Voluntary Arts Scotland newsletter 18 Jan 09

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					Welcome to the latest Voluntary Arts Scotland newsletter

Hello and welcome to another round-up of arts news, funding and jobs. Apologies for the late arrival of
this newsletter, due to illness.



The next e-news is due on Thursday 29th January and, as always, if you have a news/funding item or
arts job you would like us to include, please e-mail me at info@vascotland.org.uk. If you have any arts
events or training, you can input them yourself at www.vascotland.org.uk



Best wishes,



Kelly Donaldson

Information Officer



In this issue

NEWS

Sectarian film project seeks participants

Polish school looking for Scottish music and dance connection

Calling all Development Workers

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2009 - Call for Programming

Young Scot Awards 2009 open for nominations

Discussion paper on Scottish unincorporated associations published

Theatre company seeks new writing

Call for performers to take the '10 minute challenge'

Edinburgh Art Festival 2009 - Call for proposals

Free event offers help to budding playwrights

Youth Music Festival to make its Scottish debut

Photos of village halls wanted

Pròiseact nan Ealan launches first Gaelic karaoke DVD

Artists' petition condemns Creative Scotland

New Years Honours List - an addendum
FUNDING

Highland 2007 Legacy Programme

Foyle Foundation

Anchor Foundation grants for Christian charities

First Light Movies funds young filmmakers

Hilton in the Community Foundation

PRS Foundation Awards - Performance Groups

HI~Arts offers advice and funding to crafts sector

ARTS JOBS

Voluntary Arts Scotland - Sector Development Officer and Support Networks Development Officer

St Mary's Music School - Boarding House Assistant

North Edinburgh Arts seeks new Board Members

Scottish Folk Arts Group - Assistant Administrator

Sistema Scotland - Manager, Administrator / Community Liaison Officer, Musician (3 posts)

Stevenson College - Creative Arts Assistant

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival - Programme Planning and Development Officer

Arts and Theatres Trust Fife – Marketing and Audience Development Manager & Finance and
Administration Manager (2 posts)

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland - Project Administrator and Fundraising Assistant (2 posts)

Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust – Director

Village Storytelling Centre - Sessional Reminiscence Workers

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company - Administration and Finance Assistant
Paragon Ensemble - Development Officer
Deveron Arts - Internship Opportunity
Scottish Borders Council - Traditional Song Development Worker

TRAINING AND SEMINARS

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ARTS EVENTS

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NEWS
Sectarian film project seeks participants - posted 18.1.2009

area: Greater Glasgow

Framed Arts, Education & Media is looking for participants for its new film exploring sectarianism and
bigotry. They are keen to include 20 participants, who are based in Greater Glasgow, of any faith and
background who would like to get involved. The project is funded by Sense Over Sectarianism and will
not cost anything other than your time. There are opportunities to share views on sectarianism and
bigotry with other participants from different groups throughout Greater Glasgow (or contribute
anonymously) and to find out more about filmmaking and production. For more information, please e-
mail Mhari at framed.admin@googlemail.com

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Polish school looking for Scottish music and dance connection - posted
18.1.2009

You may be interested to know that there is a great deal of interest in all things Celtic in some areas of
Poland - with people taking up dancing and music from both Irish and Scottish traditions. Now a
school in D?browa Górnicza near Bedzin in south west Poland (a couple of hours from Krakow), is
getting to know the culture of Scotland through music and dance. They are keen to make links with a
school in Scotland under the European 'Socrates Comenius' Programme, with the possibility of
exchange work.



The children there are 13-15 years old and this would also be one way for them to practise their English
language! If you are involved with a school in Scotland and are interested in this possible project please
contact Fiona Campbell at Voluntary Arts Scotland who will then pass on your information to the
school. E-mail: fiona@vascotland.org.uk or tel: 0131 225 7355. Dziekuje (thanks)!

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Calling all Development Workers - posted 18.1.2009

The UK Workforce Hub is developing a new set of National Occupational Standards for development
workers who support other voluntary and community groups and organisations to develop their
capacity and become more effective. Your job title may be Support Worker, Development Officer,
Community Support Worker, Planning and Partnership Officer - so long as you provide support
services to other organisations, these standards should apply to you. A group of development workers
from all corners of the UK have been the steering group for the development and have played an active
part in shaping the Standards.



