What's Your Next Move?
As the national development agency for contemporary crafts the Crafts Council aims to nurture and support makers at all points in their practice.
Next Move is an innovative, setting-up scheme designed to put newly graduated makers on the fast track to developing their own businesses. Placements are now available in England and Wales, as 2007 marks the beginning of a new partnership with the Arts Council Wales to take Next Move to Welsh colleges.
The two-year placements offer selected makers residencies within higher education institutions. The benefits include free studio space, a maintenance grant of £6000, an equipment grant of £1000, professional development and business training, plus extensive support from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council Wales.
The following six The Next Move placements are available to start in December 2007:
School of Jewellery, UCE, Birmingham, one placement (jewellery)
University of Sunderland, two placements (glass and ceramics)
Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, two placements (ceramics and textiles)
Plymouth College of Art and Design, one placement (ceramics, glass, jewellery or large scale metals)
For information on application criteria and an application pack please visit the Crafts Council website http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/ or contact Liz Webster, Maker Development Officer on E: firstname.lastname@example.org , T: 020 7806 2584.
Deadline for Applications 6pm 10 September 2007