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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
Studio Available - Top Floor ArtCalls for Makers12-Feb-2018 - 16-Mar-2018
Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios are inviting applications for full studio membership. A shared, open studio space will become available in April / May 2018.
Deadline: 4pm, 16 March 2018
Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018Calls for Makers19-Jan-2018 - 23-Feb-2018
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 8th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2018 Saturday 26 May in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh. This high quality Craft fair includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands. Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018 by post only
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 Makers8-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 & Competitions8-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
Apply for One Year On - New Designers 2018Calls for Makers12-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
One Year On for talented designers launching new creative businesses
Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year On at New Designers 2018.
One Year On 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 by industry buyer, business-owner and designer Rheanna Lingham, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.
Application Deadline: 31st January 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.
Prince's Trust – Enterprise ProgrammeCalls for Makers10-Jan-2018 - 6-Mar-2018
Prince's Trust – Enterprise Programme
Looking for training, qualifications & support into self-employment? The Prince's Trust works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme.
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 & Competitions1-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 Makers1-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
Call for submissions: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018Calls for Makers11-Dec-2017 - 1-Mar-2018
Ards and North Down Borough Council are currently inviting submissions for consideration for the ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018.
Call for makers: Rising Stars 2018 ExhibitionCalls for Makers17-Feb-2018 - 14-Apr-2018
Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. There is a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019 for one of the makers in the exhibition. 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.
Deadline: 4 January 2018, 9am
Open Call. Amberif Design Award 2018Awards & Competitions01-Nov-2017 - 26-Jan-2018
The AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a competition motto, to stop and think a while and perhaps experience a moment of supreme creativity.
Deadline: 26 January 2018.
Blacksmith Residency OpportunityResidencies1-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.
Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017Calls for Makers1-Nov-2017 - 24-Dec-2017Submissions are now open for the Craft & Design Collective's Big Bauble 2017. Makers are urged to submit their original Christmas baubles and decorations for sale in Space CRAFT, before the closing date of 5pm, 25 September.
Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate MakersCalls for Makers24-Sep-2017 - 17-Dec-2017The 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.
Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NICalls for Makers17-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017The 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.
Call: Synergy Studios Seeks Male Makers for August Craft MonthCalls for Makers28-Apr-2017 - 30-Jun-2017Synergy 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.