12th Annual CCF/FCMA Conference

Intersections & Interconnexions:
Exploring Craft Sector Collaboration

September 13 – 14

Intersections & Interconnexions

September 15 – 16

Canadian Craft Biennial Symposium

Location

Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario

Registration

$100 – $200

Non-members

$50 – $100

Members

Mark your calendars! The CCF/FCMA’s 12th Annual National Craft Conference, Intersections & Interconnexions : Exploring Craft Sector Collaboration, is taking place September 13th & 14th at the Art Gallery of Burlington in Burlington, Ontario. Arts administrators, board members, committee members, and anyone with a keen interest in strengthening craft organizations and the connections that bind the community together are welcome to participate. Whether you represent a Craft Council, a Guild, an Educational Institution or otherwise, this conference is designed for you.

 

As the title implies, this conference aims to be a touch-point for craft sector members from across Canada to come together, connect, and talk craft.

 

This two-day event is an opportunity to engage in innovative discussions about the state of the craft sector and how to improve it for the future. Titled “Intercommunication: What’s On, What’s Up, and What’s Needed,” Day One gets down to the specifics about what’s happening across the board for craft sector activity. With a presentation on the CCF/FCMA’s current activities, followed by a series of concurrent sessions, we will address current operations, challenges and solutions for the future on various subjects, including advocacy, marketing, research and more. Day two, entitled “Collaboration and Change: Expanding Your Circle,” will help delegates take the ideas gathered on day one and put them into action.

 

In addition to our special guest speaker lectures, day two’s panel discussions and presentations will identify collaborative practices that bridge gaps between organizations, artists, and the communities they serve. With speakers from Craft NB, Studio magazine, Work in Culture, Business for the Arts, the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, Cultural Pluralism, in the Arts Movement Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts and more, the views will be broad and the content will be informative.

 

If you would like to receive more information regarding this conference, please email us at info@canadiancraftsfederation.ca

 


 

This video, from our 10th annual conference in Quebec City, September 2015, features interviews with our attendees, who describe why it’s so important to be involved.

 

 


ITINERARY: Download here

THEME

With a focus exclusively on collaborative action and development in the Contemporary fine craft community, ‘Intersections & Interconnexions’ will directly benefit those working in, with and for Canadian craft based organizations. The itinerary includes a mixture of presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions and open-concept breakout discussions, inspiring new approaches to significant challenges for craft organizations. Through the lens of collaboration, session topics will include increasing multiculturalism and diversity, the new funding model at the Canada Council, improved membership services, and increasing audience reach.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Burlington.

 

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Travelling for the event? You’re not alone! Delegates from every province and territory are expected to attend. Accommodations for conference delegates are available at the Burlington Holiday Inn at a special rate of $109/night. Book your space and register for the conference today.

 

Book by Phone: 1-888-987-4443 (Be sure to mention the group block ID code: CRF)

Book online: Click Here

 

Please book your room before Friday, August 14, 2017.

 

SPONSORS

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

 

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Registration

$100 – $200

Non-members

$50 – $100

Members

THEME

With a focus exclusively on collaborative action and development in the Contemporary fine craft community, ‘Intersections & Interconnexions’ will directly benefit those working in, with and for Canadian craft based organizations. The itinerary includes a mixture of presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions and open-concept breakout discussions, inspiring new approaches to significant challenges for craft organizations. Through the lens of collaboration, session topics will include increasing multiculturalism and diversity, the new funding model at the Canada Council, improved membership services, and increasing audience reach.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Burlington.

 

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Travelling for the event? You’re not alone! Delegates from every province and territory are expected to attend. Accommodations for conference delegates are available at the Burlington Holiday Inn at a special rate of $109/night. Book your space and register for the conference today.

 

Book by Phone: 1-888-987-4443 (Be sure to mention the group block ID code: CRF)

Book online: Click Here

 

Please book your room before Friday, August 14, 2017.

 

SPONSORS

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

 

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