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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 19 January 2018

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Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 19 January 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:
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In This Issue: Job Opportunities Project Director, StartEast: Building the cultural economy across Norfolk and Suffolk

We are seeking a new Director to lead this well established and innovative project. You will be a strategic thinker, with entrepreneurial flair, comfortable talking to creative start-ups, business advisors, funders and stakeholders. We need a person that gets things done and believes in the value of artists and enterprise.

StartEast supports enterprising and creative people to build or start up sustainable, cultural businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, StartEast is currently developing and delivering business support and investment to over 100 artists and creative enterprises. The current portfolio includes theatre, dance, music, writers, design, visual art and a cluster of practitioners working in health and education.

This is a unique opportunity for a strategic, skillful director to take this successful national project into its next phase. As Director, you will lead an experienced, efficient, lively and committed team.

The recruitment of the Project Director is being managed by project partner Suffolk County Council. Completed application forms should be returned to carole.makinson@suffolk.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 26 January 2018.

Please note you must complete the application form to be considered for this position.

For more information and an application form please visit: https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/current-vacancies/

Creative facilitators, Burgh Castle Almanac

£150 per session plus travel expenses

We are looking for experienced community artists, musicians and writers for our archaeology and mental health project Burgh Castle Almanac. Sessions start in May 2018.

Burgh Castle Almanac is part of the Broads Authority Water, Mills and Marshes project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Norfolk Archaeological Trust, Stonham Homegroup, and the Restoration Trust are collaborating on a programme of archaeological and creative activities at Burgh Castle Roman Fort and Time and Tide Museum. The group taking part in sessions will include people who live with mental health problems on low income in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, the project manager, support staff and volunteers.

Creative facilitators or consortia who can work with the group in the following areas are invited to apply:
• Photography/video/mixed media (9 sessions)
• On location sounds recording and editing (2 sessions)
• Working with words (2 sessions)

Here is a link to the brief, with details of the selection process and sessions timetable: https://restorationtrust.org.uk/vacancies/
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Please contact Laura Drysdale at laura@restorationtrust.org.uk for more information.
 
Application deadline: 12 noon Friday 9th February 2018

Development Assistant, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

15 hrs pw; fixed term February to June

Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Development Department plays a crucial role in raising the funds necessary for NNF to realise its artistic ambitions. It makes funding bids for project grants to support activities and works with a range of corporate sponsors, high net worth individuals, patrons and supporters.

NNF is now seeking a Development Assistant (part-time – 15 hrs pw; fixed term February to June) to assist the Development team in the delivery of funding-related activity and event management in the run up to and delivery of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2018 (11–27 May).

The Development Assistant will play a key role in providing support to the Development team, working with the Director of Development and Development Manager.  The role will include event management, business administration and fundraising and will offer an insight into the workings of an internationally renowned Festival.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a career in fundraising, business administration and/or events management. 

You will bring with you excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence in dealing with a range of people, high level ICT skills and experience of office administration. You will be highly motivated, very organised and enjoy working as part of a hard-working and professional team.  In addition you will require a willingness to help organise events for range of corporate sponsors and high net worth individuals.

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.30 am Tuesday 30 January 2018.

Graphic Designer, Snape Maltings

Closes: 9th February 2018
Full time

Based on the Suffolk coast, Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty. In addition to its concerts, festivals, visual art and independent shops, Snape Maltings’ creative campus is home to some of the most exciting behind-the-scenes artistic activity in the UK, ranging from experiments in music and technology to inspirational projects with young people, dementia patients and prison inmates.

We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer with a relevant degree and at least 2 years’ professional experience. You will need an excellent eye for layout, strong team working, written and verbal communication skills, and experience acting as a brand advocate and guardian.

You will have excellent skills in Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom) and will be comfortable creating work for digital, social and print media. Able to interpret a brief, match it to our brand and work to tight deadlines, you will also develop a close working relationship with our external agency and oversee print production processes from start to finish.

Download a job description and application form from www.snapemaltings.co.uk

Vacancies, Slow Theatre Company

Slow Theatre Company is a social enterprise community theatre company, passionate about offering artistic values of our stage craft, within a nurturing and holistic environment. If this suits you, we have two paid positions and one non-paid.

We're looking for a new Head of Drama and for Workshop Leaders, for our Wymondham classes, currently 10 - 2pm Saturdays during term time. Directing children, helping to empower our young people to express themselves through the performance arts, is a wonderful privilege and something we take very seriously. We want to move our classes into a new era and are looking for dependable, exciting, inspiring and excellent people to join the team. If you believe in nurturing alongside teaching stage and performance techniques, check us out. We are also keen to hear from people to join us as a Workshop Leader, supporting the head of drama.

We are also a theatre company working with a social purpose, and we are looking for a new Director. This is an unpaid position, but one that can be very rewarding. Please check out our job description and let us know if you want to add value to this tiny, but worthwhile theatre company.

More information can be found here: https://www.slowtheatrecompany.co.uk/vacancies.php

Creative Producer, UNIT

UNIT is seeking to appoint an ambitious and independent freelance Creative Producer to join the company from Mid-February 2018 to July 2018 (across 25 – 28 days, average one day a week). UNIT is at a pivotal stage of growth and requires a creative individual who wants to support the development of UNIT’s new tours, new work and constitutional and financial structure of the company. This post has been secured through Start East funding and is set at a maximum fee of £6000 (dependent on experience).

We are looking for a producer with considerable experience in:  community engagement in dance, networking and partnership building across the south East and London, booking and managing tours, fundraising experience with ability to write grant applications, Excellent financial management skills, including ability to devise financial strategy.

Who are UNIT?
UNIT is choreographer Tom Hobden and Film Director, Kate Flurrie and we create outstanding and distinctive dance projects, performances and films with people that have never danced and those that have danced all their lives.

Since 2012 UNIT is based at the Jerwood dance house in Ipswich and has primarily toured and worked across the Eastern region including Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. UNIT has created and toured 4 large scale commissions (250+ participants), produced and created over 5 dance films (screened nationally and internationally), been awarded two Arts Council England Grants for the Arts to develop and tour our current project ’20 Questions’, led a successful graduate summer lab and were Associate Artists at Dance East from 2015 – 2017.

WEBSITE: www.weareunit.co.uk

VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/weareunit

To apply please send a CV and a short letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your suitability for this role to admin@weareunit.co.uk to arrive no later than 17.00 on 9th February 2018.

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th February in Ipswich or over Skype/Facetime according to your location. For more information and all general enquiries please email admin@weareunit.co.uk

Head of Communications & Development, DanceEast Ipswich

Closes: 5th February 2018
Full time

DanceEast is seeking an energetic professional to realise the organisation’s ambitions to grow its audiences, enhance its income and play a leading role in developing an extraordinary cultural offer in the East of England. You will be responsible for formulating key messages and maximising both earned and fundraised income. You will strengthen the positioning and brand values of DanceEast, driving audience development through enhanced relationships, and communications.

You will be highly organised with the aptitude to deal with multiple priorities; and the skills to rapidly respond to changing circumstances. You will have a proven track record in marketing and communications in an arts or cultural environment; and the development and delivery of fundraising targets and plans. You will demonstrable experience of researching, developing and implementing effective audience development strategies.

Further information can be found here at www.danceeast.co.uk.

To apply, the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form should ideally be completed electronically and emailed to HR@danceeast.co.uk or sent by post to Bill Armitage, Head of Operations & Resources, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW, marked “Private and Confidential”. Please note that CVs will only be considered when attached to a fully completed Application Form. Completed applications must arrive at DanceEast by 9am on Monday 5 February. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich on Thursday 8 February, and candidates should be available on this date.

