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Panel members needed for arts and culture funds

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Photo: Curious Monkey, a local organisation who have been funded by NCIF.

The Community Foundation are seeking applications for panel members to join two arts and culture focused fund panels. It represents a great volunteering opportunity and the chance to be involved in impactful decision-making processes and contribute to the ecology of our thriving cultural sector. Interested candidates are asked to contact Jo Cundall at the Community Foundation using the details at the bottom of the page. 

We are looking for artists, particularly those with experience of working in community and participatory settings to help make decisions about the distribution of funding. Artists can be from any number of disciplines including but not limited to: visual arts, theatre, dance, literature and music. 

We value diversity and are particularly interested in hearing from people with protected characteristics. 

The roles are voluntary but in line with our volunteers policy, volunteers will be reimbursed travel and other agreed out of pocket expenses. Our volunteers policy can be seen here

There are two positions available, one for each of the following funds: 

Queen Platinum Jubilee 

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund is a £5 million programme that will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. This panel will help to distribute money across the region. 

You can read more about the fund here:   

For prospective candidates: 

Newcastle Culture Investment Fund (NCIF)

Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet have recently confirmed the authority’s £622,500 a year support for the Newcastle Culture Investment Fund is to continue until 2026. The fund distributes grants to local arts and culture organisations through the Foundation. 

You can read more about the fund here:

For prospective candidates: 

If you would like to apply for one or both of these panels, please email Jo Cundall:  

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