Opportunities

Here you can find exciting current opportunities in the creative industries. This comprehensive guide includes commissions, events, funding, jobs, paid opportunities and much more. Categories include:

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MUSIC

Visit our Music Industry Guide for ongoing opportunities: funding, talent development schemes, Leeds music communities, advice on performing and getting paid, career and industry guidance, music jobs and much more.

COMMISSION DEADLINE Sun. May 15th (11pm): Call out – From the Depths by Brighter Sound. A new commission reflecting on the legacy of Detroit electro-techno duo Drexciya. We’re commissioning two artists, one from the North of England, and one from the USA, to collaborate and produce new music reflecting on the legacy of Detroit electro-techno duo Drexciya, described by Resident Advisor as the “most important electro artists of the 90’s”. Commissioned artists will receive mentorship, creative stimulus and guidance from Techno artist and visualiser of the Drexciyan Empire AbuQadim Haqq. The work will be performed live on Drexciya Day 2022 at Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester to celebrate and commemorate 20 years since James Stinson, the architect of Drexciya, passed. Selected artists will:
• Collaborate and produce up to 30 minutes of new music, with capability for a live electronic performance
• Receive mentorship, creative stimulus and guidance from artist AbuQadim Haqq, and support and feedback in the final stages of development from KERRIE (Dark Machine Funk/Eastern Bloc Records)
• Perform live on Drexciya Day 2022 (3rd September) at Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester
• Receive a fee of £2000 (plus travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Brighter Sound)
Eligibility:
• Producers, musicians and electronic performers working in any form of club music aged 18+.
• From the Depths is part of Brighter Sound’s mission to support Northern artists, and strengthen links between the North and the rest of the world. To apply you should be:
•  From or based in the North of England (North East, North West or Yorkshire regions) OR from or based in the USA
•  You should be available to be in Manchester (UK) between 28 August – 4 September.
Visit Brighter Sound’s website to find out more about the commission and to apply.

PAID TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME DEADLINE Mon. May 16th: Multitrack Fellowship. Multitrack partner with the country’s leading audio production companies to offer paid work placements, training and networking opportunities, and the chance to pitch for real commissions. This is an entry level fellowship for people from groups that are at a disadvantage entering the audio industry based on factors such as race, disability, or socio-economic background. ​Multitrack has three main elements:
Work placements: Each fellow completes a two-month work placement, split across two different production companies. This year placements will be offered in London and Manchester, with other cities to be confirmed soon.
Training and networking: Once a week, there is a training session which all fellows attend together. The training sessions are provided by the production companies who are hosting fellows, as well as special guests such as independent producers and people from other production companies.
Commissioned work: We aim to provide opportunities for fellows to produce professional audio work; for real commissions with broadcasters or publishers. For example in 2021 there were opportunities in partnership with the BBC.
Payment: Fellows are paid at the Living Wage or London Living Wage, depending on location (pro rata for any fellows who choose to do the fellowship part time). Fellows are paid directly by the companies they work for during the work placement.
Eligibility: Multitrack is an entry level fellowship for people who are from groups that are at a disadvantage entering the audio industry based on any of the following factors: Race, Disability, or Socioeconomic background.
Experience they look for in applicants:
•  Produced a podcast of your own or helped someone produce one? Or have you done a course or workshop in podcasting?
•  Worked on an oral history project?
•  Volunteered at a radio station?
•  Hosted a radio show?
•  Recorded interviews with friends or family?
•  Made experimental soundscapes just for fun?
Visit the Multitrack website to find out more about the Fellowship and to apply.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME DEADLINE May 17th (applications open now): Sound First by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Contains Strong Language. We’re working together to find the best emerging sound design talent in the UK. We are looking for individuals who can shape a world and support narrative form – whether that be poetry, spoken word, drama or documentary! We are looking for people with a real passion for sound design (in any form) who are keen to develop their skills. Selected artists will be given the chance to attend a series of digital workshops and shadowing sessions in July and August 2022, where they will work with Peabody award-winning producer, composer, and sound designer Benbrick, among others, to develop their work and skills. Designers may have the chance to shadow BBC radio productions and designers will be asked to complete a soundscape task where the top productions’ creators will be commissioned to work on Radio 3’s array of content. Due to COVID-19, further details on nature of this (i.e. remotely or in person) will be confirmed in due course. During their time on the Sound First talent development scheme, successful applicants may be invited to work on an original and exciting sound-led audio drama with a new-to-radio writer. This commission aims to push the form of audio drama and will be a paid opportunity. Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 18 and has the right to work in the UK is welcome to apply. To apply you’ll need to download one of the poems provided and create an exciting soundscape around the dialogue which supports the text (no more than four minutes long). Visit the BBC’s website to apply to Sound First.

FUNDING DEADLINE May 23rd: Youth Music NextGen Fund. The Fund is for early-stage musicians and wider music adjacent creatives to invest up to £2,500 in their own projects and make their ideas happen. The fund is especially aimed at those whose lack of finance holds them back from pursuing their goals. It’s open to 18–25-year-olds (and up to 30-year-olds who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) who live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. We want to support the future of the music industries. Singers, Rappers, Songwriters, Producers, DJs, A&Rs, Managers and Agents, right through to roles that have yet to be defined. You can apply to develop a project that you can run and deliver mostly yourself.
Here are some examples of ideas:
• A music project (a single, EP or contribution towards an album campaign)
• A music-based business: starting a record label or music platform
• A platform that supports underrepresented voices and perspectives
• An event or series of events showcasing other emerging artists
Visit Youth Music’s website to find out more about the NextGen Fund and to apply.

FREE COURSE starting May 24th (book your ticket now): Women in Music – FREE Songwriting Course. Join us in Leeds Central Library for a free 4 week songwriting course, led by Jazz musician Agnes Leonowicz. This course will teach you the key elements of songwriting – from music theory to lyric writing to song structure. Following the course there will be an opportunity for you to perform in Leeds Central Library for Make Music Day on Jun. 21st! Course dates: Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm on May 24, 31, June 7 and 14. Please ensure you can attend all sessions. Eligibility: For women age 16-25 living in Leeds. (We welcome participants who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming, cis-gendered or trans). Places are limited. To book your free place visit Ticketsource.

EVENTS Jun. 1st – 12th: Leeds Jazz Festival. Leeds Jazz Festival is a new event that aims to unite and celebrate the musicians, venues, promoters, audiences and organisations who are part of the Leeds Jazz tapestry. The inaugural event takes place between 1st and 12th June 2022, the programme will feature a variety of free to access events and ticketed showcases, representing the wide diversity of Jazz in the city, with something for everyone, from the most die-hard jazz fan around to a first time attendee. The festival is produced by a city-wide network of partners, representing venues, programmers, musicians and more, coordinated by Music:Leeds and supported by Split Design, arts@leeds, Leeds City Council, Leeds BID and Leeds 2023. Visit the Leeds Jazz Festival’s website to find out more about the line up and to book your tickets.

SUBMISSION deadline Aug. 3rd 2022: Submit Your Video to the Leeds Music Video Competition (part of Leeds International Film Festival). Cash prize: £500. Always eclectic and unconventional, the Leeds Music Video Competition is a kaleidoscopic survey of some of the best new music videos from around the world. With a dizzying variety of musical and visual styles packed into its 70 minute programme (shown at Belgrave Music Hall), it features classic storytelling, playful set pieces, entrancing hand-drawn animation, moody monochrome and everything in between… Filmmakers’ commitment to the artform is as strong as ever. Visit the Leeds Film website to find out more about the previous music videos shown. Visit Film Freeway to submit your music video (entry fees vary).

FREE EVENTS every 3rd Wednesday until Dec. 2022 (5pm – 7pm): Associate Bands by Chapel FM. Are you a performing musician or part of a band? Looking for opportunities to develop your artistic career? Want to become more professional in your musical practice, develop your creative skills and learn about the entertainment industry? The Associate Bands sessions focus on addressing specific aspects, challenges or particular issues within the music industry, for example: social media presence; how to promote your own gigs; stage management; rehearsal strategies; how to avoid wasting time; how to compose better music etc. The sessions aim at being responsive to the needs and specific demands participants have as young musicians, and we will touch upon specific issues of importance to themselves. Location: Chapel FM, Seacroft. Donations are welcome. Eligibility: Open to all musicians and bands at any stage of their career. Visit Chapel FM’s website to find out more about Associate Bands.

BUSINESS

EVENT Tues. May 17th (free, 10am – 12:15pm): Start-Up Leeds – Forecasting Your Cash Flow by BIPC Leeds. In our fifth workshop at The Dewsbury Road Community hub and library, we’ll be taking a closer look at cashflow forecasting and what you need to consider for your own cashflow forecast. A cashflow forecast is a useful tool for guiding your decisions and helps you see what money you have coming in and going out of your business. In this session, you’ll:
• Gain an understanding of the cashflow forecast, using a worked example to see how it works
• Identify the different costs for your business, including variable costs and fixed costs
• Draft your own cashflow forecast
Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the Start-Up Leeds event.

EVENT Tues. May 24th (free, 10am – 12:15pm): Start-Up Leeds – Understanding Tax and Bookkeeping by BIPC Leeds. In our sixth interactive workshop, we’ll be getting to grips with tax and bookkeeping and looking at what systems you should have in place to get things right. Find out how to approach bookkeeping structures, how taxes work for different business types, and understand VAT. In this session, you’ll:
• Understand what legal status is right for you and your business
• Learn how to register a trade with HMRC
• Understand how to set up and maintain your own bookkeeping system
• Find out how to file tax returns
• Calculate personal income tax, corporation tax and national insurance
• Understand how financial accounts equate to money you can take out of your business
Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the Start-Up Leeds event.

EVENT Tues. May 31st (free, 10am – 12:15pm): Start-Up Leeds – Introduction to Marketing by BIPC Leeds. In our seventh interactive workshop at The Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library, we’ll be looking at marketing and how to develop and implement your own strategy to connect with your customers, communicate your key messages and measure your results. In this session you’ll:
• Understand the fundamentals of marketing and learn how to prepare your own marketing plan
• Find out how to do your own research to understand your competitors and target audiences
• Get to grips with the different tools for implementing your marketing, including websites, social media and advertising
• Learn how to measure performance and monitor success
Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the Start-Up Leeds event.

EVENT Tues. Jun. 7th (free, 10am – 12:15pm): Start-Up Leeds – Protecting Your Business Through Copyright and Trade Marks. Understanding your intellectual property and how you can protect it is important for businesses and creators, find out how in our interactive workshop. In our final Start-up Leeds session at The Dewsbury Road community hub and library, our Business & IP Centre Leeds team will be providing an overview of the two most common ways of protecting your business through understanding copyright and registering trade marks. In this session, you’ll:
• Find out how having a trade mark can help protect your brand
• Learn what can and cannot be registered
• Learn what copyright means for you and your business, how it protects your work and how long copyrights last
• Understand how to ensure you’re not infringing on anyone else’s trade mark or copyright.
Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the Start-Up Leeds event.

Ongoing: Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme. Age 18 – 30? Got a business in mind, or want to explore an idea? Visit the Prince’s Trust website to access a range of free business resources (finance, marketing, business plans and more). From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we’re here to help you become the best entrepreneur you can be! Visit the Prince’s Trust website to find out how they support for your business ideas.

Ongoing: Business & IP Centre (BIPC Leeds). If you’re thinking about setting up a business or looking to grow your existing business, we’re here to help you. From the first spark of inspiration to successful launching and growing your ideas, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. We’ll support you to learn new skills, access exclusive resources to research your market, protect your products and services with patents and trade marks, and get specialist one-to-one guidance and support. The BIPC team are based in Leeds Central Library. Visit Leeds City Council’s website to find out more about BIPC Leeds. Visit Eventbrite to view the upcoming free BIPC events.