Seaside Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museum Service

Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
£18,338 - £19,566 per annum (Scale G)
29 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020

An exciting opportunity to join a high profile project and to support the development of an ambitious programme of cultural opportunities. The project brings together new audiences, creative partnerships and diverse communities by working with museums and cultural organisations in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

You will work with the Time & Tide Museum and Lowestoft Museums with the Association for Suffolk Museums to build active links with community partners and deliver culture-led outreach and engagement projects. You will investigate how the creative events content can lead to engaging displays in the museums.

We are looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent project management and communication skills. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working with audience engagement in arts, heritage and cultural settings.

The Making Waves Together project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place scheme.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

All other applicants closing date: 11 February 2018

Programme Manager (Participation & Learning), Writers' Centre Norwich

£26,010 - £28,292 full time salary. (0.8 FTE or Full time is negotiable. Permanent) 

About the role 
The Programme Manager (Participation and Learning) drives our vital learning and participatory projects which address WCN’s priority for developing audiences and participants for literature, creative writing and reading, with particular emphasis on community groups and young people in formal and informal settings. Working alongside WCN’s team and a wide range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity which will respond to the needs of our local communities.
 
About you 
You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least two years’ experience of delivering high quality projects within an arts, educational, community or learning and participatory environment. You will have experience of developing partnerships with education providers, cultural partners and community groups. You will bring with you demonstrable experience of maximising participation figures, creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets. You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people. You will have an imaginative and creative approach to designing and delivering creative learning programmes for educational and community settings.
 
You will bring with you a broad understanding of the arts and cultural sector and ideally a passion for literature, creative writing and reading. You will be expected to support WCN’s charitable objectives, values and ambitions.
 
RECRUITMENT TIMETABLE
Closing deadline: 9am Monday 29th January 2018
Short-list confirmed: 5pm Friday 2nd February 2018 
Selection interviews: Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Dragon Hall
When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day. 
 
HOW TO APPLY
You can find further information and the Job Pack at Writers’ Centre Norwich website:
http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/about-us/join-the-team/
 
Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement, by email to Freya Gallagher-Jones, Operations Assistant at: 
Freya.Gallagher-Jones@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Digital Communications Officer, Norwich Theatre Royal

Full time, £19,000 pa
We are recruiting a Digital Communications Officer to help promote our activities on and off stage across multiple online platforms.  We seek a confident, creative person with the ability to produce high quality stills, video and audio content, and with previous experience in digital communications.

Visit http://bit.ly/NTRJobs for a job description and application form. 

Closing date: Sunday 28th January 2018.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Suffolk Artlink, Project Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

29 hours per week with an option to split this opportunity as two posts of 22 hours and 7 hours.
£25,601 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours.

Suffolk Artlink is looking to recruit a Project Development Officer to manage exciting participatory arts projects working with young people and family carers. The role is based at Suffolk Artlink’s Halesworth office, but also involves visiting hospitals, hospices and other venues in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application deadline Monday 29th January 2018, 12 noon.

For more full details and an application form please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/about-us/.
Suffolk Artlink, Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY

Development Opportunities Sign Language Session, The Garage

Do you want to learn or improve your, British Sign Language in an informal and sociable way, using fun activities to practise your signing skills?....

Come along to our first British Sign Language Café at Locomotion Café at The Garage, Norwich, which will be on Thursday 8th February 2018 from 10am till 11am.

The session will be led by Patricia Spencer-Thompson, who signed for all of our interpreted My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood shows in 2017.

All are welcome, regardless of previous experience and we are all looking forward to seeing you there.

For further information contact: info@thegarage.org.uk / 01603 283382
Free, no booking necessary.

Royal Academy Experts Training days

Royal Academy staff share their expert knowledge, providing a hugely valuable insight into the art industry in this series of weekend-long classes. Discover more about collecting art on paper, how to plan and create memorable events, and the skills and strategies for successful fundraising. Sessions include:

• RA experts: art on paper on 17–18 February
• RA experts: event management on 24–25 February
• RA experts: fundraising on 2–3 June

Find out more at http://roy.ac/ra-experts

Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9.30am-4pm
Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ.

This session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people in creative activities.

Price to attend is £40

To book, please email julie@creativeartseast.co.uk or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The Assembly House Arts Prize

The Assembly House Arts Prize 2018 is a new award for emerging artists in Norwich and Norfolk.

Offered to an outstanding Norfolk-based candidate, the winner will receive a bursary of £4000, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House. For the inaugural year The Assembly House Trust are working in partnership with Print to the People, who will be offering the winning candidate free access to their high-quality printmaking studio in central Norwich.

Brief
Create a new body of artwork inspired by Norwich and Norfolk, to be exhibited at The Assembly House.

Prizes
£4000 Cash Bursary
Studio Time, Materials and Mentoring from Print to the People (Worth £1000)
Six-Week Exhibition at The Assembly House
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair
The winning candidate will be chosen by three judges, representing The Assembly House Trust, Print to the People and Norwich Print Fair.

Timescale
6th February 2018 – Entries Open
15th February 2018 – Entries Closed
2nd March – Email notifications to all entries
9th March 2018 – Winner Announced
6th July 2018 – Exhibition Opens
28th September – Exhibition Ends

Guidelines
Entry to the prize is free of charge
The artist retains rights to all artwork produced.
Prize is to be paid by bank transfer in two installments, 75% at the beginning of the project (and 25% once the exhibition has been delivered. Prize is subject to contract.
Artwork sold at The Assembly House exhibition is subject to 42% Commission and is subject to terms and conditions.
Use of Print to the People studios is subject to their own terms and conditions.
Inclusion in the Norwich Print Fair is subject to their own terms and conditions.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
Norwich / Norfolk Based
Demonstrate an adequate level of basic printmaking skill
Suitable for exhibition at The Assembly House
Suitable for inclusion in the Print Fair
Demonstrate ability to deliver an exhibition of 10-15 prints

Entry Form Guidance
Artist CV – A short summary of your artistic work, training or exhibitions.
Exhibition Proposal – A short summary of your ideas for a new body of work.
Link to images – Please provide a link to three of four images of your work. Sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive are recommended. If your website has mulitple images, please specify in your proposal.

The entry form will be available on this page from Tuesday 6th February.

Norwich Print Fair Submissions

The Norwich Print Fair is an annual exhibition which takes place for two weeks every September at St Margaret’s Church, Norwich.The aim of the Fair is to showcase high quality original prints.

Selection is by The Norwich Print Fair Committee and takes place in early February each year. Those printmakers interested in exhibiting are encouraged to make an expression of interest by January 31st.

Here are a few things you should know before applying.

- Any printmaker who produces hand-made prints and lives in Norfolk or Suffolk is welcome to apply.
- The Norwich Print Fair does not accept work that is printed via digital or fully automated means, i.e.  any print that is not “hand pressed/pulled/screenprinted”.
- The fee is approximately £85 for a space measuring between 7 and 8 foot wide. Payment in full is required along with your acceptance of any offer to secure a place. There are some smaller spaces (for an adjusted fee) for smaller work, so the Committee needs to know the printing process and sizes to which you work.
- There is no commission on work sold, although a small fee for processing credit card payments may be taken.
- You must hang and take down your own work. The Fair is hung on the Sunday before the exhibition and all work must be taken away at the end of the final Saturday.
- It is a condition of acceptance that you agree to take part in the weekday invigilation of the Fair (generally amounting to three half day sessions) and attend in full the two Open Portfolio Saturdays.
- It is also a condition of acceptance that you supply two copies of a mini print towards The Norwich Print Fair annual raffle (based on the specification provided).
- Exhibiting printmakers get the opportunity to feature on The Norwich Print Fair’s website for no additional fee.

To apply please:
Email up to six jpegs of your work to Jo Stafford npf.artist.liaison@gmail.com

Please remember to provide:
The title, print process, and image size
Your contact details.
Any other information you would like us to know such as your CV or artists statement as well as any recent exhibitions you have been involved with.

