What’s On

Does BC need a Centre for Craft?

community discussion at CCBC AGM May 1st, 2017

Canada Summer Student Job Available!!!

Looking for a unique mother’s day gift?

then come to the 2017 Earring Show!


Monika Urbaniak

Sunday May 7th 3-7pm
at the Craft Council BC, 1386 Cartwright Street,
Granville Island, Vancouver

Earrings for the everyday or for that special evening, all handcrafted in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials by artists from across North America.

With a price range from $40 to $1,500 you are sure to find that perfect gift for your mom, partner, auntie, nana or for that other special gal in your life – yourself!!!

Share a glass of BC wine, nibble on delicious cheese from Benton Brothers, indulge in some treats from Terra Breads, while trying on some (or all!) of the 130 pairs of earrings submitted for this year’s show.

This annual fundraising event supports the services that the Craft Council of BC delivers to the over 5,000 craft artists in BC.

admission is by donation at the door ($5 suggested donation)
RSVP to be entered to win a lovely pair of earrings!

click here to see some of the earrings artists have submitted

Dawn Michelle Russell: Thirteen to Zero: exploring sustainable design

Thursday, March 23, 2017 ― Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thirteen to Zero exploring sustainable design 13 to 0 is not a sports score–it is an exploration of waste reduction in garment design by a local textile artist. Thirteen to Zero is an exploration of moving from minimal waste, a thirteen fabric scrap garment design to no waste, an enhanced commitment to mindful, zero waste […]

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Eleanor Hannan, Barbara Heller & Bettina Matzkuhn: Connections

Thursday, May 11, 2017 ― Thursday, June 22, 2017

An exhibition featuring Eleanor Hannan with Bengül Kurtar Barbara Heller with Elena Klein Bettina Matzkuhn with Teresa Gagné and Sheila Byers Three textile artists in collaboration with four members of Nature Vancouver explore issues of cultural and natural destruction, and the consumption, restoration, and protection of nature. In a spirit of experimentation that has involved risk, research and steep learning […]

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Events / Opportunities

Thur, Apr 27, 2017 ― Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Learning / Symposia / Residency
The Islands

The Wave Forward Conference: New Fundamentals for Arts and Culture Leaders

ArtsBC conference focus is to retreat and renew on the breathtaking Pacific Rim. We’ve designed a 3-day retreat to provide you with opportunities for peer-sharing and learning, from new fundamentals workshops to master classes for cultural leadership. The Wave Forward Conference offers many learning streams to invite collaboration and engagement with your community.

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Sun, May 21, 2017 ― Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Learning / Symposia / Residency
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Introduction to Pottery

Learn the fundamentals of sound functional pottery with this in-depth workshop! As well as learning a strong foundation for making pots, you will get an overview of the history of this amazing technology and how it has shaped cultures around the world. Small class size means plenty of individual attention as you are guided in […]

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Saturday, Sep 09, 2017

Learning / Symposia / Residency
Outside BC

ComPeung Artist in Residence

     ComPeung’s residency program is an international invitation to Thailand for artists to work in dialogue with each other. A retreat offered since 2007, ComPeung has hosted over 100 artists. Their aim is to be a vibrant creative platform by developing and expanding into a network of artists and art organizations on local, regional and international levels. […]

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Sat, Aug 19, 2017 ― Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Outside BC

Canadian Craft Biennial 2017

An Ontario debut: The first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held at the Art Gallery of Burlington The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held August 19 to October 29, 2017. The biennial will include a national master craft exhibition, an emerging craft […]

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