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Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2019Calls for Makers25-Feb-2019 - 15-Mar-2019
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 9th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2019. The fair will take place on Saturday, 25 May 2019 at The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh.
Deadline: 15 March 2019, 5pm.
Derry City and Strabane District Council Rural Business Investment SchemeFunding & Grants27-Feb-2019 - 07-Mar-2019
RBIS call 6 - This is likely to be the final call under this scheme. Rural Business Investment Scheme provides investment support for the creation and development of non-agricultural and non-food activities for micro and small enterprises.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council FundingFunding & Grants4-Dec-2018 - 22-Feb-2019
Culture Arts & Heritage - Individual Artists Bursary Scheme
Deadline: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 12
Open Call: Benchspace Cork, Artist/Designer in Residence 2019Residencies18-Feb-2019 - 29-Mar-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 2019Awards & Competitions18-Feb-2019 - 25-Mar-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 LondonCalls for Makers16-Feb-2019 - 31-Mar-2019
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 ChangeAwards & Competitions14-Feb-2019 - 12-May-2019
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 2019-21Calls for Makers04-Feb-2019 - 20-Mar-2019
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 SalesSeminars26-Mar-2019 - 26-Mar-2019
Develop a photography plan for your website and social media using minimal equipment and expense with speaker Joe Fox.
ON PAPER international printmaking contest6-Feb-2019 - 1-Apr-2019
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 €1,000Entry fee: €26
Yes You Can - Female Enterprise ProgrammeAwards & Competitions31-Jan-2019 - 8-Feb-2019
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 AreaSeminars05-Feb-2019 - 05-Feb-2019
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! 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 TrustFunding & Grants09-Jan-2019 - 18-Feb-2019
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 PrintingSeminars30-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
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 CouncilResidencies14-Jan-2019 - 25-Feb-2019
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 LeadersCalls for Makers17-Jan-2019 - 04-Feb-2019
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 SchemeCalls for Makers21-Jan-2019 - 15-Feb-2019
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.Log in
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Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivistSeminars30-Mar-2019 - 30-Mar-2019
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) CompetitionCalls for Makers01-Feb-2019 - 15-Mar-2019
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 SeminarsSeminars20-Jan-2019 - 23-Jan-2019
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