SOFA Chicago Educational Mission & Exhibition Pavilion 2018

Craft Alliance will lead an Educational Mission to SOFA Chicago, November 1-5, 2018. This market intelligence and educational trade mission will be a pan-Atlantic mission with participation from the four Atlantic Provinces. Craft Alliance will coordinate a small group of export ready contemporary fine craftspeople to attend the 25th annual SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. We will focus on those contemporary craftspeople who are experienced in gallery exhibition and who are actively seeking gallery representation. The educational mission will include a full day exploration of the contemporary gallery market in Chicago and participate in the SOFA Lecture Series, featuring guest speakers experienced in the contemporary fine craft market. There will also be a walking tour of galleries, arts centers and gallery openings, as well as touring the SOFA exposition. Contact Bernard Burton at Craft Alliance for more information.

To Attend:

– complete the Project registration on the Craft Alliance web portal (current page)
– submit e-transfer, cheque or credit card for workshop fee of $150.00

Submit via email to

– 3 digital images of current work
– artist CV
– biography and artist statement

Participants will be notified of their acceptance upon review of applications

Click here to read the full SOFA Chicago Recruitment Overview

Funding for travel assistance may be available – contact your provincial government department or Craft Alliance for details.

SOFA 2016 Exhibition

Maja Padrov, SOFA 2016

SOFA 2016, Mengan Qu, right foreground, Wesley Harris, center & left.


November 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
Project Type:
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave.
Chicago IL United States
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Bernard Burton