Becoming a member of the Craft Council opens access to a dedicated community of artists and craftspeople in our province. Members are the first to know about internal opportunities, as well as information from Craft Council’s throughout the country. Members are also able to join and create their own profiles on the Citizens of Craft website, a national resource for craftspeople and craft supporters. With more than four decades of experience in supporting the craftspeople of our province, the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a dynamic organization that continues to evolve as the needs of craftspeople – and the world around them – change. Learn more and/or sign up below.
A General Membership has access to all services of the Craft Council except for the direct marketing services. General services include:
Marketing Membership includes everything available in General Membership benefits, plus:
A Student Membership receives all benefits of a General Member.
*All membership terms are for one year and run between January 1st - December 31st. Memberships automatically renew on January 1st each year.
To become a Marketing Member and have the opportunity to sell your product in the Craft Council Shop, participate in our annual Christmas Craft Fair, and other marketing opportunities, your product must first be accepted by our Standards Committee as meeting the standards of quality.
In order to meet the Standards of Quality, a craft product must excel in the elements of technique, design and materials used. Work should show a distinct and personal style of the maker – any or all of these elements illustrate the individuality of the maker, the product and the product line.
The standards committee meets every second month at 10:30 a.m. Upcoming dates are:
Applicants are asked to submit their product(s) for review no later than two weeks in advance of the above dates.
To submit your product to the standards committee, please include several versions along with the completed Product Review Application.
A $10 non-refundable fee is required for submission to Standards, however, this amount will be applied to your membership fee should you wish to become a Craft Council member.
Please mail or hand-deliver your product to the Craft Council office located at 275 Duckworth Street, Unit 1, St. John’s, NL A1C 1G9.
If you have any further questions, please give us a call 709-753-2749 or email via our form.
The Craft Council offers various forms of funding to members for education and professional development. These include our:
Applications for our Loan Fund are open year-round, but our Study & Workshop Grants are applied for annually. Stay tuned below for current opportunities.