News

  • CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    03-Aug-2019
    CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    Buy, See, Engage...

    Take a look at our digital campaign promoting all the excellent craft makers, retailers and galleries across Northern Ireland!

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  • Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    26-Jul-2019
    Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    The goal of the new website is to create a more user-friendly platform that would highlight the quality of work and diversity of creative practices supported by the Golden Fleece Award.

    The new logo is based on the hand-lettered text of the original emblem created by the Award’s founder, Lillias Mitchell, for the Golden Fleece Weaving Workshop that she established at 84 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 in 1946.

     

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  • Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    23-Jul-2019
    Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    A processions banner created in Northern Ireland has been selected to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial.

    The Banner was produced in a collaboration between The Institute for Conflict Research, the artist Rita Duffy, and over 30 women participants from various locations across Northern Ireland. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Launchpad 2019/2020

    22-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Launchpad 2019/2020

    Launchpad 2019/2020

    CRAFT NI’s Professional Development Programme for Emerging Craft Makers

    Launchpad is a ten-month programme aimed at the emerging and enterprising Craft maker. It aims to equip 4 makers with the necessary skills to develop a sustainable, creative Craft business/practice in Northern Ireland.

    Deadline: Thursday, 15 August 2019
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  • Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    19-Aug-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    In partnership with The Prince’s Foundation, QEST are pleased to announce the launch of The Building Arts Programme. Intended for students of architecture, building crafts and decorative and applied arts, this interdisciplinary programme will provide a space for rediscovering shared learning and practice, enabling students to explore the multifaceted nature of the built environment.

    Deadline: Monday, 4 November 2019, 12pm. 

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  • Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    01-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    The International Glass & Ceramic Biennal 2020 is open for applications. The biennial shows artists at every point in their career, from emerging to established artists, representing nearly every craft technique.

     

    Deadline: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

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Events

  • Stone Lettercutting workshop

    - Workshops
    Stone Lettercutting workshop

    Cutting inscriptions in stone is an important part of the stone-carvers craft that has been elevated to an art form in its own right. This module teaches calligraphic and typographic design in combination with precise sculptural skills.

    Date: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019

    Cost: €130

    For more workshops in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre please click here

     

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  • Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture Centre

    - Workshops
    Welding Workshop with Leitrim Sculpture Centre

    The module is designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements, with artist Michael O’Hara.

    Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 2019

    Cost: €220

     

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  • The Power of Networks - Social Media Live Event

    - Talks
    The Power of Networks - Social Media Live Event

    The Crafts Council UK are hosting a social media live event with Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots.

    This talk, between Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager at the Crafts Council and Pip Jamieson, is aimed at creatives that are just starting out or looking for top tips on the power of building networks

    The talk will be available to view via the Crafts Council UK facebook page from 29th July at 1pm

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Programmes

  • 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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  • 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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