News

  • Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    20-Jun-2019
    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) are holding an Information Session, open to all artists (and Craft makers). The session aims to provide information about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme or SIAP which is due to open for applications in July 2019.

    Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11.30am to 1pm 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    18-Jun-2019
    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Launch of Another Économusée

    18-Jun-2019
    Launch of Another Économusée

    Hot Milk Forge is now the eighth Économusée in the UK.  It is an initiative of Eamonn Higgins.  Eamonn was a participant on the Craft Northern Ireland Making It Programme 2011 to 2013.

    There are currently eight Économusée workshops in Northern Ireland.  Five are food based.  The other three are Craft based and in County Antrim.  Steensons Jewellers in Glenarm, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019

    25-Jun-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019

    The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019 is now open.The award is open to practising visual artists working in any medium. All candidates must be aged 25 years or over and either have been born in Northern Ireland, be a resident of Northern Ireland, or have parent(s) who were born in Northern Ireland

    Deadline for applications: 4pm Friday 26 July

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  • The Great Pottery Throw Down

    1-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    The Great Pottery Throw Down

    The Great Pottery Throw Down is back!

    We are looking for enthusiastic people with the skill and passion for all things ceramic! If you can throw with confidence and hand build with flair - then why not put your skills to the ultimate test. The search has begun for Britain's Best Home Potter to showcase their talents on the third series of The Great Pottery Throw Down.

    Deadline: Sunday 23 June 2019.

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  • Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    1-Jun-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    The UK's biggest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts The winners will exhibit at London's South Bank Galler @oxo. The Chaiya Art Award is open to any artists and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculptre, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video.

    Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000

    Public Choice Award: £1,000

    Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Events

  • Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula

    - Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula

    Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula

    Tickets are now on sale for Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of Art and Craft. Now in its 18th year, this thriving annual event brings together local artists and makers to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work.

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  • Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    - Workshops
    Craft workshops inspired by Game of Thrones

    Three Game Of Thrones themes workshops on Blade-smithing, Pottery and jewellery at The National, Belfast.

    Date: 28 July 2019 

     

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  • Adi Toch Lecture

    - Talks
    Adi Toch Lecture

    Lecture by international metal artist Adi Toch followed by Blushing Metals “have a go” session

    Friday 14 June 2019,  - 3
     

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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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