• CRAFT NI Director’s Report

    CRAFT NI Director’s Report


    A report from the CRAFT NI Director, Katherine McDonald. 


    Updates on current and future developments at CRAFT NI. 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) are holding an Information Session, open to all artists (and Craft makers). The session aims to provide information about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme or SIAP which is due to open for applications in July 2019.

    Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11.30am to 1pm 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    07-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    The Big Bauble is the CRAFT NI Gallery's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2019.

    With Christmas on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for you to sell your work, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, to an audience who already appreciate Craft, Applied Art & Design.

    Deadline: Monday, 21 October 2019

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  • Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    07-Oct-2019 - Classifieds
    Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education Manager.

    Reporting to the Head of Education, Training and Development, the Education Manager is responsible for managing, developing and implementing innovative and progressive education related programmes to cultivate creative partnership links between education and industry sectors, in line with objectives outlined in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Strategic Plan.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 15 October 2019, 5pm.


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  • Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    07-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    Open Call/Expressions of Interest

    Following on from the success of N.Ireland’s inaugural Linen Biennale in 2018, Lisburn’s R-Space Gallery is at the Planning & Fundraising stage for next year’s events programme and is seeking Contributors, Collaborators, Partners, Researchers and Businesses to help them realise the second Linen Biennale N.Ireland.

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  • Linen Lab Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Linen Lab Exhibition

    The FE McWilliam Gallery  and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough present ‘Linen Lab’, a dynamic new exhibition which is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists; Rachel  Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

    Linen Lab, will be on show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery from 12 October to 9 November 2019.

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  • South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    - Fairs
    South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    South Down Craft Collective returns to The Market House, Ballynahinch, with their usual line up of quality artists, makers and food producers. Treat yourself to something special and unique or even start your Christmas shopping!

    Tasty refreshments available.

    Free entry with plenty of nearby parking.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10am - 3pm

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  • Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    - Talks
    Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland Winter Lecture Series Presents: 

    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen 

    Ceramic artist, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, will discuss her practice and influences whilst providing a unique insight into her working methods.

    Date and Time: Tuesday,  21 January 2020,  2-4pm. 

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  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey


    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019


    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity


    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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