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Opp: Funding Opportunity for Musicians

Help Musicians UK opens round two of its 360-degree fund for music creators Do It Differently, the pivotal fund for independent music creators offers a support package across creative, wellbeing and business. Help Musicians UK, the independent charity for musicians, has today opened the second round of its most celebrated fund, Do It Differently. Combining support for creative activity, business development, health and wellbeing, it represents the most comprehensive suite of help available to independently-driven creators of original music. The UK-wide fund has already been awarded to a host of projects across the country, from Scotland to Brighton, London to Wales and several locations in-between, spanning genres as broad as punk, chamber, hip hop and pop. This year the Do It Differently Fund continues to seek out promising music composers, songwriters, rock bands, electronic producers, DJs, grime MCs, reggae vocalists, hip hop collectives, beatboxers and beyond to progress the charity’s mission to create a world where musicians thrive. The fund offers individuals or bands/ensembles of six members or less, a grant of up to £3,000 towards their creative output. A further £2,000 is set aside for each successful applicant to go towards business planning and wellbeing services available directly from Help Musicians UK and its industry partners. Do It Differently provides support for: Creative development – With up to £3,000 dedicated to recording, releasing, touring and live development, the fund can facilitate a range of opportunities relating to the creation of new music. The fund can be spent on a range of activity including time to create, session musicians’ fees, visual marketing, merchandise production and more. Business development – Working in conjunction with respected business expert Jonathan Robinson, founder of ThinkMusic, Do It Differently matches awarded creators with industry experts for focussed business mentoring sessions around topics including small scale live and touring, funding and business planning, digital strategies and more. Health and wellbeing – Recognising the unique emotional and physical pressures of being a music creator, Do It Differently offers a suite of health and wellbeing opportunities where needed. Successful applicants will gain access to the charity’s range of Health and Welfare services, including the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme and Music Minds Matter, the free support service providing around the clock advice and a listening ear for people in the industry. Recipients can also access a free clinical assessment from British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) for any performance-related health problem they may have, as well as opt-in access to the Healthy Touring Programme, also in association with BAPAM. Claire Gevaux, Director of Programme, Help Musicians UK, said: "After an incredible reaction to the first round of the Do It Differently Fund we have seen 22 awardees take full advantage of this truly holistic package of support for independent music creators. The feedback from our partners, ThinkMusic and BAPAM, uncovered a range of challenges that music creators sometimes find more difficult: from preparing for a tour and encouraging healthy habits, to performance anxiety and managing creative life with a family. With more insights after this second round of funding, we will continue to make this opportunity a holistic, person-centred approach with personalised support specific to the creative, business and wellbeing needs of the artist. We’ll be offering guidance over the coming weeks in applying for this fund and we look forward to reading and watching all the amazing applications.” Jonathan Robinson, Founder & Director, ThinkMusic said: “Access to music business development is one of the unique aspects of this worthy fund, inspiring and equipping the next wave of talent with the know-how is essential for sustainable career success. ThinkMusic is delighted to be entrusted with connecting specialist insight from a raft of industry experts, tailored to musicians.” Claire Cordeaux, Director, BAPAM, added: “We are delighted to be working with Help Musicians UK on this project. Touring is very intensive, and it is often on tour that health issues arise and can then be difficult to deal with. Staying healthy on tour can be the difference between success and failure and our sessions aim to help artists to reflect on their health needs and plan for a successful tour. Help Musicians UK should be commended for taking this holistic approach to supporting artists.”

