News

  • NI Makers for Four Corners of Craft

    26-Aug-2015
    NI Makers for Four Corners of Craft

    From Inverness to Sussex and Belfast to Cardigan, The Etsy Four Corners of Craft project will unite UK contemporary craft with its Four Corners of Craft exhibition (London Design Festival, 24-27 September), in partnership with the Crafts Council and Tent London. The exhibition will highlight the variety and high quality of contemporary work from 46 selected designer-­makers selling on Etsy.

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  • August Craft Month Exhibitions @Millennium Court Arts Centre

    19-Aug-2015
    August Craft Month Exhibitions @Millennium Court Arts Centre Two new exhibitions celebrating the creativity and diversity of Ireland’s designer makers officially launched this year’s August Craft Month at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown and can be viewed until the 23rd of September.

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  • Final #FinditFriday for August Craft Month 2015

    19-Aug-2015
    Final #FinditFriday for August Craft Month 2015

    28 August is the final #augcraft15 #FinditFriday. Check what's on this Friday, keep an eye out for social media clues as to where you might find one of two specially commissioned tote bags! All August Craft Month Friday programmed activity might have a special gift from us to you. Let us know if you've been lucky.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Craft NI Business Development Programme 14/15 - Final Seminar

    25-Aug-2015 - Seminars
    Craft NI Business Development Programme 14/15 - Final Seminar Booking is now open for the final seminar of the Craft NI Business Development Programme 14/15. Covering 'Creative Business Management and Planning' with guest speaker stained glass artist David Esler. The seminar takes place at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart on the 22 September 2015, 9.30am-1pm.
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  • Craft NI Business Development Programme 15-16 Module 2

    25-Aug-2015 - Seminars
    Craft NI Business Development Programme 15-16 Module 2 Booking is now open for the Module 2 (Innovation Through Design) of Craft NI's new Business Development Programme 2015-16. It takes place on Tuesday 29th September, 9.30am – 1pm at The South Eastern Regional College, Bangor Campus, and features innovative furntiture designer Barry Wedge (Wedge Furniture + Design) as guest speaker.
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  • Allianz Arts and Business NI Awards 2016: Commission Tender

    25-Aug-2015 - Commissions
    Allianz Arts and Business NI Awards 2016: Commission Tender

    The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards celebrate the best in creative partnerships between the business and arts sectors in Northern Ireland. With 'Variety' as a theme for the 2016 Awards, Arts & Businesses are now inviting tenders for the creation of the Award pieces. The deadline is 2 October 2015.

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Events

  • Culture Night 2015 @Craft NI

    - Workshops,Talks
    Culture Night 2015 @Craft NI

    Culture Night takes place on the 18 September across the country. Craft NI invites you to get your hands on craft as part of the Culture Night Belfast programme. Take part in glass lamp-work demonstrations with flamework glass artist Maggie Napier from 5-8pm at our offices at Cotton Court.


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  • European Open Heritage Days NI 2015

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    European Open Heritage Days NI 2015 European Open Heritage Days 2015 take place on the 12 and 13 September. There are over 400 heritage properties open to view over that weekend, with some great craft partnerships happening as well. In honour of this year's theme of Industrial Heritage, Craft NI welcomes you to a special craft demonstration by textile designer Jude Cassidy, taking place at our historic premises, Cotton Court, Belfast.

     

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  • Out of the House @Space CRAFT

    - Exhibitions
    Out of the House @Space CRAFT

    'Out of the House' is the Craft and Design Collective exhibition for September. It takes place at Space CRAFT, Belfast, from 4-26 September. All are welcome to the preview on Thursday, 3 September 2015 (6-8pm). 

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month 2015

    27-May-2015
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    How lovely that the last weekend of August Craft Month 2015 is a long one. Check out what's on over the bank holiday weekend. We would love to hear your feedback on the festival. Fill in the short survey that you'll find by following the further information link (and you will be in to win £25 at Craft Map location of your choice). Keep in touch on social media with #augcraft15


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  • Business Development Programme 2015-16

    11-Aug-2015
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    Craft NI's new two-year Business Development Programme (2015 to November 2016) is made up of eight free half-day modules over the course of 18 months, and is facilitated by Francis Verling, Verling Consulting, and includes a range of guest speakers.

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  • Irish Design 2015

    10-Apr-2015
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    Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), a year-long programme exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design, is now well and new items are being added to the programme all the time. ID2015 showcases the very best of Irish design; not just through signature events on the island of Ireland but also in prestigious partner venues in international capitals of design and commerce.

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