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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.
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!
NI Maker Gail Kelly (Algan Arts) Selected for Spring Fling11-May-2017Featured Craft NI Directory maker, and all round talent Gail Kelly, aka Algan Arts, has been selected to exhibit at Spring Fling '17 from 27-29 May. Craft NI would like to wish Gail the best of luck!
News Updates from Craft NI12-Apr-2017Alan Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Craft NI from 2012, retired at the end March 2017. Following four years in post he is looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life. The Board would like to thank Alan for his dedication and work for the craft sector here and wish him well in his retirement.
NI Makers Selected for 2017 British Glass Biennale10-Apr-2017Joining the extensive list of designer-makers for the 2017 British Glass Biennale are NI Makers Andrea Spencer and Alison Lowry. Craft NI would like to wish them the best of luck! Congratulations!
Craft Hub for Northern Ireland Survey06-Mar-2017The Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland have been resourced by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to examine the feasibility of a Craft Hub for Northern Ireland. Please take a moment to complete the survey, before 5pm, Monday 13 March 2017.
Staff Changes at Craft NI15-Feb-2017Craft NI is delighted to report that Rhiannon Ewing-James, Project Officer for Craft NI since August 2016, has been appointed the new Creative Producer at British Ceramics Biennial. However this sadly means she is no longer Project Officer for Craft NI, but we're thrilled to announce that Meadhbh McIlgorm has joined Craft NI to take up the role.
NI Makers Set to Shine at 'Future Lights' 201724-Jan-2017Northern Ireland is represented this year by two emerging designer/makers in the international Future Lights Competition. Designer/makers Wendy Ward and Rhiannon Ewing-James are two of the six Future Lights candidates who will attend the Trade Fair “Ambiente, 10th-14th February 2017”, as well as a 10 day workshop in Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Germany, in May 2017.