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Crafts Council

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Breathe by Louis Thompson, 2010. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

A world where the transformative power of craft is celebrated - driving individual fulfilment, enriching society and advancing enterprise


The Crafts Council is responsible for advancing craft in the UK. We harness the power of craft to:

- Champion new makers
- Empower new making
- Inspire new audiences

Our values


  • We use the power of craft to improve the world
  • We aim to enable everyone to be creative through the act of making
  • We are creative and enterprising in our ways of working


  • We grow and strengthen communities of makers
  • We see the interdependence of craft with other sectors as a strength
  • ​We do things together: Crafts Council as a platform for others to develop and thrive


  • We bring different communities together through craft
  • We stand for the full span of types and traditions of making and craft
  • We are open and inclusive in how we think and operate


  • We are a responsible and accountable organisation, making best use of our physical and human resources
  • We deliver our programmes with respect for others
  • We are focussed on our mission, rooted in our heritage

Our goals

Grow audiences through exceptional presentations of craft

Champion craft education and energise future makers

Support makers and craft enterprises to flourish creatively and commercially

Maintain a resilient, diverse and effective organisation

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