News

  • Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    25-Nov-2019
    Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    A special exhibition at Craft NI’s new Royal Avenue premises featuring selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s contemporary art collection is now open. The exhibition has come about as part of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Collection on public display.

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  • ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    14-Nov-2019
    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    25-Oct-2019
    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • Open Call: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift & Coffee Shop

    21-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Open Call: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift & Coffee Shop

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 2 December 2019 to 31 May 2020.

    Application Deadline: Thursday 28 November at 5pm.

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  • Open Call: Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020

    19-Nov-2019 - Residencies
    Open Call: Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020

    Following on from the success of Touchstone in 2017, Ceramics Ireland announce the 4th iteration in this triennial series in Aug - Oct 2020. Ceramics Ireland invite all ceramic makers, living in Ireland and Irish makers abroad to submit to this juried exhibition which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin in August and a capsule show will travel to Faenza Italy in September.

    Submission deadline: 31 January 2020.

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  • Exhibition Call Out: Spring Fling 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre

    13-Nov-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Exhibition Call Out: Spring Fling 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre

    Exhibition Opportunity: Spring Fling 23-25 May 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre.

    ISLAND Arts Centre in partnership with Upland CIC presents an exhibition of works influenced by the theme of Across the Sea: The North Channel. Applications are now open to all Spring Fling 2020 participants, artists & makers living and working in NI.
     

    Deadline: Sunday 15 December, 2019 by Midnight.

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Events

  • Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

    - Open Studios
    Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

    N. Rollinson hosts a festive Christmas event, the perfect opportunity if you're searching for a special gift or if you'd like to get into the Christmas spirit with a mulled wine & mince pie.

    Date and Time: Saturday 14 December, 2019, 2-8pm.

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  • The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    - Workshops
    The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    The Imaginarium presents a winter wonderland Christmas market, full of talented artists & craft makers, showcasing and selling their original work at the Old Mill, Newry.

     

    Date and Time: Sunday 8 December, 11:30 - 4:30pm.

     

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  • Lampshade Making Workshop

    - Workshops
    Lampshade Making Workshop

    Hosted by the talented Nicola Parkes, this afternoon lampshade making workshop allows you to walk away with a completed lampshade, covered in your choice of fabric. With a choice of lampshades on offer, all you need to bring is yourself and a fabric of your choice.
     

    Date and Time: Saturday 25 January 2020, 1- 3:30pm

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Programmes

  • 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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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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