confused with our Big beer festival that will be in November, the mini beer festival is a lovely way to welcome the spring and (hopefully) the good weather.

New Town Velocity Friday 5th April - 8pm

Fresh from wowing punters at the Golden Star on new years eve, New Town Velocity are a local band named after a Johhny Marr (The Smiths) song. They play a varied mix of jangly guitar pop, performing songs by artists such as R.E.M., Springsteen, Teenage Fanclub and The Decemberists. The style of music might best be classified as Indie – Americana. Definitely worth a listen. It's their first time performing at the social club so come along and welcome something a bit new.

NORWICH CITY v QPR Saturday 6th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 9.30am, kick off is at 12.30pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, and a great homecooked breakfast from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. With games running out this is a crucial, crucial match. Plus its the last day of our mini beer festival. OTBC! (on the beer city)

Rock N Roll Disco with DJ Trevor Saturday 6th April - 7.30pm

The Rock n Roll club also have the odd Saturday night shindig - you're more than welcome to come along and have a bop! Good friendly fun and some 'proper' music from the past 60 years with a very strong RnR bias - requests welcome

NORWICH CITY v READING Wednesday 10th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE DATE) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. There are only 2 home games after this one...

EARLY BIRD QUIZ I PITY THE FOOL REMIXED EDITION* Friday 12th April at 5.45 - finishes around 7pm

The Early Bird Quiz returns with a little bit of a remix as its April. Although not on April fools day we'll have some 'unique' takes on the usual format, and more than the usual amount of traps, pitfalls, and pitiful excuses of questions that are in there just so we can draw your attention to a funny fact. We think it will be a lot more funner than usual, so hope to see you there. *We're not sure you can have an remixed edition of something that occurs live like the EB Quiz, but hey, it will be a bit different and you're reading this aren't you so it must have worked?

A fun and friendly quiz, its free to enter, maximum teams of 5, and the winners get a free round of drinks, the last placed team wins something as well.

FREE WITH PRIZES NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, 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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:54

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

New Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk

For details go to our news page.

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Your views on adult learning in Norfolk

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:00
Adult learning in Norfolk

Dear Your Voice member

Norfolk County Council is interested in your views about adult learning in Norfolk - by which we mean courses taken after leaving formal education (beyond secondary school, college or university).

This covers a broad range of subject areas, and includes gaining formal qualifications (such as GCSEs) and apprenticeships as well as taking courses for leisure (such as in the creative arts).

These courses can take place during the day, or in the evening, and includes both on-site structured lessons as well as distance learning.

It doesn't matter if you've recently taken part in some adult learning or not - we are interested in everyone's views.

So do take part in our survey which should take no more than ten minutes to complete. 

Thanks for your help,

The Your Voice team

Your Voice is run by Norfolk County Council. You can contact the team by emailing us: yourvoice@norfolk.gov.uk.

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Business & IP Centre Norfolk: Impact Survey

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:00
15/03/2019 Please take part in our survey and help shape our future. Every entry counts!

As a valued user of the Business & IP Centre Norfolk and its services, we would like to hear from you about the difference we have made to you and your business. Your participation is crucial in helping us to maintain our funding and ensuring that we continue to meet your needs - and keep the service either free or affordable.

We'd really appreciate it if you could spend approximately 10 minutes completing this questionnaire. The findings will be analysed by ERS (an independent market research company) and used to demonstrate our economic and social impact and generate funding for future projects and services. Your responses and contact information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared in any form with anyone else without your permission. 

As an incentive, your name will be entered into a prize draw and you could be one of five to win a British Library annual membership for one year or one of 10 people to win £150 of Not On The High St vouchers or £150 of Experience Days vouchers. View the T&Cs here.

If you have any queries about the survey or evaluation, please email Leyla Bagherli from ERS or call on 0117 375 1227.

The survey will close on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Contact us BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 15 March 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 15th March 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

The Norfolk Arts Awards - Nominations Wanted!

The Norfolk Arts Awards want to hear from the county’s arts professionals about who should be nominated for an award in 2019. Let us know about outstanding staff, practitioners and projects – and help us celebrate the arts and culture of Norfolk.
Arts professionals can make suggestions for award winners in 14 different categories, covering everything from music to broadcasting and from dance to education and outreach. Go to norfolkartswards.org/nominate and fill in the online form.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 7 April.

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Duty Manager - OPEN Norwich 

(20 hours/week)
You will work with the wider operations and event teams on a casual contract and be responsible for managing a portfolio of events which may be scheduled for evenings and weekends, in order to meet the requirements of Trust and its clients.
You will have the opportunity to make a difference every day by working closely with the existing team, corporate clients, bands and delivering an excellent experience for their audiences. You must be a proactive and highly organised individual with the skills and experience, energy and commitment to lead and manage client relationships, ensuring that the gross profits on events are within target. You will be approachable with a great teamwork ethic, excellent communication skills, a passion for customer service, a head for figures and experience in managing diverse events, venue operations and cash handling.
Download an application form or send a CV to HR@opennorwich.org.uk

Venue Assistant - OPEN Norwich

The successful candidate will work on a shift basis including evenings and weekends and will need to be flexible to reflect the requirements of the Trust. The role is ideal for someone interested in a career in event management, venue maintenance and housekeeping and provides an opportunity to build up your experience. The prime responsibility will be to prepare for, work on and turnaround a busy schedule of conferences, gigs, meetings and banqueting events as part of an operations team with a reputation for outstanding attention to detail and delivering quality service to clients. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work well with and around a variety of people, whilst working on your own initiative within a varied role.

Download an application form or send a CV to HR@opennorwich.org.uk

Art Assistant: Geographies Project - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £12,055 to £13,472 per annum
3 days per week (22 hours per week)

The Arts Assistant will support the delivery of East GalleryNUA programme, in particular ensuring that the New Geographies Project is well managed and that day-to-day tasks including liaising with artists and their communities, the New Geographies consortium, and wider audience marketing and publicity are effectively delivered.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form
Application forms should be emailed to jobs@nua.ac.uk

Closing Date: 26th March 2019

Teacher of Design and Technology - Thetford Academy 

Part time

Thetford Academy is looking for an inspiring, innovative, and dedicated teacher of design and technology to help our pupils achieve their full potential.
We serve a busy and growing market town, with a broad academic and vocational curriculum from Year 7 through to sixth form. The right teacher will share our belief that all pupils have the right to succeed and to have access to the very best education. You will be able to enthuse, engage, motivate, and challenge pupils in this popular subject.

Job Description

Closing Date : March 22, 2019
Apply Here

Head of Art - Jane Austen College, Norwich

Full time, permanent

Jane Austen College has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspiring, and ambitious head of art to join the team. You will need to be an outstanding teacher of art, with a commitment and passion for our vision of excellence and championing aspirational educational standards for all young people. You will have a passion to lead art across the whole school and wider community. Experience of teaching in Key Stage 5 with specific experience of KS5 graphics and/or history of art is desirable.

Job Description

Closing Date : April 01, 2019
Apply Here

Teacher of Art - Cromer Academy

Full time, permanent

Cromer Academy is seeking an inspiring, innovative and dedicated teacher of art to join our team; a teacher who shares our belief that all pupils have the right to succeed and have access to the very best education.

Job Description

Closing Date : March 22, 2019
Apply Here

Teacher of Textiles - East Point Academy, Lowestoft

Full time, permanent

We’re looking for an outstanding teacher, with commitment and a passion for our vision of excellence, championing aspirational educational standards for all young people. You will be keen to deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for students. You will know how to monitor and support overall progress and development of students and contribute to raising standards and student attainment.

Job Description

Closing Date : March 22, 2019
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Senior House Steward - Ickworth, Suffolk

£23,375 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 12 mo)

Experience of working with historic collections and excellent people management skills are essential for this role, so you'll already have proven experience with managing a historic house and collection, as well as successfully leading staff and volunteers. Working alongside the House & Collections Manager you'll work closely with the wider property team to make sure that we are not only looking after this special place to the highest standards, but we are also providing the best, creative visitor experience.

Deadline 26th March 2019
For more information and to apply click here

Community Engagement and Events Coordinator - Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Full Time, Fixed Term
Salary: £29,055 - £32,233

This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire and work with the public to access, connect and play an active part in the externally funded Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake project. This includes the successful delivery of the main objectives as outlined in the Interpretation and Activity Plan in liaison with key stakeholders, employees, trainees and volunteers on a regular basis.

