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Markit + BakeSale


Markit + BakeSale is back at Federation Square on Sunday 26 May 2019!

APPLY NOW TO EXHIBIT ALONGSIDE A CURATED SELECTION OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS.

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Frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019 Open

Sound the alarm – the frankie Good Stuff awards are back! We’re itching to see what other creative talent is floating around Australia and New Zealand, and to show those new (and returning) faces a whole lot of love.

A program created with the aim of giving artists, crafters, designers, photographers, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and socially minded types a hearty pat on the back, there are exciting prizes and opportunities up for grabs for each and every Good Stuff winner. (Plus a pretty wonderful judging panel casting their eyes over your creations!)

Simply select the personal project you’re most proud of, figure out which category it fits in best, then head over to our entry page to submit your work. Good luck!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Entries are open from NOVEMBER 19TH, 2018 to 9am on JANUARY 14TH, 2019.

Entry costs $30 AUD (please stick to one project per submission).

Our judging panel will select a winner for each category, and there will also be a special reader-voted people’s choice award.

Finalists will be announced on FEBRUARY 4TH – don’t forget to check back and vote on your favourite!

Each winner will receive:
– a $1000 cash prize
– a year’s subscription to frankie magazine
– a feature in issue 89 of frankie
– an invitation to a special winners’ dinner, attended by the judges, sponsors and the frankie press team

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Craft Hatch Market

CRAFT HATCH MARKET
Saturday 1 December 2018
10am – 4pm

Five Easey Upstairs
5 Easey Street
Collingwood
Down the lane and up the stairs

The Craft Hatch Market showcases emerging makers, presenting a new flock of fresh craft talent to Melbourne.

Come up the laneway to our beautiful, light filled venue at 5 Easey Upstairs – a cosy forgotten heritage warehouse space – with coffee onsite, easy parking and trams nearby within a well-cultured craft-friendly neighbourhood.

Meet your makers showing their best jewellery, textiles, ceramics, papercraft, toys and more.

Coffee, music and drop-in workshops and demonstrations by the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild.

Local talent, blooming artists, new makers and debut marketeers all come together in a friendly retail market environment which makes for a perfect Collingwood/Fitzroy Saturday.
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Story of Things

Once upon a time…

Three creative’s with a passion for the unique stories of Australian design and it’s creators established a go-to, thoughtfully curated and styled marketplace, streamed straight to your living room, office or beachside paradise, and unlike anything you have visited before.

Together they have crafted a covetable collection of unique goods, home wares and accessories created by Australian creators, and shared their stories. Ethically made. With a touch of sparkle.

Brought to life through considered curation and wonderfully created visual stories, our modern digital magazine at Story of Things will give you the chance to meet the creators, have a peak inside their world and buy a single, beautifully crafted piece, or take your cues for a family of treasures. It means they do all of the hard work for you, so you can sit back with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) while they guide you through their collection. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is decide when to stop adding to cart.

Here at Story of Things provenance is important. The story of the item is important. The story of the creator is important. The story of us is important.

If who you bought it from and where is as important as what you bought, Story of Things is a part of your story too.

They  believe that beauty is not only in the things we have, but most importantly in the Story of Things.

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Craft Victoria Vitrine Gallery Applications Open

Applications close 14 October 2018Craft Victoria invite proposals from emerging and established makers, individuals and group collaborations. Experimental and/or conceptual approaches that engage with the Vitrine gallery space are encouraged.Find out more read more

Stitching Through Time – a Celebration of 20 years

The next Stitched Up Textile Festival will take place July 6-14 2019. Planning is well underway for plenty of stitchy celebrations for our 20th anniversary. To participate in the Community Exhibition, The Bainz Gallery exhibition or The International Scarf exchange download the entry forms from the links below. Or go to www.stitchedupfestival.com and click on Forms and Downloads.

  • Stitchy Central – Enter the community exhibition Stitching Through Time – A Celebration of 20 Years with

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Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Applications close 16 September 2018The Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program has a focus on supporting artists to develop work/s that are site specific or site responsive. The work/s created through the studio residency will be presented throughout the Abbotsford Convent site, as a vibrant and temporary means of fostering delight and dialogue as well as engagement between the site, landscape, artistic community and audiences.Find out more read more

Coburg Night Market

Stallholder Applications Now Open

The Coburg Night Market is a magical experience for the whole family, combining delicious food, beautiful wares, music, performances and a great community atmosphere in the lead up to Christmas.

