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Contract & Hospitality Catering Webinar, Association for Cultural Enterprises – 11 Sept 2020

Free webinar from Association for Cultural Enterprises

They gather a panel of experts to look at the ways in which Covid-19 has impacted contract & hospitality catering businesses. The session will include a live Q&A.

Some of the topics under discussion:
- Whether the existing contract model is fit for purpose
- How can venues and caterers work together to create a successful partnership
- How product ranges and service can be adapted to reduced trading
- We’ll hear about the impact Covid-19 has had from the caterer’s perspective, from founder of Benugo Ben Warner
- Outlook for the future and how to win back customers

- Duncan Ackery, Founder and Director at Tonic London
- Sandra Reid, Director at Fare Consulting
- Alex Stitt, Director of Commercial, Digital and Exhibitions, V&A
- Ben Warner, Founder of Benugo

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artist callout: commission to create work in libraries, Farnham Maltings – d/l 28 Sept

Farnham Maltings with Essex Cultural Diversity Project are looking for cultural practitioners to create work in three Buckinghamshire libraries, with a commission of £10,000.

This forms part of a three-year project funded by the Rothschild Foundation, to support and grow confident cultural communities in Buckinghamshire.

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company producer, selina thompson – d/l 07 Sept 2020

I’m Selina Thompson and I am the Artistic Director of Selina Thompson Ltd.

This month we’re hiring a Company Producer to lead the company in delivering its activity for Elevate. Over the next two years we’ll be writing a business plan, potentially an NPO application, experimenting with having our first dedicated space in Birmingham, and developing our board and governance structures. In the face of Covid-19 and the ongoing changes to our sector, resilience and adaptability will be key.

We’ll still be making art: we’ll continue to conduct experiments in democracy with Oh God! Not Another One?, Race Cards and salt will still be out in the world and we’ve still got to finish that Missy Elliott musical – and there are some really big and exciting dreams
around adoption, scripting and how we might support and nurture other artists.

But this is a job about strategy – working with me, Toni-Dee (access assistant and artist associate), Sarah (administrator), and our board (Emma Frankland, Akwugo Emejulu, Tim Etchells, Priya Jethwa, Amahra Spence and Clare Clarkson) to build structures that give the company the stability it has needed for years. You need to be passionate about this stability, and all that that can open for artists, especially those of us typically marginalised. I also need someone who can be dedicated to Birmingham and to what it looks like to truly root a company in the city.

It’s also about finding new approaches to the challenges and tasks outlined above: thinking about business plans as both political and artistic documents, thinking about how one might work restorative justice practices into company policy, thinking about how climate justice can (or cannot) be written into your company’s ethos in a meaningful way when you depend on international revenue. All of this has to be turned into tangible processes to work, to make it happen.

We’re a company that is committed to the marginalised. To people who are working class, have disabilities, to People of Colour, to Womxn, to people who identify on the LGBTQIA spectrum, to elders and children, to people with chronic illnesses, to people with complicated immigration statuses. So whoever this Company Producer is also has to be someone who is keeping the company accountable to those values; to a code of ethics that sees art as something that pushes back against oppression.

So there it is: a callout for someone else who has that desire for collaboration, partnership, and sharing in the joyful, the utterly exhausting and the profoundly important nature of working in this sector.

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Designing an Inclusive Recovery, Fringe – 31 August 2020, 11.30am

As the arts industry that closed in March did not work for many disabled people, this discussion will focus on what needs to be done to ensure the coming cultural recovery is fully inclusive. UK wide, cross-artform alliance, We Shall Not Be Removed was established to raise the profile of creative deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people through and after Covid, whilst advocating for a more inclusive cultural recovery. Now with 700 members, it represents the biggest disability arts movement since the 1980’s.

This session will feature an expert all-disabled panel chaired by UK Government Disability Champion for Culture, Andrew Miller.

See We Shall Not Be Removed website:

This event will have a 5 min comfort break and BSL interpretation will be provided at this event.

The BSL interpreters will be Greg Colquhoun and Rachel Amey

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Programming with Diversity in Mind: Panel Discussion, 28 August 2020, 2pm

Across the arts sector there is an increased focus on the need for diversity in programming, with funding bodies such as Arts Council England making the ‘Creative Case for Diversity’; producing work that represents and responds to the demographic of the UK, enriches arts and culture and innovates cultural practice.

2020 has been a challenging year for the arts and cultural sector; COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter have demonstrated how important arts and culture are for our society, and the genuine need for diversity in the arts.

