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Looking for the UK’s most talented crafters!

Channel 4 and Raise the Roof productions are looking for makers of all crafts to appear on the third series of ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ and compete for the coveted titles of ‘Best decorated Christmas Tree’, ‘Best Christmas Hamper’, ‘Best Christmas Wreath’, ‘Best Handmade Advent Calendar’, ‘Best Wrapping’, ‘Best handmade gift’ and ‘Best Christmas Stocking’. The filming involves…

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Studio Share Opportunity

Would you like the opportunity to sell your work here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, in a high profile location within the heart of Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter? Resident makers are often looking for sharers to split the cost of renting and running a studio shop. It’s a great opportunity to get a foot in…

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Job Opportunities: Summer ’17

Round up of some of the job opportunities around the North West.   Spirit of Manchester: Invitation for quotes to design award trophy Deadline: 31st May 2017 Type: Paid commission Budget: £350 Artform: any design shape or form incorporating the Spirit of Manchester logo Macc’s annual Spirit of Manchester programme highlights the excellent work of…

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Exhibition Opportunities Summer ’17

There are many fairs and exhibitions happening around the UK throughout the year. Take a look at some that might take your fancy. The London Artisan The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London. A collaborative project between Designers/Makers and The Old Truman Brewery. The London Artisan offer’s a diverse, quality, shopping…

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MCAD Network Opportunities Digest

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2017 12th – 15th October 2017 Deadline: Tuesday 18th April This year GNCCF celebrates their 10th Anniversary from 12th -15th October at their new home of Upper Campfield Market, in the heart of Manchester city centre. The GNCCF champions makers at all stages of their careers, from emerging graduates to highly collectible…

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Help shape the future of our online community for makers

Help shape the future of our online community for makers

Manchester Craft & Design Network is a monthly e-bulletin of opportunities for craft and design practitioners. We also host bi-annual Maker Meet Up events and Creative Business Development workshops throughout the year. We believe that this platform has significant potential to be developed into a wider support network for knowledge exchange and collaboration and we’re looking for…

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