Now they need your help. If you're a development worker who supports voluntary and community
groups and organisations, it's easy to get involved. You can read the draft standards at
www.ukworkforcehub.org.uk/dwnosconsultation and complete the questionnaire or send in an e-mail
with your general feedback before the end of February 2009.

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2009 - Call for
Programming - posted 18.1.2009

The next Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival will run from 1st - 22nd October 2009. Last
year’s Festival saw over 10,000 people attend over 110 diverse, thought-provoking and entertaining
arts events in venues ranging from cinemas to hospital wards, theatres to schools, libraries to a
travelling bus.



Now in its third year, the Festival aims to achieve social change through the arts and is fast becoming a
significant cultural annual event in the Scottish calendar. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film
Festival programming is unique and the team is currently looking to discuss opportunities for October
2009. They are looking to establish relationships with arts organisations and venues, local authorities,
service-user organisations and health practitioners across the country for a vibrant programme of arts
events.



If you would like to discuss programming for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2009
or would like to know more about the festival please contact Pam Clarke, Belinda Arthur or Ruth
Donnelly at e-mail: mhfest@gmail.com or tel: 0141 572 1662. For more details about the Festival go to
www.mhfestival.com

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Young Scot Awards 2009 open for nominations - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 20 February 2009

Young Scot, the national youth information agency for Scotland, is looking for inspirational young
people to enter into the Sunday Mail & Lloyds TSB Young Scot Awards. Now in its fourth year, the
Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Scotland’s young people. Young Scot
is looking for young people that have made a positive difference: unsung heroes who are worthy of
recognition; young people who have improved their community and/or Scotland; or young Scots who
have been an inspiration to Scotland and its people.



The categories are: Sport, The Arts, Democracy / Citizenship, Health, Entertainment, Environment,
Volunteering, Community, Heritage, Unsung Hero, Enterprise and Cultural Diversity. To nominate
someone you know, go to www.youngscotawards.co.uk

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Discussion paper on Scottish unincorporated associations published -
posted 18.1.2009

The Scottish Law Commission has produced a discussion paper on unincorporated associations,
identifying several issues which may affect the many thousands of voluntary organisations that do not
have separate legal identity (not registered as a company, for example). The paper can be downloaded
at www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/downloads/dps/dp140.pdf and the Commission would be grateful if
comments on the Discussion Paper were submitted by Friday 6 March 2009.

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Theatre company seeks new writing - posted 18.1.2009

area: Glasgow

deadline: 15 March 2009
Fiendish Plot is a writer-led theatre company dedicated to encouraging new writing in Scotland.
Following the success of the lunchtime play season at the Centre for Contemporary Art in 2008, they
are now looking for new works to produce in 2009.



The themes for this year are ‘Being trapped by time, place or people’ or ‘We hate to say goodbye . . .’
Scripts should be for a 30 minute play to be performed by 2 actors, and should be previously
unproduced. To submit a script please e-mail your name, contact details, a synopsis and 10 pages of
your finished play to fiendishplot@barclaymedia.co.uk

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Call for performers to take the '10 minute challenge' - posted 18.1.2009

area: Edinburgh

Wildfire offers writers, poets, MCs, rappers - anyone who wants to have a go - a chance to take the
Traverse Theatre's '10 Minute Challenge'. They'll give you a starting point - for example 'do a piece for
three actors and a tuba' - and you come up with a completely new 10 minute work to be performed in
the Bar Cafe.



There's a new challenge every month, new artists taking a chance, with a new resident performance
poet to host, plus professional actors and a director to work with. If you’re an artist who’d like to take
the challenge, contact Cheryl Martin on e-mail: cheryl.martin@traverse.co.uk or tel: 0131 228 3223.

