Programmes

Craft NI runs a number of programmes to support designer-makers and develop audiences for craft. Programmes such as making it are focused on the designer-maker, while other programmes, such as C3 – Collecting Contemporary Craft and August Craft Month focus on developing audiences for craft. --

  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    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

  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    NI Assembly Gift Shop

    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and the Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, the initiative now invites applications from Northern Ireland based Artist/Designer/Makers for the period 1 June 2018 to 1 December 2018.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Artist/Designer/Makers and Craft in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop is located in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. It is open to members of the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Malcolm Murchison

    Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Malcolm Murchison As Craft NI's making it Programmme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Malcolm Murchison guides us through his process, background, and more.
  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Andrew Cooke

    Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Andrew Cooke As Craft NI's making it Programmme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Andrew Cooke guides us through his process, background, and more.
  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Wendy Ward

    Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Wendy Ward As Craft NI's making it Programmme comes to a close, and ahead of the Miaden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. First up, Wendy Ward guides us through her process, background, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Shannon McShane For our final maker profile interview ahead of Showcase 2017, we chat to jeweller Shannon McShane about her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics)

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) With less than a week to go to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Ellen Cunningham (Cula Ceramics) tell us about her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Abbie Dixon

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Abbie Dixon With Showcase 2017 just around the corner, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees jeweller Abbie Dixon tell us about her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics As we get closer to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees ceramicist Claire Newell tell us about her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Joanna Martin (Curlew Cottage Design)

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Joanna Martin (Curlew Cottage Design) Much like in anticipation of the British Craft Trade Fair, Craft NI is once more shining a spotlight on makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Joanna Martin of Curlew Cottage Design share her thoughts on her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Caroline Stokesberry-Lee

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Caroline Stokesberry-Lee Much like in anticipation of the British Craft Trade Fair, Craft NI is once more shining a spotlight on makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees Caroline Stokesberry-Lee share her thoughts on her work, process, and more.
  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Deborah Toner

    Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Deborah Toner Much like in anticipation of the British Craft Trade Fair, Craft NI is once more shining a spotlight on makers attending with us for our group stand. The first in this new series of profiles sees Deborah Toner share her thoughts on her work, process, and more.
  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Deirdre O'Callaghan

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Deirdre O'Callaghan For the last of our maker interviews ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we speak to Deirdre O'Callaghan about her work, the prcess behind it and her plans for the future. It's taking place this weekend, April 10-12, at Harrogate, Yorkshire.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen & Rory Shearer

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen & Rory Shearer Our penultimate maker interview ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair is a double feature of sorts, as we chat to Helen and Rory Shearer about their work, process and what the rest of the year holds.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Ghost and Bonesetter

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Ghost and Bonesetter As we edge nearer to the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we continue our Export Profile interviews with the eight NI makers attending with Craft NI. The latest to answer our probes is Karen Daye-Hutchinson of Ghost and Bonesetter, who tells us about her process, her work, and plans for the future.
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Rebecca Killen Ceramics

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Rebecca Killen Ceramics Continuing with our maker interviews ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we're delighted to chat to Rebecca Killen about her process, her work and her plans for the future. 
  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery)

    Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Trevor Woods (Mount Ida Pottery) As we near the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we continue our series of interviews with the eight NI makers attending with Craft NI – this week, we're featuring Trevor Woods. Trevor talks to us about his background, his process, and his plans for the future, so me might get to know him a little better.