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Back to new website1-Apr-2021 - 1-Sep-2021
Koru 7 Open CallCalls for Makers1-Apr-2021 - 1-May-2021
KORU7 is an international contemporary jewellery triennal in Finland in October.
Wells Art ContemporaryCalls for Makers01-Mar-2021 - 25-May-2021
Wells Art Contemporary is an open competition for contemporary visual art in any medium, with an exhibition in Wells Cathedral.
IAESTE Student PlacementsFunding & Grants1-Apr-2021 - 22-Apr-2021
Students enrolled in higher education institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland are eligible to participate in IAESTE placements.
Glass Society of Ireland Open callsCalls for Makers11-Mar-2021 - 15-Mar-2021
For their 2021 publiction, the Glass Society of Ireland has two open call sections where they welcome and encourage your participation.
The Great Kit ChallengeAwards & Competitions11-Mar-2021 - 9-Apr-2021
Do you have a great idea for a kit? The Great Kit Challenge from Top Floor Art is a project designed to help you pull your idea into reality.
Creating Time Awards for D/deaf and disabled artistsFunding & Grants1-Mar-2021 - 12-Mar-2021
The Creating Time Awards for D/deaf and disabled artists is managed by the University of Atypical on behalf of Unlimited and The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Awards aim to provide much needed financial support to D/deaf and disabled artists at a time when their potential to generate income has been seriously impacted by the closure of art galleries, theatres, music venues and other creative outlets due to Covid-19.
TOAST Rhythm CompetitionAwards & Competitions2-Feb-2021 - 14-Mar-2021
Clothing brand TOAST is inviting submissions for an Instagram-based competition where two winners will have the option to display their photograph or piece of work in the window of one of eighteen UK TOAST Shops in April/May 2021 (assuming shops are open by then). Deadline 14 March.
Create Day 2021Calls for Makers01-Mar-2021 - 04-Sep-2021
Seize your moment in the spotlight and be part of a global celebration of creativity. Be part of Create Day 4 September 2021.
Innovate UK EDGE seeks pottery suppliers for Dutch distribution15-Feb-2021 - 22-Feb-2022
Innovate UK EDGE is seeking to match pottery suppliers with a Dutch SME in pottery and kitchen trend products is looking for EU based suppliers of design pottery products under distribution services agreements (in this instance ‘EU’ relates to geography, so NI businesses are eligible).
Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art AwardCalls for Makers20-Feb-2021 - 15-May-2021
de Chine International Ceramic Art Award focuses on contemporary art using white porcelain. Online entries open until 15 May for the Biennale exhibiton in China later this year (dates tbc).
Belfast City Council Cultural Support ProgrammesFunding & Grants25-Feb-2021 - 22-Mar-2021
In recognition of the negative impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the culture, heritage and arts sector Belfast City Council is pivoting their support programme to help the cultural sector and maintain their commitment to make 2023 a year of cultural celebration for Belfast.
DCCI Portfolio Membership 2021–2022 | Open CallCalls for Makers25-Feb-2021 - 9-Apr-2021
DCCI has launched an Open Call for membership of Portfolio 2021–2022.
Now in its 15th year, DCCI’s Portfolio programme is a select group of Ireland’s most talented designers and craftspeople. Inclusion is recognition that you are among a group of practitioners creating work of a standard to be considered worthy by museums, renowned galleries, and discerning collectors.
RDS Irish Craft Bursary 2021 | Applications OpenFunding & Grants25-Feb-2021 - 09-Apr-2021
The RDS Irish Craft Bursary, worth €10,000 is open to makers who are members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO Programme. The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) is one of the oldest philanthropic organisations, founded in 1793. Its aim is to see Ireland thrive culturally and economically by working across a number of areas including craft.
Art as a vehicle for changeAwards & Competitions18-Feb-2021 - 22-Mar-2021
As a special festival project, Imagine Belfast is organising a competition to award a bursary of £3,000 to support new work or performances on political art by practitioners based in Northern Ireland for presentation at the Imagine! Belfast Festival in March 2022.
Battle of the Rings: Call for MakersCalls for Makers18-Feb-2021 - 31-Mar-2021
Battle of the Rings is a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination juried ring competition and virtual event with a top prize of $500.
Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Submission SchemeCalls for Makers8-Feb-2021 - 22-Feb-2021
The Northern Ireland Civil Service Open Submission Scheme for its visual art collection opened on Monday 8th February and closes on Monday 22nd February at 4pm.
ACNI Collections Open Submissions Programme 2021Calls for Makers05-Feb-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is inviting applications to its Collections Open Submission Programme.
This scheme invites artists to put forward a piece of their artwork which the Arts Council will consider buying for its Collection. Priority will be given to work which is high quality, challenging and innovative, as well as work from emerging artists and from those whose work is not currently represented in the collection.
Northword Project - call for registrations of interestCalls for Makers01-Feb-2021 - 01-Feb-2021
The Northword project is working to harness the power of our rich heritage through stories and are seeking to collaborate with local creative businesses to bring our heritage stories to life through showcase pieces.
Call for Artwork - The Black BoxCalls for Makers1-Feb-2021 - 18-Feb-2021
The Black Box (Belfast) is looking for artwork for their monthly online exhibitions. Open to visual artists in any medium. No commission on sales, fee paid to featured artists.
Call for Makers - Great Northern Contemporary OnlineCalls for Makers01-Feb-2021 - 28-Feb-2021
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) and GNCCFonline - the online equivalent - are curated selling showcases of designer-makers and craft artists, handpicked by an independent panel of craft experts, to give you the best in covetable and beautiful design and craftsmanship.