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


Call for Entries: D(esign)-day

ARTSTHREAD - Call for Entries: D(esign)-day



Website: D(esign)-day

Location: any

Experience/age: any

How: Email

Deadline: April 22 2013

Your work in the spotlight during D(esign)-day

See image gallery from the November 2012 edition

See list of confirmed designers for May 2013

Are you a designer who likes to meet new clients, do you design and manufacture yourself, and can you tell an interested public more about your work? Then join the next D(esign)-day on 24, 25 and 26 May 2013 in the SAM Decorfabriek in Maastricht. Present your work, join an extensive network of talent, generate new contracts and sale without commission!

Exhibition, auction and exhibition

D-day is a mix of an exhibition, auction and fair. Established designers and up-and-coming talent present their work to a large number of visitors. D-day offers a podium to designers, with the philosophy of sustainability, personality and good use of materials in mind. In addition, D-day increasingly functions as an intermediary within a strong community of designers and clients.

Want to articipate in D-day in May 2013?

-D-day gets more and more media attention every year. Industry and other clients also become increasingly more interested in the potential of D-day.

-There is no commission on your sales. Your only investment is the fee for the stand. This depends on the surface of your stand. The lowest entry fee is
€ 375,- Visit our site for more info.

-D-day gives you a nice location, the PR, a catalogue and the invitations.

– Designers and the public can easily find each other at D-day. Each edition the network of designers expands.

– Part of D-day is the design auction. Each participant brings in one piece for the auction. Details about these auctions will be available on the site.

– On 23 May 2013 D-day starts with opening drinks for media and personal guests.

Join this booming design event and sign up before 22 April 2013. Visit our website for more information. or contact the organisation via mail or call Hester Coolen +31 (0)6-30030514


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.