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Design & Crafts Council Ireland: Invitation to TenderCalls for Makers01-Dec-2019 - 10-Jan-2020
Contract for tender for the position of Ceramics Skills & Design Co-ordinator, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI).
Deadline: Friday 10 Jan, 2020.
Open Call for Amberif Design Award 2020Awards & Competitions1-Dec-2019 - 12-Dec-2019Seeking jewellery with amber as a commentary on ultimate beauty, the Amberif Design Award is an international competition for the Design of Jewellery with the use of Amber in its creation.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 12 Feb 2020.
Open Call: Platinum Jewellery Design Competition 20201-Dec-2019 - 5-Feb-2020
In the creation of Jewellery for lightweight laser cut designs, the purpose of this unique competition is to design and create modern jewellery to be used in laser print methods. Whilst sourcing new jewellery designers to become part of PGI China's jewellery network.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 5 Feb, 2020.
2020 AJF Young Artist AwardAwards & Competitions1-Dec-2019 - 12-Jan-2020
The Art Jewellery Forum (AJF) Young Artist Award and grant program recognises innovative work created by a jewellery artist early in their career. Through the AJF Young Artist Award, AJF supports new and exciting work that will direct the future development of the field.
Application Deadline: Sunday 12th Jan, 2020
Irish Design Residency at the CCI Paris: Applications Open1-Dec-2019 - 8-Jan-2020
Applications are now being accepted for the Irish Design Residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris - a partnership between CCI and the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI). Through the residencies and its diverse cultural programme, the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) showcases Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 8 Jan 2020, 5pm.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Creative Industries Seed FundFunding & Grants1-Dec-2019 - 27-Jan-2020
The Arts Council has designed the Creative Industries Seed Fund programme to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration, drive innovation in technologies and to create new content, products, services and experiences. Applications are welcomed from the widest possible range of organisations.Application Deadline: Monday 27th January 2020.
Call for Friedrich Becker Prize 2020Awards & Competitions1-Dec-2019 - 14-Feb-2020
With the awarding of the Friedrich Becker Prize, the Hanau Goldsmith's Association wants to commemorate the great designer Friedrich Becker and to honour the best of a subsequent generation of designers. The Friedrich Becker Prize is endowed with € 10,000 and has been awarded every 3 years by the Hanau Goldsmiths' Association for outstanding, independent design of the highest quality.
Application Deadline: Friday 14th Feb, 2020
Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020Awards & Competitions01-Sep-2019 - 01-Mar-2020
The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council is an organisation that promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts. As part of the promotion of excellence the Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
Application Deadline: January 2020
Handmade Oxford: The International Contemporary Arts FestivalCalls for Makers1-Dec-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Applications are now open to designers who are interested in taking part in the celebration of the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 250 highly-skilled, international and UK-based designer-makers. Taking place in Waterperry Gardens, 25-28 June 2020, the four-day festival will bring together some of the most exciting makers from all over the world.
Application Deadline: Friday 31 Jan, 2020.
One Year In: New Designers 2020Calls for Makers1-Dec-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Are you a new creative business that needs help kick starting design practice? One Year In showcases and celebrates design entrepreneurs who have recently launched their businesses. One Year In at New Designers 2020 presents the year’s most exciting design talent; a pre-show mentorship programme that gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition.
Deadline: Friday 31 Jan 2020, Midnight.
Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2020 exhibition: New Ashgate GalleryCalls for Makers1-Dec-2019 - 13-Jan-2020
Rising Stars is a national platform to foster students & recent graduates from BA/ MA crafts, design & applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors.Deadline: Monday 13th Jan, 2020.
International Kogei Award in Toyama, JapanAwards & Competitions01-Oct-2019 - 27-Jan-2020
Toyama Prefecture in Japan has launched the International Kogei Award in Toyama to create opportunities for networking and collaboration with craftspeople and makers across the world.Application Deadline: Monday 27th Jan, 2020.
Open Call: Mackintosh Interpretation Centre ExhibitionsCalls for Makers1-Dec-2019 - 10-Jan-2020
The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design, have an open call for exhibition submissions which draw inspiration from Mackintosh’s art, designs or architecture for a new exhibition in the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre.
Application Deadline: Friday 10th Jan, 2020.
Back to Basics - Intensive residency program in Finland, Summer 2020Residencies1-Dec-2019 - 9-Jan-2020Residency program for artists and creative professionals of all disciplines at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The Back to Basics residency program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their being.
Application Deadline: 9th Jan 2020
Call for glass artists for Netflix series Blown AwayAwards & Competitions01-Dec-2019 - 17-Dec-2019
Marblemedia is casting glassblowers from around the world for season 2 of Blown Away - the critically acclaimed Netflix series where glass artists race against the clock to compete for a grand prize and to be named the Blown Away champion.
Deadline: Tuesday 17th December
Ards/ North Down Business: Creative EdgeSeminars01-Jan-2020 - 31-May-2020
Creative Edge is Ards and North Down Council's creative and digital business support programme 2019/2020 in the local creative sectors and digital businesses. Creative Edge addresses the needs of the sector though a variety of different initiatives to enable businesses to develop and grow.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Website Devlopment ProgrammeSeminars01-Dec-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invite interest from businesses throughout the Fermanagh & Omagh District to receive expert support to help develop online presence and establish a competitive advantage to improve business/ sales through a Website Development Programme.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum: Artist and Researcher/ Curator in Residence Support ProgramResidencies01-Dec-2019 - 25-Dec-2019
This program supports artists, and researchers/curators from designated Asian countries who have external funding or who can cover their own expenses to stay in Fukuoka while they create their own work or undertake research.
Island Arts Centre: Self Funded - Artist in Residence OpportunityResidencies27-Nov-2019 - 31-Mar-2020
The ISLAND Arts Centre are currently offering an exciting opportunity to become a self funded Artist in Residence. ISLAND Arts Centre is a vibrant arts hub located along the River Lagan with scenic views along the towpath but close to the A1 and M1 for easy transport links.
Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020.
ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020Calls for Makers09-Dec-2019 - 03-Feb-2020
ForM Sculpture Exhibition is an annual outdoor exhibition hosted by the Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council. Artists are invited to make submissions for this open air exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.
DEADLINE: Monday 3 February 2020, at 12 noon
Tender - Professional Development Seminars for Craft Designer MakersSeminars25-Nov-2019 - 16-Dec-2019
Craft NI is seeking proposals by written tender for the delivery of a series of five craft maker-focused business development training seminars, to be delivered in calendar year 2020 between January and October. These sessions will be publicly accessible but will also form part of Craft NI’s Launchpad professional development programme for designer makers in Northern Ireland.
Deadline: Monday 16th December 2019, 4pm