Posted one month ago
By Help Musicians UK

Opp: Call for Applications: Now & Next

Now & Next is a commissioning scheme that will nurture and showcase emerging creative voices, as well as offer established artists a chance to try something new through a series of collaborative artists’ film commissions. This is the final round for 2019 and is open to all creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, currently living in Scotland. We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups, those who consider themselves to be disabled and those who are currently underrepresented in media and the visual arts. We are also encouraging applications from artists living outwith the Central Belt. Travel costs to attend meetings, briefings and training & professional development workshops will be covered. BRIEF THREE: Collaborative Short Films for BBC Scotland Applications open: Monday 8 April, deadline: Monday 27 May, midnight The Brief We are seeking proposals for fresh, innovative short films from creative voices in Scotland that reflect the experience of living in modern Scotland. We will commission films that demonstrate the breadth of possibility offered by the form of film, whether that be through experimentation with sound and image, structure, narrative and storytelling, animation, performance or any other means. The films should also aim to be accessible to a wide audience, so should also have a clear, relatable idea or concept at its heart. We are looking for you to push the boundaries on what constitutes art and make Scotland engage with a new way of seeing itself. These film commissions should be created by artists working in collaboration. If you are an artist filmmaker you should include a key collaborator in your pitch, preferably one from a different artistic practice to you (dance, theatre, animation, poetry, literature and spoken word, etc). If you are an artist from another discipline with no filmmaking practice, you will need to collaborate with a filmmaker. Film duration and format The film should last between 90 seconds and 5 minutes. Final delivery will require both a 16×9 and 1:1 (square) version. Accessibility We would ask that you consider how to make your film accessible to as wide an audience as possible. You can read more here. Budget You will be asked to submit a rough budget outlining all anticipated costs for your proposed project, which should include your and your collaborator’s fees, copyright fees, equipment hire, research costs and post-production costs. We will assign a budget, based upon the proposal, to cover all fees and production costs up to £5,000. For further details about the budget, please refer to the project FAQs. Who is the BBC’s digital audience? The BBC’s digital audience is a broad 25-45 years audience residing in Scotland. They are inquisitive and love shareable content they can engage with and talk about. They are not a typical arts audience and so your proposal should consider how you will engage them: strong ideas, striking visuals, insights into the human condition and humour are likely to help your proposal. It’s worth noting that the modern digital audience has a relatively short attention span due to the sheer volume of content they are exposed to. Some say you have two seconds to capture their attention and keep them watching. There is strong evidence to suggest that videos aimed at social media platforms perform better with on-screen subtitles since 80% or more users watch without headphones. Also we have found that 1:1 ratio (square-shaped) shot videos perform better as the audience can watch these on their mobile devices without having to rotate the phone into landscape mode. FAQ Please check the project FAQs here before applying. If you still have unanswered questions, please email How to apply To apply please complete the online form here. For PDF preview of the application form, please click here. To help us administer applications, please upload documents to the online application form as PDFs with the following file naming format: NAME_DOCUMENT TYPE_NOW & NEXT 3. For example: First Name Last Name_CV_NOW & NEXT 3. Due to limited resources, we are unable to give feedback on individual applications which have not been shortlisted. If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please get in touch with Annie Crabtree at LUX Scotland on or 0141 319 8377 Application deadline for Brief Two: Monday 27 May, midnight Completed work deadline for Brief Two: Thursday 8 August 2019 Project duration The process from commissioning to delivery of the completed film is approximately 12 weeks.

Posted one month ago
By LUX Scotland

Opp: Desk and office space rental in our friendly and vibrant co-working hub

We still have one fixed desk and some hotdesking (2-4 days per week) within our newly refurbisheD co-working space, comprising the top floor of the unique former Leith Nautical College, built in 1903. Slap bang in the middle of Edinburgh's vibrant creative scene, we're only a short walk from both the restaurants and bars on The Shore, and the shops and entertainment at Ocean Terminal. Rental includes unlimited use of our high-spec conference/meeting room, all utilities, superfast broadband, storage options, kitchen facilities (with free tea/coffee). There are loads of bus stops within five minutes walk - the 22 goes directly to Edinburgh Waverley train station in about 15 minutes. There is ample free parking in the area and we're also close to the Water of Leith with its excellent cycle paths and connections to the wider city cycle network (routes to Portobello and Newhaven are also within easy reach). A range of desk configurations and spaces are available with flexible terms at competitive rates, starting at just £125 + VAT per month. There's no long term tie-in and you can move up or down our packages each month as your needs change. So why not drop us an email at or call us on 0131 610 9396 and come down to meet our friendly bunch and see the modern and creative space for yourself? We'd love to show you around.

