SED Opportunity Digest – 22 April 2023 – Concise Version

If you get to the end and apply for an opportunity please let us know and we’ll give you a freebie.

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Don’t forget your careers service is open all semester and can help with finding jobs, applications and interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush

3 unmissable updates

  1. See Mojisola Adebayo’s ★★★★★ shows STARS at ICA – closes 4 May and Family Tree at Brixton House – closes Sunday 23 April
  2. Don’t miss Nil Palayik’s free book launch for Silent Teachers: Turkish Books and Oriental Learning in Early Modern Europe, 1544–1669’ Sign up for the Book launch and roundtable discussion on Wednesday 26 April 2023, 5:00PM – 7:30PM online or in person at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB.
  3. MA studentship at Newcastle that might be of interest to UG finalists; it is for Black students looking to do an MA in English – (deadline 9 June).

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Education: Reimagination, Decolonisation, and Change

Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:00 – 20:30 BST

This event expands on ‘Reimagining Education’, a special issue of Wasafiri guest edited by Darren Chetty, Angelique Golding, and Nicola Rollock that explores this sociocultural moment. From government interventionism to widespread industrial action, how are the forces of change and continuity playing out in education in Britain today?

Chaired by Wasafiri’s Editor and Publishing Director Emily Mercer, we’ll hear from guest editor Angelique Golding and contributors including Sita Balani and Marvin Thompson: artists and educators who work at the site of this tension, whose work goes against the grain, challenges the status quo, and sits within a wider critical praxis of reimagination, decolonisation, and change.

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Sex Panics, Capitalism, and the Global Right: An Evening Symposium with Max Fox, Rahul Rao, and Amy De’Ath

25 April 2023 | 6.00-8.00pm BST | Hybrid event (London or Zoom)

To register:


A week of events showcasing the latest creativity and research from Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

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Accessible social media: What can you be doing? – Tue 25 Apr 2023 – HdK

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NOW Festival at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick is open now

See the full programme

So Hot! Feeling the Heat in Contemporary Women’s Writing Seminar Series

26 April 2023

Two exciting volunteering opportunities at GoodWork

As we prepare to launch Cohort Two of our Early Careers Programme this September, we are looking for volunteers to help with candidate assessments, once young people applications close on 2nd June!

These opportunities will be virtual and require a time commitment of 4 hours minimum. By volunteering, you will be supporting us to make our programme happen and also gain valuable insight into inclusive hiring processes.

Apply here or read more below

Industry Insights: Representation in TheatreSunday, 23 April 2023

Join leading theatre industry practitioners to discuss representation and diversity in the arts, and how current developments have impacted theatre, challenging assumptions, and celebrating new visions. Will include a Q&A.

Outside QMUL

London Arts and Health – Creativity and Wellbeing Week curated headline events!

A taster of just some of our headline events for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2023 include:

  • Monday 15th May: What is the role of Creativity in a Health crisis? (Free, in person at King’s College London) with very special guests Michael Rosen, Kevin Fenton and more! BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: NCCH APPG roundtable exploring Leadership and Strategy (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Creativity in a health crisis: What does the research tell us? (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Arts & Health Hub present: The Value of Lived Experience (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Wednesday 17th May: Creative Health Sandpit, big London meet-up (Free, at City Hall) BOOK NOW
  • Thursday 18th May: How to establish a Creative Health City Region, perspectives from Manchester (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Creativity and Dementia (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Launch of the ‘Queering Creative Health’ report (Free, in-person at QUEERCIRCLE) BOOK NOW

Short film submissions now open for the 2024 BFI Future Film Festival! Regular deadline: Friday 4 August

Want to be a part of the UK’s largest festival for young, emerging filmmakers? Want to see your film on the big screen at BFI Southbank? Want to kickstart your career with cash prizes and industry mentoring up for grabs? Submit your short film now to next year’s BFI Future Film Festival! Your film can be any genre, it just needs to have been made in the last two years, be 10 minutes or under in length, and you must have been aged 16-25 when you made the film. If you have any questions, email us at

We’ve officially launched the OPEN CALL for submissions for the long-awaited 2nd WOWZINE print magazine.

