From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]

Sent: 02 September 2010 16:58

Subject: SEFAN 2010-09_02_03 GLEANINGS from ArtsJobs / VAE / VAN

 

1. GLEANINGS from ARTSJOBS

2. GLEANINGS from VOLUNTARY ARTS ENGLAND and VOLUNTARY ARTS NETWORK e-newsletters

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1.

Performance opportunities in Romford Market, London Borough of Havering

London Closes Thursday 30 September 2010 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: combined arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, visual arts   Contact: gilesrowland_at_googlemail_dot_com

Description

Romford Performance Space in Romford Market offers opportunities for busking and performance every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

We offer a broad programme of entertainment including music, children's acts, circus, acrobatics, dance, theatre and site specific activities in a dedicated open-air performance space.

The programme has been running successfully for a year now, and has now been extended through to spring 2011.

Busked performance slots are available every market day - Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Contact Giles Rowland for further information - gilesrowland_at_googlemail_dot_com

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Choir Leader, artsdepot

London Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: music   Contact: Tom Wilton education_at_artsdepot_dot_co_dot_uk

Description

artsdepot is the only professional arts venue in the London Borough of Barnet and is committed to providing a diverse range of high quality visual and performance arts for everyone. The education department delivers a variety of outreach and in house arts activities including workshops, courses, residencies, performances, talks and training/INSETS. 

We are currently recruiting for a dynamic and inspiring choir leader to take over our popular ‘The Joys of Singing’ classes for adults from October. The classes run throughout the day on Tuesdays with three groups throught the day: 11am – 1pm, 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm.

Please send in a current CV and a covering letter to education_at_artsdepot_dot_co_dot_uk

The application deadline is 9am Friday 3 September 2010. Interviews will be held in the following week. Please note if you do not hear from us you have been unsuccessful this time.

artsdepot is committed to equality of opportunity. Please let us know if you have any access requirements for the interview.

 www.artsdepot.co.uk

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Guerrilla Gigs, Lewisham Arts Service

London, Lewisham Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: combined artsmusic   Contact: Flynn Murray flynn.murray_at_lewisham_dot_gov_dot_uk

Description

Call for Performers:
Guerrilla Gigs! Lewisham Arts Service are seeking innovative and inspirational musicians to perform guerrilla gigs as part of an exciting new music festival for Lewisham and South east London. 

The guerrilla gigs will engage the public with free classical, contemporary or cross-over music in ways which are unexpected, unconventional and potentially interactive. Audiences will be targeted in unexpected places with a unique, engaging and thought-provoking performance. Guerrilla Gigs will form a central part of the publicity for the festival and we aim to get maximum press coverage of these events. The chosen performers will be featured alongside nationally and internationally recognised musicians. Performances should reflect the interests and aspirations of your average person on the street, as well as the nature of the surroundings in which the performances take place. 

Performance sites will include Markets/Supermarkets, Pubs/Bars, Cafes/Restaurants, Libraries etc.

Please contact flynn.murray_at_lewisham_dot_gov_dot_uk to request an application form. Any links to your website or recent recordings would be very helpful in the application process.

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2. GLEANINGS from VOLUNTARY ARTS ENGLAND and VOLUNTARY ARTS NETWORK

 

Voluntary Arts England e-newsletter  Monday 23 August 2010

Music Leaders Network Toolkit

The 123sing! mini-site is now live

Funding:

New resource mapping funding schemes available to music businesses

Voluntary Arts Network e-newsletter Thursday 26 August 2010

One-stop source for UK legislation

Free audience development software for voluntary arts organisations

Funding:

European Collaboration Grants

Youth Music funding for music-making activities

Heart Research UK – Healthy Heart Grants

Voluntary Arts England e-newsletter  Tuesday 31 August 2010

Why the Arts Matter

Your guide to organising a street party or fete

Public liability insurance for smaller organisations

Funding:

The Idlewild Trust

Concertina Charitable Trust

VAN briefings 2012 UK-wide cultural festival

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Voluntary Arts England e-newsletter  Monday 23 August 2010

 

Music Leaders Network Toolkit

The Music Leaders Network toolkit is designed to provide information and guidance to those who wish to know more about networks, coaching and professional development. It contains information about the power of networks and coaching, a case study of the pilot Music Leaders Network programme, along with some useful tips and other resources.

 

To download the toolkit visit http://bit.ly/coZMZH

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The 123sing! mini-site is now live

dates - 1, 2 and 3 October 2010

 

The 123sing! mini-site is now live at http://123sing.classicfm.com. 123sing! is a three day festival of singing on 1, 2 and 3 October 2010 all around the UK. And they want YOU to take part!

 

This national event will celebrate singing, inspire lots of people to start singing and raise funds for Classic FM's charity Music Makers.

