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Invitation to King's Lynn and the First World War exhibition opening

Norfolk Council News Feed - 8 hours 3 min ago

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition

King's Lynn and the First World War

Friday 8th August 2014

From 4.00pm

Lynn Museum, Market Street, King's Lynn, PE30 1NL

RSVP lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk

or call 01553 775001 by 6th August

Lynn Museum, Norfolk

@Lynn_Museum

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Norfolk Matters July 2014 edition

Norfolk Council News Feed - 12 hours 44 min ago
July edition - out now! Active bodies, active brains this summer

Find out more about how we're working to get people active and get young people reading. There is more information here.

£250,000 Coastal Flood protection fund launched 

Communities in Norfolk's coastal areas can now apply for a share of £250,000 for schemes to protect properties and lives from the effects of coastal flooding or erosion. Find out more here,

Northern Distributor Road examination

A panel of three planning inspectors has started the detailed examination of the County Council’s proposed Northern Distributor Road (NDR), a 20km dual carriageway planned to from the A47 at Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham Road. Find out more here.

Lights Out
4 August

At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history. As the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey made the famous remark: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. Read more.

During specific dates this September household chemicals can be disposed of free of charge at a Hazardous Waste Amnesty at some of our Main Recycling Centre Plus sites. Click here to find out more.

Support for WW1 research

The First World War Research Support Service will offer support, advice and expertise to Norfolk communities so they can discover the human stories behind the names of local soldiers on the war memorial. Click here to find out more.

Housing plans at RAF Coltishall

Plans to redevelop the Officers Mess site for housing are set to be lodged with Broadland District Council in August. Read more here.

Norfolk’s schools on track to achieve ambitious targets

Record rates of improvement among Norfolk’s five-year-olds, with 58% of children reaching expected levels of development, compared with 45% last year. Find out more here.

'Coasthopping' to continue into autumn 2015

The future of the popular coastal bus service has been secured, following agreement between Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Green. Click here to read more.

Reach of broadband programme may be extended

Norfolk has received an offer of £9.5m from central government to extend the reach of the programme. Find out more.

Our Chairman for 2014/15

Sheringham born and bred Brian Hannah, whose key focus is community safety and keeping Norfolk as a pleasant place to live, is the new Chairman of the County Council. Find out more here.

Support Local Democracy Week 2014

This year Local Democracy Week takes place from 13-19 October and the theme is “Participatory democracy: sharing, proposing, deciding”. Click here to find out more.

Join Your Voice and have your say

Members can get involved in a wide range of activities that help to improve local services – ranging from surveys, mystery shopping and focus groups to interviewing new staff and even evaluating tenders. Click here for more information.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:49

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The following news has recently been added to our website:

Baroness Kramer visit

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Get a new perspective with a digital photography course

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:00
Open your eyes to a whole new world with our digital photography courses throughout Norfolk.

 

Norwich C&G Digital photography beginners Mon 8 Sept, Thurs 11 Sept C&G Digital photography advanced Wed 10 Sept Digital photography beginners Mon 15 Sept, Tues 16 Sept Digital photography workshop Sat 20 Sept, Sat 18 Oct C&G Digital photography RPS Fri 12 Sept North Norfolk C&G Digital photography beginners Mon 8 Sept Thurs 11 Sept C&G Digital photography advanced Wed 10 Sept
Digital Photography black and white workshop
Sat 27 Sept Capture to present Tues 16 Sept

 

South Norfolk C&G Digital photography beginners Tues 9 Sept

 

West Norfolk Digital photography beginners Tues 16 Sept

 

Click on the courses to enrol online or call 0344 800 8020 to speak to an advisor.

 

Web: www.norfolk.gov.uk/adulteducation
Tel: 0344 800 8020
Email: artcraftmusic@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Changing Norfolk- Welcome to your new ways of working

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:06
Changing Norfolk- New Ways of Working                                                   July 2014 A warm welcome from Sheila and Harold

Harold Bodmer, Director of Community Services, and Sheila Lock, Interim Director of Children's Services, welcome you to the first refurbished floor of County Hall and our new ways of working. "Thank you everyone for your patience over the past few months," says Harold. "I am very pleased that we have now moved to the 8th floor and it is a great privilege to be one of the first services to move to this high quality working environment.  A huge thank you to all those involved in the move and now it’s over to you to enjoy your new working environment and to embrace new ways of working." Sheila says: “ I’m really excited about this move and would like to welcome colleagues in Children’s Services to a wonderfully modern office space. Thanks for all the hard work that has gone into planning the move. Now we’re in our new office, there's still more to do to make sure we use the space as efficiently as possible and continue to deliver more for Norfolk children and their families”.

Your new office

Here's a tour of your new office and what you need to know from day one: 

Your desks and chairs. As you move around your open plan office you will need to adjust your chair and monitor to suit your needs. IPRS, (the company who provides a fast-track physio service for NCC) will visit on 5 August and 2 September to help you with this. To keep the office looking as good as new, and easier to share, make sure you clear your desk and put your laptop and files away in your locker at the end of each day. You shouldn't have personal items on workstations where they are likely to be used by several people.
Meeting rooms and break-out areas. There's nine meeting rooms in total; four smaller rooms, two large rooms and three interview rooms. In the long term, the two larger rooms will be available for everyone on the CABS booking system. In the short term, only those on the 8th floor will have access to all the rooms and you can book them locally. Also don't forget the break-out areas for more informal meetings.
Climate control. The temperature is constantly controlled by warm and cool air so you shouldn’t need to open the windows. Also, in the short term, the windows will be closed and you will not be able to open them.
Your phone. From day one, you will use your phone differently and everyone will log into 'Virtual Office' . To do this:
- Press the 'Virtual' soft key at the bottom of your display screen.
- Enter your User ID (your 6 digit extension number) and press 'Select'.
- Enter your password which is your 6 digit extension number and press 'Select'. You're now logged in.
If you are away from your desk please forward your calls to a colleague so other teams are not left to pick up your calls. Simply press the 'Fwd' soft key and the number you want your calls to go to, then press the 'Fwd' key again. ICT will be on hand this week to help you with your phones.
Your kitchens are equipped with dishwashers which should be loaded and unloaded each day. It is up to you, and your teams, to organise this. As you do now, you’ll need to clean and clear the kitchen area after you’ve used it.
Finally, make sure you take a look at our Flexible Working Etiquette, so everyone can enjoy their new office environment.  

A greener outlook

 Look around your new office space for new low carb features such as:

- Twice as efficient modern light and movement sensitive LED lighting
- Sealed, double glazed windows and insulated walls
- Recycling facilities conveniently positioned and labelled
- Printers that have reduced energy by 40% and paper by 26% compared to before.
Other improvements
- A centralised ventilation heating system will reduce heating costs by 80%
- The temperature is constantly controlled by warm and cool air so you shouldn’t even need to open the windows
- A localised hot water heating system will only heat water when needed
- Our new laptops will automatically hibernate after 10 minutes and are also 45% more efficient and 
- Solar panels on south facing roof will reduce our demand for fossil fuel generated electricity
What can you do?
Show your appreciation for your office space environmental improvements by adopting the following new habits into your new working routine:
- Switch off your monitor screen every time you leave your desk. It uses 95% less energy and is a requirement by data protection.  If you forget and a colleague switches it off for you thank them – it only takes you a second to light the screen up again!
- Switch off your docking station at the plug when you leave at end of day as it does not need to be left on overnight.
- Only use one monitor screen unless you really need to.  Just dock your laptop and don’t open it.
- Make the most of clearly labelled recycling facilities by carefully sorting and recycling all waste – compost, paper, plastic, glass –into the correct bin.  Confidential waste is also recycled.
- Only print if you need to.
Why should I?
Making the best use of resources is, simply put, the right thing to do.  It not only saves money but helps the environment. More efficient resource use means better value for the tax payer (that’s you!) and is an easy way to reduce our running costs. What you do makes a difference and we appreciate it.
Find out more about low carb diet campaign.

New ways of working useful linksA winning team- help for managers

Managers need to lead teams to work more flexibly, often in different locations.  The module Leading a Flexible and Remote Team, on Learning Hub,  focuses on clear communication (with individuals and the team) and effective performance management, as well as making sure that all team members have the support they need, wherever they’re located.  The module is available to all managers and is recommended for those moving to a new working nvironment. Details of this and other essential short courses can be found by logging into Learning Hub.  

Your technology

The short-term plan is that existing IT equipment will be moved to the 8th floor, including desktops and PCs. Here's the final layout, including all desktops and team zones: Floor 8- final plan.

New devices and DNA- ICT are working hard to resolve current challenges with some major applications and will continue to test them. As soon the applications are signed off and ready - you will be notified and you will start to receive your new devices. This should be over the next few weeks. Keep up-to-date on DNA here.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Your health, safety and comfort is important so, in addition to online advice about setting up your workstation , Natasha Riseley from IPRS (who provide a fast-track physio service for NCC) is visiting the 8th Floor on 5 August and 2 September, to:

- see whether you're adjusting your workstations
- speak to managers about workstation risk assessments

- hold talks in the breakout areas about adjustmenting standard chairs, as well as answering questions regarding workstations and musculoskeletal health.

