MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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.

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?

JOIN THE CRAFT COUNCIL AND YOU GAIN...

  • A Community – We keep you informed about events and professional opportunities through a weekly email bulletin and our website. Our own events and exhibitions can put you in touch with craft and colleagues from across the province and country.
  • More Exposure – And you choose how. Exhibit your work in the gallery? Sell it in the shop or at a fair? Promote your studio in the guide? Take part in special events? All of the above?
  • Learning Opportunities – We offer workshops that can be media-specific, design-focused, business-related—or all of these.
  • New Partners & Support – Our affiliations with other groups bring you a range of opportunities and give your voice national scope. We regularly partner with government and its agencies to offer support programs, including a loan fund.
  • Professional Credentials – When your work is successfully juried or wins a Craft Council Award for Excellence, it’s a sign of professional achievement and peer recognition of outstanding work.

Becoming a juried member

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:

  • November 19, 2020
  • TBD

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.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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.