Posted one month ago
By Starbit ltd

Salary 125
Deadline 31 May 2019

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Opp: Digital Promotion For Business Course [ Fully Funded ]

Working with a number of colleges we are offering a fully funded digital skills course to ANY individual in Scotland (16+) We are keen to spread the word further and let Scottish residents and businesses know about this initiative. The online course is free and there are no catches. Hopefully this is something you would like to support and push out through your networks. We are seeing many people register and complete the course, whether they be a Business Manager who wishes to gain the knowledge in modern marketing techniques to better equip their business in this digital age, or a 16 year old who is wanting to gain another certificate to add to their CV prior to entering the workforce. The nationally accredited NCFE Level 2 Digital Promotion for Business course is fully funded – which means you pay nothing – it is completed through Distance Online Learning of approximately 8 weeks and is available to any Adult in Scotland aged 16 and over. The course consists of the following units: Digital Promotion for Business Understanding Search Engine Optimisation for Business Coordinating the use of Digital Media for Business Coordinating Offline and Digital Media for Business Producing Digital Promotional Content for Business Understanding Social Media Measuring the Effectiveness of Digital Promotional Activity for Business The online course is easy to use and simple to follow and learning can take place at a learner’s own leisure. So all you need to decide now is whether you are interested in furthering your career, enhancing your job prospects or wish to aid your company in being more profitable There are only 2 key requirements in order to be eligible for the full funding of the course: Learner must be over 16 years of age & Must be a resident of Scotland & have resided within any EU country over the last 3 years To register for the course, it is a simple process. All we require is each learners go ahead and the following details: Full Name Of Each Learner: Contact Email Address of Each learner: Contact Number Of Each Learner: Places and funding are limited and for more information about this offer please visit or telephone 0800 254 50 51 or email

Posted 8 months ago
By Digital Skills Scotland

Opp: Epic Awards Open for Nominations

The Voluntary Arts Epic Awards are now open for nominations! Shining a spotlight on some of the wonderful activity taking place across the UK and Ireland each year, the Epic Awards are open to all voluntary-led creative groups. Did your group do something special in 2018 that you'd like the world to know about? Or did you run a project that deserves a moment of recognition? Then enter the Epic Awards now! Epic stands for Engagement, Partnership, Innovation and Creative development - and your group/project should demonstrate one or more of these qualities. Previous winners include a ukulele festival run entirely by volunteers, a drama project delivered by young people with autism, a video game orchestra, and a wood-working group for people with PTSD. Each year, a winner and runner-up are chosen from England, N.Ireland/RoI, Scotland and Wales. A shortlist is created, giving a number of groups a chance to gain some extra publicity and celebrate their achievements. Then, the winners and runners-up are invited to a ceremony to receive their award. This year's Epic Awards ceremony will take place in Edinburgh on 3 October. Here's what previous winners had to say about the Epic Awards: "Winning the Epic Award is something we’re really proud of. It put us on the map, and we were contacted by other groups throughout the UK – some of whom have been inspired to do similar projects." "The sense of pride, achievement and recognition from winning the Epic Award is something that lasts to this day, and is worn by all of us as a badge of honour. As well as the Award helping in grant applications, it has helped encourage others to become interested in the group, and we are taken more seriously." Enter your group or project now. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 31 May 2019.

