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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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SCREEN ACADEMY BRADFORD

The Screen Academy Bradford has been set up to deliver a series of bespoke training programmes across all departments, designed to address specific crew shortages and skills gaps in Bradford. The academy is spearheaded by Magical Society and supported by the BBC, the HETV Skills Fund delivered by ScreenSkills, Bradford Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Tracey Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire and Screen Yorkshire. The academy producer is Ameenah Ayub Allen (Ali & Ava, Rocks).

This is directly a response to the lack of representation within the screen sector, a need for high quality skills training locally and also to prepare for the mega event that the Year of Culture will be in the region in terms of activity and cultural economy.


What training will look like:

  • ScreenSkills Induction training for Screen Production

  • A week long intensive Bootcamp supported by Screen Yorkshire

  • Place on professional training by NFTS

  • Paid placement on the production of Virdee (National Minimum Wage)

  • Expert 1-1 mentoring with HoDs

  • Continuing support of progress from the Screen Academy Bradford including getting into work upon completion of the course.

Upcoming Events - Register Here

  • Open Doors with ScreenSkills, Thornbury Center , 11th September, 18.00 - 20.00

  • 'TV Needs to Know' Training Day with ScreenSkills, Kala Sangam, 30th September, 9.30 - 16.00

How to Apply

Please send CV/ Cover Letter to info@screenacademybradford.com 

Deadline: 18th September 2023. 

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THE PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE

Common Wealth are looking for eight creative people aged 18-30 to join our new Performance Collective.

The Performance Collective will collaborate with us to make and perform in new productions for audiences in Bradford and beyond. You will train as facilitators and performance makers in Common Wealth’s methodology preparing you to lead workshops in schools, youth centres and more. This is a paid, creative, practical training opportunity.

You will be employed two days a week, starting January 2024, initially for one year with potential to extend your contract to two years.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE…

  • 18-30 years old

  • Based in West Yorkshire and able to commute to Bradford

  • Have the right to work in the UK

  • You do not need to have performed professionally before

  • You won’t necessarily be an ‘actor’

  • You will have a lot to say about the world. Common Wealth is a political theatre company: we want to change the world and we want to work with young people who can identify issues in society and work together creatively to make change

  • We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage people to apply who are working class and under-represented in the theatre industry. This includes people who are Black, Asian, Roma, Eastern European, queer, have lived experience of disability, caring responsibilities or are care experienced.


HOW TO APPLY

Please read this CALL OUT document in full before applying.  It includes the Job Description and recruitment timetable.

Once you’ve read the CALL OUT document, you can apply in three different ways:

1. IN WRITING via this online application form.  You will need to do this in one sitting and submit when completed as you cannot save your progress.

2. BY VIDEO or 3. BY VOICE NOTE. Recording a response for each question from the online application form. Please keep your answers to 3 minutes or less.

Please email video and voice notes to recruitment@commonwealththeatre.co.uk or send by WhatsApp to 07463 348413 (company mobile). Please note this phone is only checked in office hours (Mon-Fri, 10-5pm). Please state your full name and date 0f birth on any messages sent via mobile.

In addition, please download and email your completed Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@commonwealththeatre.co.uk

DEADLINE (for First Stage): Tuesday 10 October 2023, midnight

If you would like to have an informal, confidential conversation about the collective, please contact May McQuade: may@commonwealththeatre.co.uk and/or Saoirse Teale: saoirse@commonwealththeatre.co.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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NEW LEADERS TRAINING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SLUNG LOW

Our partners at Slung Low in Leeds have secured some funding to deliver some new leaders training and have very kindly offered CVF members 3 of their places.


Background


Paul Hamlyn Foundation has funded Slung Low to create a Leadership Academy. 


There is a 12 week (one session a week) course for community leadership focusing on Community Leadership in South Leeds.


A week-end residency in the Yorkshire countryside initially designed for artists and new arts leaders interested in exploring values based leadership in an outdoor context.


The first programmes will launch Autumn 2023.


What is it?


Fancy knowing more about leadership? Ever thought you could add some value as a governor, on a board, or a committee but not known what it might take or how to set about it? Then the Leadership Academy is for you! No experience needed. We’ll take care of everything, you just need to turn up and bring your determination.


Thursday evening from 21st September to 7th December 2023.


Weekend residency 4-5 November 2023.


All costs paid. Transport and child care assistance is available.


Ideally suited for CVF members who are looking to take the first step on their leadership journey or for artists with no experience of civic community leadership.


Curriculum


The programme is a mix of classes and guest visits with some workshops on confidence and body language.


Creating confidence in participants to be more engaged (in a leadership role) in their local community.


Visits from best practice leaders, skills development, and case studies.


Work focused on developing personal confidence.


How to Apply


CVF members are invited to submit an expression of interest by Friday 4th August 2023. The expression of interest should be no more than one side of A4 or no more than 3 minutes long is a video or audio file.


In your expression of interest please detail the following:

  • You are living in or working in the Bradford District

  • You are aspiring to become a leader in the arts

  • You don’t have existing experience of leadership, and haven’t accessed any form of leadership training before (please note this is a new to leadership opportunity only)

  • You are available for, and will commit to, all the dates - every Thursday evening from 21st September to 7th December and the weekend residency 4-5 November.


