News

  • Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid

    16-Feb-2021
    Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid

    Craft NI is grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the award of funding under its Stability & Renewal Programme. The purpose of this funding will be to engage an appropriate person/people to carry out a short piece of research to look at the impact of the last year and Covid-19 on the Craft sector in Northern Ireland and to make recommendations on measures to support the sector. 

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  • Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions

    16-Feb-2021
    Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions

     Craft NI Online Exhibitions

    With thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding awarded under its Stability & Renewal Fund, Craft NI wishes to tender for the development of an online Exhibitions function for its website. 
     
    Deadline for Tender Submissions: Monday 22 February 2021

    Craft NI is seeking to appoint a supplier to deliver this project by 29 March 2021.

     

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  • Heritage Crafts Association Call for Trustees

    11-Feb-2021
    Heritage Crafts Association Call for Trustees

    The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the only UK-wide organisation set up to safeguard and promote the full breadth of traditional craft skills. They are looking for a Secretary and additional Trustees to join their passionate Board.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution

    15-Feb-2021 -
    Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution

    Innovate UK EDGE is seeking to match pottery suppliers with a Dutch SME in pottery and kitchen trend products is looking for EU based suppliers of design pottery products under distribution services agreements (in this instance ‘EU’ relates to geography, so NI businesses are eligible).

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  • Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award

    20-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award

    The Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award focuses on contemporary art using white porcelain. Online entries open until 15 May for the Biennale exhibiton in China later this year (dates tbc).

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  • Belfast City Council Cultural Support Programmes

    25-Feb-2021 - Funding & Grants
    Belfast City Council Cultural Support Programmes

    In recognition of the negative impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the culture, heritage and arts sector Belfast City Council is pivoting their support programme to help the cultural sector and maintain their commitment to make 2023 a year of cultural celebration for Belfast.


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Events

  • NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    - Talks
    NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    NI Science Festival has commissioned a series of three stunning films documenting the past, present and future of the linen industry in Northern Ireland.

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  • China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

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    China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

    UK-China Exchange: Arts and Culture in a Pandemic

    During the COVID pandemic, a growing number of cultural activities in China have moved into virtual spaces, from art exhibitions, festivals and film screenings through to tours of the Palace Museum. To open the conference, we explore some of the innovative digital practices that have transformed the country’s cultural industry over the past year, and how these can empower and enrich future collaborations between China and the UK.

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  • Collect 2021

    - Exhibitions,Fairs
    Collect 2021

    The 17th edition of Collect, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design takes place online 26 February - 24 March 2021.


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Programmes

  • Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this advanced social media session on 23 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd, Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Design Trust takes a deep dive into three social media platforms: Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what’s new on each of these platforms and how you can use them strategically to enhance your social media marketing.

     
     

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  • Introduction to social media (for beginners)

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this practical online workshop on 16 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd of The Design Trust will look at what social media is, and how it can be used more effectively in your craft business. Anne-Marie has over 16 years arts/craft industry experience and is now Marketing and Socail Media Manager at The Design Trust alongside Director Patricia van den Akker.

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  • Craft Kits and Delivering your Workshop Online

    18-Feb-2021
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    We’re delighted to welcome back Sophie Rochester of Yodomo for this FREE online workshop on Thursday 11 March 10am to 12.30pm.

    Sophie is a craft entrepreneur using her online platform to help makers generate revenue from their skills and techniques, as well as from their work.

     

     

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