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  • Restore


    Restore 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 Published


    Public turning to the arts for comfort and welcome distraction during the Pandemic

  • National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry


    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 Guides


    Our Festive Gift Guides to help you Buy Local this Christmas

  • NI Jeweller recognised by Future Makers Fund


    Egle Banyte has been awarded Studio Support by the Future Makers fund from DCCI


  • Own Art now available at Craft NI Gallery


    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 December


    Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme second round opens for applications on 17 December 2020. Deadline 7 January 2021.

  • Creative Places and Faces Podcast


    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 Campaign


    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 CAMPAIGN


    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 Auctioneers


    Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers
    13 Nov 2020 10:30am–11:30am

    Free online session

  • Share your skills


    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 Gallery


    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


  • Maker Training Survey


    Craft NI is continuing to develop our maker support options. We plan to run some sessions in the next couple of months, others will be delivered in 2021. The programmes will include both free and paid options presented by industry experts, and elements of peer-to-peer learning where makers can share their experience with one another (we will pay contributing makers for their time).

    We would be delighted if makers would take a few minute to complete this short survey, so we can align our planning with your current needs.

  • Call Out for Craft Photographers


    Craft NI wishes to refresh our database of local photographers experienced in working with 3D craft and design objects including lifestyle and product photography. We therefore invite both Expressions of Interest from photographers and recommendations from makers.

  • Craft NI Jobs


    Two temporary posts announced: Craft NI Development & Communications Officer and Craft NI Gallery Intern.

    Closing date for Applications: Thursday 1 October 5pm



  • Aware NI

  • Covid-19 and the challenge of recovery for the NI arts and culture sector


    The Arts Collaboration Network have worked with colleagues in the arts sector to identify key areas that require support to enable our arts sector to survive and recover. 

  • Adam Frew Solo Exhibition , London


    The Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Russell Street, London is featuring a solo exhibition by Northern Irish potter Adam Frew who works in porcelain to create thrown functional and large one-off pots with intricate, colourful markings.

    Dates: Thursday 24 September - Saturday 17 October

  • Unlocked exhibition prize winner reflects the fragility of life


    Unlocked exhibition prize winner reflects the fragility of life

    An ethereal piece of sculpted glass which embodies the observations of its maker as she took her daily exercise along the North Antrim coast during lockdown has been named the winner of Craft NI’s ‘Unlocked’ exhibition prize.