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Maker Opportunities

Please browse our opportunities listings for the craft sector. Craft NI circulates a monthly news & opportunities e-bulletin features news and opportunities for the craft sector including commissions, calls for makers, awards and funding opportunities.

Craft NI also lists classified advertisements for the craft sector including studios for rent and equipment for sale. Please submit opportunities and classifieds by emailing Craft NI.

  • Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards

    Awards & Competitions11-Sep-2017 - 30-Nov-2017
    Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards
    The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries, worth £23,500, recognising people working in traditional skills. Applications for the various awards must be submitted by 30 November.
  • Call: Darkness Exhibition @ R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

    Calls for Makers28-Oct-2017 - 23-Nov-2017
    Call: Darkness Exhibition @ R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
    R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, are now calling for makers to submit proposals responding to the theme of 'Darkness', for a new exhibition showing 28 October - 23 November 2017. Makers should submit their proposals before 26 September.
  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    Funding & Grants01-Nov-2016 - 31-Dec-2017
    Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme
    The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, find out how this ongoing programme can benefit you, with information sessions on 12 & 19 September, and a training course from 25-28 September.
  • Ards & North Down Arts Project Funding

    Funding & Grants03-May-2017 - 28-Sep-2017
    Ards & North Down Arts Project Funding
    The Ards and North Down Arts Service are offering small grants funding for Arts Projects. Apply by 12noon, 28 September.
  • Call: Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018 - Awards Pieces Tender

    Commissions31-Aug-2017 - 9-Oct-2017
    Call: Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018 - Awards Pieces Tender
    Arts & Business NI has commenced their search for a local artist to create and design the award pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2018. The budget is £3,200 and the deadline for submissions in 9th October 2017.
  • Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017

    Calls for Makers1-Nov-2017 - 24-Dec-2017
    Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017
    Submissions are now open for the Craft & Design Collective's Big Bauble 2017. Makers are urged to submit their original Christmas baubles and decorations for sale in Space CRAFT, before the closing date of 5pm, 25 September.
  • Golden Fleece Award 2018

    Awards & Competitions17-Aug-2017 - 17-Aug-2017
    Golden Fleece Award 2018
    Submissions are now open for the prestigious Golden Fleece Award 2018. The award is one of the largest independent monetary awards in Ireland, and makers are urged to apply before the deadline of 17 November 2017.
  • Applications Open for the Rosy James Memorial Trust

    Awards & Competitions28-Jun-2016 - 26-Aug-2016
    Applications Open for the Rosy James Memorial Trust
    Applications are now open for the £15,000 Rosy James Memorial Trust Award for Designer-Makers. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award. Apply by 4pm, 22 September.
  • Call: Love Your Home Belfast 2017

    Calls for Makers01-Mar-2017 - 15-Oct-2017
    Call: Love Your Home Belfast 2017
    Love Your Home show brings ideas and inspiration from exhibitors in interiors, garden, home improvements, local art, home technology and local food producers together under one roof. Taking place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, makers are encouraged to apply to showcase and sell their work.
  • Call: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

    Calls for Makers29-Jun-2017 - 17-Oct-2017
    Call: LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
    In 2016 the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the LOEWE Craft Prize, an annual international prize recognising an outstanding work of craftsmanship that pairs an original artistic concept with a modern application of traditional methods. Apply for the 2018 Award by October 17th.
  • Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate Makers

    Calls for Makers24-Sep-2017 - 17-Dec-2017
    Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate Makers
    The popular Fine & Dandy Market, at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, is seeking graduate makers for a number of upcoming markets. This is a great opportunity to sell, learn, and build up your profile. It's free, but graduate makers should apply ASAP.
  • Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI

    Calls for Makers17-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
    Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI
    The Creative Momentum project is offering creative businesses that have a premises open to the public the chance to be part of a heavily marketed initiative connecting their business with visitors to their region. Apply by 15 June.
  • Call: Synergy Studios Seeks Male Makers for August Craft Month

    Calls for Makers28-Apr-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
    Call: Synergy Studios Seeks Male Makers for August Craft Month
    Synergy Studios, Newcastle, are seeking male designer-makers, whose work is influenced by masculine qualities or is designed to appeal to men, for a special August Craft Month 2017 exhibition. Get in touch with them before June.
  • AMA Conference 2017 – Bursaries Available

    Awards & Competitions13-Apr-2017 - 21-Apr-2017
    AMA Conference 2017 – Bursaries Available
    The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) along with some of their partners are offering a range of bursaries to help cover up to 80% of your delegate cost for attending AMA conference 2017. There are two deadlines, 21 April and 5 May. 
  • QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeship

    Awards & Competitions05-Jun-2017 - 03-Aug-2017
    QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeship
    Do you need funding for further study or training in the craft sector? Do you need apprenticeship funding? The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of The Royal Warrant Holders Association, runs two different Schemes to help both emerging and experienced craftspeople to excel in their careers. The next round of applications will be open from 6 June to 3 August.
  • Call: Forging Ahead at Moneypenny's Forge

    Calls for Makers3-Apr-2017 - 1-Aug-2017
    Call: Forging Ahead at Moneypenny's Forge
    Forging Ahead @ Moneypenny's Forge is a creative learning programme that offers hands-on learning experiences for over 50’s. They are now seeking experienced Blacksmiths to help deliver this exciting project. Apply by April 14 (first submission deadline).
  • Call: New Designers One Year On 2017

    Calls for Makers28-Jun-2017 - 8-Jul-2017
    Call: New Designers One Year On 2017
    New Designers are inviting applications to exhibit in One Year On 2017, an exciting and exclusive opportunity for designers in their 1st year of business. Apply by 30 January.
  • Entrepreneurial Spark Belfast

    Residencies30-Jan-2017 - 26-Apr-2017
    Entrepreneurial Spark Belfast
    A "People Accelerator", Entrepreneurial Spark are now accepting applications for their upcoming Belfast 'hatchery' programme. They offer a six-month programme for entrepreneur’s looking to either start a business or expand their existing business absolutely free of charge.
  • Eighty81 Pitch Like a Pro Programme

    Seminars26-Oct-2016 - 13-Apr-2017
    Eighty81 Pitch Like a Pro Programme
    Eighty81 Club for Creative Startups is a new programme that will work with startups, entrepreneurs & small businesses. With a series of workshops planned in, their first is Pitch Night, set to take place on the 26th of October.
     
  • Call: Food & Design Winter Fair 2016

    Calls for Makers26-Nov-2016 - 27-Nov-2016
    Call: Food & Design Winter Fair 2016
    The Food & Design Winter Fair in Belvedere House, Mullingar, is now calling on makers to apply to showcase their work. Taking place from 26-27 of November, interested makers should apply before 24 October.
  • Craft & Skills Day @ UFTM

    Community11-Sep-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
    Craft & Skills Day @ UFTM
    Come along to a Craft and Skills Day at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on the 11th of September, 10.30am-3.30pm, for the launch of the 2016/17 Creative Crafts, Talks, Tours and Family Programme.