NI silversmith and the race that never was18-Feb-2021
Created by NI silversmith Cara Murphy, the trophy for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National – the race that never was – has finally been unveiled during the 2021 Weights event.
Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid16-Feb-2021Craft NI is grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the award of funding under its Stability & Renewal Programme. The purpose of this funding will be to engage an appropriate person/people to carry out a short piece of research to look at the impact of the last year and Covid-19 on the Craft sector in Northern Ireland and to make recommendations on measures to support the sector.
Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions16-Feb-2021
Craft NI Online ExhibitionsWith thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding awarded under its Stability & Renewal Fund, Craft NI wishes to tender for the development of an online Exhibitions function for its website.Deadline for Tender Submissions: Monday 22 February 2021
Craft NI is seeking to appoint a supplier to deliver this project by 29 March 2021.
Battle of the Rings: Call for Makers18-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
Battle of the Rings is a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination juried ring competition and virtual event with a top prize of $500.
Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission Scheme8-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
The Northern Ireland Civil Service Open Submission Scheme for its visual art collection opened on Monday 8th February and closes on Monday 22nd February at 4pm.
ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 202105-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.
This scheme invites artists to put forward a piece of their artwork which the Arts Council will consider buying for its Collection. Priority will be given to work which is high quality, challenging and innovative, as well as work from emerging artists and from those whose work is not currently represented in the collection.
China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal-
UK-China Exchange: Arts and Culture in a Pandemic
During the COVID pandemic, a growing number of cultural activities in China have moved into virtual spaces, from art exhibitions, festivals and film screenings through to tours of the Palace Museum. To open the conference, we explore some of the innovative digital practices that have transformed the country’s cultural industry over the past year, and how these can empower and enrich future collaborations between China and the UK.
Collect 2021- Exhibitions,Fairs
The 17th edition of Collect, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design takes place online 26 February - 24 March 2021.
Early-Career Arts Network: February Coffee Morning- Community
Arts & Business NI are working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) to establish a network of early-career cultural professionals working in Northern Ireland, creating development opportunities and hosting regional events to equip the next generation of arts managers.
Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses18-Feb-2021
In this advanced social media session on 23 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd, Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Design Trust takes a deep dive into three social media platforms: Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what’s new on each of these platforms and how you can use them strategically to enhance your social media marketing.
Introduction to social media (for beginners)18-Feb-2021
In this practical online workshop on 16 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd of The Design Trust will look at what social media is, and how it can be used more effectively in your craft business. Anne-Marie has over 16 years arts/craft industry experience and is now Marketing and Socail Media Manager at The Design Trust alongside Director Patricia van den Akker.
Craft Kits and Delivering your Workshop Online18-Feb-2021
We’re delighted to welcome back Sophie Rochester of Yodomo for this FREE online workshop on Thursday 11 March 10am to 12.30pm.
Sophie is a craft entrepreneur using her online platform to help makers generate revenue from their skills and techniques, as well as from their work.