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Special Edition: Craft Opportunities March 2015

This month we have an additional Special Edition of our usual opportunities round up. With a huge number of opportunities to share with you this March we wanted to make sure you didn't miss a thing. 

Applications are open for SOFA Chicago 2015, our 2015 Summer Show, and for hosts for our Meet Your Maker 2015/16 programme. We invite you to apply to take part in Historic Scotland's Summer School, and to showcase and sell your work in our Craft Tourism Corporate Gift Guide. We are looking for makers to join our Advisory Group, an experienced PA/Office Coordinator to become part of our small team, and we will be running Craft Tourism Training in Edinburgh and Fife. 

We also have details of opportunities to commission a short, social media-friendly film of your work, sell your work at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, apply for a residency in Canberra, Australia and sign up for the Heritage Crafts Association's annual conference. 

We will be back with another short round up and reminders of our opportunities in mid-March, but until then, we hope there is something in here for everyone!

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Craft Scotland Opportunities

PA/Office Coordinator with Craft Scotland
Deadline: 13/03/2015
We are seeking an experienced PA/Office Coordinator to join our small team.

Location: Craft Scotland, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Exhibit with Craft Scotland at SOFA Chicago 2015
Deadline: 13/03/2015
We are delighted to announce our participation at SOFA Chicago 2015. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. We invite applications from makers producing design-led statement pieces to take part in this prestigious event.

Location: Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611

Submissions open for Meet Your Maker Hosts
Deadline: 16/03/2015
Craft Scotland invites applications from venues, groups or organisations to host a Meet Your Maker event.

Location: Scotland

Craft Tourism Training Events
On: 18 & 24/03/2015 
Craft Scotland invites makers who would like to explore opportunities in the tourism industry to register their interest in taking part in a 'How to work with the Travel Trade' seminar.

Location: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG and Off the Rails Arthouse, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Cupar KY15 7JT

Apply for the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2015
Deadline: 27/03/2015
We are delighted to be hosting our annual Summer Show once again in White Stuff, George Street, Edinburgh. We would like to invite makers to apply to exhibit and sell at our Summer Show 2015, to be held from 07 to 30 August 2015, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Location: White Stuff, 89 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3ES

Historic Scotland Summer School: Craft Makers and Traditional Building Materials
Deadline: 30/03/2015
Craft Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Historic Scotland to bring you two bursary places on their week-long Summer School, which will take place in June 2015, in Stirling.

Location: Forth Valley College, Drip Road, Stirling FK8 1SE

Submit your work for our Craft Tourism Corporate Gift Guide
Deadline: 01/04/2015
Would you like to create unique products for an exciting new corporate market? We are seeking applications from makers interested in creating products for a corporate gift guide, to be used by tour operators.

Location: Scotland

Craft Scotland Advisory Group
Deadline: 13/04/2015
We wish to set up an advisory group to make sure the content and quality of our programmes is appropriate to achieving our goals.

Location: Scotland

 

Opportunities

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Deadline: 16/03/2015
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) will take place from Thursday 08 to Sunday 11 October 2015. They are currently calling for applications from new and established makers.

Location: Old Granada Studios, Quay Street, Manchester M60 9EA

Calling all male makers: Apply to sell at Manmade
Deadline: 19/03/2015
Are you a man who makes? Apply to sell your work at Manmade: an event to celebrate 'men who make' brought to you by Etsy, Crafty Fox Market and Mr Wingate. Manmade will be held on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June 2015. 

Location: The Old Truman Brewery (F Block G4 & G5, facing the courtyard at Ely's Yard), E1 6QL

MADE BRIGHTON: Call for Entries
Deadline: 31/03/2015
MADE BRIGHTON is the annual contemporary crafts and design fair to be held in the Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange from 19 to 22 November 2015.

Location: Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE

MADE LONDON: Call for Entries
Deadline: 31/03/2015
MADE LONDON is a large selling event for designer/makers worldwide, taking place from 22 to 25 October 2015 at One Marylebone, London.

Location: 1 Marylebone Road, London NW1 4AQ

Commission a Film to Promote your Work
Deadline: 30/04/2015
Craft Scotland has been in touch with two filmmaking studios who would like to offer their services to makers based in Scotland.

Location: Scotland

 

 

Residencies, Jobs & Apprenticeships

Internship with Ceramicist Frances Priest
Deadline: 23/03/2015
The opportunity has arisen for a short, paid internship with successful ceramic artist Frances Priest, based in Edinburgh.

Location: Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts, 9-11 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR

Apply for an Artist Residency in Canberra
Deadline: 22/05/2015
In 2015 Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre in collaboration with ACT Parks and Conservation service is offering one international professional artist or maker a two to four week residency at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park, located in Canberra, Australia. The residency will take place during August and September 2015.

Location: Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage, Namadgi National Park, Naas Road, Tharwa ACT 2620, Australia

 

Workshops & Conferences

Arts & Business Scotland Development Forums
On: 19/03/2015  13:30 - 16:30 
Development Forums provide an opportunity for participants from the cultural, public and private sector to engage and share best practice. This event is open to both members and non-members of Arts & Business Scotland, and will be held in Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

Location: Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA

Growing Your Creative Business
On: 31/03/2015  10:30 - 15:45 
Join Business Gateway, Emergents, Craft Scotland and The Design Trust for a one-day event where industry experts, business advisers and craft business owners will be on hand to assist you with growing your creative business.

Location: Broadford Hotel, Torrin Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AB

CEO Cascade Workshop, Fife: The Next Step
On: 09/04/2015  10:00 - 14:00 
The Cultural Enterprise Office in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust and Fife Contemporary Art & Craft is delighted to offer two of their free workshops in Fife. This workshop has been re-scheduled and will now take place in Glenrothes on Thursday 09 April 2015.

Location: Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5NX

Heritage Crafts Association Conference: A Place for Craft
On: 09/05/2015  
A Place for Craft is the theme for this year's HCA Annual Conference; placing makers and craftspeople at the heart of the conference and the discussions.

Location: V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

 

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