Opportunities for Graduates event 2014

On Friday 12th September, Craftspace  hosted an In Conversation event aimed students, new graduates and tutors.

During the event Craftspace Director, Deirdre Figueiredo talked to socially engaged jeweller Stefanie Cheong about the first year of her professional practice. On graduating from Glasgow School of art in 2013, Stefanie won the 21st Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises and was selected for In:Site 13 having been spotted at New Designers. in 2014 she took part in New Designers One-Year-On showcase and has been selected for the second In:Site paid residency.

Here is a film of the interview.

You can see more about how Stephanie got on on her One Year On Residency here.

Deirdre was also  joined by Iain Perry from Unit Twelve who talked about their exciting new graduate residency scheme “Cultivated – growing new makers” and Cathryn Goodwin of Creative Enterprise a support initiative aimed at creative graduates and new enterprises based within the West Midlands.

In:Site – In Conversation took place on Friday 12th September 4pm to 6pm at Six/eight kafe, 6/8 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5HG.


In:Site 2014 was supported by a-n The Artist Information Company, producers of the annual Degree Show Guide.

Signpost is a publication they have produced aimed at new graduatesm which could help if you are thinking of applying for any or our future projects. Besides giving advice on writing proposals, it offers support in negotiating the first few years out of higher education. It’s a practical guide that points to all the information and advice new graduates need to get started in their chosen creative profession. Within its pages it highlights the importance of having a web presence, social networking and maintaining a blog. It gives advice on setting up a studio, explains copyright, how to price your work and maybe most importantly, the simple steps on how to become self employed.