Welcome to Creative Walsall

Creative Walsall Network and Website is a new initiative to showcase and stimulate creative activities in Walsall. Walsall has a wealth of Arts and creativity, in some cases it is very prominent, such as the world class New Art Gallery Walsall in Walsall town Centre, but there are also hidden gems: individuals, places, organisations and businesses all from all over the borough.

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The Hippo Project

A young people’s project to showcase their views about what they like to do creatively & how creativity affects their lives. Art worker Richard Franks supported by Walsall Creative Development Team worked with 5 groups of young people to ask these questions and to illustrate their views creatively in a variety of ways.

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Latest Opportunities from the Emerge Team

TRAINING, NETWORKING & FUNDING CREATIVE ENTERPRISE: From Contact to Contract – Seminar 11 Sep 2014, Place One, Stafford, 2pm, free 24 Sep 2014, The Rural Media Company, Hereford, 1.30pm, free Learn the importance of relationship building and its role in negotiation and closing deals. Half-day seminar led by Creative Shift’s Helga Henry. Details: Stafford –…

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The Great Walsall Festival of Good Things

Celebrating what’s great about Walsall Saturday 4 October 2014 at The New Art Gallery Walsall 10am – 5pm #Walsallisgreat Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection with an exciting event capturing what’s great about Walsall today! You’ll need to come over to get your #Walsallisgreat badge – we’re all wearing…

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Start Up Your Creative Business 2 Day Workshop

Dates: Tuesday 2nd October and Friday 3rd October (9am until 4.30pm) Venue: Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN A two day workshop (9.00am – 5.00pm on both days) for any creative individual based in the West Midlands, who is in the early stages (including just thinking about it) of setting up a creative…

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Freelance Work with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sectors

This new, two-day course provides a toolkit of resources and information to help you prepare for work as a successful freelance practitioner with young people in the arts. It examines key areas of current legislation that impact on working as a freelance practitioner with children and young people – including insurance, child protect and health…

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Opportunities for Artists – 01/09/2014

JOBS ARTS WORKERS WANTED FOR CHILD BEREAVEMENT PROJECT Walsall Council Creative Development Team Walsall Council Creative Development Team in partnership with St Giles Hospice Lichfield are seeking film/ media artists and a graphic designer to work with a group of young people facing loss and bereavement in a series of creative workshops. The focus of…

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Black Country Echoes Festival

Vintage Vehicles and Views 6th September 2014 Swallow Doretti sports cars celebrate their 60th anniversary, along with gadabout scooters, information about Helliwells and airport memories. There will be vintage farm and rustic craft stalls, a bar and pop up tea shop. Aston Manor Road Transport Museum will run bus rides to their museum to meet Guy…

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Strange Ways – Crash Test Dummies

Artists’ Studio events in August and September Floor 1 Strange Ways is a multi-disciplinary artist collective steered by Elena Cassidy-Smith, Harmeet Chagger-Khan, and Helen Grundy. Crash Test Dummies sees the artists playfully explore the relationship between artist, curator and audience as they ask: Who holds the power in the production of art? Strange Ways are…

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Opportunities for Artists – 18/08/2014

JOBS ART ON THE STREETS – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED Sustrans, Walsall Expressions of interest/ideas are invited for the delivery of ‘hands on’ Art workshop sessions to support Sustrans ‘Pocket Places For People’ project in the Chuckery, Walsall. The Art workshops are intended to help people reflect on and ‘reimagine’ their local area, supporting and…

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GREAT Weeks

Retail, Luxury, Food & Drink and Creative Industries GREAT Weeks is a programme of trade missions for UK companies in the Retail, Luxury, Food & Drink and Creative Industry sectors. Organised by UK Trade & Investment, the events are held in some of the world’s fastest growing markets such as Malaysia, Mexico and Japan in…

Funding for Diversity

The Creative Skillset Diversity Fund (England) provides funding for training for employees and freelancers residing in England and working in the creative industries who are under-represented in the workforce. Individuals working in games, fashion and textiles, advertising and marketing communications, publishing, VFX, radio, animation, interactive media, facilities, photo imaging, TV and film are eligible to…

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