Craft Northern Ireland is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.
Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region’s economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.
Craft NI’s mission is to build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts sector in Northern Ireland, actively supported by regional and local stakeholders, that contributes increasingly to the creative, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland. Key activities include general promotion and increasing the visibility of the sector at home and abroad through our website and directory of designer makers, as well as through our Making It and Business Support Programmes, support for designer-makers attending trade shows, developing craft input to the growing tourism economy and promotion of sales at key points during the year.