News

  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017
    Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

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  • August Craft Month 2017 Near You!

    31-Jul-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Near You! As August Craft Month 2017 bursts into life, we're delighted at the diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, fairs, demos and more happening throughout Northern Ireland. This year sees our widest reach yet, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with wonderful makers and venues to showcase August Craft Month around the country.
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  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Opportunity to showcase tourism product

    6-Nov-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Opportunity to showcase tourism product

     

    Belfast City Council, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has launched a competition to find new tourist products to sell at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

    Successful candidates will be offered one-to-one mentoring to help design and develop their product and then quote for it to go on sale in Visit Belfast’s city centre premises – one of the most visited buildings in Belfast.


     

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  • Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards

    11-Sep-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries, worth £23,500, recognising people working in traditional skills. Applications for the various awards must be submitted by 30 November.
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  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    01-Nov-2016 - Funding & Grants
    Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, find out how this ongoing programme can benefit you, with information sessions on 12 & 19 September, and a training course from 25-28 September.
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Events

  • Out of Print @ R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

    - Exhibitions
    Out of Print @ R-Space Gallery, Lisburn Brighton-based printmaker John Dilnot returns to R-Space with this glorious retrospective of over 30 years of making books. This exhibition launches on April 1st and runs until April 28th.
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  • Moneypenny’s Blacksmith Workshop

    - Workshops
    Moneypenny’s Blacksmith Workshop Moneypenny’s Blacksmith Workshop, a space for artists who work in metal, host a weekly ‘come and try’ blacksmith group. It is set in the beautiful and historic location of Moneypenny’s Lock, on the Newry Canal just outside Portadown. Every Saturday.
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  • Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay

    - Exhibitions
    Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay Shadow of Sodeisha: Japanese and Irish Art in Clay will open on the 31st March, at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. The Sodeisha or ‘Crawling through Mud Association’ aimed to reject traditional historical precedents in the then Kyoto-based ceramic industry.
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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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