Closing Date for Network Support Scheme Monday 4th April 2016.

The Network Support Scheme provides funding for Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS)

The aim of the scheme is to provide funding for activities that will develop and professionalise our member organisation.

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GANS Information Day – Kilkenny –  26TH April 2016 (TBC)

Applications are now open for ‘Design Ireland’, formerly ‘Creative Island’ at Showcase Ireland 2017.

Bloom 2016 | Applications Open for Craft Village – (Call out for individual makers)

Key Dates for the 2016 – RDS Craft Awards

Online Applications open: March 14

Deadline for Applications: June 8

Delivery of work to the RDS for judging: June 15 & 16

Judging Days: June 20 & 21

Collection of work not selected: June 29 & 30

Exhibtion open to the public free of charge: July 13 – 15

Exhibition during the Dublin Horse Show: July 20 – 24

Exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Co. Mayo: Aug – Nov

Exhibition of Winners at National Crafts & Design Fair in the RDS: Nov 30 – Dec 4

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There are 12 categories in the competition all of which are listed below. Entrants should reflect their primary skill when selecting a category for their entry. There is a maximum of one entry per person.

Constructed Textiles (woven, knitted, crocheted, felted textiles, lace), Embellished Textiles (embroidery, patchwork, quilting, batik, printed textiles)

Basketry, Jewellery, Silversmithing & Metalwork, Furniture, Carving, Leatherwork, Ceramics, Glass, Calligraphy, Woodturning

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