- hold one-to-one sessions with people who have had a non-standard chair recommended and want advice on the suitability of the new, more adjustable standard chair.
If you'd like to attend, or have a one-to-one session, there's no need to book, just make sure you are available on these dates. When adjusting your workstation, you'll find useful information on the Computer and Workstation Safety section of Peoplenet. Also see guidance for managers and employees on Shared Workstations- Display Screen Equipment .

Changing Norfolk

Don't forget to keep up-to-date on all the changes we're going through- technology, working environment and our 'ways of working'- so we can deliver more for Norfolk People, please visit the Changing Norfolk pages on the intranet.

Your Feedback

If you have any feedback about this welcome email, or any useful hints or tips you'd like to share with colleagues as they prepare to move, please contact us: CHprojectcomms@norfolk.gov.uk

You'll find more information about new ways of working and changes to County Hall on the intranet.

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:14

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A11 August closures Norfolk in the First World War – new exhibition at the Norfolk Record Office opening Friday 1 August

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 25 July 2014

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 25 July 2014 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

Job OpportunitiesCourse Leader: BA (Hons) VFX - Norwich University of the Arts

£38,511 to £45,954 per annum plus Course Leader Allowance

As part of their ongoing commitment to providing specialist creative courses in Arts, Design and Media, NUA are seeking to expand our course portfolio to include new provision in VFX. The course is situated within the Faculty of Media and benefits from synergies with other courses within and across the faculties. Subject to validation, NUA anticipate recruiting their first cohort of students in September 2015.

NUA are now seeking to appoint a Course Leader with the drive, ambition and experience to develop, promote and deliver this new award. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of the industry and a deep understanding of the requirements for an undergraduate award that is clearly focused on preparing students for careers in the VFX industry. Initially the role will involve developing course documentation in line with NUA’s existing Award and Credit Scheme, leading the course through the internal and external approval processes and working with the Marketing team to promote and recruit the first cohort of students.

Closing Date: Thursday 31st July 2014
Interview Date: Wednesday 6th August 2014

Further information can be found here http://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

 

Venue Co-ordinator - Westacre Theatre

Last Call for Applications - Deadline 1 August

Westacre Theatre is a venue in the heart of rural West Norfolk serving the wider community with a varied programme of theatre and creative arts events: www.westacretheatre.com

Phase 1 of Westacre Theatre’s current development scheme has now been completed and we are looking for an experienced professional to take charge of the day to day operation of the various spaces already created and to take the organisation forward to Phase 2 which will include a 150 seat theatre-in-the-round.

The position of Venue Co-ordinator has been created to ensure the maintenance of Westacre Theatre as a public venue and the smooth-running, and efficiency of all events held at the Theatre. This is a senior management post and the successful candidate will have experience of venue management systems and of encouraging, mentoring and supporting voluntary staff.

Duties will include:

  • supporting the delivery of the theatre’s artistic programme of events
  • developing the use of Westacre Theatre as a venue for general events
  • supervision of all paid and voluntary venue staff
  • overseeing venue health and safety, risk assessments and security

Remuneration: Starting salary £17,000 p.a. negotiable according to experience and skills for a 37 hour week which will include some evening and weekend work.

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 August 2014 with a view to appointment commencing
early Autumn

For a full job description and details of the application process please e-mail issy@westacretheatre.com

 

BBC Performing Arts Fellow, Associate Director - Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles is applying to the BBC Performing Arts Fund to host a Fellow in 2015.  The PAF  Fellowship scheme aims to support individuals through the early stages of their performing arts career, helping them to establish themselves in the professional world through bespoke placements within existing organisations.

Eastern Angles is interested in hearing from potential fellows whose passions and interests match are own (around arts and heritage, around a sense of place, around a passion for East Anglia and an enthusiasm for new writing). The fellowship is for an emerging director, but additional interests as writer, a designer, digital artist/writer, musician or education practitioner etc would be an advantage.

The fellow will get to work on a wide variety of projects planned for 2015 as well as  the opportunity to develop their own work, with the support of the Eastern Angles team, have the support of an external mentor and spend time getting to know the workings of a busy theatre company like Eastern Angles. The fellowship will be based in Ipswich, but with regular visits to Peterborough and touring venues.  The position is offered subject to a successful funding bid to the BBC.

The total fund available to the fellow will be £8,000 towards living costs and out of pocket expenses.

Deadline for applications is the 4th of August.

For more information, to download the pack and application form visit the Eastern Angles website here http://www.easternangles.co.uk/about/news.html

 

Course Leader: Fashion Communication and Promotion - Norwich University of the Arts

£38,511 to £45,954 per annum plus Course Leader Allowance

As part of their ongoing commitment to providing specialist creative courses in Arts, Design and Media, NUA are seeking to expand their course portfolio to include new provision in Fashion Communication and Promotion. The course is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Design and benefits from synergies with other courses within and across the faculties; in particular BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Illustration and BA (Hons) Photography. Subject to validation, NUA anticipate recruiting our first cohort of students in September 2015.

NUA is now seeking to appoint a Course Leader with the drive, ambition and experience to develop, promote and deliver this new award. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of the global fashion industry and a deep understanding of the requirements for an undergraduate award that is clearly focused on preparing students for careers involving communication and promotion of fashion in print and digital media.
Initially the role will involve developing course documentation in line with NUA’s existing Award and Credit Scheme, leading the course through the internal and external approval processes and working with the Marketing team to promote and recruit the first cohort of students.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Further information can be found here http://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

 

Senior Lecturer: Architecture and Technology - Norwich University of the Arts

£38,511 to £45,954 per annum

BA (Hons) Architecture at NUA recruited its first intake in 2012. NUA offers students the opportunity to study the subject within an art and design faculty in the architecturally distinguished location of Norwich with contemporary public buildings by Foster and Hopkins complementing historic architecture from the medieval period onwards. The course curriculum emphasises the relationship between technical and making skills and creative design projects to enable students to learn through experience.

Successful applicants will have a thorough understanding of contemporary architecture education and the associated requirements of the professional bodies for architecture.
This role involves teaching architectural design at undergraduate level as well as coordinating and developing the technological aspects of the architecture curriculum across the three year groups, running technical drawing studios, technical lectures, seminars, digital fabrication and prototyping workshops, and supervising written texts and coursework. In addition, you will act as a year tutor, contribute to an evening lecture series, organise field trips and deliver appropriate design teaching through workshops, critiques and tutorials. You will work closely with the Course Leader and team to ensure skills are developed through closely aligned design and technology projects at an appropriate level for each year group.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Interview Date: Thursday 4th September 2014

Further information can be found here http://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

 

Lecturer: Fine Art - Norwich University of the Arts

£31,342 to £37,394 per annum
(one year fixed term)

NUA are seeking to recruit an experienced lecturer with a background in sculpture is required to support the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree course.

The role involves coordinating the first year cohort, organising skills-based workshops, liaising with technical staff and supervising students specialising in sculpture across the year groups.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of a range of approaches to working in three dimensions and a strong understanding of relevant materials and processes.

The role requires good organisational skills and a broad knowledge of the theory and practice of contemporary fine art.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th August 2014
Interview Date: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Further information can be found here http://www.nua.ac.uk/about/jobs/

 

Box Office Administrator - ADC Theatre

£15,850 pro rata

The ADC Theatre wish to appoint a part-time Box Office Administrator from September 2014 to August 2015 to work as a part-time front-line member of staff in the ADC Theatre Box Office, providing a high level of service to customers and production teams, managing casual Box Office staff and administering the growing external ticketing service, ADC Ticketing.

The deadline for applications is 12pm Monday 18 August 2014.

Please go to https://www.adctheatre.com/about-us/vacancies.aspx for information about how to apply.

Development OpportunitiesCall for Applicants - SPILL New Producers

Are you a producer or organiser at the beginning of your career interested in supporting artists making experimental performance, sound, film, video, installation, new media / digital practices or activist actions, and living in the UK or Ireland? This is your chance to be part of SPILL.

In a brand new initiative, SPILL is looking for 5 New Producers to attend the National Platform in Ipswich in 2014 and then, alongside a number of producer specific training and development opportunities, to support 10 artists/companies selected from the National Platform through a one year period of joint professional development towards the SPILL National Showcase in London in 2015.

There will be a package of support for each producer, allowing for tailored professional development, including:

  • Travel, accommodation and a bumper pass to see work at SPILL 2014 and 2015
  • A £500 honorarium for the year from November 2014 to 2015
  • A travel contribution for the year’s activities
  • Training opportunities including: sessions from guest experts, mentorship from Pacitti
  • Introductions to national and international networks
  • Opportunities for peer review
  • Access to the LADA Study Room for research and consultation with the LADA team

Closing Date: 12pm Monday 4th August 2014

To find out more, and to apply, download the information pack, here.

 

Poetry Workshop - River Waveney Study Centre

Learn to write better poems by taking part in an all day Poetry Workshop from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 10th August with Esther Morgan http://www.esthermorgan.net/ and Dean Parkin http://www.deanparkin.co.uk/#/poems/4531185069.

