News

  • Guildhall celebration marks Craft Programme finale

    01-Jul-2015
    Guildhall celebration marks Craft Programme finale

    A celebration event held in the Guildhall last week to mark the finale of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s dedicated Craft Development Programme, has heard that the local craft sector is now at its “most active, vibrant and confident”.


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  • Introducing August Craft Month 2015

    25-Jun-2015
    Introducing August Craft Month 2015

    Craft NI is delighted to announce that the programme for August Craft Month – the annual celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland - is now available.

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  • #FinditFriday Fun for August Craft Month 2015

    24-Jun-2015
    #FinditFriday Fun for August Craft Month 2015

    To add to the fabulousness of the August Craft Month 2015 programme, those who visit August Craft Month 2015 events on Friday may well find a specially commissioned tote bag on their travels!

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Opportunities for Makers

  • 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 Export Opportunity: BCTF 2016

    11-Jun-2015 - Calls for Makers
    Craft NI Export Opportunity: BCTF 2016 Funded through Invest NI, Craft NI presents a fantastic opportunity for 8 designer-makers to attend the British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, on 10th – 12th April 2016 as part of a Craft NI group stand. Apply by 4pm, 21st September 2015.
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  • Festival Lough Erne: Craft Stall Call

    4-Jun-2015 - Classifieds
    Festival Lough Erne: Craft Stall Call The inaugural 'Festival Lough Erne' will take place in Enniskillen throughout the weekend of 19 - 21 June 2015. They are calling for those interested in Craft Stalls to get apply as soon as possible.

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Events

  • Art in the Loft 2015: portaferry reflections

    - Exhibitions
    Art in the Loft 2015: portaferry reflections

    'portaferry reflections' is the annual exhibition of Portaferry Art Society including print, textile, ceramic and painting. This is the third of the Art in the Loft 2015 exhibition programme 'A Collective Perspective, from Process to Product' It takes place from the 4-25 July at the Loft Gallery, Portaferry Visitor Information Centre.


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  • RDS Craft and Student Art Awards Exhibition 2015

    - Exhibitions
    RDS Craft and Student Art Awards Exhibition 2015

    Prior to the opening of the Dublin Horse Show, the RDS National Craft Awards and Student Art Awards Exhibition will open to the public free of charge from 10am to 5pm, 28-31 July, with late opening on Thursday until 7.00pm. The exhibition is also open during the 2015 Dublin Horse Show (5 – 9 August 2015).


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  • On the Edge @Castle Espie Gallery

    - Exhibitions
    On the Edge @Castle Espie Gallery

    'On the Edge' an exhibition featuring Studio E artists takes place from the 4 July to the 31 August at Castle Espie, Comber. 

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month Progamme 2015

    27-May-2015
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    Introducing the August Craft Month 2015 programme. Find the online programme and listings - pick up a programme at locations near you.

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  • Business Development Programme 2015-16

    14-May-2015
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    Booking is now open for the programme induction of Craft NI's new two-year Business Development Programme (30th June 2015). 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, and includes a range of guest speakers.

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  • Making it

    18-Apr-2015
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    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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