Added to Creative Stoke, 28th November 2009

New! 28.11.09    
The October 2009 report Growing the Ceramic Cluster in North Staffordshire, by Dr Stewart Brown of SQW Consulting, is now available online. The report gives an overview of the current ceramic industry in North Staffordshire, suggests critical measures for success in the immediate future, and suggests the required initiatives and structures for long-term future success.

New! 28.11.09    
Skillset is now inviting applications for their £200,000 TV training fund, offering professional development training in TV multiplatform production issues. Professionals awarded a bursary can use it to attend one of 38 multiplatform training courses approved by the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Media Industries. 500 bursaries are available.

New! 28.11.09    
South Staffordshire College has created an opportunity to both develop new work and to present a solo exhibition in the Wedge Gallery at the College (based in Lichfield). Expressions of interest are sought from recent Fine Art graduates or those undertaking postgraduate study. Successful applications will be offered a two-week residency in the gallery, including the use of the space for the creation of new work, followed by a four-week exhibition. Full details are online here.

New! 28.11.09    
Job:  Shropshire Council is seeking a freelance researcher to create full, accurate and up-to-date database of the festivals in the county of Shropshire. The work must be finished by mid March 2010. The freelancer will use their own knowledge of tourism and the festivals sector in Shropshire. Experience of using a database is essential. The budget is from £5,000. Please email for a job description/brief. Closing date for applications: 16th December 2009.

New! 28.11.09     From the blogs:  Cooper-Willis documents an unofficial artwork that stretches from Morley Street to Robson Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The Bod remembers Grace, a North Staffs art-school rock band of the late 1970s. The WMRO notices that West Midlands arts attendance has not increased since 2005, despite all the public money poured into audience boosting measures, audience research, and attracting ‘new audiences’.

New! 28.11.09    
Added to the Directory: Ghost Voices magazine, which is edited and published from Congleton.

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