• 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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  • We have moved!

    We have moved!

    We are pleased to announce that we are open in our new Premises. We are now located in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast near many arts and cultural venues including The MAC, Belfast Exposed, Black Box, the Art College and others. Alongside our gallery we have a new exhibition space which will showcase a wide range of Craft, Applied Art and Design as part of our changing exhibition programme.

    New Address: 115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF

    Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • 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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  • Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries - Deadline extended

    17-Sep-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries - Deadline extended

    Top Drawer 2020 is now open for entries for their trade show at Olympia, London.

    12-14 January 2020.

    Deadline to Apply Extended to: Tuesday 5th November 2019


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  • Linen Lab Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Linen Lab Exhibition

    The FE McWilliam Gallery  and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough present ‘Linen Lab’, a dynamic new exhibition which is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists; Rachel  Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

    Linen Lab, will be on show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery from 12 October to 9 November 2019.

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  • South Down Craft Collective Market

    - Fairs
    South Down Craft Collective Market

    South Down Craft Collective returns to The Market House, Ballynahinch, with their usual line up of quality artists, makers and food producers. Treat yourself to something special and unique or even start your Christmas shopping!

    Tasty refreshments available.

    Free entry with plenty of nearby parking.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10am - 3pm

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  • Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    - Talks
    Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland Winter Lecture Series Presents: 

    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen 

    Ceramic artist, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, will discuss her practice and influences whilst providing a unique insight into her working methods.

    Date and Time: Tuesday,  21 January 2020,  2-4pm. 

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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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