We constantly gather information from across the craft sector and creative industries. This enables us to provide accessible and robust evidence that demonstrates powerfully the value of craft, from heritage to contemporary, from traditional to innovative.
We collect intelligence in order to chart and anticipate economic, social, cultural and political trends in craft.
We regularly commission and publish research in order to make recommendations to government and partners and to advocate for the value of contemporary craft more widely.
Alongside these larger pieces of research we regularly publish shorter research reports on topics relevant to the sector. All our research is disseminated widely in order to support dialogue and debate across the sector, underpinned by evidence-based research.
We also encourage and support other organisations to contribute to the field of craft research. We have active partnerships with a number of academic institutions and non-academic organisations, and we actively welcome potential partnerships in this area.