News

  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    14-Feb-2018
    Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

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  • Craft NI - February 2018 Update

    02-Feb-2018
    Craft NI - February 2018 Update

    February 2018 Update

    The board has been working hard on post-merger matters and the details of the new craft organisation and would like to update you on the progress. 

     

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  • Mourne Textiles pay tribute to John McAtasney

    31-Jan-2018
    Mourne Textiles pay tribute to John McAtasney

    John McAtasney is considered to have been the very last hand weaver of Linen Damask on the island of Ireland.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Makers: Make for Murmur

    09-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: Make for Murmur

    Could you make for Murmur?

    Murmur is a group of Irish designers together. We are a lifestyle brand with a range of homewares, ceramics, clothing, bedlinen, furniture, jewellery, fragrance, leather goods and gifting. If you’re an Irish based maker or designer, and you like the idea of an already established market, we want to hear from you.

    Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018

     

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  • Call for Applications: Puffin Gallery

    02-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Puffin Gallery

    Call for Artists – Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle

    Call for artists to submit their work for a special exhibition in the Puffin Gallery in August 2018.

    Theme: 10 x 10in or 10 x 10 x 10in

     

    Application Deadline: 15 April 2018

    Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018

     

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  • Future Makers

    21-Mar-2018 -
    Future Makers

     

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) ‘Future Makers Awards & Supports’ is now open for applications.

    It provides support for the next generation of makers including; Future Makers funds: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more creative opportunities.

     

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Events

  • The Big Red Button

    - Exhibitions
    The Big Red Button

    Ever thought about Armageddon? beginning to worry about who has their finger near the button? Get hints and tips for survival from The Belfast Artists Paper Society, or not...

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 May 2018, 7 - 9pm

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  • Craft Adventure Workshops

    - Workshops
    Craft Adventure Workshops

    Join Jenny and Sarah of ‘Craft Adventures Workshops’ for two upcoming workshops in May.

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  • Make a Silver Bangle with Robyn Galway

    - Workshops
    Make a Silver Bangle with Robyn Galway

     

    Bangle One Day Weekend Workshop

    This workshop will take you through the basics of how to make a bangle from piercing and filing your materials to soldering and polishing. The aim is for you to leave with a bangle with your own personal finish. Lunch and silver are included in the price, all you need to bring is some creative ideas. The workshops run from 12 – 5pm.  

    Dates: Saturday 21 April 2018 and Sunday 11 November 2018

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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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