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Edinburgh Art Festival 2009 - Call for proposals - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 2 March 2009, 5pm

Proposals of exhibitions and events for inclusion in the 2009 Edinburgh Art Festival are now welcome.
Visual art practitioners, curators and organisations are invited to propose exhibitions and events
characterised by the following:



• a belief in art as inspirational and enlightening;

• an understanding of the needs of audiences in accessing such art;

• and an approach to the presentation and interpretation of work that best brings art and audiences
together



Taking place from 5th August - 5th September, the Edinburgh Art Festival showcases the very best in
Scottish, British and International visual art in Edinburgh during the August festivals. The 2009
Proposal Form, further information about the submission process and selection criteria can all be found
at www.edinburghartfestival.com

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Free event offers help to budding playwrights - posted 18.1.2009
area: Glasgow

dates: 21 February 2009

Whether you are an aspiring or emerging playwright, someone interested in seeing exciting new pieces
of theatre, or keen to pick up a bargain, there is something for everyone at the Up Close: Glasgow
event. On the day you can take part in the following:



Script Surgeries: Your chance to discuss your work face-to-face and get professional feedback. To be
considered for a surgery, please e-mail: claireys@playwrightsstudio.co.uk with a short synopsis of your
play , brief summary of your writing to date and two specific questions relating to your play. To be
eligible you must be an unproduced writer living or born in Scotland; Have a first draft of a script
completed; Must not be involved in a current Playwrights’ Studio mentoring scheme. Deadline for
entries: Tues 3 Feb.



Inspire Workshops: Three free workshops to help you with your playwriting, aimed at different levels
of experience. All workshops are free but places are limited and must be booked in advance with Claire
Yspol on tel: 0141 332 4403 or e-mail: claireys@playwrightsstudio.co.uk.



There will also be Play Readings and Play Sales, where you can pick up a wide selection of published
plays by Scotland's playwrights at reduced prices. For more information go to
www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk

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Youth Music Festival to make its Scottish debut - posted 18.1.2009

For nearly four decades, Music for Youth has been showcasing the eclectic and energetic mix of
musical styles created and performed by young people. Now, this exciting youth music festival is
coming to Scotland for the first time. On Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March 2009, the Scottish Opera
Production Studios will host the Glasgow Festival of Music for Youth. The Festival is part of a
nationwide series of events held each spring at venues across the United Kingdom.



Entry to take part in the Glasgow Festival is now open. There are no entry requirements for the Music
for Youth Season, as long as you are in a group of two or more and under 21 years old you can enter.
Go to www.mfy.org.uk for more info and to register.

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Photos of village halls wanted - posted 18.1.2009

Rural Gateway is trying to build up a gallery of images of rural Scotland's many village halls and
community buildings. A small collection has already been started - including a snap of young
musicians enjoying a Hogmanay gig at Ullapool Village Hall - and it would be great to see some more
photos of arts and crafts activities added to their website
They want to collect photos of as many halls as possible from all across Scotland - from Shetland to the
Borders. You can help by

e-mailing a photo or two from your hall to editor@ruralgateway.org.uk. View the existing collection at
www.ruralgateway.org.uk/information/gallery.html

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Pròiseact nan Ealan launches first Gaelic karaoke DVD - posted 18.1.2009

Pròiseact nan Ealan (the national development agency for the Scottish Gaelic arts) has teamed up with
Murray International Language Centre to create the first ever Gaelic karaoke DVD. Featuring a
selection of popular songs set against a gorgeous backdrop, the DVD is great for Gaelic speakers, but
also the perfect way for learners to grow more confident with the language in a fun way.



A launch event is taking place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow on Friday 23rd
January, 5-6pm where the DVD will be on sale. Or you can order a copy of 'Seinn thu Fhein' online at
www.gaelic-arts-portal.com where you can watch a number of 30 second previews from the DVD -
either with vocals or without.

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Artists' petition condemns Creative Scotland - posted 17.1.2009

Over 400 artists and writers have signed a petition asking MSPs not to back the proposed new Creative
Scotland body. They are concerned at the huge costs attached to merging the Scottish Arts Council and
Scottish Screen and fear this will lead to a cut in grants. The petition stated that the artists have a lack
of confidence in how the Scottish Government is handling the process and said 'Whilst many of us
have been critical of the existing institutions, Creative Scotland does not offer improvement on the
current provision, and will impact negatively on Scotland's international reputation.'



