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Overview: Talent Development Support

Supporting makers across the UK

Professional and Business Development

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Celebrating the most innovative craft makers in the UK.

Events

Research Documents

Research reports commissioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

Research Prospectus and Strategy

Our research strategy for 2015-2018 

Research and Policy

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

Search the Collections

Collections

Exhibitions

Visit our exhibitions across the UK

Exhibitions

Public Consultation Responses

Our responses to government and other national consultation documents

Research and Policy

How to Hire

Our exhibitions and films are available to hire

Collections, Exhibitions

Policy Brief November 2017

Research and Policy

Make:Shift Ireland

A special edition of Make:Shift hosted by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland that

British Craft: The Miami Edit 2017

Presenting the new wave of British making at the inaugural FORM Miami, 6–10 December 2017

Events, Exhibitions, International, Professional and Business Development

Policy Brief October 2017

Research and Policy

Policy Brief September 2017

Research and Policy

UK Pavilion at the 10th Cheongju Craft Biennale

13 September – 22 October  2017

Exhibitions, International

The New Materiality

A Crafts Council showcase presented at Tresor Craft fair in Basel, 21-24 September 2017.

International

British Craft: The Miami Edit 2016

At the 1 Hotel & Homes from 28 November to 2 December 2016. 

International

Policy Brief July 2017

Research and Policy

Policy Brief June 2017

Research and Policy

Policy Brief May 2017

Research and Policy

Policy Brief April 2017

Research and Policy

Young People’s Programme

A new network to support young people in shaping the future of craft

Learning, Research and Policy

Flourish

A two day conference presented by the Crafts Council to ignite your creative business ambitions

Professional and Business Development

March 2017 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

States of Play

A Crafts Council and Hull 2017 Partnership Exhibition, supported by the British Council

Exhibitions

February 2017 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

January 2017 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

Exhibitions

November 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

October 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

September 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Studying Craft

Studying Craft 16 presents a picture of a sector at risk, facing an unsustainable model for

Research and Policy

Make Your Future

Make Your Future is a hands-on programme that connects traditional craft with digital

Learning

July 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

June 2016 policy brief

Research and Policy

Innovation through Craft: Opportunities for Growth

Driving innovation through craft

Innovation, Research and Policy

A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

An exhibition of automata

Exhibitions

May 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Twelve Tall Tales

Storytelling through objects and making

Exhibitions

April 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Nature Lab

A Future Made showcase at Design Miami/ Basel from 14 - 19 June 2016

International

March 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Calling all filmmakers! Applications now open for 2018 edition

Events

February 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

January 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Workshops and masterclasses for creative businesses

Grow your creative business with workshops for makers and designers

Events, Professional and Business Development

November 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

October 2015 policy brief

Research and Policy

I AM HERE

I AM HERE: Portable art, wearable objects, jewellery since the 1970s. I AM HERE will be showing in

Exhibitions

September 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Design Days Dubai 2017

Building markets for British craft across the globe

International

Craft Trend South Korea

Showcasing British craft in South Korea 

International

Our Supporters

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Support craft all year round

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Legacies

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Trusts and Foundations

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Hey Clay!

Unleash your inner potter at a free event as part of Get Creative 

Learning

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

Make:Shift 2016

Make:Shift 2016 took place on the 10 and 11 November 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry,

Inside Out

An exhibition of furniture from the Crafts Council Collection

Exhibitions

Hothouse

Our Hothouse programme supports talented new makers at the start of their career. 

Professional and Business Development

Make:Shift 2014

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

May 2015 policy brief

Research and Policy

Collect

Collect brings together 39 galleries from four continents

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

An exhibition exploring new ways of working, sharing and collaborating

Exhibitions

Fellowship Programme

A professional development 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

A two-week festival of craft in Plymouth and Mount Edgcumbe from 12 to 26 September 2014

Exhibitions

What is Luxury?

How luxury is made and understood in the 21st century

Exhibitions

A Future Made

Showing British craft on the world stage 

International

November 2014 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Learning and Participation

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

Learning

Craft Club

Championing craft learning!

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

Crafts Council Innovation Programme

Exploring craft and innovation through a biennial conference and partnership projects

Innovation

Make:Shift

A biennial event which explores the importance of craft and innovation to the future of making in a

Events, Innovation

Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops for children and young

Events, Innovation, Learning

Key advocacy messages 2014

Strengthening the craft sector

Research and Policy

Parallel Practices

A Crafts Council and Cultural Institute at King's College London partnership 

Innovation, Professional and Business Development

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

Research and Policy

How to Borrow

Collections

Portfolio

Portfolio ran from 2011-2014 and enabled makers to work in collaboration with other industries

Professional and Business Development

Crafts Council Collections

The National Collection for Contemporary Craft

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
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