Job Description

For more information and to apply click here
Closing date: 27th March 2019

Project Officer - Norfolk County Council

£26,999 - £28,785 per annum (Scale H)
37 hours per week
Temporary contract/secondment opportunity to cover maternity leave

We are looking for a project officer to cover maternity leave to help deliver EU projects in the Environment Team. Currently the two key projects you would be working on are:
- SAIL (Staying Active and Independent Longer) working closely with Active Norfolk and the Medical School at UEA to stimulate active ageing and longer independent living, by identifying new ways of helping people become more self-reliant and less dependent on traditional health and social care services.
- Green Pilgrimage working with the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA to conduct an all-partner review on methods for measuring the economic and environmental impact of pilgrimage, and also to develop sustainability indicators which can help routes measure the impact that they have on the surrounding communities. 

Job Information Pack
For more information and to apply click here
Deadline for applications 24th March 2019

Project Manager - Holkham Hall

The Project Manager, is responsible for leading, coordinating and delivering specific building and development projects (value £0.5m to £5m+). This will include specific responsibility for refurbishment for the 274 residential dwellings across the Estate in line with set guidelines.
Job Description
To apply, please send your CV, current salary and a short personal statement by email to Jane Berwick, Office Manager j.berwick@holkham.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 25th March 2019
For further information click here

Finance Manager - Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge

Part-time: 3.5 days per week
£35,000–£40,000 pro rata

The AAM is looking to recruit a motivated and experienced Finance Manager with experience or knowledge of the financial regulation around charities.

Full details of the position and how to apply can be downloaded here

Deadline Application 9am, Friday 5 April 2019.
Interviews will be held in Cambridge on Monday 15 April and/or Tuesday 16 April.

Duty Manager - Playhouse, Norwich

Rate of Pay: £9.04 per hour

Norwich Playhouse are recruiting Duty Managers to join our Front of House Team at The Playhouse, working alongside the Box Office, Bar & Technical teams to provide excellent customer service to all visitors & artists for hires, events & performances.
Job Description
To apply please send us your C.V. and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role, as detailed within the attached Job description and Person Specification to applications@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 5pm 25th March 2019

Senior Producer - Pacitti Company, Ipswich

We are now recruiting for a Senior Producer. The role is Ipswich-based and full time. This is an exciting opportunity for someone dynamic, ambitious and skilled to join us in making great stuff happen together. Download an application pack and equal opportunities form below.

Senior Producer Application Pack
Equal Opportunities Form

Closing Date 8th April 2019 at 12pm

Project Assistant – Heritage Open Days

Temporary, part-time, 21 hours, 3 days per week.
Salary: c. £20,000 per annum, pro rata

Supporting the Event Producer, you will assist with all aspects of the Heritage Open Days project, liaising with event organisers and all involved in the delivery of HODs. Duties will include providing competent administrative support, dealing with enquiries and ticket bookings and assisting with all aspects of the event.

Information Pack
Application Form

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019 at 10am
For more information visit here

BeWILDerwood Various Job Vacancies - Hoveton, Norfolk

We are searching high and low for sparkly individuals to join The Twiggle Team starting from the Easter holidays! Scroll down to see all the lovely roles we have and download an application form... Good luck!

Job Roles Available:

  • Storytelling & Events
  • Catering
  • Boats
  • Retail
  • Ticket Office / Front of House
  • Park Rangers

For full job descriptions click here
To apply complete an application form and email to BestJobEver@BeWILDerwood.co.uk

Market Place - Evaluation Consultant for our Phase 2

Budget The total budget is £30,000 (ex VAT, including all travel and other expenses). Please provide a budget for the evaluation that is broken down against individual stages or tasks as outlined in your methodology.
We are seeking an external consultant with expertise in evaluation of arts engagement and arts and culture projects to:

  • Design and implement a whole programme evaluation for Market Place
  • Adopt a process as well as outcome focused evaluation approach so that we can change and adapt our practice in response.
  • Identify and articulate the key successes of the project to feed into communications about Market
  • Place to the public and stakeholders.
  • Develop recommendations for Market Place’s governance, programming and legacy
  • Work with us to develop and deliver creative evaluation approaches

Market Place is in its second phase of funding from Arts Council England – from November 2018 to October 2021. The evaluation will draw on learning from Phase One and deliver a robust methodology for Phase Two.
If you are interested in this please view the full brief
Deadline: 10am, 25 March 2019

Event Stewards - Norwich City Council

Stewards: £8.90per hour* for all events.
Supervisors: £9.32 - £10.27 per hour* depending upon responsibility.

Event stewards are the friendly and welcoming face of our events, and also assist behind the scenes.
Our events can only happen with the hard work of the stewards who take on a variety of roles from crew, entertainment steward, parade steward and face painter. Please make it clear on your application your experience so we can best match you to the roles available.

Complete the online application form by Monday 9 April 2019. Please do not send us your CV.
Apply Here
For more information click here

National Trust Membership & Visitor Welcome Supervisor - Oxburgh Hall, Swaffham

£12,383 pa
Fixed Term p/t (1248 hrs py to 30/04/20)

Visitors are a vital part of what we do. As a charity, every penny we raise goes back into our continued conservation of our places and spaces. As the supervisor for the membership and visitor welcome team, you’ll lead by example, seizing all opportunities to grow our income at the visitor welcome, from promoting the benefits of our membership, to gift aid and direct debit schemes. You’ll work with the membership team manager to help the team achieve membership targets, as well as delivering your own. You’ll help coach and motivate the team to ensure a high standard of customer service. You’ll be responsible for the presentation of the visitor reception and making sure the team is always aware of what’s happening at the property that your visitors can enjoy. As a team, you’ll tell your visitors about the amazing work we do and what their money is funding.

Deadline: 26th March 2019
For further information and to apply click here

National Trust Ranger - Oxburgh Hall, Swaffham

£20,000 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

We are looking for an experienced ranger who will join our team made up of our Outdoors Manager, a Gardener and a team of 60 hard-working volunteers. As the ‘lone’ ranger you’ll be assisting the Outdoors Manager and Gardener in managing the gardens and wider estate. You’ll also be co-ordinating our volunteers to undertake estate management and biological surveying. Other volunteer roles include the garden, kitchen garden and garden stewarding. Alongside the Gardener, you’ll allocate the day-to-day tasks across the whole estate all year round.
You’ll help to maintain our lawns and be experienced in using chainsaws, brush-cutters, strimmers, wood-chippers, lawn-mowers and be able to drive a tractor and trailer.
Visitor engagement is a key part of the role. With 110,000 visitors a year, the Property Team work closely together to provide a welcoming and enjoyable experience for all and that’s something you’ll excel at. As well as helping to manage our estate, you’ll encourage wider use of the estate through promoting various activities during the school holidays, which help to fulfil the Trust’s Strategy for the ‘Outdoors and Nature’ programme.

Deadline: 28th March 2019
For further information and to apply click here

National Trust Membership & Visitor Welcome Assistant x 2 - Felbrigg Hall, Norwich

£8.46 per hour
Fixed Term p/t (500 hrs py to 31/12/19)

What you'll be doing
As the largest conservation charity in Europe we work hard to raise funds, so that we can continue to care for all the heritage in our trust. Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day.
You’ll be asked to confidently sell membership and gift aid on entry, as well as work to our sales targets. You’ll also be responsible for answering queries and making sure visitors can find everything they need for their visit. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

Deadline: 19th March 2019
For further information and to apply click here

National Trust Visitor Experience Assistant - Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk

£16,497 pa
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

As the largest conservation charity in Europe we work hard to raise funds, so that we can continue to care for all the heritage in our trust. Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day. As the Visitor Experience Assistant, it’s your role to ensure that the welcome our visitors receive is perfect, setting them up for an amazing experience for the rest of the day.

Deadline 17th March 2019
For further information and to apply click here

National Trust Project Manager - Westley Bottom - Bury St Edmunds

£25,717 pa
Fixed Term p/t (30 hrs pw for 24 mo)

We are looking for a Project Manager with a buildings or construction related background to bring technical excellence to commercial improvement building projects, ensuring that our commercial opportunities are fully realised, without compromising on our conservation principles.

Deadline: 22nd March 2019
For full details and how to apply click here

Festival Bridge Education Programme Manager for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Salary £28,000 pa pro rata
22.5 hours per week (excluding breaks). Core working hours are 10am to 4pm

We are recruiting for an Education Programme Manager for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. We create and facilitate partnerships and networks that improve the cultural offer for all children and young people.
An ideal position for someone who has current experience of working in a school or education setting, particularly if you have leadership experience. This is an exciting position for someone who has the skills and experience to develop cultural education engagement opportunities and advocate the importance of arts and culture in school settings.

