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Call for Applications: Chaiya Art AwardAwards & Competitions1-Jun-2019 - 18-Jul-2019
The UK's biggest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts The winners will exhibit at London's South Bank Galler @oxo. The Chaiya Art Award is open to any artists and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculptre, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video.
Top prize: The Chaiya Art Award £10,000
Public Choice Award: £1,000
Deadline: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019Calls for Makers01-Jun-2019 - 01-Aug-2019
Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 2019
The Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) is a juried exhibition showcasing excellence in contemporary glass by international artists, designers and craft practitioners.
The exhibition will open on 24 October 2019 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, and will be shown until 5 January 2020.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12pm.
Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial TrustAwards & Competitions15-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
Call for applications that explore the innovative use of any of the arts for the built environment.
This includes contemporary and heritage arts, crafts and design in any genre, and applies to public or private space. Projects may relate to designing, making, commissioning, access, education or commercial uses, applications are particularly encouraged from practitioners in these areas.
Deadline: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
The London Artisan / BrixtonCalls for Makers04-Jun-2019 - 01-Jul-2019
The London Artisan is heading South of the river to the ever popular Brixton Village!
The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping.
Deadline to Apply: 1st July
Top Drawer London Call for EntriesCalls for Makers8-Aug-2019 - 10-Sep-2019
Craft Fair to present your work to buyers from museum shops and concept stores to department stores including: The Design Museum, Selfridges, Tate, British Museum, Heals, Liberty, Harrods and moreDeadline has been extended to: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Creative LivelihoodsSeminars11-Jun-2019 - 11-Jun-2019
The Value of Craft in Communities - Seminar | 11 June 2019 | 13.30 - 14.00 Registration | 14.00 - 17.15 Seminar
Makers at the MuseumCalls for Makers18-Aug-2019 - 18-Aug-2019
Expressions of Interest form for interested traders to complete if they wish to take part in the food and craft fair on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Call for Applications: ‘9 March ProjectAwards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 15-Sep-2019
Open Call For Contemporary Jewelry Exploring Issues Of Gender And Feminism
Contemporary jewelry exploring the subject of gender and feminism: research and exhibition.
Winston Churchill Memorial TrustFunding & Grants28-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Travelling Fellowships for artists/makers and arts in the built environment
The Winston Churchill Trust awards travelling fellowships includes an artists and makers award category and is currently open for applications.
Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork BursaryFunding & Grants28-May-2019 - 21-Jun-2019
Call for Applications: FdA Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork Bursary
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex
A new bursary providing funding of up to £5,000 to study FdA Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as been launches by the ctafts college.
VIA Arts Prize 2019Awards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 30-Sep-2019
Call for Applications: VIA Arts Prize 2019
The VIA Arts Prize, the UK’s only Ibero-American themed arts award has launched its 2019 Call For Entries, celebrating its fifth year.
Studio Available in BelfastClassifieds20-May-2019 - 20-May-2020
Artist / Maker Studio now available with Sugary Studios in Belfast.
Masterclass with Adi Toch for further and higher education staffSeminars11-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
International Metalsmith/Silversmith/artist ADI TOCH MASTERCLASS Opportunity
BLUSHING METALS MASTERCLASS WITH ADI TOCH
Workshop Dates: 11 – 13 June 2019, 10am – 5pm
Lecture Date: Friday, 14 June 2019 at 10am with public engagement from 12.00 – 3pm.
Expression of Interest: Craft Fair August 2019Calls for Makers17-May-2019 - 31-May-2019
Expression of interest sought from Makers for potential food & craft fair at the Folk Museum at Cultra on the 18th August with National Museums NI.
Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2019
Call for Applications: The Ireland Glass BiennaleCalls for Makers13-May-2019 - 01-Aug-2019
Call for Applications: National College of Art and Design: Ireland Glass Biennale 2019
Deadline: Thursday, 1 August 2019.
62 Group of Textile Artists - Membership Applications 2019Calls for Makers08-May-2019 - 01-Jun-2019
Membership of the 62 Group of Textile Artists is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide.Deadline: Saturday, 1 June 2019
Sunny Art Prize 2019Calls for Makers01-May-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
Open Call for Artists - About the Art Prize
The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally.
Deadline: Sunday, 30 June 2019.
Royal Ulster Academy of Arts | Call to ArtistsCalls for Makers2-May-2019 - 5-Jul-2019
The Call for Entries to the 138th Annual Exhibition is now open.
Deadline: Friday, 5 July 2019 at 4pm
Bluecoat Display Centre: Exhibit In the WindowCalls for Makers01-May-2019 - 31-May-2019
For the past 4 years the Bluecoat Display Centre has partnered the Liverpool Irish Festival by selecting a contemporary Irish craft maker and inviting them to exhibit here In the Window for the month of October.
Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to be working with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) who are supporting our call out as well as contributing towards transport costs and who, along with the Liverpool Irish Festival Director will be involved in the final selection.
Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2019
How To Boost Sales Through Pinterest with the LEAN Network1-May-2019 - 22-May-2019
Learn how to get the most out of this free platform with speaker Michelle ConnollyDate: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 6-9pm
Call for Applications | Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop | Retail OpportunityCalls for Makers01-May-2019 - 13-May-2019
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 Craft makers for the period 1 June to 30 November 2019.Deadline: Monday, 13 May 2019 at 5pm