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.

FREE EVENTS July – August: Get Set sessions by Help Musicians. Discover how Help Musicians can support you in getting going on your next creative endeavour, and how to get started on your application. These online sessions will guide you through the types of activities for which you can receive support, the application process, common mistakes and top tips, equipping you to write the best possible application. These online sessions will take place via Zoom. They will last for 30–45 mins, consisting of a 20 minute presentation and a 15 minute Q&A. When can I begin my application for creative support? Whenever you’re ready! The removal of deadlines and move to always available support allows creators to apply for help towards developing their skills, recording, releasing and promoting their music whenever they need it, 365 days a year. This signals the end of waiting for ‘rounds’ to be open and meeting application deadlines. Every application will receive an outcome within 10 weeks, no matter the day, week or month. Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on one of the Get Set sessions.

RESIDENCY DEADLINE Jul. 8th: Resonance 2022-23 with Opera North. We’re seeking applications from music creators of colour for our next Resonance residency programme. Develop a new performance idea through testing an exciting possibility, exploring a musical idea, telling a story through music, collaborating with a filmmaker/ visual artist, or something else altogether. Five successful lead artists will receive up to a week of free rehearsal space in central Leeds between October 2022 and April 2023, a grant of up to £3,500 to cover fees for those involved and other costs, and support and advice from technicians, producers and other specialists. There are also options for a short film to document the project, and a work in progress performance or live stream. Alumni of the scheme have gone on to create major commissions for Opera North. Visit Opera North’s website to find out more about Resonance and to apply.

AWARD DEADLINE Fri. Jul. 8th: The Ivors Composer Awards. Celebrating the best new works by composers writing for classical, jazz and sound art in the UK. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the Awards will take place on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at the British Museum, London. This year the Awards are accepting applications for the Composer Awards into the following categories: Small Chamber, Chamber Ensemble, Large Ensemble, Orchestral, Choral, Small Ensemble Jazz, Large Ensemble Jazz, Community and Participation, Stage Works and Sound Art. The musical work must have received its first UK public performance between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. Entry fee: £18. Visit the Ivors Academy website to find out more about the Awards and to enter.

FUNDED TALENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY deadline Jul. 18th (9am): The F-List for Music X Miloco Studios. Apply now for a whole weekend of immersive studio learning for female and gender expansive musicians, provided by The F-List for Music, Help Musicians and Miloco Studios. If you’re a female or gender expansive music creator, these limited-capacity two-day courses will give you the chance to work with experienced producers to gain a greater knowledge of a professional studio set up and confidence in articulating ideas and opinions on production within a studio setting, helping you retain creative control over your music. Location: Battery Studio 2, London, NW10 2NB (funding is available for travel and accommodation). Dates: 8 – 9 October 2022 or 14 – 15 January 2023. Budget: You can apply for up to £1,500 to cover the course, travel and accommodation fees.
Eligibility – to apply you must be:
– A female or gender expansive creator aged over 18.
– A professional musician with an active career creating and/or performing, or in an occupation highly technically skilled in music.
– Available to be in London on either 8 and 9 October 2022 or 14 and 15 January 2023 (from 10am-6pm each day).
– In financial need and without significant backing.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic musicians, as they are underrepresented within this programme. Ideally you should have had some experience in a professional studio setting and/or home recording but are looking to further build confidence and skills in this context. Visit the Help Musicians UK website to find out more about the opportunity and to apply.

COMPETITION DEADLINE Fri. Jul. 27th: BBC Young Jazz Musician. BBC Young Jazz Musician is the BBC’s platform for young, talented jazz musicians. We aim to celebrate the wealth of talent in the UK jazz scene and to showcase that talent on BBC television. If you enter you will have the chance to be heard by some of the best jazz musicians from the UK and beyond. If you progress to the final stages of the competition you will also have the opportunity to play with and be mentored by a rhythm section of top performers. BBC Young Jazz Musician is filmed for broadcast on BBC television. Eligibility: For ages 22 and under. You must include a substantial element of improvisation in your performance. (Improvisation is one of the judging criteria so if you don’t improvise, you are unlikely to go through to the next round). Visit the BBC’s website to find out more about the competition and to enter.