Deadline for applications is 9.30am on Monday 1 April 2019.

Download the full job description and application form below or contact us at bridge@nnfestival.org.uk with any questions.

Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Part-time Hourly Lecturer In Games Development - Norwich University of the Arts 

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour, £18.00 per assessment hour (Up to 100 hours per academic year)

The successful applicants will be able to evidence high-level knowledge, skill and expertise in game development using Unreal Engine 4 / Unity. Essential skills include C++, Python, and experience using real-time platforms. A working knowledge of rigging (Maya), animation for games (Maya / UE4) and/or real-time shaders are highly desirable.
The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, and seminars across the BA (Hons) Games Art and Design course and will included assessing student work. There may also be crossover in delivery with BA (Hons) Games Art and Design.

Closing Date: 18/03/2019
Interview Date: 28/03/2019

Application Pack
Application Form
Joining Our Community

Application forms should be emailed to jobs@nua.ac.uk

Part-time Hourly Lecturer In Games Art and Design - Norwich University of the Arts

Salary: £38.12 per teaching hour, £18.00 per assessment hour

The successful applicants will be able to evidence high-level knowledge, skill and expertise in creating assets and props using a Physically Based Rendering (PBR) pipeline.
Essential skills include modelling and UV unwrapping (Maya), texture generation (Substance Painter / Designer, Photoshop), and experience using real-time platforms (UE4, Toolbag). Knowledge of ZBrush, Blueprint and Game Development are highly desirable.
The post involves preparation for and delivery of tutorials, workshops, lectures, and seminars across the BA (Hons) Games Development course and will included assessing student work.
There may also be crossover in delivery with BSc (Hons) Games Development.
Up to 100 teaching hours per academic year

Closing Date: 18/03/2019
Interview Date: 28/03/2019

Recruitment Pack
Application Form
Joining Our Community

Application forms should be emailed to jobs@nua.ac.uk

Fundraiser - Alfred Cohen Art Foundation 

Experienced Fundraiser sought by the Alfred Cohen Art Foundation (registered charity no. 1097812) to work part-time for up to six months to apply for grants and seek sponsorship to support its Cohen centenary project in 2020, involving exhibitions in London and Norfolk, events, a publication and a film. Fee in the region of £1000-£1500 for the first three months, renewable at a higher figure (from £2,000-5,000 subject to the sums raised) for the next three months. Starting date negotiable but an April start preferred.

Please send a brief CV and details of comparable experience and availability to max.saunders@kcl.ac.uk by  

Deadline: 25th March 2019

Volunteer Coordinator at ART EAT Events CIC - Ipswich Suffolk

Playing a key role in the festival: the volunteer coordinator will be recruiting, coordinating and managing the needs of festival volunteers. Prior to the festival weekend you will promote your recruitment drive through Art Eat Festival community meetings and mural projects. You will be attending and scheduling meetings, and updating social media platforms with information relevant to volunteers. During the festival you will be managing communications with volunteers, organising breaks and shift rotation, making sure any absences are covered and overall making sure volunteers are happy and cared for.

Application Deadline: 10th April 2019
Fee: £1600

Please send your CV with references and a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role: daisy@arteatfestival.com 

For more information on the event click here

Norwich and Norfolk Festival Publicity Assistants

Rate of pay £7.70 per hour (18-24)
£8.21 per hour (25 and over)

Shifts are available from the end of March through to the end of May; each shift typically lasts 2-4 hours. We are seeking Publicity Assistants to help us make a noise about the Festival by talking to people about events and handing out marketing materials. When it comes to creating excitement about Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the most powerful marketing tool we have is word of mouth. The Publicity Team consists of 15 – 20 people and is a key part of the Festival’s Communications Department.
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 robbie@nnfestival.org.uk along with a completed Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form:

Job Pack
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.30am, Monday 18
March. No applications can be considered after the closing date. For further information visit: https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

Activity Leaders for Summer 2019 - Kingswood Norfolk 'Inspiring Learning'

Location: Norfolk
Salary: NMW/NLW

Does spending your summer inspiring children and young people through outdoor activities sound like your dream job?
Then join our fun, enthusiastic team, and spend the summer of your life at Kingswood!
You'll get to run exciting activities and create life changing adventures whilst working at one of our stunning and unique centres.
Get ready to make lifelong friends as you’ll be working as part of a lively team of like-minded people.
If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be, then Kingswood is the place for you.

To apply click here
Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019

Archant Content Marketing Content Creators x2 - Norwich

Basic salary of up to £22,000 

Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays 

Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm 

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

Closing date: March 29, 2019

Download: Job Description
Download: Person Specification
For more information click here

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists

LADA invites artist proposals for DIY workshops as part of DIY16: 2019. Selected projects will take place between June and November 2019. We plan to support 24 DIYs in 2019 with project awards of £1,600 each. We have increased the DIY budget to £1,600 to include a £100 minimum allocation for participant expenses. More information on this year's DIY programme.

Please read the DIY guidelines/FAQs carefully before submitting your proposal.

Deadline for applications: 12noon, Tuesday 19 March.
Apply Here

Xposed Submissions Open!

We are now accepting submissions for our special PRIDE edition of XPOSED, which will be staged at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 30th June. Our new writing night of short plays has enjoyed sold out audiences and continues to reveal the naked and entertaining truths about queer life.
XPOSED will feature a selection of plays from emerging writers looking to explore LGBTQ+ narratives on stage. The night will provide not only a platform for writers and actors to share original stories, but an opportunity to bring together a community of artists and audiences alike.
Please email your short play to info@fulldisclosuretheatre.co.uk including Xposed - (Name of Script) in the subject line.

Deadline: Monday 25th March 2019
For full details visit: https://www.fulldisclosuretheatre.co.uk/xposed

Even You Song - A Call For Singers

A chamber choir of 24 voices for a one-off project is being assembled to enable a performance of this exciting recent composition which will take place in the 2019 King’s Lynn Festival at King’s Lynn Minster on Monday 15th July 6.30pm. The musical director is Norfolk–based vocal group director and composer, Jane Wells. The scoring of the piece also includes an organ part that will be played by Adrian Richards, director of music at the Minster, along with a children’s choir which is being put together with the support of the Norfolk Music Hub.

The rehearsal dates are:
4th & 18th May; 1st, 15th & 29th June; and 6th July 10.30am-1pm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST PLEASE CONTACT JANE WELLS BY EMAIL: occmusjw@gmail.com

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award (MTSA) is the most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in financial support towards the making of new work, plus a solo show at Standpoint Gallery.

Closing date for applications 31st March 2019

For full guidelines and how to apply visit: http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk/mtsa/mtsa-applications.php

British Wildlife Photographer Competition

The winning pictures and best entries will be included in a touring exhibition across the UK and a stunning coffee table book.
The title of British Wildlife Photographer is given to the photographer whose single image is judged to be the most striking and memorable of all the entries. The photographer of the overall winning image is awarded a first prize of £5,000.

Deadline for entries: 6 April 2019
For full guidelines and how to apply click here

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

Commission Opportunity For Artist/Musician 

The Babraham Institute are commissioning an artist/musician for our flagship public
event LifeLab Loud in Peterborough (28th September 2019) for an audience of 250.

How to apply?
Please send the following to giulia.poerio@babraham.ac.uk

  • A project plan (700 words max) detailing how you would approach and respond to this brief (this could
    include potential materials, methods, how you will engage and inspire audience members, potential
    outcomes)
  • A brief personal statement outlining your experience and previous project examples
  • Timescales for your proposed project and estimated budget.

Applications Close 5pm 29th March!
For full details click here

Opportunity for Traditional & Heritage Skills Crafts Person - Cambridgeshire

Join Market Place at the St George’s Fayre in March on Sunday 28th April, where we're looking to offer crafts and creative artists with their own market stall for the day to sell their wares & also host either regular demonstrations of your skill throughout the day, or a creative activity that the public can try.
Deadline12pm Monday 18th March.
If interested please email:
- An outline of your traditional skill/craft and an outline of the activity you plan to offer
- An estimate of the materials you will require
- Any other requirements needed
- Links to website or previous work
Please send this to Market Place Creative Agents, colin.stevens@cppmarketplace.co.uk or ali.atkins@cppmarketplace.co.uk
For more information click here

The Residency Programme at Snape Maltings

Who is the Residency programme for?
The Residency programme is for artists at any stage of their career, who are creatively curious and who have burning ideas, or who need time to re-focus on their practice. It is not meant to simply provide a funded rehearsal period. It is a competitive programme, so we are looking for some really strong ideas.
These ideas should be at gestation stage – we’re less interested in projects that have already had some form of life or development time. We are excited by and want to work with all music genres, including folk, jazz, classical, world, electronics, RnB, and music theatre, and we facilitate inter-disciplinary ideas. We also want to hear from you if you need time for your own development needs.

