Sydney Craft Week will be held Friday 5 - Sunday 14 October 2018

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. 2017 was the inaugural year of the event.

Why Sydney Craft Week?

Sydney Craft Week is a platform for shining the spotlight on all the marvellous makers doing their thing across Sydney. The core of Sydney Craft Week is collaboration, creativity and community participation. There is immense talent, grit and determination, creativity and activity going on in this city that we need to celebrate, nurture and grow.

What is the inspiration for Sydney Craft Week?

The makers. From those with decades of making experience to those just starting out, makers are all around us, and our passion and reason for being is to introduce audiences and buyers to their work. We also want to show people that there are all sorts of opportunities to learn new making skills and develop their own practice.

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.

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?

A range of events, including exhibitions, talks, workshops, live demonstrations, markets and retail events, open studios, interactive or immersive installations, cross-disciplinary projects, and projects that incorporate food and/or drink, or otherwise engage the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

Where is Sydney Craft Week?

Sydney Craft Week is staged across inner and greater Sydney locations as far west as the mountains and across to Wollongong. We are not limited by geography and flexible with the boundaries of the Greater Sydney area. 

How do I find out what’s on?

You can view the 2017 print program by clicking on "Guide" above. The 2018 program will launch in August/September. 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?

You can get involved with Sydney Craft Week in many different ways. You may consider:
- Buying a half, full or double page ad in the program guide (you don’t have to have an event in the guide to promote your business)
- 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


Information for participants who wish to host an event in the 2018 festival can be found here.

Sydney Craft Week is an Australian Design Centre initiative.