Added to Creative Stoke, 10th February 2010

New! 10.02.10    
Making Music West Midlands now has its 2010 small grants application forms online. The maximum amount available is: £300. Application deadline: 30th April 2010. Money must be spent before July 2011 — but for some promoting groups, by December 2011. More details on the application form (Word .rtf file).

New! 10.02.10    
Microsoft XNA GameCamp, in Birmingham on 19th-20th February 2010… “is a marathon gamecamp where students and indie developers use Microsoft’s XNA Game Studio 3.0 [free software] to create a game in less than 48 hours.”  According to the website today there are still four places available to West Midlands’ game makers.

New! 10.02.10    
Added to the Directory: the Etsy page for Flame Born Beads, hot glass creations of North Staffordshire’s Lesley Nixon.


Cthulhu phone-dangle, from Flame Born Beads.

New! 10.02.10    
Square Mile is asking artists to work with ecologists to undertake linked surveys of both biodiversity and arts activity in a one square mile area. There’s currently one Midlands example — in Smethwick, north of Birmingham.

New! 10.02.10    
Are you a young person running a successful business? The 2010 Enterprising Young Brits awards are now open for nominations. Applicants must be aged 30 or under. There’s also a special ‘Teen’ award (for those between the ages of 13 and 19). The winner of each category receives £1,000. Nomination deadline: 5th March 2010. See the website for more details.

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