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NORTH NORFOLK ARTS E-NEWS
24 November 2015 – Issue 8
In this issue:
News
For what’s going on in North Norfolk
Last chance to see World renowned Orchestras this Saturday!
The very best of festive entertainment in North Norfolk…
Opportunities
 Freelance Bid Writer/Producer - Ensemble Dance Co.
 Head of Finance - Norfolk & Norwich Festival
 Norfolk & Norwich Festival Creative Employment Programme Internships
 Teaching Museum Traineeships - Norfolk Museums Service
 Arts Award Bronze & Silver Adviser Training
 Courses & Workshops at Artpocket
 Funding Your Youth Arts Project - Artswork
 Youth Arts Project Management: A six-day accredited course - Artswork
 Ceramics Artist in Residence - Time & Tide Museum
 Creative Industries - Routes to Finance
 Call for outdoor arts commissions 2016
 Ceramics Artist in Residence at Time & Tide Museum, Gt Yarmouth
 Elmbridge BC: Art Development Officer
 Sutton are looking for professionals to lead a series of workshops in 2016
 Creative Dorset: Culture & Tourism Action Plan Phase One Consultancy Brief
 Kent CC: Arts & Culture Project Assistant Reference Number: 15003077
Funding
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News
For what’s going on in North Norfolk visit our Arts online diary
www.northnorfolk.org/arts/search.aspx To submit your event for FREE visit
www.northnorfolk.org/arts/submit_event.aspx or visit www.visitnorthnorfolk.com
For information on North Norfolk WW1 events and support visit www.northnorfolk.org/ww1
Last chance to see World renowned Orchestras this Saturday!
The London Mozart Players will conclude this year’s high quality orchestral concerts developed by
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) in partnership with Orchestras Live and community
organisations. Accompanied by Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society.
Tickets £15 (under 18’s Free) from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347
[email protected] or online www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com
The very best of festive entertainment in North Norfolk…
 Cinderella - Sheringham Little Theatre
 Pinocchio – North Walsham’s The Atrium
 The Cromer Christmas Show – Cromer Pier
 Festive Sing-alongs and drama – The Granary, Wells
 Christmas Spectacular – Thursford
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Opportunities
Freelance Bid Writer/Producer - Ensemble Dance Co.
Ensemble is an umbrella for the work of dancer and dance maker Hayley Matthews. The company
has a constant flow of integration and disintegration, bringing together temporary companies for
each work. Currently based in Norwich.
The successful applicant will be working initially on two projects;
Still in the City, which has toured in research and development in 2014 - 2015 at Norfolk and
Norwich Festival, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Tanz Fabrik (Berlin), The Camden Fringe Festival, The
Cockpit Theatre, London and OPEN Ealing, London. This will be a bid writing and marketing
project to gain support for the work to develop an early years and young people's strand in
Norwich in 2016 that is integrated into a professional performance. And to develop and market the
work as a touring piece for festivals in the UK and abroad in 2016/2017.
The Home Project, developed in 2014-2015 with playwright Lucinda Everett, Artist Connie Page,
photographer and cinematographer Al Simmons, alongside Hayley. In 2106 the project will be
developing as a portrait, sound and performance work combining exhibition, live work and
published writing. The project explores personal and universal aspects of home. This will be
primarily securing funding and developing support from venues as well as supporting the company
with production and marketing.
The fee will be negotiable, based on a freelance day rate and dependent of successful funding
bids.
To apply send CV and covering letter with details of relevant previous work
to [email protected] by 13 December 2015.
Links to the work and tumbler pages can be found here:
www.tumblr.com/blog/stillinthecity
www.tumblr.com/blog/thehomeproject2015-2016
vimeo.com/140078804 Still in the City
vimeo.com/114978366 Still in the City
vimeo.com/144481700 Hayley Matthews – Performance Show Reel
Head of Finance - Norfolk & Norwich Festival
£35,000 – £40,000 p.a., pro rated, commensurate with experience
Part-time (2.5/3 days p.w.), permanent
Strategic, Lateral Minded, Systematic?
Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF) seeks to appoint an experienced Head of Finance, with excellent
financial and interpersonal skills, to work closely with a very busy, dedicated and creative team in
delivering the Festival’s bold ambitions. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, s/he
will work closely with the Executive Director on strategic financial planning and will manage the
financial affairs of the company to maximise financial efficiency.
NNF is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and
inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals,
each May we transform and celebrate our city and county through an internationally acclaimed
programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts. The
organisation has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since April 2012
and has a turnover of c£2.5m. NNF offers a wide-range of engagement opportunities through a
mix of free outdoor work, ticketed events and a strong participation programme. NNF is also one
of ten Arts Council England funded National Bridge organisations with a mandate to develop arts
and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England.
