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 Saturday

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 July 11, 2011 at 3:15pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 11, 2011 at 3:11pm

JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING FAIRS 2012

RICHMOND UPON THAMES -  2 - 4 MARCH

WINCHESTER -  16 - 18 NOVEMBER

Dear Maker

We are now inviting applications for Desire Fairs in Richmond upon Thames and Winchester from silversmiths and jewellers working in any media.  Following the success of the previous Desire shows we attract a high number of applications, so your early reply is recommended. Details of all the Craft in Focus events can also be found at the link below.

For an application form and booking details see www.craftinfocus.com/exhibitor_downloads.html 

For more details, including images of past makers work see www.desirefair.com

We hope you will apply to join us at these exciting events.  Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. 

If you have any difficulty accessing the forms please email us or telephone

01622 747325. 

Regards

Rob Chapman
Craft in Focus 

desire@craftinfocus.com

The Organiser

Craft In Focus has been organising contemporary designer craft events at the top end of the industry for the last twelve years.  We pride ourselves on selecting only the very best artists and designer makers and our reputation has grown such that our events are regularly cited in the national press as being among the very best in the UK.

Some of the comments from past shows are listed on our website at www.desirefair.com/exhibitor_comments.html

desire@craftinfocus.com

www.desirefair.com 
www.craftinfocus.com 
www.craftexperience.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 11, 2011 at 2:35pm
Hey all, it would be good to see some of your pictures on here!! Feel free to post them up!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 10:31am
Craft Rally comes to the West Dean Festival http://www.craftrally.org.uk/Can collaboration make an impact on your practice? Can working with others, sharing ideas and making objects in new contexts shift or invigorate your practice in one day? Come along to the next Craft Rally at the West Dean Festival and put these questions to the test.
The day is designed around what makers do best - making, thinking and conversation - so join us on Saturday 27 August at West Dean College and grounds. The setting provides a breathtaking backdrop for makers to come together and we would encourage you to enjoy the rest of the weekend at the West Dean Festival
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 10:04am
The Ganoksin Project is making available as inexpensive e-books (U.S. $1.35) 40 historical and rare metalsmithing books. Eight books are available so far, including titles from the 1800s and early 1900s on repousse, niello, enameling, chasing, and much more. See what classic books are available so far athttp://www.ganoksin.com/dab-an​nouncments/july11.htm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:58am

http://www.eurocult.org/grants

We are always looking for projects by individuals and organisations that have the potential to inspire people to transcend boundaries.ECF’s grants programme stimulates transnational cultural collaboration, artistic expression and the mobility of artists and other cultural players. We do this because we believe artists and cultural organisations can play a powerful role in bringing positive change and a better understanding of Europe as a whole. The grants programme is devised as a two-way flow that empowers both the cultural scene and the ECF.We support all kinds of artistic and cultural expression: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, photography, design, fashion and cultural-capacity building. Over the last five years, ECF has supported over 1000 projects across 56 countries (see the full list of countries below).ECF has three different grant schemesCollaboration Grants are awarded to cultural organisations working together across different countries in wider Europe (EU Europe and EU Neighbourhood region) on multidisciplinary artistic projects. Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture (BIFC) Grants are awarded to cultural initiatives conceived by organisations in, or cooperating with, the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). STEP Beyond Travel Grants are awarded to up-and-coming artists and cultural workers (priority is given to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career) travelling between EU and countries directly bordering the EU.ECF no longer operates the Artistic Grant scheme.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:54am

The Marsh Awards for Heritage Craft 2011

Deadline for submissions - 31 October 2011

The Heritage Crafts Association and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to offer two brand new awards for the heritage crafts sector. These awards will recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals that contribute so much to our rich living heritage. The awards have been created to encourage the passing on of skills from one generation to another and to acknowledge the great work that volunteers do to raise the profile of heritage crafts across the UK. This year, there are two awards and the winner of each award will receive £500. The deadline for both is 31 October 2011. The award winners will be publically announced and presented with a cheque and certificate at the Heritage Crafts Association Spring Conference, March 2012.

http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/marshawards.html
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:43am

FUTURE SKILLS FESTIVAL

Portsmouth, June - July 2011http://onlinestore.port.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=30&modid=2&compid=1
Essential professional development for creative peopleThis summer, a dynamic programme of workshops and seminars will explore how new media and technology will create new opportunities and ways of working in the creative and cultural industries. The Future Skills Festival will provide a unique platform for inspiring ideas and expert advice about the knowledge and skills that will drive the creative communities of the future.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:33am

Technician, SculptureClosing date: Friday 15 July 2011Part time (0.8) Sculpture Technician - £22,390 - £25,685 pa To work within the Sculpture Programme in Battersea, as part of the Fine Art School.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing students with technical assistance and helping them set up exhibitions and for overseeing equipment and safe working. Experience in woodworking and/or digital design and of working in higher education would be an advantage. For further information and an application form, visit website or contact the Personnel Assistant, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU, 020 7590 4138 http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=161275&groupID=161275

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:21am
Bury Art Museum is looking for artists, designers and craft makers to sell work in the new retail gallery, Bury Art Shop, launching Sat 3 Dec, 2011.Deadline: 01 September 2011Contact: Bury Art Gallery and Museum
Bury Art Museum will take 40% commission (plus VAT on the commission only). Email your contact details, images and info about available work, including prices and sizes to k.mcclung-oakes@bury.gov.uk
 

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