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CREATIVES INC @ NEW DESIGNERS

Creatives will be one of the companies on hand at New Designers Part I & II, advising on portfolio presentation. Looking forward to meeting the future faces of creativity.

We will be there on Friday 29th June between 1 and 6pm, and FRIDAY 6th JULY between 1 and 6 pm supporting ARTSTHREAD – The website supporting Art & Design Graduates, free to upload your portfolio. DO IT NOW!!

New Designers 2011 – Press Quotes:

New Design magazine – June 2011
‘Young Talent’: The UK’s design courses are internationally renowned for their excellent teaching which stimulates creative innovation and hones professional skills. It’s the biggest gathering of design graduates in one place and therefore attracts prospective employers from all over the world, working in every field and every discipline. New Designers is their priority destination.

The Architects’ Journal – AJ Specification supplement – June 2011
The popular summer event gives a snapshot of the latest ideas, trends and creative minds as 3500 new designers come together and present their work.

FX – May 2011
Now in its 26th year, New Designers is a great resource for those who attend and a great springboard for those who exhibit.

Designer magazine – June 2011
If ever anyone doubted whether the UK is producing inspiring young design talent then a visit to New Designers will certainly hel to set the record straight.

Professional Jeweller – June 2011
The One Year On section of the show, occupied by designers who were new graduates last year and have now been working in the industry for a year, is a rich segment of the exhibition with a serious tour-de-force of emerging design talent that can offer retailers the chance to discover jewellers on the rise that are more seasoned and shop-ready than the graduates.

Mix – issue 24 Two 2011
And finally there is a bigger and better talks programme, a key focus for new designers and an open forum for tutors, students, industry professional and the media, a welcome chance to air issues that affect designers both new and established.

Develop3D – June 2011
Many university course tutors and lecturers deem New Designers a vital showcase for their students and so keep coming back year after year. ‘Its important for us to exhibit at New Designers. It provides students with an opportunity for peer review and to meet their contemporaries,’ says Graham Hill, course leader of BA (Hons) Product Design at University of Central Lancashire.

Evening Standard Homes & Property – 29 June – Corinne Julius
‘Hunt through the young designer shows for bargains’: The Government is keen to stress the creativity of Britain’s young designers and the contribution they make to the economy, while bigname manufacturers and high street retailers are eager to exploit their talent. However, at this time of year the public also gets to marvel at the work of the UK’s newly emerging designers at graduate degree shows – and if you are really savvy, you might commission work from a future design star.

The Independent – 8 July – Trish Lorenz
‘Britain’s got talent’: this year’s tranche of design graduates may have the next Starck in its ranks and the New Designers exhibition, which is currently running at Islington’s Business Design Centre, is the place to spot young talent and grab yourself a bargain. ……. It’s also a chance to get your hands on some well-crafted original pieces at reasonable prices. Or why not commission something bespoke? After all, it’s an opportunity to own a one-off by a designer who one day might be too busy and too famous to be affordable.

{BTW Creatives Inc doesnt agree with the above statement by Trish Lorenz…we would never refer to someone as a bargain!]

Express.co.uk – 29 June – Your Money – Maisha Frost
The event, staged at London’s Business Design Centre, is renowned for drawing prospective employers, buyers, retailers and gallery owners as well as the public and noted for the practical support it gives budding entrepreneurs planning to start their own ventures and make a living from design.

Buddingdesigners.co.uk
The Budding Designers team visited the New Designers graduates show today; we had an absolutely fantastic time! This is definitely one of the best shows we’ve been to all year. The quality of the work is stunning, more designs are finished products this year and the attention to detail is very impressive. Anyone in the creative industries should head down to the Business Design Centre in London over the next couple of weeks!

Lolita and Me blog
I have visited the exhibition for the last few years and am always extremely impressed with the standard of the show. ………. The work this summer was incredible and I was blown away from the moment I walked through the door.

