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We welcome Active Members AND Supporter Members! Are you a rural skills practitioner, producer of traditional crafts, local/rural social enterprise, or perhaps a musician or entertainer that can contribute to our rural craft festival? We particularly welcome people who can offer workshops and/or demonstrations alongside selling their handcrafted items. Perhaps you wish to help as a Volunteer at events? Or just support us from the sidelines!

Why not become a Member of the Big Skill cic ( just £10 per annum) and receive:

  • Advertising on the website & directory of rural skills and crafts
  • Access to Big Skill area at local shows
  • Priority notice for booking stands at our events and Festivals
  • Discounts on stall prices at Big Skill and other events where applicable
  • Opportunity to have your courses accredited
  • A say in the running of Big Skill cic
  • Membership of a unique, inclusive and friendly organisation
  • Volunteering and learning opportunities

For more information, please email our coordinator, at events.bigskill@gmail.com or Chair at info@thebigskill.com

Your Name

Your Email


Your Organisation/business/trading Name: (NB if you wish to just join as a Supporter Member, please type N/A in the boxes but DO give contact details)

Brief description of your handmade products/ courses/ services/or volunteering experience. Are you likely to be selling your handmade items when running workshops or demonstrations?

Contact Details: Address, Telephone, Website, Social Media:

Rural Skills Courses - what rural skills and craft courses could you run? Would you be interested in learning about accredited courses?

Rural Skills Courses: Can you provide: a) risk assessment? b) a CRB check (if necessary)? c) a copy of your PLI? d) PAT testing if relevant? If selling food/drink, can you provide relevant certification?

Products: Do you have a regular venue for running your workshops and courses? Would you like other Big Skill members to run workshops there too?

Big Skill Festivals: Have you previously had a stall or run a workshop or demo at the Big Skill Festivals? Are you available for the Big Skill Village/Festival in the future?

Please list any additional activities that would be a beneficial addition to the rural craft & skills directory (such as music, story-telling, recycling activities, a talk, childrens' activities, dance, modelling, fair-trade, community stall)

Directory Description: Please let us have your preferred contact details/website/links for the directory and email a photo of your stall to info@thebigskill.com

After you click 'submit membership application' button, in order to have a successful application, please revisit this page to pay the £10 membership fee (in green below):

Click here to pay your membership fee here.