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Emerge Magazine

Thursday 27, June 2013

Hi folks!
Welcome to your latest edition of Emerge, bringing you the best creative opportunities from Coventry, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, and beyond, every fortnight.
In this issue, read more about The People's Postcode Trust, The Internet Of Things, AMA’s annual conference and Midlands Arts Fundraising Forum. Plus Moby has free music for moviemakers and forthcoming Creative Enterprise events.
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Exploring and Developing Your Business Ideas 
3 Jul 2013, Creative Enterprise, Coventry, 9.30am-5pm, free
Practical and thorough workshop designed for people in the early stages of planning a creative enterprise business (in arts, design or media). Focusing on tackling the key issues facing creative businesses, enabling participants to examine and test out whether they can turn their creative ideas into a business reality. To apply for a place register at: testyourbusinessideajul2013.eventbrite.com
Start Up Your Creative Business 
4-5 Jul 2013, The Garage, Riverside Centre, Worcs, 9am-5pm, free
Jul 8-9 2013, Birmingham Hippodrome, Bham, 9am-5.30pm, free
Two-day session which covers all the essentials around your values, marketing, branding, financial management, intellectual property, your legal structure (eg self-employed, Limited Company) and your networks.
Forthcoming Creative Enterprise events: 
17 Jul 2013, Working Freelance In Film and Media, Coventry
18-19 Jul 2013, Start Up Your Creative Business, Staffs
18 Jul 2013, Emerge Networking, Coventry
For more Creative Enterprise events, see: creativeenterprisecoventry.wordpress.com
The People's Postcode Trust 
Small grants programme funding projects of up to 6 months in length, ranging from £500-£10,000. Projects must fulfill at least one funding criteria: prevention of poverty; improvement of health; promotion of community development; promotion of human rights; promotion of environmental protection; advance participation in sport. Applications open to West Midlands-based organisations from 8 Jul 2013. See: www.postcodetrust.org.uk
Midlands Arts Fundraising Forum 
13 Jul 2013, mac birmingham, 9am-4.15pm, free
Networking forum offering useful exchange of ideas; sharing of good practice; case-studies; and networking for fundraisers in the arts across the East and West Midlands. Book via: maff.eventbrite.co.uk
Learn Warwickshire: Funding Masterclass 
3 Jul 2013, Learn Warwickshire, Rugby, 10am, £10
Workshop for all those applying for grant funding who want to understand the principals of making successful funding bids. Details: www.learnwarwickshire.org.uk
Birmingham Social Media Cafe 
28 Jun 2013, Birmingham Town Hall, 10am-noon, free
Networking event for those who use social media. Details: birminghamsmc.com
Keep Business Local  
5 Jul 2013, Butts Park Arena, Coventry, 7am-12pm, free
FSB exhibition and networking event for small business owners. Stands also available for exhibitors. Details: fsbcovkeepbusinesslocal2013-es2005.eventbrite.com
Museum Mentor Support and Training 
12 Jul 2013, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 10.30am
Exploring the mentor role, the Accreditation Standard, and the role of the Accreditation Assessor, plus workshop session. For more details, see: museumnetworkwarwickshire.wordpress.com
Who Am I? Call Out For Young Poets & Visual Artists 
Artistic development programme for 16-19 yr olds in Bham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton culminating in touring exhibition. Deadline for applications 30 Jun 2013. Details: www.leapsandbounds.org.uk/who-am-i and leapswhoami.files.wordpress.com/
No Frills Meeting  
9 Jul 2013, The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, 7pm-10pm, £5
Business networking event. Also, exhibition opportunities available for businesses. Details: www.nofrillsnetworking.com
AMA Conference 2013: Game Change 
16-18 Jul 2013, Sheffield City Hall, £522/£448
Arts Marketing Association annual conference, subtitled 'Forward thinking marketing and public engagement in the arts and cultural sector'. Breakout sessions inc Engaging your audience to make good habits stick; Understanding motivations of attenders and potential attenders; and Harnessing the power of ambassadors. With keynote speakers from Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, Channel 4, Eden Project and MIMA. Details: www.a-m-a.co.uk
Top Up Fund: Festivals 