We are now seeking exceptional stallholders to provide food, drinks, merchandise, crafts and wares for the four nights of the market.

Applications close Friday 31 August

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Matched funding programs open for applications

Secure new donors, double your dollars with matched funding

Are you a small-to-medium arts organisation or an independent artist with a project to fund and a fundraising campaign in mind?

You could be eligible for up to $10,000 for artists and up to $25,000 or $50,000for arts organisations through our matched funding programs.

PLUS1 is our matched funding program for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations.

MATCH LAB is our matched funding program for independent artists and groups.

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Craft Hatch Market is back!

Drum roll, we are bringing back Craft Hatch Market Program.

This is our emerging makers retail foundation experience – with a market to cap it off.

Join us at the very beautiful Five Easey Upstairs in the heart of Fitzroy midst the height of Craft Cubed!

Applications close: 20 June 2018

Craft Hatch 2018
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Crap Craft Sundays are coming

Do you wake up on a Sunday feeling hungover and creative? Well come and join Noir Darkroom for an awesome Crafternoon.

Once a month Noir Darkroom will be introducing Sunday sessions of random craft to tickle those creative senses.

Coming up:
17.06.18 – Painting with Bob Ross
22.07.18 – Making Mini Monsters
19.08.18 – Little Lino Cuts

Sessions are limited so be quick.
All materials supplied.

BYO

Please see our website for more information on sessions and bookings.

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Craft Cubed Festival Artist in Residence

Applications close 26 April 2018A new initiative where makers are invited to re-create their home-studios in Craft’s library space on Watson Place for a fortnight of making live in an environment where private and public collide.Find out more

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Craft Cubed 2018

ACCEPTING PROPOSALS NOW!

Makers on your marks, get set, GO!

Craft Cubed Festival is looking for all makers and shakers to be part of our ninth year celebrating all things handmade.

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The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment.Artists will be supported with:

•     $2,500 artist fee
•     $500 materials budget
•     In-kind accommodation
•     Per diems
•     A contribution towards travel.

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LET’S DO THIS – NAVA EVENT INVITATION

What does 2018 hold for contemporary arts?

The Australian Parliament begins its new year on the week beginning 5 February, with both Houses sitting for four days. At the same time, artists across Australia are showing work in independent and state-owned galleries, in public and unconventional spaces, in studios and online.

Join NAVA in building a critical mass of advocacy for the arts during the first sitting week of Parliament – setting a confident national agenda that’s led by artists.

Meet with NAVA Executive Director Esther Anatolitis and let’s make some plans together.

When: 6:00 – 7:30pm, Monday 29 January
Where: MPavillion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
RSVP: Email nava@visualarts.net.au by Tuesday 23 January
Drinks available at MPavillion bar.

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Frankie Good Stuff Awards Open

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Entries for the frankie Good Stuff awards are open until January 15, and we’d love to tell you all about them in the hope of

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The Make It Collective Christmas Market at Melbourne Museum

Sunday December 17 from 10:00 to 4:30 pm

Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

The Make It Collective has teamed up with The Melbourne Museum to bring handmade enthusiasts a surprise indoor Christmas market in the foyer of the beautiful Melbourne Museum. There will be workshops and craft activities for the kids, along with 50 stalls of handmade goodies.

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Small Giants Christmas Fete

We are hosting our annual Christmas Fete (previously called the Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete) and we’d love you to come along. A day of festive frivolity and supporting like-minded local makers and creators who make our hearts sing! Oh, and there’s a sausage sizzle. What’s not to love?The Details

Saturday 2nd December
8am—2pm
11 Princes Street, St Kilda

BYO gold coin donation (for St Kilda Mums) and you good selves.

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Summer School Workshops at the Guild 2018

Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria, 655 Nicholson St, Carlton North

For three weeks each January, the Guild has a range of exciting and creative day and weekend classes!

