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Research Documents

Research reports commisioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

Research 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

Parallel Practices

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

Innovation, Professional and Business Development

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

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

Events, International

March 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

Picturehouse Central, London, 4-5 May 2016

Events

February 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

January 2016 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Professional Development for creative businesses

Crafts Council courses, events, talks and workshops for makers

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

Exhibitions

September 2015 Policy Brief

Research and Policy

Design Days Dubai 2016

Building markets for British craft across the globe

Events, International

Craft Trend South Korea

Showcasing British craft in South Korea 

International

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Legacies

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Trusts and Foundations

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Hey Clay!

Getting creative with clay 

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

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 

Innovation

May 2015 policy brief

Research and Policy

COLLECT

COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts

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

Injection

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

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

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

Inspiring the Future

Help inspire the future generation of makers

Events, Learning

Crafts Council Innovation Programme

Exploring craft and innovation through a biennial conference and partnership projects

Innovation

Make:Shift

10-11 November 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Events, Innovation

Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops, 28-29 October 2016

Events, Innovation, Learning

Key advocacy messages 2014

Strengthening the craft sector

Research and Policy

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

Talent 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

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

Crafting Narrative

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

Exhibitions
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