The Norwich Print Fair Committee meet in early February to consider all applications received. A letter of invitation or rejection will be sent out by the first week of March.

Please note, we always have many more applicants than places available, so difficult decisions have to be made.

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, 2018 Call To Artists

Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fifth Sculpture Trail in the Waveney Valley, part of ‘Celebrate Waveney & Blyth 2018’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Following a very successful year at the new Raveningham Centre venue, which attracted 45 artists, over 3000 visitors and £12,000 art
sales in 2017, we are delighted to return to Raveningham for 2018.

The Raveningham Centre offers opportunities for site specific work and sculpture in the grounds of Castell Farm, a Tudor farmhouse with an old orchard, meadows and gardens. The Ravenous Cafe is on site and will feature an exhibition of works by Harleston and Waveney Art Trail with further works by artists in the farmhouse gallery. Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2018
Having spent a huge amount of time preparing the site at Raveningham in 2017 we now have the task of creating a new show with established paths and new meadow areas. Many artists enjoyed the scale of the site at Raveningham with it’s numerous natural rooms and secret pockets of space. For 2018 the Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond
to the space and create site specific works. This could be in any medium and there is the opportunity to work to a large scale in some of the open meadows and wooded areas. We have an exciting opportunity here to create something positive, celebrating the power of the arts to engage, inspire and educate a diverse audience. There is also our continued drive to continue to encourage public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting.

Commission on sales is 30% which goes towards management of the event and supports other Waveney & Blyth Arts projects. There will be a good opportunity to sell cards, prints and books in the cafe and shop. This year there will be two awards for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice £400 and The Curator’s Choice £400.

For more information and an application form visit: http://waveneyandblytharts.com/call-to-artists-waveney-valley-sculpture-trail/

Deadline for Artists Applications: 26th January

Call for artists

New Geographies’ aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. During Summer of 2017, we invited the public to nominate overlooked or forgotten places throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to add to this map. We received over 270 nominations so thank you for your contributions!

We are now inviting artists to respond to the nominations and are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists across the UK and internationally to create excellent art works inspired by the places you selected. Ten new commissions will be delivered over the next two years.

Please visit www.newgeographies.uk to see the map of nominated locations and for further information on the project and submission process.

Deadline: 28 January 2018

Only in the East - Time and Tide Museum

Live in East Anglia and love photography? Want the chance to win a fabulous Sony camera and have your photo displayed at Time and Tide Museum? Then look no further.

In honour of our fabulous new photography exhibition Only in England (21 October 2017 until 15 April 2018) documenting the iconic photographic work by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, we want to encourage people of all ages across East Anglia to pick up a camera and get snapping. Tony Ray-Jones’ and Martin Parr’s photographs captured the honest, eccentric and at times peculiar aspects of British life. Sometimes energetic, at other times pensive, their work recorded the real life of real people in the 60s and 70s. Through the Only in the East photography competition, we hope to gather images that represent the distinctive character of East Anglia today.

Your photographs could show anything from iconic scenery and places, to the people and customs that give East Anglia its unique identity and fascination.

To find out more and to enter visit: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide/whats-on/only-in-the-east-photography-competition

Industry Research & Information Making a Shift - Disabled people and the arts and cultural sector workforce in England: Understanding trends, barriers and opportunities

Arts Council England have commissioned a research project to explore disabled people and the arts and cultural sector workforce.

Disabled people are under-represented within the arts and cultural sector workforce in all role types and levels of seniority. We commissioned the EW group to undertake this research to improve our understanding of why these trends exist, what barriers are preventing disabled people from entering and progressing within the arts and culture sector workforce, and actions that could be taken by the Arts Council and arts and cultural organisations to improve the representation of disabled people in the workforce.

This report acknowledges that we all have roles to play, and contains a number of recommendations; some are aimed at the arts and culture sector, others to the broader environment of stakeholders, funders and policy makers, and some are addressed specifically to the Arts Council.

Access the report here

Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case: A Data Report, 2016-17
Arts Council England

This report analyses data on:

- The workforce of National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs), including the diversity of people in key leadership roles and at different job levels
- The Creative Case for Diversity ratings of NPOs and MPMs, which record how well they respond to diversity through different areas of their programme
- The diversity of artists and organisations who received investment in the last year through our Grants for the Arts fund
- The diversity of the Arts Council’s workforce and leadership
- The socioeconomic diversity of audiences for our NPOs

Most of this data is for the period 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Access the report here

Culture Change toolkit: developing diverse talent, workforce and leadership
Arts Council England

The work the Arts Council supports should reflect the diversity of our nation and we want this to be true of the sectors workforce and leadership. It's important that diverse talent is represented at all levels of employment, across different roles and in the boardroom. Whilst there has been some positive progress in increasing workforce diversity, more needs to be done.

The Culture Change Guide is a toolkit that's been guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores how you can think about developing a diverse workforce and leadership. It contains case studies and best practice examples from the arts and culture sector and beyond, with guidance on how to recruit and support diverse talent in an organisation, and how to capture and use diversity data.

There are six guides, each is a downloadable PDF which will help and inspire you.

- How to find and grow diverse talent
- How to recruit diverse talent
- How to support diverse talent
- How to develop diverse leadership
- How to create diverse boards
- How to collect and use diversity data

You can access these guides here

Get Creative Festival 2018: Registration now open

Get Creative Festival is a national celebration of everything creative, taking place across the UK from 17 – 25 March 2018. The annual festival is a merger of the previous Get Creative Weekend and Voluntary Arts Festival – now joined together to make one huge nationwide event.
 
Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place right across the UK on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. During the festival arts organisations, societies and community groups are invited to put on participatory creative events that are either free or cost-recovery. The festival is supported by a range of major cultural organisations, including Voluntary Arts and the BBC, but the programme of activities is mostly run by grassroots groups and arts organisations of all shapes and sizes throughout the country.
 
There is a Get Creative Festival 2018 toolkit to help organisations promote their event to as wide an audience as possible. There are easy to use templates for posters and press releases as well as logos available to download. Click here to visit the site, register an event and view the toolkit

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. http://starteast.co.uk/

Funding Opportunities

Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund

Next deadline - 31st January 2018

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.

The Fund has three deadlines a year in May, September and January.

If you would like to apply, email arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form or click here for more information.

The Leche Trust

The Leche Trust's main grants programme supports projects in two areas: performing arts and conservation. Trustees will consider grants up to £5,000. In 2017 they awarded 83 grants totalling £172,400. The average grant was £2,077. Applicants must be UK registered charities, public authorities or public institutions. Applications are not accepted from Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals. There are 2 main grant streams:
 
Performing Arts: The Trustees support projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over. Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring.
 
Conservation: The Trustees support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work. Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact.
 
Deadlines: The deadlines for applications for the meetings in 2018 are:
Friday 20 April for the June 2018 meeting,
Friday 17 August for the October 2018 meeting.
 
For full details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Leche Trust website.

Funding to support rural communities

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 25th May 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. However, following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas.
 
Projects supported in the past include:
• Farms for City Children, which aims to expand the horizons of children from towns and cities by offering them a week in the countryside living together in one of their farms.
• The Royal Highland Education Trust which aims to create an opportunity for each child in Scotland to experience the countryside and to facilitate a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of rural Scotland.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust also provides small grants of up to £250 through the NFU Mutual's Community Giving Fund which supports worthwhile community events, charities, schools and community group activities that are local to their operations.

Read more at: http://www.nfumutual.co.uk/company-information/charitable-trust/ 

Postcode Community Trust Small Grants Programme

Postcode Community Trust will re-open its Small Grants Programme on the 14th February 2018 for Expressions of Interest. The Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills & resources to effect change in their own communities. In previous years the Trust has provided grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Funding is available to registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises. Please note that in previous years only registered charities could apply for grants above £2,000. Full application guidelines for the new funding round will be published in January.
 
