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Advocacy

One of the main goals of the CCF/FCMA is to act as the voice of Craft in an advocacy capacity. Working with partners in the Visual Arts and Cultural community, we campaign for improved access to cultural funding and programs on behalf of all craftspeople in Canada.

Support For The Craft Sector

In our position paper, titled “How Can You Support the Craft Sector?“, we provide the community with a document that can help when meeting with government representatives. Intended for use as a hand-out, the position paper includes a brief description of the craft sector alongside short, clear suggestions for how to support the sector. We encourage you to share this document, and to use it whenever you engage with government representatives in discussions about the craft field.

In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the CCF/FCMA submitted recommendations to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance in order to express our belief in the contribution of craft to the Canadian economy. Titled “CRAFT: An Entrepreneurial Investment”, each document explains the Craft sector and its impact, and outlines several recommendations to improve the Canadian economy by investing in Craft.

 

These documents are useful to anyone who wants to arm themselves with facts, quotes, and detailed information on the economic benefits of the Craft sector.

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The Visual Arts Alliance is a consortium of national visual, media, and craft arts service organizations comprised of artists, curators, art museums, artist-run centres and art dealers, brought together by the Visual Arts Summit in November, 2007. The group’s objective is for many voices to speak simultaneously with a common message, and to support and advise one another when an issue arises involving multiple parties of interest.

 

The Canadian Arts Coalition is a collaborative advocacy group formed by national arts organizations and other members. It successfully lobbies for increased support and funding for the arts through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

In our position paper, titled “How Can You Support the Craft Sector?“, we provide the community with a document that can help when meeting with government representatives. Intended for use as a hand-out, the position paper includes a brief description of the craft sector alongside short, clear suggestions for how to support the sector. We encourage you to share this document, and to use it whenever you engage with government representatives in discussions about the craft field.

In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the CCF/FCMA submitted recommendations to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance in order to express our belief in the contribution of craft to the Canadian economy. Titled “CRAFT: An Entrepreneurial Investment”, each document explains the Craft sector and its impact, and outlines several recommendations to improve the Canadian economy by investing in Craft.

 

These documents are useful to anyone who wants to arm themselves with facts, quotes, and detailed information on the economic benefits of the Craft sector.

Download:

The Visual Arts Alliance is a consortium of national visual, media, and craft arts service organizations comprised of artists, curators, art museums, artist-run centres and art dealers, brought together by the Visual Arts Summit in November, 2007. The group’s objective is for many voices to speak simultaneously with a common message, and to support and advise one another when an issue arises involving multiple parties of interest.

 

The Canadian Arts Coalition is a collaborative advocacy group formed by national arts organizations and other members. It successfully lobbies for increased support and funding for the arts through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.