News

  • Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019

    20-Feb-2019
    Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019

    Northern Ireland based Textile Artist Mairead McCormack will be exhibiting her solo show 'Formidable Parallels' at the Irish Arts Center in New York in April 2019.

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  • March Meet the Maker

    19-Feb-2019
    March Meet the Maker

    2019 Instagram challenge that takes place throughout the whole of March. Keep an eye out for your favourite makers or join in to showcase your craft business story. 

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  • Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.

    06-Feb-2019
    Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.

    A solo exhibition of local maker Gail Kelly's hand stitched linen collages will take place in the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.

    Dates: 2 February - 22 June 2019.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Derry City & Strabane District Council Rural Business Investment Scheme

    27-Feb-2019 - Funding & Grants
    Derry City & Strabane District Council Rural Business Investment Scheme

    RBIS call 6 - This is likely to be the final call under this scheme. Rural Business Investment Scheme provides investment support for the creation and development of non-agricultural and non-food activities for micro and small enterprises.

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  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    4-Dec-2018 - Funding & Grants
    Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    Culture Arts & Heritage - Individual Artists Bursary Scheme

    Deadline: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 12

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  • Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    18-Feb-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    Future Makers 2019 is now open for entries. This year is the tenth year of the programme and there is a prize fund of €25,000 with a total of 28 awards and supports available.

    Deadline: 9am Monday, 25 March

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Events

  • Christien Meindertsma Exhibition

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Christien Meindertsma Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.

    Dates: 15 September – 31 October 2018

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  • ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    LUSTRE & InFLUX

    Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

    Lustre & InFlux presents the innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny. A National Design & Craft Gallery touring exhibition, Lustre & InFlux will be opened at Farmleigh Gallery by Oliver Sears, Director of the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, on Thursday 27th September 2018 and will run until 8th January 2019.

    Dates: 27 September 2018 – 8 January 2019 

     

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  • LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018

    - Talks
    LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018

    On 3 and 4 October, the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn hosts a varied design-led programme, bringing a number of international speakers and facilitators to join with local talent in a celebration of the fibre we think of as our very own. Speakers include Mary Mullin of the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation, Dutch Designer Christien Meindertsma and Tara St James of PRATT Institute’s Sustainable Textile Lab, alongside Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles, Trish Belford of Tactility Factory and many more.

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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’.

    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

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

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