News

  • NI silversmith and the race that never was

    18-Feb-2021
    NI silversmith and the race that never was

    Created by NI silversmith Cara Murphy, the trophy for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National – the race that never was – has finally been unveiled during the 2021 Weights event. 

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  • Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid

    16-Feb-2021
    Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid

    Craft NI is grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the award of funding under its Stability & Renewal Programme. The purpose of this funding will be to engage an appropriate person/people to carry out a short piece of research to look at the impact of the last year and Covid-19 on the Craft sector in Northern Ireland and to make recommendations on measures to support the sector. 

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  • Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions

    16-Feb-2021
    Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions

     Craft NI Online Exhibitions

    With thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding awarded under its Stability & Renewal Fund, Craft NI wishes to tender for the development of an online Exhibitions function for its website. 
     
    Deadline for Tender Submissions: Monday 22 February 2021

    Craft NI is seeking to appoint a supplier to deliver this project by 29 March 2021.

     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Battle of the Rings: Call for Makers

    18-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Battle of the Rings: Call for Makers

    Battle of the Rings is a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination juried ring competition and virtual event with a top prize of $500. 

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  • Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission Scheme

    8-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission Scheme

    The Northern Ireland Civil Service Open Submission Scheme for its visual art collection opened on Monday 8th February and closes on Monday 22nd February at 4pm. 

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  • ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021

    05-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.

    This scheme invites artists to put forward a piece of their artwork which the Arts Council will consider buying for its Collection. Priority will be given to work which is high quality, challenging and innovative, as well as work from emerging artists and from those whose work is not currently represented in the collection.

     

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Events

  • The Big Bauble - Space CRAFT

    - Exhibitions
    The Big Bauble - Space CRAFT

    Call into Space CRAFT to browse our extensive range of unique, handmade decorations. We have baubles made in glass, wood, porcelain, textiles, mixed media and silver! You will be sure to find some unique additions for your tree this year.

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  • Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops Mourne Creative have organised a number of upcoming creative weekend getaways. These popular workshops include pottery, cyanotype printing, willow weaving, blacksmithing, and more. Take a look at the schedule and find out more here.
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  • Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre There are a number of exciting craft workshops coming up in Millennium Court Arts Centre, including jewellery making and ceramics. Beginning 3 June.
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Programmes

  • Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this advanced social media session on 23 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd, Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Design Trust takes a deep dive into three social media platforms: Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what’s new on each of these platforms and how you can use them strategically to enhance your social media marketing.

     
     

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  • Introduction to social media (for beginners)

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this practical online workshop on 16 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd of The Design Trust will look at what social media is, and how it can be used more effectively in your craft business. Anne-Marie has over 16 years arts/craft industry experience and is now Marketing and Socail Media Manager at The Design Trust alongside Director Patricia van den Akker.

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  • Craft Kits and Delivering your Workshop Online

    18-Feb-2021
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    We’re delighted to welcome back Sophie Rochester of Yodomo for this FREE online workshop on Thursday 11 March 10am to 12.30pm.

    Sophie is a craft entrepreneur using her online platform to help makers generate revenue from their skills and techniques, as well as from their work.

     

     

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