 

The highlights of the new website include:

 

Events

interactive map

add your event and search the map by postcode

contact the event organiser to join the event

 

123sing! toolkit

empty belly posters, flyers and invites (full and low ink versions)

leader poster (what is 123sing! all about)

fundraising checklist and information

logo and image

 

FAQs

with answers on everything from copyright to collecting money for charity on public property

 

SongWall

social media space for participants to upload photos, videos and comments about their events. (please encourage organisers to take photos and upload them after the event)

 

Take a look yourself and sign up at http://123sing.classicfm.com

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FUNDING

 

New resource mapping funding schemes available to music businesses

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a new resource mapping the funding schemes available to small and medium sized music businesses.

 

DCMS announced that because they understand that raising finance for creative businesses can be a problem, they have put together this new document Money Map. This map lists funding schemes that might be helpful to those 90% of music businesses which are Small and Medium Enterprises and that often face distinct problems which can hinder their ability to grow.

 

It also includes information for a wide range of individuals and smaller organisations involved in music projects.

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Voluntary Arts Network e-newsletter Thursday 26 August 2010

 

One-stop source for UK legislation

A new official website provides access to UK legislation from 1267 to the present. Legislation.gov.uk brings together legislative content from Office of Public Sector Information and the Statute Law Database. Managed by the National Archives it aims to provide access to current and historic laws in a ‘clear and simple’ format.

 

 

source: VolResource

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Free audience development software for voluntary arts organisations

Audiences UK and Voluntary Arts have negotiated with the company that produces audience development software AudienceBase to make it available free of charge to voluntary arts groups across the UK. AudienceBase is a simple but powerful software package for cultural organisations, allowing you to:

 

• record customer data quickly and easily;

• run targeted mail or email campaigns;

• conduct research;

• record event booking details and financial information.

 

Whether you promote events, festivals or exhibitions, AudienceBase can help.

While the software is only made available 'as is', and is not actively supported, it will run on any PC running Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7.  No additional software is required, although you may be prompted to download the Microsoft .NET framework in order to run the AudienceBase.

 

For more information and to download AudienceBase for PC visit www.ganeaudiences.co.uk/resources/audiencebase.

 

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FUNDING

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European Collaboration Grants

The European Cultural Foundation offers Collaboration Grants which fund transnational, cross-sectoral activities by independent cultural and artistic organisations working together or with independent organisations from other sectors.

 

Collaboration grants are designed to support projects that bring a renewed understanding of Europe to people of all backgrounds. The 'how to apply' PDF booklet explains exactly what you need to do to make an eligible application. It can be accessed from the ECF website at www.eurocult.org/grants/collaboration-grants.

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Youth Music funding for music-making activities

Youth Music is the UK's largest children's music charity. Through its Open Programme, grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to support projects that provide music-making activities for children and young people in support of Youth Music's goals.

 

Youth Music will fund any non-profit-making organisation more than one year old, that is committed to music-making activities for children and young people up to 18 (or up to 25 if they have special educational needs, disabilities or are in detention).

 

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Heart Research UK – Healthy Heart Grants

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message.

 

Previous recipients of the grant include a group that teaches circus skills to teenagers as a way of encouraging them to get active, and an organisation that holds belly dancing and line dancing classes for local residents to make physical activity fun.

 

Applications are only accepted during January and February for the May round of grants and July and August for grants awarded in November, each year. For more information visit www.heartresearch.org.uk/healthy_heart_grants.htm.

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Voluntary Arts England e-newsletter  Tuesday 31 August 2010

 

Why the Arts Matter

Arts Council England is leading a campaign on just ‘why the arts matter’  highlighting to MPs and Ministers how the arts sector represents a great investment; boosting tourism, the creative industries and contributing to the social and community agenda, all for the equivalent of 17p per person per week,  They have produced a useful toolkit, listing arguments to protect the arts and a guide to working with MPs.

 

Mary Lowe, England Coordinator has used some of the arguments to focus on the voluntary arts in a letter to Nick Brown, MP for Newcastle East.  Write to your MP and encourage your members to do so to keep the arts on the political agenda.

 

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Your guide to organising a street party or fete

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced a ban on the reams of forms, high costs and red tape getting in the way of communities organising street parties and summer fetes.

 

From now on, instead of organisers being met with endless, confusing guidelines on food licences, road closures and insurance - councils can ask street party organisers to complete one simple form.

 

Previously, some small community groups were asked to apply for up to five separate licences and found it tricky to get upfront advice on what to do. They also found out about hidden costs right at the last minute, causing delays or cancellations to community events.

 

The 'Your guide to organising a street party or fete' form is available at http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/streetpartyguide.

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Public liability insurance for smaller organisations

Public liability insurance for small voluntary organisations and community groups which costs less than £10 a month or £75 a year has been developed by Zurich Insurance in collaboration with sector support umbrella NAVCA and charity specialists Tennyson Insurance.

 

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FUNDING

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The Idlewild Trust

deadlineword - 24 September 2010 for a Trustees’ meeting in November 2010

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the advancement of education, the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom.

 

The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000

 

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Concertina Charitable Trust

Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.

 

Concertina is keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

 

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VAN briefings 

2012 UK-wide cultural festival

<www.voluntaryarts.org/artsevents142012>

 

 

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Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

 

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