Craft and creativity have been championed as a powerful tool for boosting mental health and wellbeing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with many people discovering a new passion for making during lockdown.

While the need has never been greater, deepening inequalities, the isolation of vulnerable people and ongoing social distancing present challenges for practitioners delivering craft projects with communities.

Join Crafts Council for an online workshop exploring Craft Participation for a New Landscape, asking:

What does co-creation and community participation look like in the age of COVID-19?
How can we build an anti-racist framework for craft participation in order to meet the needs of all communities?

The workshop will be facilitated by Dee Halligan (From Now On) and Nicola Dillon (University of Kingston) and will include case studies from this year’s Make:Shift:Do programme, contributions from invited speakers and plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

How to Register:

You can find further information about the event and details of how to register here.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated to ensure a good spread of participants—considering geographical location, type of organisation etc. We will be in touch via email to confirm your place and share details about how to join the meeting.

Want to Present?

We are looking for speakers to contribute to the discussion, so if you have a case study or ideas to share please get in touch!

The brief for submissions can be found here.