News

  • The Perfect Gift This Winter 2016

    20-Oct-2016
    The Perfect Gift This Winter 2016 It's nearly that time of year again, and whether you are looking for gift ideas, decorative items for your home, or maybe would like to make your own, let Craft NI direct you to where you can find those perfect one-of-a-kind, locally designed and handmade items and their makers.
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  • UK Craft Alliance Meets in NI

    17-Oct-2016
    UK Craft Alliance Meets in NI Having recently completed a successful and fruitful trip to NI, Craft Northern Ireland would like to thank the Crafts Council, Craft Scotland, and DCCOI, for visiting.
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  • Craft NI Launches New Programme for 2017

    26-Sep-2016
    Craft NI Launches New Programme for 2017 Craft NI, with support from the Department for Communities, is pleased to announce a new, short programme aimed at mid-career makers to launch in early 2017. 'The Art of Presenting Craft' includes half-day seminars that are also open to the public, and those interested in or working in different areas of the creative sector in NI. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    3-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
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  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    8-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
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  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    16-Feb-2017 - Funding & Grants
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding – the Individual Artist Fund, Youth Arts Training Fund, and the Arts Project Fund. Apply by 6 March for the first two, and 17 February for the latter.
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Events

  • Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival There are a number of fab-looking craft & design orientated events taking place during the remainder of the NI Science Festival. Why not get involved and learn something and have fun!
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  • Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre There some fantastic upcoming craft events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre, taking in two exhibitions and a special workshop.
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  • Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson

    - Talks
    Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson Join Craft NI & the Ulster Museum for an illuminating series of free talks on Japanese Pottery by Mike Robinson, former Head of Applied Arts at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and an expert in Irish contemporary glass & ceramics. Begins 8 March.
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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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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    19-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics)

    16-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg With less than a week to go to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) tell us about her work, process, and more.
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