News

  • Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    19-Jul-2019
    Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    Northern Ireland is set for another incredible celebration of Craft as August Craft Month begins once again. Showcasing the growing number of exceptional creative talent on its doorstep, August Craft Month will shine a spotlight on our renowned regional craft known across the globe and the new hidden gems making waves in the local craft world.

    With internationally-recognised makers, craft start-ups and increasingly popular hands-on craft activities, the vibrant craft sector is continually thriving in NI. August Craft Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the local talented artists, designers and makers across NI, each with their own personal story behind their unique craft.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Open Call: Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020

    19-Nov-2019 - Residencies
    Open Call: Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020

    Following on from the success of Touchstone in 2017, Ceramics Ireland announce the 4th iteration in this triennial series in Aug - Oct 2020. Ceramics Ireland invite all ceramic makers, living in Ireland and Irish makers abroad to submit to this juried exhibition which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin in August and a capsule show will travel to Faenza Italy in September.

    Submission deadline: 31 January 2020.

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  • Exhibition Call Out: Spring Fling 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre

    13-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Exhibition Call Out: Spring Fling 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre

    Exhibition Opportunity: Spring Fling 23-25 May 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre.

    ISLAND Arts Centre in partnership with Upland CIC presents an exhibition of works influenced by the theme of Across the Sea: The North Channel. Applications are now open to all Spring Fling 2020 participants, artists & makers living and working in NI.
     

    Deadline: Sunday 15 December, 2019 by Midnight.

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  • Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    01-Jan-2020 - Residencies
    Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm

     

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Events

  • Beginner's Guide to Digital Strategy Workshop

    - Workshops
    Beginner's Guide to Digital Strategy Workshop

    Armagh City, Craigavon & Banbridge Council are running a free workshop aimed at helping small businesses to develop a digital marketing strategy aimed at helping you grow your business and make better digital marketing decisions based on information that every small business has access to.

    Date and Time: Thursday 28 November, 10-12pm.

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  • Etsy Made Local - NI Christmas Market

    - Fairs
    Etsy Made Local - NI Christmas Market

    The designers, makers and artists of Northern Ireland who sell on Etsy.com, have organised a festive Christmas Market in Bangor, Co. Down, as part of the worldwide Etsy Made Local programme. 

    Date and Time: Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December 2019, 11 – 4pm. 

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  • Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S Holywood

    - Fairs
    Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S Holywood

    St. Patrick's P.S. Holywood PTA host their Christmas Artisan Market with local artisan producers and festive food & drink to get you in the Christmas spirit.

    Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019, 4-8pm.

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey

    29-Aug-2019
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    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

    20-May-2019
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    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

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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