Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red
Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red

Craft is for everyone.

We acknowledge that there is more we can do to build and strengthen a culture of inclusion to address inequities in the field of craft and within our own organization.

We believe that craft is for everyone and that craft has the power to celebrate our differences while illuminating our similarities, igniting genuine human connection.

We commit to ensuring that all individuals, craftspeople, and communities are continually recognized and part of the conversation as we work to craft an equitable future together.

The Center for Craft celebrates openness and generosity in a thought-provoking place where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome. As we continue to grow as an organization through these efforts, so will the content on this page. The Center is actively engaged in this work and we look forward to sharing our progress with you.

Inspiring Inclusion

Man teaching two students

Craft Futures Fund

The Craft Futures Fund supported craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 were disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

A render of the Cherokee Parklet, The Basket, in front of the Center for Craft, with green bushes and white oak planks.

The Basket

The Center for Craft is working in collaboration with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to create a public art parklet to preserve and advance the important craft legacy of western North Carolina.

Five people in a video chat on a screen with the caption, "How can we first identify and protect the land?"

Crafting Resilience

Bringing together interdisciplinary and intersectional voices, the Crafting Resilience series animated dialogue and reflections on collective memory, healing, and social justice in the study and practice of craft.

To learn more about the work of Center for Craft grantees, fellows, and initiatives broadening and diversifying the field of craft today, visit Grants & Fellowships and Research & Ideas.