Creative Stoke news update, 14th September 2014

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The eighth issue of the Factory creative industries magazine for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire is now available online


Download the magazine (PDF, 8Mb).

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Factory Assembly is the city’s major annual conference for the creative industries. A limited number of free tickets available are still available for this Conference taking place in Longton on 25th September 2014. Keynote speakers include Ian Livingstone the UK’s creative industries champion; Wayne Garvie of Sony Entertainment and one of international TV’s leading creative thinkers; plus others speakers and free practical workshops and talks.

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A major appeal has been launched to save the Wedgwood Collection of ceramics for Stoke and Staffordshire.

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Added to the Directory: Fantasy Wire Fairies Sculptures, wire sculptures from Staffordshire.

Picture: Fantasy Wire sculpture at Trentham Gardens.

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There is a major new Sculpture Trail for Stoke-on-Trent, and associated website.

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Added to the Directory: TDV Productions – video production specialising in Google Adwords for Video.

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Added to the Directory: Custard Photography – professional photography Studio in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

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Under One Roof: Social Enterprise project is set for a launch event, at Keele on 14th October 2014. This looks like it will be of interest to anyone thinking strategically about social enterprises in Stoke and Staffordshire.

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Staffordshire University has launched two new Distance Learning Courses in Design Management.

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Live Age Festival: a celebration of creativity in later life, on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd October 2014, at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. Full programme is now available.

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Stoke-on-Trent arts organisation B Arts needs a new Chair of the Board. Deadline: 26th September 2014.

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The Kings’ Shilling theatre play is still looking for male participants between the ages of 30 – 60 plus. The play is an ensemble piece to represent the moods of 1914. Rehearsals start on the 30th September and the performances are 30th & 31st October at the Potteries Museum. If you would like to be apart of it please contact Laura at: stokecreativelearning@theambassadors.com

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A trainee artist is required to help deliver a participatory arts residency in two care settings in North Staffordshire. Ideally a graduate in photography or film. Full-time, 13th October – 5th December 2014, plus 20 additional days to be agreed in 2015 (37 hours per week). £1,440. Deadline for applications: 5pm on Monday 15th September 2014. For further information please contact: s.c.miller@staffs.ac.uk

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A Midlands based theatre company is needed to deliver a new £6,000 “Safer Wolverhampton” commission, to be developed for a year 10 school audience. With City of Wolverhampton College, West Midlands Police and the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership. Anticipated delivery February 2015 in a central venue. For more details please contact: admin@dialoguemedia.co.uk

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There is to be a conference for student and independent videogame developers, 22nd October 2014, at Staffordshire University’s Stafford campus. Free…

“The conference will give students, alumni and indie developers insight and knowledge to help prepare and inspire you for life after university and will also give you a chance to meet some industry leaders.”

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The Potteries Hackspace has a super new website.

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The dedicated photography gallery in Stoke town, Gallery 116, is calling for selling pictures to show in their galleries.

Also note that a new bespoke line of frames is now available at Gallery 116…

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There will be a handmade Gift Exhibition at the Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 29th November 2014 to 11th January 2015. 30% commission, plus VAT on all sales made. All work will be on a sale or return basis. Application deadline: 30th September 2014. To apply please contact: beverley.jennings@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

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There will be sculpture-making weekends in Staffordshire, for adults, in October and November 2014.

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The Sentinel newspaper and the Staffordshire Community Foundation are inviting local volunteer-run organisations to apply for grants of between £500 to £3,000. Deadline 30th September 2014.

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The £20m extension of the Intu Potteries Shopping Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, is now finally underway. Intu would like to add some public art. The budget for this is around £50,000. Deadline: 30th September 2014. Contact: Paul Bailey, Culture and Events Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council at: paul.bailey@stoke.gov.uk

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The ERDF-funded “Eureka moment” innovation fund is now open to innovative small businesses in Staffordshire…

“Receive free consultancy support and have an in-depth review of your business where new opportunities will be identified to help with growth. Small grants between £2,000 to £10,000 may be available to assist with implementing actions from your review … [eligible] Businesses must provide at least 70% of their goods and services to other businesses.”

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The Clore Duffield Foundation is now open to applications as part of its £1 million programme to fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK. Through the programme, schools, F.E. colleges, community groups, libraries and other local arts/cultural organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support participatory learning projects and programmes focused on literature, poetry and creative writing for under 19s. Deadline: 6th March 2015.

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Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has several new grants schemes available. Charities, not for profit organisations and schools can apply. Schools must show how the activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding.

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Write a Staffordshire story, win £100, and see it printed in a major county newspaper.

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