Exhibition Opportunities at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Information about current ways to exhibit craft work at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen - and links to other craft opportunity listings. Call our Exhibitions team on 01626 832223 for more informaton.
Members' exhibition information... 

Make 2018 – Contemporary Crafts for Christmas, 17 November 2018 – 6 January 2019   

Annual Christmas selling exhibition of handmade, high quality crafts: one-off, unique pieces and small scale batch production in a range of mediums and prices. Open to UK-based craftsperson or designer-makers. Please apply with: 6 digital images; Artist’s statement; Current trade prices (not retail); CV to sharyn.baker@crafts.org.uk

Deadline 28 June 2018.   INFORMATION: MAKE '18 - details /  how to submit

A Good Age: Change in my Time 5 craft commissions £2500 ea. Autumn 2019

Devon Guild and Libraries Unlimited are to commission five UK based, older artists (born before 1948) to make contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime - to be shown in ‘A Good Age’ Devon Guild, 2019. Kindly supported by Arts Council England - part of 'Celebrating Age'. Apply by email - download/view PDF for more info. 

Deadline: 3 September 2018, 9am.    INFORMATION: 'A Good Age' pdf. information / how to apply

Get Fresh exhibition - 19 January to 10 March, 2019


An exhibition celebrating the commitment, diversity and outstanding craftsmanship of early career craft makers from the South West region. To apply please refer to Submission Information sheet (below).

Deadline: 9.00am, Monday 9 July 2018.    INFORMATION: Get Fresh 2019 Submission Information

Methods Making Madness: Young Photographers Competition.  Guild exhibition 2019

A competition for young photographers: 14-21 year olds, living in the South West. Capture the essence and process of creation; a maker, artist, or element of nature - the mess, the mistakes or the progression to perfection. A Guild exhibition of all the selected entries, based on this theme will run from 3 May - 30 June 2019

For specifics of how to enter - including formatting, sending us your entries  /  description about the photos and you, go to: Competition Details.

Submissions accepted until: 31 December 2018 - by email to makingmethods19@gmail.com

David Canter Memorial Fund 2018 Craft Awards (Jewellery and Metalwork)

The Fund offers awards of max £5,000 -  craft makers of Jewellery and Metalwork - who have finished formal training, work full or part-time and need money for projects, eg. setting up a workshop, equipment, education, research and travel. To apply please fill in the Form & refer to full Guidelines (below).

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 1 October 2018.   Download Application Form   Download DCMF Guidelines

Contact (post) address: Alison Penwell, David Canter Memorial Fund c/o The Devon Guild of Craftsmen,, Riverside Mill,, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF. Email: alison.penwell@crafts.org.uk        01626 832223 

Contact Us

Fill in our Enquiry Form to find out more about Devon Guild exhibiting and other opportunities.

Call: 01626 832223

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

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Devon Guild Members exhibition information 2018-19

Read full Summer Show 2018 exhibition details and information for Members  HERE...

Read general guidelines for Members' including The Summer Show education input, prizes, selling and statements - also Riverside Gallery and Showcase Guide, below:

Download: Members General Exhibition Guide

Other craft opportunities

For many current arts commissions and funding opportunities, visit the VISUAL ARTS SOUTH WEST website - it collates the best listings for artists and makers.

Also joining as a member of  Exeter Cultural Partnership willl flag up local creative opportunities for you

The cultural hub for Torquay & the South Hams - CREATIVE TORBAY gathers arts opportunities & jobs on its wesbite

The national VOLUNTARY ARTS HUB also provides lists of funding bodies

The Cornish based KEAP organisation sends out regular notices of events & exhibiting opportunities

BENCHPEG (UK) lists current commisisoning & job opportuntities for jewellery designers

CREATIVE CHOICES lists UK wide creative jobs and opportunities as does the Crafts Council wesbite: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/all/

National calls for exhibitors in art, craft and design as well as jobs, commissions and residencies - are listed regularly on the ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND website

The online craft sales portal 'Made By Hand' also has and Job & Opportunites page here https://explore.madebyhandonline.com/jobs-and-opportunities/

Register on the a-n (Artists Newsletter) website to view regular UK art and design exhibition & jobs opportunities: 


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