This is the new British Crafts Council initiative to encourage all who have an interest in Crafts in any of it myriad forms, to add their names to the list above at the link to clearly express this.
Rosie Greenlees says in her recent news letter:-
‘Mindful of the run-up to the election, Craft Matters is designed to give everyone who makes or enjoys craft the opportunity to show policy-makers and opinion-formers that craft matters to them. The DCMS’s own Taking Part data tells us that 17% of the population took part in a craft activity in 2008/09. Now, we want to animate that statistic and make it meaningful. Craft Matters is your chance to show that, contrary to the theory that “there are no votes in the arts”, there are thousands of votes in craft alone.”
If you feel inclined please follow the link .
A quick read between the lines and we can all see whats coming for the publically funded Arts & Crafts organisations with either a change of government or the same government.