Price: £15

For more information and to book a place contact Nicky Stainton by emailing nmstainton@gmail.com

 

Adult Dance Summer School - The Garage

Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 August, 10am - 4pm, 16 yrs+

Join dance artist and Garage tutor Emma Brady this summer. Across our 3 day Summer School you will get the chance to learn and develop in both Ballet and Contemporary technique, choreography and repertoire.

Experience is preferred.

Venue: The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY
Cost: £90 full / £80 discounted

To book visit http://www.thegarage.org.uk/adult-dance-summer-school-16yrsand-eid510.html or call 01603 283382.

 

ACE Arts Funding Masterclasses Opportunity

HighTide is giving up to 32 IdeasTap members the opportunity to attend a two-hour masterclass on how to apply for Grants for the Arts funding from the Arts Council. The session will be led by Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director of HighTide Festival Theatre, and Cassandra Mathers, Relationship Manager, Theatre for Arts Council England in the South East. The masterclass will take place at HighTide’s offices in Farringdon, London on Wednesday 10 September from 10am to 12pm.

Steven and Cassandra will share and contrast their respective experiences with Grants for the Arts as an applicant and an assessor.

This session will be geared towards those with little or no experience of making funding applications to Arts Council England, but will also suit those who have applied before and been unsuccessful, or wish to develop their fundraising skills. Participants can be individual artists or artists representing companies from a range of live arts disciplines, including theatre, dance, music, producing, writers, directors and choreographers etc.

When applying, you should give the judges a clear sense of what work you would like to get Grants for the Arts funding for, and some articulation of how undertaking this work will develop your career and craft.

Terms and conditions

  1. You must be able to commit to the whole two hours.
  2. You can be at any stage of career.
  3. You must be willing to talk openly about your work and funding ambitions during the masterclass.
  4. See ideastap.com/briefterms for general terms and conditions that apply to all IdeasTap briefs.

This brief closes on Monday 1 September 2014 at 5pm BST and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 and over. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

For more information visit http://ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/How-to-apply-for-Grants-for-the-Arts-010914#Overview

 

Cultural Commissioning Training Programme

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is a three-year programme from July 2013 to June 2016, funded by Arts Council England, and is delivered by NCVO, nef and NPC. Their programme of support is now being launched to help arts and cultural organisations engage with public service commissioning and diversify their income.

The Learning Programme delivers high quality training to middle and senior managers in arts organisations, museums and library services, including those responsible for developing new funding streams and winning contracts. Through intensive learning, with input from commissioners, it will strengthen your ability to engage with commissioning and generate new income. The sold out Learning Programme dates in Newcastle are already underway and bookings for Plymouth and Leicester dates are now open. More dates in different areas will be available soon. Sign up for their e-bulletin and follow them on Twitter

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/PerformersFoyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014

Young poets aged 11-17 have just under 2 weeks to enter their poems and take the chance – The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014 closes at midnight on the 31st July. Open to all young writers across the world, free entry. 2014 Judges: Simon Barraclough and Grace Nichols.

Visit http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/fyp/ for more information

 

Waveney & Blyth Words Poetry Competition

Waveney & Blyth Arts is delighted to have linked up with The Poetry Trust, a highly respected national organisation based in Suffolk, for their annual poetry competition.

Not only will Dean Parkin, their Creative Director and a busy working poet, judge the entries but the overall winner will receive a Festival Pass to the 2014 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival (worth £115), courtesy of the Poetry Trust.

This is the UK’s most prestigious platform for British and international poets and takes place at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh in November.

In addition the top 10 selected poems will appear on the Waveney & Blyth Arts website, and the top three winners will be invited to read their poem at Poetry in Performance at Diss Corn Hall on 9 October, 2014.

Theme: One of the aims of Waveney & Blyth Arts is to reflect the particular character of this area of south Norfolk and north Suffolk, taking in the coast, rivers, landscape, settlements and inhabitants.

Writers who are based in, or have a connection with, the area are invited to submit work about, or inspired by some aspect of, the past, current, or even future nature of the area.

Closing date: Entries must arrive at the address below by 5pm on Friday 19 September 2014.

To enter: For a fee of £3 per poem, or £5 for 3 poems, participants may submit poems which must be the author’s original, unpublished work and be no more than 40 lines in length.

Each poem must have a title and be typed on one side of A4 – no indication of the author’s name should appear on this sheet.

Entries must be accompanied by a separate covering note stating the name and contact details (including email address) of the author, the titles of the poems being submitted, and a cheque for the appropriate fee made payable to Waveney & Blyth Arts.

Envelopes should be addressed to: Waveney & Blyth Words, c/o Panda Books, 117 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HN.

Further information can be found here http://www.waveneyandblytharts.com/waveney-blyth-words-poetry-competition/

 

Industry Research & InformationEuropean Commission Adopts Communication Proposing Integrated Approach to Cultural Heritage

The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on an integrated approach to cultural heritage which invites Member States and stakeholders to work together to maximise the intrinsic and societal value of cultural heritage, and its contribution to EU jobs and growth.

The Communication describes the challenges facing the heritage sector, including reduced public budgets and falling participation in traditional cultural activities, and highlights opportunities for Member States and stakeholders to work more closely across borders.

The Communication is a response to requests from EU Culture Ministers earlier this year to 'pursue the analysis of the economic and social impact of cultural heritage in the EU and contribute to a development of a strategic approach'.

The Commission is working to improve access to information on EU policy and programme support for the heritage sector through a detailed mapping exercise of activities across the Commission services, which has been published online in parallel with this Communication.

In addition, the next Council Work Plan for Culture, which starts in 2015, offers the opportunity to step up cooperation between the Member States within the Open Method of Coordination (OMC). Important issues include improving the evidence base for policies, innovations in heritage management, and the best use of the structural funds and other EU programmes.

 

ACE strategic funding for Outdoor Arts

Arts Council England has announced it will invest strategic funds in a programme that will create a step-change in the scale, quality and sustainability of Outdoor Arts in England. It is proposed that this funding will support large-scale commissions aimed at international touring, smaller innovation commissions to encourage cross-artform work including digital, and invest in a skills programme for producers and production managers. Arts Council England will work with higher education institutions and media partners to highlight quality practice in this work. The Arts Council England will ensure that this fund makes a significant impact outside of London by establishing appropriate criteria and will allocate £6 million to this fund for 2015-18.

Additional priority areas announced included Developing Ambition and Talent outside of London; Exceptional Awards, to allow Arts Companies to respond to one-off opportunities; Diversity; Hull, City of Culture, 2017; and Cultural Export and Exchange. To view the full announcement, please click here.

 

New Safeguarding Adults Website Launched

There has been an important and exciting addition to the Safeguarding Adults work undertaken in Norfolk.  The Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board has launched its own website

The website will be used to promote events, publish reports and minutes and give information and advice from key organisations across Norfolk to citizens, service users and professionals.  The intention is that the website will be populated from all the sub-groups and LSAPs of the Board, with helpful contacts and resources as they develop.

Please take the time to visit the website and send any feedback to Jan Cant jan.cant@norfolk.gov.uk

  What's Next - Norfolk Chapter Meeting

Norfolk And Norwich Festival, along with the Writers' Centre are convening a What Next? chapter in Norwich. What Next? is a national movement to advocate for the value of arts and culture to our lives. Currently, a flexible group is meeting weekly at either the Writers' Centre or NORCA HQ in Colegate.

What Next? is an opportunity to talk about issues that affect us and our sector, and help to build the case for funding and support for arts-based activities. It will also be the springboard for sector-led activities to emerge. Nationally, it will lobby the Government and policy-makers to recognise the value of culture.

The next What's Next Norfolk Chapter meeting will take place from 1-2pm on Wednesday 30 July at the Writers' Centre Norwich. The main discussion for the meeting will be around an artist wish-list. The idea is for everyone who attends the meetings to ask 3-5 artists for their top 5 or 10 wish lists for what they would like/think should happen in Norfolk if money and resources was not an issue, and 5 things that they could offer/share/provide solutions for. A quick exercise to get to know a bit more about how people feel about what is or isn’t happening at the moment, and to think big - what are our ambitions?

If you are interested in attending meetings (and all are welcome) then please email gemma@nnfestival.org.uk. There is also a Facebook group to help people keep in touch.

 

Cultural Value & Social Capital report

Cultural organisations are failing to appreciate the impact they are able to have on health, wellbeing and social capital, according to a new report documenting the impact of culture-led regeneration. Research conducted as part of the AHRC Cultural Value Project took place in three coastal resorts in Kent and East Sussex, all of which have seen significant investment in cultural activity and infrastructure in recent years. The study has found that whilst many people feel intuitively that there is a “connection between cultural activity and feeling good”, cultural organisations neither prioritise health and wellbeing as an outcome for their activities, nor view them as a driver for programming.

The report, ‘Cultural Value and Social Capital’, concludes that the three cultural organisations that were the subject of the study – Turner Contemporary in Margate, the Creative Foundation in Folkestone and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea – make a “significant, but at present largely undefined, contribution to social capital and to delivering health and wellbeing in their respective communities”, but that outside the specialist field of arts in health practice, “this important aspect of cultural value is currently hidden”. Des Crilley, Chair of Kent County Council’s Strategic Group for Arts in Kent commented: “I don’t think arts and cultural organisations are able to define the impact they are able to make. They don’t trace it and make it visible… They change someone’s life and they don’t even realise.” The three organisations involved in the research said they would “welcome the introduction of simple-to-use evaluation tools that might shed light on levels of wellbeing or positive affect generated by their everyday activities”.
(Source: Arts Professional)

Funding OpportunitiesBernard Matthews Youth Awards

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards have been set up to recognise and reward the achievements of young people aged between 11-18 living in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Now in it's 6th year, the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards wants to hear from any young people who have done something that deserves special recognition. Over the years, over £60,000 has been given to help further the dreams, goals, and ambitions of young people within our communities.

