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August Craft Month 2024!

Ireland’s unique celebration of the craft sector, providing opportunities for all to learn about, make, see, and buy craft!

Celebrating craft in all its forms, from traditional to contemporary, August Craft Month is for everyone. Immerse yourself in the wonderful visual and hands on experience of craft.

Highlighting the vibrant local craft scene right across the island of Ireland. August Craft Month provides unique opportunities for people to get involved to learn about, make, see, and buy craft!

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Presented by Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Craft NI.

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding any events please contact the event organiser directly.

During August Craft Month, various events, workshops, exhibitions, and activities take place right across the island of Ireland, showcasing the talents of local craft makers and artists.

Many of the events embody the important contribution that craft can make as a means of cultural and social progression.

Raising awareness about the importance of craft, encouraging participation, and supporting the growth of the craft sector. August Craft Month is a fantastic opportunity for the public to engage with and appreciate the skill behind handmade crafts, and for both established and emerging craft makers to showcase their work.

Thinking of organising an event for 2024? Find out more below

Who can take part?

August Craft Month is for makers, communities, families, collectors, and enthusiasts across the island of Ireland.

Who can have an event included?

We welcome event applications from, for example:

  • Individual craft makers
  • Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS)
  • Galleries, retailers, libraries, and museums
  • Councils, arts centres, and cultural venues
  • Further and Higher Education Craft institutions and educators
  • Heritage organisations and more!

What type of events can you hold?

  • Workshops
  • Open studios
  • Craft trails
  • Exhibitions
  • Craft talks
  • Meet the Maker
  • Make and do
  • Demonstrations
  • Craft festivals
  • Craft markets & fairs
  • Online or in-person
  • For families, children, all ages, or adults only!

Starting with a launch in early July, Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Craft NI will be working together to promote August Craft Month and your events through:

  • PR and regular news releases throughout the summer
  • Social media coverage from all organisations
  • A digital advertising campaign
  • Maker and event profiles; regular spotlights on disciplines, areas, or key dates.

We are now accepting event applications, Click Here for more information.

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Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or if you would like to discuss event ideas: info@augustcraftmonth.org