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8 Apr 2014
Job Opportunity at NCCD- Head of Exhibitions
If you are passionate about craft and design, and would relish the opportunity to enrich the service of a renowned cultural venue, we want to hear from you.   Continue reading...
8 Apr 2014
Job Opportunity at NCCD- Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator
If you are passionate about craft and design, and would relish the opportunity to enrich the service of a renowned cultural venue, we want to hear from you.   Continue reading...
4 Apr 2014
gifted.14
We are inviting artists, designers and makers of British contemporary craft and design to exhibit and sell their products at our annual Christmas market.We are also calling out for demonstrators and workshop facilitators, to deliver half-day drop in sessions for children, young people, adults and families. Please let us know if you would like to be part of our fabulous festive day!   Continue reading...
30 Jan 2014
Help us deliver Great Art Experiences
To help us do this, we've put together a survey to find out a bit more about our visitors.   Continue reading...
7 Jan 2014
In Australia any time soon? Get your NCCD fix and check out TRANSPLANTATION
our joint touring exhibition currently in Australia and its current exhibition platform TRANSPLANTATION - A Sense of Place and Culture   Continue reading...
3 Jan 2014
Your chance to contribute to Sleaford's new public artwork
Michael Condron is creating a brand new piece of public art for the Renewable Energy Plant on Boston Road, Sleaford in February 2014. As part of this exciting project, Michael will be delivering FREE workshops exploring the processes that drive the power station, and giving you the chance to contribute to the final public artwork.   Continue reading...
2 Jan 2014
Job Opportunity- Head of Artistic Programming
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2 Jan 2014
Job Opportunity- Exhibitions and Gallery Assistant
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
4 Dec 2013
Seasonal Wreath Making
Get yourself into the festive spirit!   Continue reading...
4 Dec 2013
Our next season is approaching
With the success of The National Centre for Craft and Design this year we are now looking forward into the new year!   Continue reading...
4 Dec 2013
Our Christmas Opening hours
Christmas is a time to be with our families and loved ones and this includes the staff here at the NCCD.   Continue reading...
10 Nov 2013
Cross Stitch v Gaming Day, Saturday 16 November
This is a must for all stitchers and fans of contemporary embroidery!   Continue reading...
2 Oct 2013
Coming up at The NCCD
Our full seasonal programme is once again bursting with workshops, events and fantastic exhibitions for you to get involved with. Here is just a small update of what is to come   Continue reading...
23 Sep 2013
Job Opportunity - Head of Learning
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
13 Aug 2013
Meekyoung Shin's soap statues have arrived at the NCCD
Meekyoung Shin's soap statues have arrived at the NCCD   Continue reading...
23 Jul 2013
What's New at NCCD
What's New at NCCD   Continue reading...
4 Jul 2013
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The National Centre for Craft & Design is seeking six designer/makers working in textiles, graphic, fashion, architecture and product or furniture design to take part in their contribution to the Big Draw 2013.   Continue reading...
4 Jul 2013
Call for artists: Creative Careers event
This is an open call to all creative practitioners who would like to deliver a creative presentation, make and take workshop or demonstration as part of The National Centre for Craft and Design's careers event.   Continue reading...
28 Jun 2013
New opportunity
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14 Jun 2013
New exhibition in our Project Space
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25 Apr 2013
IT COULD BE YOU
IT COULD BE YOU   Continue reading...
17 Apr 2013
We are now recruiting volunteers to work at the NCCD
It is an exciting time to be involved with the The National Centre for Craft & Design. Over the next few years we are undergoing an exciting transformation that builds on our reputation as the UK’s national centre.   Continue reading...
10 Apr 2013
We are recruiting - Gallery Administrator
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
25 Mar 2013
We are recruiting - Marketing & Communications Manager
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22 Mar 2013
Gathered: A day of inspiration!
Enjoy a day of demonstrations, artist talks, creative workshops and music on Saturday 13 April at The National Centre for Craft & Design.   Continue reading...
12 Mar 2013
Have an eggs-citing Easter at The National Centre!
Easter egg trails, "make&take" workshops and events. There's so much to do during the Easter holidays so be sure to visit us and enjoy a family day out!   Continue reading...
6 Mar 2013
gifted.13
Applications have opened for stall holders wishing to take part in this year's gifted.13 taking place at the end of November.   Continue reading...