You can enter a group or club for an award in one of the 8 categories; Food and Farming, Sport, Community, Charity, Bravery, Arts, Education, and the Hero award for adults. Winners will receive £1,000 and you need to state how you would spend the prize money in your nomination.

The winner of the Hero award does not receive a cash prize but simply recognition for their contribution to helping young people.

Entries can be madevia the website www.bmyouthawards.com or if you would prefer, hard copy nomination forms can be printed from the website and sent in by post.

The closing date for entries is Friday 22nd August 2014 and the awards evening will take place on Tuesday 28 October (during half-term school holiday).

 

Inter Faith Week Grants (UK)

The Interfaith Youth Trust has announced that it is making grants of up to £500 available for events organised by and for young people focussed around Inter Faith Week 16-22 November 2014. Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years. Priority will be given to projects which actively:

  • Involve young people in planning, running, and evaluation of the project
  • Promote positive action i.e. young people from different backgrounds coming together to address shared problems like improving green spaces
  • Are run by non-statutory organisations, such as youth clubs, scout/guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2014. Read more at: http://www.ifyouthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=8

 

Baring Foundation Arts and Older People Programme 2014 Opens for Applications (UK)

The Baring Foundation has announced that its Arts Projects programme 2014 is now open for applications. The programme will continue its theme of arts and older people. This year, the Foundation are inviting professional arts organisations to commission work with older artists (70+) who have the craft, the vision and the interest to explore age and ageing and to produce imaginative, original and compelling new works in any medium for public exhibition, performance, publication or digital distribution.

The lead applicant must be a not for profit arts organisation working in the UK, whose core purpose is commissioning, presenting, or producing arts (music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literature, film, or multi-disciplinary forms). Lead applicant arts organisations must have an income in 2013-14 of at least £400,000. Education establishments, hospitals, care homes and housing associations, local authorities, general charities and other non-arts bodies may be involved but may not be the lead applicant. Grants within a range of £5,000 to £25,000.

There is a two stage application process. The closing date for stage 1 applications is the 1st September 2014. Applications successful at this stage will be invited to submit a full proposal by the 10th November 2014.

Read more at: http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/program.htm

 

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme is the 15th September 2014. Funding is available to organisations that work with young people who are suffering from;

  • illness; distress; abuse or neglect;
  • are disabled;
  • have behavioural or psychological difficulties;
  • or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The Main grants programme is open to applications for grants of over £10,000.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b/features/cin-grants-main-index

 

The Levehulme Trust (UK)

The Levehulme Trust is offering grants of up to £15,000 to UK universities and museums to foster a new creative collaboration with an artist (visual artists, creative writers, musicians, poets) working in a discipline outside the institution's usual curriculum. Artists may not apply directly - all applications must be made by the host institution. There must be a distinct contrast between the artist and host department's expertise (for example, a poet being hosted by a physics department, a composer by a geography department). The residency must be a newly constituted collaboration between artist and hosts.

The grants provide a stipend of up to £12,500 for the artist and consumable costs, such as artist's materials, of up to £2500. A typical residency would be for ten months based on the artist being present at the host institution for two days per week. The deadline for applications is 16th September 2014. Read more at: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/AIR/AIR.cfm

 

Idlewild Trust (UK)

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 24th September 2014. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom.

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

 

Random Acts Network - Arts Council England

The Arts Council has announced that it plans to invest up to £3 million funding to fund five new Random Acts Network Centres over a 3 year period 2015-18. As part of this plan, Arts organisations can now apply for up to £600,000 of funding to form and lead brand these new Random Acts Network Centres. The aim of these centres is to create partnerships with other cultural, educational and creative media organisations, help develop young talent, aged 16-24, and provide entry points for the arts and creative industries. Each partnership will form a ‘network' within each of the five Arts Council Areas (London, North, Midlands, South East and South West) to deliver education, training and production support to facilitate the creation of around 120 high quality short films per year (approximately 24 films per network per year) for distribution on Channel 4 platforms. Films produced by the network centres will be played on the Random Acts strand on television and online. Applications should be for work that will be undertaken between February 2015 and March 2018.

The deadline to submit applications is 5pm on 25th September 2014. Read more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/random-acts-network-centres/

 

The Elephant Trust (UK)

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 29th September 2014. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK. The Trust's aim is to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is now being given to artists and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. Arts Festivals are not supported. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants may be considered.

Read more at: http://elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/intro.html

 

The British & Foreign Schools Society (UK & Worldwide)

The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS), which supports educational projects in the UK and around the world, has announced that the next meeting for which applications can be accepted is on 15th October 2014; applications should be received at least 4 weeks in advance.

The Society supports organisations that reach out to children in remote or impoverished areas, improving inclusivity in education and providing much-needed facilities. The Society normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £500,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status).

Read more at: http://www.bfss.org.uk/grants/

 

Funding for UK-French School Partnerships (UK)

The British Council has announced that grants are available for secondary schools (including sixth form and further education colleges) that have existing partnerships with a school in France.  The funding is being made available through the Charles De Gaulle Trust and the Lefèvre Trust. The Charles de Gaulle Trust offers a grant of £5,000 per school for students aged between 17 and 19 who will be working on joint projects or study visits that can demonstrate a link to their school syllabus. A minimum of three students must participate in the project work. The Lefèvre Trust offers a grant of £5,000 per school for students aged between 11 and 19. The grants can be used for individual and/or group visits and if applicable for the student’s age ranges schools you can apply for both simultaneously.

The deadline for applications is 11am on 11 November 2014. Read more at: https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/programmes-and-funding/charles-de-gaulle-and-the-lefevre-trust

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolkartsforum.co.uk/index.htm

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Norfolk County Council News Update

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Improving Times- July 23, 2014

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Children's Services staff newsletter                                 23 July 2014 Strengthening our services for home educators

Supporting the education of Norfolk’s children doesn’t only concern us when they are in school or alternative provision.  There are currently 626 children registered with us as being home educated in Norfolk, and the leadership team on Tuesday discussed plans to further improve the way we support them and their families. There is no national comparative data regarding numbers of home educated children across the UK – although anecdotal information shows us to be on a par proportionately for numbers with other counties in the region.   What we do know is that our numbers are rising and are fairly evenly spread across all seven district areas of the county.   Over the past year we’ve boosted the resources put into the Services to Home Educators (SHE) team to reduce case loads and make sure all children being home educated can be monitored in a timely way.  The SHE team is working with local home educating  groups and is taking part in developments to establish a regional network and a national body of professionals working in the field of home education. We are also beginning some research into reasons for the decision to home educate to see if we can spot any trends linked to the rising numbers.

Learning the lessons from complaints

The leadership team is now receiving a fortnightly update from the corporate complaints team about trends and themes arising from complaints from those we serve and enquiries from our local MPs. What we know is that the volume of these contacts (particularly MP enquiries) has risen by more than 200 from last year, but that we continue to answer them in a timely way,  More complaints are settled at an early stage and fewer go on to the Ombudsman than last year. One very pleasing trend is that since the start of this financial year the number of complaints about staff attitudes have fallen. The number of MP enquiries on behalf of their constituencies has risen sharply over the past 12 months – and the complaints team is working with the offices of local MPs to consider better ways of helping them to find the information that they need more quickly.

Norfolk Alliance is first of its kind

We’ve agreed a formal alliance with the London Leadership Strategy (LLS) to further drive improvement in the county’s schools.  Building on work that has taken place in Norfolk and London in the last year, the alliance will give more schools access to celebrated training programmes, skilled leaders and new ways of working.
The Norfolk alliance is the first of its kind in the country, and secures support from the LLS for another year.
As part of the agreement, the organisations plan to work together to explore how to close the gap in performance between groups of pupils, in particular white working class boys – a local and national  issue
There will also be access to a range of LLS courses:
• Securing Good – for schools that require improvement. This course matches schools with a consultant head who can support them with their areas for development. 83% of schools on the programme that have been inspected have achieved a good or outstanding judgement;
• Good to Great – for heads and leaders in good schools, to help them to become outstanding;
• Going for Great – for leaders in outstanding schools, to support continued development;
• Successful Teaching and Learning
• SEN audits and development
• Moving to New Headship – a support programme for new headteachers.

Top PE awards for three schools

Three schools in Norfolk - Mundesley Junior School, Little Melton Primary and White Woman Lane Junior School - have all achieved the national award for the quality of their PE teaching at Distinction level, the highest level possible. All three have engaged heavily with our CPD and wider programmes. In the case of Mundesley Junior for example, 29% of their children represent their school at County Final or higher level. This award, which followed our Norfolk High Quality PE Chartermark Award,  looks at all areas of provision from pupil achievement to leadership and management. It requires a rigorous validation visit and subsequent recommendation, as well as a detailed and full application process. Awarded at either Award level or Award with Distinction it is an aspirational award which more schools in Norfolk should seek to achieve and are capable of achieving.

