• Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Opening Hours for Bank Holidays in May 2018

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  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

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  • Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    Ulster University - New Designers 2018.

    Fourteen final-year students from Ulster University are fund raising to attend this year’s New Designers Show.

    Find out how you can support this group of upcoming designer/makers and receive some lovely rewards in return.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    13-Jun-2018 - Commissions
    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 Craft

    Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Libraries Unlimited are seeking to commission five UK based, professional older artists (born before 1948) to make new contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown alongside craftwork made in local community workshops, in a celebratory exhibition ‘A Good Age’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in the autumn 2019.

    Deadline: 3 September 2018, 9am

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  • Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    11-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    Following the successful initial meeting in April and a busy Partners meeting in May in Finland, GROW South Antrim would like to invite makers to a further craft meeting on Thursday 28th June at 7pm in Antrim Civic Centre.

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  • Open Call: Exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre 2018/19

    12-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Open Call: Exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre 2018/19

    Ards and North Down Borough Council invite professional practicing artists (solo artists as well as group shows), recent graduates, arts organisations and community groups to apply to exhibit their artwork at Ards Arts Centre.

    Deadline: 9 July 2018, 12 noon

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  • Material Language Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Material Language Exhibition

    Material Language is a collaborative exhibition between four makers, who are commenting on our relationship with objects -hand-made, mass-manufactured or through nostalgia and memory.

    Chris Banks, Elaine McCully andRhiannon Ewing – James are bound by a fascination with the stuff of everyday life. They each recognise the ability of certain objects and materials to resonate with meaning – memories of childhood, domestic routines and the human touch – that is, both a physical and aesthetic ‘touch.’ It is often the most ordinary objects that can induce the most nostalgia, and a desire to hoard, collect and arrange meaningfully. Each artist has a distinct approach to conveying the ‘language’ of material. Each firmly believes it is a commonly spoken and understood language. They invite you to look at the artworks, and find fresh eyes for looking again at the ‘ordinary.’

    Dates: 19 May - 15 June 2018


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    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Community

    YOU are invited to play your part in PROCESSIONS – one of the largest participatory artworks ever created. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS marks 100 years since some women in the UK won the vote. It was a big moment and we are celebrating it in a really big way. On Sunday 10th June 2018, join thousands of women to form four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

    Women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals of all ages and backgrounds, are invited to create four living portraits of women today and walk with banners, pennants and flags they have made to express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century.

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  • Makers Market NI - Summer Craft Fair

    - Fairs
    Makers Market NI - Summer Craft Fair

    The Makers Market NI Summer fair returns to Belmont Tower Belfast on Saturday 16th June 2018.

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration


    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

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop


    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

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  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    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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