News

  • Wrapped UP Belfast at Christmas

    13-Dec-2018
    Wrapped UP Belfast at Christmas

    Wrapped UP Belfast is a celebration of Irish made ceramics, jewellery, textiles, art, photography, print right in the heart of Belfast’s Castlecourt! 

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  • Shane Porter represented by Thrown Contemporary at London Art Fair

    12-Dec-2018
    Shane Porter represented by Thrown Contemporary at London Art Fair

    Belfast based Ceramic Designer Shane Porter will exhibit at London Art Fair in a special spotlight on contemporary ceramics, represented by contemporary ceramics gallery, Thrown Contemporary, at stand G43 from 16-20 January 2019

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  • Elin Johnston - "Meet The Maker" Talk

    12-Dec-2018
    Elin Johnston - "Meet The Maker" Talk

    Elin Johnston recently completed a 'Meet The Maker' talk with a group of sixth form students at Lagan College Belfast as part of her 'arts development and engagement' activities supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Island Arts Centre.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Exhibit at Top Drawer 2019 with ARTS THREAD

    13-Dec-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Exhibit at Top Drawer 2019 with ARTS THREAD

    ARTS THREAD is working with CRAFT at Top Drawer to create a curated space within the show for recent graduates (2015/2016/17/18) and designer/makers who have started their brand within 3 years to be called ARTS THREAD EMERGING TALENTS.

    Deadline 20 December 2018 by midnight

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  • Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019

    12-Dec-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019

    The Crafts Council is seeking volunteers to support the fair at Collect - International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design.

    Held at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, from 28th Feb - 3rd March 2019.

    Deadline: 31 December 2018

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  • Call for Entries - CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2019

    12-Dec-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Entries - CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2019

    Apply now to be part of CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn Winter 2019 Edition

    A/W 19 EDITION | 8 -10 September 2019
    LOCATION: Olympia, London
    DEADLINE: Applications being received now

    Please note that there is limited space available


     

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Events

  • Showcase Ireland 2019

    - Exhibitions
    Showcase Ireland 2019

    Showcase Ireland returns at the RDS in Dublin between 20 - 23 January 2019

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  • Collect 2019

    - Exhibitions,Fairs
    Collect 2019

    International Craft Fair for Modern Craft & Design

    Collect returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery

    28 February - 03 March 2019

     

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  • Visit Top Drawer 2019

    - Fairs
    Visit Top Drawer 2019

    Discover an out of the ordinary event!

    With exclusive access to the latest trends and an expertly curated selection of over 1,000 design-led lifestyle brands from the UK and abroad, Top Drawer is the perfect source of inspiration to help you create and define your story for the new season.

    Sunday 13 January - Tuesday 15 January

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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

     

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

     

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