News

  • Craft NI Selects Eight Makers for Showcase 2017

    09-Nov-2016
    Craft NI Selects Eight Makers for Showcase 2017 As part of Craft NI's Export Development Training programme, eight designer-makers have been chosen to attend Showcase 2017 to present their work as part of the Craft NI Group Stand. We'd like to congratulate the makers for their hard work in preparation for the show, and wish them the very best of luck!
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  • Craft NI hosts another successful placement with Queen’s University MA Student Meadhbh McIlgorm

    05-Dec-2016
    Craft NI hosts another successful placement with Queen’s University MA Student Meadhbh McIlgorm Craft NI were delighted once again this year to host a student placement through the Queen’s University MA in Arts Management. Meadhbh McIlgorm undertook her placement with us from March – July 2017, a research study placement looking at Audience Development opportunities for Craft NI and the craft industry in Northern Ireland.
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  • Cara Murphy Wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    26-Oct-2016
    Cara Murphy Wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Cara Murphy, local silversmith and designer, has been announced as the latest recipient of the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award. Craft NI would like to congratulate Cara on winning, we couldn't be more thrilled for you!
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    3-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
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  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    8-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
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  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    16-Feb-2017 - Funding & Grants
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding – the Individual Artist Fund, Youth Arts Training Fund, and the Arts Project Fund. Apply by 6 March for the first two, and 17 February for the latter.
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Events

  • Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival There are a number of fab-looking craft & design orientated events taking place during the remainder of the NI Science Festival. Why not get involved and learn something and have fun!
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  • Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre There some fantastic upcoming craft events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre, taking in two exhibitions and a special workshop.
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  • Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson

    - Talks
    Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson Join Craft NI & the Ulster Museum for an illuminating series of free talks on Japanese Pottery by Mike Robinson, former Head of Applied Arts at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and an expert in Irish contemporary glass & ceramics. Begins 8 March.
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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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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    19-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics)

    16-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg With less than a week to go to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) tell us about her work, process, and more.
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