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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.

  • 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.
  • Ards & North Down Arts Funding

    Funding & Grants16-Feb-2017 - 6-Mar-2017
    Ards & North Down Arts Funding
    The Ards and North Down Arts Service offer three strands of small grant funding – the Individual Artist Fund, Youth Arts Training Fund, and the Arts Project Fund. Apply by 6 March for the first two, and 17 February for the latter.
  • 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.
  • Appointment of a Chairperson to the Board of Craft NI

    11-Nov-2016 - 28-Feb-2017
    Appointment of a Chairperson to the Board of Craft NI
    Craft NI is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to its Board. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland. Apply by 4pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017.
  • Call: Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize

    Awards & Competitions4-Oct-2016 - 28-Feb-2017
    Call: Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize
    The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize will be judged by a panel comprising the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells, Janice Blackburn, Curator of Contemporary Arts and Crafts at Sotheby’s, ceramics patron Maylis Grand and collector Preston Fitzgerald. A main Ceramics Prize of £1,500 and a Highly Commended Prize of £500 will be awarded. Apply by 28 February.
  • The London Artisan Accepting Applications

    Calls for Makers11-Mar-2017 - 12-Mar-2017
    The London Artisan Accepting Applications
    The London Artisan is a curated marketplace in the heart of East London. A collaborative project between Designers/Makers and The Old Truman Brewery, The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. Apply by 18 March to showcase and sell your work.
  • 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: British Ceramics Biennial – AWARD 2017

    Awards & Competitions23-Sep-2017 - 5-Nov-2017
    Call: British Ceramics Biennial – AWARD 2017
    Following the success of AWARD in 2015 the exhibition will again be situated in the China Hall on the former Spode factory site, where it will be presented as the centre-piece of the British Ceramics Biennial, taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 23 September to 5 November 2017. Apply by 6pm, 6 March, 2017.
  • Goldsmiths' Fair 2017: Call to Exhibit

    Calls for Makers04-Jan-2017 - 24-Feb-2017
    Goldsmiths' Fair 2017: Call to Exhibit
    Over two weeks during autumn 2017, Goldsmiths’ Fair will showcase new collections from the best UK-based designer-makers working in gold and silver. Curated by a panel of experts, Goldsmiths’ Fair features 150 exceptional designer-craftsmen from independent workshops around the UK. Applications close midnight, 24th February.
  • 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.
  • Craft NI: Export Development Funding to assist with Preparatory Travel Costs

    Funding & Grants05-Dec-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
    Craft NI: Export Development Funding to assist with Preparatory Travel Costs
    Craft Northern Ireland invites submissions from professional NI designer/makers for the preparatory costs element of the 15-17 Export Development Programme, supported by Invest NI. The fund closes in March 2017 and we would strongly encourage you to avail of this support to research potential trade/export events. 
  • Call: Sculpt at Kew 2017

    Calls for Makers09-Sep-2017 - 15-Oct-2017
    Call: Sculpt at Kew 2017
    A returning initiative from Handmade in Britain, 'Sculpt at Kew' is a a retail-led, outdoor sculpture trail taking place from 9 September to 15 October at Kew Gardens. They are now seeking artists and makers from a variety of backgrounds to apply by 28 February.
  • 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.