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  • Exhibit at Top Drawer 2019 with ARTS THREAD

    Calls for Makers13-Dec-2018 - 20-Dec-2018
    Exhibit at Top Drawer 2019 with ARTS THREAD

    ARTS THREAD is working with CRAFT at Top Drawer to create a curated space within the show for recent graduates (2015/2016/17/18) and designer/makers who have started their brand within 3 years to be called ARTS THREAD EMERGING TALENTS.

    Deadline 20 December 2018 by midnight

  • Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019

    Calls for Makers12-Dec-2018 - 31-Dec-2018
    Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019

    The Crafts Council is seeking volunteers to support the fair at Collect - International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design.

    Held at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, from 28th Feb - 3rd March 2019.

    Deadline: 31 December 2018

  • Call for Entries - CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2019

    Calls for Makers12-Dec-2018 - 01-Sep-2018
    Call for Entries - CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2019

    Apply now to be part of CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn Winter 2019 Edition

    A/W 19 EDITION | 8 -10 September 2019
    LOCATION: Olympia, London
    DEADLINE: Applications being received now

    Please note that there is limited space available


     

  • ​Opportunity for Artists - Collaborative Practice Masterclass Programme

    Calls for Makers25-Jan-2019 - 02-Mar-2019
    ​Opportunity for Artists - Collaborative Practice Masterclass Programme

    The number of valuable and stimulating opportunities for artists to work collaboratively with different groups of people of place or interest has increased significantly in recent years. In tandem with this the central focus of Leitrim’s Creative Ireland programme is a programme for practitioners in the creative sector to work with groups within the community to develop high quality projects and programmes that enable those groups and individuals to realise their creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and creativity.

    Deadline for Expression of Interest: Monday 17th December 2018

  • ​Amberif Design Award 2019

    Awards & Competitions10-Dec-2018 - 01-Feb-2019
    ​Amberif Design Award 2019

    23. International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber

    The goal and the objective of the Competition is to promote amber as a source of artistic expression.

    The competition´s aim is the design of an original, artistic piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the topic of this year : Kairos 

    Deadline: 01 February 2019

  • Call for entries for the P & O Makower Trust Silver Commission

    Commissions10-Dec-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
    Call for entries for the P & O Makower Trust Silver Commission

    National Museums Scotland is pleased to invite entries for the P & O Makower Trust Silver Commission. An exciting opportunity that looks to support recently graduated and early career silversmiths in the creation of a major piece of silver that will go on display within National Museums Scotland.

    Deadline: 11 January 2019

  • One Year In Entries Now Open

    06-Dec-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
    One Year In Entries Now Open

    Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019. One Year In presents the year’s most exciting design talent.

    The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

    Deadline: 31 January 2019

  • OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    Calls for Makers01-Jun-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
    OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2019 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

    Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, 12noon

  • Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

    Calls for Makers28-Nov-2018 - 17-Jan-2019
    Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

    Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.

    Deadline: 17 January 2019 by 5pm.

  • British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2019 applications are open

    Awards & Competitions19-Nov-2018 - 05-Dec-2018
    British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2019 applications are open

    The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. 

    Deadline: 5 December 2018

     

     

  • Artists in Residence 2019 - Leitrim Sculpture Centre Open Call for Applications

    Calls for Makers13-Nov-2018 - 01-Dec-2018
    Artists in Residence 2019 - Leitrim Sculpture Centre Open Call for Applications

    Exhibition Residencies

    Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2019.

    Deadline for applications: Saturday 1 Dec 2018

    Notification by: Friday 14 December 2018

  • Call for Makers: Decor and More, Burn Upholstery Retail

    Calls for Makers05-Nov-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
    Call for Makers: Decor and More, Burn Upholstery Retail

    Call for unique craft products - Retail opportunity with Burns Upholstery.

    Burns Upholstery are known for their passion and creative outlook on furniture and design. This knowledge and with the increasing interest in their service, they have decided to maximise the footfall overflow of customers and invest in a interior and service retail store.

  • Calling all Food and Craft Artisans: Could Your Artisan Workshop be the Next Enonomusee?

    Calls for Makers30-Oct-2018 - 12-Nov-2018
    Calling all Food and Craft Artisans: Could Your Artisan Workshop be the Next Enonomusee?

    Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) wants to hear from artisans located within Northern Ireland who are keen to join the Économusée Network. Subject to funding, we aim to develop new Économusée workshops within the region, which will in turn help create socio-economic opportunities in rural communities and create new and enhanced tourism, visitor, employment and business development opportunities.

    The deadline for application submission is Monday 12th November 2:00pm.


  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    Calls for Makers18-Oct-2018 - 08-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 December 2018 to 31 May 2019. 

    Deadline: Thursday 8 November 2018, 5pm.

  • Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    Calls for Makers11-Oct-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
    Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s professional intercultural theatre company, is seeking up to 3 Freelance Craft Workshop Leaders to join our pool of Craft People working on the DREAM project.

    Deadline: Friday 19th October 2018. 

  • ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    Calls for Makers08-Oct-2018 - 29-Oct-2018
    ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    Open Call: Invitation to Makers to apply for Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market 

    As Northern Ireland’s foremost Arts Centre synonymous with craft, we invite makers/artists to join our successful Christmas Craft Market this December 2018.

    Deadline: 29 October 2018, 5pm

  • Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    Seminars18-Oct-2018 - 18-Oct-2018
    Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    Inspiration from the Fashion and Textile industry to help you grow your business from Local to Global. Following a morning of talks and discussion and the opportunity for one-to-one business meetings.

    Location: An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal

    Date and Time: Thursday 18 October 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • Designers in Residence 2019 Scholarship

    Residencies01-Apr-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
    Designers in Residence 2019 Scholarship

    Applications are sought from designers in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. There are three scholarships available and the three best applications will be considered. 

    Location: Pforzheim, Germany

    Dates of the residency: 1 April - 30 June 2019

    Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018

  • Call for Stallholders: Bake A Building

    Calls for Makers01-Oct-2018 - 22-Oct-2018
    Call for Stallholders: Bake A Building

    This is an opportunity for stallholders to take a stall in St. George's Market at a rate of just £10 for the duration of the 'Bake a Building' event, organised by Ulster Architectural Heritage. As an architectural heritage organisation they are interested in any makers who celebrate traditional crafts or have an architectural theme would really fit in; however this is open to applications from all craftspeople.

    Date of Market: Monday 29 October 2018

    Deadline: Monday 22 October 2018

  • Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale

    Classifieds01-Oct-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
    Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale

    Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale 

    Bought BRAND NEW off cooksons in 2016. Limited use so selling. Delivery posting from Northern Ireland £30 ( can be collected for free).

  • Opportunity for Ceramicists: Zealous Stories Ceramics

    Awards & Competitions27-Sep-2018 - 17-Oct-2018
    Opportunity for Ceramicists: Zealous Stories Ceramics

    Zealous Stories is a monthly open call that offers creatives the chance to win a month-long feature of your work across Zealous, plus a host of amazing partner prizes.

    Deadline: 17 October 2018