Help inspire the future generation of makers
We believe that talent is everywhere, and that every child has the right to discover their talent for making.
One of the key calls for change in Our Future is in the Making, the Education Manifesto for Craft and Making is to build more routes into craft careers.
Will you give one hour to talk to pupils & young people about your experience and your work in craft to inspire the next generation?
The Crafts Council has paired up with national education charity Inspiring the Future to ensure that craft is recognised as a route to a successful and rewarding professional life. We need makers and craft professionals from across the sector to help us to tell young people about what they do and how creative skills have shaped their working life.
From master goldsmiths to makers who build film sets and props, from the small batch production of designer makers to one-off ceramic masterpieces, and from centuries-old traditions to cutting edge digital making, craft skills open the doors to an incredible range of careers. We want to make sure young people know this.
Here’s where you come in.
We want everyone working in craft to tell their stories – whether you are a maker, gallerist, retailer, event producer, teacher, curator or critic - in fact, anyone working in craft who can share their route into work and where their craft and creative skills have taken them.
If you want to make a difference and can give an hour of your time to talk to pupils and young people at a school or college near you please sign up as a volunteer to Inspiring the Future.
In addition the following Inspiring the Future events will be taking place in 2016. These will take the format of speed networking (it's great fun!) where young people can talk to a professionals from all industries.
- 2 March in Hammersmith, London (this event has a focus on digital making)
- 25 April in King's Cross, London (this event also has a focus on digital making and we are especially looking for makers with dyslexia and/or dyspraxia who can share their experience)
If you are interested in taking part in one of these events please email Fiona Moorhead.