Daniel Carpenter

Daniel CarpenterOperations Director of the Heritage Crafts Association

Daniel is Operations Director of the Heritage Crafts Association. Prior to this, Daniel spent nine years working for Voluntary Arts, the national development agency for voluntary and amateur arts and crafts, where he headed up the information and advice services. As part of this role he managed a number of projects such as Hand on Crafts (an intergeneration craft skills sharing programme) and Art-Age (a European partnership project looking at the contribution of aesthetic learning to active ageing), and was on the steering panel for Co-Creating CARE, a research project to test and develop a methodology for co-produced community learning through the creative practice of hobbycrafts.

In 2018/19 Daniel completed a six month secondment in which he headed up research on the 2019 edition of the Heritage Crafts Association’s Red List of Endangered Crafts. Daniel was a founding Trustee of the HCA from 2009, fulfilling various roles over the course of nine years.

Daniel practises a number of crafts including basketmaking, bowmaking and fibre crafts, and is a guest instructor at the Native Awareness School.

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