Heritage Crafts Association

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Contact: +44 77 39 69 07 62
Postal address: 81 North Street Wellington Somerset TA21 8NA
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

URL: https://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk

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To support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of living heritage.

We believe that the value of our craft heritage comes from the diversity of skills and traditions across all of our communities, wherever they originated and whenever they were brought here.

Year of creation: 2009

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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Heritage Crafts has created the Red List of Endangered Crafts, the first research of its kind in the UK to map traditional craftsmanship by the likelihood it will survive the next generation based on ICH safeguarding principles. Three editions of the Red List of Endangered Crafts have been published, in 2017, 2019, and 2021, with a new edition due to be published in May 2023. Heritage Crafts has raised funds for projects to safeguard endangered ICH and awarded 50 grants to achieve this, with funding sourced for at least 10 more. Heritage Crafts participated actively in the ICH NGO Forum meetings in 2021.