Sheffield City of Makers

Opportunity: Artists Trip to London Craft Week

Posted on 28.03.2018

In order to support the career progression of Sheffield based visual artists, Making Ways are planning to a series of trips to festivals, art fairs and events. This includes a trip to London Craft Week. This programme aims to offer four artists the opportunity to see and be inspired by a wide range of artworks, network with people outside of Sheffield and widen their potential for collaboration.

London Craft Week
London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fourth edition from 9-13 May 2018. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

A curated programme of events across London allows visitors tmeet the makers and gain access to exclusive exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.

Details
Travel dates: Thursday May 10 – Friday May 11
Making Ways will provide:

.  Travel between Sheffield and London

.  1 night accommodation in London

.   An itinerary of structured visits

Artists will need to cover the costs of their own food and expenses whilst there, as well as any travel within the city.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to be selected for this trip:

.  Applicants must be visual artists with their practice rooted in contemporary art including a variety of medium: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage and installations; performance art; film based disciplines such as photography, artists’ film and video, digital and/or interactive works; environmental, land art and street art; ceramics, textiles, metalwork and applied arts. Note: Theatre is not eligible for this funding.

.  Artists must be based in Sheffield, either working here or living here. ‘Sheffield’, in this instance is classed as within Sheffield City Boundaries which are not necessarily the same as the ‘S postcode’. There is a link to a map here – http://mdfs.net/Docs/Sheffield/Borders/1918.gif

.  Practitioners at all stages of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment developing their practice through new work, new skills or new opportunities, are eligible to apply.

How to apply
Artists need to fill in the Expression of Interest and return this to janet.jennings@museums-sheffield.org.uk by the deadline of April 11 2018.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

This opportunity forms part of Making Ways, a new programme supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium through Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

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