Author Archives: Carla Pianese

Entries open for RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Nominations for the RTPI Awards for Planning Awards Excellence are now open through to 14 December 2018.

The awards are the longest running and most high-profile awards in the industry. For 40 years they have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession; the teams, projects and individuals that transform economies, environments and their communities all over the UK and internationally.

With planners tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time, from population growth and housing shortage to environmental issues and climate change, it has never been more important to reward the contributions of the profession to society.

Being shortlisted for one of the prestigious awards is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of a team, consultancy or individual. It is also completely free to enter.

New to this year is “Excellence in Tech within Planning practice”. This category recognises any projects that have used a new type of technology or used technology in a new or innovative way.

The finalists will be announced in February  2019 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 April 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London.

If you would like to make a submission, click here for more information.

SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship Applications open

Architects, surveyors, engineers, craftspeople looking for an immersive hands-on-learning experience may apply for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2019 Scholarships or Fellowships prior to December 1. Training, sharing knowledge and helping people to develop their practical skills have always been at the heart of the SPAB’s work. Their renowned Scholarship and Fellowship schemes and new Millwrighting apprenticeship continue the practice established by the SPAB’s co-founder, architect Philip Webb, of training building specialists and craftspeople on site.
More details here

The Clore Leadership Programme

Heritage Bursaries available on 2019 Clore Courses: Emerging Leaders, Short Course & NEW Modular Course – Leadership Pulse

Applications & Bursaries
Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England. Historic England is particularly keen to support applications from people with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage and disabled people working in heritage in recognition of the underrepresentation of these groups in the sector and especially in leadership positions. Historic England will also prioritise applications from smaller organisations in the sector that have limited access to training opportunities.

A wide variety of other bursaries is also available. Click here for full information on bursaries and other financial support.

IHBC RURAL PANEL – Call for Volunteers

PANEL PURPOSE
The purpose of the panel is to raise the profile of IHBC by providing a view on rural matters on which the Institute is consulted, be proactive by raising rural issues and also sharing important developments.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on some of the following tasks:

  1.  going to the IHBC’s policy meeting (twice per year)
  2. scanning the internet for items of interest ( you can do this from home!)
  3. attending Heritage Alliance meetings, attending other similar meetings,
    and responding to consultations on rural matters relating to the
    historic environment

CURRENT PANEL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
1) CAP Reform (may of course become something else post Brexit)
2) Changes in Planning Policy for redundant rural buildings, especially farm
buildings.
3) Countryside Stewardship (also likely to change)
4) Rural planning generally to include building conservation, and archaeological
issues in the rural context.

SOME OF THE CURRENT PANEL DISCUSSIONS…

1) Working with the Heritage Alliance notably the Rural Advocacy Group (HA represents 100 organizations in the heritage field). HA are engaged in Brexit discussions about the funding of traditional farm buildings, small villages, field boundaries, ancient monuments, woods and parkland, to name but a few.

2) The impact of the changing economics of farming. Elderly farmers struggling
to carry on a way of life, which is not economically viable for many would-be
younger farmers.

3) Curtilage of listed buildings, in particular whether farm buildings can be considered to be in the curtilage of a farmhouse – influencing HE policy on this matter.

4) Concerns about ‘permission in principle’ and what it will mean for farm building
conversions as well as the new extensions to ‘permitted development’ reference the
design of farm building conversions being over-ridden by other planning matters, and the possible effect on archaeological sites.

5) The impact of lack of LA conservation staff in rural areas.

If you feel you want to develop your skills in Rural Issues and contribute to some areas of this, become part of this Panel!
If you want to have an informal chat feel free to contact IHBC at support@ihbc.org.uk
There is no deadline and you can apply anytime.

2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

The 2018 CAA Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students are now open for applications. The fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs internationally.

Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Deadlines:

PhD Fellowships: Monday, October 1, 2018

MFA Fellowships: Friday, November 16, 2018.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership and registration to the Annual Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2019. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. Past recipients include artists and thinkers such as Marin Sarve-Tarr(2015), Maggie Cao (2014), La Toya Ruby Frasier (2006), Risë Wilson (2002), Chitra Ganesh (2001), Miguel Luciano (2000), Miwon Kwon (1996), and Blake Stimson (1995), among many others.

