We've noticed rather a lot of spammers on CAN recently and will not tolerate any abuse of the network. Users will be blocked from all NING sites for any spamming.

If you are a user experiencing spam then please inform one of the administrators as soon as you can and we can take the appropriate action.



Blog Posts

'The school curriculum: it's the non-core bits that stay with you for life'

Posted by Martin Shaw on June 20, 2012 at 9:00 2 Comments

A really interesting article on the new school curriculum, it's ever prominent good intentions and the actual reality. Mike Baker adds some interesting insight into the perceived importance of short term performance levels as compared with…



 We’re delighted to welcome you to the Craft Action Network (CAN)

Invite your friends and colleagues!

Be active. Be heard…
Perhaps you’re visiting the site to glean some new ideas for an educational project or unit of work. You might feel that it would be useful to find out what others have done in a similar vein. Or, you’re excited about a piece of work, and the response it’s received from those participating. All of these can be shared productively within the CAN community.

Find out more about CAN, such as how it can be used to support your professional practice. Even if you’re a technology whizz, we suggest you read our How to use this site page to find out more about the different sections, including the ‘Action’ and ‘Voice’ areas, where the magic happens…

Whether you stumbled across this site, or were told about it, your being here shows just how committed and serious you are about your work, so why not tell us a bit more? To get everyone talking, we’ve identified three general topic categories in the Forum where you can share your thoughts about craft education...

Finally, we’d like to highlight that the Craft Action Network (CAN) is a social network created by the Crafts Council. It uses the Ning Platform – you can read their third party Terms of Service here.

Thanks again for joining us – we hope you enjoy networking with CAN!


  • Add Photos
  • View All


  • Add Videos
  • View All



Post details of relevant jobs, calls for proposals and submissions, and other opportunities here for the attention of the CAN network... PLEASE NOTE: This page will be edited periodically to remove…Continue

Tags: opportunities, career., submissions, proposals, vacancies

Started by Miriam Craik-Horan in Off Topic. Last reply by Manchester Craft & Design Centre Apr 14, 2014.

Help on Insurance 8 Replies

Can anyone help me find reasonable insurance. I was getting my insurance through AN but they will not insurance me to teach workshops if i use crafting tools, unless i pay an extra £100. If I was…Continue

Started by kirsty taylor in Participation and Learning in Contemporary Craft. Last reply by kirsty taylor Aug 3, 2013.

First tradeshow

Hello there, I'm from Plymouth and me and my friend are looking to potentially create our own stall at a craft fair. We sell jewellery and clothing (well, shoes) that have been decorated with words…Continue

Tags: fair, craft

Started by Holly Turner in Off Topic Jul 31, 2013.

Job Opportunities at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

We are excited to announce that MCAD are recruiting two members of staff. Please read below for details of both opportunities. Everything you need to know will be in our downloadable documents;…Continue

Tags: engagement, exhibition, curatorial, marketing, events

Started by Manchester Craft & Design Centre in Off Topic Dec 14, 2012.




Creativity Culture and Education RSS Feed

Loading… Loading feed

CAN Tweets

Loading… Loading feed

Crafts Council Tweets

Loading… Loading feed

© 2016   Created by Crafts Council.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service