Previous projects supported include:
• Adel Pre-School in Leeds which received a grant of £20,000 to construct an outdoor play area with specific focus on sensory elements.
• Blantyre Soccer Academy which received a grant of £13,070 to purchase new training equipment and other items allowing them to expand their youth outreach programmes.

The closing date for submitting Expressions will be the 28th February 2018. Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit full proposals between the 28th March and the 11th April 2018. Read more at: http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/ 

Youth Music funding for children & young people

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes.

Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are:
• Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects.
• Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 - £100,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work.
• Fund C offers grants (£100,000 to £160,000) for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area.

The types of organisations that are eligible to apply include charities, not for profit organisations and schools. Schools will however have to justify how to activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding. The closing dates for applications to Fund A is 5pm on the 6th April 2018 and Fund B the 18th May 2018. Fund C is currently closed to new applications. Read more at: http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/Funding/about-youth-musics-grants-programme 

2 x Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries (EU/UK), Norwich University of the Arts

PhD fees-only student bursaries

Research programme starting September 2018

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer two PhD fees-only Student Bursaries to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with NUA in September 2018. Both bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research and will be awarded as follows:

PhD fees-only student bursary: Pattern and Chaos (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study aligns with the university’s research theme Pattern and Chaos. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating experience and skills in one (or more) of the following associated areas: algorithmic design; materials exploration; structure and form.

More detailed information on the ethos and activities of Pattern and Chaos may be accessed at: www.nua/patternandchaosblog.wordpress.com

PhD fees-only student bursary: Open call (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study falls within one of the university’s three research themes: Created and Contested Territories; Human Interfaces; Pattern and Chaos. The proposed approach should be discipline appropriate and enable a critical, and advanced, exploration of the applicant’s chosen topic.

Further information about NUA’s research themes may be found at: www.nua.ac.uk/research/themes/

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the PhD fees-only Student Bursaries on offer may find it useful to refer to the Research pages on the University’s website (www.nua.ac.uk/research/) and the University’s Research Strategy 2015-2020 (www.nua.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NUA_Research_Strategy_2015-2020.pdf).

If you are interested in studying with us and would like to arrange an informal discussion about potential research proposals and the application process please contact the NUA Research Office: research@nua.ac.uk.

Applicants should complete the University’s Preliminary Application to Study for a Research Degree form in the first instance indicating on page 4 of the form that they also wish to be considered for a bursary. Your application should be accompanied by a 1,000-word proposal that follows the guidelines available in the application pack. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the University.

For terms and an application visit: https://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

Museums and galleries across England will once again be able to apply for a share of £4 million to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility.   The scheme, jointly funded by DCMS and the philanthropic Wolfson Foundation, is designed to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access. Since the partnership began in 2001, ten rounds of grants have helped fund 343 renovation and improvement projects at 107 museum groups and galleries. Grants of up to £300,000 will be available for eligible museums to apply for from spring 2018. More here @GOV.uk

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund

The final closing date for applications for funding through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018. Public libraries and those managing public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in carrying out their work. The grant will fund up to 90% of the cost of an activity. Arts Council England can consider funding

In addition to activities involving theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and combined arts, ACE can also consider funding a broad variety of activities such as festivals, exhibitions, workshop programmes, residencies, digital projects, performances.   Find out more here.

Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience. The application must also include a letter of support from the overseas partner/host.
 
Read more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/artists-international-development-fund 

Volunteering Opportunities

Voluntary Norfolk

Voluntary Norfolk is dedicated to delivering services that enable strong communities where people are able to work together to improve their lives and fulfill their ambitions.

We promote, support and develop volunteering and the work of voluntary organisations. We aim to encourage recognition and understanding of the value of the sector in the achievement of individual well-being and an inclusive and fair society.

We enable people to contribute their time, skills and talents for their own and for the community’s benefit, together with supporting the growth and development of voluntary organisations and community groups.

To view opportunities visit: https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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Get on the right track with your Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:40

   A 'news-bouche' of NCC's week...         19 January 2018

Children's Services on the right track

A huge thank you to all staff who have contributed to improvements in Children’s Services in recent years. You will have seen that our Ofsted report is published today, lifting us out of intervention, praising our outstanding adoption service and highlighting significant improvements in support to children in our care and care leavers. 

Overall, we require improvement but the good judgement we all want to see is now in sight. Inspectors saw some really good social work and it is clear from the report that children in Norfolk now have a much better experience than they did when we were first judged inadequate back in 2013. 

Read more about the inspection in here.

People's Choice vote opens

You can now vote for your favourite volunteer in our Outstanding Contribution Awards. The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Norse Group, is open.

Click here to see the shortlist and cast your vote. Voting closes at 9am on Wednesday 7 February.

Also this week, winners of third and final season of the OSCAs were announced. More...

After the storm 

A big thank you to staff and contractors for their efforts to clear roads of fallen trees after one of the most damaging storms of recent years hit the county this week. More... 

Don't forget to check out  #norfolkwinter for all the information you need to keep healthy, happy and safe during the colder months.

Boost for green pilgrimages

A €1.2m project which aims to boost green pilgrimages on both sides of the Channel was announced this week. We hope to get involved in the project and are asking businesses in and around the popular pilgrim shrine at Walsingham to get in touch about their experiences.  More...

Chairman's message 

This week Cllr John Ward, Chairman of the Council, reminded staff about his Youth Challenge and Volunteering Challenge for 2018. Here's what he said and how you can get involved. 

More...

And finally... Harold's legacy lives on in Zimbabwe 

The memory of Harold Bodmer, our former Executive Director of Adult Social Services, is to live on in the country of his birth thanks to fundraising efforts for a school in Zimbabwe.

The Mudeka Foundation (of which Harold was a trustee) has raised £8,400 for a multi-purpose sports area at Rugare Primary School which was officially opened last month. A plaque in Harold's memory has been unveiled at the school. More...

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

Have your say on city transport

Transport priorities for the next 20 years are the focus of a new survey that aims to find out what matters most to people as they travel around the city. It's part of Transport for Norwich (TfN) strategy. To take part in the survey click here.

Superfast broadband as standard

A report to our Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee proposes a series of measures that will help make the installation of superfast broadband in new developments, as standard as water and electricity. The paper will be discussed next Monday. More...

Check your mail

Did you know that incorrect addresses, or missing information on mail addressed to the council, costs time and money? There's some simple things you can do to save money, time and paper. More...

Love your laptop!

Here's something to add to your new year's resolutions - take your laptop offsite more often and think about how you could work if you couldn’t access your normal workplace. More... 

Become a firefighter?

Norfolk needs more retained firefighters. There is currently a recruitment drive in Dereham, which is hosting two open days later this month. To find out more, click here.

This week's blog

Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children's Services

Sara's blog will be available on iNet shortly.

Find out who's who in our leadership team

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Workshops for Adults at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:22
Be inspired - try something new for 2018! Castle Art Learn artistic techniques and experiment with different media and styles in these informal classes, led by established artist Garry Pereira.

Wednesdays 31 January, 14 February & 25 April
11am - 12.30pm & 1-2.30pm

Adult £6.50, Conc £6, Museums Pass £5.50.  Castle Writers Experienced writer Amanda Addison leads our creative and inspiring Saturday workshops in a friendly and supportive environment.  6 January, 3 February, 3 March, 7 April & 5 May - 1.30-4pm Adult £8, Conc £7.50, Museums Pass £7.  Castle Writers Weekend Workshop A two-day course exploring the new exhibition Inheritance: Norwich Castle Open Art Show as a catalyst for poetry and prose fiction writing.   Saturday 24 March 11am - 4pm & Sunday 25 March 1.30-4pm  Adult £45, Conc £42.50, Museums Pass £40.

