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Resource • Manitoba

Visit Manitoba Craft Council’s Call for Submission Page ↗

C2 Centre for Craft posts job opportunities, calls for submission and volunteer opportunities related to craft in Manitoba on their website. It is updated regularly.


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.


Event • Winnipeg, MB | June 13, 2024

Two Lies and one Truth: An Evening of Fact and Fiction ↗

Join the Manitoba Craft Council for a fun evening of fact and fiction at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library. During this event, there will be different MCML museum items on display with three different stories. One is true, the other is pure fiction. Can you tell the difference? The night will include a Silent Auction and snacks and refreshments. Purchase your tickets today.


Call for Entry • Winnipeg, MB | June 14, 2024

CRAFTED 2024 Show + Sale ↗

Manitoba Craft Council, Northwest Territories Arts, and other affiliated organizations are excited to announce that CRAFTED will return on November 6-10, 2024 to WAG-Qaumajuq. Since 2015, CRAFTED has been Winnipeg’s premier sale of contemporary craft, drawing 3500-4000 visitor annually. Applications for participation as a vendor in the Show + Sale are now open!


Call for Entry • Manitoba | June 19, 2024

Up-and-Coming Craft Youth and Emerging Artist Digital Exhibition ↗

The Manitoba Craft Council is pleased to accept submissions for “Up-and-Coming Craft”, a digital show for youth and recent graduates who are working in a craft-based medium or using craft techniques. This show will be presented in an online exhibition on the C2 Centre for Craft social media from July 12th – August 23rd, 2024. Manitoba-based artists are welcome to apply.


Opportunity • Winnipeg, Manitoba | July 24, 2024

Manitoba Craft Council: Workshop Instructors at MCML 2024 ↗

Manitoba Craft Museum and Library is looking for passionate craftspeople who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills. They are accepting proposals for hands-on workshops on various craft techniques from applicants who have knowledge, training, and technical ability in their craft medium and who are effective communicators with demonstrated teaching experience.


Call for Entry • Yukon | July 27, 2024

Show Off: A Yukon Ceramics Showcase ↗

Arts Underground is excited to invite Yukon ceramic artists from across the territory to participate in our August 2024 exhibition, ‘Show Off: A Yukon Ceramics Showcase’, on view in both the Focus and Edge Galleries from August 2 – 31. Makers of all skill levels are encouraged to bring up to six clay pieces that they are personally proud of by Saturday, July 27 to participate in the show. All work will be reviewed by staff before display.


Awards • British Columbia | June 30, 2024

Craft Council of BC Craft Awards ↗

Craft Council of BC is now accepting applications for the Micki Mackenzie Educational Craft Bursary and the Citizens and Citizens of Craft Award. Visit their website to learn more about each award and to submit an application.


Call for Entry • Ontario | June 30, 2023

Crafting Ontario: A Showcase of Contemporary Work from Across the Province ↗

Craft Ontario is thrilled to partner with the Colborne Street Gallery to present an exhibition of member work from across Ontario. Crafting Ontario: A Showcase of Contemporary Work from Across the Province will take place at Colborne Street Gallery, in Fenelon Falls, August 17 – October 29, 2023. Craft Ontario members working in any craft-based medium are invited to apply.


Call for Entry • Edmonton, AB | July 1, 2024

Alberta Craft 2025 Discovery Gallery Exhibition Proposals ↗

Alberta Craft is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2025 line-up at the Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery in Edmonton. They are seeking fully developed exhibition proposals from emerging, mid-career, and established craft artists.


Conference • Gros Morne Park, NF | September 19-23, 2024

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024 ↗

Reconnect to the land! Be inspired to create! The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador through the provincial Year of the Arts initiative has the pleasure to announce the Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024. The Conference is taking place from September 19 to 23, 2024, in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This event is bound to inspire you to develop your own fibre art while leaving you in love with Newfoundland and Labrador!


