Applications Open Gifted 2017
Categories: Exhibition Opportunities , Craft Centres & Art Galleries

Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market
9 & Sun 10 Dec 2017
National Centre for Craft and Design

NCCD's successful Christmas market returns in December and
kicks off an exciting programme of seasonal activities at NCCD. Following on from the success last year, we're throwing open our doors for a two day contemporary Christmas event.

During this special advent weekend our craft market will host makers from across the UK selling high quality jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass and tableware. Our food market will offer a variety of local and specialist food and there will be a family focused programme of workshops, demonstrations, musicians and exhibitions.

Gifted has grown into a landmark event attracting over 5000 shoppers and visitors in 2016 from far and wide.
Gifted prides itself in providing the highest standard of craft and food makers to ensure a special and unique Christmas shopping experience.

NCCD are proud to work in partnership with Design Factory and Design-Nation to present our largest ever market in 2017.

NCCD sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. The Centre is largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of international and national craft and design.

Their renowned programme of exhibitions showcases the most innovative, challenging and accomplished artists including new and emerging talent.
A public and education programme inspires people of all ages, skills and interest levels through 3 lively seasons of talks, workshops, conferences, clubs, groups, activities, lectures, seminars, screenings, short-courses, and demonstration days.

The shop sells the very best contemporary craft and design from British makers and our Riverside café is a popular haven for families and business people seeking a creative respite.

Gifted is our biggest event of the year and we are committed to attracting new and existing visitors through an inclusive marketing campaign which ensures a consistently high profile for Gifted and NCCD.

The deadline for applications is Fri 17 Mar 2017. Information and an application pack can be found here and completed forms should be sent to

For more information visit the website