• Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Opening Hours for Bank Holidays in May 2018

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  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

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  • Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    Ulster University - New Designers 2018.

    Fourteen final-year students from Ulster University are fund raising to attend this year’s New Designers Show.

    Find out how you can support this group of upcoming designer/makers and receive some lovely rewards in return.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    13-Jun-2018 - Commissions
    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 craft commissions

    A Good Age: Change in my Time – 5 Craft

    Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Libraries Unlimited are seeking to commission five UK based, professional older artists (born before 1948) to make new contemporary craft work responding to a theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown alongside craftwork made in local community workshops, in a celebratory exhibition ‘A Good Age’ at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in the autumn 2019.

    Deadline: 3 September 2018, 9am

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  • Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    11-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: GROW South Antrim

    Following the successful initial meeting in April and a busy Partners meeting in May in Finland, GROW South Antrim would like to invite makers to a further craft meeting on Thursday 28th June at 7pm in Antrim Civic Centre.

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  • Open Call: Exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre 2018/19

    12-Jun-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Open Call: Exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre 2018/19

    Ards and North Down Borough Council invite professional practicing artists (solo artists as well as group shows), recent graduates, arts organisations and community groups to apply to exhibit their artwork at Ards Arts Centre.

    Deadline: 9 July 2018, 12 noon

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  • Lasting Impressions

    - Exhibitions,Talks
    Lasting Impressions

    Lasting Impressions, an exhibition of extraordinary objects, designed and crafted with integrity and ingenuity that will become the heirlooms of tomorrow.

    Dates: 27 April 2018 to 4 July 2018

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  • Spring Fling 2018

    - Exhibitions,Open Studios
    Spring Fling 2018

    Northern Irish printmaker Gail Kelly selected to take part in Spring Fling 2018 - highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events.


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  • Made:Grown Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Made:Grown Exhibition

    Made:Grown is Rachel Leary's first solo show. The exhibition includes a range of ceramic artworks from Rachel Leary’s experience with clay since she discovered ‘Egyptian Faience’. This is a self-glazing, clay and glass based material which Rachel has adapted to be either sculpted or left to move freely within the kiln. Inspired by the unique and uncommon material and her interest in organic form, texture and colour, Rachel’s work represents the juxtaposition between man-made and the organic world, depicting the static against natural growth. Alongside new work, the sculptures displayed were created during significant times of Rachel’s practice, including her Master’s degree and residencies in Denmark and Canada.

    Opening night: 3 May 2018, 7-9pm

    Dates: 3 - 24 May 2018.

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration


    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


    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

    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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