The campaign is being led by Guyan Porter, a former president of the Scottish Artists Union, and Leigh
French, editor of Variant arts magazine who say there has been 'a systematic refusal' by both the
Labour-Lib Dem and SNP governments to include artists in the process. To read the petition in full go
to www.publicartscotland.com/news/230-Politics-Creative-Scotland-Letter-to-Parliament

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New Years Honours List - an addendum - posted 17.1.2009

In the last VAScotland e-newsletter we mentioned a number of arts figures based in Scotland who
appeared in this year's Honours List. Unfortunately we neglected to mention Sarah Chester, who has
just received an MBE, so here are a few lines about Sarah's admirable achievements: Sarah became
director of Stirling-based Artlink Central in 1988 and has headed the charity, to its considerable
growth, for the past 20 years. Artlink Central offers access to high quality arts projects to vulnerable
and marginalised groups in the community and institutional care throughout the Forth Valley. Sarah is
due to retire in March this year and we wish her, and Artlink Central, all the very best for the future.



Remember, you can nominate somebody you know for the Honours List at any time. To find out how
go to www.honours.gov.uk/nominate.aspx or tel: 0207 276 2766.
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FUNDING

Highland 2007 Legacy Programme - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 6 February & 7 August 2009

The Highland 2007 Legacy Programme is providing an annual fund of £500k in grants to build upon
the success of Highland 2007. The programme aims to enhance and promote the events, festivals and
cultural programme of the Highlands. Community organisations, promoters, artists, performers, youth
groups and schools are encouraged to create their own legacy of Highland 2007 and to submit their
applications to the fund. Funding must be targeted at fostering new or enhanced cultural activity and
not used to support the ongoing operational costs of an existing cultural organisation or event, or the
ongoing salary of an artist.



Highland 2007 Legacy Programme guidelines and applications can be downloaded from
www.highland2007.com. For more information about the Programme contact Fiona Hampton on tel:
01463 702007 or e-mail: fiona.hampton@highland.gov.uk

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Foyle Foundation - posted 18.1.2009

The Foyle Foundation supports charities registered in the UK, the dominant purpose of which is to
benefit either the Arts, Learning or Health. Within its 'Arts' scheme, the Foundation seeks applications
that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts. Priorities for support
include:



• To help make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and
arts educational projects; and

• To encourage new work and support young and emerging artists



Building and infrastructure projects to construct new arts facilities, improve or re-equip existing arts
venues will also be considered. However, community arts activity will not generally be supported.



Within the Foundation's 'Learning' scheme, they seek to make a difference by supporting projects
which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact. Their main
priorities for support are:



• Libraries, museums and archives;

• Special educational needs and learning difficulties
The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000. Applications for less than £10,000
per annum will generally not be accepted. The maximum amount of a large grant will not normally
exceed £500,000 and may be payable over several years. Applications are accepted all year round. To
read the full guidelines and find out how to apply visit www.foylefoundation.org.uk or tel: 0207 430
9119.

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Anchor Foundation grants for Christian charities - posted 18.1.2009

The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian charities
that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for
up to three years and the Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding.
Applications are considered at twice yearly trustees meetings in April and November and need to be
received by 31st January

and 31st July each year. For more information go to www.theanchorfoundation.org.uk

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First Light Movies funds young filmmakers - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 31 March 2009

First Light Movies provides grants for projects that enable young people to participate in all aspects of
film productions. Funding is available to organisations such as schools, youth services, community and
voluntary groups that work with young people aged 5-19. Grants are available through three funding
streams:



• What’s the Big Idea Awards - Funding of up to £3,000 for script development projects that team
young people with script professionals. 10% match funding required. Deadline: Tuesday 31 March
2009.

• Pilot Awards - These provide grants of up to £5,000 for the production of a 5 minute film. 20% in-
kind match funding required. Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2009.

• Studio Awards - These provides grants of up to £30,000 for 2-4 films of up to 10 minutes long. 40%
match funding required and a track record of filmmaking with young people is necessary. The Studio
Award is currently closed but the next deadline will be announced in early 2009.