Skinder Hundal (director of New Art Exchange), Stella Kanu (executive director of LIFT Festival) and Sharon Watson (CEO and principal of Northern School of Contemporary Dance) come together in a panel discussion, chaired by Pawlet Brookes (CEO and artistic director of Serendipity). The discussion will focus on key provocations on how programmers can keep diversity, accessibility and inclusivity at the forefront of programming and making a genuine step change for representation in programming, leadership and workforce.

BSL interpretation will be provided at this event.
The BSL interpreters will be Greg Colquhoun and David Allan

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Technical Manager, Farnham Maltings – d/l 07 Sept 2020

Farnham Maltings is a thriving, busy art centre delivering a performance and festival programme based in South West Surrey. We are looking for a full time Technical Manager oversee and deliver all the technical operations of the Farnham Maltings.

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Executive Director & Joint CEO, Icon Theatre – d/l 21 Sept 2020

Icon Theatre is searching for an Executive Director to lead the company into its next phase as Joint Chief Executive alongside our Artistic Director Nancy Hirst.

Icon Theatre transforms lives and strengthens communities by supporting people to make and experience world class theatre and participatory arts.

Inspirational, excellent new productions are at the heart of our work. Alongside this is a desire to support, develop and create new cultural communities both locally and nationally, and to grow artistic excellence that really connects with people.

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Board of Trustees Vacancies, Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre is seeking passionate individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

We are confident that joining our board will be a rewarding opportunity for new trustees to learn and to expand their networks, whilst supporting an arts charity.
We are open to applications from people who are new to trusteeship as well as those who are experienced trustees. Trustee training will be provided to successful candidates. We are open to all applications and in particular we welcome applications from experienced professionals whose strengths may benefit a new arts charity.

For further information please download our pack here or alternatively contact us at

The term of commitment is 3 years. This is a voluntary unpaid position.

We think it is essential that the Board reflects the diversity of our population and encompasses a wide range of opinions and experiences. We especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, people with disabilities and people under the age of 35.
There is a rolling deadline for applications and interviews will take place week commencing 20 July

Please apply by submitting a personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) telling us why you would like to become a trustee and what perspective you will be able to add to our board; to Please mark correspondence for the attention of Groundlings Theatre Trust Chair. Alternatively, you may prefer to send a video message of up to 4 minutes long to

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Webinar: Making Essential Digital Communications Inclusive & Accessible (Texthelp)

In this time of increasing uncertainty and change, web accessibility and inclusive marketing is more important than ever before.

As organizations take steps to limit travel, cancel or postpone face-to-face appointments and replace in-person events with virtual ones, it's vitally important that the information you produce online can be accessed and understood by every website user. It's also critical to ensure your communications don't alienate or leave anyone behind.

In this webinar, Jennifer Pyne, Brand Director at Radley Yeldar, Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet, and Donna Thomson, Marketing Manager at Texthelp will look at the case for building accessible and inclusive websites and digital campaigns and advise on how best to do this.

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Webinar: How COVID-19 and its aftermath will impact on the artistic and cultural life of Britain (MOM Consultancy)

Small venues, individual artists, theatre companies and the public: How COVID19 and its aftermath will impact on the artistic and cultural life of Britain.

In this session, we are focusing on the largest providing sector of arts, music entertainment, and culture in Europe. A sector which is often overshadowed by major events and venues but forms the very fabric of our cosmopolitan culture and community. Today we are looking for answers to the serious question in relation to how this sector is not only going to survive but be supported in its quest to bounce back after this devastating period, which in many areas has cut off the only avenue to community practice. The panel will include Sam Oldham (Commercial and Operations Director – The Roundhouse), Kaya Stanley Money (Executive Director – Camden peoples Theatre), Kris Nelson (Artistic Director/CEO LIFT Festival), Indhu Rubasingham (Artistic Director – Kiln Theatre), Danny Rolph (Contemporary Artist) and Phillip Brown (Head of Risk and Safety UK Theatre).

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cultural digital: submit to list your online event

Cultural Digital run regular newsletters rounding up the latest developments in the arts and culture sector, as well as a paid-for curated list of resources around digital strategies, research reports, and job descriptions. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, they are collating a constantly evolving list of live streams hosted by arts organisations worldwide. If you are hosting an event online, you can also submit your own stream for consideration.

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Application support for artists: North Star Project

Delivered by New Diorama Theatre, the North Star Project brings together insight and knowledge from 30 organisations nationwide who can offer a suite of advice, guidance and support for artists applying for emergency funding to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Artists can sign up now to stay informed of more information about the project as it is pulled together.

