As the world ‘gets back to normal’, Rural Arts has launched a new initiative to ensure no one is left behind.
Rural Arts has launched a craft delivery box, to make getting creative accessible to everyone.
Craft Connect is a monthly craft box, bringing the experience of a Rural Arts workshop into the homes of users across the country. A different craft box is available each month, with all materials and instructions inside the box. Included is access to online video tutorials, and digital connection with other Craft Connect users to swap tips and showcase creations.
Craft Connect was made to address the challenges still faced by many in our communities, as the craft box is delivered straight to the user and can be completed at any time. In addition, every pack bought directly supports the charity, making Rural Arts more resilient for the future, and able to continue supporting communities across the county.
“The pandemic has had lasting effects on all of us, and we know that some people aren’t quite ready to ‘get back to normal’ yet,” shares creator Eve Sheridan. “We created Craft Connect as a way to stay connected with those in our community who can’t make it to us in person, by bringing a little slice of Rural Arts to them.”
The boxes are available to pre-order on the Rural Arts website – www.ruralarts.org/shop/ – and can also be ordered as a gift for someone else. The October, November and December packs will all arrive before Christmas, and there is a discount available if more than one pack is ordered.
Craft Connect has been possible thanks to the Time to Shine leadership development programme, funded by the Rank Foundation, of which Eve Sheridan has participated in.