• Responsive Website Released

    Responsive Website Released

    We are delighted to let you know that, with support from the Arts Council NI, an upgrade to to improve the experience for those on mobile and tablet devices is complete. We hope that the responsive website works well for you wherever you are viewing it.

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  • Sasha McVey is NI Young Artist 2015

    Sasha McVey is NI Young Artist 2015

    Sasha McVey, a ceramic artist from Glenarm, was earlier this month named as Northern Ireland Young Artist of the year 2015.


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  • Make the Most of Spring

    Make the Most of Spring

    Make the Most of Spring 24th March 2015 Now that the days are brighter, and with the clocks changing on the 29th of March, we hope you are looking forward to making the most of the season. March may have been Creativity Month, but let us help you continue with your own plan of creative campaign in the coming months.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Craft NI in Lurgan

    14-May-2015 - Calls for Makers
    Craft NI in Lurgan

    Coinciding with the upcoming Creative Selling and Pricing Seminar being held at South Regional College, Lurgan, Craft NI are hosting their 2nd Regional Open Event there on the 26th April 2015.

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  • Craft NI Retail Programme

    08-May-2015 - Seminars
    Craft NI Retail Programme

    During August Craft Month 2015, Craft NI presents a series of retail seminars for designer-makers and retailers of contemporary craft, culminating in a special Meet The Buyer event on the 11th August 2015 at Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim.

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  • Craft NI Photography Workshop

    14-May-2015 - Seminars
    Craft NI Photography Workshop

    Craft NI are presenting a photography workshop at 2pm on Wednesday 24th June at the Crescent Arts Centre. Places are FREE, but need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite.

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  • ReFound Masterclasses

    - Workshops
    ReFound Masterclasses

    ReFound invites you to their new Masterclasses. Upcycling with a difference where you become the designer. Masterclasses will run on Saturdays each month from 10am-3pm and will cost £50

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  • Summer15 Collection @NI Assembly Gift Shop

    - Exhibitions
    Summer15 Collection @NI Assembly Gift Shop

    We are delighted to announce that there are six new craft ranges available at the NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop based at Parliament Buildings, Stormont for the Summer 2015 season. Craft ranges featured here have been selected as part of the Designer Makers’ Initiative, a partnership between the NI Assembly and Craft Northern Ireland.

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  • ACNI Collection Craft Showcase

    - Exhibitions
    ACNI Collection Craft Showcase

    Call in and visit our Resource Space to view a new selection of exemplary craft pieces from the Arts Council Northern Ireland Collection and selected work from those on the making it programme. 

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  • Business Development Programme 2015-16


    Craft NI is delighted to announce the launch of a new two-year Business Development Programme (2015/2016). The programme is made up of eight free half-day modules over the course of 18 months – June 2015 to November 2016 - and is facilitated by Francis Verling, Verling Consulting.

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  • Making it


    Craft NI’s making it programme is a 2-year business start-up programme for makers in craft and applied arts. making it is a model of best practice in craft enterprise development. The making it 2013-15 programme is drawing to a close, and we are delighted to announce the new making it 2015-2017 participants.

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  • Export Development Programme


    Craft Northern Ireland welcomes submissions from NI professional designer/makers who would like to be considered for the 15-17 Export Development Programme, supported by Invest NI. At this stage of the programme Craft NI invite submissions for the preparatory visit element of the programme. Applications are welcomed on a rolling basis. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice in advance of your event for admin purposes.

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