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Call for Dry Craft Freelance Tutors - Ards and North DownCalls for Makers11-Oct-2018 - 19-Oct-2018
Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s professional intercultural theatre company, is seeking up to 3 Freelance Craft Workshop Leaders to join our pool of Craft People working on the DREAM project.
Deadline: Friday 19th October 2018.
Open Call: Flowerfield's Christmas Craft MarketCalls for Makers08-Oct-2018 - 29-Oct-2018
Open Call: Invitation to Makers to apply for Flowerfield's Christmas Craft Market
As Northern Ireland’s foremost Arts Centre synonymous with craft, we invite makers/artists to join our successful Christmas Craft Market this December 2018.Deadline: 29 October 2018, 5pm
Seminar: National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to GlobalSeminars18-Oct-2018 - 18-Oct-2018
Inspiration from the Fashion and Textile industry to help you grow your business from Local to Global. Following a morning of talks and discussion and the opportunity for one-to-one business meetings.
Location: An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal
Date and Time: Thursday 18 October 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Designers in Residence 2019 ScholarshipResidencies01-Apr-2019 - 30-Jun-2019
Applications are sought from designers in the fields of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. There are three scholarships available and the three best applications will be considered.
Location: Pforzheim, Germany
Dates of the residency: 1 April - 30 June 2019
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018
Call for Stallholders: Bake A BuildingCalls for Makers01-Oct-2018 - 22-Oct-2018
This is an opportunity for stallholders to take a stall in St. George's Market at a rate of just £10 for the duration of the 'Bake a Building' event, organised by Ulster Architectural Heritage. As an architectural heritage organisation they are interested in any makers who celebrate traditional crafts or have an architectural theme would really fit in; however this is open to applications from all craftspeople.
Date of Market: Monday 29 October 2018
Deadline: Monday 22 October 2018
Classifieds: Microplating Unit for SaleClassifieds01-Oct-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
Classifieds: Microplating Unit for Sale
Bought BRAND NEW off cooksons in 2016. Limited use so selling. Delivery posting from Northern Ireland £30 ( can be collected for free).
Opportunity for Ceramicists: Zealous Stories CeramicsAwards & Competitions27-Sep-2018 - 17-Oct-2018
Zealous Stories is a monthly open call that offers creatives the chance to win a month-long feature of your work across Zealous, plus a host of amazing partner prizes.
Deadline: 17 October 2018
Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018Calls for Makers24-Sep-2018 - 08-Oct-2018
Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2018
The Big Bauble is Space CRAFT's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2018.
With Christmas on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for you to sell your work, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, to an audience who already appreciate Craft, Applied Art & Design.
Deadline: Monday 8 October 2018, 5pm
Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2018/19Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 11-Jan-2019
These awards have helped to launch the careers of many eminent craftspeople in the industry and are the only peer reviewed awards in the industry's calendar. Fondly known as the 'Oscars of the Industry' they reward outstanding technical skill and design ability.The Awards are open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other allied materials. There are three main categories for entering work and all members of the trade are encouraged to enter.Deadlines:
11th January 2019 for: SECTIONS 1 - 10
21st & 22nd January 2019 for: SECTIONS 11 - 32
Big Ideas 'Remember Together' programmeCommunity18-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
The Big Ideas Company offers an expenses scheme for small-scale funding for community groups to participate in their projects.
Deadline: Monday, 26 November 2018
Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019Calls for Makers17-Sep-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
Submit your work to be considered for the 2019 edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize.
Deadline: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design ChallengeCalls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018
Opportunity for students and recent graduates: Urban Design Challenge
Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District and PLACE Built Environment Centre, is running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates.
Deadline: Friday 28th September at 5.00pm.
Call for Makers: To create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019Calls for Makers10-Sep-2018 - 26-Oct-2018
Tender to create the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards.
Deadline: 26 October 2018
RDS Irish Craft BursaryFunding & Grants04-May-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
Applications open for the RDS Irish Craft Bursary.
Deadline for receipt of applications if Friday 9 November 2018.
RDS Irish Craft Bursary | Information EventFunding & Grants24-Aug-2018 - 22-Sep-2018
An information event about the RDS Irish Craft Bursary will take place in The Minerva Suite, RDS, Dublin 4 on Friday 21st September.
Call for Applications: DCCOI PortfolioCalls for Makers25-Aug-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
Apply now for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland's 'Portfolio Critical Selection' and 'Portfolio Wider Programme'
Deadline: Friday, 9 November, 5pm
Call for Applications: The Heritage Crafts AwardsAwards & Competitions01-Sep-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
The Heritage Crafts Awards
Nominations are now open for Maker of the Year, one of five prestigious awards awarded annually by the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) in recognition of people working in traditional skills.
Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018, 2pm.
Call for Creatives: Star Jump CreateCalls for Makers31-Aug-2018 - 17-Sep-2018
Star Jump Create are looking for all kinds of creatives who enjoy developing and sharing skills and ideas in an educational environment with children and young people.
They require professional artists, designers and makers to deliver skills based learning.
Experience is preferred but not essential.
Register your interest by Monday 17 September 2018
Call for Applications: Schmuck and TalenteCalls for Makers27-Aug-2018 - 05-Oct-2018
Call for applications from young makers working in applied art for ‘Schmuck' and ‘Talente'.
These exhibitions are on show as part of the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich, 13 - 17 March 2019.
Deadline: Friday, 5 October 2018
National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.Calls for Makers13-Aug-2018 - 03-Sep-2018
National Trust Retail Call for Makers – In partnership with the Crafts Council of England.
Deadline: Monday 3 September 2018, 4pm
Call for Applications: Golden Fleece 2019 AwardAwards & Competitions27-Aug-2018 - 23-Nov-2018
Call for Applications for the 2019 Award
Deadline: Friday 23 November 2018, 2pm