August Craft Month Application

We’re delighted to announce that August Craft Month 2023 is now open for applications!


August Craft Month is Northern Ireland’s unique celebration of the craft sector, providing opportunities for the public to experience, participate in, buy and learn about Craft.

We invite applications from makers, guilds, networks, galleries and arts venues and welcome the submission of events that provide the chance for audiences to come together to celebrate Northern Ireland’s craft sector whether in-person, online, or both.

Once again, Craft NI, the Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Cork Craft and Design will come together to jointly promote events across the island taking place in August Craft Month 2023. 

Profiling makers, highlighting venues and the work of the Councils, August Craft Month works to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the work of our many talented makers. Join us this August to add to the positive range of events profiling Northern Irish craft to a wider audience.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 19th June. You can still register for events after this date for inclusion on our digital platforms. But the more time there is to promote your event, the better.

If you have any questions about August Craft Month or the application form, get in touch with us at or 028 9032 9342.By submitting your application you confirm that you meet the standards listed in our Eligibility Criteria and confirm that you agree with our Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you read these documents before submitting your application.

You can find Guidance on completing the application form here.

Your Contact Information

For Craft NI's use only, the information in this section will not be shared publicly.


Your Submission

Please enter details of your planned activity. If your idea doesn't fit these questions, please email


Images and Additional Documents

The better images you can provide, the more interest you will generate in your event and will highlight the quality of your work. Some examples of what we're looking for include images of yourself and your practice, the location of the event, the project or final piece, the activity. These images will be used for PR.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Please attach 3 images (1MB) jpg, jpeg or png images to promote your event. Each image should be clearly labelled and numbered 1 to 3.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.
Please upload (1MB) jpg, jpeg, or png
*If you are an organisation then please confirm that you have permission from the craftsperson/owner of the images you are promoting.


Your public profile

This information will be published on your event page


Help us to promote your event

Let us know if you would like to take part in any of the follow PR campaigns


August Craft Month is committed to achieving the highest standards of GDPR compliance. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that your personal data is handled and stored securely, kept only as long as is necessary, and never shared with third parties without your consent. It is the applicant's responsibility to keep the details of their event up-to-date and inform August Craft Month of any changes. By registering your event, you consent to the use of this information by August Craft Month for the purpose of promoting August Craft Month activities in Ireland, including, but not limited to, inclusion in brochures, posters, newsletters, August Craft Month website and August Craft Month social media pages. You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing your instructions to However, if you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with our services or respond to any questions or requests you submit to us. Please note, that withdrawing consent will not apply to photographs or videos that have already been published by us.

The deadline for event applications is Monday 19th June.

*Once you hit the submit button you will be redirected to another page. A copy of your completed form will be emailed to you, please check your spam folder.
Photographs curtesy of Cara Murphy (header), Adam Frew Ceramics, Castle Ward Open Studios and NI Silver.


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