Added to Creative Stoke, 10th May 2010

New! 10.05.10    
The Contemporary Art Society is staging a centenary exhibition “…and a five legged donkey”: Fantasy Creatures from 8th May – 5th Sept 2010 at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. As part of the show the Society would like the people of North Staffordshire to share pictures of your fantasy creatures with them…

“We would welcome anyone, from artists specialising in creating mysterious creatures to museum visitors that would like to ‘give it a go’, to send us images of their fantasy creatures. Drawing, sculptures, paintings or found objects all welcome. We will put the images and any information to go with them up on the museum website. To send us a picture and some text about your fantasy creature attach it to an e-mail and send to:

New! 10.05.10    
Added to the Directory:  A new contemporary crafts gallery and workshop opens this coming Saturday, 15th May 2010. Unit Twelve is based at Tixall Heath Farm, near Stafford. See the website for full details.

New! 10.05.10    
Fete Craftzine is an independent not-for-profit craftzine sold online, and distributed at events and in bookshops around the UK. Contributors are needed for the Summer 2010 issue. To take part your work should be sent as a complete page, with your contact details on it, and be A5 in size.

New! 10.05.10    
Job:  Greenfield Primary School, located in Walsall, is seeking a Creative Practitioner to help gifted & talented Year Four children to work independently and lead their own learning. They are open to any kind of artistic medium, but need someone who will really listen to the children and be enthusiastic and inspiring. A project fee of £3,500 is available. An additional £500 is available for materials and travel. Applicants are strongly advised to get the full brief from:   Application deadline: 21st May 2010.

New! 10.05.10    
Would you like to know more about the Creative Partnerships’ programme, and how it operates in West Midlands schools? Cre8us are running a West Midlands workshop on 26th May 2010 at the Xcel Leisure Centre, Coventry (10am-4pm). The day will be a mix of presentations and practical workshops led by Creative Agents and Creative Practitioners who are currently working with Cre8us and schools across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. The workshop will cost £30 and to attend you should download and complete an application form accessible on the Cre8us website. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come first serve basis, and must be received by 20th May at the latest. For any queries please contact Gemma Smith, Cre8us:

New! 10.05.10    
Birmingham’s Creative Alliance is seeking West Midlands teenagers (age 14-19) who are interested in film production. You must be able to commit to 2 days a week for 2 months. The aim is to make a film that…

“explores the concept of misunderstanding or misrepresentation by looking at … how young people are viewed by society.”

Interested? Please contact:

New! 10.05.10    
Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT! is a super-short filmmaking competition that…

“challenges filmmakers on any budget from anywhere in the world to create tiny gems of under 90 seconds — distinctive, imaginative and engaging.”

Deadline: 6th September 2010. DepicT! is run by the Encounters International Film Festival, which is held at the Bristol Watershed arts centre in the UK.

New! 10.05.10    
Job: Buxton Opera House has a full-time vacancy for an Education & Community Officer. Application deadline: 26th May 2010.


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