Added to Creative Stoke, 7th June 2010

New! 07.06.10    
Creativity and Innovation in Glass is a one-day symposium to be held at the University of Wolverhampton, on 27th August 2010. It aims to… “explore the special nature of glass in craft and industry [and] focus on the development of innovative approaches and creative opportunities for glass.” Full details at the conference web page.

New! 07.06.10    
The Light House at Wolverhampton is holding a one-day symposium for film-makers and animators, Micro Budget, Massive Success : professionally handling constraints of micro-budget film-making. The date is 28th June 2010. Full details from Rebecca at:

New! 07.06.10    
Some of the West Midlands Grassroots Grants foundations are currently inviting applications for grants of between £250 and £5,000. More details at the website, or from:

New! 07.06.10    
Universal Music’s Choir Search is a competition to find Britain’s best parish or community choir. Nominations deadline: 18th June 2010. The winner of the competition not only wins a record contract with Universal Music to make an album of Britain’s best-loved hymns, but also will get the chance to sing at the Royal Albert Hall on 30th September 2010 as part of a Classic FM live concert. Full details at the website.

New! 07.06.10    
Manchester is to host a timely one-day seminar on Individual Giving for the Arts, on 24th June 2010. The seminar will explain the legal status of donations, Gift Aid from individuals and companies, gift of shares, payroll giving, donations, and other forms of philanthropy — and will also consider the future of such giving. To register, please email:

New! 07.06.10    
4iP is an innovation investment fund in digital media, created by the Channel 4 TV channel. 4iP’s UnLtd scheme is now offering investments of up to £5,000 to make your digital media project into a reality. They’re specifically looking for “Body Image” themed projects which… “help young women understand how they feel about their body” and which are “about improving confidence”. To discuss your ideas and to obtain an application form please email:

New! 07.06.10    
30th June 2010 will be an Open Day at the Stoke-on-Trent campus of Staffordshire University, for potential students. The programme will include introductory talks and tours for those interested in studying Art and Design, Film and Media, Drama, and Journalism, among others. See the programme for full details.


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