Whether you are interested in Weaving, Spinning, or any of the Guild’s special interest areas, we have something to interest all artisans and crafters. Summer school classes are delivered by our amazing Guild members showcasing years of experience. Why not come along and learn something new?

Classes:

**Rigid Heddle Weaving Clinic** with Michele Fountain
6th & 7th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Brush up on your weaving or warping technique or never seen a loom before – this class is for you. Ideas will be provided if you are not sure what to create.

**Crocheted Spirals** with Kaye Adolphson
8th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Experiment with spirals using up to four different colours at once together with surface stitching to embellish and extenuate your work.

**Dye Fun with a Frypan** with Jan Brown
9th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Have fun with ways to dye fleece, tops and yarn using an electric frypan.

**Inkle Weaving** with Sylvia Mason
9th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Students learn basic threadings, pick-up patterns and more.
Demonstration is given on three shafts technique

**Fun with Serigraphy** with Roze Elizabeth
10th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Play, experiment and explore fabric printing with simple stencils to make a range of prints, backgrounds and images

**Colourful Stitched Basket Workshop** with Vicki Fowler
10th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-A fun, colourful basketry workshop coiling with blanket stitch to create a small colourful basket using a variety of fabrics, coloured raffia, wool and threads. No two baskets are alike

**Weft Kasuri with Amanda Ho** SOLD OUT
Resist-dyeing weft yarn for weaving
11th, 12th & 13th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Learn how to measure weft yarn to design and locate patterns in your weaving. Learn how to make your own resist-dyes weft yarn. Experiment with your own resist-dyes yarn to create simple patterns.

**Knitting Outside the Square** with Liz Langford
14th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Be inspired to look at knitting in a different way. Many examples of ‘knitting outside the square’ will be shared. Create a small neck piece using different stitches and techniques

**Woven Tapestry** Refining your skills with Joy Smith
15th – 16th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM)
-This class is to help refine or add to the skills of those who have learnt the basics of woven tapestry. We will explore technical aspects that can help with a more professional finish.

**Shibori & Resist Dyeing for Woven Fabric** With Roz Slade
17th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Create geometric & organic patterns on handwoven & commercial fabric using Shibori techniques, batik and Ori-Nui stitching. You will learn basic and more advanced techniques to create dyed pattern on cloth with an indigo dye vat

**Art Yarns with Janet Knoop** Add a little flamboyance to your spinning
18th & 19th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Janet Knoop will take you through techniques that add texture and interest to your yarns. A basic knowledge of spinning is required as well as a ‘warm relationship’ with your spinning wheel.

**Weaving with Colour** Weave a colour blanket with Janet Gray
20th & 21st Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Weave a colour blanket and discover how colour interaction is affected by weave structure, yarn size, texture and depth of colour; all influencing the final result

**Sheer Delight- Transparent Weave Inlay Techniques** Explore with Gerlinde Binning
22nd & 23rd Jan 10:00AM -3:00PM
-Two-day weaving workshop exploring design elements using transparent weave inlay techniques

**Sewing for Hand-woven Fabrics** with Pat Jones
24th & 25th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Have you ever thought you would like to sew your hand-woven fabric but have yet to try? Or perhaps you are looking for ways to improve your current efforts. Come along and get expert help with Pat Jones as she shares her tips and tricks to working with hand-woven fabric.

**Felted Illuminations** with Pam Hovel
26 Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Create a variety of 3D illuminated felted vessels. The light produced is whimsical in appearance and would be suitable for dining room table or for mood lighting use. You will learn how to make a template to suit your chosen form and how to construct sturdy, well finished and unique vessels suitable for illumination.

**Spinning and Dyeing Cotton** with Joan Ruane
27th & 29th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-American cotton spinning expert, Joan Ruane, is travelling from her home in the U.S. to present this one-off workshop. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

**Fancy Wrapped Rocks**
with Anne Newton
30th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
-Rock amulets are based on Japanese basketry knots and other basketry techniques. They may be purely decorative or used as a contemplative focus for meditation.
Historically, amulets were sacred, precious and imbued with healing powers. Learn to decorate a rock with a variety of materials and a variety of decorative basketry knots and techniques.

