We are recruiting new trustees!

HCA Trustees

We are looking for trustees with experience of fundraising, PR and external communications (including social media), membership development (including Customer Relationship Management) and HR to join our passionate board.

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HCA welcomes new Chair

Ian Keys

We are delighted to announce that Ian Keys has agreed to take up the role of HCA Chair. A new Trustee, Ian has a background in public services spanning more than 30 years and covering heritage, publishing, local government, the commercial delivery of services and strategic policy development.

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European Folk Art and Craft Federation


Last month, HCA trustees met with Solveig Torgersen Grinder (Norwegian Folk Art and Craft Association) and Liina Veskimägi (Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union) from the European Folk Art and Craft Federation…

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Shoemaker and paper marbler win awards

Lucy McGrath's marbling

The Cockpit Arts/NADFAS/HCA Award provides a year’s free workshop space at Cockpit Arts, as well as dedicated business support and training, to a craftsperson whose work contributes to the continuation of heritage craft skills.

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New trustee welcomed

Joanna Dunn

The HCA is pleased to welcome Joanna Dunn onto the board of trustees. Joanna is Marketing Manager for a Charity Investment firm in London and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Royal support for crafts initiative

The Prince of Wales has always had wonderful respect for craftspeople working with tradition, and now he has taken on the presidency of a new organisation created by craftspeople themselves.

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Manifesto for Crafts Education

The HCA’s highly successful and rewarding Manifesto for Making at the Spring Conference last year, the findings of the Mapping Heritage Crafts focus groups, and the Crafts Council’s research into the current state of education in crafts have all highlighted the current issues with craft teaching and learning.

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Save our Skills Appeal

Until the 1960’s many wooden ladders were made in the UK, one of the largest makers being John Ward and Son Ladder Makers, where Stanley learnt his craft.

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