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The Burke Prize

A new annual award that reinforces MAD’s commitment to celebrating the next generation of artists working in and advancing the disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement, the Burke Prize is an unrestricted $50,000 award made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood.

Named for Marian and Russell Burke, two passionate collectors of craft and longtime supporters of MAD, the Burke Prize will be determined by an annual jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design following an open application process.

Eligible applicants are professional artists under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents, living or working within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands. 

The applications will be reviewed by a jury led by Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator at MAD, and available starting February 2018. The first winner of the Burke Prize will be announced in the fall of 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must be:

  • A US citizen or a permanent legal resident
  • At least 21 years old and not older than 45 at the time of application 
  • A working artist, not a hobbyist, who can demonstrate a commitment to their practice as a professional

Applicants cannot be:

  • An institution or small business
  • A full-time student in a degree-granting program or its equivalent
  • Applicants may not be students at the time of applying, even if graduation is pending the same year
  • A current employee, consultant, board member, or major funder of the Museum of Arts and Design, or an immediate family member of such a person

Why is there an age restriction? 

The prize is meant to celebrate and support young artists who represent the next generation working in the traditional American studio craft disciplines of glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. In the past, “young” or “next generation” has often meant under the age of 30 or 40. We have expanded this to 45 to accommodate the length of time many artists take to complete schooling as well as the exceptional financial burden that schooling places on young artists today, requiring most to pursue full-time employment before they can fully dedicate themselves to the studio.

We recognize that there are many talented artists over the age of 45, but most (although not all) have had the benefit of time to create a stronger professional network and economic foundation for their practice. By giving visibility to the next generation of artists working in these disciplines, we hope to carry craft into the future both by inspiring artists to pursue these disciplines and by inspiring curators, critics, and collectors to recognize their work. In the end, this impacts the whole field.

Can collectives apply?

We understand that there are many collaborative partnerships in the art world and we encourage you to apply as long as all members of the collective meet the requirements of the application. You can find specific instructions on how to navigate our application as a collective in the application itself. Collectives must demonstrate an extensive collaborative practice.

What is the jury looking for in the winner?

The prize will recognize exceptional artwork in form and concept. Please submit the work that you see as best representing your art practice, and that reflects both your mastery of your craft and your innovation within your field.

Do I have to work solely in one of the five mediums (glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood)?

No, you do not, although these mediums and your skill in handling them, both manually and conceptually, should be evident in your application. Applicants can work in all five mediums, a combination of these mediums, or a combination of these mediums and others not listed, like video or performance.

I don’t have an MFA. Can I still apply?

Yes.

I work in one of the mediums listed, but I focused my schooling on painting (or video, or another studio discipline). Can I still apply?

Yes.

Craft has been a hobby of mine for some time. Should I apply?

While we accept applications from self-taught artists, your practice should be a full-time, professional pursuit, not a part-time hobby. In the end, it is up to you to judge your commitment to your practice before taking the time to submit.

When can I apply?

The application database will open February 1, 2018.

If I don’t win the award, can I apply again next year?

Yes, as long as you still meet the requirements for application.

If I win, will I have to pay taxes on my award?

Yes, all cash prizes are taxable income.

Deadline: 
04/20/2018

Balham Easter Market

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Join SoLo Craft Fair for our first event of the year on 31st March. We will be returning to the beautiful ballroom of the Balham Bowls Club.

Beat the high street queues and have a more enjoyable shopping experience. Grab a drink from the bar, browse the local stalls selling handcrafted gifts, enjoy the live music and get creative by joining in the workshops and the doodle wall.

As always, we will have a children's activity corner so the little rascals will be kept busy creating their own masterpieces!

Join us at Balham Bowls Club, 7-9 Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QX 12-5pm - free entry!

Saturday 31st March 12-5pm.

Winter Designer Maker Fair

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The Winter Designer Maker Fair is Kingsgate Workshops’ annual festive craft and design sale.

Friday 24th November 6-9pm

Saturday 25th November 12-9pm

Sunday 26th November 12-6pm

This year a selection of contemporary craft makers and designers, producing everything from high-end ceramics to paper sculpture, will be selling their work from a new outdoor market and in curated indoor shop spaces in our Victorian warehouse building. Unique and precious gifts, decorations, and wrapping paper will all nestle together on our fairylit market stalls.
We’ll also have festive food and a chance to peek inside the building and its beautiful yard, which are both usually closed to the public.

PLUS:
Beautiful new outdoor space
Celebrate the launch of our new revamped yard space – our beautiful garden is now twice the size, covered in twinkling lights, warmed by roaring fires in our patio heaters, and scented with woodsmoke and gingerbread spice.

