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DCCI Annual Events

August Craft Month 2023

What's On

August Craft Month is an all-island celebration of craft and design that takes place every August. It is led by DCCI, in partnership with Craft NI and Cork Craft & Design.

Event registration is still open if you’d like to take part. You can find a full listing of the August Craft Month Events here.

The events are truly unique and also offer audiences a chance to have a go and push ourselves to try something new, guided by a skilled local maker.

Katherine McDonald

Director, Craft NI

A celebration of craft and design

August Craft Month provides opportunities for designers, makers, communities, families, collectors and enthusiasts from across the island of Ireland to make, see, learn about and buy craft.

What's On

Register your 2023 event

  • Craft Talks and Trails
  • Open Studios and Exhibitions
  • Workshops and Demos
  • Meet the Maker Events

Publicity and promotion

Starting with a launch in early July, DCCI, Craft NI and Cork Craft & Design will work 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


Who can take part?

August Craft Month 2023 is for makers, communities, families, collectors, and enthusiasts across the island of Ireland. We welcome event applications from:

  • Individual craft makers
  • Guilds and networks
  • Galleries, retailers and museums
  • Councils and arts centres, cultural venues
  • Further and higher education institutions and crafts educators
  • Heritage organisations

DCCI Strategy

August Craft Month is one of many DCCI events that support the growth of the Irish craft and design industry.


Learn more