News

  • Craft NI Craft Advisory Panel Announced

    21-May-2020
    Craft NI Craft Advisory Panel Announced
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  • Statement from the Arts Collaboration Network 12 May 2020

    21-May-2020
    Statement from the Arts Collaboration Network 12 May 2020
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  • Coronavirus Update

    09-Apr-2020
    Coronavirus Update

    RESOURCES FOR MAKERS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN NI

     

    Updated 9 April 2020

     

    As restrictions continue, we’ve summarised some of the main sources of information and support.


     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Expression of Interest: Belfast PEACE IV

    25-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Expression of Interest: Belfast PEACE IV

    Creative Communities artist-in-residence project is part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan which is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

    Creative Communities is an engaging and exciting creative arts and heritage programme taking place as part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan and aims to bring people together from all sections of the community to engage in a wide range of bespoke arts or heritage projects. Creative Communities has been working across 8 themes and areas of the city to co-design these projects with various groups and individuals, and are now at an important stage of the process in which they are ready to recruit Artists-In-Residence for some of these themes / areas.

    Deadline: Monday, 1 June 2020.

     

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  • Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    11-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    "We’re looking for the next collection of talented home sewers for the seventh series of The Great British Sewing Bee.

    We hope that it will be safe to film The Great British Sewing Bee later in the year as planned and we are still encouraging applications. Filming will only take place when it is safe to do. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of Public Health England. As a result, we may adjust how or when we carry out auditions. The safety and welfare of everyone involved in our productions is always paramount."

    Deadline: 7 June 2020.

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  • Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

    11-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

     Hand Medal Project

    "As we witness how health professionals give their best to the community, risking their lives for us, we want to find a way to honour them. They should receive a medal, an offering given in gratitude and devotion. At some point this crisis will pass and there will be time to thank them for everything they did.

    We intend to present as many healthcare workers as possible with a medal inspired by a traditional ex-vote to also mark that moment when we can glimpse the future."

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Events

  • FUSED, The Art of Craft Exhibition 2018

    - Exhibitions
    FUSED, The Art of Craft Exhibition 2018

    The Art of Craft Exhibition 2018 - 'Fused'

    Northern Irish ceramic artist Caroline Getty exhibits her new 3-dimensional ceramics and linen works for the first time in Armagh. The Art of Craft is an annual exhibition at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre showcasing the work of experienced makers and artists producing high quality craft and art works. Caroline’s new work also forms part of Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale 2018 celebrating the past, present and future landscape of linen in Northern Ireland.

    Dates: 18 May to 14 July 2018.

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  • 2- Day Pit Firing Workshop with Patricia Millar

    - Workshops
    2- Day Pit Firing Workshop with Patricia Millar

    Through demonstrations, tutoring and hands-on work, the workshop will take you through all the stages in the ancient technique of Pit Firing.

    Dates: Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 June 2018

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  • North Down Craft Collective - Maypole Market

    - Fairs
    North Down Craft Collective - Maypole Market

    Holywood has the only surviving maypole in Ireland and is still used every year on May Day. Join the North Down Craft Collective this May Day at their Maypole Market, where they will have a host of designer/makers showcasing a range of locally handmade craft.       

    This months charity partner is Lagan Dragons and the £1 entrance fee will go directly to the charity.

    Date & Time: 12 May 2018, 10am - 4pm

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Programmes

  • Orbit Update

    16-Apr-2020
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    This programme is fully booked and we’ve been working with Chris Murphy to re-configure it for on-line delivery via Zoom. If lockdown lifts before the last session(s) we’ll revert to face to face, and either way, we’ll have an in-person session at the end for everyone to get together and work through any remaining questions.

    If you need support with using Zoom, our colleagues at the Crafts Council have put together this useful guide.

    In response to the circumstances, Chris has re-structured parts of the programme so there is now some added content that will help you weather this storm and make it out the other side.

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  • Orbit

    29-Jan-2020
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    We are delighted to launch our new support programme developed specifically for NI makers by Design Strategist + Educator Chris Murphy. Bespoke content will be presented through a series of unique workshops which connect into an overall development journey: from the stories our products tell, to the realities of juggling portfolio careers, pricing, funding and marketing.

    Over 5 half-day interactive sessions at the iconic Ormeau Baths, Chris will use presentations, exercises, case studies and downloadable materials to cover a wide range of issues faced by independent makers right across the sector. While each session is designed to stand alone, you’ll get the most benefit by attending all five workshops and completing the (enjoyable!) homework tasks that accompany the workshop series.

    The Orbit programme places business acumen and creative development on an equal footing. It will equip designer-makers at various stages of their careers and from different craft disciplines with new and refreshed business skills and supports Craft NI’s mission to strengthen business development within the craft sector.

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  • 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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