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).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Tues. Aug. 9th (10am): Artist Call Out by Come Play With Me. Release a standalone digital single with us (you also might feature on the third volume of our vinyl compilation series ‘side by side’)! Alongside this, you’ll get professional mastering, marketing, and press, and support from our team throughout the release process, including mentoring sessions and live opportunities. To apply submit an application & don’t forget to include the Equal Opportunities form. Eligibility: for West Yorkshire based artists who are also a creative of colour, identify as a woman, person of a marginalised gender, or as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Visit Typeform to access the application and equal opportunities forms.

FREE EVENT Sat. Aug. 13th (10am – 4pm): Ableton Live Workshop for Complete Beginners. After being postponed from its original date in June, the free Ableton Live workshop we’re offering as part of the StreetLife York project will now take place on Sat. 13 August. Open to women and minority gender people and suitable for complete beginners, join YSWN Associate and Ableton Certified Trainer Liina ‘LNA’ Turtonen in York and have fun learning how to make beats and edit audio. Visit Eventbrite to find out more about the workshop and to register for your free place.

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.

FUNDING Deadline TBC, applications open at the end of Summer: NextGen Fund by Youth Music. 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 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. Note to disabled applicants: If you identify as Disabled and need further support to make an application to Youth Music, you can apply to our Access Fund. This provides funding to cover any additional access costs that might be required for you to make an application to one of Youth Music’s main grant funds. For the NextGen fund you can apply for up to £350 if you need support in making your application. Visit Youth Music’s website to find out more about the NextGen Fund and to apply.

BUSINESS

FREE EVENT Mon. Jul. 4th (free, 10:00 – 12:00): Professional Photobooth and Networking at BIPC Leeds. For business entrepreneurs. Location: Leeds Central Library. Get your headshot taken at our upcoming photobooth with professional photographer Tim Simpson – perfect for your social media profiles, blogs, articles or professional website. Having your professional headshot taken can often be expensive, so this is the perfect opportunity to get yours for free! At this event, you’ll also be able to meet fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners and ask your business questions to the BIPC team over a cup of coffee. This session will run for two hours to give chance for networking and asking your questions. You’ll be allocated a short time slot for getting your photo taken on arrival. Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the event.

FREE EVENT Sat. Jul. 9th: Setting up Your Social Enterprise by Business & IP Centre Leeds. Do you want to change to world (or just your local community) with your brilliant business idea? In this session we explore the basics to setting up a social enterprise, taking you through how to develop your idea and make it reality. Come together with others passionate about making a difference! The session will cover:
• What a social enterprise is
• How to assess if your is idea viable
• Where to access help and support
• How to plan for success
• Marketing your social enterprise
• The importance of measuring your impact
This workshop is for those who are looking to set up a social enterprise. It will be particularly helpful if you want to work through your ideas and explore what type of business is best for you. Visit Eventbrite to book your free place on the event.

FREE Events Fri. Jul. 15th – 16th (9:30 – 3:30): Start-Up Leeds – Two-Day Workshop by by Business & IP Centre Leeds. Location: Leeds Central Library. In this free two-day workshop you’ll get the skills you need to build and grow your own business. We’ll be joined by specialists who will guide you through the basics of building and growing your ideas to help give you the knowledge and tools to take your business to the next level. You’ll also develop your skills and meet fellow entrepreneurs and business owners. To join the two-day workshop, you’ll need to be in the early stages of starting up your business, pre-start or under 3 years of trading. You will also need to be trading within the Leeds City Region (from Barnsley to Harrogate). What you’ll learn:
• What makes a successful business
• Business planning
• How to price your products and services
• How to forecast your cashflow
• Crafting a marketing strategy for your business
• Tax and bookkeeping
• An overview of copyright and trade marks
Visit Eventbrite to find out more about the Start-Up Leeds event and to book your free place.

