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In the Hands of the Next Generation

In order to create a thriving future, the Center for Craft invests in the next generation by offering Curatorial Fellowships that provide emerging curators the opportunity to spend a year exploring and testing new ideas.

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Convening

Attending NCECA? Join us for a lunch event

March 29, 12 - 1:30pm CDT

If you are attending the NCECA conference in Minneapolis, MN at the end of March, come see us!

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Conference

Registration Open for Haystack Summer Conference

The 2019 Haystack Summer Conference is presented in collaboration with the Center for Craft, and designed to address some of the most vital questions facing the preservation and legacy of the field of American Craft.

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Grants & Fellowships

Applications are Now Open for Windgate Museum Internships

The 2019 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions are: Asheville Art Museum; Hancock Shaker Village; John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Morris Museum of Art; and Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco). Applicants apply directly through each institution.

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At the Center we believe whole-heartedly in the field of craft and it’s ability grow, change, surprise and inspire humanity through it’s inate ability to build communities. Craft elevates the quality of life and goods in our lives and connects us to an authentic connection and process. The grants and fellowships we offer for makers, for curators, and for scholars, and all our research initiatives support our mission to Build a Future for Craft through Field Building.

In order to increase the value and relevance of craft to society, the Center works to advance the understanding of craft in higher education, museums and cultural institutions, and across disciplines. Field building strategies include convening thought leaders, creating, documenting and disseminating research, and launching innovative leadership initiatives. We provide grants and fellowships to emerging and established craft artists, curators, and scholars in order to build a future for the field of craft.

At the Center we're obsessivly dedicated to keeping space and place for craft—we call it Creative Placekeeping. Every event or community initiative we create such as Craft City, the Broadway Cultural Gateway project, our gallery Exhibitions and more, are meant to make a place for the development of the craft field. It’s all a part of our mission to Build a Future for Craft through Creative Placekeeping.

Recognizing that Asheville and the surrounding area has been a bastion for craft in the United States dating back to the Cherokee, the Center is actively working to preserve and advance the craft legacy of Western North Carolina through the development of our property in downtown Asheville, North Carolina and through a series of exhibitions and community-focused initiatives.

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Grants & Fellowships

Apply for a Windgate Museum Internship

The Windgate Museum Internship program provides $5,000 stipends to undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators. Interested applicants should apply directly through each host institution.

Field Building

Grants & Fellowships

2019 Craft Research Fund Recipients

Our grants and fellowships are investments in the next generation of craft makers, curators, and scholars. Below, we've featured just a few.

Field Building

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Creative Placekeeping