Added to Creative Stoke, 24th November 2010

New! 24.11.10   The artists’ SHOP at Stoke-upon-Trent is looking for proposals from a range of artists who are interested in… “intervening in everyday life and subversively engaging with the public.” The projects must be a means of signposting and increasing the visibility of the SHOP project, of Stoke town (the journey into the town from the intercity train Station), and must leave a legacy. You are invited to be as creative as possible within the budget, and the proposal should identify a site or sites for the intervention or commission to take place. The commissions offer a fee of £100 each (with a budget of £75 each for materials, printing or any other costs associated with the project). Delivery period: 10th Dec 2010 – 28th January 2011. Please mark your proposed date of your project clearly. To be considered for the commission please send 3 to 5 images of your previous work, a two-page C.V., and a short proposal. Your proposal should print on no more than one side of A4 paper. Please email your proposal and information to: or send by post to:  116 Church Street, Stoke Town, Stoke on Trent, ST4 1BU. Deadline for proposals: Monday 6th December 2010, 10am.

New! 24.11.10   
The Stoke Your Fires festival returns in February 2011. For the first time the Festival will expand to include film and digital media, as well as animation. There is still time to enter your film or animation — the deadline for submissions is: Friday 24th December 2010. The Stoke Your Fires film and animation award categories are:

  • Best short (less than 30 minutes) animation.

  • Best professional animation.

  • Best fine art/experimental.

  • Best student animation.

  • Best short film (less than 30 minutes) – drama.

  • Best short film (less than 30 minutes) – documentary.

  • Best student film.

  • Best ‘Made In The Midlands’ film or animation.

    New! 24.11.10   
    St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School Stanier Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is seeing a Creative Partner in any discipline to focus on the relationship with a school in Tamazi, Ghana. The creative partner will be working closely with the staff and children in Year 3 – two classes of around 30 children each, devising a programme of work with the staff and children. Deadline for applications: 25th November 2010. Full information at this web page.

    New! 24.11.10   
    The European Union Media programme is calling for submissions for Single Project Development Funding. This is aimed at independent media production companies which have produced at least one previous media project (distributed recently), and which now wish to invest in the development of another project. Application deadline: 29th November 2010.

    New! 24.11.10   
    Jobs:  Staffordshire University requires practising specialists in the areas of: (a) Compositing for Film (job ref: AMD10/02) and (b) 3D Computer Modelling and Texturing for Games (job ref:AMD10/09) to teach two days a week each on the successful B.A. (Hons.) VFX and Animation awards. Application deadline: 5th December 2010. Full details are available here.


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