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Victorian Craft Award Entries Open 2 March 2015

BY H Salonen | 20-Feb-2015
The inaugural open craft competition for Victorian craft makers in any media
Venue: Craft Victoria
Address: 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Date: Monday 2 March - Wednesday 1 April 2015
Ticket: $30 Craft Members/ $40 Non members (incl GST)
Web: http://www.craft.org.au/see/victorian-craft-award/
: https://www.facebook.com/craftvic
EMail: media@craft.org.au
Call: 9650 7775
Craft Victoria
In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award welcomes emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria and welcomes applications from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials. 

Up to 100 finalists will be shortlisted for the inaugural exhibition across four venues; Craft Victoria, fortyfivedownstairs, Sofitel on Collins Melbourne foyer and 1 Spring St Foyer. Entries open Monday 2 March 2015, and close midnight 1 April 2015. The finalists’ exhibition dates are 1 to 15 August 2015. This is a truly unique opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Victoria’s Craft community, create accessible opportunities for emerging and established practitioners to network and lobby for the value and significance of the art of the handmade and an opportunity for key supporters to demonstrate ongoing commitment to the Australian craft community. 

MORE DETAIL Up to $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. More detail, including entry fees, prizes and how to apply, will be posted here on Monday 2 March 2015.