• Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

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  • August Craft Month 2017 Near You!

    August Craft Month 2017 Near You! As August Craft Month 2017 bursts into life, we're delighted at the diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, fairs, demos and more happening throughout Northern Ireland. This year sees our widest reach yet, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with wonderful makers and venues to showcase August Craft Month around the country.
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  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Opportunity to showcase tourism product

    6-Nov-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Opportunity to showcase tourism product


    Belfast City Council, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has launched a competition to find new tourist products to sell at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

    Successful candidates will be offered one-to-one mentoring to help design and develop their product and then quote for it to go on sale in Visit Belfast’s city centre premises – one of the most visited buildings in Belfast.


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  • Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards

    11-Sep-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries, worth £23,500, recognising people working in traditional skills. Applications for the various awards must be submitted by 30 November.
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  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    01-Nov-2016 - Funding & Grants
    Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, find out how this ongoing programme can benefit you, with information sessions on 12 & 19 September, and a training course from 25-28 September.
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  • Crafted 2017

    - Fairs
    Crafted 2017

    CRAFTED 2017

    CRAFTED Winter Craft Fair takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 from 11am to 4pm.

    Start the festive season with a visit to CRAFTED, the Winter Craft Fair at Castle Ward.

    CRAFTED is presented in the superb surroundings of the 18th Century House and Stableyard at Castle Ward.

    Help kick-off Christmas at Castle Ward

    Shop for special gifts with Christmas on the horizon

    Choose from a fabulous range of jewellery, fashion and interior accessories

    Indulge in some retail therapy whilst supporting local Artist/Designer/Makers

    Visit Craft Stands in the House and Stableyard

    Visit Food Stands in the Stableyard

    Children's Craft Activities

    The Tea Room and the estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.
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  • Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick

    - Workshops,Open Studios
    Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick Up and running since 1992, The Wood Shed is a full-time family business offering woodturning services and equipment, but also regularly host popular demonstrations and workshops. Here's a rundown of what's coming up throughout September and October.
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  • Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops Mourne Creative have organised a number of upcoming creative weekend getaways. These popular workshops include pottery, cyanotype printing, willow weaving, blacksmithing, and more. Take a look at the schedule and find out more here.
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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics

    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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