Professional craft skills include valuable material knowledge and problem solving. This symposium will highlight and explore the value of maker’s skills to potential partners or collaborators both within and outside the craft sector. Speakers will present case studies of self-generated wide-ranging opportunities; inspiring delegates to be more innovative and resourceful in their portfolio careers. This symposium is organised in association with the Made in the Middle touring exhibition. The day will close with a private viewing at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, 5-7pm.