Added to Creative Stoke, 4th April 2011

The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford is seeking applications from contemporary printmakers, to submit work to a group selling show that will run from 12th Nov 2011 to 8th Jan 2012. Artists selected for the exhibition will be required to supply a minimum of six framed works for hanging in the gallery. There will also be opportunities for selling your unframed/mounted prints and associated items eg. cards, ceramics, textiles etc if applicable. Deadline for submissions: 16th May 2011. To apply please post or email six images, C.V., price-list and artist statement to:  Kim Gould, Gallery & Exhibitions Development Officer at | or Lyndsey Catchpole, Exhibitions Co-ordinator at:

Channel 4 is set to hold an Inspiration Day at Staffordshire University, aimed at 21+ year olds starting to developing their media production skills — but who are currently unemployed or in a dead-end job that doesn’t fulfil their potential. The date is 20th June 2011 at the Stoke Campus of Staffordshire University. There will be a full day of workshops… “for you to find out what really goes on in the media” with a “chance to get stuck in and have a go”. Interested? Sign up here.

Creative Remedies requires a Graphic Designer to create a series of innovative self-led activity sheets, unique to Cannock Chase and its ‘Route to Health’. You’ll involve the local community in the process, and promote cycling for health. An inclusive fee of £1,000 is available, not including the print-run. Application deadline: 18th April 2011.

Creative Remedies requires a Film Maker for its “On Ya’ Bike!” project on Cannock Chase. The aim is to create two short positive news-report style films (approx five minutes each) which promote the health benefits of cycling locally, making the most of the local natural space on Cannock Chase and its bicycle routes. You’ll work with children and teachers from Hednesford Valley High School. Application deadline: 18th April 2011.

Job:  A fab (if unpaid) job opportunity over in the East Midlands, and you’d only need to go to Nottingham from Stoke one day a week…

“Writing East Midlands is looking for a Marketing Intern to support the Alt.Fiction Festival, part of our year-round programme of fantasy, science fiction, and horror literature events.”

Job:  Chester Performs is seeking two committed, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to take on the role of Marketing and Programme Intern. Application deadline: 14th April 2011. Full details at the website.

Job:  The British & International Federation of Festivals, based in Macclesfield, is seeking Charity Trustees with recruitment or accountancy qualifications and current experience. A minimum of six meetings a year, in Cheshire. Expenses only. Deadline: 19th April 2011. Interested? Please contact:

A big welcome to the new Creative Wolverhampton weblog, which launched in mid January 2011. Not to be confused with a blog of the same name that went dark about eighteen months ago.

Job:  Stoke-on-Trent’s Lenzflare Creative Production requires a creative Video Editor. Deadline appears to be 11th April 2011…

“The candidate must be a good storyteller and have the ability to tackle projects creatively and to a brief. The candidate will ideally need to be located locally to Stoke-on-Trent in order to be flexible enough to meet the job expectations. We are looking for a talented editor who can manage projects from beginning to end, work to tight deadlines and achieve high quality results. You will be working on Final Cut Studio 3, and so experience is essential. The right person needs to have a passion for storytelling and postproduction and demonstrate a willingness to tackle non-broadcast videos creatively. You will be using your initiative when working alone and have good communication skills when working with a director/producer.”

To apply please email a covering letter, C.V. and a link to a showreel (maximum of 5 minutes) to Kathy Plaskitt at

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