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Members Opportunities

This is a place where members can share exciting opportunities with each other and the wider cultural sector. 

All Opportunities, Get Involved's, Jobs, Commissions, Funding, Training and Call Outs are submitted by CVF members.  If you have any questions/queries about the opportunities featured, please contact the organiser directly. 

If you have an opportunity to share please head to our submissions page linked below 

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Freelance role with New Adventures on ‘Take Flight’

A young people’s participation programme running alongside the tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.


Send your applications to Leah Fox at New Adventures: leah@new-adventures.net 

Deadline: Monday 29th July

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The Leap Toolkits

The Leap have now launched a series of webinars and tools for the cultural sector, check them out below!

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Fancy £500? Here’s some Spare Bob

Spare Bob is a £500 creative development grant for artists and creatives living in, or making work in the Bradford district. You can use it to fund training or support that will help you progress your creative practice or nurture a new skill. 

Deadline: Sunday 28th July

Next round of applications open: Friday 13th September

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Theatre in the Mill

"Untitled" - Focuses on giving artists time, space, resources, support, and £1000 of funding to develop a new idea over the course of a 3-month program culminating in a public facing sharing.

Deadline: Wednesday 31st July

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Songs with a Bradford Accent

The Topic is collecting Folk songs about people, groups, and special places in Bradford District. Inviting songwriters to write a song about a person, group or special place in the Bradford District.The song lyrics will be posted on the Topic website, featured on BCB 106.6fm and live concerts will be arranged throughout 2025.

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Salts Mill Vacancy: Book Buyer

Reporting to the Bookshop and Galleries Manager, plan and buy books for Salts Mill. Lead on the Bookshop and Gallery book offer, ensuring that it is in line with and enhances Salts Mill ethos, current trends and arts programming.

Deadline: Wednesday 31st July

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Freelance Call Out: Event Production and Project Management

Bradford 2025 are looking for experienced Production, Event and Project Managers to lead the effective planning and safe delivery of a multitude of projects and events in the Bradford 2025 programme, varying in scale and artform.

This is an exciting opportunity for a wide range of skillsets within these roles to register their interest in taking on freelance contracts and supporting creative teams from early initiation to final delivery.

Fill in the form on their website to join their freelancer list and they will get in touch with any potential opportunities to work with them throughout 2024-2025.

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Survey for Artists and Art workers in Yorkshire & the Humber

Would you like to see better conditions & more investment for the visual arts sector in the UK? Fill out a short survey to help us, and our national body CVAN, to better understand your needs, and therefore be fully equipped to advocate to the government for better conditions and positive change for the visual arts sector in the UK.

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Extras needed in Bradford

The Casting Collective are looking for people of all ages, genders and ethnicities for a major production shooting in Bradford but particularly for people of South Asian descent. They are specifically looking for a large number of people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for these roles.

Applicants must live near Bradford or have a car to travel within an hour, be 17+ with a valid NI number. Good rates of pay. They are committed to diversity and representation, ensuring our casting process is fully compliant with the UK Equality Act.

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The Leap Consortium

The Leap Consortium is looking for up to three new members to join us on our exciting journey to bring about change through community led arts and culture. Whilst these roles are voluntary positions, you will have the satisfaction of joining a dynamic, innovative organisation. We want people who share our vision and passion for arts and culture and making a lasting difference to lives and communities.

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Azaadi | آزادی | Freedom - Partner Call

Samia Malik grew up in Bradford (where a lot of this project is set).

Samia is in the process of applying to the Arts Council for a major new project and am looking for partners - financial or in kind.


Overview of the project:

Azaadi | آزادی | Freedom A three year online archiving project to create & share a series of 24 narrative spoken-to-camera episodes exploring, documenting & broadcasting an empowering, inspiring & healing journey to freedom through art, weaving my original bilingual Urdu/English songs, performances, visual art & spoken word with videos & live streamed Q&A sessions, supported by a national tour of 15 live shows & participatory community workshops Are you or your organisation interested in being involved?


Samia is happy to zoom chat and open to your ideas and offers! 