COMPETITION DEADLINE Jul. 28th: Young Innovators Awards. Young people aged 18 – 30 can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. This includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support. The aim of this competition is to find a new group of young innovators that with our help, can turn their great ideas into successful businesses. We are looking for young people who would benefit most from the Young Innovators Awards. The award includes financial support and a tailored package of expert advice, with access to the innovation tools and useful connections also on offer. The financial support, tailored coaching and mentoring will be provided directly to the successful applicants. Visit the Gov.UK website to find out more about the competition and to apply.

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.

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.

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.

DEADLINE Jul. 11th: BFI Film Academy Specialist course – Film Programming and Audience Development. Location: Sheffield. An intensive course on film exhibition and distribution for 16 – 19 year olds who wish to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry. Course dates: 27 July to 24 August 2022. During the course, you will get to learn about film programming, marketing and distribution and eventually get the chance to put on your own film festival at the Showroom Cinema. You will also:
• Explore and gain insight into all aspects of film exhibition
• Work alongside well-known industry professionals
• Develop skills and experience that are essential to becoming part of the film industry
• Work with well-known film critics, festivals, filmmakers and those working within the industry to build your dream film festival over the four-week programme
Cost: £0 to £210 depending on your circumstances. A bursary may be available to cover the full cose of the course if you need it. Visit the BFI website to find out more about the course and to apply. 

FUNDING deadline Sun. Jul. 17th: Diverse Shorts Fund by Sky Documentaries. We are looking to fund several “artistically ambitious” short docs from emerging filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds. In partnership with APX Content Ventures, the channel will provide up to £500,000 to fund several documentaries throughout the year, of between 10 and 30 minutes in length. Sky said it wanted to invest in, and spotlight, new UK filmmaking talent and offer a stepping stone for emerging directors wanting to create long-form content.
The scheme is open to people who have faced barriers to opportunities due to physical and mental health or disability, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic or traveller communities. It said it welcomed entries from individuals with industry experience as a producer, assistant producer, development exec, editor or director, but who had not yet directed an hour-long doc for terrestrial or SVoD. They will be partnered with an experienced factual producer for mentoring and production support. To apply you’ll need to submit a written treatment of your idea along with a CV and application form. Visit Sky’s website to find out more about the fund and to apply.

FUNDING deadline Jul. 23rd (9am): New Ideas Fund by Creative Enterprise. The programme’s aims are to support growth of screen sector in England. The New Ideas Fund is a programme of small grants for creative entrepreneurs and companies working in moving image for storytelling.  It is a bespoke Research and Innovation fund offering small grants for creative entrepreneurs and companies working in moving image industries with storytelling at the heart of their work. The fund will enable entrepreneurs to build upon their creative and commercial ideas, creating opportunity for business growth. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas that have the potential to impact your entrepreneurial journey and grow your business. If you are applying for £10,000-£25,000 you must be a registered limited company.
What you can spend the funding on: We are looking for creative and commercial ideas that could unlock opportunities for your career to reach the next level or could increase your company’s growth prospects. This could be your chance to try something new, experiment with new technology or collaborate. The fund cannot be used to fund content creation nor to develop a slate – it intends to support ideas that may lead to commercial or creative growth in their sector. If you are looking for development or production funding, check out the BFI’s latest opportunities. You can also apply for funding to work with a consultant on a 3-year plan (e.g. marketing, IP exploitation, business plan etc.) with a £5,000 Business Planning Grant.
Eligibility – all beneficiaries must:
• Be based in the English regions outside of London.
• Have relevant experience in the content production and/or screen industry.
• Be working in moving image for storytelling or have clear intentions to develop a business in this sector. By our definition of storytelling for moving image, we include Film, TV, Games, Animation and Immersive content where a narrative and a means to entertain on screen is present.
• Have ambitions for career development and company growth.
Visit Creative UK’s website to find out more about the New Ideas Fund.

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.