To find out more information about all three awards go to www.firstlightmovies.com

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Hilton in the Community Foundation - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 11 February, 5 May, 4 August & 20 October 2009

The Hilton in the Community Foundation wants to help as many young people as possible. Under the
banner 'Supporting Young People Worldwide', the Foundation is dedicated to making a real difference
to those most in need, wherever Hilton operates. Through targeted grant-giving, they aim to support
smaller charities that might otherwise be overlooked.
The Foundation makes grants to a wide range of charities and organisations that meet their chosen
areas of focus: Young People – Education and Young People – Health. Previous awards have included
music activities, art materials, black curtains for a drama/performance space and the cost of sending
children to drama camp. They have now announced their deadlines for 2009 (see above). For more
information go to www.hilton-foundation.org.uk or tel: 0207 605 7733.

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PRS Foundation Awards - Performance Groups - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: Friday 6 February & Wednesday 12 August 2009

As with all the PRS schemes, the Performance Group awards are open to all genres of music. To
qualify for this scheme you must be able to demonstrate that:



• You are a performance group which meets and performs together regularly and which performs either
original music or a wide range of music by living UK resident music creators

• Your performance group has a track record of at least a year



The PRS Foundation is interested in performance groups who have a commitment to performing a wide
range of new British music - of any genre. Only events taking place in the UK are within the remit of
the PRS Foundation. To download an application form for funding up to £3,000 go to
www.prsfoundation.co.uk/funding/performancegroups.htm. If you have previously been funded by this
scheme and wish to apply for more than £3,000, please e-mail info@prsfoundation.co.uk

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HI~Arts offers advice and funding to crafts sector - posted 17.1.2009

area: Highlands and Islands

HI~Arts is organising a Makers' Day at Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn on Wednesday 28 January 2009.
This event is free and open to makers of all disciplines and also to those involved in the crafts sector.
The event will include talks about marketing, online selling and details about future events, exhibitions
and funding opportunities.



HI~Arts also administer the Craft Makers Award Scheme (with funding from Highlands and Islands
Enterprise and The Scottish Arts Council). Its purpose is to support craftworkers and makers based in
the Highlands and Islands by helping to meet the costs of a range of activities which can assist the
development of an individual maker’s professional practice. Grants of up to £500, and in exceptional
circumstances up to £1,000, may be available.



For more information please visit the crafts pages of the HI~Arts website on http://crafts.hi-arts.co.uk/
or email: craft@hi-arts.co.uk

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ARTS JOBS

Voluntary Arts Scotland - Sector Development Officer and Support
Networks Development Officer - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: Thursday 12 February 2009 (both posts)

Voluntary Arts Scotland is looking to expand its staff team to better support voluntary arts and crafts
activity in Scotland – thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Applications are now open for the
following full-time positions:



Sector Development Officer (SDO) - playing an integral role to support the infrastructure of the
voluntary arts & crafts sector and development of its voice at a local level.



Support Networks Development Officer (SNDO) - helping the voluntary arts & crafts sector better
use the support and resources it can call on – both nationally and locally.



The starting salary for both posts is £20,931 p.a. Interviews will take place on 23 February (SDO) and
24 February (SNDO). An application pack, including job conditions, description and person
specification, is available to download at www.vascotland.org.uk/13599 or can be requested from e-
mail: info@vascotland.org.uk or tel: 0131 225 7355. Applications must be made on the form provided
and will be accepted by e-mail. We will not consider applications solely by CV. VAN is an Equal
Opportunities Employer which means we make appointments based solely on ability to fulfil the duties
of the post.

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St Mary's Music School - Boarding House Assistant - posted 18.1.2009

area: Edinburgh

deadline: Monday 9 February 2009

St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh wishes to appoint a Boarding House Assistant. This is an
immediate short-term vacancy; permanent post from April 2009. For more information please go to
www.st-marys-music-school.co.uk or tel: JoAnna Wherrett on 0131 538 7766.

