What’s On

Come to the CCBC AGM and
declare yourself a Citizen of Craft!

When:         4pm – 5pm Sunday April 26th
Where:       Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island.

Please join the Craft Council of BC in celebrating our past year’s accomplishments and the launch of the national movement – Citizens of Craft!

Share in a little wine and cheese and find out how you can declare yourself a Citizen of Craft!
 
Citizens of Craft is a movement for those who are keen to develop their own style and aesthetic, those who are not easily swayed by aspirational advertising. It is a movement for those who value the idea of ‘unique’ and ‘one-of-a-kind’. A Citizen of Craft values the rich history and culture associated with craft and seeks to continue traditions in new and contemporary ways. A Citizen of Craft is fascinated by the maker behind the art, their practice and process and is proud to own their work. A Citizen of Craft understands the collective worth of community and appreciation of Canadian craft heritage.

“Thank you Globalme for supporting our event!”


 2nd Annual Earring Show

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After the huge success of our inaugural show, The Earring Show is back!

This time around The Earring Show will be held as a one night only fundraiser on Saturday, May 9th to raise funds for some much-needed renovations to the Crafthouse! We are inviting jewellery artists from across the province to come together to help Crafthouse to continue to be the best destination in the Lower Mainland for exquisite handcrafted goods. Crafthouse has not been significantly renovated since 1986… To better showcase your work we are expanding the gallery space, putting hardwood floors throughout, reworking the retail floor plan and yes – getting new and more welcoming awnings.

We have received a generous grant from the City of Vancouver Infrastructure Program of $20,000 that needs to be matched in order for us to access the funds. To date we have received a generous donation from Kaija and Erkki Rautiainen Foundation of $533; $500 from Barbara Heller and Jane Kidd earmarked that her annual donation go towards the renovation of our gallery space. The Earring Show fundraiser is the first event we will be holding this year to raise the remaining $18,867.

The Earring Show will feature diverse examples of earrings made by artists in every shape, size, material and concept, and will allow the public to engage with art jewellery for the first time or to add to their collection. There will be a $10 entry fee at the door, which includes 1 drink ticket.

2015 CCBC Earring Show Call For Entry Form

CCBC Events

Wed, Apr 01, 2015 ― Wed, May 06, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Cal for Artists: The Earring Show

Presented by the Craft Council of BC After the huge success of our inaugural show, The Earring Show is back! This time around The Earring Show will be held as a one night only fundraiser on Saturday, May 9th to raise funds for some much-needed renovations to the Crafthouse! We are inviting jewellery artists from […]

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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Fri, May 15, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Hilde Gerson Award

Established by the Craft Council of BC in honour of Hilde Gerson, who was a long time employee of CCBC, textile artist and an enthusiastic craft supporter, this new prize will be awarded biannually to a craftsperson who has demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in the BC craft community. In 1998, the family of Hilde […]

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Tues, Feb 24, 2015 ― Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Textile Intersections – Sustainability and Technology Conference Call for Proposals

Textile Intersections – Sustainability and Technology  When:           September 26 and 27, 2015 Where:         Granville Island Hotel, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC The Canadian Craft Federation has designated 2015 as the Year of the Craft.  We want to celebrate it with all BC and Yukon textile artists and crafters. Looking to the land, re-using materials and […]

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Sun, May 03, 2015 ― Tues, Jun 30, 2015

Exhibition
Vancouver Coast & Mts

West Coast Synergies: Fibre + Wood + Metal

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Thur, Jul 23, 2015 ― Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Craft Market / Auction
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Vancouver Summer Market

Vancouver Summer Market Craft Council of British Columbia and Circle Craft are pleased to announce their third annual outdoor summer market. We are currently seeking talented craft artists to participate in this local Vancouver show that will take place this summer at the Jack Poole Plaza located just west of the Vancouver Convention Centre (by […]

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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
The Islands

Filberg Festival Professional Development Bursary

Through generous annual donations from the Filberg Festival, the Craft Council of BC is able to provide a bi-annual bursary for a craft artist to pursue a professional development activity that supports the growth of their limited or unlimited production line. The professional development can apply to either the business or artistic aspects of your […]

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Amanda McCavour: Testing, Testing 1,2,3

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 ― Thursday, May 07, 2015

This process based installation is a result of play, mistakes, patterns and colours manifested while exploring ideas of around growth and natural vs artificial – incorporating thread-based pieces reflecting small imagined ecosystems with those that have their own internal logic. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Ontario Arts Council. We would like to thank Globalme for […]

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Jane Kidd: Curious

Thursday, May 14, 2015 ― Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inspired by ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ and Natural history museums, this work explores the relationships/contradictions between art and science, imagination and knowledge, decoration and display. Kidd experiments with varying weaving techniques used for graphic images and displays tapestries as museum specimens.

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Events / Opportunities

Fri, Jan 09, 2015 ― Thur, Apr 30, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

‘Hard Twist’ call for textile or fibre related submissions

Gladstone Hotel Presents CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Hard Twist 10 – Memory August 27 to December 27, 2015 Submission Deadline April 30, 2015 Juror’s Selections Announced May 28, 2015 Hard Twist 10 – Memory, the tenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the many and complex […]

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Sun, Mar 22, 2015 ― Thur, Apr 30, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Summer Professional Development Residency, NSCAD

DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2015 (Apply by MARCH 31 for previous year’s pricing) The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design is accepting applications for our Summer Professional Development Residency in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal and Weaving/Textile Studios. The residency is open to advanced students and recent graduates. It is designed to suit pre-professional and […]

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Wed, Apr 15, 2015 ― Thur, Apr 30, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Lark Productions seeking Canadian Artists to Cast in a new CBC series….

Lark Productions is searching for creative, confident, energetic artists looking to showcase their skills and talent on national TV. Lark is now casting Canadian artists for a groundbreaking CBC series that celebrates art in all its forms. They are looking for artists from a wide variety of media. From painters, sculptors and mixed media artists, […]

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Thur, Mar 26, 2015 ― Fri, May 01, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Slow Clothes: the Art of Fashion – Call for Entry

West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival and Wearable Arts Vancouver present the 3rd annual Slow Clothes Fashion Show Wednesday August 5, 2015, at 12:30 pm Venue – Outside Stage on the waterfront in West Vancouver A Sales Area will be open after the Fashion Show, giving artists an excellent opportunity to sell their work. The festival committee takes 30% […]

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