The RBS Inspiring Enterprise programme provides grants to non-profit organisations for projects which inspire women to start their own business.
The next round of the Inspiring Women in Enterprise funding scheme will open on 3 June 2013.
Non-profit organisations based and operating in the UK with a track record of providing enterprise support to women may apply for funding.
In a previous round, funding was awarded to wide range of projects including a project aimed at inspiring young disadvantaged African women graduates into business, a women's business hub for women in rural areas, and the Positive Futures for Women initiative which helps ex-prisoners out of crime and into work. The initiative will use their grant to deliver two focused training programmes for up to 15 women ex-offenders who want to start their own businesses.
Dave Nicholson, Director of Ex-Cell Solutions which runs the initiative, said: “The 'Positive Futures for Women' programme aims to cut crime by providing women with opportunities for a legitimate lifestyle.
“The programme will also connect ex-offenders with other women who’ve successfully completed the course through the ‘Positive Futures Network.’ This will not only provide mutual long-term business support and inter-trading but help with resettlement too.”
The Inspiring Women in Enterprise programme offers approximately £500,000 in grants each year. Three levels of grant funding are available:
A further funding round will open on 30 September with a deadline of 14 October 2013 (midday).
Further information is available from the RBS website
Emerging leaders of the dance industry are invited to join ABLE
ABLE is a brand new leadership development programme initiated and created to allow emerging leaders in the UK dance industry the chance to learn, network, and collaborate with fellow leaders.
ABLE has been created for choreographers, producers, directors and beyond who are already making effective change within the dance industry. The enterprise is for candidates of any age, and encourages specialists from all genres of dance.
ABLE is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
ABLE will take place over 5 half day seminars, with speakers and workshops from experienced dance industry professionals.
Confirmed speakers include
Cate Canniffe, London Director of Dance, Arts Council England
Georgina Harper, Freelance Producer and Arts Consultant for MOVE IT, ZooNation and Big Dance
Hakeem Onibudo, Artistic Director Impact Dance and Live Vibe
Ivan Blackstock, Creative Director/Choreographer, BirdGang Dance
Kate Prince, Artistic Director, ZooNation
Kate Scanlan, Creative Producer, Scanner's Inc
Katy Arnander, Director of Programme Management, Sadler's Wells
Kenneth Tharp OBE, Chief Executive, The Place
Nadine Patel, Dance and Drama Adviser, British Council.
£25 for all 5 seminars. Only 30 places are available upon application
Please go to impactdance.co.uk (please link to http://www.impactdance.co.uk/able-artist-bank-leadership-enterprise) to read more information and how to apply
Deadline for applications 20 March 2013
Darren Ellis Dance are offering professional dance artists and students in professional training an opportunity to take part in a week long intensive with Darren and current Company members.
The course will involve a technique class with live music, a repertory and creative session each day. Each participant will not only learn the choreographic language of Darren Ellis Dance but also have the chance to work creatively with Darren and his company dancers to enhance their own development as a dance artist. As well as teaching and directing the course Darren will be able to guide and mentor dancers who wish to further their professional development.
There is a limited number of places (20) available on the course. This will be managed on a first come first served basis, so please book up soon to guarantee a place.
Cost of week: £150
To book your place on the course please complete the online form, http://www.darrenellisdance.co.uk/course.html we will then send you an invoice which you can pay via BACS or online with your debit or credit card. Once you have paid the invoice, we will send you the details of the programme.
Opera North is the national opera company for the North of England based inLeeds, committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains.
Opera North has a vacancy for a Mezzo-soprano in its resident chorus of 30 singers to commence 29thJuly 2013.
Chorus members have excellent opportunities to perform and cover principal roles along with their chorus work.
Deadline for applications 8th March 2013;
First and second round auditions to be held in Leeds, April 2013.
