How the Australian craft industry can flourish

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Madeleine Dore

A new report reveals systemic issues in the craft and design sector that need to be addressed.

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There has been no better time to be a craft and design practitioner in Australia. The demand for the unique and hand made is growing exponentially and the community of over two million makers are embracing collaboration, new business models and digital technology.

Yet despite this boom and the presence of global opportunities for practitioners through platforms such as Etsy, a new benchmark report as part of the National Craft Initiative (NCI) has found the sector is at risk of becoming invisible.

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator