performing arts

Vacancies & Opportunities

Concerts Manager

Chetham’s School of Music seeks an experienced & dynamic individual: flexible, hardworking and meticulously dependable. From administration and logistical planning to orchestral/stage management, this is a unique and varied position suited to a highly motivated person with superlative communication and organisational skills. Working as part of a vibrant and dedicated administrative team, you will have good nature and good humour in equal measure and you will be ready to embrace the sorts of challenges which come hand-in-hand with working in the UK’s largest specialist Music School.

To apply, please see here.

Starting Salary: £25,607 pa

Application deadline: 9am, 2nd May 2017

Children & Young People, Funding

Children & the Arts Start Programme Funding (in partnership with Curious Minds)

The national charity Children & the Arts are working with Curious Minds to launch a new round of their Start programme and to bring the programme to the North West. Children & the Arts are seeking for 4 cultural venues to deliver three-year Start programmes which will develop and grow their relationships with local schools.

Programmes will start in September 2017 and will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve an Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.

Successful applicants will receive a wide range of support from Children & the Arts and Curious Minds, particularly with regards to Arts Award and Artsmark.

Applications are invited from cultural organisations based in or working in the following areas: Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester and Tameside. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

For more information, and to download the application guidelines and application form, please visit:

Health, Vacancies & Opportunities

Calling all Corporate Choirs!

Registration now open for the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition 2017!

The Hallé is delighted to announce that registration for the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition 2017 is now open.

The Hallé Corporate Choir Competition was launched in 2013 and each year companies from across the North West battle it out to be named winners and to have the opportunity to perform live on stage with the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall. Each competitor is coached by a member of the Hallé Choral Team and meet to rehearse fortnightly from September, culminating in a competition in late autumn. The winning choir then goes on to perform one of their winning pieces and another song with orchestrated accompaniment from the Hallé in one of the Hallé’s Christmas concerts in December.

The Hallé can also assist with the setting up and running of company choirs through the rest of the year, providing other opportunities to perform including the Annual Hallé Corporate Choir Festival.

For more information please contact Susanna Caudwell at or on 0161 237 7018.



An Exhibition featuring 5 Bolton based artists

In creative partnership with neo:artists, New Art Spaces Bolton consists of four shop units and two large office spaces for developing and showcasing new art and artistic talent in Greater Manchester.

Location: Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL

The opening times are:

Thursday 6 April, 5-8pm

Friday 7 April, 11am-5pm

Saturday 8 April, 11am-5pm


Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, New Art Spaces provides opportunities for emerging artists to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities.


Funding to support art projects

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2017. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including:

  • Opera
  • Lieder
  • Composition
  • Dance.

The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as:

  • Colleges
  • Arts Festivals
  • Other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Funding is available towards:

  • Tuition or coaching costs
  • To participate in external competitions
  • To be supported for a specially arranged performance
  • To receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art.

Read more at:

Source : Arts Dev UK