News

  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017
    Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    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.

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  • August Craft Month 2017 Near You!

    31-Jul-2017
    August Craft Month 2017 Near You! As 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.
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  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers The 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. 
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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017

    1-Nov-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017 Submissions are now open for the Craft & Design Collective's Big Bauble 2017. Makers are urged to submit their original Christmas baubles and decorations for sale in Space CRAFT, before the closing date of 5pm, 25 September.
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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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  • Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI

    17-May-2017 - Calls for Makers
    Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI The Creative Momentum project is offering creative businesses that have a premises open to the public the chance to be part of a heavily marketed initiative connecting their business with visitors to their region. Apply by 15 June.
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Events

  • Crafted 2017

    - Fairs
    Crafted 2017

    CRAFTED 2017

    CRAFTED Winter Craft Fair takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 from 11am to 4pm.

    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 Activities

    The Tea Room and the estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.
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  • Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick

    - Workshops,Open Studios
    Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick Up 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.
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  • Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops

    - Workshops
    Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops Mourne 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.
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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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