Award for £500 for festival-related creative projects, from  performers to photographers to creative producers. For IdeasTap members 18-30. Deadline 8 Jul 2013. Brief: www.ideastap.com
Build Your Own Festival 
13 Jul 2013, The Bond, Digbeth, Bham, 10am-3pm
Ideastap Spa session for 16-30yr olds. Flatpack, Shambala and Liverpool Biennial, discuss how to set up a festival, from risk assessment to ticketing and programming. Details: www.flatpackfestival.org.uk
WMG Summer Networking Event 
3 Jul 2013, University of Warwick, Coventry, 5pm-8pm, free
Evening of networking for regional businesses, partners and University staff. Meet new faces, build business and partnership opportunities while finding out about the latest development at WMG - The International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI). With BBQ & refreshments. Details summernetworkingwmg.eventbrite.com
Wellcome Trust: Arts Awards 
Small Arts Awards Funding can support the development of new project ideas, deliver small productions or workshops, investigate and experiment with new methods of engagement through the arts, or develop new collaborative relationships between artists and scientists. Upcoming deadlines are: 28 Jun & 1 Nov 2013. Details: www.wellcome.ac.uk
Dance and Somatic Practices Conference 2013 
12-14 Jul 2013, Coventry University of Art & Design, £55, £140/£150
'Attending to movement: Somatic perspectives on living in this world.' Three-day event, presented in collaboration with Independent Dance (London), inviting somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of subject domains to transverse discipline borders and investigate the approaches that embodied thinking and action can afford to philosophical and socio-cultural inquiry. Details: jdsp.coventry.ac.uk
Laurel Tentindo Workshop 
9-13 Sept 2013, Coventry, £200
Decoda workshop of Skinner Releasing Technique and choreographic exploration with LA-based independent choreographer, dancer and teacher Laurel Jenkins Tentindo. For graduates. Package also inc 6 month mentorship. Booking deadline 3 Jul 2013. Details: www.decoda-uk.org/workshops
CircusMash: Classes and Workshops 
Birmingham-based circus skills company have a variety of classes and workshops across the Midlands focused on aerial arts and other circus activities. For dates and locations email: joe@circusmash.co.uk
RoguePlay: Courses 
Weekly courses in circus skills - Aerial: Beginners & Intermediate for Static Trapeze and Aerial Silks (Tue), Contemporary Dance: Beginners & Intermediate (Wed), and Open Space sessions with facilitators. Activities take place in Digbeth, Bham. For details, email: info@rogueplay.co.uk
Open Space 
17 Jul 2013, AE Harris, Bham, 10am, free/donations
Conference. Theatre-makers and producers from the region ask 'how do we work together to push theatre forward in the West Midlands?' See: openspacewmtheatre.eventbrite.com
Theatre Exchange Birmingham: July Call Out 
Call out for writers, actors and directors for rehearsed readings taking place on 15 Jul 2013 at Old Joint Stock Theatre, Bham. Deadline 7 Jul 2013. Details: theatreexchangebirmingham.com
Big Brum: Actor/Teacher (Female) 
A key role in Big Brum's theatre in education programme, performing and delivering workshops to 13-18yr olds. Deadline 5 Jul 2013. For more details on the post, see: www.artsjobs.org.uk
Quench Arts CIC: Freelance Music Facilitator 
Music Facilitator required for a Musical Connections project, encouraging the creation of new music, developing collaborations between members, and helping prepare original material for recording. Deadline 5 Jul 2013. Details via ArtsJobs.
Momentum Music Fund 
PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England music fund for artists and bands who are at a crucial point in their development, with the potential to significantly further their career within the next two years. Grants of between £5k-£15k available. Deadlines 28 Jun, 30 Aug, 11 Oct 2013, 24 Jan 2014. Details: www.prsformusicfoundation.com
British Library x Arts Thread Health Propaganda Competition 
Create a new design, short film or illustration to influence the British public to change their attitudes and behaviour around their health. Open to students, graduates or anyone working professionally for less than 3 years in the design industry. Deadline 31 Jul 2013. Details: www.artsthread.com
Producers' Forum: Summer Special! 
2 Jul 2013, mac Birmingham, 6.30pm
Networking event for those associated with filmmaking. More information via: www.producersforum.org.uk
mobygratis: Free Music for Film Soundtracks 
Musician Moby has 150 tracks available for free for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students. See: www.mobygratis.com
