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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.
British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2019 applications are openAwards & Competitions19-Nov-2018 - 05-Dec-2018
The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition.Deadline: 5 December 2018
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
Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to GlobalSeminars18-Oct-2018 - 18-Oct-2018
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 ScholarshipResidencies01-Apr-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
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 BuildingCalls for Makers01-Oct-2018 - 22-Oct-2018
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 SaleClassifieds01-Oct-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
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 CeramicsAwards & Competitions27-Sep-2018 - 17-Oct-2018
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 2018Calls for Makers24-Sep-2018 - 08-Oct-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 2018/19Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
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' programmeCommunity18-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
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 2019Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
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 ChallengeCalls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018
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 2019Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
Tender to create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards.
Deadline: 26 October 2018