Inspired Kids – Guidelines

July – October 2023

For ages 5 to 15 (Ages 13 -15 may submit crafts to either the kids or the adult division. Ages 16 and up may submit their crafts to the adult division.)

Display Your Crafts in this Summer’s Special Exhibition

The Little Compton Historical Society invites young makers with ties to the local area to create new works of craft inspired by local history. Participants are invited to visit the Historical Society to see a collection of historic craft items, each with a Little Compton story to tell. We hope these items will inspire your own creative craft making. You can see the items here:

The inspirational historic crafts will remain available for viewing by appointment through May 26, 2023. Call 401-63-4035 to schedule a visit.


  • All varieties of handmade craft will be considered. We encourage makers to use traditional craft making techniques including but not limited to: Metalworking – Woodworking – Weaving – Knitting – Crochet – Stitchery – Quilting – Leatherworking – Rug Making – Jewelry Making – Basketry – Pottery – Toymaking
  • Works to be displayed indoors must meet our size guidelines:
    • The combined length and width of essentially flat items, like quilts or shawls, may not exceed 48 inches.
    • It may be possible to fold a larger item to fit the size guidelines.
    • The combined height, length, and width of three-dimensional items, like pots or furniture, may not exceed 72 inches.   
  • Works to be displayed outdoors are welcome and may be any size.
  • Craftmakers may submit up to three items. 
  • Participating makers may deliver their new works to the Historical Society in May 2023.
  • Due to possible space limitations in the youth display area, all submissions will be reviewed by a three-person jury in early June. We will do everything possible to accept at least one submission per maker.
  • Accepted works will be displayed in the youth area of the Inspired Craft exhibition from July to October 2023. Any unaccepted works must be picked up by June 9.
  • Participating makers may choose whether or not to offer their craft for sale and will determine the sales price. If the item sells, the maker will receive 80% of the sales price, and the Historical Society will retain 20% of the sales price. Sold items must remain in the exhibit until the close of the exhibition.
  • Makers with an item accepted into the exhibition will receive a complimentary Student Membership to the Little Compton Historical Society and a special button to wear at our Family Day celebration on July 1.

Inspired Kids Craft Workshops

Please visit LC Makers at to see an exciting array of traditional craft classes to be offered this spring. 

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