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

  • Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Make Connections & Build Your Network

    - Workshops,Talks
    Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Make Connections & Build Your Network

    Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Peter Edgar, Mark O’Donnell & Orla McGreevy as they share their tips and advice on how best to make meaningful connections & build your network to help your business grow.

    Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Antrim & Newtownabbey Craft Sector Event

    - Talks
    Antrim & Newtownabbey Craft Sector Event

    Are you an Artist/Designer/Maker living in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Area?

    If yes, then this event may be of interest to you.

    GROW South Antrim is working with partners in Finland, Estonia and Mexico on a project to support rural craftspeople in the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey through the NI Rural Development Programme (2014 – 2020). The project may involve craft skills development and exchanges, and access to international marketplaces. For this project, we are keen to target craft businesses, or those carrying out craft with the potential of turning their hobby/craft practice into a part-time or full time business.

    Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 7pm

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  • Sculptural Ceramic Workshop

    - Workshops
    Sculptural Ceramic Workshop

    Ashbrooke House has teamed up with Sandra Robinson and Helen Moore to deliver a 2.5 day ceramics course. 

    This is a really exciting opportunity to work with clay in a non-intimidating, and constructive framework. The course is open to beginners and advanced sculptures alike. In addition to making your own work to keep, the course promotes experimentation and the sharing of ideas. Clay-workers of all abilities welcome. 

    Dates: 10 - 13 May 2018

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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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