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  • Craft Forum 2019: Agenda


    Thank you to everyone who registered for the Craft Forum on Tuesday, 11 June 2019. 


    The Forum is an event aiming to bring together makers and those with an interest in the Craft sector in Northern Ireland to provide feedback on Craft NI's plans and programmes. It will also give us an opportunity to share experiences, network and to identify opportunities and areas for development for the Craft sector in Northern Ireland.


  • New Appointments at CRAFT NI


    We’re pleased to announce some new faces at Craft NI following a recruitment process and recent Board meeting. 

  • Craft Forum: Registration


    We have pleasure in inviting you to CRAFT NI's first Craft Forum on Tuesday 11th June in The Mac, Belfast.

    Deadline for Registration is Thursday, 6 June 2019, 5pm.

    Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019
    Time: 10am to 1pm
    Venue: The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ
  • Gail Kelly of Algan Arts to show work as part of Spring Fling 2019 Scotland


    Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland.

    Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 May 2019

  • Belfast Met new HND in Art & Design


    Belfast Met new HND in Art & Design

    From September 2019, Belfast Met will be offering a new multi-disciplinary Higher National Diploma in Art & Design. This will be a two-year full-time course aimed at students who wish to purse or develop their careers in the creative industries.

  • CRAFT NI | Craft Forum | Survey


    CRAFT NI | Craft Forum | Survey

    CRAFT NI is planning a Craft Forum meeting.

    The first meeting will be a half-day session and will take place in Belfast.

    To this end we are conducting a survey to find out from you, the Craft makers and stakeholders, what your preferred session would be.
    Deadline: Sunday, 5 May 2019, 5pm.


  • LUACHANNA: PINCH x Mourne Textiles


    MOURNE TEXTILES and furniture brand PINCH present their collaboration LUACHANNA: a collection of wall hangings and cushions to celebrate artistic making, symbolising the shared values that both brands employ in their collections and approach to creating elegant and dimensional products.

    Installation open: 8 – 10 May, 09:30 – 17:30, 11 May 10:00 – 16:00 

    Demonstrations: 8 and 9 May, 10:00 and 14:00

  • Art in the Loft Series "Gifts from the Sea"


    An exhibition of sculptural work formed from driftwood and delicate floral paper sculptures

    19 April 2019 - 6 May 2019 

  • Call for Event Registration: August Craft Month 2019


    August Craft Month 2019 | Call for Event Registration

    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft. 

     Apply now.

  • The Arts Council announces Annual Funding of £12.8 million for 97 key arts organisations


    Government funds of £8.4million will maintain the core costs of 97 arts organisations while £4.3 million of National Lottery funding will support their programming costs.

  • BBC 2 Arts NI Presents - Ones to watch


    Featuring 5 artists including makers Anne Butler - ceramics and Mairead McCormack - textiles.

    A great showcase of local craft. Also featured are illustration, gaming and screenwriting.


  • Recruitment: Craft NI - Director


    Craft NI is seeking a skilled leader, with vision, passion and a strong entrepreneurial approach who can drive and build the momentum of the organisation as they move forward.

    Deadline for applications: Friday, 29 March 2019

  • Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019


    Northern Ireland based Textile Artist Mairead McCormack will be exhibiting her solo show 'Formidable Parallels' at the Irish Arts Center in New York in April 2019.

  • March Meet the Maker


    2019 Instagram challenge that takes place throughout the whole of March. Keep an eye out for your favourite makers or join in to showcase your craft business story. 

  • Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.


    A solo exhibition of local maker Gail Kelly's hand stitched linen collages will take place in the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.

    Dates: 2 February - 22 June 2019.
  • Retracing Nature Exhibition



    Local silversmith, Stuart Cairns, exhibit work at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Zurich.

    Exhibition dates: 9 February - 30 March 2019 


  • ACNI Public consultation: Draft of 5-year Strategic Framework for Developing the Arts 2019-2024


    Public consultation is now open for Draft 5-year Strategic Framework for Developing the Arts 2019-2024

    Deadline: Friday, 22nd March 2019, 4pm.

  • Mairead McCormack awarded ACNI residency in India


    Young emerging artist Mairead McCormack has been chosen to represent Northern Ireland on an Indian adventure of discovery.

  • Sheena Devitt from Killyleagh, Co Down has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award


    Stone sculptor, Sheena Devitt, from Killyleagh, County Down, has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000.

  • Michael Rice, Anne Butler and Michael Moore selected for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale


    Award winning ceramicists selected for International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.