About the project
Craft Expertise is a two-year UKRI/RCUK Innovation Fellowship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project aims to address issues around diversity and inequalities in the craft sector, and explore how it could be more inclusive.
Supporting Diversity in Craft Practice, by Dr Karen Patel, examines the creative drivers and some of the challenges facing Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women makers in the UK specifically in relation to their online profile and presence.We are delighted to be partnering Birmingham City University in this AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship with the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
Dr Patel’s first report, Supporting Diversity in Craft Practice (2019), and her latest working paper, Supporting Diversity and Expertise Development in the Contemporary Craft Economy (2020).
Dr Patel’s Maker Stories podcasts in which she interviews inspirational crafts women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are here in our Learning and Talent Development resources section. Dr Patel’s latest blog is here.
For more information visit the Craft Expertise website.