house: Opportunities

marketing officer (maternity cover), The Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Berkshire, d/l midday 29 Jan 2021

The Watermill Theatre are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover) to join our team. Working closely with the Marketing Manager to create and implement effective marketing campaigns, your love of theatre, arts marketing skills and ability to prioritise a range of tasks to meet deadlines will ensure that we continue to attract a growing and loyal audience. 

The Watermill Theatre’s purpose is to create great shows that audiences love. From our home in a converted watermill in rural West Berkshire, which seats just 200 people, The Watermill has produced award-winning work that has been recognised throughout the UK and abroad. The very best artists and creative teams, both established and in the early stages of their careers, are our lifeblood, earning The Watermill a reputation as one of the very best producing theatres in the country.

Alongside London transfers and national and international tours, we create productions for small-scale touring, ensuring that those living in rural isolation can enjoy high quality theatre on their doorstep. We also tour to schools taking scaled-down, vibrant productions of classic texts into the classroom to support students’ learning.

We have a thriving education and participation programme, which creates engagement opportunities for over 19,000 people every year at The Watermill and in the wider community.

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senior manager, project funding, Arts Council England, d/l midnight Weds 27 Jan 2021

The Project Funding team within the Investment Centre oversees the design and delivery of the Arts Council’s project-based funding programmes, including Development Funds, Developing Your Creative Practice and Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Over the next year the team will also be designing new funding programmes, and adapting existing funding programmes, within the context of our new 10-year strategy, Let’s Create.

The Senior Manager, Project Funding will manage the Project Funding team, working closely with Arts Council Area and Policy colleagues at all levels. They will ensure that all programmes are compliant, align with other Arts Council processes and are delivered successfully.

We are recruiting a fixed term, 12 month post to cover maternity leave. Please note that the successful applicant will need to be able to start work no earlier or later than 10 May 2021.

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let artists be artists (paid roles for artists), Strike A Light, d/l 26 January 2021

Earlier this year we put a proposal out there – what happens if you employ an artist for a year, to just be an artist?

The pandemic has highlighted the inequalities and challenges that artists face. We don’t want to go ‘back to normal’ and so we’re proposing a different way of working.

What would happen or change if you were employed for a year? If you were trusted to lead your own creative work, and have paid time to think, have conversations and create if you want? If you could get off the project treadmill for a bit and explore what being an artist means in this COVID / post-COVID world?

The roles: one full time and one part time role, on a year long contract at £27,000 salary (pro rata for the part time role). The roles would be PAYE so would include paid holiday, sick pay, pension, Christmas party - all the benefits that someone normally employed through an organisation would have.

We would provide support as you shape your year of work but what you do in that year is up to you. It’s about your creative practice, what you want to explore and develop. There is no pressure to create specific projects or shows. It is not an artist in residence role – you don’t have to deliver on Strike A Light programmes or work to particular themes.

Start date in March / April 2021 to be agreed with the artist.

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marketing and communications manager, Bedford Creative Arts, d/l 1 Feb 2021

Bedford Creative Arts is seeking to recruit a dynamic and creative arts marketing professional who is passionate about working with communities and thrives on a challenge.   

You will be the marketing lead for BCA across all aspects of marketing and communications.  You will be the custodian for our company brand and drive our audience development goals for our exciting array of creative projects and for the organisation as a whole.

As the only marketing professional in a small organisation you’ll be responsible for the execution of day to day marketing activity.

We’re looking for someone with experience of marketing in the arts sector in any relevant artform, confident in a leadership role but not afraid to be hands-on. You’ll be a highly effective communicator and a real team player – excited at the prospect of joining a small organisation with a close-knit team of collaborators equally passionate about the people we reach with our work.   

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projects assistant, Bedford Creative Arts d/l 3 Feb 2021

Bedford Creative Arts is offering this exciting entry level position ideal for someone just starting their career in the arts.

This role is ideal for recent graduates or students looking for practical work experience in the arts or those considering a career change.

Whether you’re interested in producing, marketing, arts administration, performance art, visual art, working with children or schools, or not yet sure – this role will give you a taste of a variety of future career routes across a dynamic range of projects.

The role will balance office work with hands-on delivery. You will support the Company & Projects Manager in providing administrative and logistical support to the company’s broad array of projects – from large digital commissions to workshops in schools. You’ll also support digital communications such as the website, social media and newsletters.

We’re looking to meet someone with energy, keen to learn and keen to help us learn from what you can bring to the team.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people from minority ethnic groups and candidates who self-identify as disabled.

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cultural recovery fund (april-june 2021): full guidance

This investment is to support cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021.

Grant range: Between £25,000 and £3,000,000
The grant is designed to cover the 3-month period from April - June 2021

Application Open Date: 12pm (midday), Wednesday 6 January 2021
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday), Tuesday 26 January 2021

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theatre artists call-out, Farnham Maltings, d/l 9am on Mon 01 Feb 2021

Awards of £500-£5000 to create new theatre in your town.

We want to celebrate the towns of the South East and invest in the artists, performers and makers who live in those towns.

The South East is made up of more small towns than any other region. From coastal and semi-rural to more urban areas on the edge of our cities, some are historic market towns, others new towns with new names. They are part of our character; they shape the way we live and are often overlooked by powerful metropolitan and rural interests.

We’re inviting proposals from those who want to create artistic work where they live, with and for their town community.

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International Youth Arts Festival Open for Applications

International Youth Arts Festival is the UK’s largest multi-arts festival for and by people under 27, featuring some of the most exciting new work by emerging young talent.

Established in 2009 by Creative Youth, the 10-day festival hosts around 200 events across venues and spaces around Kingston upon Thames every July. Anyone and everyone is welcome to apply. International Youth Arts Festival aims to provide a supportive environment for artists at every stage of their creative journey, from experienced performers to those putting on their first show.

Applications for all art forms are welcome: theatre, music, comedy, dance, circus, visual art, cabaret and more.  If you’re over 27 but your work is directed at young audiences, we’d love to hear from you too.

International Youth Arts Festival will return from 2 – 11 July 2021.

Our 2021 festival applications will be split into 3 categories:
– Indoor
– Outdoor
– Digital

Alongside our usual venues, for IYAF 2021 we are particularly interested in expanding our outdoor programme in various outside spaces – this could be for theatre, music, comedy, visual arts, dance, circus and more. Also, we potentially have access to some new exciting, unconventional performance spaces next year, and we are interested in any immersive/ experimental project ideas.

If you are applying with an indoor performance, please be mindful it may need to comply with government guidelines.

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funding: fleabag support fund, open 1st-5th each month

The Fleabag Support Fund is open now and will close on the 5th October. The Fund will open again on the 1st of the month for 5 days for the foreseeable future.
The objective of this fund is to provide a SMALL CRISIS GRANT.

This fund will reflect and recognise that people have an immediate need.

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ITC Arts Training Timetable

These training courses are designed to provide you with the toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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