Craft Council of BC 40th Anniversary Conference
Granville Island, Vancouver BC
October 17th – 20th 2013
CCBC will host a 3 day international conference from Oct 17-Oct 20th, 2013 in partnership with the Canadian Craft Federation and other craft organizations. This conference will provide an opportunity for craft makers, educators, students, collectors, advocates/supporters and business partners to share and exchange knowledge about current issues in craft. The central theme for the Conference is Craft Invested: 10,000 hours. This theme celebrates the investment craftspeople make in their work: the skills, education, persistence and thought that contribute to the processes and objects of their creation. It also raises issues and questions about the investment in and role of contemporary craft in our society. The general public is invited to become familiar with BC craft and current issues related to craft to celebrate, and so promote, the excellence of works of craft across the province in order to build and strengthen the craft network within BC. The conference will include the following sessions:
Craft and Cultural Migration; The Function of Function; Making noise about craft;
Successes in Online Promotion; Ace-ing your online application; Pitching a show/Getting funding; Craft, Consumerism and Sustainability; Technology and Craft – Thinking with Tools; Craft: A Scary Word; Craft and retail: Who’s buying?;
It will be held on various locations on Granville Island, craft associations, organizations and guilds will be invited to participate in the development and implementation of the conference. Please check our twitter feed for updates.