Enjoy festive gourmet treats 
The gingerbread scent we mentioned will be emanating from The Lounge Cafe's beautiful pop up kitchen, overflowing with lebkuchen and mulled wine. If you fancy something to take home to save for later, we'll have stalls full of festive treats ready wrapped for presents too!

Explore the historic Victorian warehouse
Visitors can head inside the building for a Christmas grotto for grownups, showcasing the objects made by studio holders in festive displays, and to see inside a selection of studios to get more insight into the making of the ceramics, jewellery and painting on display.

Christmas Light and Paper Installations
Chisato Tamabayashi's beautiful paper installations will cast enchanting shadows on the pavements outside.

Free canvas bag designed by a Kingsgate artist with every purchase
Our exclusive artist designed goody bags will be available for the first 20 visitors – after that, a donation of £5 will secure you one, plus a selection of limited edition badges designed by our studio holders.

Who are Kingsgate Workshops?
Kingsgate Workshops started life as an artists’ squat in the 70’s, and has blossomed into a charity which celebrates and supports the creative work of over 75 artists designers and makers who work in the building, and many more who take part in our artist residencies and shows.

For most of the year, the main building is closed to the public, and only our corrugated shed Project Space in the yard runs regular exhibitions, talks and screenings.

Just twice a year we showcase the beautiful pieces made by our studio holders, giving you a glimpse into our somewhat rickety, higgledy piggledy 3 floor warehouse.

Crafters, makers, handmade extraordinaire!

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Etsy Made Local Tottenham

Fellow crafters, makers, under appreciated artists and everyone else! Etsy Made Local Tottenham Christmas market brought to you by the Crafty North Londoner, will take place on December 2nd at the Tottenham Town Hall (N15 4RY).

 

Vendor applications are open and we are hoping for London based talent to showcase their wares.

For further information, please refer to the vendor application form (applications received before Sunday 17 WILL be considered).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12t94si-0ptUBNGEWBO7QiI_rkWL0NGxb1kHR7qzl75c/edit?chromeless=1 Updates (and soon to be featured vendors) of the market can be found here https://m.facebook.com/craftynolo/

 

Twitter @Craftynolo

Instagram @craftynolo

Deadline: 
09/17/2017
Fee Detail: 
£40-70

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2018 - Call for Applications

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CTF 2018 applications now open

The Contemporary Textiles Fair is calling for artists to apply to be part of their 2018 fair. A well-established, high quality and highly regarded event, the Contemporary Textile Fair is almost unique in its focus on textile artists and makers, unencumbered by suppliers and other craft disciplines. The fair is held annually at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, South-West London, and is host to over 70 textile artists and designer-makers. We are seeking applications from artists who use fibre and textiles in their work, as well as individual designer makers to exhibit at this popular show in March 2018.

CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES FAIR 2018

Preview Evening Friday 16th March | 6pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March | 10am - 5pm

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT THE APPLICATION FORM VIA CURATOR SPACE: https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/contemporary-textiles-fair---call-for-applications/1360 

DEADLINE: 30th September 2017

We look forward to receiving your application. Please get in contact if you have any questions.

Landmark Arts Centre Ltd, Ferry Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 9NN. UK. 

Charity No: 1047080    Registered in England No: 3061090

Deadline: 
09/30/2017
Fee Detail: 
None

SoLo Craft Fair

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On Sunday 11th June SoLo Craft Fair returns to the beautiful ballroom upstairs at the iconic Balham Bowls Clubs for our summer craft market. 

Prepare yourself for the summer season with over 30 independent traders selling high quality products from fashion to homeware to art - you won't be stuck with what to buy for Father's Day the following Sunday, and with wedding season upon us, you can buy a truly unique handmade gift for the happy couple, as well as getting all the accessories you need for the big day! And don't worry, there will also be plenty to treat yourself in time for the holiday and festival season. 

Once you've finished shopping, SoLo Craft Fair will be putting on another great line up of musicians throughout the day, so grab yourself a drink from the bar and relax. There will be a set by folk duo, Stables and an acoustic set by Emilie Cheshire. Don't worry about keeping the little ones occupied as there will be a kid's corner with plenty of toys and crafts.

There will also be a fantastic screen printing workshop running throughout the day. Book your tickets here.

There are VIP tickets available for this event, tickets cost £10 and guests receive a goody bag with handmade surprises worth over £20. Limited tickets available, please purchase yours here.

So join us at Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX on Sunday 11th June 12-5pm, for free entry and shop with soul! Free Entry!

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