Please submit your expression of interest to hello@bradfordculturalvoiceforum.com by 5pm 11th August 2023.  Please use the same email to ask any questions.


In the event that more that three valid expression of interest are received, which meet all of the criteria above, the co-chairs and coordinators will select three candidates to attend based on additional  information provided in the EOI.

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ALLSTAR: TRAINEE ROLE

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BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL: YORKSHIRE EMERGING WRITERS

Yorkshire Emerging Writers mentoring programme for unagented fiction writers in Yorkshire from underrepresented backgrounds.

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DESIGNLAB NATION BRADFORD – CALL OUT FOR DESIGNERS

Bradford Museums and Galleries are collaborating with designers and local schools as part of DesignLab Nation, a national school’s programme led by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. We are looking to recruit an innovative designer/artist/maker to lead exciting design projects with Secondary school students and teachers based in the Bradford area between September 2023 and August 2024. This designer will work with up to three Bradford based Secondary schools on exciting in-depth design projects focusing on the theme of transport.
We are looking for someone who works as a practicing designer/artist/maker who is passionate about design and Bradford’s transport industry and heritage. We are particularly interested in hearing from designers with an interest in sustainable design, transport interiors or transport planning.
For further information, please visit this link: https://bradfordmuseums.org/job-opportunities/ or email learning@bradford.gov.uk
Closing date: Monday 31st July
Interviews to be held online during August

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NEW CHAIR AND TRUSTEES POSITIONS – KEIGHLEY CREATIVE

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BRADFORD CULTURAL VOICE FORUM COORDINATOR

Bradford’s Cultural Voice Forum is recruiting a new Coordinator/s to oversee the delivery of the districts cultural network.

We are sorry there was an issue with the original email we set up for the new coordinator recruitment which meant we had to set up a new email account. Please submit your applications to cvfteambfd@outlook.com. We are sorry for inconvenience but if you sent any correspondence to the old email please forward to the new one and we will respond accordingly.

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ALLSTAR

Free music workshops throughout the summer holidays for young people aged 11-18 years old. Get involved with Dj'ing, Rapping, music production/remixing and more. Various venues and sessions throughout the district. Contact info@allstarents.co.uk to book your space now!

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 BRADFORD 2025 EVALUATION MANAGER

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Evaluation Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Head of Evaluation, you’ll be helping to implement the Bradford 2025 evaluation framework, ensuring that our evaluation activity is beneficial, robust, people-centred and connected.

You’ll lead on the evaluation of selected Bradford 2025 events and elements of the overall evaluation such as household surveys and audience engagement; and you’ll identify and use the best methods and tools for quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation. If you have strong analytical, communication and organisational skills, are passionate about demonstrating impacts, and can bring enthusiasm and curiosity to this role we would love to hear from you.

  • Up to £35,000 dependent upon previous experience

  • 37 hours per week worked flexibly Monday to Friday, predominantly office based

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Contributory pension scheme with 5% employer contribution

We welcome applications from those looking for a job share opportunity (2-3 days per week, to be negotiated). Please make it clear on your applications whether you are applying on a full time or job share basis.

How to apply

To apply for the role please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter (no more than one side of A4) to recruitment@bradford2025.co.uk.

Please ensure your CV and covering letter demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

  • Closing date for applications is: Thursday 13 July

  • Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 26 July

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POETRY AMBASSADOR

Calling all West Yorkshire Schools Could one of your students be the region’s poetry ambassador? The first-ever West Yorkshire Young Poet Laureate competition is free to enter and open to students in Year 4, Year 9 and Year 10 from schools in West Yorkshire. Entries will be judged in two categories: Year 4 and Year 9-10. Guest judges include Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, National Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and a team of local professional poets.

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YOUTH ADVISORY GROUP

Kala Sangam are looking for people to join their new Youth Advisory Group. Are you 16 – 21 years old? | Do you have an interest in arts and culture? | Do you want to make a difference to an arts organisation in Bradford? | Do you want to gain valuable experience? If so, we want to hear from you! What Are We Looking For: Enthusiastic, committed young people aged 16 – 21 who are based in Bradford. Young people who want to share their opinions and have their voices heard. Young People who are able to commit to at least 1 hour a month for meetings (either in person or online) for a year and ideally additional time to attend performances and other events. Times and dates for meeting will be scheduled once the group has been appointed. We are not looking for anyone with specific experience, but an interest in arts and cultural activities (theatre, music, dance, poetry, art or whatever that means to you) would be useful. What You Get in Return: You will learn about how an arts organisation works and share your opinions and ideas on our plans – this might include ideas on programming, support for artists, engagement with younger audiences or suggestions for outreach work. You’ll meet other young people who are interested in the arts as well as lots of artists, creatives and people working at all levels of the industry. You will have the chance to have your voice heard and help shape the future of Kala Sangam. You will get to see performances for free, experience new activities and visit other venues. You will gain valuable extra curriculum experience to help boost your CV or university applications. You will be able to ask people working in the arts and cultural sector for careers advice and support. Your travel and other expenses will be covered. https://www.kalasangam.org/work-with-us/

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BRADFORD YOUNG FILMMAKERS CHALLENGE

We're Rolling! Bradford Young Filmmakers Challenge

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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.

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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