Discover Recovery

A festival which aims to inspire people to recover from substance misuse and celebrate those who have overcome drug and alcohol problems is to be held at The Forum in Norwich on Sunday, .The Discover Recovery Festival 2014 will provide the wider community with information and positive messages about recovery from drug and alcohol issues and celebrate the organisations, projects and groups that are making a difference. Now in its second year, the festival is being held on Sunday (27 July) between 10am-4pm, supported by the Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Partnership (N-DAP).On the day, there will be a chance to meet community-led recovery groups and projects such as Acorns, Vauxhall Angling Club, Menshed, Rehab Grads and others.  As well as a wide variety of stalls, there will be music from the inspirational Invidia Voices Rock and Soul Choir and local recovery art project HART will be hosting a ‘pop-up’ arts and crafts workshop, with a chance to sample mocktails from local dry-pub project The DRUB .

YOT in the crew

Earlier this month staff from Norfolk Youth Offending Team were part of the Crucial Crew event organised by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Norfolk Youth Offending Team have supported this event for eleven years, since it began in 2003 and this was the second of three events we will be attending this year  Crucial Crew is a multi-agency education event that aims to promote safety in Norfolk. The Norfolk YOT element engages around two hundred Year 6 children each day in a ten minute interactive session about antisocial behaviour delivering information that helps young people to act as responsible citizens, and avoid getting into trouble with the law. This informative part of the day, works really well – going by the engagement and enthusiasm of the young people who attend.  So all the staff involved are looking forward to the next event at Norfolk Showground in September 2014.

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Moving on up

Staff preparing to move to the 8th floor of County Hall next week, got a sneak preview on Friday afternoon when the floor was made ‘open for business for 90 minutes’ by the contractors. Over 125 people visited and feedback was positive- they were impressed with the overall look and feel of the floor, and the space that staff working there will have. Sunday night’s storm did highlight a problem with some of the fixings on the roof above, which let in water and have caused some slight water damage to ceiling tiles.  This is being repaired, and the inadequate fixings are being replaced, before the floor is handed over by the contractors to the County Council this Friday and people start to move in from Monday 28 July. If you didn’t have a chance to see the new floor, or would like to see it again, you’ll find photographs and updates on Changing Norfolk intranet pages as well as regular updates and a schedule of all other County Hall office moves.


Get into Summer

If current trends continue, by 2031, more than 50pc of adults and 33pc of children in Norfolk will be obese. One in three Norfolk adults is doing less than half an hour’s physical activity a week – falling far short of the national recommendations of 2.5 hrs a week.
So as part of the focus on improving this countywide picture we’ve produced a 48 page supplement packed with totally free or low cost ideas and events to get families out and active in Norfolk this summer published in the EDP on July 22. The publication also gives details of recommended levels of exercise and activity for different age groups, in the easiest possible way. Later this week it will also be inserted into the free papers in 20 of the county’s most deprived wards, will be available in all Norfolk libraries and children’s centres and you can see it online here. Please take a look yourself, and make sure families you are working with are encouraged to look at a copy. The supplement is a joint initiative from Norfolk County Council public health and Active Norfolk. 

Restoring a sense of calm

St. Edmund’s Primary School has been praised for using restorative approaches as a means of resolving conflict in the classroom and reducing exclusions. Brian Hannah, Norfolk County Council’s Chairman and Member Champion for Restorative Approaches, has highlighted the good work at the King’s Lynn school and recommended that other schools in the county adopt similar approaches. The school have been using restorative approaches for the last four years as a way of resolving conflict and dealing with problems. Since it was introduced the school has seen fewer exclusions and children are learning how to work together to resolve conflict before it escalates. Lisa Cook, headteacher, said: "Restorative practices have made a significant difference to the children at our school". The children recently met with Sheila Lock, and Cllr Hannah, to discuss the success of the scheme in their school.

A World Cup triumph

A World Cup themed education programme celebrated children from four different schools receiving trophies and certificates for completing their NCFC Skills Award. These are run by Norfolk County Council at the Study Skills centre at Carrow Road, and used World Cup Challenges to motivate children and improve learning in communication and problem-solving. A further 30 children were also recognised for completing the Study Centre’s Double Club programme. The Double Club course involves a tutor teaching groups of 15 students, an extra hour of literacy and numeracy a week, at their schools with all sessions themed around football. Afterwards, the students are rewarded with an hour’s football coaching.

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Fed up with the same meals each week? Join our cookery workshops and be inspired!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:11
Join our fantastic cookery workshops and courses and learn how to make tastebud tingling dishes!
French patisserie favourites - Monday 22 Sept, Wednesday 24 Sept
Learn to make a variety of classic French tarts and pastries, including choux pastry and cake Basque to take home and enjoy with friends and family.

 

Introduction to Indian - Saturday 18 Oct
Prepare and cook a selection of delicious, authentic Indian dishes

 

Fresh pasta made easy - Saturday 27 Sept
Find out just how easy and fun making your own pasta can be.

 

Pastry for beginners - Saturday 11 Oct
Spend a fun day finding out how easy it is to create great looking and tasting pastries from scratch.
Great British baking - Saturday 27 Sept
Learn to bake different British classics each week - a culinary tour from "Cornish Fairings to Orkney Broonies" 

 

Easy breadmaking - Sunday 28 Sept Learn how to make a tasty loaf from scratch along with some other favourites.

Bread from around the world - Sunday 19 Oct
Make a variety of breads from around the world including chapattis, ciabatta, cinnamon rolls and boa.
More cookery courses taking place in the autumn term include: Family favourites, Vegetarian, Italian, Chocolate, Fish, Asian, Thai, Bread

 

       To enrol online click on the chosen course above or call
0344 800 8020

 

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Improving Times- July 23, 2014

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:34
Children's Services staff newsletter                                 23 July 2014 Strenghtening our services for home educators

Supporting the education of Norfolk’s children doesn’t only concern us when they are in school or alternative provision.  There are currently 626 children registered with us as being home educated in Norfolk, and the leadership team on Tuesday discussed plans to further improve the way we support them and their families. There is no national comparative data regarding numbers of home educated children across the UK – although anecdotal information shows us to be on a par proportionately for numbers with other counties in the region.   What we do know is that our numbers are rising and are fairly evenly spread across all seven district areas of the county.   Over the past year we’ve boosted the resources put into the Services to Home Educators (SHE) team to reduce case loads and make sure all children being home educated can be monitored in a timely way.  The SHE team is working with local home educating  groups and is taking part in developments to establish a regional network and a national body of professionals working in the field of home education. We are also beginning some research into reasons for the decision to home educate to see if we can spot any trends linked to the rising numbers.

Learning the lessons from complaints

The leadership team is now receiving a fortnightly update from the corporate complaints team about trends and themes arising from complaints from those we serve and enquiries from our local MPs. What we know is that the volume of these contacts (particularly MP enquiries) has risen by more than 200 from last year, but that we continue to answer them in a timely way,  More complaints are settled at an early stage and fewer go on to the Ombudsman than last year. One very pleasing trend is that since the start of this financial year the number of complaints about staff attitudes have fallen. The number of MP enquiries on behalf of their constituencies has risen sharply over the past 12 months – and the complaints team is working with the offices of local MPs to consider better ways of helping them to find the information that they need more quickly.

Norfolk Alliance is first of its kind

We’ve agreed a formal alliance with the London Leadership Strategy (LLS) to further drive improvement in the county’s schools.  Building on work that has taken place in Norfolk and London in the last year, the alliance will give more schools access to celebrated training programmes, skilled leaders and new ways of working.
The Norfolk alliance is the first of its kind in the country, and secures support from the LLS for another year.
As part of the agreement, the organisations plan to work together to explore how to close the gap in performance between groups of pupils, in particular white working class boys – a local and national  issue
There will also be access to a range of LLS courses:
• Securing Good – for schools that require improvement. This course matches schools with a consultant head who can support them with their areas for development. 83% of schools on the programme that have been inspected have achieved a good or outstanding judgement;
• Good to Great – for heads and leaders in good schools, to help them to become outstanding;
• Going for Great – for leaders in outstanding schools, to support continued development;
• Successful Teaching and Learning
• SEN audits and development
• Moving to New Headship – a support programme for new headteachers.

Top PE awards for three schools

Three schools in Norfolk - Mundesley Junior School, Little Melton Primary and White Woman Lane Junior School - have all achieved the national award for the quality of their PE teaching at Distinction level, the highest level possible. All three have engaged heavily with our CPD and wider programmes. In the case of Mundesley Junior for example, 29% of their children represent their school at County Final or higher level. This award, which followed our Norfolk High Quality PE Chartermark Award,  looks at all areas of provision from pupil achievement to leadership and management. It requires a rigorous validation visit and subsequent recommendation, as well as a detailed and full application process. Awarded at either Award level or Award with Distinction it is an aspirational award which more schools in Norfolk should seek to achieve and are capable of achieving.

