30 May 2006
Creative Lewisham Agency
1 Resolution Way
Phone: 020 8691 6729
The Creative Lewisham Agency is a company limited by guarantee Company Number 5079053.
Supported by London Borough of Lewisham and Creative London
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In this issue:
- Creative Growth Grant from CIDA
- Lots of jobs and space available
- Getting your designs registered – workshop and advice
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creative links expo:06
Thursday 22 + Friday 23 June 2006 (10am – 5pm)
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1
information, advice, ideas: get the best for your creative business
There is now less than 1 month to go until the business support and showcasing event for the creative
If you’re a creative individual, business or arts organisation creative links expo:06 provides the ideal
opportunity to get the support you need. So whether you're just starting out or ready to take your business
or project further, make sure you join other creative professionals at this FREE two-day event.
Exhibition stands – access more than 70 organisations offering a wide range of services and support
LIVE creative showcase – be inspired by exclusive film screenings, exhibitions, and performances
Panel discussions - have your say as high profile speakers debate key issues facing the sector
Workshops – get advice from leading experts on marketing, funding and other essential topics
Meeting Zone and Links Café – take part in discussions, meet with a specialist advisor or simply relax
Speakers confirmed for the panel discussions include: Peter Fincham (Channel Controller - BBC 1),
Jude Kelly (Chair of Culture, Ceremonies and Education - LOCOG), Jonathan Kestenbaum (CEO -
Nesta), Graham Hitchen (Head of Creative London - London Development Agency) and John Pandit
(Asian Dub Foundation). For a full list of exhibitors visit the website
For more information about creative links expo:06 and to register for your FREE ticket go to
http://www.creativelinks.co.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7247 4710.
Keep British Design Alive
The Design Skills Advisory Panel has come up with a set of ideas for building a better design industry.
Now we need you to work on them too. That's what this Design Skills Consultation is for.
It's part of a government-backed drive to improve all skills across the UK. It's your chance to influence the
proposals before everything goes forward to be actioned.
Please visit the website to take part in the consultation.
Project and Event s Co-ordinator at Independent Photography
£24,000 pro rata 22.5 hours per week
1 year fixed term contract
Deadline Monday June 12 at 5pm; Interviews w/c 19 June.
IP is looking to recruit a Project and Events Co-ordinator to co-ordinate arts projects across Greenwich
and organise professional development events for socially engaged artists working in London. IP is a
small but dynamic company with a friendly and dedicated team of Artistic Director and Project Co-
ordinators and Administrator. The company has an excellent reputation for its high quality artistic
programmes, including the flagship “Peninsula”, and is at a critical point in its development. The Project
and Events Co-ordinator post will help to ensure that the company develops its work across Greenwich
and supports and attracts high calibre artists to the organisation.
The post will be offered initially on a 1 year fixed term contract, 3 days / week from July 2006-July 2007;
renewal of contract will be subject to funding.
This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check
Please download the recruitment pack from the front page of our website:
http://www.independentphotography.org.uk or email Gavin Woolston at
email@example.com In the recruitment pack, you will find copies of the job
description, person specification and a company profile. To apply, please send a copy of your curriculum
vitae with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the post and describing your relevant
experience. Please also give us the names of two referees. The deadline for applications is Monday 12th
June at 5pm. We will interview the week beginning 19th June.
Independent Photography is a Registered Charity and an Equal Opportunities Employer.
“Commissioning socially engaged media arts in Greenwich”
Senior Arts and Events Manager, Tower Hamlets
£35,592 - £38,088
Closing date: 16 June 2006
Tower Hamlets is a distinctive, unique London Borough that is home to a diverse, vibrant, multicultural
community. As part of an exciting regeneration programme, we aim to improve the quality of life for all
who live and work in the area. It's also an ideal opportunity to further your career.
Tower Hamlets is one of London's busiest Boroughs for festivals and events. We also provide a cutting-
edge youth arts programme, operate an arts centre with theatre and workshop facilities and support a
host of activities across the borough. This is a new post as a result of a restructure to enable us to meet
the challenges of the new performance culture in Local
Authority arts services, not to mention the exciting prospects around the Olympic Games. You should
have extensive experience of arts management and working collaboratively with community-based
organisations in a multi-cultural setting. For the right person this is a most exciting and rewarding post
within an established and vibrant arts service. For further details regarding the post, please contact
Stephen Murray on 020 7364 7910.
For an online application pack please visit http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
email firstname.lastname@example.org call 020 7364 5011 (24-hour recruitment line) or textphone 020 7364
Please quote the reference number.
We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We
welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality,
religion or age.
MusicLeader London, Programme Co-Ordinator
F/t, £20k p/a
MusicLeader is a national Youth Music initiative providing access to professional development
opportunities for people who work in music with young people.
