Community Arts

Community Arts, Funding

Project Brief for Bolton Light Festival

Background

Bolton Light Festival is a new event for the town and has developed from the Bolton Christmas Lights Switch-On Lantern Parade held last year. This year Bolton Light Festival will run for a whole month from the 18th October to 22nd November 2018 and include various events and activities across the town centre and districts. The Light Festival will culminate in an extended Lantern Parade as part of the Christmas Light Switch-On on the evening of Thursday 22nd November.

 

The Brief

The Bolton Light Festival Team are inviting applications from up to ten community groups or not-for-profit organisations for between £500 and £750 to create your own contribution to the Light Festival. This can take any form but must celebrate the theme of ‘Light’ and be able to be included as part of the Bolton Light Festival Programme or Christmas Light Switch- On evening.  

 

Some examples of possible light-themed contributions are listed below:

  • A drama performance
  • A dance piece
  • An artwork or installation
  • Costumes or ‘props’
  • A musical or choral piece
  • A short film or digital artwork

 

There will be various venues for these events to take place in the town centre on the night of the Switch-On as well as the opportunity to join in with the celebrations, which culminate in a spectacular firework display.

 

Town centre venues and locations include:

  • Switch-On Main Stage
  • Market Place Shopping Centre
  • Crompton Place Shopping Centre
  • Bolton Interchange
  • Newport Street
  • Bolton Central Library & Museum
  • Digital screens across Bolton town centre

 

The Panel will also consider proposals for Light Festival activities, taking place during the Light Festival period, in your neighbourhood.

 

Applications

Your group must be constituted and have its own bank account.

If you would like to make an application for your group to be considered to receive funding, please complete the application form and send it to Gaynor.Cox@boltonathome.org.uk

 

Timescales

The deadline for completed applications to be returned is 11.59 pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

You will be notified of the Panel’s decision by Friday 5th October 2018.

Activities must be delivered between Thursday 18th October and Thursday 22nd November 2018

Groups whose applications are unsuccessful will be offered other opportunities to get involved in the Bolton Light Festival.

 

Further information and support

The Bolton Light Festival Group can offer support to develop your proposal and deliver your activity.

If you have an idea but would like some assistance to get it ready for the application form please contact:

 

Gaynor Cox

Housing Arts Officer, Bolton at Home

gaynor.cox@boltonathome.org.uk

01204 329706 / 07979 705123

Arts & Health, Community Arts, Funding, Health, National

Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Grants Programme

A new fund invites applications from not-for-profit organisations for community-based, mental-health peer support activities that will benefit women experiencing multiple disadvantage in England and Wales.

With funding from the Government, the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support grants programme is administered by Mind, the mental health charity, in partnership with Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk.

The programme responds to the needs of women experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage, who are frequently under-represented in services.

Work will be supported for a maximum of one year, and the funders expect to make between 80 and 90 awards ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 through the following two funding strands:

  • Women’s peer support hubs to support five women’s organisations in creating ‘hubs’, four in England and one in Wales, to improve the capacity of individuals and community-based organisations to lead effective peer-support activity delivered for and by women.
  • Peer support delivery initiatives based in the community, which will be facilitated by applying organisations and led by and for women with experience of multiple disadvantage.

Applications are invited from registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC), Charitable Incorporate Organisations (CIO), or companies limited by guarantee in England or Wales and with a track record of engaging with women who have experience of multiple disadvantage. Applicants for ‘hubs’ grants should be women’s organisations with specialist expertise of women with, or at risk of developing, mental-health problems and experiencing multiple disadvantage.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2018 (5pm)

Document type icon Mind’s Online Application Portal

Document type icon Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme

 

Source: Grantfinder

Children & Young People, Vacancies & Opportunities

Call for Artists: Apply now for the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission at The Turnpike, Leigh (deadline 23 Oct 2017)

Artists are invited to apply for the 2018 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist Commission, hosted by The Turnpike, Leigh, worth £15,000. The award funds an artist or artists to undertake work with children and young people over approximately 10 weeks, and for the experience to inform the creation of a commissioned artwork accessible to the public. ARMA was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust (MRCT).

The successful artist(s) will work with The Turnpike over a 10-week period between February and July 2018, to deliver a programme of after school and weekend engagement workshops for young people in care or those who have recently left the care system. The artist will work closely with The Turnpike’s Learning & Outreach Coordinator, with curatorial support from the Director, Helen Stalker and Exhibition Coordinator, Matt Retallick. The artist(s) will create a semi-permanent or permanent art commission at The Turnpike or in a nearby space accessible to the public, informed by the participatory/education programme. The commission is to be completed by October 2018, for a launch event in November 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist or artists to undertake a highly respected participatory project and commission which is well supported by project partners, and will be widely promoted, both nationally and internationally. The deadline to apply is 10am on Monday 23 October 2017, and further information including a brief and application form can be found atwww.engage.org/arma2018artists.

