Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland02-Oct-2017
Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.
August Craft Month 2017 Near You!31-Jul-2017As August Craft Month 2017 bursts into life, we're delighted at the diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, talks, fairs, demos and more happening throughout Northern Ireland. This year sees our widest reach yet, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with wonderful makers and venues to showcase August Craft Month around the country.Read this article →
SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers28-Jul-2017The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017.Read this article →
Call: Forging Ahead at Moneypenny's Forge3-Apr-2017 - Calls for MakersForging Ahead @ Moneypenny's Forge is a creative learning programme that offers hands-on learning experiences for over 50’s. They are now seeking experienced Blacksmiths to help deliver this exciting project. Apply by April 14 (first submission deadline).View this opportunity →
Crafted 2017- Fairs
Start the festive season with a visit to CRAFTED, the Winter Craft Fair at Castle Ward.
CRAFTED is presented in the superb surroundings of the 18th Century House and Stableyard at Castle Ward.
Help kick-off Christmas at Castle Ward
Shop for special gifts with Christmas on the horizon
Choose from a fabulous range of jewellery, fashion and interior accessories
Indulge in some retail therapy whilst supporting local Artist/Designer/Makers
Visit Craft Stands in the House and Stableyard
Visit Food Stands in the Stableyard
Children's Craft ActivitiesThe Tea Room and the estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy.
Upcoming Events @ the Wood Shed, Templepatrick- Workshops,Open StudiosUp and running since 1992, The Wood Shed is a full-time family business offering woodturning services and equipment, but also regularly host popular demonstrations and workshops. Here's a rundown of what's coming up throughout September and October.View this event →
Upcoming Mourne Creative Weekend Workshops- WorkshopsMourne Creative have organised a number of upcoming creative weekend getaways. These popular workshops include pottery, cyanotype printing, willow weaving, blacksmithing, and more. Take a look at the schedule and find out more here.View this event →
Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft23-Sep-2016The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.View this programme →
Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey20-Mar-2017As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.View this programme →
Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner19-Mar-2017As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.View this programme →