Volunteer Appetisers wanted to join Stoke-on-Trent arts team

Stoke-on-Trent’s Appetite programme is looking for more volunteers to help communities get arty.

The volunteers, known as Appetisers, will support a range of innovative and exciting events throughout 2014.

Open sessions will be held at the Mitchell Arts Centre, Hanley, on 2nd and 9th of April (6-9pm).

Anyone hoping to get involved should register an expression of interest by logging on to the Appetite website herehttp://www.appetitestoke.co.uk/blog/2014/03/appetiser-programme and following the link to fill in a simple form.

Appetite Programme Manager, Gary Cicinskas, said: “In 2014, we will be looking to develop a wide range of arts events, working with an exciting mix of community groups across Stoke-on-Trent. Appetite will include many art forms in its programme, from dance to theatre – volunteering as an Appetiser is your chance to get involved.”

Gary said that Appetite volunteers would be offered training and guidance which could benefit job seekers and open up potential careers in the arts.

He explained: “The Appetiser Programme will offer training workshops and a range of opportunities for people to gain more meaningful work experiences to develop new skills to increase employability, establish new career paths and to pursue future development opportunities in the arts.

“Appetite offers a variety of exciting and unique opportunities within the arts and cultural sector, where you will work alongside world-class artists and be part of a nationally recognised cultural programme in England.”

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For media enquiries contact Nigel Howle by phone on 0776204346, Email: nigelhowle@o2.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Appetite aims to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience and be inspired by the arts. This investment in the arts and cultural sector of the area aims to mobilise and strengthen the skills, knowledge and infrastructure that already exists within the area and provide unprecedented opportunities for more people to see, make and influence more art in the city.

Appetite is part of the Creative People and Places programme and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Appetite is led by the New Vic Theatre in partnership with B ArtsBrighter FuturesPartners in Creative Learning and Staffordshire University. Appetite is also supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.