Programmes

Craft NI runs a number of programmes to support designer-makers and develop audiences for craft. Programmes such as making it are focused on the designer-maker, while other programmes, such as C3 – Collecting Contemporary Craft and August Craft Month focus on developing audiences for craft. --

  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery)

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery) As we near the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we continue our series of interviews with the eight NI makers attending with Craft NI – this week, we're featuring Trevor Woods. Trevor talks to us about his background, his process, and his plans for the future, so me might get to know him a little better.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Catherine Quinn

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Catherine Quinn The latest in our new series of Maker Profiles ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair sees Catherine Quinn step in to the spotlight to answer the all-important questions. We get to know Catherine a little better as she tells us about her process, her work, and her plans for 2016.
  • Export Profile - The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Aine McKenna

    Export Profile - The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Aine McKenna The second in our new series of Maker Profiles ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair sees Aine McKenna step in to the spotlight to answer the all-important questions. We get to know Aine a little better as she tells us about her process, her work, and her plans for 2016.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen Faulkner

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen Faulkner Ahead of the British Craft Trade Fair 2016, Craft NI are featuring interview profiles with the eight NI makers going over as part of our Export Development Programme. This new feature will hopefully give a bit of insight into a variety of talented local makers, as well as how they approach their work, and we'll get to know each one a little better. To kick off this new feature for Craft NI, we chat to Helen Faulkner.
  • Business Development Programme 2015-17

    Business Development Programme 2015-17 Craft NI's new two-year Business Development Programme (2015-16) was made up of eight free half-day modules over the course of 18 months, and was facilitated by Francis Verling, Verling Consulting, and included a range of guest speakers.

     

  • Making it

    Making it

    Craft NI’s making it programme is a 2-year business start-up programme for makers in craft and applied arts. making it is a model of best practice in craft enterprise development. The making it 2013-15 programme is drawing to a close, and we are delighted to announce the new making it 2015-2017 participants.


  • Export Development Programme

    Export Development Programme Craft Northern Ireland welcomes submissions from NI professional designer/makers who would like to be considered for the 15-17 Export Development Programme, supported by Invest NI. The programme is designed to assist designer-makers to attend trade / retail fairs.
  • Innovation Boost

    Innovation Boost

    Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund, Craft NI’s ‘Innovation Boost’ programme was designed to support mid-career designer-makers in NI whose craft businesses benefitted from a boost whether in their creative process, design innovation or product sales.