Image credit: Miri Hirschfield,  Mobile Making,  Guild of Objects

Image credit: Miri Hirschfield, Mobile Making, Guild of Objects

Expressions of Interest for Craft Cubed 2018 Now Open

9th Craft Cubed Festival – August 2018 - supported by the city of melbourne


DEADLINEs FOR Expressions of INterest:

Satellite Program: 1 MAY 2018
Window Walk: 1 May 2018
Artist in Residency: 17 April 2018


Craft Cubed Festival is Craft's annual celebration of the handmade, and the biggest coming together of the craft and design communities in Australia.
Now in its ninth year, the 2018 festival seeks Expressions of Interest from people like YOU to present creative, experimental and ideas-based craft and design projects under the banner of the Craft Cubed Festival.

This year the theme for the Craft Cubed Festival is Homing Craft and will aim to showcase makers' sense of place, identity and home through a multi-layered, open access festival.  Through this concept, we will open up craftmakers' ideas of “home” in intersection with the domestic roots of craft, with a focus on Craft’s own move to a new home on Watson Place.

We encourage participation by the small and large, the humble to the more established, the traditional to the avant garde.  We are keen to showcase all types of craft and all kinds of events and projects.  Simple online engagements to grand exhibitions – we want you!

Help us celebrate and present a diverse survey of what craft looks like in our state in 2018.

Your Expressions of Interest just need to be a snapshot of your project idea and a sense of your intention.

There are three areas of the Festival you can apply for:

Our famous open access DIY platform for Craft members to host their own projects and events under the umbrella of the Festival.  From emerging makers up, we invite you to dream up handmade exhibitions, open-studios, workshops, online projects and beyond.  Members apply now. Open until 1 May 2018

Our inner-city tour where we partner craft makers with local Melbourne venues who can offer alternative, temporary spaces for exhibit.  From the humble to the grand, this is our sparkling 24/7 activation of our streets and city windows.  Venues and makers apply now. Open until 1 May 2018

A new initiative where we invite makers to re-create their home-studios in our library space on Watson Place for a fortnight of making live in an environment where private and public collide.  Makers apply now.  Applications open until 17 April 2018