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 on Sunday. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 23, 2019 at 11:12am
Call for Applications: Artists’ International Delegation
29 August - 4 September 2019, Denmark
Castlefield Gallery and a-n are offering eight North West England-based artists the opportunity to be part of an Artists’ International Delegation to Denmark taking place 29 August – 4 September this year.
The eight-day delegation will be an opportunity for artistic and career development, and will encourage cultural understanding and exchanges with Danish arts and cultural organisations and artists.
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Read further information and apply.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon Monday 8 July 2019.. Successful applicants notified by Friday 12 July 2019.
Image: Cultural Production Centre Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark. Courtesy: Castlefield Gallery
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 23, 2019 at 11:04am
Crafts Job Profile: Casting Technician
 
remember there are many more Universities.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 23, 2019 at 10:59am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 23, 2019 at 10:58am
 
The market for craft: contractors needed for our next research study
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/the-market-for-craft-cont...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=42d6db82a9&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 22, 2019 at 12:37pm
Applications for Collect Open 2020 are now open, deadline Friday 28 June 2019
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/collect-open-2020/?u...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=42d6db82a9&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 22, 2019 at 12:22pm
Saturday Extravaganza: Crazy Materials Golf
Date: Saturday 6th July
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map
It's free, open to all, no bookings, just drop in from 1pm. Gates close at 5pm.
 
Bring your A-game and your love of materials to our ultimate summery Extravaganza, which is free and all about materials science, design and miniature golf. We will be putting on a wealth of activities with plentiful materials as well as an actual crazy golf course with imaginative and surprising golf holes in true Institute of Making style.
 
The day will include hands-on activities including spherification by unbeatable science duo Andres Tretiakov and Jess Wade, pencil modification by designers Silo Studio, as well as exploring the nature of kinetic sand, artificial grass, optics and angles, with surprising ball-themed refreshments by Pandan Bakery at a terrific 19th hole....
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 17, 2019 at 6:47am
What are you thinking about? Submit a proposal with your article idea to be considered for publication on AJF. Be a part of the conversation.
The next submission deadline is September 3, 2019. https://artjewelryforum.org/original-content-submission
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 1:12pm
 
FREE LIVE Q&A this Tuesday, June 18th, 4:30 pm Eastern
 
Sustainable Metalsmithing Practice with Sarah duPont, Rachael Eplee, Susan Keane, and Christina Miller
This online event is FREE thanks to support from the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. (Even though it is free, please register. During checkout you do not need to enter your credit card details unless you are purchasing additional items.)
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:55am

Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 BA Graduates and MA Postgraduates

Craftspace returns to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the ninth year with In:Site, commissioning newly graduated and emerging makers to produce temporary site specific, participatory or publicly engaged artworks.

Working outdoors and responding to the architecture, people or heritage of Cathedral Square, each maker has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance, gradually filling the grounds with artworks and installations.

Past commissions have included casting jewellery from cracks in paving slabs, contemporary lace pieces on trees inspired by tracking people’s movements around the park, and a pop up clay garden with contributions from the public growing throughout the day.

What’s involved?

Festival runs 5th-7th September 2019

£150 commission award plus materials

Travel expenses paid

Up to 12 commission opportunities

Open to 2018 & 2019 graduates and post graduates

Selection panel of industry professionals

Work will be on show for the duration of the festival

Elements of the artwork can be prepared in advance of the festival but artists must produce the majority of the artwork on-site over the course. http://insitefestival.craftspace.co.uk/applications/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:50am

Take part at The London Artisan

What we look for in an applicant:

Handmade original products

Commitment and passion for developing your brand

Presentation and professionalism with finished product

Uniqueness in market place

Strong social media presence & PR activity

All Members of Designers/Makers receive a £10 discount off any date booked at the market, for further information about becoming a D/M Member please visit: http://www.designersmakers.com/membership/

All designer makers selected to take part have their own profile with link on this website and are featured on The London Artisan Instagram account and Facebook page (17,000+ followers).

http://www.thelondonartisan.com/become-a-stallholder?fbclid=IwAR0nw...

 

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"The 2020 AJF Young Artist Award Guidelines are now available.  Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2020. Get your applications ready!  https://artjewelryforum.org/2020-ajf-young-artist-award-guidelines"
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