CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Boasting a national reputation, Great Northern Events organises the foremost selling fairs in the UK – including the flagship Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester and GNCCFonline. They offer makers an unrivalled opportunity to put their work in front of an eager and savvy audience in a way that suits them and their buyers best.

Now in its 16th year, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is nationally renowned and is the place in the North of England to buy and commission exceptional handmade work direct from a selected line-up of professional designer-makers. 2023 will see this prestigious selling event return to the stunning Victoria Baths in Manchester, opening with a Private View on the evening of Thursday 19 October and then to the general public from Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October.

Applications are now invited from new and established designer-makers and recent graduates, working to the highest standards in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, leather, wood, interior textiles, fashion design & accessories, mixed media, basket-making, product design, furniture, print-making and more. 

For all the fairs, Great Northern Events welcome applications from diverse and talented makers from the UK and abroad, whatever their background or professional qualifications, and particularly encourage applicants from those groups which are currently under-represented in the craft sector.

Interested makers can apply by completing the online application form available on the website application portal opens 1st February and closes 28th February 2023.