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  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    Calls for Makers24-Sep-2018 - 08-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    The Big Bauble is Space CRAFT's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2018.
    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 8 October 2018, 5pm

  • Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018/19

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
    Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018/19

    These awards have helped to launch the careers of many eminent craftspeople in the industry and are the only peer reviewed awards in the industry's calendar. Fondly known as the 'Oscars of the Industry' they reward outstanding technical skill and design ability.

    The Awards are open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other allied materials. There are three main categories for entering work and all members of the trade are encouraged to enter.
     
    Deadlines:

    11th January 2019 for: SECTIONS 1 - 10

    21st & 22nd January 2019 for: SECTIONS 11 - 32

  • Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    Community18-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
    Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    The Big Ideas Company offers an expenses scheme for small-scale funding for community groups to participate in their projects.

    Deadline: Monday, 26 November 2018

  • Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Submit your work to be considered for the 2019 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

  • Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018
    Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District and PLACE Built Environment Centre, is running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. 
    Deadline: Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.

  • Call for Makers: To create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
    Call for Makers: To create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019

     Tender to create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards.

    Deadline: 26 October 2018

  • RDS Irish Craft Bursary

    Funding & Grants04-May-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
    RDS Irish Craft Bursary

    Applications open for the RDS Irish Craft Bursary.

    Deadline for receipt of applications if Friday 9 November 2018.

  • RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information Event

    Funding & Grants24-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
    RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information Event

    An information event about the RDS Irish Craft Bursary will take place in The Minerva Suite, RDS, Dublin 4 on Friday 21st September.

  • Call for Applications: DCCOI Portfolio

    Calls for Makers25-Aug-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: DCCOI Portfolio

    Apply now for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland's 'Portfolio Critical Selection' and 'Portfolio Wider Programme'

    Deadline: Friday, 9 November, 5pm

  • Call for Applications: The Heritage Crafts Awards

    Awards & Competitions01-Sep-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: The Heritage Crafts Awards

    The Heritage Crafts Awards

    Nominations are now open for Maker of the Year, one of five prestigious awards awarded annually by the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) in recognition of people working in traditional skills.

    Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018, 2pm.

  • Call for Creatives: Star Jump Create

    Calls for Makers31-Aug-2018 - 17-Sep-2018
    Call for Creatives: Star Jump Create

     

    Star Jump Create are looking for all kinds of creatives who enjoy developing and sharing skills and ideas in an educational environment with children and young people. 

    They require professional artists, designers and makers to deliver skills based learning.

     

    Experience is preferred but not essential.

    Register your interest by Monday 17 September 2018 

     

  • Call for Applications: Schmuck and Talente

    Calls for Makers27-Aug-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: Schmuck and Talente

    Call for applications from young makers working in applied art for ‘Schmuck' and ‘Talente'. 

    These exhibitions are on show as part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich, 13 - 17 March 2019.

    Deadline: Friday, 5 October 2018 

  • National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.

    Calls for Makers13-Aug-2018 - 03-Sep-2018
    National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.

    National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.

    Deadline: Monday 3 September 2018, 4pm

  • Call for Applications: Golden Fleece 2019 Award

    Awards & Competitions27-Aug-2018 - 23-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: Golden Fleece 2019 Award

    Call for Applications for the 2019 Award

    Deadline: Friday 23 November 2018, 2pm

  • Vision Express Young Artist of the Year 2018

    Awards & Competitions20-Aug-2018 - 14-Sep-2018
    Vision Express Young Artist of the Year 2018

    2018 Vision Express Young Artist of the Year in partnership with Ballymena Rotary Club and The Braid Arts Centre - now open for entries.

    Deadline: 14 September 2018

  • Exit 15 commission

    Commissions29-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
    Exit 15 commission

    Call for Artists to collaborate with Ballyogan Community: €40,000 Commission

  • Opportunity: Apply to take part in the London Artisan

    Calls for Makers29-Aug-2018 - 01-Oct-2018
    Opportunity: Apply to take part in the London Artisan

    The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London. Taking place on a quarterly basis throughout the year, the marketplace brings 50 contemporary designer makers to Old Truman Brewery for a two-day design market.

  • Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Announced

    Awards & Competitions29-Aug-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
    Rosy James Memorial Trust Award Announced

    Craft Makers encouraged to apply for the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000

  • Opportunity: Crafting Futures Grant Scheme

    Funding & Grants01-Oct-2018 - 28-Feb-2019
    Opportunity: Crafting Futures Grant Scheme

    The British Council will award research grants of up to £5,000 each for UK-based practitioners to undertake overseas residencies, projects, collaborations or other activities in response to a set of research themes related to the Crafting Futures programme between October 2018 and February 2019.

    Deadline: 8 October 2018, 5pm

  • India Residency - Arts Council of Northern Ireland

    Funding & Grants01-Dec-2018 - 30-Apr-2019
    India Residency - Arts Council of Northern Ireland

    Indian Residency Schemes

    - Vedaaranya Artists’ Residency at Ramgarh Shekhawati Rajasthan

    - The Sanskriti Foundationd

    Deadline: Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 4pm
     

     

     

     

  • Call for Makers: The Guildhall Craft & Artisan Food Fair 2018

    Calls for Makers23-Nov-2018 - 25-Nov-2018
    Call for Makers: The Guildhall Craft & Artisan Food Fair 2018

    Applications are now open for the 2018 Guildhall Craft & Artisan Food Fair.

    Deadline: 17 August 2018, 4pm.