The first round of the Heritage Crafts Awards in 2024 are now open for nominations, with seven awards up for grabs, with support from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation, the Marsh Charitable Trust, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Deadline for applications: 24 May 2024.
As Co-Chair of Heritage Crafts, the UK charity set up to support traditional crafts skills, Jay Blades MBE is leading a new initiative to bring cricket ball making back to the UK. The craft has been listed as extinct in the UK since the first edition of the Red List of Endangered Crafts was published in 2017.
As the UK prepares to join the 2003 UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage, join Heritage Crafts and Derby Museums to celebrate craftsmanship and how it crosses over with other domains of living heritage, such as folk music and puppetry performances.read more