Added to Creative Stoke, 1st May 2010

New! 01.05.10    
Job:  Stoke-on-Trent City Council require a Cultural Development Manager (Ref: 000507) on a full-time salary of £41 – £44k. Application deadline: 21st May 2010. For an application and details pack, please email:  recruitment@stoke.gov.uk

New! 01.05.10    
Oxford University would like to invite those interested in community-run local heritage collections (either online or offline) to a free one-day workshop on the topic on 26th May 2010. Places are limited, and a similar event exclusively for Oxford projects was over-subscribed. So please register your interest (providing as much information as possible in support of your application) by completing this form by noon on 14th May 2010.

New! 01.05.10    
Congratulations to eight-year-old Cheshire girl Mia Jones. Mia re-made Alice in Wonderland as a Playmobil (similar to Lego) animation, and has just won the Playmobil animation competition…

New! 01.05.10    
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum is inviting all budding animators from the West Midlands to a one-day Digital Animation Workshop for Adults on 12th June 2010. Leamington is very easy to get to on the train from Stoke-on-Trent. Sumit Sarkar, creator of the Ananta exhibition will demonstrate the processes involved in digital animation and will help you to create your own animated character. £10 per person. Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01926 742700 to book.

The same gallery is also running a “Museum Movies Film Competition”, inviting local film makers to submit short films inspired by Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s collections of fine and decorative art, social history, ethnography, archaeology, ceramics and glass. The five most inspiring films will be presented to the public on the mezzanine film screen in the gallery’s local history area. It is free to enter and the competition is open to all ages and abilities. Films should be submitted in DVD format with a completed submission form by 14th July 2010. Films should not be longer than 10 minutes. Please contact curator Tammy Woodrow on 01926 742700 or tammy.woodrow@warwickdc.gov.uk for a submission form or any other queries.

New! 01.05.10    
Screen WM’s 2010/11 Investment Fund opens on 4th May 2010. Deadline for submissions is 25th May 2010. Priority applications will be in the areas of…

Film and media education.
Film festivals.
Film scripts development.
Regional film industry networks.

Regrettably, Screen WM has also announced that the UK Film Council is slashing Lottery funding by 25% to the nine regional screen agencies. In addition, all regional skills and training funding is to be redirected to Skillset.

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