News

  • Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    03-Aug-2020
    Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world

    Craft NI prepares for a unique August Craft Month 2020

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  • Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    23-Jul-2020
    Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced

    Bernadette Tuite - ceramics and glass, will exhibit in 'Unlocked' for August Craft Month to represent Cork Craft and Design and NI's own Claire Mooney - silversmith, has been selected to exhibit her work in Cork Craft and Design in partnership with August Craft Month and Cork Craft Month.

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  • Audrey Whitty to join Kim Mawhinney for 'Unlocked Exhibition'

    22-Jul-2020
    Audrey Whitty to join Kim Mawhinney for 'Unlocked Exhibition'

    Kim Mawhinney Craft NI board member and 'Unlocked' curator will be joined by Dr Audrey Whitty to select the exhibition prize winner.

     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

    11-May-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

     Hand Medal Project

    "As we witness how health professionals give their best to the community, risking their lives for us, we want to find a way to honour them. They should receive a medal, an offering given in gratitude and devotion. At some point this crisis will pass and there will be time to thank them for everything they did.

    We intend to present as many healthcare workers as possible with a medal inspired by a traditional ex-vote to also mark that moment when we can glimpse the future."

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  • 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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Events

  • Maker Meet Up 2 July Suzanne Lyle SIAP

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    Maker Meet Up 2 July Suzanne Lyle SIAP

    ACNI’s SIAP is open and Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts at ACNI joins us to explain how makers can avail of this support.

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  • Maker Meet Up 25 June: August Craft Month

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    Maker Meet Up 25 June: August Craft Month

    Join us for our next Maker Meet Up on Thursday 25 June.

     

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  • Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QEST

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    Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QEST

    Debbie Pocock, CEO of QEST will join Craft NI’s Maker Meet-Up on 11th June at 10.30am

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Programmes

  • Sell Your Craft Online

    28-May-2020
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    Craft NI presents a series of five FREE training sessions for NI Makers, selected to help Sell Your Craft Online with limited time and resources.

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  • 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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