News

  • Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    03-Aug-2020
    Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    Craft NI prepares for a unique August Craft Month 2020

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  • Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    23-Jul-2020
    Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    Bernadette Tuite - ceramics and glass, will exhibit in 'Unlocked' for August Craft Month to represent Cork Craft and Design and NI's own Claire Mooney - silversmith, has been selected to exhibit her work in Cork Craft and Design in partnership with August Craft Month and Cork Craft Month.

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  • Audrey Whitty to join Kim Mawhinney for 'Unlocked Exhibition'

    22-Jul-2020
    Audrey Whitty to join Kim Mawhinney for 'Unlocked Exhibition'

    Kim Mawhinney Craft NI board member and 'Unlocked' curator will be joined by Dr Audrey Whitty to select the exhibition prize winner.

     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • BCTF Online September 2020

    20-Sep-2020 - Calls for Makers
    BCTF Online September 2020

    Following the success of their first online fair, the organisers of BCTF Harrogate have announced a second edition on 20-22 September, to help get the retail community ready for a bumper Christmas.


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  • PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

    1-Aug-2020 - Calls for Makers
    PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

     

    PS² invites emerging or re-emerging Northern Ireland-based artists to apply for the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022, a two-year creative and professional development programme for emerging artists funded by the Freelands Foundation.

    Deadline 19 September 2020

     

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  • Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    01-Aug-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    Opportunity to join the Royal Mint's select portfolio of freelance artists providing designs for coins and medals.

    No deadline published

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Events

  • British Craft Trade Fair

    - Fairs
    British Craft Trade Fair

    The British Craft Trade Fair will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate place from 8 - 10 April 2018.

    The fair showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers.

     

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  • Spring Celebration at Top Floor Art Gallery

    - Exhibitions,Open Studios
    Spring Celebration at Top Floor Art Gallery

    Celebrate the opening of a new gallery & studio space at Top Floor Art on Thursday 12 April 7pm - 9pm


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  • Anxiety and the Artist - An exhibition by Chloe Dougan

    - Exhibitions
    Anxiety and the Artist - An exhibition by Chloe Dougan

    Belfast based Artist and Fashion Designer, Chloe Dougan explores the vulnerability of creating art in her upcoming exhibition - Anxiety and the Artist

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Programmes

  • Sell Your Craft Online

    28-May-2020
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    Craft NI presents a series of five FREE training sessions for NI Makers, selected to help Sell Your Craft Online with limited time and resources.

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  • 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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