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  • Golden Fleece Award winners announced


    The Trustees of the Golden Fleece Award have announced the six winners of the 2021 Golden Fleece Award, each of whom receives an Award of €10,000.

  • Artefact - new London Craft Fair announced


    Artefact, a new contemporary craft fair launches this summer at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London on 22 – 29 June 2021.

  • Post Brexit advice for small Belfast businesses


    A second free webinar to provide ongoing support to navigate new changes. Delivered by Belfast City Council, but makers across NI are welcome to attend. Friday 26 March 11-12.30pm


  • Craft NI Resilience survey


    As we emerge from lockdown, Craft NI has commissioned new research so we can fully understand the impact of Covid on craft makers and tailor our work to help build back a stronger and more resilient craft sector.

  • Arts and Business Awards 2021


    The Arts & Business NI Awards celebrate the best examples of arts and business creative partnerships and the outstanding achievements of these collaborations throughout Northern Ireland.


  • EU Exit Webinar 10 March


    This free webinar hosted by Belfast City Council will cover common EU Exit issues being encountered by craft businesses making work for retail and wholesale channels.

    Makers across NI are welcome to join the session on 10 March at 11am-12noon. Please register in advance.

  • EU Exit Mentoring from Belfast City Council


    Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses can request free, in-depth mentoring support to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities.

  • ACNI announces £6.9m IERP funding


    The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, on behalf of Department for Communities (DfC) and in collaboration with Future Screens NI, has announced details of 1,562 individuals working in the Creative Economy, who are set to benefit from £6,910,794 of emergency funding.

  • NI silversmith and the race that never was


    Created by NI silversmith Cara Murphy, the trophy for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National – the race that never was – has finally been unveiled during the 2021 Weights event. 

  • Call for Tenders: Research Report - Increasing Resilience in the NI Craft Sector Post-Covid


    Craft NI is grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the award of funding under its Stability & Renewal Programme. The purpose of this funding will be to engage an appropriate person/people to carry out a short piece of research to look at the impact of the last year and Covid-19 on the Craft sector in Northern Ireland and to make recommendations on measures to support the sector. 

  • Call for Tenders: Online Craft Exhibitions


     Craft NI Online Exhibitions

    With thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding awarded under its Stability & Renewal Fund, Craft NI wishes to tender for the development of an online Exhibitions function for its website. 
    Deadline for Tender Submissions: Monday 22 February 2021

    Craft NI is seeking to appoint a supplier to deliver this project by 29 March 2021.


  • Heritage Crafts Association Call for Trustees


    The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the only UK-wide organisation set up to safeguard and promote the full breadth of traditional craft skills. They are looking for a Secretary and additional Trustees to join their passionate Board.

  • Arts Collaboration Network Statement Update Jan 2021


    Statement on 20 January 2021 from The Arts Collaboration Network, an informal network of the main sector support organisations and a number of creative hubs across Northern Ireland working to support the realisation of social and economic renewal and recovery. 



  • Nominate your Craft Hero


    National Design & Craft Gallery invites nominations of makers who have significantly impacted craft in Ireland, for a new touring exhibition reflecting on the evolution of craft and design in Ireland from 1971 – 2021.  Deadline 31 January 2021

  • HND Art and Design at Belfast Met


    Applications are now open for the NEW Pearson BTEC HND in Art and Design (Arts Practice) at Belfast Met, starting September 2021.

  • Restore


    Restore by Tree & Tide

    Wednesday 27 January for 4 weeks, 7-7.30pm via Zoom

    In these shifting and untethered times, you are invited to come engage in a series of simple and proven practises to feel better, resource yourself for what your days might hold and replenish what may have been lost.

  • Arts Council NI Survey Published


    Public turning to the arts for comfort and welcome distraction during the Pandemic

  • National Museum of Ireland acquires works from Alison Lowry


    The National Museum of Ireland has announced the acquisition of a selection of work by NI glass artist Alison Lowry, for its permanent collection. The work formed part of the Alison Lowry: (A) Dressing Our Hidden Truths Exhibition. 

  • Christmas Gift Guides


    Our Festive Gift Guides to help you Buy Local this Christmas

  • NI Jeweller recognised by Future Makers Fund


    Egle Banyte has been awarded Studio Support by the Future Makers fund from DCCI