News

  • An Interview with Patricia van den Akker

    19-Jul-2016
    An Interview with Patricia van den Akker Ahead of Craft NI's full-day workshop with Patricia van den Akker at The MAC, Belfast, on August 11th, the head of The Design Trust talked to us about the longevity of the organisation, the challenges she feels makers face, and the greatest assets a maker can use to succeed. Booking for the event can be found within.
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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: Glaziers' Art Fair

    24-Oct-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Glaziers' Art Fair The second Glaziers’ Art Fair will take place at Glaziers’ Hall on 25 and 26 October 2016, with a ticketed evening reception and viewing on Monday 24 October. The call for exhibitors is now open.
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  • ACNI Funding for Individual Artists Open

    1-Jul-2016 - Funding & Grants
    ACNI Funding for Individual Artists Open The Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP) is now open for funding applications. Apply by 4pm, August 25th.
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  • Banbridge October Craft Fair

    22-Oct-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Banbridge October Craft Fair Banbridge District Arts Committee in conjunction Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is now inviting applications from potential exhibitors for stands at their 2016 Craft Fair. Apply by September 23rd.
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Events

  • Butterflies & Blooms Papercraft @ Colthurst Hall

    - Workshops
    Butterflies & Blooms Papercraft @ Colthurst Hall Join Dianne Williams from Kraftskool to make pop-up and action cards using stamps, fabrics and dies on August 20th at Colthurst Hall.
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  • 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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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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