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  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    Funding & Grants4-Dec-2018 - 22-Feb-2019
    Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Funding

    Culture Arts & Heritage - Individual Artists Bursary Scheme

    Deadline: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 12

  • Open Call: Benchspace Cork, Artist/Designer in Residence 2019

    Residencies18-Feb-2019 - 29-Mar-2019
    Open Call: Benchspace Cork, Artist/Designer in Residence 2019

    Benchspace, Cork Ireland, Funded Artist/Designer in Residence 2019 invites applications from established fine woodworking professionals. 

    Deadline: 5pm Friday, March 29 2019

     

  • Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    Awards & Competitions18-Feb-2019 - 25-Mar-2019
    Call for Applications - Future Makers Awards & Supports 2019

    Future Makers 2019 is now open for entries. This year is the tenth year of the programme and there is a prize fund of €25,000 with a total of 28 awards and supports available.

    Deadline: 9am Monday, 25 March

  • Call for Applications: Made London

    Calls for Makers16-Feb-2019 - 31-Mar-2019
    Call for Applications: Made London

    Tutton and Young are seeking applications from designers and makers to exhibit at their autumn show: MADE London

    Deadline: Sunday, 31 March

  • The John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change

    Awards & Competitions14-Feb-2019 - 12-May-2019
    The John Ruskin Prize 2019: Agent of Change

    The 4th John Ruskin Prize is organised by The Big Draw in collaboration with the Guild of St George. Call for entries now open.

    Deadline: Sunday, 12 May 2019


  • Call for Applications: DCCoI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course 2019-21

    Calls for Makers04-Feb-2019 - 20-Mar-2019
    Call for Applications: DCCoI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course 2019-21

    The DCCoI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course is now inviting applications for the 2019-2021 course.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

  • LEAN Take Pictures That Maximise Sales

    Seminars26-Mar-2019 - 26-Mar-2019
    LEAN Take Pictures That Maximise Sales

    Develop a photography plan for your website and social media using minimal equipment and expense with speaker Joe Fox.  

  • ON PAPER international printmaking contest

    6-Feb-2019 - 1-Apr-2019
    ON PAPER international printmaking contest

    An international jury will select 10-15 shortlisted artists who will be exhibited in the Sala aLfaRa, Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) in July 2019. Competition prize of €1,000

    Entry fee: €26

     

     

  • Yes You Can - Female Enterprise Programme

    Awards & Competitions31-Jan-2019 - 8-Feb-2019
    Yes You Can - Female Enterprise Programme

    This £20K Pitching Fund Competition is part of a new 3-year Female Enterprise Programme, which is a collaboration between the 11 Local Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business.


  • Craft information session: makers within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area

    Seminars05-Feb-2019 - 05-Feb-2019
    Craft information session: makers within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area

    Information session for craft practitioners within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Area.

    Location: Portrush Atlantic, Portrush 

    Date Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 5:30 - 7:30pm

  • Hey clay!

    Calls for Makers11-May-2019 - 19-May-2019
    Hey clay!

    Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay - giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter. This is done by venues offering free participation events with clay over the course of the weekend of 17 - 19 May 2019 as part of the Get Creative festival (which runs from 11-19 May 2019). If you are a maker or venue who would like to hold a Hey Clay! event we'd love to hear from you. You can run anything from a half-day session to a number of workshops over all three days.

    Deadline: Friday 15 March 2019

  • Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

    Funding & Grants09-Jan-2019 - 18-Feb-2019
    Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

    Application period for scholarships and apprenticeships are now open. QEST supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with master craftspeople. Since 1990, QEST has awarded almost 500 Scholarships to talented individuals in around 130 craft skills – including thatching, farriery, basket weaving, cordwaining, carpentry and woodworking, bookbinding, stonemasonry, coppersmithing, metalworking; sculpting, textiles, ceramics, leather working, printmaking and many more.

     Deadline: Monday 18 February 2019

  • An Introduction to 3D Printing

    Seminars30-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
    An Introduction to 3D Printing

    This introduction will give a brief overview of the technologies available, but will focus on ‘low cost’ FDM printing and how it can be used, particularly within small business. We hope to dispel some of the myths, both good and bad, surrounding this exciting technology and explore both its potential and its limitations. During the event we will be running a live demo of a 3D printing project to take you through the different steps and let you view how a 3D printer operates. 

    Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019

  • Open Call: Tyrone Guthrie Centre Studio Residency from Ards and North Down Borough Council

    Residencies14-Jan-2019 - 25-Feb-2019
    Open Call: Tyrone Guthrie Centre Studio Residency from Ards and North Down Borough Council

    Ards and North Down Arts is offering one-week residencies to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan to practitioners in all art forms (eg: visual art, craft, literature, music, drama, etc) who are resident in the Ards and North Down Borough.

    Deadline: Monday, 25 February 2019

     

     

  • Call for Craft Workshop Leaders

    Calls for Makers17-Jan-2019 - 04-Feb-2019
    Call for Craft Workshop Leaders

    Call for Craft Workshop Leaders

    "Come join the brood: we are seeking dynamic, experienced, workshop leaders to run ad-hoc craft sessions for our crafty events company. We are particularly seeking people based in Belfast and the North coast areas." 

    Deadline: 4 February 2019

  • ACNI Acquisitions: Open Submission Scheme

    Calls for Makers21-Jan-2019 - 15-Feb-2019
    ACNI Acquisitions: Open Submission Scheme

    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has opened a Collection Open submission Scheme for artists to submit details of artworks that they would like to be considered for acquisition. 

    Deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019, 4pm.

  • Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivist

    Seminars30-Mar-2019 - 30-Mar-2019
    Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivist

    Sarah Corbett

    How to be a craftivist – the art of gentle protest.
    Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
    30th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 1.30pm)

  • Wood Pellet sculpture (RHI inspired) Competition

    Calls for Makers01-Feb-2019 - 15-Mar-2019
    Wood Pellet sculpture (RHI inspired) Competition

    The Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics is running a tongue in cheek competition where you can send photos of ‘wood pellet’ sculptures as a satire on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, also referred to as the Cash for Ash scandal.

    Craft practitioners are invited to make models and artefacts using wood pellets and to send photos of their creations to the Imagine Belfast Festival which will be available to view on their Instagram platform. A panel of judges including the artist Rita Duffy and Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftism Collective, will select the most interesting exhibits for display during the festival. A modest prize of £200 will be presented to the winning sculptor.

    Deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019

  • Showcase 2019 Seminars

    Seminars20-Jan-2019 - 23-Jan-2019
    Showcase 2019 Seminars

    Seminars

    Free lunchtime talks from 1.00 – 1.45 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

    Light lunch provided from 12.45 for 1.00pm start

    Grab a complimentary light lunch and hear from a panel of retail and industry specialists on a range of business topics. This is an opportunity to hear about emerging trends, the latest in the online/offline debate and how creating great customer experiences makes for destination shopping.

    Location: Seminar Room at the rear of the Jewellery hall, RDS, Dublin

    Dates: 20 - 22 January 2019

  • Open Call: Studios with Flax Art Studios

    Calls for Makers18-Dec-2018 - 20-Dec-2018
    Open Call: Studios with Flax Art Studios

    Flax Art Studios have studios available to rent at their new home at Havelock House, Ormeau Road.

  • Apply - The Fine & Dandy Markets 2019

    Calls for Makers14-Dec-2018 - 15-Dec-2019
    Apply - The Fine & Dandy Markets 2019

    We are always on the look out for fresh talent, and new exhibitors at The Fine & Dandy Markets - supporting local artists, crafters, designers, traders & food producers since 2013.