The Heritage Crafts Association is conducting a survey of the musical instrument making sector in the UK. Many musical instrument crafts are now classified as endangered on the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts, and crafts deemed as currently viable are still facing serious issues, so gaining a deeper understanding of this area of work is a priority. We hope that the survey will enable us to implement future safeguarding structures to ensure these important skills are passed to the next generation. Detailed answers from musical instrument makers are very much appreciated, and the survey should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Please find the Endangered Musical Instrument Making Survey here: https://forms.gle/SGrzvJeXKn2qruuq8
Endangered Musical Instruments Symposium Findings from the survey will be presented at the online Symposium on Saturday 29 May, to which you are cordially invited. The event will present our initial findings on the state of British musical instrument making, seek feedback from makers and other interested individuals, and talk about what can be done to ensure a healthy future for these skills. It will feature a selection of speakers, performances, and even a film premiere, we hope that the event will be an invigorating representation of this exciting craft industry.
The event is free to attend from 10.30am to 12.15pm, continuing from 2pm to 3.30pm, on the Zoom video conferencing platform, and attendees must register via Eventbrite using the link below.
Please register here: https://endangeredmusicalinstruments.eventbrite.co.uk