News

  • August Craft Month 2017

    17-Apr-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 August Craft Month is an annual celebration of contemporary craft and the applied arts in Northern Ireland. We can't wait to celebrate the vibrant craft sector in Northern Ireland with you! Visit augustcraftmonth.com for the comprehensive, brand new digital guide.
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  • Craft NI Bids Farewell to Orla McGrady

    03-Jul-2017
    Craft NI Bids Farewell to Orla McGrady Orla McGrady was at the operational helm of Craft NI for 10 years and saw the organisation through many wonderful achievements. A cherished colleague and friend, a stalwart of the arts sector here in Northern Ireland, and a hardworking advocate for designer-makers across the region, Orla may have moved on from the organisation, but her efforts will not go unnoticed or uncelebrated as Craft NI continues to promote and support craft around the country.
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  • Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek

    15-Jun-2017
    Wendy Ward Launches Retail Collection with Belleek Having secured a year-long placement with Belleek through Craft NI's 'making it' Programme, Wendy Ward has launched a retail collection with the renowned Pottery. Wendy is the first person in the company’s 160 year history to have their own range launched under the Belleek brand. Craft NI would like to wish Wendy the best of luck!
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017

    10-Nov-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017 The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair showcases high quality Irish craft and design in the beautiful setting of the gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. Apply by July 30th.
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  • Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate Makers

    24-Sep-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate Makers The popular Fine & Dandy Market, at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, is seeking graduate makers for a number of upcoming markets. This is a great opportunity to sell, learn, and build up your profile. It's free, but graduate makers should apply ASAP.
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  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award

    9-Jun-2017 - Awards & Competitions
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award Applications are open for next year’s round of Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships. No qualifications are required. These opportunities are available to all UK citizens resident in the UK over the age of 18. The deadline is 19 September.
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Events

  • July Children's Craft Month @ Flowerfield Arts Centre

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Open Studios
    July Children's Craft Month @ Flowerfield Arts Centre July is traditionally Craft Month for Children at Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart. To encourage potential makers of the future, they're offering children the chance to try crafts like Pottery, 3D Printing, Glass Fusing and Textiles, in five-day workshops, each week. Enrolment required.
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  • Mottainai Textiles Upcoming Workshops

    - Workshops
    Mottainai Textiles Upcoming Workshops Mottainai Textiles have lined up more of their popular indigo dyeing workshops this summer, as well as a new 'Dressmaking from a Pattern' workshop starting June 13th. 
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  • Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Craft Workshops @ Millennium Court Arts Centre There are a number of exciting craft workshops coming up in Millennium Court Arts Centre, including jewellery making and ceramics. Beginning 3 June.
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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme 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, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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