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Call for Artists: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts,137th Annual ExhibitionCalls for Makers21-May-2018 - 08-Jul-2018
Call for applications: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts,137th Annual Exhibition
Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 137th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. The 137th Annual Exhibition will run at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from 19th October 2018 to 6th January 2019.
Deadline: 8 July 2018, Midnight.
Call for Applications: Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift ShopCalls for Makers17-May-2018 - 31-May-2018
Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop – Retail Opportunity
Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Mid Ulster District Council now invites applications from Craft Makers based in the province of Ulster for the period 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.
This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Craft Makers through specific press-related articles, as well as by PR, local media and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace website. TheGift Shop is located in Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy and is open to members of the public from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Deadline: 31 May 2018, 5pm
Call out for stories for Linen Biennale NI ExhibitionCommunity3-Aug-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
Textile artist Mairead McCormack will be creating a solo exhibition of work, 'Glitched’, in August 2018 as part of the Linen Biennale NI!
Job Opportunity - PotterCalls for Makers01-May-2018 - 07-May-2018
Loaf Pottery is a newly renovated art centre and cafe opening on 1 May 2018 in Crawfordsburn that will secure jobs and opportunities for people with learning difficulties, hold art classes and offer space to community groups.
NOW Group are excited to offer a part- time potter position to a skilled potter who has an in depth understanding of ceramics as a visual language, which can engage and inspire, recognising the intrinsic role ceramics play in people’s lives and memories. Being design focused, the successful potter will balance an intellectual and hands on approach in all aspects of the creative process.
Deadline: 7 May 2018, 5pm
Call for Applications: Kunsthuis Gallery - CeramicsCalls for Makers01-Feb-2018 - 01-Jul-2018
Open Call - Kunsthuis Contemporary Gallery
This is an opportunity to take part in Kunsthuis Gallery’s ‘Winter Show 2018’ which runs 2 November to 23 December 2018. You can submit between five and twenty pieces depending on scale.
Applications are invited from functional and/or sculptural ceramics.
Deadline: 1 July 2018
Exhibit at Collect Open 2019Calls for Makers23-Apr-2018 - 04-Jun-2018
Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is an annual fair presented by the Crafts Council. Collect Open offers a unique opportunity for individual makers and collectives to exhibit alongside international galleries showing at Collect.
Deadline: 4 June 2018
Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift Shop - Retail OpportunityCalls for Makers20-Apr-2018 - 08-May-2018
Call for Applications Northern Ireland 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 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.
This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm
62 Group Membership Application 2018Calls for Makers20-Apr-2018 - 01-Jun-2018
62 Group of Textiles Artists - Call for Membership Applications
Membership of the 62 Group of Textile Artists is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide.
Deadline: 1 June 2018
Call for Makers: Make for MurmurCalls for Makers09-Apr-2018 - 11-May-2018
Could you make for Murmur?
Murmur is a group of Irish designers together. We are a lifestyle brand with a range of homewares, ceramics, clothing, bedlinen, furniture, jewellery, fragrance, leather goods and gifting. If you’re an Irish based maker or designer, and you like the idea of an already established market, we want to hear from you.
Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018
Call for Applications: Puffin GalleryCalls for Makers02-Apr-2018 - 15-Apr-2018
Call for Artists – Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle
Call for artists to submit their work for a special exhibition in the Puffin Gallery in August 2018.
Theme: 10 x 10in or 10 x 10 x 10in
Application Deadline: 15 April 2018
Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018
Future Makers21-Mar-2018 - 13-Apr-2018
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) ‘Future Makers Awards & Supports’ is now open for applications.
It provides support for the next generation of makers including; Future Makers funds: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more creative opportunities.
Call for Makers - Glass Jewellery, Images for PublicationCalls for Makers09-Mar-2018 - 27-May-2018
Call for Submissions: Makers working with Glass in Jewellery
Jewellers or glassmakers interested in submitting images of their work and process for upcoming publication about Glass Jewellery.
The book will written by Mirka Janeckova and published by Crowood Press, UK. Expected date of publishing will be early 2019. Book will be distributed internationally.
Deadline: 27 of May 2018
Call for Makers - Podcast InterviewCalls for Makers05-Mar-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
Dr Sarah McAleer is looking for makers to take part in a new podcast series called 'Sarah McAleer Chatsmith'.
This is a call for artists and makers from a range of disciplines and at any stage in business as well as those who have expertise in a particular area.
Call for Graduates - The Fine & Dandy MarketCalls for Makers28-Feb-2018 - 17-Mar-2018
The Fine & Dandy Market is offering recent graduates the chance showcase their work for free.
The Fine & Dandy Market is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftsmen and food producers in Elmwood Hall, Opposite Queen University, Belfast.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprentice Opportunity - Nigel O'Reilly GoldsmithCalls for Makers26-Feb-2018 - 23-Mar-2018
Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith is an independent goldsmithing and diamond setting studio based in Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland. Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith works for 11 UK and Irish jewellery houses alongside the development of his own bespoke collections and future exhibitions. As part of their studio expansion, Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith is currently seeking a full time apprentice goldsmith.
Deadline: 23 March 2018
Call for Entries - Sculpture in Context 2018Calls for Makers12-Feb-2018 - 05-Apr-2018
Call for entries: Sculpture in Context Annual Open Exhibition 2018.
The exhibition runs from 6th September to 19th October 2018 in National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Deadline: 5 April 2018.
Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018Calls for Makers08-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Opportunity for designer / makers working in pewter.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Pewter Live. In homage to this the Worshipful Company of Pewterers have set the challenge of producing an item, or range of items, that evoke a celebration, be it a wedding, christening, winning a competition or gaining a degree.
Deadline: 30 January 2018
Call for Applications: Goldsmiths' Fair 2018Calls for Makers01-Jan-2018 - 26-Feb-2018
Apply for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 25 September – 7 October 2018.
Deadline: 9am, 26 February 2018.
Opportunity to showcase tourism productCalls for Makers06-Nov-2017 - 30-Nov-2017
Belfast City Council, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has launched a competition to find new tourist products to sell at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.
Successful candidates will be offered one-to-one mentoring to help design and develop their product and then quote for it to go on sale in Visit Belfast’s city centre premises – one of the most visited buildings in Belfast.