Suitable for beginners and improvers, all materials and resources supplied.
Booking essential: tel 01603 495897

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:00

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

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

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

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

Reporting scams

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

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

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:14

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Your Norfolk Extra - January 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:35
 January 2018  

Welcome to 'Your Norfolk Extra', Norfolk County Council's monthly e-newsletter.

Last chance to win Karl Minns tickets

As part of our Creative Matters men's wellbeing and mental health month we're giving away a pair of tickets to see Karl Minns perform at Norwich Theatre Royal on 26 January. Karl will reveal all in an honest portrayal of his battle with anxiety, offering a humorous slant to the issue.

The performance is sold out but we've got a pair of tickets to give away. Simply email marketing@norfolk.gov.uk (putting 'Karl Minns tickets' in the subject line) and tell us which comedy Norfolk duo Karl Minns performs in. Competition ends midnight Friday 19 January. Winner will be picked on Monday 22 January. Prize is for a pair of tickets to see Karl Minns at the 7:30 performance on Friday 26 January and is non-transferable.

Norfolk Youth Parliament elections on the way

In March 2018 Norfolk County Council is holding elections for Norfolk Youth Parliament. If you, or someone you know, would like to be a champion for young people in Norfolk and get involved in national youth campaigns then Norfolk Youth Parliament is an opportunity to make a real difference.

Charlotte Snell is a Member of Youth Parliament for Norwich North and says: “Youth Parliament is a great opportunity to stand up for other young people and become active in making a change. If you want to make a difference then definitely get involved.”

Find out more about Norfolk Youth Parliament and apply to stand in the elections.

Free event to find out about improving workplace health

Stress, depression, anxiety and physical conditions such as back pain are among the biggest causes of absence from work.

We’re holding a free Work and Health Event in Norwich on Friday 2 February where businesses can find out how to improve their workplace health - which can help cut working days lost, improve productivity and create better staff morale.

Find out more and book at www.norfolk.gov.uk/workandhealthevent

Winter Wildlife weekend at Norwich Castle

Free admission and a whole host of wildlife activities await children visiting Norwich Castle Museum this weekend (20 and 21 January). And with a special offer meaning it only costs £2 for adults this weekend too, it’s a great way to get out and beat the January blues without blowing the budget. 

There are talks, face painting and hands-on critter craft activities, all aimed at inspiring visitors to pull on their winter wellies and explore the wonderful world of nature.

The programme varies each day - check out www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk for more info.

Get a New Year health check

New Year – new you! If you’re aged 40-74 you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check. Designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, dementia, type 2 diabetes and heart disease they are a simple way of getting a quick body MOT. Find out more at www.mynhshealthcheck.com or speak to your local pharmacist or GP.

New roundabouts and link road that will join Plumstead Road to the NDR. Picture: Mike Page. Two-thirds of A1270 Norwich NDR open

Nearly 14km of the 19km A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road is now open, between the A1067 Fakenham Road and the A1151 Wroxham Road - this is well ahead of schedule. The final stretch to Postwick, where the new road connects with the A47, is programmed for completion in March, although progress could be affected by severe weather. A four-week closure of Plumstead Road began this Monday (15 Jan) to realign the road for connection, via two roundabouts, to the NDR.

New partnership to boost Norfolk's voluntary sector

A new partnership has launched to support Norfolk based voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises.

Norfolk County Council, Community Action Norfolk, Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum have teamed up to create ‘Working Together’, bringing together a wealth of skills and experience in the voluntary sector.

By working in partnership, the group will introduce a variety of improvements including one-stop registration to newsletters, a joint training programme and coordinated campaigns to generate volunteers and local participants.

Find out more about Working Together

Work underway on city transport projects

Improvements to Brazen Gate and All Saints Green in Norwich city centre and Chartwell Road to the north are underway and will make the areas easier to use for pedestrians and cyclists.

The All Saints Green area will see better facilities for cyclists along the pedalways as well as improved pedestrian crossings at the Brazen Gate junctions with Queens Road and Grove Road.

On Chartwell Road, the scheme is designed to allow cyclists to cross more easily by providing a dedicated one-stage, cycle-only crossing. Work will also improve the existing pedestrian crossing to make it more direct for those on foot.

For more information and details on temporary traffic management, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/chartwellroad and www.norfolk.gov.uk/brazengate

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Norfolk County Council News Update

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Norfolk County Council - Audit Committee

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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.
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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 12 January 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 12 January 2018 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

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

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Project Director, StartEast: Building the cultural economy across Norfolk and Suffolk

We are seeking a new Director to lead this well established and innovative project. You will be a strategic thinker, with entrepreneurial flair, comfortable talking to creative start-ups, business advisors, funders and stakeholders. We need a person that gets things done and believes in the value of artists and enterprise.

StartEast supports enterprising and creative people to build or start up sustainable, cultural businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. Funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund, StartEast is currently developing and delivering business support and investment to over 100 artists and creative enterprises. The current portfolio includes theatre, dance, music, writers, design, visual art and a cluster of practitioners working in health and education.

This is a unique opportunity for a strategic, skillful director to take this successful national project into its next phase. As Director, you will lead an experienced, efficient, lively and committed team.

The recruitment of the Project Director is being managed by project partner Suffolk County Council. Completed application forms should be returned to carole.makinson@suffolk.gov.uk by 12 noon on Friday 26 January 2018.

Please note you must complete the application form to be considered for this position.

For more information and an application form please visit: https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/current-vacancies/

Seaside Heritage Project Officer, Norfolk Museum Service

Time & Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth
£18,338 - £19,566 per annum (Scale G)
29 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020

An exciting opportunity to join a high profile project and to support the development of an ambitious programme of cultural opportunities. The project brings together new audiences, creative partnerships and diverse communities by working with museums and cultural organisations in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

You will work with the Time & Tide Museum and Lowestoft Museums with the Association for Suffolk Museums to build active links with community partners and deliver culture-led outreach and engagement projects. You will investigate how the creative events content can lead to engaging displays in the museums.

We are looking for an organised, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent project management and communication skills. We are particularly interested in applications from people with experience of working with audience engagement in arts, heritage and cultural settings.

The Making Waves Together project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place scheme.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

All other applicants closing date: 11 February 2018

Programme Manager (Participation & Learning), Writers' Centre Norwich

£26,010 - £28,292 full time salary. (0.8 FTE or Full time is negotiable. Permanent) 

About the role 
The Programme Manager (Participation and Learning) drives our vital learning and participatory projects which address WCN’s priority for developing audiences and participants for literature, creative writing and reading, with particular emphasis on community groups and young people in formal and informal settings. Working alongside WCN’s team and a wide range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of an outstanding programme of activity which will respond to the needs of our local communities.
 
About you 
You will be an enthusiastic and highly effective project manager with at least two years’ experience of delivering high quality projects within an arts, educational, community or learning and participatory environment. You will have experience of developing partnerships with education providers, cultural partners and community groups. You will bring with you demonstrable experience of maximising participation figures, creating monitoring and evaluation systems and managing budgets. You will have excellent planning skills and confidence in dealing with a wide range of people. You will have an imaginative and creative approach to designing and delivering creative learning programmes for educational and community settings.
 
You will bring with you a broad understanding of the arts and cultural sector and ideally a passion for literature, creative writing and reading. You will be expected to support WCN’s charitable objectives, values and ambitions.
 
RECRUITMENT TIMETABLE
Closing deadline: 9am Monday 29th January 2018
Short-list confirmed: 5pm Friday 2nd February 2018 
Selection interviews: Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Dragon Hall
When you submit your application, please ensure that you are available to participate between 9.00am – 6.00pm on the selection day. 
 
