Additions to the What’s New page on Creative Stoke, 11th Oct 2009

Additions to the What’s New page on Creative Stoke, 11th Oct 2009:—

New! 11.10.09    
Celine Siani Djiakoua has set up a weblog for her Longhouse Action Research commission in Stoke-on-Trent, and has started looking at empty shops in Longton

“In my practice, I have started to challenge the use of the video camera by exploring the physical limits of its frame through performances. With the Action Research Project, I would like to explore the use of projectors, surveillance cameras, video cameras, TV monitors and different types of screens to offer interactive live video installations involving passing pedestrians. The piece would be shown through the window of an empty shop.”

New! 10.10.09    
Creative Arts North Staffs (CANS) are seeking artists / dancers / circus skills practitioners / event performers for a free Family Learning Event for people from the Stanfield housing estate between Burslem and Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Residents will be able to access services in education, employment and training, as well as advice on substance abuse, teen pregnancy and healthy eating. A consultation film will be made on the day, which will provide services and agencies with much needed feedback from the community and help to shape the strategies for future engagement. The event will be at Haywood Engineering College (High Lane, Burslem) on Thursday 29th October, from 12 noon to 4pm. For more information please email Chris at CANS:  creativeartsnorthstaffs@googlemail.com

New! 10.10.09    
The UK Young Visual Arts Entrepreneur Award 2009 is now open for entries. Would you like to win a tour of the visual arts in India? Are you aged between 25 and 35, entrepreneurial, and fit one of the following job descriptions in the visual arts sector: a professional working in either a commercial or public-sector art gallery; an auctioneer; a visual arts publisher (magazines, books etc), or a producer of communications or websites within the visual arts sector? This competition will pick six finalists for the tour, and the winner will receive £5,000 for a collaborative project with creatives in India. Application deadline: 21st October 2009. Full details at the website.

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