We are now entering our second phase, and are looking for a highly skilled administrator for our new
London Programme Co-ordinator post, who will be responsible for administrating our programme to 2008.
You will be an excellent administrator, with an eye for detail and a can-do attitude. You will be able to
professionally represent MusicLeader to its service users and partners, and support the MusicLeader
Manager in managing our exciting programme of services.
For further information and an application pack go to: http://www.sound-
connections.org.uk/content.php?page=140 or email email@example.com or phone 020 7378 1471
MusicLeader London is delivered by Sound Connections. We are an equal opportunities employer and
welcome applications from all sections of society. Enhanced CRB Disclosure will be required.
Deadline for applications 5pm Wednesday 31st May 2006. (Interviews 6th June.)
Project Manager at Hi8us South
Salary £26-28k pro rata (4/5 days per week, PAYE or freelance, job share considered)
Application deadline: Monday 5 June 1.00pm
Interview date: Friday 16 June
6 month initial contract with expectation of renewal.
Hi8us South, a digital media organisation which develops participatory projects with young people, is
looking for a Project Manager for the New Londoners project - a creative and social network for young
refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-25.
New Londoners is led by Hi8us South in partnership with Refugee Youth, The Albany, and Art of
Regeneration. It uses digital media and performing arts to support young refugees and asylum seekers'
empowerment and engagement with the wider community, particularly those who are in transition from
school or college.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
- At least two years experience of managing youth-led participatory arts and media projects
- At least one year's experience of working with young refugees and a good understanding of the
issues affecting young refugees in London
- Proven partnership working skills
- Proven skills in monitoring and evaluating participatory projects
- Proven large-scale project budget management skills
Postholder will be based at The Albany SE8 and Limehouse Court E14.
To apply please send your CV with a letter outlining how you meet the above criteria, to:
Carolyn Axtell, Development Manager Hi8us South Ground Floor West Towpath House
Limehouse Court 3-11 Dod St E14 7EQ or email Carolyn@hi8us-south.co.uk
Application packs can be obtained from http://www.hi8us-south.co.uk or call 020 7538 8070
New Londoners is funded by the Arts Council of England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Call for artist commissions
Deadline 5 June
3 x Artist Commissions @ £1666 / commission + access to SPACE Media Arts facilities.
SPACE Media Arts and Core Arts are developing a 6 month Media Arts / Moving Image project in
collaboration with a user led artists group based on Pinhey Ward at St Clements Psychiatric Hospital in
East London. We want to commission three artists to co-author three different pieces of work with group
members. Each project will be mentored by an artist from Core Arts. The project will focus on user
experiences of the psychiatric system in the UK in 06.
We will select artists on the basis of the following:
- Ideas and/or previous work undertaken in the content area
- Track record of engaging with diverse communities and working closely with them to explore
needs and interests
- Knowledge of or commitment to learn about issues which effect users of psychiatric systems
- Ability to use appropriate media arts tools, and to engage people in using these tools with
confidence and enthusiasm
Projects will run consecutively over a six month period starting from July 06. We expect projects will be
shown at an event organised at St Clements Hospital and at the SPACE gallery.
If you are interested in this project please submit your CV, a letter outlining why you would like to take
part in this project and supporting material to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 June 06 or by post to Gini
Simpson SPACE Media Arts 129 – 131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH
Please contact email@example.com for further information.
The 24 Hour Plays: Starbucks New Voices
The Old Vic and Starbucks are proud to announce the launch of their second 24 Hour Plays: Starbucks
New Voices - a unique opportunity for young actors, writers, directors and producers living within the
capital to showcase their work on The Old Vic stage.
Participating in The 24 Hour Plays: Starbucks New Voices project is not just a showcase opportunity - it
also gives practitioners membership of the New Voices Club, which is all about professional growth and
development. Membership of the club gives you priority booking for workshops and access to production
funding/mentoring support/rehearsal space.
Information and application forms available from www.oldvictheatre.com/24
Applications close 9 June 2006 at 10am. Applicants must be aged between18-25 and live in Greater
Contact name: Rachael Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaining Ground - A new playwriting commission funded by The Arts Council
The fee is £3975
Closing Date: 14th July 2006
The Big Fish Theatre Company has received funding from The Arts Council to commission a playwright to
write a 70 minute play exploring sexual rights and the effects of unwanted sexual contact on young
people. Funding for this commission has grown out of a much larger three year project on this subject
which is currently being delivered with young people across London.
The commissioned writer will be supported by the company throughout the various stages of script
development this may include:
- observing and/or co-facilitating drama or writing workshops with young people and survivors of
unwanted sexual contact
- arranging access to specialists from relevant professional services who could assist with the
- provide actors to work alongside the director and playwright to workshop first drafts and explore
themes and characters
The company will also offer less experienced playwrights the opportunity of establishing a mentoring
relationship with a more established and experienced practitioner to offer guidance, support and informal
In line with the company's Child Protection Policy, the successful playwright must be able to successfully
apply for an Enhanced CRB Disclosure, the cost of which will be pay for by the company.
Playwrights who are interested in applying for this commission should send their expressions of interest,
along with a current CV and one copy of a past script that has been produced to:
Kate Holdom Artistic Director Big Fish Theatre Company Unit 225 49 Greenwich High Road
Greenwich London SE10 8JL
Film /Theatre Network Meeting
Date: 2 June 2006
Time: Between 3pm and 8pm
Venue: Coffee Co, Unit 5, 25 Calderwood Street, Woolwich, SE18 6QA
We are a group of local actors and film/theatre arts friends who for the last few years have been
discussing the issue about a dedicated arts space.
A space that every individual group in this area and beyond could go to and mix and meet, learn and talk
We are holding a network event for theatre/film arts people to come along and tell us what they would
want from an actors/arts centre here in the SE London/Kent.
Come along and have a cup of coffee/tea and let us know your opinions on this subject. All we ask of you
is that you fill in a questionnaire so that we can get this process underway.
More information or a questionnaire email email@example.com
Free IP clinics now weekly with reduced waiting time
Own It's IP Clinics are proving hugely popular, so much so that we have decided to offer them on a
weekly basis, rather than monthly or bi-monthly as they had been previously.
This means that waiting times for the free IP clinics have been reduced. So now you won't have long to
wait to get the answers to your burning business and IP questions and for your free appointment with a
friendly, specialist IP lawyer.
Good news all round then!
Please note, you will only be able to attend an IP clinic if we are unable to answer your IP questions in-
house or via existing answers on http://www.own-it.org
How you claim your free 45 minute session with an Own It lawyer - just two simple steps!
1. Check that your question hasn't already been answered in the FAQ section of the Own It website (this
will save you and us a lot of time!)
2. If you can't find the information on our site then you can email Own It at firstname.lastname@example.org - in the subject
line please put Advice Query.
We will need your Name, Address, Postcode, Email address, and description of your query.
Please visit http://www.own-it.org/advice for more information on how to apply.
Designs - Getting Them Registered
13 June 6 – 8pm
If you are a furniture, product, graphic, jewellery, ceramics or accessories designer you need to think
about protecting your designs – especially if you are thinking about licensing, working in partnership,
selling abroad or going into manufacture.
And the best way to protect designs is by registering them.
This event will look at the ins and outs of design registration, why you should do it and will also take you
through the design registration procedure.
It will also respond to all of your questions such as, why register a design, what designs can be
registered, how much does it cost, what protection does it really give and how it operates internationally.
This Own It talk will be given by Mark Studley of The Patent Office Designs Registry Team. Mark will
answer all of your questions and provide all the information you need to know before you take the next
step in the legal process.
Aspects that will be covered in the talk include:
- What to consider before applying for a design registration
- Why do it
- How to apply to register your design
- Case studies
- The various design registration systems – UK, EU or beyond?
- What value does a registered design have on the balance sheet
- The Patent Office website
There will plenty of opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.
Please note that you will need to have an understanding of intellectual property to benefit from this talk.
Book your place here: http://www.own-it.org/members/book_event.asp?eventId=157
Workshop Lecture Theatre London College of Communication Elephant and Castle London SE1 6SB
The Future of Creative Workspaces:
London - 2 June & 4 July 9.30 – 1pm
EUCLID is the EU's Cultural Contact Point for the UK, and we recently announced a special series of
seminars looking at the issues of artist workspaces.
These half-day seminars will take place at venues across the UK in June-July, including London on 2
June and 4 July
They will illustrate and highlight the key issues and challenges involved in creating appropriate
workspaces for artists and creative individuals. Organised in association with Arts Council England’s
Creative Workspace Programme, the seminars will cover the following:
- Case studies of various successful workspace developments in the UK
- An exploration of the motivations for providing these workspaces
- The different fiscal and legal structures used, and their pros and cons
- The models and mechanisms used to secure the finance.
The seminar will run from 09:30 – 13:00 and the cost to attend is £75 (plus VAT). As a result of generous
financial support from Arts Council England, there is a reduction to £25 (plus VAT) for individual artists
and creative practitioners and for those representing small independent arts and creative groups
attending the seminars in England.
For further details - including the full list of venues and dates - and to access the online booking form,
please visit http://www.euclid.info
One day writing workshop for young writers
3 June 2006 10.30am – 5pm at The Albany, Deptford, SE8
£12 / £7 conc.
Our Words is a one-day event for writers aged 16 - 25. If you write fiction, poetry, plays or scripts, you
can’t afford to miss this.
