The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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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.

 

Website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
Location: UK
Members: 67
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 
Email: enquiries@acj.org.uk

 

WHAT WE DO

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

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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: info@poppyporter.co.uk. 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2018 at 3:22pm

Lottery shortfall forces ACE to cut 2018-22 budget by £156m

£39m less per year is available as Arts Council England announces new funding streams and a new name for Grants for the Arts.

https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/lottery-shortfall-forces-ac...

Arts Council England has been forced to cut its budget for 2018-22 by £156m and completely restructure several funding streams following a collapse in Lottery sales.

Whilst the annual £409m earmarked for National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) remains untouched, the national funder’s plans to spend £212.5m a year on project funding and strategic funds have been re-assessed.

Project funding will increase from £87.5m to £97.3m a year, but be broader in scope to permit a wider range of applications. Strategic funding will fall from £125m to £72.2m annually. With £4m a year for contingency funding, this translates into an annual fall of £39m.

ACE has also announced name changes for both funds, and a new funding stream of small grants for individual artists.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 21, 2018 at 5:28am
new position available at the Goldsmiths’ Centre
 
Technician/Demonstrator, Professional Training Team
 
Clerkenwell, London
£24,000 - £26,000 per annum
 
The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the UK’s leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. Based in Clerkenwell, London, our award-winning building combines education and training spaces with workshops, studios and an exhibition area. At the core of what we do is the support of those working or aspiring to work within the goldsmithing industry. Our work around education and training is continuing to develop and we now wish to appoint a Technician/Demonstrator to join our Professional Training team. The Centre will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and to develop their traditional making skills through a structured programme of training.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 21, 2018 at 5:18am

Revere News - Huge Closing Sale!

January 26-28, Friday - Sunday
12 noon to 6 pm

The Academy has ceased operation and we have thousands of items for sale. Come and look through bins of hand tools, supplies, jewelry equipment, torches, flexshafts, collectible jewelry, antiques, jewelry memorabilia, books, chairs, bench lights and multi-person jewelry bench tops all looking for a good home. Find what you need. Buy a piece of Revere Academy's history.

Special 20% discount on all of Alan's books in stock!
https://www.facebook.com/Revere.Academy.of.Jewelry.Arts

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 7:14am

https://www.facebook.com/events/176255089772696/?active_tab=about

Future Craft: Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?

14 March at 10:0018:00


The University for the Creative Arts is liaising with leading institutions to instigate and explore 'Future Craft'. The first in a series biennial conferences will offer an opportunity to discuss, engage, debate, publish and disseminate new research starting with craft issues within the Jewellery and Silversmithing industries.

The opening conference seeks to provide a framework for a discussion on and around ‘Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?’ By celebrating present achievements and ideas we can look forward to exploring what the future might hold.

The next ‘Future Craft’ conference to be hosted by Queensland College of Art Griffith University in Australia and other International Higher Education Institutions.

Speakers:
Vicki Ambery-Smith, Karen Dickens, Gordon Hamme, Daphne Krinos, Eliana Negroni, Emily Öhlund, David Poston, Rebecca Skeels, Adi Toch, Sandra Wilson.

Followed by 'In Conversation' with Alison Branagan, Vicki Ambery-Smith, Daphne Krinos, David Poston and Adi Toch

An exhibition will run alongside the exhibition, Hosted by the Crafts Study Centre.

All that Glisters: New Jewellery from Britain

A pop up display from the 1992 touring exhibition curated by Muriel Wilson of jewellery using mainly non precious materials and toured by the British Council (and subsequently donated to the Crafts Study Centre).


To book your space please follow this link:
http://store.ucreative.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/farnham-campus/school-of-craft-design/future-craft-conference-entrepreneurship-or-enterprise
Cost: £100 (free to students)

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 7:01am

happy to announce that #Narrative #Jewelry by ACJ Member Mark Fenn published by Schiffer Publishing is now available in the #UK from all good #booksellers. For a signed copy please visit narrative-jewellery.com/?utm_content=b… and fill in the online form.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 6:55am
Forging a Silver Spoon with Barbara Amstutz - Silversmith - Switzerland
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 6:55am
Dodge the shredder
Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm
A full-day workshop empowering artists and individuals to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their projects.
The session looks at:
- Approaching galleries and funding bodies with a great proposal
- Minimising rejection when applying for funding
- How to create a financial support strategy for your projects
- Writing about your practice effectively
- Finding out about the best sources of funding for your activities
 
This workshop offers feedback sessions for funding proposals in progress in a friendly, supportive environment. Participants are asked to bring copies of a fundraising proposal they are working on.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 6:48am
Klimt02 is looking for contributors to submit texts for review and consideration for publication at section Forum to communicate them world wide.
 
Klimt02 Forum is a space for opinion, debate and exchange. In it you can access articles, interviews and conferences about art jewellery written by persons interested on reflecting in the world of art, jewellery and crafts.
 
Would you like to add a story of your own? Any interesting interview to share? You are invited to publish your opinions and ideas at Klimt02. Whether you are a maker, writer, curator, student, teacher, collector, historian... we welcome your contributions.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 6:45am
As each year for more than 20 years now, the AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a competition motto, to stop and think a while and perhaps experience a moment of supreme creativity.
 
The aim of the competition is to promote amber as a goldsmith material and a source of artistic expression.
 
The subject is to design original amber jewellery inspired by the competition’s theme, which this year is: Serendipity
 
 
Competition Secretary - Sylwia Klofczynska
tel. +48 58 554 93 44, ada@mtgsa.com.pl
 
Competition Curator - Barbara Schmidt
bs@barbara-schmidt-schmuck.de
 
Project Director - Ewa Rachoń
tel. +48 58 55 49 134, ewa.rachon@mtgsa.com.pl
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 20, 2018 at 6:40am
Young artist working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE 2018 in Munich, Germany, during the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades from 7th to 13th March 2018.
 

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