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  • Submissions Open for Creativity Month March 2016

    18-Jan-2016
    Event submissions are now open for 2016's month-long celebration of creativity and the Creative Industries in the north of Ireland. You can submit information online, but bear in mind the deadline is January 25th 2016. 
  • New 'Design Centre' @ Southern Regional College

    24-Nov-2015

    'The Design Centre' is a new initiative at Southern Regional College that will give students the opportunity to work to real-time, dedicated briefs in preparation for a career in the design industry. Makers, designers, developers and all manner of creatives can benefit from the experience being offered. 

  • Belfast Design Week

    28-Oct-2015
    Taking place between 2-8 November, Belfast Design Week is a series of specially curated events to promote and celebrate design and the creative economy in Belfast and beyond.
  • Next Craft Conversations @RSpace, Lisburn

    13-Oct-2015
    Craft NI invites you to the next Craft Conversation taking place on the 21st of October, 4-6pm, at R-Space’s new exhibition, Nothing Is Ever As It Seems, featuring work by artists working in a range of disciplines.
  • New Craft NI Directory Logo

    11-Oct-2015
    Introducing the new Craft NI Directory logo designed for makers who have been selected for listing on the Craft NI Directory.
  • Glass Artist Scott Benefield wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    29-Sep-2015
    An annual craft bursary, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, has been awarded to talented glass Artist, Scott Benefield. This unique bursary, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Rosy James Trust, aims to assist craft makers to develop a body of work which might otherwise have been unattainable.
  • NI Makers on the Move: Scandinavian Style

    24-Sep-2015

    There are too many makers on the move to mention all – but we notice a distinct focus on Scandinavian destinations this last month or so.


  • NI Makers @London Design Festival

    01-Sep-2015

    The Etsy Four Corners of Craft exhibition is now on at London Design Festival, uniting UK contemporary craft, in partnership with the Crafts Council and Tent London. The exhibition highlights the variety and high quality of contemporary work from  selected designer-­makers selling on Etsy.

  • August Craft Month Exhibitions @Millennium Court Arts Centre

    19-Aug-2015
    Two new exhibitions celebrating the creativity and diversity of Ireland’s designer makers officially launched this year’s August Craft Month at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown and can be viewed until the 23rd of September.

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  • Final #FinditFriday for August Craft Month 2015

    19-Aug-2015

    28 August is the final #augcraft15 #FinditFriday. Check what's on this Friday, keep an eye out for social media clues as to where you might find one of two specially commissioned tote bags! All August Craft Month Friday programmed activity might have a special gift from us to you. Let us know if you've been lucky.

  • ID2015 Capsule Exhibition @Lyric Theatre

    11-Aug-2015

    This year, August Craft Month is set within the wider context of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) – an all-Ireland initiative which promotes the work of designers across all design disciplines both at home and internationally. The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, is currently hosting 'Connections' a capsule exhibition of ID2015.


  • Demonstrations and Open Events

    07-Aug-2015

    August Craft Month provides the chance not only to see and buy highest quality contemporary craft from NI’s best designer-makers – it also offers the opportunity to meet the makers and maybe have a go yourself.

  • Introducing August Craft Month 2015

    16-Jul-2015

    Craft NI is delighted to announce that the programme for August Craft Month – the annual celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland - is now available.

  • Guildhall celebration marks Craft Programme finale

    01-Jul-2015

    A celebration event held in the Guildhall last week to mark the finale of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s dedicated Craft Development Programme, has heard that the local craft sector is now at its “most active, vibrant and confident”.


  • Terri McStraw wins Craft in Business Award 2015

    11-Jun-2015
    Craft NI is pleased to announce that textile graduate Terri McStraw has won the prestigious Craft in Business Award, for her local fabric design plans with global appeal.

     

     


  • Students brew up some creative craft designs

    28-May-2015

    A group of creative talents from the North West Regional College have successfully come up with some exciting new ceramic designs for the Walled City Brewery as part of a special live project.


  • Responsive Website Released

    14-Apr-2015

    We are delighted to let you know that, with support from the Arts Council NI, an upgrade to craftni.org to improve the experience for those on mobile and tablet devices is complete. We hope that the responsive website works well for you wherever you are viewing it.


  • Ballymena Business Centre Official Opening

    01-Mar-2015

    Ballymena Business Centre Official Opening 1st March 2015 Ballymena Business Centre officially opened their new Enterprise Hub in Ballymena Town Centre on the 18th of May 2015. This initiative includes the Church Street Craft Market - a 100% artist run retail space - which is located within the new development.

  • Get the Kilkenny Design Workshops iPad App

    27-Feb-2015

    Get the Kilkenny Design Workshops iPad App 27th February 2015 2015 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the Kilkenny Design Workshops (KDW). KDW is credited with helping spark Ireland’s design economy and awakening contemporary Irish design over the lifetime of its activity (1965-88). Last week the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland with support from the Heritage Council launched a Kilkenny Design Workshops iPad App to give everyone a flavour KDW's impact on Irish design.

  • Database of Manufacturing and Production Facilities: Call for Entries

    01-Dec-2014

    The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland are in the process of compiling a database of educational institutions, collaborative workshops, organisation and companies who would be available to undertake commission/contract work within the Craft Sector. The deadline to submit an entry is the 17th of December, 2014 (please note extended deadline).