The Makers Guild in Wales is a national applied art and craft membership organisation based in Cardiff, Wales. The organisation exists to engage and inspire audiences as a centre of excellence for Craft and Applied Art, and to champion Welsh Craft Makers.

Our core purpose is to Inspire, Support and Celebrate.

  • Inspiring craft engagement - The Guild inspires engagement and learning about contemporary craft, by providing opportunities for audiences and artists to experience contemporary applied art and craft in Wales.
  • Supporting Welsh craft makers- The Guild is a membership organisation of Welsh craft-makers who all share in the Guilds strong co-operative ethos.
  • Celebrating craft excellence- Championing high quality hand-made crafts and applied art in Wales both of its members work and of invited National and International Artists and Makers.

The Makers Guild Wales is fully committed to its charitable aims, namely the promotion and preservation of applied art and craft skills, by presenting craft and applied art of the highest quality for the public to view in its gallery, Craft in the Bay in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

The Guild has been successfully managing to sustain and maintain its Charitable Objectives for over 34 years, namely: “The Objects are to advance education for the public benefit in the visual Arts and Crafts in particular but not exclusively by exhibitions of high quality handmade crafts and the provision of workshop programmes”

We welcome applications from professional craft people who are personally involved with the design and creation of contemporary craft and who produce work that demonstrates unity of design, craftsmanship and innovation.

How to apply

Full details and application form is available to download from website

Applications are considered once a year; Please note the closing date for applications is 1st March.

Closing date: 01/03/2020