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North Edinburgh Arts seeks new Board Members - posted 18.1.2009

deadline: 9th February (Chair); 21st February (Local & Specialist Board members)

North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) provides opportunities for individual and community development
through contact with the arts, particularly for residents of the Greater Pilton area. They run an
outstanding purpose-built Centre providing facilities for performing and creative arts, a café and offices
for other like-minded organisations. They have close and fruitful relationships with local community
and arts organisations and are developing more. NEA is looking forward confidently after a period of
consolidation and change, and is seeking new members to join the Board and a new Chair to lead them
into an exciting future.
They are seeking local and specialist Board members who have knowledge, experience or interest in
one or more of the following: the communities of North Edinburgh; arts of the highest quality in a
community setting; human resources and charity/company administration; governance of an
organisation with financial and social responsibilities. To receive more information please contact
admin@northedinburgharts.co.uk

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Scottish Folk Arts Group - Assistant Administrator - posted 17.1.2009

The Scottish Folk Arts Group (SFAG) has an immediate vacancy for a paid Assistant Administrator to
support Liz Clark with the Scottish Folk Directory, and other SFAG related projects. This position
would require one or possibly two days per week working in Edinburgh. Hours are flexible and can be
arranged around the applicant's other commitments. A familiarity with computer packages such as
Microsoft Office and an awareness of Scottish folk music and traditional arts, is essential. The position
needs to be filled urgently, so if you are interested please e-mail office@scotfolk.org for details.

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Sistema Scotland - Manager, Administrator / Community Liaison Officer,
Musician (3 posts) - posted 17.1.2009

area: Stirling

deadline: Friday 20 February 2009

Sistema's vision is to transform lives with music. By growing children’s orchestras in areas of
deprivation, its mission is to transform children’s lives with music, empower communities and grow
future orchestras.



They are currently looking for a full-time Manager for Big Noise Raploch. Experienced and
passionate about orchestral music, education and community practice, you will have a conviction about
the socially transformative impact of music for children and communities. Your role will be to lead,
manage and deliver with Big Noise Raploch's dynamic team. Salary £28,000-£31,000.



They are also seeking a part-time (full-time in school holidays) Musician.

You will work as part of Big Noise Raploch's dynamic team. Experienced and passionate about
orchestral music, education and community practice, you will have a conviction about the socially
transformative impact of music for children and communities. Salary £25,000 pro rata.



They are also looking to recruit a highly skilled, energetic and motivated full-time Administrator /
Community Liaison Officer. You will support the programme and develop stronger links with the
parents and the wider community. Salary £20,000.



For further information and a full job and person specification for any of the posts please e-mail:
admin@sistemascotland.org.uk or tel: 07811 489436. www.sistemascotland.org.uk
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Stevenson College - Creative Arts Assistant - posted 17.1.2009

area: Edinburgh

deadline: Friday 30 January 2009, Noon

The Music Box was opened in 2007 providing Stevenson College and the community with an exciting
new environment for the performing arts. Working as part of a team you will undertake ‘front of house’
duties for the Music Box and provide clerical support for the Faculty of Creative Arts. This role will
require evening and weekend working as part of a shift rota.



Previous clerical experience and a desire to provide good customer service is essential. Experience in a
customer-facing role is highly desirable. You should be educated to SVQ level 3 or equivalent as a
minimum. Good ICT skills including familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite are essential. An
Enhanced Disclosure check will be required.



Application packs are available from e-mail: humanresources@stevenson.ac.uk or tel: 0131 535
4610/535 4720 quoting ref 002/09. Salary £16,061 - £16,742 per annum plus shift allowance.
www.stevenson.ac.uk/music-box.html

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Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival - Programme Planning and
Development Officer - posted 17.1.2009

deadline: Thursday 22 January 2009

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to assist in the
development of the Festival. You will work alongside the Festival Administrator seeking to develop
Festival programming and to enhance the Festival’s reputation by co-operation and networking with its
many partners. You will also work with local communities to ensure the future sustainability of the
Festival as a provider of events of national and international quality in the region.



