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  • Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    Calls for Makers21-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021
    Retail Craft Opportunity at Marble Arch Caves

    Craft 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 Competition

    Awards & Competitions21-Jan-2021 - 19-Mar-2021
    Contemporary Cutlery Design Competition

    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 Fundraiser

    19-Jan-2021 - 27-Jan-2021
    Arts&Business NI & Young Arts Fundraisers: Everyone’s A Fundraiser

    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 art

    Calls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
    Call for SMALL art

    Compact Contemporary seeks artists for solo exhibitions in miniature gallery

  • LB x a-n Artist Bursaries

    Calls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021
    LB x a-n Artist Bursaries

    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 Fair

    Calls for Makers14-Jan-2021 - 12-Feb-2021
    Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair

    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 Art

    01-Jan-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
    Funded PhD at Belfast School of Art
  • Goldsmiths Centre Getting Started Online 2021

    Seminars22-Mar-2021 - 26-Mar-2021
    Goldsmiths Centre Getting Started Online 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
    Call for Artisans - Could your Artisan workshop be the next Économusée?

    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.

  • MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call

    Calls for Makers11-Nov-2020 - 01-Feb-2021
    MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call

    National Design & Craft Gallery is delighted to announce a major open submission exhibition for 2021. MADE IN IRELAND is now accepting applications from all skilled Irish makers. 

    ‘MADE IN IRELAND intends to celebrate the skill and vitality of the island’s makers, and inspire pride in the remarkable and distinctive work being created in Ireland today',  say Mary Gallagher and Hilary Morley.

     

  • Artlink Residencies 2021

    Residencies16-Dec-2020 - 10-Jan-2021
    Artlink Residencies 2021

    Artlink Residences 2021 application deadline 10 January

  • ​QEST opening for applications

    Funding & Grants11-Jan-2021 - 15-Feb-2021
    ​QEST opening for applications

    Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust will be accepting new applications for funding between 11 January and 15 February 2021

  • Ceramics Monthly 2021 Emerging Artist Contest

    Awards & Competitions01-Dec-2020 - 13-Feb-2020
    Ceramics Monthly 2021 Emerging Artist Contest

    US publication Ceramics Monthly has an open call for their 2021 Emerging Artist Contest. Open to ceramicists with under 10 years practice. Deadline 13 February 2021.

     


  • VAI Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2021

    Residencies01-Dec-2020 - 12-Jan-2020
    VAI Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2021

    Applications are invited for the 2021 Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

    The Residency is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages.

  • DCCI External Exhibitions Fund deadline extended

    Funding & Grants01-Dec-2020 - 10-Dec-2020
    DCCI External Exhibitions Fund deadline extended

     

    The deadline for applications to the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI)  External Exhibitions Fund 2021 has been extended to 10 December. 

     

  • D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2020/21

    Funding & Grants01-Dec-2020 - 18-Dec-2020
    D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2020/21

    The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2020/21 offers support via grants of £2000 in 2 strands: Visual Arts and Craft Commissions and Career Development Grants.
     

  • Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market

    Calls for Makers09-Nov-2020 - 20-Nov-2020
    Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market

    If you are a Belfast based business or entrepreneur, then you can take part in ‘Buy Belfast’ Virtual Christmas Market and sell your products to the public for free.

  • Winter content call out from Tourism NI

    Calls for Makers9-Nov-2020 - 20-Nov-2020
    Winter content call out from Tourism NI

    Tourism NI have an open call at the moment for Christmas/Winter content for their social media channels and PR. Do you have a clip of yourself making a bauble? Finishing a winter scarf or wrap? Delivering a wreath-making workshop? Firing a mug designed for a hot warming drink? Tourism NI has a significant reach through its social channels, so why not try out some of your winter ideas and add craft to the story Tourism NI is telling this season.

  • Public Art Commission – Ulster American Folk Park

    Commissions5-Nov-2020 - 7-Dec-2020
    Public Art Commission – Ulster American Folk Park

    As part of the International Appalachian Trail, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with National Museums NI is commissioning a piece of public art to be located at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.


  • European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    Calls for Makers28-Oct-2020 - 29-Jan-2021
    European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    Launched in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, WCC-Europe and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the European Prize for Applied Arts rewards contemporary works of applied arts and handcrafted design. A 5th edition which will celebrate the 40 years of the association.

  • Commercial agent Germany

    Calls for Makers28-Oct-2020 - 29-Oct-2020
    Commercial agent Germany

     

    The Enterprise Europe Network, based at Invest Northern Ireland, has been invited to forward details of any NI businesses interested in having an independent commercial agent to represent them to German buyers.

    The deadline is 29 October, and help is available to write your profile.

    Contact Louise Wallace on her direct line 028 9069 8174, or email louise.wallace@investni.com