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Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design ChallengeCalls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018
Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge
Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District and PLACE Built Environment Centre, is running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates.
Deadline: Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.
Call for Makers: To create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
Tender to create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards.
Deadline: 26 October 2018
RDS Irish Craft BursaryFunding & Grants04-May-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
Applications open for the RDS Irish Craft Bursary.
Deadline for receipt of applications if Friday 9 November 2018.
RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information EventFunding & Grants24-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
An information event about the RDS Irish Craft Bursary will take place in The Minerva Suite, RDS, Dublin 4 on Friday 21st September.
Call for Applications: DCCOI PortfolioCalls for Makers25-Aug-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
Apply now for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland's 'Portfolio Critical Selection' and 'Portfolio Wider Programme'
Deadline: Friday, 9 November, 5pm
Call for Applications: The Heritage Crafts AwardsAwards & Competitions01-Sep-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
The Heritage Crafts Awards
Nominations are now open for Maker of the Year, one of five prestigious awards awarded annually by the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) in recognition of people working in traditional skills.
Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018, 2pm.
Call for Creatives: Star Jump CreateCalls for Makers31-Aug-2018 - 17-Sep-2018
Star Jump Create are looking for all kinds of creatives who enjoy developing and sharing skills and ideas in an educational environment with children and young people.
They require professional artists, designers and makers to deliver skills based learning.
Experience is preferred but not essential.
Register your interest by Monday 17 September 2018
Call for Applications: Schmuck and TalenteCalls for Makers27-Aug-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
Call for applications from young makers working in applied art for ‘Schmuck' and ‘Talente'.
These exhibitions are on show as part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich, 13 - 17 March 2019.
Deadline: Friday, 5 October 2018
National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.Calls for Makers13-Aug-2018 - 03-Sep-2018
National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.
Deadline: Monday 3 September 2018, 4pm
Call for Applications: Golden Fleece 2019 AwardAwards & Competitions27-Aug-2018 - 23-Nov-2018
Call for Applications for the 2019 Award
Deadline: Friday 23 November 2018, 2pm
Vision Express Young Artist of the Year 2018Awards & Competitions20-Aug-2018 - 14-Sep-2018
2018 Vision Express Young Artist of the Year in partnership with Ballymena Rotary Club and The Braid Arts Centre - now open for entries.
Deadline: 14 September 2018
Exit 15 commissionCommissions29-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
Call for Artists to collaborate with Ballyogan Community: €40,000 Commission
Opportunity: Apply to take part in the London ArtisanCalls for Makers29-Aug-2018 - 01-Oct-2018
The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London. Taking place on a quarterly basis throughout the year, the marketplace brings 50 contemporary designer makers to Old Truman Brewery for a two-day design market.
Rosy James Memorial Trust Award AnnouncedAwards & Competitions29-Aug-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
Craft Makers encouraged to apply for the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000
Opportunity: Crafting Futures Grant SchemeFunding & Grants01-Oct-2018 - 28-Feb-2019
The British Council will award research grants of up to £5,000 each for UK-based practitioners to undertake overseas residencies, projects, collaborations or other activities in response to a set of research themes related to the Crafting Futures programme between October 2018 and February 2019.
Deadline: 8 October 2018, 5pm
India Residency - Arts Council of Northern IrelandFunding & Grants01-Dec-2018 - 30-Apr-2019
Indian Residency Schemes
- Vedaaranya Artists’ Residency at Ramgarh Shekhawati Rajasthan
- The Sanskriti Foundationd
Deadline: Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 4pm
Call for Makers: The Guildhall Craft & Artisan Food Fair 2018Calls for Makers23-Nov-2018 - 25-Nov-2018
Applications are now open for the 2018 Guildhall Craft & Artisan Food Fair.
Deadline: 17 August 2018, 4pm.
Call for makers - China Liling International Ceramic Expo 2018Calls for Makers25-Sep-2018 - 02-Oct-2018
An international exhibition aimed to support the domestic and abroad ceramics brands.
Dates: 25 Septemeber - 2 October 2018
Call for stallholders: Castle Street, Belfast Evening FairCalls for Makers26-Oct-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
Call for stallholders: Castle Street, Belfast, Evening Fair
Dates and Times: Friday 26th October (7pm – 9pm)
Deadline to book your free stall: Friday 5 October 2018
Call for Applications - Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019Awards & Competitions01-Mar-2018 - 15-Nov-2018
International competition / exhibition for young jewellery makers
Are you a goldsmith, a designer, an artist, and you’re under 35?
Do not miss the opportunity to participate to PREZIOSA, the most prestigious Italian exhibition dedicated to the contemporary goldsmith research. Jewellers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, professionals, students from all over the world are invited to present projects that illustrate the work in which they are currently involved.
Deadline: 15 November 2018.
Funding Opportunity: ACNI Support for the Individual Artist ProgrammeFunding & Grants18-Jul-2018 - 16-Aug-2018
Open to artists of all disciplines and in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.
Deadline: 16 August 2018, 4pm.