Ongoing: Funding and support. Ad:Venture provide fully funded support for people looking to start and grow a business in Leeds / West Yorkshire.
• Be Your Own Boss (Explore Enterprise):
If you’re aged 18 to 30, the Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise programme might be for you. It begins with a free information session exploring how you can be your own boss and how they can support you, followed by a 4 day interactive workshop. You’ll meet other like-minded people and a business expert, who covers everything from business planning and marketing, to sales, budgeting and tax. Then it’s time to start building your business. We’ll help you to plan and test your ideas, give you the opportunity to apply for funding, and invite you to meet our Business Launch Group. Once you’ve launched your business, we’ll provide you with an experienced mentor for up to two years, in addition to further support from the Enterprise programme.
• Start Up West Yorkshire:
Want to start a business? Or running a business that’s been actively trading less than 12 months? Start Up will help you achieve your business goals through mentoring, 1-1 support, webinars, workshops, events and development opportunities. Eligibility: For West Yorkshire residents setting up a business, or ones that have a business that has been trading for less than 12 months.
Growth Programme: Provides ambitious start-ups with tailored support to help them grow their business and create jobs. The programme will provide access to a dedicated business advisor who can guide you through your start up and growth journey offering practical advice, connections and help in accessing finance, including Growth Grants of up to £25,000. It’s aimed at those trading primarily business to business (for 3 years or less), within the Leeds City Region.
Visit Ad:Venture for information about business start-up, loans & grants.

Ongoing: Funding. Visit the Doing Good Leeds website to find funding for voluntary & community groups in Leeds.

Ongoing: Funding. Visit the Leeds Community Foundation website to find out more about funding for charities & voluntary groups in Leeds.

Ongoing: Funding. We know social entrepreneurs offer some of the best solutions to loneliness, community resilience and our nation’s long term economic, social and cultural health. Our tailored support for social entrepreneurs:
• Funding: Our Awards come with funding to help you get started or get to the next stage of your journey. From £500 – £20,000, it might  simply help you to pay the bills.
• Investment: Our ventures team can help find out if you are ready for investment. UnLtd offers investments from £50,000 either directly or through external partners.
1-1 Support: Work with one of our support managers who offer coaching and advice, and act as your ‘critical friend’.
Business and specialist skills: From marketing to finance, build your business skills via workshops, learning sessions and accelerators. Visit UnLtd’s website to find out more about their support and funding for social entrepreneurs.

 WRITING

Visit our Writing Industry Guide for ongoing opportunities: career guidance, writers’ communities, courses, talent development schemes, awards / bursaries / competitions, and publishing.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Sat. May 14th: Demos Rising – a call out for anthology submissions by Fly on the Wall. In an era of ‘post-truth’, ‘fake news’ and misinformation, the right to protest, the right to a democratic society, feel more urgent than ever. For anthology ‘Demos Rising’, we will raise the voices of international writers and artists, across genres and oceans, to draw attention to worldwide injustices and celebrate the power of words to bring about change. We will release the title in October 2022 and donate 5% of the profits to Amnesty International UK.
Genres we’re looking for: Poetry (up to 70 lines), Short Stories (up to 5k words), Flash Fiction (up to 1k words), Artwork, and Photography.
What could you write about: We want you to create a piece on an issue which you are passionate about, whether that be human rights or animal rights. We seek nuance, perspective and authenticity. Whilst ‘Demos Rising’ is inherently political in its aims, and this naturally lends itself to powerful and fierce interpretations and approaches, we also welcome interpretations of uprising which brim with possibility, celebration and humour. You could write about democracy – what it means to you, what breeds without it, or you could write about a specific human rights emergency. We want the anthology to cover historical and modern day injustices and breakthroughs.
Eligibility: In order to submit, you must have bought a book (in any format) from the Fly on the Wall shop in 2022. Prizes: If selected, you will receive a free copy of the anthology, discounts on further copies and the chance to perform at either a virtual or UK-based launch. Visit Fly on the Wall’s website to find out more about Demos Rising.

EVENT May 24th (online, free, 7pm – 9pm): Writing for Children – a Workshop for Under-represented Writers. This two-workshop will give you a great grounding in the basics of writing for children. The session will cover everything from choosing your readership and concept to developing plot and characterisation, with time for questions. Visit Eventbrite to find out more about the workshop and to book your free place.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME deadline May 25th: Turn Up for the Books. A partnership project between New Writing North and English PEN, designed to give young people aged 16-25 an insight into careers within literature. We are looking for up to 15 young people currently living in the North to participate in the programme, which will involve:
• Six online workshops, focused on event planning, reviewing and developing industry-based knowledge
• The opportunity to programme an exclusive in-person event for Durham Book Festival
• The opportunity to review an event at Durham Book Festival 2022
• Exclusive access to all digital and live events across the Festival
Visit New Writing North’s website to find out more about Turn Up for the Books and to apply.

PRIZE DEADLINE May 31st (applications open now): The Bridport Prize. Whether you’re writing poetry, a short story, flash fiction or a novel, there is a prize for you to enter. There are five categories each with a cash prize, and there are bursaries available to underrepresented writers who would like to apply to the awards. Visit Bridport’s website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadline Jun. 6th: The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022. Open to anyone aged 16+ in the UK, Ireland and the British Territories with a story to tell. The biennial prize is a partnership between property company Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange Theatre. The Prize is now recognised as a launch-pad for some of the country’s most respected and produced playwrights and screenwriters. Winning plays are selected across four categories, with each winner entering into a development process with the Royal Exchange Theatre in an endeavour to bring their work to production. This year also sees the introduction of a new category: the North West Original New Voice Award and Residency, in recognition of the Prize’s Manchester home. The Bruntwood Prize is looking for full length scripts written for the stage. The play must be an original, unperformed and unproduced piece of work. They do not accept translations, adaptations for the stage of other pieces of work written by others, pantomime or musicals. They also do not accept plays written exclusively for younger audiences. Substantial cash prizes are available. Visit the Write a Play website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

FREE MENTORING PROGRAMME deadline Sun. Jun. 12th: Breakthrough Mentoring Programme by Curtis Brown Creative, for LGBTQIA+ writers. Our nine-month fully funded mentoring programme for under-represented writers provides expert tuition and guidance from published authors and agents. The programme provides in-depth one-to-one tuition and feedback from published authors to help talented writers progress their long-form writing projects. And each mentee also gets a one-to-one meeting with an agent, who will read the opening of their work-in-progress plus a one-page synopsis. Eligibility: This mentoring programme is for you if you are a talented writer who fulfils the eligibility criteria (see below) and if you are seeking targeted, detailed one-to-one feedback on your work-in-progress, plus industry advice. You can apply for mentoring with respect to a project at any stage of writing (from just starting to redrafting) and for a work written in any of the following genres/categories:
• Novel written for adults
• Novel written for children (older than 7) or young adults
• Collection of short stories
• Memoir
• Narrative non-fiction
Duration: Mentoring will run from July 2022 to April 2023 and seeks to support five aspiring authors with one-to-one guidance from a published author-mentor, plus a tutorial with a literary agent. Visit Curtis Brown’s website to find out more about the Mentoring Programme and to apply.

PRIZE DEADLINE Sun. Jun. 19th: The Space to Write Project. They are earching for writers of colour who are writing commercial fiction that has the potential to be the next bestselling smash-hit novel. They are currently running a series of free online panel events on topics such as character development and the perfect pitch. Plus, enter the first 5000 words of your novel for a chance to win a place on an Arvon writing course. Visit the Future Bookshelf’s website to find out more about the Space to Write Project and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Jun. 21st (free to enter): Creative Manchester Poetry Competition 2022 (open to all). Creative Manchester, in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and the Great Science Share for Schools, is running a Micropoetry competition themed around ‘Climate Change’. The judging panel includes esteemed poet and Chancellor of the University, Lemn Sissay. Can you express yourself in 280 characters? Participants are invited to write a micropoem themed around climate change to publish on Twitter using the hashtag #micropoem22. Maybe you can include the oceans, seasons, animals, sustainable energy, or environmental protection? The possibilities are endless. Only one submission per person will be accepted. Prizes: 1st prize: £500, x2 runner up prizes: £250 each, plus x10 pairs of tickets for Literature Live, autumn 2022 programme. Visit Creative Manchester’s wesbtie to find out more about the competition and to enter.

PRIZE DEADLINE Jun. 30th: The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize. Exceptionally international in scope, the prize supports writers who have not yet published a book-length work, with no limits on age, gender, nationality, or background. The competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry, except for self-published works or poetry chapbooks. The winners of each category will receive a £1,000 cash prize and publication, and will be published in Wasafiri’s print magazine. Shortlisted writers will have their work published on Wasafiri’s website. All 15 shortlistees and winners will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme.
How to enter: entry fee – £10. No entry may exceed 3,000 words. A single poetry entry can include up to three poems, which together total no more than 3,000 words. Each poem must each be submitted as a separate document. All prizes are for short works, not for novel/memoir extracts. While extracts from longer works are eligible, they must stand alone as complete works in their own right. Visit Wasafiri’s website to find out more aout the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadine Jul. 1st: The QuietManDave Prize. It celebrates short-form writing and the life of someone who loved to experience new places, art and events and write about them. Eligibility: For ages 16 and over. Prizes: 1st prize: £1,000* each for Flash Fiction (up to 500 words) and Flash Non-Fiction (up to 500 words). Runner up prizes: 2nd £200, 3rd prizes: £50 in each category. Entry fee: £5 (free entry may available for those who might not otherwise be able to participate). Visit the Manchester Metropolitan University website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadline Jul. 11th (applications open now): Literary Taxidermy Writing Competition. To enter this year’s international competition, you must produce an original story or poem of up to 2000 words. Your work can be any genre, and in any style; but here’s the catch: we provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. You provide the rest. This year, writers will create stories and poems inspired by the words of Agatha Christie, Langston Hughes, A. A. Milne, and Edgar Allan Poe. Prizes: Win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Visit the Literary Taxidermy website to find out more about the competition and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Wed. Aug. 31st: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 – Poetry. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is a celebration of innovative new writing from across the globe. Each year, the competition invites submissions of poetry that redefine the parameters of form, concept and technique.Our alumni includes winners and shortlistees for the Costa Book Award, National Poetry Competition, TS Eliot Prize and Forward Prize.We receive submissions from across the globe, from both established and emerging writers, including editors and board members of Magma, Poetry London, Verve Poetry Press and more.
Each year, we select two winners – one for poetry and one for fiction – who are each awarded £2,500 prize money as well as publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology. We offer further prizes with esteemed partner organisations, including consultations, subscriptions and courses with The Poetry School, The Poetry Society, Redhammer Management, Granta, VINTAGE and more. We offer continued support throughout the year, including further exposure through our channels, as well as opportunities for talent development, such as tailored offers to courses, residencies, subscriptions and more.
The jury: Comprises some of the UK’s best editors and publishers, and has included representatives from the Guardian, the Independent, Wasafiri, Hodder & Stoughton, Litro, The Rialto, The Poetry Exchange and many more.
The prizes:
• £2,500 Prize Money
• The winner and finalists will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology
• One year print subscription to Granta
• Full membership to The Poetry Society
• A free 10-week Online Course from the Poetry School
How to apply: Entry fee is £12. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines and can be on any theme. Works published or entered elsewhere are accepted. Visit Aesthetica’s website to apply to the Creative Writing Award.

FILM & TV

Interested in writing scripts for Film / TV? Scroll down to look at opportunities under the Writing section.

Visit our Film Industry Guide for ongoing opportunities: awards / funding, talent development schemes, career and industry guidance, jobs / work experienc opportunities and much more.

