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Advertise Your Creative Job Opportunity or Industry Event For Free

Advertise Your Creative Job Opportunity or Industry Event For Free

You can now advertise your creative job opportunity or industry event for free on the Creative Wakefield website.
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Freelance Digital & Social Media Coordinator

We have an exciting opportunity for a freelance creative!
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Artist Call Out: Leeds Creative Labs

A funded opportunity for artists and creative professionals to collaborate with researchers from the University of Leeds.
Holmfirth Arts Festival (A green bird on a white background)

Access and Inclusion Manager

Responsible for ensuring the festival meets the access and inclusion needs of artists, staff, volunteers, audiences and attendees.
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Open Call for Artists

Artworks are now open for submissions for their upcoming exhibition: Nature’s Endurance.
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Grants Supporting Projects with Young People

Grants for registered charities and local causes which help young people to achieve their potential.
Holmfirth Arts Festival (A green bird on a white background)

Festival Manager

A freelance role for approximately 30 days work between Feb and Oct 2023.
Archive Coordinator

Archive Coordinator

Work as an Archive Coordinator within the National Arts Education Archive.
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Introducing Our New Chair

Meet Steven Michael OBE. As Chair, Steven will help deliver our vision and take Creative Wakefield to the next level.
YSP

Conference, Events and Experiences Co-ordinator

Responsible for the programming, planning and co-ordination of the organisations diverse portfolio of commercial events.
Call Out For Creatives: Belgrave Canteen

Artist & Makers Open Call

For all you creatives out there, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen in Leeds is looking for emerging artists and makers
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Launchpad Future Leaders

For emerging artists and music industry professionals aged 18 - 25 to engage with national organisations, attend workshops and network!
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Play a Gig at HMV Wakefield

Musicians of Wakefield and Yorkshire, HMV Wakefield need YOU!
Neon Workshops: Freelance Graphic Designer

Neon Workshops: Freelance Graphic Designer

Neon Workshops Ltd are looking for a Graphic Designer to work in their busy Wakefield studio.
Iris Prize

LGBTQ+ Documentary Film Funding

Supporting documentary films produced by promising British LGBTQ+ filmmakers.
Youth Music

Work at Give a Gig Week 2023

Are you a young creative looking for experience working in videography, photography or content creation?
YSP

Housekeeping Manager

Yorkshire Sculpture Park seek a Housekeeping Manager to ensure YSP is presented to a high standard at all times.
New College Pontefract

Share Your Knowledge with Future Creatives

Pontefract New College are looking for creative professionals to share their experience of working in the creative industries with current students. 
The Fat Beehive Foundation

Digital Funding for Small Charities

Small digital grants of up to £2,500 to charities with a turnover of less than £400,000.
Creative & Cultural Skills

Welsh National Opera Design Challenge

For students to develop their skills in response to a live set design brief.
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Lumiere 2023: Light Art Commission

Encouraging anyone living in the UK to suggest their brightest idea for an artwork using the medium of light!
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Grants for New Music Projects

Grants for not-for-profit organisations based in the UK to support new music projects.
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PPL Momentum Accelerator Fund

Supporting the development of outstanding artists and bands who are writing their own music, outside London.
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Communications Officer

Unlimited are looking for a creative, committed, and passionate Communications Officer.
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Beyond Borders Music Grants

To support co-commissions and performances of new musical works by UK not-for-profit organisations.
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Visitor Experience Assistant

Do you have a passion for art, working with the public and a commitment to providing the highest level of
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Micro-Commissions for Wakefield-Based Disabled Artists

Unlimited have partnered with Wakefield Council to support 10 micro commissions of £1000 each.
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Join a YVAN Working Group

Yorkshire Visual Arts Network are looking for people to join working groups. Could this be you?
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Promote Your Gigs at HMV

Advertise local gigs in the HMV store.
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Programme Manager: SUPPORT

The Programme Manager role will lead on redeveloping artists’ evaluation and support structures. 
Call for submissions: New Contemporaries 2023 (orange text on a yellow background)

Call for Submissions: New Contemporaries 2023

Submissions welcome from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and post-grad students.
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Creative Spotlight: Empath Action CIC

We sat down with Empath Action CIC to learn more about the work they are doing to uplift and empower
Screen Yorkshire

Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire 2023 Courses

Part-time Film & TV craft and production courses offer training in areas identified as those most ‘in demand’ locally.
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Channel 4 Virtual Work Experience Programme

Participate in digital work experience with Channel 4 at a time that suits you!
QEST FUNDING APPLICATIONS OPEN 9 JAN - 13 FEB

QEST Craft Funding Applications Open

Are you a talented maker looking to further your training?
TILEYARD NORTH DISTILLERY

Wakefield Businesses Collaborate to Design Distillery at Tileyard North

Creative businesses from across the Wakefield District have been working together to create something for residents, workers and visitors to
What Works Wellbeing

Arts and Wellbeing: Review of the Social Value of Place-Based Arts Interventions

This work supports those funding and delivering arts and culture interventions to maximise wellbeing impacts.
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Volunteer Your Creative Skills to Support Local Care Home

Support people living with dementia and other needs at Lofthouse Grange and Lodge Care Home.
Light Up

Light Up Commission Call Out

Calling all artists! Wakefield Council is calling out for submissions to it's Light Up Commission Brief.
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VSCE Voices

Nova are recruiting senior leaders from the VCSE sector onto multi-agency, decision-making boards.  
Northern Writers Awards 2023

Northern Writers’ Award 2023

Writers in the North of England could be in with a chance of winning a range of prizes including mentoring
National Lottery Heritage Fund

Apply for the Heritage Fund

Heritage Fund provide funding for heritage projects from £3,000 up to millions of pounds.
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Creative Catalyst 2023 Competition

Creative Catalyst 2023 will fund business innovation within the creative industries through targeted and continuous support.
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Commission for Artists and Illustrators

New and emerging artists and illustrators are invited to submit work to a major heritage and regeneration project.
Earth Climate Emergency

Creative Industries and the Climate Emergency

The UK’s first review of the Creative Industries and Net Zero.