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: 66
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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:33am

A talk with Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager at The Crafts Council.

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for the contemporary crafts in the UK.

Presented by Real Creatives Futures on Thursday 5th April at New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE. 6pm-8pm

What the talk will cover 

Crafts Council: who they are and what they do
How Crafts Council support makers, in particular with their business development needs
A brief introduction into how to start up a creative business and the opportunities open to makers once they leave university, now and in the future

This event is aimed at makers returning to their creative practice, amateurs and early career professionals, recent graduates, under graduates.

Talent Development manager Caroline Jackman, has over 20 years’ experience working in the arts and working to support the business and creative development of artists and makers from amateurs to established professionals.

To book your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crafts-council-present-careers-in-cr...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:31am


Funding & Finance Advice Workshop: Raising finances for your creative business or project
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/funding-finance-advice-wor...

How do I finance my creative business? Everything you need to know about the money

On Thursday 15 March 2018, at LIFT, London, 10am – 5pm

http://www.liftislington.org.uk

Book now: Just £55 (£45 Early Bird tickets available until 14th February, £40 students tickets and £5 discount available for CC Directory makers)

Are you looking for advice and top tips on funding and financial options for your creative business?

This whole day workshop provides you with all you need to know about how to fundraise for a project and how to manage your finances

Why should you attend?

To highlight the fundraising possibilities for your business or project and how to achieve these aims
To support you and your ideas for a project you need funding for
To introduce you to the wealth of financial options available for your creative business and ideas throughout your business development journey

Who is speaking?

Alison Branagan, an experienced business coach will be offering a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting creative people in their business development.
Mary Loxley, an experienced funding advisor to help you visualise and achieve income generation for a project or your creative practice
Peter Marigold, artist, designer, maker, will be sharing his experience in setting and managing a successful kickstarter campaign

What is on offer?

A better understanding of financial jargon, what you need to know that will support you now and in the future.
Top tips on easy to manage financial administration tools
A better understanding of the research and investment needed to support your business

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:26am

Studio Space Vacancy


Description

An opportunity has arisen for a local professional maker to join the Making Space creative community. Individual studios are available to hire from £214* a month. *£214 is for a single occupancy. Double and group applications welcome. Monthly rent includes free parking, 24/7 access, heating, lighting and internet access. Making Space is a craft charity with a bespoke venue in Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire.

How to Apply

For more information and to download an application pack, visit makingspace.org/rent-studio-space/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:20am

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/haveyoursay?utm_source=Permanent+-+Co...

The future of arts and culture

Arts Council England want to make sure arts, museums and libraries in England are thriving for the next decade, and they want to hear your thoughts on how best they can do that.

For the next few weeks, they want to have an open conversation with anyone that has a stake in or an opinion on the future of arts and culture in England. This is the first phase in shaping their strategy for 2020-30.

Have your say by 11 April.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:17am

We agree...Another successful Collect

We recently closed the doors on a very successful 14th edition of Collect, with 13,000 visits and sales estimated at £1.4 million.

Sales are expected to rise, but these early figures suggest that the international craft market is in robust health, and that interest in craft-led artwork is growing rapidly. Great news for the sector!

Did you attend Collect? Share your feedback by completing our visitor survey by 13 March.

https://research.audiencesurveys.org/s.asp?k=151931173119&utm_s...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:05am

New Ashgate Gallery:
The Winner of Rising Stars 2018 is.....

Emily Jane Bruce!

We are thrilled to announce that maker and illustrator Emily Jane Bruce has been chosen as the winner of Rising Stars 2018. Emily will receive a £500 professional development award and a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery.

Emily Jane Bruce is a Swansea based illustrator-maker. Her core illustrative skills lend themselves to her practice of soft sculpture design and creation. Emily relishes the chance to bring her drawings to life with the use of aged fabric, faux fur, and her signature sculpture techniques. As a keen collector of curiosities and antique haberdashery, Emily uses her precious tools to construct her peculiar creatures with loving, delicate-detail.

The winner was chosen for her thought-provoking and conversational work made to a high standard and we can't wait to see her solo show at the gallery in 2019.

This years One year on Maker is Julie Massie http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on/791/julie-massie-fragile-edge...

We would like to thank University for the Creative Arts - UCA and the Billmeir Charitable Trust for their continuing support for the Rising Star programme.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2018 at 7:01am
An alliance for culture change
 
 
 
After conducting a review into governance in the arts, Hilary Carty now finds herself leading the response to it. She reveals the Clore Leadership Programme’s plans and priorities for supporting arts boards.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2018 at 1:42pm

Demonstration: Women in Silversmithing
https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/qoy6ayma/demonstration-women-in-silvers...
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, Contemporary British Silversmiths, the leading association for contemporary silver in the UK, has invited leading female silversmiths, Jane Short and Miriam Hanid demonstrate their exceptional craft.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 4, 2018 at 6:04am
Are you keen to add writing to your jewellery practice? 
Have you been to an exhibition, event, seminar or workshop recently?
What’s your jewellery news? 
Last call for Submissions to ACJ Findings Magazine deadline 31st March. 
300-500 words and 4-5 images 
contact the editor info@poppyporter.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 4, 2018 at 5:34am
Visiting Research Fellowship in the Creative Arts
Merton College, Oxford - Merton College
 

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