Motorsport Valley Launchpad competition 
Technology Strategy Board competition. Investment of up to £1m in innovative business-led R&D projects in motorsport, high performance engineering, and related technology consultancy centred in the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’ cluster. Deadline 31 Jul 2013. Information and networking day on 3 Jul 2013, Silverstone. Details: www.innovateuk.org
New Art West Midlands 2014: Applications Open 
Showcasing the best new art by emerging West Midlands graduates who graduated 2001-2013 from BCU, Coventry Uni', Staffordshire Uni', University of Wolverhampton or University of Worcester. Deadline 1 Jul 2013. To apply see: newartwestmidlands.org
Public Art Commission 
Quarry Bank Primary School, Brierley Hill, wish to commission a visual artist working in any art form to design and produce a piece of public art. The finished work will be the focus of the reception area and on a health and wellbeing theme. Deadline 8 Jul 2013. [ Download artist brief ]
Screenprinting Summer School 
12–14 Aug 2013, Bath Artists Studios, 10am–4pm, £195
Learn how to transfer images and patterns onto fabrics and papers and create designs for use as art or for a variety of craft projects. For details see: www.paulatew.co.uk
United ArtSpace 
New Social Enterprise based in Ironbridge, Shropshire inc studio spaces for artists to produce, sell and promote work. For more details, see: unitedartspace.org.uk
Leamington Print Studio 
Print studio, based in Spencer Yard, open to artists, designers and illustrators, with screen and relief printing equipment. Also running a variety of courses. More details: leamingtonprintstudio.com
The Fold: New Summer Workshops 
Forthcoming workshops at The Fold, Bransford, Worcester, inc Add Colour To Your Drawing (29 Jun), woodblock printing (10-11 Jul), Create Your Own Sketchbook (16 Aug), Drawing Summer School (13-16 Aug). Details: www.thefold.org.uk
IDC Academy of Fashion & Textiles: Summer School 2013 
Jul-Aug 2013, Inkberrow Design Centre, Redditch, Worcs
Week long courses spanning hand and machine embroidery, stitched and mixed media, photography, printmaking and millinery. For details see: www.inkberrowdesigncentre.co.uk
Ragley Park and Gardens: Art Workshops 
Workshops by artist Dawn Harris at Warwickshire attraction inc Chinese brush painting, life drawing, collograph print and monoprint workshops. Various dates (until Sept). See: dawnlharris.wordpress.com
British Ceramics Biennial: Programme Intern & Operations Intern 
2x6 month paid internships at Stoke-based festival. Applicants should be within Stoke-on-Trent area and be receiving JSA. Deadline 5 Jul 2013. Apply via ArtsJobs.
The Leek Textile Festival 
29 Jun-15 Sept 2013, Cheshire, Derbyshire & Staffordshire
Featuring a variety of textile-based workshops. For details see: www.textilefestival.com
Barnaby Festival 2014: Call Out For Submissions 
Cheshire's Marburae Galley is looking for 'big thinking and dynamic' art work for Barnaby Festival 2014, a festival of contemporary arts, culture and fun celebrating Macclesfield’s rich heritage. Deadline 14 Jul 2013. For details email marburaegallery@gmail.com
Wicker Basketry Course 
6 Jul 2013, Selly Manor Museum, Bournville, Bham, 9,30am, £50
Learn how to weave a small to medium sized multipurpose basket with specialist Jonathan Ridgeon. Book via: www.sellymanormuseum.org.uk
Pop-Up Junction: Call for Artists 
West Midlands-based artists, or artists with a tie to the region, are invited to send photocopies of artwork (minimum A4 size - no maximum restrictions) and/or artwork on postcards to be entered into the one day Junction Pop-Up exhibition (3 Aug, Wolverhampton). Theme: festivals. For submisison details and more information, email claire.starmer@dudley.gov.uk or white.tree3@yahoo.co.uk. Deadline 26 Jul 2013.
Night Contact: Open Submissions 
A new London-based multimedia and photography festival is looking for 30-60 photographic-based works (also inc. text and image or short films) Open to IdeasTap members. Deadline 15 Jul 2013. Details: www.ideastap.com
Guardian's Activate: London 2013 
9 Jul 2013, Kings Place, London, £400/£750
A hands-on day exploring what digital innovation, the open web, and technology, can do for organisations, and how it's changing the world. See: www.guardian.co.uk
Ledbury Poetry Festival 
5-14 Jul 2013, Ledbury
Featuring various workshops and masterclasses inc 1-2-1 sessions, and workshops on the themes of cross-pollination, working in community settings, redemption, small poems, etc. See: www.poetry-festival.co.uk
