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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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Schools Team Freelancers

Could you lead children through an archaeological dig, help them to explore their local history and culture through art or perhaps teach in costume to bring learning alive through drama? Bradford District Museums and Galleries are looking for people to join our freelance team, delivering our wide-ranging education workshops to school-aged children (from 4-18). We operate a busy learning and outreach service as part of Bradford District Councils Museum Service at four sites: Bolling Hall Museum, Bradford Industrial Museum, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and Cliffe Castle Museum. If you have a passion for using museum collections to make learning exciting, this might be the role for you.

School visits and their set up can take place between 9.00 – 15.00 on Tuesday to Friday in term time. The number of bookings we can offer is determined by the number of bookings made by schools.

If you live in Bradford District and have experience of teaching or engaging children of different ages and abilities in an education setting and are passionate about learning, friendly and reliable we would love to hear from you.

We welcome applicants who can speak community languages.

The closing date for applications is 12th May


Cataloguing Role

Bradford Museums and Galleries has an exceptional collection of machinery related to the textile industry that helped make Bradford the city it is today. This collection is of particular interest to the Congruence Engine project, which is working to connect industrial heritage from across the UK’s cultural heritage collections. This is a 3-month opportunity to work on enhancing the cataloguing of the textile machinery collection at Bradford, in close collaboration with the curatorial team at Bradford Industrial Museum. We are looking for someone with an interest in industrial heritage and a familiarity with cataloguing processes in museums, and who has availability to start very soon. 

The tasks will be to:

  • Enhance the catalogue records of the textile machinery collection held at Bradford Industrial Museum

  • Research the provenance and develop the contextual information surrounding the collections

  • Work closely with curators at the Science Museum and the Bradford Industrial Museum

This is a paid role, with a fee of £7,000 for the work, and the contract will be with the Science Museum Group.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Arran Rees, on in the first instance.

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BRADFORD 2025: Production Coordinator Role

Working closely with and reporting to the Executive and Senior Production Manager and the Director of Production, the you will support the production, technical, and operational aspects of various projects.

Deadline: Monday 22nd April

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BRADFORD 2025: Community Participation Manager Role

Reporting to the Director of Creative Engagement & Participation, you’ll be helping to ensure creative opportunities are district wide. 

Deadline: Monday 22nd April

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Create Growth Programme

If you want to grow your creative business in West Yorkshire, then apply to the West Yorkshire Create Growth Programme. Submit an expression of interest now - or join our webinar on 16th April to find out more. Deadline for Stage 2 applications: 22nd April. Deadline for Stage 1 applications: 2nd May.

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It's On In Bradford

Calling all event organisers, artists and venues across the Bradford District!

It's On In Bradford is a new What's On site covering arts and culture events in Bradford. This free to use platform is a great way to engage new audiences and promote your events.

To find out more and get your events on the site contact

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Tumbling Hill Productions

Creative workshop leaders: Beyond Memory

Tumbling Hill Productions has been funded by The LEAP’s Pioneer Programme to carry out a range of arts activities with people who attend an existing support group for those living with Young-onset Dementia and their families (Pathways). The outputs will be showcased at a variety of community venues between late 2024 and early 2025.

We would like to appoint two workshop leaders to facilitate interactive workshops with Pathways members on dates to be agreed between May and August 2024. We are looking for people who can offer one or more of the following: creative writing; collage; cut-up poetry; dramatic improvisation; multimedia storytelling. Experience of working with people with dementia or other cognitive disabilities would be an advantage.

The time commitment involved will be around 10 hours per workshop leader in total, to cover attending meetings, leading a one-day workshop, and helping to mount the exhibition. We can offer a payment of £350, to include any materials you will need to provide.

Closing date: 30th April 2024. To discuss, or for more information, please contact Andrea on

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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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Displace Yourself Theatre are on the lookout for performers to join our ensemble during the development of our exciting new outdoor show A World Without Death. We would love to meet experienced performers who are confident in voice and movement, and thrive working collaboratively. The workshop-style audition will be a playful, uplifting physical workshop with our co-artistic directors Jen Nevin and Mike Auger at DYT's Place in Bradford City Centre on Saturday 20th April 2024. We know attending auditions can be expensive emotionally and financially for freelancers. We will share Displace Yourself's unique devising process and make the session as stress free as possible. It is our intention that you leave having made new connections and feel inspired.

If invited to join the ensemble for our new show, successful auditionees would be required for choreographic development for the following dates (exact dates tbc):

12-14th June (Bradford)

Week commencing 17th June (Stockton on Tees)

3-4 weeks in September/October 2024 dates and locations tbc

Subject to funding. Fees are above industry standard rates of pay (£600 per week)

About You

A DYT performer is playful, emotionally expressive through body and voice, and confident to engage with and improvise freely with an audience. They can lead and be led. Performers must have at least 4 years' professional performance experience (or 6 professional productions).

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap is looking for a creative and dynamic evaluator – individual or organisation – to work with us to design and put into action a responsive evaluation framework and process that helps us monitor, review and understand the value and impact of our new arts and community development programme: My Creative Local.

Start Date: June 2024 End Date: Estimated end October 2026 Fee: approximately £40,000 not including VAT but to include all travel + other expenses

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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 


Bradford 2025 Creative Communities Fund

Give Bradford are pleased to work with Bradford 2025 to launch the Creative Communities Fund, supporting Community Organisations to help local people take part in the UK City of Culture.

The Bradford 2025 Creative Communities Fund will open for applications on 4 March 2024. 

About the programme:

This programme will support Community Organisations to engage local people of all ages and backgrounds in creative cultural activity as part of the City of Culture through the creation of inclusive, accessible opportunities.

They wish to prioritise support to communities and organisations who are new to, or haven’t delivered, cultural activities before, as well as those more established in this space. 

This programme prioritises taking part over ‘making art’. You do not need to create an event (e.g. a performance or exhibition), however you may find this evolves organically.

Key information

Grant size:  £500 to £15,000​​

Location:  Bradford ​​- applicant Organisations must be based in Bradford or nearby localities (e.g. Kirklees, Leeds) and demonstrate a good track-record of working with communities in Bradford

Project duration: Up to 18 months

Applications open: 04/03/2024​

Applications close: 23/04/2024​

Decisions: July 2024


 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. 

Call for Advisory Board Members

We are thrilled to invite passionate individuals with a deep appreciation for Sufi heritage music to join our Advisory Board for the exciting new project. As a member of the Advisory Board, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of this unique project. Your expertise, passion, and insights will contribute to the development of a program that include a strand of three programme within Bradford District schools, youth-clubs and community centres that will authentically represent the richness of Sufi heritage. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are committed to preserving cultural legacies and promoting a deeper understanding of diverse musical traditions. Deadline Wednesday 31st Jan.

Check out the brief here!

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

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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 / 0113 234 6040 to enquire.

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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 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.

College Students

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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