Added to Creative Stoke, 7th May 2010

New! 07.05.10    
Job: Staffordshire University has a rare PhD Studentship in Ceramic Design, based at the Stoke-on-Trent campus. Please note that this is not one of the coveted three-year fully-paid PhD studentships, but it does offer a fees waiver and an annual contribution of £5,000 to your ongoing costs. You’ll investigate the value of industrial heritage to the design of contemporary luxury ceramic products, specifically evaluating the potential use of traditional industrial processes and techniques for innovation in the design of shape and surface pattern. Application deadline: 24th May 2010. Enquiries and applications should be sent to:

Staffordshire University also has a Fine Art Practice and Philosophy Studentship (fees, plus £2,500 per year, over four years), a Journalism Studentship on “citizen journalism” (fees plus £5,000 per year), with the same application deadlines.

New! 07.05.10    
Job:  Saint Dominics Priory School in Stone require an Art Technician (6 hours per week) until July 2010. Application deadline: 13th May 2010. See the school website for full details.

New! 07.05.10    
Job:  Sir William Stainer School in Crewe require a Subject Leader in Art, from September 2010. Application deadline: 19th May 2010. See the school website for full details.

New! 07.05.10    
Peter Cheeseman has died. He was an influential theatre director, and a lifelong champion of the Potteries and regional theatre. There are obituaries in The Times and The Guardian.

You can read a long interview with him on Google Books. The British Library Theatre Archive also has a long interview online.

New! 07.05.10    
Added to the Directory: North Staffordshire Press, publishers of Dandelions: A Book of Poetry by Arthur Berry, among others.

New! 07.05.10    
Skillset will be undertaking its online Creative Media Workforce Survey 2010 in May 2010, and this should be online any day now. The survey is especially important this year, with a new government in power and inevitable funding cuts looming. For the first time ever the survey will seek the views of those working in publishing. Photographers and film production freelancers (previously collected separately) will be included in the survey for the first time. Skillset is also taking over all regional skills and training funding for film, and has also recently expanded to encompass fashion and textiles. Early results will be available in the Autumn 2010.

New! 01.05.10    
Job:  Alumwell Business and Enterprise College, in Walsall, are seeking an artist to help them “Transform the Quad” You’ll work with the children to create playground designs, large scale toy monsters, huge pieces of “body adornment jewellery” out of recycled material, and stage a party and performance. Full details from:


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