Added to Creative Stoke, 13th April 2011

Added to the Directory:  A new group on Facebook, the Stoke-on-Trent Filmmakers Network, for professional filmmakers and film companies based in… “Stoke-on-Trent, and surrounding areas”. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Cultural Development Team has funded Junction 15 Productions to act as ‘Creative Champions’ for professional filmmaking in the area. It’s not currently certain if animation is included in the Network’s remit.

Jobs:  NHS Stoke-on-Trent requires experienced artists to deliver four arts-and-health commissions for the new Integrated Sexual Health building in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, an area known for its street prostitution. Fee: £2,300 for each artist, inclusive. Application deadline: 9th May 2011. Full brief from:  or

Out of Hours at the Light House, in nearby Wolverhampton, is hosting an evening with noted designers Jonathan Barnbrook and We Make Art. They will showcase their latest work, and discuss current trends in the world of graphic design. 14th April 2011, £1.50 on the door. Starts at 8pm.

Jobs:  Borderland Voices’ one-year A Breath of Fresh Air project is now inviting artists to submit proposals for arts-based workshop. You’ll run workshops that will promote mental well-being, and a more general sense of self-worth, in mental health service users / ex-users in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Full details and forms are available from:

‘Creative Wellbeing: an arts and social care conference’ is set to happen in nearby Wolverhampton on Friday 20th May 2011. Hosted by Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage, the conference will focus on arts and social care, and showcase funded work that has happened in Wolverhampton. There will also be the launch of ArtsinMind (a local arts and reminiscence project). For further details please contact Thanh-Giang Vo, Arts & Social Care Co-ordinator at:

Job:  A Teacher of Art and Photography is required at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, in Uttoxeter. Application deadline: 3rd May 2011.

The government is calling for submissions of evidence on how to best provide a rich and deep cultural education for school children and their teachers. This is part of the independent Henley review of cultural education provision in the UK.

The National Citizen Service Pilot scheme has opened the application process for organisations that want to help run the second set of National Citizen Service (NCS) pilots in summer 2012. NCS will bring together 16 year olds from different backgrounds in a summer programme of challenge, citizen service and learning, enabling them to develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities and to become active and responsible citizens. The government hopes for a broad mix of organisations and groups of organisations to be involved, including arts and creative/media organisations. Application deadline: 5th May 2011. See the website for full details.

There’s a new creative business survival toolkit available for free online, courtesy of Creative & Cultural Skills (the UK sector skills council for the creative and cultural industries).


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