Unearthing the makers of the future


The inaugural Cræftiga award is open to young makers of all disciplines with practices rooted in craft and making.


Cræftiga is a major new talent search, aimed at unearthing the next generation of undiscovered craftspeople.

The winners’ work will be exhibited at the British Craft Pavilion within London Design Fair in September 2018, and will receive mentoring including PR, promotional, design, communication and editorial support from Hole & Corner over the course of a year, as well as insight from our extensive network of makers, influencers and industry leaders.

While we are dedicated to supporting traditional craft and skills, Cræftiga is a future-facing enterprise: we will reward the most innovative and sustainable processes, plus uses and applications of materials.


I get excited about the prospect of finding a new set of materials or techniques to draw inspiration from



Entry Requirements

Cræftiga is open to makers born after September 1, 1982 and who are British-based. Makers should submit one piece of work made after January 1, 2017.

The award is aimed at anyone whose work covers the spectrum of art, craft or design. We will be looking in particular for projects that take the heritage of craft and making as inspiration and push it into new, sustainable and innovative spaces.

Your entry should consist of:

  • 100 words describing yourself and your practice
  • 100 words describing the project you are submitting
  • Up to 5 images (no more than 10MB in total). Video, Dropbox, website or WeTransfer links will not be accepted
  • The closing date for entries is 31 July, 2018


Please fill out and submit the form to register. You will receive an email with full details and a link to upload your application to this year’s Cræftiga award.

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We have chosen to use Google Drive to collect, store and manage applications. As a result applicants will be required to use a Gmail address to make their submission. Hole & Corner does not have a relationship or partnership with Google.


The Prizes

    Exhibition at London Design Festival

    The finalists' work will be displayed at the British Craft Pavilion as part of London Design Fair 2018 (which runs from 20–23 September 2018) – to an audience of over 28,000 UK and International attendees. 


    Editorial coverage and support in Hole & Corner

    The winning entrants will be profiled in Hole & Corner magazine and go on to receive mentoring from the Hole & Corner team over the course of a year on everything from PR and communications to design and branding.