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An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making

Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making #FutureInMaking

In the last five years participation in craft-related GCSEs fell by 25% and the number of higher education craft courses fell by 46%. 

This comes when elsewhere around the globe investment in creative education and making is rising. 

An education in craft develops creativity, inventiveness, problem-solving and practical intelligence. It also produces the makers of the future. 

Craft currently contributes £3.4 billion to the economy and over 150,000 people across the UK deploy craft skills within a number of industries including fashion, film, medicine and engineering. 

Craft and making is vital to our society, culture and economy. 

It is why the Crafts Council along with partners, has developed Our Future is in the Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making which was launched on the10 November 2014 at the House of Commons.


Manifesto Partners

Get Involved

The ambitions of the Manifesto will only be realised through our collective action and there are a number of ways you can support it.

Organisations

  • Pledge your support on social media using the hashtag #FutureInMaking 
  • Send the link to the manifesto online to your professional networks
  • Fulfil any of the pledged actions and let us know at policy@craftscouncil.org.uk
  • Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter for regular updates on what others are doing in support of the Manifesto

Individuals

  • Pledge your support on social media using the hashtag #FutureinMaking
  • Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter for regular updates on what others are doing in support of the Manifesto

 

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