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  • 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. 

  • Retail Opportunity with National Trust and The Crafts Council UK

    Calls for Makers3-Aug-2019 - 16-Sep-2019
    Retail Opportunity with National Trust and The Crafts Council UK

    National Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council to sponsor the 2019 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call.

    In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine

    Deadline for applications: Monday, 16 September 2019

  • Roots to Craft Festival with GROW

    Calls for Makers26-Jul-2019 - 19-Aug-2019
    Roots to Craft Festival with GROW

     

    GROW South Antrim is now open for applications from crafters in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to take part in the Craft Festival Exchanges to Latvia and Finland.

    Deadline for applications: Monday 19th August @ 12 Noon

     

  • Leitrim Sculpture Centre | North West Summer Open 2019 | Call for Submissions

    Awards & Competitions24-Jul-2019 - 24-Jul-2019
    Leitrim Sculpture Centre | North West Summer Open 2019 | Call for Submissions

    Leitrim Sculpture Centre invites artists based in the North West of Ireland to submit work for their Summer Open Exhibition. Artists from counties Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone, and Derry may apply.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at midnight

  • Renegade Craft Fairs USA and London - Applications open

    Calls for Makers23-Jul-2019 - 22-Sep-2019
    Renegade Craft Fairs USA and London - Applications open

    Applications are now open for Renegade Craft fairs in various cities in the USA and London

    Deadline: various

  • Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

    Awards & Competitions07-Feb-2020 - 09-May-2020
    Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

    The Greater Denton Arts Council 33rd annual 'Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition' is now open for applications

    Deadline: 29 September 2019