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Tuesday 18 September     |      10am – 6.30pm 

How do we use digital platforms to create amazing theatrical experiences for young people and children? How do we incorporate digital technology into helping us tell stories and ignite imaginations?

Z-arts will host a digital masterclass, including sessions from three of the most inspiring companies making the most of digital technology in theatre, that will explore the incredible possibilities digital technology can bring to theatre and storytelling, and inspire making the best use out of digital technology in theatre.

Leading the key digital workshops are:

Tassos Stevens, Director of Coney, who will be discussing what the word ‘digital’ means and how, in actuality, it’s about people and how we connect with each other over different times and places. Looking at the technology most frequently used and why, and what models work best, this is an interactive session that will really get you thinking about new and exciting ways to communicate with others. There will be a chance to play some games to see how this works practically for customers and audiences.

Peter Higgin, Director of Enrichment & Punchdrunk Village at Punchdrunk, will be sharing insights into Punchdrunk’s approach to implementing digital technologies into the company’s ground-breaking practice. Peter will be talking through the nature of The Oracles project, a cross-platform storytelling project which won Columbia University’s Digital Dozen Break Through Award, digging deeper into the mechanics of the project and delving into the relationship between technology and live performance. The session will finish with a creative workshop that will allow participants to dream up their own ideas.

Ilya Van Autreve, Medialab Co-Ordinator and Assistant Director at KOPERGIETERY, Belgium, will be delivering an insight on how the Medialab of KOPERGIETERY works, exploring more about what the vision of KOPERGIETERY is in performing arts for young people and more precisely in relation to technology and media arts. This session involves a workshop with technologies that the Medialab are researching with right now (like livestreaming) or what they want to be working with in the near future (like Virtual Reality).
This masterclass is an opportunity to share your ideas and experiences, learn from others, and be inspired into revolutionising theatre and creative experiences.

The masterclass is being run by Z-arts ahead of its Big Imagination Festival in October 2019, which will focus on artistic work that uses digital content for young people. Z-arts and Big Imaginations are looking for new work to support and/or programme as part of this exciting festival.

Follow the link below for more information:

**Please note, this event is now sold out, but there is an opportunity to see a paid-for live stream of each masterclass, please see the information at the link below:

Our friends at Z-arts are hosting a Vital Spark roadshow on Wednesday 5 September. Vital Spark is a pioneering scheme by The Spark Arts for Children, Leicester.

The Spark Arts are looking for artists who identify as BAME, a person of colour and/or D/deaf or disabled to join them to create more diverse work for children and young people. Adel Al-Salloum (Director of The Spark Arts) and Tara Lopez (Creative Producer) will be travelling across the country to deliver informal networking events and are interested in meeting artists and companies interested in the programme.

Vital Spark is a four year programme which will work with artists and young people to understand how the arts, as a sector, can be more representative of and relevant to children today.

By supporting diverse artists and ideas, Vital Spark aims to shift the landscape of performance for children and young people. They will do so by questioning what stories we should be telling, how they should be told, and who should be telling them, and using this conversation to respond and act in a positive and immediate way.

The four-year programme will consist of
Vital Spark Development Programme: a yearly programme inviting a range of artists who identify as BAME, a person of colour and/or D/deaf or disabled to develop themselves and the sector by interrogating their practice and the environment within which it sits;
Ideas Fund: commissioning and supporting new, bold, exciting ideas for work more representative of children today;
Vital Spark Productions: producing two new pieces of high quality work that have the potential to tour nationally and internationally.

Applications are now open for the Development Programme and Ideas Fund for 2018-19. Follow the above links for more information, and come along to the Roadshow when it visits Z-arts on Wednesday 5 September.

Please follow the link below for more information and to register for your space:

Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2019.

Without Walls supports the creation and touring of a range of exciting and ambitious outdoor projects of different genres, styles and forms by UK artists. Our main agenda is to support new work of the highest quality.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of Without Walls commissions, for new outdoor arts projects in any form which will premiere and tour in 2019.

Check the link below for full information and how to apply – deadline 5pm 4 September:

We have been notified of an opportunity for artists via Community Arts North West.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is looking for budding European artists and collectives to join their Artists’ Development Programme (ADP) 2017, a month-long residency in Luxembourg under the mentorship of acclaimed British artist, Callum Innes.

The EIB launched two calls for applications with a thematic focus, targeting visual artists (aged less than 35) from the EU, on:

  1. Beyond Borders – Frontiers, Displacement and Dispersion in Art” 
  2. The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene” 
  3. The EIB published also a third call for applications with a geographical focus, targeting visual artists (aged less than 35) from Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland and Romania.

The deadline for applying is Tuesday 31 January at midnight (GMT+1). 


Talawa is looking for theatre makers with a new idea to test or explore in their Studio.

Whether you are a director, deviser, sound engineer or multi-disciplinary artist, if you need a space where you can take a risk Talawa wants to hear from you. They are offering the Studio, support from their team, and a small budget for bringing in a collaborator or expert.

Tap or click on the link below for details and an application form:


The Performers Playground are offering 2 subsidised places to BAME participants from Greater Manchester. (Full course price £900).

The Performers’ Playground is an 11-week course for actors, comedians, circus artists, in fact, any performer who works with a live audience. This course explores playful approaches to theatre, clown, Buffon and devising. It will help you to become more playful, sensitive, impulsive whilst learning to play with an audience and discover your pleasure to be on stage. It will culminate in performances in Manchester.

This course is rooted in our work with Philippe Gaulier, John Wright, Angela DeCastro and their contemporaries. We offer a unique opportunity for you to commit to developing your craft in an inspirational, challenging and hilarious environment. You will leave the course a freer, more impulsive performer who is empowered to create your own work and make a contribution to the theatre scene.

Applicants should be over 18 with performance experience and an interest in developing your performance skills.

To apply, please email with a short biog of any previous training and performance experience and an expression of interest detailing your performance interests and why you would like and how you would benefit from a place.

To learn more about the course and the tutors visit:

CLAY: a live dance performance
28 Oct | 7.30pm
Tickets £8/£5
All ages

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It is said that clay is the matter that we are made of. Buried in that matter are the memories that mould our experiences, our understandings and gestures. Memories that seem to belong to a time long before our very thoughts were shaped. Ancient yet familiar, they accompany us from places that only our cells have been.

In CLAY Asha Thomas, American contemporary dancer and Yinka Esi Graves, British flamenco dancer, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique language between them. It is their very dancing that goes in search of the past whilst being informed by it. One dancer of half Jamaican and Ghanian descent and the other from a long line of southern baptist preachers, explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are.

It is the place where this duo’s dance influences cross that evokes memories of imagined lands, all to the unique soundscape of flamenco and electric guitarist Guillermo Guillén.

CLAY is a powerful game between solo pieces and explosive pas de deux, of their rhythms and unique expression. It asks us to locate the parts of ourselves that have formed over long periods of time, surviving the wear of migration to still be found today.

Choreographed and performed by Yinka Esi Graves and Asha Thomas.
A STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) and Châteauvallon- Scenes nationale co-commission

For more information about the artists and the making of CLAY, visit: 


CLAY open rehearsal
28 Oct | 1pm – 2:30pm 
All ages

The artists of CLAY are proposing an open rehearsal where the public will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of the production. The artists find it important to share with the community all of the aspects that are involved in putting together a dance performance, whether it be collaborating with the lighting designer, refining and perfecting the dance movements, or the interactions between the dancers and the musician/composer.  Afterwards, the audience will be given an opportunity to ask questions about the piece, to gain insight into the artist’s individual backgrounds, and to learn about the peculiarities of working and living internationally. 


CLAY Workshop

26 Oct | 5:30pm
Ages 15+

The dancers in CLAY will offer a dance workshop that will expose the students to the different genres shown in the piece: flamenco, contemporary dance, and other social dances from the African diaspora. The students will experience how the artists of CLAY have chosen to interconnect the different styles and will also have the opportunity to explore themes that include sensibility to music and rhythm, bodily coordination and strength, and self expression through different dynamics.


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Exciting and varied opportunity to work in a unique contemporary art organisation. This internship is 3 days a week, based in Manchester. 

hÅb is a producer, developer and strategic advocate of contemporary performance, live art and sited work in the North of England and runs the Word of Warning programme.

hÅb are looking for a Trainee Project Manager to assist with the day-to-day running of the Divergency project, working primarily on a programme of creative activity aimed at encouraging more diverse artists to engage with live art.

Key Facts

  • Location: Manchester
  • Bursary:  £15k (pro rata, 3 days per week)
  • Internship Period:  12 Months
  • Application Deadline:   25th August 2016
  • Start Date:  September 2016
  • All roles advertised through Creative Access are only open to UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority.

How to apply

Details and applications via:

Only applications via Creative Access will be considered – please DO NOT contact companies directly.


Black Gold Arts Festival [BGAF], is based in Manchester and showcases outstanding work from Black and minority ethnic artists in theatre and dance. Now in its second year, the festival will present a programme of work at Contact and STUN Studio [Sustained Theatre Up North] the first week of October 2016.

Black Gold Arts Festival |  6 October – 8 October, 2016

A celebration of northern black performance that aims to change the face of theatre. Bringing together established and emerging black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) artists from dance, theatre, and live and performance art, with new work, critically acclaimed pieces, and some stuff just for fun.

A new force, led by artists, working for artists. For more information please contact: |

Follow @BGAfestival for updates, news and opportunities!

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Supported by STUN, Contact, Commonword, and Divergency.

Are you a BAME director/practitioner with an interest in becoming an Artistic Director of a producing theatre building?

If the answer is YES, then join Iain Bloomfield (Head of Arts and Artistic Director Theatre in the Mill), Javaad Alipoor (Artistic Director of Northern Lines) and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Founder/Artistic Director of Artistic Directors of the Future) at the Artistic Directors of the Future development session at Theatre of the Mill.

The session will focus on pathways in becoming an Artistic Director, as well as the artistic development implemented at Theatre in the Mill, to demonstrate how this process provides a strong relationship with audiences.

This is a fun, informative and practical development session, set in a safe and informal environment to encourage discussion, brain-storming and networking.

At:  Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, Bradford, BD7 1NX
On: Tuesday 2 February 2016, 2-5pm.
Tickets: This is a free event but booking is essential –  BOOK NOW

For further information about Theatre in the Mill
, call 01274 233200 or email

About Artistic Directors of the Future

Artistic Directors of the Future is dedicated to increasing the number of BAME Artistic Directors in mainstream producing theatres across the UK. With the support of the Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Young Vic Theatre and the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme, we aim to support, nurture and promote the existing pool of talented, culturally diverse theatre directors in the UK.

This initiative has been well received by many arts organisations including: Arts Council England, Theatre in the Mill, Royal Exchange Manchester, Curve Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Young Vic Theatre. / @adofthefuture

**Last minute spaces now available – deadline to apply 12 noon Thursday 19 November**


If you are an artist living or working in the North West, there are two spaces available on a masterclass with Benji Reid, taking place at STUN Studio (at Z-arts, Manchester M15 5ZA) Monday 23 – Friday 27 November, 10am – 5pm each day.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a small group with leading physical theatre practitioner Benji Reid, offering you a chance to:
– share specific challenges in your artistic journey
– benefit from coaching from your peers
– work on and explore issues that are directly relevant to you.

The week will culminate in a small public sharing at 2pm on Friday 27 November, with feedback and discussion.

To apply please send us (*you can apply as an individual or as part of a group):
– A short summary of what you’d like to explore (max 200 words)
– an up-to-date CV
– any images or weblinks that feature your work.

Applications should be sent to Benji Reid, c/o, by 12 noon on Thursday 19 November.


Workshop Sharing:
Friday 27 November 2pm
STUN Studio at Z-arts

Artists and audiences are invited to join us for a small public sharing and feedback of the week-long Benji Reid masterclass.


More Information: A Question of Black Physical Theatre
Over the past 30 years Black Physical Theatre has been delivered through the vision and politics of some of the world’s most interesting theatre makers, such as Denise Wong, Amani Napthali, and Benji Reid. Whilst many of these archives have been chronicled there has been very little documented about what one might call the engineering behind the art form, namely the energies and ideas motivating works in the Black Theatre canon such as ‘Ragamuffin’ and ‘Super Heroes’.

– Is there a distinctive art form that is sufficiently unique and nuanced to be called Black Physical Theatre?
– What are its processes and products?
– Who are its champions and challengers?

A Question of Black Physical Theatre brings together a creative team led by Benji Reid and Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN) to offer a selection of opportunities.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


We would like to invite you to our first Black Gold Arts Festival, celebrating the success of culturally diverse performances developed in partnership with Sustained Theatre Up North [STUN].

Black Gold Arts Festival features recent work by black artists from the North developed through Manchester’s Sustained Theatre Up North’s STUN Studio and produced around the city. All the shows are tour-ready, have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike, and have strong workshop and engagement packages.


BGAF_LOGO_B_WManchester is rich in culturally diverse performing arts talent, and STUN has been increasingly important in making sure that talent has the space to experiment and thrive. Besides celebrating this, we also want to support and to bring new BAME talent forward. So we want to throw a big arts party festival with just a sample of our awards-nominated and award-winning artists, and a seed commission for a culturally diverse newcomer.
To give folks even more reason to celebrate, we’d like to announce a £2,000 commission for a new work by a BAME Northern performance practitioner.For our first Black Gold Arts Festival, we have shows by four outstanding Mancunians:
For our first Black Gold Arts Festival, we have shows by four outstanding Mancunians: 


BOL_POSTER_3_copyBody of Light, by Darren Pritchard [Marcel Lenormand, Designer]

Light meets bodies in motion, all using a Kinect: Dance made both beautiful and accessible to everybody.

Tickets –





Alaska, by Cheryl Martin [Dir. Darren Pritchard] CHERLY_FLYER

Tells the story of a black perimenopausal lesbian’s descent into suicidal depression and her emergence from it.

“It is a devastatingly beautiful show, poetic narrative and heart achingly profound… people should go” Audience Member

Cheryl has won Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards as both writer [ Best Community Production,Heart and Soul, Oldham Coliseum] and director [Best Studio Production, Iron by Rona Munro, Working Girls/Contact], an Edinburgh Fringe First as co-director and producer of Traverse Theatre’s Breakfast Series The World Is Too Much, and this year a Lloyd’s Bank regional award for the immersive play she directed for Community Arts Northwest,Rule 35, and longlisted for the Polari Book Prize for her collection of poems, Alaska[Crocus/Commonword], the inspiration for this play

Tickets –


CHANJE_FLYERAmsterdam, by Chanje Kunda [Dir. Juliet Ellis, Movement Darren Pritchard]

Fusing spoken word, physicality and music, Amsterdam is a high-powered, supermodern 21st-century play of love and lust.

Seduced by the attractions of the city and a charming Surinamese man she met on holiday, Chanje embarks on a voyage into the unknown. What will be her fate?
Chanje Kunda is a poet, playwright and performance artist. Based in Manchester, she performs nationally and internationally. This show, Amsterdam, was nominated for Best Studio Production by the Manchester Theatre Awards after a national tour and rave reviews.

Tickets –


I Wish I Had A Moustache, by Keisha Thompson

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Movement Darren Pritchard]

Can you be a modern-day feminist and also feel the immemorial need to shave your legs? How much are we willing to consciously change about ourselves before the soul disowns us?

Young Identity’s Keisha Thompson will go on a comedic, at times disturbing, journey to find out if she has a problem with her gender, her culture, or just herself, in her debut solo show.

Tickets –

BReidOver the past 30 years Black Physical Theatre has been delivered through the vision and politics of some of the world’s most interesting theatre makers, such as Denise Wong, Amani Napthali, and Benji Reid. Whilst many of these archives have been chronicled there has been very little documented about what one might call the engineering behind the art form, namely the energies and ideas motivating works in the Black Theatre cannon such as ‘Ragamuffin’ and ‘Super Heroes’.  Is there a distinctive art form that is sufficiently unique and nuanced to be called Black Physical Theatre? What are its processes and products? Who are its champions and challengers?


‘A Question of Black Physical Theatre’ brings together a creative team led by Benji Reid and Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN) to offer a selection of opportunities.  It is an Arts Council England supported project.


Week long master-class with Benji Reid: for emerging artists, up to 5 people

Please note: This opportunity is open to artist’s living/ working in the North West only

This master-class will encourage individual artists to share specific challenges in their artistic journeys and benefit from coaching from their peers.  This will be a unique opportunity for a small group of emerging artists to work with Benji Reid, a leading practitioner in physical theatre. Over a week, artists will be given the opportunity to work on issues that are directly relevant to them, exploring these in a small team.

This week runs from Monday the 23rd till Friday the 27th November and takes place at the STUN Studio’s at Z-Arts in Manchester (

Following this, artists will connect with a small audience to strike up a two way conversation about the work, what it says and what it means. This critical dialogue will take place on Friday 4th December, and will involve a discussion on the process and the inspiration behind the programme.  The final showing of work produced by STUN, with Benji Reid, will take place at Manchester’s the STUN studio’s, Z Arts.


