Our next national conference was originally set to happen October 1-4, 2020 alongside Craft @ The Edge: A Handmade Future in Bonavista, NFLD. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this has been postponed to May 2021.
Keep an eye on the CCF/FCMA social media and website for updated information as the date draws nearer. Check out our Facebook; like, invite and share with your communities, and follow us on Instagram!
10 Digit Technology:
Understanding Virtual & Material Realities
From Wednesday, March 4th to Sunday, March 8th, 2020, craft sector leaders from around the country gathered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to focus on research, ideas, and brainstorming new approaches to the material and digital realities in craft. Attendees left our 14th National CCF/FCMA Conference feeling informed with an improved digital understanding, empowered to build their audience by increasing their reach, and inspired to advance maker culture for the urban, rural and online communities of craft. The conference was not about the tools and skills of digital craft creation – it focused on the digital atmosphere that we all live and work within, and how craft remains an integral part of modern society.
We were very grateful our event happened successfully without interruption before the official March pandemic lockdowns in the weeks immediately following our conference. In the light of the COVID impact, the content of the conference shifted from inspired information for a bright new future, to an immediate and necessary reality.
View our 2020 Conference Report here.
The CCF/FCMA is continuing to roll out digital presentations from our 10 Digit Technology; Understanding Virtual & Material Realities conference, sharing the insight, vision and expertise of craft, art, gaming, storytelling and design leaders from across the country. Recorded at the Remai Gallery in Saskatoon on March 7th, 2020, these talks explore how tactile culture and digital culture collide.
- Michael Peterson’s presentation on the Shared Spaces Saskatchewan program
- Raphael van Lierop, the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Hinterland Games
- Carole Epp, Artist, Curator, Researcher and Writer, discusses developing the Make & Do Canadian Clay Directory
- Kathleen Morris and Hélène Day Fraser, Thinking through Craft and the Digital Turn Research Project