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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "craft"

Mixture Matters: The challenges and opportunities in the business models of Craft Development Organisations

The Catalyst Craft Consortium - comprising of Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool; Craftspace, Birmingham; Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, Devon; Manchester Craft & Design Centre; and Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - has been working to develop skills and evidence to attract philanthropy and investment, and explore new areas of fundraising. The consortium commissioned this report to investigate the challenges and opportunities in the business models of contemporary craft development organisations. The report is based on financial data and is written by Sarah Thelwall. The consortium is funded by Arts Council England’s ‘Catalyst 3: building fundraising capacity’ scheme (2013-15).

Published:2015 Type: research


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Researching the market for contemporary craft

A two-year study that quantifies and appraises the buying market for contemporary craft, which followed on from Making it in the 21st century (profile and economic contribution of designer-makers), and Taste Buds (developing the art market). This allowed the distinctions between the art and craft markets to be explored. The findings were then interrogated to create a contemporary craft production model and a supply route model, details market-regulating factors, identifies market segments and explores designer-makers’ motivations and attitudes alongside those of buyers and potential buyers. Recommendations addressed subscription activity, dealer networks, supporting excellence, and sector advocacy.  

Published:2013 Type: research


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Understanding the contemporary craft market in a changing economy

A study that provides market intelligence and essential information for contemporary craft makers and suppliers of craft. The aims of the study are to understand market size, motivations and other contributors to craft purchases, and the growth potential of the contemporary craft market size in England, and how the market might evolve in response to broader consumer trends.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Studying the potential of the craft market

With a potential to increase the size of the market for original craft by 63 per cent this report provides an insight into the findings of a 2 year research programme looking at how work undertaken through the Crafts Council might be complemented, how the sales of contemporary fine craft can be increased and how the market for contemporary fine craft can be developed. It contains statistics based on data derived from a population survey of a sample of adults aged 16 and over, qualitative research and quantitative information derived from Making it in the 21st century - a socio-economic survey …

Published:2013 Type: research


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