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The Crafts Council in partnership with STEAMhouse are looking for 20 participants to take part in iAtelier, a Creative Europe funded programme that aims to bring digital and craft makers together to share skills and knowledge and collaborate to develop new products and projects.
Who is it for?
Makers, designers and digital technologists.
What does it involve?
The programme involves online sessions and in-person workshops, over three stages:
Stage one: Introduction Series and Expert Talks (online, April-May 2021)
Series of online social events and talks on digital fabrication practices.
Stage two: Project Proposals (online, Summer-Autumn 2021)
Collaborative partnerships of two or more participants to pitch digital craft proposals. Five partnerships will be selected to move to the next stage.
Stage three: Maker Workshops (STEAMhouse Birmingham, early 2022)
A series of digital fabrication workshops at STEAMhouse in Birmingham for selected participants to develop their Project Proposals into conceptual prototypes. Selected proposals will receive £3000.
Participant fees and benefits:
Participants will be expected to:
Applicants must be based and eligible to work in England, Scotland or Wales for the full period of the iAtelier programme (April 2021 – 2022).
Who can apply:
We are looking for 20 participants who are based in England, Scotland or Wales with either craft/making OR digital design background.
Applicants with craft/making background should:
Applicants with digital design background should:
Additionally, all successful applications should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to:
Applications will be reviewed by Ruth Claxton, Creative Director STEAMhouse and Alma Daskalaki, Innovation Manager Crafts Council.
Please read all the supporting information before completing an application by midnight (GMT) Sunday 7 March 2021.
Visit the CRAFTS COUNCIL WEBSITE for full application information and a link to the online form.
We aspire to remove barriers and be open to all and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes but is not limited to people of African or Caribbean heritage; Arabic heritage; Latin American heritage; East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian heritage; people from traveller communities; disabled people; LGBTQIA+ people and people from a low-income background.
We are aiming to notify all selected participants by the end of March 2021.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
iAtelier is part of the international partnership Crafting Europe and is hosted in the UK by the Crafts Council and STEAMhouse/Birmingham City University