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Designers

Carrying a torch for the 2012 Olympics?

Like the idea of your designs being viewed by millions of people around the world? Find out how to apply to design the Olympic and Paralympic torches for 2012, plus the Olympic and Paralympic cauldrons, packaging for the torches pre and post use and more, here.

Filmmakers

Docs 360 extended

Do you make documentaries? Docs 360 gives you the chance to win £5k cash and £20k worth of digital marketing support for your feature documentary project. And the deadline has just been extended! Apply now here

Film fans

Let the skeletons out

For a few days next week at the Broadway Cinema you can get to see Skeletons, a surreal black comedy, shot in the East Midlands and created by a Derby filmmaker.   And winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. This Monday’s screening also includes an introduction and Q and A with the director, Nick Whitfield. Book your tickets here.

Business-owners

Free inspiration for new businesses…

Starting your own business=exciting+scary. Fortunately there is support available to help you take those first steps into self employment.  A new series of workshops from Business Link is aimed at helping you find answers to essentials like how to find and keep customers, managing money and even working out if being the next Richard Branson is really for you. Find out more here.

…and recognition for established businesses

Business-owners, here are some questions for you: Does your business have a base in the UK? Does your business employ at least two full-time workers (or part-time equivalent)? Do you believe your business is one of the best? Can you demonstrate commercial success? Then you deserve the recognition of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise business. Find out how to apply here.

Writers

Blooming scribes wanted

Wild Orchid Theatre in Derby is looking for short plays, monologues, stories and poetry for “Wallpapered Tales”, a performance of new writing as part of Derby City Council’s “Art in the City” project.  Winning writers will receive a script in hand performance of their work by actors on Saturday 14th August in the shop, as well as promotion by Wild Orchid Theatre and Derby City Council. But you’ll need to be quick. The deadline for applications is this Monday. See how to apply here.

Artists

Innovative workshops needed

New Art Exchange is one of the venues for this year’s BRITISH ART SHOW 7 (BAS7) launch and exhibition from October 2010 to January 2011. They want to complement the exhibitions with innovative two hour workshops from 30th October to 18th December 2010.  All art forms will be considered – visual arts, spoken word, new media, dance, mixed media…Fees will be £100 for a two hour workshop.  Interested? Contact the NAE Education and Learning team with proposals and a CV. The deadline for receiving proposals is Friday 20th August. For more information, get in touch with the New Art Exchange.