artist resources

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british columbia 

Circle Craft 

#1 – 1666 Johnston Street

Vancouver,  British Columbia

Circle Craft is a unique British Columbia Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community.

provincial and territorial 

Alberta Craft Council 

In operation since 1980, the Alberta Craft Council is the Provincial Arts Service Organization that develops, promotes, and advocates for fine craft in Alberta.

The Alberta Craft Council has a dual role:

  • to support contemporary and heritage crafts as significant art forms that contribute to Alberta’s culture
  • to develop a craft sector of creative, skilled, viable, and sustainable craftspeople, studios, businesses, and networks


Saskatchewan Craft Council 

The Saskatchewan Craft Council invites and connects the world to experience excellence in Saskatchewan craft.

Their strategic priorities include service, engagement, diversity, communication and capacity.

C2 Centre for Craft 

C2 Centre for Craft is a project of the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML).

The C2 Centre for Craft is dedicated to presenting the best of contemporary and traditional craft in Manitoba. Located in an historic building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, C2 features an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum collection, and more. C2 is a shared initiative of the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and the Manitoba Craft Council.

Craft Ontario

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.

Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec

Founded in 1989, Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec (CMAQ) is the only organization authorized by Act Respecting the Professional Status of Artists in the Visual Arts, Arts and Crafts and Literature, and Their Contracts with Promoters (Act S-32.01) to represent and defend the interests of professional artists and artisans in fine crafts. 

CMAQ supports professional artists and artisans in the pursuit of their craft, ensuring that they can make a decent living from their passion.

They aim to:

  • Promote and defend the moral and socio-economic interests of artists, artisans, studios and the craft sector
  • Provide artists and artisans with services that develop and promote the quality and excellence of their craftsmanship
  • Market fine crafts in Quebec and abroad

Craft NB 

Formerly The New Brunswick Crafts Council, Craft NB is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship and expanding markets for fine crafts.

Craft Nova Scotia 

Craft Nova Scotia was formed in 1973 by a group of craftspeople who recognized the need for a provincial organization to support and develop the quality craft movement. Today, Craft Nova Scotia is a provincially recognized craft organization; they have a membership of over 300 individual artisans and craft enthusiasts, and represent over 1000 others through various member groups and guilds.

Their aim is to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities.

PEI Crafts Council

Prince Edward Island, Canada has long been celebrated for its strong sense of place. Historically, Islanders have been a self-sufficient people who respect and appreciate the traditions of the past. The Prince Edward Island Crafts Council was formed in 1965 to represent the handcraft sector on the Island, and was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1975.

The mission of the Crafts Council is to promote the making and acceptance of quality handcrafted items through the provision of programs and services; to encourage and assist those who are creating and producing the future heirlooms of Prince Edward Island.


Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador 

A membership based organization, the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador is dedicated to the artistic and economic viability of our industry. 
The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador supports and celebrates the integrity of the handcrafted object, the creativity of the maker and the viability and visibility of our industry.

Arts Underground and Yukon Arts Society 

Yukon Art Society strives to build the arts community in Yukon by inspiring the enjoyment of art and supporting those who make art to grow and access opportunities. Through their community space, Arts Underground, they are committed to offering a welcoming and inclusive place where those that love art in any way can come together to develop their own skills, explore their imaginations, express themselves, learn from one another, and share with each other.

They run two exhibition spaces that showcase new works from emerging and established artists every month, offer workshops, courses, and a drop-in studio space for those looking to explore their creativity and develop their skills, have a retail space where works by Yukon artists are exhibited and sold, and sell art supplies.

Arts Underground is the central hub for artists and art lovers in Whitehorse.

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association 

Since its foundation in 1998, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA) has worked to benefit Nunavut artists.

NACA is a non-profit incorporated society that supports and promotes the development and growth of Nunavut’s arts and crafts community through advocacy, communications, artist development, education and marketing.

NWT Arts Council

The North West Territories Arts Council was established August 1985, as an advisory board to the GNWT. The mandate of the NWT Arts Council is to promote the arts in the Northwest Territories.

The Arts Council provides recommendations to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment on financial awards for creative artistic projects in the visual, literary, media and performing arts, and on issues and policies associated with the arts and artists.


Canadian Crafts Federation 

As a federation of organizations, the CCF/ FCMA works with the Provincial and Territorial Craft Councils and affiliate organizations to unite, enrich, empower and celebrate the professional contemporary craft sector through collaborative action, networking, and community development


UK Crafts Council 

Founded in 1972, the UK Crafts Council is a national charity for craft.

Through a variety of activities, they inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. Further, they believe craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals, and, in doing so, will change our world for the better.

American Craft Council

For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Their founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities, and established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage.

Today, their efforts span the nation. They support professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources, including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. Their national awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. And they promote the handmade through their resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft