IT & Web Support Coordinator needed at Creative Alliance (@create_alliance)

Looking to test your IT and Web skills in a growing and changing company? Like the idea of being a key part of a small team where your ideas and experience will make an immediate difference to the way the company does things? Interested in testing out technological solutions in a practical environment so that the company becomes more effective in delivering its services? If so then the role of IT and Web Support Coordinator with Creative Alliance could be ideally suited to you.

Creative Alliance is the leading independent learning provider for the creative & cultural sector in
the region. We enable young people to get into the creative industries through apprenticeships,  traineeships, careers education and business support. We’re looking for someone to update all our IT systems, website, social media and support the development of a new online creative careers education service.

Applications are by CV and letter of application outlining the skills and experience you’d bring to this role. Applications should be sent to Ian Kennedy:
Full job description available at:

Closing date: Friday 3rd October
Interviews: Wednesday 8th October
Start date: Potentially Tuesday 14th October

Creative Alliance

Staff changes are happening at Creative Enterprise

CharlotteToday we say goodbye to Charlotte Perry, who’s been with us as our Project Assistant since April 2013. She’s moving to pastures new (literally, as she’s moving out of the Midlands) and we wish her all the best with her new ventures. She’s been a great asset in a small and busy team, and we thank her for all her commitment and hard work.

So now we say hello to Carrie Rolfe, who’s joining us whilst we recruit. Carrie joins us with a marketing background, so we’re looking forward to having her revamp and refresh our online presence – so watch this space!


OpenCo – This Thursday in Birmingham

Founded in 2012 by John Battelle and Brian Monahan, OpenCo is a disruptive conference model and media platform where the innovation economy is showcased.

For the first time, on Thursday 2nd October 2014, Birmingham’s most innovative and creative companies will open their doors for one day only, giving you a unique opportunity to experience their working environment and meet fellow executives, entrepreneurs, investors and future influences.

To find out more please visit

Shoot Festival Coventry – Call for local Performance Artists

Shoot Festival is a platform event for emerging artists who live or work in the Coventry area (CV Postcodes). It is a day long festival to be held on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at the Shop Front Theatre in the City Arcade (just across from Argos). The day will include talks and workshops from professional artists, performances from local emerging talent and a good opportunity just to chat. Best of all… it’s free!

To take part in Shoot Festival please visit to download their brief and fill out an application form. Please send completed application forms to

They can offer a fee of £60 to selected performances on the day, as well as giving you the chance to win a further £250 if you are selected for their Artist Development Award.

For further details please see


Life Drawing Classes at ArtsTrail Studios – Start next Monday!

Have you always thought that you would love to try some life drawing? Or you used to do it and miss it? Now is the chance to get your pencils out and get focused. Only £5.00 per 2hr session. Boards and seats provided. Please book online as places are limited:

This Friday – COVENTRY MUSIC NETWORK – Funding Music – The landscape in 2014

Friday 26th September

Venue: The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry, CV1 4LY

7pm Onwards

Entry is free – get your ticket at

Followed by Showcase – Quilt + Ryley Walker (co-headline)

Coventry Music Network returns for it’s second installment on the theme of Funding Music – The Landscape in 2014. The session will discuss the options available to all facets of the arts when it comes to money, applying for grants, funding and more. With speakers from Arts Council England, PRS for Music and Pledge Music, as well as a live music showcase afterwards by Quilt and Ryley Walker.


Steps to Self – Employment : Support for Artists and Creative Businesses in the West Midlands

Course details

‘Steps to Self-Employment’ aims to equip creative businesses with the essential skills to help them make a living. During the course you will be encouraged to explore ways of working as a freelancer and develop the skills needed for freelance working including:

- Building confidence in talking about your work and approaching and negotiating with organisations

- Understanding pricing, invoicing and tax

- Identifying promotional tools including social networking

- Seeking opportunities

- How to capitalise on local knowledge and resources

- Organising and presenting your work as part of a showcase exhibition (at the Foyer building in Wolverhampton (Jan 2015) and Bilston Craft Gallery (May 2015)

Courses for 2014 -15

Evening: The Maltings, Herbert Street, Wolverhampton starts Tuesday 30th September 2014 : 6 – 8pm Tuesdays

Daytime: Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston starts Tuesday 24th February 2015 : 1 -3 pm Tuesdays

How much does it cost?

Each course runs for 15 weeks for 2 hours per week and costs £108. Learners will be expected to mount their work to a professional standard for the course showcase event. This may be associated with additional costs for example the mounting and framing of work where relevant. Learners in receipt of Job Seekers allowance or Employment Support Allowance (working related) will be exempt from fees.

For further details and to book a place please visit


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