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Glass Artist in Residence Call - CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, CorkResidencies16-Sep-2019 - 27-Oct-2019
Artists who work primarily with glass are invited to apply for a 4 – 8 week duration beginning mid - September 2019. Whether you are an established artist or an emerging artist this is a great opportunity to explore a new direction in your practice or simply a chance to work in a new environment
Application deadline: Monday, 6 May 2019
Open Call - Unframed Works for Ulster HospitalCalls for Makers9-Apr-2019 - 10-Apr-2019
The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is seeking to purchase up to 60 unframed 2dimensional artworks in any medium (valued between £100 and £1,000) to enhance the patient environment at the Acute Services Block, Ulster Hospital currently under construction.
Successful artist’s work will reflect the themes of Nature and Movement and will contribute to a soothing and inspiring atmosphere for patients, staff and visitors. Submissions from artists based in County Down and Antrim would be particularly welcome
Application deadline: Wednesday, 10 April at 4pm.
The Hidden Garden Experience Summer Art Fair - Call For ExhibitorsCalls for Makers02-Jun-2019 - 02-Jun-2019
The first big event will be the Summer Art Fair in the ballroom of the Marine Court Hotel, Bangor on Sunday 2nd June 2019.
Application deadline: Monday, 13 May 2019
Call for Entries: Arts Thread Emerging Talents at Handmade OxfordCalls for Makers27-Jun-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
The four-day festival will bring together some of the most exciting makers from all over the world, featuring contemporary craft and design, sculpture, interiors and lifestyle, print and photography, artisan food, workshops and demonstrations.
Deadline: Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The Leopards and Prince's Trust design competition - in partnership with British Vogue’s Contributing Jewellery Director Carol WooltonAwards & Competitions9-Apr-2019 - 31-May-2019
Entrants are invited to design a piece of jewellery inspired by UK Architecture. Using the definition of architecture as 'the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings',the design should be supported by preparatory work which links to the specific piece(s) of architecture that provided inspiration.
Please note: Entrants need to be aged between 16 and 30-years-old and have received support from The Prince’s Trust.Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2019
Artist in Residence Leitrim Sculpture Centre 2019 Open Call for ApplicationsResidencies05-Apr-2019 - 01-May-2019
The residency provides artists, and other creative practitioners working in the field of contemporary visual arts, with the space and time for research towards the development of new work.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Ceramic Residency OpportunityResidencies1-Sep-2019 - 30-Apr-2020
Applications are currently open for the LSAD Ceramic Residency Programme. The residency runs for 6 months from September to April.
Deadline for applications is Monday 20 May 2019
Call for Applications: Galway Potters MarketCalls for Makers18-Mar-2019 - 08-Apr-2019
Applications are now open for the Galway Potters Market in the Spanish Arch, Galway
Date of the market: 19 - 21 July 2019
Call for Applications: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019Awards & Competitions11-Mar-2019 - 01-Apr-2019
Legnica SILVER Festival, celebrates its 40th anniversary, this year’s theme “Silver” refers to the origin and history of the Festival.
Deadline: Monday, 1 April 2019
Brexit: Planning VouchersFunding & Grants13-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019
Support to help your business get advice on specific issues such as movement of labour, goods, services and currency management.
Call for Applications - IdentityAwards & Competitions05-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019
You are invited to submit a piece of work which explores and addresses the concept of identity and self expression, while reflecting your cultural or personal identity. This opportunity is presented by Handmade in Britain and Ashmolean Museum.Deadline for entries: Sunday, 31 March 2019
The Open Contemporary Young Artist AwardAwards & Competitions01-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019
The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award is an opportunity for artists 35 years old or younger working in the UK today to submit work for the chance to win £1000 and exhibit work at The Biscuit Factory.
Call For Entries, Made by Hand Craft Fair Cardiff 2019Calls for Makers28-Feb-2019 - 29-Mar-2019
Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland to the largest contemporary craft fair in Wales.
Jerwood BursariesFunding & Grants18-Feb-2019 - 4-Mar-2019
For artists within 6-10 years of establishing their practice.
Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of a new idea.
Deadline: Monday 4 March 2019, 5pm
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