Posted one month ago
By Voluntary Arts

Opp: Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019 Now Open-Awards & International Showcases

Featuring the best short films of 2019 at international film festivals We're screening 8 nights of short film at cinemas across Edinburgh in 2019 Presenting awards and trophies for the best films selected by our jury for Best Film, & Best Animation & Best Scottish Short! This year, we're also excited to be programming films and film partnerships for our 2019 partners: DC Independent Film Festival (Washington) The Adriatic Film Festival The Sardinia Film Festival Fastnet Film Festival Firenze FilmCorti (Florence) Puppet Animation Scotland Edinburgh Printmakers Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible. Open for entries online

Posted 4 months ago
By Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Opp: Connect with a Fringe artist (for community groups and schools)

We at the Fringe are working to connect Fringe artists with Edinburgh based community groups and schools to do shows, artist led workshops, talks and more either at the Fringe or during the rest of the year. If you work or volunteer at an Edinburgh based school or community group and are interested, please follow the link below and fill in the form detailing what you are looking for. We have sent a similar form to artists. We will process the submissions and will be in touch if we find a good match. Please note that you do not commit to anything by filling in this form, and that there is no funding to support these projects at current. The deadline for submitting your form is Friday 17 May 2019. We will still accept responses after this date but artists at the Fringe will be very busy after this time.

Posted 12 days ago
By Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society


CALL TO ARTISTS! We are delighted to announce that this year the RSA Open Exhibition of Art is returning in a revitalised format as part of the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition! The RSA Annual Exhibition will run from 2 November –11 December 2019, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture by our Royal Scottish Academicians, RSA award winners and artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions. HOW TO ENTER To submit work to be considered for the exhibition artists must register and complete the online application process at Artists may submit up to TWO works of any dimensions in any fine art medium An Entry Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: £15 per work / Students £10 per work. In line with other exhibiting societies please note there is also a £10 hanging fee for any work hung in the exhibition, payable in cash on Hand In days. Any works not included in the final selection will be refunded this admin fee. Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 September 2019 @ 5pm Please read the REGULATIONS & FAQs on our website in full before completing your application

Posted 13 days ago
By Royal Scottish Academy


CALL TO ARCHITECTS! We are delighted to announce that this year the RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is returning as part of the 193rd RSA Annual Exhibition! The RSA Annual Exhibition will run from 2 November – 11 December 2019, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture by our Royal Scottish Academicians, RSA award winners and artists and architects carefully selected from online open submissions. HOW TO ENTER To submit work to be considered for the exhibition architects must register and complete the online application process at Architects may submit up to TWO works of any dimensions in any fine art medium An Entry Fee (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work: £25 per work / Students £10 per work In line with other exhibiting societies please note there is also a £10 hanging fee for any work hung in the exhibition, payable in cash on Hand In days. Any works not included in the final selection will be refunded this admin fee. Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 September 2019 @ 5pm Please read the REGULATIONS & FAQs on our website in full before completing your application

Posted 13 days ago
By Royal Scottish Academy

Opp: The Kelpies Illustration Prize [ Open for Entries ]

Designers and illustrators based in Scotland are asked to submit five illustrations for a children's book on the theme of fables for a chance to win a prize package including a publishing deal. Are you an artist or illustrator based in Scotland? Do youlove children’s books? Then the Kelpies Illustration Prize is for you! We’re looking for imaginative and talented illustrators based in Scotland with a passion for children’s books. Sound like you? Keep reading! We’ve put together a brilliant prize package, designed to support your development as a children’s book illustrator, which includes the following: - A £1,000 cash prize - One year of mentoring by an experienced design team - A publishing contract with Floris Books for an illustrated project - A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2019 conference, plus £100 towards expenses You’ll find full details of what’s on offer in our Terms & Conditions (available on our website). This year, the Kelpies Illustration Prize is all new! Please make sure you read our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions (available on our website) carefully to get to grips with the new submission criteria. This year, we’re asking you to submit five illustrations for a children’s book on the theme of fables. The judges will be looking for imaginative interpretations, dynamic compositions and fully realised characters – both human and animal. You might find inspiration from existing fables from around the world, or new fables that you’ve created. For further information, please contact or visit the link below >>>

Posted 6 months ago
By Floris Books

Opp: Passion 2020

We are producing a large scale community project for 2020 and looking for artists from all genres who would be interested in being part of it. We are beginning to talk to people and are receiving expressions of interest

Posted 7 months ago
By Cutting Edge Theatre