BURSARY DEADLINE Fri. Sep. 16th (5pm): Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund (for women or anyone who self-identifies as a woman). The Bursary fund is for the next compelling talent led documentary. Do you think you’ve discovered the next Stacey Dooley, Yinka Bokinni or Louis Theroux? Pitch us a winning proposal and not only will we give you £10,000, we’ll also match you with a mentor to help you make your idea happen. To apply, we ask for 250 words to sell us your idea which should be suitable for commission by a UK broadcaster. The 2022 Fund will give four successful applicants £10,000 each to develop their TV proposal. To celebrate Pat Llewellyn’s Welsh roots, and to encourage other women from Wales to follow in her creative footsteps, two places this year will be held specifically for any woman either born in or living in Wales, or with a Welsh parent. The Fund is a collaboration between WFTV, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, All3Media and The Welsh Government. It is free to apply, but you may only submit one application with one idea. Visit the Women in Film and TV website to find out more about the bursary fund and to apply.

WRITING

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

COMPETITION deadline Jun. 30th: 2022 Open Poetry Competition. We are delighted to announce that the 1st prize in our Open Poetry Competition will again this year be £1000. Second and third prizes will also be £500 and £250. Poems must not exceed 30 lines. Entry fee: £6. Visit Wells Festival of Literature website to enter the competition.

COMPETITION deadline Jun. 30th: Poetry London. From modest beginnings in 1988, when it was a listings newsletter, Poetry London has developed into one of the UK’s leading poetry magazines. The competition is open to poets anywhere in the world. The prize for first place is £5000 with prizes for subsequent places, plus publication in Poetry London. Visit Poetry London’s website to enter the competition.

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.

PAID SUBMISSION DEADLINE Jun. 30th: Bath Magg – Summer Call Out. Bath Magg is an online poetry magazine and a home for the best new writing. We are now open for submissions into our Summer Issue. You are welcome to submit up to three poems.  Our aim is to offer a platform for both established and emerging writers to share a space. (The next call out will be for the Winter call out in December). We offer contributors payment of £20 per contribution. Visit the Bath Magg website to find out more about the call out.

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.

FREE EVENT Jul. 6th (free, 6pm – 7pm via Zoom): Scratch Me Industry Programme Session – Writing Characters We Hate to Love. From Vilanelle to the citizens of Royston Vasey Jeremy Dyson has written for some of the most iconic TV characters to hit our screens. But why do we love despicable characters? And how do you walk that balance between likable and unlikeable? We’ll be chatting to Jeremy about how he approaches writing character, how you create empathy and dimension in characters we hate to love. Visit Film Hub North’s website to book onto the event and to find out more about Scratch Me Industry Programme.

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.

PAID OPPORTUNITY SUBMISSION deadline Jul. 15th (applications open now): Submit to Northern Gravy. Northern Gravy welcomes submissions from UK & Ireland writers of any background, including first-time writers. Those we select for publication will be paid a fee of £100 for the use of their work, which we will partner with the writer to edit and prepare. Guidelines summary: Writers we select for publication and pay may also be invited to read their work at live events, digital launches and on the Northern Gravy podcast and social media platforms. We believe that experiencing writing as the author intended is vital to understanding it’s true meaning, as well as providing valuable experience to new writers. Our word count guideline for Fiction and KidLit is a maximum of 2,000 words, and poems can be no longer than 40 lines. We are happy to read one story or up to four poems. You can to submit simultaneously to all three areas. Visit Northern Gravy’s website to find out more about the submission opportunity and to apply.

COMPETITION DEADLINE Sun. Jul. 24th: National Geographic Travel Writing Competition. Aspiring travel writers can submit their 500 word entries (about an inspiring travel experience) for the chance to win an 11 day cruise to Greenland, and to kick start your travel writing career. Visit the National Geographic website to find out more about the competition, and to enter for free.

