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NI silversmith and the race that never was18-Feb-2021
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.
Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid16-Feb-2021Craft NI is grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the award of funding under its Stability & Renewal Programme. The purpose of this funding will be to engage an appropriate person/people to carry out a short piece of research to look at the impact of the last year and Covid-19 on the Craft sector in Northern Ireland and to make recommendations on measures to support the sector.
Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions16-Feb-2021
Craft NI Online ExhibitionsWith thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding awarded under its Stability & Renewal Fund, Craft NI wishes to tender for the development of an online Exhibitions function for its website.Deadline for Tender Submissions: Monday 22 February 2021
Craft NI is seeking to appoint a supplier to deliver this project by 29 March 2021.
Heritage Crafts Association Call for Trustees11-Feb-2021
The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the only UK-wide organisation set up to safeguard and promote the full breadth of traditional craft skills. They are looking for a Secretary and additional Trustees to join their passionate Board.
Arts Collaboration Network Statement Update Jan 202128-Jan-2021
Statement on 20 January 2021 from The Arts Collaboration Network, an informal network of the main sector support organisations and a number of creative hubs across Northern Ireland working to support the realisation of social and economic renewal and recovery.
Nominate your Craft Hero27-Jan-2021
National Design & Craft Gallery invites nominations of makers who have significantly impacted craft in Ireland, for a new touring exhibition reflecting on the evolution of craft and design in Ireland from 1971 – 2021. Deadline 31 January 2021
HND Art and Design at Belfast Met27-Jan-2021
Applications are now open for the NEW Pearson BTEC HND in Art and Design (Arts Practice) at Belfast Met, starting September 2021.
Restore21-Jan-2021Restore by Tree & Tide
Wednesday 27 January for 4 weeks, 7-7.30pm via Zoom
In these shifting and untethered times, you are invited to come engage in a series of simple and proven practises to feel better, resource yourself for what your days might hold and replenish what may have been lost.
Arts Council NI Survey Published17-Dec-2020
Public turning to the arts for comfort and welcome distraction during the Pandemic
National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry16-Dec-2020
The National Museum of Ireland has announced the acquisition of a selection of work by NI glass artist Alison Lowry, for its permanent collection. The work formed part of the Alison Lowry: (A) Dressing Our Hidden Truths Exhibition.
Christmas Gift Guides16-Dec-2020
Our Festive Gift Guides to help you Buy Local this Christmas
NI Jeweller recognised by Future Makers Fund10-Dec-2020
Egle Banyte has been awarded Studio Support by the Future Makers fund from DCCI
Own Art now available at Craft NI Gallery03-Dec-2020
Craft NI Gallery has joined the Own Art scheme, which offers individuals 0% loans for the purchase of contemporary art and craft.
IERP 2 opens on 17 December03-Dec-2020
Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme second round opens for applications on 17 December 2020. Deadline 7 January 2021.
Creative Places and Faces Podcast26-Nov-2020
Created by Irish author, Jackie De Burca, the Creative Places & Faces Podcast features interviews with creative people with a focus on the importance of place for their creative output.
Craft NI - Buy Local Craft Campaign25-Nov-2020
Craft NI is leading a #Made to Give/Buy Local Craft marketing campaign. To support the craft sector this challenging Christmas, we encourage all designer-makers and craft retailers to use the campaign badges across social media and on their own websites to signpost the importance of buying local, handmade craft.
Craft NI - Where to Buy CAMPAIGN29-Oct-2020
In this crucial pre-Christmas period, Craft NI will be running a 'buy local craft' marketing campaign to direct customers to craft retailers and designer-makers across Northern Ireland - for unique Christmas gifts and to support our talented local makers at this challenging time.
Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers28-Oct-2020Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers13 Nov 2020 10:30am–11:30am
Free online session
Share your skills22-Oct-2020
Thank you to everyone who completed our recent maker survey, which helped us map your collective training needs. We are currently building a plan to develop both immediate and longer-term resilience in the sector, with the first few sessions coming up in the weeks ahead (we hope to announce these next week).
New Makers welcomed to the Craft NI Gallery08-Oct-2020
We're delighted to welcome 6 new makers to the Craft NI Gallery retail selection this month. Following our annual review and an open call for applications, the Quality Committee has selected work by:
- Andrea Spencer - Glass
- Emma Knight - Jewellery
- Izabela Siudak - Textiles
- Jakki Trainor - Ceramics
- Ruth Osborne - Textiles
- Tracey Johnston - Ceramics
- Andrea Spencer - Glass