To apply, (*you can apply as an individual or as part of a group) please send us:  

  • An up to date CV
  • Any images/ CD/ website that features your work


 ‘Appetite’, Small Commission for a mid career artist to work with Benji Reid

A commission for an artist to create a new piece of work that will be presented to an audience as part of a work-in-progress piece.  The theme is ‘Appetite’ and artists are asked to respond viscerally, in ways that explore emotional and physical longing for an idea, place or thing.

Applicants should pick upon something autobiographical – for example, the wish to appease a need, desire or inclination. We are looking for an artist who is able to explore their physical and emotional selves in ways which stretch their imagination – as well as those around them – to produce new experiences for audiences. The work should seek to transform thinking around an idea, using the experience of physical narrative storytelling. The artist may come from a background of dance, sports, theatre or live art, or a combination of all of these.

The successful artist will be required to contribute to a video diary. Artists will be required to work independently and spend a week working intensively with director Benji Reid.  This week has been scheduled and will run from Monday the 30th November to Friday the 4th December.  The sessions will take place at the STUN Studios, Z-Arts in Manchester.

The final day, Friday, will be an opportunity to share the work with an invited audience of up to 50 guests, this will take the form of a critical dialogue, performance led session.

There is a budget of £875


How to apply

Please send us the following information:

  • An outline of how you would respond (max 500 words)
  • A loose budget
  • An up to date CV
  • Images/ CD/ website featuring your work


The Deadline for both opportunities 9am, Tuesday 6th October

TO:  Benji Reid, C/O 27-29 Saint Mary’s Row, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JT  

E: c/o

Matilda and Me Publicity PhotoPresented by Word of Warning, Divergency + Sustained Theatre Up North

Ria Hartley – Matilda and Me

“Matilda is my Grandma.She migrated from Jamaica to England in 1962.Now all of her memories have faded.I need to remember for her, for me, for us…”


Weaving together storytelling, spoken word, dubpoetry, live art, autobiography, and reggae music, this colourful and challenging performance offers a political viewpoint surrounding the lived experience of migration, colonialism, racism, and the current perception of British cultural identity. Performed solo, the piece is presented as a biographical mythology of Ria’s lived experiences, reflecting poetically on the story of her and her Grandma, and the 2 islands they are from. (read more…)

MetalMetal is working with international artists Lucy + Jorge Orta to create a new Harvest festival weekend in September 2015 in Peterborough. At its centre will be an outdoor dinner for 500 people, a ritual procession, farmers market and a ceilidh.

10 smaller commissions are available to artists/makers (all disciplines) based in the UK working alongside Studio Orta. Where appropriate, they should include community engagement through research, collaboration or workshop activity. Selected artists will be required to attend a mentored Research and Development LAB at Metal in Peterborough (Tuesday 19th May – Friday 22nd May 2015); and travel to Paris (Tuesday 2nd June – Thursday 4th June) to tour Studio Orta.

Each artist will receive a fee of £3,000. All accommodation, travel and expenses will be covered for the LAB week, and the trip to Paris. Full details here.

Please send 5 images of your work, a CV and supporting statement (no more than 1 side of A4) outlining your artistic approach and areas of interest that link to the theme of Harvest,  by Wednesday 22nd April to Mark Richards, Director at Metal Peterborough, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX or email

WYP_red_greyWest Yorkshire Playhouse is looking for a Literary Associate to join our busy Artistic Planning Team.

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter who is passionate about plays and cultivating new talent . As well as specialists in script development and literary management, we are happy to consider applications from directors and playwrights (with a demonstrable professional track record). We would be open to considering appropriate creative opportunities (directing productions, commissioning plays) alongside the job description below.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity please download the following: (read more…)

WYP_red_greyWest Yorkshire Playhouse is looking for an experienced Producer who is passionate about Artist & Talent Development to join our busy Artistic Planning Team.

The Associate Producer will creatively develop and enliven the culture of West Yorkshire Playhouse by facilitating, developing and leading the producing of a range of special projects, productions and Talent Development activities.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity please download the following: (read more…)

NPMP logov2 The Northern Police Monitoring Project is working in partnership with Netpol to deliver Community Monitoring training.

What is Community Monitoring?

Community Monitoring is a model of community organising that seeks to deter police harassment or misconduct by monitoring the police and providing independent rights information and support to communities. Community Monitors work on the ground, in teams, acting as independent observers monitoring human rights and assisting individuals or groups to access redress.
The idea has been successfully piloted in the past two years in London and Birmingham in areas where reports of disproportionate or discriminatory police treatment are common – particularly against young people, people from black, Asian, minority ethnic, refugee or working class backgrounds.
The project will now be piloting in Manchester with the support of Northern Police Monitoring Project. (read more…)


To reflect our growing national and international reputation and our ambitious plans for the upcoming year, XTRAX is looking for an experienced Project Manager with a particular interest in evaluation, research and audience development in the arts to join our busy team.

Project Manager: Evaluation and Audience Development: Salary: £22,000 – £26,000 depending on experience

Full Time 12-month contract with the probability of extension subject to funding

Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)
Equal Opportunities Form 

About the role:

The post holder will work across the organisation, taking a lead on audience development and evaluation across our projects, and contributing to project delivery as required.  They must also be confident working at a senior level and leading meetings as they will be working closely with all our project partners, and reporting to our stakeholders as necessary.

The post is based at our office in Manchester, and will require some regular UK travel to meet with partners and stakeholders. (read more…)

PandaProducing work for unusual spaces that take performance to the audience is increasingly popular and brings it’s own challenges and rewards.

This workshop will enable you to hear from a panel of people experienced in different aspects of this topic, discuss the unique issues around such work, your own experience, how to overcome some of the obstacles and share tips and ideas on all aspects of the making, promotion and presentation of work in/for non-traditional arts spaces.

1.30 – 4.30pm on Friday 31st October 

Manchester Central Library (read more…)

PandaPANDA have launched a professional development programme running from September to December 2014 with a menu of high quality affordable workshops.

Eligible individuals and organisations will be have free access a combination of workshops, training and professional development opportunities, subject to a refundable deposit to register commitment to complete a minimum of 12 hours of support through PANDA. If you don’t qualify or even if you’re not a PANDA member, you can still attend at affordable rates.

Training will focus on the following general areas: (read more…)

HerculesHercules Productions are looking for big hearted people with a love of film and theatre!

Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have two exciting participatory theatre and film projects and we are looking for people from all age ranges and walks of life. There are some specific roles, but we are looking for people who are prepared to muck in and be flexible. From time to time, we might ask you to cover the office and we might even ask you to stand in as an extra in one of our films! So come prepared to get involved, work hard and have fun. (read more…)

home-promo-large1HOME, opening in spring 2015, has a big and exciting new role to fill.  The Executive Director will be a member of the senior management team of HOME, reporting to the Director & CEO and working closely with the Artistic Directorate.

You will be key to ensuring that HOME is a well managed third sector business with a growing annual turnover in excess of £5m creating great artistic experiences for our audiences and delivering significant social and economic benefit for the city region.

This is an exciting and challenging new role and the post-holder will be playing a major part in shaping the creative future of this company.

Closing dates for applications: 12.00noon Wed 5 Nov 2014

Interviews will take place Fri 14 Nov 2014

For details:


Producers (Various)

An open call out for Producers to help develop and deliver high quality new productions and events for the 2015 Festival and/or to tour MIF productions to co-commissioner or other venues outside the festival period.

We are seeking to identify producers who may be interested in working with us at a future date as we plan to take on producers at different times from December 2014 onwards on shorter term contracts.

Based in or able to work in Manchester.

Salary/Contract Length: TBC (based on specific roles/successful candidate experience)

The closing date for applications is Monday 13 October 5pm

Please send CVs with covering letters outlining your suitability for this position (plus references) FAO David Fox to  – marking PROD15 in the subject field.

Please note: these roles will be available either as a Freelance Contract or salaried position depending on the successful candidate and specific role

For further information please download the job description and person specification pdf here.

royal-exchange-logoThe Royal Exchange Theatre is looking to expand its pool of freelancers to deliver the Participation & Learning programme. We are seeking expressions of interest from artists and practitioners from across the full range of the theatre and performing arts.

At the Royal Exchange Theatre, we believe that participation is key to providing access, broadening reach and deepening engagement for all. We run a comprehensive participation and learning programme working with young people, schools, higher education, individual adults, communities and families. Our priorities are to open the world of professional theatre and participative theatre-making to people of all ages, backgrounds, circumstances and abilities; develop dynamic, high quality, artistically adventurous work; and, provide an inspiring programme of training and skills development for young people.

Please submit a maximum of one side of A4 detailing your relevant skills and experience, why you are interested in working for the Royal Exchange Theatre, and two referees. Please note that all artists and practitioners must be based in the North West.

Further information about the Participation & Learning Programme can be found on the Royal Exchange Theatre website.

Please submit expressions of interest to

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 17th October. Paid (£20k-25k pro rata) Part time

leftcoastSave Our Stories commission is open to:

Professional artists, designers, architectural practices or collaborations between them. The commission is to develop, design and construct a fully functioning, roadworthy, safe and exciting vehicle or towable structure hence the selected individual company or group will need to demonstrate sufficient experience of being able to deliver the highest quality product – for that reason it is not open to students (sorry).

Submissions from outside theUKare welcome but please note there are no additional fees for travel from outside theUK.

Commission value: £35,000 (plus VAT) fully inclusive of all materials, vehicle production costs, travel, construction and fees.

The Commission:

To design and produce a magical transporter for  ‘Save Our Stories’ –  an ambitious, interactive, travelling spectacle that is both a unique artwork in its own right and a practical tool for engaging young people in storytelling and creative writing.

The ‘craft’ will be a vehicle in its own right or towable unit which is the focus for a range of storytelling, story gathering, creative writing and related performance activities to excite and enthral children, young people , and adults across Blackpool, Wyre and the North West of England.

The Save our Stories (S.O.S) craft should visually and physically relate to the idea that stories are disappearing, need rescuing  and be a ‘call to arms’ for young people to help with that mission. The exact interpretation of that theme is open to the interpretation of the selected artist, architect, designer or partnership.

To download a pdf with full details

Closing date: midnight on 22nd October 2014

leftcoastSave Our Stories Writer’s Brief              

This commission is open to: Professional writers, storytellers, dramatists and poets or collaborations between them. Submissions from outside the UK are welcome but please note there are no additional fees for travel from outside the UK.

Commission value: £4,000 (plus VAT) fully inclusive of all materials, travel and fees.

The Commission:

The commission is to develop a ‘Save Our Stories’ narrative that will inform our brand, our distinctive story and offer to children and  young people and help develop  the concept for the design of a special vehicle.

The Save our Stories (S.O.S) narrative should relate to the idea that stories are disappearing, need rescuing  and be a ‘call to arms’ for children and young people to help with that mission. The exact interpretation of that theme is open to the interpretation of the selected writer or partnership but we would want them to work closely with the artist/designer chosen to design and produce a magical transporter for our S.O.S mobile – an ambitious, interactive, travelling spectacle that is both a unique artwork in its own right and a practical tool for engaging children and young people in storytelling and creative writing across Blackpool, Wyre and the North West of England.

To download a pdf with full details

Closing date: midnight on 22ndOctober 2014

unitytheatreWe are seeking an inspirational, entrepreneurial and experienced Chief Executive and Artistic Director to lead Unity Theatre into the next phase of its development.  This is a post for someone who is inspired by the opportunity to create a vibrant artistic identity for the theatre, making the most of past, its place and its people.

Closing Date: Friday 24th October 2014 at 5pm Paid (£40k-50k) Full time

Interviews: Thursday 6th November 2014

Application packs can be downloaded from:

florrieThe Florrie is looking for an experienced, strategic and creative Business Development Manager.

We are a community hub, comprising a heritage centre, social space and work space. We run a diverse range of activities and events from yoga classes to weddings, craft fairs to conferences from our stunning grade 2 listed Victorian building in the heart of Liverpool 8.

We are now seeking a Business Development Manager to build our income generating activity and help us secure the long-term future of the Florrie. This is a challenging and varied role. You will be joining us at an exciting time, building our business, devising and delivering our marketing plan, and working closely with the Chief Executive to explore new opportunities through partnerships and social enterprise.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of strategic business development, marketing and sales within the context of a community focused organisation. Understanding of business administration and financial management is an essential, as is the ability to lead and motivate a small team.

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 5pm – Paid (£25k-30k) Full time

For an application pack, visit our website at or call 0151 728 2323.

mif-logoPress Officer

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 (per annum), dependent on experience

Contract: January – September 2015 (dates tbc)

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 October by 5pm

Interviews are expected to be held from early November

Please complete the application form (including Equal Opportunities Monitoring) and send FAO David Fox to  – marking PRESS15 in the subject field.

Please note, this role is only available as a salaried position and not as a freelance contract.

All short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone or email. We receive so many applications that we are unable to reply to each one. If you have not been contacted by 30 November please assume that your application has not been successful.

For further information please download the job description and person specification pdf here.

Download the application form for Press Officer here.

city-council-logo2Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £40,000 per year, until March 2018, to support the core costs of their organisation.  A total of £900,000 is available (subject to budget) over three years from this fund.

We want your work to have a lasting impact that will directly benefit our residents and economy, now and in the future.

You can apply on behalf of your organisation or, if you’re working with another organisation, you can apply together.

If you have got this funding in the past we cannot guarantee you will be successful again.

If your organisation already receives cultural strategic investment or has confirmed event funding for 2015/16 from us, you are not eligible to apply.

To apply you must:

  • be a not-for-profit organisation (including voluntary and community groups)
  • be a cultural or arts-based organisation, as stated in your constitution
  • be based in the area covered by Manchester Council, or have a track record of benefiting our residents, visitors or local economy
  • use the funding to support the core revenue operating costs of your organisation and not a one-off project.
  • meet at least one of our cultural objectives
  •  have, and could provide, all the written documents we need to see
  • account for any money you get and tell us what you’ve achieved with it

Closing date is 9am, Wednesday 12 November.

You’ll get the funding on, or after, Wednesday 1 April 2015.

call-mr-robesonA special performance by Tayo Aluko of his much-acclaimed ‘Call Mr Robeson’

Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.

When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

The play is a roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, and highlights how his radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. (read more…)

MayaAAs part of Black History Month and as a celebration of the life of Maya Angelou (4 April 1928 – 28 May 2014), we are holding two poetry workshops led by Commonword/Young Identity. Each workshop will last for one and a half hours, from 1-2:30 and from 3:00-4:30, and will use the work of Maya Angelou as inspiration for the creation of your own poetry. Workshop participants will be encouraged to share their work at the open mic session in the performance space later in the day.

The workshops will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Chief Librarian’s Office, on the 3rd floor.

There are limited numbers for the workshops, so places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you have a preference for the first or second session please indicate this when booking your place. (read more…)

TTT_MARQUE_120x120Department for Culture, Media and Sport seeks new Chair of The Theatres Trust
25 September 2014, London, UK

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an individual with the necessary blend of skills and experience as Chair of The Theatres Trust to succeed Rob Dickins CBE, whose term of office ends on 30 January 2015.

The Theatres Trust is The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, established by The Theatres Trust Act 1976 and The Theatres Trust (Scotland) Act 1978 ‘to promote the better protection of theatres’ and has the powers to acquire or hold any theatre or land required for the benefit of any theatre, contribute to the acquisition of any theatre or land, and maintain or assist in the maintenance of any theatre. (read more…)

AF&PlogoFundraising from trusts, foundations and statutory funders is essential in the arts sector.  Our Funders & Networks training will help improve your application-writing skills and increase your confidence in presenting your case to funders and donors.


“Looking at the possibilities with trusts and foundations, strategic funds and tender opportunities highlights how your organisation can grow but still remain true to its focus.  Having case studies to work from was really valuable.” 

Laura Sweeney, Lead Producer, Chisenhale Dance Space


Do you want to support environmental awareness and climate justice?   Maybe you also like world music, street culture or Afro-Brazilian Carnival?

We are inviting filmmakers, video artists or anyone with video clips or even photos to contribute some material that you think is relevant, and become a named artist for this exhibition. There are more details about the project .  To contribute or collaborate, click HERE.

Get involved – invitation to collaborate:

Up to 6 filmmakers, digital artists or poets will be selected as ‘FEATURED ARTISTS’ whose material will become a part of the installation, and who will receive a full credit for the collaboration. We do not have any preference or limitation on what kind of video, images or poetry that can be included, except that any poetry should be short pieces because the installation will be built on a series of short rhythmic loops.

The artist, Kooj, wants to see what you suggest, which will help to drive the final work.  Some examples could be a clip of somebody speaking about their experience or views, or observations of environmental change, or of local pollution or of nature, or of activism by various groups, or you might have a video that you have made already.  Some of these ideas could be in the form of images, photos, audio or poetry. (read more…)

From: Deirdre Osborne

In the lead up to the MA Black British Writing 2015, 

Deirdre Osborne and Joan Anim-Addo would like to invite all interested students and staff to their continuing cultural programme, 

Black British Writers in Conversation’. 

