PROCESS: Professional Development Programme 2023

PROCESS is a new practical and research-based programme focused on strengthening and contributing to the career development and increased capacity of independent designers based in Scotland.

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UNESCO City of Design Dundee appoints Stacey Hunter as curator of Dundee Design Festival 2024

2024 Festival to celebrate the city's 10th anniversary of UNESCO City of Design designation working with local and international partners to present an ambitious and optimistic programme of design-centred exhibitions, events and projects across the city Local Heroes founder and DJCAD alumna, Dr Stacey Hunter brings over 15 years of experience in promoting contemporary Scottish design to international audiences 2024 will be the Festival’s fifth edition showcasing the work of local and national designers and raising the profile of contemporary design in Scotland

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Retail Futures: Working With Galleries

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Working With A Gallery (But Were Afraid To Ask). Learn from our industry insiders.

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Daytrippers! Summer Events – 30/07/22

We’ve teamed up with Tea Green’s Summer Design Market at V&A Dundee to celebrate independent design, on Saturday 30 July 2022.

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Retail Futures

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Selling To Stores (But Were Afraid To Ask). Learn from industry insiders about buying and selling.

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Call for Designers: Local Heroes x London Design Festival 2021

If you’re a designer, maker or studio developing new products and collectible works, we’d like to hear from you…

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Munich Jewellery Week 2021

We're featured in Current Obsession's Paper for Munich Jewellery Week 2021!

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Announcing our selected designers for Still Lifes: Scottish Jewellery at NYCJW

Local Heroes and the Incorporation of Goldsmiths are excited to announce our selected designers for Still Lifes: Scottish Jewellery at NYCJW.

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Open Call: Scottish Jewellery at NYCJW 2020

Open Call for designers and makers to apply to exhibit jewellery at New York City Jewelry Week 2020 (16-22 November).

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