Craft NI Craft Advisory Panel Announced21-May-2020
Statement from the Arts Collaboration Network 12 May 202021-May-2020
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.
ACNI Artists Emergency Programme27-Apr-2020 - Funding & Grants
The Arts Council has designed this programme to support individual artists, creative practitioners and performers.
This is a rolling programme.
Deadline for applications: Ongoing
Handmade Chelsea - Open Call for Makers and Artists03-Mar-2020 - Calls for Makers
Handmade Chelsea - Open Call for Makers and ArtistsDeadline: Thursday, 30 April 2020.
Call for Applications: Rosy James Memorial Trust Award16-Mar-2020 - Awards & Competitions
This unique award is directed at makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination. Such materials might include fired clay or glass; fine or base metals; textiles using any kinds of applications; wood; plastics; paper or other materials not included in this list, where the emphasis is based upon the transformation of materials through the use of sustained practice towards a series of critical outcomes.
Deadline: Friday, 24 April 2020.
Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QEST- Community
Maker Meet Up 28 May: The Future Craft Market- Community
Maker Meet-Up- CommunityOur next informal online Maker Meet-Up will be via Zoom on Thursday 30th April at 10.30am - hope you can make it.
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.
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.
August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey29-Aug-2019
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.