A two-year funding package is in place for 2009/10 with the possibility of a further two years to 2012.
This is a part-time post, 16 hours per week. Salary £18,800 pro rata. Applications to undertake work on
a freelance basis will also be considered. For further details please contact Annette Rogers,
Administrator, on tel: 01387 260447 or e-mail: info@dgartsfestival.org.uk. For more information about
the festival visit www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

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Arts and Theatres Trust Fife – Marketing and Audience Development
Manager & Finance and Administration Manager (2 posts) - posted 17.1.2009

deadline: Friday 6 February 2009

Arts and Theatres Trust Fife is a major new organisation delivering excellence and participation in the
arts in Fife through its four theatre venues and a vibrant range of projects in diverse community
settings. They are now seeking exceptional people for two new positions within its organisation. A
Marketing and Audience Development Manager (ref: Att/002:09. Salary £30,935 - £38,106) and a
Finance and Administration Manager (ref: Att/003:09. Salary £27,481 - £31,405).



For an informal chat about either vacancy, please call Frank Chinn, Chief Executive on tel: 08451
555555 Ext 49 33 81 (Direct Line). Further details and application packs are available from the current
vacancies section of www.attfife.org.uk or tel: 01592 583354 or e-mail: enquiries@attfife.org.uk

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National Youth Orchestras of Scotland - Project Administrator and
Fundraising Assistant (2 posts) - posted 17.1.2009

area: Glasgow

deadline: Friday 30 January 2009

Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Administrator, the Project Administrator will
support in the areas of project budgeting, artistic planning, orchestral touring, annual courses, music
hire/distribution and other administrative duties.



The Fundraising Assistant will support the Fundraising Team. Your role will involve research, project
planning and administration, including membership schemes, fundraising database and donor
campaigns. This is a great entry level role for a motivated and enthusiastic individual wanting to launch
a career in fundraising. Good organisational and communications skills and competent IT skills,
including operation of databases required.



For a job description or further information on either post please telephone 0141 332 8311 or e-mail
info@nyos.co.uk or visit www.nyos.co.uk

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Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust – Director - posted 17.1.2009

area: Alloa

deadline: Friday 30 January 2009

The current Director is moving on after 5 years of successful direction of Scottish Traditions of Dance
Trust (STDT). The post is now part-time and STDT is seeking an experienced dynamic person. Arts
Management experience at a senior level is essential although not necessarily in the dance field.
Finance, fundraising and income generation skills are also required. Experience in traditional arts
would be an advantage. The Director will work with the Board to continue to develop STDT in the
current challenging financial climate.



This is a one year fixed term contract, part-time 3 days per week. Salary £25,000 (pro rata). Full
application packs are available from tel: 01259 218444 or e-mail: emma@stdt.org. Please note this is a
revised closing date - applications already submitted for the previously advertised Transition Director
will be considered following the new closing date.
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Village Storytelling Centre - Sessional Reminiscence Workers - posted
17.1.2009

area: Glasgow

deadline: Friday 30 January 2009

The Village Storytelling Centre is a community arts organisation based in Pollok, South West
Glasgow. It offers a range of storytelling and reminiscence sessions and projects across the city. They
are currently expanding their pool of Sessional Reminiscence Workers and would like to hear from
individuals who are experienced in this area. A job description can be obtained from Margaret Paterson
on tel: 0141 882 3025 or e-mail: admin@thevillageonline.org.uk. For more information about the
Centre go to www.thevillagestorytellingcentre.com

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Catherine Wheels Theatre Company - Administration and Finance
Assistant - posted 17.1.2009

area: Musselburgh

deadline: Tuesday 3 February 2009

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to support the
day-to-day running of the company. All applicants must have excellent organisational, administrative
and communication skills. Experience of financial administration, working in a busy office
environment and of using Microsoft Office and Sage is essential. Some experience of updating
websites and of working in the arts is desirable but not essential. This is a fixed term post for 12
months. Salary £17,000 (pro rata, 3 days per week). For more information please visit
www.catherinewheels.co.uk/jobs.htm or tel: 0131 653 5255.

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Paragon Ensemble - Development Officer - posted 17.1.2009

area: Glasgow

deadline: Friday 23 January 2009, 5pm

Paragon Ensemble, Scotland’s leading specialists in new music learning and performance is looking for
a highly motivated individual to build on the success of the company’s music learning programmes.
The job requires experience and knowledge of arts development, project management, marketing,
audience development, fund-raising and training.



