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  • 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

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2019 - 1-Oct-2019
    Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries

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

    12-14 January 2020.

    Deadline to Apply: Tuesday 1st October 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.

  • Ceramic Art London 2020 - Call for Entries

    Calls for Makers6-Sep-2019 - 1-Oct-2019
    Ceramic Art London 2020 - Call for Entries

    International Contemporary Ceramics Event

    Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

     

  • Flowerfield Arts Centre Christmas market applications now open

    Calls for Makers6-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2019
    Flowerfield Arts Centre Christmas market applications now open

    Christmas Craft Market runs from 23 November to 23 December

    Application deadline: Wednesday, 25 September at 5pm

  • Call for Applications: DCCOI External Exhibitions Fund 2020

    Calls for Makers26-Aug-2019 - 18-Oct-2019
    Call for Applications: DCCOI External Exhibitions Fund 2020

    Call for Applications: DCCOI External Exhibitions Fund 2020

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland invite applications for the External Exhibitions Fund 2020 (EEF), which was established to assist DCCoI members in the development of high-quality, independent exhibitions as individuals, organisations or groups including DCCoI Guilds, Associations, Networks & Societies (GANS).

    Deadline: 18 October 2019

  • Avoca seek producers of Irish made products and collaboration | Expression of Interest with DCCOI

    Calls for Makers30-Aug-2019 - 30-Sep-2019
    Avoca seek producers of Irish made products and collaboration | Expression of Interest with DCCOI

    Avoca Ireland are currently seeking to purchase Irish made craft and design that has been produced in Ireland. Additionally they are seeking producers to collaborate with on Irish made collections under the Avoca brand name.

    Avoca is working with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Market Development team on an initiative aimed at businesses that are retail ready and suited to this market.

    Closing date: 30th September 2019

  • County Down Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019

    Funding & Grants02-Sep-2019 - 27-Sep-2019
    County Down Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019

    The scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs tackling rural poverty and social isolation programme.

    Deadline for applications: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 4pm

  • Setting Masterclass with Niall Paisley

    Seminars10-Sep-2019 - 13-Sep-2019
    Setting Masterclass with Niall Paisley

    This workshop is for higher education tutors, technicians and associated staff who have direct contact with students. 

    DATE: Tue 10 – Fri 13 September 2019

    TIME: 9.30 – 17.00 Tuesday – Thursday + Friday 9.30 – 12.00 followed by a public engagement session at Ulster Museum from 13.30 – 15.30

    COST: Free to attend for current NI and Republic of Ireland further / higher education tutors, technicians and associated staff who have direct contact with students

    WHERE: BB-05-002 Silversmithing & Jewellery Workshop,Ulster University (BelfastCampus, York Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 1ED) + Ulster Museum (Belfast, BT9 5AB)

  • Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    Calls for Makers19-Aug-2019 - 04-Nov-2019
    Call for Applications: Building Arts Programme 2020

    In partnership with The Prince’s Foundation, QEST are pleased to announce the launch of The Building Arts Programme. Intended for students of architecture, building crafts and decorative and applied arts, this interdisciplinary programme will provide a space for rediscovering shared learning and practice, enabling students to explore the multifaceted nature of the built environment.

    Deadline: Monday, 4 November 2019, 12pm.