We begin our evening with acclaimed authors

Bernardine Evaristo (Mr Loverman;Blonde Roots) and Andrea Stuart (Sugar in the BloodThe Rose of Martinique).

WHERE – the George Wood Theatre

It is FREE and can be booked through:

Please see attached pdf for more details and any difficulties in booking, please contact Deirdre directly

Dr Deirdre Osborne

Senior Lecturer;

Convenor: MA Black British


Associate Editor; Women’s Writing

(Taylor and Francis)


Equality and Diversity Officer GUCU;

Chair of Examinations, Drama and Theatre Arts degree and postgraduate programmes;


Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross, London, SE14 6NW.

44 207 9197429 or 7414


zartsZ-arts, Manchester’s dedicated venue for children and families, is seeking a Marketing Officer to actively promote all aspects of the work of Z-arts including the Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Network

Deadline: 12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Interviews: Thursday 25th September 2014

Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 depending on experience (read more…)


Fresh from its first year in London, Write to Play is breaking out and heading to the North West of England to discover and develop five new writers in partnership with The Liverpool Everyman & PlayhouseThe Royal Exchange Manchester and The Octagon Bolton.

Write to Play is an exciting new initiative to cultivate and promote Deaf and disabled writers. Working with some of the best new writing venues in the UK, we will provide top quality training alongside live performance opportunities so that five fantastic writers go on to develop a full-length play. The successful writers will get a fee of £1800 for their participation which will be paid in installments and have all access requirements met.

For full details on how to apply visit

Applications open: Tuesday 26 August (read more…)

contactOur Front of House team continues to deliver great customer service to everyone using our building and the positive feedback keeps coming in from customers and artists.  The current Duty Managers are a massive part of this success and we need to recruit up to 3 new Duty Managers to add to the current team.

As a Duty Manager you will be responsible for the smooth and efficient running of public areas of the venue, taking lead responsibility in ensuring the safety, security and enjoyment of the public and the building and implementing Contact’s Customer Care policy through effective communication and management of the Front of House team. (read more…)

victoria-baths-logo-v3Victoria Baths Trust is seeking a Temporary Operations Manager for six months from October 2014, with a possible extension of three months. The post is to cover part of the role of the Project Manager who is taking leave of absence.

The Temporary Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of Victoria Baths, will promote the project and supervise all the activities of the Trust including management of three staff and supporting the Friends of Victoria Baths.

The postholder will understand historic buildings, have excellent communication skills, good organisational and management skills, including financial management, and ability to use websites and social media. (read more…)

dukes_logo1The Dukes is Lancashire’s leading producing theatre, creativity centre and independent cinema.


We require an Assistant Technician to start 13th October.

Please email info@dukes-lancaster for an application pack including job description.

The closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm, Friday 12th September.

Interviews will be held on Friday 19th September.

Contact: Jacqui Wilson

Liverpool-Everyman-Playhouse-logoLiverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse Theatres offer a rare opportunity for a dynamic, organised and creative individual to fulfil the role of Programme Manager.  The Programme Manager is responsible for the effective co-ordination of the theatres’ artistic programme and for programming and supporting visiting productions.

The Programme Manager will ensure that the theatres’ programme of visiting productions both achieves financial targets and fulfils and develops the E&P’s artistic vision.  S/he will contribute to wider artistic planning for the theatres, drawing together the artistic, talent development and young people’s programmes.

The role involves close collaboration with colleagues in all departments, and external relationship-building with visiting companies, including seeing work around the country. (read more…)

AltruWe are now casting for 2 Theatre in Education plays based around Anti-Bullying themes. Both pieces will tour primary schools across the North West in November 2014.

We are looking for 6 actors in total (3 Male, 3 Female), with a varied playing age and strong multi-role skills.

Energy, enthusiasm and professionalism are essential qualities, as well as a love of theatre for young people.

Both performances are approximately 45 minutes in duration and will be performed to primary school pupils during school time. Performances will be followed by a workshop and we are keen to hear from actors who also have experience of workshop facilitation.

Preference given toexperienceddrivers, particularly those who have driven short wheel based transit vans. (read more…)

The co-ordinator will report to the GMAON Strategic Management Group, comprising of 4 senior level members of the existing network.  The role will be varied, including elements of administration as well as advocacy strategy to raise the profile of the network’s achievements, identify funding opportunities and forging partnerships with the broader creative economy across GM.

GM’s 10 districts have their own unique voice and identity, and include the culture-rich cityscape ofManchesterand media-savvy Salford Quays.   This is a varied role with a broad remit, supporting the network, and developing its reach.  Working in partnership across the network and the arts sector to champion the successful delivery of a refreshed Greater Manchester Arts Vision.

We are offering a day rate of £250 and seeking someone who is flexible and familiar with the cultural landscape of Greater Manchester.  We anticipate this role will require, on average, 2 days work per week.  There is funding in place for 44 weeks’ worth of work, with some capacity for additional days. We anticipate the work would be between 8-10 days per month.

Agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed.  The funding is in place to July 2015. (read more…)


Quarantine is one of the UK’s leading contemporary theatre companies.  Our work takes place in a variety of forms and contexts to establish a unique and radical way of engaging with contemporary life. We work across the UK and internationally, often with people who are rarely seen in the cultural spotlight.
A key member of Quarantine’s team, the Communications Manager is a new role created to help invent new ways to ensure our work is effectively communicated and shared with our diverse audiences and stakeholders.  The role involves development and delivery of Quarantine’s communications, marketing & audience development strategy, including development of print and digital marketing materials, press liaison and advocacy.

Please visit our website for an Information Pack.

Contact: Ali Dunican

To apply, please send a current CV, a two-page application and a completed Equalities Monitoring Form – by 5pm, Thursday 18 September 2014.

mhm-logo-362x155-retinaMorris Hargreaves McIntyre, a rapidly expanding, award-winning international consultancy in the cultural sector, seeks highly intelligent, experienced and dynamic individual to join its talented team in the role of Field Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for a highly intelligent and highly organised individual to join our field team. This role requires rigorous attention to detail, the ability to work on your own initiative and to work accurately and quickly under pressure.

Main Duties:


  1. Co-ordinate fieldwork to maximise efficiency;
  2. Work with project teams to ensure the delivery of projects on time and on budget, to a standard that delights our clients;
  3. Troubleshoot basic fieldwork issues;
  4. Contribute to the ongoing process of improvement to systems, quality and products.

Full time
Salary: £16- £20K

Closing Date: Monday 15 September 2014 Paid (£15k-20k)

For full details and to apply please go to

Contact: Sophie Romain

royal-exchange-logoAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join our forward thinking Participation and Learning team in order to manage and develop our community programme, engaging with communities across the region. Reporting directly to the Head of Department, this key role involves building relationships and strategic partnership with external stakeholders and with departments across the theatre.

The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with high level project delivery expertise. Demonstrable experience of hands-on working with marginalised, vulnerable and under-represented adults and young people is required. Proven ability to build relationships and engage community organisations will be of paramount importance. (read more…)

burjestaThis 11 week course will coincide with the centenary of the First World War. This course offers a series of workshops featuring the theatre, cinema, literature, poetry and painting from 1914 – 1918 and how art reflected the realities of a wartime Europe. The course will also include session on a
selection of scenes from an adaptation of All Quiet on The Western Front.

Run by WEA – course enrolment number is C3836667, course starts Tuesday 16th September at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, 7pm to 9pm.  Course costs £36 for 11 weeks or free for those entitled.

Enrol online at  or by telephoning 0151 243 5340

Contact: Mikyla Durkan

taglogo-teal-blueThe Actors Group, Manchester – a successful Cooperative Actors Agency established over 30 years ago – is looking for MALE ACTORS.  If you are a trained actor with industry experience, based in the NW and want to develop your acting career in a Cooperative environment please check out our website at

Full details on how to apply are on the CONTACT US page.  We are particularly looking for MALE ACTORS of any age at the moment.

Contact: Adrian Palmer

FRONT PAGE EACH ONEThis is an Oral history project which will partner young people and elders in an exploration of stories that tell the history of these sites, from the early 1950s through to present day and bring them to life on stage and film.





The project starts October 4th

Time 4.15pm – 6.15pm

Studio 25

Church Street


M4 1PE


New opportunities to get involved will become available throughout the life of the project.

(read more…)

YMT NA2015Booking for YMT’s National Auditions 2015 is NOW OPEN!

Join the UK’s leading music theatre company for young people aged 11-21 and audition for a place in YMT’s 2015 Summer Season of New Music Theatre.

Do something amazing with your summer and work with the industry’s leading directors, composers, writers, choreographers and stage technicians to create a brand new show. We will be heading to24 cities across the UK and Ireland in search of the most talented young performers.

This year we are opening our Audition Tour early with three audition dates in November for LondonBirmingham and Manchester! (read more…)

stay-clear-e1353412436161STAY and CidaCo are pairing up to provide a FREE course for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and Refugee performing artists in Yorkshire. The course covers things like marketing your work right through to legal advice and strategic planning. Also included in the course are mentoring sessions with George Matheson, a professional enterprise development mentor (he’s also the Executive Director of STAY!). This course is aimed at new and emerging businesses (those who have been in existence for less than 5 Years). STAY are also offering a ‘Creative Renewal’ course for organisations who have been operationg for more than 5 years. Information on that can be found on the ‘STAY Opportunities’ page of this website.

Course Dates & Topics

  • Friday 10th October 2014 – Mission, Vision & Values
  • Friday 17th October 2014 – Intellectual Property Rights
  • Friday 24th October 2014 – Innovation, From Ideas to Reality
  • Friday 31st October 2014 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Friday 7th November 2014 – Introduction to Finance
  • Friday 14th November 2014 – Your Strategic Plan

Application form at the following link:

stay-clear-e1353412436161The Virtual Incubator has been commissioned by STAY for the development and/or support of up to a maximum of 16 new or established creative businesses across Yorkshire.



This Programme Consists of Four Steps

Step 1

Fill out the relevant online application form:

Step 2

Your application will first be assessed by the Executive Director of STAY as the funder of the programme who will determine your suitability for this programme.

The Chief Executive of CidaCo will then be asked to assess your application from a business perspective, to ensure that CidaCo is likely to be able to help you

Step 3

You will be invited to a 1:1 diagnostic session, lasting about one hour, with your CidaCo Mentor who will make the final decision about inviting you on to the programme.

Step 4

If you are successful, your CidaCo Mentor will agree a programme with you alongside a mutually designed Mentoring Agreement. (read more…)

stay-clear-e1353412436161The successful candidate must demonstrate extensive experience in arts and cultural  sector fundraising. Candidate will also need to provide demonstrable success in arts and cultural fundraising including funding from Trusts and Foundations.

They must have excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of key relations. He/she must have a good instinct for business and be able to negotiate the optimal deal for STAY before finalising agreements and partnerships.

As an ambassador for STAY’s mission and vision, the ideal candidate must have excellent reporting skills, be able to network on behalf of STAY as well as stand-in on behalf of the Executive Director when necessary, attend meetings and networking events which may fall outside normal working hours and must be prepared to travel. (read more…)

headerw4cMartin Luther King had a dream that one day his children would “not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character”. We have a dream that one day diverse writers will be judged by the content of their characters and not by the colour of their skin or the nature of their background.  Right now, there are too few diverse authors featured on UK children’s bookshelves. There are too few diverse characters between the pages of children’s books.

This widely acknowledged lack of diversity in the UK children’s fiction market has persisted for too long. The Commonword Diversity Writing For Children Prize seeks to change things. We want to play our part in creating an environment where more diverse stories are available in the UK for today’s children and young adults.

The Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


The winner’s prize will be as follows:

  • £500 cash, to be paid by cheque.
  • Professional mentoring will be from Catherine Pellegrino & Associates – this will consist of a full manuscript assessment and an initial meeting to discuss representation potential. There is no obligation for Catherine Pellegrino to agree to professionally represent the winner.
  • Puffin books of the winner’s choice to the value of £100 (based on RRP). To be chosen from titles available on the website.

For more information:

The closing date for entries is: 1st September 2014

Send Entries


Education and Engagement Officer

Salary £18,360

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th May 2014, 12pm

Manchester’s venue for children and families, Z-arts is looking for an Education and Engagement Officer to take up a key role within the Creative Team.

The role will include creating and co-ordinating educational programmes at pre-school, primary, secondary, FE and HE level. You will develop partnerships and projects with creative, cultural, community and educational organizations across Greater Manchester.

Email and hard copy applications are accepted.

Z-arts do not take any responsibility for applications lost in transit.

Z-arts aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of our society, reflecting the diverse world in which we all live.

Ask at reception or download a full job description and application pack.

Call 0161 226 1912 or email


Grants Officer

Salary  £21,422 – £24,851

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 08 May 2014

Job purpose

We currently have a Grants Officer position available for a maternity cover of up to 12 months based in our Manchester office. The primary purpose of this post is to assess and process applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund for grants in the North West.

To review the job description and to apply for this role, please visit the vacancies section of our website complete the online job application.

The HLF is the UK’s leading funder of our diverse heritage and gives grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the United Kingdom.  Closing date for applications is Thursday, 08 May 2014 and interviews will be held in Manchester on Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

If you have not heard from the recruiting officer a week after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful. Thank you for your interest in this role and our organisation.



Closing date for Applications is Tuesday12 noon on 6th May 2014

SALARY £42,000p.a.

St Helen’s Heart of Glass are looking for an imaginative, experienced, confident and inspirational Project Director who will engage, enthuse and challenge artists and audiences and set in place a meaningful legacy.  We are looking for someone with proven artistic leadership and vision, and an outstanding track record in cultural programming as well as established connections both nationally and internationally.  The role will require vision, energy and entrepreneurial flair to bring brave thinking and ambitious ideas about growing arts participation and engagement in St Helens.

We know that these qualities may not be found in equal measure in any one individual, and are open to the role being offered on a job-sharing basis if we have two candidates who offer different but complementary elements of the role’s requirements.

If you have a real passion for audience engagement in the arts and feel that you have some or all of the qualities we are looking for, we want to hear from you!

To request an application pack please email, stating Project Director in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 12 noon on 6th May 2014, with interviews weeks commencing 12th May and 19th May.

 Heart of Glass is committed to promoting equal opportunities and encourages and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Post: Project Manager

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 6th of May 2014, 5pm

Eden Arts seek a Project Manager (Maternity Cover, 7 Month contract) who will have primary responsibility for managing the delivery of Eden Arts projects, Picnic Cinema, Remote Cinema and The Winter Droving 2014 as well as working with the Director on other new projects and initiatives. You will work closely with the Director and Finance Manager to manage the overall company business in the areas of project management, fundraising, budgeting, and reporting. We are seeking a candidate who has exceptional project and event management skills with a sound knowledge of the workings of a charitable arts organisation in the areas of budgeting and reporting.

To download the application pack please go to


Project Coordinator

Closing Date for Applications: 12noon, 5th of May, 2014

BrazUKa is recruiting a Project coordinator to oversee our new project, diAsFRICA-a cross-artform collaborative professional piece to be performed in various venues and festivals in Liverpool between June and October.. This post is temporary, with a duration of 6 months, with the possibility of extension.

Application Dates                                                                    

Closing Date for Applications: 12noon, 5th of May, 2014

Interviews will be held on: Between 7th and 9th May, 2014

Post commencing on: 12th of May, 2014

About Us

BrazUKa is a small international not-for-profit organisation with charitable aims that utilises new socio-cultural technologies to empower, enrich, connect and develop individuals, communities, and businesses in the UK, Brazil and beyond.

Job Details

Contract Fee: £1,680 – £2,400 for the 6 month contract (depending on experience and skills)

Hours: Between 10-5pm, based on 10hs per week

Occasional evening/weekend work may be required (to be agreed in advance)

Contract Period: 6 months fixed term, with a 3 month review meeting and possibility of contract being extended at the end of said period.

For more information, please visit our website, Jobs & Volunteering

zendeh_logoCreative Case NORTH is a programme of sector-led activity exploring the Creative Case. The Creative Case NORTH Residencies will provide a new approach to commissioning, enabling exploration of partnership practice within a residency context.

» Closing date for applications Friday 4 April 2014 at 5pm

There will be 4 Creative Case NORTH residencies, bringing (read more…)

LloydsBankFoundationlogoThe Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has announced that as part of its Community Programme it has over £100,000 available to award to charities working in Tameside that support disadvantaged people.

In addition to the available funding, the Foundation recently (read more…)

royal-exchange-logoThe Royal Exchange Theatre (RET) is delighted to invite expressions of interest from suitable candidates who wish to be considered for the role of Associate Artistic Director. Working closely with the Artistic Director, Sarah Frankcom, the successful candidate will make work across all our spaces, lead our emerging artists programme and deliver work with non-professionals as part of our participation and learning strategy.

This is an exciting time at the RET; (read more…)

this is live artProfessional development projects BY artists FOR artists

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

hÅb + STUN (Manchester) are a collaborating partner in this project (see below)

Deadline for proposals to run DIY 11 2014 projects: Noon Tuesday April 29th, 2014.

