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: 17 hours ago

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 Dec 1, 2019. 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 17 hours ago

CRAFT IN FOCUS: Cancellation of Wisley Craft Fair

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's Spring Contemporary Craft Fair due to be held at RHS Garden Wisley (29 April-3 May). We apologise for any inconvenience and we are very sad that the event will not be taking place this year.

However we have put together a fabulous ‘Virtual Craft Fair’ which showcases all the amazing designer makers you’d normally see at Wisley but you’ll be able to see it all from the comfort of your home! Make sure you take a look at the fair here and help support the craftmakers and designers by getting some of the finest handmade items delivered to your door!

Visit the Wisley Virtual Craft Fair

https://www.craftinfocus.com/next-fair/virtual-wisley

Our hearts go out to all of our exhibitors who have had so many events cancelled. These events are so important to them as it's where they are able to show and sell their work to the public and, as all of you that follow Craft In Focus events know, our events offer the public a chance to meet the maker (as we don't accept anyone selling imported or mass-produced work) and find out about their inspiration and how they create the work. Many of our exhibitors spend most of their working day alone in their workshop or studio and it will be very hard for them not being able to exhibit at events and meet their buyers (and other exhibitors).

Finally if you use Instagram throughout the month of April many of our exhibitors are posting information about other makers whose work they admire using the hashtag #MeetMyFellowExhibitor.

Please check our website for details of our other events and we hope to see you again some time soon.

Other changes to our Calendar

Trentham Gardens, Contemporary Craft Fair - postponed until 24-27 September 2020

Waterperry Gardens, Celebrating Ceramics - cancelled. Returning 16-18 July 2021

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Open Call for Virtual Exhibitions. Publish your Canceled Event at Klimt02 https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/virtual-exhibitions-publish-c...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

#IJL2020, read on to find out what we’ve been up to.

IJL 2020

https://www.jewellerylondon.com/?utm_campaign=IJL2020_Visit_Aware_N...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Join the #CreativeNetwork

Voluntary Arts has launched #CreativeNetwork, an online get-together of people involved in arts, culture and creativity. Join the network at 9.30am every weekday to chat about current challenges and to make new connections.

GET INVOLVED https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativenetwork?_cldee=cmViZWNjYUBza2...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
Additional support available to you
We've pulled together the latest support and guidance available from the government and other professional bodies, for both individuals and organisations.
SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS
SUPPORT FOR ORGANISATIONS
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
Emergency funding package
We've launched our Emergency Response Package, which is made up of: £20 million available to individuals, £50 million to organisations outside of our National Portfolio and £90 million to our National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).
Today, we've published the guidance for our first two funds, and details for NPOs will be available soon.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
ACE: Ensuring the people and organisations in the cultural sector are supported during the Covid-19 crisis is now our number one priority.
We're making £160 million of emergency funding available for individuals and organisations who will need it during this crisis. Today we've published the guidance for our emergency response funds open to individuals and organisations who aren't part of our National Portfolio.
Along with this, we've collated guidance and resources from the government and other professional bodies, which might be helpful to you.
We know these are tough times. It's been amazing to see artists, creative practitioners and organisations coming together to support each other: we've pulled together a list of just a few of the many resources and workshops that are on offer across the sector. https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/responding-covid19-emergency?_c...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
LCW Picks:
Shoppable Online Collections
 
Sian Evans Jewellery
 
'Rethink. Recycle. Redesign' is Sian Evan's tagline. It's an apt introduction for her individual style of jewellery, made in London using recycled gold and vintage stones and designed to be worn and re-worn, and to improve with time.
 
The new collections use recycled metals that Sian collects by swapping and bartering her work for her customers' old or broken pieces of jewellery in a closed loop sustainability system.https://www.sejewellery.com/products?utm_source=London+Craft+Week+N...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
Handmade Chelsea - The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
 
We feel it's important for you to have events to look forward to later in the year, just as we are excited about Handmade Chelsea - The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair (13 - 15 November).
 
From selection in May, we start to work with you over the spring and summer months, connecting you to our audience who are well-informed and great supporters of the craft sector - many of whom have been in touch to say they are looking forward to our annual event, now celebrating its 14th year.
 
As a direct selling event taking place six weeks before Christmas, Handmade Chelsea continues to celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship. We are seeking over 100 highly-skilled, international and UK-based makers who will benefit from gaining new buyers, press and industry contacts.
 
Exhibiting with us couldn’t be easier as we have waived our application fees and added something extra; monthly instalments. As spaces are highly sought-after in each discipline, we recommend applying early before the deadline of Thursday 30 April. https://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/event/handmade-chelsea-the-cont...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
SNAG- After weeks of deliberation and countless thoughtful conversations and consultations with our lawyer, it is with a heavy heart that we officially announce the cancellation of the 2020 SNAG Conference. Though we have not yet been released from our contract with the conference hotel, we cannot, in good faith, risk the health and safety of anyone involved by proceeding with our gathering. Some of you may be disappointed by this news. Some will be relieved. Chances are it will not come as a big surprise at this point, and like so much of the news around this world crisis, will bring a mix of emotions.
 
Please watch the video above and then for detailed information please go here:
CONFERENCE CANCELLATION INFORMATION
We thank you for your support and patience as we work through the cancellation process and hope you all are staying well.
 
Sincerely,
 
SNAG Board and Staff
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CRAFT IN FOCUS: Cancellation of Wisley Craft Fair Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's Spring Contemporary Craft Fair due to be held at RHS Garden Wisley (29 April-3 May). We apologise for any inconvenience and we are very sad that…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Virtual Exhibitions. Publish your Canceled Event at Klimt02 https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/virtual-exhibitions-publish-canceled-event-klimt02"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"#IJL2020, read on to find out what we’ve been up to. IJL…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Join the #CreativeNetwork Voluntary Arts has launched #CreativeNetwork, an online get-together of people involved in arts, culture and creativity. Join the network at 9.30am every weekday to chat about current challenges and to make new…"
17 hours ago

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