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The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design 

Events, International

Overview: Talent Development Support

Supporting makers across the UK

Professional and Business Development

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Celebrating the most innovative craft makers in the UK.


Workshops and masterclasses for creative businesses

Grow your creative business with workshops for makers and designers

Events, Professional and Business Development

Research Documents

Research reports commissioned by the Crafts Council

Research and Policy

Research Prospectus and Strategy

Our research strategy for 2018-2022

Research and Policy


Hothouse supports makers at the start of their career

Professional and Business Development

The First Decade Project

A Crafts Council Collection online resource and learning programme


Our Future is in the Making

An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making 

Learning, Research and Policy


Visit our exhibitions across the UK


Public Consultation Responses

Our responses to government and other national consultation documents

Research and Policy

How to Hire

Our exhibitions and films are available to hire

Collections, Exhibitions

Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE)

The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) is a resource network of partners and advisors which aims


Research and Policy Brief March 2020

Research and Policy

Research and Policy Brief February 2020

Research and Policy

Research and Policy Brief January 2020

Research and Policy

Fashion Up-Skilling: Innovation Open Network


Research and Policy Brief November 2019

Research and Policy

Research and Policy Brief October 2019

Research and Policy Brief September 2019

We’re chuffed to report on our two new research initiatives –

Research and Policy Brief July 2019

Great & Small: Crafted Creatures

Now available for hire!


Research and Policy Brief June 2019

Make Your Future campaign

Pledge your support


Research and Policy Brief May 2019

Careers in Craft

Our Craft Journeys profiles give practical advice about forging a career in the craft sector, from

Professional and Business Development

Research and Policy Brief April 2019

Crafts Council International Export Toolkit

Funded by Department for International Trade; published April 2019

Professional and Business Development

Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative,


Research and Policy Brief March 2019

This month we prioritised new research about craft and diversity, and summarise evidence on arts

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

Our summer exhibition goes on a nationwide tour as we celebrate 20 years of Tatty Devine.


Research and Policy Brief February 2019

Research and Policy Brief January 2019

Research and Policy Brief November 2018

Research and Policy Brief October 2018

Research and Policy Brief September 2018

Research and Policy Brief July 2018

Research and Policy Brief June 2018


Resources and Support for Artsmark Schools


Craft in Industry: Unlocking Potential

A new set of cards that illustrate how craft skills are integral to product development.

Innovation, Professional and Business Development, Research and Policy

Research and Policy Briefs

Research and Policy

Policy Brief May 2018

Policy Brief April 2018

Policy brief March 2018

Policy Brief February 2018

Innovation Stories

What is craft innovation? Explore stories from some of the most innovative makers and projects led


Policy Brief January 2018

Policy Brief November 2017

Make:Shift Ireland

A special edition of Make:Shift hosted by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland that

British Craft: The Miami Edit 2017

Presenting the new wave of British making at the inaugural FORM Miami, 6–10 December 2017

Events, Exhibitions, International, Professional and Business Development

Policy Brief October 2017

Policy Brief September 2017

UK Pavilion at the 10th Cheongju Craft Biennale

13 September – 22 October  2017

Exhibitions, International

The New Materiality

A Crafts Council showcase presented at Tresor Craft fair in Basel, 21-24 September 2017.


British Craft: The Miami Edit 2016

At the 1 Hotel & Homes from 28 November to 2 December 2016. 


Policy Brief July 2017

Policy Brief June 2017

Policy Brief May 2017

Policy Brief April 2017

Young Craft Citizens

A collective of 16-25 year olds interested in shaping the future of craft, design and making in the

Learning, Research and Policy


A two-day conference for makers and designers

Professional and Business Development

March 2017 Policy Brief

States of Play

A Crafts Council and Hull 2017 Partnership Exhibition, supported by the British Council


February 2017 Policy Brief

January 2017 Policy Brief

Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition


November 2016 Policy Brief

October 2016 Policy Brief

September 2016 Policy Brief

Studying Craft

Studying Craft 16 presents a picture of a sector at risk, facing an unsustainable model for

Research and Policy

Make Your Future

Make Your Future is a hands-on programme that is reinvigorating craft in schools


July 2016 Policy Brief

June 2016 policy brief

Innovation through Craft: Opportunities for Growth

Driving innovation through craft

Innovation, Research and Policy

A Curious Turn: Moving, Mechanical Sculpture

An exhibition of automata


May 2016 Policy Brief

Twelve Tall Tales

Storytelling through objects and making


April 2016 Policy Brief

Nature Lab

A Future Made showcase at Design Miami/ Basel from 14 - 19 June 2016


March 2016 Policy Brief

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival


February 2016 Policy Brief

January 2016 Policy Brief

November 2015 Policy Brief

October 2015 policy brief


I AM HERE: Portable art, wearable objects, jewellery since the 1970s. I AM HERE will be showing in


September 2015 Policy Brief

Design Days Dubai 2017

Building markets for British craft across the globe


Craft Trend South Korea

Showcasing British craft in South Korea 


Our Supporters

Thank you for supporting craft

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Make a Donation

Fill the Gaps: Help us secure the final £50,000 towards our building project.

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Become a Patron

Support craft all year round

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Join our Ruby Circle

Help grow the Crafts Council Collection

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Leave a Legacy

Remember craft in your will

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Trusts and Foundations

Make a change with your support

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Hey Clay!

Unleash your inner potter Please note: Hey Clay! 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus


July 2015 Policy Brief


Find makers and craft across the UK

Professional and Business Development

June 2015 Policy Brief

Make:Shift 2016

Make:Shift 2016 took place on the 10 and 11 November 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry,