Wed, Oct
10

National Craft Conference Comes to Lunenburg

The Canadian Crafts Federation and Craft Nova Scotia will host Placemaking 2018: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + Tourism in Cape Breton, Halifax and Lunenburg from October 10th – 15th, 2018

Members of the craft community from across Canada will gather in Lunenburg on October 14th to attend the Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art’s (CCF/FCMA) 13th Annual Conference, titled Placemaking. This conference explores the question, “what does craft look like in relation to community?”, highlighting the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development.

On this day, panel discussions will take place at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, featuring the Honourable Patricia Bovey, Independent Senator for Manitoba, and a noted art curator.

“The Lunenburg School of the Arts has become a beacon for Lunenburg to attract the national craft community” said the Lunenburg School of the Arts founder Senator Wilfred Moore. “We’re very excited to partner with the Canadian Crafts Federation and learn from their knowledge and experience. Lunenburg locals will benefit to see how other communities have advanced their respective craft sectors, and this conference will shine a light on Lunenburg’s craftspeople and our traditional maritime culture.”

Tickets for the Lunenburg session are available now! Visit canadiancraftsfederation.ca/conference to learn more and sign up today.

Are you a student at the Lunenburg School of the Arts? The Canadian Crafts Federation is offering a student discount! Contact info@canadiancraftsfederation.ca for more information.

About the CCF/FCMA:
As a Federation of organizations, the CCF/FCMA works with the Provincial and Territorial Craft Councils and affiliate organizations to unite, enrich, empower and celebrate the professional contemporary craft sector through collaborative action, networking, and community development.