Joining the Craft NI Directory

18 May 2023

Deadline: August 31, 2023

What is the Directory?

The Craft NI Maker Directory provides a contemporary online home for the Northern Ireland craft sector and a vibrant hub for all who wish to see, buy and learn about local craft.

It supports the Craft NI mission to build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts sector in Northern Ireland which we are doing via advocacy and profiling; developing partnerships and regional infrastructure; and raising quality awareness.

The Directory is easy to use, and is part of Craft NI’s attractive new website and brings in new technologies to help Makers connect with their audiences, customers and collectors more easily than ever before. Selected through a juried process, the Directory will enable makers from across disciplines to take their place in a rich and diverse representation of many of Northern Ireland’s talented makers who have achieved Excellence in Craft.  


Applying to the Directory:

Applications are reviewed four times a year by the Craft NI Quality Group. Applications will be assessed against the criteria that are listed in the eligibility and quality criteria. In your application, please make sure that you take the opportunity to describe your work as fully as possible against these criteria.

The Craft NI Quality Group consists of the following: Kim Mawhinney (Chair), Dr. Christopher McHugh and Patricia Flanagan.

Deadlines for 2023

      • 31 December (notifications 31 January, 2024)

Feel free to get in touch with the team today to find out more about joining the Directory. You can see if you’re eligible to join here.

Find out more here.


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