New Designers Talks Programme 2012 - Part 1
THURSDAY 28 JUNE
FRIDAY 29 JUNE
Craft Central - A Career in making, from New Graduate to Solo Exhibition, what Craft Central can do for you.
Cockpit Arts - Ethical Approaches to Running a Designer-Maker Business
Get top tips and advice on ethical approaches to setting up and running a business from Cockpit Arts designer-makers Ute Decker and Alice Holloway Smith.
Ute Decker is renowned for her jewellery in recycled silver. In 2011, she was one of the pioneering jewellers to create a collection in the world's first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold. She is regularly invited to write and speak about ethical jewellery www.utedecker.com
Alice Holloway-Smith has developed and produced an ethical materials database for Central St Martin’s and incorporates ethical sourcing into her own work, using upcycling in the production of accessories www.hollowaysmithnoir.com
Facing the challenges ahead with New Designers
We are aware of the many challenges and changes universities are now being faced with following government cuts. Therefore, it is even more important for universities to use New Designers to showcase the excellent standard of teaching, celebrate and support its graduates, communicate changes and ensure future growth through recruitment.
For many universities the shift in funding New Designers may rest more on the graduates so this is an opportunity for them to learn why exhibiting at New Designers is so valuable, ask questions, share ideas, meet fellow student reps, share experiences and if applicable, ideas for how to fundraise to enable them to achieve these opportunities.
Selvedge - Selvedge in conversation
Selvedge founder Polly Leonard and Editor Beth Smith recall the highs and lows of launching an independent magazine. Eight years on they offer an insight into their mission to educate the world about the importance and beauty of textiles. They also point out the pitfalls for the unwary when entering the world of publishing and offer advice on how to present yourself well in press releases and in photography.
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Fashion and Textile Museum
The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion, as well as providing inspiration, support and training for those working in the industry. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the museum is owned by Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges – and offers a programme of changing exhibitions, courses and events.
Celia Joicey, Head of Fashion and Textile Museum, and Jenni Howard, Front of House Manager, outline how the Museum can help new designers to promote their work and expand their professional skills.
Want to know more about how you can market your work? Katie Dominy, co-founder of ARTS THREAD, explains the best approach to online portfolios and CVS, how to write a press release to get the attention of editors, plus the best use of promotional images to get you noticed. The best approach to social media - what's right for you? How much time should you devote to it and what platform is right for you?
SATURDAY 30 JUNE
N.B. Please note all sessions are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.