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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: 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.
  • Guildhall Craft Fair 2017: Call for Exhibitors

    Calls for Makers10-Nov-2017 - 12-Nov-2017
    Guildhall Craft Fair 2017: Call for Exhibitors
    The return of the City’s ever popular Guildhall Craft Fair takes place from 10th – 12th November 2017 – and is a great chance for visitors to pick up the perfect handcrafted gift. The deadline for applications is 4pm, 28th of July.

     


  • Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017

    Calls for Makers16-Dec-2017 - 17-Dec-2017
    Call: The Bristol Artisan 2017
    The Bristol Artisan is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues. They are holding a second event for 50 Designer Makers at Arnolfini on Bristol Harbourside - just in time for Christmas. Apply by 30th July.
  • Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017

    Calls for Makers10-Nov-2017 - 12-Nov-2017
    Call: The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017
    The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair showcases high quality Irish craft and design in the beautiful setting of the gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. Apply by July 30th.
  • 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.
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award

    Awards & Competitions9-Jun-2017 - 19-Sep-2017
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award
    Applications are open for next year’s round of Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships. No qualifications are required. These opportunities are available to all UK citizens resident in the UK over the age of 18. The deadline is 19 September.
  • 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.
  • Apply for the 2017 London Design Fair

    Calls for Makers21-Sep-2017 - 24-Sep-2017
    Apply for the 2017 London Design Fair
    The largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries in one destination during the London Design Festival, the London Design Fair are accepting exhibitor applications. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
  • Call: The Autumn Gift & Home Fair 2017

    Calls for Makers20-Aug-2017 - 23-Aug-2017
    Call: The Autumn Gift & Home Fair 2017
    The Autumn Gift & Home Fair is Ireland’s leading Trade Fair for Giftware, Homeware, Tabletop, Jewellery, Accessories and Seasonal products. They're now calling for designer-makers to exhibit at their Yes It's Irish section. Register ASAP as space is limited.
  • Applications open for Top Drawer | Craft (S/S18 Edition) 2018

    Calls for Makers14-Jan-2018 - 16-Jan-2018
    Applications open for Top Drawer | Craft (S/S18 Edition) 2018
    January 2018 sees the return of Top Drawer | Craft, the international design led trade event for contemporary makers and organisations. Makers are urged to apply before the July 31st deadline.
  • 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: Love Your Home Belfast 2017

    Calls for Makers1-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: 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.
  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    Funding & Grants1-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.
  • 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.
  • Call: The Big Bauble 2016 @ Space CRAFT

    Calls for Makers01-Nov-2016 - 24-Dec-2016
    Call: The Big Bauble 2016 @ Space CRAFT
    Submissions are now open for the Craft & Design Collective's Big Bauble 2016. Makers are urged to submit their original Christmas baubles and decorations for sale in Space CRAFT, before the closing date of 19 September.