Internet of Things Meet Up 
16 Jul 2013, IIPSI, University of Warwick, Coventry, 7pm
Informal show-and-tell event for SMEs, featuring short talks from those innovating within the ‘Internet of Things’. Details: www.meetup.com/IoTMidlands/
Creative Alliance: Join 
10 Jul 2013, Ikon Gallery, Bham, 5pm, free
Networking and sharing event for those interested in the Creative Apprenticeship programme. With case studies from West Mids. For more information see: www.creativealliance.org.uk
The Arts Gateway Mingle 
10 Jul 2013, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 6.30pm
Creative networking event with presentations and performances. Find out more about arts world in Milton Keynes. Book via: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Planning for Culture and Sporting Opportunities: Birmingham and the Midlands 
2 Jul 2013, Shard End Library, Bham, 10am, free
Seminar presenting a good practice guide on planning for culture and sport. Plus local examples and opportunity for sharing and exchange of skills and knowledge among planners from local authorities, private and voluntary sectors. Details: www.tcpa.org.uk
The Audience Agency: Practical Face to Face Surgeries 
11 Jul 2013, De Montfort University, Leicester, free/£50/£90
90min audience development surgeries with experts on research, digital strategies, publicity review, ambassador schemes etc. Details www.theaudienceagency.org
Children's Media Conference 
3-5 Jul 2013, Sheffield
Event aimed at those in TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, and the arts and culture sectors producing work for children. For full details of speakers, sessions, masterclasses, specialist 1-2-1s, and more, see: www.thechildrensmediaconference.com
The Tea Party - Refreshing the Curriculum 
4 Jul 2013, mac birmingham, 3.30pm-5.30pm, £5
Find out more about projects and curriculum delivery ideas, plus hands-on sessions, surgeries and advice sessions with a variety of cultural organisations inc RSC, The REP, Warwick Arts Centre, Big Brum, RBSA, DanceXchange, sampad, Ikon, Punch, Wolverhampton Art Gallery etc. Details: refreshingthecurriculum.eventbrite.co.uk
BIG Assist 2013 Summer Conference: The Changing Face of Infrastructure 
3 Jul 2013, The British Library, London, 10am, free
Bringing together infrastructure organisations across England, including local, regional, specialist and equalities - as well as funders, statutory bodies, policy makers and researchers – with the aim of providing a forum to engage, share practical skills and resources to help infrastructure organisations adapt and change.
www.bigassist.org.uk  |  bigassist.eventbrite.co.uk
Shift Happens V 
8 Jul 2013, York Theatre Royal, York, 10am-8pm, £180
Pilot Theatre's annual conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities for the arts, technology, education, museums and heritage sectors. With key international leaders. See: www.shift-happens.co.uk
The Big Gather 
13 Jul 2013, Ryton Gardens, Coventry, 10am-5pm
Over the last three years Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER programme has funded over 170 community growing, arts and links projects. The Big Gather is a day of sharing ideas, learning. For more information visit www.warwickshireleader.net or call Big Gather hotline on 02476 308219.
Netherton Arts Centre: Exhibition/Performance Space Available 
The Old Library Room at Netherton Arts Centre, Dudley, has been transformed into an exhibition space for visual artists along with workshop areas and a portable platform for small gigs. Hire costs for the space are from £18 p/h for gigs (or a split box office) / rehearsal space etc. and artists can hire the room at £25 per two week show. For more information, email: claire.starmer@dudley.gov.uk
Here Comes Everyone (HCE): Contributors Wanted 
Call out for writing, poetry and artwork on the theme of the NHS required for the 6th issue. Deadline 15 Jul 2013. Submit via: www.herecomeseveryone.me/submit
BFI Film Academy Scheme 2013-4 
Applications are open for organisations to deliver courses for the BFI Film Academy scheme. Strand 1: UK Network programme (deadline 10 Jul); Strand 2: Residential programme – animation, documentary, screenwriting or VFX (deadline 8 Jul); Strand 3: Residential programme – craft skills (deadline 8 Jul 2013). Full details: www.bfi.org.uk
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum: Touring Exhibition Officer 
Half-time post until 29 Nov for experienced project manager with good knowledge of exhibiiton practice. Deadline 3 Jul 2013. See: www.theherbert.org

