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Exhibition Call Out: Spring Fling 2020 at ISLAND Arts CentreCalls for Makers13-Nov-2019 - 15-Dec-2019
Exhibition Opportunity: Spring Fling 23-25 May 2020 at ISLAND Arts Centre.ISLAND Arts Centre in partnership with Upland CIC presents an exhibition of works influenced by the theme of Across the Sea: The North Channel. Applications are now open to all Spring Fling 2020 participants, artists & makers living and working in NI.
Deadline: Sunday 15 December, 2019 by Midnight.
Re: New Wallace 3 - Open CallResidencies01-Jan-2020 - 01-Mar-2020
This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake a 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London in early 2020 and a solo exhibition at R-Space in May/ June 2020.
Deadline: Monday 2 December 2019, 5pm
Flax Gallery Open CallCalls for Makers12-Nov-2019 - 29-Nov-2019
The newly refurbished and relaunched Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from artists working in 2D or 3D media to be included in its 2020 exhibition programme.
Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile.
Call for Applications: All That Glitters - Amateur or Professional JewellersCalls for Makers21-Oct-2019 - 13-Dec-2019
Twenty Twenty Productions are pleased to announce that they have recently been commissioned to make a very exciting series for BBC Two, where we will be embarking on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Applications are invited from both amateur and professional jewellers.
Deadline: Friday, 13 December 2019.
Two spaces in Sugary Studios, 116a Castlereagh Street available immediatelyClassifieds25-Oct-2019 - 30-Nov-2019
1 large studio at £220p/m and 1 small studio with sink at £80p/m (all bills included)
Looking to buy a Floor Loom, Louet Hollandia CountermarcheClassifieds25-Oct-2019 - 20-Dec-2019
The maker has been working on a louet hollandia countermarche floor loom so she is ideally looking for something of a similar vein.
Expression of interest: Museum Shop Sunday Print Fair 1st December 2019Calls for Makers14-Oct-2019 - 23-Oct-2019
National Museums NI are holding a Print Fair on Sunday 1 December 2019 at the Ulster Museum as part of our annual Museum Shop Sunday event. They are asking interested traders to register an expression of interest by close of business on Wednesday the 23 October. Cost per table will be £40. We expect interest in this event to be high!
The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020Awards & Competitions14-Oct-2019 - 10-Jan-2020
The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council is an organisation that promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts.As part of the promotion of excellence the Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
Deadlines: 10 January for: SECTIONS 1 – 9 (2D Designs). 20 & 21 January for: SECTIONS 10 – 31 (All 3D Entries)
Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019Calls for Makers07-Oct-2019 - 21-Oct-2019
The Big Bauble is the CRAFT NI Gallery's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2019.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, 21 October 2019
Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager PostClassifieds07-Oct-2019 - 16-Oct-2019
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education Manager.
Reporting to the Head of Education, Training and Development, the Education Manager is responsible for managing, developing and implementing innovative and progressive education related programmes to cultivate creative partnership links between education and industry sectors, in line with objectives outlined in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Strategic Plan.
Deadline: Wednesday, 15 October 2019, 5pm.
Linen Biennale 2020 – Open CallCalls for Makers07-Oct-2019 - 31-Oct-2019
Open Call/Expressions of Interest
Following on from the success of N.Ireland’s inaugural Linen Biennale in 2018, Lisburn’s R-Space Gallery is at the Planning & Fundraising stage for next year’s events programme and is seeking Contributors, Collaborators, Partners, Researchers and Businesses to help them realise the second Linen Biennale N.Ireland.
Call for Applications: RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2019Calls for Makers16-Sep-2019 - 15-Oct-2019
The RDS Irish Craft Bursary is open to makers who are members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's (DCCoI) PORTFOLIO Programme.
Deadline: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries - Deadline extendedCalls for Makers17-Sep-2019 - 5-Nov-2019
Top Drawer 2020 is now open for entries for their trade show at Olympia, London.
12-14 January 2020.
Deadline to Apply Extended to: Tuesday 5th November 2019
2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000Awards & Competitions13-Sep-2019 - 18-Oct-2019
Art award exploring spirituality through the visual arts.
Deadline: 18 Oct 2019
North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019Calls for Makers13-Sep-2019 - 20-Sep-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 CommissionCommissions12-Sep-2019 - 25-Oct-2019
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 2020Awards & Competitions11-Sep-2019 - 29-Nov-2019
Funding for artists working in all forms of visual, craft and applied artsDeadline: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 5pm
Artists in Residence Opportunity: Marble Arch Caves & Global GeoparkCalls for Makers11-Sep-2019 - 3-Oct-2019
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 GRANTFunding & Grants11-Sep-2019 - 6-Oct-2019
Interested in the future of craft around the globe? Travel, collaborate, learn and share.Deadline: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Schmuck 2020 - Call for Jewellery applicantsCalls for Makers11-Sep-2019 - 8-Oct-2019
“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 makersCalls for Makers10-Sep-2019 - 27-Sep-2019
Independent artist, maker and craft stallholders - FREE opportunity at Púca Festival
Deadline for expression of interest: Friday, 27 September 2019