Additions for 3rd September 2009

New! 03.09.09    
Down in South Staffordshire, the new Black Country Creative Advantage team are looking for enthusiastic and curious activists and researchers, architects, artists, designers, and planners. You’ll participate in a seminar in November 2009 (PDF link) to help launch the two-year Black Country Creative Advantage project, which will investigate how arts practices can relate to or impact on regeneration practices. The exact date of the seminar will be arranged with selected participants. The project will cover travel and accommodation, and provide a flat fee of £100 per participant. To apply, please complete and return the application form (PDF link) along with your current C.V. and documentation of a maximum of three relevant projects, activities or writings by you. Deadline: 2nd October 2009.

New! 03.09.09     Do you have an idea for a simple persuasive viral video that would worm its way into the minds of millions of people across the British Isles? Would you like to work with a team of experts and a full film crew to produced your viral video? The National Lottery want to see your idea for a film that shows… “how Lottery funding has changed your life, or those in your community, for the better”. The judges will pick five finalists. These will be invited to pitch their idea on YouTube, with the public voting or your filmed pitch. The idea with the most votes from the public will win. Simply describe your one-minute viral video idea in 300 words or less, using the downloadable entry form. The application deadline is: 14th September 2009.

New! 03.09.09    
Would you like to curate a touring Hayward exhibition? On offer is £3,000 plus £1,000 for research and travel expenses. It may be a show you have never seen but would like to; there may be a theme or tendency in contemporary art and visual culture that you think deserves to be explored in new ways. Simply describe your project in no more than 600 words, and accompany it with an initial list of artists and a selection of images. Your exhibition will open in July 2010 and tour to, among others: the QUAD in Derby; the Oriel Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno; and the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum. Application deadline: 21st September 2009. More details from:

New! 02.09.09    
Fancy having your creative art or crafts showcased in a prominent corner show-window in the centre of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent? Burslem’s Barewindow Project will start in September 2009 and run until Febuary 2010, filling a window that has long been empty. See the web page for further details. If you would like to be part of Barewindow and would like to discuss available exhibition slots, please send your portfolio to:

New! 02.09.09    
A new “creative hub” for our area, Creative Central, will have its official launch event at the Regent Theatre in Hanley on 10th September 09.

New! 02.09.09    
Urban Vision North Staffordshire, the architectural and urban design organisation, is funding a series of “Learning Journeys” from September 09 through to March 2010. The trips are aimed at artists interested in the role of art in urban regeneration. Trips will be to:

Bristol (art and the public realm). Best practice visit: 22nd Sept. Knowledge exchange: 25th Sept.

Leicester (regeneration and culture). Best practice visit: 10th Nov. Knowledge exchange: 12th Nov.

Sheffield (public art strategy and delivery). Best practice visit: 16th Feb 2010. Knowledge exchange: 19th Feb 2010.

Glasgow (creative industries). Best practice visit: 30th-31st March 2010. Knowledge exchange: 6th April 2010.

To book a free place on the forthcoming trips, please contact Hannah Barter at:


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