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We’ve embarked on our first comprehensive fundraising campaign called Building a Future for Craft. It means your gift will allow us to make big moves for the field of craft.

Support

We’ve embarked on our first comprehensive fundraising campaign called Building a Future for Craft. It means your gift will allow us to make big moves for the field of craft.

Your gift supports the best and brightest emerging makers and scholars and advances the national field of craft.

What people are saying about the CEnter

"Today, scholars are not limited to a few mediums (like pottery and weaving) but instead see skilled craftsmanship as a pervasive cultural force, with deep impact on social change, artistic creativity, and the economy at large. The Center for Craft has been at the forefront of that change.”

Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art

“[A] welcoming space…filled with provocative pieces by some of the world’s leading innovators in today’s maker movement.”

Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler Travel Journalist and TV Host

“The Center for Craft has become, over the last decade, the premiere craft organization in the nation, and its commitment to deep thinking and making, and offering support for such activities, is rare, important, and very valued.”

Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of California Santa Barbara

“The Center has established itself as a leading organization both in North Carolina and on the national stage”

Sara Clugage, Surface Design Journal

"Today, scholars are not limited to a few mediums (like pottery and weaving) but instead see skilled craftsmanship as a pervasive cultural force, with deep impact on social change, artistic creativity, and the economy at large. The Center for Craft has been at the forefront of that change.”

Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art

“[A] welcoming space…filled with provocative pieces by some of the world’s leading innovators in today’s maker movement.”

Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler Travel Journalist and TV Host

“The Center for Craft has become, over the last decade, the premiere craft organization in the nation, and its commitment to deep thinking and making, and offering support for such activities, is rare, important, and very valued.”

Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of California Santa Barbara

“The Center has established itself as a leading organization both in North Carolina and on the national stage”

Sara Clugage, Surface Design Journal

Ways to support

Now accepting applications!

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Campaign

Invest in Building a Future for Craft. Gifts will support the next generation and nurture the field of craft through grant-making and programmatic initiatives.

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Individual

Support the Center for Craft by making a one-time donation or monthly contribution.

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Corporate

Align your craft brand with the Center for Craft through exhibition, program, reception, and event sponsorship!

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The Impact of Your Support

340

Grants Awarded

$3,275,000

Amount of Grants Awarded

125+

Artists Presented Yearly

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Campaign

Building a Future for Craft Campaign

Gifts will strengthen the core programming of the center, provide funding for emerging talent and open our doors to more visitors, while we continue to invest in the next generation and nurture the field of craft through grant-making and programmatic initiatives.

Ways to give

One-time Gifts

One–time gifts to the Building a Future for Craft campaign are quick yet have a lasting impact. Commitments may be made in any amount, and all gifts will be acknowledged.

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Multi–year Gifts

Multi–year gifts to the Building a Future for Craft campaign may be fulfilled over as many as three years. These gifts may be cash, securities, or planned gifts.

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Naming Opportunities

The campaign presents a special opportunity for major donors to make commitments that will name public galleries and other principal spaces, as well as gifts to name programming. All donors to the campaign of $5,000 or more will be listed on a commemorative plaque to be located prominently at the Center for Craft.

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ABout the campaign

Since the purchase of the Center for Craft’s building in 2013, the organization has experienced significant growth, from 600 visitors in 2012 to 10,420 visitors in the new building the first year. To fortify our programmatic offerings and restore a 21st century facility to accommodate the visiting public, we embark on Building a Future for Craft to raise $11 million.

Windgate Foundation has endowed $5.7 million for the Stoney Lamar Craft Endowment for the purpose of the Windgate Fellowship and Internship Programs. This endowment gift provides funding opportunities for emerging talent in perpetuity, and serves to inspire the community to also invest in our vision of Building a Future for Craft.

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Gifts from the community will strengthen our core programming and open our doors to more visitors, while we continue to invest in the next generation and nurture the field of craft through grant-making and programmatic initiatives.

The need is now at hand to honor a legacy of investment in the next generation, by addressing current programming needs and building toward a bright future. Building a Future for Craft is the first comprehensive fundraising campaign of the Center.

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Gifts to the Building a Future for Craft campaign may be made as one-time commitments or pledged and fulfilled over as many as three years. These gifts may be cash, securities, or planned gifts. Commitments may be made in any amount, and all gifts will be acknowledged. The campaign presents a special opportunity for major donors to make commitments that will name public galleries and other principal spaces, as well as gifts to name programming. All donors to the campaign of $5,000 or more will be listed on a commemorative plaque to be located prominently at the Center for Craft.

Steering Committee (as of August 2017)

Co–chairs

  • Robyn Horn
  • Stoney Lamar

Members

  • Barbara Benisch
  • Fleur Bresler
  • Libba Evans
  • Marlin Miller
  • Sara Morgan
  • Jules Polk
  • Michael Sherrill

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Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cornell at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org

Individual giving

Make your impact.

You can make a difference at the Center for Craft in many ways. Your generosity helps strengthen our mission and create more opportunities for emerging makers across the nation and in the local community where we're headquartered. See below how you can make your impact on the national field of craft through the Center.

