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  • Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    Calls for Makers11-Oct-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
    Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North Down

    Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s professional intercultural theatre company, is seeking up to 3 Freelance Craft Workshop Leaders to join our pool of Craft People working on the DREAM project.

    Deadline: Friday 19th October 2018. 

  • ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    Calls for Makers08-Oct-2018 - 29-Oct-2018
    ​Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market

    Open Call: Invitation to Makers to apply for Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market 

    As Northern Ireland’s foremost Arts Centre synonymous with craft, we invite makers/artists to join our successful Christmas Craft Market this December 2018.

    Deadline: 29 October 2018, 5pm

  • Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    Seminars18-Oct-2018 - 18-Oct-2018
    Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

    Inspiration from the Fashion and Textile industry to help you grow your business from Local to Global. Following a morning of talks and discussion and the opportunity for one-to-one business meetings.

    Location: An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal

    Date and Time: Thursday 18 October 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • Designers in Residence 2019 Scholarship

    Residencies01-Apr-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
    Designers in Residence 2019 Scholarship

    Applications are sought from designers in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. There are three scholarships available and the three best applications will be considered. 

    Location: Pforzheim, Germany

    Dates of the residency: 1 April - 30 June 2019

    Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018

  • Call for Stallholders: Bake A Building

    Calls for Makers01-Oct-2018 - 22-Oct-2018
    Call for Stallholders: Bake A Building

    This is an opportunity for stallholders to take a stall in St. George's Market at a rate of just £10 for the duration of the 'Bake a Building' event, organised by Ulster Architectural Heritage. As an architectural heritage organisation they are interested in any makers who celebrate traditional crafts or have an architectural theme would really fit in; however this is open to applications from all craftspeople.

    Date of Market: Monday 29 October 2018

    Deadline: Monday 22 October 2018

  • Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale

    Classifieds01-Oct-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
    Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale

    Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale 

    Bought BRAND NEW off cooksons in 2016. Limited use so selling. Delivery posting from Northern Ireland £30 ( can be collected for free).

  • Opportunity for Ceramicists: Zealous Stories Ceramics

    Awards & Competitions27-Sep-2018 - 17-Oct-2018
    Opportunity for Ceramicists: Zealous Stories Ceramics

    Zealous Stories is a monthly open call that offers creatives the chance to win a month-long feature of your work across Zealous, plus a host of amazing partner prizes.

    Deadline: 17 October 2018

  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    Calls for Makers24-Sep-2018 - 08-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018

    The Big Bauble is Space CRAFT's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2018.
    With Christmas on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for you to sell your work, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, to an audience who already appreciate Craft, Applied Art & Design.

    Deadline: Monday 8 October 2018, 5pm

  • Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018/19

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
    Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018/19

    These awards have helped to launch the careers of many eminent craftspeople in the industry and are the only peer reviewed awards in the industry's calendar. Fondly known as the 'Oscars of the Industry' they reward outstanding technical skill and design ability.

    The Awards are open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other allied materials. There are three main categories for entering work and all members of the trade are encouraged to enter.
     
    Deadlines:

    11th January 2019 for: SECTIONS 1 - 10

    21st & 22nd January 2019 for: SECTIONS 11 - 32

  • Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    Community18-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
    Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programme

    The Big Ideas Company offers an expenses scheme for small-scale funding for community groups to participate in their projects.

    Deadline: Monday, 26 November 2018

  • Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Submit your work to be considered for the 2019 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

  • Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018
    Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge

    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 2019

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
    Call for Makers: To create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019

     Tender to create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards.

    Deadline: 26 October 2018

  • RDS Irish Craft Bursary

    Funding & Grants04-May-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
    RDS Irish Craft Bursary

    Applications open for the RDS Irish Craft Bursary.

    Deadline for receipt of applications if Friday 9 November 2018.

  • RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information Event

    Funding & Grants24-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
    RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information Event

    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 Portfolio

    Calls for Makers25-Aug-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: DCCOI Portfolio

    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 Awards

    Awards & Competitions01-Sep-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: The Heritage Crafts Awards

    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 Create

    Calls for Makers31-Aug-2018 - 17-Sep-2018
    Call for Creatives: Star Jump Create

     

    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 Talente

    Calls for Makers27-Aug-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
    Call for Applications: Schmuck and Talente

    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.

    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 Award

    Awards & Competitions27-Aug-2018 - 23-Nov-2018
    Call for Applications: Golden Fleece 2019 Award

    Call for Applications for the 2019 Award

    Deadline: Friday 23 November 2018, 2pm