• Craft NI Board seeks new Chair.

    Craft NI Board seeks new Chair.

    In October 2017, we completed the merger between the legacy organisations of the Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland. Following a period of transition, we are now seeking to appoint a Chair to manage and provide strategic leadership to the Board of Directors, taking responsibility for the Board’s compostion and development.

    The Chair will support the Chief Executive Officer in building productive and effective relationships, liaising with both external and internal stakeholders and acting as an Ambassador for Craft NI.

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  • Craft NI Recruitment: Chief Executive Officer

    Craft NI Recruitment: Chief Executive Officer

    Craft NI Seeks Chief Executive Officer

    Craft NI is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.

    Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region’s economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.

    Deadline for submission of completed Application Forms is 12noon, Friday 27April 2018

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    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’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Makers: Make for Murmur

    09-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: Make for Murmur

    Could you make for Murmur?

    Murmur is a group of Irish designers together. We are a lifestyle brand with a range of homewares, ceramics, clothing, bedlinen, furniture, jewellery, fragrance, leather goods and gifting. If you’re an Irish based maker or designer, and you like the idea of an already established market, we want to hear from you.

    Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018


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  • Call for Applications: Puffin Gallery

    02-Apr-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Puffin Gallery

    Call for Artists – Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle

    Call for artists to submit their work for a special exhibition in the Puffin Gallery in August 2018.

    Theme: 10 x 10in or 10 x 10 x 10in


    Application Deadline: 15 April 2018

    Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018


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  • Future Makers

    21-Mar-2018 -
    Future Makers


    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) ‘Future Makers Awards & Supports’ is now open for applications.

    It provides support for the next generation of makers including; Future Makers funds: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more creative opportunities.


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  • The Big Red Button

    - Exhibitions
    The Big Red Button

    Ever thought about Armageddon? beginning to worry about who has their finger near the button? Get hints and tips for survival from The Belfast Artists Paper Society, or not...

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 May 2018, 7 - 9pm

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  • Craft Adventure Workshops

    - Workshops
    Craft Adventure Workshops

    Join Jenny and Sarah of ‘Craft Adventures Workshops’ for two upcoming workshops in May.

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  • Make a Silver Bangle with Robyn Galway

    - Workshops
    Make a Silver Bangle with Robyn Galway


    Bangle One Day Weekend Workshop

    This workshop will take you through the basics of how to make a bangle from piercing and filing your materials to soldering and polishing. The aim is for you to leave with a bangle with your own personal finish. Lunch and silver are included in the price, all you need to bring is some creative ideas. The workshops run from 12 – 5pm.  

    Dates: Saturday 21 April 2018 and Sunday 11 November 2018

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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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