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Stay up-to-date with the latest calls for entry, news and opportunities from our members and affiliates. You’ll also find events and craft sector reports from both national and international communities.

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Opportunity • Nova Scotia | February onward

Craft Nova Scotia’s Centre for Craft Loom Rental Program ↗

The Weaving Studio at Craft Nova Scotia’s Centre for Craft is home to 14 looms and 1 tapestry loom. Starting February 2024, weavers will be able to rent a floor loom at the Centre for Craft, which will be accessible during Mary E. Black Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. 


Opportunity • Nova Scotia | February onward

Craft Nova Scotia’s New Craft Your Own Path: Online Courses Program ↗

Craft Nova Scotia is pleased to launch a new “Craft Your Own Path” program aimed at emerging and mid-career craftspeople, providing them with essential tools and materials to hone their skills. Registration for the “Craft Your Own Path” course, “Business of Craft,” a microcredential program developed in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), opens on February 1st, 2024.


Fundraiser • St. Jonh’s, NL and Virtual | February 29 – March 12

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery – Online Auction ↗

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery is hosting their inaugural fundraising auction. The auction items include works of art donated by council members. Proceeds will go towards advancing community engagement at the CCNL Gallery.


Opportunity • Saskatchewan | March 4, 2024

Saskatchewan Craft Council Annual Jury Sessions Applications Open

Craftspeople in Saskatchewan who are interested in receiving consultation and feedback on their fine craft should take advantage of the SCC’s Annual Complimentary Jury Session. These sessions are one hour each and will take place over two weekends, April in Regina and May in Saskatoon (exact dates TBD).


Call for Submissions | March 6, 2024

C2 Shop – Call for Submissions

The Manitoba Craft Council and Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library’s C2 Shop features beautiful work made by professional, local craftspeople. The inventory is selected through a semi-annual, juried process. Apply today!


Call for Nominations • Ontario | March 28, 2024

Craft Ontario – Board of Directors Call for Nominations ↗

Craft Ontario is currently seeking candidates who are passionate about its mandate and future vision. New board members will draw on a range of experience and skills and will have an interest in contributing to the vitality and well-being of the organization. They will serve as ambassadors for the organization, must have governance experience, and offer leadership, insight, and support as members of the Board of Directors.


Call for Entry • New Brunswick | April 12, 2024

Craft New Brunswick, Unboxed: Shared Human Experiences, Biennale Craft Exhibition ↗

Craft New Brunswick is calling for craft made by Juried Members for the 2024/2025 Biennale Craft Exhibition, around the theme is Unboxed: Shared Human Experiences. Craig Schneider, exhibition curator, states: “Unboxed is a call of celebration of our fundamental belongingness to each other and to the earth, and the belongingness of the earth to each other and ourselves.”


Call for Entry • Ontario | May 27, 2024

Craft Ontario Call for 2025 Exhibition Proposals ↗

Craft Ontario is currently seeking proposals for solo and two-person exhibitions to take place in the Craft Ontario Gallery in the 2025 calendar year. Craft Ontario welcomes submissions in all craft media by artists at any stage of their career (emerging, mid or established). Submissions of both existing work and projects that have not yet been realized will be considered.


Opportunities

Call for Entry • Toronto, ON | March 7, 2024

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Call for Artists ↗

Apply to be a part of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, July 12 – 14, 2024 at Nathan Phillips Square. Artists from all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply before March 7th.


Artist Residency • Toronto, ON | March 8, 2024

Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence at the Harbourfront Centre ↗

Are you an emerging artist or recent graduate in design, textiles, glass, metal/jewellery or ceramics? Apply to join the Harbourfront Centre’s legendary Craft & Design studio for access to a supportive community, specialized equipment, professional artistic mentorship, exhibition opportunities and more. 


Call for Entry • Virtual | March 17, 2024

Glass Art Association of Canada Members’ Exhibition 2024 ↗

The GAAC is thrilled to announce the call for entry for their spring 2024 Members’ Exhibition, themed “Igniting Embers.” GAAC’s 2024 Members’ Exhibition will showcase Canadian glass of all forms. The work can be functional, sculptural, contemplative, or all the above.


Call for Entry • Toronto, ON | March 27-31, 2024

One of a Kind 2024 Spring Show ↗

Applications are open for booths at One Of A Kind’s 2024 Spring Show (March 27 – 31, 2024). One Of A Kind presents artists with the opportunity to generate new sales leads, connect with customers and like-minded makers, provide a physical presence to their online store, and accumulate new followers on social media.


Meeting • Ottawa, ON or Virtual | March 27, 2024

Canada Council for the Arts 2024 Annual Public Meeting (APM)↗

Starting at 4:00 pm (EST), Jesse Wente, Chair of the Board, and Michelle Chawla, Director and CEO of the Council, will share insights on Canada’s arts scene, highlights of upcoming initiatives, and updates on the Council’s 2021-2026 strategic plan. A question-and-answer period will follow. Register today for either in-person or virtual attendance.


Artist Residency • Lunenburg, NS | March 30, 2024

Artist-in-Residence Program at the Lunenburg School of the Arts ↗

The Lunenburg School of the Arts Artist-in-Residence program provides a space for emerging artists to develop and enhance their practice in their chosen medium. The program hosts two artists each year, one in the Fall term and one in Winter. Each term will be followed by an artist talk & exhibition of completed works.


