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Swansea Institute School of Digital Media Graduate Exhibition

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Date: 1st – 4th June 2006
Website: http://www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Work by students at Swansea Institute School of Digital Media will be shown at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea from 1st to 4th June.

Work from the following programmes will be included:
*BA/BSc (Hons) 3D Computer Animation
*BA (Hons) Multimedia
*BSc (Hons) Multimedia
*BSc (Hons) Music Technology

Individual graduate projects will be displayed in the Dockside Room from 10 am to 9pm on Saturday 3rd June and from 10 am to 5 pm on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th June. The opening of the exhibition takes place on Saturday 3rd June at 7pm.

The exhibition will include opportunities to meet staff and graduates from the School of Digital Media as well as other professionals and stakeholders in the UK digital media sector.

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Net.Works@Wales – Grants and Support for the Digital Media Sector

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Date: Tuesday 6th June 2006, 7pm
Website: http://www.networksatwales.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

The next Networks @ Wales event will feature opportunities to find out about grants and support schemes for Welsh Digital Media sector businesses.

Schemes include grants for investment in hardware and software, for training and innovation.

The session is focussed on providing information on the schemes available to businesses in and around Cardiff and will be introduced with a presentation by Jonathan Deacon from the University of Wales, Newport. Deacon will provide guidance for entrepreneurs on how to present themselves to business support agencies and what information they need when trying to attract funding or investment.

The presentation will be followed by an exhibition by a selection of business support organisations including:

*Entrepreneur Action : High Growth Programme
*Go Wales
*Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
*Xenos Business Angels Network
*RSA: Assembly Investment Grant
*NESTA
*Technium
*Disability Wales
*Gti
*Chwarae Teg
*Venture Wales
*Business Eye

To register for this free event go to: http://www.3dwales.net/atwales/registrationatwales.asp

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Arts Catalyst Events & Projects

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Website: http://www.artscatalyst.org
Location: england

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Arts Catalyst events & associated projects:

1. MARCHING PLAGUE – Critical Art Ensemble, 29 July 2006
ICA, London

Event and panel discussion accompanying screening of Critical Art Ensemble`s new film, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst, which centres on the recreation
of sea trials conducted by the UK government in the 1950s as part of a programme of bioweapons research.

www.artscatalyst.org/projects/biotech/caeplague.html

2. EAST OF EDEN – Lucy Stockton-Smith & Sandwich Technology School, 24 July 2006
Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich, Kent, UK

Opening of two geodesic ecology domes designed and constructed by artist Lucy Stockton-Smith and pupils and staff of Sandwich Technology School, the `permapod` housing an organic environment and the `technodome` utilising modern commercial farming techniques.

www.artscatalyst.org/education/eastofeden.html

3. KATE TIERNEY – ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at the Centre for Astrophysics & Planetary Science (CAPS), University of Kent, Canterbury
Summer 2006

Tierney`s residency involves a practical, aesthetic and intellectual exploration of sound in space.

www.artscatalyst.org/projects/space/KateCAPS.html

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Jerwood Artangel Open

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Date: Oct 6 2006
Website: www.thejerwoodartangelopen.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

The Jerwood Artangel Open is a new £1 million commissioning initiative for the contemporary arts in association with Channel 4 and Arts Council England. Three commissions are available.

Proposals are invited from arts practitioners ( including but not limited to: visual artists: filmmakers; choreographers; composers; writers; theatre practitioners; applied artists and producers living anywhere in the UK) to respond to specific sites and situations across the UK.

Initial applications should be in the form of `bold and brilliant ideas` rather than fully worked-up project plans or budgets.

Application forms and guidelines are available from
www.thejerwoodartangelopen.org.uk

Deadline: 6 October 2006.

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tank.tv Call for Submissions

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Date: 30 June 2006
Website: http://www.tank.tv/
Location: england

Outline:

Tank.tv is inviting submissions for a DVD compilation featuring a selection of 25 short films or animations from UK based artists, filmmakers and animators. The DVD will be distributed by Thames & Hudson and a quarter of the DVDs will be given out to educational institutions, public libraries and local cultural centres.

Entry is open to all artists living/working in the UK, whether emerging, more established or previously unknown.

Submission forms are available from:
http://www.tank.tv/submissions.asp

Deadline: 30th June 2006

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We Love Technology – Huddersfield

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Date: 13 July 2006, 11am – 10pm
Website: http://www.welovetechnology.org
Location: england

Outline:

We Love Technology is a one day programme of speakers and workshops at the University of Huddersfield, followed by dinner and an evening Ultrasound event at Huddersfield Media Centre.

The programme explores the creative misuse of emerging technology and includes presentations from pioneering researchers, technologists and artists.

Only 60 places are available.

Ticket prices:
freelancers and students: £70.00
professional: £110.00

More information and booking forms are available on the website: www.welovetechnology.org

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Chapter Study and Stay Residency Programme

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Date: 1 July 2006
Website: www.chapter.org
Location: wales

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Set up through a collaboration between Chapter and the South Wales Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Study and Stay programme is now in its 2nd year. The residency offers graduates from South Wales colleges the opportunity to undertake a six-month residency at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Alongside the free provision of studio space (inclusive of heat and light), the selected artist will receive a stipend of £150 per month, and advice and support on all aspects of professional practice via the curatorial department at Chapter Gallery.

