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Director required for Oriel Davies Gallery

The trustees of Oriel Davies are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, capable and ambitious Director to take the gallery forward to the next stage of its development, building upon its past successes and reputation and ensuring a strong and vibrant future. Oriel Davies is part of Arts Council of Wales Arts Portfolio Wales.  Under its […]

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Curator required for The Crafts Study Centre

The Crafts Study Centre is the university museum of modern crafts, situated at the front of the campus of the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. The Curator is the key collections management post, reporting to the Director and overseeing all aspects of care and management of the collections and archives, as well as curating occasional temporary exhibitions, line managing the PT post of archives cataloguer, supporting all research visits and delivering an annual exhibition project for MA students.

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Crafts Council & National Trust Retail Opportunity Open Call

National Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council – Britain’s national development agency for contemporary craft – to sponsor the 2017 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call. In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine

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Call for Expressions of Interest from artists/designers/architects: National Trust Castle Drogo

National Trust Castle Drogo wishes to appoint a socially engaged creative practitioner to work with in 2017-2018 during the final phase of a major building conservation project. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique and ambitious project culminating in the creation of new work for display from March 2018. “We want to […]

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Artist in Residence: The William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is inviting applications for a three month residency to take place in the autumn/winter of 2017 (timing negotiable). The opportunity is aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, providing space and time to become immersed in the Gallery’s world-class collection, explore new approaches, develop your practice and share your ideas with the local […]

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Call for Makers: Apply to exhibit at Made By Hand Cheltenham

The organisers of The Contemporary Craft Festival and Made by Hand, Cardiff are delighted to announce a NEW, inspirational 2 day event in the heart of Cheltenham. The first Made By Hand, The Contemporary Craft Fair, will take place at Cheltenham Town Hall from 10th-11th March 2018. Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland, working to the highest standards making ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper. 

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Call for makers: Apply to exhibit in ‘Present Makers 2017’ at THG

THG (Thelma Hulbert Gallery) in Honiton, Devon, is currently seeking makers who produce high quality, contemporary work, either one offs or small scale production, to show in their annual selling exhibition of contemporary craft and design. South West designers and makers interested in exhibiting in ‘Present Makers 2017’ at the THG should email the team

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LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 – submissions now open

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE foundation aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time. All entries should fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.

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Studio space available at Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople, housing up to 170 small businesses. They support craft practitioners at the start of their careers, as well as those who are more established, to grow and build successful and thriving businesses both in the UK and internationally.

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