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Emerge Magazine

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Job Opportunity

Programmes Director: Temporary Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover).

Writing West Midlands are looking to recruit a temporary (maternity cover) Programmes Director for a fixed term contract for approx. seven months.  The role is full time, based at the Writing West Midlands office in Birmingham from 24/9/13 to 24/4/14.

The Programmes Director leads on the programming and planning of all events and activities while developing and managing many other partnerships and projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a small, hardworking arts organisation producing some of the region’s best literature activities including the Birmingham Literature Festival, the Room 204 Writer Development Scheme and the Writers’ Toolkit conference.

The full job advert is attached and the closing date is 5pm, Friday 2 August 2013.

Sara Beadle
Programmes Director
Writing West Midlands

Unit 204, Custard Factory
Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA

T: 0121 246 2792 F: 0121 246 2771
M: 07941 261090

Monday, 24 June 2013

Visual Attic - Volunteers needed

Just to let you know we are looking for volunteers to help out with our forthcoming theatre & arts activity week in the summer holidays.  Please see attached flyer for details.
If you are interested please let me know either by replying to this email or via phone on 01905 780135.  Please forward this to anyone you feel may be interested.
 Warm regards,

Mel LewisArtistic Director & General Manager
Visual Attic
C/o The Swan Theatre
The Moors

Tel: 01905 780135 or 07825 325934

Bespoke sculpture workshops

I am a professional sculptor and lecturer in art & design.
I am writing to let you know that I'm offering range of bespoke sculpture workshops where I come to you. The workshops are aimed at art & design practitioners and professionals of all abilities and suitable for those with no prior experience of sculpture.
With over twenty years professional practice and 18 year experience teaching fine art and sculpture, I can confidently say the workshops will prove to be a quality learning experience.

I thought the workshops may be of interest to you and your colleagues or associates, as an opportunity to develop new skills and enhance your practice. I would be grateful if you were to bring this to the attention of anyone else you feel may be interested.
I’ve attached a flyer with more details and please feel free to telephone or email to discuss further, or visit; http://neilwoodsculpture.wordpress.com/
I look forward to hearing from you,
Yours sincerely
Neil Wood
Telephone: 07905305226

Friday, 21 June 2013

Jestaminute Community Theatre bring you a new play' An Angel Abroad...' which is coming to a venue near you.

Jestaminute Community Theatre bring you  a new play' An Angel Abroad...' which is coming to a venue near you.  Funded by Arts Council England and Worcestershire Council and  based on real life accounts; this new production tells the stories of three relationships dealing with the issue of power and control. 

Gavin Shurvinton, Domestic Abuse Project Worker. said a very haunting performance that highlights the complexity of controlling abusive behaviours. The stories told are realistic and shows how these issues can affect everyone and anyone.” 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

An invitation to Vamos Theatre’s final performance of Finding Joy

Finding Joy is ending its national tour at the Swan in Worcester!

After a hugely successful national tour, Finding Joy 2013 is nearing its final performance. We’re delighted that this last show will be back on home turf, at the Swan Theatre, Worcester on July 20th.

Finding Joy is a full mask show that tells the story of Joy Wilson, a funny and gentle 80-something, and her grandson Danny, a teenager who’s going off the rails. It's a show about memory, aging, love, and - of course - about Joy! Press have described the show as ‘perfect’, 'exquisite', 'such a triumph' and ‘a deeply moving joie de vivre’.

As a friend of Vamos, we’d love you to come to the final show on the 20th. To book tickets you can visit www.worcesterlive.co.uk or call the Swan Box Office on 01905 611427. There is also a celebration party afterwards at Worcester Arts Workshop to which you are cordially invited.

We look forward to seeing you!

All the best

Vamos Theatre

Vamos Theatre
Worcester Arts Workshop
21 Sansome Street
Link to new touring production, Finding Joy http://www.vamostheatre.co.uk/shows/finding-joy
'Like' us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vamostheatre

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Stop Press: Treasury have agreed a 5% cuts deal agreed for the arts within the CSR

 Stop Press: Treasury have agreed a 5% cuts deal agreed for the arts within the CSR

The national papers on Saturday broke the story that the DCMS has settled with the Treasury for the Comprehensive Spending Review for 2014-15 at 8%, and that the arts have got a ring-fenced 5% cut deal from George Osborne. It is a great deal for the DCMS and Maria Miller compared with what it might have been:  with a 10% and a 15% reduction model also being evaluated by ACE and other subsidy distributors. 5% is still going to be painful, but there may be ways of reducing the impact, at least partly through the lottery. The news was actually released by the Treasury rather than the DCMS, and perhaps reflects the steady stream of briefings directly to Osborne by national museum directors, Peter Bazalgette (CEO of ACE) and other leading spokespeople reflecting the impact in the sector of more substantial cuts.