The closing deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.30 pm Friday 27 November 2015
Interviews are planned for Monday 7 December 2015.
Application is by CV and covering letter - further information and an application pack are available
from our website http://nnfestival.org.uk/about_us/vacancies
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Norfolk & Norwich Festival Creative Employment Programme Internships
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is offering four internships through the Creative Employment
Programme as follows;
 Communications Intern (7 December 2015 – 6 June 2016) - (LMS Reference Number
NOS/151998)
 Operations Intern/Volunteer Coordinator (6 January – 5 July 2016) - (LMS Reference
Number NOS/152028)
 Development Intern (6 January – 5 July 2016) - (LMS Reference Number NOS/152029)
 Participation & Engagement Intern (6 January – 5 July 2016) - (LMS Reference Number
NOS/152026)
Interns will play key roles in ensuring the successful delivery of this nationally and increasingly
internationally significant arts Festival and in continuing to develop Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s
reputation as a highly professional, efficient and well-regarded organisation. These are exciting
opportunities to be an integral member of the Festival team and to gain valuable work experience.
Supervision and support will be provided.
Applicants will require excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence in dealing with
a range of people, excellent ICT skills (Word, Excel and Outlook) and experience of office
systems. Qualified to ‘A’ level or above/equivalent, you will be self motivated, enjoy working as
part of a hard working and professional team and have a knowledge of/or interest in the arts and
cultural activities.
Interviews dates are detailed in the individual job description documents which you can download
at www.nnfestival.org.uk/about_us/vacancies or from your local Jobcentre Plus (please quote LMS
Reference Numbers above).
Teaching Museum Traineeships - Norfolk Museums Service
£16,231 per annum - 12 month fixed term from April 2016
Norfolk Museums Service is offering 6 Traineeships as part of its nationally recognised Teaching
Museum Traineeship Programme. These starter posts are offered on a 12 months fixed term
contract from April 2016 at a salary of £16,231. A range of traineeships are on offer providing the
opportunity to work with museums and their collections: handling, documenting, interpreting and
caring for objects/artefacts and to bring them to life for visitors, through displays, events and social
media.
The Norfolk Teaching Museum Traineeship combines a job with a training and development
programme delivered by museum professionals who are experts in their field. You will be
supported to carry out the duties and responsibilities of your job. The development programme will
equip you with the skills knowledge and experience to pursue a career in the museum sector. No
museum experience is required but we are looking for people who are qualified to Advanced level
as a minimum. You must have a demonstrable interest in museums and in finding work in the
museum sector and experience of working in a public-facing, customer service type role.
We to appoint a cohort of trainees who will never stop learning, people with inquisitive minds and
lots of ideas, who can act with integrity and demonstrate their excellent communication skills.
Ultimately, we are looking for people with a passion for museums and the enthusiasm and
understanding to make every visitor feel valued.
Does this sound like you? If so you can find out more about this opportunity by attending a briefing
session for potential applicants at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery on 11th or 12th
December 2015.
The briefing sessions are an important part of the application process. Attending a session will
enable you to make a fuller, more informed application. After attending a briefing you will be sent a
link to the application pack and application form. The deadline for return of completed applications
will be 3 January 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre at Norwich
Castle Museum which will be on either 24 or 25 February 2016.
For further information and to book a briefing session visit
http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/teachingmuseum/
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Arts Award Bronze & Silver Adviser Training
Arts Award Bronze & Silver Adviser Training will be held on 3rd December 2015 at The Garage in
Norwich and 18th January at ADEC in Ely.
The Arts Award Bronze & Silver course is for adults who want to become Bronze and Silver Arts
Award advisers. Advisers are crucial to Arts Award; they need to communicate with children and
young people successfully and offer them effective support while they are working towards their
Award.
The Bronze & Silver Adviser course is suitable for anyone who works with young people aged 11
to 25 and meets the requirements outlined in the Arts Award adviser person specification.
The cost to attend a course is £170, but if you book a course here before 31 December you will
receive 25% off the course fee.
Courses & Workshops at Artpocket
Artpocket is offering the following workshops in 2016:
 Textiles Introductory Course - 11 January - 22 February 2016
£100 Sheringham
http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/textiles-introductory-course.html
 Art Direction: Skills & Portfolio Development Course
5 January - 22 March 2016 £360
Print to the People, Norwich
http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/art-direction.html
 Bookbinding Introductory Course
7 March - 25 April 2016 £100
Norwich
http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/art-direction.html
 Craft Tapas: 10 weeks, 10 creative skills
7 January 2016 - 10 weeks £135
Print to the People, Norwich
http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/craft-tapas.html
 Skills Workshops: Drawing, Textiles, Print, Bookbinding, and Jewellry
Saturdays/Sundays, Various Dates £50-55
Norwich & Sheringham
http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/workshops.html
Artpocket is also offering festive workshops in 2015:
 Chips and Art Party
Tuesday 1 December 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5.00 (plus the price of your chip supper)
Grosvenor Fish Bar, 28 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EL.