**Tablet Weaving**
Icelandic double weave with Eef Van Riel
31th Jan 10:00AM – 3:00PM
– Direct warping using an inkle loom, learning the Icelandic double weave technique to make a band with patterns

Closing date for enrolment in a class is Tuesday 12th December 2017. Enrolments through the Guild office or online
https://handweaversandspinnersguildofvictoria.weteachme.com

Early bird special prices if booked before December 1st!
Guild Member Discounts.

Classes run from 10am to 3pm with a half hour lunch. All classes are held in the Guild Rooms, North Carlton. read more

Making it in Moreland

Making it in Moreland – a series of free discussions and workshops for creatives
Are you a business trying to make it in Moreland? Council are running a free events that offer a dynamic addition to your professional development and an opportunity to meet other creative practitioners in your area.
Further information and registrations can be found here or by calling 9240 1111. read more

Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar

On Sunday 26th November the studios at Northcity4 will be transformed into an amazing Christmas Bazaar featuring, not only the talented artists of Northcity4, but also some special invited guests, chosen from our amazing community of local professional crafts people. This will be a great opportunity to purchase some of Melbourne’s best contemporary jewellery, ceramics, and textiles direct from the artists.

The 2017 Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday 26th November. Doors are open from 10am – 3pm. 61 Weston St, Brunswick. There will be the usual sausage sizzle and delicious cold and hot beverages.

The Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar will feature works by…

Northcity4 Artists:
Flavia Barar (Atelier Nomada), Georgie BrooksPam CamilleJuan CastroLaila Marie CostaAmanda CroattoAnna DavernMehrnoosh GanjiEmma GraceAnna Gray, Annelies HofmeyrJin Ah JoCass Partington,

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Handmade for Humans Summer Market

Friday November 24 from 5:00 pm
VU at Metrowest, 136-142 Nicholson St, Footscray

Handmade for Humans’ annual Summer Market is coming up as part of the One Night in Footscray celebrations, with tables of beautiful treasures, each piece handcrafted with love and care. As always, every cent raised will be donated to RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees, the first refugee and asylum seeker organisation in Australia to be run and governed by refugees, asylum seekers and ex-detainees.

We warmly invite you to pay us a visit from Friday November 24th 5-9pm to Saturday November 25th 12-5pm. You will find us at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray. read more

Contemporary Quilting – Colour and Community

Come and join us for the grand opening of the Summer Show 2018 here at the Incinerator – Friday December 8 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Summer Show is an annual celebration of Moonee Valley’s diverse and creative arts community. This year at the show we will be honouring the Essendon quilters with the exhibition Contemporary Quilting- Colour and Community.

Come and celebrate these varied and vibrant community works with us through an array of competition quilts, historical quilts and quilts that are made generously for others. There is an amazing display of skills in these quilts from their

Exhibition: 9 December – 14 January 2018

Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds

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Demonstrate your Craft

We’ve got some space available to showcase local artists & craftspeople who aren’t selling items on the day – Are you interested in demonstrating your craft, or holding some “on-the-day” workshops at our event on 25 November?

We have indoor space available, plus some room outdoors for anyone who would bring their own marquee.

If you are interested contact Danielle at the Etsy Made Local Melbourne Team
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Shop from local Etsy sellers at a pop-up market in Melbourne.

Bringing you the very best of Melbourne’s handmade arts, crafts and vintage.
What a great way to kick off the Christmas shopping season – by supporting your local makers!

We are really excited to be supporting over 100 Etsy sellers from around Melbourne , and bringing this annual, national event to Coburg!

Join our Facebook event to stay up to date https://www.facebook.com/events/1718975231733668/

Date: 25 November

Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: 14 Gaffney Street

Public Transport:
Train: Upfield line, we are right next to Batman Station
Tram: Number 19, stop 37 Sydney Rd/Gaffney St
Cycle: Upfield Bike Path

Directions to get there:
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Etsy Made Local Market

Shop from local Etsy sellers at a pop-up market in Melbourne.

Bringing you the very best of Melbourne’s handmade arts, crafts and vintage.

What a great way to kick off the Christmas shopping season – by supporting your local makers!

We are really excited to be supporting over 100 Etsy sellers from around Melbourne , and bringing this annual, national event to Coburg!