The day includes:
- Masterclasses – fresh inspiration from leading writers.
- Platforms – discuss your ideas, get connected, network with other writers.
- Advice - publishers, editors and theatres tell you how to get your writing noticed.
- One-to ones –improve your own writing with feedback from an experienced writer.
- Information stalls – meet the people who can make a difference to your career.
- A sizzling evening showcase featuring the best young writers in town.
with more than 15 writers, publishers and editors on hand, including:
Rajeev Balasubramanyam - Joseph Coelho - Ian Daley - Charlie Dark - Katie Douglas – Ebele - Andrea
Enisuoh - Diana Evans – Inua - Kadija George - Jacob Sam-La Rose - Jordan Jarrett-Bryan - Aoife
Mannix - Lisa Mead - Courttia Newland - Rebbecca Ray - Sundra Lawrence - Luke Wright
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
To book a place call the Albany Box office on 020 8692 4446. Book early to avoid disappointment
ICA Education – Around the World in 80 Days
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 June 2006, 9.45am–5.15pm
This is a unique opportunity for art students and the general public alike to find inspiration through
exploration. A two-day workshop that will give participants the opportunity to investigate the key themes
of the exhibition ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ artistically, theoretically, collectively and personally.
Through responding to the visual impact of the show, focusing on key passages from Jules Verne’s text,
exploring the ideas of globalisation and post-modernism to generate an ‘artistic’ outcome in response to
the exhibition. This is a free 2-day workshop; you must be available for both days. To book a place
please ring the ICA box office on 020 7930 3647.
Participants must be over 18 years old.
During a fast paced 2 day project, Students will use a variety of media including lo- fi sculpture, drawing,
collage, photography, photocopying and use of found objects create a personal reworking of the
exhibition which responds to key ideas within globalisation and postmodernism and the modern
experience of travel, communication and production
Students will work both individually and in groups to record and analyse work from the show and ideas
from the classic text by Jules Verne. Exploring how curatorial ideas are realised within a gallery context,
the group will use of strategies of display, text and floor planning to create installation. Techniques of
visual thinking and critical evaluation will be explored to de- construct and re-configure both a personal
and group response to the show creating a quick mock up or ‘thumbnail’ style exhibition. Participants are
encouraged to bring there made and found images to the workshop.
Free with Day Membership
ICA Nash and Brandon Rooms, Upper and Lower Galleries
Creative Growth Grant
Take your creative enterprise to the next level with free training or consultancy.
Deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 7th July
Do you want to improve your business skills to ensure future growth and success? If you need to develop
a business plan, raise your profile, find new customers or increase your financial viability the Creative
Growth Grant could help.
The Phoenix Fund in conjunction with the Arts Council and CIDA are offering an exclusive opportunity to
apply for a business development grant of up to £750, which can be used to pay for training or specialist
The grant is currently available to creative businesses, sole traders, and not for profit organisations based
in the ten Thames Gateway boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, City of London, Greenwich,
Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets.
To be eligible you must have registered as a business, organisation or as self-employed before 1 January
The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 7th July 2006.
If you are interested in finding out more, download the application form and guidelines from the CIDA
website http://www.cida.co.uk or call Jessica Green at CIDA on 020 7247 4710.
Awards for All – Now is the time to apply!
The Awards for All Lottery grant programme is calling on community and voluntary groups across London
to apply for grants of £500 to £5000. For the first four months of 2006 community groups applying to the
Awards for All programme in London will have a higher than usual chance of success, due to an
increased grant budget in 2005/6 – Now is the time to apply!
For more information check out:
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What's on in Lewisham
Reaching a bigger audience - an introduction to licensing
Date: Wednesday 21 June 2006
Time: 5.30 – 6.00 for drinks. 6.00 – 8.00 - main event
Location: Cockpit Arts, London WC1
You've got a well designed product and its selling well but there's only you making it!! So what needs to
happen, when you want someone else to make the product for you, or when you are approached by a
manufacturer who wants you to design on their behalf or create a specific line for them – Welcome to the
world of licensing!
This Own It event will answer everything you need to know about licensing and royalties including the
- What are the benefits of licensing?
- How does licensing work?
- What should you negotiate for?
- How do you find and choose a licensee?
- What are the dangers of licensing and how can they be minimised?
- What does a licensing agreement look like and what should you look out for?
- How do you get your money?
Speaker: Lee Gage, Harbottle and Lewis LLP
Secure your free place here: http://www.own-it.org/members/book_event.asp?eventId=159
Jonny Phillips’ Oriole & The Ingrid Laubrock Quintet
Saturday 17 June, 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm)
Tickets £7, £5 concs, £4 under 25s (limited availability, ID Proof required)
Box Office 020 8692 4446
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
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