• Craft NI Jobs

    Craft NI Jobs

    Two temporary posts announced: Craft NI Development & Communications Officer and Craft NI Gallery Intern.

    Closing date for Applications: Thursday 1 October 5pm



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  • Covid-19 and the challenge of recovery for the NI arts and culture sector

    Covid-19 and the challenge of recovery for the NI arts and culture sector

    The Arts Collaboration Network have worked with colleagues in the arts sector to identify key areas that require support to enable our arts sector to survive and recover. 

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  • Adam Frew Solo Exhibition , London

    Adam Frew Solo Exhibition , London

    The Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Russell Street, London is featuring a solo exhibition by Northern Irish potter Adam Frew who works in porcelain to create thrown functional and large one-off pots with intricate, colourful markings.

    Dates: Thursday 24 September - Saturday 17 October

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Opportunities for Makers

  • PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

    1-Aug-2020 - Calls for Makers
    PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022


    PS² invites emerging or re-emerging Northern Ireland-based artists to apply for the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022, a two-year creative and professional development programme for emerging artists funded by the Freelands Foundation.

    Deadline 19 September 2020


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  • Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    01-Aug-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    Opportunity to join the Royal Mint's select portfolio of freelance artists providing designs for coins and medals.

    No deadline published

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  • Applications for Schmuck and Talente

    1-Aug-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Applications for Schmuck and Talente

    “Schmuck” and “Talente” are special shows at the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich. The exhibitions are organized for the Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen (GHM) by the Department for Fairs and Exhibitions of the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern under the direction of Wolfgang Lösche.

    Application deadline 5 October 2020

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  • Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    - Fairs,Community
    Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    Stalls showcasing local businesses with hand-made products, home-grown produce and second-hand books for sale. 12-13 September.

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  • Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    - Open Studios,Community
    Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Flax to Linen

    Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Including a fantastic series of live craft demonstrations. 

    Date: Saturday, September 12 2020.


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  • ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.

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  • Sell Your Craft Online


    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


    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


    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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