We will be running a continuous session using dry materials during which you can get up
and order your food at your leisure. The session is devised so that you can join in, stop to
eat and pick it back up again at your convenience.
Further information can be found here http://artpocketuk.weebly.com/events.html
 Festive Decorations (using machine stitch and appliqué)
Saturday 28 November 2015, 10-12
Age 7-12 (parent or guardian must be on site) £10 per child (parents/guardians are
welcome to join in the activities at a reduced price of £5)
Print To the People, 53-55 Pitt Street, Norwich, NR3 1DE
Join tutors at artpocket and deck the halls! This session focuses on applique and machine
embroidery. Learn to use the machine to draw with and collage with fabric to make your
seasonal decorations such as stockings and baubles.
www.printtothepeople.com/page5.htm
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Funding Your Youth Arts Project - Artswork
Thursday 10 March 2016 from 10am- 4.15pm The Garage, Norwich
Unfortunately, there is no magic spell or potion for funding success – behind every successful bid
is strong planning, partnerships and preparation. This one-day course is designed for those
wanting to develop their fundraising skills. Built on our years of experience in shaping and
delivering successful youth arts projects in a range of settings, we are here to provide you with
expert advice – from sourcing new partners, to submitting a strong bid.
You will gain:
 Tips on identifying funding sources for youth arts projects
 Best practice awareness for planning and preparing your funding applications
 Information on finding suitable practitioners and/or partners for your project
 An understanding of the legalities of working with young people
 Ideas for how to make the most of what you already have, and how to source what you
need
The price for each participant is £130 and the day includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of
attendance for each delegate. Limited bursary places are available.
Further information can be found here
www.artswork.org.uk/event/117/?utm_source=earlybird&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign
=funding-norwich
Youth Arts Project Management: A six-day accredited course - Artswork
Wednesday 20th April - Wednesday 15th June 2016
20th & 21st April, 10th & 11th May, 14th & 15th June 2016, 10 am- 4.15 pm
Cockpit Arts, London
Designed for people working in the arts and cultural sector wanting to manage projects for young
people, this six-day course will leave you fully equipped and inspired to successfully deliver your
very own youth arts projects.
Exploring the philosophy and principles of youth arts, you will develop strategies and gain the skills
needed to devise a youth arts project, with, for and by young people. We will take you through
from the initial ideas and planning stages, through to using professional artists, funding, marketing
and evaluation.
Accredited by Buckingham New University (20 credits, Level 5), assessment takes place in a
variety of ways – through a reflective learning journal, a case study assignment and active
involvement in discussions throughout the course.
You will gain:
 The knowledge to plan and produce effective strategies
 Time to focus, explore and develop your thinking
 Tips on how to cost work and plan budgets
 Understanding on funding, from the Arts Council to the local shop
 Advice on how to use your resources wisely
 Familiarity with the principles and practice of equal opportunities
 Development through peer discussions with a close group of like-mind professionals
 Exploration around the intrinsic and extrinsic value of youth arts activity
 Real world learning
 Marketing and publicity know-how
 The art of creative evaluation: planning, delivery and development of future practice
This course is priced at £400, all inclusive of accreditation, certification, lunch and refreshments for
all six sessions.
www.artswork.org.uk/event/108/?utm_source=earlybird&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign
=yam6-london
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Ceramics Artist in Residence - Time & Tide Museum
Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth are looking for a highly skilled ceramics artist to become
the third of six crafts people in residence at Time and Tide Museum as part of their Crafting
History programme.
Crafting History is a Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots programme. Young People from Creative
Collisions Youth Arts network will work with Norfolk Museums and Norfolk Arts & Library Services
to set up and manage six, twelve week, craft residencies at Time & Tide Museum. Young People
have identified craft skills that have contributed to the heritage of Great Yarmouth and which they
feel still have the potential to inspire and engage their age group. They will help to select
contemporary practitioners who are using the crafts in new and exciting ways and who also have a
deep understanding of how their craft has been practiced traditionally. Practitioners will create
original work inspired by museum collections and share their process directly with young people
through master classes, workshops and, where practical, studio visits. Work produced by artists
and young people will be exhibited at Time & Tide in Summer 2017.
