More What’s New items for 3rd September 09

New! 03.09.09    
Previously mentioned on Creative Stoke was Shout‘s Birmingham Queer Open Projection invite (18.08.09). Shout now has two more opportunities for West Midlands artists…

  1) Shout’s ‘Small Commissions’ can offer £200 + a materials budget, for West Midlands artists to interpret the word “Desire” in any way they wish, and in any art form. Proposals should be no more than 300 words, and be illustrated. Email to:

  2) ‘Critical Portfolio Reviews’ offers eight visual artists, working in the West Midlands and not in education, the opportunity to have their work evaluated by Birmingham City University lecturers. More details from:

New! 03.09.09    
The Crafts Council is now inviting submissions for its Spark Plug Curator grants scheme. It offers successful applicants a grant of £5,000 to research an ambitious, innovative and high-quality contemporary crafts exhibition. The application deadline is: 2nd October 2009. More details from:

New! 03.09.09    
Added to the Events listing:  “A Quantum Leap: How public art and culture adds value to regeneration” is a one-day event at the Theatre Severn, in nearby Shrewsbury. The event will be on 8th October 2009, and will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The day is for anyone interested in public / community arts, and regeneration. For more information visit Shropshire Arts or call the box office on: 01743 281281.

New! 03.09.09    
Added to the Directory: Orchard Studios, a new rural recording studio at Oakhanger, near Crewe.

New! 03.09.09    
Social Enterprise West Midlands is running a “Growing your Social Enterprise” two-day residential summer-school for those in the West Midlands. It’s being held from 29th-30th September 2009, in Leamington Spa, and is meant as a high-level event for business leaders, senior managers or directors, and aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to develop and take forward business growth. The cost is £200 per participant. Early booking (form) is advised as only 40 places are available (maximum of two people per firm).


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