The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador offers numerous opportunities throughout the year to both members and non-members alike.


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.

Download the Gallery  How-To Primer for assistance on applying to the Gallery.


The Craft Council offers various forms of funding to members for education and professional development. These include our:

  • Study & Workshop Grants
  • Revolving Loan Fund

Applications for our Loan Fund are open year-round, but our Study & Workshop Grants are applied for annually. Stay tuned below for current opportunities.

Revolving Deadline

CRAFT LAB: Mini-Residencies

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.


Deadline: November 15, 2019

Comfort & Joy 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!


Deadline: August 16, 2019

RFP: Solomon's Lane Art Installation

The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador is accepting proposals for an installation project to adorn Solomon’s Lane, which sits between Duckworth Street and Water Street. The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador wishes to create a visually beautiful, bright, and inviting space within Solomon’s Lane.


CCNL Members only

Health Insurance for Craft Council NL members through the Arts & Entertainment Plan®

Need personal health insurance? Membership in Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador comes with access to the popular Arts & Entertainment Plan — an affordable health insurance plan offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the plan has become even easier with the new quoting and online enrollment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.
The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador members are guaranteed acceptance* into the plan, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.
There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage, etc…), and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax-deductible.
The Arts & Entertainment Plan® website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enroll in the plan and pay online by credit card. Once you’re registered you’ll have access to a new member portal where you can login and view your account details.