Making is a powerful tool - it builds communities, boosts wellbeing and can empower people to refashion their lives. Working with materials can help people in difficult circumstances grow in confidence and rediscover a sense of agency.
Our participation work takes this as a starting point and creates a range of opportunities for people to get making - from community groups who come together to craft to more targeted interventions that aim to make a particular change.
Making, craft practices and businesses can generate opportunities for communities, artists and organisations to develop work together, collaboratively. When projects are led by the passions, interests, and concerns of the communities involved, social change can emerge.
Get making at home, at school or collaborate as a group
The Crafts Council regularly create free and accessible resources to help you get making at home and in the community. Find out how you can bring people together through craft on the Get Making page.