Added to Creative Stoke, 14th June 2010

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Job:  Staffordshire Arts & Museum Service are seeking a Dance Development Officer (ref: CXO380). See the Staffordshire County Council Jobs pages for full details. Application deadline: 2nd July 2010.

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As part of the city of Stoke-on-Trent’s centenary celebrations, The Sentinel newspaper will be publishing a special picture supplement on “Stoke-on-Trent after 100 years” toward the end of July 2010. The Sentinel‘s professional photographers have of course done a sterling job over the decades, but the newspaper also needs your help to complete the supplement. They’re looking for your images of where you live, and the best of these will be considered for publication. Send images to:

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The BBC’s National Short Story Award 2010 is seeking entries. Deadline: 18th June 2010. The winning author will receive £15,000, the runner-up £3,000. Three further shortlisted authors will be given £500 each. Only “publishers, agents and published authors” may submit work. See the web page for full details.

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Nottingham-based artist Chris Lewis-Jones has been working with teachers and Year Five pupils from Clarice Cliff School in Stoke-on-Trent, on a Partners in Creative Learning project. The residency will culminate in an exhibition at the AirSpace gallery in Hanley (11.00am – 4.00pm) which ends 16th June 2010.

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The Guggenheim YouTube Play 2010: a biennial of creative video is now open. Deadline: 31st July 2010. YouTube Play…

“aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play hopes to attract innovative, original, and surprising videos from around the world, regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget. This global online initiative is not a search for what’s “now”, but a search for “what’s next”.

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Google is offering a free set of 50 colour business cards, to promote your YouTube channel. All you pay is the cost of shipping, which they say is… “about $6/£3/€4”.

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The Wolverhampton Open is seeking local artists to submit work to this newly-established event. Works will be shown in venues throughout the city in August/September. The entry fee is £15 for one work. Deadline for submissions: 20th July 2010. Full details from:

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Virgin Media Shorts Competition is a short film competition that champions undiscovered talent. Prizes include:

* 12 film makers win a chance to show their work on 214 cinema screen nationwide in the UK
* £30,000 to make their next film
* A “People’s Choice” winner will take home thousands of pounds worth of new film kit
* Films must be in English, or subtitled in English, and be of a duration of up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Deadline: 28th June 2010. Remember that most popular royalty-free music packs are not licenced for cinema or national TV showings.

New! 14.06.10    
Are you a writer who reads Creative Stoke from the nearby Derbyshire Peak District? Writing Ambitions is a networking and information day for Derbyshire writers, to be held on 3rd July 2010 at Alfreton (about 25 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent). The day will feature a range of speakers and workshops. The cost for the day is £12 (£10 concessions). Lunch is not provided. Full details from the Literature Development Officer:


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