The residency will happen throughout Feb/March/April 2015. Artists will be contracted for 14 days
at £200 per day – Total fee £2800. Additional allowance for accommodation & travel can also be
negotiated. Materials are not included in the fee. Contact [email protected]
Creative Industries - Routes to Finance
Creative Industries – Routes to Finance is a major initiative by the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance
Faculty, supported by the Creative Industries Federation and 52 organisations in the UK’s creative
economy.
This guide has been written for creative organisations that are looking to leverage funding and
investment from both traditional and non-traditional sources. It's the first comprehensive and
bespoke guide for Britain’s creative industries.
It outlines:
 Practical approaches to financial preparation
 Professional advice
 Public investment
 Philanthropic support and private capital
Together these help organisations to develop financial sustainability and resilience. The guide is
based on in-depth interviews and contributions by more than 80 professionals – from national
cultural institutions, creative businesses, government agencies, investors, lenders and advisory
organisations, who were all part of the original research process.
The creative industries encompass a wide range of film, TV, music, radio, video games,
publishing, design, fashion, crafts, fine arts and the performing arts. They are at the heart of the
UK’s culture, its international reputation, and some of its most exciting businesses. The Corporate
Finance Faculty estimates that the sector accounted for at least £4bn worth of investment deals
and M&A in 2014.
Creative Industries – Routes to Finance has been devised, researched and written by Shaun
Beaney, ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, with John Kampfner, Chief Executive, Creative
Industries Federation. 52 organisations and more than 80 individuals have contributed their knowhow to the publication, from government, arts, culture, the third-sector, advisory and investment.
For further information and to read the guide visit www.icaew.com/en/technical/corporatefinance/corporate-finance-faculty/corporate-finance-news/creative-industries-routes-to-finance
Call for outdoor arts commissions 2016
Articulture, in collaboration with a consortium of leading arts organisations invites artists and arts
companies based in Wales from any discipline, to request support for the creation and delivery of
new outdoor work for presentation and touring to eight locations across the country in 2016.
Deadline 30 November 2015.http://articulture-wales.co.uk/get-involved/call-for-commissions-2016/
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Ceramics Artist in Residence at Time & Tide Museum, Gt Yarmouth
We are looking for a highly skilled ceramics artist to become the third of six crafts people in
residence at Time and Tide Museum as part of our Crafting History programme. Crafting History is
a Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots programme.
What is Crafting History?
Young People from Creative Collisions Youth Arts network will work with Norfolk Museums and
Norfolk Arts & Library Services to set up and manage six, twelve week, craft residencies at Time &
Tide Museum. Young People have identified craft skills that have contributed to the heritage of
Great Yarmouth and which they feel still have the potential to inspire and engage their age group.
They will help to select contemporary practitioners who are using the crafts in new and exciting
ways and who also have a deep understanding of how their craft has been practiced traditionally.
Practitioners will create original work inspired by museum collections and share their process
directly with young people through master classes, workshops and, where practical, studio visits.
Work produced by artists and young people will be exhibited at Time & Tide in summer 2017. The
residency will happen throughout Feb/March/April 2015.
Fees: Artists will be contracted for 14 days at £200 per day – Total fee £2800
Additional allowance for accommodation & travel can also be negotiated. Materials are not
included in the fee.
Enquiries & details of how to apply: Meg Barclay at [email protected]
Elmbridge BC: Art Development OfficerSalary:
£25,340- £29,730 pro rata (18 Hours)Ref: CS225
The opportunity has arisen for a part-time Arts Development Officer to join an innovative and
forward thinking division and really make a difference. An enthusiastic and dynamic individual with
a real passion for developing art and culture is required to join a forward thinking, motivated team.
Elmbridge Leisure and Cultural Services is a fast moving Division dedicated to providing high
quality services, which meet the needs of the community and contribute to a better quality of life.
Working within the Leisure Development Team, the suitable candidate will need to have a good
knowledge of the arts and local government as well as demonstrable interest in delivering art
provision to the local community. The suitable candidate will ideally have a good understanding of
running events; teamwork and partnership working and should be self-motivated.
The Arts Development Officer (ADO), reporting directly to the Leisure Development Manager, will
be responsible for providing a range of arts opportunities for the local community, arts groups and
schools. They will work with local partners to ensure delivery of events and schemes and explore
new partnership opportunities. You must be able to raise awareness to artists about local and
national funding. www.surreyjobs.info/job/arts-development-officer-ser-15-10268/rss
To succeed you will ideally need to be motivated, be able to manage a varied work load and have
lots of imagination and creativity. You must have the ability to communicate with members of the
public, elected Members and officers within the Council and the local press.
