Added to Creative Stoke, 30th November 2009

New! 30.11.09    
The Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University is to run two new courses in the new year, for local people who want to make a difference in their community. “Speaking Up” will help residents to find out what is going on in your community and how to influences decisions. “Taking Part” will look at working together with other people and planning a community project. Visit the Unit’s Courses pages for more details.

New! 30.11.09    
Those seeking funding for heritage-related cultural projects may like to know that the Heritage Funding Directory has just had an overhaul, database update, and re-launch.

New! 30.11.09    
Added to the Directory: Steven Harper is based in Stoke-on-Trent and offers a wide range of musical services including piano lessons, singing lessons, wedding pianist and wedding singing.

New! 29.11.09    
Added to the Directory:  Concept Art World has a wonderful online gallery for the fantasy and sci-fi paintings of Stoke-on-Trent artist Alex Figini. Alex also has a home-page on DeviantArt. One of his paintings looks like it might have even have been inspired by Stoke-on-Trent train station…

New! 29.11.09    
Train builder Bombardier, which has a significant presence at nearby Crewe, has a new interior design competition for ideas about “train interiors of the future”. First prize: €2,000. Deadline: 16th December 2009.

New! 29.11.09    
Are you an innovative information visualiser, or a hyperlocal media producer? Do you have ideas about how to create and present innovative new map mashups online? As the Ordnance Survey gears itself up to release its mapping data to the public in spring 2010, it’s backing a new competition called GeoVation. The winner of GeoVation will be given £10,000 to develop their idea, with runners up being given £5,000 each. Deadline: 4th January 2010.

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