Advocacy for craft

10 Aug 2018

Neil Hanna

Elevating the profile of craft and generating support for the sector is a vital part of Craft Scotland’s role.


All Across Scotland

We regularly represent and promote craft to influencers, including; politicians, partners, the media and funders.

Fair pay
We support makers in these challenging economic times by following and encouraging Scottish Artist Union rates of pay and supporting artist exhibiting fees. Championing fair business practices, we are signatories to the Scottish Business Pledge and are a Scottish Living Wage employer.

Membership & networks
We are members of a number of organisations, nationally and internationally, to ensure that craft is integrated with the wider cultural sector and that the voice for craft is heard in all important debates. Membership includes World Craft Council (Europe), Michelangelo Foundation network partner, Green Arts Initiative and Arts & Business Scotland

Our Director is on the steering committee of Culture Counts, the collective voice of Scotland’s cultural sector. She regularly inputs into cultural strategy discussion, is a signatory to cultural open letters and regularly communicates with MSPs.

We are a signatory to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter and we encourage greater digital literacy for a skilled and empowered sector through our activities. We ran six digital marketing workshops in 2018 with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to upskill makers across Scotland on online content creation, SEO and online export. 

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