The crafts are an important part of our social and economic life with the Crafts Council Market for Craft report showing craft sales worth £3 billion to the UK economy.
We know the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on a sector dominated by micro enterprises and sole practitioners. And the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 December 2020 which will affect all businesses.
Crafts Council support
We continue to be in direct and regular contact with relevant government departments and Arts Council England to ensure they are properly briefed on the craft sector situation.
At the end of 2020 we were asked to summarise the impact that Covid-19 and Brexit would have on the craft sector to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) – see summary here.
We have a number of new online business resources including films on the following topics;
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Visit our page on advice for UK-based makers and craft businesses.
Resources and support