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immediate callout: making theatre for extraordinary times, farnham maltings, d/l 18 May 2020

Farnham Maltings wants to support South East based theatre makers in our towns and villages to create new work which responds to and supports our communities in these extraordinary and difficult times.

We are offering a limited programme of grants from £500 to £5000 to support artists to create theatre experiences with and for their community.

Our first round of commissions has included a Jukebox phone line for Slough, sensory trails in Bedfordshire, WhatsApp playmaking with young people in Newhaven and digital resources established for learning disabled artists.

We are investing in a further round of commissions and ask South East artists to respond with exciting, mischievous ideas which fully embrace the requirement of social distancing and turn it on its head.
We will also consider projects which may not take place until lockdown restrictions are lifted but which respond to current times and how we emerge back into life amidst our towns and villages.

Please submit a maximum of 500 words detailing firstly your idea and approach to the project, where and how it will take place and then more about you and your experience, web links are acceptable. This should be accompanied by an outline budget.

We will also accept video proposals, these should address the information above and be no longer than 5 mins.

Makers should be able to actively begin work on their proposal straight away.

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artist commission proposal, game play, the place bedford, d/l 27 April 2020 *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Application Deadline: 6pm Monday 27 April 2020 *DEADLINE EXTENDED*
Application decision & Shortlisted Artists contacted: Friday 1 May 2020
Interviews: 04 – 06 May 2020

In 2020, The Place Bedford is very proud to announce that for the first time we will be commissioning new work from artists. We’re looking for creative people interested in exploring the boundaries of games and performance, specifically making work for young people aged 12-16, and their friends and families.

We love games, and we really love it when people come together in a live space to experience something as a group. That’s why we set up GAME PLAY, and it’s why we love all kinds of live performances. We want to find emerging artists, theatre makers and/or individuals/collectives who are interested in making this type of performance/game work for the first time.

The Place Bedford will commission two new pieces of work during 2020, for presentation to audiences and participants at GAME PLAY festival in January 2021.
We’re very excited to be working with artsdepot, based in North London, to help us provide organisational support and creative space for selected artists to explore these ideas further! We’ll also be making space available at The Place through Summer & Autumn 2020 to develop their creative ideas further, through Residencies here in Bedford. Suggested dates are listed below. Please note that these dates are not exhaustive, and we can work with selected artists to provide space.

The selected artists will be invited to present scratch or work in progress at a showcase on Thursday 8th October, when the full programme for the January 2021 GAME PLAY festival will be announced. They will then develop the work for presentation to young people, families and game players at our January festival in 2021. Selected artists will need to be available for the Scratch and Performance dates.

Alongside these commissions we will be partnering with Live Art Development Agency to commission a DIY programme for 2020. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run professional development projects for other artists. We’ve included some information about that brief at the end of this document, or you can find out more about the opportunity by visiting the LADA website:

Successful applicants will be awarded a commission fee of £1600 towards their time and project. A small production cost budget of £250 will also be available for each selected application to turn their ideas into reality for the GAME PLAY festival in January 2021.

Alongside this artists will receive support from staff and volunteers at The Place Bedford, as well as mentoring (in person or online) from established artists making theatre/game work already.

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women leaders south west, the point, eastleigh, d/l 20 April 2020

The Women Leaders South West project is run by a group of eight arts organisations and one business school. The project also involves the WOW Foundation, which is a global movement to celebrate women and girls and take a frank look at the obstacles they face. An Arts Council England Transforming Leadership grant is funding the project.

The project is now looking for 16 women associates with a unique perspective on arts leadership. You may have creative ideas that you want to see happen for yourself or your community. We will invite you to take part in a leadership training programme and support you on a leadership journey.

The support programme will be bespoke for each participant and can include: a training bursary of £12,000 to cover ten months of training; a work-based placement with one of the arts organisations; mentoring; additional support to meet your individual needs across the whole programme, for example childcare; BSL interpretation; and travel costs.

In addition, successful applicants will be offered online and face-to-face training and career development opportunities with Southampton Business School and connection with women from across the world through the WOW Foundation (Women of the World) and director / producer Jude Kelly, who started the organisation.

You will be:
• Passionate about arts and culture
• Over 21 years old
• Based in the South West region which means that you live and / or work here
• Rooted in your local community
• Interested in developing new skills

You do not need a higher education qualification, but do need to have at least two years' work experience (this does not have to have been in the arts).

We are particularly interested in working with women from groups who are most underrepresented at leadership level in the cultural sector, including disabled women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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