Added to Creative Stoke, 2nd December 2011

Job:  Vodafone in Stoke and is recruiting for a Video Content Coordinator (job ref: STO000002)…

“You’ll co-ordinate and deliver video production for Vodafone YouTube / social media channels. You’ll provide technical expertise in all areas of film and video production.”

Application deadline: 6th January 2012.

The organisers of Leek’s annual Art in the Park festival (12th-13th May 2012) are seeking exhibitors. Creatives can book tables from £25. Application deadline: 20th January 2012. Full details from Alice Lockett at:

Added to the Directory:  A warm welcome to Ellen Rogers. Ellen is a fashion photographer who has recently moved to North Staffordshire, and she looks forward to meeting like minded creatives via Facebook and elsewhere.

The Revolution bar, at Newcastle-Under-Lyme, is putting on a special night for creatives. Bad Edit is to be held on the first Monday of each month, and tickets will cost £3 or £5 on the door. All money raised will be ploughed back into future events. More info at the Bad Edit website or the Facebook group.

Small businesses are being offered a two-year “growth programme” at Keele University Science and Business Park (KUSBP). Aimed at supporting…

“ambitious companies that have been trading for 12 months or less and want to expand and create jobs”.

This business growth programme starts from February 2012. Full details from Lucy Delany at:

There will be a free preview screening of the feature-film version of Stoke’s Blood and Bone China YouTube vampire series, on the big screen at the Stoke Film Theatre next Wednesday, 7th Dec 2011, at 7.30pm. Most of the cast and crew will be in attendance. Come along and “say hello”! The Stoke Film Theatre is just around the corner from the main Stoke train station, and is very easy to find once you’re at the station. Secure cycle locking at the Theatre or at the Station, and there are several pay car-parks around the station. Please just drop an email to:  if you’re coming, so that there’s a tally of the likely numbers.

Birmingham’s fiction publisher Tindal Street is running writing masterclasses for fiction writers in the West Midlands, starting in January 2012. Taking bookings now, limited to thirty places. The location will be Fazeley Studios, in Digbeth (just south of the city-centre, walkable in about 25 minutes from B’ham New Street train station). There will be a welcome evening on 6th December 2011 (6pm-8pm). Not sure about cost — their info page was supposed to be “live from 1st Dec”, but it’s now the 2nd and it’s still empty.

Congratulations to Staffordshire University and to Keele University. Researchers there have jointly been awarded nearly £30k by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for their forthcoming collaborative project titled ‘Medical Histories: stories about health, illness and medicine in North Staffordshire’. This will bring together creative writers, Staffordshire residents, health industry representatives, primary health care trusts, and charities. Together they will explore aspects of the local history of medicine, via a series of creative-writing workshops. The first such workshop will be held in March 2012. Watch Creative Stoke for more details in the new year.

The Department for Education is investing more than £171 million of funding in a network of music education hubs, between August 2012 and March 2015. There is currently an open application process to have a hub. Deadline for applications: 17th February 2012. Local music education hubs will ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, as well as perform as part of an ensemble or choir. Hubs will also link into regional and national initiatives and opportunities. Hubs are evisaged as being a partnership…

“of organisations working in a local area, to create joined up music education provision for children and young people, both in and out of school. Hubs will be expected to form strong partnerships with local authorities, schools, music organisations, practitioners and communities, to provide quality music education”

Full details from Arts Council England, which is administering the selection process, can be found online here.

Job:  Wyre Forest District Council and University of Wolverhampton are offering an experienced mid-career crafts maker an Artist in Residence opportunity at The Boars’ Head Public House in Kidderminster, as part of the Making Moves project. Making Moves is a crafts development project which builds on a seven year partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Craftspace. The residency is 20 days, between 23rd January 2012 and March 2012. Application deadline: 5pm on the 16th of December 2011. Full details can be had from Loz Samuels, Wyre Forest District Council Arts and Play Development Officer, at:


One Comment on “Added to Creative Stoke, 2nd December 2011”

  1. Ellen Rogers says:

    Thank you so much and indeed I am excited to meet new people, so this evening at Bad Edit looks like a good place to be!

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