Discover Recovery

A festival which aims to inspire people to recover from substance misuse and celebrate those who have overcome drug and alcohol problems is to be held at The Forum in Norwich on Sunday, .The Discover Recovery Festival 2014 will provide the wider community with information and positive messages about recovery from drug and alcohol issues and celebrate the organisations, projects and groups that are making a difference. Now in its second year, the festival is being held on Sunday (27 July) between 10am-4pm, supported by the Norfolk Drug and Alcohol Partnership (N-DAP).On the day, there will be a chance to meet community-led recovery groups and projects such as Acorns, Vauxhall Angling Club, Menshed, Rehab Grads and others.  As well as a wide variety of stalls, there will be music from the inspirational Invidia Voices Rock and Soul Choir and local recovery art project HART will be hosting a ‘pop-up’ arts and crafts workshop, with a chance to sample mocktails from local dry-pub project The DRUB .

YOT in the crew

Earlier this month staff from Norfolk Youth Offending Team were part of the Crucial Crew event organised by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Norfolk Youth Offending Team have supported this event for eleven years, since it began in 2003 and this was the second of three events we will be attending this year  Crucial Crew is a multi-agency education event that aims to promote safety in Norfolk. The Norfolk YOT element engages around two hundred Year 6 children each day in a ten minute interactive session about antisocial behaviour delivering information that helps young people to act as responsible citizens, and avoid getting into trouble with the law. This informative part of the day, works really well – going by the engagement and enthusiasm of the young people who attend.  So all the staff involved are looking forward to the next event at Norfolk Showground in September 2014.

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Moving on up

Staff preparing to move to the 8th floor of County Hall next week, got a sneak preview on Friday afternoon when the floor was made ‘open for business for 90 minutes’ by the contractors. Over 125 people visited and feedback was positive- they were impressed with the overall look and feel of the floor, and the space that staff working there will have. Sunday night’s storm did highlight a problem with some of the fixings on the roof above, which let in water and have caused some slight water damage to ceiling tiles.  This is being repaired, and the inadequate fixings are being replaced, before the floor is handed over by the contractors to the County Council this Friday and people start to move in from Monday 28 July. If you didn’t have a chance to see the new floor, or would like to see it again, you’ll find photographs and updates on Changing Norfolk intranet pages as well as regular updates and a schedule of all other County Hall office moves.


Get into Summer

If current trends continue, by 2031, more than 50pc of adults and 33pc of children in Norfolk will be obese. One in three Norfolk adults is doing less than half an hour’s physical activity a week – falling far short of the national recommendations of 2.5 hrs a week.
So as part of the focus on improving this countywide picture we’ve produced a 48 page supplement packed with totally free or low cost ideas and events to get families out and active in Norfolk this summer published in the EDP on July 22. The publication also gives details of recommended levels of exercise and activity for different age groups, in the easiest possible way. Later this week it will also be inserted into the free papers in 20 of the county’s most deprived wards, will be available in all Norfolk libraries and children’s centres and you can see it online here. Please take a look yourself, and make sure families you are working with are encouraged to look at a copy. The supplement is a joint initiative from Norfolk County Council public health and Active Norfolk. 

Restoring a sense of calm

St. Edmund’s Primary School has been praised for using restorative approaches as a means of resolving conflict in the classroom and reducing exclusions. Brian Hannah, Norfolk County Council’s Chairman and Member Champion for Restorative Approaches, has highlighted the good work at the King’s Lynn school and recommended that other schools in the county adopt similar approaches. The school have been using restorative approaches for the last four years as a way of resolving conflict and dealing with problems. Since it was introduced the school has seen fewer exclusions and children are learning how to work together to resolve conflict before it escalates. Lisa Cook, headteacher, said: "Restorative practices have made a significant difference to the children at our school". The children recently met with Sheila Lock, and Cllr Hannah, to discuss the success of the scheme in their school.

A World Cup triumph

A World Cup themed education programme celebrated children from four different schools receiving trophies and certificates for completing their NCFC Skills Award. These are run by Norfolk County Council at the Study Skills centre at Carrow Road, and used World Cup Challenges to motivate children and improve learning in communication and problem-solving. A further 30 children were also recognised for completing the Study Centre’s Double Club programme. The Double Club course involves a tutor teaching groups of 15 students, an extra hour of literacy and numeracy a week, at their schools with all sessions themed around football. Afterwards, the students are rewarded with an hour’s football coaching.

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

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Norfolk County Council - Economic Development Sub-Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:50

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Economic Development Sub-Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on 28 July 2014 is now available.

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Schools Out! Summer Events in Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:07

July/August 2014

Schools Out!

Schools out for summer and we've got lots of events lined up to keep you busy throughout the holiday.   You'll find activities in all our museums plus special events and themed days. 
View What's On Calendar.

World War themed activities

Meet costumed characters, handle real objects and learn about life in wartime Britain. 
Time and Tide - Hoards of History: Blitz and Pieces (25 Jul); Bi-plane at War (22 Aug)
Elizabethan House - Brass Hats, Tin Hats and Coal Scuttles (6 Aug); Trench Foot, Blood and Bandages (13 Aug); Potato Mashers, Whizz Bangs and Big Bertha (20 Aug)
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell - Make do and Mend
(29 Jul to 3 Sept); A talk on the Kindertransport in Norwich (24 July, 11am & 2pm) Book in advance on 01603 629127.
Ancient House - House Alive! Outbreak of the First World War (8 August); Lynn Museum - Lynn goes to War (19 Aug);
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Village at War (24 & 25 August).

The Wonder of Birds

Norwich Castle has three great family wildlife events to complement The Wonder of Birds exhibition: The Hawk and Owl Trust (7 Aug); RSPB (21 Aug) and Norfolk Wildlife Trust (15 Aug).  There's a chance to try bird themed activities in Bird Brain! (24 July to 3 Sept) and help make giant bird mosaics in Birds for all Seasons (11 to 16 Aug).  Image courtesy RSPB.

Inspired by Birds: Norwich Castle Open Art Show 2014
Enjoy an eclectic mix of works by East Anglian artists inspired by birds.  All pieces are for sale.  Until 31 August.


New this summer! Café at the Castle Picnic Terrace.  Enjoy our new outdoor menu and spectacular views of the city.

Summer holiday offer

Norwich Museums
Visit Norwich Castle this summer and get a voucher for half price admission to the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and Strangers' Hall.

Download an events leaflet

For full details of holiday events around the county, click a link to download a leaflet.
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life
Great Yarmouth Museums
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Lynn Museum
Norwich Museums What's On
Cromer Museum
Save a fortune on museum admission with a
Norfolk Museums Pass 

Mammoth Adventures

Find out about the amazing creatures that used to roam the earth. Lynn Museum - Monster Mammoths and Deadly Dinosaurs (12 Aug); Cromer Museum - Mammoth Adventure (13 Aug at West Runton beach); Mammoth Monsters and Minibeasts Day (21 Aug). 

Mini Me!

This exquisite mini exhibition at Strangers' Hall explores our fascination with dolls (Weds to Sat 23 Jul to 3 Sept).  Plus!  Doll themed stories and crafts (6 Aug) and a talk and demonstration from Betty's Doll Hospital (8 Aug).
In association with Langleys Toy Shop.

Family Activity Days

Cromer Museum - Victorian Day with Punch and Judy (31 Jul & 14 Aug); Stone Age Day (7 Aug).
Lynn Museum - Ancient Egyptians (29 Jul); Let's Play: Toys and Games from the Past (5 Aug); Rediscover Romans (26 Aug); Brilliant Bronze Age and Super Seahenge (2 Sept).
Ancient House - Fun with Fabrics (6 Aug); Happy Holidays (13 Aug) and My Museum (27 Aug).
Gressenhall - The Great Outdoors (24 Jul to 3 Aug); Harness Up! (4 to 23 Aug); Go Go Gressenhall (26 Aug to 3 Sept).
Tolhouse Gaol - Trails of Magic and Illusion (Wednesdays, 30 Jul to 27 Aug).

Supermodels and more...

There's still time to catch the Supermodels exhibition at Time and Tide.   Mould-y Veg (29 July); Float your Boat (30 July); To the Top of the World (29 July, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Aug); Plasticine and Animation Workshop (6 Aug & 1 Sept); Artist and Model (6 Aug).

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 18 July 2014

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 18 July 2014 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

We would also like to advise that the next deadline for the Norfolk Arts Project Fund is 30 September 2014. If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact arts@norfolk.gov.uk for an application form. Further information on the Norfolk Arts Project Fund can be found at http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Arts/Arts_development/index.htm

Job OpportunitiesInstrumental Brass Teacher – Norfolk County Council

Temporary contract until March 2016

Norfolk Music Service seek an inspiring brass teacher (French Horn specialist preferred) for up to 1 full time post, willing to undertake countywide mixed brass teaching and conduct ensembles. Experience of whole class instrumental teaching is desirable. You will be joining a vibrant and inspiring team within a traditional music service that supports a County Youth Orchestra, County Sinfonic bands, a brass band and works in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama running a Saturday music centre.

Closing Date: 24 July 2014

Further information regarding the vacancy can be found here.

