Join our mission to get everyone making!
Tue 21 April - Tue 30 June
In these unprecedented times it’s easy to feel alone, uninspired and overwhelmed. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is here to help. We’re working with some of the UK’s best artists and craftspeople to bring you an inspiring online programme to help everyone feel connected, creative and calm during this troubling time.
But we also need your help. We rely heavily on income from entry fees, so the museum’s closure is having a serious impact on our financial security. Your support is crucial to the future of the museum, now even more than ever.
Your donation today will help us protect and bring you closer than ever to our collection, as well as supporting our future when we reopen. No matter the size, your donation can help us survive this period of uncertainty.
The project takes its name from a quote by Sister Corita Kent, a famously charismatic educator, artist and Roman Catholic nun based in Los Angeles during the 1960s. Following an exhibition of her work in 2018, the museum found it apt to reference the artist during this period.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Director and CEO Steph Fuller said:
It’s a good time to be channelling amazing American artist Corita Kent. Her commitment to social justice and belief in the power of art to unite people is what we need in a time of social isolation. She wrote, “We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks are removed, we can all draw and paint and make things”. I hope #CreateToRelate will bring some of her spirit into your lives.
Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@museumartcraft) to find ways to connect with us and the crafting community across the globe. You’ll find a weekly museum club for children with new episodes posted every Tuesday, fortnightly sessions from the homes of leading craftspeople every other Thursday, plus behind-the-scenes secrets and stories from the museum.
If you can please donate using the form below.
If you are a UK taxpayer please add Gift Aid to your donation. It means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, at no additional cost to you.
#CreateToRelate is supported by Art Fund.