News

  • August Craft Month 2017

    17-Apr-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! Visit augustcraftmonth.com for the comprehensive, brand new digital guide.
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  • Craft NI Bids Farewell to Orla McGrady

    03-Jul-2017
    Craft NI Bids Farewell to Orla McGrady Orla McGrady was at the operational helm of Craft NI for 10 years and saw the organisation through many wonderful achievements. A cherished colleague and friend, a stalwart of the arts sector here in Northern Ireland, and a hardworking advocate for designer-makers across the region, Orla may have moved on from the organisation, but her efforts will not go unnoticed or uncelebrated as Craft NI continues to promote and support craft around the country.
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  • Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek

    15-Jun-2017
    Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek Having secured a year-long placement with Belleek through Craft NI's 'making it' Programme, Wendy Ward has launched a retail collection with the renowned Pottery. Wendy is the first person in the company’s 160 year history to have their own range launched under the Belleek brand. Craft NI would like to wish Wendy the best of luck!
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

    29-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 In 2016 the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the LOEWE Craft Prize, an annual international prize recognising an outstanding work of craftsmanship that pairs an original artistic concept with a modern application of traditional methods. Apply for the 2018 Award by October 17th.
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  • Guildhall Craft Fair 2017: Call for Exhibitors

    10-Nov-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Guildhall Craft Fair 2017: Call for Exhibitors The return of the City’s ever popular Guildhall Craft Fair takes place from 10th – 12th November 2017 – and is a great chance for visitors to pick up the perfect handcrafted gift. The deadline for applications is 4pm, 28th of July.

     


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  • Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017

    16-Dec-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017 The Bristol Artisan is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues. They are holding a second event for 50 Designer Makers at Arnolfini on Bristol Harbourside - just in time for Christmas. Apply by 30th July.
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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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  • Danann Crafts Creative Hub

    - Workshops
    Danann Crafts Creative Hub

    Danann Crafts is an online and hub-based intiative which promotes and sells Irish art and craft. Check out their craft events programme run from the Danann Craft Creative Hub, 52 William Street, Lurgan.

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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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