News

  • Craft NI Recruitment: Project Officer (Temporary to March 2017)

    28-Jun-2016
    Craft NI Recruitment: Project Officer (Temporary to March 2017) Craft Northern Ireland is the sector lead agency for the development of the contemporary craft sector in Northern Ireland. We are now recruiting a Project Officer to lead the implementation of the organisation’s programmes and activities to 31 March 2017. The application deadline is 4pm on the 15 July 2016.
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  • NI Makers Win at 2016 Etsy Awards

    21-Jun-2016
    NI Makers Win at 2016 Etsy Awards Craft NI would like to congratulate Rebecca Killen and Katie Brown on winning at the 2016 Etsy Awards. Rebecca Killen has won the Regional Award for Northern Ireland and Katie Brown has won the Bronze Award in the Fashion & Accessories category. Well done!
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  • Michaella Donnelly wins 2016 Craft In Business Award

    06-Jun-2016
    Michaella Donnelly wins 2016 Craft In Business Award Craft NI is pleased to announce that Silversmithing & Jewellery graduate Michaella Donnelly has won the prestigious Craft in Business Award, for her iconic, local jewellery designs with international potential.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: Handmade at Kew

    06-Oct-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Handmade at Kew Applications to exhibit at this year's incarnation of Handmade at Kew are now open. The inaugural year of Handmade at Kew in 2015 drew a fantastic response, with over 7,500 visitors and more than 170 makers. The deadline for applications is July 15th 2016.
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  • The Design Trust Summer School

    11-Jul-2016 - Seminars
    The Design Trust Summer School Always a source for essential advice and mentoring for the creative industry, The Design Trust have announced a new, short summer school to help get your creative business in to shape. Running July 11th-14th, then July 18th-21st.
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  • Call: Preziosa Young 2017

    20-Jun-2016 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Preziosa Young 2017 Applications are now open for the 2017 edition of Preziosa Young International contest/exhibition for young jewellery makers. There are a number of prizes available and the deadline for applications is December 15th, 2016.
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Events

  • Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty @ The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions
    Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty @ The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre Doubling up as both an unmissable exhibition by renowned ceramicist Jack Doherty and the launch event for August Craft Month 2016, 'Waypoint: Vessels by Jack Doherty' will set the scene for a month of vibrant celebrations for all things craft and design in Northern Ireland. Launching on July 28th at 6pm. Craft NI will see you there!
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  • Alchemy @ Down Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions
    Alchemy @ Down Arts Centre Join us at Down Arts Centre from August 4th for an exhibition of new work by participants of Craft NI's 'making it' programme.
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  • Craft NI Presents Patricia van den Akker @ The MAC

    - Talks
    Craft NI Presents Patricia van den Akker @ The MAC Craft NI is delighted to invite Patricia van den Akker back to Belfast for a full day workshop aimed at designers-makers: 10am-12pm: Crafting a Brand for You and 1pm-4pm: Increase Online Traffic and Sales. Be sure to book via Eventbrite for this unmissable seminar on August 11th.
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Programmes

  • August Craft Month 2016

    21-Jun-2016
    dfdgdfg Welcome to the tenth anniversary of August Craft Month: the largest celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland. Craft NI is proud to mark the 10th anniversary of our annual region-wide celebration of craft.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Deirdre O'Callaghan

    05-Apr-2016
    dfdgdfg For the last of our maker interviews ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we speak to Deirdre O'Callaghan about her work, the prcess behind it and her plans for the future. It's taking place this weekend, April 10-12, at Harrogate, Yorkshire.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen & Rory Shearer

    29-Mar-2016
    dfdgdfg Our penultimate maker interview ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair is a double feature of sorts, as we chat to Helen and Rory Shearer about their work, process and what the rest of the year holds.
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