News

  • Responsive Website Released

    14-Apr-2015
    Responsive Website Released

    We are delighted to let you know that, with support from the Arts Council NI, an upgrade to craftni.org to improve the experience for those on mobile and tablet devices is complete. We hope that the responsive website works well for you wherever you are viewing it.


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  • Sasha McVey is NI Young Artist 2015

    28-Apr-2015
    Sasha McVey is NI Young Artist 2015

    Sasha McVey, a ceramic artist from Glenarm, was earlier this month named as Northern Ireland Young Artist of the year 2015.

     


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  • Make the Most of Spring

    01-Apr-2015
    Make the Most of Spring

    Make the Most of Spring 24th March 2015 Now that the days are brighter, and with the clocks changing on the 29th of March, we hope you are looking forward to making the most of the season. March may have been Creativity Month, but let us help you continue with your own plan of creative campaign in the coming months.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Open for Applications

    06-May-2015 - Awards & Competitions
    Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Open for Applications

    The annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, has re-opened for applications, closing on Friday 12th June at 4pm 2015. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by developing a new body of work which would otherwise be unattainable.

     


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  • HOME: AJN European Exchange Call

    10-Apr-2015 -
    HOME: AJN European Exchange Call

    ‘HOME’ is an art jewellery exchange exhibition between Convoi Exceptionnel (Finland) and Art Jewellery Network (Ireland). Applications on the theme of ‘Home’ are currently invited from professional jeweller/artists who have studied, live, or work in or, are originally from, Finland or Ireland. Applications to be received by the 1st of June 2015.


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  • Export Research Travel Support

    07-Mar-2015 - Funding & Grants
    Export Research Travel Support

    Craft Northern Ireland welcomes submissions from professional NI designer/makers who would like to be considered for the preparatory costs element of the 15-17 Export Development Programme, supported by Invest NI. Applications are received on a rolling basis.

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Events

  • ACNI Collection Craft Showcase: Late Night Art May

    - Exhibitions
    ACNI Collection Craft Showcase: Late Night Art May

    Craft NI is open for May Late Night Art in Belfast (7th May, 6-9pm). Call in and visit our Resource Space to view a new selection of exemplary craft pieces from the Arts Council Northern Ireland Collection and selected work from those on the making it programme. 

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  • Of a Person @Space Craft

    - Exhibitions
    Of a Person @Space Craft

    The Craft & Design Collective presents Of a Person, an Exhibition of New Work by ceramic group MUD, at Space CRAFT, Belfast, from Friday 8 to Saturday 30 May 2015. The preview takes place on the 7th of May (6-8pm). All are welcome.


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  • COLLECT 2015

    - Exhibitions,Talks
    COLLECT 2015

    COLLECT - the Crafts Council's (UK) annual International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects - brings together the world’s finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. International galleries and selected Project Space artists come together at the Saatchi Gallery, London. The 2015 show runs from the 8th to the 11th of May and is a highlight event of the inaugural London Craft Week.

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Programmes

  • 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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  • Export Development Programme

    17-Apr-2015
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    Craft Northern Ireland welcomes submissions from NI professional designer/makers who would like to be considered for the 15-17 Export Development Programme, supported by Invest NI. At this stage of the programme Craft NI invite submissions for the preparatory visit element of the programme. Applications are welcomed on a rolling basis. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice in advance of your event for admin purposes.

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  • Business Development Programme

    11-Apr-2015
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    Craft NI’s FREE two-year business development programme is tailored for NI-based craft professionals who are developing their businesses. The next session takes place on the 26th of May, on the topic of creative selling skills and pricing. Guest Speaker: Trevor Woods, Mount Ida Pottery. Booking is open now via Eventbrite.

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