News

  • Craft NI Craft Advisory Panel Announced

    21-May-2020
    Craft NI Craft Advisory Panel Announced
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  • Statement from the Arts Collaboration Network 12 May 2020

    21-May-2020
    Statement from the Arts Collaboration Network 12 May 2020
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  • Coronavirus Update

    09-Apr-2020
    Coronavirus Update

    RESOURCES FOR MAKERS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN NI

     

    Updated 9 April 2020

     

    As restrictions continue, we’ve summarised some of the main sources of information and support.


     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Micro-Residencies

    12-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Micro-Residencies

    UK New Artists is seeking up to 70 new artists from across the UK to takeover the city of Leicester for a long weekend.

    Exhibitions, performance, music, writing and film will animate cultural spaces and unusual places, presenting the work of emerging practitioners at the leading edge of contemporary arts.

    Deadline: 1 July 2020

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  • UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Presentation

    12-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Presentation

    UK New Artists is seeking up to 70 new artists from across the UK to takeover the city of Leicester for a long weekend. 

    Key Dates:

    Applications open: Thursday 30 April
    Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 1 July at 5pm
    Selected artists notified by: Friday 28 August 2020
    City Takeover: Friday 26 Feb - Monday 1 Mar 2021
    Launch night for artists: Thursday 25 Feb


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  • Call for Applications: Craft Council Nederland - HOW & WOW Linen

    20-Apr-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Craft Council Nederland - HOW & WOW Linen

    Crafts Council Netherlands presents: HOW&WOW Linen

    This is an open call for designer makers, museums, organisations and collectives to apply to be part of presentation during Dutch Design Week 2020. The aim of the presentation is to showcase surprising ways in which flax and linen can be seen. This will be showcased during Dutch Design Week 2020, depending on COVID-19 developments.

    Deadline for proposals: Sunday, 10 May 2020.

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Events

  • Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QEST

    - Community
    Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QEST
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  • Maker Meet Up 28 May: The Future Craft Market

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    Maker Meet Up 28 May: The Future Craft Market
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  • Maker Meet-Up

    - Community
    Maker Meet-Up

     

    Our next informal online Maker Meet-Up will be via Zoom on Thursday 30th April at 10.30am - hope you can make it. 

     

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Programmes

  • Orbit Update

    16-Apr-2020
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    This programme is fully booked and we’ve been working with Chris Murphy to re-configure it for on-line delivery via Zoom. If lockdown lifts before the last session(s) we’ll revert to face to face, and either way, we’ll have an in-person session at the end for everyone to get together and work through any remaining questions.

    If you need support with using Zoom, our colleagues at the Crafts Council have put together this useful guide.

    In response to the circumstances, Chris has re-structured parts of the programme so there is now some added content that will help you weather this storm and make it out the other side.

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  • 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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