2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Crafts Council Surgery Sessions

Are you looking for a brain storm session for your creative business?

Have you found yourself at a crossroads with your practice?

Do you need a spark of inspiration or an action plan to take your work forward?

Book a 20 minute portfolio advice session with a Crafts Council Talent Development Manager. These free portfolio sessions will be a window of opportunity to seek advice on a burning question about your practice. Come prepared with ready questions and up to 10 images of your work and ideally a sample of your work.  

Crafts Council will also present awards for the One to Watch & Best Visual Merchandising Awards to worthy Makers trading at the Makers Market . The Crafts Council Directory Ones to Watch Awards is awarded in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in craft, and in visual merchandising of craft.

Awarded by the Crafts Council Directory, each of the two winners receives a complementary one year profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, and EITHER the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop OR a free, one year subscription to Crafts magazine – the contemporary craft magazine that brings together the best craft from the UK and around the world.

Dr Ellie Clewlow is a Talent Development manager for the Crafts Council, supporting the business and creative development of artists, designers and makers. The Crafts Council is the national organisation for craft and its goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

This is all made possible with the support of Crafts Council



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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