Brigid Howarth is an independent consultant and has worked with creative practices for twelve years, mainly in the area of individual development.
Including the latest on the Crafts Council, the transformation of Ruthin Craft Centre and Ceramic Art London.
COLLECT 2006, Europes annual art fair dedicated to the applied and decorative arts, takes place at Londons Victoria and Albert Museum in February this year.
Gunpowder Park, the new ninety-hectare country park at the top of Greater London, has launched Bright Sparks, a major new award scheme for creative practitioners who want to work with the physical and social aspects of open space.
Eight major commissioning opportunities for designer-makers, each worth up to £12,000, are available through Museumaker, a high-profile programme that aims to develop new relationships and new audiences for contemporary craft and museums. The programme has received substantial funding from the […]
Following a period of research and consultation a new strategic development body, Craft Northern Ireland (CNI), is launched this autumn. Its remit is to develop the creative and cultural resources of the people of Northern Ireland in both cultural and […]
London is awash with design this month, when the London Design Festival takes place. Established in 2003 to celebrate and promote London and the UKs creativity, it acts as an umbrella, encompassing activity from across the design spectrum. The first […]
Environmental regeneration agency Groundwork East Midlands is working with five nationally recognised artists to embed a more highly developed approach to arts commissioning. This project builds on a growing recognition within business and charitable sectors Groundworks main networks […]
Creative 8 is a new initiative from the Clerkenwell Green Association (CGA) in London. It is a new style of 360 degree support for craft exhibitions and designer makers supported by the Arts Council, England. Eight designer makers will be […]
For Africa 05 taking place across Britain through spring and summer, many cultural institutions are putting on shows and events linked to the continent and the Diaspora. This is the biggest celebration of African culture ever organised in Britain and […]
The Earth and Fire international festival of ceramics takes place at Rufford Craft Centre in Nottinghamshire at the end of June. The two-day event showing the work of over a 100 makers is one of the unsung successes of the […]
Brigid Howarth discovers what makes art buyers tick.
Brigid Howarth talks to an art buyer who has been collecting since the age of nineteen.