Closing date Monday 25 March 2019
Application Form
Equality/Diversity Form
For further information click here

Performance Opportunity at Royal Norfolk Show

Do you want to perform at the Royal Norfolk Show?
Local talent are invited to apply for a 20 minute performance slot at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June 2019. Any sort of act can apply to perform, from solo artists, to bands, choirs and dance acts.
To apply send an example of your act (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) to: royalnorfolkshow@norfolkadvisory.com
by 22 March and specify your preferred date.

Art Branches - Calling all Norfolk Landscape Artists!

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

Join in the fun in morning or afternoon session on:

Sunday 29th April - 10:00-16:00
The Studio Gallery,
Acle,
NR13 3DY

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

Please contact artbranches@icloud.com for further information and to book as space is limited.
www.artbranches.org

Norwich Film Festival - Submissions Now Open

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

Entries are open to both UK and international filmmakers for the following categories:

Short Film
Animated Film
Documentary Film
Student Film
East Anglian Film
One Min Movie

Deadline June 23, 2019

To apply visit: https://filmfreeway.com/NorwichFilmFestival

Creative Future Writers Award - Call For Submissions

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

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

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

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

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize - Now open for submissions

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

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

£1,000 prize
Deadline 31st March 2019

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020 - ‘Hindsight’

The 2020 edition of the Jerwood/FVU Awards offers an increased budget of £25,000 for each of the two commissioned moving image artworks. You can read all about the new theme for 2020 below. 

The theme:
We would like you to explore the contemporary significance of ‘hindsight’ in broad and imaginative ways, drawing on diverse inspirations, from the influence of history, from the lexicon of cultural memory, or from the back-story of immediate personal experience. Or your idea could revolve around a particular insight or observation; such as a reflection, for example, on how modern technological communication increasingly incorporates a review or overview function: scrolling you through a timeline, sending you back to a particular point in time, like the Facebook Memories feature, or directing you the beginning of an email thread.

Call for entries deadline: Monday 8 April 2019
Apply Now

For more information please visit here

The 2019 Wasted Film Competition - SpudFILM

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

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

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

Shape Open 2019: Submissions Open

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

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

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

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

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, Monday 15 April 2019

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

Norfolk Music Hub Competition for budding songwriters

Are you a budding songwriter? We want you!

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

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

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

Find out more at songwriteronline.co.uk

read more about Songwriter launch in Norfolk here 

Young Norfolk Writing Competition - National Centre For Writing 

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

The writing categories are as follows:

  • Category one: Poetry / song lyrics
  • Category two: Fiction / creative non-fiction / scripts / graphic stories
  • You can enter six pieces of writing across the categories (maximum three pieces in each category).

Audio entries are also welcomed across all categories.

The word limits for each category are:

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

How to enter
Once your writing is ready, complete the submission form which you can find here, or send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to keith@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk and we will give details on how to apply. 
The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with a guest tutor, followed by an awards ceremony in Norwich in the summer.

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

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

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

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

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

Submission Deadline 12th May 2019 at 5pm 

For more information and a submission form click here

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2019 

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

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

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

Deadline for applications 31 March 2019

For more information visit https://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/pages/young-artist-award

Maddermarket Acting Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Download the season guide here

The Garage - Freelance Delivery Artists 

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

The Hesse Student Scheme - Work experience at the Aldeburgh Festival

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

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

To apply, complete an application form (visit here: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/work-here/hesse-student-scheme/) and return along with a CV, by Friday 29 March to the address shown on the form.

Encounters Film Festival

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

Encounters Festival are now accepting submissions to our 2019 competitions!

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

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

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

For more information on how to apply visit: https://encounters-festival.org.uk/call-entries-2019/

Film Hub South East

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

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

Applications are open until 31 March 2019

To join visit: https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/become-a-hub-member/
To contact: filmhubse@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

First Light Festival - Opportunities for Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Development Opportunities AMA conference 2019 — Bursaries Now Available

AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You is heading to Newcastle Gateshead from 9 — 11 July 2019.

There are 35 bursaries available, covering up to 100% of your conference cost, and you don’t have to be a member to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. So why not apply today for your chance to join hundreds of other cultural professionals for over two and half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, socials and plenty of networking opportunities at a highly discounted rate?
For further information and to download the quick and simple application form, please visit our website.

Links for reference
Main AMA conference page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/amaconference2019/
AMA conference bursaries page — https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/ama-conference-2019-bursaries/

To apply, please download the application form, complete and return it to jemma@a-m-a.co.uk by Friday 26 April 2019. 

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries - Norwich University of the Arts

These PhD fees-only bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research. Applications for the bursaries will be considered on merit with regard to the quality of the application and relevance of the proposed project to the University’s research theme.

We would particularly encourage applications for bursaries to support the following areas of research:
- Created and Contested Territories
- The Norwich University of Arts Collection

Application Guidance
Bursary Criteria
Bursary Terms & Conditions
Application Form

Preliminary application forms and supporting documentation should be emailed to: research@nua.ac.uk
Closing Date: 24th June 2019

The Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference - Cardiff

Monday 1st April 2019
£144

The Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference and Awards is a key moment in the calendar for employers, educators and policy-makers in the creative and cultural industries.
National Conference: Registration from 10:30am - 11am, Conference from 11am - 4pm, Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND
Awards Dinner and Ceremony: 6:30pm - 10pm, National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
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Young People, The Arts and Mental Health Conference - University of Leeds

On Thursday 20 June 2019 we will be hosting a Young People, the Arts, and Mental Health conference at our Nexus building on campus.
We will be investigating how we can improve children and young people’s mental health through cultural participation. We will be sharing research, evidence, policy and practice with practitioners, researchers and young people themselves.

Please email culturalinstitute@leeds.ac.uk to register your place.
For further information click here

  Call for contributions

We’re inviting submissions from clinicians, artists and researchers at any career stage, and from any discipline to contribute to the conference programme. They should address the conference’s core research question:
How can we work with children and young people to improve mental health outcomes through cultural participation?
Please download the call for contributions for more information. Send submissions to cultural.institute@leeds.ac.uk by 23.59 on 16 April 2019.

Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference 2019

16th May 2019 9:30am - 5pm at the Wellcome Collection, London
Cost £95

This first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia is designed to achieve direction to arts as pre- and post-diagnostic support - ideally on diagnosis. The conference will look at the evidence, the process and impact of social prescribing arts as non-pharmaceutical interventions for the dementias and how this can be measured. There will be a plenary debate between leaders in arts, health and social care, followed by paired presentations from GP linkworker to prescribed arts programmes, cultural companion training and launch of a volunteer creative companion consortium.
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Educational Ghanaian Drumming & Dance Workshops

After their performance at Drum Camp festival near Bungay on the weekend of the 14th July, The Kakatsitsi Drummers are again visiting the wider Norfolk area to deliver drumming and dance workshops for local schools and community groups.
The group have been teaching for 21 years and have a wealth of experience running fun and informative sessions with children and young adults aged 4+, teaching about the role of music in West African culture. Indigenous People are an arts education charity who manage the group, co-ordinate their UK bookings and use the profits to run social enterprise programmes in Accra, Ghana.
More details regarding the nature of the workshops, timings and testimonials can be found on our website, click here to see us in action at a recent school workshop, and here for a past Glastonbury show! Our prices start at as little as £200 + travel expenses, and we can work with up to 240 children over the course of a full day.

The group are available from the 15th-18th July, with other dates a possibility.
For bookings/inquiries please contact: sam@indigenouspeople.org.uk

Youth Tech Team Project - The Garage, Norwich

The Young Norfolk Arts Trust and The Garage are delivering a fantastic project in 2019 for young people who are interested in working back stage on the technical side of music/performance events.
We are looking for young people aged 14-21 years old who want to learn and develop sound, lighting and set up skills for music/performance events.

Training Sessions take place between 10th April - 11th July 2019.