This part-time post is for an initial period of 18 months with the possibility of being full-time from
September 2010. Salary £24,000 - £26,000 pro rata. For a job description and application pack, please
send your CV and a covering letter to either ninian-paragon@btconnect.com or Paragon Ensemble,
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD. www.paragon-music.org

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Deveron Arts - Internship Opportunity - posted 17.1.2009
area: Huntly

deadline: Friday 30 January 2009

Deveron Arts is offering internships in curatorship and arts development in socially
engaged/collaborative arts. It is seeking motivated individuals with an interest in working with artists-
in-residence in the community context. Experience offered in all forms of curatorial development, arts
administration and event organisation. Duration: 3 months, full-time. Salary £50 per week and
accommodation. Please apply in writing stating your interest in the internship and include a CV and
details of one referee. E-mail: info@deveron-arts.com. Tel: 01466 794494. Website: www.deveron-
arts.com

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Scottish Borders Council - Traditional Song Development Worker - posted
17.1.2009

area: Selkirk

deadline: Monday 26 January 2009

The Traditional Song post is made possible by funding from the Scottish Government via the Youth
Music Initiative. It is offered until July 2009 in the first instance, with the possibility of a further year’s
extension. You will join the arts development team and work closely with an established team of
instrumental instructors and Music Curriculum Support teachers. Your contribution will be vital in
integrating your work and Traditional Song into the mainstream instrumental instruction programme in
schools, adding to this programme a new dimension of musical and cultural expression.



This is a part-time post 21 hours per week. Salary £24,078.60 - £27,536.60 (pay award pending). For
more information please e-mail: ldenham@scotborders.gov.uk tel: 01750 724901 or visit
https://scotborders.myjobscotland.gov.uk/fe/tpl_scottishbordercouncil01.asp

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TRAINING AND SEMINARS quicklinks

these links take you directly to our website

Art from the Cupboard - Giant Workshop Space, 121-127 Saltmarket, Glasgow

FBD Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd - FBD Offices and Client Premises

Sacred Dance - Kilmartin House Museum

Training for Trainers - tbc - central Edinburgh

Tips on Filling in Funding Applications (East Kilbride) - East Kilbride Arts Centre

Tips on Filling in Funding Applications (Hamilton) - Town House Hamilton

Tips on Filling in Funding Applications (Kirkfieldbank) - Kirkfieldbank Hall

Health and Safety (Kirkfieldbank) - Kirkfieldbank Hall

Health and Safety (East Kilbride) - East Kilbride Arts Centre
Funding Fair - Rutherglen Town Hall

The Art of the Joker - The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

Devising Forum Theatre - The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh

Introduction to Social Science and Care - Glasgow Women`s Library

Free training for community groups/individuals managing community assets (Craignish) - Craignish
Village Hall

Free training for community groups/individuals managing community assets (Ullapool) - Ullapool
Village Hall

Free training for community groups/individuals managing community assets (Lybster) - Bowling Club,
Lybster

SKILL UP 2009: Youth Performing Arts Training & Networking Event - Carnegie College,
Dunfermline

Scottish Government conference on Scots language - Stirling University

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ARTS EVENTS quicklinks

these links take you directly to our website

Sophie Bancroft Band plus Ted`s Shirt - scotland - edinburgh

Nairn Book & Arts Festival - scotland - highland/comhairle na gaidhealtachd

The Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival - scotland - glasgow

How to Manage When Everything is a Priority - scotland - glasgow

Glasgow Auditions - scotland - glasgow

Edinburgh Auditions - scotland - edinburgh

Aberdeen Auditions - scotland - aberdeen

Inverness Auditions - scotland - highland/comhairle na gaidhealtachd

Book Launch: `Twinset` by Dilys Rose and Karen Knight. Illustrated by Laurie Hastings and Polly
Thelwall - scotland - glasgow

Chinese New Year 2009 - scotland - glasgow

Stills Screening: London by Patrick Keiller - scotland - edinburgh

Stills Reading Group: Urban Extracts - scotland - edinburgh

DAVID COHEN TALK & DEMONSTRATION - scotland - east lothian

Underneath The Arches - scotland - glasgow
Charity Art Auction - scotland - glasgow
Exhibition Launch `A Mouse took A Stroll...` - scotland - glasgow

				
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