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.


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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

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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 on March 31, 2012 at 8:10am

Artists from any discipline, particularly those not currently taught within the school. Queenswood School has a vibrant tradition in the creative arts. The Art department currently offers painting, print-making and ceramics. We are seeking to appoint a specialist to work as an artist and contribute a minimum of ten hours per week mainly supporting students studying art at GCSE and A-level. This time would also include working with younger pupils on a variety of extra-curricular activities.

20 April 2012

Queenswood School

Queenswood is a highly successful school in Hertfordshire with 400 girls 11-18 boarding and day. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointees undergo the Enhanced CRB Disclosure process. For further details and an application form please visit the website.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:08am

Curator required for the Great Northern Graduate section of the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2012 Roles and responsibilities include: Selecting Graduates for the GNCCF 2012: The aim is to showcase the best emerging makers from the North, introducing them to an audience of retailers, trade buyers, curators, press, buyers and collectors. Communicating with and supporting graduates from selection, through exhibiting to evaluation Design, plan, organise and project manage all aspects of GNG, including working with the GNG sponsor.
18 May 2012

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2012
North of England

For further information on the criteria, roles and responsibilities for this position and details regarding for selection of the Great Northern Graduates, please

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:05am

Visual artist wanted: specifically an African Artist, living in London no longer than 10 years, who would like to exhibit at the Brunei Gallery London as part of the international project 'Sanctuary: home, away, common ground' June 2013. The opportunity involves making work on the theme of 'Sanctuary'. All visual art-forms will be considered. The applicant will need to be available for installing the work, and to collaborate on a collective piece of work with the other artists involved in the project.
Deadline: 16 April 2012
Annabelle Hulbert
There are no charges. The applicant will need to have their own personal insurance for themselves and their work. To find out more about the project and the charity that it supports. visit Please forward latest CV and 5 jpegs. have no more than 3 website addresses to view, and a brief proposal of the work that you would like to make for the exhibition. to

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:03am


On-line Application Form

Le Arti Orafe, since 1985 Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is glad to announces the Fourth edition of PREZIOSA YOUNG, International context/exhibition for young goldsmith/artists selected for their individual research and for the originality of their creations.

The selection will be made based on quality, originality and innovation of the work proposed by the participants. Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials used (no space for "copies" or objects too much influenced by other artists and/or teachers); Conceptual and technical innovation. Entries must clearly express the individual personality of each participant.
The items may be created in any material and technique.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am
The Founders’ Sculpture Prize 

Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Founders, The Gilbert Bayes Trust,
Zahra Modern Art Foundries, and the Society of Portrait Sculptors
Rules Click here to download the rules (PDF) Entry Form Click here to download the application form (Word Doc) For results of the 2010-11 Founders'
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:46am

Fully funded full-time Ph.D. Industry-based studentship

Criteria: The successful candidate will be trained in art/design/new media/architecture or a related discipline, and will have substantial skills, at least to Masters level. The Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) are collaborating with UHC to offer a fully funded, three year full-time Ph.D. MIRIAD Industry-based Studentships within the HEFCE REF2014 Unit of Assessment for Art & Design. The successful candidate should be prepared to cross disciplines during the course of their research, and be willing to play a role in bridging the gaps between industry and academic research. The project provides a unique opportunity to explore the role of the artist/designer within a regeneration context. It also supports practitioners in working across discipline boundaries in order to locate their work within a commercial or critical context.
Deadline: 08 April 2012
UHC Collective
Fully funded for 3 years To apply visit

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:45am

CYNETART Competition 2012

Criteria: The international CYNETART competition is open to artists, designers and scientists who dedicate themselves in their artistic and reflective discussion; in particular, to interdisciplinary and hybrid approaches. The call for submissions accompanies the festival every two years since 1996. This competition represents some of Europe's most prestigious prizes in the field of media art.
Deadline: 30 March 2012
CYNETART festival
Germany - Dresden
Several prizes & artist in residency-programme available. See website for further information. The next festival edition will take place from 15 to 21 November 2012 in Dresden, Germany.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:39am

Welsh Mining Memorial

Criteria: An artist is required for the design of a memorial sculpture that will sit within a newly created memorial garden in order to celebrate those who lost their lives within the Welsh Coal Mining Industry. This will tie in with the commemoration of the forthcoming centenary of the Universal disaster in October 2013. The work required shall be a free standing piece and should consist of a larger than lifesize figurative sculpture cast in bronze or other suitable material, to be stood on a plinth made from local stone.
Deadline: 13 April 2012
Caerphilly County Borough Council
UK - Hengoed
If you are interested in this commission and would like to receive a more detailed brief that includes details of how to apply, please email a request to Helen Simmonds or tel 01495 235067.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 21, 2012 at 2:37am

FutureEverything 2012 Conference Bursary

Criteria: Practicing artists, activists and change makers without institutional support whose work relates to FutureEverything's field. FutureEverything is an award-winning festival and conference based in Manchester. The FutureEverything 2012 Conference (and associated workshop events) brings together around 500 delegates from across the creative industries, new technologies, innovation, arts, public sector and academia. Conference topics include: Participatory Media, Wikileaks and Arab Spring, Future Cities, Open Knowledge and Fab Lab Creative Communities. FutureEverything are offering a limited number of Conference Bursaries available for practicing artists, activists and change makers without institutional support to ensure their voices are fully represented at the Conference.
Deadline: 16 April 2012
The FutureEverything Conference Bursary gives you a two day Conference Pass which would otherwise cost £240 in advance. For details visit:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2012 at 7:52am

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition.... LAST peek at a piece.. You'll have to visit!!   by Terry Hunt


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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ has launched a new webshop here. You can purchase the Connections | Connessioni exhibition catalogue, paper & PDF copies of the latest issue of Findings and the Marjan Unger book "Jewellery in Context - A multi-disciplinary framework…"
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 exhibition Glasshouses. The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October. More details…"
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connected to the Connections exhibition there will be a special one-day jesmonite course on 5 March at the City of Glasgow College. Cost £60 including materials. The course is nearly full so email soon to book your place…"
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connections Connessioni special opening event on the 19th February. Anne Walker and Simone Nolden will be giving presentations about their work and practice. Tickets: £8 for ACJ members…"


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