Added to Creative Stoke, 4th February 2010

New! 04.02.10    
Expressions of interest are invited from entrepreneurs who have recently established a social business/project. £15,000 is available, plus non-financial support for a year, from UnLtd. Your venture must be operational, and have an established track-record of meeting a clear social need. More details at the website.

New! 04.02.10    
There are currently three funded Masters degree studentships on offer at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD), located just north of Birmingham city centre and within walking distance of Birmingham New St. rail station…

Eligible Programmes for Professional Preparation Masters Awards: M.A. Design Management; M.A. Interior Design; M.A. Jewellery,
Silversmithing and Related Products; M.A. Product Design; M.A. Textiles, Fashion and Surface Design.

New! 04.02.10    
Final-year B.A. students who stay on to take a taught Masters (M.A.) programme at Keele will be eligible for a £1,000 discount on their postgraduate tuition fees. The Keele Graduate Bursaries are available for all taught postgraduate courses, other than those where financial enticements are already available (such as healthcare, social work, education). All students graduating from a first degree programme this year at Keele are eligible, and there are no additional forms or paperwork. The £1,000 will be deducted from the second payment instalment of postgraduate tuition fees. More details from this Web page or from Helen Johnson at:

New! 04.02.10    
Are you a creative student at Keele University? There’s a newly-formed student society at Keele called MAD (Media, Art & Design). MAD caters for those engaged in all forms of creative production, and hopes to create opportunities for students via work placements, exhibitions, portfolio developement, etc. Interested? More details from Amy Moran (Treasurer, MAD) at:

New! 04.02.10     Job:  A small rural primary school, serving the villages of Hope and Hathersage in the nearby Peak District, is seeking a Creative Practitioner (theatre and drama, street dance, animation and filmmaking). They are seeking to show how creativity can help children understanding religious faith, and enable them to learn about new customs, traditions and beliefs. The project will be delivered between March and June 2010. More information from:  or

New! 04.02.10    
The Black Cat Theatre Company runs dance, drama and singing workshops for local children between the ages of 6 and 14. As part of their activities, the Black Cat project “Action” runs most school holidays in various venues across the Potteries. The company are all professionally-trained actors, choreographers, directors and musicians. If you’re in Staffordshire or South Cheshire and are interested in signing up for a half-term workshops, then please use the contact form on the Black Cat website.

Black Cat Theatre will also be holding weekly acting classes for young actors, following LAMDA examination procedures. These will be based in Stoke-on-Trent. Again, they would love to hear from you if you’re interested in these.

New! 25.01.10    
Job:  British Waterways is seeking a creative community artist to design site-specific art pieces to be located along the two canals which run through the City Waterside and Middleport areas of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. Through a series of workshops, the successful artist would be required to involve, engage and consult the remaining members of the local community in these areas. Consultation and workshops would start in February / March 2010, with the finished design completed in May 2010. Artist Fee: £7,000 to include all development work, workshops, workshop materials, production of designs, installation supervision and expenses. Application deadline: 8th February 2010. Full details from:


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