Archive for January, 2017

News, Regional, Vacancies & Opportunities

Executive Producer required to support Dippy on Tour, North West Region (deadline: 17 Feb 2017)

diplodocus-1160-discoverLink4Life (the Rochdale Borough-wide Cultural Trust) in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council are seeking to appoint a freelance Executive Producer to develop and implement a programme and fundraising strategy that will enable delivery of the objectives of the North West Dippy on Tour residency.

In November 2016 the Natural History Museum announced its intention to tour its iconic Diplodocus cast ‘Dippy’ to eight venues as part of their new strategic focus working nationally to engage audiences with culture, nature and science, inspire a new generation of scientists and build capacity in natural history museums across the UK.

The selected venues are: Dorset County Museum; Birmingham Gas Hall; Belfast National Museum; Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery; Newcastle Great North Museum; Wales National Assembly of Wales; Norwich Cathedral and Rochdale Number One Riverside (February – June 2020)

As hosts of the North West leg of the tour, the partnership will be collaborating to develop, fundraise for and deliver an expansive programme of activities in the lead up to and to accompany the residency in order to engage communities both locally and across the North West.

This is an exciting opportunity to positively raise the profile of Rochdale regionally and nationally by promoting the rich heritage, culture and visitor assets of the Borough as well as deliver real benefits for our local communities and a legacy lasting far beyond the life of the project.

Fee: £25,000 – £30,000 inclusive of VAT and all expenses.

Deadline for Quotations: 17 February 2017

Interviews: 24 February, to be held in Rochdale.

Commencement: It is expected the work will commence 1 March 2017

Contract Duration: 12 months

See downloads at http://www.link4life.org/news/506-executive-producer-required-to-support-dippy-on-tour-north-west-region for full invitation to tender including brief and details of how to apply.

Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist for Crewe Town Centre, Cheshire East Council (deadline: 26 Feb 2017)

Crewe Town Council and Cheshire East Council invite proposals for public art in Crewe town centre. We are seeking artists to provide creative solutions to cover the windows in some empty shop units.

The art should involve the local community during the design or making process, and be inspired by Crewe’s heritage and future. We particularly welcome ideas marking the 180th anniversary of the first train coming to Crewe. The public engagement element might be targeted at schools, community organisations or the general public.

The art must be easily removable in case the unit is commercially let. The media might include vinyls, chalk paint, posca pens or another creative solution which will brighten the town centre. The overall project comprises 2 empty shop units and a large banner. Artists can send proposals for all or any individual element.

We are interested in hearing from artists who have:

– Experience of producing public art

– Knowledge of the Crewe’s heritage

– Experience of using public engagement / participation to produce art

Budget for the commission is a maximum of £4,500 to include all fees, design, production, public engagement and installation. The selected artist(s) will need to commence work swiftly, with the project completed before Easter. The selected artist(s) should have their own public liability insurance and provide evidence of a DBS check.

Please send a short summary of your proposed artwork identifying how you will meet the objectives, including an outline of how you will involve the public, no more than 4 drawings or images to support your proposal, a CV and short biography, and a detailed budget breakdown. Deadline for proposals is Sunday 26thFebruary. Artists are invited to discuss their proposal with the selection panel w/c 6thMarch. Please send submissions to both Amy Lewis and Hannah Marr, details below.

For more information please contact:

Amy Lewis, Cultural Economy Development Manager, Cheshire East Council

on 01270 686090 or email amy.lewis@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Hannah Marr, Community Engagement Officer, Crewe Town Council

on 01270 75697or email Hannah.marr@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Source: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_source=dailyjobs&ne_post_id=189458

Funding

Wolfson Foundation -Theatres Trust Urgent Repairs Scheme

Theatres Trust has now launched the Urgent Repairs Scheme, a new fund set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation to enable both large and small theatres to deliver urgent building repairs. Theatres with leases of more than 15 years that are in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000.

The scheme is open to all theatres operating a year-round programme of live performance with no less than 30 performances a year; theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building.   There will be two funding rounds in 2017; the first round will close on the 15th March 2017 with a further round closing on the 16th September 2017.

Read more at: http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/grants/urgent-repairs-scheme

Source: ADUK

Funding

Cooperative Bank Donation Fund opens for applications

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2017 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply.

Examples of previous projects supported include:

  • Theatre Company 20 Stories High which received funding towards three dictaphones, 12 MP3 players and the work of an experienced Technical Manager in order to help develop and stage a new production.
  • Wiltshire Wood Recycling, a not for profit organisations, which received funding towards new tools, boots, hard hats and high-viz jackets for the workers.

 

Read more at: http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community/community-directplus#customerdonationfund-2  

Source: ADUK

Funding

Grants to help new, innovative visual arts projects

 The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 10th April 2017. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK. It aims 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 given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. 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

Source: ADUK