News

  • Collect 2018

    16-Feb-2018
    Collect 2018

    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

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  • Makers Exhibition

    16-Feb-2018
    Makers Exhibition

    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.

     

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  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    14-Feb-2018
    Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    12-Feb-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios are inviting applications for full studio membership. A shared, open studio space will become available in April / May 2018.

    Deadline: 4pm, 16 March 2018

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  • Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    19-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 8th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2018 Saturday 26 May in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh. This high quality Craft fair includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands. Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018 by post only

     

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  • 4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    11-Jan-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    ON PAPER Printmaking Contest 2018

    ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

    The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol (UK) in summer 2018.

     

    Deadline: 01 April 2018 at 11:55.

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Events

  • Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference 2018

    - Talks
    Crafts for the Future – HCA Conference 2018

    The Heritage Crafts Association Conference, 'Crafts for the Future', will take place on 24 March 2018.

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  • A Winter Evening - Goldsmith Studio

    - Exhibitions,Open Studios
    A Winter Evening - Goldsmith Studio

    Join goldsmiths Eddie J Doherty, Sarah McAleer and a selection of guest jewellers at their open studio event. Browse stunning ranges of handmade jewellery whilst enjoying one of their famous cocktails.

    Dates and times:

    Friday 8 December 2017 6.30 to 9pm

    Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 December 2017, 12-5pm

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  • Christmas at The ARC – Craft Fair and Kids Workshops

    - Fairs,Workshops
    Christmas at The ARC – Craft Fair and Kids Workshops

    Come to The ARC and buy and original & unique artistic present!

    AT THE CAFÉ: Eight wonderful artists are coming to The ARC to offer their wide variety of items, from ceramics, to illustrations, photographs, desserts, quarky christmas crafts, jewellery, etc.

    AT THE WORKSHOP ROOM: Sally Young and Heather Douglas will be delivering free christmassy workshops for kids! Bring your children over while you do your Christmas shopping. 

    Join us on the 9th December and support the arts sector!

    Date and time: Saturday 9th December from 12pm to 3pm.

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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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