News

  • EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    25-Feb-2021
    EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council

    Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses can request free, in-depth mentoring support to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.

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  • ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    25-Feb-2021
    ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of Department for Communities (DfC) and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1,562 individuals working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £6,910,794 of emergency funding.

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  • NI silversmith and the race that never was

    18-Feb-2021
    NI silversmith and the race that never was

    Created by NI silversmith Cara Murphy, the trophy for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National – the race that never was – has finally been unveiled during the 2021 Weights event. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission Scheme

    8-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission Scheme

    The Northern Ireland Civil Service Open Submission Scheme for its visual art collection opened on Monday 8th February and closes on Monday 22nd February at 4pm. 

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  • ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021

    05-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.

    This scheme invites artists to put forward a piece of their artwork which the Arts Council will consider buying for its Collection. Priority will be given to work which is high quality, challenging and innovative, as well as work from emerging artists and from those whose work is not currently represented in the collection.

     

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  • Northword Project - call for registrations of interest

    1-Feb-2021 - Calls for Makers
    Northword Project - call for registrations of interest

    The Northword project is working to harness the power of our rich heritage through stories and are seeking to collaborate with local creative businesses to bring our heritage stories to life through showcase pieces.

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Events

  • NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    - Talks
    NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    NI Science Festival has commissioned a series of three stunning films documenting the past, present and future of the linen industry in Northern Ireland.

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  • China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

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    China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

    UK-China Exchange: Arts and Culture in a Pandemic

    During the COVID pandemic, a growing number of cultural activities in China have moved into virtual spaces, from art exhibitions, festivals and film screenings through to tours of the Palace Museum. To open the conference, we explore some of the innovative digital practices that have transformed the country’s cultural industry over the past year, and how these can empower and enrich future collaborations between China and the UK.

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  • Collect 2021

    - Exhibitions,Fairs
    Collect 2021

    The 17th edition of Collect, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design takes place online 26 February - 24 March 2021.


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Programmes

  • Advanced Social Media for Craft Businesses

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this advanced social media session on 23 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd, Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Design Trust takes a deep dive into three social media platforms: Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what’s new on each of these platforms and how you can use them strategically to enhance your social media marketing.

     
     

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  • Introduction to social media (for beginners)

    18-Feb-2021
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    In this practical online workshop on 16 March, Anne-Marie Shepherd of The Design Trust will look at what social media is, and how it can be used more effectively in your craft business. Anne-Marie has over 16 years arts/craft industry experience and is now Marketing and Socail Media Manager at The Design Trust alongside Director Patricia van den Akker.

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  • Craft Kits and Delivering your Workshop Online

    18-Feb-2021
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    We’re delighted to welcome back Sophie Rochester of Yodomo for this FREE online workshop on Thursday 11 March 10am to 12.30pm.

    Sophie is a craft entrepreneur using her online platform to help makers generate revenue from their skills and techniques, as well as from their work.

     

     

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