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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: 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 ASAP.
  • 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.
  • Call: Sunny Art Award 2017

    Awards & Competitions1-Aug-2017 - 31-Aug-2017
    Call: Sunny Art Award 2017
    The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. Taking place 1-31 August, submit your entry before the deadline of 20 June.
  • Call: Solo Exhibition @ The Naughton Gallery, QUB

    Calls for Makers8-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
    Call: Solo Exhibition @ The Naughton Gallery, QUB
    The Naughton Gallery at QUB is now accepting proposals for a solo exhibition in June/July 2018. Apply before the deadline of 30 June 2017.
  • 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: RUA 136th Annual Exhibition 2017

    Calls for Makers6-Oct-2017 - 7-Jan-2018
    Call: RUA 136th Annual Exhibition 2017
    Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. Applications are now invited for the RUA's 136th Annual Exhibition. Deadline: 14 June.
  • Call: Queeriosity Exhibition

    Calls for Makers03-Aug-2017 - 02-Sep-2017
    Call: Queeriosity Exhibition
    Artists are invited to submit artwork and proposal ideas for a LGBTQ themed art exhibition to take place from Thursday 3rd August- Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. This exhibition will also feature as part of August Craft Month 2017. Apply by 30 May.
  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    Funding & Grants3-May-2017 - 31-May-2017
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding
    The Ards and North Down Arts Service are offering small grants funding – Individual Artists, Youth Arts, and Arts Projects. Apply by 31 May.
  • 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).
  • 2017 RDS Craft Awards Open

    Awards & Competitions20-Mar-2017 - 14-Jun-2017
    2017 RDS Craft Awards Open
    The annual RDS Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. Established in 1968, the Awards follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century. There is a prize fund of over €30,000 this year and online applications close on 14 June.
  • 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: International Triennial of Silicate Arts

    Awards & Competitions6-Feb-2017 - 30-May-2017
    Call: International Triennial of Silicate Arts
    Applications are now open for the 2017 International Triennial of Silicate Arts. The theme for the 2017 Triennial is "BALANCE". The organisers expect artists to use the given theme with complete freedom and innovation. Apply by May 30th.
  • 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.