News

  • The Arts Council announces Annual Funding of £12.8 million for 97 key arts organisations

    10-Apr-2019
    The Arts Council announces Annual Funding of £12.8 million for 97 key arts organisations

    Government funds of £8.4million will maintain the core costs of 97 arts organisations while £4.3 million of National Lottery funding will support their programming costs.

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  • BBC 2 Arts NI Presents - Ones to watch

    02-Mar-2019
    BBC 2 Arts NI Presents - Ones to watch

    Featuring 5 artists including makers Anne Butler - ceramics and Mairead McCormack - textiles.

    A great showcase of local craft. Also featured are illustration, gaming and screenwriting.

     

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  • Recruitment: Craft NI - Director

    01-Mar-2019
    Recruitment: Craft NI - Director

    Craft NI is seeking a skilled leader, with vision, passion and a strong entrepreneurial approach who can drive and build the momentum of the organisation as they move forward.

    Deadline for applications: Friday, 29 March 2019

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Explore enterprise with the Prince's Trust

    07-May-2019 - Seminars
    Explore enterprise with the Prince's Trust

     

    Got a business idea, but not sure where to start?

    The Prince's Trust are offering a FREE three day Enterprise course in Belfast for people aged 16-30 to help you get started in business, with access to a mentor, funding, and support - helping you become your own boss.

    Dates: Tuesday 7 - Thursday 9 May 2019.

     

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  • Call for Applications: Guildhall Craft Fair 2019

    15-Apr-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Guildhall Craft Fair 2019

    The application process for this year’s Guildhall Craft Fair is now open!  This year the Guildhall Craft Fair will run from the evening of Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th November.

    Deadline: Friday, 17 May at 4pm.

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  • Call for Applications: DCCoI Tyrone Guthrie Centre Craft and Design Residency Bursary 2019

    31-May-2019 - Residencies
    Call for Applications: DCCoI Tyrone Guthrie Centre Craft and Design Residency Bursary 2019

    Opportunity for a practitioner in any design and craft form currently based in Ireland to spend one week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre artists' workplace, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan.

    Closing date: 12noon, Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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Events

  • Christien Meindertsma Exhibition

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Christien Meindertsma Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by Dutch designer, Christien Meindertsma at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn.

    Dates: 15 September – 31 October 2018

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  • ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ​LUSTRE & InFLUX Exhibition

    LUSTRE & InFLUX

    Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

    Lustre & InFlux presents the innovative work of Ireland’s newest goldsmithing and ceramic graduates of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Centres of Excellence in Jewellery and Goldsmithing and in Ceramics in Kilkenny. A National Design & Craft Gallery touring exhibition, Lustre & InFlux will be opened at Farmleigh Gallery by Oliver Sears, Director of the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, on Thursday 27th September 2018 and will run until 8th January 2019.

    Dates: 27 September 2018 – 8 January 2019 

     

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  • LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018

    - Talks
    LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018

    On 3 and 4 October, the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn hosts a varied design-led programme, bringing a number of international speakers and facilitators to join with local talent in a celebration of the fibre we think of as our very own. Speakers include Mary Mullin of the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation, Dutch Designer Christien Meindertsma and Tara St James of PRATT Institute’s Sustainable Textile Lab, alongside Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles, Trish Belford of Tactility Factory and many more.

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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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