To see the full list of training dates click here
To book your place please call The Garage reception on 01603 283382

Creative Now (Public Lecture Series)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce a new public lecture series showcasing UEA’s commitment to research and innovation in the creative sector. Leading academic researchers from UEA will be joined by industry creatives for four exciting panel discussions exploring the key challenges facing the future of the creative sector in East Anglia.
All events will take place at Norwich Castle’s Town Close Auditorium as part of the University’s partnership with the Norfolk Museums Service. Events are free and open to the public.

Booking is essential please RSVP via artsandhumanitiesevents@uea.ac.uk confirming each event you would like to attend.

Lectures and Dates:
Creative Voices                           Creative Works
30 April 2019 | 6.30-8pm              14 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

Creative Changes                       Creative Places
28 May 2019 | 6.30-8pm              11 June 2019 | 6.30-8pm 

For more information click here  

Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health

Friday 5 April, 10am–4.30pm
£30 (includes refreshments on arrival and welcome pack)

Bringing together specialists from arts, heritage and health sectors, this cross sector learning event will talk about the benefits, challenges and outcomes of working together on Health and Heritage projects which use creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.
As well as keynote speakers from the heritage and health fields, the Holburne and its Bath museum partners will be sharing learning from our 3 year Pathways to Wellbeing programme and will focus on how Museums can act as inclusive, therapeutic spaces, inspiring creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.

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Arts For Social Change: Bringing Campaigners & Creatives Together

Thursday 28 March, 12-5pm @ £5 each
Manchester Royal Exchange

Following the success of our first Arts for Social Change meeting, and as part of the new Cardboard Camp programme in Manchester, we’re excited to share with you our follow up meeting.
How can art and creativity affect social and political change? And how can we, as campaigners or artists, work together to challenge perceptions and affect real social, systemic and political change?
From music, theatre, contemporary art, graffiti and banners, to mass-distributed media such as films and photography; to design and branding; Art and Culture frame our understanding of the world around us – challenging and changing our perception of our world and the issues within it.
We’re inviting organisations from both the campaigning and arts worlds to discuss:
- How people in arts and culture can have a greater and lasting social and political impact with their work
- How campaigners can harness the arts and culture as an essential tool of creating innovative, change-making campaigns
- How we can work together better and become a force for making the world a better place
Confirmed attendees include Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott (from the documentary A Northern Soul), Grime4Corbyn, and With One Voice Festival speaking about the Jigsaw of Homeless Support.

Book tickets through Eventrbite here: http://bit.ly/ArtsForSocialChangeManchester

Youth Leadership in the Arts and Cultural Sector: From Policy to Delivery

Wednesday 17th April 2019, 10:00 – 16:30
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Cost £40

Join arts and cultural organisations big and small, as well as education representatives from primary to higher, who want to see youth leadership flourish within the sector.
With keynote presentations from organisations including Arts Council England, Creative & Cultural Skills, Youth Music and representatives from the Education sector, there will also be workshops and presentations from organisations including; Festival Bridge, The Mighty Creatives, Art 31, The Garage, Creative Arts East, Lincolnshire One Venues, funding surgeries by Youth Music, and more to be announced!
The conference will bring together those who contribute to the spectrum of youth leadership activities to initiate debate and discussion about:
Where We Are – what the current culture is and who are the key players
Where We’re Going – looking at key strategies and what policy changes are on the horizon and how we take advantage of them, what do we need to be aware of, can we help shape them
Where We Want To Be – can we work towards a shared vision of youth leadership that benefits more young people, what is fostering this and where are the barriers
Learning From The Best – practical workshops and presentations that support organisations to embed good youth leadership within their activities and organisations
Lunch will be provided | Please let us know any dietary requirements at time of booking | For more information, email enquiries@creativeartseast.co.uk, call 01953 713390 or visit www.creativeartseast.co.uk
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Learn to Play Day - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 

23rd - 24th March 2019

A free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music - is coming to Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire this March.
Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Days will take place between the 23rd - 24th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the counties partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of FREE music lessons. The venues will be hosting special days of activities and classes based around guitar, violin, piano, flute, brass, the recorder, and vocals, with live performances throughout the day.
Since being launched eight years ago, the Learn to Play Day initiative has helped thousands of people pick up and play a musical instrument. Many had never played before, while others played as a child but gave up. Held in partnership with the Musicians’ Union, the ‘Take It Away’ scheme and Making Music, the Learn to Play Day initiative has been growing in popularity with a record 10,000 free lessons held during last year’s event. Famed musician Jools Holland said: “As Patron of the Music for All charity, I’m delighted to lend my support to National Learn to Play Day on March 23rd and 24th. It’s a pleasure to be able to share the joy of music, and this special day allows thousands to get involved as venues all over the country offer music lessons for free.”
To find your closest FREE music lesson, visit https://musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/
Further venues being announced over the coming weeks.

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

Sat, 30 March 2019
09:30 – 17:00 GMT

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

TICKETS
Tickets, which must be pre-booked @ £5 per person
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For further information click here

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

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 14 May 2019 by 5pm.

Museum Association: The Future of Museums Conference - Edinburgh

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

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

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

To book your place click here
For the timetable of day click here
Or for further information visit: https://www.museumsassociation.org/events/future-of-museums-learning-and-engagement

MuseumNext Conference - London 

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

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

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

Please find full event details and buy tickets here.

Advice Sessions For Creative Businesses - Newcastle or Skype

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

Book ticket here.

Why should you attend?

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

What is on offer?

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

For any enquiries email: makerdev@craftscouncil.org.uk

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

Basics Workshops:

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

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

Advanced Workshops:

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

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

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

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

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s 1st Annual Conference - Great North Museum, Hancock

Date: 21 and 22 March 2019

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

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

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

Please find an outline programme here

Book your place here.

Artpocket programme of exciting short courses for adults in 2019

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

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

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

Find out more at www.artpocket.co.uk
email: becky@artpocket.co.uk
tel: 07501 3150905

SHARE Museums East

SHARE Museums East delivers a bespoke training programme to Accredited museums in the East of England.The programme covers the following areas: collections management, audience development, leadership, organisational resilience and learning. We welcome those outside the region, or not within the ACE Accreditation Scheme, but please be aware priority is given to those within the Scheme and other delegates may be charged a small fee to attend. Find event details and training here

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 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.

Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week: June 10 – 16th 2019 Still time to register!

We are delighted to have received such an enthusiastic response to our inaugural Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week – thank you to everyone who has submitted events. The week presents an exciting opportunity to promote and celebrate the many ways in which arts, culture, heritage and creativity contribute to health and wellbeing here in Norfolk. You may be planning to programme a specific creativity and wellbeing focused event(s) or simply to promote relevant creative activity (performances, workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, open days) which you have already programmed in that week.
If you would like to get involved and haven't signed up yet please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk to register your interest and to request an events form by the Extended Deadline of Friday 15h March.
Please also sign up to submit your event(s) for inclusion in the national programme and publicity, provided by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance: http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/#overlay=node/add/event
For further information about the national initiative, please visit:
http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/
https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

FREE Webinar: Analysis of the new National Heritage Lottery Fund Strategic Framework and Funding Programmes

Thursday 11 April from 10.30am – 11.15am

The new five-year National Heritage Lottery Fund Strategic Framework was launched on 30 January and will pose new challenges and opportunities for organisations across the board.
M+H Advisor has partnered with Heritage Consultants, Funding Experts and Lottery Fund ROSS consultants, Tricolor Associates, to run a FREE webinar to discuss this new framework and to answer your questions.

Book your place
further information can be found 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)

Youth Loneliness Consultation survey aimed at collecting responses from children and young people across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

The survey is open until mid-March and is aiming to find out about the levels of youth loneliness in the area, the ways in which children and young people engage with their local community venues and the types of activities they are interested in.
The consultation is funded by the Co-op and Big Lottery, as part of the Building Connections Youth Strand. The results will support the West Norfolk Local Cultural Education Partnership to shape activities and strategies for children and young people in the borough over the next 3-5 years. To share the results we will be compiling a short film and written report, which will be widely available from April 2019.
We hope to hear from at least 100 children and young people as part of this initiative so please do forward it on to colleagues, networks and everyone you know who may benefit from taking part. (If you would prefer to collect hardcopy surveys with youth groups please contact Natalie, who can post some to you and arrange collection natalie@creativeartseast.co.uk ).

Deadline to take part: Mid March

Click here to take the Survey

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.

