Latest additions

Latest additions to the “What’s New?” page on Creative Stoke… http://www.creativestoke.org.uk/whatsnew.html

New! 18.08.09    
The people of Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to take part in a competition to design a logo to mark the centenary of Stoke-on-Trent.
The winner will have their design used on marketing material for 12 months, and be invited to the royal visit in March 2010.
The logo should be… “colourful with a clean and simple design that’s representative of Stoke-on-Trent.”
Deadline: 11th September 09. Entries should be sent to:
Tracey Harrison, PR and Communications Team, 4th Floor, Civic Centre, Stoke on–Trent. ST4 1RN.

New! 18.08.09    
Are you a British design-led firm hoping to break into the increasingly healthy Japanese market? DesignUK and the British Embassy in Tokyo are organising a trade misson to Japan, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment. There will be oppotunities at Design Touch, the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO), as well as press interviews and company calls. There may be the opportunity to take part in other networking events during Tokyo Designers Week. For more details, contact Akiko Yanagisawa, Senior Commercial Officer for the British Embassy in Tokyo at: akiko.yanagisawa@fco.gov.uk Deadline: 3rd September 09.

New! 18.08.09    
Do you work for a museum, publically-funded gallery or cultural heritage institution in North Staffordshire? Intelligent Naivety: Commercial Opportunities for Museums and Culture Institutions
is a free downloadable booklet, recently launched in Birmingham at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The book is the brainchild of David Gilbert, former managing director of both Currys and Waterstones. The 4Mb 40-page PDF booklet asks…

“How can over-stretched museums and cultural institutions recognise consumer needs, exceed consumer desires, and leverage a sustainable source of income without wrecking the very special relationship they’ve created with their audiences?”

New! 18.08.09    
The Birmingham Queer Open Projection is called for short-form light-art and projected-media art from artists in the West Midlands. There’s a
£500 prize for the best 15-second projection. Works shown will be projected on the outside of major buildings in and around
Birmingham for one week in November 09. The theme this year is “Censored”. All work will be considered.
Deadline: 30th September 09. Full details from: davidviney _at_ blgbt.org

New! 17.08.09    
The Screen West Midlands Investment Fund is now inviting online applications for grants for film-related projects in the West Midlands. The Fund can invest
up to £500,000 in a project budget. Deadline: 28th August 09.

New! 17.08.09    
A new art gallery at the refurbished and rebuilt Low Level Station in central Wolverhampton is calling for
potential exhibitors. With almost unlimited space along the original Brunel train track, all types of artwork can be accomodated
as long as you can get them there and out again! The first opportunity is for a two week exhibition from 25th Sept – 9th Oct 2009. Cost is
just £25! More details from Antoinette on: 07794 459330

New! 17.08.09    
The annual Longhouse programme moves to Walsall in 2009, titled as “Interrogation”. The project will…
“explore the impact that one artist (you) can make in one place, in one day.” The programme, organised by Longhouse
and the New Art Gallery Walsall, working with lead artist Anna Francis, is designed to investigate the impact of
short, sharp interventions within the public realm. More information from:  chloebrown@multistory.org.uk
 Deadline: 28th August 09.

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