News

  • Future Makers 2018 Awards

    18-Jul-2018
    Future Makers 2018 Awards

    The Design & Crafts Council unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Future Maker awards at a ceremony in Dublin earlier this month

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  • Opening Hours Update

    06-Jul-2018
    Opening Hours Update

    CRAFT NI will be CLOSED on Monday 9 July 2018 and will RE-OPEN on Monday 16 July 2018. 

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


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  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    25-Apr-2018
    Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    11-Oct-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s professional intercultural theatre company, is seeking up to 3 Freelance Craft Workshop Leaders to join our pool of Craft People working on the DREAM project.

    Deadline: Friday 19th October 2018. 

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  • ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    08-Oct-2018 - Calls for Makers
    ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    Open Call: Invitation to Makers to apply for Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market 

    As Northern Ireland’s foremost Arts Centre synonymous with craft, we invite makers/artists to join our successful Christmas Craft Market this December 2018.

    Deadline: 29 October 2018, 5pm

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  • Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    18-Oct-2018 - Seminars
    Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    Inspiration from the Fashion and Textile industry to help you grow your business from Local to Global. Following a morning of talks and discussion and the opportunity for one-to-one business meetings.

    Location: An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal

    Date and Time: Thursday 18 October 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Events

  • Tapesty Weaving Workshop

    - Workshops
    Tapesty Weaving Workshop

    Learn the heritage craft of frame weaving, under the expert guidance of weaver Karolina Lisek.

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  • Suki Tea Talks

    - Talks
    Suki Tea Talks

    Visual Artists Ireland have a number of upcoming talks as a free bonus to their annual programme.

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  • Fine and Dandy Markets

    - Fairs
    Fine and Dandy Markets

    The Fine & Dandy Market, founded in May 2013, is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftspeople and food producers.

    Upcoming markets:

    Saturday 20 October 2018 - City Church, University Avenue, Belfast

    Saturday 3 November 2018, City Church, University Avenue, Belfast

    Sunday 25 November 2018, Elmwood Hall, opposite Queens University, Belfast 

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Programmes

  • 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’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

     

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

     

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  • 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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