Added to Creative Stoke, 4th February 2011

A Staffordshire Creative Health and Wellbeing network for local ‘arts for health’ artists? This was an idea raised at a recent event run by Creative Remedies. See the Praxis blog for the details of what was being proposed at the event. Further consultation will now take place online to include artists’ views. Any comments from arts and health practitioners living or working in Staffordshire can be emailed to:

Jobs:  Andrew Watts, Museum Service Volunteer Coordinator at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, is seeking volunteers to help out with the Stoke Your Fires festival. Needed are community workshop assistants, agents to help out at the box office with bookings, plus greeters and stewards for the four-day Festival Convention. Free Festival passes in exchange! Interested? See the website for full details, or email Andrew at:

Jobs:  The Public arts venue in West Bromwich has four internships available (one | two | three | four). Applications for short or long term internships are welcome, depending on The Public’s programme and availability. Application deadline: 18th February 2011. If you would like to be considered please send your C.V. and a covering letter detailing your interest and availability by email, with the subject heading INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME to:

Staffordshire Moorlands has announced details of its 2011 Art in The Park event, and dates. 7th and 8th May 2011 will see… “a great selection of artist and makers from around the Moorlands” gather at Brough Park, Leek, along with storytellers and photographers. Sounds like a good networking and showcasing opportunity! More details at the Web page.

Audiences Central is offering a free “data audit module” to arts and cultural organisations in the West Midlands. These sessions are designed to…

“identify current methods of data collection and explore the best ways of using and collecting data. The audit will include recommendations on any improvements or additional methodologies that can be utilised. These are two hour sessions aimed at individual organisations (although several members of staff may wish to be present).”

The date is 8th February 2011, at the Audiences Central Offices, The Big Peg, Birmingham. There will be three slots per day and they will last two hours (maximum). There is one slot available per organisation. Please note that there is a cancellation fee of £25 if you cancel your slot within 48 hours of the allotted time. If you would like to book a free data session, please email:


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