COMPETITION (quarterly deadlines, free to enter): British Comedy Guide (BCG) Pro Video Contest. They are looking for the best scripted video sketches of 2 minutes in length (or shorter). Each month judges select a sketch, which will be awarded £100 and shared with over 150,000 comedy fans via BCG’s social media platforms. Submissions showcasing a great funny script with a good picture quality and sound are most likely to win. Archive content is accepted – you could have filmed the sketch at any time, but it must still feel relevant today. You may submit a project on behalf of a team / collective, if all involved have consented. You can submit up to 4 entries in each calendar year, one per quarter. Visit BCG’s website to submit your sketch.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AND FUNDING deadline Tues. May 17th (applications open now): The FLAMIN Fellowship. The Fellowship aims to support the most exciting, innovative and challenging moving image practices from filmmakers at the early stages of their careers, with development and funding for new work. Established in 2017 and now in its fifth edition, The FLAMIN Fellowship has provided specialist support to a range of artists who have gone on to achieve major solo exhibitions, win awards and screen in competition at international film festivals. The FLAMIN Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in developing professional artistic practice with a series of monthly workshops, which cover key areas including selling artwork, film festival strategy, writing funding applications, archiving your work, sound design, insurance, copyright and sustaining a practice. Each year, the Fellowship supports six artists at the early stages of their career, each with projects that they would like to develop.
What the programme offers each artist:
• A programme of workshops covering key areas around sustaining artistic practice, addressing the particular context of the moving image as a medium.
• Mentoring sessions with an experienced production advisor, Pinky Ghundale. More information about Pinky can be found below.
• Seed development finance of £2,500 for a specific project.
• Introduction to different production models.
• Promotion through representation in a touring screening programme, online profile and work-in-progress screenings presented to curators and potential future supporters.
• The benefits of being embedded in a peer group.
• Ongoing profile and promotion through Film London’s newsletter and social media channels as a FLAMIN alumnus.
Eligibility:
• Artists working with moving image, with an innovative and boundary-pushing approach to the medium.
• Early-career artists, having no commercial gallery representation, but who have a track record of working with moving image, and whose moving image work has been shown in an art world context previously.
• Applicants who can demonstrate that they have had a professional artistic practice outside of higher education for at least 2 years, but for no more than 5 years. Applicants do not need to have completed higher education to be eligible for the programme.
• Applicants must not be studying currently and must have an English address.
• Artists with moving image projects at concept stage, or in development.
• Applicants need to be able to fully commit to the development scheme which runs on various dates (workshops run from Jul. 2022 – Mar. 2023).
Visit Film London’s website to find out more about The FLAMIN Fellowship and to apply.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME DEADLINE May 18th (12pm): Beyond Brontës – The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme. If you have a passion for film and TV but don’t know where to start, this is the training scheme for you! Beyond Brontës is a free, part-time training initiative that aims to increase diversity in the screen industries by breaking down the barriers which can prevent young people from finding work in film and TV. It is a training package tailored to the needs of the individual. Modules include industry masterclasses, CV and interview workshops, mentorships, and tailored one-to-one support from our dedicated team. Where possible, the programme also connects with local productions and TV and film companies to offer placement opportunities.
Screen Yorkshire works closely with a wide range of broadcasters, streaming platforms, regional production companies and industry professionals to deliver Beyond Brontës. Together, they offer their expertise to create an industry-integrated scheme, which means trainees are ready to take on their first roles in film and TV after graduating. Previous Beyond Brontës trainees have gone on to work on high-profile TV productions including Mission Impossible 7, Bridgerton, Alma’s Not Normal, The Witcher, Gentleman Jack, The Syndicate, Anne Boleyn, Coronation Street, Ackley Bridge, Channel 4’s Dispatches and First Dates.
Eligibility: Applications are open to young people aged 18 – 30 years old, living in West Yorkshire, Young people who are interested in applying should be able to demonstrate a passion and commitment for working in the film and TV industry, but they don’t need any work experience or particular qualifications to apply. The course is open to individuals aged 18 to 30 from West Yorkshire – which includes Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.
Duration: The part time training programme will run from 6th June – 14th October 2022.
Visit Screen Yorkshire’s website to find out more about Beyond Brontës and to apply.

FREE TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME DEADLINE Mon. May 23rd (applications open now): Scratch Me 2022 – A Call Out for Northern Characters and Voices. Now in its second year, the character development programme Scratch Me delivered by the BFI NETWORK talent team at Film Hub North is back with an innovative new partnership with production company Fulwell 73 to find and nurture Northern voices. Five fresh, bold and unique writers and writer-performers will be supported in this 5 month programme to develop a nuanced and complex character through the creation of a 3 minute teaser and pitch deck. Fulwell 73, from their newly established base in Sunderland, will support the development of the teasers and have the first option to take them onto their slate for further development.
Scratch Me is all about characters. Exciting, original, can’t-look-away characters. Over the course of a 5-month programme of workshops, mentoring sessions and writing challenges, lab participants will develop a fully-formed character who has the ptential to lead to a TV series, feature film or radio show. At the end of the programme, our writers will collaborate with a team of emerging filmmakers to create a short scratch monologue film which will be presented to industry executives at a special showcase event. You’ll leave Scratch Me with a powerful new addition to your creative portfolio and the confidence to develop your film and TV skills further. Alongside the filmmaking lab there will be a number of online sessions featuring top industry talent. Duration: Jul. 2022 – Nov. 2022. Location: the majority of the programme takes place online, see the Indicative Lab Schedule for more information. Visit Film Hub North’s website to find out more about Scratch Me and to apply.

SUBMISSION AND PRIZE deadline Thurs. May 26th (5pm): 1-Minute Archive Film Competition by Sheffield DocFest. Want to see your short film on the big screen at Sheffield DocFest 2022? We’ve teamed up with The Associated Press to present the 1-Minute Archive Film Competition, and challenge you to make a minute-long film using footage from the AP archive. Prizes: £1000 cash prize for the winning film. The top 3 films will screen at this year’s edition of Sheffield DocFest – taking place 23-28 June 2022. The competition is open to all entrants around the world aged 18 and over. No previous experience is required, so whether you’re a seasoned professional or just interested in trying your hand at something new – get involved! Visit Sheffield DocFest’s website to find out more about the competition and to apply.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME deadline Fri. May 27th: ScreenCraft Works International Mentoring Scheme. The scheme provides structured career development with an international outlook, to enrich careers in film, TV and online work. We match under-represented production and post-production talent with international mentors, to share knowledge and experience, widen employment and peer-to-peer networks and bring new cultural perspectives to the mentoring groups’ local and international co-productions. This is a virtual scheme to be as accessible and eco-friendly as possible. It will run for nine months and is designed to be conducted alongside any work. The scheme matches mentees with a volunteer mentor from a different country. Our mentees will be at any career stage, seeking to enter, return to or progress their careers. Visit the ScreenCraft Works website to find out more about the scheme and to apply.

PAID SUBMISSION Deadline May 27th: Trans-forming Trans-missions – Open Call for Films by Trans & Non-binary Filmmakers. Trans-forming Trans-missions is an online screening event taking place in October 2022. Programmed by April Lin and Mathis Zhang, Trans-forming Trans-missions will bring together short films by trans* and non-binary filmmakers from the United Kingdom and Mainland China in a conversation around what issues, questions, and dreams arise out of each context, as experienced from a trans and non-binary perspective.
All accepted submissions will be paid a screening fee. We are centring the lived experiences of the filmmakers, and we welcome films on any subject — your film does not have to be about gender identity/queerness/sexuality. You do not have to be a “professional filmmaker” to submit your film, we are interested in seeing your work even if you have never been to film school, art school, or work in the film industry. If you have any questions, please get in touch with April Lin (linaaaapril@gmail.com). Visit the Google Docs website to submit your film.

PRIZE DEADLINE May 31st 2022 (free entry): Green Stories Short Video Competition. Green Stories writing competitions are a series of free writing and video competitions. The aim is to create a cultural body of work that entertains and informs about green solutions, inspires green behaviour and raises awareness of the necessary transformations towards a sustainable economy. The video competition asks for a short video (under 5 minutes) that raises awareness of the role of fictional role models in promoting sustainable lifestyles and calls out those producers and writers of characters who are actively promoting a culture of excessive consumption. The competition is free to enter with a £500 cash prize for the winner and great publicity opportunities for all finalists. Visit the Green Stories website to find out more about the video competition and to apply.

FUNDING deadline May 31st (submission window is open now, entry fees apply): Female Voices – Short Film Fund. First Flights and Goldfinch want to support female* filmmakers and raise awareness of underrepresentation and discrepancies in pay and positions between men and women in the film industry. (* A person, who identifies as female). With a financial grant of $10,000 and a direct pitching opportunity to a development deal with one of the UK’s largest Independent finance and production companies, Goldfinch. We believe that every voice deserves be heard. We will take one film maker to create a concept film for either their first or second feature film. The fund will act as a development platform to support the filmmaker and their short as a proof of concept for a feature film of up to a £1M budget.
Project submissions will need to include:
• Project details: title / genre / location / budget / funding amount sought / intended production date
• A logline (up to 30 words)
• A synopsis (250 words)
• A directors vision – creative ideas and information on why the story is important and who it is for (250 words)
• A completed script (no more than 30 pages)
• A biography of the director. Links to the director/writer/producer IMDB pages if available
• A budget (template provided)
• Optional: look book and sizzle reel
Entry fees: Early bird fees are £20 per project until March 31st / regular fee are £30 until April 30th / late fees are £40 until May 31st. Visit the First Flights website to find our more about the Short Film Fund and to apply.

COMMISSION deadline Tues. Jul. 5th: FLAMIN Animations. Film London and Arts Council England present FLAMIN Animations, a new programme of commissions for four early-career black-identifying artist animators living in the UK. The programme aims to support artist animators as they take their first steps into a career working with the moving image, with development support and funding for a new work. The four new 1-3 minute animation commissions will be screened in London and FLAMIN will support the selected artist animators in getting further exposure for their work.
We are looking to commission black-identifying* practitioners as a considered acknowledgement of the underrepresentation of black-identifying artists within the art, film, and animation industries. As part of Film London’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and our increased commitment to diversity and equality, we are committed to greater inclusivity in all our programmes. There will be additional activity in 2022 for applicants who are unsuccessful in getting one of the four commissions. All applicants will be invited to an online introduction to Film London with a chance to connect with key staff. Depending on application numbers, this will extend to peer group building, mentoring and advice, talks by guest artist animators and more. What the programme offers each artist animator:
• £2,500 to create a new animation
• Development support and advice from the FLAMIN Team
• Bespoke mentoring opportunities from animation professionals in the art and film industries
• Ongoing profile and promotion through Film London’s newsletter and social media channels as a FLAMIN alumnus
Eligibility: For black-identifying* artists age 18-30 experimenting with animation. No formal education in animation or art is necessary. Current students are not eligible. People working in partnerships can apply. Visit Film London’s website to find out more about FLAMIN Animations and to apply.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Aug. 1st 2022 (applications open now): Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) 2022 submissions. A qualifying film festival for the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and BIFAs, LIFF presents an extensive and diverse programme of discovery that celebrates the achievements of new and established talent from around the world. The sooner you apply the cheaper the entry fee. You only need to enter your film into one category – if your film is eligible for other categories it will still be considered by the programme selectors. LIFF 2022 prizes:
• Leeds International Short Film Competition (£2000 cash winner prize)
• World Animation Competition (£1000 cash winner prize)
• British Short Film Competition (£1000 cash winner prize)
• Yorkshire Short Film Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Screendance Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Queer Short Film Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Music Video Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
Entry fees vary. Visit FilmFreeway to submit your film to LIFF.

