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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

 

Vacancies & Opportunities

Sales and Marketing Associate

Contact Manchester

A THEATRE OF THE FUTURE.  WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE LEAD.  WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

For information

https://contactmcr.com/about-us/jobs/sales-marketing-associate-creative-experts/

The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd November at 12 noon.

Vacancies & Opportunities

Creative Expert Recruitment

Contact Manchester

A THEATRE OF THE FUTURE.  WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE LEAD.  WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

We are now opening our annual recruitment to the pool.

You can find all the details you will need here: http://contactmcr.com/about-us/jobs/contacts-creative-experts-recruitment-call/

The deadline for applications on Friday 2nd November at 12 noon.

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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