Added to Creative Stoke, 23rd December 2009

New! 23.12.09    
Job:  The National Dance Teachers Association requires a visionary Director (3 days per week). The Association is based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Application deadline: 29th January 2010.

New! 23.12.09    
Job:  The arts development team at nearby Telford and Wrekin Council, in partnership with NHS Telford and Wrekin, is seeking to creatively explore children and young people’s understanding of emotional health and well-being, and influences upon it. They are seeking to recruit a team of artists / performers (from any discipline) to work with young people aged 5-19. Due to the age range, timescales and complexity of the work they feel an established arts company, with previous experience of creative consultation in this area, would be best placed to deliver this work. Deadline for applications: 22nd January 2010. Full details from:

New! 23.12.09    
Job:  Telford-based Towers Above are looking to recruit a pool of visiting artists to work in collaboration with their Lead Artist on a collaborative project in the area of arts for mental health. They currently have a group of twelve participants per group, in two groups that run weekly. You would be contracted to deliver five sessions for both groups, meaning ten sessions in total (plus one planning session). Application deadline: 22nd January 2010. Full details from:

New! 23.12.09    
Are you reading Creative Stoke from just over the border in Derbyshire? Five bursaries are now available to Derbyshire writers and publishers, to cover the cost of a conference ticket price and travel expenses to attend The Writing Industries Conference 2010.

New! 23.12.09    
Designer Maker West Midlands will be running a new initiative in 2010 — portfolio sessions for West Midlands makers who want a sounding board to discuss their work, marketing and practice with experienced arts professionals. Each maker will be given a 45 minute slot. Application deadline: 21st Jan 2010. For more information, visit the website.

New! 23.12.09    Designer Maker West Midlands have three Spring 2010 residencies for West Midlands makers, which will be undertaken at The Art House in Wakefield, Yorkshire. On offer to each successful maker is a bursary of £750 for materials, maintenance and travel expenses. Full details at the website.

New! 23.12.09    
Job:  The North Staffordshire Creative Learning Network is calling for ideas for mini-projects from self-employed artists and developers, which explore…

“creative ways of learning about digital tools in North Staffordshire communities. We are calling for ideas to develop mini-projects that will connect communities of North Staffordshire. A small amount of funding is available to facilitate four mini-projects. They might include, for example: games using digital equipment, engaging ways of conveying information using screens or other technology, temporary installations that encourage self-expression or provide a gateway into the World Wide Web.”

Project budgets are £500 each, including the artists’ time, paid only on production of evidence of expenditure or an invoice for work. You must be self-employed to invoice for this work. Deadline: the mini-project must be fully reported by the third week of March 2010. Full details from this web page.

The Network also plans to be running workshops in early 2010.

New! 23.12.09    
The Heritage Crafts Association are inviting crafts makers to respond to a short survey that explores the opinions and experiences of crafts people also working in traditional crafts. The survey will close on 31st January 2010.

New! 22.12.09    
Planning a new business, a business expansion, or an export drive? Just launched from Stoke-on-Trent, the free search-engine FUSE (beta). FUSE is a specialist business research engine for finding high-quality free academic journal articles, theses and reports. It searches over 700 open-access ejournal titles, and over 1000 selected sources of open academic texts on business topics. FUSE excludes the trade press, and all purveyors of uncritical material such as press-releases and ‘advertorial’ articles.

New! 22.12.09    
Job:  Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s Arts Service is seeking a professional freelance photographer(s) to document future exhibitions and projects. They envisage pooling a small number of professional photographers, with the view to employing freelance photographers on an ‘as-and-when’ basis. They will be requiring such photographic services from early March 2010 onwards. To express your interest, forward your full contact details, fee details, C.V., and a small selection of JPG images and / or a website photo-gallery link to:   Deadline for expressions of interest: 4th February 2010. For more information, contact Tina Ball on:  01782 619 705.


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