Join our Facebook event to stay up to date https://www.facebook.com/events/1718975231733668/

Date: 25 November
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: 14 Gaffney Street

Public Transport:
Train: Upfield line, we are right next to Batman Station
Tram: Number 19, stop 37 Sydney Rd/Gaffney St
Cycle: Upfield Bike Path

Directions to get there:
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RAW Melbourne presents Transcend

Thursday November 30  at 7:00 pm

Melbourne Pavilion, 135-157 Racecourse Road, Flemington

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. We focus on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public. Six times a year in Melbourne we hand-select and showcase 60+ artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for a one night creative explosion!

Tickets for our final showcase of the year, TRANSCEND, are on sale now!

Tickets: $20(+bf) pre sale or $25 (cash only) at the door.

SUPPORT LOCAL!

Select an artist’s name when purchasing to show them some love:
http://www.rawartists.org/melbourne/transcend

ACCESSORIES
Lottie Bird
Grounded by Steph
Jasmine & Vine
Illka Designs

FASHION
Sanjana Alex
SEZ
Maison ISSAR
Voluptua
Tamara Keane Costume
What She Said

HAIR
hairbykathrynjayne
N I R V A N A Boutique
D-Design Hairdressing & Beauty
Nelly
Hair by Shara

MAKEUP
Makeup By Paris
gxGirl
Candice Maree – Makeup Artist
Olivia Greco
Polly Marks Makeup Artistry

MUSIC
Atticus Street
The Midwayers

PERFORMING ARTS
Gemini Dance Crew
Annabelle Wanstall

PHOTOGRAPHY
Steffen Pedersen Photography
Tyler Grace Photography
Em Jensen
Emmie Guy Photography
Focus on Life-Sylvie Masson Photography
Luke David Photography
Bell’Acqua Photography
Narlee
Theresa Hall photographer

VISUAL ARTS
JollyIron Design
Gayle Ponje / Gayleeejp
Tim Freeman
Foxes Elbow Designs
Kimberley Cardow Artist
Carla Zammit
Suyee
Eliza Lam
Shaniah Fernandes Art
Emilie Jeffreys
GIGI
LUODA ART
Joanna Ward
A.dri.a.ne
Kiwako Suzuki Designs
Ahimsa Society
Blue Elephant Designs
ATTUO
Marlee Sampson Art
Veronica Rose Love4Colour
Pkproduktions
Eamon O’Donnell
Scott Triffle Illustration
The Quixotic Labyrinth
Nanna Said no
The drunken yobbo
LOSER HANDS
Splash of Pretty – Melbourne Paper Flowers
Natalie Tso Art
Brooke Ward Resin Art
Taro Gadza
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Markit + Bake Sale

Sunday December 17 from 10:00

Federation Square

It’s Markit + BakeSale time again! Melbourne’s calendar-busting biannual event that fills Federation Square with a exceptional line-up of Australia’s best creative talent.

Featuring 89 stalls for one day only, Markit checks every box on your Christmas gift list with a dazzling selection of limited-edition, handmade products from local ceramicists, jewellers, illustrators, fashion designers and more.

Ethical shoppers can rest easy, too – every stall-holder at Markit has been chosen for their originality, their emphasis on quality, and for their commitment to sustainability. It’s this thoughtful selection process (as well as the yummy donuts, coffee and ice cream on offer all day) that really makes Markit such a feel-good event. read more

NAVA Australian Artists’ Grants

Applications close 4 November 2017The Australian Artists’ Grant was initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout Australia and overseas.

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The Big Design Market

Gertrude Contemporary Studio Applications Open

Applications close 13 November 2017

 Gertrude invites applications from artists of any generation and working in any medium to express their interest in the two-year program. The program is intended for professional artists working within the breadth of contemporary practice, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, photography, performance and dance.

Each year eight artists are invited into the program, which welcomes new artists at staggered points across the year. Applications are considered by an advisory committee composed of Gertrude staff, a current Gertrude Studio artist, a former Gertrude Studio artist and an external curator or museum professional.

