DanceXchange – Free Dance Workshop Offer to Secondary Schools

DanceXchange offers a variety of talent development schemes to enable young people to achieve their potential, regardless of their personal circumstances. This includes the DfE funded Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) for Dance which offers high quality pre-vocational training. The CAT scheme is a national initiative for gifted and talented students http://www.nationaldancecats.co.uk/what-are-cats/

We are looking to offer a high-quality dance experience for students, led by a professional dance artist, whilst also recruiting young people age 11-16 years, who have the potential to join the CAT programme for a September 2020 start. To do this, we would like to offer you a CAT Digital Workshop to distribute to your students to engage with for FREE.

To find out more about our CAT outreach programme, please visit www.dancexchange.org.uk/cat-auditions/

To secure your FREE CAT Digital Workshop please contact us via this email cat@dx.dance

Arts Connect – Local Education Partnership Manager Opportunity (Maternity Cover)

Based in the Arts Connect team and employed by the University of Wolverhampton. We are seeking someone to support the growth of the network of West Midlands Local Cultural Education Partnerships who will improve creative and cultural opportunities for children and young people.

The post is offered as a maternity cover full time from 1st September 2020. While we anticipate it may be for a full calendar year, the maternity cover may finish earlier for which appropriate notice will be given. Deadline: 20th July 2020.

Further details can be found via this link www.artsconnect.co.uk/lcep-education-partnerships-manager-maternity-job/

Terrestrial – 2020 Remote Residencies: Open Call

Terrestrial commissions and produces ambitious arts projects in the south west of England. We have a new paid opportunity on offer for community artists across England to develop their local connections and explore new ways of working.

We want to invest in artists to foster community links with people and groups local to wherever they are based. And to take some time for research and reflection… to think about the work they’ve done in the past and how they might continue to share artistic experiences with community collaborators in the near future.

Deadline: Friday 24th July, 5pm.

Further information can be found via this link Terrestrial – 2020 Remote Residencies: Open Call and if you have any questions, or would like someone to talk you through the opportunity, please email producer Hattie Gregory: hattie@terrestrial.org.uk

The Jerwood/FVU Awards – Call for Entries

The Jerwood/FVU Awards are a major opportunity for moving-image artists in the first five years of their practice, a collaboration between Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery.

Early-career artists are invited to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image. The scheme is looking for original and achievable proposals for a new moving-image work that will represent a step-change in the applicant’s practice.

The two awarded artists will receive £25,000 each, comprising a £6,000 artist fee and £19,000 production budget to create the proposed moving-image artwork. Proposals must demonstrate clear thinking about how the project may need to be adapted due to circumstances and restrictions to activities in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applications close on at 1pm, 20 July 2020. For further information please see https://www.jerwoodfvuawards.com/

The Baring Foundation – New Funding to Support Arts and Mental Health Organisations

This fund is designed to support established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

These are unrestricted grants and we expect to award grants of £12,000 – £15,000 depending on the level of demand.

The deadline is 18 August 2020 at 12pm Midday.

For more information, including on eligibility, and about how to apply, please see our website

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