For an informal chat please contact the Leisure Development Manager on 01372 474583 or
[email protected]
Closing Date: 30 November 2015 Interview Date: 9 December 2015
Sutton are looking for professionals to lead a series of workshops in 2016
Following a survey of members from Arts Network Sutton, a number of requests for specialist
workshops were suggested. In response, the local charity would like to run one workshop per
month, from February to May, for two hours in the evenings and based in Sutton. We would like
to find experts who can facilitate a workshop in the following areas, and we can be flexible
on dates within the month:
 Getting an audience (February 2016): Can you help advise members of Arts Network
Sutton on how they build an audience? Members offer a range of services, from delivering
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community workshops, theatre shows, exhibitions and dance. The workshop leader will
need to offer advice that stretches across various art forms.
 Recruiting members (March 2016): Many of the members have newsletters, membership
databases and networks that they would like to build on. Can you facilitate a workshop that
gives them the skills and inspiration to build their membership networks?
 Networking - to enable a networking session (April 2016): ANS are looking for someone
who can facilitate a networking workshop that is unique and memorable. The charity wants
to connect artists from across the borough, and offer a platform to share knowledge and
skills, whilst forming long lasting working relationships. This workshop should set a high
standard for future networking events.
 Marketing (May 2016): It's a skill that everyone is trying to master, and we're looking for
someone to show the members of ANS that good marketing can be achieved at all levels,
from community workshops to high end exhibitions. Members should come away with a
broad understanding of how to market themselves as individuals and as an organisation,
from print to social media, and anything in between!
The fee will be between £100-£150 per workshop, depending on experience. If you are interested
in this opportunity, please contact [email protected] by 25th November. We will get in
touch with successful applicants by 30th November.
Creative Dorset: Culture & Tourism Action Plan Phase One Consultancy BriefFee: £26,250
including VAT and expenses
Budget for delivery: minimum £10,000
Application deadline: 12 Noon Friday 8th January 2016
Interviews: Thursday 21st January 2016
Timescale for completion of work: 1st February 2016 – 31st July 2017
A consultant/consultancy team is required to work with Creative Dorset and the Arts Development
Company to coordinate delivery of the Dorset Culture and Tourism Action Plan.
It is a requirement of the contract to spend time in Dorset working directly with arts, culture and
tourism organisations and businesses in the county. Full application details are available at
www.dorsetforyou.com/article/405154/Dorset-Arts-Together
Kent CC: Arts & Culture Project Assistant Reference Number: 15003077
Salary: Starting salary £23,991 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week
Location(s): Maidstone Closing Date: 8th Jan-2016
A well organised team player is required to provide support to the Arts & Culture Service dealing
with an extensive range of projects. Joining a busy and fast paced office, the post holder should
be able to demonstrate a track record of working within the arts & culture sector, with a focus on
cultural regeneration and/or economic development.
Meeting the challenges of significant pressures on public funding, the post holder will support
colleagues to contribute to the delivery of a varied portfolio of projects, working collaboratively and
constructively with a range of stakeholders from large arts organisations to individual practitioners
as well as partners outside the arts sector. Educated to degree level with excellent literary and
verbal skills, you will be able to think creatively to broker partnerships, source funding and develop
business models to shape imaginative solutions for how the arts can deliver a variety of positive
outcomes.
This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a passion for the arts to make a
tangible contribution to improving the lives of people who live, work and visit in Kent. The ability to
travel extensively in the county on a regular basis and work outside of normal office hours on
occasion is essential. For further information on this role please contact: Tony Witton, tel: 03000
417204 or https://kenthrbc.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl
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Funding
Video Games Prototype Fund
The Video Games Prototype Fund is intended to support UK video games development. Aimed at
helping smaller companies get concepts off the drawing board and into production, the Fund will
provide additional support to the video games sector, helping to maximise the contribution to
economic growth this sector is already delivering.
Over the four years from 2015 to 2019, the Fund will offer grants to support video games projects,
as well as creating jobs, nurturing talent and furthering the growth of games clusters all around the
UK.
The programme has an overall budget of £4 million.
Over its lifetime, the Fund will offer:
 Grants of up to £25,000 to help new and young games development businesses create
working prototype games.
 Grants of up to £50,000 for a limited number of projects to take their ideas beyond the
prototype phase.
 Talent development initiatives - this will include competitions for students and graduate
teams to create and showcase new games, mentoring for businesses and individuals, and
opportunities for talented individuals to work on games prototype projects.
Under the first round, grants of up to £25,000 for labour-related production costs of eligible
projects will be available. Grants of up to £50,000, where there is evidenced leverage / co-funding
opportunity or a publisher relationship are also available.
The money can be used to help games development businesses create working prototype games
and raise the private investment necessary to see a concept turned into a finished product.
New and young small companies in the UK’s video games industry will be eligible to apply during
the Fund's lifetime. However, this first round is specifically open to established companies.
