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  • Call for Expressions of Interest

    Commissions22-Oct-2020 - 6-Nov-2020
    Call for Expressions of Interest

    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites Expressions of Interests from artists, designers, architects and/or design teams for the design, fabrication and installation of public art that will form part of the £5.2 million Public Realm project for Enniskillen. In partnership with a range of stakeholders, the Council has identified four sites and opportunities for artist/designer led commissions across the town centre.

  • Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

    Funding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 31-Dec-2020
    Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

    For artists and freelancers in Northern Ireland in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company. The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funds will be available for Northern Ireland based practitioners.

  • Textile Society Student Bursaries

    Funding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 12-Feb-2021
    Textile Society Student Bursaries

    The Society’s Student Bursaries of up to £1,000 support BA and MA final year projects or dissertations, internships and apprenticeships.

     


  • The Big Retail Space Giveaway

    Awards & Competitions17-Oct-2020 - 19-Oct-2020
    The Big Retail Space Giveaway

    Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are running a prize draw to win a free retail space in Antrim Castle Mall for 3 months

     

  • Open Call: British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARD

    Calls for Makers15-Oct-2020 - 08-Dec-2020
    Open Call: British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARD

    Applications for British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARD exhibition are now open. Deadline 8 December 2020.

  • IDA Awards 2020/2021

    Funding & Grants15-Oct-2020 - 13-Nov-2020
    IDA Awards 2020/2021

    The IDA Award 2020/2021 is now open for submissions.

    Deadline: 4pm, Friday 13th November 2020

  • Leitrim Sculpture Centre Residencies 2021

    Residencies15-Oct-2020 - 15-Nov-2020
    Leitrim Sculpture Centre Residencies 2021

    Leitrim Sculpture Centre, in association with Leitrim County Council, is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artists during 2021.

    Application deadline 15 November 2020.

  • Call for Applications: Cove Park Residencies

    Residencies15-Oct-2020 - 14-Dec-2020
    Call for Applications: Cove Park Residencies

    Cove Park has opened applications for funded Craft and Design Residencies in Spring and Summer 2021. Craft and Design application deadline 14 December 2020.

  • Handmade in Chelsea Interactive Virtual Craft Fair

    Calls for Makers08-Oct-2020 - 15-Oct-2020
    Handmade in Chelsea Interactive Virtual Craft Fair

    Handmade in Chelsea will run as a virtual online fair this year on 10 to 15 November.

  • Call for Applications: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online

    Calls for Makers21-Sep-2020 - 04-Oct-2020
    Call for Applications: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online

    The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) in Manchester is one of the most prestigious in the UK and is renowned as the place to buy and commission unique and exceptional handmade work, attracting a discerning audience of buyers and collectors.

    A not for profit event, it features some of the best designer-making working in the UK (and further afield!). All exhibitors are selected for their excellence in their craft by an expert panel, to sell their work to the public and trade.

    Event Dates: 21-22 November 2020.

    Application Deadline: Sunday, 4 October 2020, Midnight.

     

  • Camphill Community Clanabogan Weavery Fundraiser

    Classifieds21-Sep-2020 - 31-Oct-2020
    Camphill Community Clanabogan Weavery Fundraiser

    The Camphill Community Clanabogan is raising funds for their weavery by selling some of their surplus materials. A large number of linen weaving yarns available. 

     

  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2020

    Calls for Makers24-Sep-2020 - 12-Oct-2020
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2020

    The Big Bauble is an annual feature in the Craft NI Gallery, showcasing a wide range of unique handmade baubles.

    KEY DATES:

    Application Deadline | Monday, 12 October 2020, 5pm.

    Notification | Monday, 19 October 2020.

    Delivery of Work | From week beginning 26 October 2020.

  • Festival UK*2022

    Commissions17-Sep-2020 - 16-Oct-2020
    Festival UK*2022

    Festival UK*2022 is a nationwide festival of creativity and innovation funded by the UK Government.

  • NMI and DCCI Commission

    Awards & Competitions17-Sep-2020 - 25-Sep-2020
    NMI and DCCI Commission

    National Museum of Ireland (NMI) and Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) announce a substantial commission in response to Covid-19.

  • ING Discerning Eye

    Calls for Makers9-Sep-2020 - 1-Oct-2020
    ING Discerning Eye

    The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2020. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique virtual exhibition and win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000. Deadline 1 October.

     

  • MasterCraft Talks | Sharing Your Knowledge and Experience

    Calls for Makers5-Sep-2020 - 30-Nov-2020
    MasterCraft Talks | Sharing Your Knowledge and Experience

    Following on from a very successful first two months of MasterCraft Talks, DCCI invites you to share your innovative and interesting learnings with other makers via this webinar series.

    Each 20-minute MasterCraft talk will give other designers and makers an insight from which they can learn and adapt to their own practice.

  • DCCI’s Future Makers Awards & Supports 2020 | Deadline Extension

    Funding & Grants5-Sep-2020 - 30-Sep-2020
    DCCI’s Future Makers Awards & Supports 2020 | Deadline Extension

    Following recent announcements in relation to COVID-19 and the continued closure of schools, colleges and businesses across the country, the deadline to apply for DCCI's Future Makers Awards & Supports has been extended to 30th September 2020

     

  • Call for Applications: Craft NI Gallery

    Calls for Makers01-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-2020
    Call for Applications: Craft NI Gallery

    We are now accepting new applications for the Craft NI Gallery on Royal Avenue in Belfast.

    The gallery (formerly Space Craft) opened in 2007 and is designed to be a focal point for the commissioning, exhibition, promotion and sale of Craft.
    The Craft NI Gallery provides a great opportunity for makers to promote and sell their work, in Belfast's vibrant Cathedral Quarter with an established craft audience.
    DEADLINE: Monday, 14 September 2020, 5pm.
  • Tyrone Guthrie Centre | Craft and Design Residency Bursary 2020

    Residencies1-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-2020
    Tyrone Guthrie Centre | Craft and Design Residency Bursary 2020

    Applications now open for the Craft and Design Residency Bursary 2020 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for a week-long residency Monday 12 – Monday 19 October.
     
     

  • Golden Fleece Award 2021

    Awards & Competitions1-Sep-2020 - 27-Nov-2020
    Golden Fleece Award 2021

    The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live. The deadline for entries for the Golden Fleece Award 2021 is 5pm on Friday 27 November 2020.

  • Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2020

    Calls for Makers1-Sep-2020 - 5-Sep-2020
    Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2020

    Raise the Roof Productions are inviting crafters to be part of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2020.