Craft Council of British Columbia


1386 Cartwright Street Granville IslandVancouverBritish ColumbiaV6H 3R8Canada View Map




(604) 687-6511


(604) 687-6711


The Craft Council of British Columbia (CCBC) provides leadership in the craft community by building and promoting the development, viability and appreciation of Canadian Fine Craft. CCBC is a non-profit, charitable arts service organization working with fine craft professionals and local, provincial & national arts organizations to promote the development of excellence in crafts. Since 1973 we have been making craft more significant in the cultural life of British Columbians and Canadians. Through our public gallery and retail shop on Granville Island, Crafthouse, we exhibit and interpret contemporary objects in ceramic, glass, fiber, metal and wood that honor innovation in art, craft and design and celebrate materials and processes. CCBC is the only craft-focused arts service organization in British Columbia that fulfills an educational and public mandate with regional and national objectives. As a membership-based organization, CCBC welcomes all those who are interested in or curious about craft. Many individuals and institutions belong to CCBC - artists, teachers, scholars, collectors, gallery owners and professionals in related fields in British Columbia. This diversity is well represented in CCBC's governance through its Board of Directors, which is elected annually by the members. Some highlights and achievements include: the signature "Made by Hand" exhibitions showcasing the best in fine craft that started in 1976 until late 1990's. traveling exhibitions and market opportunities across Canada and USA. organized activities for Expo 86 and APEC summit. conferences and symposiums related to craft making, trends and issues. industry publications and catalogues. marketing reports & workbooks for exporting fine craft to the US and internationally. exhibitions, displays and demonstrations in public spaces and major festivals. partnership with the Canadian Crafts Federation to produce the largest ever craft festival throughout Canada; Craft Year 2007; and presenting a province wide exhibition (90 artists) and related programming with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Vancouver Museum. collaborating with CCF and other provincial craft councils on an Asian trade mission to the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2007 and preparing for Canada Pavilion in 2009, South Korea and Vancouver Whistler Olympics 2010. branding and marketing BC's fine craft to an international audience and including craft as value added attractions to draw more audiences to Vancouver and BC.

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