News

  • August Craft Month 2017 NEW DIGITAL GUIDE

    17-Apr-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 NEW DIGITAL GUIDE 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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  • 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

  • Golden Fleece Award 2018

    17-Aug-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Golden Fleece Award 2018 Submissions are now open for the prestigious Golden Fleece Award 2018. The award is one of the largest independent monetary awards in Ireland, and makers are urged to apply before the deadline of 17 November 2017.
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  • Call: Kilkenny Shop Seeks Best in Irish Craft & Design

    11-Aug-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Kilkenny Shop Seeks Best in Irish Craft & Design Kilkenny Shop is launching its inaugural Kilkenny Open Call event this October in a bid to discover new Irish talent, as part of their continued ethos to support Irish. Makers will have the opportunity to pitch their product at the RDS. Apply before 1 September.
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  • Applications Open for the Rosy James Memorial Trust

    28-Jun-2016 - Awards & Competitions
    Applications Open for the Rosy James Memorial Trust Applications are now open for the £15,000 Rosy James Memorial Trust Award for Designer-Makers. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award. Apply by 4pm, 22 September.
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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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