Art Review - Movement Gallery at Worcester's Foregate St. Sation, Blackbird in Infospace, the exhibition which has come out of Juneau Project's recent residency at Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery.

I recently visited Movement Gallery at Worcester's Foregate St. Sation, to see Blackbird in Infospace, the exhibition which has come out of Juneau Project's recent residency at Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition features objects which serve as post-apocalyptic artefacts (or "Infopocalypse" as the accompanying literature describes it), showing the an imagined world as it was before it ended. Technology is heavily featured in the exhibition, in particular through the use of laser cutting as a typically industrial method to produce fine art, an evocative contrast which alludes to what kind of world the artists imagine these objects being relics from.

The wider project produced by this residency is also very technology focused, with USB access points set up all over the city allowing Juneau Projects' to give away their Worcester-inspired album track by track to anyone who has a USB stick, simply by pushing a button. The USB points as housed in shrines in five Worcester landmarks – The Hive, Movement Gallery, Rise Worcester, the Guildhall, and Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery. The tracks contain sounds gathered from all over the city, and sometimes even created by residents. This project both narrows and widens; the music has been collected from sounds made all over the city, yet visitors will have to traverse the city in order to collect each song.

I also quickly paid a visit to the Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery itself to revisit the My Generation exhibition. For me, highlights of this chronological look at art over several decades included John Collier's 1914 Clytemnestra, Gillian Ayres' 1993 Sika II, and Eastside Projects' collaborators Heather and Ivan Morrison's 2004 I put you on a mile long string, but you still broke away. As with the Juneau Projects work, this is well worth a visit.

Kidderminster Gallery Friends - Legacy Funding - 2 x £500 grants available

Kidderminster Gallery Friends - Legacy Funding

“Arts And The Cuts” Grants  for Wyre Forest Artists
2 x £500 Grants Available:
Two grants of £500 are available for projects that highlight the effect cuts are having on arts and the community. 

1.         Applicants must be organisations or individual artists based in Wyre Forest
2.         Any artform will be considered
3.         "Arts and Cuts" to be the central theme
4.         To involve members of the community including young people
5.         To take place in Wyre Forest and if possible to spread more widely a positive image of the arts in Wyre Forest
6.         To leaving a lasting legacy
7.         Projects to take place before the end of March 2014
8.         KGF Legacy funding may be used as match funding for a larger project
9.         Details of one referee to be provided
10.    Applications and supporting material to be submitted by email by Monday 5th August 2013

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 20th September 2013

Any artists or organisations wishing to make a bid and receive full application details should contact Stephen Brown:

phone on 07805 530774

MOUTH and MUSIC, Kidderminster

Featured poet at Mouth and Music on Tuesday July 9th is the very entertaining and versatile Jane James who, according to one reviewer, has a poem for every occasion. Red Shoes are making a return appearance after going down a storm last time with their emotionally charged music and thought provoking lyrics. They are promoting their new album “All The Good Friends”. MC for the evening is Heather Wastie. For a welcoming atmosphere and open mic, from first-timers to experienced performers, come to the Boars Head, Worcester Street, Kidderminster. 8.00 start, open mic sign-up from 7.30. Admission £3 (free to performers). Presented by KAF Creatives


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Job Opportunity - Dancefest seeks a Project Director

Dancefest seeks a Project Director
As a result of a successful Catalyst application, Dancefest as lead organisation of the A2D consortium, that includes Artrix, a middle scale venue in Bromsgrove, and 2 Faced Dance Company, wish to appoint a Project Director.

Extensive expertise and experience are required to lead A2D through a programme of training, business and fundraising development.

Dancefest is happy to receive applications from individuals and organisations interested in carrying out this work.

Fee: £32,000 (to include all expenses)
Period of contract: 1 August 2013 – end of June 2015
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 1 July 2013
Interviews will take place:  Monday 8 July at The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester WR1 3QN

For full details of the post and for how to apply, visit http://www.dancefest.co.uk/current-vacancies.html