The resources section provides essential background knowledge to contemporary craft practice in Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Ireland and further afield.
In this section we have also included ‘signposts’ to key opportunities and resources. The information should be useful to individuals and organisations working in the contemporary craft sector as well as those involved in its development and support.
Rural Business Development Grant SchemeSignpostDownload now
Sell Your Craft Online ResourcesPractical Guides
Resources from an online programme delivered by Craft NI in June 2020 in response to CV-19 Lockdown. Supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland.
Lockdown LibraryCritical WritingDownload now
Local Government SupportSignpost
Links to business support offered via local councils across Northern Ireland.
Focus on support responding to lockdown measures in response to Coronavirus in April 2020
Information for small businessesSignpostDownload now
Insurance for Designer MakersSignpostDownload now
The Prince's Trust - Enterprise programmeSignpost
The Prince's Trust works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme. Providing training, mentoring support, funding and resources.
The Design Trust - Free Resources for MakersPractical Guides
The Design Trust is an online business school for designers and makers. It provides a free resources section where you will find practical advice on everything from starting your business, pricing your work, selling online and tips for trade shows and events.