AWARD DEADLINE Sun. Jul. 31st: Sky Arts RSL (Royal Society of Literature) Writers Awards. The Awards celebrate and nurture British writers of colour at the beginnings of their careers. Five winners will receive ten mentoring sessions over the course of 12 months with an RSL Fellow writing in their form, as well as two sessions with Ambassador Bernardine Evaristo. Mentoring categories: non fiction, screenwriting, fiction, poetry and playwriting. Eligibility: open to emergine writers of colour ages 18 and over. Applicants should not have previously published or produced any substantial pieces of work. For example poets can have poems published in magazines or pamphlets, but not full length collections. Visit the Sky Arts website to find out more about the Awards and to enter.

MENTORING deadline Jul. 31st: Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Programme. A six-month mentorship programme. Mentees will gain valuable insight into the entire industry process, from pitch to publication. They will also receive personalised editorial feedback and guaranteed representation. Sessions might include:
• A conversation with an editor
• Insights into the book to film process
• Selling your book internationally
• Panel discussion with bestselling agency authors
Eligibility: We are offering six spaces on our mentorship scheme this year, and for the first time, all six places will be reserved to those from underrepresented backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, writers from an ethnic minority background, LGBTQ+ writers, writers who are disabled or neurodiverse, and writers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
What we’re looking for: For fiction, we are especially eager to find commercial, literary, thriller, historical, romance, book club, middle grade and young adult. On the non-fiction side, we are particularly looking for narrative non-fiction, memoir, new perspectives in history, arts and culture, politics, economics, philosophy, psychology, nature and science, unusual illustrated projects, dynamic cookery or food writing. As this is a programme for aspiring new authors, we particularly encourage writers who have not completed their full manuscript to apply. You just need to have a strong idea of where it is going with at least a few written chapters, and you should come prepared to work editorially with your mentor. Visit the Madeleine Milburn website to find out more about the mentorship programme and to apply.

PRIZE deadline Jul. 31st: Winchester Poetry Prize. Poems must not exceed 40 lines. First Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500, 3rd Prize: £250. There will be a special prize-giving event on Saturday 8 October 2022. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology. Entry fee: £5, or possibly free entry if the fee is a barrier to you. Visit the Winchester Poetry website to enter the prize.

EVENTS Aug. 12th – 14th (via Zoom, 10am – 4pm): Summer Writing Retreat. Join Northern Writers Studio for a Zoom writing retreat to spend quality time on your writing project. You’ll have time to plan, think and write across three days. This space is suitable for people working on any form of writing project and you won’t be asked to share your work. Tickets cost £25. Visit Eventbrite to find out more about the Retreat. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Jul. 15th (monthly deadlines each month): Visual Verse – Flast Poetry Submissions. Visual Verse is a collaboration / anthology of art, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Each month we supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. Visual Verse is a celebration. Of the drama of seeing and the desire to express it. Of the things that inspire us, move us, and that we find hardest to articulate. You can also sign up to the newsletter to receive the visual prompt each month. Visit the Visual Verse website to find out more about the submission opportunity.

COMPETITION deadline Jul. 31st: Crossing the Tees Short Story Competition. Share your story for a chance to appear in a published anthology and take home a cash prize. There’s a 3,000 word limit but no theme to the competition. Visit the Crossing the Tees website to enter the competition.

PRIZE deadline Wed. Aug. 31st (midnight): Oxford Poetry Prize. Oxford Poetry is pleased to present the inaugural Oxford Poetry Prize, awarded for a single poem in the English language. The fist-prize winner receives a cash prize of £700, the second-prize winner receives £200 and the third-prize winner receives £100. All winners will be offered publication in Oxford Poetry. Each poem submitted costs £7, and can be a maximum of 50 lines. Visit the Partus Press website to find out more about the prize and to enter.

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.

SUBMISSION deadline Sep. 25th: Aryamati Poetry Prize. The prize has a theme of social change and peace. The winning poet receives a package of prizes including a pamphlet publication contract with Fly on the Wall Press. Entry is free if you have purchased a copy of the 2021 winning pamphlet or £7 if you do not wish to purchase the pamphlet. Visit New Writing North’s website to find out more about the prize.

