Community Arts

Community Arts

Trust Music Volunteering Opportunities

Trust Music is a charitable arts organisation, providing a unique combination of musical, pastoral and financial support to a wide range of young musicians.  Its artistic activities promote the value of high quality music making at the heart of the local community.

Volunteer Roles

Shop Volunteer

Are you a good communicator?  Why not join us in our studio as a shop volunteer. With your skills and our training, you’ll help promote our charity, encourage people to join our music sessions, book tickets for our concerts and enthuse customers with all the wonderful books and music in our shop – and keep the till ringing.

Book Display Volunteers

Are you an avid reader who knows Austen from Atwood and Dahl from Dickens? We’re looking for enthusiastic book – lovers to help maximise sales by sorting and displaying our books and sheet music in the best possible way.  Although our products may have been donated, we want to create a high quality book shop feel that will attract customers who may not have otherwise visited.

Session Volunteer

Are you someone who loves music and would like to help?  Do you play the piano and would like to accompany our group?  Is so, we need volunteers for our two new sessions, ‘Music Box Babies’ (mums and toddlers) and ‘Magic Moments’ (people with dementia and their carers).  The volunteer will enjoy working with our qualified tutor and have satisfaction that their input will make a real contribution to the session’s success.

Event or Bank Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer on an occasional basis?  Then our Event or Bank Volunteer scheme would be ideal for you.  Doing holiday relief for our regular studio volunteers or helping us fundraise at one of our concerts or events is a great way to support the charity.

What this role can offer volunteers:

All necessary training and support

Valuable retail experience in a responsible role

Learn about the exciting work that Trust Music offers

Reasonable ‘out of pocket’ expenses (as per volunteer agreement)

Know that you are making a difference

To Apply

Email ask@trustmusic.org.uk  or visit our studio, Upper Mall, Market Place, Bolton

 

Community & Voluntary

Voluntary Arts ‘Big Conversation’ – Have your Say

This is the final fortnight to take part in our large-scale sector survey to understand and evidence the needs and ambitions of the participatory arts sector.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far. If you have not yet done so, we would be grateful if you could spare 6 minutes to share your thoughts.

Access the survey to take part in our Big Conversation and be in with a chance of winning a Google Home mini smart speaker!

Good luck!!

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