Please could you email your expression of interest to Samia directly at samiamalikmusic@gmail.com 

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 Sufi Heritage Music Project

Bradford's rich and diverse cultural heritage of Bradford is set to take centre stage with the launch of the Sufi Music Heritage project, generously funded by the National Lottery Grants for Heritage. This initiative is poised to showcase the profound impact of Sufi heritage and Qawwali on the multicultural tapestry of the city, fostering inclusivity and community engagement. The project's primary objective is to empower women from South Asian communities, providing them with a platform to lead and shape their own festival program. 

Volunteer Opportunity

The Sufi Music Heritage Project is calling for volunteers who are eager to contribute their skills and enthusiasm to help shape and program this exciting initiative. We have diverse opportunities that cater to various interests and skill sets:
1. Social Media Management
2. Marketing Enthusiasts
3. Administration
4. Event Management

Check out the brief here!

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1-2-1 Support Sessions with Visual Arts Instigator -  Alison McIntyre

Each month, Visual Arts Instigator, Alison McIntyre hosts Visual Arts Support Sessions both in-person at Assembly Bradford and online. These session can provide creative advice and signpost to funding, support and networking opportunities for people working in the Bradford visual arts scene.

These sessions are open to all visual artists and arts professionals living or working in Bradford. 

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50 Things To Do

50 Things To Do Ages 5 to 11 is eager to see what a skill-based, playful, diverse and thoroughly resourced curriculum would look like in supporting those children that, by choice or circumstance, want or need to approach education differently. We’d love to have insight from those in the creative sector as we talk through these ideas. What do you wish children knew about the creative process? How would you want your art and community represented? Did you have any barriers to becoming a creative that you’d love to help others overcome? You don’t have to have experience working with children, just a willingness to share your opinions by email or in a group online session.


If you’d like to be involved please email Rachel at Rachel.Cambell@stedmundsbradford.org.uk

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The Why Don't We? group

Participants and volunteers wanted! The Why Don't We? group is an inclusive arts collective, supporting local artists with a learning disability to developing their practice and exhibit work. We are looking for new members to join the group, who meet on Thursdays in central Bradford. No previous experience of making art is necessary, just an interest in being creative. The group is supported by two professional community artists, and there is also an opportunity for someone relatively new to community arts to volunteer and gain some practical work experience. Travel expenses paid. Please contact Alice on info@pyramid.org.uk / 0113 234 6040 to enquire.

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PYRAMID

Why Don't We (inclusive arts group)

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Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company

Hi all! Bloomin' Buds have been asked by the HAF team (Holiday Activities & Food programme) to put together a catalogue of artists and what workshops they offer to promote to their HAF providers. HAF is a programme where community organisations receive funding to put on activities during the school holidays (Easter, Summer & Christmas) for free school meal children. The aim is to get more artists working with providers in community spaces in light of Bradford 2025. Typically workshops on a HAF programme would last between 2 to 4 hours and you could be working with up to 50 children, albeit not at the same time. If you'd like to put yourself forward to be promoted to the HAF providers, please email budstheatre@outlook.com with the subject line HAF and the following information. Contact name Company name if applicable Description of workshop Price per workshop Maximum capacity per session any special requirements needed regarding space your availability during the easter holiday feel free to add any photos or links to examples of your work. We have also been asked to provisionally plan 5 arts and culture days across the Bradford District, one in each constituency as part of the HAF programme at Easter. If you'd be interested in being a part of one of these days, please also include that in the email. There is now no deadline for this opportunity, it will be a rolling document.

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Bradford School of Art

Our 2nd year FdA Film and Media Production students are looking for work experience opportunities. They need to complete 40 hours in total but it isn't expected that this would be with one organisation necessarily. They are a hard working and dedicated bunch. If any one has any time they can offer or has any contacts that they could send over this would be greatly appreciated.

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It's On In Bradford

It's On In Bradford is a What’s On platform dedicated to engaging audiences with arts and culture activity across the district. Whether you're an artist, event organiser, or venue, you can share your events for free. And if you're looking for something to do, feel free to check out what's going on!

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