News

  • EU Exit Webinar 10 March

    03-Mar-2021
    EU Exit Webinar 10 March

    This free webinar hosted by Belfast City Council will cover common EU Exit issues being encountered by craft businesses making work for retail and wholesale channels.

    Makers across NI are welcome to join the session on 10 March at 11am-12noon. Please register in advance.

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  • EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    25-Feb-2021
    EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses can request free, in-depth mentoring support to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.

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  • ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    25-Feb-2021
    ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of Department for Communities (DfC) and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1,562 individuals working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £6,910,794 of emergency funding.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Create Day 2021

    01-Mar-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Create Day 2021

    Seize your moment in the spotlight and be part of a global celebration of creativity. Be part of Create Day 4 September 2021.

     

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  • Creating Time Awards for D/deaf and disabled artists

    1-Mar-2021 - Funding & Grants
    Creating Time Awards for D/deaf and disabled artists

    The Creating Time Awards for D/deaf and disabled artists is managed by the University of Atypical on behalf of Unlimited and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Awards aim to provide much needed financial support to D/deaf and disabled artists at a time when their potential to generate income has been seriously impacted by the closure of art galleries, theatres, music venues and other creative outlets due to Covid-19.

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  • TOAST Rhythm Competition

    2-Feb-2021 - Awards & Competitions
    TOAST Rhythm Competition

    Clothing brand TOAST is inviting submissions for an Instagram-based competition where two winners will have the option to display their photograph or piece of work in the window of one of eighteen UK TOAST Shops in April/May 2021 (assuming shops are open by then). Deadline 14 March.

     

     

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Events

  • Horizons: Re-Imagining Cultural Sustainability

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    Horizons: Re-Imagining Cultural Sustainability

    Arts and Business invites you to this free half day conference on Thursday 25th March 2021, bringing together local and international speakers representing funders, UK trusts and arts organisations from Northern Ireland and beyond to discuss and debate how we create the change and culture shift required to build a stronger, healthier arts funding ecology for the longer term.
     

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  • NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    - Talks
    NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    NI Science Festival has commissioned a series of three stunning films documenting the past, present and future of the linen industry in Northern Ireland.

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  • China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

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    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.

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Programmes

  • Crafting Business Programme for Makers

    03-Mar-2021
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    Crafting Business is part of a Crafting Europe project funded by Creative Europe. Eight countries (including the UK) will be delivering their own respective training programmes in 2021 supporting up to 200 makers across Europe.

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  • Antrim Enterprise Agency Free Digital Training

    03-Mar-2021
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    Antrim Enterprise Agency are partnering with Digi Skills to present two free workshops: Creating a Facebook Business Page (19 March)  and using Canva (24 March).

     


     

     

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  • Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses

    18-Feb-2021
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    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.

     
     

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