The ‘Study into the Resilience of the Craft Sector in Europe’ aims to understand what resilience means to the different cultures and craftspeople across Europe; what makes and could make the craft sector resilient now and in the future; and how world changing events such as a global pandemic, a war and a cost of living crisis have impacted the sector and in what ways.

As part of the study, we call upon craft makers, those delivering craft related services (e.g. teaching) & people within craft organisations and businesses (e.g. galleries, retailers, event organisers, academic / training institutions, consultants) to complete a questionnaire here:


The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and we are particularly keen to hear from people working in remote, rural and island communities, but anybody across the European continent (not only the European Union) working within the sector is welcome to participate. The questionnaire will be open until the end of August 2023.

Through the questionnaire as well as interviews and focus groups, we hope to define the impressive nature of the craft sector and its ability to adapt and evolve even under the most challenging of circumstances.

Leading the Study, the second in the Crafting the Future Project series, are a research consortium of UK-based craft specialist consultants: Caro Sinclair, Katia Stewart, Helen Voce and Claire Arnott.

Commissioned by World Crafts Council Europe, this Study is one of five in the Crafting the Future Project’s series on commissioning sectoral data, co-funded by the European Union.






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