Writers Commissions – The Full Harvest Audio Stories: Applause Rural Touring is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation based in Kent, a rural touring scheme that supports communities throughout Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex to access professional theatre, music and other performing arts. Applause is looking to commission between 4-8 writers from the South East (we may commission more than one story from each writer) who are committed to co-creation and have experience of developing work through community engagement to create inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining narratives. We want to capture a diverse range of voices, especially those that are often unheard. Full brief and information on how to apply can be found here www.applause.org.uk/the-full-harvest-call-out-for-writers/
You can also download the Job Description and Equal Opportunities form. Deadline for Applications: 1st Feb, 2021 5pm.
The Hub: (based in Essex) are looking for an experienced, lateral thinking and proactive freelance comms and content whizz to work on our Balance and RE:SET projects until the end of May. The brief for our Comms and Content ‘hubster’ will be to:
- Co-develop and deliver the comms strategy for Balance
• Create and curate a range of new and existing project-related digital content
• Maximise reach of, and engagement with, all project events and other content
If you know someone who fits that bill, please do pass this on to them. There’s more about the role and how to apply HERE.
Cultural Education Partnership Manager, Ealing
Ealing Council’s arts and culture service is seeking to recruit a dynamic manager to lead on developing and running a new Cultural Education Partnership. You will benefit from being involved from the start of this exciting programme, that will maximise the opportunity for all children and young people in the London Borough of Ealing to have access to high quality creative experiences.
You will need to be bursting with ideas and know-how; be responsive to the needs of our local arts sector, schools and young people; be able to influence and develop strong partnerships; broker opportunities and resources; develop action plans and have strong management skills.
Fixed term contract for 18 months, equivalent of 3 days p.w, up to 21 hours p.w
For more information and/or to apply please visit Jobs | Ealing Council
Salary: £36,708 – £39,867 p.a inclusive (pro rata)
Closing date: 1 February 2021
Promoting Volunteer Opportunities: Did you know that charities can promote their volunteering opportunities to professionals on furlough, through the Furlonteer website? Find out more
Relief Fund for UK Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Sectors: Earlier this month, an additional £4.6 billion in relief packages for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors was announced – more info here. These are one-off grants for closed businesses (£4,000 for premises with a rateable value or £15k or under; £6,000 for those worth between £15k and £51k, and £9,000 for properties valued over £51k).
Local Connections Fund: The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities. Book clubs, walking groups and other community projects can now apply for a small grant worth between £300 and £2,500. These investments are designed to help local organisations bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. There will be 2 funding rounds, the first is open for applications now and will close on 26 January 2021. Please share amongst your networks.
The Audience Agency is holding a webinar about Online Community Participation on 2 February. Join their Head of Digital and Head of Learning & Participation to learn how to develop and run a successful community participation programme in an online environment.