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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

Learning, 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

Handling Collection

The Crafts Council Handling Collection comprises over 700 objects.

Collections, Learning

Search the Collections

Collections

Acts of Making

6 makers, 6 moments, 14 days to discover

Exhibitions

What is Luxury?

A Crafts Council and V&A exhibition, opening April 2015, exploring ideas of luxury in

Exhibitions

November 2014 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

October 2014 Policy Brief

This brief picks up on policy issues in October

Research and Policy

Research Documents

Research reports commisioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

August/September 2014 Policy Brief

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

Research and Policy

July 2014 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Innovation: Overview

The future is in the making…

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

June 2014 Policy Brief

This month we’re sharing some key messages about business and education support for the craft

Research and Policy

Crafting Narrative: Storytelling through objects and making

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

Exhibitions

Parallel Practices

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

Innovation, Professional and Business Development

Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft

Presenting works by makers and designers who use craft for social comment and provocation

Exhibitions

Legacy: Two works on hope and memory

Bringing together two of the UK’s most significant ceramic artists Julian Stair and Clare

Exhibitions

Space Craft: Architecture meets making

Makers inspired by architecture and the influence of making in architectural studios

Exhibitions

Sign up to Researching Newsletter

Regular updates on new research and policy from the craft sector

Research and Policy

Sign up to Curating Newsletter

Regular updates for curators and craft professionals

Collections, Exhibitions

Sign up to Making Newsletter

Regular updates for makers

Professional and Business Development

Curate with Us

Collections, Exhibitions

Recent Acquisitions

Collections

How to Hire

Crafts Council exhibitions showcase contemporary craft, inspiring commissions and loaned work

Collections, Exhibitions

Research and Policy: Overview

Our research and evaluation informs our creative programming and policy advice

Research and Policy

Exhibitions: Overview

Exhibitions

Professional and Business Development: Overview

Professional and Business Development

Research Strategy

Our research strategy for 2012-2015 

Research and Policy

COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

Saatchi Gallery, London from 8 to 11 May 2015

Events

How to Borrow

Collections

Portfolio

Portfolio enables makers to work in collaboration with other industries

Professional and Business Development

Crafts Council Collections: Overview

Collections

Out of Print: Bookbinding & Letterpress

Graphic designer Malcolm Garrett's selection of six bookbinding and letterpress works

Exhibitions

The Yellow Wallpaper

Artist Tom Gallant curates an exhibition inspired by gothic novella The Yellow Wallpaper

Exhibitions

Real to Reel

Real to Reel presents makers’ films that are a final product of their practice

Exhibitions

Bud to Bloom

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

Exhibitions

Injection

Injection is an intensive programme for established makers 

Professional and Business Development

OnViewOnline

An online gallery dedicated to exploring contemporary craft themes

Exhibitions

Sound Matters

Sound Matters considers the connections between craft practice and sound art

Exhibitions

Added Value?

Added Value questions the value of contemporary craft within the current landscape of branding and

Exhibitions

Hothouse

A programme for emerging makers

Professional and Business Development

Public Consultation Responses

Our responses to government and other national consultation documents

Research and Policy
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