Application deadline: 10am, Monday 23 October 2017  

Community Arts, Vacancies & Opportunities

The People’s Quilt Textiles and Media Project – Bolton

Starting Tuesday October 3rd, 1-3pm

Elderdale Community Centre,  Yewdale Gardens Breightmet BL2 5JF

ThePeoplesQuilt

WE CAN DO ITAre you an ex machinist, keen sewer or want to learn?  We want to hear from you.  We will be creating “The People’s Quilt” and want to hear your stories about working in Bolton’s vibrant textile industry.  We plan to run a series of textile and multimedia workshops with three main groups, over a period of 11 months, culminating in the production of a large interactive quilt.  We will be working with sewers who worked in local factories or keen sewers who just want to get involved.  We will also be teaching young people from a local secondary school how to sew and with a group of asylum seekers to design printed fabrics for our final quilt.  All three groups will be working together on the “People’s Quilt” for the final 16 sessions. The quilt will include digital elements including embedded microchips playing audio clips from participants’ stories. The Quilt and any additional work produced will be displayed in a community event and displayed in local libraries across the borough.

This project aims to bring people of different ages and backgrounds together to create a quilt that captures the past, present and future of life in Bolton. The production of a quilt, joining people’s work, lives and stories together is a symbol of unity and the act of working together as a group will help to break down negative notions of difference and create a stronger sense of community amongst some of the most isolated and marginalised people in our town.

Sessions are completely free and all materials will be provided.  There will be a group outing to Chadwich Resource Centre to look at their collection of related textiles and equipment.  Sessions will be held at Elderdale Community Centre in Breightmet which is equipped with 7 sewing machines, plenty of material and other supplies. The Centre is disability accessible with some parking.  If you have additional needs, please get in touch and we will make accommodations.

Brought to you by Jennifer Gilmour from Breightmet Quilt Studio and Tracy Hindley and Fran Platt from TheVideoBox funded by Awards For All Big Lottery Grant.

Contact Jennifer Gilmour 07872342718 breightmetquiltingstudio@yahoo.co.uk

 

LOTTERYTHE VIDEO BOX STITCH ME LANE

 

Community Arts

Become an ADUK Member for 2017-18

We would like to invite you to join ADUK – the only UK organisation representing professional arts development at a local, regional and national level.  ADUK membership offers significant benefits, including the chance to network with colleagues, share learning, experience and issues, appeal for help and keep your finger on the pulse of the changes and developments in the sector. In 2016-17, our membership included nearly 400 cultural organisations and those engaged in the arts development sector (including over 85% of local authorities in England and Wales with an arts and cultural service). We hope that you will take advantage of the current valuable services and new developments for this coming year by becoming a member.

  Member Benefits   We offer you a range of services for your membership, including:

  • Advocacy, networking and supporting the interests of professionals involved in the arts development sector and those working in creative industries on a local, regional and national bases
  • Research and development programmes into the state of arts development
  • A professional development programme to support you in your career development
  • A weekly electronic e-zine (the ADUK e-zine)
  • A strong regional voice with regional meetings in each area on a regular basis
  • An informative ADUK website, regularly updated, which also includes good practice case studies in our exclusive members-only area
  • A national seminar and conference programme

  Membership Rates  

We have also listened to our members in 2016-17 and we are pleased to report that we have frozen our membership fees for the coming year (and in some cases there has been no membership increase since 2012).  Our membership rates for 2017-18 include:

  • Large organisations (trading above £75,000 p.a.) – £180 +VAT (£216)
  • Small organisations (trading below £75,000 p.a.) – £100 +VAT (£120)
  • Personal Membership – £80 +VAT (£96)ADUK
  • Unemployed/Student/Retired Membership – £42 +VAT (£50.40)
  • Group Membership for up to 5 members – £285 +VAT (£342)
  • Large Group Membership (for up to 10 members) – £325+VAT (£390)

  How to Join   If you would like to join as a new member in 2017-18, please complete and return to us one of the forms below:

For Organisational Membership:  Organisational membership application form

For Group Organisational Membership:  Group Organisational membership application form

For Personal Membership:  Personal membership application form

If you would like to find out more information about ADUK Membership, please contact Pete Bryan at pete@artsdevelopmentuk.org or 01269 824728.