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August Craft Month 2024 coming soon!

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

Who can take part?

August Craft Month 2023 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


What type of events can you do?

  • Craft talks
  • Open studios
  • Craft trails
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Meet the Maker
  • Make and do
  • Demonstrations

Publicity and promotion

Starting with a launch in early July, Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Craft NI and Cork Craft & Design 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.