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Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution15-Feb-2021 - 22-Feb-2022
Innovate UK EDGE is seeking to match pottery suppliers with a Dutch SME in pottery and kitchen trend products is looking for EU based suppliers of design pottery products under distribution services agreements (in this instance ‘EU’ relates to geography, so NI businesses are eligible).
Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art AwardCalls for Makers20-Feb-2021 - 15-May-2021
de Chine International Ceramic Art Award focuses on contemporary art using white porcelain. Online entries open until 15 May for the Biennale exhibiton in China later this year (dates tbc).
Belfast City Council Cultural Support ProgrammesFunding & Grants25-Feb-2021 - 22-Mar-2021
In recognition of the negative impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the culture, heritage and arts sector Belfast City Council is pivoting their support programme to help the cultural sector and maintain their commitment to make 2023 a year of cultural celebration for Belfast.
DCCI Portfolio Membership 2021–2022 | Open CallCalls for Makers25-Feb-2021 - 9-Apr-2021
DCCI has launched an Open Call for membership of Portfolio 2021–2022.
Now in its 15th year, DCCI’s Portfolio programme is a select group of Ireland’s most talented designers and craftspeople. Inclusion is recognition that you are among a group of practitioners creating work of a standard to be considered worthy by museums, renowned galleries, and discerning collectors.
RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2021 | Applications OpenFunding & Grants25-Feb-2021 - 09-Apr-2021
The RDS Irish Craft Bursary, worth €10,000 is open to makers who are members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO Programme. The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) is one of the oldest philanthropic organisations, founded in 1793. Its aim is to see Ireland thrive culturally and economically by working across a number of areas including craft.
Art as a vehicle for changeAwards & Competitions18-Feb-2021 - 22-Mar-2021
As a special festival project, Imagine Belfast is organising a competition to award a bursary of £3,000 to support new work or performances on political art by practitioners based in Northern Ireland for presentation at the Imagine! Belfast Festival in March 2022.
Battle of the Rings: Call for MakersCalls for Makers18-Feb-2021 - 31-Mar-2021
Battle of the Rings is a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination juried ring competition and virtual event with a top prize of $500.
Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission SchemeCalls for Makers8-Feb-2021 - 22-Feb-2021
The Northern Ireland Civil Service Open Submission Scheme for its visual art collection opened on Monday 8th February and closes on Monday 22nd February at 4pm.
ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021Calls for Makers05-Feb-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.
This scheme invites artists to put forward a piece of their artwork which the Arts Council will consider buying for its Collection. Priority will be given to work which is high quality, challenging and innovative, as well as work from emerging artists and from those whose work is not currently represented in the collection.
Northword Project - call for registrations of interestCalls for Makers1-Feb-2021 - 1-Feb-2021
The Northword project is working to harness the power of our rich heritage through stories and are seeking to collaborate with local creative businesses to bring our heritage stories to life through showcase pieces.
Call for Artwork - The Black BoxCalls for Makers1-Feb-2021 - 18-Feb-2021
The Black Box (Belfast) is looking for artwork for their monthly online exhibitions. Open to visual artists in any medium. No commission on sales, fee paid to featured artists.
Call for Makers - Great Northern Contemporary OnlineCalls for Makers01-Feb-2021 - 28-Feb-2021
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) and GNCCFonline - the online equivalent - are curated selling showcases of designer-makers and craft artists, handpicked by an independent panel of craft experts, to give you the best in covetable and beautiful design and craftsmanship.
Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch CavesCalls for Makers21-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021Craft Retail Opportunity – MARBLE ARCH CAVES (MAC) VISITOR CENTRE
Craft NI is delighted to work with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to launch this call-out for makers to sell through one of Northern Ireland’s best known visitor attractions
Contemporary Cutlery Design CompetitionAwards & Competitions21-Jan-2021 - 19-Mar-2021
The Cutlers’ Company is launching an annual design competition to create a set of contemporary cutlery; consisting of a knife, a fork and a spoon. The winning design will be produced in collaboration with a professional craftsperson / manufacturer and will be scaled up in order to produce a 6-piece dining set.
Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser19-Jan-2021 - 27-Jan-2021
Arts & Business NI are delighted to be working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) to establish a network of early-career cultural professionals working in Northern Ireland, creating development opportunities and hosting regional events to equip the next generation of arts managers.
Call for SMALL artCalls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Compact Contemporary seeks artists for solo exhibitions in miniature gallery
LB x a-n Artist BursariesCalls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021
Liverpool Biennial 2021, a-n The Artists Information Company and Open Culture are joining forces to offer five support and research bursaries of £1500 each
Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft FairCalls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021
In 2021 Handmade in Britain will synchronize their interactive virtual events with their in-person fairs to create bigger, better, and more accessible events.
Funded PhD at Belfast School of Art01-Jan-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
Goldsmiths Centre Getting Started Online 2021Seminars22-Mar-2021 - 26-Mar-2021
In 2021 Getting Started will be delivered entirely online. The course is free to sucessfull applications. Deadline Sunday 14 February 2021
Call for Artisans - Could your Artisan workshop be the next Économusée?Calls for Makers05-Jan-2021 - 15-Jan-2021
The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust is inviting applications from artisans based in the Causeway Coast & Glens and Mid & East Antrim Borough Council areas who are interested to join the Économusée Network. The Économusée concept is a Québec inspired tourism initiative that enables visitors to watch the artisan at work whilst offering them the opportunity to discover the beautiful and indigenous crafts that are all produced onsite.
Applications deadline is January 15th, 2021.