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Board of Trustees Vacancies

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

senior producer (maternity cover), trigger – d/l 03 August 2020

Our Co-Director Natalie is expecting and we are looking for for an experienced, energetic, pro-active and organised Senior Producer to join the team in delivering the company’s landmark project The Hatchling, and to support the programme & organisation as maternity cover. We are looking for a smart problem solver who is both creative and has strong administration skills.

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artists’ lockdown commission call out, harrow arts centre – d/l 06 July 2020

Harrow Arts Centre is a community driven facility which seeks to enhance the lives of all who live in Harrow through the transformative power of arts and culture. In this unprecedented time when many are struggling, we want to support both our communities and the artists we work with, many of whom have had their livelihoods snatched from them.

HAC is delighted to be able to offer a small number of commissions for artists, arts companies and creatives of all disciplines to create new pieces of work for our #HACFromHome strand during this lockdown period to inspire our audiences and communities.

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call-out for arts professionals, in it together, house

house, the South East venue network, is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering time and expertise to support the industry during this difficult time.

In response to the ever-changing needs of arts organisations, house is setting up a pool of individuals who can offer in-kind 1-2-1 support for venues in the South East who need it. The network will be made up of volunteers from across the region with differing areas of expertise and experience.

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Applications for CREATIVE TALENT PROGRAMME 2020 – d/l 01 July 2020

webinar: how to use stories to measure impact – 3 June 2020, 10.30am

Evaluation: the spectre hanging over many projects. How do you know what to count? How do you pick the right questions for the forms?

Arts at the Old Fire Station runs projects with people facing tough times. We need to evaluate our work without the evaluation process undermining or distracting from the experience that the participants were having. To move away from questionnaires and statistics, we developed a new way to measure the impact of our work: storytelling.

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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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‘Owdyado Theatre Writing Competition! – d/l 22 May 2020

'Owdyado Theatre Cornwall are running a writing competition for original short scripts up to 5 minutes in length that can be made into radio plays. 5 winners receive £500 in prize money each and a recording of their piece by professional actors. There will also be 5 runners up prizes – runners up will receive a recording of their script. Stories must be ‘twisted’ in some way and use the theme ‘isolation’. Scripts must be suitable for a maximum of 2 actors, (1 male, 1 female) and be free of copyrighted music.
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(remote) writer in residence, InnCrowd – d/l 10 May 2020

INN CROWD is seeking new writing projects (digital or offline) that engage with rural pubs and their communities.

Calling all writers – if you have a new writing project that could engage with rural communities and support rural pubs, then we want to hear from you!

INN CROWD is now extending its remit to explore how we may engage rural audiences and support rural pubs through remote writer in residence schemes. ENGAGE will pair each successful writer with one of our INN CROWD pubs and ask you to create a piece of new work for the members of that local community.

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Executive Producer, Common – d/l 15 May 2020

This is the first time COMMON has been in a position to expand our team, making it a crucial moment in our development as a small organisation.

We’re looking for an Executive Producer who is on a journey in their career towards executive directorship, who would see this role as a valuable opportunity to share their existing expertise whilst also continuing to expand their skills in organisational management and business development.

We’re after someone who is passionate about working with a small but powerful organisation to deliver big ambitions and systemic change, and who will help to continue our position as a leading, national arts organisation working to achieve greater socio-economic diversity across the arts.

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Emergency Funding Workshops, Cambridge Junction – 22 & 27 April 2020

In response to the impact on the arts sector of the COVID-19 outbreak, Arts Council England has announced its Emergency Response Fund for independent artists, creative practitioners and freelancers, and companies outside the National Portfolio.

To support individuals and companies in making their own applications, Cambridge Junction will host zoom workshops on Wednesday 22 and Monday 27 April 2 - 3.30pm, that will be led by Claire Summerfield of Tandem Works and Rachel Drury of Collusion. These are timed for people submitting applications for the second deadline of 30 April.

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Effective Fundraising, ITC – 05 May 2020

Tuesday 5th May 9:30am - 1:30pm
As face-to-face training is not currently possible, Joanna Ridout is delivering an adapted digital version of her Effective Fundraising course on Tuesday 5th May 9:30am - 1:30pm (including short breaks).
This interactive online session will focusing on fundraising through trusts, foundations and government sources. It will acknowledge the current situation, whilst focusing on how to identify and confidently communicate with potential funding partners in future.
Cost: £48

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virtual networks funding, arts fundraising and philanthropy, d/l 17 April 2020

Organisations and groups can apply for support towards the cost of speakers, trainers, software to facilitate virtual meetings, resource materials and any other relevant expenditure for an event or activity to take place before Monday 7th September 2020. The team at Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy can also provide guidance in good software for use in these circumstances as well as the relative pros and cons.

Our priority will be to help fund a diverse range of virtual Network events tackling key issues within the current fundraising environment. We have identified the following five priority areas that we would like to target:

- The establishment or development of networks supporting sole fundraisers working in the arts
- Activity supporting arts fundraisers to respond to the current pandemic crisis
- Activities supporting arts organisations in maintaining dialogue with donors
- Networks or activity supporting the wellbeing of arts fundraisers having to homework
= Activities supporting individuals or organisations working in the arts to maintain business as usual, and to continue to develop relationships with funders, donors and corporates

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support for venues applying for emergency funding, farnham maltings

Alongside 30 nationwide organisations, Farnham Maltings (house's delivery organisation) is offering application advice, guidance and support to artists as part of New Diorama's North Star Project. Inspired by the generosity of New Diorama, Farnham Maltings and house would like to extend it's support to South East venues applying for Arts Council England non-NPO funding.

If you're a venue in the South East house network applying for non-NPO emergency funding and would like feedback on your application, please get in touch via and we'll pass it onto the best person to help.

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