Call for Submissions | March 31, 2024

Call for Submissions and Articles for Studio Magazine Fall/Winter 2024  ↗

Studio Magazine is looking for article pitches for the Fall/Winter 2024 magazine, themed “SPECTACLE.”Topics of interest include: How craft is used by performance artists, and how craftspeople perform their work for an audience; How crafted objects contribute to the production of spectacle; The relationships between craft and entertainment; How making has become part of celebrity culture; and more. 


Call for Entry • Saskatoon, SK | March 31, 2024

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon ↗

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon is a free, night-time arts festival that will showcase and celebrate art across the city on Saturday, September 28th, 2024. Apply now to be part of the festival.


Call for Entry • Edmonton, AB | April 3, 2024

Community and Belonging Fibre Arts Exhibition ↗

In continuation with the Fibre Arts Exhibition held last year with The Gathering Threads Festival, The Night of Artists Gallery and Gifts will be hosting a fibre arts exhibit in May 2024. Fibre artists are invited to submit up to three works that fit the theme of “Community and Belonging.” 


Call for Proposals • Waterloo, ON | April 8, 2024

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – What is Home? ↗

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is seeking project proposals from Canadian artists on the theme of “What is Home?” for a major national exhibition planned for Fall 2025.


Artist Residency • Banff, AB | April 10, 2024

Open for Application: Banff Artist in Residence Summer 2024 ↗

The Summer Banff Artist in Residence program–taking place this year from August 12 – September 13, 2024–offers visual artists the time and space to engage in intensive, self-directed research and studio practice in a supportive learning environment.


Conference • Virtual | April 12-20, 2024

Studio Art Quilt Association 2024 Virtual Conference — Registration Open Now ↗

The Studio Art Quilt Association 2024 conference, “Plurality and Heritage,” will be held online from April 12-20, 2024. This unique event will focus on fibre art and artists creating in Europe and the Middle East, with keynote speakers, Kinga Földi and Susie Koren.


Artist Residency • Medalta, AB | April 15, 2024

Medalta Ceramic Artist Residencies ↗

Medalta is a non-profit museum, contemporary ceramic arts facility, art gallery and community hub in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Artists from all over the world come to Medalta for the Artists in Residence program, varying in lengths of time from one day to one year, to make art in a community that validates risk and nurtures creativity.


Funding Opportunity | April 30, 2024

Canada Council for the Arts – York Wilson Endowment Award ↗

The York Wilson Endowment Award enables non-profit art museums and public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary artists from Canada working in painting or sculpture. Submit your application to the Canada Council for the Arts by email before April 30th, 2024.


Artist Residency • Banff, AB | June 26, 2024

Indigenous Arts: Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency ↗

This three-week visual arts residency allows participants to learn more about how scrape a hide and work with parfleche with the support of faculty, elders and knowledge keepers. Program dates: September 30 – October 18, 2024.


Survey

Survey for Potters ↗

Amaranth Stoneware, a pottery supply shop and studio in Kingston, Ontario has a survey out right now for fellow potters to complete and be entered for a chance to win one of ten $50 gift cards. It would be great to hear from some folks who maybe don’t shop with us currently, so we can improve and better serve Canadian Potters from Coast to Coast!


News

Winter 2024

NBCCD Alumni Participate in CBC Show The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down ↗


Fall 2023

Studio Magazine released Fall/Winter 2023-2024 edition ↗


Fall 2023

The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to share its 2022–23 Annual Report. ↗


Fall 2023

CHRC is pleased to announce that a new Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) tool is now available to the cultural sector. ↗


Exhibitions

Saskatchewan Craft Council • Saskatoon, SK | January 13, 2024 – March 9, 2024

Group Exhibition – Gishchi-iteeyihteenaanee-kishkamaahk: We Wear Them with Pride

Co-organized by the Gabriel Dumont Institute and the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Métis Ribbon Skirts exhibition celebrates Métis history while embracing the cultural traditions of women who continue to make and wear contemporary-style ribbon skirts. Ribbon skirts have become a symbol of cultural reclamation for Indigenous women, including Métis women, who wear ribbon skirts to honour their history and demonstrate cultural pride.


Manitoba Craft Museum and Library • Winnipeg, MB | March 1 – April 27, 2024 

the quilt show

This exhibition will showcase over 15 full-size bed quilts and woven blankets, along with several smaller art quilts and quilting samples, all from the MCML collection. Join the opening reception on March 1st, 6-9 pm. 


Manitoba Craft Museum and Library • Winnipeg, MB | March 1 – December 31, 2024 

Group Exhibition – Diversified

In 2023, with the intention of asking, “What does reconciliation and decolonizing mean for museums?” the Manitoba Craft Museum and Library launched a fundraising drive to purchase work by artists from under-represented communities. Using these funds, MCML purchased works by ten artists. Come visit MCML to see these newly acquired works. 


Craft Council of BC • Vancouver, BC | March 7, 2024

Sacred interactions: Ukrainian/Qu’wutsun’

Nikkie Manzie will explore and integrate the folk traditions and sacred knowledge of her Ukrainian grandparents within her exhibition. She has practiced art and fine-craft-making for over 40 years and has been writing for 4 years. She has worked as a therapist and teacher of earth-based spirituality and medicine for over 28 years.


Craft Ontario Gallery • Toronto, ON | March 9 – April 21, 2024

Knotwork: Sandy Lamb & Miriam Parkman

This exhibition at the Craft Ontario Gallery will showcase the woven works of Sandy Lamb and Miriam Parkman. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 2 – 4 pm.


Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador • St. John’s, NL | April 5 – May 10, 2024

The Earring Show

Visit the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador’s Earring Show to find pieces ranging from the highly technical to the totally whimsical, art jewellery to fashion jewellery, and beyond.