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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.

  • 2017 RDS Craft Awards Open

    Awards & Competitions20-Mar-2017 - 14-Jun-2017
    2017 RDS Craft Awards Open
    The annual RDS Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. Established in 1968, the Awards follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century. There is a prize fund of over €30,000 this year and online applications close on 14 June.
  • Call: MADE London 2017

    Calls for Makers19-Oct-2017 - 22-Oct-2017
    Call: MADE London 2017
    MADE LONDON are looking for applications from designer makers across all media in the applied arts. Apply by 7 April.
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Arts Grants Scheme

    9-Mar-2017 - 28-Apr-2017
    Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Arts Grants Scheme
    Applications for arts grants to assist arts events, projects or related activities up to £3,000 are now welcomed from individual artists either born or residing in the LCCC area and LCCC based constituted arts organisations. Apply by 28 April.
  • Call: Mill Cove Sculpture Garden Exhibition 2017

    Calls for Makers1-May-2017 - 30-Sep-2017
    Call: Mill Cove Sculpture Garden Exhibition 2017
    The Mill Cove Sculpture Gardens are part of the Mill Cove Gallery, located on the Beara Peninsula. They are now calling for makers to submit for their Sculpture Garden Exhibition. Apply by 14 April.
  • Call: Love Your Home Belfast 2017

    Calls for Makers1-Mar-2017 - 15-Oct-2017
    Call: Love Your Home Belfast 2017
    Love Your Home show brings ideas and inspiration from exhibitors in interiors, garden, home improvements, local art, home technology and local food producers together under one roof. Taking place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, makers are encouraged to apply to showcase and sell their work.
  • Applications open for Top Drawer | Craft 2017

    Calls for Makers10-Sep-2017 - 12-Sep-2017
    Applications open for Top Drawer | Craft 2017
    September 2017 sees the return of Top Drawer | Craft, the international design led trade event for contemporary makers and organisations, for its fourth edition and makers are urged to apply before the March 31st deadline.
  • Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition

    Calls for Makers3-Jun-2017 - 25-Jun-2017
    Call: ForM: Bangor Castle Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition
    Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.  Artists are invited to propose site specific works, or pieces inspired by the surroundings. The deadline for submission is Monday 3 April 12noon.
  • Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition

    Awards & Competitions8-Feb-2017 - 31-Mar-2017
    Call: Future Lights in Ceramics Competition
    Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. The Future Lights theme for 2017 is: "Diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures." Makers should apply before 31 March 2017.
  • Call: International Triennial of Silicate Arts

    Awards & Competitions6-Feb-2017 - 30-May-2017
    Call: International Triennial of Silicate Arts
    Applications are now open for the 2017 International Triennial of Silicate Arts. The theme for the 2017 Triennial is "BALANCE". The organisers expect artists to use the given theme with complete freedom and innovation. Apply by May 30th.
  • Call: Handmade in Britain 2017

    Calls for Makers10-Nov-2017 - 12-Nov-2017
    Call: Handmade in Britain 2017
    For the past decade, Handmade in Britain’s Chelsea shows have become the top contemporary craft selling events for designer makers in UK. This three day showcase sees the industry’s biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer-makers Applications for Handmade In Britain 2017 are invited any time before 28th April 2017. Selection will be announced by the selection committee in May.
  • 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.
  • Call: 6x6x2017 (Rochester Contemporary Art Centre)

    Calls for Makers19-May-2016 - 16-Jul-2016
    Call: 6x6x2017 (Rochester Contemporary Art Centre)
    Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 10th year. Join thousands of artists, designers and makers in creating unique, 6"x6" pieces to anonymously exhibit. All entries will be accepted and exhibited in the gallery and online, but the deadline is April 16th.
  • Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

    Funding & Grants1-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.
  • 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.
  • Call: The Big Bauble 2016 @ Space CRAFT

    Calls for Makers01-Nov-2016 - 24-Dec-2016
    Call: The Big Bauble 2016 @ Space CRAFT
    Submissions are now open for the Craft & Design Collective's Big Bauble 2016. Makers are urged to submit their original Christmas baubles and decorations for sale in Space CRAFT, before the closing date of 19 September.
  • 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.