News

  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017
    Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

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  • August Craft Month 2017 Near You!

    31-Jul-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Near You! As August Craft Month 2017 bursts into life, we're delighted at the diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, fairs, demos and more happening throughout Northern Ireland. This year sees our widest reach yet, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with wonderful makers and venues to showcase August Craft Month around the country.
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  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition

    17-Feb-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition

    Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. There is a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019 for one of the makers in the exhibition. Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK.

    Deadline: 4 January 2018, 9am

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  • Open Call. Amberif Design Award 2018

    01-Nov-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Open Call. Amberif Design Award 2018

    The AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a competition motto, to stop and think a while and perhaps experience a moment of supreme creativity.

    Deadline: 26 January 2018. 

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  • Blacksmith Residency Opportunity

    1-Jan-2018 - Residencies
    Blacksmith Residency Opportunity

    Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is embarking on a Heritage Lottery-funded project to develop Moneypenny’s Forge as a unique heritage craft facility on the banks of the Newry Canal. This 2-year project will increase access to the Forge through learning programmes, events and workshops. We are currently seeking proposals from experienced blacksmiths to participate in the delivery of the project through our six-month Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme.

    Submission Deadline: Monday 18th December

     
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Events

  • 'Old Bleach' Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    'Old Bleach' Exhibition

    Local textile artist, Mairead McCormack, shows a collection inspired by paper documents including receipts, letters, envelopes and certificates among others originating from Randalstown and the Old Bleach Linen Company.

    Date and time: 7 December 2017, 7-9pm. 

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  • "The Joy of Gifting Handmade" Christmas Craft Fair 2017

    - Fairs
    "The Joy of Gifting Handmade" Christmas Craft Fair 2017

    Makers Market NI are offering you a spectacular 2 day Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. A chance to find the perfect Christmas present. Complimentary mulled wine, nibbles, live music and of course our 20 designer/makers all adding to a wonderful festive experience. We are supporting Tiny Life as our chosen Charity raising much needed funds through a handmade Christmas "Gift Box" raffle. Admission £2.50.

    Dates and time: Friday 8 December, 4-8pm and Saturday 9 December 10am - 3pm.

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  • Golden Thread Christmas Market 2017

    - Fairs
    Golden Thread Christmas Market 2017

    The Golden Thread Gallery will be hosting a Christmas Market to coincide with Late Night Art in December! We will have a number of stalls selling all manner of artisanal crafts and creations suitable for gifts for the whole family. Join us for a festive evening which will include a drinks reception, bucks fizz, festive treats for the kids and a great atmosphere! Stall holders will be announced soon and we will be treating you to glimpses of the treats available to purchase on the run up to the night!

    Date and time: Thursday 7 December 2017, 5 - 7.30pm

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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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