Craft Scotland is delighted to confirm that we will remain within Creative Scotland’s portfolio of Regularly Funded Organisations (RFO). A further round of three-year funding will support key strands of Craft Scotland’s long-term strategy as the national development agency for craft. For 2018 to 2021, Craft Scotland will receive a total £1,000,000 in revenue funding over these three financial years.
Through our programme of exhibitions, events, outreach and engagement work, and digital services we champion diverse and high-quality contemporary craft. We will continue to put makers at the heart of all we do and help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft.
To continue to develop our ambitious programme for the craft community we will build on their vital core funding by generating additional funds through new revenue streams and fundraising.
We are now delighted to announce more details of our 2018/19 programme.
London Craft Week
Wednesday 9 to 13 Sunday May 2018
During London Craft Week 2017, Craft Scotland invited visitors to the Caledonian Club to sneak an insider’s look at furniture maker Angus Ross and designer/maker Jennifer Gray’s practices. We are excited to return to London Craft Week in 2018. Full details to be announced.
Craft Scotland Conference: New Ways of Seeing
Thursday 7 to Friday 8 June 2018
Join us for this year’s international craft conference. The Craft Scotland Conference offers makers, curators, industry specialists and those interested in contemporary craft the opportunity to get inspired, share knowledge, and make connections. Over two days, you will hear insightful talks that focus on key themes affecting the craft world today. Guest curated by Rose Watban, formerly Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Design at National Museums Scotland.
Craft Scotland in partnership with National Museums Scotland. Tickets available soon.
Summer Show 2018
Friday 3 to Sunday 26 August 2018
A firm fixture on the Scottish craft calendar, the Craft Scotland Summer Show returns in 2018. Our annual selling exhibition will present contemporary, design-led craft throughout August on the second floor of White Stuff, George Street, Edinburgh. Applications are now closed.
Outreach & Engagement
All year round
Our Outreach programme started life as Meet Your Maker and has evolved thanks to feedback from participants, makers and partners. We aim to highlight how meaningful craft can be to communities, research has shown that craft contributes to individuals’ well-being, health and quality of life. We want to bring these benefits to those who might not normally have the opportunity to be involved in craft.
We think it’s important that anyone can appreciate and participate in high-quality craft projects. Craft Scotland is working with multiple partners on a series of meaningful workshops, including; the Living Memory Association, Fife Contemporary, National Museums Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, and Glasgow Women's Library in association with Panel. For more information, read about these projects in our Workshops section.
The Craft Gallery at Scotland’s Trade Fair 2019
The Craft Gallery at Scotland's Trade Fair Spring seeks to raise the profile of quality contemporary craft amongst trade buyers. This is an initiative between Craft Scotland and Springboard Events Ltd.
Craft Scotland celebrates with Visual Arts Scotland
Full details to be announced
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Creative Scotland is a public body that distributes funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. Their Regular Funding aims to provide three-year funding support for a range and breadth of organisations that make a vital contribution to the current health and future development of the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland. This funding is a vital contributor to the delivery of Creative Scotland’s ambitions set out in 10-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.