News

  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    25-Oct-2019
    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

    22-Oct-2019
    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!

    19-Oct-2019
    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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Events

  • Silver Jewellery Workshop - Armagh Market Place Theatre

    - Workshops
    Silver Jewellery Workshop - Armagh Market Place Theatre

    Silver Jewellery Workshop - Armagh Market Place Theatre

    In this Jewellery class you will create your own Silver Star pendant and matching earrings using silver sheet, silver wire and silver chain. Jewellery designer Mary Murphy will teach you basic jewellery making skills such as transferring of pattern, piercing and filing using traditional tools and processes.  

    Date and Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00

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  • Introduction to Wood Carving [2 Day] Armagh

    - Workshops
    Introduction to Wood Carving [2 Day] Armagh

    Introduction to Wood Carving (2 day)

    Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to produce a woodcarving, from the initial sketching of a design, to using a range of carving tools and materials. This class is ideal for people that just want to try something new, along with those that want to take their new-found skills to the next level. No experience necessary.

    Date: Friday 11 Oct and Friday 18 Oct | 10am – 2.00pm each day | £45.00 

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  • Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 Exhibition

    The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) announces the Ireland Glass Biennale 2019; a juried exhibition of work from some of the world’s most innovative glass artists, designers and craft practitioners. Through showcasing the excellence of contemporary glass practice, the Irish Glass Biennale(IGB) aspires to further the public’s understanding of the creative potential of glass and to act as a catalyst for cultural activities which centre around glass.

    Dates: 24 October 2019 - 7 January 2020, Open daily between 10am - 5pm

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey

    29-Aug-2019
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    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

    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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