British Paraorchestra

British Paraorchestra performing in Birmingham on February 18th...

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The British Paraorchestra is making their Birmingham debut in Symphony Hall this Saturday, February 18th.

They have been programmed as part of a core classical season for the first time, and they've been partnered with members of the CBSO for this date.

More information about the event can be found here and here.

Guiding Lights 9

Guiding Lights is now Open for applications!

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Guiding Lights 9 - call for applications - deadline: 5pm, Monday 13th March 2017.

Guiding Lights is the UK's leading film mentoring scheme, managed by Lighthouse and majority funded by Creative Skillset.

Now open for applications the scheme is looking for writers, directors and producers who would benefit from the support of a high-level industry mentor to help them progress to the next stage in their careers.  

Selected participants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support from a leading professional in their field. The programme also includes a trip to Galway Film Fleadh, and a range of industry training events, networking and informal get-togethers. 

Previous mentors on the scheme have included Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Tessa Ross, Walter Murch, Alex Garland, Abi Morgan, Kenneth Branagh, Clio Barnard, Lenny Abrahamson and Sam Mendes.

Read more about Guiding Lights 9.

Guiding Lights is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Fund, which is backed by the British Film Institute (BFI) and National Lottery's Film Forever Fund.

Litmus Artist Commission

Litmus, Part 1 - a call for artists for this exciting commission opportunity!

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Open to emerging artists based in Wales and the Border counties.

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists' commissions at Oriel Davies between May 2017 and April 2018. Litmus - Part 1 is the first call for commission proposals for the period 20 May – 19 July 2017.

Litmus offers commissioning opportunities alongside professional development and networking while widening the Gallery's audiences for new, innovative and experimental contemporary visual art. The initiative focuses on commissioning and presenting the work of emerging artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders through a series of innovative exhibitions and presentations.

We are keen to hear from practicing visual artists whose proposals make innovative use of the current TestBed space as well exploring potential other spaces in and around the Gallery or online. As part of the commissioning process artists are expected to give a talk or present their work to an audience.

The Litmus artists' commission programme will be developed working with an up and coming Artist Curator, who will work alongside and be supported by Oriel Davies Curator, Alex Boyd Jones, and other members of the gallery's team. 

The TestBed space is small, yet adaptable and measures 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). The space can accommodate a variety of work, from video and installation, to sculpture, time-based and wall-based work.

Fees:

There is a commission fee of £600, with an additional £400 for production, materials and expenses.

Deadline for proposals: 1st March 2017.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/artist-commission-call-litmus-part-1

Breaking out of the Box 3

Taking Flight Theatre Company, in collaboration with Creu Cymru, present Breaking out of the Box 3...

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Hosted by Sherman Theatre

13th February 2017, 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Do you provide Audio Description at your venue but audience take up is low?
Are you interested in exploring creative ways to audio describe your work?
Are you unsure what other tools are available to effectively engage with blind and visually impaired audiences?

Join us for a day of exploration, discussion and debate and discover new ways to make your venue, company or production more accessible and inclusive.

Cost of event:
Organisations £30 and Individuals £10.
PAs for disabled participants, FREE.

Tea and coffee will be provided.
Speech to text will also be provided at this event.

For further information and booking details, please visit:

http://www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk/breaking-out-of-the-box-3/

Job opportunity - marketing

Live and Local are seeking a Marketing Assistant...

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Marketing Assistant:

£17,841 (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

The Marketing Assistant will support the Marketing & Communications Manager in all aspects of marketing and communications, including print production and distribution, PR and press and digital media.

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and numeracy abilities and an interest in the arts. Some experience of working within an office based, team environment and of publicity and/or promotional practices and of social media for marketing/communications is essential; within an arts context is desirable.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 19th December 2016

Interviews: Thursday 12th January 2017

Starting:  w/c 13th February 2017

Application: Via application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Training for diverse filmmakers

A three month training and development programme...

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Widening the Lens - Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. The course aims to address and improve diversity within the filmmaking industry. 

