Next Move Group 2007-09
Next Move is an innovative setting-up scheme designed to put new designer-makers on the fast track. It provides workspace, access to equipment, grants, training and promotion opportunities in the supportive environment of a college host over a two-year period.
Developed by the Crafts Council and Arts Council England, North West, this exciting setting up scheme, which is now working with its seventh intake, has provided some amazing opportunities for the 51 makers so far involved. As well as English placements we are now offering three placements in Wales in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales.
Next Move Group 2007-09 are:
Claire Loder, ceramics – Bath Spa University
Ekta Kaul, textiles – Bath Spa University
Clare Willard, textiles – University of Wolverhampton
Heather Gillespie, glass – University of Wolverhampton
Shannon Clegg, ceramics – University of Sunderland
Kathryn Partington, jewellery – School of Jewellery, Birmingham
Esther Lord, silversmith – School of Jewellery, Birmingham
Michelle Akhed, ceramics, UWIC, Cardiff
Anthea Walsh, textiles, Swansea Metropolitan University
Notes to Editors
• The Crafts Council is the national agency for contemporary crafts. The Crafts Council aims to position the UK as the best place in the world for making, seeing and collecting contemporary craft.
• For further information about Next Move, visit Learning and support
• The Crafts Council is funded by Arts Council England. The Arts Council works to get more art to more people in more places by developing and promoting the arts across England and acting as an independent body at arm’s length from government. For 2006 to 2008, Arts Council England have six priorities: taking part in the arts, children and young people, the creative economy, vibrant communities, internationalism and celebrating diversity.
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