Please browse our opportunities listings for the craft sector. This section includes news, opportunities, 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: email@example.com
Call for Makers: Make for MurmurCalls for Makers09-Apr-2018 - 11-May-2018
Could you make for Murmur?
Murmur is a group of Irish designers together. We are a lifestyle brand with a range of homewares, ceramics, clothing, bedlinen, furniture, jewellery, fragrance, leather goods and gifting. If you’re an Irish based maker or designer, and you like the idea of an already established market, we want to hear from you.
Deadline: Friday 11th May 2018
Call for Applications: Puffin GalleryCalls for Makers02-Apr-2018 - 15-Apr-2018
Call for Artists – Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle
Call for artists to submit their work for a special exhibition in the Puffin Gallery in August 2018.
Theme: 10 x 10in or 10 x 10 x 10in
Application Deadline: 15 April 2018
Submission Deadline: 20 July 2018
Future Makers21-Mar-2018 - 13-Apr-2018
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) ‘Future Makers Awards & Supports’ is now open for applications.
It provides support for the next generation of makers including; Future Makers funds: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and more creative opportunities.
Call for Makers - Glass Jewellery, Images for PublicationCalls for Makers09-Mar-2018 - 27-May-2018
Call for Submissions: Makers working with Glass in Jewellery
Jewellers or glassmakers interested in submitting images of their work and process for upcoming publication about Glass Jewellery.
The book will written by Mirka Janeckova and published by Crowood Press, UK. Expected date of publishing will be early 2019. Book will be distributed internationally.
Deadline: 27 of May 2018
Call for Makers - Podcast InterviewCalls for Makers05-Mar-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
Dr Sarah McAleer is looking for makers to take part in a new podcast series called 'Sarah McAleer Chatsmith'.
This is a call for artists and makers from a range of disciplines and at any stage in business as well as those who have expertise in a particular area.
Call for Graduates - The Fine & Dandy MarketCalls for Makers28-Feb-2018 - 17-Mar-2018
The Fine & Dandy Market is offering recent graduates the chance showcase their work for free.
The Fine & Dandy Market is a monthly market, showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators, craftsmen and food producers in Elmwood Hall, Opposite Queen University, Belfast.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Applications - Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019Awards & Competitions1-Mar-2018 - 15-Nov-2018
International competition / exhibition for young jewellery makers
Are you a goldsmith, a designer, an artist, and you’re under 35?
Do not miss the opportunity to participate to PREZIOSA, the most prestigious Italian exhibition dedicated to the contemporary goldsmith research. Jewellers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, professionals, students from all over the world are invited to present projects that illustrate the work in which they are currently involved.
Deadline: 15 November 2018.
Call for Applications - Emerge Craft PrizeAwards & Competitions26-Feb-2018 - 19-Mar-2018
Zealous have launched a UK-wide competition for emerging artists.Born in response to the changing nature of the UK’s relationship with Europe, the Emerge Prize celebrates new generations of diverse creative talent.Submissions are free and open to all emerging creatives across 12 categories (craft, design, film, performance, writing and more!) who reside in the UK.
Deadline: 19 March 2018
Apprentice Opportunity - Nigel O'Reilly GoldsmithCalls for Makers26-Feb-2018 - 23-Mar-2018
Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith is an independent goldsmithing and diamond setting studio based in Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland. Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith works for 11 UK and Irish jewellery houses alongside the development of his own bespoke collections and future exhibitions. As part of their studio expansion, Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith is currently seeking a full time apprentice goldsmith.
Deadline: 23 March 2018
August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event RegistrationCalls for Makers26-Feb-2018 - 30-Mar-2018
Craft NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.
August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.
For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018
Call for Entries - Sculpture in Context 2018Calls for Makers12-Feb-2018 - 05-Apr-2018
Call for entries: Sculpture in Context Annual Open Exhibition 2018.
The exhibition runs from 6th September to 19th October 2018 in National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Deadline: 5 April 2018.
Online Business Course for Art and Design Glass BusinessesSeminars18-Jan-2018 - 30-May-2018
A specialist online webinar business course for art and design glass businesses.
Presented by Contemporary Glass Society and The Design Trust.
Fee: £50 - £125
Deadline to apply: 31 January 2018
Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018Calls for Makers08-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Opportunity for designer / makers working in pewter.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Pewter Live. In homage to this the Worshipful Company of Pewterers have set the challenge of producing an item, or range of items, that evoke a celebration, be it a wedding, christening, winning a competition or gaining a degree.
Deadline: 30 January 2018
Future Lights- International Ceramics CompetitionAwards & Competitions08-Jan-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics.
Deadline: 31st March 2018
4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018Awards & Competitions11-Jan-2018 - 01-Apr-2018
ON PAPER Printmaking Contest 2018
ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.
The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol (UK) in summer 2018.
Deadline: 01 April 2018 at 11:55.
Call for Applications: Goldsmiths' Fair 2018Calls for Makers01-Jan-2018 - 26-Feb-2018
Apply for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 25 September – 7 October 2018.
Deadline: 9am, 26 February 2018.
Emerge 2018 Glass AwardsAwards & Competitions01-Jan-2018 - 23-Feb-2018
Emerge 2018 Glass Awards
The tenth in a biennial series of exhibitions hosted by Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon.
Deadline: 23 February 2018
Call for Applications: Handmade ChelseaCalls for Makers01-Dec-2017 - 30-Apr-2018
Applications are now accepted for Handmade Chelsea, the contemporary craft and design fair, this will be the 12th annual Christmas shopping event at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Handmade Chelsea will take place from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November 2018.
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Blacksmith Residency OpportunityResidencies01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jun-2018
Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is embarking on a Heritage Lottery-funded project to develop Moneypenny’s Forge as a unique heritage craft facility on the banks of the Newry Canal. This 2-year project will increase access to the Forge through learning programmes, events and workshops. We are currently seeking proposals from experienced blacksmiths to participate in the delivery of the project through our six-month Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme.
Submission Deadline: Monday 18th December
Opportunity to showcase tourism productCalls for Makers06-Nov-2017 - 30-Nov-2017
Belfast City Council, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has launched a competition to find new tourist products to sell at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.
Successful candidates will be offered one-to-one mentoring to help design and develop their product and then quote for it to go on sale in Visit Belfast’s city centre premises – one of the most visited buildings in Belfast.
Call for applications - The Craft Film Festival May 2018Calls for Makers01-Oct-2017 - 15-Jan-2018
The Craft Council England are inviting submissions for the third edition of Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, which will be screened at our partners’ Picturehouse Central London on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2018.
All genres can apply: documentaries, story-led films, animation and more. Whether celebrating the skills involved in prop making, following the sometimes surreal journeys of individual makers, or exploring ways making brings people together, Real to Reel 2018 will bring the best of contemporary craft film to the silver screen.
Building on the success of previous editions, Crafts Council will explore opportunities for national and international touring beyond the London screening, in partnership with Picturehouse Central and the British Council.
Deadline: 5pm, 15th January 2018.