HOW TO APPLY
You can find further information and the Job Pack at Writers’ Centre Norwich website:
http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/about-us/join-the-team/
 
Send your application form, CV and equal opportunities monitoring form, and personal statement, by email to Freya Gallagher-Jones, Operations Assistant at: 
Freya.Gallagher-Jones@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Digital Communications Officer, Norwich Theatre Royal

Full time, £19,000 pa
We are recruiting a Digital Communications Officer to help promote our activities on and off stage across multiple online platforms.  We seek a confident, creative person with the ability to produce high quality stills, video and audio content, and with previous experience in digital communications.

Visit http://bit.ly/NTRJobs for a job description and application form. 

Closing date: Sunday 28th January 2018.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Suffolk Artlink, Project Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

29 hours per week with an option to split this opportunity as two posts of 22 hours and 7 hours.
£25,601 pro rata based on a full time week of 37.5 hours.

Suffolk Artlink is looking to recruit a Project Development Officer to manage exciting participatory arts projects working with young people and family carers.
The role is based at Suffolk Artlink’s Halesworth office, but also involves visiting hospitals, hospices and other venues in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application deadline Monday 29th January 2018, 12 noon.

For more full details and an application form please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/about-us/.
Suffolk Artlink, Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY

Museum Development Assistant, SHARE Museums East

Shirehall Museum, Norwich 
£18,070 - £20,138 per annum (Scale E)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

SHARE Museums East is the Regional Museum Development Programme for the East of England, funded by Arts Council England (ACE). SHARE resources and brokers development opportunities for museums across the region and supports them to deliver against ACE’s five strategic goals of Excellence, Audiences, Resilience, Leadership & Diversity and Children & Young People.

A highly organised and efficient person is required to assist in the delivery of SHARE's programmes and activities, with a particular focus on office administration and events organisation.

You will have a track record of administrative experience, including knowledge of financial systems and procedures, customer service and helping to organise meetings and events. You will be numerate and highly organised with an eye for detail. You will also be flexible and adaptable with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude. Experience of working in a museum or gallery environment would be useful, as would use of social media in a work environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Jamie Everitt, Regional Museums Development Manager, on 07778 506885 or email jamie.everitt@norfolk.gov.uk.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

Closing date: 15 January 2018

Operations Manager, Diss Corn Hall

An exciting opportunity to undertake a key new role as part of our ongoing development.

The new role of Operations Manager has been developed in response to the growing success of the Corn Hall since its refurbishment and reopening in May this year.  Working closely with our Artistic Programme Manager, the key aim is to ensure day to day operations are dynamic, responsive and efficient and that The Corn Hall is a welcoming and vibrant space for the local community, arts professionals and hirers.

Located in the historic market town of Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, the Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange.

Having reopened following an extensive refurbishment the Corn Hall is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment. The Corn Hall’s popularity with audiences from across the region has resulted in it being shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards People’s Choice Best Venue category for the last three years.

The Corn Hall is run by the Diss Corn Hall Trust which is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts. The Operations Manager will report directly to the Trust’s Board.

This is a full time role and includes evening and weekend work as part of the Duty Manager rota.

37.5 hours per week £25,350

Closing date for applications Midnight Friday 19th January 2018

For further information please see our website https://www.thecornhall.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Technician: Media (Digital 3D) - Norwich University of the Arts

£16,371 to £18,962 per annum

22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE) working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Extending our commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are recruiting a new member to our established technical support team for media. NUA’s specialist resources support Architecture and Digital 3D media creation within the context of a restored and RIBA award-winning, listed building.

The technical resources include an architectural model making room, networked computer workshops, a digital film studio, large format scanning, large format inkjet printing, laser printing, laser cutting, 3D printing and a digital user experience lab. The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience in their specialist creative discipline from working in either a Higher Education or a commercial environment. The successful appointee, alongside expert-level practical skills, will demonstrate expertise in working with a range of professional hardware and software related to CAD, 2D and 3D digital creation and production.

The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill in digital fabrication, capture, processing, content management and outputting to relevant professional digital and physical formats. Experience of planning, preparing and delivering technical inductions to students or others will be an advantage to meet the requirements of the role. The post holder will join a team operating in busy workshop environments, sharing responsibility for the associated Health and Safety regulations, manual handling procedures and COSHH regulations.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the successful academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate art, design, architecture and media provision at NUA.

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date: Friday 19th January 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 1st February 2018

Development Opportunities Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9.30am-4pm
Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7TJ.

This session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people in creative activities.

Price to attend is £40

To book, please email julie@creativeartseast.co.uk or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Wanted! Aspiring film makers from Norfolk and Suffolk for BFI Film Academy ‘Get into the Film Industry’

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

Applications are now open for the BFI Film Academy course to be delivered at a central Norwich location during the February half-term. The course is delivered by East Anglia based youth arts organisation, Culture Works East.

Closing date for applications is 14th January 2018. To apply and for more info go to: https://www.cultureworkseast.co.uk/filmacademy

This course is suitable for young people with an interest and/or experience in film. Open to any young person aged 16-19 from across Norfolk and Suffolk, the BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers; supporting talented and committed young people to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.

The scope of disciplines and roles means that we are keen to recruit from across an equally wide range of interests- so, those with an interest in the arts in general, not just film, technology and crafts too.

Participants receive hands-on filmmaking experience, the chance to work alongside leading industry professionals and to plan, shoot and produce their own film. Participants will also be able to achieve their Silver Arts Award through taking part in this course.

Copywriting Day 2018 — getting to the heart of it

21 March | Proud Camden, London

What is it about?
When it comes to copywriting, we all know we should show rather than tell. But we need to go even further to encourage audiences to feel the value of the experiences we offer them.

How do we conjure ideas, emotions and loyalty in an authentic way? How can the copy we create add value to the overall experience of an audience member?

Explore how to better connect emotionally with different audience members through your copy. Join us at Copywriting Day 2018 for a day of inspirational and practical learning. 
 
What will I gain?
• Top tips for communicating with different audiences 
• Techniques for creating emotional value 
• Increased confidence in your writing ability 

Who is it for?
This intensive day is for those who create copy across any platform and in printed formats, whether you work in an organisation or as a freelancer. It’s for those looking for inspiration on how to communicate authentically with their audience. It will also be relevant for those where creating copy is a small part of their role, looking for top tips to feel more confident in their writing skills. 

The full day event will run from 10am – 4.30pm. A detailed timetable will be available closer to the event.

• AMA member rate: £158 + VAT
• Non-member rate: £219 + VAT

For more information or to book your place, please visit our website.

Devoted & Disgruntled 13 - What are we going to do about Theatre & the Performing Arts?

January 20-22
ND2, 1 Triton Square, London, NW1 3DX

£20 / £10
Free tickets available from New Diorama for BAMER artists
Extensive Access support available
Young People’s bursary available

www.devotedanddisgruntled.com

Suffolk Artlink, Trustee Vacancies

Suffolk Artlink is looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Trustees. It is an exciting time for Suffolk Artlink as we work towards a new strategic vision, developing our practice and changing more lives.

For further information including how to express your interest in the roles, please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/about-us/.

Expressions of interest accepted until the end of February 2018. Please contact Alex Casey, Co-Director, if you would like to discuss the opportunity further.

Suffolk Artlink is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Suffolk Artlink, Units 13 & 14, Malt Store Annex, The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
alex@suffolkartlink.org.uk
01986 873955
www.suffolkartlink.org.uk

Arts in Adversity - Turning Challenges into Opportunities!

Thursday 18th January 2018 (10.30am to 4pm) at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, IP19 8BY

A Workshop-Conference for community and volunteer-led arts organisations from across rural and coastal Norfolk and Suffolk, organised by Waveney & Blyth Arts. Suitable for development directors; board or management committee members; venue, festival or project managers; fundraisers and others.

