News

  • Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    20-Jan-2020
    Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Local Goldsmiths, Cameron & Breen were commissioned to make this years Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen's combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into Couture Jewellery.

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  • Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    13-Jan-2020
    Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    The appetite for buying craft has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and we want to see the market grow even further. To this end, the Crafts Council and eight national partners*, including Craft NI, have already surveyed thousands of consumers - now we want to understand makers’ side of the story.

    The closing date is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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  • Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    25-Nov-2019
    Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    A special exhibition at Craft NI’s new Royal Avenue premises featuring selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s contemporary art collection is now open. The exhibition has come about as part of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Collection on public display.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Open Call: Materials Messages and Meaning #8

    09-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Open Call: Materials Messages and Meaning #8

     Open call for Artists and Makers whose work responds to the theme: Obvious

    Artists / makers based in Northern Ireland, at any stage of their career, working in any media, will be selected from an open call as part of our Materials, Messages and Meaning series, and will receive a fee for a talk and exhibiting work.

    Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 6 February, 4pm

    Exhibition Dates: 28 March – 24 April 2020

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  • QEST: Scholarships and Apprenticeships

    06-Jan-2020 - Funding & Grants
    QEST: Scholarships and Apprenticeships

    If you are a talented or aspiring craftsperson you can now apply for The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funding of up to £18,000. QEST has funded crafts people across more than 150 craft disciplines ranging from millinery to thatching, arms & armour restoration to ice sculpture and basket-weaving to musical instrument making.

    This can cover traditional university or college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one to one training.

    Deadline: Monday, 10 February 2020

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  • New Arts Council Funds open

    19-Dec-2019 - Funding & Grants
    New Arts Council Funds open

    New Arts Council Funds open

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a number of funding opportunities under three new programmes. Thanks to investment from the Department for Communities, three new funding programmes will offer support for arts organisations across Northern Ireland.
    Arts organisations will be invited to make an expression of interest to the following funding programmes.

    Programme one: Rural Needs Small Grants Programme

    Programme two: New Commissioning Programme for Creative Innovation
     
    Programme three: Pilot Premium Payments Programme
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Events

  • James Rigler Lecture

    - Talks
    James Rigler Lecture

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland are delighted to announce its Spring lecture by ceramic artist, James Rigler, at Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre in Belfast.

    Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2pm-4pm 

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  • The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    - Workshops
    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    Five different taster workshops available for groups of five lasting 30 minutes each. There will be lots of opportunities for tea, cake and engagement with the makers.

    Date: Saturday 21st March Time: 11am - 3pm (light refreshments and all materials included)

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  • Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    - Workshops
    Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    Make and decorate your own terracotta serving platter with maker Jemma Millen Ceramics just in time for al fresco dining this summer up in the GOOD ROOM of Bullitt, Belfast

    Date: Sunday 17th May 2020

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey

    29-Aug-2019
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    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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