• Glass Artist Scott Benefield wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    Glass Artist Scott Benefield wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award An annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, has been awarded to talented glass Artist, Scott Benefield. This unique bursary, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Rosy James Trust, aims to assist craft makers to develop a body of work which might otherwise have been unattainable.
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  • NI Makers on the Move: Scandinavian Style

    NI Makers on the Move: Scandinavian Style

    There are too many makers on the move to mention all – but we notice a distinct focus on Scandinavian destinations this last month or so.

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  • Web Content and E-Comms Service Provider

    Web Content and E-Comms Service Provider Craft NI is inviting applications to supply web content and e-communications services - creating, implementing and maintaining Craft NI’s site content, newsletters and social media platforms. Apply by 4pm, 14th October 2015. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Hey Clay! Change of Dates

    10-Sep-2015 - Community
    Hey Clay! Change of Dates Hey Clay! is a celebration of clay, giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter, inspired by the BBC forthcoming Great British Throw Down series. Ceramicists, venues, galleries, outlets are invited to submit 'Hey Clay!' themed events to the Crafts Council UK listings.


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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop: Ninth Round

    10-Sep-2015 - Calls for Makers
    NI Assembly Gift Shop: Ninth Round

    Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and the NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from NI-based makers for the period (1st Nov 2015 – 31st April 2016). The closing date is 4pm, Monday 5th October 2015.

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  • Ambiente 2016 Talent Programme

    7-Sep-2015 - Calls for Makers
    Ambiente 2016 Talent Programme

    Ambiente Frankfurt is the leading international trade fair in Europe for consumer goods for dining, giving and living. Ambiente is now accepting applications for its Talent programme, offering young designers, graduates and students the opportunity to launch their career in the fields of interior design, gifts, personal accessories and tableware. Apply by the 22nd of October.

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  • RUA Annual Exhibition 2015

    - Exhibitions
    RUA Annual Exhibition 2015

    The Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition 2015 takes place at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from the 16th of October 2014 to the 3rd of January 2015. The exhibition will showcase over 300 original works across the visual arts disciplines by emerging and established artists and includes a dedicated video gallery.

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  • October Exhibitions @RSpace

    October Exhibitions @RSpace On now at R-Space Gallery (until 10 October), 'On Your Marks' is a collaboration between Ireland and Sweden on shared linen heritage. A group exhibition 'Materials, Messages and Meanings #4' takes place from the 16 October - 17 November 2015. 


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  • HOME @Space CRAFT

    - Exhibitions
    HOME @Space CRAFT Home: a travelling exhibition on different things we call home - is the Craft and Design Collective exhibition for October. A Finnish-Irish art jewellery collaboration, it takes place at Space CRAFT, Belfast, from the 2-31 October (preview 1st Oct, 6-8pm - all welcome).


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  • August Craft Month 2015


    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


    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


    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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