April 2018 Bulletin

Find below a list of stories added over the last month. Sometimes we have stories posted that have very short lead-times. Please accept our apologies for anything where the deadline has passed. You can make contact with the organisation to see when they are next running their event / training course etc. or you can subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up to date. If you can't view this email properly you can view it on the website


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A up-to-date resource to help you find out key statistics on Lewisham's population including children and young people

Arts Council England is consulting on their next 10 year strategy. Have your say! Deadline to contribute to the conversation is 11 April 2018.

Join other freelancers working in participatory arts, arts learning or education for breakfast at Deptford Lounge.

The Museum of London has launched its Early Years toolkit – a digital resource full of great ideas and inspiration for those working with under 5s in the museum and heritage sector.

Goodbye to Grants for the Arts and hello to National Lottery Project Grants. ACE are also launching a new fund to help individuals develop their practice.


Hosted at UCL, kindly sponsored and organised with the help and support of Beam and the Arts Council, we will be asking if there are lessons to be learnt, which can in turn influence national policy to further integrate artists and the arts in place.


Arts Council England is currently conducting consultation on a ten year plan from 2020 – 2030. Please join us to be part of the Lewisham conversation on Weds 11 April from 1 - 2.30pm at the Civic Suite in Catford.


This conference led by Lewisham Children and Family Centres, Lewisham VAWG and Lewisham Children's Safeguarding Board. This will be highlighting some of the key issues faced by children and young people in the borough of Lewisham at the moment.

The Weston Anniversary Fund is a one-off grants scheme that will fund Capital projects that provide new, or improve existing community facilities for people across the UK.

Deadline for applications is 30th June 2018

EEA are looking to appoint a hardworking and flexible person to work as the Administrator (Maternity cover) joining our small but busy team.

People's Day is returning on Saturday 7th of July for its 34th year to celebrate music, art and community. If you'd like to perform, trade or exhibit at the festival you can apply now.

People's Day would like to hear from performance artist and visual artists around the curation of an exciting creative space at Peoples Day.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a community arts organisation to work with the Royal Borough of Greenwich on a major event as part of our summer events programme. 

Southbank Centre runs a packed programme of formal and informal learning and participatory events and projects to engage and inspire schools, young people, adults, communities and talent development.  We are now seeking a Director of Learning to create, communicate and develop an inspiring and dynamic new model for learning and education at Southbank Centre which reflects and promotes the world class nature of our artistic work.  

Wild Child Festival is a brand new children's arts festival launching in South London on 17/18/19 August 2018. This intimate outdoor festival is seeking high-quality creative workshops, performances and art installations that will enchant, delight and engage the imaginations of children aged 0-11 years and their grown-ups. 

Deadline for proposals: 6 April

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre are offering two artist residencies at The Tramshed in Woolwich between June and July 2018. This season focuses on festivals, outdoor work and young audiences. As such, we are looking to support one artist or company to create a new outdoor piece (July 2018), and one to create work for a secondary school audience (June 2018).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm on 10th April 2018

Led by A New Direction, with funding from Arts Council England, Challenge London is about ensuring all children and young people in London can develop their creativity, and play an active part in the culture and heritage of the city.

Drake Music is looking for a candidate with excellent organisational and administrative skills to join the Think22 team. The ideal candidate is a self–starter who thrives in a busy and friendly environment, and is passionate about removing disabling barriers to music-making.

Closing date: 15 April 2018

Odd Eyes Theatre is looking for a Producer with a minimum two year experience working in community and education participatory programmes to work closely with Artistic Director Emilia Teglia and be the strategic lead for our new youth and community cohesion programme #Haters

Deadline: 9th April 2018

In a period of significant growth, the SLG is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Programme Coordinator to work with the programme team on the administration and delivery of the artistic programmes.

Deadline: 23 April 2018

The SLG is seeking a dynamic and proactive Heritage Education Co-ordinator to support the delivery of the Evidence of Us programme, an ambitious programme of work with local communities which offers a platform for people to share their stories, value their heritage and explore commonalities with others. 

Deadline: 23 April 2018

Professional Development

At The Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, SE1
One day training From 10am - 4pm

October Gallery Education runs a succesful and inspiring monthly Family Learning Programme, as well as workshops in the gallery for Foundation and Key Stage 1 and 2. In this morning of training we share our experiences of working with Early Years to equip you with the tools to program, coordinate or facilitate your own workshops and projects.

The October Gallery is pleased to offer our first in-depth course on in-gallery teaching strategies.

Join us for a 2-day exchange, aiming to start a conversation about the models and methods, which could constitute a rights-focused approach to arts participation.