• ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.

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  • Market For Craft Research Report

    Market For Craft Research Report

    Craft NI is partnering with the Crafts Council and seven other partners to undertake a study of the UK market for craft.

    The Crafts Council partners from across the UK are working together to investigate the characteristics of the market for craft, responding to what The Crafts Council describes as a “noticeable increase in interest in making, from high end purchases to everyday participation.”We want to understand more about how best to stimulate, support and grow that market. We want to know who’s buying craft, what they’re buying and why, how big the market is, how routes to market are changing now and in the near future, and what kind of infrastructure can best support the market. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    01-Jan-2020 - Residencies
    Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm


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  • Flax Gallery Open Call

    12-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Flax Gallery Open Call

    The newly refurbished and relaunched Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from artists working in 2D or 3D media to be included in its 2020 exhibition programme.

    Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile.

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  • Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    21-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    Twenty Twenty Productions are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned to make a very exciting series for BBC Two, where we will be embarking on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Applications are invited from both amateur and professional jewellers.

    Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2019. 

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  • Christmas Ceramic Workshop

    - Workshops
    Christmas Ceramic Workshop

    Come start the festive season for this Christmas cracker of a ceramic workshop in designing and making your own decorative handcrafted Christmas Tree decoration for your table or elsewhere in your home

    David McComiskey will take you through the ceramic process from rolling to hand building to adding texture and uniqueness and then glazing your own tree to your own personal style all up here in the GOOD ROOM at Bullit Belfast.

    Date and Time: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 7-9pm.


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  • The Fine & Dandy Markets

    - Fairs
    The Fine & Dandy Markets



    Upcoming Fine and Dandy Markets:

    Sunday, 10 and 24 November 2019 - Elmwood Hall, Belfast

    Sunday, 8 December 2019 - Town Hall, Portrush

    Sunday, 15 December 2019 - Titanic Hotel, Belfast

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  • Creative Peninsula Christmas Art & Craft Fayre 2019

    - Fairs
    Creative Peninsula Christmas Art & Craft Fayre 2019

    The fantastic Creative Peninsula Christmas Fayre returns this year to the opulent festive setting of Ards Arts Centre.

    Date and Time: Friday, 29 and Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am - 5pm.

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  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey


    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019


    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


    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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