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The Craft Scotland Programme 2017/18: Dates for your diary!

Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion

With 2017 around the corner, we are delighted to announce our programme for the forthcoming year that runs from April 2017 through until March 2018. The coming year sees our programme of activity continue to grow and build on the successes of 2016/2017. You’ll spot some new and exciting additions to add to your craft calendar alongside tried and tested favourites.

Events and Exhibitions

We will deliver our Summer Show for a fifth year in 2017. This year we will be introducing a workshop and events programme as part of the event. Following the success of the Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion at London Design Fair in 2016 we will be heading south again to showcase contemporary Scottish craft in 2017, working in partnership with Emergents.

Our partnership with Visual Arts Scotland will continue into 2017/18, and we will once again curate a media specific showcase of Scottish contemporary craft during their annual exhibition.

Andrea Walsh © Shannon Tofts

Image: Andrea Walsh, image credit: Shannon Tofts

New to our programme for 2017/18

Next year Craft Scotland will have a presence during London Craft Week, which takes place Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 May 2017. We will hold two Meet Your Maker events during the festival. Keep an eye out for announcements regarding the event early next year.

Collect 2018 is another new addition to our programme. Our last showcase at Collect was in 2010, and we are really looking forward to returning. In a similar model to our showcase at London Design Fair, we hope to work in partnership with Emergents to present a curated collection from Scotland.

Training and CPD Programme

We will continue our partnership with the Crafts Council, supporting the six places that make up the Scottish cohort on their Hothouse Programme.

The applications for Hothouse 7 are now closed, and the successful makers will be announced in the New Year. Applications for Hothouse 8, which starts early in 2018, will open in summer 2017. We will also have a number of further training opportunities presented in partnership with Scottish Enterprise.

Meet Your Maker

Our Meet Your Maker programme will run again next year, but we will be adapting the project. It is our plan to work with select venues to create a more extensive, in-depth series of events with each organisation. We are interested in partnering with organisations that want to build craft and/or makers into their annual programme of activity; perhaps running a series of activities throughout the year at more targeted audiences with our support.

If you are a venue and are interested in working with us in this new way. Get in touch with Allyson Gee, Project Assistant: or 0131 466 3870.

Dates and deadlines for all of the shows we plan to participate in are detailed below.

Deadlines for Makers

Summer Show 2017

Applications for the Summer Show are now closed. 

Successful applicants notified: by Friday 17 February 2017  

Show dates: 4 to 27 August 2017


London Design Fair 2017

Applications for London Design Fair are now closed. 

Successful applicants notified: by end March 2017   

Show dates: 21 to 24 September 2017


Collect 2018

Craft Scotland are committed to taking part in Collect 2018. We had hoped to open applications earlier this year, however, we are still in the process of confirming the few final details regarding the exhibition space and the number of makers we will be able to take. As soon as these details have been confirmed, we will make a further announcement and applications will open. Stay tuned by signing up to our Opportunities email.

Applications open: end of May 2017

Applications close: mid/end June 2017     

Successful applicants notified: end June/early July 2017           

Show dates: Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 February 2018


The Craft Gallery - Scotland’s Trade Fair 2018

Apply for The Craft Gallery: applications are now open

Applications close: 5pm Friday 16 June 2017      

Successful applicants notified: end June 2017         

Show dates: late January 2018


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