Ten Reasons YOU should Attend Placemaking

  1. Be inspired by our Speakers and Panel Discussions Craft council directors, innovative influencers, and creative thinkers will share their expertise and insights with you. Find out more about speakers and panels.
  2. Go for a Gallery Hop Each day of the conference includes visits to local craft galleries and boutiques. With Halifax’s Nocturne events on during the conference, the city will be bursting with performances, exhibitions, and arts events for you to explore. Learn more about Nocturne.
  3. Meet colleagues and peers in craft who share your passion Connect with like-minded individuals who are just as driven as you are to make craft, and to make craft happen. Meet the Executive Directors of regional Craft Councils, members of the CCF/FCMA board, craft artists across all disciplines, curators, collectors and more.
  4. Learn from Best Practices Come face to face with and be inspired by some of the best craft artists and craft programming in Canada.
  5. Celebrate! Join us at the Craft Social, where we’ll present the Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft. We have a special surprise in store, and you won’t want to miss it. Learn about our 2017 laureate, Charllotte Kwon.
  6. Explore the Best Nova Scotia Has to Offer Nova Scotia is home to some of Canada’s most important artistic and historical treasures. Explore the big city ocean, and the small town tides by attending several different tours. See the itinerary here.
  7. Stay on the Cutting Edge Canadian craft, especially in relation to tourism and education, is always evolving to tackle changing needs. Stay updated by learning important insights on placemaking in craft.
  8. Do it for the love of Craft! The CCF/FCMA believes coming together to learn stimulates creativity, curiosity and imagination. By taking part in this exchange of knowledge you will benefit fine craft Canada-wide!
  9. Recharge your Creative Batteries Make use of this creative learning environment to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go with your work!
  10. Have Fun! We understand the importance of social events. That’s why we’ve jam-packed the conference with time to explore, meet others in the field, and to simply be inspired!