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VAI Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2021Residencies01-Dec-2020 - 12-Jan-2020
Applications are invited for the 2021 Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
The Residency is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages.
DCCI External Exhibitions Fund deadline extendedFunding & Grants01-Dec-2020 - 10-Dec-2020
The deadline for applications to the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) External Exhibitions Fund 2021 has been extended to 10 December.
D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2020/21Funding & Grants01-Dec-2020 - 18-Dec-2020
The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2020/21 offers support via grants of £2000 in 2 strands: Visual Arts and Craft Commissions and Career Development Grants.
Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas MarketCalls for Makers09-Nov-2020 - 20-Nov-2020
If you are a Belfast based business or entrepreneur, then you can take part in ‘Buy Belfast’ Virtual Christmas Market and sell your products to the public for free.
Winter content call out from Tourism NICalls for Makers9-Nov-2020 - 20-Nov-2020
Tourism NI have an open call at the moment for Christmas/Winter content for their social media channels and PR. Do you have a clip of yourself making a bauble? Finishing a winter scarf or wrap? Delivering a wreath-making workshop? Firing a mug designed for a hot warming drink? Tourism NI has a significant reach through its social channels, so why not try out some of your winter ideas and add craft to the story Tourism NI is telling this season.
Public Art Commission – Ulster American Folk ParkCommissions5-Nov-2020 - 7-Dec-2020
As part of the International Appalachian Trail, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with National Museums NI is commissioning a piece of public art to be located at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.
European Prize for Applied Arts 2021Calls for Makers28-Oct-2020 - 29-Jan-2021
Launched in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, WCC-Europe and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the European Prize for Applied Arts rewards contemporary works of applied arts and handcrafted design. A 5th edition which will celebrate the 40 years of the association.
Commercial agent GermanyCalls for Makers28-Oct-2020 - 29-Oct-2020
The Enterprise Europe Network, based at Invest Northern Ireland, has been invited to forward details of any NI businesses interested in having an independent commercial agent to represent them to German buyers.
The deadline is 29 October, and help is available to write your profile.
Contact Louise Wallace on her direct line 028 9069 8174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Expressions of InterestCommissions22-Oct-2020 - 06-Nov-2020
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites Expressions of Interests from artists, designers, architects and/or design teams for the design, fabrication and installation of public art that will form part of the £5.2 million Public Realm project for Enniskillen. In partnership with a range of stakeholders, the Council has identified four sites and opportunities for artist/designer led commissions across the town centre.
Freelands Foundation Emergency FundFunding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 31-Dec-2020
For artists and freelancers in Northern Ireland in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company. The Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Funds will be available for Northern Ireland based practitioners.
Textile Society Student BursariesFunding & Grants22-Oct-2020 - 12-Feb-2021
The Society’s Student Bursaries of up to £1,000 support BA and MA final year projects or dissertations, internships and apprenticeships.
The Big Retail Space GiveawayAwards & Competitions17-Oct-2020 - 19-Oct-2020
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are running a prize draw to win a free retail space in Antrim Castle Mall for 3 months
Open Call: British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARDCalls for Makers15-Oct-2020 - 08-Dec-2020
Applications for British Ceramics Biennial 2021 AWARD exhibition are now open. Deadline 8 December 2020.
IDA Awards 2020/2021Funding & Grants15-Oct-2020 - 13-Nov-2020
The IDA Award 2020/2021 is now open for submissions.
Deadline: 4pm, Friday 13th November 2020
Leitrim Sculpture Centre Residencies 2021Residencies15-Oct-2020 - 15-Nov-2020
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, in association with Leitrim County Council, is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artists during 2021.
Application deadline 15 November 2020.
Call for Applications: Cove Park ResidenciesResidencies15-Oct-2020 - 14-Dec-2020
Cove Park has opened applications for funded Craft and Design Residencies in Spring and Summer 2021. Craft and Design application deadline 14 December 2020.
Handmade in Chelsea Interactive Virtual Craft FairCalls for Makers08-Oct-2020 - 15-Oct-2020
Handmade in Chelsea will run as a virtual online fair this year on 10 to 15 November.
Call for Applications: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair OnlineCalls for Makers21-Sep-2020 - 04-Oct-2020
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) in Manchester is one of the most prestigious in the UK and is renowned as the place to buy and commission unique and exceptional handmade work, attracting a discerning audience of buyers and collectors.
A not for profit event, it features some of the best designer-making working in the UK (and further afield!). All exhibitors are selected for their excellence in their craft by an expert panel, to sell their work to the public and trade.
Event Dates: 21-22 November 2020.
Application Deadline: Sunday, 4 October 2020, Midnight.
Camphill Community Clanabogan Weavery FundraiserClassifieds21-Sep-2020 - 31-Oct-2020
The Camphill Community Clanabogan is raising funds for their weavery by selling some of their surplus materials. A large number of linen weaving yarns available.
Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2020Calls for Makers24-Sep-2020 - 12-Oct-2020
The Big Bauble is an annual feature in the Craft NI Gallery, showcasing a wide range of unique handmade baubles.
Application Deadline | Monday, 12 October 2020, 5pm.
Notification | Monday, 19 October 2020.
Delivery of Work | From week beginning 26 October 2020.
Festival UK*2022Commissions17-Sep-2020 - 16-Oct-2020
Festival UK*2022 is a nationwide festival of creativity and innovation funded by the UK Government.