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Report to the Standing Committee on Finance

August 25, 2011

The Executive Director of the CCF/FCMA, Maegen Black, and the chair of the Advocacy Committee, Raine Mckay, are collaborating on a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance to outline ways in…

New Craft Sector Review

August 16, 2011

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has released its report, a long-overdue study surveying the state of emerging Craft practices in the province (the last sector study was conducted in 1995). Written…

CHRC Creating Legacy Strategy

August 2, 2011

With HR and Skills Development Canada “phasing out core funding and some elements of project funding to sector councils”, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is creating a strategy to ensure the…

Canadian Craft Accepted into 2011 Art Bank

July 18, 2011

The Canada Council Art Bank has unveiled it’s 2011 acquisitions. Among that collection are fine craft works by Anna Torma, David Harper, and Anna Williams. Torma’s embroidered hanging, “Transverbal IV” and…

The New and Familiar Faces of Cabinet

June 27, 2011

The CCF/FCMA expresses our congratulations to the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers of the Conservative government. A mixture of new and familiar faces make up the positions related to the Craft…

Arts & Elections – what you need to know

May 6, 2011

The Federal election is scheduled for May 2nd, 2011.  For those of us employed by, involved in and inspired by the cultural industry in Canada, a change in political power…

Kye-Yeon Son: Award Winning Metalsmith

April 5, 2011

The CCF/FCMA is excited to express our congratulations to Kye-Yeon Son, winner of the 2011 Saidye Bronfman Award at this year’s Governor General Awards in Visual and Media Arts. One…

CCF Meetings Held in Iqaluit, Nunavut

March 2, 2011

The Canadian Crafts Federation held its annual meeting in Iqaluit last week. Partnering with the Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association (NACA) and conveniently held in conjunction with the Alianait Festival and the Nunavut…