Ways to give

Annual Fund

Annual Fund contributions provide vital support where it’s needed most. Your support helps us nurture the next generation of artists and scholars, and build a future for craft. Your generous, tax-deductible gift will sustain:

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  • Exhibitions and educational programs at the Center’s gallery including lectures, films, gallery tours, and hands-on opportunities
  • Administration of prominent national grant programs for emerging craft artists, curators, and scholars such as the Windgate Fellowship, Craft Research Fund, Windgate Museum Internship, and Curatorial Fellows programs
  • Training for future arts professionals through our Gallery Internship program, which provides opportunities to area college/university students
  • Free entrance to public programs at our creative campus in downtown Asheville
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Sponsorships

Support Center for Craft by becoming an exhibition, program, reception, or event sponsor! Sponsors enable the Center to offer low cost or free events and programs, making them more accessible for all.

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More Ways to Support

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

Donor advised funds allow individuals to make a larger investment into a tax-exempted account to be distributed to charitable causes over time. Please let your sponsoring organization know that you would like to use your fund to support Center for Craft.

Let us know

Stock Donations

You can transfer stock directly to Center for Craft! Please contact your broker and ask them to fill out our gift of stock form here. We ask that you or your broker contact the Center to help us be on the alert for the stock you are donating and the number of shares.

Questions? Contact us

Planned Giving

Planned giving can increase your giving potential both now and in the future. Donors can choose from a number of different options including bequests, real estate, life insurance, retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts.

Please consult your personal legal, tax, and/or financial advisor to see if this might be the right option for you.

Contact us to learn more

Amazon Smile — Round Up

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Center. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, the only difference is you can support Center for Craft while you shop.

sign up today on amazon smile

Sponsorships

Support Center for Craft by becoming an exhibition, program, reception, or event sponsor!

Sponsors enable the Center to offer low cost or free events and programs, making them more accessible for all.

For more information about sponsorships, please call Katie Cornell, 828-785-1357 x 110, or e-mail giving@craftcreativitydesign.org.

This sounds interesting 

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

Donor advised funds allow individuals to make a larger investment into a tax-exempted account to be distributed to charitable causes over time. Please let your sponsoring organization know that you would like to use your fund to support Center for Craft.

This sounds interesting 

Stock Donations

You can transfer stock directly to Center for Craft! Please contact your broker and ask them to fill out our gift of stock form here. We ask that you or your broker contact the Center to help us be on the alert for the stock you are donating and the number of shares.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katie Cornell at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org.

This sounds interesting 

Planned Giving

Planned giving can increase your giving potential both now and in the future. Donors can choose from a number of different options including bequests, real estate, life insurance, retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts.

Please consult your personal legal, tax, and/or financial advisor to see if this might be the right option for you.

You can also contact giving@craftcreativitydesign.org to learn more about different planned giving options.

This sounds interesting 

Amazon Smile — Round Up

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Center. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, the only difference is you can support Center for Craft while you shop.

Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up today.

This sounds interesting 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cornell at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org

corporate giving

Partner with the Center.

Share in the Center for Craft’s vision of increasing the value and relevance of craft to society by supporting the Center as a corporate partner. Align your craft brand with the Center through exhibitions, programs, receptions, and event sponsorship.

Ways to give

Corporate Sponsorships


Align your craft brand with the Center for Craft through exhibition, program, reception, and event sponsorship! Each year, the Center receives significant support in the form of corporate contributions, donated products, services, and media promotion that help supplement its programs.

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Matching Gifts

If your company or corporation has a matching gift program, please fill out the employee information section of their matching gift form and send a copy with your donation to the Center for Craft.

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Please note:

If using an online option, such as Benevity, please alerting us to the incoming gift prior to sending by send us an email at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org

Sponsorships

Support Center for Craft by becoming an exhibition, program, reception, or event sponsor!

Sponsors enable the Center to offer low cost or free events and programs, making them more accessible for all.

For more information about sponsorships, please call Katie Cornell, 828-785-1357 x 110, or e-mail giving@craftcreativitydesign.org.

This sounds interesting 

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

Donor advised funds allow individuals to make a larger investment into a tax-exempted account to be distributed to charitable causes over time. Please let your sponsoring organization know that you would like to use your fund to support Center for Craft.

This sounds interesting 

Stock Donations

You can transfer stock directly to Center for Craft! Please contact your broker and ask them to fill out our gift of stock form here. We ask that you or your broker contact the Center to help us be on the alert for the stock you are donating and the number of shares.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katie Cornell at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org.

This sounds interesting 

Planned Giving

Planned giving can increase your giving potential both now and in the future. Donors can choose from a number of different options including bequests, real estate, life insurance, retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts.

Please consult your personal legal, tax, and/or financial advisor to see if this might be the right option for you.

You can also contact giving@craftcreativitydesign.org to learn more about different planned giving options.

This sounds interesting 

Amazon Smile — Round Up

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Center. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, the only difference is you can support Center for Craft while you shop.

Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up today.

This sounds interesting 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cornell at giving@craftcreativitydesign.org

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It’s the generosity of our supporters that allow the Center for Craft to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.

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