FRH TALKS | Join our webinar “European Year of Skills: the future of endangered heritage crafts”

FRH TALKS | Join our webinar “European Year of Skills: the future of endangered heritage crafts”

FRH is pleased to announce a new webinar of the FRH Talks series titled European Year of Skills: the future of endangered heritage crafts. On the occasion of the European Year of Skills, we have invited Daniel Carpenter and Mary Lewis from the Heritage Crafts Association which publishes the Red List of Endangered Crafts in the UK every two years. The 2023 list will be published in May, which gives us a great opportunity to analyse and reflect on the future of some essential crafts for religious heritage.

Following their presentation, Madina Benvenuti, Managing Director of Mad’in Europe, will present the CRAEFT project, an initiative funded by the Horizon programme that aims to deepen our understanding of the multifaceted expression of crafts as a living and developing heritage, as a sustainable source of income and as an expression of the mind.

The meeting will take place on 25 May, from 13:00 to 14:30 CEST.

Featured speakers

Daniel Carpenter

Daniel has worked in the arts, crafts and heritage sectors for over 15 years. He was one of the founders of Heritage Crafts back in 2009 when he was working for Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts) which exists to promote active participation in everyday creativity. He led Heritage Crafts’ Pre-Apprenticeship Pilot project in West Somerset in 2017, and was commissioned in 2018 to lead the research on the second edition of Red List of Endangered Crafts, before being recruited onto the staff team in 2019. He is a Trustee of Arts&Heritage and an Ambassador of The Fathom Trust.


Mary Lewis

Mary comes from a background steeped in craft. From an early age she could be found in a coracle or on a shave horse and is now a keen basket maker and knitter. Her work experience includes fundraising, project management, and developing accredited training and apprenticeships for coppice crafts. After a few years of yurt life in the South Downs managing the Sustainability Centre, she took up the role of Endangered Crafts Manager, making interventions, raising funds and developing projects to prevent heritage crafts skills and knowledge from becoming extinct. She is also Chair of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust.


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