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Announcement

Programme announcement for 2018/19

Photography by Neil Hanna

Photography by Neil Hanna

We put makers at the heart of everything we do and this year, Craft Scotland introduced several exciting new projects into our Programme for 2018/19 to support makers in developing a sustainable practice.

We are now thrilled to announce our forward programme for 2019/20. You can find full details of our events and exhibitions below, including key dates for our maker open-calls. Do make sure you are signed-up to our Opportunities newsletter to be the first to hear. 

Alongside events and exhibitions, we facilitate a year-round Outreach and Engagement programme. We work with selected partners to create unique opportunities for targeted groups to engage with craft. Our current focus is on young people, who have the potential to be the next generation of makers and on projects which support health and wellbeing, particularly for older people. We will also continue with our important Advocacy for Craft work alongside key stakeholders and developing our Learning & Development networks.

Additionally, we support makers and promote the wider craft sector’s initiatives to a diverse audience through our online activities. Our website provides a year-round valuable resource to makers and those interested in contemporary craft with our What’s On listings, maker Opportunities listings and interesting Journal articles. Digital activities include the Craft Directory (an online showcase of the best contemporary craft including makers and craft destinations) and the Craft Marketplace (your chance to shop beautiful objects from Scotland-based makers from the comfort of your own home).

Before our Programme 2019/20 kicks off, you can find Scotland-based makers at a host of shows supported by Craft Scotland; The Craft Gallery at Scotland's Trade Fair, Craft Scotland celebrates...wood at ALIGHT with Visual Arts Scotland, NY NOW 2019 and Collect 2019.


 

Programme 2019/20

 

Summer Show 2019
Applications open: applications are currently open
Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 17 January 2019
Successful applicants notified: by Friday 15 February 2019
Show dates: Friday 2 to Sunday 25 August 2019

Summer Show Workshops 2019
Applications open: applications are currently open
Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 17 January 2019
Successful applicants notified: by Friday 22 February 2019
Show dates: Friday 2 to Sunday 25 August 2019 (workshops within show dates)

Graduate Award
The Craft Scotland Graduate Award returns in 2019 to support talented graduating designer/makers establish their practice. 

Collect 2020
Applications open: May 2019
Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 30 May 2019
Successful applicants notified: End August 2019 (to tie in with Crafts Council panel)
Show dates: February/March 2020
 
NY NOW 2020 (subject to DIT grants – UK wide)
Applications open: August 2019
Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 12 September 2019
Successful applicants notified: by Friday 8 October 2019
Show dates: February 2020
 
The Craft Gallery at Scotland’s Trade Fair 2020
Applications open:
May 2019
Applications close: Rolling deadline
Successful applicants notified: On-going
Show dates: Late January 2020
 
Compass Programme 2018-21
Compass is our learning and development programme for makers. Our goal is to develop craft talent by equipping makers with the necessary skills to create a sustainable creative and business practice. Compass is your route to prosperous making. Compass is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.

Established Maker Programme (4+ years in business)
Applications open: Spring 2019
Applications close: Rolling deadline
Successful applicants notified: Ongoing
Programme dates: Ongoing
 
Next Generation Maker Programme (0-1 years in business)
Applications open: May 2019
Successful applicants notified: Mid-August 2019
Programme dates: September to November 2019

Emerging Maker Programme (1-3 years in business) 
Applications open: October 2019
Applications close: Mid-November 2019
Successful applicants notified: Early December 2019
Programme dates: March to October 2020
 
Please note, the dates are still to be confirmed for Craft Scotland celebrates… our medium-specific showcase with Visual Arts Scotland. 


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