OTHER 

EVENTS now until Jul. 14th: 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. 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.

RARE OPPORTUNITY DEADLINE Mon. Jul. 4th: Content Creatives by Channel 4. Applications are now open for the next round of Channel 4’s Content Creatives, a 14-week paid training and work placement opportunity offering the chance to kickstart a career in the creative industry in Leeds and Manchester. Content Creatives is open to 18-24 year olds and they are particularly keen to offer opportunities to young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants do not need to have any previous experience or a degree in media or digital. What you’ll do on the placement:
The placements will be based at 4Studio or with a creative partner company based in Leeds or Greater Manchester. The partner companies (still to be announced) all make creative content for the purposes of advertising and/or entertainment. What these companies produce will vary, but all include creative opportunities in areas such as design, video production, social media, development and strategy. Visit Channel 4’s website to find out more about Content Creatives and to apply.

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.

SUBMISSION deadline Jul. 27th (midnight): Photography+ Open Call. We are looking for photographs related to the theme of ‘street’ for the upcoming issue of Photography+. Make sure to submit your images related to the streets or street life! The selected image will be published in the next issue of Photography+ and we pay an image fee of £80. Visit the Photoworks website to submit your work.

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 deadline July 31st (applications open July 1st): 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.

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. A free network for local artists – a community, a conversation and a chance to 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.

MENTORING Ongoing (free, online): Support Sessions for Performance Artists. Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one support service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career. Sessions are informal and artist-led, offering an opportunity to talk about anything from artistic ideas and project development to funding and contexts for your work. Visit Arts Admin’s website to find out more about the sessions.

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.
For ideas on where to find music related jobs, visit our Music Industry Guide.
For ideas on where to find film/TV related jobs, visit our Film Industry Guide.

PAID INTERNSHIP DEADLINE Jul. 22nd: Assistant Creative Technologist for Leeds 2023 (for final year or graduated students). Interview Date: 3rd August. Contract Type: 12 weeks – Aug 15th – 4th Nov 2022. Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Salary: £ 11.46 per hour. We are looking a 3rd year, postgraduate or recently graduated student who can get stuck in and support our Team with the development of XR and immersive technologies in the build to the year of culture in 2023. The role will be led by the interests and expertise of the successful candidate but will include:
Content Creation and Storytelling: We are developing a new interactive online space to host our documentation and immersive experiences which will be integrated into our new website. We will be creating VR and AR content and working with local artists to tell immersive stories. The role will include supporting planning, testing, and developing the content as well as working with external partners and artists to support them to tell their stories.
Research: The role will support us to look at the legacy of our content beyond 2023 and will include researching physical archives and recommending ways these stories can be told using XR technologies. It will also include researching and testing content hosting platforms.
Design: The work placement will include supporting our design work by user testing our new Immersive Experiences platform and working with artists and designers to improve on our prototypes.
 Audience research – We will be undertaking audience research to help us better understand how audiences consume, experience, and appreciate immersive and interactive XR media which will help us make content commissioning decisions in 2022 and 2023.
Visit Arts Council England’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Jul. 24th: Admin Assistant (Partnerships) for Bradford Culture Company Ltd. Salary: £25,000, pro-rata. Hours: 37.5 hours a week. These can be worked flexibly, but the role is entirely office-based. Bradford has been named UK City of Culture 2025. Our vision is to use arts and culture to fuel the social, economic and creative renaissance of our district; to make Bradford one of the most welcoming places in the UK where artists, producers, audiences and creative entrepreneurs can flourish. Fiercely proud of its creativity, boldness and independence of spirit, Bradford’s story is ready to be told and our storytellers come from all parts of the globe. This is a district built by entrepreneurs, shaped by an international community and a history of world-famous artists, performers, writers and musicians. This is also Bradford’s moment to showcase to the world what modern British culture looks like. And Bradford 2025 will be where the passionate young voices of the future will be heard.
We require a full-time interim administrative assistant to work primarily in support of the interim fundraisers, but also with the wider interim team. This is an office based role, Monday to Friday at the Bradford 2025 office in the centre of Bradford. Role summary:
● To undertake support services for the two fundraisers in the team, including clerical administration, record keeping, scheduling meetings, and maintaining databases.
● To arrange events and meetings: align diaries, book rooms, arrange travel or accommodation if necessary, arrange catering and other associated tasks including taking notes if required.
In summary, to apply you’ll need: An interest or passion for arts, culture and heritage.
● Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
● Keen attention to detail with a commitment to achieving excellent standards.
● A high level of computer literacy, including experience of using Google Docs and Sheets.
Visit Bradford 2025’s website to find out more about the role and to apply.

