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  • Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    Awards & Competitions1-Jun-2019 - 18-Jul-2019
    Call for Applications: Chaiya Art Award

    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 2019

    Calls for Makers01-Jun-2019 - 01-Aug-2019
    Call for Applications: NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale 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 Trust

    Awards & Competitions15-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
    Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

    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 / Brixton

    Calls for Makers04-Jun-2019 - 01-Jul-2019
    The London Artisan / Brixton

    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 Entries

    Calls for Makers8-Aug-2019 - 10-Sep-2019
    Top Drawer London Call for Entries

    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 more

    Deadline has been extended to: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 

     

  • Creative Livelihoods

    Seminars11-Jun-2019 - 11-Jun-2019
    Creative Livelihoods

    The Value of Craft in Communities - Seminar | 11 June 2019 | 13.30 - 14.00 Registration | 14.00 - 17.15 Seminar

  • Makers at the Museum

    Calls for Makers18-Aug-2019 - 18-Aug-2019
    Makers at the Museum

    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 Project

    Awards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 15-Sep-2019
    Call for Applications: ‘9 March Project

    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 Trust

    Funding & Grants28-May-2019 - 17-Sep-2019
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

    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 Bursary

    Funding & Grants28-May-2019 - 21-Jun-2019
    Historic Craft Practices – Metalwork Bursary

    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 2019

    Awards & Competitions28-May-2019 - 30-Sep-2019
    VIA Arts Prize 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 Belfast

    Classifieds20-May-2019 - 20-May-2020
    Studio Available in Belfast

    Artist / Maker Studio now available with Sugary Studios in Belfast. 

  • Masterclass with Adi Toch for further and higher education staff

    Seminars11-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
    Masterclass with Adi Toch for further and higher education staff

    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 2019

    Calls for Makers17-May-2019 - 31-May-2019
    Expression of Interest: Craft Fair August 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 Biennale

    Calls for Makers13-May-2019 - 01-Aug-2019
    Call for Applications: The Ireland Glass Biennale

    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 2019

    Calls for Makers08-May-2019 - 01-Jun-2019
    62 Group of Textile Artists - Membership Applications 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 2019

    Calls for Makers01-May-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
    Sunny Art Prize 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 Artists

    Calls for Makers2-May-2019 - 5-Jul-2019
    Royal Ulster Academy of Arts | Call to Artists

    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 Window

    Calls for Makers01-May-2019 - 31-May-2019
    Bluecoat Display Centre: Exhibit In the Window

    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 Network

    1-May-2019 - 22-May-2019
    How To Boost Sales Through Pinterest with the LEAN Network

    Learn how to get the most out of this free platform with speaker Michelle Connolly

    Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 6-9pm

  • Call for Applications | Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop | Retail Opportunity

    Calls for Makers01-May-2019 - 13-May-2019
    Call for Applications | Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop | Retail Opportunity

    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