• Restore


    Restore by Tree & Tide

    Wednesday 27 January for 4 weeks, 7-7.30pm via Zoom

    In these shifting and untethered times, you are invited to come engage in a series of simple and proven practises to feel better, resource yourself for what your days might hold and replenish what may have been lost.

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  • National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry

    National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry

    The National Museum of Ireland has announced the acquisition of a selection of work by NI glass artist Alison Lowry, for its permanent collection. The work formed part of the Alison Lowry: (A) Dressing Our Hidden Truths Exhibition. 

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  • Arts Council NI Survey Published

    Arts Council NI Survey Published

    Public turning to the arts for comfort and welcome distraction during the Pandemic

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    21-Jan-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    Craft Retail Opportunity – MARBLE ARCH CAVES (MAC) VISITOR CENTRE

    Craft NI is delighted to work with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to launch this call-out for makers to sell through one of Northern Ireland’s best known visitor attractions


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  • Contemporary Cutlery Design Competition

    21-Jan-2021 - Awards & Competitions
    Contemporary Cutlery Design Competition

    The Cutlers’ Company is launching an annual design competition to create a set of contemporary cutlery; consisting of a knife, a fork and a spoon. The winning design will be produced in collaboration with a professional craftsperson / manufacturer and will be scaled up in order to produce a 6-piece dining set.

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  • Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser

    19-Jan-2021 -
    Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser

    Arts & Business NI are delighted to be working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) to establish a network of early-career cultural professionals working in Northern Ireland, creating development opportunities and hosting regional events to equip the next generation of arts managers.

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  • Crafts in the Courtyard - An Creagán

    - Fairs
    Crafts in the Courtyard - An Creagán

    Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work. Learn, buy and enjoy exhibitions, classes and performances by local artists.

    This is FREE to attend.

    Date & Time: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May Time: 12pm – 4pm

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  • Textile Arts Workshop - An Creagán

    - Workshops
    Textile Arts Workshop - An Creagán

    Textile Artist Andrea Hayes will show participants a variety of contemporary textile techniques that she uses to create her on artwork. Individuals can create a similar variation to one of Andrea's pieces or if they have a scene/image they would like to recreate they can bring do this also. This will include using specialist paints to paint backgrounds, access to a wide variety of fabrics for applique and fusing fabrics together and using fine metal such as copper and how to incorporate this into their very own artwork.

    Date & Time: 14th April, 10am – 4pm Cost: £35 – includes lunch.

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  • Re:New Wallace Collection Alison Lowry

    - Exhibitions
    Re:New Wallace Collection Alison Lowry


    Re:New Wallace Collection

    Alison Lowry

    Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace, this is the first collaboration between Lisburn’s R –Space Gallery and the Wallace Collection in London. The Collection is housed in 25 galleries and comprises French 18th Century painting, furniture and porcelain and a world class armoury. And it’s the armoury in particular that has inspired artist Alison Lowry’s week long residency at the collection.

    Exhibition runs: 7 April – 4 May 2018

    Exhibition Preview: Sat 7 April 2-4 pm

    Artist Talk: Wednesday 25 April 7pm - All Welcome!

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  • Subsidised Photography for Makers


    Craft NI is delighted to offer a series of subsidised photography sessions for makers in Spring 2021 to support your applications and promotions in the months ahead.




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  • Getting Started 2021


    The Goldsmiths’ Centre has opened applications for Getting Started Online 2021, the one-week introduction to business course designed to support the most talented UK designers, designer makers and skilled craftspeople in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries.

    Getting Started 2021 Online is a free course, delivered for the first time completely virtually, and will provide up to 100 start-ups with the help to get practical guidance and advice on key aspects of getting their business started.

    Applications close on Sunday 14 February 2021.


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  • Skills Intervention Programme


    The Department for the Economy is supporting over 3,000 free places on short courses, delivered by the local further and higher education providers.

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