DEADLINE Jul. 31st: Singing Teacher for Stagecoach Performing Arts (Huddersfield). Salary: £30k – £40k (pro rata). Stagecoach Huddersfield is looking for an experienced and dynamic singing teacher; ideally a piano player. Hours are Friday 5-8, Saturday 9am – 1pm and 2 – 5.30. This role is a permanent position starting in September. Great rates of pay and also extra hours and scope for progression maybe available to the right person. Our thriving and successful schools have been running for over 15 years, we have a dedicated teaching team as well as committed, hard working and wonderful students. We are a friendly team that have a lot of fun together and provide our students with plenty of performance opportunities, exam training and high quality performing arts tuition. Please email huddersfield@stagecoach.co.uk with a brief expression of interest and any questions.

DEADLINE Aug. 1st: Senior Musical Theatre Tutor (York) for Dramacube Productions. We are looking for a Musical Theatre Tutor to work with their performing arts students, aged 7 to 14, on musical theatre workshops and courses. Hours: Minimum of 2.25 hours per week, rising to a potential 12 hours a week (in term-time). Rate per Hour: £22.00. The initial assignment is a three-day Summer Holiday Musical Theatre workshop in August (21 hours). For more information about Dramacube visit www.dramacubeproductions.co.uk. For a full PDF job description and application instructions please email chris@dramacube.co.uk

DEADLINE Aug. 1st: Classroom Assistant for Razzamataz Theatre Schools (Sheffield). We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to support the our classes for ages 4-5 and 6-8 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 are an award winning theatre school who 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 of Summer Academies 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
Classes are normally held at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Green Lane, Dronfield, S18 2FZ. We require someone to have their initial training with us in June starting fully in September. There is also the opportunity to progress to teaching hours for the right candidate. Either experience of the Performing Arts or teaching/classroom support is required. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”. Pay is determined by experience but always supersedes NMW. To apply, please email razzamatazrecruitment@gmail.com and request an application form.

DEADLINE Aug. 1st: Dance Teacher for Razzamataz Theatre Schools (Sheffield). We are currently seeking talented individuals to deliver dance classes to their students at their award winning Saturday theatre school. You must be creative, inspirational and able to deliver a varied, exciting and stretching curriculum. We are looking for someone who is able to use their knowledge, skills and expertise of dance to inspire and teach our students in our weekly sessions. We have two positions available:
 Musical Theatre & Commercial Dance Teacher – 60 minute dance class for ages 9-11 – these candidates may have less teaching experience (but not necessarily) but should be trained to a high level in Musical Theatre and Commercial dance.
 Contemporary / Lyrical Teacher – 60 minute dance class for our advanced dancers – these candidates should have a strong knowledge of dance technique and be able to guide our students on their journey towards a career in the Performing Arts
The job role includes, but is not limited to:
● Working as part of a team committed to providing high quality performing arts training
● Taking responsibility for all your classes performance numbers
● Preparing weekly and termly lesson plans and resources
● Good organisation & excellent communication skills
● A natural affinity with children
● A passion for teaching dance and for the Performing Arts
Experience in dance is essential, experience working with children is preferred. Some training will be provided. Pay is between £15-30 / hour depending on experience. To apply, please email razzamatazrecruitment@gmail.com and request an application form.

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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