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BC Centre for Craft?

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Do we need one? How could it support the craft community? Where should it be located?

craft council of bc annual general meeting
april 27th 2-5pm
@ Carousel Theater, 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
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This year’s AGM kick starts the provincial conversation around the creation of a “BC centre for craft”. In 2012 the CCBC Board started exploring the creation of a co-location for the Craft Council that would serve as a provincial centre for the craft sector. We have since secured a small grant to develop a functional plan, allowing us to get input from across the province. To read an overview of the conceptual framework that will serve as the basis for our upcoming conversations, click here.

In 2014 we will be talking with guilds, associations, organizations and individual craft artists across the province – but the conversation starts April 27th and we want you to be a part of it.

Agenda
2:00pm Wine & cheese reception
2:30pm A Centre for Craft? – Community Discussion
3:30pm Break
4:00pm Grace Cameron Rogers Award Presentation
4:10pm AGM

We look forward to sharing how our members, volunteers and staff worked together to increase the audience for British Columbia craft in 2014. If you have any questions, please contact us at 604-687-6511.

Please RVSP by April 25th here

Crafthouse Granville Island – does the next chapter have you at the helm?

We’re looking for an energetic, results-driven, customer focused, team player who can drive our retail social enterprise to the next level in sales and business. This full time salaried position is an opportunity for you to contribute to BC’s cultural economy by discovering, promoting and selling the work of amazing craft artists.

As the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the management and leadership of CCBC’s social enterprise activities online and in-store; overseeing and driving daily sales performance; maintain service and operational standards; supervising, coaching and training staff on product and sales program; ensuring adequate staffing; providing superior customer service; maintaining store facilities; ensuring safety and security for guests and staff; preparing cash reports and merchandise orders; and other similar duties pertaining to the management of a retail store. For a full job description and the application process click here.

Art World Expo

Art World Expo is a produced annually in May by MAB Ventures Inc. and features over 100 artists, body painters, musicians, and performers. Each year, the event brings in hundreds of visitors and allows guests to engage with directly with local and international artists. Visitors can also spot local and international celebrities, enjoy an annual theme, and support creativity and imagination via out of the box and unique art forms. In addition, the event supports Make and Break Arts Foundation via silent auction, raffles and donations. For ticket info click here. For discounted tickets enter craftcouncil in the promo code and you will receive $15 off!

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An exhibition by BC members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG): Paper, Art and the Book

Thursday, March 27, 2014 ― Thursday, May 08, 2014

The work of various members from the BC Islands Chapter and the BC Lower Mainland Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) will be on exhibit at the Craft Council of B.C.’s Gallery. Co-curators Frances Hunter and Gina Page hope that the exhibit will reflect the many aspects of book arts such [...]

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There is currently no upcoming exhibition scheduled. Check back later to see when the next exhibition will be happening.

Events / Opportunities

Tues, Apr 01, 2014 ― Thur, Apr 24, 2014

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

the CULTCH call for gallery submissions

The Cultch Gallery call to artists, exhibition opportunities deadline: april 24 2014 1895 Venables st , Vancouver BC The Cultch invites visual artists to submit applications for exhibitions during its 2014/2015 gallery season. Each exhibition runs for four to five weeks each between August 2014 and July 2015. Submissions can be single or multiple artists’ [...]

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Mon, Mar 17, 2014 ― Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Exhibition
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Vancouver Art/ Book Fair 2014

Call for exhibitors! Artists, collectives, publishers artist-run centres and art book distributors are welcome to apply to participate. Simply send a brief email introducing yourself and your publishing activities to the exhibitions coordinator at sean@vancouverartbookfair.com Fee and open to the public, VABF is the only int’l art book fair in Canada and one of the [...]

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Fri, May 02, 2014 ― Sat, May 03, 2014

Exhibition
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Art World Expo

Art World Expo is a produced annually in May by MAB Ventures Inc. and features over 100 artists, body painters, musicians, and performers. Each year, the event brings in hundreds of visitors and allows guests to engage with directly with local and international artists. Visitors can also spot local and international celebrities, enjoy an annual [...]

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Fri, May 30, 2014 ― Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Conference / Seminar
Outside BC

FUSION: the Ontario Clay and Glass Association present the 2014 Annual Conference

Every May, FUSION’s Annual Conference and Annual General Members Meeting are held in alternating locales: various major centres throughout Ontario, and (alternate years) in the Greater Toronto area. Conference features reasonable registration fees, a varied, event-packed Conference schedule, expert presenters, discounted early-bird rates + prize draws = added incentive to reserve your spot early…Conference attendees [...]

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