News

  • Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    20-Jun-2019
    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) are holding an Information Session, open to all artists (and Craft makers). The session aims to provide information about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme or SIAP which is due to open for applications in July 2019.

    Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11.30am to 1pm 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    18-Jun-2019
    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Launch of Another Économusée

    18-Jun-2019
    Launch of Another Économusée

    Hot Milk Forge is now the eighth Économusée in the UK.  It is an initiative of Eamonn Higgins.  Eamonn was a participant on the Craft Northern Ireland Making It Programme 2011 to 2013.

    There are currently eight Économusée workshops in Northern Ireland.  Five are food based.  The other three are Craft based and in County Antrim.  Steensons Jewellers in Glenarm, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down

    1-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    The Great Pottery Throw Down

    The Great Pottery Throw Down is back!

    We are looking for enthusiastic people with the skill and passion for all things ceramic! If you can throw with confidence and hand build with flair - then why not put your skills to the ultimate test. The search has begun for Britain's Best Home Potter to showcase their talents on the third series of The Great Pottery Throw Down.

    Deadline: Sunday 23 June 2019.

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  • Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    1-Jun-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    The UK's biggest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts The winners will exhibit at London's South Bank Galler @oxo. The Chaiya Art Award is open to any artists and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculptre, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video.

    Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000

    Public Choice Award: £1,000

    Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019

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  • Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    01-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    The Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) is a juried exhibition showcasing excellence in contemporary glass by international artists, designers and craft practitioners.

    The exhibition will open on 24 October 2019 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, and will be shown until 5 January 2020.

    Deadline for applications: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12pm.

     

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Events

  • Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    - Open Studios
    Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    In these final weeks leading up to Christmas we’re opening the Mourne Textiles Workshop to visitors so you can browse our products and find the perfect presents for family and friends, or treat yourself to a much coveted blanket or pair of cushions.

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  • Dublin Flea Christmas Market

    - Fairs
    Dublin Flea Christmas Market

    The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, family-friendly event with a festive feel.

    This year, back trading indoors at the Point Square, we are delighted to announce the market is being hosted over not one, but TWO long weekends.

     

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  • Gifted Fair

    - Fairs
    Gifted Fair

    The Contemproary Craft & Design Fair kicks off with a special 10% discount on all purchases at the Fair on Wednesday 5 December 2018

    Event Dates: Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 December 2018

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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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