Monday, October 24, 2011

The Clothworkers Foundation Awards

Just saw this on the Artists Newsletter website, and thought I must share the opportunity as its so rare to something of this ilk just to support weavers.  Look forward to hearing about the successful recipients of the awards in due course.

The Clothworkers Foundation Awards

WHO: weavers who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skills.
WHAT: the Cockpit Arts/The Clothworkers' Foundation Awards helps weavers to set-up in business. The selection panel includes the acclaimed ikat weaver and designer, Mary Restieaux.
PAYMENTS: there are 6 Awards available. The award provides studio space and business support as well as shared use of looms within the creative community of Cockpit Arts at Deptford. 5 Awards are worth £2,000 with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Award winners, payable on a monthly basis. 1 Award is worth £4,000 covering the full fee, awarded to a weaver taking responsibility for managing the weaving studio including shared access to looms and equipment and their maintenance (costs paid for by Cockpit Arts).
APPLY: full details available online.
Deadline: 12 December 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Job vacancy: 0.6 Weave lecturer / senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Just thought I'd let you all know that Nottingham Trent University is currently advertising for a 0.6 Weave lecturer / senior lecturer. I've done a little teaching there - it's a great textiles department with supportive colleagues. Kinda wish I could do the job, but there isn't enough hours in the day, plus its a bit of a trek from South Wales! Further info here: