In 2016 and 2017 the Crafts Council will expand its successful International showcase programme to promote luxury British craft in Europe and the United States. Applications are now being invited from makers of all disciplines who have ambitions to export and showcase internationally.
“The programme is designed to showcase craft skills and materials that typify the diversity of making in Britain in a contemporary way, both through the design and styling of the stand and also through the work itself, marrying innovation with tradition.” states Paul Adlam, Crafts Council’s Head of Enterprise.
Crafts Council are looking for makers of all disciplines to apply. Primarily this opportunity is suitable for makers producing high-quality interiors-focused work, as the fair is primarily attended by collectors and professional buyers commissioning works for interiors. In particular, work that has a focus on craft processes and materials from the UK or integrates UK-influenced traditions with processes and materials from other cultures is requested. Makers should have existing work they can exhibit in Basel, Switzerland and Miami, USA in 2016, and should be available to travel to Basel from approximately Monday 13 to Sunday 19 June 2016 and in Miami from Tuesday 29 November to Sunday 4 December 2016.
You must have British citizenship or unlimited leave to remain in the UK, and must meet the UKTI Definition of a ‘New Exporter’ (details on the Crafts Council guidance document for this opportunity) to apply.
The deadline for applications has now been extended to midnight on Tuesday 10 November 2015.
For more information and details of how to apply, please visit the Craft Scotland website.