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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 IrelandTalks
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
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.
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 MorningCommunity
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 ExhibitionExhibitions
The 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum has been extended to 31 January 2021.
Obvious at R-Space GalleryExhibitions
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 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.
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 RodinTalks
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
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 ColleyTalks
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 MarketFairs
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 FairFairs,Community
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-FestOpen Studios,Community
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 ExhibitionExhibitions
A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.
Goldmsiths' Fair goes DigitalFairs
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.
BLADESMITHING in the MOURNESWorkshops
Half day workshop with Niall McGinley at Mourne Creative
5 September 12-4pm
Vault Artists' MarketFairs
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 SIAPCommunity
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.