We want you to apply for The Live Art and Cultural Mix project, details here: (read more…)

televsion-bannerFounded in 2012, The Television Workshop Salford is a unique television, theatre and film-linked training initiative in association with the award winning The Television Workshop, offering weekly classes to young local talent from 6 -21 years in the Northwest.

  • We Aim to develop and train young talent for stage and screen.
  • We Offer Producers and Casting Directors young talent for professional work and a resource for script development and research. (read more…)
play-your-partPeople’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy and the home of ideas worth fighting for. We are currently working on an exciting Arts Council funded project called Play Your Part.The projectaims to make the museum more relevant to today’s audiences, by responding to current events, linking them to campaigns of the past, with the hope of inspiring activists of the future.

This summer we will transform our Community Gallery into (read more…)

24-7_logo_Colour_XS24:7 is a unique theatre festival that brings innovative drama to the people of Manchester and nurtures the writing, directing, performing and producing talent of tomorrow.

From July 18th to 25th 2014 we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Festival theatre-making. There will be world première productions, rehearsed readings, scripts in development and a host of extra events featuring emerging artists from the region.

To help us ensure the smooth running of the festival and best customer service we are recruiting a BOX OFFICE MANAGER.

This is offered on a freelance basis with a fee of (read more…)

eden artsWe are looking for five very special people to work on the Picnic Cinema tour across the country – four Performers/ Actors / Musicians and a Company & Technical Manager

The whole team, whilst having individual specialisms will be multi-talented, a cross between a roadie, a performer, a steward, and intrepid champion of outdoor cinema.

You will all need to be organised, outgoing, pretty physically fit (there is a lot of lifting and carrying), you will enjoy (read more…)

live artAre you an artist working on your own with an interest in making performance?

Are you a solo performance maker thinking about your next idea for a show?

As part of our forthcoming event OPEN Live at LICA are offering three micro bursaries to North West based artists who either make or are interested in making performance.

Artists at any career stage and working in any discipline may apply with ideas at the very early stages of development. Selected proposals will then receive development support in the form of £100 and an opportunity to talk about the idea further on (read more…)

north-and-south coverThe Trustees of The Manchester Historic Buildings Trust are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to lead and manage audience development and learning activities at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House once it reopens to the public in October 2014. The Audience Development/Learning Coordinator will need experience of working with existing and potential audiences, especially hard to reach ones and volunteers, developing public engagement, schools programmes, lifelong learning programmes and events, ideally in the museum or cultural sector.

The Trustees of MHBT recognise that (read more…)

liverpool-philharmonicA vacancy has become available at Liverpool Philharmonic for an Artistic Planning and Ensembles Assistant. This is a full time, permanent contract supporting both the Artistic Planning and Orchestra Management Departments.

The successful candidate will hold a music degree (or equivalent qualification) and have experience of arts administration and a symphony orchestra. The ability to work flexibly in order to handle multiple deadlines and successful manage projects is also essential in this role. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. The salary for this post will be (read more…)

eawebsitelogoPicnic Cinema is Eden Arts’ touring outdoor cinema programme. Picnic Cinema offers audiences cinema in scenery; forests, castles and other extraordinary locations across England. 2014 will see Picnic Cinema showing our now legendary Withnail and I screenings at Crow Crag (where it was filmed) as well as teaming up with The Forestry Commission to host screenings in forests.

We are looking for four very special performers to work on the Picnic Cinema tour across the country.

Each performer will (read more…)

catalyst performing artsExperienced and inspirational music leaders required to run music workshops for young people aged 12-18 years old. The young people would like someone who is able to run workshops in Music production, Hip Hop and making new beats.The workshops are in Liverpool L8 and run 5.30pm-7.30pm. the fee is £25 p.h must have a clean C.R.B


hear me now 2014Community Arts North West is back for a third year with their epic Young Peoples Mixed Media Performing Arts Programme; offering an intensely creative 10 week programme of free workshops in Drama, Spoken Word, Mc-ing, Beat Boxing, Digital Arts and Dance for 12-18 year olds.

Come along to the Launch Day on Saturday 12th April 2014 from 11am-5pm at STUN Studio based at Z-arts. This will be followed up by further workshops which will take place every Thursday 17th April 2013 from 5-8pm. We will also (read more…)

contactContact is a vibrant contemporary arts venue delivering a busy public programme of performances, young people’s participation, digital projects, festivals and artist development. Our building contains three performance spaces a 320-seat main house, a 70-seat studio theatre and a large rehearsal/informal showing space – as well as a public lounge bar and cabaret performance area. We deliver touring work, new work commissions, young people’s activity, hires, music, spoken word and digital experimentation, both on and off-site. We are looking for an experienced Production Manager who can lead a team of skilled technicians and casual staff to deliver this diverse programme alongside our Programming, Hires and Operations teams.

Deadline for submission of applications:  (read more…)

live festPhysical Fest is an annual festival of workshops, events and
performances which attracts artists and participants from all over the
world. The festival is seeking submissions for their open platform
showcase: Fest Live, which presents extracts of new physical/ movement based work from both emerging and established artists.

Tmesis Theatre and MDI are looking for a NORTH WEST artist/company who (read more…)

European Commission logo_en

Funding to support AV practitioners and film-makers
Creative Europe: supporting and improving culture and audiovisual in Europe

From 1 January 2014, BFI and British Council began delivering an interim service for the audio-visual and culture sectors, on behalf of DCMS, the formalised BFI/BC partnership commences from 1 April 2014

FACT LiverpoolJob Role: Head of Marketing and Communications (paid)

Location: Liverpool

Contact: Tracy Fairclough

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists’ work and innovation in the fields of film, video, and new media. We believe in the ability of individuals and communities to express themselves creatively, and work with international artists to develop exhibitions, increase knowledge about new technologies and their social impact. (read more…)

the audience agencyJob Role: Research Officer

Deadline: 3rd March 2014

Location: Manchester

Salary: £18,050 to £19,614 per annum. 

The Audience Agency is the national not-for-profit organisation supporting cultural organisations to understand and grow their audiences. The Audience Agency provides advice, intelligence and ideas for cultural organisations planning to increase and engage audiences. The Audience Agency is working with arts, museums, heritage and other cultural organisations across England, to offer practical support and an unrivalled body of audience intelligence. For more information about their organisation and team please see (read more…)

MJFMarketing Manager (P/T, freelance)

Annual fee: £9,600 (across approx 60 days)

Deadline: 10am, Monday 10th March 2014. 

Contact: Lucy

Manchester Jazz Festival (MJF) presents a vibrant and diverse 10-day programme of contemporary music each July at several indoor and outdoor city centre venues. The programme features new commissioned and cross-genre work, emerging bands, international debuts and other collaborations, with a special focus on north west artists.

MJF is seeking to recruit a dedicated and resourceful person for the role of marketing manager within their small yet high-achieving team. (read more…)

MOSI logoMuseum of Science & Industry

Job Role: Director

Location: Manchester

Salary: Highly attractive, commensurate with the scale and responsibilities of the role

Deadline: Monday 3rd March 2014

Contact: Mary Deegan

The Museum of Science & Industry (MoSI), a member of the Science Museum Group, is seeking a new Director to lead the organisation through the next stage of its development.  MoSI occupies one of the nation’s most historic industrial heritage sites, telling the story of where science met industry and the modern world began, whilst advancing Manchester as a 21st century city of science. (read more…)

The Manchester–China Forum are advertising a Job Vacancy:

Social Media Coordinator
Trafford Park, Manchester
£12,000 per annum, pro-rata (20 hours per week)
(Ref: MCFI)

The Manchester–China Forum, which aims to increase Greater Manchester’s commercial
connectivity, including trade and investment with China, are looking to recruit a part-time
social media coordinator.

If you are, ideally a native Mandarin speaker, with excellent Mandarin and English written
and spoken skills, can demonstrate social media skills and able to be a self-starter then we
want to hear from you.

For further details on how to apply and to download the job description for this role, please

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th February


Wyllie LongmoreConor McKee Productions is casting for two black, male actors aged early twenties upwards.

This paid project is the Arts Council England funded research and development of Conor’s new play ‘Campaigner’. The director and dramaturg is Wyllie Longmore (
The two actors are to play father and son.
There will be 2 phases of development for the project, these may be cast separately depending on script requirements and actor.
The first phase of development will involve:
a day and a half’s workshop  in central Manchester over 2 days on 10th and 11th Feb 2014
a day’s workshop central Manchester  on 21st Feb 2014
a day of performance at Hull Truck on 26th Feb 2014
There will be a second phase of development in late May/ June 2014.
This will involve a similar period of workshopping, with a sharing at The Lowry.
Casting for the first phase of development will take place on the morning of 30th and 31st Jan 2014 at the company’s workshop space and offices on Quay Street, Central Manchester. Further information on request.
Conor McKee Productions is a successful touring and development company. Details at

Please forward this email or contact your clients as applicable,

We can be flexible if the need arises.
Best regards,
Conor McKee
Conor McKee
Playwright . Producer . Dramaturg
Artistic Director, CMP
conor @ conormckee . com
+44 (0)7712 424 168

Conor McKee Productions
royal-exchange-logoDeadline: Closes Wednesday 22 January 2014

Contact: Emma Wallace

Administrative Assistant (Education)

Minimum 6 months maternity cover, with the possibility of an extension

£18,150 per annum

The Royal Exchange Theatre is one of the highest quality producing theatres in UK, presenting a varied programme of Classical and Contemporary drama, with a strong commitment to championing new work. Central to the Company is our diverse programme of education activities, events, projects and resources for individuals and groups of all ages and experiences which engages over 4,000 people a year. (read more…)

Vita Nova, are looking for an established, professional writer to join their team to take a lead on the creative writing work undertaken by the organization. Based in Boscombe, Bournemouth this is an exciting new vacancy for a writer in residence.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 18th December 2013

For more information please follow link:
(read more…)

manchester jazz festivalArtists’ submissions for mjf 2014 are now open!
Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf) is all about the music: every summer, we present what we believe to be one of the most vibrant, exciting and surprising festival programmes, and the contribution of the constantly-evolving north west music scene is vital to this success. We also take pride in our open approach to making it easy for musicians and bands to get their ideas to us.

If you’re a musician or band and you’d like to be considered to appear as part of the mjf 2014 festival programme, then get your details to us now. Applying is simple and it’s all online. Deadline: (read more…)

cfccaCloses: Friday 3 January 2014

Paid: (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time

Contact: Sarah Gee

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is recruiting for a part-time IT Co-ordinator to support the delivery of the CFCCA programme including IT and technical support, technical and AV set up for events, venue hires and exhibitions and occasional front of house . The successful applicant will have an excellent level of computer literacy and experience of office based systems. For further information and to apply please download the application pack and equality monitoring form from our website:  (read more…)

the audience agencyCloses: Thursday 12 December 2013

Contact: Pak Ling Wan

Senior Research Officer
Full Time – Permanent
Between £20,985 -£22,293 per annum.
Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday 12 December 2013.

For full Job and application details, visit (read more…)

cwarnerCloses: Monday 16 December 2013

Paid: (£25k-30k pro rata)Part time

Contact: Claire Warner

Claire Warner is looking for freelance Bid Writers, Fundraisers, Marketing specialists and Charity PRs for adhoc project work and for Maternity Leave cover.

Experience of the Arts and / or Caring Charities sectors essential

Please get in touch with a CV, availability from Jan – Jul 2014 and your daily rate.

home(12 month contract), GMAC (Cornerhouse, Library Theatre Company & HOME)

Closes: Wednesday 11 December 2013 Paid (£15k-20k) Full time

Contact: siobhan ward

The GMAC Marketing and Communications Department delivers campaigns to support the programmes of Cornerhouse, the Library Theatre Company and HOME. They are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Marketing and Communications Assistant on a 12 month contract (with the possibility of extension). (read more…)

BenjiExpress Yourself

Benji Reid – Masterclass

STUN is running a two hour masterclass lead by Benji Reid.  If you’re interested in developing your practice from conception to competition, utilising different theatre and physical techniques – then this is the masterclass for you.

  • Place:             STUN Studio,  Z-arts 335 Stretford Road, M15 5ZA
  • Date:               6th December 2013
  • Time:              2pm – 4pm
  • Price:              Free  16+
  • Contact:         STUN for booking a space on 07977 122 723 (spaces are limited)

Benji is currently the Artistic Director of Mars. (Manchester Artistic Research Studios).

Mars is a theatre-making program aimed (read more…)

the-hat-Factory-Wh-Hi-ResCall Out to Actors!, The Hat Factory, Luton

South East, London Closes Tuesday 26 November 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: music, theatre   Contact: Oluwatoyin Odunsi

We will be doing a rehearsed reading of a new play called ‘Also By Mail’ by Olumide Popoola @ The Hat Factory on Thursday 5th December 2013.

Also by Mail

This play tells the tale of Nigerian/German history (read more…)

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Community Arts North West is seeking an experienced Music Director and a Lyric Writer/Librettist to work on our new Congolese Heritage project, Lisapo.

An experienced and dynamic Music Director with the ability to facilitate African/Congolese-heritage-inspired musical composition and arrangement is sought to provide artistic leadership for the 2nd phase of CAN’s Lisapo Congolese Heritage project. A Lyric Writer/Librettist is also sought to pull together the lyrical score.

Lisapo is focusing on the narrative oral histories and cultural traditions of the Congolese community which has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war.

This is an ambitious and inspirational project that will bring together Congolese and other locally-based participants to create a new musical oratory for performance.

The project will be delivered from January-June 2014 and will include Congolese artists and participants as well as people from a wide range of other cultural heritages. Workshops will be delivered on Tue evenings (6-9.30pm) during February-June 2013, and on some weekends. The project will culminate in a performance to celebrate Congolese culture and heritage on 21 Jun 2014, at a mainstream cultural venue in Manchester.

Music Director Freelance Fee: £5,000
Lyric Writer/Librettist Freelance Fee: £3,000
(Including all planning, workshop delivery, composition, artistic direction, evaluation and assistant artist support)

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 5 Dec 2013
Interviews will be held on Wednesday & Thursday 11 & 12 December 2013

For full details and to download an information pack, please visit CAN’s opportunities page.

8.STUN MASTER-1Blackpool STUN Road-Show – STUN

Greetings ………..

Over the last 6 months Sustained Theatre Up North, STUN, have been engaged in a series of Roadshows within the Northwest and on Wednesday 20th November we will be holding our final Roadshow in Blackpool and we are hoping that you will be available to present your work at this event.

This event will give you the opportunity to (read more…)

S1 Leed Literary PrizeDeadline: Monday 25th November 2013Salary: £200/day (18 days)

Location: Leeds

Contact: Fiona Goh | Skype: fiona-goh

The role is to support the prize in raising the profile of the 2014 Prize and our 2012 cohort of shortlisted writers and winners.  They’re looking for someone passionate about the Prize’s role as a platform for new work from voices they don’t normally hear and also with a great address book of contacts, plus the skills and experience to back this up.

(read more…)


An association between Let's Dance International Festival and regional dance agency,
Dance4, Signatures is a platform that nurtures and supports undiscovered talent,
enabling emerging artists to realise their creative potential. Signatures showcases
the work of emerging dancers, choreographers and recent dance graduates. The artists
are selected on the strength of their concepts and their desire to succeed in the
arts industry.

Signatures is offering  (read more...)
Cultural Exchange

Deadline: Wednesday December 18 at 11.55pm PST.

Art and culture have the power to change lives, and we want to support the next generation of cultural leaders in doing just that.

We are offering three fellowship grants of £4000 for socially-engaged emerging cultural leaders in the UK to conduct residencies of two to three weeks with host organizations in Los Angeles. Residencies may take place any time during the spring or summer of 2014. (read more…)

Culture hive workshopsDate: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 10am – 4pm

Location: Tate Liverpool

Contact:  Lisette

How do you go about designing an effective plan that focuses on and complements your organisational goals? Building on the ‘Essentials of Marketing Strategy’ and ‘Essentials of Audience Development’ series, this CultureHive workshop will take you through the practical steps involved in creating an audience development plan for your organisation. (read more…)

ACEDeadline: Monday 18 November 2013

Contact: Sarah Harris

Salary: £16,000 – £18,000 depending on experience

Walk the Plank is a leading outdoor arts organisation, renowned for its pioneering creative approach and commitment to engagement and participation. Having started life as the UK’s first touring theatre ship, we remain dedicated to seeking out new audiences both at home and abroad, using creative shared experience to bring out the very best in people and places. (read more…)

MTADeadline: Sunday 15 December 2013

Salary: £20k-25k pro rata (part time)

Contact: Jan Lester


Vocal Coach and Musical Theatre Teacher Part Time

Mainstream Theatre Arts have an opportunity for a Greater Manchester based freelance teacher to aid the further development of a part- time children’s and youth theatre school. (read more…)

MJFDeadline: Friday 15 November 2013

Contact: Steve Mead

Salary: £92per day (part time)

manchester jazz festival 
Festival Manager (p/t)
(Maternity cover until August 2014)

Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf) presents a vibrant and diverse 10-day programme of contemporary music each July at several indoor and outdoor city centre venues. The programme features new commissioned and cross-genre work, emerging bands, international debuts, other collaborations and a special focus on north west artists. (read more…)

Imperial-War-Museum_482Deadline: Monday 18 November 2013 5pm

Contact: Victoria Howarth

IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, requires a drama practitioner/s to work with four schools to create four ten minute performances as part of its major Heritage Lottery Funded First World War Centenary schools project,Finding Our First World War. The performances will be premiered over the weekend of 5 April 2014 to coincide with the opening of our special exhibition From Street to Trench: A War that Shaped a Region. (read more…)

Morris Hargreaves McIntyreDeadline: Monday 25 November 2013

Salary: £25k – £30k

Contact: Sophie Romain

Have rocket. Bring fuel.

