News

  • Showcase Ireland 2018

    17-Jan-2018
    Showcase Ireland 2018

    Are you a Designer /Maker starting out and thinking of going down the wholesale route? Don’t forget that Showcase Ireland is on 21- 24 January 2018 it is a great opportunity to visit and experience a trade show first hand!

     

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  • Brian McKee and Anne Butler Awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    20-Dec-2017
    Brian McKee and Anne Butler Awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    Two designer makers, Belfast based ceramicist, Anne Butler and County Down furniture designer, Brian McKee, have been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000 each.

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  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017
    Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • 4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    11-Jan-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    ON PAPER Printmaking Contest 2018

    ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

    The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol (UK) in summer 2018.

     

    Deadline: 01 April 2018 at 11:55.

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  • Apply for One Year On - New Designers 2018

    12-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Apply for One Year On - New Designers 2018

    One Year On for talented designers launching new creative businesses

    Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year On at New Designers 2018.

    One Year On presents the year’s most exciting design talent. The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated by industry buyer, business-owner and designer Rheanna Lingham, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

    Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

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  • Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018

    8-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018

    Opportunity for designer / makers working in pewter. 

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Pewter Live. In homage to this the Worshipful Company of Pewterers have set the challenge of producing an item, or range of items, that evoke a celebration, be it a wedding, christening, winning a competition or gaining a degree. 

    Deadline: 30 January 2018

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Events

  • making it 2015-17 First Exhibitions

    - Exhibitions
    making it 2015-17 First Exhibitions As part of Belfast Design Week, Craft NI presents work by the eight designer-makers on the making it 2015 – 2017 programme in Craft NI’s Resource Space during Late Night Art, 5th November, 6-8pm. 'Okto' a group exhibition of 15-17 participants takes place at Ards Arts Centre (10 Dec 2015 - 23 Jan 2016).

     

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  • Open Studios and Craft Locations in Northern Ireland

    - Open Studios
    Open Studios and Craft Locations in Northern Ireland

    Visit Craft NI's online craft map of makers, craft studios and outlets in Northern Ireland. Design your own craft trail, meet makers living and working in Northern Ireland, find and experience high quality Northern Irish craft.

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  • Searching for Craft Workshops?

    - Workshops
    Searching for Craft Workshops?

    Would you like to take up, or improve on your craft skills? Local authority arts centres and other cultural venues across Northern Ireland often run workshop programmes giving members of the public the opportunity to work with established makers during term time. Online search facilities, like Art Take Part, can help you to find what you are looking for.

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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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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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