Who can apply:
We are looking for 20 participants who are based in England, Wales or Scotland with either craft/making OR digital design background.
Applicants with craft/making background should:
- Be an emerging maker / maker/designer already in business with practical skills in any craft or design discipline. You may be self-taught, or may have completed a university or vocational course. We are imagining you will have established your business within the last 7 years, but understand that careers are not always this linear and acknowledge that makers ‘emerge’ and re-emerge at different stages of their careers (for example after a change in direction), so define this broadly.
- Clearly articulate their interest in digital fabrication technologies - experience in digital design and digital fabrication is not necessary, but a curious attitude and ambition to experiment and innovate using new technologies is essential.
Applicants with digital design background should:
- Be an emerging designer / SME experienced in using digital drawing software (for example, but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, Autocad, Vectorworks, Rhino, Sketchup, Fusion etc.). You may be self-taught, or may have completed a university or vocational course. We are imagining you will have established your business within the last 7 years, but understand that careers are not always this linear and acknowledge that practitioners ‘emerge’ and re-emerge at different stages of their careers (for example after a change in direction), so define this broadly. Experience in digital fabrication, parametric software or computer coding software is not necessary but would be advantageous.
- Clearly articulate their interest in craft and making - existing hands-on experience of craft/making is not necessary but interest in developing practical skills, exploring making methods and tools is essential.
Additionally, all successful applications should demonstrate the applicant's ability to:
- Work collaboratively, be open in their approach, generous in exchanging information with peers and the project hosts
- Present their work clearly and support the communication of the project activities
- Act as advocates for the project, the partner organisations and the role of new technologies within the craft sector
We aspire to remove barriers and be open to all and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes but is not limited to people of African or Caribbean heritage; Arabic heritage; Latin American heritage; East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian heritage; people from traveller communities; disabled people; LGBTQIA+ people and people from a low-income background.
Applicants must be based and eligible to work in England, Wales or Scotland for the full period of the iAtelier programme (April 2021 - 2022).