WRITING

Visit our Writing Industry Guide for ongoing opportunities: career guidance, writers’ communities, courses, talent development schemes, awards / bursaries / competitions, and publishing.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Sat. May 14th: Demos Rising – a call out for anthology submissions by Fly on the Wall. In an era of ‘post-truth’, ‘fake news’ and misinformation, the right to protest, the right to a democratic society, feel more urgent than ever. For anthology ‘Demos Rising’, we will raise the voices of international writers and artists, across genres and oceans, to draw attention to worldwide injustices and celebrate the power of words to bring about change. We will release the title in October 2022 and donate 5% of the profits to Amnesty International UK.
Genres we’re looking for: Poetry (up to 70 lines), Short Stories (up to 5k words), Flash Fiction (up to 1k words), Artwork, and Photography.
What could you write about: We want you to create a piece on an issue which you are passionate about, whether that be human rights or animal rights. We seek nuance, perspective and authenticity. Whilst ‘Demos Rising’ is inherently political in its aims, and this naturally lends itself to powerful and fierce interpretations and approaches, we also welcome interpretations of uprising which brim with possibility, celebration and humour. You could write about democracy – what it means to you, what breeds without it, or you could write about a specific human rights emergency. We want the anthology to cover historical and modern day injustices and breakthroughs.
Eligibility: In order to submit, you must have bought a book (in any format) from the Fly on the Wall shop in 2022. Prizes: If selected, you will receive a free copy of the anthology, discounts on further copies and the chance to perform at either a virtual or UK-based launch. Visit Fly on the Wall’s website to find out more about Demos Rising.

EVENT May 24th (online, free, 7pm – 9pm): Writing for Children – a Workshop for Under-represented Writers. This two-workshop will give you a great grounding in the basics of writing for children. The session will cover everything from choosing your readership and concept to developing plot and characterisation, with time for questions. Visit Eventbrite to find out more about the workshop and to book your free place.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME deadline May 25th: Turn Up for the Books. A partnership project between New Writing North and English PEN, designed to give young people aged 16-25 an insight into careers within literature. We are looking for up to 15 young people currently living in the North to participate in the programme, which will involve:
• Six online workshops, focused on event planning, reviewing and developing industry-based knowledge
• The opportunity to programme an exclusive in-person event for Durham Book Festival
• The opportunity to review an event at Durham Book Festival 2022
• Exclusive access to all digital and live events across the Festival
Visit New Writing North’s website to find out more about Turn Up for the Books and to apply.

PRIZE DEADLINE May 31st (applications open now): The Bridport Prize. Whether you’re writing poetry, a short story, flash fiction or a novel, there is a prize for you to enter. There are five categories each with a cash prize, and there are bursaries available to underrepresented writers who would like to apply to the awards. Visit Bridport’s website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadline Jun. 6th: The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022. Open to anyone aged 16+ in the UK, Ireland and the British Territories with a story to tell. The biennial prize is a partnership between property company Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange Theatre. The Prize is now recognised as a launch-pad for some of the country’s most respected and produced playwrights and screenwriters. Winning plays are selected across four categories, with each winner entering into a development process with the Royal Exchange Theatre in an endeavour to bring their work to production. This year also sees the introduction of a new category: the North West Original New Voice Award and Residency, in recognition of the Prize’s Manchester home. The Bruntwood Prize is looking for full length scripts written for the stage. The play must be an original, unperformed and unproduced piece of work. They do not accept translations, adaptations for the stage of other pieces of work written by others, pantomime or musicals. They also do not accept plays written exclusively for younger audiences. Substantial cash prizes are available. Visit the Write a Play website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

FREE MENTORING PROGRAMME deadline Sun. Jun. 12th: Breakthrough Mentoring Programme by Curtis Brown Creative, for LGBTQIA+ writers. Our nine-month fully funded mentoring programme for under-represented writers provides expert tuition and guidance from published authors and agents. The programme provides in-depth one-to-one tuition and feedback from published authors to help talented writers progress their long-form writing projects. And each mentee also gets a one-to-one meeting with an agent, who will read the opening of their work-in-progress plus a one-page synopsis. Eligibility: This mentoring programme is for you if you are a talented writer who fulfils the eligibility criteria (see below) and if you are seeking targeted, detailed one-to-one feedback on your work-in-progress, plus industry advice. You can apply for mentoring with respect to a project at any stage of writing (from just starting to redrafting) and for a work written in any of the following genres/categories:
• Novel written for adults
• Novel written for children (older than 7) or young adults
• Collection of short stories
• Memoir
• Narrative non-fiction
Duration: Mentoring will run from July 2022 to April 2023 and seeks to support five aspiring authors with one-to-one guidance from a published author-mentor, plus a tutorial with a literary agent. Visit Curtis Brown’s website to find out more about the Mentoring Programme and to apply.

PRIZE DEADLINE Sun. Jun. 19th: The Space to Write Project. They are earching for writers of colour who are writing commercial fiction that has the potential to be the next bestselling smash-hit novel. They are currently running a series of free online panel events on topics such as character development and the perfect pitch. Plus, enter the first 5000 words of your novel for a chance to win a place on an Arvon writing course. Visit the Future Bookshelf’s website to find out more about the Space to Write Project and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Jun. 21st (free to enter): Creative Manchester Poetry Competition 2022 (open to all). Creative Manchester, in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and the Great Science Share for Schools, is running a Micropoetry competition themed around ‘Climate Change’. The judging panel includes esteemed poet and Chancellor of the University, Lemn Sissay. Can you express yourself in 280 characters? Participants are invited to write a micropoem themed around climate change to publish on Twitter using the hashtag #micropoem22. Maybe you can include the oceans, seasons, animals, sustainable energy, or environmental protection? The possibilities are endless. Only one submission per person will be accepted. Prizes: 1st prize: £500, x2 runner up prizes: £250 each, plus x10 pairs of tickets for Literature Live, autumn 2022 programme. Visit Creative Manchester’s wesbtie to find out more about the competition and to enter.

PRIZE DEADLINE Jun. 30th: The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize. Exceptionally international in scope, the prize supports writers who have not yet published a book-length work, with no limits on age, gender, nationality, or background. The competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry, except for self-published works or poetry chapbooks. The winners of each category will receive a £1,000 cash prize and publication, and will be published in Wasafiri’s print magazine. Shortlisted writers will have their work published on Wasafiri’s website. All 15 shortlistees and winners will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme.
How to enter: entry fee – £10. No entry may exceed 3,000 words. A single poetry entry can include up to three poems, which together total no more than 3,000 words. Each poem must each be submitted as a separate document. All prizes are for short works, not for novel/memoir extracts. While extracts from longer works are eligible, they must stand alone as complete works in their own right. Visit Wasafiri’s website to find out more aout the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadine Jul. 1st: The QuietManDave Prize. It celebrates short-form writing and the life of someone who loved to experience new places, art and events and write about them. Eligibility: For ages 16 and over. Prizes: 1st prize: £1,000* each for Flash Fiction (up to 500 words) and Flash Non-Fiction (up to 500 words). Runner up prizes: 2nd £200, 3rd prizes: £50 in each category. Entry fee: £5 (free entry may available for those who might not otherwise be able to participate). Visit the Manchester Metropolitan University website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

PRIZE deadline Jul. 11th (applications open now): Literary Taxidermy Writing Competition. To enter this year’s international competition, you must produce an original story or poem of up to 2000 words. Your work can be any genre, and in any style; but here’s the catch: we provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. You provide the rest. This year, writers will create stories and poems inspired by the words of Agatha Christie, Langston Hughes, A. A. Milne, and Edgar Allan Poe. Prizes: Win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Visit the Literary Taxidermy website to find out more about the competition and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Wed. Aug. 31st: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 – Poetry. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is a celebration of innovative new writing from across the globe. Each year, the competition invites submissions of poetry that redefine the parameters of form, concept and technique.Our alumni includes winners and shortlistees for the Costa Book Award, National Poetry Competition, TS Eliot Prize and Forward Prize.We receive submissions from across the globe, from both established and emerging writers, including editors and board members of Magma, Poetry London, Verve Poetry Press and more.
Each year, we select two winners – one for poetry and one for fiction – who are each awarded £2,500 prize money as well as publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology. We offer further prizes with esteemed partner organisations, including consultations, subscriptions and courses with The Poetry School, The Poetry Society, Redhammer Management, Granta, VINTAGE and more. We offer continued support throughout the year, including further exposure through our channels, as well as opportunities for talent development, such as tailored offers to courses, residencies, subscriptions and more.
The jury: Comprises some of the UK’s best editors and publishers, and has included representatives from the Guardian, the Independent, Wasafiri, Hodder & Stoughton, Litro, The Rialto, The Poetry Exchange and many more.
The prizes:
• £2,500 Prize Money
• The winner and finalists will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology
• One year print subscription to Granta
• Full membership to The Poetry Society
• A free 10-week Online Course from the Poetry School
How to apply: Entry fee is £12. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines and can be on any theme. Works published or entered elsewhere are accepted. Visit Aesthetica’s website to apply to the Creative Writing Award.

OTHER 

PAID OPPORTUNITY deadline not specified: In Future List by Livity. This programme gives 25 up and coming creatives from across the globe mentorship, paid opportunities and a chance to grow! It’s all about giving people at the cutting edge of their field the opportunity to take the next step creatively and professionally. We’re looking for those who are doing things differently. You may be an activist, creative, entrepreneur – someone with a desire to use creativity to change the future for the better.
How it works: It’s a 6 month programme where you’ll be paired with a mentor, given monthly workshops online, and given paid opportunities to collaborate with us on our client work.  How to apply: After some basic details we will ask you to respond to a creative task, so that we can understand your creative perspective and see how we may be able to collaborate together. Submissions (written or video) should be no longer than 3 minutes long to view or read. Visit the Typeform website to apply to In Future List.

EVENTS throught May 2022: The Roadshow with Leeds 2023. The year 2023 is fast approaching so in a few weeks we’re going on tour for 3 months across Leeds. The Roadshow includes 33 events, where you can meet some of our team to find out more about what we have planned next year. It’ll be an opportunity to find out more about our programme for 2023, hear about our upcoming opportunities, and see how you can help us let culture loose. There’ll be food and entertainment at every venue and each event will be free – no booking required! Visit the Leeds 2023 website to find a Roadshow event near you.

COMMISSION DEADLINE May 13th: Access All Arts Week Leeds — Craft Sessions for Schools. Crafts Council are proud to be 3D Mark Making artform partners for Sky Arts Access. All Arts Week (6-10th June). We have worked with Sky Arts to create a series of resources to support 3D Mark Making in schools; during the week of 6-10th June we will work with 5 Leeds primary schools to activate these resources through hands-on craft workshops. We are seeking a maker to work with us to develop and deliver these sessions, underpinned by Make First—our craft education pedagogy. The session will be based on a Make First approach and can draw on any 3D making/ craft discipline—but will need to use materials that are readily available to teachers. Deliverables:
• Development of a session that can be delivered to 10 x primary school classes over the w/c 6th June (1 class in the morning and one in the afternoon at 1 school per day)
• Delivery of sessions
• Development and delivery of 1 x practical activity as part on an online evaluation session for teachers
Total fee: £2125 for 8 days work. Email studio12@leeds.gov.uk for a copy of the full brief.

FUNDING DEADLINE Mon. May 16th (5pm): Call Out – Outdoor Dance Project by Yorkshire Dance. We are looking for dance artists/ companies who would like to research & explore ideas for an outdoor arts project. We are interested in proposals responding to nature and the outdoors, possibly (but not exclusively) exploring themes of sustainability, biodiversity, climate crisis, outdoor play, connecting with nature & wellbeing. Contexts for the work could be public parks, private estates, open outdoor spaces, urban spaces and/or outdoor festivals. You might like to adapt a previous project for an outdoors context or invest into a new research idea.
Dance Partner Projects give dance artists/ companies the opportunity to research and develop new or early stage artistic project ideas with tailored support by our Artist Development Producer, Tanya Steinhauser. We’re passionate about supporting dance artists who ask questions of themselves, their work and of the world. We want to support artists researching those questions and find opportunities for local people to get involved in that process. We help artists to develop the right contexts for their work, be that a small scale black box theatre, outdoor festivals, nature, libraries, schools, town centres, parks, rural touring or care homes. Participants receive:
• Research time in the studio at Yorkshire Dance or in an outdoor arts context (up to 3 weeks).
• £2,000 cash to be used as seed funding or as a research residency.
• Support by Yorkshire Dance’s Artist Development Producer e.g. project development, producing, fundraising & dramaturgy support.
Visit Yorkshire Dance’s website to find out more about the call out and to apply.

