Congratulations, Craft Grads!

The CCF/FCMA would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work and dedication of the students of craft from across Canada. We know that this school year did not end the way anyone expected. However, your willingness to adapt, to push yourself, and to persevere, is a motivation and an inspiration to us all.

As you begin your shift from the experience of full time studies to a new world of professional arts practice, know that you are not alone. You are a part of a larger continuum of craft artists, from all walks of life and all corners of this country, who have made this leap before. Follow in their footsteps, and find your next community – as alumni, as entrepreneurs, as designers and makers. Join your local craft council to stay connected to other practitioners, and to learn about approaches and opportunities you can tap into. Bring your energy and your voice to the committees and boards of these organizations, to participate in and develop new projects and programs. What you have to contribute to the next iteration of Canadian society at large is important. It is essential. And now, is your time. 

To the graduates of the collective class of 2020, we congratulate you! With all that is uncertain in this world, a key pillar remains steady and true: the world needs your creativity, your passion, and your vision, to help society take its next steps.


Congrats to grads from all the following programs – and if we missed your school, let us know!

Nunavut Arctic College

Yukon School of Visual Arts

Vancouver Community College

Langara College

Emily Carr University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Selkirk College

Portage College

Alberta University of the Arts

First Nations University of Canada

University of Regina

University of Manitoba

Georgian College

Haliburton School of Art + Design, Fleming College

Ryerson University, School of Fashion

George Brown College

Ontario College of Art & Design University
Sheridan College

École de joaillerie de Montréal

École de joaillerie de Québec

École d’ébénisterie d’art de Montréal

Centre des métiers du cuir de Montréal

École nationale de lutherie

Lutherie-guitare Bruand

Institut Québécois D’Ébénisterie

Concordia University

Centre de formation et de consultation en métiers d’art

Espace Verre

Le Centre design et impression textile de Montréal

Le Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal

Le Centre de céramique Bonsecours 

Maison des métiers d’art du Québec

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University

Dalhousie University, Fountain School of Performing Arts

College of the North Atlantic

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

For more information about joining a craft council in your region, visit