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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

Workshops and masterclasses for creative businesses

Grow your creative business with workshops for makers and designers

Events, Professional and Business Development

Research Documents

Research reports commissioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

Research Prospectus and Strategy

Our research strategy for 2018-2022

Research and Policy

Hothouse

Hothouse supports talented makers at the start of their career

Professional and Business Development

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

Research and Policy Brief September 2018

Research and Policy

Research and Policy Brief July 2018

Research and Policy Brief June 2018

Artsmark

Resources and Support for Artsmark Schools

Learning

Craft in Industry: Unlocking Potential

A new set of cards that illustrate how craft skills are integral to product development.

Innovation, Professional and Business Development, Research and Policy

Research and Policy Briefs

Research and Policy

Policy Brief May 2018

Policy Brief April 2018

Policy brief March 2018

Policy Brief February 2018

Innovation Stories

What is craft innovation? Explore stories from some of the most innovative makers and projects led

Innovation

Policy Brief January 2018

Collect

Collect returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery from 28 February - 3 March 2019. 

Events, International

Policy Brief November 2017

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

Policy Brief September 2017

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

Policy Brief June 2017

Policy Brief May 2017

Policy Brief April 2017

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

States of Play

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

Exhibitions

February 2017 Policy Brief

January 2017 Policy Brief

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

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

Exhibitions

November 2016 Policy Brief

October 2016 Policy Brief

September 2016 Policy Brief

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 is reinvigorating craft in schools

Learning

July 2016 Policy Brief

June 2016 policy brief

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

Twelve Tall Tales

Storytelling through objects and making

Exhibitions

April 2016 Policy Brief

Nature Lab

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

International

March 2016 Policy Brief

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

The first UK festival dedicated to craft and moving image

Events

February 2016 Policy Brief

January 2016 Policy Brief

November 2015 Policy Brief

October 2015 policy brief

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

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

Thank you for supporting craft

Support Us

Make a Donation

Make a difference today

Support Us

Become a Patron

Support craft all year round

Support Us

Join our Ruby Circle

Help grow the Crafts Council Collection

Support Us

Leave a Legacy

Remember craft in your will

Support Us

Trusts and Foundations

Make a change with your support

Support Us

Hey Clay!

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

Learning

July 2015 Policy Brief

Directory

Find makers and craft across the UK

Professional and Business Development

June 2015 Policy Brief

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

Make:Shift 2014

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

May 2015 policy brief

April 2015 policy brief

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

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

February 2015 Policy Brief

This brief picks up policy issues during February

December/January 2015 Policy Brief

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

Exhibit at Collect 2019

Collect: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design

Events, International

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

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

August/September 2014 Policy Brief

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

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 people

Events, Innovation, Learning
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