The first call for applications is now open. The deadline for applications to be received is Monday
30 November 2015. Further information can be found here http://ukgamesfund.com/
Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Enterprise Grants Programme
Funding is available to restore historic buildings through the Heritage Lottery Fund's Heritage
Enterprise grants programme. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit
organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restoration of unused historic building
and sites. The programme provides grants where historic buildings have failed to attract enough
investment because the cost of their repair has not been commercially viable for private
developers. Under the programme two level of grants are available:
 Grants of between £100,000 and under £2 million
 Grants of between £2million and £5million.
For grant requests of over £100,000 and under £2million decisions are made every three months.
For grant requests of between £2 million and up to £5 million the next closing date for applications
is the 10th Dec 2015. www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-enterprise
The Elephant Trust
The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th January
2016. 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
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Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme
The UK Small Grants Scheme aims to target theatres across the UK run by charities and not-forprofit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would
make to their work in local communities. The scheme, which will run to 2017, is funded by the
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Judy Craymer MBE. Grants of up to £5,000 are available
for small capital building projects that address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability,
introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Applications for
technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings are a low priority. When making
decisions Trustees prioritise applications towards specific and recognisable items within capital
projects under £250,000.
The next deadline for applications is 3 February 2016 (12 noon). Applications will be considered
in spring 2016. Full details can be found on the Theatres Protection Fund
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations;
churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the
BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects that:
 Help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect
 Any kind of disability
 Behavioural or psychological difficulties
 And / or living in situations of deprivation.
The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2015.
Read more at: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4fJVTzz5QmQx5rx0S4NVg0Q/small-grants
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Support for Groups and Networks
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy wants to support groups or networks to arrange their own
fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. To do this, they have set
aside some funding to pay some of the associated costs that arise from organising these events.
This may include participants’ travel costs, venue hire, catering, fees for speakers/guests, or any
other relevant expenditure. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will pay costs up to a maximum of
£1,500 net for any single event.
To apply, please submit your proposal to us with the following information:
 The name /nature of your network/group/cohort
 Group lead(s) and members (names, job roles, organisations). if the group consists of more
than 20 people, please give the overall number of members and a general description of
them
 Why your group/cohort would like to work together, or is working together
 The activity you would like to receive support for, and how this activity will strengthen
fundraising skills across the group/cohort
 Who will deliver it, location, and date(s)
 How learning will be distributed throughout your group/cohort, and wider if applicable
 A draft budget, including all expenditure and income, including a breakdown of the costs
you would like to be covered by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy
 Why you would like us to cover the costs of the event, and how this support will help your
existing group do something new, or help you establish a new network or group
 How you believe this event will help strengthen arts & cultural fundraising for your network
or group
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is happy to support groups/cohorts through attending events
and/or liaising on their behalf with our group of expert freelance fundraising trainers to undertake
bespoke activity (subject to agreement of fees). Deadline is Friday 8 January 2016 at 12pm. All
events/activity must take place before the end of May 2016. More info here.
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EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument/Equipment Awards
Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding
of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument and/or Equipment Awards.
To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and
teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments
and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national
curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not
eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already purchased their instruments
or if they do so before their application has been approved.
The closing date for applications is the 8th February 2016.
Read more at: http://www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com/index.php/site/awards/
Edge Creative Enterprise Fund
The purpose of the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund is to nurture and assist creative businesses to
grow. According to the funder, many of these companies start with a small number of employees,
and a high level of entrepreneurial flair. This programme provides capital and mentoring skills to
stimulate growth and innovation within these firms.
The programme has a total of £40 million available to offer as investments in individual
companies. Levels of investments per successful business are unspecified and will be offered
according to demonstrated need and business potential.
The Fund is targeting a minimum three times the return for its private investors over its 7-10 year
lifetime.
Edge Investments is focused on delivering growth capital to emerging companies. Where
appropriate, Edge also offers its investors tax efficient investment opportunities under the
Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Venture Capital Trust scheme.
The Fund will back fast growing and revenue generating small and medium-sized creative
companies in the UK, which have core intellectual property which can be scaled. The term
'creative industries' refers to activities that trade with creativity, knowledge and information.
There are no specified deadlines for securing support.
Further information can be found here http://www.edge.uk.com/Edge-Creative-Enterprise-Fund
Esmee Fairbairn Trust
Esmee Fairbairn aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. They do this by funding the
charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the
better. The Foundation like to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because
it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of
financial help such as a loan. They also take the initiative where new thinking is required or where
we believe there are important unexplored opportunities. Funding can be used for:
Main Funds - Within four areas of interest – the arts, education and learning, the environment and
enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society – Esmee Fairbairn will prioritise work
that:
 Addresses a significant gap in provision
 Develops or strengthens good practice
 Challenges convention or takes a risk in order to address a difficult issue
 Tests out new ideas or practices
 Takes an enterprising approach to achieving its aims
 Sets out to influence policy or change behaviour more widely.