The residency will commence in September 2006.

The residency is open to artists who have graduated from either a BA or MA course in South Wales in 2006.
All media considered. The successful applicant will demonstrate the most potential for the development of their work after graduation, and will be expected to spend at least two days per week at their studio base in Cardiff.

For more information and a submission form go to: http://www.chapter.org/6153.html

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Digital Storytelling Bursary

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Date: 30 June 2006
Website: www.glam.ac.uk/storytelling
Location: wales

Outline:

One postgraduate bursary is available for students wishing to register for a Masters by Research degree, beginning in September 2006. The BBC Cymru Wales supported Masters by Research in Digital Storytelling/Citizen Media marks the beginning of a collaboration between the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan and BBC
Cymru Wales.

This studentship may be of interest to recent graduates in Drama, Media, Community Arts or other related disciplines or to people working in storytelling, broadcast media or digital media. The MRes will be practice-based and focussed on the development of Digital Storytelling within the context of the BBC’s Capture Wales/Cipolwgar Gymru initiative. It is envisaged that the research will influence the next generation of Digital Storytelling production. The work will have a particular emphasis on finding new forms of digital storytelling suitable for use by non-professional storytellers to make stories for publication across a range of platforms including radio, television and the web.

The successful candidate will be based at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling within the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Glamorgan and will complete a significant residency with BBC Cymru Wales in Cardiff. The supervisory team will be made up of members of staff from the University of Glamorgan with mentoring and other support from BBC Cymru Wales.

The bursary is for one year full time or two years part time. It consists of a tax free maintenance grant of £10,000 and payment of all fees.

For further details and an application form or informal inquiries contact: Emily Underwood, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Ty Crawshay, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Tel. 01443 483312
Email: efunderw@glam.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 30th June 2006.

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Wales Arts Review – Call for Evidence

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Date: 16 August 2006
Website: http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/arts/welshartsreview/
Location: wales

Outline:

Practitioners, organisations and agencies involved in the arts in Wales are invited to submit evidence to the Welsh Assembly Government`s Wales Arts Review. The Wales Arts Review has been commissioned by Alan Pugh, Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport.

The review will take into account `the future framework for funding arrangements which support the arts in Wales, including the role of the Arts Council of Wales.`

The Review Panel will examine:

* The existing and future role of the Arts Council in relation to: Funding the arts, including the National Arts Organisations; Developing the arts; Developing access to, and inclusion in the Arts in order to help reduce social inequalities;
* The roles of the Arts Council and the Welsh Assembly Government in the future.
* The way in which arts are funded in other countries, both as to the level and mechanisms, which may be relevant in the Welsh context.

In its work, the Panel has been asked to take into account the need for:

* Democratic accountability
* Transparency and openness
* Artistic freedom
* An environment within which the arts can develop in all parts of Wales
* Improving access to the arts
* Improving excellence in the arts
* Active management and development of arts funding recipients

Written evidence must be submitted on a standard proforma which is available from:

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/arts/welshartsreview/evidence-proforma/?lang=en

The Review`s Terms of Reference are available at: http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/arts/welshartsreview/termsofreference/?lang=en

The deadline for submission of evidence is 16 August 2006.

A series of Public Consultation Meetings are also being held at venues across Wales:

29 June: Village Hotel, Cardiff
7 July: Nick Whitehead Theatre, NEWI, Wrexham
2 August: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
10 August: Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

To register interest in attending these meetings call 01443 336143.

For more information contact: Peter Harding, Secretary, Wales Arts Review on 01443 336142 or email Walesartsreview@wales.gsi.gov.uk .

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Job Opportunities at Access Space, Sheffield

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Date: 10 July 2006
Location: england

Outline:

Based in the centre of Sheffield, Access Space is a ´Free Media Lab” – an open-access digital reuse centre where participants learn, create and communicate. Access Space uses Free Software with recycled computers to develop skills, creativity and community. They have received funding through Big Lottery Fund to develop a recycled Mobile Media Lab and a community learning programme.

Access Space are inviting applications for two posts. Successful applicants will be required to develop and implement the programme over the next three years.

1. Community Learning Programme Coordinator.
*To manage and deliver an inspirational and informative ICT outreach programme. To develop and sustain links with community groups across South Yorkshire. To focus
upon the benefits of recycled technology and free software for under-resourced groups and individuals.

30 hrs per week, £18,000 pro rata

2. Community Learning Programme IT Technician.
*To develop and maintain an open source media lab to support Community Learning in various venues. To investigate ways recycled and therefore donated computers can be made available to Community Learning Programme participants for home use.

22.5 hrs per week, £16,000 pro rata.

Deadline for Applications 10/07/06. *

Contact Access Space on (0114) 2495522 for an application pack.

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