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Virtual launch of new Market for Craft Report on 26 May

Biggest study of market for craft in ten years 

The Crafts Council and eight leading national partners from across the UK are delighted to launch the findings of our investigation of the characteristics of the market for craft.

Over the last ten years we’ve seen an enormous increase in interest in making, from high end purchases to everyday participation. We wanted to understand more about how best to stimulate, support and grow that market.

The report, undertaken by  consultants Morris Hargreaves McIntyre describes who’s buying craft, what they’re buying and why, how big the market is, how routes to market are changing, and what kind of infrastructure is supporting the market.

We will be launching the report on Zoom on Tuesday 26 May from 10am to 12pm.  Register here to attend


Market for Craft Report Partners
Arts Council of Wales, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, Craft Northern Ireland, Craft Scotland, Crafts Council, Creative Scotland, Creative United, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Great Northern Events/Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre
Morris Hargreaves McIntyre has over 20 years’ experience conducting high-level qualitative and quantitative strategic studies into the UK and international art, crafts and cultural markets. In 2004, MHM produced Taste Buds, a study on the market for contemporary art for Arts Council England. This was followed by Consuming Craft for the Crafts Council in 2010 respectively