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CCF Announces 2018 Robert Jekyll Award Recipients

via Canadian Crafts Federation 2018 ROBERT JEKYLL AWARD RECIPIENTS The Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art is pleased to announce two recipients for this year’s Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft.  The 2018 award recipients...

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Registration open for the CCF/FCMA’s 2018 Annual National Conference

The CCF/FCMA’s 2018 Annual National Conference, Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + Tourism will take place October 10th – 15th, with three distinctive sessions. Join us in beautiful Nova Scotia for this wonderful gathering of craft sector leaders from around the country. With one session in Halifax and another in Lunenburg, you will experience two sets of tours, panels, lectures, and networking, with a dose of East Coast charm.

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Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2019 Announced

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR CRAFT EAST BUYERS’ EXPO – SPRING WHOLESALE CRAFT SHOW Halifax, NS – August 8, 2018 – After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the February 2018 show, Craft Alliance has announced that Craft East Buyers' Expo will be returning to the Homewood...

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Advertising Scams

Update: Craft Alliance has been made aware that a version of the scam letters described below has continued to be circulated. We remind you to be vigilant and carefully read any communications claiming to be sent on behalf of Craft Alliance or Craft East Buyers' Expo;...

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Call for Proposals: Award Design

        ACCAE Call for Proposals: Award Design The Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence committee (operated by Craft Alliance ~ Alliance Métiers d’art) is seeking proposals for a new design for awards to be presented at the 2019 ACCAE Ceremony, and beyond. This...

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New Charlottetown centre aims to grow P.E.I.’s craft business

The PEI Centre for Craft will raise public awareness and understanding of fine craft, increase educational opportunities, access to export markets, and employment opportunities for the Island’s craft industry. The provincial government will invest $115,000 in the new centre located at 98 Water Street, which will have its grand opening on Tuesday, June 5.

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New arts and culture strategy for P.E.I. will spend extra $3.5M

via CBC The provincial government will spend an additional $3.5 million on arts and culture on P.E.I. over the next five years under its new action plan. The document, Cultivating Growth, was released Monday afternoon and includes many changes to the bureaucracy...

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Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson wins $50K Sobey Art Award

via CBC Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson has captured the $50,000 Sobey Art Award, Canada's largest prize for contemporary art. Johnson, born in Sydney, N.S., and based in Halifax, represented the Atlantic region this year. She received the Sobey Award Wednesday...

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