News

  • Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    20-Jun-2019
    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) are holding an Information Session, open to all artists (and Craft makers). The session aims to provide information about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme or SIAP which is due to open for applications in July 2019.

    Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11.30am to 1pm 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    18-Jun-2019
    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Launch of Another Économusée

    18-Jun-2019
    Launch of Another Économusée

    Hot Milk Forge is now the eighth Économusée in the UK.  It is an initiative of Eamonn Higgins.  Eamonn was a participant on the Craft Northern Ireland Making It Programme 2011 to 2013.

    There are currently eight Économusée workshops in Northern Ireland.  Five are food based.  The other three are Craft based and in County Antrim.  Steensons Jewellers in Glenarm, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    1-Jun-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    The UK's biggest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts The winners will exhibit at London's South Bank Galler @oxo. The Chaiya Art Award is open to any artists and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculptre, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video.

    Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000

    Public Choice Award: £1,000

    Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019

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  • Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    01-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    The Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) is a juried exhibition showcasing excellence in contemporary glass by international artists, designers and craft practitioners.

    The exhibition will open on 24 October 2019 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, and will be shown until 5 January 2020.

    Deadline for applications: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12pm.

     

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  • Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

    15-May-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

    Call for applications that explore the innovative use of any of the arts for the built environment.

    This includes contemporary and heritage arts, crafts and design in any genre, and applies to public or private space. Projects may relate to designing, making, commissioning, access, education or commercial uses, applications are particularly encouraged from practitioners in these areas.

    Deadline: Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Events

  • Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    - Workshops
    Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    Unique textile workshop; learn hand-stitching techniques with a range of materials. 

    Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

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  • ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by textile artist; Nigel Cheney.

    Nigel Cheney is a Leicestershire based textile artist who is inspired by family history and a love of nature, birds and animals, using digital print and embroidery as a means to explore ideas of memory, myths, fact and fiction.

    Preview: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 7.30–9pm

    Dates: 6 June - 29 June 2019
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  • Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

    This one day workshop will introduce and encourage you to explore methods and ideas to create your own small edition of unique prints.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019

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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    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

    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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