Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland02-Oct-2017
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.
August Craft Month 2017 Near You!31-Jul-2017As 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.Read this article →
SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers28-Jul-2017The 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.Read this article →
Opportunity to showcase tourism product6-Nov-2017 - Awards & Competitions
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.
Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards11-Sep-2017 - Awards & CompetitionsThe 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.View this opportunity →
Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme01-Nov-2016 - Funding & GrantsThe 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.View this opportunity →
Crafted 2017- Fairs
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 ActivitiesThe Tea Room and the estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.
Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick- Workshops,Open StudiosUp 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.View this event →
Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops- WorkshopsMourne 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.View this event →
Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics03-Jan-2017As 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.View this programme →