Call for Entry • Saskatoon, SK | September 30, 2024

Prairie Fibre Exhibition – Full Circles

Full Circles, an exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from January 24 – April 11, 2026, will celebrate fibre arts created from natural materials within Saskatchewan. If you are interested in creating a piece (or pieces) for this exhibition, please submit your “Prairie Fibre — Full Circles” application to [email protected] by September 30, 2024.


Opportunities

Job Opportunity • Remote | June, 2024

Mass Culture Seeking Managing Director ↗

Mass Culture is expanding its team and hiring a Managing Director. Mass Culture is an arts support organization that strives to harness the power of research to learn and generate new insights, enabling the arts community to be strategic, focused and adaptive. The Managing Director will be an entrepreneurial individual with the ability to generate new revenue, as they will play an essential role in driving the organization’s financial growth and sustainability.


Opportunity • Virtual | June 15, 2024

Indigenous Crafting Techniques International Exchange ↗

The Embassy of Canada to Mexico, in partnership with Canadian Heritage and the State of
Yucatan, is excited to host a virtual event with Indigenous artisans of Yucatan to discuss Indigenous crafting techniques and international business experiences. With the objective of fostering and strengthening the intercultural and commercial ties between Indigenous artists of Canada and Mexico, this virtual opportunity will invite participants will partake in three focused webinars with artists from Yucatan. Participants will learn more about the Mexican market, be able to exchange information on their respective crafting techniques and experiences selling their craft products abroad, and receive training on e-commerce from August 20-22, 2024. Interested in participating? Contact [email protected] at the Embassy of Canada to Mexico by June 15, 2024.


Opportunity | June 17, 2024

Call for Indigenous Curators: Join the ICCA Delegation Program ↗

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective (ICCA) is seeking Indigenous curators to join their Delegation Program. This initiative aims to foster professional development, cultural exchange, and global representation of Indigenous voices in the arts and curatorial practices. Passionate volunteers will form delegations at major arts events in Venice, Berlin, New York City, Regina, Ottawa, Santa Fe, Honolulu, and Whitehorse. Delegates will be fully supported with airfare, ground transportation, accommodations and per diems based on ICCA per diem rates.


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.


Symposium • Hamilton, ON | October 18 – 20, 2024

2024 Annual CSDA/CCAD Symposium ↗

Save the date! The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is excited to announce that the 42nd Annual Symposium will take place in Hamilton, Ontario, with the theme “A City Rediscovered.” The Marian Bradshaw Lecture will be presented by Mark Osbaldeston, author of Unbuilt Hamilton. Full program details to come.


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!


Exhibitions

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. 


Alberta Craft Council • Edmonton, AB | March 9 – June 15, 2024 

Minutiae

Alberta Craft Council is excited to present Minutiae, a fascinating display of miniature artworks created by 54 artists across Canada. These tiny works are meant to be observed up close and personal, exploring the intricate details and thoughtfully crafted designs. Come and explore this unique exhibition and discover the magnitude in the minutest of details.


Winnipeg, MB | March 25 – July 14, 2024

Force Field: A Solo Exhibition

In Force Field, Bonnie Conly presents a series of Motankas (Мотанка), ancient Ukrainian talismans made from various textiles and believed to embody female spirit and power. They symbolize goodness, prosperity, and hope. A Motanka placed in a home is believed to protect the family, absorbing diseases, and safeguarding the household from evil spirits. This show will be on display at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre Gallery until June 14, 2024.


Mississippi Valley Textile Museum • Almonte, ON | April 27 – July 6, 2024

Net-Work – An Exhibition by Adrian Baker

Net-Work is a socially-engaged fibre art installation that has drawn widespread interest and participation across Canada and worldwide. Adrian Baker has been inviting the public to participate by crafting long, fibrous “strands” using re- purposed yarn or textile as their medium. This installation comprises hundreds of these colourful, interwoven strands, encompassing the entire gallery.


