Added to Creative Stoke, 26th February 2012

Robert Burns has a new short drama film online now. The movie was filmed in Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent…

Added to the Directory:  Carse & Waterman Productions, animators based in Stoke-on-Trent. Ten months after starting their business, Carse & Waterman Productions are working with the likes of the Santander bank, and telecoms giant AT&T. Both animators were trained at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, and chose to stay in the city after graduation.

Congratulations to Anne Rodgers. Anne and her Alsager Pottery featured recently in The Guardian newspaper.

AirSpace Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, is considering its future with a month-long stocktake this Spring…

“Over the next few weeks, we’ll be holding a series of workshops, meetings and events, providing an open, public forum to feed into and create the critical evaluative content necessary to make the decisions we need to make.”

No specific event dates yet, but watch the website for more information.

Job:  High Peak Community Arts, in the nearby Peak District, is looking for a permanent Arts Development Worker. You’ll… “develop, co-ordinate and conduct High Peak Community Arts’ outreach programme of community arts projects with children and families and local communities”. Deadline: Noon on 27th February 2012. See the website for full details.

Jobs: a Lecturer in Music Technology and a Lecturer in Musical Theatre is wanted by the nearby University of Wolverhampton. Their School of Performing Arts also needs a Performance Hub Promoter. See their website for full details.

Job:  currently floating around anonymously on the recruitment agency sites…

“£110 – £140 per day. We are currently looking for an Art and Photography Teacher in Staffordshire to start immediately and continue for 2 terms in the first instance. The school is based just south of Stoke and has recently changed to an academy…”

Crafts makers based in the West Midlands may be interested in a one-day seminar event for those interested in… “the potential opportunities for working with industry”. The Accidental Pathways event is in Birmingham on 14th March 2012.

Job:  The nearby Lichfield Festival is seeking a Development Manager.

The Library of Lost Books. The Library of Birmingham, one of the largest in Europe and currently undergoing a huge move-and-rebuild, is calling on book artists and crafts makers in the Midlands to…

“rescue old, discarded and damaged books and to re-work them”

The Theo Moorman Trust For Weavers is offering grants to recent-graduate weavers in the UK.

Some advance news for summer 2012. Summer of a Lifetime is aimed at young people in school year 11, who have just completed their G.C.S.E. exams, and… “who are up for a challenge over summer 2012.” It’s part of the UK’s National Citizen Service Programme, and it’s reported to be set to run in Staffordshire. More news on creative opportunities within this new scheme, as Creative Stoke gets them.


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