14 Feb 2013
Your National Centre
Join our User Forum and share your feedback on our activities and services and on how we can grow and improve.   Continue reading...
31 Jan 2013
Get In Touch
We're joining with the Crafts Council's 'In Touch' project to offer a Continuing Professional Development day for teachers and arts educators on Thursday 21 February   Continue reading...
30 Jan 2013
A Window on the World
People from all over the region are being invited to select images, objects or texts that in some way reflect our culture and our everyday lives from any chosen period of time to be displayed within an experimental new curatorial venture called The Window Collection being launched in March 2013 at The National Centre for Craft & Design.   Continue reading...
15 Jan 2013
Job Opportunity
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
21 Dec 2012
National Centre Presents ... Gallery Garden
Exciting new work from two emerging East Midlands’ artists will feature in “The National Centre Presents ….The Gallery Garden” an exhibition opening at The National Centre for Craft & Design in January 2013.   Continue reading...
7 Dec 2012
Music while you shop at gifted.12
Pupils from St Botolph’s School and William Alvey School will be entertaining visitors with Christmas carols and seasonal music at The National Centre’s Christmas Market on Saturday 15 December. Opening gifted.12 at 11am will be the children’s band and choir from St Botolph’s CofE School followed by a choir of over 30 pupils from William Alvey CofE School.   Continue reading...
30 Nov 2012
Artists share their skills at gifted.12
A festive day of craft, live music, entertainment, workshops, demonstrations and delicious local food will be held at The National Centre for Craft & Design on Saturday 15 December. Throughout the day, visitors to gifted.12 will have the chance to watch artists demonstrating their skills and talking about the techniques and influences on their work.   Continue reading...
15 Nov 2012
Kids take over The National Centre!
On Friday 23 November, Year Six students from the William Alvey School in Sleaford will take over The National Centre for Craft & Design for the whole day.   Continue reading...
5 Oct 2012
Something Wonderful
Something Wonderful is coming to Sleaford from Wednesday 24 October to Friday 26 October and we want you to be part of it ….   Continue reading...
20 Sep 2012
An mbrela of activities
A special evening of talks by guest speakers from Philadelphia, San Jose State and Lincoln Universties and a Zoomster competition for children to enter ....   Continue reading...
26 Aug 2012
Call for applications: 'gifted.12' Christmas Market
The National Centre for Craft & Design in partnership with Design Factory is seeking artists for 'gifted.12' Christmas Market on Saturday 15th December 2012.   Continue reading...
6 Aug 2012
Fun and frivolity for the whole family!
The National Centre for Craft & Design is offering the perfect way to spend your August Bank Holiday ahead of the kids going back to school.   Continue reading...
27 Jul 2012
Striking Gold!
We are delighted to see makers recently supported by The National Centre for Craft & Design featured in two new exhibition projects from Crafts Council which are tied to the Olympics   Continue reading...
4 Jul 2012
Mosaic Magic & Textured Textiles
To escape the rain and drizzle, we are offering two sunny summer workshops this month!   Continue reading...
21 Jun 2012
Job Opportunity: Learning Assistant
The National Centre for Craft & Design is seeking to recruit a Learning Assistant to support the Learning Manager in driving forward the strategic development and ambitions of the learning programme to ensure they are achieving excellent art for everyone.   Continue reading...
20 Jun 2012
Golden Fables
Join us for a screening of Golden Fables - a film which captures the excitement of a live performance of this vibrant celebration of Lincolnshire, rural life and the county's heritage.   Continue reading...
5 Jun 2012
Design Innovation Award
Lincoln University student Mary James has been awarded NCCD's Design Innovation Award for her fashion collection entitled "Future Imperfect" which explores the notion of a bleak future world where garments need to be created from found materials due to the depletion of resources.   Continue reading...
24 May 2012
Inspire & Energize your mind and body!
Inspire and energize your mind and body by joining our newly formed Life Drawing and Yoga classes taking place every Tuesday during June and the beginning of July.   Continue reading...
17 May 2012
Fit for a Monarch
An exhibition of unique knitted garments created by specialist textile students from the University of Lincoln will be on display in our Learning Zone from Saturday 2 June until Saturday 9 June.   Continue reading...
11 May 2012
Study for Arts Award
The National Centre for Craft & Design is passionate about the development of art skills and leadership in the craft and design arena. For these reasons the Centre has recently registered as an Arts Award centre.   Continue reading...
