A thriving national craft field is built on a deep understanding of the history of craft, lively critical discourse, thoughtful making, and a strong next generation. For 25 years, the Center for Craft has supported the community of makers and craft scholars and is considered one of the most influential national 501(c)(3) organizations working in the craft field today.

How is the Center for Craft advancing the field?

  • Funding research through grants to expand understanding in craft’s history and present.
  • Leading convenings in symposia and virtual talks to elevate voices and share new ideas.
  • Strengthening communities through craft-based initiatives.
  • Engaging with the local and national craft audience to connect and foster growth.
  • Hosting exhibitions in the Asheville-based gallery to showcase national contemporary craft.
  • Providing collaborative spaces for creative entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Craft of today is more than a practice — it has become a driving force in thought and human connection. Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft’s impact has a rippling effect that extends into the furthest reaches of craft in the United States. There are myriad ways you can get involved, and one of the most important ways to keep this vision alive is by making a donation and becoming a member of the Center for Craft.

Support the Center for Craft and continue this vision of a thriving field of craft.

To learn more, visit centerforcraft.org.

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