News

  • August Craft Month 2017 Event Call

    31-Jan-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Event Call August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We are now calling for listings of all craft-related events taking place in August 2017! We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! 
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  • Staff Changes at Craft NI

    15-Feb-2017
    Staff Changes at Craft NI Craft NI is delighted to report that Rhiannon Ewing-James, Project Officer for Craft NI since August 2016, has been appointed the new Creative Producer at British Ceramics Biennial. However this sadly means she is no longer Project Officer for Craft NI, but we're thrilled to announce that Meadhbh McIlgorm has joined Craft NI to take up the role.
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  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    24-Jan-2017
    NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017 Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    3-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
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  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    8-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
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  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    16-Feb-2017 - Funding & Grants
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding – the Individual Artist Fund, Youth Arts Training Fund, and the Arts Project Fund. Apply by 6 March for the first two, and 17 February for the latter.
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Events

  • Fine & Dandy Market Upcoming Dates

    - Fairs
    Fine & Dandy Market Upcoming Dates The Fine & Dandy Market showcases the work of independent makers, designers, illustrators and artists alongside stalls from collectors of records, books and vintage wares and quality local Food & Drink Produce. You'll certainly find something unique, local, and handcrafted at their upcoming fairs.
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  • Applied Art Masterclasses @ the Ulster Museum

    - Talks
    Applied Art Masterclasses @ the Ulster Museum The Applied Arts Ulster group organise a yearly programme of lectures held at the Ulster Museum. This is a unique insight into the artists' work at the peak of their practice and an experience not to be missed.
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  • Leather Workshops @ The Journeyman Saddler, Newry

    - Workshops
    Leather Workshops @ The Journeyman Saddler, Newry If you've always wanted to learn how to make hand-stitched leatherwork, the opportunity to attend a workshop with Master Saddler James Adair, who won a prize at the Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition 2016, should be right up your street. Offering a range of short, two-day courses, these will run throughout 2017. See below for dates.
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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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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    19-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics)

    16-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg With less than a week to go to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) tell us about her work, process, and more.
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