Added to Creative Stoke, 21st January 2011

Job:  Stoke-on-Trent’s Ceramics Biennial requires a part-time General Manager. The organisers are seeking to appoint…

“a freelance general manager for BCB Ltd. BCB Ltd is an organisation being set up by Jeremy Theophilus and Barney Hare Duke to manage and deliver the British Ceramics Biennial Initiative in Stoke on Trent 2011-14. The position of general manager is a new one. Working closely with the BCB directors and as part of the BCB senior management team, the general manager will be instrumental in setting up the management, financial and administrative systems and procedures for the new organisation. They will also take on responsibility for developing the business, commercial and social enterprise side of the British Ceramics Biennial initiative. The general manager will be expected to work on a part-time basis, allocating time to the specified tasks of the role, and meeting the fluctuations in workload during the course of the year. A regular presence in Stoke-on-Trent will be essential. There is scope to further develop the role of the general manger to initiate and manage specific projects strengthening the BCB core areas of work and building the profile and impact of the initiative, leading to the third Biennial Festival in Stoke-on-Trent in October 2013. The position of general manger will be offered initially as a 12 month (renewable) freelance contract, with a fee of £14,000. An office space in Stoke-on-Trent will be provided for BCB Ltd. The BCB senior management team will work from this office base starting in February 2011. We are looking for someone who has the interest, time commitment, entrepreneurial imagination and experience and to take on this role, and contribute to the development of both the organisation and the project.”

If you are interested please contact us to discuss, or forward your expression of interest and C.V. by 25th January 2011 to either: Jeremy Theophilus at 07939 577858 or  | Barney Hare Duke at 07870 666464 or

Job:  West Midlands dance professionals are invited to take part in a choreography commission. The Digital Dance Archives (DDA) project are inviting dance artists to apply for an opportunity to make a short dance work in direct response to the archive collections to be hosted on the DDA platform, for sharing at a workshop event in Coventry in March. On offers is: a fixed fee of £600 plus £20 per diem (max. 7 days); studio space available in Coventry for up to six days, if required; an opportunity for the commissioned work to be performed to an invited audience as part of a wider workshop event at Coventry University on 23rd March 2011. To apply, choreographers must submit a DVD (max. 15 mins) of no more than two works made in the last three years, together with written outline (max. 500 words) of the approach to be taken and their area(s) of interest. Application deadline: 11th February 2011.

The DCMS’s Local Media Action Plan is now open for national public consultation. The Plan will allow local television services to emerge in the UK. Deadline for comments: 13th April 2011.


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