Craft NI Board seeks new Chair.13-Apr-2018
In October 2017, we completed the merger between the legacy organisations of the Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland. Following a period of transition, we are now seeking to appoint a Chair to manage and provide strategic leadership to the Board of Directors, taking responsibility for the Board’s compostion and development.
The Chair will support the Chief Executive Officer in building productive and effective relationships, liaising with both external and internal stakeholders and acting as an Ambassador for Craft NI.
Craft NI Recruitment: Chief Executive Officer29-Mar-2018
Craft NI Seeks Chief Executive Officer
Craft NI is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.
Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region’s economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.
Deadline for submission of completed Application Forms is 12noon, Friday 27April 2018
August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration01-Mar-2018
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’.
For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018
Call for Makers: Make for Murmur09-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
Could you make for Murmur?
Murmur is a group of Irish designers together. We are a lifestyle brand with a range of homewares, ceramics, clothing, bedlinen, furniture, jewellery, fragrance, leather goods and gifting. If you’re an Irish based maker or designer, and you like the idea of an already established market, we want to hear from you.
Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018
Call for Applications: Puffin Gallery02-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
Call for Artists – Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle
Call for artists to submit their work for a special exhibition in the Puffin Gallery in August 2018.
Theme: 10 x 10in or 10 x 10 x 10in
Application Deadline: 15 April 2018
Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018
Future Makers21-Mar-2018 -
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) ‘Future Makers Awards & Supports’ is now open for applications.
It provides support for the next generation of makers including; Future Makers funds: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more creative opportunities.
100 UK organisations - including 14 across Northern Ireland - to create 100 unique banners for PROCESSIONS in collaboration with female artists and community groups
Upcoming: Fine and Dandy Market- Fairs
Don’t miss the chance to visit the Fine and Dandy Market, located in Elmwood Hall in the heart of the Queens Quarter, Belfast. The perfect opportunity to buy a stunning piece of locally, handmade craft direct from the maker.
Sunday 25th March 2018
Sunday 15th April 2018
Sunday 17th June 2018
Time: 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Cinderella Complex Exhibition- Exhibitions
An exhibition by Zara Lyness at Framewerk, Belfast.
Not only do we need to find our voice, we also need to find our feet to see how we fit in different circumstances. This installation and performance has developed from an on-going inability to let go of crutches and traces of the past. By making a past (practical) obsession into a fragile (impractical) totem Lyness has chosen to focus on where she has been and the gaps in between. Connected by the absence of the body the prints and porcelain are all that is left of parts of the journey.
Date & Time: Live performance Sat 24th March 2-4pm
Exhibition Runs 18th March-1st April
Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft23-Sep-2016The 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.View this programme →
Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey20-Mar-2017As 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.View this programme →
Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner19-Mar-2017As 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.View this programme →