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Strategy

Mary Butcher, Crafts Council and V&A maker in residence, 2009: Photo: Tas Kyprianou

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft.

Our goal:
• To make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft

Our aims:
• To build a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft
• To increase and diversify the audience for contemporary craft
• To champion high quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally

Our values:
• We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life.
• We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft.
• We believe that the strength of craft lies in its use of traditional and contemporary techniques, ideas and materials to make extraordinary new work.
• We believe that the future of craft lies in nurturing talent; children and young people must be able to learn about craft at school and have access to excellent teaching throughout their education.

  • Mary Butcher, Crafts Council and V&A maker in residence, 2009: Photo: Tas Kyprianou

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The Crafts Council delivers its activity through four strategic themes.

Make:
We stimulate and profile creative excellence, innovative thinking and practice across all craft forms.

See:
We change people’s perceptions of craft by showing the best of contemporary craft in different physical and conceptual contexts.

Collect:
We support the growth of a robust craft sector in a global marketplace.

Learn:
We promote craft education and skills progression for the economic and cultural health of the sector.

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