Members e-News - November Issue


GUILD NEWS

Don't miss out on exciting Devon Guild exhibition and funding opportunities by checking our website. Click here for more info... 
 

WINTER RAFFLE
A big thank you so much to those Members that have already pledged craft donations for our Christmas Raffle! The tickets have been selling well. All funds raised for the raffle will go towards supporting the Guild’s charitable work: helping young people learn craft skills, supporting communities through craft projects and supporting makers to have creative careers. If you would like to donate a prize that would be fab, anything you can give towards the raffle would be hugely appreciated. If you have a prize please let Heather our fundraising wizard know heather.holcroftpinn@crafts.org.uk including rough dimensions and a name if it has one, and an indication of when and how you will deliver it to the Guild.The final draw for the raffle will be on 8th January 2019. You can get buy your raffle tickets from the Devon Guild shop or The Terrace cafe.

CHRISTMAS SHOP STOCK DELIVERIES
If you are sending in new stock for the shop please ring ahead and email your stocksheets to retail.admin@crafts.org.uk where either Sharyn or Rachel our Retail Administrators will pick them up. Stocksheets can be downloaded here. For an example guide on how to fill one out click here.

MEMBERS' COMMISSIONING SHOWCASE
We are still looking for Members who work to commision for our Commissioning Showcase spot in The Terrace cafe. As a way of showing Guild visitors and customers that commissioning is another way of buying craft, the Devon Guild has a permanent wall-mounted showcase in the cafĂ© opposite the counter showing the work of individual makers who have worked to commission, featuring some of the following: text, photos, sketches, maquettes of briefs and ideas and high quality images of the final commissioned piece/s. The showcase is made from white painted MDF, which measures 100cm wide x 75cm high x 15cm with a Perspex cover, and also shows the Member’s contact details for potential customers.

This is open to all Members; Associate and Full, subject to selection by curatorial staff. Excitingly we do have spaces left for this year! If you are interested in having your work in this showcase, please contact Flora with a brief outline of your proposed subject/s, and a selection of images at flora.pearson@crafts.org.uk Currently on show is Jenny Ayrton's wonderful minuture worlds in glass. 
 


CPD

CRAFTS COUNCIL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AND ADVICE SESSIONS
Crafts Council Talent Development team programme regular bite size workshops and 1:1 advice sessions to support makers and designers with their business development needs: on funding; financial toolkits; how to start up and manage a creative business practice; how to work with manufacturers; how to protect your designs; confidential advice and action points; marketing and social media insights

CURATORSPACE ARTIST BURSARY #2: Deadline 30 December 2018

CuratorSpace have launched a new bursary for artists to develop new artworks, projects, or products. We encourage applications that are imaginative and contribute to artist development. One bursary of £500 will be awarded every 3 months. Bursaries are only available to artists with a CuratorSpace Artist subscription. If artists are applying as a partnership or collective, then at least one of them should have an Artist subscription. Applications are accepted from a range of practice including drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, printmaking, photography, film, video, applied art, live art, etc. Please message to enquire if you are unsure whether you are eligible. Funds can be used towards the production of new works, research and development, events, and/or exhibitions. This could also include a discrete aspect of a larger project. Students are eligible to apply. Funds cannot be used towards capital expenditure of space and equipment, but can be used towards material and hire costs.
 

CREATIVE RESILIENCE PROGRAMME LED BY CO-CREATE

Be the first to experience the brand-new Creative Resilience Programme. Co-creates approach uses evidence-based research and best practice to explore themes of Self-Awareness, Diversity and the impact of your Environment and develops tools to grow your personal resilience, concentrating on Adaptability, Re-framing, Maintenance and Support-Networks. The programme is not only delivered creatively, but also uses creativity itself as a central theme.

Artists taking part will develop skills in recognising situations and settings that could have an adverse effect on their mental health and wellbeing and their ability to work creatively, as well as finding ways to increase their confidence, outlook and support networks, and ensuring they are well-equipped to deal with the obstacles that both life and career present.

£25 Only 20 places available! Friday 18th January, 10am-4.30pm in Bath ( Venue tbc)
Book your place: Creative Resilience Tickets

 


OTHER OPPORTUNTIES

MOTHER ART PRIZE 2018: Deadline 26 November 2018

HERITAGE CRAFTS AWARD 2019: 30 November
Incudes Marsh Heritage Endangered Crafts Award, ‘Maker of the Year’, ‘Made in Britain’, Crafts Trainer Award, Crafts Volunteer Award, The Arts Society Bursary

BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL’S AWARD: Deadline 5 December 2018
(Prize doubled to £10,000 in celebration of BCB’s 10th anniversary)

PARALLAX ART FAIR: Deadline 7 December 2018

44AD’s WINTER SHOW - DECK THE WALLS: Deadline 7 December

WELLCOME PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2019: Deadline 17 December 2018

12 MUIR TRUST RESIDENCY: Deadline 20 December 2018 


THE GOLDSMITHS’ CRAFT & DESIGN COUNCIL AWARDS 2019/2019: Deadline 11 January
 

PhD STUDENT FUNDING WITH THE CRAFTS COUNCIL: Deadline 11 January 2019 
The Crafts Council is delighted to be partnering in new research with the Open University, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. We’re advertising a funded PhD to research into the ways in which craft businesses can contribute to debates around enterprise, regional development and local economic growth while also supporting practices that encourage social and ecological wellbeing. The student would start in autumn 2019. 

RAMM LOCAL ART SHOW: Deadline 22 March 2019



 





 

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