Setting the scene through short presentations from Arts Council England, New Anglia Cultural Board, County Councils and StartEast, followed by thematic workshop sessions on the opportunities offered by cultural tourism, heritage and ‘sense of place’ to enable participants to come up with practical solutions through shared experiences and potential collaborations. 

Cost:  £25 per delegate / £10 per 2nd delegate (maximum of 2 per organisation), includes lunch and coffee/tea

To book:  Contact bookings@waveneyandblytharts.com  with your name and organisation details, workshop preference and any dietary requirements or phone Simon on 01502 478794.

Full details on www.waveneyandblytharts.com

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, 2018 Call To Artists

Waveney & Blyth Arts is excited to be planning it’s fifth Sculpture Trail in the Waveney Valley, part of ‘Celebrate Waveney & Blyth 2018’, an annual programme of events that highlight the unique character of the two valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Following a very successful year at the new Raveningham Centre venue, which attracted 45 artists, over 3000 visitors and £12,000 art
sales in 2017, we are delighted to return to Raveningham for 2018.

The Raveningham Centre offers opportunities for site specific work and sculpture in the grounds of Castell Farm, a Tudor farmhouse with an old orchard, meadows and gardens. The Ravenous Cafe is on site and will feature an exhibition of works by Harleston and Waveney Art Trail with further works by artists in the farmhouse gallery. Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2018
Having spent a huge amount of time preparing the site at Raveningham in 2017 we now have the task of creating a new show with established paths and new meadow areas. Many artists enjoyed the scale of the site at Raveningham with it’s numerous natural rooms and secret pockets of space. For 2018 the Curator, Sarah Cannell, is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond
to the space and create site specific works. This could be in any medium and there is the opportunity to work to a large scale in some of the open meadows and wooded areas. We have an exciting opportunity here to create something positive, celebrating the power of the arts to engage, inspire and educate a diverse audience. There is also our continued drive to continue to encourage public interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting.

Commission on sales is 30% which goes towards management of the event and supports other Waveney & Blyth Arts projects. There will be a good opportunity to sell cards, prints and books in the cafe and shop. This year there will be two awards for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice £400 and The Curator’s Choice £400.

For more information and an application form visit: http://waveneyandblytharts.com/call-to-artists-waveney-valley-sculpture-trail/

Deadline for Artists Applications: 26th January

Call for artists

New Geographies’ aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. During Summer of 2017, we invited the public to nominate overlooked or forgotten places throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to add to this map. We received over 270 nominations so thank you for your contributions!

We are now inviting artists to respond to the nominations and are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists across the UK and internationally to create excellent art works inspired by the places you selected. Ten new commissions will be delivered over the next two years.

Please visit www.newgeographies.uk to see the map of nominated locations and for further information on the project and submission process.

Deadline: 28 January 2018

Only in the East - Time and Tide Museum

Live in East Anglia and love photography? Want the chance to win a fabulous Sony camera and have your photo displayed at Time and Tide Museum? Then look no further.

In honour of our fabulous new photography exhibition Only in England (21 October 2017 until 15 April 2018) documenting the iconic photographic work by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, we want to encourage people of all ages across East Anglia to pick up a camera and get snapping. Tony Ray-Jones’ and Martin Parr’s photographs captured the honest, eccentric and at times peculiar aspects of British life. Sometimes energetic, at other times pensive, their work recorded the real life of real people in the 60s and 70s. Through the Only in the East photography competition, we hope to gather images that represent the distinctive character of East Anglia today.

Your photographs could show anything from iconic scenery and places, to the people and customs that give East Anglia its unique identity and fascination.

To find out more and to enter visit: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/time-tide/whats-on/only-in-the-east-photography-competition

Industry Research & Information

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. http://starteast.co.uk/

Funding Opportunities

Norfolk County Council Arts Project Fund

Next deadline - 31st January 2018

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.

The Fund has three deadlines a year in May, September and January.

If you would like to apply, email arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form or click here for more information.

2 x Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries (EU/UK), Norwich University of the Arts

PhD fees-only student bursaries

Research programme starting September 2018

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer two PhD fees-only Student Bursaries to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with NUA in September 2018. Both bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research and will be awarded as follows:

PhD fees-only student bursary: Pattern and Chaos (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study aligns with the university’s research theme Pattern and Chaos. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating experience and skills in one (or more) of the following associated areas: algorithmic design; materials exploration; structure and form.

More detailed information on the ethos and activities of Pattern and Chaos may be accessed at: www.nua/patternandchaosblog.wordpress.com

PhD fees-only student bursary: Open call (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study falls within one of the university’s three research themes: Created and Contested Territories; Human Interfaces; Pattern and Chaos. The proposed approach should be discipline appropriate and enable a critical, and advanced, exploration of the applicant’s chosen topic.

Further information about NUA’s research themes may be found at: www.nua.ac.uk/research/themes/

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the PhD fees-only Student Bursaries on offer may find it useful to refer to the Research pages on the University’s website (www.nua.ac.uk/research/) and the University’s Research Strategy 2015-2020 (www.nua.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NUA_Research_Strategy_2015-2020.pdf).

If you are interested in studying with us and would like to arrange an informal discussion about potential research proposals and the application process please contact the NUA Research Office: research@nua.ac.uk.

Applicants should complete the University’s Preliminary Application to Study for a Research Degree form in the first instance indicating on page 4 of the form that they also wish to be considered for a bursary. Your application should be accompanied by a 1,000-word proposal that follows the guidelines available in the application pack. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the University.

For terms and an application visit: https://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

Museums and galleries across England will once again be able to apply for a share of £4 million to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility.   The scheme, jointly funded by DCMS and the philanthropic Wolfson Foundation, is designed to improve the quality of displays, enhance exhibition spaces and increase access. Since the partnership began in 2001, ten rounds of grants have helped fund 343 renovation and improvement projects at 107 museum groups and galleries. Grants of up to £300,000 will be available for eligible museums to apply for from spring 2018. More here @GOV.uk

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund

The final closing date for applications for funding through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018. Public libraries and those managing public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in carrying out their work. The grant will fund up to 90% of the cost of an activity. Arts Council England can consider funding

In addition to activities involving theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and combined arts, ACE can also consider funding a broad variety of activities such as festivals, exhibitions, workshop programmes, residencies, digital projects, performances.   Find out more here.

Funding for cultural & educational links with Japan

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc. that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools can apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools.
 
Organisations that have successfully applied to the Foundation include:

• Hessle High School and Sixth Form College which received a grant of £3,000 to visit to Japan to create curriculum on Japan in Key Stage 3 Geography lessons.
• Truro College which received a grant of £2,000 for a football exchange programme with Tokai Daigo High School in Japan.

Read more at: http://www.gbsf.org.uk/

Grants of up to £5,000 available to support the performing arts & the conservation of historic objects

The Leche Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 20th April 2018. The Leche Trust is a grant making charity that provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation. Through the Performing Arts funding strand, the Trust supports projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over.
 
Trustees are sympathetic to projects that widen geographical access to the performing arts, for example through festivals and touring. Through the Conservation funding stream, the Trust will support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. Projects may include acquisition costs (for objects) and conservation surveys as well as remedial work. Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact. In the case of churches, Trustees will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings.

Read more at: http://www.lechetrust.org/funding-guidelines.htm

Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience. The application must also include a letter of support from the overseas partner/host.
 
Read more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/artists-international-development-fund 

Volunteering Opportunities

Voluntary Norfolk

Voluntary Norfolk is dedicated to delivering services that enable strong communities where people are able to work together to improve their lives and fulfill their ambitions.

We promote, support and develop volunteering and the work of voluntary organisations. We aim to encourage recognition and understanding of the value of the sector in the achievement of individual well-being and an inclusive and fair society.

We enable people to contribute their time, skills and talents for their own and for the community’s benefit, together with supporting the growth and development of voluntary organisations and community groups.

