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UCA research shows an impressive £50 million a year is contributed to the UK from the craft sector in Farnham and Surrey Hills alone! What does that mean for the future of craft in the UK? 1. Craft-based economic models offer a viable way forward for post-pandemic communities around the UK. 2. The demographics are changing with younger consumers buying more, though spending less per item than before – 31.6 million people in the UK are now craft consumers with an estimated 24.6 million objects purchased in 2020 at an average price of £124. 3. UK makers are also increasingly finding an international market for their work. 4. The impact of coronavirus has led to 80% of makers selling work online, of this 10% generate 100% of their revenue online. 5. 79% of local makers also teach or give workshops, which ensures that the crafts live on! Commenting on the report’s findings, Director of UCA's Crafts Study Centre, Simon Olding, said: “This report is a call to action. The power of the craft economy is often underestimated, and this research proves that properly harnessed, it can help a community survive and flourish, providing income for individuals, businesses and localities, as well as creating valuable community and cultural cohesion.” Read more: https://bit.ly/3nTfEwo #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #craft #handmade #art #handcrafted #crafts #crafter #creative #artsandcrafts #ukeconomy #business #covid_19 #covid #covid19 #corona #coronavirus
UCA’s Crafts Study Centre publishes new research on craft in Surrey l.facebook.com

A new report from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Crafts Study Centre reveals the positive impact of crafts on Farnham and the Surrey Hills, and how it could be a post-Covid model for other small communities in the UK.  Commissioned earlier this year, using funding from Research England...