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, a rapidly expanding, award-winning international consultancy in the cultural sector, seeks highly intelligent, experienced and dynamic individuals to join its talented team.  (read more…)

Chorlton_Arts_Festival-Deadline: Friday 22 November 2013

Contact: Ella Byford

Launching the UK Festival season in the North West, Chorlton Arts Festival has become a calendar fixture renowned for showcasing hotly-tipped, live music artists, cutting edge
comedy, visual arts and high quality community arts over 10 days in May. (read more…)

HalleDeadline: Friday 29 November 2013

Salary:  £15,800 p.a. pro rata; 37.25 hours a week

Contact: Alison Lever

Interviews: week commencing 9/12/2013

Start Date: 20/01/2014

Reports to the Music Librarian.  Strong operating links to Orchestra Manager, Leaders and Section Leaders.

The Assistant Music Librarian must have a comprehensive knowledge of the orchestral and symphonic choral repertoire and be able to work on his/her own initiative. (read more…)

opera NorthDeadline: 2nd December 2013 10am

Salary: £22000 – £24000

Location: Leeds

Opera North is breathing new life into the arts in the North of England, inspiring audiences, engaging communities and challenging preconceptions. Last year the company staged 300 operas, concerts, events and talks in over 25 venues, reaching audiences of over 200,000.

In Harmony is a national social action programme inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema, which produced the renowned Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. Its mission is to harness the power and pursuit of excellence in music to support children and communities facing challenging circumstances, to make positive changes in their lives. (read more…)

pimp my wordpress

Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Location: The Annexe

Price: £5 full / £4 concs

Part of Digital Skills Workshops

You’ve set up your basic WordPress site and post content regularly, so what’s next? In this talk, WordPress co-founder Mike Little will give you hints, tips and tricks to improve your WordPress site making it easier to manage and more effective.

This talk is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of setting up a WordPress site.

Want more in depth WordPress courses? Mike Little also delivers two days workshops at Madlab’s Omniversity.

Origami PenguinDeadline: Tuesday 31 December 2013 Paid (£20k-25k) Full time

Contact: Luke Breen

Origami Penguin has a Full Time position available for a confident and experienced Web Developer to join our growing creative design studio team.

At Origami Penguin they currently offer bespoke WordPress theme development including e-commerce sites. They hope to continue to offer this service for small to medium-sized businesses, but they are ready to expand their skill set to include more advanced systems for larger companies. Knowledge of the Magento Content Management System (CMS) is desirable, and all other CMS systems are beneficial. (read more…)

contemporary art societyDeadline: Monday 11th November 2013

This is a fixed term positions ending on 31 March 2015 and will be based in the North West. Salary for both posts is £25,000 per annum pro rata, 2.5 days per week, 9.30-17.30. Frequent evening and weekend work will be required. (read more…)

arts councilDeadline: Thursday 7 November 2013 

Relationship Manager, Music (including Music Education Hubs)

Manchester Office

Salary £29,583 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Contract: fixed term maternity cover until September 2014, working 35 hours per week

In this key role you’ll have a focus on building empowering and enduring relationships with a portfolio of funded organisations. This will include awareness of their performance against their business plan, their funding agreement with Arts Council England, and of their artistic work to identify their investment needs. We would be particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of music education and or orchestral music. (read more…)


Deadline: Closes Monday 18 November 2013

Contact: Rick Walker

Darnhill Festival Co-ordinator

The Festival Co-ordinator post is part time (0.4 = 15/37 hours per week) at a salary of £23,156 pro rata, plus pension contribution (7.5%). Initially a 6 month contract is offered.

About Cartwheel Arts: Cartwheel is an ambitious and innovative company based in Heywood delivering participatory arts projects in Rochdale borough and across the North West for nearly 30 years. (read more…)

British CouncilDeadline:Tuesday 31 December 2013 Paid (£25k-30k pro rata) Part time

Contact: Chris Lowther

Various ongoing freelance opportunities for Creative Artworkers to work on diverse range of projects within a large design studio for a global charity. Please send CV/link to portfolio to


Deadline: Monday 18 November 2013 Paid (£40k-50k) Full time


Development Director for HOME

Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience.

The Development Director will lead both revenue and capital fundraising and oversee the strategic management and delivery of the fundraising function of HOME – a brand new centre opening in Manchester in Spring 2015 formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and Library Theatre Company. They have a lot to do. Their Board and Patrons are available to help but this project needs vision, skill, commitment, drive and charm at the helm to ensure they meet their targets in a very competitive market place. (read more…)

empire theatre liverpoolDeadline: Monday 28 October 2013 Paid (£10k-15k) Full time

Contact: Stephen Ainsworth

Part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, The Liverpool Empire Theatre is the largest two tier theatre in the UK, hosting the very best in touring productions from musicals and comedy to ballet and opera.

They are looking for a motivated individual to support the activities of the Theatre’s busy Marketing Department. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with excellent IT and communication skills, who is also comfortable working on his/her own initiative.  (read more…)

collective encountersActors Needed

Based in Liverpool Collective Encounters is a national company specialising in theatre for social change. The company has recently been commissioned by National Museums Liverpool to deliver the drama element of the House of Memories Museum training for social care staff working with people living with dementia. The play will be written and directed by Sarah Thornton and will include elements of audience/performance interaction. They are looking for

  •    1 x female performer with a playing age of 65+.
  •    1 x female performer with a playing age of 50 – 65.
  •    1 x actor/joker (male or female) with substantial experience of forum theatre facilitation. (read more…)
Circus-logo-with-aerialist-square-2Skylight is re advertising two posts.   Candidates with appropriate experience may  apply for both posts.

Application deadline: 11th November 12noon.

Interview date: 15 November 2013. Start date: ASAP

The post is in central Rochdale, close to train, tram and bus links. (read more…)

international womens dayInternational Womens Day Grants 2014

The grant applications for events to celebrate IWD in March 2014 have been 
launched today.  (read more...)
Wyllie LongmoreConor McKee Productions CPD Weekend for Actors – 12th & 13th October 2013  –

Astley and Byrom House, Manchester  M3 3JD

10am-6pm | To book your place & get direct info email

Conor McKee Productions is a North West based Theatre company with a strong history of developing writers and actors. They have developed, produced and toured two full length plays by Conor, Burnt and Thrasher – with performances across the country including sell out runs at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact and Camden People’s Theatre.

Places are free on the company’s first CPD weekend for actors. A very limited number of places are available, so early application is encouraged.

This CPD weekend is an opportunity for actors to develop their working practice and to gain new skills. The first day will concentrate on Theatre Staples – such as Voice Work, Movement and Acting Techniques. These will be delivered by established professionals working in their areas of expertise.

Day two will train participants in the unique actor involved script development method used by Wyllie and Conor to develop their plays. Workshops will focus on a variety of forms of text, from poetry to extracts from plays by Conor McKee.

The CPD weekend will take place at the offices of  The 24:7 Theatre Festival – Astley & Byrom House, 21-23 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3JD. The dates and times are Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 10am – 6pm. Participants should bring loose clothing suitable for movement.Conor McKee Productions


SLK_0571There is a distinct buzz of excitement is in the air with STUN Refurbishment. The hammers are hammering, the drills are drilling. STUN “Spaces Project” begins to take shape and its completion in December, will herald a new age of access and opportunity for artiste, producers, writers, dancers and practioners of the creative arts in the Northwest. (read more…)

STUN’s Lwimbo Kunda and Deyika Nzeribe are hosting a pilot Film Festival called Fade to Black in collaboration with Z-arts and The New Black Film. The aim of the film nights is to inspire artists and ignite conversations to produce new work and new collaborations. (read more…)

Arts Council

Closes Thursday 31 October 2013 Paid (£10k-15k) Full time


Venue Manager required for a pop up venue in Manchester for a 9 week period commencing from the end of November. (read more…)

DaDaFest-logoCloses Tuesday 5 November 2013 Paid (£20k-25k pro rata) Part time

Salary: Daily freelance rate of £150 plus travel expenses

Full or Part Time: 80 days to be agreed from November 2013 to April 2015. (Schedule is to be agreed in line with the programme of activity, for instance 1 day a week over most periods with 2 or 3 days at busy times and fewer at quieter times.) (read more…)

TROThis role is responsible for the management and creative leadership of The Reader Organisation’s brand and corresponding marketing activity including internal communications. The Communications and Marketing Manager is a member of the Operational Management Group, the team responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of the business.

The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for brand projection – developing resources and systems to spread the good news of our work to key audiences in a targeted approach – and brand protection – advice on and implementation of strategies to preserve the integrity of our reputation. (read more…)

royal-exchange-logoThe Exchange Forum brings theatre practitioners, teachers and educationalists together to share best practice and hear about recent and forthcoming projects and events that place creative learning at the heart of education practice.

During the year the Royal Exchange Theatre will host 4 Forum events (2 per season), on Wednesday afternoons. The Forum events will (read more…)

edge hill logoEdge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is a diverse grouping of academic and professional (read more…)

monkeywood theatreMonkeywood Theatre are looking for a STAGE MANAGER to work with us on our touring production of FLESH.

The play is produced in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre and opens at the Royal Exchange Studio on the 6th November 2013 (see below for all rehearsal and tour dates).

FEE:  (read more…)

Bordeaux FranceBordeaux, France

Date: 21st-27th October 2013

Hosted at a 17th Century farmhouse among the vineyards of Bordeaux, this one-week retreat for writers is designed to provide time and space for you to develop your work, be it a novel, a full-length non-fiction piece, or a portfolio of shorter writing; smooth out any tangles; and receive detailed professional feedback on your work.

Enjoy the comfort of this welcoming location, and spend days writing at the fireside, or looking out on the French countryside. There will be the opportunity to workshop pieces of writing throughout the week, both in a group format, led by an experienced feedback facilitator, and in one-to-one consultations, tailored to your requirements. You’ll be able to step back from your work and get an overview. (read more…)

darkhorse_logoCloses Friday 25 October 2013 Paid (£25k-30k) Full time

Contact: Artistic Director Vanessa Brooks

Prestigious Arts Council National Portfolio organisation and national touring theatre company Dark Horse seeks a DSM (Technical) for it’s national tour of Vanessa Brooks’ highly successful SING SOMETHING SIMPLE (The Greatest Hits Volume 2) in March/April 2014. Opening at Cast, the new Doncaster venue, the production tours to seven further national venues and the DSM will be part of a Dark Horse stage management team of three, under a Company Stage Manager and with an Assistant Stage Manager. (read more…)


Closes Monday 7 October 2013 Paid (£20k-25k pro rata) Part time

Contact: Lucy Fleet

Spiral Dance is looking for a Fundraising and Finance Officer to lead the fundraising endeavors of the company in order to work strategically towards the development of dance in the community, education and health sectors across and beyond the Rochdale Borough, and to be responsible for the effective financial management of the organisation within the policies determined by the management committee. The post will be for one day per week. (read more…)

proper job theatre companyCloses Sunday 6 October 2013 Paid (£30k-40k pro rata) Part time

Contact: Linda

Production Manager required for touring production of ‘Nosferatu’ with critically acclaimed Northern Theatre Company.

Touring from February 2014 to April 2014.  

Directed by James Beale.  Produced by Proper Job Theatre Company.

This play will be directed and produced by Proper Job Theatre Company with rehearsals and a period of Research and Development taking place at The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester. It will then be touring across Northern venues throughout March 2014. (read more…)

madlabCloses Wednesday 2 October 2013 Paid (£10k-15k) (paid internship) Full time

Contact: Rachael

MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff – a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers and innovators. They host learning group meet-ups, conferences, hack days and film screenings as well as special arts and technology-themed events.

They are currently offering a six month Digital Engagement Intern position. The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of MadLab’s digital delivery, including the MadLab digital shop and various workshops. (read more…)

PrintCloses Friday 11 October 2013 Paid (£20k-25k) Full time

Contact: Catherine Harland

The Wordsworth Trust is “the finest literary museum in the world”, and one of the Lake District’s leading heritage attractions. Their Designated collection inspires a range of award-winning educational and artistic activities. Through a contemporary literature programme they link the creativity of the past with that of the present. (read more…)


Closes Monday 14 October 2013 Paid (£15k-20k) Full time

Gawain Forster

Award-winning Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is seeking a high calibre and dynamic individual keen to embark on a marketing and communications career within the live music industry. As such, you will be given the opportunity to develop the role and experience many facets of music marketing, and undertake a broad range of activities. (read more…)

TNB Manchester is an exciting new film club designed to fill the gap in Black cinematic provision with an added cultural experience. TNB (The New
Black) is a nationwide network of film exhibitors and the project is supported by the National Lottery through BFI and Creative England.

First of a series of four film events is REINCARNATED

3 Oct, 7pm, Z-arts main theatre space, £3.50

Reincarnated (18)
Hip Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, emerges himself in Rastafarian culture and produces his first reggae record.

mifDates: position to start Nov – Dec
Salary:  £18,600 + bursary to enable candidate to take part in London training programme
Interviews: To be held in Manchester on 11th October
Applications: Must be received by (read more…)
lowry_logoCasual Ticket Sales Agent£6.29 per hour (£6.90 per hour with holiday pay) plus staff benefits

The Lowry is an internationally acclaimed visual and performing arts centre situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting culture and media destinations.

As a Casual Ticket Sales Agent you (read more…)

BWC-flyer-Commonword/Cultureword in association with Manchester Literature Festival & Contact presents

Cultureword Black & Asian Writers Conference 2013

Saturday 19th October

10:30am to 5pm

Contact Theatre, Manchester

How To book:
tel: 016127440600

The 7th Black Writers Conference & Festival will be the biggest yet.   Major writers including Malorie Blackman, Fred D’Aguiar, Sujata Bhatt, Bali Rai, Samuel Shimon, Dorothea Smartt and Thomas Glave will be participating.  They will join Penguin publishers, literary agents, two young writers’ workshops, three book launches, information stalls, a young writers performance, and  an evening Festival  that includes  Slam Champion Stephanie Dogfoot, Malika Booker, Sujata Bhatt, J P Cooper, Pocket Soul, Young Identity and many more (read more…)

Couture-commoword workshopURBANITES: Workshops
7pm – 9pm
Sidnie Co Couture, 18 Upper Chorlton Rd, Manchester M16 7RN
Cost: £5 per payable on the day
Book via Sidnie 0161 226 7775
Urbanites Workshop,  18th Sep 2013 at  Sidnie Co. Couture, 18 Upper Chorlton Rd, Manchester M7 RN   From 7pm  (its opp the big pub on the corner called The Whalley Pub)
Join us on 18/09, 7pm for a thought provoking workshop exploring – through objects on display at Sidnie Co. Couture – 200 years of Black writing in Manchester.
It will also include an illustrated reflection on the role of writers, artists + historians as curators of a history still considered as hidden. But.. is it hidden or neglected?

manchester-city-council-logoDate: Tuesday 10th September 2013 Time: 8am -12noon

Meet The Buyer

The First Street construction partners would like to invite you to a Meet the Buyer event to support the delivery of the mixed-use development at First Street North.

Jointly hosted by contractors, Wates Construction and Carillion Construction Services, the event is aimed to ensure local suppliers and subcontractors are engaged in the £80m scheme and will give companies the opportunity to tender for work packages which include: (read more…)

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Commonword/Cultureword in association with Manchester Literature Festival & Contact presents

Cultureword Black & Asian Writers Conference 2013

Saturday 19th October

Contact Theatre, Manchester

How To book:
tel: 016127440600

The 7th Black Writers Conference & Festival will be the biggest yet.   Major writers including Malorie Blackman, Fred D’Aguiar, Sujata Bhatt, Bali Rai, Samuel Shimon, Dorothea Smartt and Thomas Glave will be participating.  They will join Penguin publishers, literary agents, two young writers’ workshops, three book launches, information stalls, a young writers performance, and  an evening Festival  that includes  Slam Champion Stephanie Dogfoot, Malika Booker, Sujata Bhatt, J P Cooper, Speakeasy band, Young Identity and many more…

The Conference will feature the following debates and workshops:  Writing For Children:   How do we get more diversity into published children’s writing?  Women poets and the stage:  the reception and subtle exclusions that female spoken word artists face in public space that remains dominated by men.  Queer writing:  What space does the black queer writer occupy? Is there ‘room at the inn’ for black queer writers? How does ‘double discrimination’ inform and undermine our writing?  Freedom and Resistance:   ‘Tortured, the Truth, Remains  And Will Free Itself. How has the relationship of writing and resistance  changed in the 21st century?

