Propose an Exhibition

Photo: ‘Lunula’ blanket handwoven in wool yarn; Maker: Nicola Gates; Photo credit: tbc

Craft NI’s Gallery space in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter presents a vibrant exhibition programme alongside an ongoing craft retail selection from 50 Northern Irish designer-makers. It is the city’s foremost craft destination.

The exhibitions programme offers makers an opportunity to showcase one-off pieces and explore themes within similar ideas or materials. The programme combines exhibitions selected by Craft NI from Open Calls, presentations of touring works, proposals received from makers and/or groups of makers.

We offer:

  • Central location
  • Marketing support
  • Dedicated gallery space with plinths and display cases available
  • All exhibitions will be available to view on Craft NI’s website during and after the exhibition period. This enables us to show and sell pieces online, as well as to add important collateral material such as making footage, links to maker profiles etc.

We invite proposals from makers and/or groups of makers with ideas for exhibitions in this space.

All works must meet the CNI Quality Criteria and proposals are reviewed by the Craft NI Quality Group on a rolling quarterly basis (31 December, 31 March, 30 June, 31 August).

Craft NI Gallery commission is 40% on sales in person or online.

Craft NI Gallery Exhibition Proposal

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* Please use this space to tell us about your proposal. Be sure to include names of makers in the proposed exhibition, and clearly explain the subject and/or material theme.

Supporting materials

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
* Please attach up to 5 high resolution (300dpi) images to give us a sense of the work you are proposing

Submissions are reviewed by the Craft NI Quality Committee at their Quarterly Meeting

Rolling deadlines: 31 December | 31 March | 30 June | 31 August

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