 

Instrumental String Teacher - Norfolk County Council

Norfolk Music Service seek an inspiring violin teacher willing to undertake countywide violin and mixed string teaching and conduct ensembles. This post is up to 1 full time equiavlent and we will also consider those seeking part time work. Experience of whole class instrumental teaching is desirable. You will be joining a vibrant and inspiring team within a traditional music service that supports a County Youth Orchestra, training string groups and works in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama running a Saturday music centre.

Closing Date: 24 July 2014

Further information regarding the vacancy can be found here.


Instrumental Woodwind Teacher - Norfolk County Council

Norfolk Music Service seek an inspiring woodwind teacher, oboe specialist; willing to undertake countywide woodwind teaching, develop oboe teaching and conduct ensembles. This post is up to 1 full time equiavlent and we will consider those seeking part time work.  Experience of whole class instrumental teaching is desirable. You will be joining a vibrant and inspiring team within a traditional music service that supports a County Youth Orchestra, training groups and works in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama running a Saturday music centre.  

Closing Date: 24 July 2014

Further information regarding the vacancy can be found here.

 

Press & Communications Officer - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Full time, salary: £18,000

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds seeks to appoint a creative and energetic individual with a passion for the arts, who has excellent written and verbal communication skills and can direct and manage PR campaigns at the Theatre. You will maintain and develop the Theatre’s profile in the media, on a local, regional, national and international level. You will play an active role in the organisation’s general marketing activity and will communicate with a wide variety of audiences, tailoring your approach to suit each one, as well as using a number of social media platforms. We hope you will have an adaptable style, combined with the ability to prioritise your workload within tight deadlines. An ability to mentor and teach press skills to an assistant is vital. We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date: 12noon 28 July 2014

To apply please visit www.theatreroyal.org or email emma.haley@theatreroyal.org for an application pack and job description.

 

Development Assistant, Kettle's Yard

Salary £18,185-£20,972

Kettle's Yard is a House with a permanent collection of twentieth century artworks, library and an archive, together with a gallery presenting a changing programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions and artists projects. It has an international reputation for its activities that include concerts of new and classical music and an extensive programme of education activities.

The Development Assistant will work directly with the Head of Development to implement Kettle's Yard's fundraising strategy to support ongoing activity as well as a major capital development project. The role holder will undertake research, cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, support the delivery of events, and ensure the efficient administration of the Development department.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, the ability to develop relationships with people at all levels, and an interest in fundraising within an arts environment.

The post is funded through the Arts Council England Catalyst scheme and supports the Catalyst fundraising plan, which aims to build organisational resilience through a programme of fundraising initiatives.

This is a full time position. It is an initial 12-month fixed term contract.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th August 2014.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15th August 2014.

For further particulars and to apply for this post please visit: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/jobs/

Development OpportunitiesOpen Door: Improvisation Workshop - Adam Benjamin

Norwich, 22nd - 26th August 2014

10 am - 1 pm; Open Workshop
4 - 7 pm; For those interested in being part of the first stages of development of a performance piece with Ensemble Dance

Mornings £160 (£120 concessions)
Full workshop £290 (£210 concessions)
(Breakfast and main meal available for £20 a head for the 5 days)
Includes free ticket to 'In Conversation' evening at Take 5, Tombland, Norwich, with Adam Benjamin and guests, Saturday 23rd August, 9pm

Collaborative artist: Steven Edmonds
Musicians: Mike Crome, Adrian Howes and Martin Kendall

For queries and bookings (including re accommodation) please contact hayleyjmatthews@hotmail.co.uk or 07813964134

Deadline for booking - 30th July
There are also two bursary spaces available, by application to above email

For further information visit http://www.adambenjamin.co.uk/home.html

 

August Workshops at Diss Corn Hall

Working With Lino - Dale Devereax Barker
August 1st-3rd
£120 adult/£75 student
A three day course that will introduce students to a full knowledge of working with linoleum as a vehicle for generating printed images.

Life Drawing Summer School - Rebecca Lyne
August 12th-14th
£120 adult/£75 student
Discover why life drawing is used to further your observation and technique. A comprehensive Life Drawing course suitable for all abilities. A broad range of activities designed to expand knowledge and skills.

Making Sketchbooks - Diane Griffiths
23rd August (£40)
24th-25th August (£80)
23rd-25th August (£120 adult/£75 student)
Students will have an opportunity to make at least two sketchbooks during one day and learn a variety of binding techniques suitable for sketchbooks on the other days. There will also be demonstrations of simple techniques and a chance to make decorated end leaves and book cloth.

Digital Photography for Beginners - Lucy Kayne
26th-28th August
£120 adult/£75 student
The course will consist of a mixture of demonstrations, discussions, and practical excersises - perfect for beginners!

All courses run from 10am-4pm. Booking is essential.
For more information contact the box office on:
01379 652241 or boxoffice@disscornhall.co.uk

http://www.disscornhall.co.uk/

 

Creating Fear in Films Workshop with Ian Long -  Euroscript

Derbyshire House, St Chad's Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H
Saturday August 23
Registration: 10.00am
Course: 10.15am to 6.00pm

Cinema is all about creating strong emotional responses, and fear is a primal human emotion. Some of our most unforgettable film memories are the scariest ones.

So it follows that writers and directors need to know how fear operates in film narratives - and in our hearts and minds.

This workshop analyses fear in detail, going deeply into human psychology. It uses carefully-chosen clips to show how we can create the scares that audiences demand, in ways which enhance the drama of our stories: and make them truly memorable.

The workshop will give you a range of tools which you can apply directly to a narrative. So bring the project you're working on - or get help to create a new story on the day.

£99 (£89 concessions) We offer concessionary rates to members of WGGB, DGGB, ITF, Directors UK and WFTV.

Early Bird Price (Before August 1st)
£85 (£75 concessions)

Click here to book online now.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/PerformersCall for entries for Low- and no-budget movies

Submit NOW your LOW- or NO-BUDGET film to the Independent Days 15th International Film festival. Short and long-playing films can be submitted. There are no specific guidelines regarding running time, genre or format. More information and free submission: http://www.independentdays-filmfest.com/filmmakers-engl/

Industry Research & InformationMore reduction in red tape for entertainment venues

Parliamentary papers have been brought forward to reduce the burdensome red tape for entertainment licensing making it easier for pubs and clubs to host live music and enabling entertainment to be put on in schools, village halls, hospitals and other public places. More here @Gov.uk.

 

Creative Industries employment figures released

According to latest figures published by the DCMS, employment within the UK Creative Industries sector has increased five times faster than the national average. The Creative Industries: Focus on Employment report builds on the findings of the Creative Industries Economic Estimates published in January this year, which revealed the Creative Industries contribute more than £8m per hour to the UK economy, and generate more than £70bn a year, and is outperforming all other sectors of the UK economy. Read the press release here @GOV.uk.

DCMS has also released official statistics that estimate the number of jobs in the Creative Economy by region, level of qualification, gender, and ethnicity. More here @Gov.uk.

The Creative Industries Council have announced their strategy and vision for the creative industries in 2020. You can read the report here @TheCreativeIndustries. Vince Cable has this week announced £16m to match industry investment for creative industry skills, particularly to develop the filmmakers and fashion designers of the future. More here @Gov.uk.

 

Cultural Policy – IFACCA

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) have published their Cultural Policy Quick Facts which puts together an overview of the cultural policies and policy structures of 213 countries and regions and allows comparisons to be made between other countries' policy structures. The cultural policy database will also be published later in the year. If you want to find out the key elements in cultural policy across the world, you can find more information here.

Funding OpportunitiesCreative Skillset Challenge Fund Reopens for Limited Period

The Challenge Fund is a fund set up for employers as part of the Creative Skillset Skills Investment Fund. The Fund seeks to help companies boost skills and develop talent in their companies, while meeting the skills gaps and shortages of the wider industry. It aims to help keep the UK at the forefront of innovation and positioned as a hothouse of creativity, by placing funds and training delivery in the control of companies.

The Fund will maintain the UK's competitiveness by equipping those new to the industry with the skills needs, and ensuring that existing professionals have up-to-date skills and know-how to provide a dynamic future for the creative industries.

Applications must be for a minimum of £10,000. Creative Skillset would expect bids to be no larger than £500,000 however will consider larger bids at their discretion.

UK employers in animation, games, film, TV and VFX are eligible to apply. The Fund is subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  • All applications must be led by a single lead employer. Should the application be successful, partner organisations and/or training or education organisations can be nominated to take a lead role.
  • Employers or groups of employers are able to access the Fund.
    Representative bodies and training or education organisations can be included within applications but all applications must be led by a single named employer within animation, games, film, TV or VFX.
  • A key contact must be able to demonstrate that they have contributed to, or made clear their support, industry investment to the SIF within the year in which funds are being applied for.
    Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can match funds requested with an investment of 50%.

Each sector also has specific eligibility criteria.

Activities supported through the Challenge Fund include but are not limited to:

  • Intensive training schemes.
  • Management and leadership programmes.
  • Shadowing and mentoring and 'stepping up' programmes.
  • Professional development of employees and freelancers.

Applications must evidence that the activity could not take place without the support of the Fund and that it does not duplicate existing projects.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2014 (12pm).

