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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.

Hothouse provides makers with a programme of focussed intensive business skills and creative development alongside 1:1 mentoring over a six month period. The programme is tailor-made specifically for contemporary craft makers and participants get to meet a range of regional and national organisations to help them realise their potential.
Design Event are a partner for the Hothouse 6 programme in the north of England and emerging makers can apply via the Crafts Council website here  – applications go live on 8 July and the deadline is 11 August 2015.

Architecture Open 2015: Work in Progress

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 21-25 October.
The Architecture Open is a fantastic opportunity to have your work and ideas widely seen in a unique setting in a vibrant part of the North East. Architecture Open attracts the attention of both industry and design conscious public and  is expected to be one of this year’s most exciting showcases of inspiring ground breaking design.
This year the RIBA are calling for 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, as a response to the North East Architecture Open theme: Work in Progress. They are interested in receiving submissions that can show a behind the scenes 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 as well as models and drawings that have been an important part of the creative process.
As a subtle note the RIBA’s key campaigns in trying to orchestrate change in how we use space both publically and privately, the exhibition should also be a chance to showcase the innovative work carried out by member Architects.

The full brief can be downloaded here. Deadline for initial Applications is 31 July 2015.

The Assembly House, 55 Westgate Road

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_logo_2013Hothouse 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: Work in Progress
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.

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Design degree shows are a great opportunity to gain an insight into some of the upcoming innovations and concepts right across the North.

Promising to bring together and showcase creativity in all areas of design, including Interior Design, Product Design, Graphics and Architecture, design degree shows are an ideal place to look out for the next big thing.

North East degree shows include:

Northumbria University REVEAL 16 – 27 June

Newcastle College 5-12 June

Sunderland University 12 – 19 June

Cleveland College of Art & Design 10 – 12 June

Degree shows in North Yorkshire and Lancashire include:

Leeds University SHIFT 19 – 26 June

Sheffield Hallam 13 – 26 June

Liverpool University 29 May – 12 June

Manchester School of Art 12 – 24 June

Deadgood Residency

Following on from their London residency, for two weeks Newcastle based Deadgood will be residing at Workpattern on Newcastle’s Quayside; showcasing a carefully curated selection of products from their cutting edge collection of modern British furniture, lighting and interior accessories.

New products on show will include Harvey Modular, the Tree Table, the Tyneside Lounger and Woody, alongside some familiar favourites in striking new finishes. They’ll also be showcasing items from the 2015 Accessories Collection.

Find out more including details of their evening reception on 23 April  here

The showroom is open weekdays only.

24th April – 7th May

The Deadgood Residency
Workpattern
5 Queen Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3UG