News

  • Future Makers 2018 Awards

    18-Jul-2018
    Future Makers 2018 Awards

    The Design & Crafts Council unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Future Maker awards at a ceremony in Dublin earlier this month

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  • Opening Hours Update

    06-Jul-2018
    Opening Hours Update

    CRAFT NI will be CLOSED on Monday 9 July 2018 and will RE-OPEN on Monday 16 July 2018. 

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


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  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    25-Apr-2018
    Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Stallholders - Craft Fest 2018

    25-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Stallholders - Craft Fest 2018

    Calling all craftspeople / artists / makers to take part in Craft Fest.

    Castle Ward is looking for stallholders and demonstrators for Craft Fest, the annual summer craft fair on the 11 and 12 August 2018.

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  • A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    13-Jun-2018 - Commissions
    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 Craft

    Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Libraries Unlimited are seeking to commission five UK based, professional older artists (born before 1948) to make new contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown alongside craftwork made in local community workshops, in a celebratory exhibition ‘A Good Age’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in the autumn 2019.

    Deadline: 3 September 2018, 9am

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  • Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    11-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    Following the successful initial meeting in April and a busy Partners meeting in May in Finland, GROW South Antrim would like to invite makers to a further craft meeting on Thursday 28th June at 7pm in Antrim Civic Centre.

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Events

  • Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Transform Your Business with a Simple Newsletter with Little Pink Kitchen

    - Workshops,Talks
    Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Transform Your Business with a Simple Newsletter with Little Pink Kitchen

    Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Sarah Patterson from Little Pink Kitchen as she shares her tips on how to make your businesses newsletters engaging and bring real impact to your business.

    Date & Time: Tuesday 29 May 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Make Connections & Build Your Network

    - Workshops,Talks
    Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Make Connections & Build Your Network

    Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Peter Edgar, Mark O’Donnell & Orla McGreevy as they share their tips and advice on how best to make meaningful connections & build your network to help your business grow.

    Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Antrim & Newtownabbey Craft Sector Event

    - Talks
    Antrim & Newtownabbey Craft Sector Event

    Are you an Artist/Designer/Maker living in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Area?

    If yes, then this event may be of interest to you.

    GROW South Antrim is working with partners in Finland, Estonia and Mexico on a project to support rural craftspeople in the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey through the NI Rural Development Programme (2014 – 2020). The project may involve craft skills development and exchanges, and access to international marketplaces. For this project, we are keen to target craft businesses, or those carrying out craft with the potential of turning their hobby/craft practice into a part-time or full time business.

    Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 7pm

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    Craft NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

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  • 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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