There are two specific young writers’ workshops and a performance opportunity all  led by Young Identity young writers group.

UpRisingManchester Programme Coordinator– full time position, though part time could be considered- Deadline 18 September 2013 – Interviews begin week commencing 23 September 2013.

They are looking for a Manchester based Programme Coordinator to support the delivery of all aspects of our work across the Manchester region. (read more…)

street style surgeryNew workshop leaders needed for youth workshops as things are growing rapidly at Street Style Surgery and inquiries are coming in at a steady pace, we want to expand our data-base of creative practitioners to help with this demand. (read more…)
TNBFCSTUN , Z-Arts and THE NEW BLACK FILM COLLECTIVE are collaborating to bring you a series of events every Thursday during Black History month. This partnership hopes to pilot a potential platform to artists from the sector, expand horizons by enabling artists to see commercial and alternative films, open conversations regarding the development of work and build a network in the northwest that supports, nurtures artists and build audiences. (read more…)
platforma-festival-headerThursday, October 31, 2013 – Friday, November 1, 2013

Community Arts North West and Counterpoint Arts proudly present the second national Platforma Festival, at the Martin Harris Centre — The University of Manchester Building. On the success of Platforma London 2011 the Festival will bring together artists, performers, academics, public, private and not-for-profit organisations to showcase the very best of arts by, with and about refugees. The Festival includes: (read more…)

MaccVolunteer Centre Manchester – Volunteer Development Worker 
Macc is seeking applications to the post of Volunteer Development Worker with Volunteer Centre Manchester. 
This post will actively promote all aspects of volunteering across the City of Manchester. This includes identifying new volunteering opportunities, providing a range of good practice support for volunteer involving organisations and delivering a responsive and customer focussed brokerage service for volunteers.
The salary is £24,646 per annum, permanent contract and subject to funding. (Plus up to 6% matched voluntary contribution to a private pension of your choice).
The post holder will be responsible to the Volunteer Centre Manager. (read more…)

Closing date for applications 4.00pm Monday 30th September 2013.

The Wordsworth Trust is seeking to appoint a new Poet in Residence, to run from January to December 2014.


The Residency offers an invaluable opportunity for an exceptional poet, from any cultural background and writing within any literary tradition, to spend time in Grasmere, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, an area of outstanding natural beauty that so much inspired William Wordsworth. The poet will be given space to develop their own work and will also be involved in delivering parts of the Wordsworth Trust Literature Programme, both in Grasmere and throughout Cumbria.

(read more…)

Media drop


Mondays and Tuesdays,

16 Sep to 5 Nov, 6pm to 9pm


Media Drop is a drop-in session where young artists can come to share and develop digital media.

Based in our Media Lounge we work with MCs, Producers, Vocalists, Poets, DJs and other young people who are interested in digital media, film making, blogging, social media and live streaming. (read more…)

knowsleyWHO: Visual Artists & Sculptors

WHAT: Exploring a ‘sense of place’ is a concept frequently explored by artists and writers.

In a world where the concept of place has become as broad as it has narrow, this exhibition investigates how and why people have attachments to certain places and develop a feeling of ‘home’ and ‘being local’. Advancements in technology and the way in which we communicate, travel and live have greatly affected and distorted this area of thought over recent years, leading to a situation of nowhere being far.

This exhibition seeks to present a range of different interpretations and artistic practices which engage with these ideas. (read more…)

retNorth West Closes Friday 20 September 2013 Paid (£20k-25k) Full time Artform: theatre  Contact: Jan-Louise Blyth



to join a team of four responsible for our own productions and visiting companies in the Royal Exchange Theatre and Studio.

Knowledge of ETC EOS and ION lighting desks and moving lights is essential.

For more information and an application pack, visit

Closing Date   12.00 noon on Friday 20th September 2013

The Royal Exchange Theatre is strongly committed to the principles and practice of equal opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from those underrepresented in our organization.

cw_logoYorkshire Closes Thursday 19 September 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform:theatre   Contact: Evie Manning

Common Wealth are currently looking for female performers between the ages of 16-25 of South Asian descent to take part in an R&D week for their new piece about Muslim female boxers.

£40 per 4 hour session during the week of 7th-11th of October, must be available for showing on Friday 11thof October. There will be five afternoon sessions throughout the week although we can be flexible as to how many you attend. (read more…)


Closes Thursday 5 September 2013 Paid (£15k-20k pro rata) Part time

Jenny Rayner

The overall purpose of the job is to continue to develop an interest and active participation in dance both Inside the Brewery Arts Centre and in the surrounding areas, with particular focus on participatory work with young people.  To be part of the well established Education and Outreach team at the Brewery Arts Centre, developing innovative projects with other partner organisations. (read more…)

the reader orgDeadline for applications: 3pm, 17th September 2013

The Reader Organisation is a partner in Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson’s campaign to transform Liverpool into the foremost reading city in the country and a national leader in school standards. (read more…)

hqLogoHQ Theatres & Hospitality is seeking a Marketing Officer to join the Lyceum Theatre team. A proactive and creative marketing professional with a passion for theatre is required to develop the Lyceum Theatre’s e-marketing campaigns and website content, as well as maximising the benefit of the Lyceum’s relationships and collaborations with local, regional and national media.

To download a job description and for further details please visit (read more…)

octagon theatrePractitioner for Deaf Youth Theatre

12 month contract for services

Annual fee: £3225

The Octagon Theatre requires a practitioner to assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Octagon Theatre’s deaf youth theatre programme, to include delivery of taster sessions to assist with recruitment for the groups.

You will be a BSL interpreter, have experience working with deaf young people, able to work flexible hours, and be able to travel to community venues.  For further details and an application form go to, telephone 01204 529407 or    (read more…)

Culturapedia-Closes Monday 16 September 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) (paid internship) Part time

Contact: Lyndsey Wilson

Job Purpose: To assist in the promotion of opportunities for young people aged 16-25 as part of the somewhereto_ project. To assist in the administration and evaluation of the project. (read more…)

The lowryHead of Theatres Programming- up to £50,000 p.a. (dependent upon experience) plus staff benefits

Can you guide and lead The Lowry’s award winning programme in the performing arts? Do you have the appropriate artistic ambition? Are you a deal maker? Do you have the skills to relate to a network that ranges from national companies and international artists to commercial producers and music and comedy promoters?

The Lowry is an internationally acclaimed cultural landmark situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting culture and media destinations. (read more…)

every voice

Deadline: 20th Septemeber 2013 

Location: London, Islington

Every Voice deliver a borough wide festival for Islington Black History Month every October.

October is Black History Month in the UK, an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of black cultural heritage and experiences today. (read more…)


Venue: Shindig Hebden BridgeNelsons Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge

Date:  Tuesday 17th September, 8pm

Organiser Winston Plowes
Introducing the latest event for poetry and spoken word for Hebden Bridge. We are really lucky to have a very special guest for our first event.

Introducing Char March –

If you’ve never thought poetry is your bag, and the thought of going to a poetry performance fills you with horror… think again! Char March’s poetry performances are a rip-roaring mix of stand-up and emotional roller-coaster – she’ll have you crying with laughter and roaring with tears.

Char March is a local, multi-award-winning poet, playwright and fiction writer. Her latest poetry collections are ‘The Thousand Natural Shocks’ and ‘The Cloud Appreciation Society’s Day Out’ both of which have lots of poems in celebrating – and despairing of – our local weather! She is currently writer-in-residence for the NHS in the North West, and she’s also been writer-in-residence for: the huge Pennine Watershed Initiative; Leeds Hospitals Trust; Ty Newydd (the National Writing Centre in Wales); and Hull University Business School. Winston Plowes asked Char to write a poem for his Rochdale Canal Poetry Trail, so ‘Mrs Toad The Estate Agent’ came into being – a fag-butt-eating toad who lives in the canal, fights with pike, and teases the ducks. Char takes Mrs T tasty tit-bits to eat every day, and delights in her obscene gestures.

M3 Youth Project @Trinity House

Community Resource Centre



28 hours per week – initially to 31st October 2014

JNC Grade 17-20 (£25,321 to £27,399) pro rata

Trinity House needs a dynamic youth worker with experience of managing a small team and delivering a varied curriculum of activity including evening and weekend activities.

On the Trinity House website ( you are able to download the following information;


  • An application form
  • A job description and person specification for the role


Or send an A4 SAE with a large letter stamp to the address below and we can post an application pack to you, to, the Recruitment Officer, Trinity House, Grove Close, off Platt Lane, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5AA

M3 is a lottery funded youth inclusion project offering a range of activities including drama, media, youth involvement and sexual health services.

The completed application form must be returned to the address above by 12 noon on Friday 30th August, interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2013.

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duckdayLocation: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA

Duration: 7 November 2013 – 23 December 2013

Production details

Meet Ugly, he’s no ordinary duck.  In fact, he might not even be a duck at all!  An embarrassment to his brothers and sisters, Ugly eats snails, speaks funny and looks even funnier.  Fed up with being the butt of all the pond jokes, he strikes out on his own….  

Reset in Heaton Park for a Manchester audience, Philip Osment’s modern reimagining of Hans Christian Andersens’s tale THE UGLY DUCKLING is a wild adventure for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd. Directed by Julia Samuels (20 Stories High) Duck! is a Z-arts production.

Suitable for ages 6+ and family audiences.

We are looking for a diverse ensemble of seven actors, who all need to be highly skilled physical performers with an aptitude for comedy and multi-rolling in an ensemble company. We are looking for a range of culturally diverse performers who are authentically working class and we prefer native Northern accents.

(read more…)

recruitment-hero-1020x336Deadline 30th August 2013

They are looking for a creative artworker – somebody who’s got an eye for detail and a head for ideas.

You’ll be working in an energetic studio, and with a talented team of art directors, designers, copywriters, strategists, digital people, producers, 3D artists…

And you’ll be working for a growing list of blue-chip clients.

If this sounds like you and you’re ready for a fresh challenge, they want to hear from you – and the sooner, the better. (read more…)

LowryQuays Culture is a cultural programme generated through a consortium of partners who are leading the way in the fields of digital media, broadcasting, education, business, sport, arts, culture and heritage. The aim of the programme is to enrich the location of The Quays, making it a visitor destination through a programme of arts and cultural events. Partners include BBC North, The Lowry, IWMN, Salford University, Peel/MediaCityUK, Salford City Council, Trafford Borough Council, Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Quays Programme Project Manager (15 hours per week, worked over 2 days), 5 month fixed term contract with (read more…)

Cultural Collage World Music FestivalDate: Friday 27th Sept

Time: 18.00-21.00

Venue: Friends Meeting House, central Manchester

Lingua Franca World Music Agency and Mazazik Productions present the launch of a regular social evening for dancers of all cultural backgrounds and levels led by Jane Wass, offering the opportunity to learn different dance genres from around the world and including guest tutors and dance demonstrations. Guest Tutor at launch event will be Jokeh Sillah from The Gambia!


Dealine: 31st August

Contact: Adam Lowe

Poet Adam Lowe collaborates with composer Nikki Franklin in this theatrical search for truth, knowledge and ecstasy.

The show will be showcased as part of ShortCuts at Contact Theatre in February 2014. We hope to develop the work beyond this, and fundraise for a tour.

The producer will be responsible for working with the artists to seek funding and support in kind, to recruit a director, and help with promotion and marketing of the show. Both artists have experience of producing shows, and will fully support the successful candidate in producing the show.

Your fee will be negotiated, based upon funding.

Award-winning writer Adam Lowe, 27, isn’t scared of expressing himself through his poetry. He has performed in theatres, cafes, shopping malls and even outside a Jobcentre Plus. The former youth ambassador for the Cultural Olympiad and member of Peepal Tree Press’ Young Inscribe programme is also one of 10 talented poets selected for The Complete Works II, promoting diversity in British poetry.


Date: Tuesday 13 August from 6 to 8pm
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square  Manchester M2 7DH

Speaker: Joanne Grubb of J G Creative
Subject: What is Brand and why is it important for your charity?

Brands, what are they and why do you need one? Why branding is so important for your charity and some hints and tips to manage your brand

Booking: £10 via Eventbrite – IOF individual members will get this back when signing in at the event.

Notes about booking:
Places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible.  The event is free to IoF Members and £10 to non IoF Members.  Please note our booking system. IoF members will be asked to pay £10 booking deposit, which will then be reimbursed direct to your credit card as long as you turn up for the event. This system helps ensure that everyone who wants to attend is able to do so. If we get fully booked, we operate a wait list.  Our cancellation policy is that we will give a full refund if you cancel prior to 10am on the Monday before the event (12 August). This applies to members and non-members.


In 2014 The 3MT will be changing it’s event calendar slightly, and focusing on regular monthly events. We already have a great range of events, including S.O.S comedy, Wordology, Magical Animals, The Acoustic Sessions, Pocket Soul, Kino Shorts and Dr Sketchy, but there is still room on the calendar for a few more!
So if you have an idea burning a hole in the pockets of your mind, for a monthly event and have been looking for a venue then look no further. We are giving you the chance to win a regular monthly slot at the 3MT for FREE!
Our events monthly events already cover, spoken word, music, comedy, film and even art, but we aren’t ruling anything out so if you are interested please visit!get-involved/c20s0 to download the full call out.

Tamasha Theatre Company trouble-with-07-01

Deadline: Friday 9 August 2013, midday

Tamasha is seeking a part-time Finance Officer As one of the country’s leading national touring theatre companies, Tamasha produces a rich and varied range of new writing. We are currently seeking an experienced, part-time Finance Officer, 1 day per week  Application is by CV (including 2 referees) and covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience with reference to the Job Description and Person Specification available from:   Tamasha Theatre Company strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer.  Registered charity: 1001483

london 21The London 21 Consortium – (Tamasha, Border Crossings, Company of Angels, ice&fire and Tiata Fahodzi) were successful in a bid to Arts Council England’s Catalyst Arts  scheme and are seeking to work with a Consultant or group of Consultants to help them achieve their goals.

 “We would like to invite responses to the brief from those who would be interested in working with us.

For more information including a full Brief and Action Plan, please see here

Deadline for tenders: 5pm on 5th September 2013.


Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception
London, UK 1-4 October 2013


WITH keynote speakers: Susheila Nasta, Caryl Phillips, Anna Rastas, Ribka Sibhatu, Dominic Thomas and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
1-4 October 2013 at Senate House, Malet House, London WC1E 7HU, UK
sonia hughes

Sonia Hughes is offering 6 Creative Practitioners an opportunity to work with her to develop their idea! Ideally suited to theatre makers and live and spoken word artists, but other artforms welcome.

I’ve Got An Idea is a series of four workshops in Central Manchester | venue tbc

Dates | 4 Saturdays 1 – 4.30 p.m.  14, 21, 28 September, 5 October

You must be able to commit to all four sessions.

Costs | £100 unfunded individuals – £200 funded individuals

(read more…)

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Commonword/Cultureword in association with Manchester Literature Festival & Contact presents

Cultureword Black & Asian Writers Conference 2013

Saturday 19th October

Contact Theatre, Manchester

How To book: Contact Theatre website from July 2013.

The 7th Black Writers Conference & Festival will be the biggest yet.   Major writers including Malorie Blackman, Fred D’Aguiar, Sujata Bhatt, Bali Rai, Samuel Shimon, Dorothea Smartt and Thomas Glave will be participating.  They will join Penguin publishers, literary agents, two young writers’ workshops, three book launches, information stalls, a young writers performance, and  an evening Festival  that includes  Slam Champion Stephanie Dogfoot, Malika Booker, Sujata Bhatt, J P Cooper, Speakeasy band, Young Identity and many more…

The Conference will feature the following debates and workshops:  Writing For Children:   How do we get more diversity into published children’s writing?  Women poets and the stage:  the reception and subtle exclusions that female spoken word artists face in public space that remains dominated by men.  Queer writing:  What space does the black queer writer occupy? Is there ‘room at the inn’ for black queer writers? How does ‘double discrimination’ inform and undermine our writing?  Freedom and Resistance:   ‘Tortured, the Truth, Remains  And Will Free Itself. How has the relationship of writing and resistance  changed in the 21st century?

There are two specific young writers’ workshops and a performance opportunity all  led by Young Identity young writers group.

To see the programme for the day please click here

We are holding a get together for those who took part in our event during the WoW Festival called ‘Where are you from and what’s your story? It was aimed at refugees, asylum seekers and those who work in this area. We want to launch a new writing project and are having a consultation on Tuesday 31st July, 6pm at The Kuumba Imani centre on Princes Road. all welcome, even if you didn’t manage to attend the last one. Tel 0151 703 0020 for more information.
jakarta Closes Monday 12 August 2013
Contact: Megan Loubser

This role is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The package includes mobility benefits.

