FW: Call for Entries: The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
> Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 23:10:37 +0000> Subject: Call for Entries: The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair> From: ann-marie@...> To: info@...> > Dear Leeds Visual Art Forum,> > I am writing to inform you of our "Call for Exhibitors" for an exciting> new event for the North of England in the hope that it will be of interest> to your members.> > The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair> 23rd-26th October 2008> The Manchester Grammar School> > This will be a high profile, high quality selected selling event that will> showcase the best in contemporary craft. Over 100 cutting edge designer> makers ( both established and emerging)will be selected to showcase and> sell their work directly to the public over 4 days. It will be an> inspiring mix of ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, wood, textiles and> furniture.> > The selection panel is made of renowned curators. They are James Beigton> (Curator in Applied Arts at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), Kelda> Savage ( from Manchester Craft & Design Centre), Stephen Dixon ( MMU> Senior Lecturer and Ceramicist), Jo Bloxham ( Jewellery curator and> collector) and Jemila Topalian ( Artizana Gallery, Cheshire).> > The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will be held between 23rd-26th> October 2008 in the beautiful and historic setting of The Manchester> Grammar School. This is a fabulous venue with ample free parking for> visitors, good access for exhibitors and is well situated just 2 miles> from the city centre, between the two major arterial roads connecting the> city to the affluent South Manchester suburbs and beyond to Cheshire.> > The event will be backed by a targetted PR campaign. We have secured the> services of Arts About Manchester, the region's premier arts listings and> distribution service. In addition we will publicise the event in both> national and local media as well as through guilds, associations and> regional listings. The Manchester Grammar School are also keen to promote> the Fair to their 700+ parents and alumni, as well as publicise the event> through their network of contacts at other independent schools in the> area.> > The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is organised by Great Northern> Events, a not for profit organisation, developed to champion contemporary> craft in the North and promote designer-makers. We want this to be an> annual event with a national feel and one that will put Manchester on the> map in the British calendar of craft.> > We have carried out extensive market research with designer-makers> nationwide and 98% were in favour of a prestigious high standard event in> the North. We have enthusiastic support from the Arts Council North West,> Crafts Council,Manchester City Council, Culture North West, North East And> Cumbria, Design Initiative, Creative Industries Development Services,> Manchester Craft And Design Centre, Manchester City Art Gallery,> Manchester Metropolitan University, Arts and Business and Business in> Arts. Arts Council North West have invited us to apply for a Grant for> the Arts. We are also in negotiations with several potential sponsors.> > We have placed a �Call for Entries� in the March/ April edition ( page 57)> of Craft magazine. However, we are keen to promote The Great Northern> Contemporary Craft Fair as widely as possible and are therefore contacting> guilds, craft associations, and studios asking if they would be willing to> send out a Call for Entries to their members via databases, websites,> newsletters or other publications as well as display on noticeboards. A> press release for the Call for Entries is attached, as is a copy of the ad> displayed in Craft. Please feel free to use these for inclusion in> newsletters, website listings or to forward on to members.> > Applications are now open and the closing date for applications will be> 30th April. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from our> website: www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk.> > Furthermore we would like to promote The Great Northern Contemporary Craft> Fair to potential visitors throughout August/September/October and would> be grateful if you could let us know copy deadlines for any newsletters> that you may be sending out during these months.> > We are working hard to make The Great Northern Contemporary> Craft Fair a success for everyone involved and hope it is something that> may be of interest to you and your members.> > Should you require any more details please don�t hesitate to contact us.> > With many thanks for your support and kind regards,> > Ann-Marie Franey & Angela Mann> > -- > The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair> 23rd -26th October 2008> The Manchester Grammar School> www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk> > Great Northern Events (NW) Ltd> 23 Belfield Rd> Didsbury> Manchester> M20 6BJ> Mob: 07973 574735> > > > > > > > -- > The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair> 23rd -26th October 2008> The Manchester Grammar School> > Great Northern Events (NW) Ltd> 23 Belfield Rd> Didsbury> Manchester> M20 6BJ> Mob: 07973 574735_________________________________________________________________
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