The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a member-based organization that works to maximize the artistic and economic potential of the craft community of the province.
Formed in 1972 as the Newfoundland & Labrador Craft Development Association, the Craft Council takes its role as a development association as the crucial focus of its operations. The Council supports and promotes a high standard of excellence in craft production and service to members and the general public.
Programs and services are varied, and include work in the area of marketing, exhibition, product development, government funding support and advocacy, training and communications. As part of our member-driven mandate, we operate a craft shop, gallery, and clay studio.
Province-wide, the Council's members number close to 300, including craft makers, educators, agents and resource people. Through its regular e-bulletins, the Craft Council regularly reaches a spectrum of crafts people that ranges from producers of functional craft to makers of craft-based art.
The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a voluntary, charitable organization and a member of the Canadian Crafts Federation. A professional staff supports the Board of Directors and numerous standing committees in the management of the Council's operations.