News

  • Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    17-Apr-2018

    Ulster University - New Designers 2018.

     

    Fourteen final-year students from Ulster University are fund raising to attend this year’s New Designers Show.

     

    Find out how you can support this group of upcoming designer/makers and receive some lovely rewards in return.

  • Craft NI Board seeks new Chair.

    13-Apr-2018

    In October 2017, we completed the merger between the legacy organisations of the Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland. Following a period of transition, we are now seeking to appoint a Chair to manage and provide strategic leadership to the Board of Directors, taking responsibility for the Board’s compostion and development.

    The Chair will support the Chief Executive Officer in building productive and effective relationships, liaising with both external and internal stakeholders and acting as an Ambassador for Craft NI.

  • Craft NI Recruitment: Chief Executive Officer

    29-Mar-2018

    Craft NI Seeks Chief Executive Officer

    Craft NI is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.

    Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region’s economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.

    Deadline for submission of completed Application Forms is 12noon, Friday 27April 2018

  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    01-Mar-2018

    Craft NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    For the past 11 years Craft Northern Ireland invited artist/designer/makers, craft organisations, craft retail outlets, galleries, museums, local councils, arts centres, cultural venues, further education colleges, universities, heritage organisations, amongst others, to consider putting on craft-related events and activities, during August Craft Month, which support and promote themselves and/or artist/designer/makers and of course Craft.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

  • The Loewe World Craft Prize finalists 2018

    20-Feb-2018

     

    The Loewe World Craft Prize announce the 30 finalists for this years prize, congratulations to Joe Hogan (basket making) and Deirdre McLoughlin, (ceramics) the two Irish makers shortlisted this year.

     

  • Collect 2018

    16-Feb-2018

    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

  • Makers Exhibition

    16-Feb-2018

    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.

     

  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    14-Feb-2018

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

  • Craft NI - February 2018 Update

    02-Feb-2018

    February 2018 Update

    The board has been working hard on post-merger matters and the details of the new craft organisation and would like to update you on the progress. 

     

  • Mourne Textiles pay tribute to John McAtasney

    31-Jan-2018

    John McAtasney is considered to have been the very last hand weaver of Linen Damask on the island of Ireland.

  • Made in Mourne

    27-Jan-2018

    Made in Mourne is a non-profit social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes.

    It aims to provide a platform for Mourne creatives to showcase their talent

  • Cara Murphy's 100 bowls on display at Ulster Museum

    26-Jan-2018

    Cara Murphy's stunning collection of 100 enamel bowls are now on display in the Applied Art Gallery on the fifth floor in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

  • Showcase Ireland 2018

    17-Jan-2018

    Are you a Designer /Maker starting out and thinking of going down the wholesale route? Don’t forget that Showcase Ireland is on 21- 24 January 2018 it is a great opportunity to visit and experience a trade show first hand!

     

  • Brian McKee and Anne Butler Awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    20-Dec-2017

    Two designer makers, Belfast based ceramicist, Anne Butler and County Down furniture designer, Brian McKee, have been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000 each.

  • Making a New Pathway for Craft in Northern Ireland

    02-Oct-2017

    Craft Northern Ireland and the Craft & Design Collective announce their merger. The two organisations, considered the cornerstones of the Craft Sector in Northern Ireland, are now working together for the benefit of Artist/Designer/Makers and the sector in a new body called Craft NI.

  • SIAP: Artists' Career Enhancement Sceme Now Open for Designer-Makers

    28-Jul-2017
    The Artists’ Career Enhancement Scheme (as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's SIAP funding) is now available to designer-makers and those working in the crafts industry. Applications for all SIAP funding programmes must be submitted by 4pm on Thursday 24th August 2017. 
  • Glenda Hawkes Wins 2017 Craft In Business Award

    08-Jun-2017
    Craft NI, in partnership with Belleek Pottery, is pleased to announce that Textiles graduate Glenda Hawkes has won the prestigious 2017 Craft in Business Award, for her striking, innovative, and commercially viable knitwear products. Congratulations Glenda!
  • NI Maker Gail Kelly (Algan Arts) Selected for Spring Fling

    11-May-2017
    Featured Craft NI Directory maker, and all round talent Gail Kelly, aka Algan Arts, has been selected to exhibit at Spring Fling '17 from 27-29 May. Craft NI would like to wish Gail the best of luck!
  • News Updates from Craft NI

    12-Apr-2017
    Alan Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Craft NI from 2012, retired at the end March 2017. Following four years in post he is looking forward to taking some time out to enjoy a more leisurely pace of life. The Board would like to thank Alan for his dedication and work for the craft sector here and wish him well in his retirement. 
  • NI Makers Selected for 2017 British Glass Biennale

    10-Apr-2017
    Joining the extensive list of designer-makers for the 2017 British Glass Biennale are NI Makers Andrea Spencer and Alison Lowry. Craft NI would like to wish them the best of luck! Congratulations!