Application Deadlines: First stage applications can be made at any time, if successful applicants
will be advised by the Foundation on how to proceed with the next stage.
Read more at: http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/main-applying.html
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Garfield Weston Foundation
The Foundation funds a broad range of activities and organisations, however, details from their
annual report indicate that projects came under the following categories: Arts, Community,
Education, Welfare, Medical, Faith, Youth and Environment. Trustees are flexible on who funding
can be used. Organisations need to demonstrate how the funds can make the most difference –
either by funding core costs (not salaries); or funding a specific project.
There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications.
Applications and supporting documents must be sent by post and you should allow approximately
4 months for a final outcome; for details of application process
visit http://www.garfieldweston.org/how-to-apply/
Arts Impact Fund
Nesta is delivering this fund from public, private and charitable investment, supported by Arts
Council England.
 It can provide an unsecured loan ranging from £150,000 to £600,000 and with an interest
rate of between 4 and 7%.
 Repayment period of the loan can be between three and five years.
 Open to arts organisations (must either be registered charities or community interest
companies (CICs) in England.
 They must have ambitions to grow, achieve great artistic quality and have a positive impact
on society.
Applicants will need to demonstrate how they will repay the loan and that they can achieve social
impact in one of the areas on youth and educational attainment; community and citizen; health and
well-being. Details on how to apply can be found on https://artsimpactfund.org.
Wingate FoundationDeadline: 10 December 2015
The Wingate Foundation provides funding for charitable organisations active in the UK under the
following categories:
 Performing Arts (excluding music): Support is available for the performing arts with
particular emphasis on financial support for not-for-profit companies with a record of artistic
excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial
sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest
which cannot be funded from usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training
and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions.
 Music: Support is available for those areas of music performance and education which do
not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are
not eligible for public funding. Priority will be directed towards supporting the work or
education of musicians based in, or wishing to study in, the UK, but by no means
exclusively so. An important criterion will be whether, in the opinion of the Trustees, the
funding sought will make a significant difference to the applicant’s prospects. The
Foundation will be prepared to consider applications for support for on-going expenses and
will be willing to consider such support for a period up to three years. Priority will be given to
those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education
projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. This would include direct
assistance as well as funding for organisations which promote their work or performance,
and support for Master Classes.
The Foundation reserves the right to draw up particular priorities for a given year such as support
for aspiring conductors, young composers, amateur choral work, or the musical education of
young people and/or adults. Read more at: www.wingatefoundation.org.uk.
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Creative Industry Finance (CIF)
This programme is delivered by Creative United with funding from Arts Council England and
private lenders. It is designed to assist creative and cultural enterprises in securing the finance
and investment they need to successfully develop and grow into sustainable businesses.
 The programme offers free advice to applicants (up to 20 hours) on business planning and
financial forecasting and help them through the application process.
 Open to businesses in the creative industry (except museums and heritage) with at least 18
months of trading history.
 Secured/unsecured loans from £2,500 up to £15 million with interests ranging from 10 to
14%, depending on a number of factors including the legal status of the enterprise and the
purpose that funds are required for.
 Repayment period will typically be between 1 and 7 years.
 Loans can be used for any business activity (such as Working and/or fixed capital
expenditure, taking on new staff, acquiring new premises, purchase of stock/equipment,
marketing & communications and skills training/staff development). However, the loan
cannot be used to pay off existing debts.
Further information can be found on https://www.creativeindustryfinance.org.uk.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Arts-based Learning FundDeadlines:
‘More and better grants’ = 1 February 2016, 3 May 2016, 1 September 2016;
‘Explore and test’ grants = 1 March 2016, 1 June 2016, 1 November 2016
The Arts-based Learning Fund supports arts organisations working with schools to improve the
evidence base for their work, so that they can do more to enhance the lives, development and
achievements of children and young people. Applicants must be working in partnership with
schools or other formal education settings (i.e. primary and secondary schools, further education
colleges, pupil referral units and special schools). The work they fund must address an issue of
importance to the school or education institution, and contribute to its overall educational
outcomes. They expect you to have developed your proposal in discussion with the
leadership/management team of the relevant educational institution(s).
Two types of grant are available under this Fund to support work at different stages of
development:
 Arts-based Learning ‘explore and test’ grants – offering funding for up to two years to help
test new approaches or gather evidence for the first time about approaches that have been
used before;
 Arts-based Learning ‘more and better’ grants – offering longer, larger grants to help
increase the impact and effectiveness of work which has already shown promise or positive
impact.
