News

  • Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    19-Jul-2019
    Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    Northern Ireland is set for another incredible celebration of Craft as August Craft Month begins once again. Showcasing the growing number of exceptional creative talent on its doorstep, August Craft Month will shine a spotlight on our renowned regional craft known across the globe and the new hidden gems making waves in the local craft world.

    With internationally-recognised makers, craft start-ups and increasingly popular hands-on craft activities, the vibrant craft sector is continually thriving in NI. August Craft Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the local talented artists, designers and makers across NI, each with their own personal story behind their unique craft.

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  • CRAFT NI Director’s Report

    18-Jul-2019
    CRAFT NI Director’s Report

     

    A report from the CRAFT NI Director, Katherine McDonald. 

     

    Updates on current and future developments at CRAFT NI. 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    18-Jun-2019
    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Launchpad 2019/2020

    22-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Launchpad 2019/2020

    Launchpad 2019/2020

    CRAFT NI’s Professional Development Programme for Emerging Craft Makers

    Launchpad is a ten-month programme aimed at the emerging and enterprising Craft maker. It aims to equip 4 makers with the necessary skills to develop a sustainable, creative Craft business/practice in Northern Ireland.

    Deadline: Thursday, 15 August 2019
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  • Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    19-Aug-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    In partnership with The Prince’s Foundation, QEST are pleased to announce the launch of The Building Arts Programme. Intended for students of architecture, building crafts and decorative and applied arts, this interdisciplinary programme will provide a space for rediscovering shared learning and practice, enabling students to explore the multifaceted nature of the built environment.

    Deadline: Monday, 4 November 2019, 12pm. 

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  • Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    01-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    The International Glass & Ceramic Biennal 2020 is open for applications. The biennial shows artists at every point in their career, from emerging to established artists, representing nearly every craft technique.

     

    Deadline: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

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Events

  • Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    - Fairs
    Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    Handmade Craft Fair showcasing the work of local creators from the North Down area.

    11.30 - 4.30

    Free admission

    Saturday 14th September

     

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  • Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    - Open Studios
    Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    Jack McGonigle Ceramics and Fiona Shannon are hosting an Open Studio Sale in their shared work space at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart from 29th-31st August.

    10am - 6pm each day.

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  • Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    - Talks
    Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    Textile specialist Fiona McKelvie will share her interest and passion for Irish Linen, as well as recalling the history of the fabric so important to the city of Belfast.

    Date:  Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 6pm

    Cost: £5

    Location: Linen Hall Library

     


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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • 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’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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