Purpose of job: To provide strategic and operational leadership for arts and creative industries work in Indonesia by:

  • Designing and delivering the first stage of an Indonesia country focus that delivers a step change in the level of cultural collaboration between Indonesia and the UK, contributing to global arts outcomes and regional priorities
  • Developing an arts team in Indonesia with the knowledge and skills to continue this work effectively following role closure
  • Developing and pass on to local arts team a network of professional contacts in the arts and creative economy in Indonesia (read more…)
Closes Friday 2 August 2013
Contact: Benedict Power

the bubbler

Wanted: Independent Theatre Producer to join the critically acclaimed and award winning production ‘The Bubbler’ by Cathy Crabb and directed by Benedict Power, to secure funding for a tour of theatre and non-theatre venues for spring 2014. Initially gaining success at Re:Play 2013 at the Lowry, plus several pub performances, the production has a strong following and very positive reviews, as well as a nomination for a Manchester Theatre Award. (read more…)

mixed raceTangled Roots is an Arts Council-funded project which commissions artists to creatively explore the experiences of people who have grown up in mixed race families in Yorkshire, or are currently part of a multi-racial family.


This project is about mixture, not skin colour, and is open to all.
Tangled Roots will lead to a publication, staged readings, an exhibition and a website, launched to coincide with Black History Month 2013. These elements will enable the project to interrogate what meaning ‘race’ has in today’s multiracial Yorkshire.
We are looking for writers for paid commissions and for contributions about their experiences for our book and website from October.

Please contact with a CV and a paragraph or two explaining why you’re interested in these opportunities.

pied piperUnity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and Hope Street are working in partnership to produce the 2014 Christmas Show ‘The Pied Piper’, a theatrical adventure for audiences of 5 years and above.

The project is connected to Hope Street’s emerging artist programme and offers 4 emerging actor opportunities for 2014 and a fee of £2800.

Actors must be Liverpool or North West based as accomodation is not offered.

Please send a short covering letter, CV and photograph by 12th August  to:

Workshop auditions will be held on 4thSeptember and 12th September at Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

For further information please contact Jess (read more…)

one-monkey-dont-sto2b2fc8Application Deadline: 1pm  1st August 2013

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Location: Sheffield

Eclipse Theatre Company is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as General Manager.

We are looking for an experienced individual who will be central to the smooth delivery of eclipse theatres’ range of exciting projects and day to day business operation.

(read more…)

Friday 23 August 2013 Paid

Contour Homes are seeking to appoint a Community Artist(s) to help develop the public realm area in St Mary’s, Oldham close to the town centre.
St Mary’s is a Contour Homes development of 93 houses for rent and rent to homebuy.
The public realm area in the middle of the development is an area local people have expressed an interest in developing into a social gathering space that will include seating.

Further information CONTACT

For the Artist Brief and the Further Information (read more…)


Deadline 6 September

Professional development opportunity for mid-career dancers identified by their peers as future leaders

Dance UK, with the support of Arts Council England and in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, is now accepting applications for its successful Dancers’ Mentoring Programme 2013. This is an opportunity for 20 mid-career dancers, who have been identified by their peers as future leaders of the arts, to be matched with a funded mentor working in a high level leadership position to support them develop their ambitions to be future leaders in dance or the wider arts sector.

(read more…)

pentabusThe fee for the work is £5,000 inclusive of VAT, travel and expenses and the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 16th August 2013.

Pentabus, Women and Theatre, The Other Way Works and Jane Packman Company are seeking an independent and experienced project evaluator to undertake an assessment of the impact of the Arts Council England Catalyst grant to the consortia to build their fundraising capacity.  This evaluation should encompass the impact on the individual partners within the consortium, as well as the consortium as a whole in terms of their fundraising capacity and capability.   The evaluation should act as a longitudinal study from day 1 of the award through to completion of the grant period, March 2015. (read more…)

Sessions run on the last Monday of every month poetry

This Monday  29th July 2013 6 -10pm

the theme will be tomorrow’s trees

Isis Café, 910 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 (near Albert Road)

 Everyone welcome, no writing experience necessary
A FREE event
(read more…)

Applications invited

young enigmaManchester’s leading collective of emerging writers and performers, Young Enigma, is recruiting new writers to take part in its upcoming shows in Manchester.

This is an exciting opportunity for five young women writers to join our troupe of poets, playwrights, novelists and word artists.

This will be your chance to take part in an ambitious programme of activities, and to receive one-to-one career development tailored to your own needs. You will be invited to take part in free writing workshops, receive editorial support, and contribute to a range of activities in collaboration with theatres, libraries and festivals. (read more…)

header2psd (1)Creative Sharing day for Performing Arts Practitioners

Thursday 8th August 2013


Free event (booking essential)

Venue;  Performance building University Campus Oldham Cromwell Street Oldham OL1 1BB

Suitable for; Performing arts Practitioners working in early years & primary settings.

Aim; To meet & share ideas, activities & tips with other like minded practitioners.

For more information & to book your free place

please contact Abi Crayon

07889 647 692


Deadline for applications: 20th August.

This autumn Comma Press is offering a unique three month internship for an Arabic translation graduate, to be based within the publisher’s Manchester office. With the support of CASAW, this will be a paid position and will provide the successful candidate with a unique introduction to the literary publishing industry. The intern will be charged with helping the press set up a permanent Arabic translation imprint, and will cover all aspects of the editorial process: commissioning, acquisition, production, digital production, sales, marketing and editorial. The role will also require a degree of research into creative writing activities across a range of countries, liaising with universities in the Middle East, developing contacts, and building links with authors and readers. (read more…)


To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Writing on the Wall and National Museums Liverpool invite you to create a poetic response to these powerful words. Poet and Spoken Word artist Curtis Watt will lead a workshop day on Tuesday 20th August from 10am – 4pm at The International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, L3 4AX.

Participants will then be given the opportunity to showcase their poems during a public performance on the anniversary of the speech on Wednesday 28th August.
This event will be part of a day of activities at the Marin Luther King building at the Albert Dock, organised by National Museums Liverpool and a range of artistic and cultural partners from across the city.
There are a limited number of places for these workshops so please book a place by emailing or phoning us on 0151 703 0020.

lowry picCloses Friday 26 July 2013  Contact: Laura Byron

Head of Theatres Programming- up to £50,000 p.a. (dependent upon experience) plus staff benefits

The Lowry is an internationally acclaimed cultural landmark situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting culture and media destinations.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work at one of the country’s leading cultural venues. Visited by over 800,000 people each year, The Lowry consistently presents one of the country’s biggest performance, exhibition and participation programmes. (read more…)

Closes Monday 22 July 2013 iwm north hist

Contact: Brenda Prior

IWM North are looking for a Formal Learning Coordinator to coordinate their formal learning programmes including development of resources and delivery of the sessions. To monitor and evaluate the formal learning programmes.

For a full job description and application forms please visit

Please note applications by CV will not be accepted.

Completed application forms should be returned to by

Monday 22 July.Interviews will be held on 6 August.

DepArts-logo_greyProducer  Role in Yorkshire

Closes Friday 26 July 2013

to request an application pack please e-mail

Dep Arts has grown over recent years to become one of the UK’s leading independent producer organisations. The company currently works with over 23 companies and artists worldwide and manages numerous large scale projects. The company tours work worldwide with over 200 UK performances per year and 150 internationally.  As a result of this steady and continued growth we are now looking to add another full time Producer to our busy team.  (read more…)

Wise_man photoWalk the Plank would like to announce a unique opportunity which is open to an individual in the early stages of their theatre-making career.

We’re inviting the next generation of theatre makers to showcase their talent. We’re looking for ambitious and motivated people with big ideas and exceptional abilities who (read more…)

SRUT.001-001Thursday 13th June 2013 5pm – 7pm

Join us for a free fun-filled day pack with a variety of arts at the STUN Roadshow in Liverpool at the Unity Theatre.

The STUN Roadshow is an interactive event aimed at Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Creatives, their supporters and the audiences they are wishing to develop.

Joining us on the day will be Taher Qassim| Chair of the Arab Arts Festival, Sarah Sayeed |Chair of Sustained Theatre Up North and Performer, Dora Da Cruz|Dance Artist, Reece Williams |Spoken Word Artist and we also have the pleasure of a short demonstration of Sufi Dance from Shafeek Ibrahim who will be leading the Sufi Dance workshop at 7.30pm

(read more…)

royal exchange theatre logoFixed term (eighteen months) with the possibility of extension

An exciting opportunity to join the programming team at one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The successful candidate will be inspirational, energetic and creative with professional experience in a relevant field.

For more information and an application pack for the Assistant Producer role, (read more…)

against-the-grain-frontAgainst the Grain is a unique, free literary event.

SALIDAA is celebrating the completion of its Mummyji heritage project in the South East, and showcasing the work of the Asian Women Writers Collective (AWWC) in a special one-day event. It’s free and it’s fun so please join us!

Saturday 6 July, 2- 6pmWest Wing Arts Centre, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY

To book your free place please email SALIDAA EVENTS: (read more…)

suitcaseThe Suitcase Ensemble is a Liverpool-based theatre company whose work is rooted in collaboration. We devise new performances and participatory experiences that cross over artforms, and connect with audiences in innovative and inspiring ways.

Deadline for submissions: (read more…)

Oldham Coliseum TheatreOldham Coliseum Theatre are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a proactive approach to take overall responsibility for the effective operation of the Coliseum production departments.

Closing date for applications, (read more…)

X.traxThursday 30 May 2013 Paid (£20k-25k) Full time

Contact: Alonso Lobato


XTRAX is looking for a confident Communications and Events Co-ordinator to ensure that they create a dynamic, clear and creative stream of communication about their organisation and their many projects and to contribute to events delivery.

The candidate will be working closely with the Director and all team members the Communications and Events Co-ordinator will be responsible for creating and implementing an overall communications plan across all our projects and for contributing to the delivery of our projects and events during the year.


imageOn Sunday 2nd June, tens of thousands of people will fill the streets of Manchester when one of the North West’s flagship summer events takes place. The Manchester Day Parade is created by the people of Manchester, and we’re looking for enthusiastic people to play a key role in helping us bring the streets of this vibrant city to life.

The theme of the 2013 Parade is ‘Wish You Were Here’, a celebration of place, people and identity, which is set to inspire a host of diverse and creative ideas from participating groups.

DEADLINE: Friday 24 May 2013 Unpaid (volunteer)

CONTACT: Sarah Harris

Walk the Plank are the Producers of Manchester Day Parade and are looking for assistance on the day for a variety of creative and organisational roles:

Please go to: and register your interest by completing our online volunteering form.

imageThe Royal Exchange have announced a new award for emerging theatre directors, providing those with a passion for new work a significant platform to develop it.
The Hodgkiss Award is the only scheme of its kind in the north that celebrates the unique collaboration between a writer and director and offers a theatre-maker of outstanding promise the chance to direct a new piece of work – by a writer of their choice – in a production fully supported by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2014.

For further information on the prize, downloadable forms and how to apply, visit

The deadline for applications is Saturday 18 May!

STUN MASTER-1STUN Organisational     Development Programme

As part of our current ACE-funded Organisational Development programme, we are in the process of developing the infrastructure to support our exciting new vision for the future.

We are looking for a flexible, highly organised, effective, solution-oriented, creative thinking freelancer to join us as soon as possible for 18 weeks to help us take the company forward through the revision of its Business Planning, the development of its Staff handbook and the development and delivery of its Commercial Programme sensitive to the needs of our Artistic Programme.

This is a freelance contract and the applicant would be expected to be able to provide their own working environment supported by the STUN Office and line managed by a voluntary Board Member.

For application packs email Ekua at or phone 0161 232 6088 to leave your contact details for a brief informal discussion about the role.

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2013 12 noon

Interviews: Friday 24th May 2013

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.



SRBB.001-001Sunday 2nd June 2013 2pm – 5pm

Join us for a free fun-filled day pack with a variety of arts at the STUN Roadshow in Blackburn at the Action Factory.

The STUN Roadshow is an interactive event aimed at Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Creatives, their supporters and the audiences they are wishing to develop. (read more…)

hercules showcase may 5 2013Hello there!

It’s show time again…… Please do come and join us at our Spring showcase featuring the brightest talent from the Hercules Acting Classes.

‘Bright Sparks’ aged between 6-16 and perform some great classic scenes and devised work; a real treat for the for the whole family!

Industry tickets please contact Veronika at  

hulme-community-garden-centre-compost-toiletClosing date 9.00am Monday 22st April 2013
NJC PO 33-37: £27,573-£30,546
Depending on experience & performance.
12 month initial contract subject to renewal.

The Role: Hulme Community Garden Centre is a leading environmental and
horticultural social enterprise based in inner city Manchester. They are
seeking a dynamic leader to continue the development of our organisation.
You will be a proven leader, fundraiser and relationship builder able to
work at every level. Passionate about the environment and community you
will have an entrepreneurial, results driven mind-set. Strong leadership
and influencing skills are essential as is the ability to be a strategic
thinker and operational manager. (read more...)

WFASpring      April – June 2013

2 Day Introduction to Digital Video (DV)

Production Skills2 Day Introduction to Final Cut Pro

2 Day Sound Recording for Video

2 Day Lighting Skills and Chromakey

2 Day Introduction to Adobe CS5/CS6 Premiere Pro2 Day Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Advanced and tailor made courses can be designed & delivered to meet your  specific requirements & timetable,  following a  formal training needs analysis.
Cost ex VAT: 1 day, Rate B: £190, Rate C: £280, 2 day, Rate B: £380, Rate C: £560 (read more…)

British CoucilStart date: June 2013.  Duration: 2 years
Salary: £31,500 – £38,275 per annum + London weighting (£3,300)

Closing date: 21st April 

Take their global creative network to the next level: lead the planning and delivery of the refreshed Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme to ensure it is relevant and sustainable for the future.

The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme identifies and supports innovative entrepreneurs in the creative industries around the world, particularly in emerging markets. With over 4000 participants from 53 countries, this network is full of talented change makers, operating at the intersection of culture, enterprise and technology for economic and social impact in their local and global communities. The talent, ideas and possibilities within this pool is extraordinary – we are looking for an amazing individual to help realise this potential and revitalise the programme. (read more…)
mpaThe Music Publishers Association (“MPA”) has launched the first industry approved course in music publishing editorial and production.   The MPA Graduate Certificate in Editorial and Production is the only course in the UK offering extended, specialist training in these areas. Designed by music publishers and delivered by highly experienced and respected industry experts, this new course provides a comprehensive programme for those entering or furthering a career in the editorial and production areas of printed music publishing.
ACEArts Council England has awarded us a commissioned Developing Resilient Leadership grant for the period February 2013 to October 2016.  One of the grant objectives is to gain an improved understanding of the long-term impact of investment in leadership development on individual careers and organisational resilience, through an independent evaluation of the Programme. This will be informed by a scoping survey of the current leadership development needs of the cultural sector in England. (read more…)
Clean BreakApplication deadline: 9am, 22 April.
28 hrs (negotiable) North London, salary: £45-£50k plus benefits
Award-winning theatre company Clean Break is expanding its Development Team and is now recruiting for an experienced fundraiser to head up the department. This is an outstanding opportunity to join the company which is at the forefront of new writing and theatre education for women affected by the criminal justice system. (read more…)
chorlton-arts-festival-2011-176x200Closes Friday 17 May 2013

Unpaid (volunteer) Part time

Chorlton Arts Festival, one of the UK’s leading multi-arts festivals, is looking for volunteers to be part of the festival from 17th – 26th May.

With over 10 days of music, comedy, performance and visual arts, there are a range of exciting and diverse opportunities available from stage management at one of the Weekender music events to marketing and Front of House, plus many more. (read more…)

DCAF-2013-logo1eadline for submissions is midnight Friday 26 April 2013

Contact: Sarah-Clare Conlon


The FlashTag writing collective is pleased to announce its participation in Chorlton Arts Festival (CAF) for the third year running, and submissions are now open for its annual short-short story writing competition. (read more…)

isis cafe bar

Monday 29th April 2013

Isis Café, 910 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 (near Albert Road)

6pm- 8pm poetry/ creative writing workshop
The workshop will look at the lyrics of Gil Scott-Heron, using his words to inspire us to write or feel. The sessions are a relaxed way to share poetry, ideas and creativity. No writing or poetry experience necessary.

8pm -10pm poetry performance/reading with open mic (read more…)

RNCMlogoWebCloses Friday 19 April 2013

Paid (£20k-25k) Full time


An exciting opportunity has arisen at the RNCM for an experienced Development Officer to join their established team in raising money to support the College. (read more…)

blackpool-tower-dungeon-logo-bigCloses Friday 12 April 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time


The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is a live and interactive, actor-led tourist attraction located in the heart of the iconic Blackpool Tower complex.

