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  • BCTF Online September 2020

    Calls for Makers20-Sep-2020 - 22-Sep-2020
    BCTF Online September 2020

    British Craft Trade Fair have announced a second Online Fair on 20-22 September. 

  • PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

    Calls for Makers1-Aug-2020 - 19-Sep-2020
    PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022

     

    PS² invites emerging or re-emerging Northern Ireland-based artists to apply for the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2021-2022, a two-year creative and professional development programme for emerging artists funded by the Freelands Foundation.

    Deadline 19 September 2020

     

  • Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    Calls for Makers01-Aug-2020 - 31-Oct-2020
    Royal Mint Folio Design Team: Call for Applications

    Opportunity to join the Royal Mint's select portfolio of freelance artists providing designs for coins and medals.

    No deadline published

  • UK/Australia Season 2021-22

    Calls for Makers1-Aug-2020 - 17-Aug-2020
    UK/Australia Season 2021-22

    The UK/Australia Season will explore and celebrate the relationship between Australia and the UK across the arts, creative industries, and higher education.

    Deadline 17 August 2020

  • Applications for Schmuck and Talente

    Calls for Makers1-Aug-2020 - 5-Oct-2020
    Applications for Schmuck and Talente

    “Schmuck” and “Talente” are special shows at the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich. The exhibitions are organized for the Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen (GHM) by the Department for Fairs and Exhibitions of the Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern under the direction of Wolfgang Lösche.

    Application deadline 5 October 2020

  • TOAST virtual creative residency

    Residencies01-Aug-2020 - 04-Sep-2020
    TOAST virtual creative residency

    Crafts Council UK is partnering with lifestyle brand TOAST on its annual creative residency this autumn, which will take the theme ‘Flux and Flow’ as its inspiration – inviting emerging artists and makers from anywhere in the world to apply. 

  • Future Edit

    Calls for Makers01-Aug-2020 - 02-Sep-2020
    Future Edit

    Crafts Council UK are seeking applications from this year’s BA craft and design graduates, to exhibit and sell work at the Crafts Council Gallery this autumn. Future Edit will present work from a selected group of talented graduates, offering the public an opportunity to buy exciting work from gifted emerging makers, and support them in launching their careers.

     

     

  • Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

    Awards & Competitions04-Jul-2020 - 30-Sep-2020
    Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

    The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 34th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. 

    Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020.


  • QEST Reminder

    Funding & Grants14-Jul-2020 - 24-Aug-2020
    QEST Reminder

    Deadline reminder: applications close at 5pm 24 August 2020

  • Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021

    Awards & Competitions03-Aug-2020 - 26-Aug-2020
    Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021

    Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open 2021 is a major award for five early-career UK-based artists and makers to develop and present ambitious new works.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 5pm.

     

     

  • Rural Business Development Grant Scheme

    Funding & Grants3-Aug-2020 - 11-Sep-2020
    Rural Business Development Grant Scheme

    Scheme open for applications 3 August to 11 September 2020 via local councils.

  • For Sale: Jewellery Supplies

    Classifieds20-Jul-2020 - 31-Aug-2020
    For Sale: Jewellery Supplies

    For sales: Jewellery supplies including semi-precious beads, gemstones, enamel powders and more. 

  • Call for Participants - Share your craft voice with August Craft Month

    Community22-Jul-2020 - 25-Aug-2020
    Call for Participants - Share your craft voice with August Craft Month

    As part of keeping the profile of NI craft and makers high, particularly during August, we’d love to see some clips from makers on these themes:

    Craft in 5 words or favourite craft object.

  • Call for Applications: Cork Craft and Design and Craft NI Sustainability Exhibition

    Calls for Makers29-Jun-2020 - 09-Jul-2020
    Call for Applications: Cork Craft and Design and Craft NI Sustainability Exhibition

    EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY CRAFT NI AND CORK CRAFT & DESIGN

    As part of August Craft Month NI and Cork Craft Month, Craft NI and Cork Craft & Design are collaborating on a maker exchange with retail and exhibition opportunity. 

    Deadline: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 5pm

  • Open Call: August Craft Month Exhibition

    Calls for Makers25-Jun-2020 - 27-Jul-2020
    Open Call: August Craft Month Exhibition

    Taking centre stage in August Craft Month 2020, the UNLOCKED exhibition will showcase the work of NI makers with a physical exhibition in the Craft NI Gallery accompanied by an online version.

  • Call for Submissions: Backstage Craft Special Issue for Decorating Dissidence

    Calls for Makers26-May-2020 - 10-Jul-2020
    Call for Submissions: Backstage Craft Special Issue for Decorating Dissidence

    Decorating Dissidence is an interdisciplinary project exploring the political, aesthetic & conceptual qualities of craft from modernism to the contemporary. The project brings together art practitioners, makers, curators, activists and academics to break down disciplinary boundaries and find new ways to critically engage with feminist art history.

    Deadline: Friday, 10 July 2020.

  • Call for Expression of Interest: Belfast PEACE IV

    Calls for Makers25-May-2020 - 01-Jun-2020
    Call for Expression of Interest: Belfast PEACE IV

    Creative Communities artist-in-residence project is part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan which is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

    Creative Communities is an engaging and exciting creative arts and heritage programme taking place as part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan and aims to bring people together from all sections of the community to engage in a wide range of bespoke arts or heritage projects. Creative Communities has been working across 8 themes and areas of the city to co-design these projects with various groups and individuals, and are now at an important stage of the process in which they are ready to recruit Artists-In-Residence for some of these themes / areas.

    Deadline: Monday, 1 June 2020.

     

  • Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    Calls for Makers11-May-2020 - 07-Jun-2020
    Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    Call for Applications: The Great British Sewing Bee S7

    "We’re looking for the next collection of talented home sewers for the seventh series of The Great British Sewing Bee.

    We hope that it will be safe to film The Great British Sewing Bee later in the year as planned and we are still encouraging applications. Filming will only take place when it is safe to do. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of Public Health England. As a result, we may adjust how or when we carry out auditions. The safety and welfare of everyone involved in our productions is always paramount."

    Deadline: 7 June 2020.

  • Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

    Calls for Makers11-May-2020 - 30-Oct-2020
    Call for Jewellers: Hand Medal Project

     Hand Medal Project

    "As we witness how health professionals give their best to the community, risking their lives for us, we want to find a way to honour them. They should receive a medal, an offering given in gratitude and devotion. At some point this crisis will pass and there will be time to thank them for everything they did.

    We intend to present as many healthcare workers as possible with a medal inspired by a traditional ex-vote to also mark that moment when we can glimpse the future."

  • UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Micro-Residencies

    Calls for Makers12-May-2020 - 01-Jul-2020
    UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Micro-Residencies

    UK New Artists is seeking up to 70 new artists from across the UK to takeover the city of Leicester for a long weekend.

    Exhibitions, performance, music, writing and film will animate cultural spaces and unusual places, presenting the work of emerging practitioners at the leading edge of contemporary arts.

    Deadline: 1 July 2020

  • UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Presentation

    Calls for Makers12-May-2020 - 01-Jul-2020
    UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021 Presentation

    UK New Artists is seeking up to 70 new artists from across the UK to takeover the city of Leicester for a long weekend. 

    Key Dates:

    Applications open: Thursday 30 April
    Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 1 July at 5pm
    Selected artists notified by: Friday 28 August 2020
    City Takeover: Friday 26 Feb - Monday 1 Mar 2021
    Launch night for artists: Thursday 25 Feb