News

  • August Craft Month 2018 Audience Experience Survey

    30-Aug-2018
    August Craft Month 2018 Audience Experience Survey

    If you participated in August Craft Month 2018 we would appreciate your feedback.

    Please complete the survey and help us develop August Craft Month

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  • Closed notice

    17-Sep-2018
    Closed notice

    CRAFT NI / Space CRAFT

    will be CLOSED on Monday 17 September 2018 from 1pm

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.30am

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

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  • Bank Holiday Closure - August 2018

    21-Aug-2018
    Bank Holiday Closure - August 2018

    CRAFT NI  will be CLOSED on Monday 27 August 2018

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    18-Sep-2018 - Community
    Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    The Big Ideas Company offers an expenses scheme for small-scale funding for community groups to participate in their projects.

    Deadline: Monday, 26 November 2018

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  • Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    17-Sep-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Submit your work to be considered for the 2019 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

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  • Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    10-Sep-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District and PLACE Built Environment Centre, is running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. 
    Deadline: Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.

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Events

  • Bladesmithing workshop in the Mournes

    - Workshops
    Bladesmithing workshop in the Mournes

    This basic bladesmithing or knife making workshop covers the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating a blade. No experience is needed and the class will guide you through:

    - Using a gas forge
    - Forging the blade to shape
    - Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
    - Heat treating
    - Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing

    Date & Time: 29 July 2018, 10am to 4pm.

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  • Spinning Yarns Festival, at Antrim Castle Gardens

    - Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops
    Spinning Yarns Festival, at Antrim Castle Gardens

    A Festival of Colour Creativity and Craft – Set in the stunning ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS & CLOTWORTHY HOUSE Spinning Yarns is a ‘must do’ event for those passionate about yarn or simply seeking a great day out. Spinning Yarns is a two day festival celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with wool & linen where we will showcase the colour, creativity and craft associated with these homespun yarns in all their forms.

    Dates: 1-2 September 2018, 10am-6pm.

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  • Material Language Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Material Language Exhibition

    Material Language is a collaborative exhibition between four makers, who are commenting on our relationship with objects -hand-made, mass-manufactured or through nostalgia and memory.

    Chris Banks, Elaine McCully andRhiannon Ewing – James are bound by a fascination with the stuff of everyday life. They each recognise the ability of certain objects and materials to resonate with meaning – memories of childhood, domestic routines and the human touch – that is, both a physical and aesthetic ‘touch.’ It is often the most ordinary objects that can induce the most nostalgia, and a desire to hoard, collect and arrange meaningfully. Each artist has a distinct approach to conveying the ‘language’ of material. Each firmly believes it is a commonly spoken and understood language. They invite you to look at the artworks, and find fresh eyes for looking again at the ‘ordinary.’

    Dates: 19 May - 15 June 2018

     

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Programmes

  • 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’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

     

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

     

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  • CRAFT NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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