News

  • August Craft Month 2017 Event Call

    31-Jan-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Event Call August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We are now calling for listings of all craft-related events taking place in August 2017! We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! 
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  • Staff Changes at Craft NI

    15-Feb-2017
    Staff Changes at Craft NI Craft NI is delighted to report that Rhiannon Ewing-James, Project Officer for Craft NI since August 2016, has been appointed the new Creative Producer at British Ceramics Biennial. However this sadly means she is no longer Project Officer for Craft NI, but we're thrilled to announce that Meadhbh McIlgorm has joined Craft NI to take up the role.
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  • NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017

    24-Jan-2017
    NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 2017 Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    3-Jun-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
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  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    8-Feb-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
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  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    16-Feb-2017 - Funding & Grants
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding – the Individual Artist Fund, Youth Arts Training Fund, and the Arts Project Fund. Apply by 6 March for the first two, and 17 February for the latter.
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Events

  • Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios
    Craft & Design @ the NI Science Festival There are a number of fab-looking craft & design orientated events taking place during the remainder of the NI Science Festival. Why not get involved and learn something and have fun!
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  • Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions,Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre There some fantastic upcoming craft events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre, taking in two exhibitions and a special workshop.
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  • Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson

    - Talks
    Earth and Fire: Art of the Japanese Potter with Mike Robinson Join Craft NI & the Ulster Museum for an illuminating series of free talks on Japanese Pottery by Mike Robinson, former Head of Applied Arts at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and an expert in Irish contemporary glass & ceramics. Begins 8 March.
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Programmes

  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Abbie Dixon

    09-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg With Showcase 2017 just around the corner, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees jeweller Abbie Dixon tell us about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics

    03-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg As we get closer to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees ceramicist Claire Newell tell us about her work, process, and more.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Joanna Martin (Curlew Cottage Design)

    19-Dec-2016
    dfdgdfg Much like in anticipation of the British Craft Trade Fair, Craft NI is once more shining a spotlight on makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Joanna Martin of Curlew Cottage Design share her thoughts on her work, process, and more.
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