The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.


Location: UK
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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 



• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:33am

Artists “Get Ready” Grants help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded on a competitive basis in two grant cycles to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing emergency readiness. Full grant guidelines and application are available here.
Eligible Activities:
•    Business Protection - business insurance, inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems
•    Studio Safeguards - safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies
•    Emergency/Disaster Readiness emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures
•    Career Protection - legacy or estate planning, financial planning services, documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records, legal counsel, enrolling in a professional development course or workshop.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:23am

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2017
Handmade in Britain’s annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall celebrates the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:21am

Baltimore Jewelry Center is seeking proposals. First show to take place Oct. 6 - Nov. 4, 2017.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:12am

Open Call. San W Gallery Studio Artist Residency Program 2018

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:09am
Jewellery Map if you are going abroad this year

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:04am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:02am

Talente aims at young artists-craftsmen and has concerning the application an age limit of 33 years of age at the time of application. Therefore, Talente is explicitly an exhibition that is devoted to presenting works of young artists-craftsmen who have finished their studies or are still studying. You can show only once your work at Talente.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 5:59am

For the third time the Trier University of Applied Sciences opens its workshops to jewellery designers and students. In eight different workshops the participants will be able to discover new artistic horizons and/or techniques and implement those into their own artistic creations. The workhops will be held by artists from Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and Portugal. In addition to the workshops there will be options to do excursions to jewellery merchants, as well as visits to the agate and coppermines within the Idar-Oberstein area.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 5:55am

Art Jewelry Forum seeks thoughtful, incisive writing proposals that look critically at art jewelry, ask questions that might not have easy answers, and contribute to the ongoing discourse.


How can we have critical thinking without being able to quote and being able to compare what happened in the past?

-Brewster Kahle


We're especially interested in proposals for the One on One series--a focused essay on a single object, historic or contemporary--and the One on Two series, which is a comparative essay that examines a piece of jewelry in relation to a work of contemporary art or something from another art discipline.


Our online submission process is always open, but the deadline to be included in the next Editorial Advisory Committee review is September 1, 2017. Find out more at the link.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 5:52am

join the Farnham Maltings board:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Farnham Maltings' voluntary Council of Management.  The council meets five times a year to agree strategy, support the staff team in meeting their ambitions and to act as custodians of the Maltings and the Museum of Farnham.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with expertise in museums, theatre, craft, property or law. We are also recruiting for the roles of Treasurer and Company Secretary.

Application details can be found on our website. Closing date 06 September.


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