• ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.

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  • Market For Craft Research Report

    Market For Craft Research Report

    Craft NI is partnering with the Crafts Council and seven other partners to undertake a study of the UK market for craft.

    The Crafts Council partners from across the UK are working together to investigate the characteristics of the market for craft, responding to what The Crafts Council describes as a “noticeable increase in interest in making, from high end purchases to everyday participation.”We want to understand more about how best to stimulate, support and grow that market. We want to know who’s buying craft, what they’re buying and why, how big the market is, how routes to market are changing now and in the near future, and what kind of infrastructure can best support the market. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    01-Jan-2020 - Residencies
    Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm


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  • Flax Gallery Open Call

    12-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Flax Gallery Open Call

    The newly refurbished and relaunched Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from artists working in 2D or 3D media to be included in its 2020 exhibition programme.

    Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile.

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  • Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    21-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    Twenty Twenty Productions are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned to make a very exciting series for BBC Two, where we will be embarking on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Applications are invited from both amateur and professional jewellers.

    Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2019. 

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  • Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S Holywood

    - Fairs
    Christmas Artisan Market: St. Patrick's P.S Holywood

    St. Patrick's P.S. Holywood PTA host their Christmas Artisan Market with local artisan producers and festive food & drink to get you in the Christmas spirit.

    Date and Time: Thursday 28 November 2019, 4-8pm.

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  • Arm Knitting Blanket: Workshop

    - Workshops
    Arm Knitting Blanket: Workshop

    Keep cosy this season by joining the Arms Knitting Blanket Workshop. Learn to knit with your arms using super chunky yarn to make a full size chunky blanket. With no knitting experience or skills required, all the materials will be provided at the Bullitt Hotel, Belfast. 

    Date and Time: Sunday 17 November 2019, 11-1pm.

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  • Christmas Willow Wreath Workshop

    - Workshops
    Christmas Willow Wreath Workshop

    Kick off the festive season by signing up for this fun sustainable Christmas Willow Wreathing workshop, design and make a wreath for your own door or as a Christmas gift in the GOOD ROOM in Bullitt Hotel, Belfast.

    Date and Time: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12-4pm.

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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Andrew Cooke

    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programmme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Andrew Cooke guides us through his process, background, and more.
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