We’re looking for bold, authentic and first-person-led stories that explore the theme of pleasure through art, food, design, architecture, gender and sexuality from women, non-binary and other marginalised genders. 

Submit your work via the Submission Form.

The deadline for all submissions is 23.59 on Sunday 14th May 2023.

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Toolkit Workshop Wed 26 Apr 2023

Jerwood Arts and people make it work – Workshop – Online

Book onto a half-day workshop to help put ideas around inclusivity into action, and drive positive change in the cultural sector.

Roundhouse Resident Artist Programme Deadline: Monday 24 April

Calling all 18-25 year-old performing artists! Apply to the Roundhouse Resident Artist Programme to develop your artistry, gain industry connections, perform on incredible stages, and level up your career in the creative industries.

The Space Crone Prize

Deadline for Submissions 30 April

“We are excited to announce The Space Crone Prize for speculative and science short fiction. The special one-off prize, established by Silver Press in collaboration with The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust, celebrates the publication of Space Crone by Ursula K. Le Guin, a selection of essays edited by So Mayer and Sarah Shin. “

Free: Sinéad Rushe: Introduction to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

Join Olivier-nominated theatre director, Sinéad Rushe, for a hands-on workshop on the Michael Chekhov acting technique.

Free workshop: Pen to Print: An Introduction to Write On! – What Makes a Magazine?

 An insight to the process of putting a magazine together and publishing it

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Join YPIA for the highly anticipated return of ‘Intern to CEO’, where we’ll hear from those at the top as they share their journey through the arts.

New Issue of the Publishing Post #69

Read it here for inspiration for those aspiring to go into publishing.

The CCL Postcolonial Theatre series, May 2023: South Asia and the Diaspora

11 May 2023. The Performance of Adaptation as a Postcolonial Strategy

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18 May 2023. Bazaar Art, Bazaari Women: Nautch, Bibis and Courtesans in Nineteenth Century Kalighat Paintings (Bengal)

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25 May 2023. Performance and the Quest for Identity among Communities of Bangladeshi Heritage in the UK

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Skilled Summers are still looking for talented and enthusiastic UK students who are looking to have a life changing experience this summer to get paid to teach their skills, sport or hobby to children at top American summer camps.

This is the last week that the students can apply and we just wanted to put the word out to your university again to see if you have any students who would be interested in taking part for this summer 2023?

Included with the placement:

  • Minimum salary of $2,000
  • Accommodation, food and medical insurance
  • Minimum placement of 9 weeks at camp
  • Travel for 30 days around America after camp
  • Visa paperwork and assistance

Living and working at an American summer camp is a unique experience and can help the students develop their personal skills by putting themselves out of their comfort zones, immersing themselves into a different culture and it is also a great way to boost their CVs and make friends with their fellow campers from all over the world.

We are looking for students with skills in many areas such as land based sports, water sports, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, mixed media, performing arts, singing, dancing etc. You can pretty much teach anything at summer camp!

Please if you have any students who you think would be interested can you ask them to fill in this interest form via our website – Once they have filled in the form they will receive a ‘Welcome’ email with everything they need to know about this opportunity.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email at

SPRINT: Tue 7 – Mon 27 Mar 2023

Tickets £12 (or catch 2 shows in one night for only £16) NW1 residents go for £10 Students go for £8

See the full line up

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Government Communication Service Apprenticeships 24 April

The Old Vic seeks Front of House Assistants 24 Apr

Sick Artists Club: Open Call, Submissions from Sick and Disabled artists 30 Apr

The Spectator NO CV internship 2023: apply now – Deadline 1 May

NATO Internship Scheme 7 May 

Guardian Scott Trust Bursaries 15 May

Royal Television Society Bursaries 29 June

See all Queen Mary jobs

Updated: Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

Apples & Snakes Artists Newsletter | Arts Admin E-Digest | ArtsJobs | BBC Academy | Creative Access (Jobs) | Creative Lives in Progress | Creative Mentor Network | ERIC – Career + Opportunities App | Film London | IlikeNetworking | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | ScreenSkills | Society of Young Publishers | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)

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