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Call for applications: The Queen Elizabeth Scholarships and ApprenticeshipsFunding & Grants16-Jul-2019 - 23-Aug-2019
QEST offers Scholarships and Apprenticeships of up to £18,000 for the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople.
This call opens on 16 July 2019.
Deadline: Friday, 23 August 2019
Opportunity for Ceramicists: 2019 International Ceramic Industry Expo China (Liling)Calls for Makers28-Sep-2019 - 03-Oct-2019
"Liling International Ceramic Expo 2019” is an international ceramics trade exhibition held in Liling city, Hunan Province, China.
Support is provided by the host, including; flights, accommodation and interpretive services. As international exhibitors there will be no cost for the stand.
Call for Applications- ACNI Support for the Individual Artist ProgrammeFunding & Grants05-Jul-2019 - 15-Aug-2019
Applications are now invited for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP)
Artists may apply to one or more of the programmes and projects must take place between 1st November 2019 and 31st October 2020.
The programme is open to artists of all disciplines and in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.
Deadline: Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4pm
Call for Applications: Space CRAFT NI GalleryCalls for Makers01-Jul-2019 - 29-Jul-2019
Applications are now open for Space CRAFT NI.CRAFT NI is the sector lead body for Craft in Northern Ireland. CRAFT NI is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.Space CRAFT NI is our retail gallery where we celebrate and showcase Craft and support Craft makers.KEY DATESApplication Deadline | Online by Monday 29 July 2019Notification | By Monday 12 August 2019Delivery of Work | By September 2019
Calling all UK Craft makersCalls for Makers02-Jul-2019 - 02-Aug-2019
If You've ever wanted to be on a Gordon Ramsay produced show, Studio Ramsay would like to hear from you
Studio Ramsay is making a brand new series for a major UK broadcaster, where the nation’s craft makers will compete to create jaw dropping craft makes, and wow their judges and celebrity guests.
Deadline to apply: Friday 2 August 2019
Northlands Creative Artist PrizeAwards & Competitions02-Jul-2019 - 12-Jul-2019
North Lands Creative in Caithness, Scotland is hosting an exhibition showcasing the developing talent of artists. Open to national and international artists whether you are self-taught, a student or have graduated, as long as you are within 10 years of starting your practice with glass.
The Developing Artist Prize exhibition will be held during their esteemed Glass Nexus Forum 10-11 August 2019.
Deadline to apply: 12th July 2019
Call for Applications: International Glass & Ceramic Biennial 2020Calls for Makers1-Jul-2019 - 1-Oct-2019
The International Glass & Ceramic Biennal 2020 is open for applications. The biennial shows artists at every point in their career, from emerging to established artists, representing nearly every craft technique.
Deadline: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019Awards & Competitions25-Jun-2019 - 26-Jul-2019
The Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award 2019 is now open.The award is open to practising visual artists working in any medium. All candidates must be aged 25 years or over and either have been born in Northern Ireland, be a resident of Northern Ireland, or have parent(s) who were born in Northern Ireland
Deadline for applications: 4pm Friday 26 July
The Great Pottery Throw DownCalls for Makers1-Jun-2019 - 23-Jun-2019
The Great Pottery Throw Down is back!
We are looking for enthusiastic people with the skill and passion for all things ceramic! If you can throw with confidence and hand build with flair - then why not put your skills to the ultimate test. The search has begun for Britain's Best Home Potter to showcase their talents on the third series of The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Deadline: Sunday 23 June 2019.
Call for Applications: Chaiya Art AwardAwards & Competitions1-Jun-2019 - 18-Jul-2019
The UK's biggest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts The winners will exhibit at London's South Bank Galler @oxo. The Chaiya Art Award is open to any artists and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculptre, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video.
Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000
Public Choice Award: £1,000
Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019Calls for Makers01-Jun-2019 - 01-Aug-2019
Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019
The Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) is a juried exhibition showcasing excellence in contemporary glass by international artists, designers and craft practitioners.
The exhibition will open on 24 October 2019 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, and will be shown until 5 January 2020.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12pm.
Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial TrustAwards & Competitions15-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
Call for applications that explore the innovative use of any of the arts for the built environment.
This includes contemporary and heritage arts, crafts and design in any genre, and applies to public or private space. Projects may relate to designing, making, commissioning, access, education or commercial uses, applications are particularly encouraged from practitioners in these areas.
Deadline: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
The London Artisan / BrixtonCalls for Makers04-Jun-2019 - 01-Jul-2019
The London Artisan is heading South of the river to the ever popular Brixton Village!
The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping.
Deadline to Apply: 1st July
Top Drawer London Call for EntriesCalls for Makers8-Aug-2019 - 10-Sep-2019
Craft Fair to present your work to buyers from museum shops and concept stores to department stores including: The Design Museum, Selfridges, Tate, British Museum, Heals, Liberty, Harrods and moreDeadline has been extended to: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Creative LivelihoodsSeminars11-Jun-2019 - 11-Jun-2019
The Value of Craft in Communities - Seminar | 11 June 2019 | 13.30 - 14.00 Registration | 14.00 - 17.15 Seminar
Makers at the MuseumCalls for Makers18-Aug-2019 - 18-Aug-2019
Expressions of Interest form for interested traders to complete if they wish to take part in the food and craft fair on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Call for Applications: ‘9 March ProjectAwards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 15-Sep-2019
Open Call For Contemporary Jewelry Exploring Issues Of Gender And Feminism
Contemporary jewelry exploring the subject of gender and feminism: research and exhibition.
Winston Churchill Memorial TrustFunding & Grants28-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Travelling Fellowships for artists/makers and arts in the built environment
The Winston Churchill Trust awards travelling fellowships includes an artists and makers award category and is currently open for applications.
Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork BursaryFunding & Grants28-May-2019 - 21-Jun-2019
Call for Applications: FdA Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork Bursary
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex
A new bursary providing funding of up to £5,000 to study FdA Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as been launches by the ctafts college.
VIA Arts Prize 2019Awards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 30-Sep-2019
Call for Applications: VIA Arts Prize 2019
The VIA Arts Prize, the UK’s only Ibero-American themed arts award has launched its 2019 Call For Entries, celebrating its fifth year.
Studio Available in BelfastClassifieds20-May-2019 - 20-May-2020
Artist / Maker Studio now available with Sugary Studios in Belfast.