The British Council works with arts partners from the UK and Georgia to deliver Crafting Futures activities this year.

The partnership is central to the programme design and outcomes, which aim to build international collaboration to support the future of craft and address shared global challenges in the sector. We work with a Partner Network in the UK and match them with overseas partners to design and deliver projects. 

Crafting Future Programme was launched as part of the UK/Georgia 2019 Season, on 7 and 8 November with the Crafting Futures Networking Forum for Central Asia, South Caucasus and the UK Country Representatives. 

The forum was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, in partnership with Georgian Arts and Culture Centre. 

The forum was attended by the representatives of the crafts sector from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UK and Uzbekistan.

As part of the British Council's CRAFTING FUTURES  programme, Plymouth College of Art (PCA) and Georgian Arts & Culture Center (GACC) selected two Research Assistants for a paid internship.

Simultaneously drawing links between the TVET sectors in Georgia and UK, and addressing in-demand skills in Georgia is the Creative Learning Module (CLM). Based on the UK’s Universal Design approach, CLM unleashes creativity and encourages risk taking and self-reflection in both teaching and learning. Supported by Plymouth College of Art, CLM has recently been approved on a national level by the Georgian National Education Quality Enhancement Centre,  and will now feature in VET programmes across the country.