News

  • Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    20-Jan-2020
    Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Local Goldsmiths, Cameron & Breen were commissioned to make this years Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen's combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into Couture Jewellery.

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  • Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    13-Jan-2020
    Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    The appetite for buying craft has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and we want to see the market grow even further. To this end, the Crafts Council and eight national partners*, including Craft NI, have already surveyed thousands of consumers - now we want to understand makers’ side of the story.

    The closing date is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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  • 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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Opportunities for Makers

  • New Arts Council Funds open

    19-Dec-2019 - Funding & Grants
    New Arts Council Funds open

    New Arts Council Funds open

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a number of funding opportunities under three new programmes. Thanks to investment from the Department for Communities, three new funding programmes will offer support for arts organisations across Northern Ireland.
    Arts organisations will be invited to make an expression of interest to the following funding programmes.

    Programme one: Rural Needs Small Grants Programme

    Programme two: New Commissioning Programme for Creative Innovation
     
    Programme three: Pilot Premium Payments Programme
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  • Grand Opera House Call for Facilitators

    1-Dec-2019 - Community
    Grand Opera House Call for Facilitators

    As part of the Grand Opera House's restoration & development project 2020, the theatre is seeking practitioners to assist with the delivery of the programme of work which will include one-off workshops, weekly workshops and longer-term projects in drama, dance, poetry, musical theatre, scriptwriting, creative writing, literary arts & visual arts.

    Application Deadline: Friday 3 Jan, 2020, by 4pm.
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  • Design & Crafts Council Ireland: Invitation to Tender

    01-Dec-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Design & Crafts Council Ireland: Invitation to Tender

    Contract for tender for the position of Ceramics Skills & Design Co-ordinator, Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI).

    Deadline: Friday 10 Jan, 2020.

     

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Events

  • Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    - Exhibitions
    Dreamer's Space by Corrina Askin

    Artist, Illustrator and animator Corrina Askin was awarded our first Springhall Artist in Residence in June 2019, made possible by the kind bequeath of John Onslow Springhall. 

    This exhibition demonstrates Corrina’s artistic work undertaken, including ceramics, digital drawing, illustration and glass making, as well as community engagement. Dreamer’s Space includes a free publication which illustrates and guides you on the Dreamer’s Space trail throughout the venue and park – please feel free to explore the Dreamer’s Space trail, which will lift the hearts and imaginations of young and old alike.

    Dates: 17 January - 15 February 2020.

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  • James Rigler Lecture

    - Talks
    James Rigler Lecture

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland are delighted to announce its Spring lecture by ceramic artist, James Rigler, at Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre in Belfast.

    Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2pm-4pm 

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  • The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    - Workshops
    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    Five different taster workshops available for groups of five lasting 30 minutes each. There will be lots of opportunities for tea, cake and engagement with the makers.

    Date: Saturday 21st March Time: 11am - 3pm (light refreshments and all materials included)

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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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