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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.
As our concept of success has evolved, and life is more complex, we need a more flexible measure than GDP, our measure of national income often used as a proxy for wellbeing.
Wellbeing provides a way to understand what’s needed and how best we can all work together to improve our lives in a complex world. It brings together economic, social, environmental, democratic and personal outcomes and avoids focusing on specific areas at the expense of others. We can be better at measuring what matters AND using what we know to create a better society. It is about engaging citizens in meaningful deliberation about what better society could look like.
Wellbeing measurement recognises humans are emotional and values non-financial benefits. How you feel and your quality of life – as you experience it – matters too.
We encourage routine measurement of wellbeing and an experimental approach to policy and practice to look at the causes of wellbeing, and how to increase wellbeing cost effectively, as a major objective.

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.

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

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

Find more information on the Creative Industries Federation website here.

MARCH Network

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

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

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

For more information and to join visit: 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

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.

Capture Commissioning Round

This Capture commissioning round is run in partnership with the BBC to capture, broadcast and digitally distribute live arts performances and events for audiences, showcasing and increasing the reach of existing activities.Project budgets will typically be between £75,000 and £120,000. You must be able to contribute at least 30% of the project budget in cash or in-kind, either yourselves or via third party funding. The maximum budget contribution from The Space will usually be £70,000, rising to £85,000 in exceptional circumstances

The deadline for applications is midday, Thursday 4 April 2019.
To apply visit: https://www.thespace.org/resource/capture-commissioning-round

Low-Cost R&D Commissioning Round

This Low-Cost R&D commissioning round aims to increase the digital reach of arts and cultural organisations by increasing the impact of existing work or collections. We expect budgets for each project to be in the range of £5,000 to £15,000. The minimum amount of funding from The Space per project will be £3,000 and our normal maximum funding per project will be £11,000.

The deadline for applications is midday, Thursday 4 April 2019
To apply visit: https://www.thespace.org/resource/low-cost-rd-commissioning-round

Arts and Culture Fund for North Norfolk

The North Norfolk District Council Arts and Culture Fund is open for applications.
The aim of the Fund is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Norfolk residents through active participation and engagement in arts and culture.
Any voluntary or community organisation with a project to improve the health and wellbeing of a community or specific group of residents in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply to the Fund.
Projects will need to demonstrate the active involvement or participation of North Norfolk residents, e.g. establishment of a community choir, participatory arts, dance, drama and music events.
Applications to the can be submitted at any time. Decisions on eligible applications will be made in July, November and March. To be considered in March, completed applications need to be submitted by Friday 28th June .

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

To discuss a potential application call the Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

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

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Act for Change Fund - Open to applications

Grants are available for organisations across the UK that are supporting young people (aged 14 to 25 years) to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to the issues they are experiencing.

Application Deadline: 01 April 2019
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 Five Deadline: 12 noon, 16 May 2019
Round Six Deadline: 12 noon, 08 August 2019

Full Guidance For Applicants
Apply Here

Bright Ideas Fund Now Open

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

The Bright Ideas Fund application is now open and will close on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

For more information and how to apply visit: https://mycommunity.org.uk/funding-options/bright-ideas-fund/

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

Victory Housing Trust Community Fund - Norfolk

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

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

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

Deadline 5 April 2019

Apply Online

Momentum (Norfolk) Small Grants 

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

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

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

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

Small Grants Application Form 

Become a Momentum Member Form

The Arts Project Fund 2019/20 - Norfolk County Council 

The Arts Project Fund supports initiatives and events in all art forms and multi-artform areas. This includes the development and promotion of a wide range of arts activity in communities throughout Norfolk.
Each year we make awards of up to £500 to around 70 projects.
If you would like to apply for the first round of funding this year please email arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form.

First round of funding deadline 31st May 2019

Arts Project Fund Criteria

New Action Grants - European Cultural Foundation

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

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

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

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

For further information and guidelines please click here
To apply visit: 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 22 March 2019 (for 5 April submission)
Friday 31 May 2019 (for 14 June submission)
Friday 2 August 2019 (for 16 August submission)
Friday 4 October 2019 (for 18 October submission)
Friday 22 November 2019 (for 6 December submission)

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

For further information visit 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 

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

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

Find out more & apply 

New Endeavour Rangers Fund

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

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

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

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

Some examples of projects previously supported include:

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

Find out more & apply 

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

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

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

Find out more & apply

The Elephant Trust

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

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

Find out more & apply

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

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

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

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

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

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

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

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

The Saracen’s Norfolk Fund

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

Find out more & apply.

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteer Wanted - Museum Broads

We are looking for volunteers to join our team to take on the key role of welcoming visitors to our museum. If you have excellent interpersonal and basic IT skills this is for you! We have a really straightforward electronic till which is used for entrance fees, boat trips, the shop and event bookings. We will of course give full training on both the till and working at the museum. In return you will be part of an enthusiastic team and gain valuable experience as well as some new skills. What’s more it’s a great opportunity to meet new people.

If you are interested in joining our jolly team at historic Stalham Staithe please contact Nicola Hems at curator@museumofthebroads.org.uk.

For more information on volunteering with the Museum Broads click 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

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Various Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

Gressenhall is incredibly well supported by teams of volunteers. They help us to achieve far more than we could manage on our own and we are extremely grateful for their support.
We currently have volunteers who assist with collections, engineering, the farm, gardening, learning, research, Team Panhard, workhouse trail guides and landscape conservation.
If you are interested in volunteering at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse please email gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk.

Ancient House Thetford Treasures Volunteers Wanted

We’re looking for volunteers to our Thetford Treasures group. Volunteers are essential for bringing the collections to life for school and group visits. You may be preparing crafts, dressing as a Tudor or cooking on the Victorian range, working in a unique Tudor town house. The team of volunteers often pitch in at busy times such as seasonal events and school holidays.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this role at Ancient House, read the role description then complete an application form and email it to us.

Fundraising Volunteers - OPEN, Norwich

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and versatile people who are interested in offering their free time to support our fundraising team.
Subject to an informal chat and DBS check, the successful candidates will be called upon to collect donations after our live gigs and events, and to assist in the organisation and delivery of both internal & external fundraising events as the face of OPEN Youth Trust. Day & evening shifts available on an as & when basis. Great interpersonal skills essential.

Please click here to download a volunteer form and attach with a CV to arrange an informal interview, to Harriet, Fundraising Coordinator – harriet@opennorwich.org.uk

Norwich Film Festival Volunteering Opportunities

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

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

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

Arts and Craft Support Volunteer - Build Charity

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

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

Volunteer registration form 

Information on all our employment or volunteering opportunities are available by calling 01603 618029 or emailing volunteer@buildcharity.co.uk

Further volunteering oppprtunities with BUILD Charity can be found here.

Creative Arts East - Arts Project Placement 

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

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

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

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

Become A Silver Social Volunteer Today - Breckland District Council 

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

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

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Volunteers

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

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

To talk about any of the above roles or for more information please contact lucy@theatreroyal.org

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

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

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

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

Closes 29th March 2019

Part time (trustee) unpaid. 

Room Guide - Felbrigg Hall Volunteering

What's involved? 

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

For an application form click here

Maddermarket Theatre Volunteering 

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

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

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

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

For more information click here

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

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

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.

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:01

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Free Introduction to Archives session for Sixth Form Students

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:38
Introduction to Archive Research Session Spaces Still Available

We are really pleased to announce that we still have some spaces available for sixth form students on our popular Introduction to Archive Research session.

The session runs from 10-3 during the Easter Holidays and aims to give pupils a taster into archives in general and how to use a local record office.

The day is designed to enable the pupils to be able to talk about the experience on their UCAS form. Students will also be able to use their new found knowledge and skills within their work at both Sixth Form and university.

Feedback

Feedback from previous students includes:

'[I particularly enjoyed] learning how the search room workd and how to examine microfilm, fiches and handle documents properly'

'Looking at documents this afternoon was fantastic - so interesting!'

'The selection of documents were really interesting, that was my favourite aspect. Learning about conservation was also really interesting'

Dr Joy Hawkins, Lecturer in Humanities and History states: 'Interpreting and evaluating original source material is an invaluable skill for all Humanities degrees. The NRO can help you to build your knowledge and develop skills in analysing and assessing these documents.'

 

Get in Touch

If you think that any of your students would like to participate please pass the details on to them. If you would like a copy of the poster for your school or if you have any questions, please contact the Education and Outreach Team at the Norfolk Record Office using the contact details below.

