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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.
Don’t forget to make sure your B2B event or opportunity reaches the widest possible audience by ensuring you send us your news and announcements. Email to: news.emerge@gmail.com
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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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