Celebrate Craft Year

What Is Craft Year?

Craft Year 2020 is a year-long celebration of contemporary fine craft. It is a national festival promoting events from all across the country, and an opportunity to create craft events and activities, or simply re-brand your existing programming for Craft Year. This could include exhibitions, workshops, festivals, studio tours and more.

Through the CitizensofCraft.ca platform, we will highlight Canadian craft events at the local, regional, national and international levels in an effort to connect and build community both through, and for, craft.

2 Ways You Can
Participate

Attend An Event

Craft based events are happening across Canada all year long. Search for events in your area, and register your own events in the database.

Become A Craft Influencer. Snap It. Stream It. Share It.

Share your experience! Promote the inspirational work of craft artists in your region. Use your social media skills to spread the word about craft activity, and use our toolkit to help!

#ccffcma
#craftyear
#metiersdart
#facesofcraftfriday
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Why Craft Year

How Does Craft Year Work?

Craft Year is an ongoing initiative rooted in education, connection, and dialogue about the world of craft. It is a path to forging new connections between craft artists, supporters, and the public at large. An opportunity or everyone to connect with the Citizens of Craft movement, discover craft artists and events across Canada and celebrating the story of craft.

Craft Year 2020 ... Will

1/  Encourage craft artists and arts based organizations to make new connections

2/  Increase craft exploration and investment through new opportunities and public events

3/  Foster craft activity, awareness and recognition in unexpected places!

Upcoming Events

Get involved in Craft Year 2020. Attend an upcoming event or start your own!

Craft NB Fall Jurying Session 2020
August 28, 2020 - October 02, 2020

361 Victoria Street, Suite 200
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B1W5

  • 1245

There's No Place Like Home Rug Hooking with Elaine Copeman (Workshop)
October 14, 2020 - October 16, 2020

536 Wellington County Rd 18
Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W3

  • 468

Wisdom of the Rings: The Living Journals of Trees
September 19, 2020 - November 07, 2020

64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8

  • 403

Woven Woods: A Journey Through the Forest Floor
September 11, 2020 - October 30, 2020

20 Peel Plaza
St John, New Brunswick E2L 3G6

  • 401
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Build Partnerships

Collaborate & Connect

Craft Year 2020 is intended to be educational and engaging, to share our collective passion for craft. We encourage you to seek out cross-sectoral opportunities for craft to shine. Reach out to new potential partners and build new relationships.

We recommend you reach out to partners working in these areas, to open a conversation about how craft affects us all, in:

Healthcare
Science & Technology
Business

Social & Cultural Communities
Tourism
Environmental

Do you have a proposal? An idea for an innovative project? Use Craft Year 2020 as a reason to reach out, to open doors, and to start talking about craft’s role in society at large.

Don’t forget - Craft Year can be a
powerful tool to support your activity:

  • Highlight special Craft Year partnerships in your funding proposals.
  • Reach out to your local government to champion craft based initiatives. Invite government representatives to be a part of your Craft Year events.
  • Introduce yourself or your organization to local artist guilds, galleries, and events in your region and beyond.
  • Challenge yourself to do something new for yourself, and for others who live, breathe, and make craft!

Become A Council Member

The Citizens of Craft platform will live on long after Craft Year wraps… stay involved by becoming a Craft Council member to ensure you make the most of your new / improved digital presence.

Yukon Arts Society

Yukon Arts Society

Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association

Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association

Craft Council of British Columbia

Craft Council of British Columbia

Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Craft Council

Saskatchewan Craft Council

Saskatchewan Craft Council

PEI Crafts Council

PEI Crafts Council

Craft Ontario

Craft Ontario

Conseil des Métiers d'Art du Québec

Conseil des Métiers d'Art du Québec

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

Craft NB / Métiers d’art NB

Craft NB / Métiers d’art NB

Craft Nova Scotia

Craft Nova Scotia