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Maker Opportunities

Please browse our opportunities listings for the craft sector. Craft NI circulates a monthly news & opportunities e-bulletin features news and opportunities for the craft sector including 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.

  • Opportunity to showcase tourism product

    Awards & Competitions6-Nov-2017 - 30-Nov-2017
    Opportunity to showcase tourism product

     

    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: Heritage Craft Association Awards

    Awards & Competitions11-Sep-2017 - 30-Nov-2017
    Call: Heritage Craft Association Awards
    The Heritage Crafts Association is calling for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries, worth £23,500, recognising people working in traditional skills. Applications for the various awards must be submitted by 30 November.
  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    Funding & Grants01-Nov-2016 - 31-Dec-2017
    Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme
    The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, find out how this ongoing programme can benefit you, with information sessions on 12 & 19 September, and a training course from 25-28 September.
  • Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017

    Calls for Makers1-Nov-2017 - 24-Dec-2017
    Call: Space CRAFT'S The Big Bauble is Back for 2017
    Submissions 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 Makers

    Calls for Makers24-Sep-2017 - 17-Dec-2017
    Call: The Fine & Dandy Market Seeks Graduate Makers
    The 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 NI

    Calls for Makers17-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
    Call: My Creative Edge – Creative Trails NI
    The 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 Month

    Calls for Makers28-Apr-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
    Call: Synergy Studios Seeks Male Makers for August Craft Month
    Synergy 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.
  • AMA Conference 2017 – Bursaries Available

    Awards & Competitions13-Apr-2017 - 21-Apr-2017
    AMA Conference 2017 – Bursaries Available
    The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) along with some of their partners are offering a range of bursaries to help cover up to 80% of your delegate cost for attending AMA conference 2017. There are two deadlines, 21 April and 5 May. 
  • QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeship

    Awards & Competitions05-Jun-2017 - 03-Aug-2017
    QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeship
    Do you need funding for further study or training in the craft sector? Do you need apprenticeship funding? The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of The Royal Warrant Holders Association, runs two different Schemes to help both emerging and experienced craftspeople to excel in their careers. The next round of applications will be open from 6 June to 3 August.
  • Call: Forging Ahead at Moneypenny's Forge

    Calls for Makers3-Apr-2017 - 1-Aug-2017
    Call: Forging Ahead at Moneypenny's Forge
    Forging Ahead @ Moneypenny's Forge is a creative learning programme that offers hands-on learning experiences for over 50’s. They are now seeking experienced Blacksmiths to help deliver this exciting project. Apply by April 14 (first submission deadline).
  • Call: New Designers One Year On 2017

    Calls for Makers28-Jun-2017 - 8-Jul-2017
    Call: New Designers One Year On 2017
    New Designers are inviting applications to exhibit in One Year On 2017, an exciting and exclusive opportunity for designers in their 1st year of business. Apply by 30 January.
  • Entrepreneurial Spark Belfast

    Residencies30-Jan-2017 - 26-Apr-2017
    Entrepreneurial Spark Belfast
    A "People Accelerator", Entrepreneurial Spark are now accepting applications for their upcoming Belfast 'hatchery' programme. They offer a six-month programme for entrepreneur’s looking to either start a business or expand their existing business absolutely free of charge.
  • Eighty81 Pitch Like a Pro Programme

    Seminars26-Oct-2016 - 13-Apr-2017
    Eighty81 Pitch Like a Pro Programme
    Eighty81 Club for Creative Startups is a new programme that will work with startups, entrepreneurs & small businesses. With a series of workshops planned in, their first is Pitch Night, set to take place on the 26th of October.
     
  • Call: Food & Design Winter Fair 2016

    Calls for Makers26-Nov-2016 - 27-Nov-2016
    Call: Food & Design Winter Fair 2016
    The Food & Design Winter Fair in Belvedere House, Mullingar, is now calling on makers to apply to showcase their work. Taking place from 26-27 of November, interested makers should apply before 24 October.
  • Craft & Skills Day @ UFTM

    Community11-Sep-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
    Craft & Skills Day @ UFTM
    Come along to a Craft and Skills Day at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on the 11th of September, 10.30am-3.30pm, for the launch of the 2016/17 Creative Crafts, Talks, Tours and Family Programme.
  • Eighty81 Nest Programme

    Residencies18-Aug-2016 - 14-Sep-2016
    Eighty81 Nest Programme
    NEST is a nine-month incubation programme, with the possibility of an extension, for six start up creative businesses with innovative business ideas, based in Eighty81, Derry. Apply by September 14th.
  • Call: Georgian Day, Armagh

    Calls for Makers26-Nov-2016 - 26-Nov-2016
    Call: Georgian Day, Armagh
    Georgian Day Armagh takes place in the Streets of Armagh, in the heart of the historical City Centre. Now in its 13th Year, Georgian Day Armagh is a well-established event with approximately 21,000 visitors attending in 2015. Makers can apply for a stall before the September 12th deadline.
  • Call: Materials Messages and Meaning @ R Space Lisburn

    Calls for Makers19-Nov-2016 - 16-Dec-2016
    Call: Materials Messages and Meaning @ R Space Lisburn
    R-Space Gallery invites submissions for their annual Materials Messages and Meaning group show in response to the theme: “Why did I do it?” Applications must be in before September 19th.
  • International Glass, Textile, Ceramics & Market Opportunities

    Calls for Makers3-Dec-2016 - 10-Dec-2017
    International Glass, Textile, Ceramics & Market Opportunities
    There are a number of upcoming opportunities to get involved with international exhibitions via the Art Foundation "Kunststichting Perspektief vzw". Makers can apply for a Glass Biennial, a Textile Biennial, Ceramics Biennial, as well as an International Market, all across 2016-2017. Various deadlines. 
     
  • Call: Glaziers' Art Fair

    Calls for Makers24-Oct-2016 - 26-Oct-2016
    Call: Glaziers' Art Fair
    The second Glaziers’ Art Fair will take place at Glaziers’ Hall on 25 and 26 October 2016, with a ticketed evening reception and viewing on Monday 24 October. The call for exhibitors is now open.
  • ACNI Funding for Individual Artists Open

    Funding & Grants1-Jul-2016 - 25-Aug-2016
    ACNI Funding for Individual Artists Open
    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Programme (SIAP) is now open for funding applications. Apply by 4pm, August 25th.