COMPETITION deadline May 17th: Globe Soup 2022 Short Memoir Competition. Prize: £1,000. We’re looking for the best short memoir of no more than 3,000 words. short memoir is a piece of creative nonfiction in which the writer explores a single episode of their life or a small selection of vignettes, connected by a common theme. The theme for this year’s competition is: Places that have made me, changed me, or inspired me. All participants can get extensive feedback on their entry by taking part in the feedback exchange in our members group, as well as free entry to our monthly micro contests for a chance to win £100 every month for a 100 word story or poem. Entry fee: £3 members-only, £5 early entry, £12 general entry. Visit Globe Soup’s website to find enter the competition.

PAID OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE May 22nd: Hyde Park Mural Project. A call out for mural artists based in the Thornvilles area of Hyde Park. This project is to visually celebrate Leeds communities and create a space that feels welcoming for everyone. It is being funded and delivered by Leeds City Council. Details:
 ● Wall size 2m high x 10m wide.
 ● The end result should be positive and celebratory
 ● Budget: £2,000 for each wall
 ● Painting on site to take place 11-24 July
 ● Applications are especially encouraged from marginalised groups
To apply please provide:
 ● A short description of your design ideas, either visually or in words
 ● Relevant experience of producing similar scale artworks and engagement work including at least 3 images of previous relevant artwork. This can be a CV, portfolio, or social media accounts / website
 ● Budget breakdown
We are happy to receive submissions in a variety of inclusive formats, e.g. video. Contact details: muralsproject@leeds.gov.uk. 0113 378 8547 or 0113 378 1693.

COMMISSION deadline Sun. May 22nd: Call out for 5 Visual Artists. Leeds City Council are seeking to commission up to 5 visual artiststo create a series of highquality engagement-based mural artworks in the Thornvilles area of Hyde Park. This project is to visually celebrate our communities and create a space that feels welcoming for everyone. It is being funded and delivered by Leeds City Council. Artworks should focus around the themes of :
• Diversity and inclusion of the local community
• And celebrate key landmarks and features of Hyde Park and Woodhouse area
The wall murals (size – approx. 2m high X 10m wide – up to 20 square metres) will need to be created in partnership with local residents and the successful artists must be available to complete the works between 11-24 July. The end result should be positive and celebratory, and be complementary to the murals already in place in this area.
Budget: Up to £2,000 for each wall (5 walls in total). The successful artists will be responsible for covering all material and installation costs and will be expected to apply an anti-graffiti top coat to the mural upon completion (this product will be supplied as part of the project). For a copy of the full brief email studio12@leeds.gov.uk

PAID OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE Sun. May 22nd (midnight): Let’s Get Phygital – Blended Participation Callout 2022 by Axis. Calling artists interested in exploring how social engagement can happen simultaneously in blended physical and digital spaces. Are you an artist interested in testing new approaches to working with people and technology? Are you looking to address digital poverty, online exclusion, AI racism, or any other topics that relate to accessibility, social equity and digital spaces? Maybe you want to think outside the box about how to use digital devices to facilitate collaboration in group settings?
Axis is offering 5 artists £1K each to explore new ways of collaborative art making in a blended online and in person way. This can be an event, a workshop, a DIY making space, a community intervention, or any other idea that invites people to engage in art and technology in an accessible and meaningful way. Applications welcome from creative practitioners interested in blurring the line between working with participants in real life and online, and with experience working collaboratively with community members and non-artists. Visit the Axis website to find out more about the callout and to apply.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME deadline May 24th (9am): Positive Influence by Creative Mentor Network. Are you passionate about the world of media? Have you thought about a career in the worlds of music, gaming or film? How could a mentor help you? Positive Influence is our 6 month programme run in partnership with Sony. It gives you the chance to be mentored by creative professionals directly from either Sony Music, Sony Publishing, Playstation or Sony Pictures. Sony Positive Influence is perfect for those interested in the professional worlds of music, gaming and film. You can be at any stage of your career, or interested in any aspect of these worlds, from marketing and production to designing and developing. What you will receive:
● 6 months of one to one mentoring from a creative industry professional from Sony (e.g. an A&R Manager, a Marketing Manager, Designer, Lable or Band Manager & more)
● Flexible options for meeting times (including virtual)
● Ongoing access to our network of professionals and creative network after the programme has ended
Eligibility: To apply you must be age 16-25. Other criteria applies, please check you are eligible and find out more by visiting Creative Network’s website.

PRIZE RESIDENCY DEADLINE May 25th: Win a fully-funded 3 month artist residency at Nocefresca in Sardinia, Italy. By Boynes Emerging Artist Award. We are accepting all 2D & 3D media and there’s no set theme. As a part of this package, one lucky artist will receive:
● Accomodation
● The opportunity to showcase your work-in-progress and completed productions in open studios or public talks
● 24h Access to studios and meeting/projection areas with wi-fi connection available 24h in the historic center of the town of Milis
● Insurance coverage for work carried out in the studio
● Curatorial assistance
● Equipment and gears
● Planned Workshops
Plus the dates are flexibe and chosen by the winner for 2023! You can also win cash prizes, social media and digital marketing, published interviews and more. Visit the Boynes Artist Award website to find out more about the residency and to apply.

PAID OPPORTUNITY deadline May 26th (5pm): Compass Artist Residency Programme 2023. Compass Live Art invites residency proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in public engagement – artists who are interested in collaborating with the public to make work. Selected artists will be invited to Leeds in 2023 to develop ideas in a mixture of studio time and public-facing activity. This may include meetings, events or pop-ups with individuals, groups and networks of particular relevance to the subject matter of your proposal. It might include public consultation, research or scratch exhibitions. The residency can be crafted to the needs of the project. Projects may be inspired by a global concern, local issue, particular theme, unique idea or artistic inquiry, or a particular place or community in Leeds. Proposals must hold the public at their heart and require interaction and engagement to “complete” or animate them.
The Support We Can Offer : Compass Festival is able to provide budgets of £4-8k per residency to include all costs, artist fees, per diems, travel, accommodation, research and artistic materials. Beyond the cash budget, Compass can provide a range of additional in kind support including Producer time, production management support, PR support, communications, engagement and marketing support, digital content creation, graphic design and documentation. This would be tailored as a bespoke package to be agreed with each invited artist. Visit the Compass Live Art website to find out more about the Residency Programme and to apply.

DEADLINE Sun. May 26th (6pm): Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency. Weare delighted to announce the Residency, a new programme supporting three early-career visual artists over 18 months. The programme offers studio space in central London, a £3,000 bursary, mentoring support and a £3,000 project budget to develop a new work which will be presented as part of Somerset House’s cultural programme. Artists will also receive support and mentoring from the artist community along with wider Somerset House Studios residency benefits, all focused towards developing a sustainable professional practice for the long term. In addition there is a £750 in-kind budget to experiment with in-house facilities such as our recording studio (unfacilitated), rehearsal studio, meeting rooms and project spaces.
Eligibility: Open to early-career visual artists within the first five years of their practice, with a focus on artists who are pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues and pioneering new technologies. We particularly welcome applications from those making socially engaged, and inclusive work, activists and critical thinkers; the experimental; those interested in cross-disciplinary working and / or collaboration. Artists must be UK based, age 18+ and not in formal education. We are also interested in hearing from artists who have not progressed through formal art training routes. Visit the Somerset House wesbite to find out more about the Residency and to apply.

FREE TALENT DEVELOPMENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME Deadline Sun. May 29th (midnight): Call for Mentees. British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) Talent Development programme is delivering a mentorship opportunity during 2022. The mentoring programme is for early-career creatives working in clay who feel that they face barriers progressing in their career and accessing a professional network in the field of contemporary ceramics. The mentoring programme will support up to seven early career artists between June – December 2022. The programme will provide early career artists with 4-5 mentoring sessions, training, a network of peers and support from the BCB team. The mentoring process involves the mentee asking for specific guidance around aspects of their work and professional practice. We hope that through the programme mentees can strengthen their connections and we can create a supportive, career enhancing opportunity for a group of early-career artists.
Eligibility: For early career artists within the first 5 years of their practice. Visit BCB’s website to find out more about the call out eligibility criteria and to apply.

FREE ONLINE TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME deadline May 29th (midnight): Mentoring for early-career creatives working in clay. British Ceramics Biennial is delivering a mentorship opportunity during 2022. It’s for early-career creatives working in clay who feel that they face barriers progressing in their career and accessing a professional network in the field of contemporary ceramics. The programme will support up to seven early-career artists between June–December 2022. It will provide 4-5 mentoring sessions, training and a network of peers. We encourage applications from people who feel they face barriers, e.g: financial, ethnicity, education, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, neurodiversity, health condition/s or due to other protected characteristics. Visit the British Ceramics Biennial website to find out more about the free mentoring and to apply.

FUNDING deadline May 31st: Grand Plan Fund. Grants: We award 3 £1,000 grants per month to creative people of colour based in the UK (age 18+) who want to make a new cultural project happen. It can be anything from: poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs to workshops or events — whatever you want.  Your project doesn’t need to cost exactly £1,000 but we’re not looking to part-fund projects which cost much more than £1,000 to realise. To apply for the fund, visit the Grand Plan website.

PAID opportunity May 31st: The Single Parents Project – Paid Zine Submissions. You will receive a £50 gift for your contribution. The Single Parents Project (TSPP) is looking for submissions to be included in its first zine. Contributions of all kinds which can be printed in 2D in A5 booklet form are welcome, for example:
● Photography, drawing or painting
● Documentary imagery of 3D works
● Prose writing or essays
● Poetry and song lyrics
● Informal/ relaxed writing
● Transcribed conversations/ interviews
The first zine will look at the experiences of single parents within the arts and culture in the UK. We are keen to hear from artists, producers, curators, those who access the arts (by visiting galleries, shows, gigs, engaging with arts workshops, community choirs etc.) singers, coordinators, managers, writers, photographers, film makers etc. Visit the Single Parents website to find out more about the paid zine opportunity and to apply.

EVENTS Wednesdays on Jun. 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th & Jul. 6th: Creative Embroidery with Thread Artist Hayley Mills-Styles. Location: Drawing Room, Leeds Central Library. Join textile artist Hayley Mills-Styles for this six week course where you will learn how to create your own piece of textile art. Hayley will guide you through her creative process, from gathering research to creating a journal of ideas and samples which will inspire your final piece of work. She will bring along samples of her own work including journals, moodboards and finished pieces.
● Week 1: You will find inspiration in the Art Library and from the Sanderson Collection. Beginning your journal with ideas and images.
● Week 2 & 3: You will start creating samples inspired by your research. Hayley will show you a range of techniques like embroidery, applique and mixed media.
● Week 4: You will start to build ideas for your finished piece of work from your journal. Hayley will work with you to develop ideas based on inspiration and favourite techniques.
● Weeks 5 & 6: You will work on your final piece, creating your own unique textile art.
The course is suitable for beginners and people with some embroidery experience. All materials and equipment will be provided. Visit Ticketsource to book your place on the Creative Embroidery course.

