News

  • The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    04-Dec-2018
    The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    Hi, my name is Katherine McDonald and I’m the Interim Director at CRAFT NI.

    I came on board in November to the merged CRAFT NI, and will be working with the team here to help the organisation engage further with the sector over the next few months until a new permanent Director is in place.

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  • Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    03-Dec-2018
    Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    Arts & Business Northern Ireland is working with local artist, Claire Mooney, who has won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019.

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  • Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    29-Nov-2018
    Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    "Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

    This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4. Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • One Year In Entries Now Open

    06-Dec-2018 -
    One Year In Entries Now Open

    Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019. One Year In 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, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

    Deadline: 31 January 2019

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  • OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    01-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2019 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

    Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, 12noon

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  • Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

    28-Nov-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 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. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.

    Deadline: 17 January 2019 by 5pm.

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Events

  • UUB 2nd Year Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    UUB 2nd Year Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing Exhibition

    The Ulster University Second Year Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing Exhibition at the The Duncairn. 

    Exhibition preview tonight: Thursday 24th May from 6pm to 8pm.


    Dates: Thursday 24 May to Friday 8 June 2018.

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  • Bladesmithing workshop in the Mournes

    - Workshops
    Bladesmithing workshop in the Mournes

    This basic bladesmithing or knife making workshop covers the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating a blade. No experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

    - Using a gas forge
    - Forging the blade to shape
    - Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
    - Heat treating
    - Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing

    Date & Time: 29 July 2018, 10am to 4pm.

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  • Spinning Yarns Festival, at Antrim Castle Gardens

    - Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops
    Spinning Yarns Festival, at Antrim Castle Gardens

    A Festival of Colour Creativity and Craft – Set in the stunning ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS & CLOTWORTHY HOUSE Spinning Yarns is a ‘must do’ event for those passionate about yarn or simply seeking a great day out. Spinning Yarns is a two day festival celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with wool & linen where we will showcase the colour, creativity and craft associated with these homespun yarns in all their forms.

    Dates: 1-2 September 2018, 10am-6pm.

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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • 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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