Does your organization feature, promote, and support the work of contemporary craft artists in Canada? Do you value the cultural and economic contributions craft makes as part of our national economy? Do you value the opportunity to network with craft organizations working towards similar goals? Join today!
Craft Council Members
Craft Council Members make up the bulk of our membership. This includes the recognized provincial or territorial organizations that represent specific regions of the craft community across Canada. Geographically, they form the main ties that shape our national network, but more importantly, they represent the craft community of their region on the national stage. Historically and currently, this collaboration of allies has worked together to form a strong, national voice for craft.
Craft Council of British Columbia
The Craft Council of British Columbia is a charitable arts service organization which supports all stages of artistic practice in the craft sector; creates opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell and produce art; provides a voice for artists and craft organizations, and aids in the development of active communities around craft.
The CCF/FCMA works closely with our Affiliate Members, including organizations, institutions, and associations related to Canadian contemporary fine craft. Any organization with the goal of growing and advancing excellence in the field is welcome to apply, including educational institutions, guilds, museums, galleries, collectives, foundations, etc. These organizations have incredible perspectives and experience to share, expanding the CCF/FCMA’s capacity to represent the many aspects of the national craft field.
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Lunenburg School of the Arts
Lunenburg School of the Arts offers workshops led by professional art educators and working artists.
Craft Alliance /Alliance Métiers d’art is a Pan-Atlantic Trade Association Representing the Craft Sector in Atlantic Canada. The Alliance is made up of craft councils and guilds, craft media organizations and other craft related industry, educational or government organizations, who express interest in supporting the objectives of the Alliance.
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a for impact charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki.
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
The New Brunswick College of Craft &Design empower learners to forge sustainable, creative careers.
Rozynski Art Centre
The Rozynski Art Center’s mission is to promote the development of contemporary professional ceramics in all forms.
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Alberta University of the Arts
For almost 100 years, AUArts has played an important role in our country’s visual culture. We are a university dedicated to art, craft and design – the only one in Alberta and in the Prairies, and one of four in Canada.
Saint John Arts Centre
The Saint John Arts Centre is a Regional Facility serving the communities of Greater Saint John. It is home to five public galleries for contemporary art.
Maison des métiers d’art de Québec
The Maison des métiers d’art de Québec is a cultural organization dedicated to contemporary practices in artistic crafts.
Musée des métiers d’art du Québec
The MUMAQ, the Musée des métiers d’art du Québec, attests to the expression of a unique and creative people.
Reflecting the cultural diversity of Québec, from Nouvelle-France to today, it highlights what can be achieved by working with one’s heart and hands, for the benefit of the community.
Government of Yukon.
North-West Ceramics Foundation
The North-West Ceramics Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works to provide a community for ceramic artists and to deliver public programming supporting ceramics in its many forms. The NWCF acts as the charitable voice of ceramists in British Columbia with the mandate of fostering public education in the ceramic arts in Western Canada.
Honourary Members are a revered group appointed by the board to recognize their significant contributions to contemporary Canadian craft, including the recipients of the Robert Jekyll Award. The list of honourary members also acknowledges members from the previous incarnation of the Canadian Crafts Federation, the Canadian Crafts Council.
Robert Jekyll, Ontario
Stained glass artist Robert Jekyll is the founding president of the CCF/FCMA and has been closely associated with the development of stained glass in Canada. Jekyll helped guide the Canadian Crafts Federation through change and is a significant force in the craft, visual art and design movements. In 2010 Jekyll was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Named after his leadership, the Robert Jekyll Award is a prestigious honour to recognize an invaluable citizen of craft.
Charles Lewton-Brain, Alberta
Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain (Calgary, AB) is the former President of the CCF/FCMA. He has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States. Since 1986 he has lived in Calgary and served 19 years as the head of the Jewellery and Metals Program at the Alberta College of Art + Design.
Jean Johnson, Ontario
Jean Johnson’s professional and volunteer career spanned 65 years. She was a passionate supporter of Craft Ontario, serving on numerous committees and as a board member.
“My participation is based on the potential to make something exciting, new and important happen.”
– Jean Johnson, 2008
Marilyn Stothers, Manitoba
Marilyn was one of the first quilters to perfect a method of machine-piecing and appliqueing thin strands of curved patchwork. Eventually, she wrote a book, Curved Strip-Piecing, to share this skill with others. She is internationally renowned, exhibiting her quilts in the Ottawa Parliament building and worldwide.
Information gathered from Quilt Inspiration: http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2010/03/curves-colors-contrasts-artistry-of.html
Simon Wroot, Alberta
Simon Wroot is a metal artist who became the CCF/FCMA President of the Board of Directors with over a decade of history with the organization. Trained as a jewellery artist, he is known for creating small detailed landscape sculptures.
Jane Kenyon, British Columbia
Jane Kenyon began working as a medical doctor, eventually studying and working as an artist full-time in 1993.
Deborah Dumka, British Columbia
Ann Roberts, Ontario
Michael Hosaluk, Saskatchewan
Charllotte Kwon, British Columbia
Anne Manuel, Newfoundland
Tom McFall, Alberta
Maegan Black, New Brunswick
Maegen Black held the position of Executive Director for the Canadian Crafts Federation for more than 16 years. Throughout her tenure, she played a pivotal role in advocating for the national craft voice of its members.
Dr. Sandra Afoldy (Post Humous)
Her outstanding accomplishments as a teacher, researcher, curator, author, and historian have earned her the CCF/FCMA’s first posthumous recognition for the Robert Jekyll Award after her unexpected passing in 2019.
Louise Lemieux Bérubé,
2020 Laureate for the Robert Jekyll Award