FREE COURSE starting Sat. Jun. 11th: Volunteer for our Summer Arts and Radio Festival, by Chapel FM. We are delighted to announce the summer Arts and Radio Festival will take place over two weekends, 22nd-24th and 29th-31st July. The theme is Home From Home and we need you to make this Festival a massive success. The Festival will feature radio shows, live broadcasts and exciting events open to the public. On Saturday June 11th we are hosting an open meeting to find out more information. There’ll be free food from midday, with a meeting afterwards 1-3pm.
In the lead-in to the Festival over June and July, we will gather stories of local people’s home from home spaces: their clubs, markets, cafes, buses, shops, cinemas, houses, pubs, libraries, sheds, venues, outdoors space etc. We’re looking for volunteers to join the Festival team. Whether that’s helping in our cafe, setting up for events or doing some marketing, or interviewing, presenting and producing part of radio shows. Or just lending a hand! From June 16th we’ll be meeting weekly on Thursdays 7-9pm (until Thurs. Jul. 14th) as a team to start looking at gathering stories and preparing for the Summer Festival. There’ll be plenty of training opportunities in all areas of what we do here at the Centre. Visit Chapel FM’s website to find out more about the Festival and to register your interest in getting involved.

PAID OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE Mon. Jun. 13th (5pm): Dance Partner Projects – Children and Young People by Yorkshire Dance. We are looking for dance artists/ companies who would like to research & explore ideas in relation to one of Yorkshire Dance’s core interests in working with and creating work for children & young people. We are interested in proposals that might, for example, explore agency, connection, play, imagination and empowerment (not exclusively). You might want to utilise opportunities to connect and test work-in-development with young people, for example with some of Yorkshire Dance’s local partnerships in early years, school settings or similar. There might be further opportunity to connect with a showcase of work for children and young people in Autumn 2023.
The opportunity is open to dance artists/ companies living and creating work in Yorkshire/ the North and offers:
● Research time in the studio at Yorkshire Dance (up to 3 weeks).
● £2,000 cash to be used as seed funding or as a research residency.
● Support by Yorkshire Dance’s Artist Development Producer e.g. project development, producing, fundraising & dramaturgy support.
Visit Yorkshire Dance’s website to find out more about the Call Out and to apply.

FUNDING deadline Jun. 14th: F*ck Being Humble Fund. In partnership with Yellow Zine they’re offering funding, regular free Q&As and discounted products to support creatives from the African, Caribbean and Asian diaspora. Grants of £100 each month will be given to a creator from the Yellow community to support them to pursue, launch or action their own ideas and passion projects. For a chance to win all you have to do is fill out a form. Visit the Yellow Zine website to apply to the Fund.

AWARD deadline Jun. 15th: Chaiya Art Awards. The 3rd Chaiya Art Awards, the UK’s biggest art competition exploring and illuminating spirituality has launched its new theme AWE + WONDER and offers a top prize of £10,000 plus 9 other cash prizes. We are now open for Early Bird entries until 15 June 2022. This biennial theme based competition is open to visual artists of all faiths, to those with none and everyone in between. These awards invite submissions of painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography, video and installations in response to the theme, AWE + WONDER. Watch our 3 min video to give you a flavour of the awards (https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk). For the finalists Chaiya delivers a ten-day exhibition in central London. Owing to the success of the two previous awards, it will not only display work at London’s prestigious gallery@oxo, but also the huge Bargehouse alongside it. So more artists and bigger pieces can be seen by the thousands of visitors who come to the Winners Exhibitions. Visit Chaiya’s website to find our more about the Awards and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Tues. Jun. 21st (5pm, free to enter): Opportunity for Emerging Artists – FRESH Exhibition 2022 by Rural Arts. FRESH is an annual cross-disciplinary exhibition of art from early career artists in the North of England. In 2022, the exhibition will take place Saturday 10th – Saturday 24th September 2022 at The Courthouse, Thirsk. Northern artists within the first 5 years of their practice are invited to submit work from a wide range of media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, installation, film and projection. Prizes: Up to 8 artists will be selected, and each will receive a mentoring and support package valued at £400. One artist will be chosen as the winner of the FRESH Award 2022, receiving a solo exhibition at The Courthouse, Thirsk in 2023 and a support and mentoring package worth £3,000. We hope to notify all artists of the outcome of their submission by Tuesday 5th July. Visit the Rural Arts website to find out more about the exhibition and to submit your work.

DEADLINE Jun. 30th (5pm): Call for Entries from Photographers – Yearbook 2022 by Shutter Hub. Yearbook is Shutter Hub’s annual directory of photographers, open to all photographers, whatever stage they are at in their career. Yearbook 2022 will be:
● A group exhibition online promoted to people working within the photography industry – every entrant will have at least one image included.
● A printed publication featuring 100 of the photographers, which will be sent to industry specialists and agencies as well as being available to purchase.
● A series of Yearbook Awards with prizes from Alamy, BenQ, Metro Imaging, Newspaper Club and PhotoShelter.
Entry fee: pay what you can. Visit Shutter Hub’s website to find out more about Yearbook and to submit your work.

EVENTS Jul. 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th (5:30pm – 7:30pm): Life Drawing course. A four week taught course with a life model. Location: Drawing Room, Leeds Central Library. Venture into the experience of life drawing with local artist and teacher Boris Cruse. In this relaxed supportive four week course, you’ll have a chance to explore figure drawing including line, gesture, shade to develop your own artistic interpretation of the model. Easel and materials provided, or you can bring your own. A structured four -week course will incorporate the Art Library books and collections as sources of inspiration and learning. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists of all abilities. This course is suitable for those 18 and over. There will be a charge of £43 at the time of booking and places are limited. Visit TicketSource to book your place on the life drawing course.

EVENT Sat. Jul. 9th (12:30 – 3:30): Sunflower Watercolour Class with Artist Helen Trevisiol Duff. Location: Drawing Room, Leeds Central Library. Cost: £35. A relaxing workshop where you will be able to draw and paint sunflowers developing your watercolour skills. Starting with a relaxing meditation to set the mood you will work at your own pace. Using Inspiration from the Art Library Helen will show images from artists such as Van Gogh, Frank Brangwyn , Gustav Klimt and Margaret Sidney Davies. Helen will inspire with a talk about composition and colour. She will demonstrate methods, colour mixing skills and how to start. She will encourage you to use resources for independent learning in the future. Visit Ticketsource to find out more about the Watercolour Class and to book your place.

FUNDING applications opening Summer 2022: Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme by Virgin. This is a call to young people who are working to change their community for the better. We want to provide funding, mentoring and leadership development to young people who have the potential to change society for the better starting in their local community; the places and spaces they call home. If that sounds like you, we’d love to help you make a difference. Eligibility: You must be between age 18-25, live in the North East, North West, or Yorkshire and the Humber, and be passionate about growing your idea and developing your skills as a change maker. Tell us about the issue in your community you want to change and what you’ve done so far to start that journey. If you’re accepted onto the Programme, you will:
● Get a grant of up to £10,000, paid monthly over a period of six months. This will give you the time to develop and launch your idea.
● Get a travel bursary to cover the cost of up to four weeks travel to research other community driven projects (this can be in the UK or abroad)
● Access a supportive peer group of exceptional young people committed to creating change.
● Have a mentor to help you develop as a leader.
● Meet social entrepreneurs who’ve created successful initiatives that drive change.
Visit Virgin’s website to find out more about the Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme, and to start planning your application before the next round opens.

Ongoing FUNDING: Leeds Inspired Small Grants. Grant range: Small grants  £100 – £1200. Main grants £1000 – £10,000. Funding activity: Their grant schemes support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we have funded over 650 arts projects, working with a wide range of audiences, artists and communities across Leeds. Grant surgeries are where you can talk through your project idea with us before you apply for funding – they are an informal phone call with a member of the assessment team. We can discuss your project and you can ask any questions you might have about the form or grants scheme – email leedsinspired@leeds.gov.uk to book. Visit the Leeds Inspired website to find out more about the grants and to apply.

Ongoing FUNDING: Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) by Arts Council England (ACE). Grant range: £2,000 – £10,000. The fund supports creative practitioners thinking of taking their practice to the next stage to research, have time to create new work, travel, training, develop ideas, network or find mentoring. Funding activity: Research and development opportunities, building new networks, creating new work. he fund supports the following artforms: Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Literature, Combined Arts, and Museum Practice. Eligibility: Individual artists and/or creative practitioners. To find out more about the DYCP fund and to apply, visit the ACE website.

Ongoing FUNDING: Prince’s Trust Development Awards. Age 16 – 30 and from West Yorkshire? The Prince’s Trust have funding of £175 – £250 available to help you make the next steps into work, education or training. You are eligible if you are studying less than 14 hours a week or not in compulsory education, unemployed, or working less than 16 hours a week.  Development Awards can support:
● Accredited course fees up to Level 3 (A-level equivalent)
● Tools, equipment or uniforms for a job or qualification
● Job licence fees
● Transport to a new job until your first pay slip
To find out more about the Development Awards visit the Prince’s Trust website.

Ongoing FUNDING: The Leeds Fund – Micro Grants. Grant range: Up to £500 (which can be used to part fund activities). Grant activity: the funding can cover volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, etc. The grants support individuals and small, un-constituted voluntary groups to improve the lives of the people in their communities through volunteer-led activities that aim to make a positive difference. Eligibility: For individuals who are active in the community (e.g. social entrepreneurs) or un-incorporated and un-constituted groups with income of under £2,500 in the past 12 months, or who are new to funding. Priority will be given to those who work in more deprived communities, or have new and innovative ideas to improve the lives of local people. To be considered for funding your activity needs to:
● Be community led (e.g. local people are involved and support the idea)
● Make good use of local resources such as volunteers or community spaces
● Be open to different people from the community and have a clear community benefit
● Be based in Leeds and benefit residents of Leeds.
Visit the Leeds Community Foundation to find out more about the types of activities you can run using the Mirco Grant and to apply.

Ongoing FUNDING: GUAP x Dr. Martens – GUAP Fund. Grants: £300. GUAP and Dr. Martens are supporting aspiring graphic designers and illustrators who need financial support towards training, equipment, software and more. Applicants must be able to demonstrate they are in need of financial support and have been actively creating. Visit the Monday Forms website to apply for the GUAP Fund.

Ongoing FUNDING: Leeds City College Arts Fund. Grants: £3,000. The Fund aims to facilitate the career development of emerging creative practitioners by providing funding for significant work in the early years of their careers, when self-funding projects is often a barrier to creating new work. We are particularly interested in applicants who have not received national funding. The Fund aims to support creative practitioners working across visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, and digital media. The works created should involve Leeds City College students either in the production or display of the work, or engage them within the creative process. The project should engage an audience, which could include Leeds City College staff and students, the local, regional, and national arts community, or members of the public. Visit Leeds City College’s website to find out more about the Arts Fund and to check when applications next reopen.

Ongoing FUNDING: National Lottery Funding. Grant ranges cary depending on the fund. They fund projects in Arts, Sport, Heritage, Charity, Voluntary, Health, Education & Environmental Sectors. Every project makes a real difference to lives and communities across the UK. Visit the National Lottery website to find out about their current funding opportunities.

Ongoing: Furnace Social Club by Leeds Playhouse. Furnace Club is our free network for local artists. It’s a community, a conversation and a chance to come together, meet people and spark new collaborations. You need to be aged 18+ and living or working in Yorkshire to join. The benefits of signing up:
● Free rehearsal space: for all local artists (we don’t offer any payment or technical support).
● Make it happen workshops: free year-round industry focused workshops
● Regular newsletters: listing opportunities with the Playhouse and organisations across the UK.
● Be part of Furnace Festival: a fortnight-long celebration of all the work we have developed as part of Furnace.
Visit the Leeds Playhouse website to find out more about Furnace Club and to join for free.