Manitoba Craft Council • Winnipeg, MB | May 3 – June 28, 2024

_at the end of a line, a circle

The Manitoba Craft Council is excited to introduce their new exhibition opening in May 2024: _at the end of a line, a circle by Kristin Nelson. Nelson uses traditional craft processes like knitting and net-making paired with non-traditional materials to playfully subvert a range of established binaries.


Craft Council of BC • Vancouver, BC | May 9 – August 31, 2024

The Earring Show 2024

The Craft Council of BC presents The Earring Show 2024, an annual exhibition that highlights contemporary jewellery design. The opening reception will be held at 7 pm on May 9, 2024 at the CCBC Gallery. The show will be on display in the CCBC gallery until May 23 and will be available for purchase online until August 31, 2024.


The Saskatchewan Craft Council • Saskatoon, SK | May 11 – July 6, 2024

Queer Newfoundland Hockey League

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is proud to present Queer Newfoundland Hockey League, a solo exhibition by Lucas Morneau (they/he). Queer Newfoundland Hockey League(QNHL) is a fictional hockey league made up of 14 teams, presented through crocheted and rug hooked hockey jerseys, queered hockey cards, and crocheted goalie masks. Join for an artist talk (in-person or virtually) and opening reception at 6 pm on Saturday, May 11 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery.


Alberta Craft • Edmonton, AB | May 25 – July 20, 2024

Prairie Star Deck

Edmonton artist, AJA Louden shifts his focus from painting to textiles in this solo exhibition to explore ideas grounded in Afrofuturism that consider the cyclical nature of power, inspired by science fiction and historical paintings. In his new work, Louden examines the roles of craft in Black communities and the history of craft in rural Alberta in particular. Join the opening reception from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Alberta Craft Gallery + Shop on Saturday, May 25.


Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery • Waterloo, ON | May 25 to September 8, 2024

Form and Reform: Bruce Cochrane

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is excited to present Form and Reform, a solo exhibition of internationally respected ceramic artist Bruce Cochrane’s work. This show has been guest curated by Jonathan Smith.


Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery • Waterloo, ON | June 1 to September 8, 2024

Emergence 2024

Emergence celebrates the winners and finalists of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery’s annual awards for emerging ceramic and glass artists, the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass. Demonstrating the talent, passion, and vision of these artists, this exhibition showcases the best of the next generation of ceramics and glass artists in Canada.


Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery • Vancouver, BC | June 6 – July 25

Les Grande Dames

The CCBC Gallery is excited to present Les Grande Dames, a solo exhibition of new works by ceramicist, Debra Sloan. This exhibition foregrounds sculptural figures of women. The artist explains: “My objective has been to add my visual voice to those who have been and are involved in repositioning the rights and personhood of women.”


Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Gallery • St. John’s, NL | June 28 – August 2, 2024

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Members Exhibition

The Annual Members Exhibition is a celebration of contemporary craft by members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this exhibition, the Craft Council Gallery embraces the support that fine craftspeople give to their space and celebrates craft in all its diversity and beauty.


Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Annex Gallery • St. John’s, NL | June 28 – August 2, 2024

Just One More Moment: Kayla Walsh

In this solo exhibition, textile artist Kayla Walsh, presents woven works inspired by the ocean. Describing her work, she says: “When I sit looking out to the ocean, the darkness of my mind is forced out by the cold air on my face, the salt in my nose, the earth under my body, and the sounds of the waves crashing… Weaving and manipulating fabric with my body brings the same sense of peace I find sitting beside a roaring ocean.” View her work at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Annex Gallery.


News

Summer 2024

Métis Beadwork Artist, Jennine Krauchi, receives 2024 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction ↗


Winter 2024

Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Honorary CCF/FCMA Member, receives the 2024 Saidye Bronfman Award ↗


Winter 2024

The Craft Alliance Atlantic Association launches online initiative, Craft Portfolio, to share contemporary fine craft from the Atlantic provinces ↗


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. ↗