Craft Ontario publishes Craftflash e-newsletter every month for our members. As an opportunity-focused publication, Craftflash provides Craft Ontario members with up-to-date calls for entries, promotional and professional development opportunities, information on funding application deadlines, exhibitions, events, and more!
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Your memberships makes you eligible to submit content to Craftflash every month! Have a show that you would like to promote? Looking for studiomates? Have an opportunity that you would like to share? Email us your content (a 50 word maximum).
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Craft Ontario has partnered with with Staples to offer you an exclusive 20% discount on all your Print & Marketing needs.
Getting started is easy. Bring this letter and your Craft Ontario membership card to your local Staples store and ask a Certified Print Pro to enrol you in the Business Discount Program. The 10-digit membership number assigned to you will be set up to receive your special Craft Ontario pricing in 2-3 business days.
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Citizens of Craft is a unique national online tool that allows your work to be accessed by clients, tourists and supporters internationally. As a cross-Canada locator, you can create a profile as a Craft Ontario member, and ensure that your work is promoted to a broad audience.
Citizens of Craft is a national project, delivered in participation with the provincial and territorial craft councils of Canada, and the Canadian Crafts Federation. The goals of this project are to clarify and deepen the public’s understanding of craft and make craft more accessible to a diverse public.
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Craft Ontario has partnered with Autodesk to offer FREE 3D modelling/product development software to Members. That's a savings of up $40 USD per month!
Fusion 360 is a 3D design package for makers, hobbyists, start ups, and professionals. It’s a professional and easy to use package, which combines parametric mechanical design with easy to use free form modelling tools. You can easily export your designs made in Fusion 360 and materialize them on a 3D printer or create a slick render of your design, with the help of the built in render engine.
Some examples of how Makers can use Fusion 360 in their practice include:
Format and Craft Ontario have teamed up to make their website portfolio platform more accessible to you!
Build the website of your dreams when you sign-up for 6 months free. No credit card required.
Format makes it easy to build, design and manage a professional online portfolio. Tens of thousands of creative professionals in over 190 countries use the platform to beautifully showcase their work, attract clients and grow their careers. Founded in 2010 in Toronto, Canada, Format is a self-funded company dedicated to empowering the freedom of artists.
To register, login to your Craft Ontario account and navigate to the Tech Tools section of your My Account side bar.
The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is proud to present the first Canadian Craft Biennial from August 19, 2017 – October 29, 2017. The launch of this inaugural event during Canada’s 150th anniversary will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future. Under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! the Biennial will explore what and who is ‘Canadian Craft’?
Biennial Opening Celebrations: Friday September 15, 2017, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Lee-Chin Family Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington
Dutch ceramist Anton Reijnders will present his new work in a solo exhibition.
Bringing together seventy makers from across Canada, Can Craft? Craft Can! will present works in glass, ceramics, wood, metal and fibre that address three subthemes exploring ideas of Identity, Sustainability and Materiality.
Craft Ontario’s Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.
Six makers and six writers/scholars from a range of material disciplines will spend ten days discussing and making in a creative national incubator. Makers will provide innovative and exciting possibilities for moving the conversation outside academic discourse and encourage public engagement with issues of tradition and innovation, vernacular and global, hand-made and high-tech. Writers will engage in the discussion to explore new ideas and challenge current craft discourse.
Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches, will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.
To read more about the featured speakers, please download the full schedule and brochure below.
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In 2017, Craft Ontario launched "CO Space", a multi-purpose venue dedicated to providing a space for our members and the public to learn, create, discover, and build community. We believe that a place to gather and learn is an important and valuable part of our offering.
Please note that as part of our 2018 financial restructuring, we are undergoing major changes in our 1106 Queen St. West location. As a result, we regret that we are unable to continue CO Space programming at this time. However, we plan to be able to post 2018 summer and fall availability, as well as 2019 availability, by April, 2018, and look forward to seeing your applications come through!
Our workshop program offers members vital professional development opportunities that seek to help you grow your entrepreneurial endeavours and succeed in the craft industry, locally, nationally, and abroad.
Coming soon: Check back for our list of 2018 creative and professional development programs!
In 2017, CO Space was available for members to book for their own events and exhibitions. The space was used for exhibiting work, arranging a pop-up store or trunk show, launching a new project, or simply need a space for a meeting.
Past community events:
As Craft Ontario is undergoing many physical changes to our 1106 Queen St. location, we are unable to offer Venue Rental at this time. We hope to offer this service again in the near future.