Added to Creative Stoke, 6th June 2011

New! 06.06.11    
DACS Payback launches its 2011 payback on 13th June 2011. The scheme allows visual creatives to claim a share of the £4-million DACS Payback fund. If you’ve had an image of your work published in a British magazine or newspaper, or seen on a TV programme, yet not been paid for it — then applying could get you a DACS cheque. The Payback cash is raised from the annual photocopying and video/TV/DVD duplication licenses paid for by British schools, colleges and universities. Last year the average individual Payback royalty payment to artists was for £295. All claims must be submitted no later than the 9th of September 2011. See the website for full details, from 13th June.

New! 06.06.11    
Advance notice that a photography competition, “A Year in the Life of the Churnet Valley”, is currently being planned by the Friends of the Churnet Valley and the Phoenix Trust. The competition will run from 1st September 2011 to 31st August 2012, giving picture-making opportunities right across the seasons. More details on this competition in the early Autumn.

New! 06.06.11    
Job:  Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Contemporary Arts, based at nearby Crewe, requires a full-time Senior Lecturer in Drama. You will have experience in professional theatre and a specialism in performance technique and training, ideally with a specific focus on voice and/or movement. Directing experience in text-based theatre practices is also desirable. As part of a team you will provide teaching across undergraduate Drama provision. Experience in supervising to PhD level and/or a record of external income and research activities would be of advantage. Full details from Carola Boehm, Head of Contemporary Arts at:  c.boehm@mmu.ac.uk

New! 06.06.11    
As an adjunct to the outdoor Art Market (2nd July 2011 on Piccadilly in Hanley, 11am – 6pm), artist Denise O’Sullivan is organising an ‘English Tea Party’ at The Exchange artists’ shop, also on Saturday 2nd July 2011. This event will be in aid of the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Recovery Appeal, and will feature tea — a shared passion of both the Japanese and the British — together with Cakes for Japan cakes, a laughter workshop, vintage clothing, and cup-cake making.

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