Further information on the fund can be found here http://creativeskillset.org/who_we_help/creative_businesses/funding_for_creative_businesses/challenge_fund

 

Youth Engagement Fund (England)

The Government has announced that the Youth Engagement Fund is now open for applications. This is a £16 million payment by results fund. It aims to help disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 17 to participate and succeed in education or training. The funding will be provided through social impact bonds (SIBs) with investors funding innovative initiatives to prevent young people from becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). Government will only pay if the initiatives are successful and lead to positive outcomes. The Government is seeking proposals from Social Investment Partnerships comprising one or more Investor, one or more Delivery Body and one or more Local Contributor. In some cases, an Intermediary may also be involved. The Government fully expect proposals to demonstrate engagement with local stakeholders and include a financial contribution from at least one other source. Local stakeholders could include schools/academies, local authorities, Youth Offending Teams or others interested in supporting projects that improve outcomes for young people. It is anticipated that between 4 and 10 contracts will be awarded.

There will be 2 bidder information events for the Youth Engagement Fund:

  • London on Monday 14 July
  • Leeds on Thursday 17 July

The closing date for submitting initial applications is 10 am on the 18th August 2014. Read more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/youth-engagement-fund-prospectus

 

Arts Council - Strategic Touring Programme (England)

The next closing date for grant applications to the Arts Council, England Strategic Touring Programme is the 29th August 2014. The £45 million Strategic touring programme provides grants for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts provision. The funding is available to both organisations and individuals. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply. These can include:

  • Promoters
  • Producers
  • Artists
  • Agencies
  • Companies
  • Marketing or audience development specialists
  • Local authority representatives or any other kind of organisation or individual.

Read more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/apply-for-funding/strategic-touring-programme

 

Baring Foundation - Arts and Older People Programme Open to Applications (UK)

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to enable professional arts organisations to commission work with older artists (70+) who have the craft, the vision and the interest to explore age and ageing and to produce imaginative, original and compelling new works in any medium for public exhibition, performance, publication or digital distribution.

The lead applicant must be a not for profit arts organisation working in the UK, whose core purpose is commissioning, presenting, or producing arts. Education establishments, hospitals, care homes and housing associations, local authorities, general charities and other non-arts bodies may be involved but may not be the lead applicant.
The lead artist must be a person aged at least 70 by 1 January 2015 and have a significant record of achievement as a professional artist.

The deadline for First Stage applications is 1 September 2014.

Further information can be found here http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/

 

ChurchCare - First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available to cover necessary works to the fabric of listed Anglican and Catholic cathedral buildings and structures in England, which will keep the buildings wind and weather-tight, safe and open.

Grants can cover:

  • Materials
  • Direct costs related to the works to be undertaken
  • Professional fees

The cathedral should provide an overview of all events they are planning to commemorate the First World War. However, works applied for do not need to have a direct link to commemorations.

Applications may be submitted by cathedral staff, clergy, or by an officially affiliated 'Friends' organisation.

The Second Round is open to applications with a deadline of 17 September 2014 (midnight).

Further details can be found here http://www.churchcare.co.uk/cathedrals/funding-and-grants/fabric-repair-grants-cathedrals

 

Funding Available to Foster European Integration by Providing New Subtitled Versions of Selected TV Programmes

A new Call for Fostering European Integration through Culture by Providing New Subtitled Versions of Selected TV Programmes is now open.

The expected outcome of this pilot is the provision of a minimum of 600 hours of diverse, European-subtitled factual audiovisual content, online, in several territories, as well as assessing the subsequent impact of this content. The content must be non-fiction containing a strong cultural added value and must be made available in at least two additional EU official languages through subtitling.

A budget of €1.5 million is available for up to 60% of eligible costs.

Proposals must be submitted by applicants providing a non-linear audiovisual media service or web service with a critical mass of audiovisual content. Applicants must have their registered offices in an EU Member State.

The deadline for submissions is 24 September 2014.

Further information can be found here http://ec.europa.eu/culture/calls/general/2014-eac-s16_en.htm.

 

War Memorials Grant Scheme (England)

English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation, in association with Friends of War Memorials, are providing grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs, with a maximum grant of £30,000.

The minimum grant that can be applied for is £3,000. The next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2014. Read more at: http://www.warmemorials.org/grantsforwarmemorials/ 

 

Church & Community Fund (England)

The Church of England has announced that the next closing date for applications under theme 1 and theme 2 of its Church and Community Fund is the 30th September 2014. The overall aim of the fund is to grow the Church of England and develop its capacity to engage with the whole community. Community projects run by parish churches, deaneries, dioceses and other bodies connected to or working in partnership with the Church of England can apply for funding of up to £20,000 for projects that significantly expand the Church's engagement with neighbourhood renewal; and seek innovative ways of developing established community projects so that they either grow existing or evolve into new communities of Christian Faith. In addition grants of up to £60,000 are available under theme 3 of the fund for projects that replicate models of successful community engagement across the wider church. This theme is currently closed for applications. Read more at: http://www.ccfund.org.uk/apply/information

 

John Ellerman Foundation (UK)

The John Ellerman Foundation has announced that it has funding of £380,000 available to help regional museums and galleries in the UK. In particular, the funding will focus on supporting visual and decorative arts and social and natural history collections. The aim is to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. Applications from venues with an income between £100,000 and £10m will be given priority, but larger institutions may be funded if uniquely placed to meet the Fund's aims. The Foundation are particularly interested in funding museums and galleries that:

  • Plan to support new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out
  • Work in partnership with others to develop and share good practice
  • Ensure that the experience from the work funded is integrated into any future plans.

There is a two-stage application process. First-stage applications must be received by 3rd October 2014.

Read more at: http://ellerman.org.uk/how-to-apply/regional-museums-and-galleries-fund

 

Bright Ideas Research Fund (UK)

Nesta, the UK's Innovation Foundation, has announced that the next funding round of its Policy and Research Bright Ideas Research Fund is open for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £10,000 to develop interesting research projects and policy proposals in fields that relate to innovation but where Nesta do not have big programmes already in place. This could include:

  • The development of a new idea about how innovation happens
  • A pamphlet making an interesting and compelling argument relating to innovation
  • An examination of a new innovation or technology, or a worked-up, evidenced proposal for a policy related to innovation.

The fund is open to a wide range of people and organisations, including:

  • Think tanks
  • Academics
  • Journalists
  • Charities
  • Businesses, etc.

The fields that Nesta are particularly interested in include;

  • What do emerging technologies mean for the economy and society
  • Developing an innovation policy for the arts
  • How to encourage new ideas and experimentation in social innovation
  • Smarter smart cities; etc.

The next closing date for applications is the 24th October 2014. Read more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/funding/bright-ideas-research-fund-open-call


Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation (UK)

The Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation has announced that its grants making programme will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2014. The Foundation supports projects in children's hospitals and hospices throughout the UK to enrich and enhance the lives of patients. Projects that could be considered by the Foundation include amongst others:

  • Arts, music, play and leisure programmes
  • Facilities to support families of children treated in hospitals or hospices
  • Care and facilities in hospices
  • Supporting children with physical and emotional difficulties
  • Medical equipment; etc.

Grants awarded will usually range from £1,000 to £10,000.

The closing date for applications will be the 5th December 2014. Read more at: http://www.wallaceandgromitfoundation.org/about/apply-for-grant/

 

Music Export Growth Scheme - UKTI (UK)

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has announced the Music Export Growth Scheme will re-open for applications in the August 2014. Through the scheme, Small and medium-sized UK independent record labels and music management companies can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 to support overseas marketing and to promote specific artist releases. £3 million will be available over the next three years. Decisions on individual awards will be made by a panel of music industry experts which will meet four times a year to process applications. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign proposals showing how the grant would be invested in effective marketing and other promotional activity oversees, such as through artist showcases, tour support, social media and publicity. Read more at: http://www.bpi.co.uk/export-scheme.aspx

Volunteering OpportunitiesHeritage Education Volunteer - Great St Mary's Heritage Project

Great St Mary's is the university church at the heart of Cambridge. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery grant, we are launching a Heritage Education Centre featuring interactive touch-screens, a video-screening space and exciting new activities for families, schools and community groups. The project will investigate the remarkable history of Great St Mary's and the significant role it has played in the history of the University and City of Cambridge.

We are looking for friendly volunteers for public-facing roles in the church, greeting visitors, overseeing informal learning, and assisting on family activity mornings and similar events.

The focus of the heritage education centre is on local history and family learning - you will be volunteering in a beautiful, historic church, but it is not necessary for volunteers to be members of the Church of England, or any other faith.

In the initial stages of the project, from June 2014, volunteers will be asked to oversee informal learning activities including brass rubbing, I Spy trails and explorer boxes.

Volunteers will also assist at occasional events, mostly on weekends, such as family craft mornings and sessions to tie in with First World War commemorations and the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I visiting Cambridge.

From Autumn 2014 there may also be the opportunity to take part in curriculum-linked learning activities with local schools.

Closing Date: 03 September 2014

Please download an application form here:
https://gsmheritage.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/volunteering-opportunities/

 

Volunteers - Anteros Arts Foundation

Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich. Volunteers required to assist with leaflet distribution and Saturday reception cover. Please contact rachel.miller@anteros.co.uk or call 01603 766129.

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolkartsforum.co.uk/index.htm

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