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Bank Holiday Closure - August 201821-Aug-2018
CRAFT NI will be CLOSED on Monday 27 August 2018
and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Launch of August Craft Month 201820-Jul-2018
INVITATION to the Launch of August Craft Month 2018
CRAFT NI, in partnership with the Millennium Court Arts Centre, invites you to join us for the Launch of August Craft Month 2018 at the Opening of the exhibition LINEN.
Date and Time: Friday 3 August 2018, 7pm to 9pm
Future Makers 2018 Awards18-Jul-2018
The Design & Crafts Council unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Future Maker awards at a ceremony in Dublin earlier this month
Opening Hours Update06-Jul-2018CRAFT NI will be CLOSED on Monday 9 July 2018 and will RE-OPEN on Monday 16 July 2018.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards25-Apr-2018
Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.
Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers17-Apr-2018
Ulster University - New Designers 2018.
Fourteen final-year students from Ulster University are fund raising to attend this year’s New Designers Show.
Find out how you can support this group of upcoming designer/makers and receive some lovely rewards in return.
Craft NI Board seeks new Chair.13-Apr-2018
In October 2017, we completed the merger between the legacy organisations of the Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland. Following a period of transition, we are now seeking to appoint a Chair to manage and provide strategic leadership to the Board of Directors, taking responsibility for the Board’s compostion and development.
The Chair will support the Chief Executive Officer in building productive and effective relationships, liaising with both external and internal stakeholders and acting as an Ambassador for Craft NI.
August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration01-Mar-2018
Craft NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.
August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.
For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018
The Loewe World Craft Prize finalists 201820-Feb-2018
The Loewe World Craft Prize announce the 30 finalists for this years prize, congratulations to Joe Hogan (basket making) and Deirdre McLoughlin, (ceramics) the two Irish makers shortlisted this year.
Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.
Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery
A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.
Changes to RDS Craft Awards14-Feb-2018
Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:
1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.
2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.
Craft NI - February 2018 Update02-Feb-2018
February 2018 Update
The board has been working hard on post-merger matters and the details of the new craft organisation and would like to update you on the progress.
Mourne Textiles pay tribute to John McAtasney31-Jan-2018
John McAtasney is considered to have been the very last hand weaver of Linen Damask on the island of Ireland.
Made in Mourne27-Jan-2018
Made in Mourne is a non-profit social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes.
It aims to provide a platform for Mourne creatives to showcase their talent
Showcase Ireland 201817-Jan-2018
Are you a Designer /Maker starting out and thinking of going down the wholesale route? Don’t forget that Showcase Ireland is on 21- 24 January 2018 it is a great opportunity to visit and experience a trade show first hand!
Brian McKee and Anne Butler Awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award20-Dec-2017
Two designer makers, Belfast based ceramicist, Anne Butler and County Down furniture designer, Brian McKee, have been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000 each.
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.
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.
Glenda Hawkes Wins 2017 Craft In Business Award08-Jun-2017Craft NI, in partnership with Belleek Pottery, is pleased to announce that Textiles graduate Glenda Hawkes has won the prestigious 2017 Craft in Business Award, for her striking, innovative, and commercially viable knitwear products. Congratulations Glenda!