To view opportunities visit: https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

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

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Norwich NDR Newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:36
                                                                         No 21 - January 2018 Plumstead Road four-week closure from Monday Three-way lights on B1150 North Walsham Road

Plumstead Road will close for four weeks from Monday 15 January for work to connect the road with the A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road dual carriageway.

This could well be the last really disruptive phase of work of the whole project - along with three-way lights on the B1150 North Walsham Road, also from Monday (see right). 

The Plumstead Road closure will be between Thorpe End and the junction with Broad Lane. The work involves realigning Plumstead Road to connect with a new roundabout that has already been constructed. Once complete, a short link road from this roundabout will provide access from Plumstead Road to the main roundabout on Norwich NDR (see below).

The width of Plumstead Road and the nearby railway level crossing mean that the work cannot be carried out under temporary traffic lights, and so a full closure of the road is unavoidable. Unfortunately it is not possible to maintain safe access for pedestrians or cyclists.

New roundabouts and link road (left) that will link Plumstead Road to the NDR dual carriageway. Picture Mike Page.

Diversion route

Traffic heading to and from Norwich should use Salhouse Road. The marked diversion will be (from the Plumstead side of the closure) north along Broad Lane/Green Lane East to the Sole & Heel roundabout, west towards Norwich on Salhouse Road, returning to Plumstead Road via Woodside Road. (Same route in reverse for journeys from the city side of the closure.)

It had been hoped that Middle Road, Great Plumstead, would be open to provide an alternative local route, but very wet weather at a critical time saturated and damaged the earthworks and prevented surfacing before Christmas. Instead, Low Road and Smee Lane will be kept open.

Middle Road reopening

The target for Middle Road is opening in February. Asphalt base layers will be going down next week, and on Wednesday (17th)Tarmac lorries will need to go through Great Plumstead to supply asphalt for use on the eastern embankments.

Thorpe End free shuttle bus during Plumstead Road closure

During the closure of Plumstead Road the Konect 5B and 5C buses will not serve Thorpe End. 

A free shuttle bus (Dolphin Autos) will run Monday to Saturday from the Green to the Rainsborough Rise bus stop on Dussindale Drive. 

Departures from the Green will be at 0742, 0925, 1255 and 1325.

The shuttle will meet return journeys leaving St Stephens at 1250 (Konect 5B) and 1740 (5C).

Three-way lights on North Walsham Road & Crostwick Lane Spixworth

Work starts on Monday (15th) on the permanent closure of Rackheath Lane where it joins the B1150 North Walsham Road at Spixworth.

The NDR dual carriageway now provides a high quality route between North Walsham Road and the A1151 Wroxham Road, so Rackheath Lane is being closed to stop vehicles continuing to use unsuitable minor roads. Access for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained.

The closure will also simplify the junction of Crostwick Lane, Spixworth, with the B1150. Traffic turning out of Crostwick Lane will no longer have to contend with traffic joining and crossing from Rackheath Lane.  

The mouth of Crostwick Lane is being altered to allow for more right turns towards Norwich and the A1270 NDR. This work, which will take three weeks to complete, will be carried out under three-way traffic lights on Crostwick Lane and North Walsham Road. 

Street lighting on the NDR

The Development Consent for Norwich NDR does not allow the use of street lighting on any of the route (except at Postwick). This is because the road runs through designated 'Dark Landscapes' and street lighting is seen as  an urban intrusion into the countryside. It can also affect wildlife, causing breeding failures in birds and disrupting foraging routes for bats and owls.

Countdown to completion - keep up to date!

~ Follow NDR progress on Facebook and Twitter @NorwichNDR.
~ Visit our web pages at www.norfolk.gov.uk/ndr .
~ Email Norwich.transport@norfolk.gov.uk, or call 0344 800 8020.

Anyone with an email address can sign up to receive the 'NDR Extra' and 'Transport Matters' newsletters - simply email Norwich.transport@norfolk.gov.uk.. 

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Norfolk County Council - Communities Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:34

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Communities Committee. The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday 17 January 2018 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:32

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel. The Agenda for the Extraordinary meeting due to be held on Monday 22 January 2018 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
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Takeaway those January blues

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:19

   A 'news-bouche' of NCC's week...            12 January 2018

Beat the January blues

Monday 15 January has been dubbed Blue Monday. Cold weather, post-Christmas finances and broken resolutions supposedly contribute to it being the most depressing day of the year. Here are some tips from our Wellbeing team to beat the blues or prove that Blue Monday is simply a PR myth:

Connect with people. Samaritans are turning Blue Monday into Brew Monday, encouraging people to have a brew and chat. We're supporting the campaign at the County Hall restaurant where the first 80 people to buy a hot drink will receive a free muffin.
Be active. Active Norfolk’s New Year Workplace Challenge is a great way to get more active in and out of the workplace. Also claim your free £5 ofo bike share voucher: download the cycling app and enter the code ofoNYAW.
Keep learning new skills. See Adult Education service courses.
Give to others. Get involved in our In Good Company campaign. You could become a telephone befriender with Age UK. Training is available on 29 January 10am-12 at County Hall. Sign up now.
Be mindful. Our libraries have a range of books on mindfulness, and MIND run mindfulness courses.

Finally, don’t forget our counselling service Norfolk Support Line for help on your psychological health and mental wellbeing.

Making safer roads

This week, work got under way on a roundabout which will replace one of the county’s most dangerous junctions - the A146 in Hales which currently has the worst accident record for a main road in Norfolk. The £1.63m roundabout, paid for by the Government’s new National Productivity Investment Fund, should significantly improve safety at the junction and help to reduce journey times. More... Work is also under way on a key road junction in Hockering. More...  

This week, Transport for Norwich started improvements to both Brazen Gate and All Saints Green in the city centre and Chartwell Road to the north to make the areas easier to use for pedestrians and cyclists.  More… And, in partnership with Norwich City Council, we unveiled plans for a multi-million pound revamp of Prince of Wales Road. Watch this space...

Special education closer to home

Children with special educational needs in Norfolk could benefit from increased specialist places in mainstream schools and complex needs schools, as part of a strategy to educate children closer to their homes.  We are set to receive an additional £2.7m from the Department for Education for specialist provision. Members of the Children’s Services Committee will discuss possible options when they meet on Tuesday 16 January.

And finally... enjoy a wild weekend!

On 21 January, 1-3.30pm, you can enjoy a wild weekend at Norwich Castle. Discover what the wildlife in your garden gets up in a weekend programme packed with family-friendly activities. More…

 

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

Changes to your payslip go live this month

A reminder that you can now access your payslips securely from any location, computer or device (tablet, smartphone), and paper payslips will no longer be issued. The first online payslip is for January 2018 payday, next Friday, 19 January. More...

Go wild and holiday in Norfolk

Sir David Attenborough has chosen NWT Cley Marshes as his number one favourite spot in the UK to see wildlife. More...

Also, Norfolk was highlighted in the national press @guardian as one of the places to holiday in 2018.  More…

Tackling period poverty

Homeless women and those on low incomes in West Norfolk will benefit from the extension of a service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries. More…

This week's blog

Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

Wendy's blog will be available on iNet shortly.

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Norfolk County Council - Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:46

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to the Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Monday 22 January 2018 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
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A Special Event at Ancient House Museum

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:25
Happy Birthday Prince Frederick Duleep Singh! A special free event at Ancient House museum to celebrate the Prince’s 150th birthday. Ancient House Museum is very excited to be celebrating Prince Frederick’s 150th birthday on Saturday 20th January from 10am - 4pm. 

At this free event, find out about Prince Frederick’s life by meeting costumed characters, and explore the museum on our family trail that highlights artifacts donated by him.
Oliver Bone, Curator will also be on hand to answer questions about Prince Frederick’s legacy.

Come and join in the celebration!

Visit the event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/480361678995232/

or email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk

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