Even more additions for 14th October 2009

New! 14.10.09    
Job:  Just two days left to apply for a Trainee Workshop Leader post with Radiate, which offers professional development for West Midlands artists who are interested in working with children. You’ll be a West Midlands’ artist / trainer who wants to gain professional experience working in a school over the 2009/2010 school year. Deadline:  16th October 2009. For full details of this post, please email:  admin@radi8.info

New! 14.10.09    
Cheshire’s Tatton Park Biennial has announced 2010 dates (8th May to 26th September 2010). The Biennial will feature 30 artists, performers and writers who are asked to respond to the local landscape and local sense of identity. Most commissions are by invitation only, or are for Cheshire artists only. But one of the open competition calls appears to be open to artists living in North Staffordshire, if they can show that they work in the North West…

“Tatton Park Biennial invites artists who are currently living or working in the North West of England to develop site-specific proposals for the 2010 Biennial: Framing Identity. One artist will be selected to participate in the Biennial with an awarded budget of £5,500 to cover fees, materials and expenses.”

New! 14.10.09    
Are you interested in ancient sites in the British landscape, and the people who live near them? You may be interested to know that there’s a major new £1.4m conservation and recording project in nearby Cheshire. Habitats and Hillforts was officially launched in October 2008, and now has a website. It’s a major series of Heritage Lottery-funded conservation projects, with parallel arts and crafts projects, that will be…

“focusing on the chain of historically important hill top Iron Age forts that lines Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge”.

Details of Habitats and Hillforts’s future 2009/2010 countryside crafts courses and arts training events can be had from:  habitatsandhillforts@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

There is also the major Habitats and Hillforts arts project “Interloper”, which will be a three-year undertaking by artist Patricia Mackinnon-Day. Her series of arts projects will run during 2009 – 2011, and will explore the idiosyncrasy of remote rural communities as well as being an investigation of the natural world along the Sandstone Ridge trail.

New! 14.10.09    
Jobs:  North Staffordshire’s Partners in Creative Learning (PiCL) has another four opportunities at local schools:—

   1) Park Hall Primary, at Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent, is looking for a Creative Partner from any background, to help the school address the question: “How can the natural resource of the outdoor learning environment be effectively utilised to drive forward creativity within our school?” The project will take place during the Spring term of 2010. Deadline: 2nd November 2009. Budget: £3,600. Full information is available from:  parkhall@sgfl.org.uk

   2) The Thomas Russell Infants School, at Barton-under Needwood in Staffordshire, is seeking a Creative Practitioner from any creative background, to make use on the schools’ fabulous grounds to help answer the question: “can collaboration and interaction working on an outdoor investigation result in more confident, creative learners?” The project will take place during the Spring term of 2010. Deadline: 2nd November 2009. Budget: £3,700. Full information is available from:  mrsjkelly@googlemail.com

   3) St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School, at Weston near Stafford, is seeking a Creative Practitioner to develop ideas for a Numeracy Trail with elements of role-play, differentiated tasks, and activities which would need to be sustainable and updateable. However, the school will be open to the practitioner’s ideas. The project will take place during the Spring term of 2010. Deadline: 30th October 2009. Budget: £4,000. For a full brief please write to: Mrs Kate Edgecombe, St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School, Ferrer’s Road, Weston, Stafford. ST18 0JN.

   4) Belgrave C.E. Primary School, at Longton, Stoke on Trent, are seeking two Creative Practitioners to rework and remodel role-play areas in an existing classroom — making them into magical worlds that can inspire creative writing. The school envisages a storyteller/writer and a maker/environmental artist, but will welcome applications from any creative background. There will be a Planning Day in December, with Project Activity from January until the end of March 2010. Evaluation day in April / May 2010. Deadline: 9th November 2009. Budget: £3,500. Full information is available from:   susie23harding@live.co.uk

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