Following successes achieved in 2016, we will be working with a new group of emerging makers in 2017 to present the very best in British craft on the world stage under the banner A Future Made. The Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen with renowned architect and interior designer Natalia Miyar are putting together a proposal to exhibit a body of works by new British talent during Miami Art Week and Design Miami in December this year.
Showcasing interiors-focused work that demonstrates first class making skills, creativity and imagination, this offers a chance for participants to present ambitious pieces and reach a new global audience. We hope to take up to 10 exhibitors’ works to Miami. The selection panel will be looking out for works that make a strong visual impact on their surroundings. The panel is looking for bold, playful, tactile objects which can transform interiors and inspire audiences.
We welcome applications from across the UK and across contemporary craft practice. However, because of the nature of this opportunity, we are not looking to present jewellery. Works presented at The Miami Edit must date from 2016 and 2017, be available to sell and ready for shipping by mid October 2017. The Crafts Council are offering Continued Professional Development (CPD) support to each of the selected A Future Made makers to ensure that they are ready to make the most of the International Showcase opportunity.
As a selected maker you will have free access to mentoring, business development workshops and the Flourish conference coordinated by Crafts Council between June 2017 and March 2018. A compulsory two-day induction event is programmed for Thursday 6th July 2017. (please note, if you have brought your ticket for Flourish and you are selected for the Miami Edit, you will be refunded in full for your attendance)
A Future Made is a partnership programme from the Crafts Council, The New Craftsmen, Craft Scotland and Ruthin Craft Centre which promotes craft internationally. It is funded by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales and it is supported by the GREAT Britain Campaign. The Crafts Council is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity. Applications are welcome from artists of all disciplines (except jewellery, please see note above), and we particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including disabled artists and artists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Deadline for applications is midnight 11 June 2017. A £20 nominal fee will be charged for administration costs, this fee is waived for Directory makers.
How to Apply
To apply you will need to create a Crafts Council account and apply via your dashboard
Deadline for applications: midnight on 11 June 2017.