17 Apr 2012
A Voice for Young People
Calling young people aged between 15 and 25 years who have bundles of energy, ideas and creativity to be a part of our Young People’s Forum   Continue reading...
13 Apr 2012
A National Portfolio Advisory Panel
We are inviting interested parties to consider being part of a new National Portfolio Advisory Panel   Continue reading...
30 Mar 2012
Workshops have encouraged more creativity in the home
It’d be easy enough for us here at The National Centre for Craft & Design to tell you how great the learning programme is, so we thought we’d share the thoughts of one of our customers…   Continue reading...
20 Mar 2012
Teacher's Season Opener
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the team at the NCCD, find out more about our learning programme and discover exactly how contemporary craft and design can support and enrich your programme of study.   Continue reading...
16 Mar 2012
City girl returns to Sleaford roots
Visitors to the main gallery exhibition Museum of Broken Relationships, have been delighted by the beautiful and intricately paper cut screens hanging throughout the gallery.   Continue reading...
2 Mar 2012
Out with the old, in with the new!
Come and create something new and fabulous from old and unwanted recycled materials! Two stimulating workshops for adults and students ...   Continue reading...
17 Feb 2012
A Must for March!
Join us in March for a varied and exciting programme of events.   Continue reading...
1 Feb 2012
A month of "love" at the National Centre for Craft & Design
The Museum of Broken Relationships may be an exhibition of objects and heartfelt stories but things are not too melancholy at The National Centre of Craft & Design during the “Valentines” month of February.   Continue reading...
25 Jan 2012
Making it Relevant
A professional practice symposium open to all aspiring and existing makers and exploring the influence of career paths and cultural heritage on contemporary craft practice to be held on Saturday 28 April 2012   Continue reading...
24 Jan 2012
Holiday Activities at The National Centre
This February half term we have something happening every day for young people to enjoy.   Continue reading...
23 Jan 2012
Job Opportunity: Learning Assistant
We are seeking to recruit a Learning Assistant to support the Learning Manager in driving forward the strategic development and ambitions of the learning programme to ensure The National Centre for Craft & Design is achieving excellent art for everyone.   Continue reading...
18 Jan 2012
EMVAN Roadshow comes to Lincoln
East Midlands Visual Arts Network (EMVAN) are holding a series of roadshows across the region, presenting an opportunity for new and prospective members to engage in critical discussion, exchange ideas, make contacts and to find out more about EMVAN and its future programme of activity.   Continue reading...
13 Jan 2012
The National Centre Presents ...
Each year artists and artists groups, from across Lincolnshire apply for the opportunity to exhibit in the Roof Gallery at The National Centre for Craft & Design. Selected participants then embark on a six month development process, working with the artistic team at the National Centre in order to curate and stage their own prestigious exhibition.   Continue reading...
6 Jan 2012
What relics from past romances would YOU leave in the Museum of Broken Relationships?
When a love affair ends, the once treasured mementos of lost romance are often consigned to the dustbin. But most of us hold on to at least one keepsake to remind us of our once-grand passions. Now, with an exhibition called the Museum of Broken Relationships opening at The National Centre for Craft & Design in January 2012, such items could have a home.   Continue reading...
9 Dec 2011
CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS
Christmas shopping just got better this week at The National Centre for Craft & Design with stunning new products being introduced to the ground floor retail area.   Continue reading...
18 Nov 2011
Innovation Award for young graduate
The National Centre for Craft & Design presented their Innovation Award to young East Midlands maker Chi-Son Chang this month   Continue reading...
15 Nov 2011
Call for Applications: The Retail Space at The National Centre for Craft & Design
We are currently calling for artists to submit their ideas for spring stock that would include items specifically for Easter and Father's Day.   Continue reading...
14 Nov 2011
Job Opportunity: Customer Service Assistants
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
27 Oct 2011
Job Opportunity: Retail Assistant
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
13 Oct 2011
Job Opportunities: Head of Exhibitions and Learning Manager
This opportunity is now closed   Continue reading...
25 Sep 2011
Have you got an object that tells a story?
Inspired by the enthusiastic response to a 2010 exhibition which touched upon the notion of collecting, this gallery began an investigation into 'objects' - what do they mean to us, what is their value and what do objects represent? Your feedback, which told of the emotional attachment we make to objects and the stories these objects often can tell, went on to inspire a new exhibition for which we now require your input and contribution!   Continue reading...
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