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The First Decade Project

A Crafts Council Collection online resource and learning programme

Collections

An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making

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

Learning, Research and Policy

Parallel Practices

Parallel Practices residencies, in partnership with the Cultural Institute at King's College

Innovation, Professional and Business Development

Exhibitions

Visit our exhibitions across the UK

Exhibitions

July 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Directory

Find makers and craft across the UK

Professional and Business Development

June 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Research Documents

Research reports commisioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

Research Strategy

Our research strategy for 2015-2018 

Research and Policy

Make:Shift 2016

The second Make:Shift conference will take place in November 2016

Innovation

Inside Out

An exhitbion of furniture from the Crafts Council Collection

Exhibitions

Hothouse

Apply today to the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme for talented new makers

Professional and Business Development

Make:Shift 2014

Make:Shift 2014 took place on the 20 and 21 November 2014 at Ravensbourne College on the

Innovation

May 2015 policy brief

Research and Policy

COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

COLLECT, presented by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Events

April 2015 policy brief

April brings a flavour of the General Election and a raft of new reports

Research and Policy

Build Your Own

Exploring new ways of working, sharing and collaborating

Exhibitions

Injection

A programme for established makers

Professional and Business Development

March 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

February 2015 Policy Brief

This brief picks up policy issues during February

Research and Policy

December/January 2015 Policy Brief

A tightly packed brief for the end of last year and the beginning of this one

Research and Policy

Acts of Making

Celebrating contempoaray craft through performances, live installations and workshops

Exhibitions

What is Luxury?

Interrogating how luxury is made and understood in the 21st century

Exhibitions

November 2014 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Firing Up

The Firing Up programme was developed to ‘re-fire’ dormant kilns in secondary schools

Learning

Learning Overview

The Learning and Participation team promotes life-long learning in craft throughout the UK

Learning

Craft Club

Craft Club launched in 2009 with Knit 1, Pass It On; a simple concept with a magnificent ripple

Learning

Crafts Council Handling Collection

A rich learning resource of over 700 objects

Collections, Learning

October 2014 Policy Brief

This brief picks up on policy issues in October

Research and Policy

August/September 2014 Policy Brief

This brief picks up on policy issues in both August and September

Research and Policy

Search the Collections

Collections

Crafts Council Innovation Programme

Exploring craft and innovation through Make:Shift and partnership projects

Innovation

Make:Shift

Make:Shift is a biennial conference exploring craft and innovation

Events, Innovation

Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops

Events, Innovation, Learning

Key advocacy messages 2014

Strengthening the craft sector

Research and Policy

Crafting Narrative

Exploring how makers and designers are using objects and making to tell stories

Exhibitions

Hidden Agenda

Exploring the use of craft for social comment and provocation

Exhibitions

Legacy

Bringing together the work of ceramic artists Julian Stair and Clare Twomey

Exhibitions

Space Craft

Exploring craft inspired by architecture and the influence of making in architectural studios

Exhibitions

Research and Policy: Overview

Our research and evaluation informs our creative programming and policy advice

Professional development programmes

Supporting makers across the UK

Professional and Business Development

How to Borrow

Collections

Portfolio

Portfolio enables makers to work in collaboration with other industries

Professional and Business Development

Crafts Council Collections

Borrow objects from our Collections 

Collections

The Yellow Wallpaper

An exhibition inspired by gothic novella The Yellow Wallpaper

Exhibitions

Real to Reel

Presenting both objects and films made by makers

Exhibitions

Bud to Bloom

Presenting work inspired by the natural world and life-cycle of plants 

Exhibitions

Sound Matters

Exploring the connections between craft practice and sound art

Exhibitions

Public Consultation Responses

Our responses to government and other national consultation documents

Research and Policy

How to Hire

Our exhibtions and films are available to hire

Collections, Exhibitions
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