Added to Creative Stoke, 7th November 2010

New! 07.11.10    
The Acoustic Festival of Britain 2011 returns to Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire, on 20th-22nd May 2011. This is a three-day music event, and will have a substantial Crafts Tent for those selling suitable crafts. Those wanting to book a crafts stall or run crafts demonstration are asked to contact the organisers.

New! 07.11.10    
Staffordshire University’s Artist Professional Development Programme: Developing Arts for Health has a limited number of bursaries available, allocated on a “first-come first-served” basis (subject to acceptance on the course). The price will be £250 with a bursary award. Application deadline for the bursary: 23rd November 2010. For more information please contact Janet Hetherington at:

New! 07.11.10    
The national Quilts UK 2011 event is to be held in the West Midlands in 2011, at Malvern, and will have an Open Competitive Quilt competition/show. Theme: “Log Cabin Fever”. Deadline for submission of works: 28th February 2011.

New! 07.11.10    
The DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme aims to springboard talented young graduates, from poor backgrounds, into a career in the arts. Arts organisations are now being selected to host bursary recipients in roles lasting between six and twelve months. The Scheme will initially run as a pilot programme until March 2012, and will provide 40 bursary places. Successful candidates receive a bursary of £15,000 per annum pro-rata, and are assisted by a mentor. See the Jerwood website (linked above) for full details.

New! 07.11.10    
Job:  A Creative Practitioner is required to work with St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School, located in Stone, Staffordshire. The school needs someone who can use their fantastic outdoor areas and other resources to… “inspire, excite and enthuse Year 3 to become more independent in their writing, and take the content to another planet”. Budget available: £3,200 inclisive of travel and materials. Application deadline: 19th November 2010. Full details are online here.

New! 07.11.10    
There’s a new bursary scheme for museum and gallery curators with an interest in art history. The UK’s Association of Art Historians is inviting applications for 12-month Collaboration Awards (curators linking with university teachers) or Individual Awards (curators undertaking their own original research). The next application deadline is May 2011. Full details from:

New! 07.11.10    
The Big Lottery Fund will be giving grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 from early December 2010, as part of the £75m community buildings grants programme for voluntary organisations. Not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for sums of between £100,000 and £500,000 each from the BLF’s Reaching Communities programme from early December 2010. Organisations can register for further information by calling: 0845 410 2030.

New! 07.11.10    
Job: Shifnal Living History Reminiscence Project, located in nearby Shropshire, requires an artist (or artists) who have experience of working in a community arts context. Artist fee: £3,000. Application deadline: 24th November 2010. To obtain the full artists’ brief please email:

New! 07.11.10    
Job: Saint Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School, located at Penn near Wolverhampton, requires an expert practitioner who can combine both film-making and drama skills. Fee: £2,800. Application deadline: 11th November 2010. Full details from:


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