Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red

Support the center

Now more than ever, craft needs you. Join us—become a builder of the future of craft.

Ways to Give


Naming Opportunities

You can show your support for craft and the creative community by naming principal spaces in the Center’s newly renovated historic building in downtown Asheville.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund contributions of any size provide vital support where it’s needed most. From giving emerging craft leaders critical resources to offering innovative programming and exhibitions, your gift will strengthen the field of craft today.

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.

Corporate Sponsorship and Giving

Align your brand with the Center for Craft through exhibition, program, reception, and event sponsorship! With a growing regional and national audience, we provide a range of opportunities and benefits to best suit your company.

Legacy Giving

Craft your legacy and increase your giving potential both now and in the future through planned giving. Please consult your personal legal, tax, and/or financial advisor to see if this might be the right option for you.

Become a Member

Give to the Campaign

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are launching the VERY FIRST Center for Craft Membership Program and for just $25 you become a member for an entire year! Your membership benefits the field of craft by helping us do what we do best—bringing together voices in craft and moving the field forward.

When you become a member this year, you’ll also:

Gain access to monthly updates

Gain access to monthly updates

Receive members-only content such as early grantee notifications

Receive members-only content such as early grantee notifications

Attend members-only virtual programs

Attend members-only virtual programs

Help us celebrate 25 with $25, and become a Center for Craft member today.


Building a Future for Craft Campaign

The Center’s first comprehensive campaign, currently at 96% of an $11 million goal, provides for a 21st-century visitor experience, free public programming, and a prestigious national grants program endowed in perpetuity. You can make a one-time, recurring, or multi-year gift by visiting our donate page. (can we link here?) See below for ways your gift can go even further.

Your support lifts emerging makers and scholars, and advances the national field of craft.

What people are saying about the CEnter

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“The support of makers through the Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship is forward-thinking at a crucial time when the ideology of craft has the ability to promote sustainability and the building of community.”

BA Harrington, 2020 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellow

"This is the perfect opportunity for me to continue having a ceramics practice after undergrad and will let me travel to the country of my roots (Dominican Republic) to learn more about my family, history, culture, and self."

Sydnie Jimenez, 2020 Windgate-Lamar Fellow

“In 2012, I was the recipient of a Windgate-Lamar Fellowship…which allowed me to build my studio. I don’t think I’d be able to do the work I do today without the generous support of the Center for Craft and the Windgate-Lamar Fellowship.”

Brian Fleetwood, 2012 Windgate-Lamar Fellow

[I am a] step closer to finishing my book project that started many years ago when the Center for Craft supported my dissertation. I’m very grateful for all the mentorship and support that I've received from the community. The Center's support is meaningful to me and I appreciate it. Thank you!

Kayleigh Perkov, Independent Scholar


With your help, the Center remains committed to a vision of a thriving national craft field built upon a deep understanding of the history of craft, lively critical discourse, thoughtful making, and a strong next generation.


If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Moore, Executive Director at

The Center for Craft and our programming are supported in part by many generous individuals, partners, and funders including the Windgate Foundation, John and Robyn Horn Foundation, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, UNC Asheville, Warren Wilson College, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, AARP, Mountain Region North Carolina, and a grant

from the

a division of the

Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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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