News

  • 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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  • August Craft Month 2017 Near You!

    31-Jul-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Near You! As August Craft Month 2017 bursts into life, we're delighted at the diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, fairs, demos and more happening throughout Northern Ireland. This year sees our widest reach yet, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with wonderful makers and venues to showcase August Craft Month around the country.
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  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • ​Call for submissions: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018

    11-Dec-2017 - Calls for Makers
    ​Call for submissions: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018

    Ards and North Down Borough Council are currently inviting submissions for consideration for the ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018.

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  • Call for makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition

    17-Feb-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition

    Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. There is a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019 for one of the makers in the exhibition. Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK.

    Deadline: 4 January 2018, 9am

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  • Open Call. Amberif Design Award 2018

    01-Nov-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Open Call. Amberif Design Award 2018

    The AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a competition motto, to stop and think a while and perhaps experience a moment of supreme creativity.

    Deadline: 26 January 2018. 

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Events

  • 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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  • PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016

    - Exhibitions
    PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016

    PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection is a biennial publication from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Featured makers are selected for achieving excellence in craftsmanship by comparative international standards. The 2015 -2016 edition includes recognised NI-based makers Cara Murphy, Karl Harron, Michael McCrory and Stuart Cairns.

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  • New Direction for Craft NI’s Exhibition Space Launched.

    - Exhibitions
    New Direction for Craft NI’s Exhibition Space Launched.

    Just launched the new resource space at Craft NI - includes exhibition pieces from the Arts Council NI collection and 'making it' programme participants. It also offers visitors the opportunity to browse through Craft NI's holdings of magazines, journals, catalogues and more. The space is open during Craft NI hours of business.

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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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