News

  • Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    25-Nov-2019
    Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    A special exhibition at Craft NI’s new Royal Avenue premises featuring selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s contemporary art collection is now open. The exhibition has come about as part of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Collection on public display.

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  • ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    14-Nov-2019
    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    25-Oct-2019
    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • Tender - Professional Development Seminars for Craft Designer Makers

    25-Nov-2019 - Seminars
    Tender - Professional Development Seminars for Craft Designer Makers

    Craft NI is seeking proposals by written tender for the delivery of a series of five craft maker-focused business development training seminars, to be delivered in calendar year 2020 between January and October. These sessions will be publicly accessible but will also form part of Craft NI’s Launchpad professional development programme for designer makers in Northern Ireland.

    Deadline: Monday 16th December 2019, 4pm

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  • Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme

    18-Nov-2019 - Funding & Grants
    Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme

    This Scheme, funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affair’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme, is now open for applications. Rural business development grants of between £500 and £4,999 are available to micro enterprises based in a rural area to support them to sustain or grow.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday 18 December 2019, at 12 noon.

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  • Call for Submissions: Queer Craft Special Issue, Decorating Dissidence

    21-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Submissions: Queer Craft Special Issue, Decorating Dissidence

    Call for Submissions, Decorating Dissidence has invited Daniel Fountain to be a guest editor for a special issue relating to queer craft, due for publication in Spring 2020. They are now looking for pieces of writing, exhibition reviews, maker interviews, artwork (or creative responses more broadly) around themes of queer identity and the legacies modernist craft.

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Events

  • 3D Embroidery Workshop

    - Workshops
    3D Embroidery Workshop

    Learn all the techniques you need to design and create your own embroidery sculpture with textile artist Emma Whitehead and the Down Arts Centre.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May at 10am-4pm

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  • Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    - Workshops
    Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    Unique textile workshop; learn hand-stitching techniques with a range of materials. 

    Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

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  • ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by textile artist; Nigel Cheney.

    Nigel Cheney is a Leicestershire based textile artist who is inspired by family history and a love of nature, birds and animals, using digital print and embroidery as a means to explore ideas of memory, myths, fact and fiction.

    Preview: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 7.30–9pm

    Dates: 6 June - 29 June 2019
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Programmes

  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey

    29-Aug-2019
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    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • 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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