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Sydney Craft Week

The call for entries for Sydney Craft Week 2020 will open in May 2020. The Festival will run from Friday 9 - Sunday 18 October 2020.

What is Sydney Craft Week?

Led by the Australian Design Centre and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals, Sydney Craft Week brings together contemporary crafts organisations and individuals in a celebration of craft across the city as part of a ten-day festival each year in October.

When is Sydney Craft Week?

Sydney Craft Week occurs every year in October, and also offers year-long support to all the amazing events and activities that makers generate throughout the year. 2017 was the inaugural year of the event.

Why did Australian Design Centre (ADC) launch Sydney Craft Week?

ADC has been around for more than fifty years. Our foundation is in craft. With such a rich history in craft that threads through our exhibitions, retail activities and publishing, we feel we are well placed to take a lead role. Having said this, Sydney Craft Week is not about us, but about the diverse community of makers in our beautiful city whose hands weave, hammer, throw, bend, twist, fire, decorate, create and problem-solve day in, day out, right across the greater Sydney area.

What is happening in Sydney Craft Week?

The festival is jam-packed with events for everyone, including but not limited to: exhibitions, talks, workshops, retail events (including markets), open studios and live demonstrations. There are usually lots of fun family-friendly events, events with food and drink, and lots more. The 2019 festival was a huge success and events from the program are still available to view on the home page of this website.

Where is Sydney Craft Week?

Sydney Craft Week is staged in venues all across Sydney, defined within the following precincts: Sydney City; Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Redfern; Eastern Suburbs; Inner West; Northern Sydney and Greater Sydney. 

How do I find out what’s on?

You can view the 2017, 2018 and 2019 print program by clicking on "Guide" above. Each year, the guide is also printed. Follow @sydneycraftweek on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for alerts on what’s happening.

Is it free to attend?

Sydney Craft Week invites all residents and visitors to experience Sydney’s vibrant craft scene. Most events are free to enter, with ticketed events managed by host organisations and venues. Check listing and details for each event online before you head out.

How else can I be involved with or support Sydney Craft Week?

The call for entries for Sydney Craft Week 2020 will open in May 2020. Besides hosting an event, you can get involved with Sydney Craft Week in many different ways. You may consider:
- Taking an ad out in the Sydney Craft Week print program. You can pay for a half, full or double page spread in the guide - buy now, or chat to our team, 02 9361 4555.
- Donating supplies or services (we are always on the lookout for give-aways as door prizes or workshop supplies, for example)
- Sharing our news and events via your mailing lists and social media (we can provide you with a media pack)
- Distributing Sydney Craft Week guides to participants and venues or stocking them in your shop/ cafe/ business
- Volunteering for Sydney Craft Week

Contact our team to express your interest: hello@australiandesigncentre.com

 

Sydney Craft Week is an Australian Design Centre initiative.