→ Representatives from arts and design, forestry, research and development sectors are all invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event!


Woven Networks Sharing Sessions is an online event happening on 30 August –
2 September. It will feature Woven Networks grantees and their work with forest-dependent craft communities across the Philippines, showcasing the role of craft in helping communities and forests to thrive.

The event will focus on the stories of people working together across the Philippines and with the UK to create change through weaving networks that support each other.  It will culminate with the launch of a virtual exhibition that celebrates culture, communities and forests.

Woven Networks - Craft changemakers conserving forests is a one-year partnership between the Forest Foundation and the British Council through its Crafting Futures global programme. It aims to strengthen the voices of local communities by highlighting their sustainable practices and vital role as artisans, thus growing forest resources and livelihood. 

Part of the programme is the Woven Networks Scoping Grants, that initiates new collaborations and supports projects that champion indigenous knowledge systems towards sustainable resource management and improved livelihood of craft communities. 

The four-day event is free but registration is required.


Session 01, Discovery: Artisans + sustainable practices
30 August 2022, Tuesday, 4.00–5.30 p.m. (PH)/ 9.00–10.30 a.m. (UK)

This session features projects that develop new designs and products using non-timber forest products, alongside sustainable resource management. This also includes material innovations using regenerative approaches.  

Session 02, Rediscovery: Artisans growing forest resources
31 August 2022, Wednesday, 4.00–5.30 p.m. (PH) / 9.00–10.30 a.m. (UK)

This session features projects that develop and disseminate the importance of indigenous knowledge, innovate craft technologies, and community participation in relation to forest management.  

Session 03, Recovery: Artisans and the future of work
1 September 2022, Thursday, 4.00–5.30 p.m. (PH) / 9.00–10.00 a.m. (UK)

This session features projects that implement new organisational approaches, frameworks or partnerships between weavers, forest communities and entrepreneurial initiatives such as in the areas of commerce and eco-tourism. It also includes projects that strengthen sustainable value chains and systems. 

Session 04, Virtual exhibition launch
2 September 2022, Friday, 4.00–5.30 p.m. (PH) / 9.00–10.00 a.m. (UK)

Four-day programme

Please check back later.

Profile of speakers

Get to know all the speakers; download their profiles here on 20 August.

Virtual exhibition launch

Save the date: 2 September 2022.

For inquiries or technical issues, send an email to arts@britishcouncil.org.ph 

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