Front of House Assistant at The National Centre for Craft & Design
We are looking for a bright individual with a genuine enthusiasm for the arts to join our front of house team and support all areas of its increasing activity. Helping to operate a busy craft and design shop, you will need to be commercially aware, well organised and hands on. You'll also have the passion and commitment to help maximise profits and meet sales targets whilst promoting an exceptional high quality service to all visitors and customers.
If you are passionate about craft, design and the arts, and would relish the opportunity to enrich the service of a leading cultural venue, we want to hear from you.
Deadline for applications: 12 Noon on Wed 5 Nov 2014
On 29 November, we'll be welcoming over 25 designer-makers to Sleaford for our annual contemporary Christmas market.
gifted.14 will boast some of Britain's top craft and design talent selling beautiful handmade gifts and design objects. Over the next 6 weeks, we'll be sharing snippets of this impressive craftsmanship and design, all in anticipation for Saturday 29 Nov.
One of this year's stallholders is Karen Fox, selling gold and silver jewellery inspired by architecture and urban landscapes, Elizabethan detail, scale and repetition. In her London studio Karen combines silversmithing and textile techniques to create her striking and unique pieces that are ideal for a festive treat.
We're looking forward to having her at NCCD as part of our gifted.14.
gifted is back!
gifted.14 is the National Centre for Craft & Design’s third contemporary Christmas Market and takes place on Saturday 29th November this year. gifted.14 promises a festive day of craft, live music, workshops and delicious food for the whole family.
Over twenty five contemporary craft stalls will offer a unique range of handmade gifts from some of Britain’s top craft and design talent as well as a delicious selection of local food and drink in a specialist food market.
Find everything from mulled wine and luxury chocolates to handmade textiles, jewellery and ceramics. Enjoy Make & Take workshops in the Craft Studio or falconry and craft demonstrations in Navigation Yard.
There will also be live music throughout the day boasting live jazz, folk and acoustic sets with local band Red Herrings and BBC Introducing artist Lizzie Goddard.
Whether you’re a craft enthusiast, food fanatic or just looking for a special Christmas gift, enjoy the National Centre for Craft & Design’s annual contemporary Christmas market packed full of craft, music, activities and local food for all the family, 10am -4pm on Saturday 29th November.
Saturday 29 November 2014
Free entry and parking.
This October, our sister organisation, Design-Nation are once again taking over the Festival Terrace Shop at the Southbank Centre.
Now in it's 3rd year, Design-Nation Presents has become an annual event where a selection of Design-Nation members present new collections of craft, product and design in collaboration with Southbank Centre shops.
With a focus on renewal, this year's collaboration features eight new and exciting members who will be part of the takeover throughout the month of October.
Designers include Richard Brendon, Sarah Brown, Snowden Flood, Heidi Harrington, Isatu Hyde, Moody Monday, Emilie Osborne and Taz Pollard.
Head of Retail & Buying at Southbank Centre Shops, Adam Thow, is excited about the collaboration:
“In one of the most exciting years in Design-Nation's development we are thrilled to showcase the newest members. All of those featured are leaders in their fields or the rising stars of their practice. We're particularly honoured to have the four winners from New Designers One Year On join us, further articulating our desire for Southbank Centre Shops to be a leader in nurturing new design talent.”
If you're planning a trip to London then you can visit the stunning showcase until 31 Oct. Don't forget to tweet your experiences to @Design_Nation / @nationalcraft / @southbankshops
If you can't visit in person you can also shop makers work online.
Our phenomenally successful 'Bathing Beauties' exhibition recently opened as part of the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. When it was on display here it received over 10,000 visitors from the UK and beyond - everyone is hoping for a repeat of those record visitor numbers!
On display until Sat 8 Nov at Arts University Bournemouth, the show presents over one hundred models designed by artists and architects in a witty and absorbing re-evaluation of the British beach hut.
For more information about the exhibition and associated events programme in Bournemouth visit the University website.
We've just installed a fantastic new piece of public art!
The work responds to a series of workshops with young people from Sleaford that explored their ideas of culture, identity and place linked to our organisation.
The neon you can see here is a two-part installation. The other is sited at The Collection Lincoln & Usher Gallery and is the result of similarly themed workshops with young people about this institution. Do let us know what you think of the piece/s!
After months of hard work we are finally live and online,
celebrating and promoting our world-class centre and resource
that is dedicated to national and international contemporary craft
Each season thousands of people of all ages enjoy visiting our exhibitions and taking part in our inspiring learning programmes. The aim of this new website is to transfer these experiences online and inspire and inform digital audiences from around the world through our work.
The development of our site will be an ongoing project for us.
The next stage will see us build our archive, including a decade of exhibitions and a resource of online events and activities. We would love to hear what you think and what is popular. Please do get in touch and share your thoughts with us at email@example.com
Finally a big big thank you to SB Studio for their support and commitment in developing a stunning, practical and brand
We love it and we hope you do to!
Our long running touring exhibition "Transplantation: a sense of place and culture" is on show throughout August 2014 as part
of Craft Victoria's annual Craft Cubed festival. It was curated by jeweller Norman Cherry and features striking work by twelve UK
and Australian-based makers who have considered the impact
and stories around migration, movement and being transplanted.
So if you are in Melbourne, please check it out:
On July 14 prestigious creative agency and membership organisation Design-Nation joined Design Factory and The National Centre for Craft & Design to create a NEW and stronger alliance of organisations that lead across the UK and international craft and design sectors.
This new alliance of brands will unite all three organisations in a joint mission to deliver new opportunities to develop and grow
the UK’s creative community. By bringing together new partners, champions and investment, the alliance will strengthen business
and creative development in the contemporary design and crafts sector across the UK.
It was a little over 10 years ago when North Kesteven District Council’s vision to bring an arts and culture facility to the
district was realised through The National Centre for Craft & Design. The news of this collaboration will undoubtedly enhance that, said Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, NKDC Executive Board Member
with responsibility for arts and culture.
The Design Nation portfolio can be explored here: www.designnation.co.uk.
You may remember some intriguing looking soaps residing in our ground floor toilets last year. NCCD was one of 16 UK galleries selected to take part in the Toilet Project by upcoming exhibitor - internationally renowned soap artist Meekyoung shin - and
they are back!
Each year we have the pleasure of visiting the University of Lincoln's graduate fashion show, where we select the award for Fashion Innovation.
The winner of the NCCD Fashion Innovation Award 2014 is Louise Watkins, chosen for her multi-functional and colourful Beach to Bar collection. Louise will exhibit her award winning collection
as part of Class of 2014 later this year.
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