• ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.

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  • Market For Craft Research Report

    Market For Craft Research Report

    Craft NI is partnering with the Crafts Council and seven other partners to undertake a study of the UK market for craft.

    The Crafts Council partners from across the UK are working together to investigate the characteristics of the market for craft, responding to what The Crafts Council describes as a “noticeable increase in interest in making, from high end purchases to everyday participation.”We want to understand more about how best to stimulate, support and grow that market. We want to know who’s buying craft, what they’re buying and why, how big the market is, how routes to market are changing now and in the near future, and what kind of infrastructure can best support the market. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    01-Jan-2020 - Residencies
    Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm


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  • Flax Gallery Open Call

    12-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Flax Gallery Open Call

    The newly refurbished and relaunched Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from artists working in 2D or 3D media to be included in its 2020 exhibition programme.

    Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile.

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  • Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    21-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    Twenty Twenty Productions are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned to make a very exciting series for BBC Two, where we will be embarking on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Applications are invited from both amateur and professional jewellers.

    Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2019. 

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  • North Down Craft Collective Markets

    - Fairs
    North Down Craft Collective Markets

    Upcoming North Down Craft Collective Markets:

    Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10am - 4pm 

    Saturday, 14 December 2019, 10am - 4pm  

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  • Belfast Design Week 2019

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks
    Belfast Design Week 2019

    Belfast Design Week is an annual design festival celebrating local and international design in venues across the city.

    Dates: 4 - 10 November 2019 

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  • Christmas Willow Wreath Workshop

    - Workshops
    Christmas Willow Wreath Workshop

    Kick off the festive season by signing up for this fun sustainable Christmas Willow Wreathing workshop, designing and making a wreath for your own door or as a Christmas gift.

    You will be guided through the wreath-making process to produce your own sustainable willow wreath that can be updated throughout the year with other seasonal decor.

    Date and Time: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12-4pm.

    Location: The Good Room, Bullitt, Belfast. 
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  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey


    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


    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


    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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