• Restore


    Restore by Tree & Tide

    Wednesday 27 January for 4 weeks, 7-7.30pm via Zoom

    In these shifting and untethered times, you are invited to come engage in a series of simple and proven practises to feel better, resource yourself for what your days might hold and replenish what may have been lost.

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  • National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry

    National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry

    The National Museum of Ireland has announced the acquisition of a selection of work by NI glass artist Alison Lowry, for its permanent collection. The work formed part of the Alison Lowry: (A) Dressing Our Hidden Truths Exhibition. 

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  • Arts Council NI Survey Published

    Arts Council NI Survey Published

    Public turning to the arts for comfort and welcome distraction during the Pandemic

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    21-Jan-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    Craft Retail Opportunity – MARBLE ARCH CAVES (MAC) VISITOR CENTRE

    Craft NI is delighted to work with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to launch this call-out for makers to sell through one of Northern Ireland’s best known visitor attractions


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  • Contemporary Cutlery Design Competition

    21-Jan-2021 - Awards & Competitions
    Contemporary Cutlery Design Competition

    The Cutlers’ Company is launching an annual design competition to create a set of contemporary cutlery; consisting of a knife, a fork and a spoon. The winning design will be produced in collaboration with a professional craftsperson / manufacturer and will be scaled up in order to produce a 6-piece dining set.

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  • Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser

    19-Jan-2021 -
    Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser

    Arts & Business NI are delighted to be working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) to establish a network of early-career cultural professionals working in Northern Ireland, creating development opportunities and hosting regional events to equip the next generation of arts managers.

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  • Maker Meet-Up

    - Community
    Maker Meet-Up


    Our next informal online Maker Meet-Up will be via Zoom on Thursday 30th April at 10.30am - hope you can make it. 


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  • Online Animal Sculpture Class with Mud Ireland

    - Workshops
    Online Animal Sculpture Class with Mud Ireland

    Stay creative during lock Down! 

    Join the Mud Ireland Online Animal Sculpture class from the comfort of your own home!
    Suitable for both kids and adults.

    Date: Saturday 25th April 2020

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  • Online Craft Forum

    - Community
    Online Craft Forum

    The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!

    Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am

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  • Subsidised Photography for Makers


    Craft NI is delighted to offer a series of subsidised photography sessions for makers in Spring 2021 to support your applications and promotions in the months ahead.




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  • Getting Started 2021


    The Goldsmiths’ Centre has opened applications for Getting Started Online 2021, the one-week introduction to business course designed to support the most talented UK designers, designer makers and skilled craftspeople in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries.

    Getting Started 2021 Online is a free course, delivered for the first time completely virtually, and will provide up to 100 start-ups with the help to get practical guidance and advice on key aspects of getting their business started.

    Applications close on Sunday 14 February 2021.


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  • Skills Intervention Programme


    The Department for the Economy is supporting over 3,000 free places on short courses, delivered by the local further and higher education providers.

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