Ongoing: Tech Group by Chapel FM. For ages 18 and over. This fantastic group makes everything we do possible, such as operating a radio, cameras and lighting desk for many of our broadcasts and events. The group meets the first Monday of every month (7pm – 9pm) to talk about what all upcoming volunteering opportunities and what new things we can learn. There is an additional monthly session for more advance training and weekly volunteering opportunities. Visit Chapel FM’s website to register your interest in the Tech Group.

Ongoing: Exhibition Space at The Old Red Bus Station. Are you a creative student or a graduate who is looking to expand your practice and create great connections within the city? The Station offers the opportunity for young creatives / print-makers / photographers to exhibit work at their popular venue in Leeds City Centre. We have the capacity to exhibit framed work and canvas / board paintings. It is free to exhibit but there will be a selection process. You will be able to have your own opening night / view and there is also an opportunity to sell exhibited work through the Old Red Bus Station estore. We take 22.5% commission on all purchases. Visit Curatorspace to submit your work to the exhibition.

Ongoing events (free, no booking required): Drop in & Draw at the Drawing Room. Location: Art Library, Leeds Central Library. Dates: weekly on Thursdays during term time, 12pm – 1pm. Bring your sketchbook and come along to a relaxing hour of drawing in the beautiful Drawing Room. Art books are available for inspiration and to borrow for free. This is an untutored session, however there will be props and a weekly theme.

Ongoing events (free): Virtual Sketch Club by University of Leeds. Every Friday 12:30 – 3:30. Whether you can stay for 10 minutes or 3 hours, the free club is open to everyone and materials will be provided. Each week we will have a different focus, so you can enjoy looking at works you may never have noticed before. No need to book in advance. If you prefer to sketch from home, you can join us on Twitter instead. Need come inspiration to get you going? Visit the University of Leeds website for free drawing tips and exercises.

Ongoing: Artists to Watch 2022 by Art Connect Magazine. The Magazine features artists, interviews and resources. Every month we work together with 3 international curators to seek out exceptional artistic talents from around the world who will become ArtConnect Artists to Watch. Apply for the chance to win exciting prizes that will promote your work. Winners feature on ArtConnect’s platform, social media, newsletter, and more! Visit the Art Connect website to submit your work to be featured.

Ongoing: Future Goals Digital Courses (online, free): Join a free course in Digital Marketing, Get Hired in the Tech Industry, and more.Visit the Future Goals website to browse the digital courses available and sign up to one for free.

Ongoing: Collective Creative Space (free). Collective is a new community coworking space by The Highrise Project. It’s a space for people to be creative in a supportive environment, every Tuesday, 10am – 2pm. Work on a project or take part in a class – come on your own or with a group. We can supply basic art materials or you can bring your own. We can also provide creativity prompts if you need a little help getting started. Space is available on a free or PAYF basis. Location: Armley Community Hub. Visit the High Rise Project’s website to find out more about the Collective community coworking space.

Ongoing: Free resources from Bradford Producing Hub. Visit Bradford Producing Hub’s website to access free resources: Online Training, Budgets, Working Outdoors, Applying for Funding, Risk Assessment, Health and Safety, Reports and Research. 

Ongoing: Leeds 2023 Our International Culture Festival. The programme for Leeds 2023 will shine a light on our people and their remarkable experiences of culture in and around our great city. 2023 are looking for ideas, opinions, support and participation. If you live and work here this is your Leeds 2023. Visit the Leeds 2023 website to find out more about the Festival and how you can get involved.

Ongoing: Artsadmin Anchor. A weekly email newsletter for artists and arts professionals. It’s a round-up of funding, commissions, platforms, calls for artists, seminars, workshops, courses, resources, jobs, opportunities, studio space and more. Visit Arts Admin to sign up to their E-Digest.

Ongoing: ArtsHub. Visit ArtsHub to find out about open call exhibitions, commissions, competitions etc. 

Ongoing: Curatorspace. Visit Curatorspace to find out about paid opportunities, open call exhibitions, artist funding, etc.

JOBS

Email jobshops@leeds.gov.uk to request support with job searching, applications, CV’s & interviews.
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DEADLINE May 13th: Programmes Coordinator for Bradford Producing Hub (BPH). We are seeking a freelance Programmes Coordinator to work with us to support the planning, coordination and delivery of our needs-led programme of training, artist development, commissioning and support for Bradford’s live performance sector. You will be an important part of a small, friendly and passionate team made up of PAYE staff and freelancers led by BPH’s Project Director – who shape and deliver the BPH programme together. We are a needs-led project, so all our activity is in direct response to the ideas, experiences and needs of artists and creatives in Bradford. This means we are always listening, ever-evolving and often making things happen quickly. You will work with all of the team to develop plans and provide essential coordination and support to help make our wide and varied programme happen.
We’re looking for someone who has great communication, loves supporting people and events, is good at planning, and maybe even enjoys making a good spreadsheet and some efficient admin! You will be a key part of a team where everyone’s voice and opinion is valued. You will bring your own perspective and experience to the project and share our sense of pride in the difference BPH is making to Bradford and your vital role in this. Salary: £120 per day. Days: 3-days per week, flexible, to be agreed alongside your other (freelance) commitments. Duration: starting as soon as possible and ending in Oct. 2023. Visit Bradford Producing Hub’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 13th: Actors/Actor Musicians for Concrete Youth. Concrete Youth is a multi-award-winning, Hull-based charity, dedicated to creating multi-sensory theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Following an in-depth research and development period, exploring ASMR for people with PMLD, we are bringing together ASMR, sensory play, live foley and sensory puppets in an immersive touring production for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Rehearsal dates: 4th July – 25th July. Tour Dates (more dates TBA): 26th & 27th – Hull Truck Theatre, 28th – Leeds Playhouse, 1st & 2nd – Colchester Arts Centre, 4th – Dorchester Arts Centre. About the Role: We are looking for 3 actors/actor musicians to help us create The Whispering Jungle. The ideal candidate will:
Play an instrument and be comfortable using their own instrument on tour (insurance will be covered)
● Have a strong singing voice
● Have experience of devised work.
● Have an understanding of ASMR
● Have experience of inclusive theatre.
● Have experience of sensory play/theatre.
● Have knowledge and/or understanding of audiences with PMLD.
 Have experience of Makaton
 Have experience of puppetry
The successful candidate will be required for all dates listed above. Accommodation and travel will be paid for if the successful candidate lives 25 miles+ from our base in Kingston-Upon-Hull. Fee: £2,506.46 + accommodation and travel paid for whilst on tour. How to Apply: To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter to jobs@concreteyouth.co.uk. Please use the subject line ‘Actor Application’, along with your name. We welcome applications of all types, it’s completely your choice, such as video, recorded voice or mind maps. Deadline: 13th May. Auditions will be held in late May.

DEADLINE May 15th: Classical singers for Same Difference Arts. We are looking for classically trained singers, proficient in reading music, to join our wedding and funeral 3-piece choir. We are looking for a team who can work year-round at events on evenings and weekends. If you are applying you should consider this a long term commitment. You will be required to sing from a classical repertoire, singing trios, duos and solos where needed. You may be asked to work nationwide, so please let us know on your application if you have any difficulties with this. Drivers are preferred but not essential. The company is based in Leeds and work will mostly be in the north to start with. You must be available to attend the rehearsal day on Tuesday 7th June in Leeds/Bradford area. Please do not apply if you can not attend this date. When you take a gig, the standard performer’s fee will be £125 per day of singing. Travel costs will be covered. To apply please send a self-tape singing 2 songs, one from a classical repertoire and one from any genre of your choice showing your range. We encourage applications from underrepresented artists across the industry. If you have access needs, please let us know in your application and we will make accommodations as needed for you. Please send your CV/ Cover letter and self-tape to Rachel at choirsamedifference@gmail.com

DEADLINE Mon. May 16th (9am): Projects & Communications Co-ordinator for Third Angel (Sheffield). Contract: Full time (35 hours per week) – permanent position. Salary: £22,000 per year (equivalent to £2,050 per month before tax). The Projects & Communications Co-ordinator will support Third Angel’s senior team to capture and monitor timelines and milestones for all of our creative projects, turn our Communications Strategy into a deliverable plan, and manage our external communications through our social media channels, newsletters and website. The successful candidate will be skilled at scheduling and co-ordination, with plenty of project management experience. You will be an excellent communicator with a good understanding of marketing approaches, confident with using a range of social media for professional purposes and able to adapt their style for different audiences. Your experience may have been gained through employment, voluntary work or through hobbies. Visit the Third Angel website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 16th: Casual Technical Assistant for Rotherham Theatres. Hours: part time. Salary: £9.60 per hour (pay award pending). You will take part in supporting events and productions, ensuring safe systems of work, health and safety guidelines, and policies and procedures are adhered to. Duties to include:
Assisting with scene changes, flying cloths, setting and clearing props during performances.
● Preparing props and costumes, as required, and assisting cast with quick changes. Operation of followspot, lighting desk, and sound desk during performances.
● Ensuring all areas are kept clean and tidy and in line with health and safety standards.
● General maintenance of equipment and building.
● Carrying out routine health and safety/security duties.
Shortlisting and interview criteria:
● Experience of working as part of a team
● Basic literacy and numeracy skills
● Knowledge of stage craft, sound and /or lighting equipment
● Relevant understanding of how to use technical equipment
Visit the Rotherham Theatres website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 16th: Classroom Assistant for Razzamataz Theatre Schools (Sheffield). Salary: £15k – £20k pro rata, hourly rate unknown. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to support the Dance, Drama and Singing classes for ages 4 – 8 years. The successful candidate will have a natural affinity with children, a caring nature and a desire to help children develop and achieve to the best of their ability. This person will be overflowing with energy and will have a passion for inspiring the next generation of performers. We pride ourselves on providing the very best training in dance, drama and singing for children and young people with a focus on developing a child’s confidence whilst they learn new skills, make new friends and have fun in a safe and secure environment. Our classes run during term time with the option of overtime to cover various other classes on our class days where necessary. We provide tuition in both Musical Theatre and Commercial styles including Street Dance and Pop Singing. The job role includes/requires:
 ● Working as part of a team committed to providing high quality performing arts training
 ● Helping to coordinate all dance/song/drama pieces for show numbers for their group in partnership with the class teachers
 ● A natural affinity with children and a caring natural
 ● A mature and responsible attitude
 ● A passion for good customer service
 ● Good organisation skills
 ● A passion for the Performing Arts and for working with young children
Visit the Arts Council England website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Mon. May 16th: Graphic Designer for Harrogate Theatre. Hours: 3 days per week (22.5 hours). Salary: £21,500 per annum pro rata. We are looking for a Graphic Design Officer to join our busy marketing team and drive forward Harrogate Theatre’s visual identity and creative campaign activity. Key responsibilities include designing digital graphics and promotional material for print and display, as well as undertaking other design activity for Harrogate Theatre’s programme of events and wider portfolio. To apply you’ll need demonstrable experience as a graphic designer and an advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You’ll also need demonstrable experience of working on a range of materials, both digital & print, that target different audiences. Visit the Harrogate Theatres website to find our more about the Graphic Designer role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 16th (10am): Marketing Assistant for Cast (Doncaster). Salary: £10,949 per year. Hours: 21 per week. At Cast we believe in the creative potential of every individual and the transformative power of engagement with the arts. Cast’s work will enrich lives and inspire the people of Doncaster and the wider region, contributing to vibrant and creative communities. The successful applicant will be interested in the arts and culture and understand the important role it plays in the promotion of health and wellbeing. With a proven ability to work in a team, strong communication and office skills, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the team across communications campaigns with a digital first approach. Training will be given across Spektrix, Umbraco, email campaign building and Google Analytics. The successful candidate will work within the Marketing and Development team and promote Cast’s activity from across the organisation including fundraising, participation and artist development, ensuring that messaging reaches the widest range of potential audiences from Doncaster and beyond. Visit Cast’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 18th (midnight): Retail Buying and Development Assistant for Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Full time, permanent position (37.5 hrs per week). Salary: £21,053 per annum. We have an exciting opportunity at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to work within our Retail Team as a Retail Buying and Development Assistant, responsible for the planning, development, research & delivery of the MADE showcase and sale or return craft products.We are looking for someone who has experience of working in galleries or visitor attractions with retail outlets across multiple sites. Visit YSP’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Wed. May 18th: House Assistant for Sheffield Theatres. Salary: £9.81 per hour. Hours: full time / 39 hours per week. Do you have excellent customer service skills and a calm and welcoming manner? Would you love to work in a role that enables you to feel a part of all aspects of Sheffield Theatres? As a House Assistant at Sheffield Theatres you will provide a warm welcome to our theatres for staff, visiting companies, freelance staff and contractors and ensure the safety and security of our buildings and staff. You will also set up events and be the appointed person for dealing with emergencies. Perks of working with us include a 15% discount across the Sheffield Theatres’ estate, discounted parking, complimentary theatre tickets, corporate gym membership, discounted Westfield Health scheme and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme. Visit Sheffield Theatres website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 20th: Freelance Cultural Education Co-ordinator for East Riding Cultural Education Partnership. Salary: likely £200 per day, please check yourself. East Riding Cultural Education Partnership is looking for a freelance project coordinator to oversee and deliver an exciting new programme of work designed to improve and increase cultural participation for young people in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We are looking for an individual with experience of working in the Arts and with Young People to support the East Riding LCEP (local cultural education partnership) to establish youth voice, deliver events and develop support networks for educators and artists.
East Riding Cultural Education Partnership is a network of partners working together to support the cultural education infrastructure across the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our members include Libraries, Museums and Galleries, Arts Development, Music Education Hub and Junction Goole. We believe there is a need to help teachers, youth workers, youth arts practitioners and anyone else supporting children and young people, to navigate the large number of resources, opportunities, offers that might be overwhelming their inboxes and social media feeds. Through creating useful networks where information gets to the right people and by coordinating training and development opportunities, we can support both the education sector and arts sector to grow.
Youth voice is important to us and establishing this as a core part of our work is vital. We will consult with young people across 5 towns to audit what activities they have, and what activities they would like. The coordinator will deliver a programme of activities in collaboration with local young people and artists to grow demand and trial projects. For a full brief please contact Nicola.dixon@eastriding.gov.uk