The course will take 15 filmmakers through a dedicated programme including workshops, masterclasses and one to one mentoring with industry professionals to complete a personal project and further develop their skills and knowledge.

The course is FREE and we have limited bursaries available for travel and childcare.

This programme is supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, with BFI's Film Forever National Lottery funds.

What is the course?

There will be a 2 day session in March in Bristol, comprising of workshops and masterclasses with leading Industry experts to help develop your skills and knowledge around pre-production, funding getting your work made, exhibition and festival strategies.

Shortlisted candidates will then be matched with a mentor to work on a three month personal development plan, and the course will finish with a celebration day in Bristol, in May.

Who can apply?

Filmmakers at an early stage in their career, from any of the identified underrepresented groups can apply.  These are:

  • Filmmakers with disabilities
  • Filmmakers from a BAME background
  • LGBT+ Filmmakers
  • Female Filmmakers

Key dates:

Candidates MUST be available for all of the course dates in March and May, in Bristol.  Bursaries for travel are available.

More information on the opportunity can be found here: http://encounters-festival.org.uk/training-diverse-filmmakers-widening-lens/

Different Voices

Neurodiverse Film Training Project in Bristol...

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An exciting opportunity for neurodiverse filmmakers and creatives to participate in a talent development programme in Bristol.

Please visit the website: http://www.biggerhousefilm.co.uk/differentvoices or see the info below and get in touch if you'd like to know more.

 

An invitation from 104 films and biggerhouse film to join our neurodiverse film talent development programme:

different voices

- Supported by Creative Skillset's Film Skills Fund, with BFI's Film Forever National Lottery funds.

Overview:

This is an exciting opportunity for emerging film makers and creatives from the neurodiverse community to participate in a talent development programme in Bristol in January, February and March 2017.

The aims of the programme are:

- to develop a new generation of film makers working from a voice that is underrepresented in mainstream cinema.

- to develop a wide range of development skills including animation, FX filming, puppetry, music production, editing, drama production and script development to enable the design of an individual project development plan.

- to develop an understanding of the film market and opportunities and develop strategies to get films made and build a career in the film industry.

The programme builds on our experience of developing the feature film Dawn of the Dark Fox – the first feature film directed by an autistic film maker currently in development with Creative England.

The programme:

- A series of workshops covering a number of film making and project development techniques including animation, FX filming, puppetry, music production, editing, drama production and scriptwriting.

- A series of weekly one to one training sessions with professional film makers focused on skills and project development and with the aim of designing individual project development plans.

- The course will culminate in a screening of work produced on the programme and a focused workshop led by 104 films  on further project development and strategies for building a career in the film industry.

For more information:

Go to our website and download the submission invitation and apply to be on the course: http://www.biggerhousefilm.co.uk/differentvoices

Submit your proposal by 22nd December 2016 (All details of how to apply are on the website and included in the submission invitation).

DASH November newsletter

Take a look at the November newsletter from DASH...

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Click here to view November's DASH newsletter - with information on the book launches for The Incorrigibles - and information on the return of Awkward Bastards in March 2017, Awkward Bastards 2, ABsence.

All The Things We Could Have Been

Presented by The Permission to Perform Players...

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7pm - 14th December 2016

Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN

Box Office: 01902 572090

'All The Things We Could Have Been' is a full-length show featuring a host of devised original performances by The Permission to Perform Players, worked into the adapted original narrative. 

This is a powerful yet playful journey of Discovery; with live music, spoken word, song and comedy all woven into a tail for freedom.

Age Restriction 14+

Tickets £5 or £3 concessions.

For further information please contact Robin Surgeoner, email: info@whyfestival.co.uk or visit the website: http://www.whyfestival.co.uk

INSIDE project update

There is now a dedicated website and blog for the INSIDE project...

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Visit the new INSIDE project website for updates and regular blog entries. Click HERE to visit the website.

Daniel Regan, one of the comissioned artists working alongside Antonia Attwood, says "We've updated the INSIDE blog with some thoughts and images from day one of our recent trip in the Peak District."

You can also find out more information about INSIDE and project partners, on the relevant page of the DASH website.