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  • The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    04-Dec-2018

    Hi, my name is Katherine McDonald and I’m the Interim Director at CRAFT NI.

    I came on board in November to the merged CRAFT NI, and will be working with the team here to help the organisation engage further with the sector over the next few months until a new permanent Director is in place.

  • Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    03-Dec-2018

    Arts & Business Northern Ireland is working with local artist, Claire Mooney, who has won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019.

  • Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    29-Nov-2018

    "Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

    This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4. Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

  • The Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition

    25-Oct-2018

    Don't miss the beautiful range of local craft at the Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. 

    Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

    Dates: 19th October 2018 – 6th January 2019.

  • The Linen Opera ‘Waking Beauty’ premieres in Lisburn

    13-Oct-2018

    Peter Morgan Barnes and Sean Doherty's chamber opera celebrating the beauty and bounty of flax premieres at Island Arts Centre Lisburn's Studio Theatre on Saturday 20 October at 7.30pm.

  • CRAFT NI Seeks Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s

    28-Sep-2018

    CRAFT NI is seeking Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s to work during November 2018 to 31 March 2019.

    The post is based at Space CRAFT, the organisation’s Retail Gallery, A7 Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET.

    Closing Date for Applications – 4pm, Monday 15 October 2018

  • Closed notice

    17-Sep-2018

    CRAFT NI / Space CRAFT

    will be CLOSED on Monday 17 September 2018 from 1pm

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.30am

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • August Craft Month 2018 Audience Experience Survey

    30-Aug-2018

    If you participated in August Craft Month 2018 we would appreciate your feedback.

    Please complete the survey and help us develop August Craft Month

  • Bank Holiday Closure - August 2018

    21-Aug-2018

    CRAFT NI  will be CLOSED on Monday 27 August 2018

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • The Launch of August Craft Month 2018

    20-Jul-2018

    INVITATION to the Launch of August Craft Month 2018

    CRAFT NI, in partnership with the Millennium Court Arts Centre, invites you to join us for the Launch of August Craft Month 2018 at the Opening of the exhibition LINEN.

    Date and Time: Friday 3 August 2018, 7pm to 9pm

  • Future Makers 2018 Awards

    18-Jul-2018

    The Design & Crafts Council unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Future Maker awards at a ceremony in Dublin earlier this month

  • Opening Hours Update

    06-Jul-2018

    CRAFT NI will be CLOSED on Monday 9 July 2018 and will RE-OPEN on Monday 16 July 2018. 

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    25-Apr-2018

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

  • 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.

  • 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.