News

  • News Updates from Craft NI

    12-Apr-2017
    News Updates from Craft NI Alan Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Craft NI from 2012, retired at the end March 2017. Following four years in post he is looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life. The Board would like to thank Alan for his dedication and work for the craft sector here and wish him well in his retirement. 
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  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    24-Jan-2017
    NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017 Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
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  • 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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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI

    17-May-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI The Creative Momentum project is offering creative businesses that have a premises open to the public the chance to be part of a heavily marketed initiative connecting their business with visitors to their region. Apply ASAP.
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  • Apply for the 2017 London Design Fair

    21-Sep-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Apply for the 2017 London Design Fair The largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries in one destination during the London Design Festival, the London Design Fair are accepting exhibitor applications. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
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  • Call: The Autumn Gift & Home Fair 2017

    20-Aug-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Autumn Gift & Home Fair 2017 The Autumn Gift & Home Fair is Ireland’s leading Trade Fair for Giftware, Homeware, Tabletop, Jewellery, Accessories and Seasonal products. They're now calling for designer-makers to exhibit at their Yes It's Irish section. Register ASAP as space is limited.
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Events

  • Heritage Craft Workshops @ An Cregan

    - Workshops
    Heritage Craft Workshops @ An Cregan There a number of workshops lined up for An Creagán's Midsummer Festival. Supported by Tourism Northern Ireland’s Tourism Event Funding Programme, these workshops take place on Saturday, 17th June.
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  • Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair

    - Fairs
    Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair Frock Around The Clock will be returning to beautiful Malone House Belfast for the fabulous Midsummer Vintage and Handmade Fair on Sunday 11 June.
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  • Silver Linked Bracelet Workshop w/ Diane Lyness

    - Workshops
    Silver Linked Bracelet Workshop w/ Diane Lyness Join jewellery designer-maker Diane Lyness on the 16th of June in Ards Arts Centre for a one-day Silver Bracelet Making Workshop. Price: £40.
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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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