Archive for August, 2016


Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK)

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 3rd October 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.

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Source: Arts Development UK


New £1m History Makers Fund Launched by AIM & Biffa Award (UK)

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has come together with environmental charity Biffa Award to launch a new History Makers Fund. The History Makers Fund is open to museums that are members of AIM and will fund the creation of new exhibitions that will inspire the public through the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, shaping the world we live in today. The fund will place a particular focus on projects which make History Makers’ stories accessible and relevant to children and young people, whether with their families or with their schools and will link to the National Curriculum.   The fund will run over three years and the closing date for the first annual round will be the 31st October 2016.

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Source: Arts Development UK


The Great Place Scheme

The Great Place Scheme will fund projects in areas where there is a commitment to embed arts, culture and heritage in local plans and decision-making.  By strengthening the networks between culture, civic and community organisations, and by involving citizens and local businesses, projects will enhance the role that culture plays in the future of each place participating in the Scheme.

In time this will lead to the wide range of social and economic benefits that arts, culture and heritage can achieve. The Great Place Scheme, using funds raised by the National Lottery, will initially be piloted in 12 locations across England and is likely to include everything from city-wide schemes to groups of rural or coastal local authority areas. Grants of between £500k and £1.5m are available to partnerships to deliver activities in defined places, such as a group of local authority areas or a Local Enterprise Partnership area. Potential applicants should first discuss their proposals with HLF or ACE.

The next stage is to submit an expression of interest by 6 October 2016.  Online applications will be open from 1 November 2016 to 2 January 2017. Find out more on the Great Place Scheme website.

Source: Arts Development UK

Vacancies & Opportunities

Arts Sales and Administration Manager

We are excited to be looking for an energetic, resourceful and experienced Arts sales & administration manager to join our small team at City Centre Posters.

CCP is the leading small format outdoor advertising provider for major UK cities. We offer credible and reliable authorised poster schemes, tailored to each city to help local businesses and arts communities stand out on the streets by using our central, subsidised poster sites.

Part of the wider Build Hollywood group we are the leading out-of-home agency for the lifestyle, fashion, music, film and arts sectors. A company with a difference – we own our outdoor sites, are industry leaders in authorised flyposting and bring a refreshing approach to experiential and stunt activity.

The Role:

Based in our Manchester office / warehouse space you will be responsible for managing clients and their campaigns as well as actively developing new and existing client relationships.

We are currently in a growth and development period here at CCP and have created this exciting new role to specifically grow our client base in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Leeds.

You will be the main sales person for these cities and as such you will be brilliant at managing your own workload and setting your priorities.


  • Account Management Manage existing and new clients
  • Write proposals in response to briefs
  • Develop client relationships both existing and new
  • Provide excellent client service
  • Maintain excellent client relationships
  • Identify and contact potential new clients
  • Arrange presentations to introduce our services and assess client’s needs
  • Ensure all introductory meetings are followed up, carrying out any action discussed
  • Plan, manage and implement campaigns
  • Brief and manage printers & suppliers and issue purchase orders
  • Ensure all jobs are entered on our systems correctly and the relevant paperwork is in place
  • Collate photos for each campaign and file on our photo server
  • Follow up with clients with post campaign reports and photos


  • Join a growing business and help it’s development as the go-to agency for arts and community businesses

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Great presentation skills – verbal and written
  • An ability to build on and develop strong client relationships
  • Ability to plan and manage your own workload
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Organised with great administration skills

Would be nice:

  • Understanding of outdoor advertising
  • Media and advertising savvy
  • Experience of working with or in the arts


Please apply with a CV and covering letter via the button below, we’re looking forward meeting the new member of the team!

Salary subject to experience plus benefits

Vacancies & Opportunities

Senior Officer, Information Governance

The Hive, Manchester

Salary: £30,218 –  £35,369 per annum plus excellent benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Officer, Information Governance to lead on information governance and management for Arts Council England.

We are looking for a self-motivated and dynamic individual to lead our small but busy information management team and their work to ensure that the Arts Council complies with its obligations under information rights legislation and manages the records and information that it holds efficiently and effectively.

You will be able to demonstrate: the ability to manage a team; excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven track record in building strong and effective working relationships with colleagues; and the ability to negotiate on difficult, very complex and detailed issues.

For more information please see here.