New update: Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
Self-employed people will be able receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits up to £2500 per month to help with the impact of the current health crisis.
The scheme is open to any self-employed person with trading profits of up to £50,000 p.a and who make the majority of their income from self-employment, based on three years of accounts.Only those already in self-employment, who have a tax return for 2019 can apply although theChancellor confirmed that people would have an additional four weeks to file a 2019/20 tax return from today 26th March.
RESOURCES FOR MAKERS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN NI
This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty for Northern Ireland makers and retailers, in light of the corona virus pandemic. We’ve summarised here some of the main sources of authoritative information on current developments and where you can access latest guidance and we’ll keep these updated.
Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.20-Jan-2020
Local Goldsmiths, Cameron & Breen were commissioned to make this years Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.
Based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen's combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into Couture Jewellery.
Call for Applications: Rosy James Memorial Trust Award16-Mar-2020 - Awards & Competitions
This unique award is directed at makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination. Such materials might include fired clay or glass; fine or base metals; textiles using any kinds of applications; wood; plastics; paper or other materials not included in this list, where the emphasis is based upon the transformation of materials through the use of sustained practice towards a series of critical outcomes.
Deadline: Friday, 24 April 2020.
AUGUST CRAFT MONTH 202023-Mar-2020 - Calls for Makers
At the time of writing, Northern Ireland’s festival of craft is due to return this August, funding permitting and public health permitting. While we can’t say with certainty that August Craft Month will go ahead, we hope that it will. If it does not, we will work with funders, makers and other stakeholders in the sector to develop alternative plans to promote and showcase craft at a regional level across Northern Ireland this year.
Deadline for event submissions: Friday, 12 June 2020.
Future Makers Award10-Feb-2020 - Calls for Makers
Awarding makers, designers and craftspeople who will shape the future.
Future Makers is a Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) initiative. It offers a range of awards and supports to students and emerging makers. It is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe.
Deadline: Tuesday, 31 March 2020.
Online Craft Forum- Community
The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!
Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am
Basketry Festival 2020- Exhibitions
The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.
May 8th, 9th and 10th 2020
Macrame Kokedama Workshop- Workshops
Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, an experience horticulturist and macrame maker, this workshop combines basic macrame skills with Kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.
4th May 2020
Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity18-Oct-2018
Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.
Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm
August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration08-Jun-2018
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’.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018
NI Assembly Gift Shop08-Jun-2018
Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity
Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm