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 Tuesday

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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 10, 2012 at 12:33pm
COLLECT The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects will be held from 11- 14 May 2012.
 
Our website for details:
 
We'd be delighted to welcome you to the Saatchi Gallery in May for another stunning event. We have a small allocation of tickets put aside for galleries to visit the event, please get in touch if you would like a ticket for entry.
 
Best regards,
Daniella.

Daniella Wells
Events Producer 
Crafts Council 
+44 (020) 7806 2507
07790 803 759


Please note my working week is Monday- Thursday

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 11:39am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 3:23am

 Artists International Development Fund - Call for Applications

The Artists’ international development programme is a £750,000 fund, jointly funded by the British Council and Arts Council England.

The programme offers early stage development opportunities for individual freelance and self employed artists based in England to spend time building links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in another country. 

We have developed the Artists’ international development fund to help us achieve our aims within goal 1 of our 10-year framework Achieving great art for everyone: talent and artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated. We want artists to be open to international perspectives and to expand their horizons. You can find out more about this in the Arts Council Plan 2011-15.

The British Council and the Arts Council want the programme to produce:

• a cadre of artists and creative practitioners in the UK (and also globally) who have experienced the benefits of international working between the UK and other countries and are advocates for it among their peers

• an increase in the amount of international collaboration among artists between the UK and other countries across the arts and creative industries

• artistic development for artists

Artists are able to apply for small grants (minimum of £1,000 up to £5,000). You can only apply to the Artists’ international development programme once in any financial year.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 3:20am

 Spirit of Spring, Surrey Guild of Craftsmen

The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen are taking over the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings. With over 20 members showing a wide variety of their work, this is an ideal opportunity to chat directly with the makers, have fresh look at craft, see new designs and demonstrations.

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April 2012, 10.30am-5pm, free entry

www.surreyguild.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 3:17am

 The Medicine Garden Art Festival - Call for Applications

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 July 2012

The Medicine Garden is a beautifully restored Victorian walled garden in Cobham, Surrey. Applications are invited from artists to sell work at the art festival on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July 2012. The booking fee for each stall is £40 per day outdoors or £60 per day inside the marquee. Applications are also sought from sculptures for displays outside in the walled garden. The fee per group of sculptures will be £40 per day with a 10% commission charge on all sales of sculptures over £100.

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 15 April 2012

For more information go to www.themedicinegarden.com For guidelines and an application form please email: ruth@themedicinegarden.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 4, 2012 at 3:17am

 festival of crafts – Call for Applications

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2012

This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 8 May 2012

For further information or an application form please contact Pauline Smith on 01252 745405, pauline.smith@farnhammaltings.com or visit

www.farnhammaltings.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 3:36pm
Okay last post before I go http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01fkc5n/ worth watching this! Or recording.... On bbc4 on Thursday eve.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 8:34am

I'm away for a week so please add your own events, images of new work, opportunities, experiences and more on the ACJ Crafthaus page, Linkedin page and Facebook page. Thank you

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Association-Contemporary-Jewellery-3...*2_*2_*2_lna_PENDING_*2

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Association-for-Contemporary-Jew...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 7:49am

Rebecca is posting up lots on the Benchpeg pages for Jewellery jobs! do take a look! http://benchpeg.com/jobs/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 3, 2012 at 5:55am

Rising Stars Symposium

26-27 April 2012

Two Days of Seminars, Workshops and Talks to support the Practice of Emerging Artists and Makers

 

Free admission but booking is essential

Tel: 01252 713208; email: gallery@newashgate.org.uk

 

Thursday 26 April

Meeting the Makers and Shakers

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Small Lecture Theatre

 

11am, Registration

11.15, Welcome & announcement of the Rising Stars Prize for professional development

Dr Outi Remes, Director, New Ashgate Gallery, and Rebecca Skeels, UCA. The Prize is supported by Andrew and Lucinda Fleming.

11.30- 12noon, Getting Together, Professor Simon Olding, Director Craft Study Centre.

12noon-1pm, The Crafts Council Programme, Madeleine Furness, Maker Development Officer, The Crafts Council

Lunch break (to be organised independently)

2-3pm, Open Studios, Surrey Arts and Opportunities in Surrey, Caroline Jackman, Visual Arts Officer, Surrey Open Studios Co-ordinator, Surrey Arts

3-4pm, An introduction to Waverley’s arts service; our strategic partners and priorities and the work of Arts Partnership Surrey

Charlotte Gardiner, Community Development Officer (Arts), Waverley Country Council

4-5pm, Approaching art organisations and galleries alongside the much debated arts internship

Kate Ratcliffe, Visual Arts Coordinator, South Hill Park; Samantha Robertson, Artist in Residence, South Hill Park

6pm, Informal Networking Dinner/Drinks

Confirm attendance with Helen Goodin, Rising Stars Intern:helenchristinegoodin@gmail.com

 

Friday 27 April

Practice in Focus

Farnham Maltings & New Ashgate Gallery

 

11am -12.00noon, Farnham Maltings – Supporting Artists

An informal introduction to Farnham Maltings – who we are, what we do and how we support makers and their practise. Followed by a tour of the building and studios.

Amy Collins, Craft & Exhibitions Officer, Farnham Maltings, Meet at the Tannery Room for Studio Visits

 

12noon-1pm, Take Better Photos, Meet at the New Ashgate Gallery (max 8 participants)

Colin Mills, Photographer

 

Lunch break (to be organised independently)

 

2-3pm, Life after Graduation: The Experience of a New Designer: Artist Talk

A look into a personal experience of entering the creative industry as a new artist, building a creative identity, starting up on a budget and most importantly finding a market.

Emmeline Hastings, Artist

 

3-5.15pm, Career Workshop, book required for each session

Jonathan Parsons, Artist, writer and educator

 

3-3.40:  Self-employed working

 

3.45-4.25: Considering open submission opportunities

 

4.30-5.15:  Internet presence and social media

 

3-4pm, Career Workshop for Makers, Working as a Maker

Rebecca Skeels, Designer-Maker, UCA

 

Members (66)

 
 
 

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