We hope these opportunities for professional growth and creative development will be helpful to our SIBlings. Please check back regularly to see new offerings and deadlines. If you would like to submit something scroll to the bottom of the page!
Nol Putnam Memorial Hammer-In
12697 Mountain Valley Road
Broadway, VA 22815
Head over to the Alexander Brothers shop for a hammer-in with demonstrations from Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge and a hammer skills clinic with Caitlin Morris of Ms Caitlin's School! Click the link to register.
Discount on Dovetail Workwear Products
Hey ladies, femmes, themes, and babes of all sorts! Do you have trouble finding work pants that fit your sweet bod (and are also cute)? Have you checked out Dovetail Workwear? We recently set up a collaboration with them to offer you all a little discount on their products. If you use the code INCLUSIVE_BLACKSMITHS at checkout you'll receive 10% off your order, and we will earn 5% on any product you purchase. Cool right?!? Head over to their website and take a little looksie!
BIPOC In Person Event Survey
BIPOC SIBs members are organizing a committee to develop an in person event for BIPOC blacksmiths and metalsmiths in 2024. Several BIPOC SIBs members have volunteered to get things started, but we need your help! This survey is to gauge interest in attending the event, and an opportunity to get involved in making it happen. Click the link below to fill out the short survey if you would like to be involved in the organizing, or would be interested in attending the event.
Please reach out with any questions to SIBs via our email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio space for rent
Emergency Relief from CERF+
CERF+’s emergency relief grants will focus on materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from COVID-19 AND/OR experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or climate related disaster.
Open Forge at The Alexander Brothers
A monthly open forge event hosted by the Alexander Brothers. It is "a semi structured meeting of smiths. Someone teaches a technique and then everyone does it at home and returns the next month with their own practice piece “sketch”."
Black Metalsmiths Database
This database is being organized and hosted by Funlola Coker, an accomplished metalsmith herself. Her invitation is as follows. "Are you a black metalsmith or jeweler? Do you know one? I would like to build a database, aka page, on my website (with links to relevant pages) where folks can find us easily. If you're interested, please send your info to email@example.com, and maybe spread the word?"
Student Shop Managers Consortium (SSMC)
SSMC is a community of practice for academic shop professionals and associates and this is the venue for collegial, professional discussion of providing and managing resources for making in higher education.
Membership is open to managers and staff of student fabrication facilities and affiliates in educational institutions worldwide. Manufacturers and vendors of equipment, materials and software of interest to SSMC members are welcome to participate and inform, but this is not a venue for sales and solicitations are not welcome. Go to the link, scroll down, and hit the blue "Join this group" button to join.
Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia
The Kentucky Crafts Encyclopedia is a portal to information about Kentucky craft practices, craft history, craft institutions, craftsmakers, and places that exhibit or sell craft products. Besides providing a basic overview of the topic, the site links visitors to other websites or places that supply more extensive information. This site is under constant development by folklorist Thomas A. Adler, Ph.D., of Lexington, Kentucky.