News

  • Launchpad Programme | Makers Announced

    18-Aug-2020
    Launchpad Programme | Makers Announced

    We are delighted to present the selected makers for Craft NI's Launchpad program.

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  • Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    03-Aug-2020
    Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    Craft NI prepares for a unique August Craft Month 2020

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  • Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    23-Jul-2020
    Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    Bernadette Tuite - ceramics and glass, will exhibit in 'Unlocked' for August Craft Month to represent Cork Craft and Design and NI's own Claire Mooney - silversmith, has been selected to exhibit her work in Cork Craft and Design in partnership with August Craft Month and Cork Craft Month.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Applications: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online

    21-Sep-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online

    The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) in Manchester is one of the most prestigious in the UK and is renowned as the place to buy and commission unique and exceptional handmade work, attracting a discerning audience of buyers and collectors.

    A not for profit event, it features some of the best designer-making working in the UK (and further afield!). All exhibitors are selected for their excellence in their craft by an expert panel, to sell their work to the public and trade.

    Event Dates: 21-22 November 2020.

    Application Deadline: Sunday, 4 October 2020, Midnight.

     

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  • Camphill Community Clanabogan Weavery Fundraiser

    21-Sep-2020 - Classifieds
    Camphill Community Clanabogan Weavery Fundraiser

    The Camphill Community Clanabogan is raising funds for their weavery by selling some of their surplus materials. A large number of linen weaving yarns available. 

     

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  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2020

    24-Sep-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2020

    The Big Bauble is an annual feature in the Craft NI Gallery, showcasing a wide range of unique handmade baubles.

    KEY DATES:

    Application Deadline | Monday, 12 October 2020, 5pm.

    Notification | Monday, 19 October 2020.

    Delivery of Work | From week beginning 26 October 2020.

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Events

  • Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    - Fairs,Community
    Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    Stalls showcasing local businesses with hand-made products, home-grown produce and second-hand books for sale. 12-13 September.

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  • Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    - Open Studios,Community
    Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Flax to Linen

    Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Including a fantastic series of live craft demonstrations. 

    Date: Saturday, September 12 2020.

     

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  • ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.

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Programmes

  • Sell Your Craft Online

    28-May-2020
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    Craft NI presents a series of five FREE training sessions for NI Makers, selected to help Sell Your Craft Online with limited time and resources.

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  • Orbit Update

    16-Apr-2020
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    This programme is fully booked and we’ve been working with Chris Murphy to re-configure it for on-line delivery via Zoom. If lockdown lifts before the last session(s) we’ll revert to face to face, and either way, we’ll have an in-person session at the end for everyone to get together and work through any remaining questions.

    If you need support with using Zoom, our colleagues at the Crafts Council have put together this useful guide.

    In response to the circumstances, Chris has re-structured parts of the programme so there is now some added content that will help you weather this storm and make it out the other side.

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  • Orbit

    29-Jan-2020
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    We are delighted to launch our new support programme developed specifically for NI makers by Design Strategist + Educator Chris Murphy. Bespoke content will be presented through a series of unique workshops which connect into an overall development journey: from the stories our products tell, to the realities of juggling portfolio careers, pricing, funding and marketing.

    Over 5 half-day interactive sessions at the iconic Ormeau Baths, Chris will use presentations, exercises, case studies and downloadable materials to cover a wide range of issues faced by independent makers right across the sector. While each session is designed to stand alone, you’ll get the most benefit by attending all five workshops and completing the (enjoyable!) homework tasks that accompany the workshop series.

    The Orbit programme places business acumen and creative development on an equal footing. It will equip designer-makers at various stages of their careers and from different craft disciplines with new and refreshed business skills and supports Craft NI’s mission to strengthen business development within the craft sector.

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