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Craft Hub International Exhibition - Call for Craft Practitioners

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Craft Hub has an open call for craft practitioners to participate in the Craft Hub International Exhibition 2023. The exhibition will showcase the skill and innovation of contemporary craft and visit 7 European destinations from April to November 2023.

Craft Hub is a European project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme focused on Craft in the context of cultural heritage and its continuing relevance in contemporary practice. The lead partner in the project is Carlow County Council, Ireland.

In 2023, Craft Hub EU will celebrate and showcase the skill and innovation of contemporary craft makers in an International Exhibition. The exhibition will start off in the beautiful city of Matera, Italy in April before proceeding to venues in Greece, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Wales with the final exhibition in Norway in October 2023.

The exhibition will feature work from across the whole spectrum of craft techniques using an anonymous selection process that will give emerging artists an equal opportunity to be selected alongside the established makers. Craft Hub are looking for a broad range of pieces that link to the themes of experimentation, heritage, craft and sustainability. Submissions are invited from all skilled makers. The requirements are:

  • Work in clay, glass, metal, wood, textiles, paper, or other craft materials
  • Original work demonstrating accomplished skill and artistic merit
  • Work made in collaboration with other makers is welcome.

The selected pieces will be broken into two categories:

  • Category 1 is a selection of Showcases which will go on International Tour across the EU partner countries.
  • Category 2 is a selection of Showcase pieces which will be exhibited in one Country only.

A small range of selected craft professionals will be invited to travel as part of the exhibition to speak at the official launches of the various exhibitions.

An independent panel of craft experts will assess the submission and as part of the exhibition process a prize fund of €2,500 will be awarded with prizes presented at the Festival of Craft which is scheduled to take place in Wales in September 2023.

You can submit your application on the portal of Craft Hub lead partner, Carlow County Council here.

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