Join the Craft Conversations

Craft NI invites all who are involved in the NI craft sector (organisations, individual craftspeople, arts officers and craft curators etc) to attend 'Craft Conversations' taking place at the Spectrum Centre Belfast on the 19th of November (9.30am-2.00pm). This interactive sector consultation day gives you the opportunity to network, discuss and give feedback on what has been achieved in the past year and Craft NI's plans for going forward. The event costs £10. Book via Eventbrite.

With guest speakers, roundtable discussions and some time for "speed dating/curating", we would like this to be an open conversation that includes a range of voices and opinions on how we are planning to move forward. 


9:30am: Registration for a 10am start.

10am - 10:20am: Guest speaker, Brian McGee, Head of Market Development, Crafts Council of Ireand.

10:20 – 10:35am: Craft NI to present on the last years achievements and our thoughts on the new strategy/plan.

10:35am – 10:50am: Guest speaker, Seliena Coyle 'Craft on a wider scale'.

10:50 – 11:00am: Comfort break, tea and coffee

11:00 – 11:30am: Round table discussions around Craft NI’s plans with flip charts and opportunity to feedback

11:30 – 12:45pm: Speed Dating/Curating – to provide craft organisations, arts officers, designer/makers the opportunity to meet on a one-to-one basis and discuss current projects, future plans and a chance to identify possible collaboration opportunities.

12:45pm – 1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Final remarks, summaries and network opportunity.

(agenda may be subject to change)

Venue: Spectrum Centre, 331-333 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3AA

To book: The cost for the event is £10 (includes lunch). Booking is through Eventbrite.

NB: If you wish to pay by cheque or would like to request to be involced, please contact the Craft NI office directly - E:


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