12 & 13 May 2018


In the days surrounding the weekend celebration of making, Creative Lancashire in association with Crafts Council and other partners will present a series of events aimed at professional creative practitioners, makers and those working in related industries or connected fields.

Through a series of Conversations in Creativity talks, Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) presentations and round table discussions, the conference programme will address key themes relevant to creative practitioners and businesses involved in the maker movement and manufacturing.


In 2018 our conference programme will include a one-day symposium exploring the relationship between making, skills and new or emerging technologies, and their applications, interventions and interactions with arts and crafts.

Full conference programme to be announced soon

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The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

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