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  • Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    Residencies01-Jan-2020 - 01-Mar-2020
    Re: New Wallace 3 - Open Call

    This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.

    Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm

     

  • Flax Gallery Open Call

    Calls for Makers12-Nov-2019 - 29-Nov-2019
    Flax Gallery Open Call

    The newly refurbished and relaunched Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from artists working in 2D or 3D media to be included in its 2020 exhibition programme.

    Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile.

  • Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    Calls for Makers21-Oct-2019 - 13-Dec-2019
    Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional Jewellers

    Twenty Twenty Productions are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned to make a very exciting series for BBC Two, where we will be embarking on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Applications are invited from both amateur and professional jewellers.

    Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2019. 

  • Two spaces in Sugary Studios, 116a Castlereagh Street available immediately

    Classifieds25-Oct-2019 - 30-Nov-2019
    Two spaces in Sugary Studios, 116a Castlereagh Street available immediately

    1 large studio at £220p/m and 1 small studio with sink at £80p/m (all bills included)

  • Looking to buy a Floor Loom, Louet Hollandia Countermarche

    Classifieds25-Oct-2019 - 20-Dec-2019
    Looking to buy a Floor Loom, Louet Hollandia Countermarche

    The maker has been working on a louet hollandia countermarche floor loom so she is ideally looking for something of a similar vein.

     

  • Expression of interest: Museum Shop Sunday Print Fair 1st December 2019

    Calls for Makers14-Oct-2019 - 23-Oct-2019
    Expression of interest: Museum Shop Sunday Print Fair 1st December 2019

    National Museums NI are holding a Print Fair on Sunday 1 December 2019 at the Ulster Museum as part of our annual Museum Shop Sunday event. They are asking interested traders to register an expression of interest by close of business on Wednesday the 23 October. Cost per table will be £40. We expect interest in this event to be high!

  • The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020

    Awards & Competitions14-Oct-2019 - 10-Jan-2020
    The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020

    The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council is an organisation that promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts.As part of the promotion of excellence the Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.

    Deadlines: 10 January for: SECTIONS 1 – 9 (2D Designs).  20 & 21 January for: SECTIONS 10 – 31 (All 3D Entries)
     

  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    Calls for Makers07-Oct-2019 - 21-Oct-2019
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    The Big Bauble is the CRAFT NI Gallery's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2019.

    With Christmas on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for you to sell your work, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, to an audience who already appreciate Craft, Applied Art & Design.

    Deadline: Monday, 21 October 2019

  • Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    Classifieds07-Oct-2019 - 16-Oct-2019
    Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education Manager.

    Reporting to the Head of Education, Training and Development, the Education Manager is responsible for managing, developing and implementing innovative and progressive education related programmes to cultivate creative partnership links between education and industry sectors, in line with objectives outlined in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Strategic Plan.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 15 October 2019, 5pm.

     

  • Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    Calls for Makers07-Oct-2019 - 31-Oct-2019
    Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    Open Call/Expressions of Interest

    Following on from the success of N.Ireland’s inaugural Linen Biennale in 2018, Lisburn’s R-Space Gallery is at the Planning & Fundraising stage for next year’s events programme and is seeking Contributors, Collaborators, Partners, Researchers and Businesses to help them realise the second Linen Biennale N.Ireland.

  • Call for Applications: RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2019

    Calls for Makers16-Sep-2019 - 15-Oct-2019
    Call for Applications: RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2019

    The RDS Irish Craft Bursary is open to makers who are members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's (DCCoI) PORTFOLIO Programme.

    Deadline: Tuesday, 15 October 2019

  • Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries - Deadline extended

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2019 - 5-Nov-2019
    Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries - Deadline extended

    Top Drawer 2020 is now open for entries for their trade show at Olympia, London.

    12-14 January 2020.

    Deadline to Apply Extended to: Tuesday 5th November 2019

     

  • 2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000

    Awards & Competitions13-Sep-2019 - 18-Oct-2019
    2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000

    Art award exploring spirituality through the visual arts.

    Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

  • North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    Calls for Makers13-Sep-2019 - 20-Sep-2019
    North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    The second North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.30am - 5.00pm.

    Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair. £75 per table.

    Deadline: Friday, 20 September

  • The Artist's Commission

    Commissions12-Sep-2019 - 25-Oct-2019
    The Artist's Commission

    Artists based in Northern Ireland are invited to tender for the commission of the Awards pieces to be presented at the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards in January 2020.

    Deadline 25 October 2019

  • The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live for 2020

    Awards & Competitions11-Sep-2019 - 29-Nov-2019
    The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live for 2020

    Funding for artists working in all forms of visual, craft and applied arts

    Deadline: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 5pm

  • Artists in Residence Opportunity: Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark

    Calls for Makers11-Sep-2019 - 3-Oct-2019
    Artists in Residence Opportunity: Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark

    Fermanagh & Omagh District Council (FODC) are commissioning public art through an Artist in Residence (AiR) programme for a visual / craft artist

    Deadline: Tuesday, 3 October 2019

  • OPEN CALL: CRAFTING FUTURES GRANT

    Funding & Grants11-Sep-2019 - 6-Oct-2019
    OPEN CALL: CRAFTING FUTURES GRANT

    Interested in the future of craft around the globe? Travel, collaborate, learn and share.

    Deadline: Sunday, 6 October 2019

  • Schmuck 2020 - Call for Jewellery applicants

    Calls for Makers11-Sep-2019 - 8-Oct-2019
    Schmuck 2020 - Call for Jewellery applicants

    “Schmuck 2020“is a special jewellery show during the 72nd International Trade Fair Munich (IHM) in hall B1 at the fair ground Munich.

    Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 8 October 2019

  • Púca Festival Co. Meath - call for makers

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2019 - 27-Sep-2019
    Púca Festival Co. Meath - call for makers

    Independent artist, maker and craft stallholders - FREE opportunity at Púca Festival

    Deadline for expression of interest: Friday, 27 September 2019


  • Free spaces for arts events, activities and workshops

    Community6-Sep-2019 - 6-Sep-2019
    Free spaces for arts events, activities and workshops

    Cityside retail and leisure Park, Belfast and The Junction Retail and Leisure Park, Antrim are keen to support local arts groups and organisations in their vacant retail units.