Mydeco.com blog
New Designers 2011 had a lot to live up to. Having been cited by mydeco’s features editor Ellie as her ‘highlight of the year’ we had high expectations heading down to the event and awards presentation……..We weren’t disappointed – not just because of the free cocktails! The show was a hub of activity brimming with newly graduated, fresh fashion, furniture and textile design talent. There was so much to see that it was quite overwhelming.

New Designers 2012

Part 1: 27 – 30 June 2012
Part 2: 4 – 7 July 2012

 

 

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Wellcome Trust Arts Awards

The Wellcome Trust are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science.

The scheme aims to:
stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through the arts
examine the social, cultural, and ethical impact of biomedical science
support formal and informal learning
encourage new ways of thinking
encourage high quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science and/or education practice.

All art forms are covered by the programme: dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. The Trust invites applications for projects which engage adult audiences and/or young people.

Background
We believe the arts are an effective way of stimulating debate and engaging people with biomedical science. Visual art, music, moving image, creative writing and performance can reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. Collaborative and interdisciplinary practice across the arts and sciences can help to provide new perspectives on both fields. The arts can also provide imaginative ways of engaging and educating young people in the field of science.

The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, among others, artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers.

Applicants must be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland and the activity must take place in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

Applicants are usually affiliated to organisations, but can apply as individuals.

Organisations might include: museums and other cultural attractions; arts agencies; production companies; arts venues; broadcast media; schools; local education authorities; universities and colleges; youth clubs; community groups; research institutes; the NHS; and science centres.

Partnership projects (between different people and organisations, e.g. scientists and ethicists, educators and artists) are welcomed.

If this is the first time an organisation is applying to the Wellcome Trust an eligibility assessment will be carried out. For this assessment, the following documentation from the applying organisation should be submitted:
articles of association
audited accounts from the previous two years
details of similar projects/grant funding received
confirmation that no funding has been received or is scheduled to be received from any tobacco company.

Funding can be applied for at two levels:

Small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000)
Funding can either be used to support the development of new project ideas, deliver small-scale productions or workshops, investigate and experiment with new methods of engagement through the arts, or develop new collaborative relationships between artists and scientists.

Applicants can apply for any amount within the above boundaries, for projects lasting a maximum of three years.

For small to medium-sized projects (up to and including £30 000) upcoming deadlines are:
28 October 2011
27 January 2012

Decisions will be made approximately three months after the relevant deadline.

For large projects (above £30 000) the deadline for 2011 has passed.

We are currently reviewing our process for large projects for 2012. This page will be updated at the end of September 2011 with further details.
Decisions will be made approximately six months after the deadline.

Full application details at: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement/funding-schemes/arts-awards/index.htm

[Creatives Inc are not connected to the Wellcome trust]

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V&A Connects with…ARTS THREAD

Temporary Exhibition: ARTS THREAD at V&A

Looking to advance your career within the creative industries? Join us for an evening of networking, practical careers advice and information. Find out more about ARTS THREAD, the leading creative graduate website which bridges the gap between education and industry.

Discover how ARTS THREAD can showcase your work to the global creative industry, help you create the perfect online portfolio, and offer  practical advice on career development before and after university. If you are starting your own business, going freelance or looking for that perfect job, chat to industry experts from across the field. Talk to postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art, and find out more about their latest work.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Crofts, Owner of Paul Crofts Studio, London based multi-disciplinary product design studio.
  • John Cunningham, VP Technology Europe at digital marketing experts Razorfish.
  • Louis de Gama, Owner of high-end womenswear label Louis de Gama.
  • Sally Leonard, Owner of high-end jewellery label Leonard of London.
  • Olaf Parker, Consultant for BBC Blast.
  • Jane Richardson, Business Development Print/Digital Director, Aquent creative recruitment consultancy.
  • Joyce Thornton, Design journalist & education expert, creator of WGSN’s New Gen student portal.

Royal College of Art postgraduate Master’s students : View their latest projects and find out more about the College and student work. Courses represented include: Animation, Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Design Interactions, Design Products, Fashion Menswear, Fashion Womenswear, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Innovation Design Engineering, Textiles and Vehicle Design.

Go: http://www.artsthread.com/viewer/exhibition?e=246

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