Added to Creative Stoke, 14th December 2009

New! 14.12.09    
North Staffordshire pottery makers and ceramicists are invited to apply for grants from the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust. The Trust runs an annual grant scheme. Applications for the annual grant scheme must be submitted by 15th December 2009. See the website for more details.

New! 13.12.09    
Congratulations to Stoke-on-Trent’s FRONTLINEdance, for obtaining funding from the BBC Children In Need appeal to put on four after-school dance clubs from February 2010. The clubs will be funded for two years, and will be fully inclusive of disabled children and young people (5 to 16 years old). The clubs will be in Fenton, Chell Heath, Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme — please contact the FRONTLINEdance office for more details, at:  admin@frontlinedance.org.uk

New! 13.12.09    
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust makes awards, ranging up to £15,000, to crafts makers of all ages to help them further their careers. Since 1991 the Trust has awarded £1.35 million to 208 crafts makers aged between 17 and 50+, for study, training and work experience. There is no age limit. But you need to demonstrate you already have a high level of skill, and are firmly committed to your craft or trade. Application deadline: 8th January 2010.

New! 13.12.09    
Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery are calling for participants in their 2010 “Gifted” Christmas exhibition. They would like to hear from professional artist and makers of contemporary art, and makers of craft and design objects, who are interested in exhibiting as part of this selling exhibition planned for 13th November – 24th December 2010. For the first time ever the gallery will be using all its spaces simultaneously to exhibit the work of well over 50 artist makers. This exhibition will be open to artists nationally, but there will be a preference for artists from the Midlands. To express your interest, please email up to 5 images of your work (please do not send files over 1Mb each) and an artist statement, to Tina Ball at:  tina.ball@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk    Deadline for expressions of interest is: 28th January 2010.

New! 13.12.09    
Job:  Hollywall Primary School — near Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent — is seeking a theatre company, set designer/stylist, or an installation artist, for a project with a total budget of £10,000. You’ll collaborate with pupils and staff on revisiting traditional indoor school spaces such as the classroom role-play areas, the classrooms themselves, the corridor spaces and the school hall. Project planning, delivery and evaluation will take place from January to July 2010. Deadline for applications: 4th January 2010. Full details from Andrew Fox (Creative Agent) at:  quadra22@mac.com

New! 13.12.09    
Job: Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking to appoint an artist of the highest calibre, to make and install a permanent work of public art in 2010. The work will be sited in Hanley, and it will celebrate the 1910 Federation of the city’s six towns. The most likely site is the Broad Street side of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Total budget: no more than £135,000, excluding VAT. Application deadline: 18th January 2010.

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