News

  • CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    03-Aug-2019
    CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    Buy, See, Engage...

    Take a look at our digital campaign promoting all the excellent craft makers, retailers and galleries across Northern Ireland!

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  • Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    26-Jul-2019
    Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    The goal of the new website is to create a more user-friendly platform that would highlight the quality of work and diversity of creative practices supported by the Golden Fleece Award.

    The new logo is based on the hand-lettered text of the original emblem created by the Award’s founder, Lillias Mitchell, for the Golden Fleece Weaving Workshop that she established at 84 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 in 1946.

     

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  • Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    23-Jul-2019
    Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    A processions banner created in Northern Ireland has been selected to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial.

    The Banner was produced in a collaboration between The Institute for Conflict Research, the artist Rita Duffy, and over 30 women participants from various locations across Northern Ireland. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Launchpad 2019/2020

    22-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Launchpad 2019/2020

    Launchpad 2019/2020

    CRAFT NI’s Professional Development Programme for Emerging Craft Makers

    Launchpad is a ten-month programme aimed at the emerging and enterprising Craft maker. It aims to equip 4 makers with the necessary skills to develop a sustainable, creative Craft business/practice in Northern Ireland.

    Deadline: Thursday, 15 August 2019
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  • Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    01-Jul-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020

    The International Glass & Ceramic Biennal 2020 is open for applications. The biennial shows artists at every point in their career, from emerging to established artists, representing nearly every craft technique.

     

    Deadline: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

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  • Retail Opportunity with National Trust and The Crafts Council UK

    3-Aug-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Retail Opportunity with National Trust and The Crafts Council UK

    National Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council to sponsor the 2019 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call.

    In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine

    Deadline for applications: Monday, 16 September 2019

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Events

  • DIY Silkscreen Printing - Crescent Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    DIY Silkscreen Printing - Crescent Arts Centre

    In this course you will develop the skills needed to produce silkscreen prints at home.During the course you will learn about mixing inks, making your own silkscreen frame and how to print repeated patterns.The printing methods taught can be applied to fabrics including t-shirts and bags, posters, cards and much more. The opportunity to create work for your own chosen project will also be an option. This course is designed to be fun, practical and in a relaxed environment.

    Date: Thursday 12 April 2018 until Thursday 07 June 2018

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  • Nigel Cheney Lecture

    - Talks
    Nigel Cheney Lecture

    Applied Arts Northern Ireland presents a lecture by Nigel Cheney, 'Unravelling the Archive - 50 Years in 50 Minutes.' 

    Location: North West Regional College, Derry.

    Date & Time: Thursday 22 March 2018, 10am

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  • Glass Blowing Workshop - An Creagán

    - Workshops
    Glass Blowing Workshop - An Creagán

    During this hands-on glassmaking course you will learn all the basic skills of hot glass working in order to make your own piece with a professional glassblower and learn the magical way glass is sculpted. Our course is great if you are a complete beginner as no previous experience is necessary. We offer tuition on the glassblowing course for a maximum of 4 people at a time, so book early to avoid disappointment. You will be able to take home your own piece of art after it has cooled down overnight.

    Date & Time: Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th May 2018, 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

     

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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    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

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    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’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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