Creative Stoke news update, 14th April 2013

Job: a paid Evaluator is needed for the Enson Works Heritage Project in Stoke-on-Trent, between June and November of 2013…

“You will be collecting together information from our 10 projects, plus putting on fun, interactive evaluation sessions at our launch events,
before putting all the statistics and stories together an A4 PDF final report for our Heritage Lottery funders.”

Application deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 24th April 2013. For more information about the opportunity contact:

There’s a new Facebook group for scriptwriters in and around Stoke-on-Trent.

The Baring Foundation and Arts Council England have launched a new £1m fund for arts projects to bring arts to the elderly over the next three years.

Stoke-on-Trent’s £3m Creative People & Places reports that their business plan has been accepted by Arts Council England. The programme will be branded as “Appetite”, and aimed at adults who have not experienced the arts before. Appetite have now announced their new appointees:

  Karl Greenwood – Project Director, previously a Project Manager for Multistory in Sandwell.
  Gemma Thomas – Creative Producer, previously a freelance arts Project Manager, most recently working with DanceXchange.
  Gary Cicinskas – Programme Manager, previously the Dance 4 Life Project Co-ordinator in Lincolnshire.

The new team will be introduced and the next steps in the programme explained, at the Mitchell Arts Centre on Thursday 9th May 2013 (5pm–7pm). “Spaces are limited so please email to confirm your attendance.”

Job:  there’s a paid opportunity to edit an 8-10 minute student film about the history of the Longton beerhouses in Stoke-on-Trent. Filming will take place in May 2013, supervised by professional film company Unique Media and supported by Staffordshire Film Archive. Deadline for quotations is 12 noon on Monday 22nd April 2013. For more information about the opportunity contact:

Stoke-on-Trent’s Burslem School of Art is to host a Spring “Wide Open” selling exhibition in the Atrium Gallery, 1st May to 29th May 2013. Photography can be entered for the Staffordshire Photographers’ Collective Open, which will be run upstairs in parallel with the BSOA Wide Open. Full details from:

Architects and cultural historians may be interested in a talk at the Science Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, “Utopias in Urban Planning: dreams and realities“, on 15th May 2013 (from 5.30pm)…

“Utopian dreams in planning have too often resulted in disappointing realities. This lecture looks at garden cities, architectural modernism and the spread of suburbia, and their legacy in urban planning policy in the UK.”

Stoke-on-Trent painter Rob Pointon now has a Kickstarter to send him on a painting trip to the streets of San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.

Staffordshire Innovating for Impact is a Staffordshire University event for businesses to discover the innovation help available via the University. There are two dates: Thursday 16th May 2013 in Stoke-on-Trent, and Friday 17th May 2013 in Stafford.

Don’t forget that the deadline for application to the Staffordshire County Council Community Arts Fund is Tuesday 30th April 2013. One funding opportunity of £2,500 for each of the following districts: Stafford; Newcastle-under-Lyme; and Staffordshire Moorlands.

Gone in 20 Minutes will fund eight artists or performance companies with £3,000, to develop a small to medium-scale idea or project for a new outdoor performance. Applications are welcome from… “all art forms including circus, dance, theatre, music and visual arts or a combination of the above”. Application deadline: Friday 19th April 2013, at 5pm.


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