Work must include one of the following: crafts, creative writing (including poetry), dance, design,
film, music, opera, photography, digital arts and media, theatre and drama, the visual arts, and
cross-arts practices. For more information, visit the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.
BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)BBC Children in Need has announced that
the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme has been changed from the 15th to
the 13th January 2016. Through the programme funding is available to organisations that work
with young people who:
 Are suffering from illness
 Are in distress
 Suffer abuse or neglect
 Are disabled
 Have behavioural or psychological difficulties
 And / 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: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3XW7FvN20PD3xr2c1T62Xly/main-grants
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Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK)The Partnership Visit Fund supports new or ongoing partnerships between UK and German schools by providing financial support of up to
£1,000 for teachers' visits to a partner school. Teachers of primary and secondary schools can
apply for a visit that revives an existing school partnership or develops a new one, or allows new
teachers coming on board to familiarise themselves with the partner school. The focus of the visit
must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take
place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of
the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers can be supported.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but the proposed visit must not start for at least 4
weeks after you submit your application. Read more at:
www.ukgermanconnection.org/partnershipvisits
Commonwealth Foundation (UK / International)The Commonwealth Foundation has
announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2015. The
Foundation provides grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years, to support projects that
promote the inclusion of civil society in decision-making processes within Commonwealth
countries, enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote, and engage in policy formation. To be
eligible for funding, organisation's needs to be a registered Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and
must be based is a Commonwealth Foundation member Country. Grant projects must focus on
one or more of the following:
 Strengthening the ability of CSOs to use creative expression for participatory governance
 Enhancing the capacity of CSOs, networks and alliances to engage in participatory
governance
 Facilitating interaction and constructive engagement in governance
 Building a culture of learning and knowledge sharing.
The closing date for applications will be the 5th January 2016. Read more at:
www.commonwealthfoundation.com/grants
People's Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme
The People's Postcode Trust has announced that its Small Grants Programme will re-open for
applications in the South of England, Scotland and Wales on the 1st April 2016. Since 2009,
People's Postcode Trust has awarded over £10 million to more than 1500 projects across Great
Britain, with over £7 million of this going to the Small Grants Programme. Through its Small Grants
Programme, the Trust offers grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) to small
organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 1 year (for organisations in Wales 6
months. Projects must be for the advancement of community development. Applicants that are not
formally registered as a charity with OSCR / Charity Commission can apply for up to £2,000 in
funding. The closing date for applications will be the 30th April 2016 www.postcodetrust.org.uk/
Computers for Rural People Scheme (UK)Individuals clubs and organisations, etc, in rural areas
that need access to information and services, are able to purchase fully functioning ex-government
computers for as little as £130. The computers are being made available through the Arthur Rank
Centre. This is a collaborative unit supported by the National Churches, the Royal Agricultural
Society of England and the Rank Foundation. For organisations that need more than one
computer; e.g. for a Drop-in centre, School etc. the prices are even lower.
Read more at: www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk/communities-and-farming/computers-for-rural-people
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Big Potential opens for applications (England)The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its
new £20 million programme to help Voluntary & Community groups and Social Enterprises
(VCSEs) access social investment is open for applications. Big Potential has two possible
application routes - Breakthrough and Advanced:
 Breakthrough: Eligible VCSE organisations will be able to access specialist one to one
support from the Big Potential programme partners before making an application for grants
between £20,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with
one of Big Potential’s approved providers.
 Advanced: The Advanced route of Big Potential will be available to VCSEs that are clear
about how social investment could work for them and can describe a potential deal or
interest from investors and need help to close that deal. The Advanced route is also
available to organisations that need help securing a contract. Grants of between £50,000
and £150,000 are available.
Eligible organisations can include registered charities, social enterprises, companies limited by
guarantee with charitable aims, Community Interest Companies, mutuals etc.) Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis. Read more at: www.sibgroup.org.uk/bigpotential/
£50 Million Programme to Support Young People (Northern Ireland)The Big Lottery Fund
(BIG) has announced its new £50 million Empowering Young People programme. Through the
programme, grants of between £100,000 and £600,000 are available for projects that support and
involve young people. It will help include, young carers, young people with a learning disability and
young people who face barriers to education, training or employment. They money will go to
projects that will empower young people to transform their lives by increasing their health and
wellbeing, getting them ready for education, work or training and building stronger relationships in
their communities. Any voluntary or community sector group that receives funding will be expected
to involve young people in their project. The funding programme, which will support young people
aged between eight and 25, will remain open for applications for six years.
Read more at: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/northernireland/empowering-young-people
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