News

  • Coronavirus Update.

    27-Mar-2020
    Coronavirus Update.

    Coronavirus Update

    New update: Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

    Self-employed people will be able receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits up to £2500 per month to help with the impact of the current health crisis.

    The scheme is open to any self-employed person with trading profits of up to £50,000 p.a and who make the majority of their income from self-employment, based on three years of accounts.Only those already in self-employment, who have a tax return for 2019 can apply although theChancellor confirmed that people would have an additional four weeks to file a 2019/20 tax return from today 26th March.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    16-Mar-2020
    Coronavirus Update

    RESOURCES FOR MAKERS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN NI

    This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty for Northern Ireland makers and retailers, in light of the corona virus pandemic. We’ve summarised here some of the main sources of authoritative information on current developments and where you can access latest guidance and we’ll keep these updated.

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

    20-Jan-2020
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    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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Opportunities for Makers

  • Celebrating 10 Years of the Armagh Craft Fair

    28-Feb-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Celebrating 10 Years of the Armagh Craft Fair

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 10th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2020. Armagh Craft Fair also includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands.

    Date: Saturday, 23 May 2020, 10.30am – 5.00pm

    The Palace Stables, Palace Demesne, Armagh

    You may apply to take a stand as part of the Craft Fair, to provide a demonstration, workshop or all three. Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.

    Application deadline: by 5pm, Friday, 20 March 2020 by Post Only

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  • Sell your products on our website - drop ship

    24-Feb-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Sell your products on our website - drop ship

    BOUT YEH is a popular online magazine celebrating people and places in Northern Ireland.

    They are now looking for makers of arts and crafts products interested in selling their products on Bout Yeh - as listings on their online store and Social Media, as stories on their web site and Social Media, and promoted through ongoing photo and video posts in their Social Media, PR and marketing activities.

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  • Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers

    15-Feb-2020 - Funding & Grants
    Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers

    Weavers living and working in the United Kingdom may apply. Whilst the Trust may fund some specialist weaving courses formal under-graduate and post-graduate studies will not be funded. Applicants need to have at least two and a half years working experience of their weaving independent of higher education (including post graduate courses) before applying. Applicants must be able to supply images of work done in the last two years.

     

    Trustees make grants of between £500 and £5000 to weavers.

     

    Application closing date: Sunday, 1 March 2020.

     

     

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Events

  • Online Craft Forum

    - Community
    Online Craft Forum

    The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!

    Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am

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  • Basketry Festival 2020

    - Exhibitions
    Basketry Festival 2020

    The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.

    May 8th, 9th and 10th 2020

    Free entry


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  • Macrame Kokedama Workshop

    - Workshops
    Macrame Kokedama Workshop

    Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, an experience horticulturist and macrame maker, this workshop combines basic macrame skills with Kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.

    4th May 2020

    £20.00

     

     

     

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Programmes

  • Orbit

    29-Jan-2020
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    We are delighted to launch our new support programme developed specifically for NI makers by Design Strategist + Educator Chris Murphy. Bespoke content will be presented through a series of unique workshops which connect into an overall development journey: from the stories our products tell, to the realities of juggling portfolio careers, pricing, funding and marketing.

    Over 5 half-day interactive sessions at the iconic Ormeau Baths, Chris will use presentations, exercises, case studies and downloadable materials to cover a wide range of issues faced by independent makers right across the sector. While each session is designed to stand alone, you’ll get the most benefit by attending all five workshops and completing the (enjoyable!) homework tasks that accompany the workshop series.

    The Orbit programme places business acumen and creative development on an equal footing. It will equip designer-makers at various stages of their careers and from different craft disciplines with new and refreshed business skills and supports Craft NI’s mission to strengthen business development within the craft sector.

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  • 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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