 For more information go here

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The Creative Exchange – October

Seeking Entrepreneurial Solutions to Support Freelance Artists

Presented by Creative Victoria

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When:Thursday, 26 October 2017
Time:  3pm-4.30pm (Doors open from 2.45pm)
Where: 

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Loewe Art Prize applications open

About the Craft Prize

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

All entries should

fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
be an original work, handmade or partly handmade
have been created in the last five years
be one-of a-kind
have won no prizes previously
demonstrate artistic intent.

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The winning work selected by the Jury, as well as the works of the finalists selected by the Experts Panel will be included in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue “LOEWE Craft Prize 2018”, on view in London.

31 Oct. 2017: Submissions close
Jan. 2018: Shortlist of finalists announced
April 2018: Exhibition of finalist works in London
May 2018: Winner announced

craftprize.loewe.com

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Thread Den Market

NETS Exhibition Development Fun

Applications close 11 SeptemberThe NETS Exhibition Development Fund (EDF) program supports the Victorian arts sector with grants of up to $10,000 to Victorian arts organisations who wish to develop new exhibitions of contemporary art, craft or design with the potential to tour. read more

The Big Design Trade – Applications open

Featured exhibitors: Kester Black, Orbitkey, Capra Designs, Duckfeet Australia.

Applications now open!

THE BIG DESIGN TRADE 2018
MEAT MARKET, NORTH MELBOURNE
2–4 AUGUST 2018

Applications close Friday 1 September 2017
Contact us for more information or assistance with your application.
enquiries@thebigdesignmarket.com

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Exhibitor application information

The Big Design Market team is excited to

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Creators Fund Now Open

Applications close 7 September 2017The Creators Fund supports creative practitioners and collectives across all disciplines, and at all career stages, to undertake an extended period of creative development, research or experimentation for new ideas and initiatives.
The fund will provide financial support in the realm of $20,000 – $50,000 to support three to six months of intensive work.More info here read more

Photography Workshop for Craft Makers

Saturday August 19 2017 at 10:00 am

COLLINS PLACE GALLERY, Melbourne, Australia

Great photos will help you represent yourself, sell your work, get you grants and make you look like champion of Instagram.
Craft’s team has designed a power punch of a workshop with a team of experts to explore basic photography principles and composition rules through to flat lay techniques and light box use.

Learn iPhone hacks, soft box tricks and object specific considerations. In addition, Natalie Jeffcott, photographer and vintage stylist will take your headshot to use on websites, social media and, you know, press requests.

To top it all off participants will receive a delicious vegan lunch from Good Freakin Food.

Members $145
Non-Members $175

Saturday 19 August 2017 as part of Craft Cubed Festival
10am – 3:30pm
Collins Place Gallery
45 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Craft and Design as a Career Conference

CRAFT & DESIGN AS A CAREER CONFERENCE 
SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 AUGUST

This year’s #CDC has been completely re-designed and re-formatted across two days with more opportunities for you to meet both your peers and your heroes.  More of a party than a conference.

We will explore the journeys of innovative and brave creatives and industry experts as they discuss their philosophies and perspectives on what it means to practice in today’s craft and design community.

Featuring over 10 hand picked speakers including:

ANNA ROSS – Kester Black
BIANCA MAVRICK – Jeweller and Designer
CATH HOPE – Douglas & Hope
LUCY SIMPSON – Gaawaa Miyay Designs
MAE FINLAYSON –

Textile

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The Creators Fund

Applications open 17 August 2017

 The Creators Fund will support creative practitioners across all disciplines, and at all career stages, to undertake an extended period of creative development, research or experimentation in order to create cutting edge – and career defining – new work.

The program will provide grants of between $20,000 – $50,000 to support individuals or creative collectives working in the arts, design, contemporary music, game development, screen or fashion sectors, to work intensively for a period of between three to six months.

Rather than being a commissioning program, the Creators Fund will support the research and development phase, giving practitioners the time to experiment and lay the groundwork for innovation.

For more info go here

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So much on at Sussex House

We have lots to offer in Semester 2 with some great new programs! Please take a minute to read the complete guide and share with your friends, family and neighbours!

July to September Guide:
You can access the guide here

New programs to look out for!

  • Intro to Bellydancing:A wonderful new health & wellbeing program starting in July. A great way to gain

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