News

  • EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    25-Feb-2021
    EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses can request free, in-depth mentoring support to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.

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  • ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    25-Feb-2021
    ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of Department for Communities (DfC) and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1,562 individuals working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £6,910,794 of emergency funding.

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  • NI silversmith and the race that never was

    18-Feb-2021
    NI silversmith and the race that never was

    Created by NI silversmith Cara Murphy, the trophy for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National – the race that never was – has finally been unveiled during the 2021 Weights event. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution

    15-Feb-2021 -
    Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution

    Innovate UK EDGE is seeking to match pottery suppliers with a Dutch SME in pottery and kitchen trend products is looking for EU based suppliers of design pottery products under distribution services agreements (in this instance ‘EU’ relates to geography, so NI businesses are eligible).

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  • Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award

    20-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award

    The Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award focuses on contemporary art using white porcelain. Online entries open until 15 May for the Biennale exhibiton in China later this year (dates tbc).

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  • Belfast City Council Cultural Support Programmes

    25-Feb-2021 - Funding & Grants
    Belfast City Council Cultural Support Programmes

    In recognition of the negative impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the culture, heritage and arts sector Belfast City Council is pivoting their support programme to help the cultural sector and maintain their commitment to make 2023 a year of cultural celebration for Belfast.


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Events

  • Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    - Fairs,Community
    Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    Stalls showcasing local businesses with hand-made products, home-grown produce and second-hand books for sale. 12-13 September.

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  • Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    - Open Studios,Community
    Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Flax to Linen

    Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Including a fantastic series of live craft demonstrations. 

    Date: Saturday, September 12 2020.

     

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  • ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.

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Programmes

  • Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this advanced social media session on 23 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd, Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Design Trust takes a deep dive into three social media platforms: Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what’s new on each of these platforms and how you can use them strategically to enhance your social media marketing.

     
     

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  • Introduction to social media (for beginners)

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this practical online workshop on 16 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd of The Design Trust will look at what social media is, and how it can be used more effectively in your craft business. Anne-Marie has over 16 years arts/craft industry experience and is now Marketing and Socail Media Manager at The Design Trust alongside Director Patricia van den Akker.

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  • Craft Kits and Delivering your Workshop Online

    18-Feb-2021
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    We’re delighted to welcome back Sophie Rochester of Yodomo for this FREE online workshop on Thursday 11 March 10am to 12.30pm.

    Sophie is a craft entrepreneur using her online platform to help makers generate revenue from their skills and techniques, as well as from their work.

     

     

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