The Crafts Council recently launched a website for their Craft Matters campaign.
The Crafts Council initiative Craft Matters was launched in October 2009 to encourage people to stand up and be counted as supporters of contemporary craft, and say why it is important to them.
Research has shown that 11% of the UK population visited a craft exhibition and 17% participated in a craft activity in 2008/09 (Taking Part survey*). These figures inspired the Crafts Council to give those people – and others – the chance to share their individual passion for craft.
To date, the initiative has over 5,500 subscribers, and a ‘heatmap’ on the website shows supporter locations around the world.If you are a fan of craft, you can take part and tell the Crafts Council why craft matters to you.