Added to Creative Stoke, 15th November 2010

New! 15.11.10    
The Exchange is a new artists’ project in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent (to be located just off Piccadilly). The venue is now looking for locally based artists and makers to sell their work, from mid-November to April 2011. All kinds of artists and makers are welcome to submit work for sale — from cards to ceramics, prints to publishing, clothes to jewellery. A small commission will be taken to help support the project, and the terms will be by sale or return. The project will be linking with all the city centre -based festivals within this period. Interested? Please email:  mail@thisisexchange.co.uk

New! 15.11.10    
Added to the Directory: Hullabaloo are a group of like-minded artists in North Staffordshire, who have experience of delivering creative workshops and projects in community settings.

New! 15.11.10    
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Airspace Gallery are holding a ‘Learning from Glasgow’ talk, looking at how Glasgow used its 1990 City of Culture status to kick-start the arts in the city, and then built and sustained arts development over the following twenty years. Hear from four key figures from organisations at the heart of the cultural and artistic activity in Glasgow, speaking about how the city has made itself into an internationally-renowned city. The speakers are: Helen Moore and Chris Biddlecombe from Wasps Artists’ Studios; Francis McKee, director of the Centre for Contemporary Art; and Tom Varley who is currently running Transmission Gallery. The venue for the talk is The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, on Friday 19th November 2010 (2pm-4pm in the Forum Theatre).

New! 15.11.10    
Vortex Creates has been commissioned for the first Stoke-on-Trent Light Night event, to create a King figure and two supporting costumes. Vortex Creates invites interested artists to a free masterclass exploring costume design and creation. Working through a design concept to the beginnings of realisation for an international competition, the day will be a practical journey that will explore materials and suppliers and build on existing skills. The date is Friday 19th November 2010 (10am-4pm) at Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Places are limited and booking is essential — please contact Nicola Richardson at:  inspire@vortex-creates.co.uk

New! 15.11.10    
To mark the centenary of Stoke-on-Trent becoming a federation of six towns, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has commissioned artist David Annand to create and install a major permanent public artwork at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley. The unveiling event will be at 1pm on Friday 3rd December 2010.


A small version of the 16ft statue.

New! 15.11.10    
The Design Research Society‘s 2010 Annual Symposium: ‘2050 and all that…’ will happen in Birmingham on Friday 10th December 2010 (noon to 5.15pm), at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), a short walk from Birmingham New Street station. The symposium is open to all, but a place must be booked in advance. There are a small number of free places for postgraduate research students who are paid up student members of the DRS. Please contact Ms Linda Marshall at admin@designresearchsociety.org about these student places   Please note that the last date for bookings is Friday 3rd December. Prices and more details.

New! 15.11.10    
The Guardian newspaper’s Jobs website at jobs.guardian.co.uk will be offering free volunteer advertising from November 2010. Interested? You first have to access the service through contacting one of the Guardian sales reps on: 020 3353 3400 or email:  sales@guardian.co.uk

New! 15.11.10    
Job:  Bantock Primary School — located in Wolverhampton — requires an expert visual artist to help the school engage with and create visual art in new ways. Fee: £3,000. Application deadline: 2nd December 2010. For a full brief please email:  lisaharrison@blueyonder.co.uk

New! 15.11.10    
Job:  Ellison Primary School — located at Wolstanton, Stoke-on-Trent — needs a creative partner in any discipline or medium for year three, to work especially with boys who need to re-engage with learning. Budget: £3,500. Deadline for applications: 16th November 2010. Full details are online here.

New! 15.11.10    
Job:  Ridgeway Primary School — located in Burntwood, Staffordshire — is looking for two inspiring and motivational creative practitioners — one with a specialism in digital media, and another from any creative practice. You’ll help the school explore the creative potential of their indoor and outdoor environments. Up to £4,000 per practitioner is available. Application deadline: 26th November 2010. Full details from Mrs Helen Watton at:  h.watton@ridgeway.staffs.sch.uk

New! 15.11.10    
Job:  Arts Council England: West Midlands requires proposals from research organisations / consultants to undertake a qualitative research study that explores the impact and potential impact of the ‘People Dancing’ programme on the dance sector and participants to date, with a view to identifying the unique qualities of the programme. Application deadline: 3rd December 2010. For more information including full brief, please contact: lauren.amery@artscouncil.org.uk

New! 15.11.10    
Are you the next Jan Pienkowski? The Puffin Digital Prize is on the lookout for the next big idea and the newest talent. Write and create a digital storybook with enhanced interactive elements, and win a £1,000 cash prize! Entries will be accepted (via the website only) from Monday 17th January 2011. Deadline: Monday 28 Feb 2011.

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