DEADLINE Mon. May 23rd: Artist Educator for Artworks, The Everybody School of Art (Halifax). Salary: £150 – £250 per day. Duration: various, ranging from one off workshops to longer courses and projects. We are looking for Artist Educators based in, or willing to travel to the West Yorkshire area, with experience delivering engaging and imaginative activities that share their discipline specific knowledge in creative and accessible ways. Our programmes incorporate a wide range of visual art, design and craft disciplines and we are therefore interested in hearing from a variety of practitioners. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience working in health, social care and education contexts as well as practitioners who have experience working with: children and young people; people with special educational needs or people with lived experience of mental ill health. Our learning programmes include:
● On-site courses and workshops for children, youth and adult audiences, covering a wide range of disciplines
● A wellbeing programme including artist-led workshops and peer support sessions
● A schools programme including outreach workshops in nationwide primary and secondary schools, and teacher CPD including a busy Teach Meet programme (both onsite and online)
● Outreach workshops in the community, for a variety of audiences and local project partners
Successful applicants will have experience in developing and delivering a range of creative learning activities and programmes that respond to the needs and interests of the student. They will have an active enthusiasm for their subject. Visit the Artworks website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Mon. May 23rd: Learning Support Assistant for Artworks, The Everybody School of Art (Halifax). Salary: £15 per hour. We are looking for Learning Support Assistants to support our Creative Healthy Holidays programme, for children aged between 5 and 12 during the school holiday periods. The programme is designed to provide children and young people with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of healthy and creative activities. All sessions are artist-led but include a range of activities including physical activities and nutrition education that the Learning Support Assistant will be required to support.
You will ensure that learners with additional learning needs, pastoral needs and significant skills gaps are supported during the session. You will also be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the session by assisting the tutor with their delivery, setting up and tidying away the session, checking supplies and resources, taking attendance and evaluation. Successful applicants will have experience working in a creative learning environment and supporting young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to engage with learning. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience working in health, social care and education contexts, and working with children and young people; people with special educational needs; and/or people with lived experience of mental ill health. Visit The Artworks website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Mon. May 23rd: Running Wardrobe Assistant for Opera North. Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, Opera North is looking for two experienced and well-motivated individuals to fill the role of Running Wardrobe Assistant – Fixed Term. The successful candidates will have skills in hand-sewing, dyeing, the use of sewing machines and a minimum of two years experience within this field. Salary: £24,954 per annum. Visit Opera North’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Wed. May 25th (midday): Producer for Good Chance Theatre (Bradford). Good Chance is looking for a Bradford-based producer with experience of producing community arts projects (ideally theatre/writing based) to oversee the set up and running of our latest Change the Word poetry and performance project in Bradford. The Change the Word Producer: Bradford will be responsible for the delivery of the Change the Word programme in Bradford, with support from the Good Chance Producer and the wider Good Chance team. This includes building local partnerships with arts and humanitarian organisations and liaising with Common Wealth as our lead partner, marketing the project, recruiting and building relationships with participants, arranging logistics of taster sessions, Welcome Meal, workshops, rehearsals and producing the show(s)/other events, supporting the creative team (local theatre maker, local writer and Change the Word artistic director), producing and marketing Change the Word poetry book, evaluating the project including an evaluation film, and developing legacy opportunities with other Bradford organisations. Duration / salary: 56 days’ paid work (approximately 2 days per week) split across the period from Monday 13th June – Friday 23rd December 2022 at £135 per day. Visit the Good Chance Theatre website to find out more about the Producer role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 27th: Industry Specialist Weekly Coaches for Stagebox (Leeds). We are recruiting for specialist Acting Coaches, Musical Directors, Directors, Choreographers and industry specialists to work with us weekly. We are looking for coaches local to Leeds to teach on Monday Evenings, 5.30 – 7.30pm. We offer £40 per hour for these weekly sessions. Stagebox is an industry accelerator training programme for young people aged 8-18 years old, you can watch the work we produce here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJcJPBVsfRg. To apply, please email CVs and/or a link to your website to: josie@stagebox.uk. To find out more about Stagebox visit their website.

DEADLINE May 30th (noon): Communications Officer for The Civic (Barnsley, South Yorkshire). Salary: £20k – £23k. Hours: full time, 35 hours per week. Join a people focused organisation which wants you to succeed. We are passionate about what we do and the people we work with and are dedicated to delivering outstanding creative and cultural opportunities for the people of Barnsley, the borough and beyond. We have a theatre, an art gallery and also deliver our work across local communities. This role gives you loads of opportunity to develop and learn. You’ll work with artists, audiences, other arts organisations and our entire staff team to deliver outstanding communications/ marketing, with the aim to get more people sharing our passion and attending exciting artistic work. To apply you’ll need experience of working as a Marketing or Communications Officer. You’ll also need experience of managing and updating websites and social media platforms. Visit The Civic’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 31st: Venue Manager for Bradford Literature Festival (freelance role). Contract: fixed term, part time. Hours: various between 23rd June – 3rd July. Summary of tasks:
● Work in conjunction with the venue team, including Stage Manager, Tech Manager and volunteers, to ensure the smooth running of Bradford Literature Festival events.
● Work in conjunction with the venue team, whether this be BLF volunteers or existing front of house staff and security, to effectively manage crowds and queues.
● Be responsible for on the door ticket sales including the handling and recording of cash.
● Allocate and manage volunteer roles on site, such as ushers.
● Support and manage book sales at your venue in conjunction with Waterstones.
Visit the Arts Council England website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE May 31st: Stilt walkers for Same Difference Arts.We are a Leeds-based street theatre company who make outdoor theatre and performances which are both interactive and engaging for audiences. Our ethos is to combine street theatre skills with contemporary art practice to create work which links the audience to their immediate environment. Since our beginning, we have continued to realise unique and exciting projects which have toured across the UK. We are looking for stilt walkers with strong skills to come and join our team for the Jubilee. Ideally, you will be based in the north and drive. You should have over 1-year professional experience. You should be able to walk on all surfaces (grass, cobbles, hills), do steps confidently and ideally free-mount. You should be able to demonstrate your skill and experience level with videos, photos and a CV/Spotlight. You may be asked to do a self-tape if you cannot provide the above. The work is over the Jubilee weekend 2-4thJune nationwide. Therefore you will be expected to travel. You should provide your own dura stilts. Please email as soon as possible to Verity (administrator@samedifferencearts.com) with your information and application. Fees are between £150- £180 plus travel to be shared between teams.

DEADLINE Jun. 1st: Freelance Instructor Opportunities by Leeds Aerial Arts LTD. Salary: £25k – £30k pro rata (hourly rate unknown). Hours: part time. Calling all inspiring aerialists, fitness instructors, yoga leaders and dance practitioners. Our studio is available to hire! We would love to hear from instructors whose values align with our own to work together:
● Creating a safe space for womxn to exercise
● Focus on building strength and confidence through exercise (we don’t count calories or body fat % here)
● Inspiring awesome womxn to make time for themselves and their bodies, and to take that fearless and unstoppable feeling out of class and into their daily lives.
Contact Leeds Aerial Arts (Lorna Mackinder-Clark – enquiries@leedsaerialarts.co.uk) to discuss this opportunity detailing what you teach, and why you think it would be a great fit for @leedsaerialarts. We have multiple spaces available for a variety of activities and are open to offering our space on a rental basis or hiring new instructors.

Ongoing: Leeds Employment Hub. If you’re currently out of working we can support you to gain a job, training or plan your next steps, even if you are already studying or in education. Since April 2019 over 8000 people have accessed our services and we have supported over 5000 people into work. Our Employment Advisors can offer:
● Careers advice and guidance, and opportunities to learn new skills
● Tips on CV writing and completing application forms
● Interview practice
● Access to local job and apprenticeship opportunities
● In-work support (for up to 6 months in your new role)
● Information and guidance on self-employment
● Advice on benefits calculations and managing debt
Visit the Employment Skills Leeds website to receive support from the Leeds Employment Hub.

Ongoing: Music Tutors. To become a music tutor with MusicTutors.co.uk, you will first have to send them an application via the website form. Their recruitment process ensures that their students get lessons from high quality, professional and certified (enhanced DBS) music tutors. After applying, you will be notified on what will happen next. Visit Music Tutor’s website to find out more and apply.

Ongoing: Crew members for The Music Consortium. The Music Consortium works on festivals of all shapes and sizes such as Latitude/Longitude, Lollapalooza, and Leeds Festival, with a team of crew members. To apply it’s likely you will need a valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle. Visit The Music Consortium’s website to apply for a Crew member role.

Ongoing: Employment Surgeries for Creative Careers (free, online). Age 18-30? Create Jobs have teamed up with Creative Society to support more young people with their creative careers by hosting one-to-one employment surgeries. You can get help from a member of the team to support you with your creative career during lockdown. Book your half hour slot to get help with: job hunting and careers search, applications and interviews, and also advice for employees, furloughed staff and the self-employed. You can also get guidance to other services out there to support your health and well-being. Slots are available for the following Friday session only. Visit the Create Jobs website to double check sessions are still running, then drop them an email to book your slot.

Ongoing: National Careers Service – The Skills Toolkit. Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills. Courses include: Business and Finance, Coding, Computer Science, Digital Design and Marketing, Personal Growth and Wellbeing, Professional Development, and more. To find out more about the Skills Toolkit courses and undertake them for free, visit the National Careers website.

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