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Call for Expressions of InterestCommissions22-Oct-2020 - 6-Nov-2020
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 FundFunding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 31-Dec-2020
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 BursariesFunding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 12-Feb-2021
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 GiveawayAwards & Competitions17-Oct-2020 - 19-Oct-2020
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 AWARDCalls for Makers15-Oct-2020 - 08-Dec-2020
Applications for British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARD exhibition are now open. Deadline 8 December 2020.
IDA Awards 2020/2021Funding & Grants15-Oct-2020 - 13-Nov-2020
The IDA Award 2020/2021 is now open for submissions.
Deadline: 4pm, Friday 13th November 2020
Leitrim Sculpture Centre Residencies 2021Residencies15-Oct-2020 - 15-Nov-2020
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 ResidenciesResidencies15-Oct-2020 - 14-Dec-2020
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 FairCalls for Makers08-Oct-2020 - 15-Oct-2020
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 OnlineCalls for Makers21-Sep-2020 - 04-Oct-2020
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 FundraiserClassifieds21-Sep-2020 - 31-Oct-2020
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 2020Calls for Makers24-Sep-2020 - 12-Oct-2020
The Big Bauble is an annual feature in the Craft NI Gallery, showcasing a wide range of unique handmade baubles.
Application Deadline | Monday, 12 October 2020, 5pm.
Notification | Monday, 19 October 2020.
Delivery of Work | From week beginning 26 October 2020.
Festival UK*2022Commissions17-Sep-2020 - 16-Oct-2020
Festival UK*2022 is a nationwide festival of creativity and innovation funded by the UK Government.
NMI and DCCI CommissionAwards & Competitions17-Sep-2020 - 25-Sep-2020
National Museum of Ireland (NMI) and Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) announce a substantial commission in response to Covid-19.
ING Discerning EyeCalls for Makers9-Sep-2020 - 1-Oct-2020
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 ExperienceCalls for Makers5-Sep-2020 - 30-Nov-2020
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 ExtensionFunding & Grants5-Sep-2020 - 30-Sep-2020
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 GalleryCalls for Makers01-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-2020
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 2020Residencies1-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-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 2021Awards & Competitions1-Sep-2020 - 27-Nov-2020
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 2020Calls for Makers1-Sep-2020 - 5-Sep-2020
Raise the Roof Productions are inviting crafters to be part of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2020.