They are looking for experienced, versatile and committed performers with excellent characterisation skills to become part of a team of actors performing in scripted shows.  (read more…)

home_logoDeadline: Friday 12th April 2013


£21,795 pro rata for 3 days a week (fixed-term contract until December 2014)

Based: Manchester City Centre

They are looking to appoint a highly motivated, passionate and experienced individual to develop and complete an exciting and innovative arts workshop programme for older people living with Alzheimer’s & dementia. (read more…)

Closes Monday 22 April 201320 Stories High

General Manager, 20  Stories High

Full time, or flexible hours by negotiation

£24k – £27k per annum/pro rata, depending on experience

20 Stories High, based in Liverpool, is an award winning company, creating bold, contemporary and imaginative theatre with and for young people. The company tours locally and nationally, as well as creating a vibrant participation programme. (read more…)

Supported by S2D, Birmingham and Friction Arts.

An invitation for you to a rehearsed reading of a new play in development written by Jane Cover-Up-1-950x360Campion Hoye and directed by Jouvan Fucinni. Part of the Theatre Fever season

Email for more information and to request tickets

Cover Up, Jane’s first full length play, is a gritty and intelligent drama dealing with some big themes including sexual abuse and self harm. We would be delighted if you could attend the reading which showcase’s an exciting cast of Birmingham’s emerging and mid career actors.



The Liverpool Actors StudioNorth West Artform: theatre, Writing   Contact: Barrie




The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre are looking for a new piece of writing aimed at the children’s market Aged 4 upwards.

The winner of the For the kids! competition will have their piece professionally produced and performed at the theatre on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th May – Saturday 1st June Matinees only 2pm (read more…)

North West Artform: Arts, Cultural or Media Award


Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Arts Award is for all young people and can work through any arts, cultural or media activity.

Training as an adviser is the first step in getting going: advisers support each young person and assess their progress. This course is suitable for those working with young people aged 7-25. Book now for training on the following dates:

Cumbria-19 March

Salford-26 March



david-millington-photography-blackburn-youth-zone-05-768x510 Closes Sunday 17 March 2013

Blackburn Youth Zone are looking for people with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in delivering art to young people and ideally with Arts Award experience.  We are in particular looking for arts workers who will be available to work Tuesday evenings and Saturdays in the following areas:- (read more…)

Rani Moorimage003thy has offered you  £6 tickets

for groups of ten or more !

All you need to do is send her an e-mail confirming numbers and send a cheque for the whole amount to RASA PRODUCTIONS LTD to arrive prior to the night selected

Quote ‘STUN Deal’

 Rani Moorthy
Artistic Director
Rasa Productions Ltd.
275 Deansgate, Manchester,
M3 4EL
For more information email Rani direct on

An opportunity has arisen for a Part Time Financez arts building officer at Z-arts, Manchester’s venue for children and families. The vacancy is initially for 18 Hours per week with the possibility of additional hours at busier times of the year.

Deadline: 12pm 29th March

Interviews : 09th April

Salary: £17,000 pro rata (£8160 per annum)

Action Transport TheatreNorth West Closes Wednesday 6 March 2013 Paid (£15k-20k pro rata) Part time Artform: theatre  Contact: Karen Parry


Action Transport Theatre (ATT) is looking for an experienced

Communications Manager

IF… (read more…)

Dot ArtNorth West, Liverpool Closes Monday 25 March 2013 Paid (£15k-20k pro rata) Part time. Contact:


dot-art Services CIC wishes to appoint a Freelance Project Manager to facilitate and develop the dot-art Schools Programme (see (read more…)

Lancaster Jazz FestivalNorth West Closes Sunday 31 March 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time    Contact:


Lancaster Jazz Festival 2013 will take place in various venues around Lancaster between the 14th and 22nd September 2013 and, until the 31st March, we’re now open for Artist Submissions. (read more…)

Mailout.coNorth West, All Closes Sunday 31 March 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Contact: Robert Howell


Calling arts journalists is an online news site and magazine championing and informing world leading professionals in participatory arts.  Now a digital resource mailout has a 26 year track record of providing high quality articles and features relating to communities, engagement and participation in the arts. (read more…)

Oldham Coliseum TheatreNorth West Closes Monday 11 March 2013 Paid (£15k-20k) Full time Artform: theatre


£15,150 (plus premium payment for hours worked over 39 per week).

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our LX department which is responsible for all aspects of lighting and sound for Coliseum productions. (read more…)

your creative future - NOISENOISE hosts a one-day event to get your creative careers going. Starting at 10am, it’s an action-packed day of talks, Q&A’s and mentoring sessions to give emerging creative types the chance to gain exclusive insider knowledge from internationally renowned professionals. (read more…)
Heritage Lottery FundNorth West Closes Sunday 3 March 2013 Paid (£20k-25k) Full time Artform: Heritage   Contact:Sarah Browne


The primary purpose of this post is to ensure the smooth running of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s North West office and provide support to the Head of Heritage Lottery Fund,North West.  (read more…)

PHMNorth West Closes Monday 18 March 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: museums  Contact: Louise Sutherland


The People’s History Museum (PHM) is delighted to be working closely with The Co-operative to curate an exciting and dynamic exhibition that celebrates 150 years of The Co-operative. (read more…)

Three Minute TheatreNorth West Closes Thursday 28 March 2013 Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) Part time Artform: theatre  Contact: Gina T Frost


The 3MT Venue belonging to Ghosts in the Machine is searching for a funding consultant to support groups the three minute theatre production company support. (read more…)

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PITCH SLOTS – part of the PANDA Rural Touring Mentoring Scheme 2013.

When : Wednesday 13 March 2013
Where: The Kirkgate Arts Centre Cockermouth, Cumbria
(Home to Arts Out West Touring Scheme)

This is YOUR CHANCE to have the exclusive attention of  a panel of rural touring scheme managers (and promoters) to:

· Present an existing project and discuss how it might work for rural touring
· Discuss an idea you have for a project that might  be suitable for rural touring

Whether you are a emerging company or a company with a track record of quality work – we are keen to talk to you. In return the panel will offer advice and support and in some cases, Mentoring. All performing art forms welcome.

There will be the opportunity for up to 8 companies to pitch or showcase their work. Applications for pitching should be made through PANDA—deadline 3pm 5 February; successful applicants notified by 15 Feb.
Further info : Find out more about the scheme and how to engage with the extensive rural touring circuits at a PANDA networking event TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY 11am-1pm

Further info:
Or email:

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Mon 18 February

The Dukes is Lancashire’s outstanding producing theatre and cultural centre.

“ this re-invigorated theatre knows exactly where it’s going.” The Guardian

Our highly regarded Creative Learning team is growing and we wish to appoint  a

Creative Learning Officer, salary £17-20k depending on experience

Interviews: Tues 26 February

For application pack: email Jacqui Wilson

Tel. 01524 598506


ArtistCall represents an opportunity for artists from all types of creative discipline to apply online and be considered for 10 new residencies worth up to £10,000 each in up to 6 new or refurbished secondary schools based in Blackburn and Darwen, Lancashire. This is the first round of an ongoing series of ArtistCalls that are to be part of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s latest Building Schools for the Future programme.

The ArtistCall website allows artists to register interest, obtain information on the school briefs, and then upload optional information on their practice to their own private intranet area.  ArtistCall is looking to receive a first round of applications for the first tranche of schools by 1st March 2013, which it will then first moderate into an artist long-list.

Artist uploaded information will not be publicly visible initially, but will be shown to participating schools as a private ‘intranet’. This will enable a curatorial panel drawn from Blackburn with Darwen’s Arts Development Services and up to 6 individual schools select 4 artists each for an initial enabling commission. This will form a short-listing stage, and will effectively allow artists to respond to each specifically developed school brief. This first commissioning stage will be worth just £300 per artist, and will allow them to develop initial proposals so a choice can be made for the full residencies on offer.

Thereafter, an agreed school selection panel will help chose up to 10 separate artists for the final commissioning of a residency or residencies. The numbers of and length of ArtistCall residencies are as flexible as the art forms under consideration, as long as the budgets listed are not exceeded. At this stage they are envisaged as being up to £10,000 each, plus a £3,000 maximum expenses and materials budget.

For more information contact Ian Banks

 or visit the website


20 Stories High in partnership with Arts Council England, North West; Octagon Theatre, Bolton; Contact Theatre, STUN (Sustained Theatre North West); Homotopia, DaDa Fest; Vital Xposure are running a series of conversations across the North West of England focusing on:

Developing a Theatre network to progress the Creative Case across the region;

Exploring a range of innovative work made and presented by artists from the North West

For Programme details click here

Networking and developing partnerships between smaller and larger arts organisations based in the North West

The Creative Case sets out how diversity and equality can enrich the arts for artists, audiences and the wider society.

Creative Case Conversations – North West is a Theatre-sector led initiative building a greater understanding of the Creative Case and creating a visible and shared commitment to diverse programming; supporting existing and future networks and audience development initiatives.

The February programme will act as a catalyst for discussion, enabling representatives of the Theatre sector to have inspirational and open discussions and debate on the Creative Case for Diversity; to share, discuss and understand the Creative Case.

 A series of 4 conversations, led by the theatre-sector, across the North West of England focusing on:

  • Increasing understanding of the Creative Case amongst NPOs in the Theatre sector
  • Stimulate discussions using innovative work made and presented by artists working in the North West to understand the relationship between creativity and diversity
  • Inspire new networking and developing partnerships of organisations who are committed to the Creative Case and will work to effect change.

The first three conversations will be focused on pieces of work, both theatre and film, facilitated by artists from or who have close connections to the North West of England, bringing together a number of artists, Senior Managers and Board members of the main theatre NPO’s in the North West of England, namely:

 Playhouse and Everyman Theatres, Liverpool

Royal Exchange, Manchester

Contact Theatre, Mancester

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Coliseum, Oldham

The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Home (Library-Cornerhouse Project)

5th February, 11:00 – 15:30
Central London

What Next? is a growing collective of arts and cultural organisations that meets to promote engagement with and support of the brilliant cultural work that happens day-in day-out up and down the country.  We know many other colleagues are doing the same.

There is a need for new kinds of campaigning, of advocacy and of collaboration. If we act together we can maximise the effectiveness of our resources and contacts and, most importantly, our arguments and ideas.  We can find better ways to communicate to everyone in Britain the power of the arts and culture and the part they play in their lives.

Register your attendance here on the Eventbrite page


PROTECT: young people in the arts, youth and cultural sectors

North West Regional Training Event

Thursday 25th May 2013, 10 am- 3.30 pm

Cornerhouse, Manchester

This regional child protection and safeguarding event is being delivered in partnership with Artswork, the Safe Network and Voluntary Arts.  It is aimed at people working or volunteering with children and young people in the youth, arts and cultural sectors.

Jam-packed with relevant child protection and safeguarding information and advice, this event will help to ensure that you and your organisation are demonstrating best practice in your work with children and young people.

The morning session will include important legislative updates around the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), the Duty to Refer, the Disclosure and Barring Service and Criminal Record Bureau Checks (CRB). There will also be invaluable guidance on working with and engaging volunteers, as well as safer internet use when working with children and young people.

The afternoon session will offer delegates a choice from two exciting breakout workshops – either Safe Social Networking or Child Protection Policy Writing.

There is a special delegate rate of £50 to attend this event. To book your place on this event, please contact Rachel Hall, Manager, Learning and Skills, Artswork via: 02380 332491 /

 Closes Friday 15 February 2013

Stockport Council is looking to commission a creative company, specialising in animation, to develop an educational resource focusing on cancer prevention in the local community.

The resource will build on ideas generated by members of Central Youth Forum who will be involved in selecting the successful company through a ‘Dragon’s Den’ event.

We want to work with a company with creative ideas and innovative approaches, who
can take the ideas of Youth Forum members and shape these into an engaging and
thought provoking resource for use within the community.

We have a budget of £10,000.

For more information or clarification, please contact: Eleanor Hill, PH Specialist and
Project Coordinator:

Tmesis Theatre is seeking a highly organised individual to fulfil the varied and important role of Company Manager, to support the Artistic Director at an exciting time of development.  RE-ADVERTISEMENT (Previous applicants need not apply)
Tmesis Theatre is a physical theatre company based in Liverpool. The company’s style is a strong expressive body language that combines the art of movement/dance with acting and creates a style of theatre accessible to its audience even if the story is abstractly approached. Tmesis Theatre produce/tour shows, deliver workshops/ outreach work and run Liverpool’s annual international physical theatre festival, Physical Fest. To find out more about the company and its work, and their annual festival visit: and
This support role within the company is vital throughout the organisational development process scheduled for 2013 and the successful candidate will actively assist the Artistic Director to create and implement a new strategic plan, strengthen internal systems and raise the organisation’s profile. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with experience in the field of arts management. The position requires competency in festival management, tour management and general company administration – the successful candidate will already have considerable experience in at least one, if not more, of these areas of work, alongside a clear desire and ability to grasp all 3 areas quickly and effectively. In return, we are committed to facilitating a personal professional development plan for the new post holder with opportunities and provision for mentoring and quality training.
Job Title:   PT Company Manager
Contract:  Initial Fixed Term 6 month Contract with the intention to extend on successful completion.
Hours of Work:  2 days per week
Rate of Pay:  £80 per day (depending on experience)
Contact |Elinor Randle
To apply, download the application pack from
Closes Friday 15 February 2013 | Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)

St.Helens Council Music Service is looking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced instrumental and vocal tutors.  They have two vacancies as part of their vocal and rock/music technology teams.  Both are part-time fixed-term positions within the Council.

The Vocal Leader post is to support primary schools through a variety of short projects and events.  You will need experience of working with whole classes and large groups, the ability to prepare and teach in a wide variety of musical styles as well as being able to inspire others through your own vocal ability.

They are also seeking to appoint someone who is able to deliver music technology sessions in a number of settings to young people.  You will need to be proficient in the use and teaching of a variety of software environments such as Cubase, Ableton Live and Garage Band and have knowledge of the associated hardware required for music making and recording.  The post will be part of the rock and pop music team and so the ability to play guitar and keyboard would be an advantage.

Contact: Dr Jeremy Sleith

This is an ambitious and inspirational project that will bring together refugee and other locally based musicians to create new music for performance. The programme will be delivered from January-July 2013 in partnership with The Boaz Trust leading towards performance during Refugee Week in June 2013.

Music Director

An experienced Music Director with ability to facilitate cross cultural musical collaboration, composition and arrangement is sought to provide artistic leadership for CAN’s Beat Jam participatory arts project.

Theatre Director

An experienced  Female Theatre Director* with strong drama workshop facilitation skills is sought to help shape and deliver a Theatre programme for refugee and asylum-seeking women.

For more information click here


Cake Tin FederationThe Cake Tin Foundation are carrying out a feasibility study to determine the wants and needs of new and emerging queer artists* based in the North West.

The information gathered will help CTF create an appropriate infrastructure to support and develop emerging queer artists (read more…)

STUN raises £1000 towards the Tell It Like it Is Interactive Lecture series!

A much contested prize with 4 local initiatives in Hulme winning award for between £1000 and £2,500 towards their Hulme cultural programming.

Well done to our fellow winners

ZeeBee productions, Hulme History Month, and Unconvention

To do your bit and donate to this brilliant programme click here

mifCloses Friday 9 November 2012  | Paid

Manchester International Festival is now recruiting for two Assistant Producers. Please find further information regarding this post below, and a full job description at where you can download an application form.

The closing date for applications is Fri (read more…)

Black Box Theatre LiverpoolCloses Thursday 1 November 2012 | Paid

Black Box, Liverpool’s leading exponent of theatre for young adults and children are currently looking to recruit performers (read more…)

STUN | Sustained Up North logoVolunteers  | Expenses only

Want to get more involved in the running of STUN, whilst learning valuable skills and offering your time to this amazing BAME-led Arts organisation? We are recruiting volunteers for the period October 2012 – March 2013 | min 8  hours a week

Based from the STUN Office, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA. We have a number of roles within marketing, event management, (read more…)

STUN | Sustained Up North logoPA to the Chair  | Expenses only

October 2012 – March 2013 | min 8  hours a week

Responsible to STUN Board Chair | Miselo Kunda

Based from the STUN Office, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA. Role | to support the Chair in the administration, (read more…)

STUN | Sustained Up North logoNewsletter Trainee | Expenses only

October 2012 – March 2013 | min 4  hours a week

Responsible to STUN Roadshow Project and Marketing Project Managers

Based from the STUN Office, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA. Role | to support the project managers in the administration, (read more…)

bruntwood prize for playwrightingThe Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is the biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers.

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting began (read more…)

cyac auditionsAges 15 to 25
Auditions: Mon 17 to Wed 19 Sept & Mon 7 to Wed 9 Jan, 6pm & 7pm

Explore your creativity, push your abilities, and be part of (read more…)

STUN | Sustained Up North logoEvent Management Trainee | Expenses only

November 2012 – March 2013 | min 4 and max 10 hours a week

Responsible to STUN Roadshow Project Manager

Based from the STUN Office, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA. Role | to support the project manager in the administration, (read more…)

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