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Heritage Crafts Association

The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.

In the UK traditional crafts are not recognised as either arts nor heritage so fall outside the remit of all current support and promotion bodies. The Heritage Crafts Association aims to address this situation and safeguard craft skills and knowledge for the future.

Our Awards with the Heritage Crafts Association highlight the achievements of those using heritage crafts and promoting the importance of this fundamental part of our living heritage.