Art, Craft, Sustainability and the Local

This event explored the sustainability-related experiences, potentials, opportunities, and the challenges associated with making in the art and craft sectors. How might art and craft-making positively contribute to a sustainable present and future?

This public seminar brought together academics, practitioners, organisations, policy makers, and the interested public to consider important questions around how might we upscale the art and craft sectors to further realise their sustainability potential.


Wednesday 08 March 2023


UWE Bristol

Guest Speakers

Dr. Jon Mulholland (Associate Professor in Sociology, UWE Bristol) – Key Issues of Sustainability in the Context of Art, Craft and the Local.

Jack Gibbon (BRICKS) – Sustaining the Civic Role of Art: Opportunities and Challenges – the BRICKS Experience

Jo Chalkblack – (Social Practice Artist and Creative Producer) – Connected Futures: What Makes Space a Place?

Ani Stafford-Townsend (Milliner and Green Party Councillor) –Making Craft Sustainable