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It is still the case that the UK craft sector does not accurately reflect the diversity of the UK as a whole and, for this reason, Heritage Crafts and the City & Guilds Foundation are taking positive action to target this bursary at Black and ethnically diverse groups who are currently under-represented in the craft sector.

We believe that the value of our craft heritage comes from the diversity of skills and traditions across all of our communities, wherever they originated and whenever they were brought here. We want everyone to feel included in Heritage Crafts and our work, no matter how long they have called this country home or what their background may be.

You could be just starting out on your journey in craft or at the point where you want to turn a hobby into a career, or you could already be a maker who is looking to further develop your heritage craft skills.

Our training bursaries for Black and ethnically diverse trainees are supported by @cityandguildsfoundation and are part of a wider scheme of training bursaries currently available. Find out how to apply via the linktr.ee in our bio. The deadline is 5 July 2024.
Are you a craftsperson working away with little recognition? Or do you know one? There is less than two weeks left to nominate yourself or someone else for a Heritage Crafts Award, with cash prizes and a high-profile presentation in November.

• President’s Award for Endangered Crafts
• England Maker of the Year Award
• Northern Ireland Maker of the Year Award
• Scotland Maker of the Year Award
• Wales Maker of the Year Award
• Trainer of the Year Award
• Trainee of the Year Award
• Community Catalyst of the Year Award
• Lifetime Achievement Award

Closing date is 5pm on Friday 7 June and you can find out more and nominate via the linktr.ee in our bio.

📷: Greg Rowland MBE by Rankin
Have you seen our new website? We have launched a brand new site combining our previous three sites into one mobile-friendly platform with a modern design, a password protected members’ section, and the flexibility to adapt as we grow over the next few years. Please bear with us as we continue to populate the site and if you have any issues curating your Makers profile please let us know.

https://heritagecrafts.org.uk

This was funded by the @heritagefunduk and made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

📷 @meandyoucreates
Join us from 7 to 9 June at our Marquee of Endangered Crafts at the 20th Anniversary @craftfestival in Bovey Tracey where we’ll be featuring fan maker @fantheglorywithtori, pigment maker @londonpigment, marionette maker @buddyollie,  Devon stave basket maker @johnwilliamson.dartmoor, letterpress printer @theletterpresscollective, maille maker @artisansilversmith, willow furniture makers @coatesenglishwillow and withy pot maker @willowcrabpots, as well as talks with @craftivists and @thecrafter_uk.

Booking via the linktr.ee in our bio.