THOMAS DAMMANN JUNIOR MEMORIAL TRUST AWARDS This award has been set up by the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust to honour the life of the late Thomas Dammann Junior. The Trust is a charity, established in 1985, which makes awards to applicants for furthering their research and practice and visiting exhibitions, museums, galleries and buildings…

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CRAFTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND CRAFT BUSINESS MENTORS The CCoI has for many years recognised the importance of mentoring. Following evaluation and extensive research the CCoI is now running an expanded mentoring scheme under its Strategic Plan 2010 – 2012. Mentoring is a key element of the CCoI Enterprise Strategy. The main objective of the CCoI…

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CULTURE IRELAND GRANTS Awards recommended by Culture Ireland are intended to (1) give support in other countries to Irish cultural activities of excellence. Proposals are considered for events (e.g. performances, exhibitions, lectures) the full costs of which cannot be met by their organisation or performance. (2) Assist with the travel costs of inviting international programmers,…

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HOUSTON CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT ARTIST RESIDENCY, TEXAS Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is currently accepting applications for their Artist Residency programme. The HCCC Residency accepts applications from artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay and mixed media and a wide variety of professional opportunities and resources are offered. Three, six, nine and twelve…

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CONTEMPORARY GLASS SOCIETY – GLASS GAMES 2012 This summer the Contemporary Glass Society is working with designers and makers, galleries, museums and arts organisations to create an exciting programme of events that will put contemporary glass on the map. From 1st June to 30th September 2012, there’ll be exhibitions, workshops, master classes and happenings that…

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STEVENS ARCHITECTURAL GLASS COMPETITION 2012 Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Stevens Architectural Glass Competition. The project put forward for this year’s competition is for an emerging glass artist to design a feature window (approximately 1140mm wide x 3100mm high) in the new In-Patient Unit at St. Michael’s Hospice, Hereford. St Michael’s Hospice…

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LUTON HOO WALLED GARDEN OPEN ART EXHIBITION The Luton Hoo Walled Garden plays host to its third annual Open Art Exhibition, furthering its mission to promote this wonderful setting as an inspirational arts centre and creative haven. The theme this year is ‘Garden and Landscape Inspired’. The closing date for entries is 21st February 2011.…

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MINNETRISTA – GLASS: A JURIED ART SHOW Minnetrista, in partnership with The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University, will host its first cooperative juried glass show. This exhibition is focused on portraying the breadth and range of glass in contemporary contexts of craft, sculpture, and mixed media art. The juror will…

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES INNOVATION FUND – CALL FOR APPLICANTS A new round of the Creative Industries Innovation fund, run by the Arts Council Northern Ireland, is now open. The fund provides assistance to companies – including craft – at critical times in their business and product development. The current round of funding will give priority to…

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COLID REID SPEAKING AT ULSTER MUSEUM, BELFASTColin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kiln-cast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 45 museum collections worldwide. Based in his studio in SW England, Colin has developed the expertise and facilities to handle large scale commissions in glass. He will be…

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ALISON LOWRY IN PASSING REFLECTIONS, KENT Passing Reflections is a three person mixed media exhibition featuring the work of Alison Lowry, Andrea Walsh and textile artist Rosie James. The exhibition takes place at Rochester Art Gallery, Kent, from 10th February – 13th April 2012. E: arts@medway.gov.ukW: www.medway.gov.ukT: 01634 338 319

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LIVE-STREAMED ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS FROM CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass will be offering weekly, free, live-streamed artist demos this winter via the Museum’s Ustream channel. Every Wednesday until 8th February 2012.
 January 25th: Engraving and Cold Working Techniques with Max Erlacher February 1st: Refining and Solidifying Your Techniques with…

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