Play Your Part in Shaping The Future of the Market for Craft
Location: Online Event
Moving forwards seems an unimaginable concept during the current climate. But forwards we go, perhaps at times in untrodden waters. If you specialise in the arts you’ll be finding this period unsettling so we need an event to channel our craftsmanship in the right direction.
Since 2010 The Market for Craft has remained the biggest study of the marketplace. It has become a valuable tool to inform the debate about how the market can and will develop.
A recent report revealed how consumer craft sales are worth £3bn to the UK economy and that there is a growing new generation of younger craft consumers. The findings gave a rich analysis of the business to consumer relationship, simply put, who is buying craft, why and where.
Ten years after The Market for Craft was established comes an inspiring fortnight of discussions which will give craftsmen and women the confidence to continue in their field of expertise.
The report mentioned earlier will be at the centre of discussions to consider how we can work together to support the different elements of the market.
Five conversations will take place in July. They will be an hour duration from 12pm -1pm and will cover the following subject material:-
- Craft education and training providers (formal and informal) - 13 July 2020
- Fairs and market organisers - 14 July 2020
- Galleries (commercial and public) - 21 July 2020
- Makers - 27 July 2020
- Retailers - 28 July 2020
Please note:- Each of the events are free to attend but you will need to register. You can do so by logging onto the following website address:-
If you unsure about attending any of the ones listed above, perhaps these three key points will help you make a decision which will provide both your craft and the correct guidance needed to find reassurance living in a post corona virus world:-
- Makers to develop their business
- Galleries, markets, fairs and other retailers to consider what can be done to rebuild and adapt post-pandemic
- Formal and informal education providers to build on the role of participation in craft consumption
The Market for Craft is a valuable tool for the sector. Join us in these conversations to shape and energise the future craft market:-
Monday 13th July 2020- 12:00 – 1pm - Tuesday 28 Jul 2020.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art UK Blogger