Having an exhibition at one of the Craft Council’s two galleries can have many benefits for a craftsperson’s career: important exposure, a formal opening, invitations to several hundred guests, media coverage, and access to a major market. Annually we accept applications for exhibitions for the next years programming, and we also have calls for entry for multiple exhibitions throughout the year. See below for current open calls.
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The Craft Council offers various forms of funding to members for education and professional development. These include our:
Applications for our Loan Fund are open year-round, but our Study & Workshop Grants are applied for annually. Stay tuned below for current opportunities.
The Craft Council Gallery seeks submissions for CRAFT LAB mini-residencies within our new Gallery space. Each Lab Session will last 2 – 3 weeks and provide an opportunity to get playful with your practice. The Lab welcomes experimental contemporary craft practices and works in various stages of completion.Download
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Our annual end of the year show is open for entry!
This year’s Comfort & Joy theme of Form and Function invites artists to reflect upon the phrase “form follows function“.
Are form and function two different elements? Do you think the phrase stands true?
Show us your interpretation!Download
Deadline: July 30, 2019
As the inaugural day of Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future, the Innovation Symposium will examine the many facets of innovation across craft disciplines, creating a space for all craftspeople to learn, explore and connect.
Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future is looking for speakers from the design, craft, art, business, science, technology, agricultural, municipal communities and beyond, to share their knowledge and experience through presentations and panel discussions.
Help us explore innovation in product design and creation, in business management and growth, in communications, customer service and marketing.Download