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Young People

Meet the Creative Industries Drop-in: Craft Makers Special

Part of the Creative Job Studio

Fri 28 Feb 2020
17.00 - 19.00
New Wing

The Creative Job Studio is partnering with the Crafts Council’s only gallery-presented art fair Collect, alongside Makerversity to bring you this Maker’s special networking event,

During this event, you will gain insight and chat face to face with creative makers, artists and professionals working across various practices who feature in the exhibition as well as working in and around London, learn how they juggle their creative projects and commercial client’s needs, find out how to promote your work and advice on how to apply for funding and grants.

You’ll have the chance to look at the exhibition up-close, ask questions about production, fabrication and gain helpful tips to aid your own career ambitions in craft making. With the opportunity to meet various working practitioners and connect with peers, you’ll gain insight into shaping your own creative journey, and leave inspired!

For this dynamic event, the Crafts Council are giving each guest a complimentary ticket into the exhibition to meet with makers and other industry leaders. Please be aware this is an event for 18-25-year olds.

Creative Job Studio is the inspirational talent and skills development space for young people to meet arts organisations and creative professionals in partnership with Creative Society.


Crafts Council present Collect, the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. Through the years Collect has been instrumental in defining and growing the market for contemporary craft.

Collect celebrates over 400 artists presented by galleries coming from across the globe to this London stage, showcasing exceptional works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.

In addition to the main fair Collect Open presents new ambitious craft installations by individual artists and collectives and a lively talks programme explores contemporary craft with leading voices from the worlds of craft, design, architecture, fashion and art.

Crafts Council also runs Young Craft Citizens, a network of young creatives who are passionate about craft, design and making. YCC meetings bring together professional speakers, hands-on activities, career and portfolio advice, or group planning sessions for events and exhibitions. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, follow @CraftYouth on twitter for more information.

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Makerversity is a pioneering community of cutting-edge emerging maker businesses based at Somerset House. We provide space, equipment and support for our members; over 60 of the UK’s most exciting and fastest-growing businesses specialising in design, engineering, creative technology, digital, fashion and much more. Our member businesses also constitute our faculty, each contributing time and skills to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds through work placements, events and our learning programme.

Learning at Makerversity
Our current learning/outreach remit is to engage 16–25-year-olds in creative careers/practice, specifically inspired by and delivered in partnership with our unique community of members. We see young people as those with the least access to training and resources of this type. Our learning projects can take the form of tours, studio/workshop visits, machine demos and member showcase talks or more long-form design and making workshops. We are here to create a framework and spirit of entrepreneurship for making your own ideas happen. Our mission is to empower the next generation from all backgrounds by giving them a platform to learn from experts whilst equipping them with practical creative skills that give them confidence and resilience for the future.
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