The Norfolk Record Office is a joint service of Norfolk County Council and the district councils in Norfolk

@NorfolkRO

Norfolk Record Office

www.norfolkrecordofficeblog.org

01603 222599

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Friday Takeaway - 15 March 2019

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:59
 

Highlights from this week at NCC...   15 March 2019

Calling all young reading enthusiasts

150 young volunteers are needed to help Norfolk children choose reading books, and help them complete an exciting challenge, at the county’s libraries this summer. Find out more about how to help young people get involved 

And not forgetting us adult book worms... get ready for the Great Big Read at Norfolk’s libraries

From Monday readers across Norfolk will be rediscovering their love of libraries and reading for the Great Big Read 2019 with the help of the World Book Night booklist.

The reading promotion for adults launches on 18 March and will run until World Book Night on 23 April. All 23 titles will be available at libraries across the county throughout the month and can be reserved online or at your local library, with some also available as e-books and e-audio. Find out more

Transforming special needs education in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council has successfully secured Government funding of up to £17m to build a new 170 place school in the county for children aged 3-19 with complex needs.

The bid was made as part of the County Council’s ambitious £120m plan to transform education for children with special education needs and disabilities in Norfolk. Read more

This follows the announcement that the county council was set to develop a new 100 place school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs in Great Yarmouth on the former Alderman Swindell school site.

Celebrating the Foscars!

On the 12 April Norfolk Fostering Service will be holding the Foscars, a celebration event for foster carers and their families. As the event is so close to Easter, we thought it would be an egg-shellent idea for all the children to be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt. If you wish to donate a small Easter egg, please bring your donations to Camilla Frost Marketing Co-ordinator, on the 2nd Floor in the North Wing by Friday 5 April. Thank you.

Transport funding success

Greater Norwich has been awarded £6.1m by the Department for Transport, following a successful bid in the first round of Transforming Cities funding. Find out more about the projects being taken forward.

New homes for Norfolk care leavers

The first of 11 homes for Norfolk’s care leavers has just opened, following £5m of investment. Read more

And finally...Local treasure returns to Norfolk

The British Museum has loaned three items from the famous Snettisham Treasure which are now on display at Lynn Museum. Find out more

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

Election purdah starts on Tuesday 19 March 

All. 

Keep an eye out for the announcement of election candidates and be careful not to publicise any Member standing for election. If you're unsure, see guidance here.

Recognition for dedicated Fire and Rescue staff at annual awards night

The dedication and commitment of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service was recognised last night at the service’s annual award ceremony. Read more

Norfolk recognised at LGC awards

NCC’s role, alongside Gt Yarmouth Borough Council, in leading on, or helping to deliver many major development and growth projects, potentially totalling £150m, was recognised at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards on Wednesday evening in London. In the Driving Growth Category, the entry received a ‘Highly Commended’ award.

Also, at the awards, Vikki Bunting, who is a social worker in Adult Social Services, was shortlisted for the Rising Star category.

Congratulations to all involved!

This week’s blog

Fiona McDiarmid, Executive Director of Strategy. Read Fiona's blog here and look out for James Bullion's blog on Monday.

Read about our senior leadership team here.

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Norfolk County Council - Health and Wellbeing Board

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:30

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Health and Wellbeing Board. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 13 February 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 Trading Standards Business Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:45

You are subscribed to receive Business Scam Alerts, Trading Standards Business News and information. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

Cold Calling Alert – Cold callers offering to sharpen & coat blades and tools – 14 March 2019

Report scams to;

Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk 

Trading Standards Business Line 0344 800 8020

See our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/norfolktradingstandards and ‘Like’ us

Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/norfolkccts

 

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:40

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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Help shape our services

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:05
Help shape our services. Please could you spare a couple of minutes to complete this short survey and tell us what you think of adult learning services in Norfolk?

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AZWUF/

We’re keen to hear your views about our service and other providers in the county. The answers you give will help to shape the future of adult education across Norfolk.

Thank you in advance for your time.

 

 www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning 0344 800 8020

 

www.norfolk.gov.uk/adultlearning
0344 800 8020
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PH Bulletin

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:32

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Thursday 14 March 2019 

Local Government Association Annual Report – Focus on Norfolk County Council Public Health

Public Health is featured in the Local Government Association Annual Report that will be launched at the LGA/ADPH conference on 21st March. It showcases how we have extended the public health approach to other council functions, developed our commissioning and contract management functions, developed partnerships & networks and focusing our commissioned services on making the best use of digital technology.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury said in a email to Louise "This is a brilliant article. The work of your team is something we are all very proud of."

Go to the bulletin folder to read the report.

Sexual health review

Communities committee approved our proposal to undertake a comprehensive review of the council’s sexual health services. The vision is to develop a reproductive health service that better meets individual need and promotes more self-care and choice. For more information a copy of the report can be found at \\norfolk.gov.uk\nccdfs1\PublicHealth\1b. Delivery\2. Members\1. Communities Committee\Committee\2019\6 March\Sexual health services\Final

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury told the press that: “Our ambition is to redesign the way contraception services are delivered by improving access. Evidence suggests that by increasing the use of more reliable long term contraception we would decrease the need for emergency contraception. We also want to improve our digital offer through virtual clinics, webchats to triage patients and online postal services.”

Welcome to James Dunne - new Head of Communications

James joined NCC from Broadland District Council where he was Head of Communications and Engagement for four years. He’ll be a familiar face to some you as, before Broadland, James spent nine years here at Norfolk County Council as Senior Marketing Officer. He also has a wealth of experience in the private sector – with leading consultancies in London and Dublin, and originally as a journalist.

James heads up our communications team, promoting the work of the council and covering areas like media, campaigns, stakeholder engagement and consultation, and internal communications with our 6,000 staff. Like many of us working in local government, he wants to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Dublin-born James is a family man. When not entertaining, and being entertained by, his three lively boys, he loves the exhilaration of running, and working on his allotment.

James attended our SMT meeting on Monday. We talked about ways that we could develop what is already a good relationship with his team particularly with Michael and Louise. We discussed his plans for agreeing a new media protocol to match the new governance arrangements and reviewed our own protocol with providers that we have drawn up with his team. We hope that this will be the start of a regular dialogue with James and continued work with his team.

Policy Manager - Health and Well Being Strategy

We are pleased to announce that we have made an offer of appointment and we hope that they will be able to take up their post in June.

Local Council Elections in Norfolk - Purdah guidance

As you maybe aware our district, city, borough and parish councils will be holding elections on the 2 May 2019. Although the county council are not holding elections we will be entering the Purdah period from 19 March 2019.

Please find the guidance notice, in the bulletin folder, which should answer any question you may have. If you have any queries, please discuss with your line manager in the first instance. If they are unsure, they will need to contact Chris Walton, Head of Democratic Services.

Congratulations to James Fullam

We have just heard that James has become a proud father of a baby girl called Edith. 

Skype for Business - update

We now have the functionality to set up conference calls in meetings with the use of speakerphones. They are very easy to use, just plug into the laptop as you would do so with your headset. 

If you like to use a speakerphone for a meeting they can be borrowed from Angela or Yet Wha. Only one speakerphone can be used per meeting and will be ideal for our meeting rooms but will not work so well in the large committee rooms.

County Hall Security

Sent on behalf of Simon Hughes (Head of Property)

Dear colleague,

You may be aware of the recent disruption to the Full Council meeting in February as well as a number of similar protests that took place around the county.  

The democratic process is central to our role as a County Council. It is important that we continue to allow the public to attend certain meetings, but we also need to make sure that those meetings can take place peacefully and safely.

We are not aware of any future demonstrations at County Hall. However, we have been working with Norfolk Police and decided to increase our security presence at key meetings. So, at times you may notice more stewards or even uniformed Police in the building.

I would like to remind all staff:

  • Visibly wear your Council ID badge at all times and show it when requested
  • Accompany any visitors whilst they are in the building   
  • Be vigilant for ‘tailgating’
  • Follow the instructions of any Norse stewards or Police officers 
  • When Council and Committee meetings are underway, there may be a longer wait to enter the car parks and for visitors to be signed-in at reception As part of the security measures, some areas may be restricted to prevent unauthorised access. Signage will be provided and this will not affect our fire evacuation procedures

If you have any concerns please contact Norse.Helpdesk@ncsgrp.co.uk

Reference to documents in this bulletin that are not webpages can be found in the folder: \\norfolk.gov.uk\nccdfs1\Public Health\1a. Administration\4a. Communication\PH Bulletin\2019\2019 03 14 PH Bulletin 

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Potential Partnership Opportunity with the Norfolk Record Office

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:02

To whom it may concern,

Apologies for cross-posting.

This email is aimed at Norfolk-based organisations, such as community archives or local heritage groups, which collect historical records.

Throughout 2018, the Norfolk Record Office consulted with local history groups and community archives. This really helped us understand what practical support the Record Office can provide to meet the needs of such groups. It is clear that there is an enormous amount of activity in the county and that there are great opportunities for working together. Details of the consultation findings are available via the website of the NRO’s charitable partner, NORAH on its key documents page.

Of course, to provide this level of support we need to secure funding; we are now in the process of preparing an application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Whilst we have very strong evidence of a broad need, and will be including a wide range of training in the project plan, it also became clear that many groups would welcome support on the ground from a Community Archivist.

We are therefore looking for groups with which we can work as partners. At this stage, we need an indication of what type of activity / activities you would like to undertake. We have grouped possible activities under the headings of cataloguing; preservation; digitization; using collections in exhibitions and other engagement activities; and oral history. There may also be scope to include the purchase of equipment or materials.

If your organisation looks after historical records and you would like the support of a Community Archivist, we would be grateful if you could complete the attached form. We will use the information you provide us to write the application and to draw up a partnership agreement. We would be grateful if you could return the form by 31 March. If you are interested in being a partner, but will have difficulty in meeting this deadline, please contact us. Similarly, if you have trouble opening and completing the Word file, please let us know.

Please return the form to Jonathan Draper, Partnership and Development Manager at the NRO, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ; or email to jonathan.draper@norfolk.gov.uk. If you would like to discuss your involvement with this project, please email Jonathan or telephone him on 01603 222692.

Kind regards,

Gary Tuson (sent on his behalf by Jonathan Draper)

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Early Bird Quiz and BIngo this week - £75 jackpot

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  14th March - EB Quiz and £75 Bingo

  Hello All. More Corrected Dates Below!

Those fidgety people at Sky have moved another football match, which gives us the perfect opportunity to remind you again that the Early Bird Quiz and the Bingo Double bill is this week because of Sky. They have also moved the QPR game on Saturday April 6th to an early kick-off, and the Reading game is now on Wednesday 10th April (and not the Tuesday). And they have also now moved the Good Friday game to a 7.45 kick-off. As a result the social club is probably going to open at 5pm that day and not 12pm as originally thought. (That's Friday April 19th for the Sheffield Wednesday game)

Please note the Family Easter Party is confirmed as Saturday 20th April.

Also, we'd like to be clear that rumours that Sky are moving Christmas eve this year to the daytime for a 12 noon kick-off are way wide of the mark, although Its possible that they may move Boxing day until the middle of January, and Bonfire night will be a week later due to the international break...

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 Friday 15th March at 5.45 - finishes around 7pm

The Early Bird Quiz returns as part of a double bill!

A fun and friendly quiz, its free to enter, maximum teams of 5, and the winners get a free round of drinks, the last placed team wins free chocolate.

Plus tonight there will also be BINGO at 8pm - make a night of it, order in a takeaway (or pop to the local chippy) and we'll provide condiments, knives and forks, and even do the washing up for you. We will also have a limited number of filled bread rolls available.

FOLLOWED BY BINGO at 8PM BINGO Friday 15th March - starts at 8pm sharp

Our Bingo night's are a fun friendly affair, and all the family is welcome. Prices are £1 for 3 goes - so there is no need to break the bank to play, and the final game of the night will have a guaranteed £75 cash jackpot. Cheaper than the national bingo, more fun and definitely a little bit quirky we reckon you'll have a cracking night.

Why not come for the early bird quiz earlier and make a night of it? Avon Sale Wednesday 20th March - 12-2

We'll have a bundle of bargains for you this lunchtime. Come along and pick up a gift for mothers day, and save yourself a few quid into the bargain. Will include some special offers.

Rock n Roll Club Thursday 21st March - 7.30pm

The rock n roll club meets every 4 weeks on a Thursday at the social club. You're welcome to come along and dance, or just listen to the music. Enjoy music the way you like it with a friendly DJ and fellow enthusiasts.

Joe Goes Green Friday 22nd Match - 8pm

We're delighted to welcome Social Club stalwarts Joe Goes Green back for another night of varied classics, own material and more. Playing anything from Tom Jones to Prince, from Pink Floyd to Sky it's an eclectic mix of acoustic and electric gems. A smorgasbord of sound - see you there! We will have a range of quality sausages and chips if you are feeling peckish, available from 5pm. Will include veggie options.

Retired Members Illustrated Talk Norwich then and now by Tony Olley

A whistle-stop tour of a variety of old scenes of the City of Norwich and what they look like now. Another in a series of cracking talks, and as always non-retired members very welcome as well.

Wed 27th March  10am for a 10.30am start Big Quiz by Steve B Friday 29th March - 8pm

This time Steve B will be doing the quiz, and is the latest in a long line of quiz masters to carry the baton for this long standing social club institution.  Its £1 per person to enter, maximum teams of 6, and all the money put in gets given out as cash prizes. FOOD available from 5pm to 8pm.

Mini Beer Festival - Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April

We're very happy to let you know that we're having a mini beer festival in early April. We'll have a strong dark one on, plus a selection of 6 other beers of varying styles to suit all palates. The beer festival includes the Friday night live music from New Town Velocity, the football and the rock n roll disco. Party time at then social club - you bet! Not to be confused with our Big beer festival that will be in November, the mini beer festival is a lovely way to welcome the spring and (hopefully) the good weather.

New Town Velocity Friday 5th April - 8pm

Fresh from wowing punters at the Golden Star on new years eve, New Town Velocity are a local band named after a Johhny Marr (The Smiths) song. They play a varied mix of jangly guitar pop, performing songs by artists such as R.E.M., Springsteen, Teenage Fanclub and The Decemberists. The style of music might best be classified as Indie – Americana. Definitely worth a listen. It's their first time performing at the social club so come along and welcome something a bit new.

NORWICH CITY v QPR Saturday 6th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 9.30am, kick off is at 12.30pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, and a great homecooked breakfast from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. With games running out this is a crucial, crucial match. Plus its the last day of our mini beer festival. OTBC! (on the beer city)

Rock N Roll Disco with DJ Trevor Saturday 6th April - 7.30pm

The Rock n Roll club also have the odd Saturday night shindig - you're more than welcome to come along and have a bop! Good friendly fun and some 'proper' music from the past 60 years with a very strong RnR bias - requests welcome

NORWICH CITY v READING Wednesday 10th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE DATE) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. There are only 2 home games after this one...

EARLY BIRD QUIZ I PITY THE FOOL REMIXED EDITION* Friday 12th April at 5.45 - finishes around 7pm

The Early Bird Quiz returns with a little bit of a remix as its April. Although not on April fools day we'll have some 'unique' takes on the usual format, and more than the usual amount of traps, pitfalls, and pitiful excuses of questions that are in there just so we can draw your attention to a funny fact. We think it will be a lot more funner than usual, so hope to see you there. *We're not sure you can have an remixed edition of something that occurs live like the EB Quiz, but hey, it will be a bit different and you're reading this aren't you so it must have worked?

A fun and friendly quiz, its free to enter, maximum teams of 5, and the winners get a free round of drinks, the last placed team wins something as well.

FREE WITH PRIZES NORWICH CITY v SHEFFIELD Friday 19th April (SKY HAVE MOVED THE TIME) Club opens 5pm, kick off is at 7.45pm

We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Why not give your microwave/takeaway a rest and enjoy an evening meal with us? Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing their social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free.

Family Easter Party Saturday 20th April - 6.30pm till late Disco, Games. Music, Chocolate and a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

FREE to social club members, their children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, friends, friends children, children's friends... You get the idea! DJ Freddie will be here with a mad mix of mayhem, merriment and music for kids of all ages. We'll have games, prizes, a disco and a free egg for each child. Our fantastic caterers will be doing hot home-cooked food, so why not come along and enjoy a bit of traditional Easter fun. All we ask is that you help us by keeping a watchful eye on your youngsters. Club opens at 6.30 so the littlest ones can enjoy before they fall asleep. Please DON'T arrive early as we won't be able to let you in as we'll be getting things ready until then.

LOOKING AHEAD IN 2019

We're planning even more great stuff for 2019. 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!

Easter party, 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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