News

  • Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    20-Jun-2019
    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Information Session

    Visual Artists Ireland (NI) are holding an Information Session, open to all artists (and Craft makers). The session aims to provide information about the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme or SIAP which is due to open for applications in July 2019.

    Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 11.30am to 1pm 

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  • Making Conversations Podcast

    18-Jun-2019
    Making Conversations Podcast

    Making Conversations is a podcast from silversmith Robyn Galway and ceramicist Jemma Millen - both practicing makers and graduates from the applied art department of Ulster University, who share a love of making and craft. Join us on our journey of making conversations with local makers. 

    We are now LIVE! Listen to the very first episode of Making Conversations Podcast where we went on tour to the annual Ulster University Degree Show and spoke to some fresh, new makers due to graduate in 2019.

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  • Launch of Another Économusée

    18-Jun-2019
    Launch of Another Économusée

    Hot Milk Forge is now the eighth Économusée in the UK.  It is an initiative of Eamonn Higgins.  Eamonn was a participant on the Craft Northern Ireland Making It Programme 2011 to 2013.

    There are currently eight Économusée workshops in Northern Ireland.  Five are food based.  The other three are Craft based and in County Antrim.  Steensons Jewellers in Glenarm, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Hot Milk Forge in Martinstown.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for applications: The Queen Elizabeth Scholarships and Apprenticeships

    16-Jul-2019 - Funding & Grants
    Call for applications: The Queen Elizabeth Scholarships and Apprenticeships

    QEST offers Scholarships and Apprenticeships of up to £18,000 for the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople.

    This call opens on 16 July 2019. 

    Deadline: Friday, 23 August 2019 

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  • Opportunity for Ceramicists: 2019 International Ceramic Industry Expo China (Liling)

    28-Sep-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Opportunity for Ceramicists: 2019 International Ceramic Industry Expo China (Liling)

    "Liling International Ceramic Expo 2019” is an international ceramics trade exhibition held in Liling city, Hunan Province, China.

    Support is provided by the host, including; flights, accommodation and interpretive services. As international exhibitors there will be no cost for the stand.

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  • Call for Applications- ACNI Support for the Individual Artist Programme

    05-Jul-2019 - Funding & Grants
    Call for Applications- ACNI Support for the Individual Artist Programme

    Applications are now invited for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP)

    Artists may apply to one or more of the programmes and projects must take place between 1st November 2019 and 31st October 2020.

    The programme is open to artists of all disciplines and in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.

     Deadline: Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4pm

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Events

  • Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops Mourne Creative have organised a number of upcoming creative weekend getaways. These popular workshops include pottery, cyanotype printing, willow weaving, blacksmithing, and more. Take a look at the schedule and find out more here.
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  • Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre There are a number of exciting craft workshops coming up in Millennium Court Arts Centre, including jewellery making and ceramics. Beginning 3 June.
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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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