For more information and an application pack visithttp://www.operanorth.co.uk/aboutus/Recruitment.aspx
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0113 223 3550
Etta Ermini Dance Theatre is looking for a french/english speaking female dancer for a physical theatre performance project from 24th of April to 5th of May. the performances will take place in Belgium and the rehearsals will be every tuesday and friday from 1-4pm in London. rehearsals are unpaid, but travel, accommodation, performances and workshops are paid. (about €500)
the candidate will have to be fluent/bilingual in French and English and used to working with character acting and text work. she will have to be confident in creating contemporary dance material and work in a team as well as independently. please send cv and photo to Etta Ermini.
Tmesis Theatre and Physical Fest are raising funds to bring over three amazing young acrobats we have worked with in Zambia to the UK for three weeks to take part in Physical Fest and other artistic projects in Liverpool. It would be an amazing experience for them, and brilliant for the young people here to experience working with such talent and energy.
We are a group of dedicated young acrobats based in Zambia's vibrant capital city: Lusaka.
We work with young people (aged 5-25) from a very poor background, living in Lusaka's notorious compounds, and teach them to channel their energy into something positive. Sadly, many in their situation turn to crime, and/or get involved with drink and drugs as a way to get by in life. We offer the chance to get involved with something positive and creative. We teach unique skills and create opportunities for talented youngsters to develop and to showcase their abilities. There are not many opportunities of this type in Zambia. www.barefeettheatre.org
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Following an outstandingly successful visit to the USA before Christmas as part of Montclair State University's Peak Performance Season, the dancers are now back in the studio preparing for their Spring 2013 UK tour.
At New Wimbledon Theatre on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm the Company is delighted to be presenting the world premiere of Alston's newest work Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle.
Buzzing Round the Hunisuccle contrasts three short Jo Kondo compositions. The rapid light rhythms of Isthmus (which was choreographed in 2012), the brisk and asymmetric An Elder's Hocket, and the calm-hushed chords of Hunisuccle have inspired Alston to create movement of nimble and breathtaking precision.
The performance will also include the newly revived and substantially revised The Devil in the Detail, inspired by the music of ‘King of Ragtime‘ Scott Joplin. Madcap completes the programme - Martin Lawrances's latest work for the Company to the explosive music of Julia Wolfe, a dark and highly physical tour-de-force. Click here to see a preview of The Devil in the Detail and here for Madcap.
Don't miss out on the only opportunity to see Alston's repertoire performed in London this tour. You can book tickets via the New Wimbledon Theatre box office on 0844 871 7646 or book online here. There will be a pre-show talk with Richard Alston at 6.30pm, please ask the box office for further details.
For full listings of RADC's Spring 2013 tour dates please click here.
NORTHERN SINFONIA + KATHRYN TICKELL
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sunday 3 February, 3pm
Tickets from £9
Kathryn Tickell and Northern Sinfonia explore this phenomenon how folk music inspired many composers in the early 20th century. Taking us on a musical journey through the UK passing through Spain, Australia, America and Armenia with the music of Falla, Grainger, Ives, Komitas and others.
Northern Sinfonia is one of the UK’s most exciting orchestras who have performed all over Europe. For this special gig they collaborate with Kathryn Tickell - the foremost champion of the Northumbrian pipes. Also a composer, performer and successful recording artist Tickell’s work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria.
Kathryn also works collaboratively across many genres, making her work contemporary and exciting. She first took up the Northumbrian smallpipes at the age of nine, learning in the traditional way from shepherd musicians in outlying hill farms near her home. All the elements of landscape, weather and stories of the people that lived and worked there were part of her childhood. Kathryn’s personal evocation of this is heard through the traditional tunes and songs that she brings to audiences all over the world. She has released 14 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, The Penguin Café Orchestra, Evelyn Glennie, Andy Sheppard and many others.
As the Artistic Director of Folkworks, the folk development agency for the north east, Kathryn provides artistic leadership and inspiration for Folkworks programmes and is also the founder and Director of Folkestra, the north east’s dynamic young folk ensemble.
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