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  • Own Art now available at Craft NI Gallery


    Craft NI Gallery has joined the Own Art scheme, which offers individuals 0% loans for the purchase of contemporary art and craft.

  • IERP 2 to open on 17 December


    Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme second round to open for applications on 17 December 2020.

  • Creative Places and Faces Podcast


    Created by Irish author, Jackie De Burca, the Creative Places & Faces Podcast features interviews with creative people with a focus on the importance of place for their creative output.


  • Craft NI - Buy Local Craft Campaign


    Craft NI is leading a #Made to Give/Buy Local Craft marketing campaign. To support the craft sector this challenging Christmas, we encourage all designer-makers and craft retailers to use the campaign badges across social media and on their own websites to signpost the importance of buying local, handmade craft.



  • Craft NI - Where to Buy CAMPAIGN


    In this crucial pre-Christmas period, Craft NI will be running a 'buy local craft' marketing campaign to direct customers to craft retailers and designer-makers across Northern Ireland - for unique Christmas gifts and to support our talented local makers at this challenging time.

  • Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers


    Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers
    13 Nov 2020 10:30am–11:30am

    Free online session

  • Share your skills


    Thank you to everyone who completed our recent maker survey, which helped us map your collective training needs. We are currently building a plan to develop both immediate and longer-term resilience in the sector, with the first few sessions coming up in the weeks ahead (we hope to announce these next week).


  • New Makers welcomed to the Craft NI Gallery


    We're delighted to welcome 6 new makers to the Craft NI Gallery retail selection this month. Following our annual review and an open call for applications, the Quality Committee has selected work by:

    • Andrea Spencer - Glass
    • Emma Knight - Jewellery
    • Izabela Siudak - Textiles
    • Jakki Trainor - Ceramics
    • Ruth Osborne - Textiles
    • Tracey Johnston - Ceramics


  • Maker Training Survey


    Craft NI is continuing to develop our maker support options. We plan to run some sessions in the next couple of months, others will be delivered in 2021. The programmes will include both free and paid options presented by industry experts, and elements of peer-to-peer learning where makers can share their experience with one another (we will pay contributing makers for their time).

    We would be delighted if makers would take a few minute to complete this short survey, so we can align our planning with your current needs.

  • Call Out for Craft Photographers


    Craft NI wishes to refresh our database of local photographers experienced in working with 3D craft and design objects including lifestyle and product photography. We therefore invite both Expressions of Interest from photographers and recommendations from makers.

  • Craft NI Jobs


    Two temporary posts announced: Craft NI Development & Communications Officer and Craft NI Gallery Intern.

    Closing date for Applications: Thursday 1 October 5pm



  • Aware NI

  • Covid-19 and the challenge of recovery for the NI arts and culture sector


    The Arts Collaboration Network have worked with colleagues in the arts sector to identify key areas that require support to enable our arts sector to survive and recover. 

  • Adam Frew Solo Exhibition , London


    The Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Russell Street, London is featuring a solo exhibition by Northern Irish potter Adam Frew who works in porcelain to create thrown functional and large one-off pots with intricate, colourful markings.

    Dates: Thursday 24 September - Saturday 17 October

  • Unlocked exhibition prize winner reflects the fragility of life


    Unlocked exhibition prize winner reflects the fragility of life

    An ethereal piece of sculpted glass which embodies the observations of its maker as she took her daily exercise along the North Antrim coast during lockdown has been named the winner of Craft NI’s ‘Unlocked’ exhibition prize.


  • August Craft Month – Craft in the Cathedral Quarter Series


    August Craft Month – Craft in the Cathedral Quarter Series

    This year for August Craft Month, Craft NI teamed up with the Cathedral Quarter Trust to create ‘Craft in the Cathedral Series’.
    We worked with the talented photographer, Carrie Davenport, to capture some of the unique locally handmade craft in different Cathedral Quarter venues - we love how contemporary NI craft looks good in so many different settings. 
  • Launchpad Programme | Makers Announced


    We are delighted to present the selected makers for Craft NI's Launchpad program.

  • Northern Ireland craft to be showcased around the world


    Craft NI prepares for a unique August Craft Month 2020

  • Selected makers in partnership with Cork Craft and Design announced


    Bernadette Tuite - ceramics and glass, will exhibit in 'Unlocked' for August Craft Month to represent Cork Craft and Design and NI's own Claire Mooney - silversmith, has been selected to exhibit her work in Cork Craft and Design in partnership with August Craft Month and Cork Craft Month.

  • Audrey Whitty to join Kim Mawhinney for 'Unlocked Exhibition'


    Kim Mawhinney Craft NI board member and 'Unlocked' curator will be joined by Dr Audrey Whitty to select the exhibition prize winner.