Arbutus Folk School Craft Practitioner Survey
Craft, arts, culture and heritage activities are the beating heart of communities, providing rich and vibrant texture to our lives and generating deep human connection. They are critical economic drivers, a cornerstone of livable communities, and a source of resiliency and pride. For some people, the income generated through their practice is important to their livelihood. For others, the value goes beyond economic to the very essence of life, providing a vital lifeline to connect with our communities, a way to carry precious cultural knowledge forward, or perhaps a means to sustain ourselves and our families. The opportunity to exercise creativity and connect with others is deeply rewarding and even a vital necessity for many people.
Arbutus Folk School was founded to support creativity and resiliency, to encourage community connections, and preserve cultural heritage and traditions. Within this framework of personal enrichment and local empowerment, programming is informed by the needs and interests of the community, identified through this 2020 survey of local craft practitioners.
View the results of our 2020 Craft Practitioner Survey here.