Added to Creative Stoke, 29th March 2011

29.03.11   
Added to the Directory:  The government has today helped to launch a new StartUp Britain website. StartUp Britain is a not-for-profit company and is not funded by the government. Entrepreneurs setting up a new businesses in the UK can access £1,500 worth of support via the website. The package of assistance includes free services from the likes of AXA, Barclays, Experian, Google, Intel, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, O2 and Virgin Media. Many other leading firms have agreed to provide free desk-space, marketing, and advertising to new start-ups. In addition Supper Club members — all of whom run growing and innovative companies that are “beyond start-up phase” and with annual revenues of at least £1m — will commit 1,000 hours of mentoring time to suitable businesses. Even school kids who want to develop their business skills can qualify for new £10 micro-loans, helping them set up their own playground business or other enterprises.

29.03.11   
Job:  The Ambassador Theatre Group requires an experienced and talented part-time Creative Learning Manager for The Regent Theatre and The Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent. Application deadline: 8th April 2011. Full details from the website or contact Patricia Crowther at:  patriciacrowther@theambassadors.com

29.03.11   
Job:  The Arts Council requires a Senior Manager of Regional Arts Planning, based in Nottingham and covering the East Midlands. Application deadline: 11th April 2011.

29.03.11   
The Mitchell Memorial Theatre in Hanley is re-opening soon as the Mitchell Arts Centre, after a major refurbishment. The Theatre has five spaces available for creative industries firms, and is now inviting expressions of interest for office space or hire of the venue. Interested? Contact:  john.holmes@stoke.gov.uk

29.03.11   
Added to the Directory: Martin Kaluza is a Stoke-on-Trent photographer who specialises in golf pictures of courses and players. Martin graduated with a B.A. (Hons) Media Production degree from Staffordshire University.

29.03.11   
Contemporary 3D artists and designer/makers are invited to take a selling slot at a three-day event at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Museum and Art Gallery. By Me! Contemporary Craft Fair will run from Saturday 28th May to 30th May 2011, and the cost for each seller will be £50. Limited tables are available but artists may bring their own. Deadline for applications will be 23rd April 2011. For more information, or to apply for a space at By Me!, please send in five images of your work (or a link to your website or Flickr set), and an artist’s statement to:  beverley.jennings@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

29.03.11   
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Museum and Art Gallery is looking for artists and designer/makers to display their work in their new window-display area titled “Home Made”. This area will showcase an eclectic mix of handmade items for the home, and will concentrate on quality handmade home-ware and decorative items. Work will be displayed for a minimum of six months. Artists are responsible for delivery and collection of work. The Museum and Art Gallery charges 25% commission plus VAT. Deadline for entries is ongoing, but some work needs to be selected by 23rd April 2011. For more information, or to apply to display your work in ‘Home Made’, please send in five images of your work (or link to your website or Flickr set), and an artist’s statement. Please also specify prices / price ranges for your work, so they can select a range of work to suit all budgets. Send to:  beverley.jennings@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

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