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: Jul 21

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 on April 25, 2020 at 6:49am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 21, 2020 at 11:04am

Useful links

  • Grant: Applicants can find out if they are eligible for a grant by completing the eligibility questionnaire. Grants of £1,500 will be awarded to successful applicants, paid in equal amounts over three months.

  • Interest-free Loan: Anyone who is interested in applying for a loan can register early by completing the Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Industry Survey.

  • Industry survey: The Goldsmiths’ Company wants to understand how the COVID- 19 crisis is impacting businesses in its industry. It is asking everyone who works in the craft and trade to complete the Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Industry Survey. The results will help finalise the shape of the loan scheme.

  • FAQs: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity/goldsmiths-covid-19- fund/faq/?edit&language=en

  • Useful resources: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity/goldsmiths-covid-19- fund/further-resources/?edit&language=en

  • Message from the Prime Warden: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/charity/goldsmiths- covid-19-fund/supporting-our-community-craftspeople-through-covid-19-fund

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 21, 2020 at 11:01am
We hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. This remains a challenging time for many people working in the craft and trade. That is why we are delighted to tell you that today the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity have officially launched a £1 million Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Fund, following the initial announcement on the 9 April.
The Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Fund provides support to individuals working in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries, helping them through a period of hardship, to sustain the craft, skills and future of the industry during an unprecedented period in most people’s lifetimes.
The Charity is offering grants of £1,500 (paid in equal amounts over three months) and interest-free loans to people who are self-employed, sole traders, or running micro-businesses employing four people or fewer (including themselves), who live and work in the UK, work primarily with precious metals and can demonstrate that they are in financial difficulty because of the COVID-19 crisis. It is important to stress that although this is a Goldsmiths’ Company Charity initiative, it will be equally open to members of the trade who meet the criteria, whether members of the Company or not.
Grant applications open today (21 April), and applications for the interest-free loan scheme will open in May. Those wanting to apply for a loan can register their interest from today. To apply for a grant or register for a loan visit https://bit.ly/GoldsmithsCovid19Fund
Please also complete the Goldsmiths’ COVID-19 Industry Survey. By completing this survey, people will play a small but vital role in helping to determine the structure and value of the loan scheme, which will be made available in May. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/The_Goldsmiths_COVID-19_Industry_I...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:33am

AN: Who can apply: Time Space Money is an open programme for artists and arts organisers, a-n members and non a-n members are eligible to apply.

What: Bursaries of £500 - £1,500 for continued professional practice.

When: Activity taking place up until 31 December 2020.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 7 May 2020.

AWe’ve brought the application process forward for the next round of a-n Bursaries, and are also working with Arts Council England to distribute £300,000 of financial support as part of the programme.

We encourage applications from artists working in all visual arts disciplines that reflect innovative and ambitious thinking, and arts organisers such as art handlers, technicians, art installers, conservators and restorers, and those who work with artists in the production of their work and exhibitions.

Read further information and application guidance and apply today via the online application form. Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 7 May 2020.

We regret that we are not able to provide advice on developing individual applications. However, should you need any technical support or have questions about the application requirements, including access requirements, please contact us by email at timespacemoney@a-n.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:19am

ACE - are asking you to help them as the government considers its ongoing response by responding to this survey. https://artscouncil.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UXnehGwxG0UpCd?_c...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:18am

The Arts Council has been working to provide timely and useful support for our sector in this difficult time. You can keep up-to-date by visiting our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19?_cldee=cmViZWNjYUBza2VlbHMuY...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:17am

Government furlough scheme deadline extended: The deadline for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended and employers can now claim for furloughed employees that were employed on or before 19 March 2020 (previously 28 February). Under the scheme employers can claim a grant covering 80% of the wages for a furloughed employee, subject to a cap of £2,500 a month.

Details of each of the government support measures for businesses and individuals during the coronavirus crisis can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-bus...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:15am
Cooksongold: remains closed until 27 April.  Updates on service here:

https://www.cooksongold.com/home/static.jsp?page=coronavirus-statement  

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:15am

Betts Metals: have limited capability to process orders and have a temporary minimum order value of £1000 on the website and delivery times are likely to be 2-3 days longer than usual. Check back for updates here:  https://www.bettsmetalsales.com/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:14am

Bellore Rashbel: is still taking orders online. Phone lines are no longer being manned so all enquiries should be made via email. Customers should allow at least 14 days for orders to be processed and then shipped. https://www.rashbel.co.uk/  

 

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