We’re busy planning the 2015 Northern Design Festival when we’ll be celebrating a Decade of Design – ten years of showcasing outstanding new work by leading northern, national and international designers across a range of design disciplines including graphics, furniture, fashion, ceramics, textiles, and lighting.
Design Event has a bit of reputation for putting on events in unique settings, and this year’s Festival is no exception – a magnificent hidden treasure of a venue in the centre of Newcastle, not usually open to the public…
We’re delighted to announce the first of our 2015 Festival partners – the Crafts Council and the RIBA; see below for some upcoming opportunities with them for northern designers, makers and architects.
We can’t say any more just yet, but put 21-25 October in your diaries and sign up to our e-newsletter to be the first to hear any news.
Hothouse 6 open call for emerging makers
Hothouse is a Crafts Council programme of creative and business support for new and emerging makers who have set up their business in the last three years. The programme includes ten one-day workshops, a two-day residential, six hours of 1:1 mentoring and connects participants to a national network of makers and organisations.
The 2016 programme will run from February to July and there are 46 places available across four cohorts; three in England and one in Scotland.
For more information including industry partners, a Hothouse 5 participant blog, videos and links to past participants’ websites visit www.craftscouncil.org.uk/hothouse.
Emerging makers can apply via the Crafts Council website – applications go live on 8 July and the deadline is 11 August 2015. You can sign up for a reminder here.
Architecture Open 2015 – North East Showcase Open Call
RIBA North East invites members – from students and affiliates through to directors, partners, retired practitioners and honorary fellows, to submit work for this year’s Architecture Open, a group exhibition taking place at the 2015 Northern Design Festival from 21 to 25 October.
The theme this year is Work in Progress – concept drawings, models, paintings, sketches and artworks of any form that have been a fundamental part of the creative process in great or un-realised projects.
Submissions should give an insight into how architects work and develop ideas; this can be as abstract as the initial source of inspiration for a project or a sketchbook with notes, to models and drawings that have been an important part of the creative process. The resulting exhibition will be a chance to showcase the innovative work carried out by our architects.
Download the Architecture Open: Work in Progress brief here. The deadline to register 31 July and a full timeline is available here.