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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. storyofthings.com.au read more

Craft Victoria Vitrine Gallery Applications Open

Applications close 14 October 2018 Craft 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

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Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency

Applications close 16 September 2018 The 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

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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.

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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

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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

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Craft Cubed Festival Artist in Residence

Applications close 26 April 2018 A 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.

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Craft Cubed 2018

The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018 The 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

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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

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Frankie Good Stuff Awards Open

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

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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

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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

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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

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Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar

On Sunday 26th November the studios at Northcity4 will be transformed into an amazing Christmas Bazaar featuring, not only the talented

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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

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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

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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 =&0=&hello@madelocalmelbourne.com =&1=& madelocalmelbourne.com 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: read more

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: https://her.is/2ixHMc6 read more

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

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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

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NAVA Australian Artists’ Grants

Applications close 4 November 2017

The Australian Artists’ Grant was initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their

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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

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The Creative Exchange – October

Seeking Entrepreneurial Solutions to Support Freelance Artists

Presented by Creative Victoria

Book Now

When:Thursday, 26 October 2017
Time:  3pm-4.30pm (Doors

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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

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Thread Den Market

NETS Exhibition Development Fun

Applications close 11 September

The 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

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The Big Design Trade – Applications open

Creators Fund Now Open

Applications close 7 September 2017 The 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

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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

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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

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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

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Craft Cubed: Craft & Design as a Career

12 & 13 August 2017

It’s back! And bigger than ever! Returning to this year’s Craft Cubed festival, Craft presents their Craft and Design as a Career symposium! Featuring an incredible line-up of guest speakers including The Good Copy’s Penny Modra and Radical Craftivist Rayna Fahey from Radical Cross Stitch, this year’s #CDC  invites you to share in the stories of leading artists and designers as they relate their successes and missteps, advice and unique perspectives on contemporary craft and design practice in Australia and beyond. For more info go here read more

Clay Art Classes at Sussex Neighbourhood House

We love our creatives.
Did you know that we run 3 separate clay art programs? They all start next Tuesday with Ceramic Artist Ursula Utkiewicz

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2017 SCARF FESTIVAL© : GALAXIES

Applications close 30th April 2017

The National Wool Museum (Geelong Victoria) has announced the theme of the 2017 SCARF FESTIVAL© : GALAXIE – A Textile Journey to Infinity

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