Find out more HERE

2018-19 Architectural Education Awards

Each year, Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.
Award winners inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academy into practice and the public sector.

Apply by 26 September HERE

APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY: APPRENTICE – TROWEL OCCUPATIONS / HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION

The Churches Conservation Trust have recently secured £2 million of investment to undertake a programme of major repair, conservation and adaptation St Swithun’s Church in Worcester. A significant repair and conservation need is work to original 18th Century wooden fixtures, fittings, and roof and ceiling spaces. It is here and at other heritage sites across the county that the apprentice will develop your craft skill set whilst gaining valuable experience on the job, surrounded by experts and helping to deliver the project. As an apprentice at The Churches Conservation Trust, you will be working in a truly unique environment with other staff and volunteers, developing your skills and gaining valuable experience.
Further details HERE

London Parks and Garden’s Trust – Trustees

We’re recruiting to our Board! We want to provide the best possible strategic leadership and support to LP&GT to really make an impact. We want to make sure our Director and her staff can rely on us to help them to take the organisation forward. Would you like to be part of that?

You don’t have to have experience in this field already – perhaps you have knowledge and skills from different areas – but if you’d like to offer your perspectives and commitment, we’d like to hear from you. Neither do you need to have experience as a Trustee – we’ll offer induction, mentoring and training.

We are developing a strong Board with a wealth of skills; we would now particularly like to hear from you if you can boost the Board in any of these areas:
• Publicity, marketing and media
• Campaigning
• Internal and external communications.

We are also keen to hear from you if you are interested, with these skills, in the role of Trustee with the lead for our Research and Publications Working Group.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to our website www.londongardenstrust.org. If you’d like to chat about the role before applying, do get in touch with me, Verena McCaig, Vice Chair verena.mccaig@londongardenstrust.org.

Please send your CV to office@londongardenstrust.org by Tuesday 28 August with a short covering email highlighting your interest in joining the Board.  We shall be holding informal interviews in early September, depending on candidates’ availability, with a view to new trustees joining us for our Board Meeting on 20 September or for our Board Awayday in October.

Bursary funded place for traditional building skills NVQ

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) are collaborating to deliver a training programme in traditional building skills, linking short courses and workshops with a series of live training builds on heritage sites across the UK and are recruiting now.

START DATE
1 October 2018

DURATION
One year

LOCATIONS
Dumfries House Estate in Scotland; Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland; The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and placements with master craftspeople around the UK.

BURSARY
£1,000 a month

The application deadline is 23rd July 2018.

GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme

The AHRC is pleased to announce a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £100,000 (fEC) over periods up to 12 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund).

As well as meeting the requirements of the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme, applications submitted under this highlight notice will need to meet the requirements of Official Development Assistance, including submission of an ODA Compliance Statement.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes (PDF, 622KB).

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding scheme as usual.

Further details here>>

Early Career Researcher’s Project Development Workshop

The GCRF programme Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries is delighted to launch a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries.

As part of the programme’ s commitment to the professional development of ECRs working in this area, Changing The Story is running a Project Development Workshop, for ECRs interested in applying for a grant, to help build and strengthen new partnerships and develop innovative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects.

The Project Development Workshop is scheduled to take place 25-26 October 2018 in London, UK.

Further details here>>

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ADVANCED MASTERS IN

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS

After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to July 20, 2018. This is the leading international course on conservation of heritage structures, winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Master Course, which is running its 11th Edition, is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), theUniversity of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the websitewww.msc-sahc.org

Volunteer with us! Architecture Fringe

With the Architecture Fringe 2018 programme released into the world we are now seeking some assistance in helping us to successfully deliver this year’s festival. We are a volunteer-run organisation and we are looking for like-minded people to enter into the spirit of contributing a small amount of their time in helping us to enact positive change on Scotland’s built environment.
Should this be of interest please drop us a line at  hello@architecturefringe.com  noting ‘Volunteer Help’ in the subject heading  by 12 noon on Monday 28th May 2018.

National Historic Ships: Museum Ship Keeping training opportunity

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working in maritime heritage to take part in a unique programme.. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and interpreting historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership
with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a maritime curator, ship-keeper or conservator. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including maritime museums, traditional operating boats and educational environments.

We wish to hear from a diverse range of applicants. No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the maritime heritage sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to
find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with more details.

Starting October 2018
Closing Date 19th June 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum