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Opportunity: MakeFest at MOSI
25 Apr 2015 - If youre a techie, maker, crafter, educator, hobbyist, engineer, artist, science club, student, tinkerer, tailor or even a candlestick maker then MakeFest want you to be part of it!
Call out for Artists
24 Apr 2015 - New gallery in Tutbury, Staffordshire is looking for artists and makers of all mediums
Call for artists to deliver creative workshops
24 Apr 2015 - Fido PR are looking to engage three or four professional artists across a range of media and art forms that can deliver participatory workshops
'Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now'
23 Apr 2015 - Design Factory member Gizella K Warburton will be exhibiting alongside pioneers of the Art Fiber Movement
Applications now open for Gifted.15!
23 Apr 2015 - Book now! Deadline 30th April


Welcome to Design Factory

Arts Council

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands.


Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this website showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.


From sumptuous textiles and sculptural ceramics to contemporary furniture and jewellery, there is sure to be something for you, your home or someone special!


We are working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions. If you are a designer/maker, visit our membership page and find out what we can do for you!

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