Center for Craft

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Purchase one or more $25 raffle tickets during the Center for Craft 2018 Raffle and you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 gift certificate for a workshop or class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, or Penland School of Crafts.

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Grants & Fellowships

For Curators

Applications for Curatorial Fellowships Now Open

Help the Center for Craft curate its 2020 exhibition season!

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MA in Craft Studies

Special Event

Craft Conversations Series

Jan 5, 8, 10, 15 & 16, 6:30 PM

Join us for public conversations about research and projects connected to craft studies!

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Exhibition

Event

Natural–Dye & Weaving Workshop with Danielle Burke

Jan 9, 5-8 PM

Drop in to Local Cloth’s studio for an evening of natural-dye and weaving tutorials.

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The

Center

for

Craft

believes

in

the

dreams

and

hard

work

of

makers,

museums,

academics,

and

the

local

community

who

keep

the

field

of

craft

alive

we

serve

you.

We

are

building

a

future

for

craft

through

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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Coming Soon

Exhibition

In Times of Seismic Sorrows

This exhibition focuses on the intersection of art and the environment, featuring artists Rena Ditrixhe and Tali Weinberg.

Aug

21

Jan

26

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Grants & Fellowships

Grant Applications—Open Now!

Our grants and fellowships are investments in the next generation of craft makers, curators, and scholars.

Field Building

Research Initiative

Sept 20–22

Recap

Shared Ground

A convening in NYC to explore cross-disciplinary approaches to craft studies, with an eye towards intersecting and divergent theories, methodologies, and approaches in this emerging area of study.

Creative Placekeeping

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Creative Placekeeping