News

  • Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019

    20-Feb-2019
    Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019

    Northern Ireland based Textile Artist Mairead McCormack will be exhibiting her solo show 'Formidable Parallels' at the Irish Arts Center in New York in April 2019.

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  • March Meet the Maker

    19-Feb-2019
    March Meet the Maker

    2019 Instagram challenge that takes place throughout the whole of March. Keep an eye out for your favourite makers or join in to showcase your craft business story. 

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  • Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.

    06-Feb-2019
    Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.

    A solo exhibition of local maker Gail Kelly's hand stitched linen collages will take place in the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.

    Dates: 2 February - 22 June 2019.
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Derry City & Strabane District Council Rural Business Investment Scheme

    27-Feb-2019 - Funding & Grants
    Derry City & Strabane District Council Rural Business Investment Scheme

    RBIS call 6 - This is likely to be the final call under this scheme. Rural Business Investment Scheme provides investment support for the creation and development of non-agricultural and non-food activities for micro and small enterprises.

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  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    4-Dec-2018 - Funding & Grants
    Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    Culture Arts & Heritage - Individual Artists Bursary Scheme

    Deadline: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 12

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  • Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    18-Feb-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    Future Makers 2019 is now open for entries. This year is the tenth year of the programme and there is a prize fund of €25,000 with a total of 28 awards and supports available.

    Deadline: 9am Monday, 25 March

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Events

  • Surface Matters PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019-2020

    - Exhibitions
    Surface Matters PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019-2020

    Surface Matters, an exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20.

    Exhibition opening: Thursday, 21 February - Sunday 19 May 2019

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  • Sterling Silver Beading Workshop

    - Workshops
    Sterling Silver Beading Workshop

    Learn how to make a beaded bracelet with the Creative Director of Fred Loves Ginger. Whatever your experience, you will leave with new skills and a finished piece of sterling silver jewellery.

    Date: Sunday, 3 March

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  • Enamelling and Painted Enamel Short Course

    - Workshops
    Enamelling and Painted Enamel Short Course

    This is a rare opportunity to be taught enamelling by two of Europe’s finest enamellers Jane Short and Gillie Hoyte Byrom. This two-day workshop will teach you about many different enamelling techniques such as cloisonné, champlevé, Basse-taille and painting and miniaturist enamels.

    Date: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019

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Programmes

  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    19-Jan-2017
    dfdgdfg For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
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