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Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivistSeminars30-Mar-2019 - 30-Mar-2019
How to be a craftivist – the art of gentle protest.
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
30th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 1.30pm)
Wood Pellet sculpture (RHI inspired) CompetitionCalls for Makers01-Feb-2019 - 15-Mar-2019
The Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics is running a tongue in cheek competition where you can send photos of ‘wood pellet’ sculptures as a satire on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, also referred to as the Cash for Ash scandal.
Craft practitioners are invited to make models and artefacts using wood pellets and to send photos of their creations to the Imagine Belfast Festival which will be available to view on their Instagram platform. A panel of judges including the artist Rita Duffy and Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftism Collective, will select the most interesting exhibits for display during the festival. A modest prize of £200 will be presented to the winning sculptor.
Deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019
Showcase 2019 SeminarsSeminars20-Jan-2019 - 23-Jan-2019
Free lunchtime talks from 1.00 – 1.45 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Light lunch provided from 12.45 for 1.00pm start
Grab a complimentary light lunch and hear from a panel of retail and industry specialists on a range of business topics. This is an opportunity to hear about emerging trends, the latest in the online/offline debate and how creating great customer experiences makes for destination shopping.
Location: Seminar Room at the rear of the Jewellery hall, RDS, Dublin
Dates: 20 - 22 January 2019
Open Call: Studios with Flax Art StudiosCalls for Makers18-Dec-2018 - 20-Dec-2018
Flax Art Studios have studios available to rent at their new home at Havelock House, Ormeau Road.
Apply - The Fine & Dandy Markets 2019Calls for Makers14-Dec-2018 - 15-Dec-2019
We are always on the look out for fresh talent, and new exhibitors at The Fine & Dandy Markets - supporting local artists, crafters, designers, traders & food producers since 2013.
Smart Marketing for Creatives with Sharon AdamsSeminars15-Jan-2019 - 28-May-2019
A facilitated marketing programme for professional creatives with a strong emphasis on network building and peer support at Flowerfield Arts Centre.
Exhibit at Top Drawer 2019 with ARTS THREADCalls for Makers13-Dec-2018 - 20-Dec-2018
ARTS THREAD is working with CRAFT at Top Drawer to create a curated space within the show for recent graduates (2015/2016/17/18) and designer/makers who have started their brand within 3 years to be called ARTS THREAD EMERGING TALENTS.
Deadline 20 December 2018 by midnight
Volunteer Opportunity at Collect 2019Calls for Makers12-Dec-2018 - 31-Dec-2018
The Crafts Council is seeking volunteers to support the fair at Collect - International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design.
Held at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, from 28th Feb - 3rd March 2019.
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Call for Entries - CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2019Calls for Makers12-Dec-2018 - 01-Sep-2018
Apply now to be part of CRAFT at Top Drawer Autumn Winter 2019 Edition
A/W 19 EDITION | 8 -10 September 2019
LOCATION: Olympia, London
DEADLINE: Applications being received now
Please note that there is limited space available
Opportunity for Artists - Collaborative Practice Masterclass ProgrammeCalls for Makers25-Jan-2019 - 02-Mar-2019
The number of valuable and stimulating opportunities for artists to work collaboratively with different groups of people of place or interest has increased significantly in recent years. In tandem with this the central focus of Leitrim’s Creative Ireland programme is a programme for practitioners in the creative sector to work with groups within the community to develop high quality projects and programmes that enable those groups and individuals to realise their creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and creativity.
Deadline for Expression of Interest: Monday 17th December 2018
Amberif Design Award 2019Awards & Competitions10-Dec-2018 - 01-Feb-2019
23. International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber
The goal and the objective of the Competition is to promote amber as a source of artistic expression.
The competition´s aim is the design of an original, artistic piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the topic of this year : Kairos
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Call for entries for the P & O Makower Trust Silver CommissionCommissions10-Dec-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
National Museums Scotland is pleased to invite entries for the P & O Makower Trust Silver Commission. An exciting opportunity that looks to support recently graduated and early career silversmiths in the creation of a major piece of silver that will go on display within National Museums Scotland.
Deadline: 11 January 2019
One Year In Entries Now Open06-Dec-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019. One Year In presents the year’s most exciting design talent.
The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.
Deadline: 31 January 2019
OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019Calls for Makers01-Jun-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2019 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.
Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, 12noon
Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 ExhibitionCalls for Makers28-Nov-2018 - 17-Jan-2019
Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.Deadline: 17 January 2019 by 5pm.
Artists in Residence 2019 - Leitrim Sculpture Centre Open Call for ApplicationsCalls for Makers13-Nov-2018 - 01-Dec-2018
Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2019.
Deadline for applications: Saturday 1 Dec 2018
Notification by: Friday 14 December 2018
Call for Makers: Decor and More, Burn Upholstery RetailCalls for Makers05-Nov-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
Call for unique craft products - Retail opportunity with Burns Upholstery.
Burns Upholstery are known for their passion and creative outlook on furniture and design. This knowledge and with the increasing interest in their service, they have decided to maximise the footfall overflow of customers and invest in a interior and service retail store.
Calling all Food and Craft Artisans: Could Your Artisan Workshop be the Next Enonomusee?Calls for Makers30-Oct-2018 - 12-Nov-2018
Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) wants to hear from artisans located within Northern Ireland who are keen to join the Économusée Network. Subject to funding, we aim to develop new Économusée workshops within the region, which will in turn help create socio-economic opportunities in rural communities and create new and enhanced tourism, visitor, employment and business development opportunities.
The deadline for application submission is Monday 12th November 2:00pm.
Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail OpportunityCalls for Makers18-Oct-2018 - 08-Nov-2018
Continuing the successful collaboration between CRAFT NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 December 2018 to 31 May 2019.
Deadline: Thursday 8 November 2018, 5pm.
Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North DownCalls for Makers11-Oct-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
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 MarketCalls for Makers08-Oct-2018 - 29-Oct-2018
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