Website: A Festival of Living Crafts
Submission criteria: a qualification or training course in their chosen specialism, completed no earlier than May 2010
How: apply online
Deadline: March 08 2013
Applications are invited for emerging designer-makers, qualified since May 2010, to apply for a FREE sponsored place in the prestigious Emerging Designer-Maker pavilion, in association with Craft & Design Magazine at A Festival of Living Crafts held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire 9th -12th May.
A limited number of spaces are available for Designer-Makers who have achieved a qualification OR completed a training course, in their chosen medium since May 2010 to exhibit at A Festival of Living Crafts held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, free of charge. This is a four day show to be held from 10th – 13th May inclusive and attracts between 14,000 and 17,000 visitors. A sponsored space including a power point, tables and chairs is available, along with promotion, at no cost. The scheme is being sponsored by the Craft&Design Magazine.
All disciplines welcome i.e. glass, textiles, wood, ceramics, forged metal, silver/gold etc. Work must be original authentic and handmade in Great Britain. Hi resolution photographs of your work are essential.
Some of the comments from successful applicants at last year’s show:
‘Thank you so much for the opportunity to be there, something I wouldn’t have been able to do without the support of Living Crafts and Craft & Design Magazine. The feedback I got from visitors was very positive – people often commented that the work was different to anything else they had seen, which is encouraging. There was a good atmosphere in the tent, the other exhibitors were very friendly and supportive of each other, a great four days!’
Janette Lazell, Sculptural metal forms
‘Exhibiting as an Emerging Designer-Maker was a wonderful experience. I was able to reach a new audience with my work, speak to other emerging makers and made great new friends!’
Anna Whitehouse, Ceramics
Image Credits: Anna Whitehouse / Janette Lazell