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February 16, 2012 By Andy Ross

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Craft in an Age of Change report launched

This press release has just come in and the report it is about makes for very interesting reading. You can download the report from this link as a pdf file. Craft_in_an_Age_of_Change

A new report, Craft in an Age of Change, examines the place of contemporary craft at the beginning of the 21st century. This survey of over 2,000 makers, retailers, educators, writers and curators is the first of its kind to be conducted simultaneously in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Crafts Council, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales and Craft Northern Ireland have launched one of the most comprehensive surveys into contemporary craft of the last ten years.

Craft in an Age of Change examines the place of contemporary craft at the beginning of the 21st century. This survey of over 2,000 makers, retailers, educators, writers and curators is the first of its kind to be conducted simultaneously in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“This is an extremely significant survey – it gives us an overview of the sector at a time of unprecedented change. It will be of use to those arguing the case for the economic and social benefit of craft – and to individual makers proving a useful tool in planning their future.” Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council