News

  • The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    04-Dec-2018
    The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    Hi, my name is Katherine McDonald and I’m the Interim Director at CRAFT NI.

    I came on board in November to the merged CRAFT NI, and will be working with the team here to help the organisation engage further with the sector over the next few months until a new permanent Director is in place.

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  • Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    03-Dec-2018
    Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    Arts & Business Northern Ireland is working with local artist, Claire Mooney, who has won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019.

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  • Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    29-Nov-2018
    Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    "Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

    This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4. Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2019 applications are open

    19-Nov-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2019 applications are open

    The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. 

    Deadline: 5 December 2018

     

     

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  • Artists in Residence 2019 - Leitrim Sculpture Centre Open Call for Applications

    13-Nov-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Artists in Residence 2019 - Leitrim Sculpture Centre Open Call for Applications

    Exhibition Residencies

    Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2019.

    Deadline for applications: Saturday 1 Dec 2018

    Notification by: Friday 14 December 2018

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  • Calling all Food and Craft Artisans: Could Your Artisan Workshop be the Next Enonomusee?

    30-Oct-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Calling all Food and Craft Artisans: Could Your Artisan Workshop be the Next Enonomusee?

    Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) wants to hear from artisans located within Northern Ireland who are keen to join the Économusée Network. Subject to funding, we aim to develop new Économusée workshops within the region, which will in turn help create socio-economic opportunities in rural communities and create new and enhanced tourism, visitor, employment and business development opportunities.

    The deadline for application submission is Monday 12th November 2:00pm.


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Events

  • Derek Wilson Open Studio

    - Open Studios
    Derek Wilson Open Studio

    Derek Wilson will open his studio from Friday 7 December 2018 at 10am for a sample & seconds sale.

    The studio will continue to be open Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm  and Saturday 10am - 12.30pm over the next 2 weeks.

     

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  • Leitrim Sculpture Centre Weekend Workshop 2019 Programme

    - Workshops
    Leitrim Sculpture Centre Weekend Workshop 2019 Programme

    At Leitrim Sculpture Centre, the programme evolves around a number of key activities including national and international artist-in-residencies, and exhibitions, masterclasses and workshops and community based activities.

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  • Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    - Open Studios
    Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    In these final weeks leading up to Christmas we’re opening the Mourne Textiles Workshop to visitors so you can browse our products and find the perfect presents for family and friends, or treat yourself to a much coveted blanket or pair of cushions.

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Programmes

  • 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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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    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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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

     

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