Hothouse @Craft Council

ARTSTHREAD - Hothouse @Craft Council

Arts Thread is proud to be a partner of the Craft Council UK’s Hothouse scheme.

Hothouse is a programme of support from the Crafts Council for emerging makers, providing focused, intensive business skills and creative development, complemented with 1:1 support over a six month period.

We take up to 40 new makers per annum across the UK, delivered in cohorts of 10 – this means participants are part of a valuable peer group and a wide national network at the same time.

Hothouse is open to any discipline; based in any region and from any educational background or training, both formal or informal. There is no age limit.

January to June 2014 sees Hothouse 4 cohorts in regions North, Midlands, South East and South West.

Read about the Hothouse 4 makers on our blog.

Image credits: Hothouse, Crafts Council / Stephanie Tutor


MAD Museum of Arts and Design

ARTSTHREAD - MAD Museum of Arts and Design


Online collection:

Address: MAD Museum, New York, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 – 18:00, Thursday and Friday 11:00 – 21:00,  closed Monday

Admission: General: $15, see website for details

For nearly half a century, the MAD Museum of Arts & Design–formerly the American Craft Museum– has served as the U.S’s premier institution dedicated to the collection and exhibition of contemporary objects created in media such as clay, glass, wood, metal, and fibre.

Browse the collection: Browse the entire collection, sorting by materials, techniques, dates or artist. Click on the object or the artists’ names to learn more about them.

Materials and Techniques: Browse the online glossary, look up definitions for materials and techniques, and view video clips and works from the collection related to specific glossary terms.

Curate the Collection: Create your own on-line exhibition of objects from the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design. Save the collection for future reference, and share it with others.

The Teachers’ Lounge: The Teachers’ Lounge is MAD’s central online location for engaging local, national and international educators in the support, conceptualization and integration of arts- and design-based programs, projects and partnerships.