Added to the Creative Stoke “What’s New” page, 30th Sept 2009

More opportunities and news, added to the Creative Stoke “What’s New” page, 30th Sept 2009:

New! 30.09.09    
Digishorts is now open for submissions. Digishorts is a West Midlands scheme to support the production of six short digital films, made by the freshest and most innovative new filmmaking talent in the West Midlands. You can apply for up to £10,000, and the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 9th November 2009. A Digishorts roadshow event is happening at the MET Studio, Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford on 19th Octover 2009 (2pm – 4pm) and at the Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury on 20th October (10am – 12 noon). To book a place on the roadshows, please contact Simon Flynn at:

New! 30.09.09    
Susanne Burns and Sue Harrison have completed A Window on Dance (Word .doc) for the Arts Council. Their report is a comprehensive survey of dance in England between 2004-2008, and will be of interest to all dance practitioners.

New! 30.09.09    
Job: Staffordshire University require a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Enterprise. Deadline: 14th October 2009.

New! 30.09.09    
Gareth Mayer writes from Newcastle-under-Lyme, to say that he’s in the process of writing a comedy B-movie about killer vegetables called Gross-ery. Gareth writes and performs comedy, and has been on FX-TV and BBC 3. He’s looking for people to help with behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Interested? Contact Gareth at:

New! 30.09.09    
Interested in Hollywood scriptwriting? The Artrix, in Bromsgrove near Birmingham is running a one-day workshop on 7th November 2009 (11am-5pm). Run by writer and journalist James Bartlett, the day aims to give you industry information and tips that will make your script a more professional and sellable product. Cost £50. For a ticket, call the Box Office on 01527 577330.

New! 30.09.09    
Sketchbooks in Schools has issued an open invitation to any adult who uses sketchbooks, illustrated notebooks or journals, as an aid to thinking, working or dreaming. The Sketchbook in Schools website is aimed at primary-school aged children and teachers, and already features sketchbooks submitted by a variety of visual artists (fine artists, illustrators, architect, animators etc). But now they would like to receive submissions from other areas of creative practice (e.g. jewellery makers, crafts makers, set designers, games designers, furniture and fashion designers etc), but also from other professions such as poets and writers, chefs, to gardeners, to builders, woodworkers, and business managers. Interested? Send an email to:, with the subject “Sketchbook Submission” as header. The email should contain: i) a brief outline of how your use of sketchbooks (or journals) helps your thinking or approach; and ii) up to eight good-quality photos attached.

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