community and voluntary

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!!

Funding

Rosa Launches ‘Now’s the Time’ Large Grant Programme

Now’s the Time programme will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks: “What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?”

Large grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for over one to three years are being made available to women’s organisations applying in partnership with at least one other organisation. Partnerships across sectors is encouraged, supporting specialist organisations to reach out to colleagues in businesses, unions, local councils, schools and colleges and other contexts, and work with them to drive long-term culture change.

The outcomes being working towards through the Now’s the Time programme include:

  • Increased opportunities to understand what works in changing the culture around sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Increased opportunities to share learning between specialist organisations and colleagues in a wide range of other organisations and identify approaches that can be scaled up or replicated.

The Fund is looking for ideas, solutions, the best next steps to support the following:

  • Prevention work (including education and other initiatives)
  • Awareness-raising activities
  • Grass-roots activism
  • Influencing
  • Work with groups and communities who might face additional barriers to getting their voices heard, or might be at higher risk of sexual harassment and abuse, to amplify those voices
  • Work that tries out new ideas
  • Innovative uses of tech/arts/sports/etc
  • Work that replicates tried and tested approaches in new settings
  • Work that others can learn from

The funding is to be used for mainly revenue costs or for new work or an extension or continuation, of existing work.

Before applying, organisations are ‘strongly advised’ to participate in one of two webinars: Monday 15 October (10.30am – 11.30am) and Wednesday 14 November (2pm – 3pm).

The closing date for large grant applications is 14 December 2018 (5pm)

For more information:

Now’s the Time

Source:  Grantfinder

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

Events

Bolton International Film Festival Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th October

Bolton International Film Festival

Bolton Film Festival returns to the Light Cinema on 2nd/3rd/4th October 2018  – a nine screen cinema housed within an amazing listed Victorian market building in the centre of the town which has recently undergone a twenty seven million pound refurbishment.

Screening innovative and ground-breaking short films from independent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy, VR or experimental film the aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

Supported by partner venues The Light Cinema, The Albert Halls, Neo Arts Gallery, Bolton Library & Museums and The Holiday Inn the festival will screen over 100 short films from both home and abroad over the three days; covering drama, documentary, animation, women in film, diversity in film, student film and community film as well as hosting industry talks, masterclasses, networking sessions and after parties.

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/screenings

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/talks-biff-2018

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