Archive for July, 2020

Vacancies & Opportunities

Digital Producer, DaDaFest

Part Time (£30-40K pro rata)

We wish to engage a Digital Producer with a range of expertise and experience to guide and support us in producing new digital commissions as well as helping us develop new and existing work and events.

The support will cover work commissioned and presented as part of the DaDaFest International festival in November 2020 and as well as work that forms part of our longer term 2020/21 season of events

You will need to have personal or direct experience of disability and experience of engaging and working closely with partners and artists on the development, production and presentation of digital works across a variety of art forms and platforms for a variety of audiences.

As an organisation with a strong social justice ethos we are constantly striving to broaden the work that we commission, present and support so that it reflects a wider range of voices and a broader intersectionality. We are therefore actively seeking applications from people of colour who can work with us to realise this ambition 

Contract Terms and Conditions

Fixed term, freelance for 14 months with the possibility of extension.

Part-time: a maximum of 840 hours (the equivalent of 120 days at 7 hours per day) to be worked between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021. Specific hours and days to be agreed. The fee is £20 per hour

Further information about the job and how to apply is available here

Vacancies & Opportunities

Freelance Fundraiser

Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture – Rochdale

Part-time, Commission

Rooted in the communities we serve, Centre of Wellbeing, Training and Culture (CWTC) is a registered charity which has been actively supporting and enabling the diverse communities of Rochdale for nearly 30 years.

Our core objectives are to:

1. Advance public education, understanding and appreciation of multicultural arts and media education in all its forms – using arts as a powerful tool to promote health and wellbeing.

2. Work in partnership to support disadvantaged people across Rochdale Borough through education, recreation, training and health.

Our projects includes awareness of mental health and dementia, providing accredited courses, wellbeing café, work placements and online community channel to support older people, create community champions, develop young people’s potential, and challenge stigma around mental health issues and dementia.

We require a professional fundraiser to support our fundraising strategy to generate income core funding, staff and projects.

The fees and commission is negotiable.

To apply:

Funding, Mental Health

Baring Foundation launches first funding round to support arts and mental health organisations

Baring Foundation has announced the first call for applications in a new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health.

The funding offers modest, unrestricted grants to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

This approach has been chosen to respond in the best way we can to the pressures the sector is undergoing due to the COVID-19 crisis.

This is the first funding call in what will be a long-term commitment to funding arts and mental health. The funding will expand beyond this starting place to include other organisations who are doing valuable work which this first round of funding will not be able to support.

For more information:


National Lottery Project Grants is returning!

On 22 July Arts Council England Project grants will be open again for applications, with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021.

After a brief closure of the fund in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, we are pleased to say that National Lottery Project Grants will be back later in July.

We’re making improvements to make the fund more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.

We have prioritised reopening this programme to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as quickly as possible.

We’ll publish updated guidance for the programme by mid-July.