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National Festival of Making - Call for artists, makers & designers

A key event within the Festival of Making is a weekend Makers Market with guest curators, Hopeful and Glorious to celebrate and spotlight art, craft and design from across the region

The first National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn, Lancashire on 6th & 7th May, 2017. This is an opportunity to see, make and do for residents and visitors to Blackburn town centre as The Festival of Making takes over the streets with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making, experiences for everyone.

A key event within the Festival of Making is a weekend Makers Market with guest curators, Hopeful and Glorious to celebrate and spotlight art, craft and design from across the region. 

Hopeful and Glorious will curate a showcase of over 35 artists, makers and designers who have been selected for the quality and originality of their work.The Makers Market will provide a platform for creatives to exhibit and sell with the potential to offer workshops and have-a-go activities. It’s an opportunity for makers to share and shout about their creativity and industry.

Over the weekend, the Makers Market will be produced and managed by Deco Publique, transforming King Georges Hall into a vibrant and engaging weekend celebration of brilliant art, craft and design. Leading up to and across the Festival of Making, makers taking part can explore the many elements that go into being a maker today. The Crafts Council will be leading a series of professional practice support seminars available to all artists, makers & designers taking part.

At the Makers Market, the Crafts Council will also be supporting a number of awards including Best Product and Best Stall Design which are an opportunity for makers to benefit from increased profile and national recognition. Each stand at the Festival of Making provides space for exhibiting, selling and the potential to demonstrate or offer paid for activities.

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