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  • The Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition


    Don't miss the beautiful range of local craft at the Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. 

    Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

    Dates: 19th October 2018 – 6th January 2019.

  • The Linen Opera ‘Waking Beauty’ premieres in Lisburn


    Peter Morgan Barnes and Sean Doherty's chamber opera celebrating the beauty and bounty of flax premieres at Island Arts Centre Lisburn's Studio Theatre on Saturday 20 October at 7.30pm.

  • CRAFT NI Seeks Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s


    CRAFT NI is seeking Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s to work during November 2018 to 31 March 2019.

    The post is based at Space CRAFT, the organisation’s Retail Gallery, A7 Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET.

    Closing Date for Applications – 4pm, Monday 15 October 2018

  • Closed notice


    CRAFT NI / Space CRAFT

    will be CLOSED on Monday 17 September 2018 from 1pm

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.30am

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • August Craft Month 2018 Audience Experience Survey


    If you participated in August Craft Month 2018 we would appreciate your feedback.

    Please complete the survey and help us develop August Craft Month

  • Bank Holiday Closure - August 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 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 Awards


    The Design & Crafts Council unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Future Maker awards at a ceremony in Dublin earlier this month

  • Opening Hours Update


    CRAFT 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 Awards


    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 Designers


    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.


    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 Registration


    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 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.


  • Collect 2018


    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

  • Makers Exhibition


    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.


  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards


    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 McAtasney


    John McAtasney is considered to have been the very last hand weaver of Linen Damask on the island of Ireland.

  • Made in Mourne


    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 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!