Saturday, 11 May 2013

Government think that Craft is mere manufacturing rather than a creative industry.

The Department for Culture Media and Sport have announced proposals to change the definition of what is a creative industry. Craft apparently is not but is manufacturing. It might seem a minor governmental statistical thing but it could potentially have major implications for funding, esteem and support and feels like a kick in the teeth to what is a huge and undervalued creative sector.

See Guardian article here
See DCMS proposals here

There is an e-petition which in a week has already attracted 12000 signatures showing that people do value Craft as a creative industry whatever the Department believe.

Feel free to sign here

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