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  • Horizons: Re-Imagining Cultural Sustainability

    Horizons: Re-Imagining Cultural Sustainability

    Arts and Business invites you to this free half day conference on Thursday 25th March 2021, bringing together local and international speakers representing funders, UK trusts and arts organisations from Northern Ireland and beyond to discuss and debate how we create the change and culture shift required to build a stronger, healthier arts funding ecology for the longer term.

  • NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    NI Science Festival 2021 Explores Linen in Northern Ireland

    NI Science Festival has commissioned a series of three stunning films documenting the past, present and future of the linen industry in Northern Ireland.

  • China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

    China Now Conference:Cultural Exchange in the New Normal

    UK-China Exchange: Arts and Culture in a Pandemic

    During the COVID pandemic, a growing number of cultural activities in China have moved into virtual spaces, from art exhibitions, festivals and film screenings through to tours of the Palace Museum. To open the conference, we explore some of the innovative digital practices that have transformed the country’s cultural industry over the past year, and how these can empower and enrich future collaborations between China and the UK.

  • Collect 2021

    Collect 2021

    The 17th edition of Collect, the international art fair for contemporary craft and design takes place online 26 February - 24 March 2021.

  • Early-Career Arts Network: February Coffee Morning

    Early-Career Arts Network: February Coffee Morning


    Arts & Business NI are working in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) to establish a network of early-career cultural professionals working in Northern Ireland, creating development opportunities and hosting regional events to equip the next generation of arts managers.


  • RUA Annual Exhibition

    RUA Annual Exhibition

    The 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum has been extended to 31 January 2021.

  • Obvious at R-Space Gallery

    Obvious at R-Space Gallery

    R-Space Gallery presents the eighth edition their Materials, Messages and Meaning series: 'Obvious'. with Mr. Papers, Aimée Nelson, Aoife O'Connor, Gary Shaw, Jill Phillips and Pauline Clancy talk about their different approaches to materials, methods of production and messages within their work.


  • Bounce Festival

    Bounce Festival

    Bounce is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical that showcases outstanding new work by D/deaf and disabled writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, and directors.


  • Pinned


    A unique selection of work by local jewellery collective: The Association of Contemporary Jewellery & Silversmiths NI will be on show in the Craft NI Exhibition space 2 November 2020 to 2 January 2021.



  • Brilliant Silver: Making a Silver Sculpted Head Inspired by Rodin

    Brilliant Silver: Making a Silver Sculpted Head Inspired by Rodin

    Online talk hosted by Contemporary British Silversmiths in which Tony Bedford tells us the story behind creating the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award winning silver sculpted head

    Wednesday, 4 November 2020 19:30 – 20:30 GMT

    Tickets £10


  • Retaissance Live

    Retaissance Live

    Free 2-day virtual conference on 3 and 4 November 2020 to help European retailers and jewellery, footwear, gift, beauty, garden, homeware and clothing brands connect and overcome the current challenges.

  • Artist Talk: Rachael Colley

    Artist Talk: Rachael Colley

    In partnership with the Pinned exhibition with ACJSNI (2 November to 2 January) Craft NI is delighted to welcome interdisciplinary artist Rachael Colley on a virtual visit to Belfast.



  • South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    South Down Craft Collective will be back at the outdoor courtyard of Rowallane Hub in Saintfield on Saturday 10 October 10am to 3pm.

  • Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    Cushendun Craft and Trade Fair

    Stalls showcasing local businesses with hand-made products, home-grown produce and second-hand books for sale. 12-13 September.

  • Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Open Studios,Community
    Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Flax to Linen

    Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest

    Including a fantastic series of live craft demonstrations. 

    Date: Saturday, September 12 2020.


  • ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    ForM Sculpture Exhibition

    A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.

  • Goldmsiths' Fair goes Digital

    Goldmsiths' Fair goes Digital

    The Goldsmiths' Company has announced they will be launching the first ever online Goldsmiths’ Fair this autumn, 24 Sept – 6 Oct 2020, providing a platform for exhibitors and thousands of visitors from around the world, old and new, to enjoy the extraordinary works created by a selection of the best jewellers and silversmiths in the UK today.



    Half day workshop with Niall McGinley at Mourne Creative 

    5 September 12-4pm 

  • Vault Artists' Market

    Vault Artists' Market

    The Vault Artists’ Studios and East Side Arts Festival bring their incredible market to C.S. Lewis Square. 16 August 2020 12-4pm

  • Maker Meet Up 2 July Suzanne Lyle SIAP

    Maker Meet Up 2 July Suzanne Lyle SIAP

    ACNI’s SIAP is open and Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts at ACNI joins us to explain how makers can avail of this support.