News

  • Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    20-Jan-2020
    Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Local Goldsmiths, Cameron & Breen were commissioned to make this years Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen's combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into Couture Jewellery.

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  • Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    13-Jan-2020
    Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    The appetite for buying craft has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and we want to see the market grow even further. To this end, the Crafts Council and eight national partners*, including Craft NI, have already surveyed thousands of consumers - now we want to understand makers’ side of the story.

    The closing date is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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  • 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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Opportunities for Makers

  • ACNI Collection Acquisitions Open Submission Scheme

    20-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    ACNI Collection Acquisitions Open Submission Scheme

    This scheme gives artists an opportunity to submit details of an artwork for consideration to be purchased for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Art Collection.

    Arts Council of Northern Ireland recognises the importance of purchasing contemporary work as a vital support mechanism for artists.

    Deadline: Friday, 14 February 2020, 4pm.  

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  • Call For Facilitators For The Bushmills Courthouse Creative Programme

    17-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call For Facilitators For The Bushmills Courthouse Creative Programme

    Enterprise Causeway wishes to receive Expressions of Interest from enthusiastic, freelance creative facilitators to join our workshop facilitator panel to deliver engaging arts and creative workshops.

    Deadline: Friday, 31 January 2020

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  • Call for Applications: Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020

    13-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020

    Are you an independent contemporary jeweller or silversmith with no more than six people at the bench?

    Would you like the opportunity to present your collections to the most discerning buyers and collectors, at the most prestigious fine jewellery and contemporary silver Fair in the UK?

    Applications for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020 are now open!

    Deadline: Thursday, 27 February, 12 noon.

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Events

  • Generation Exhibition - National Design and Craft Gallery

    - Exhibitions
    Generation Exhibition - National Design and Craft Gallery

    This exhibition invites us to consider the unique perspective of a group of Irish based designer-makers who are custodians of a familial tradition of making and creativity, continuing and/or reinventing the work begun by previous generations of their family.

    Dates:12 March 2020 - 21 June 2020 

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  • Showcase Ireland 2020

    - Fairs
    Showcase Ireland 2020

    Showcase: The International craft, gift, fashion & interiors fair at the RDS, Dublin
    Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo is now the foremost place for retailers to discover unique, design-led fashion and knitwear, jewellery, craft, gift and interiors. Your chance to explore the best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent.

    Presented by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, visit the Design Ireland area to see the very best products, designed and made in Ireland as selected by an independent jury of retailers from Ireland and overseas.

    Dates: 19 - 22 January 2020

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  • Horizon Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    - Exhibitions
    Horizon Exhibition at R-Space Gallery

    Horizon - new work by Sharon Adams at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.

    Preview: Saturday 11 January 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome

    Exhibition Dates: 11 January 2020 - 7 February 2020

    Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm

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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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