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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sign the petition to stop the UK Government reclassifying craft as non-creative

If you go here:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49537

You can add your name to the petition which reads as follows:

We request the Government reconsider the proposal that craft no longer be considered part of the creative industries, as part of the 30 April proposed changes set out in Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries consultation paper.

The craft industry and those who work in it, over 88,000 people making a £3bn annual contribution to the UK economy, are inherently and by their very nature creative. We want the UK Government to stop ignoring The Crafts Council and the thousands of mostly sole trading craftsmen and women who consider themselves to be and indeed are creatives.

The Government should be proud & supportive of our vibrant creative craft industry & celebrate the unique, rich diversity of skills & craftsmanship, not seek to declassify, dismiss & undermine it.

Calling an IT Business Analyst a creative but refusing the title to a skilled potter or ceramicist shows the level of understanding that those proposing the change have of what is and isn't creative.

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely ridiculous - Craft not longer a creative industry! Not that I'm surprised knowing some of the things that this Government comes up with. Off to sign now.

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  2. The issues are complex:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=472500722831363&set=a.262489997165771.63511.126816644066441&type=1

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  3. Hello Unknown, however complex the issues are, I still fail to see how craft is non-creative!

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