Canadian Crafts Federation Conference in NS

National Craft Conference Comes to Nova Scotia
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


NOVA SCOTIA, CA, August 15 - Members of the craft community from across Canada will gather in Nova Scotia from October 10 - October 15 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.


“Hosting the CCF/FCMA Conference is truly an honour for Craft Nova Scotia and our region” said Deborah Wheeler, President of Craft Nova Scotia. “Placemaking is a backbone in many cultures, and Canadian artists can certainly benefit from learning more about such an impactful theme. Craft artists will go home from this conference and spread the word about the practice of placemaking and how Nova Scotia is a must-see craft destination.”


Conference attendees will take in lectures, panel discussions, and networking events to expand their connections to placemaking, and strengthen their connections in the national community. Several tours and gallery hops are arranged over the course of the conference. With three distinctive sections, participants can sign up for the full conference, or just the components of interest to them, including a Pre-Conference Tour of Cape Breton (Oct 10-12), the Halifax Sessions (Oct 12 & 13th) and the Lunenburg Sessions (Oct 14 & 15th). These tours will allow conference attendees to experience the wide variety of contemporary fine craft Nova Scotia has to offer.


This conference is an opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and enhance a sense of belonging between the many members of the professional fine craft community. Practicing craft artists, curators, educators, students, collectors and arts administrators are all welcome to attend.


Find our more about the Conference at www.canadiancraftsfederation.ca/conference
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.

For more information, contact:
Maegen Black, Director of the CCF/FCMA at: maegen@canadiancraftsfederation.ca , 506-462-9560
or Susan Hanrahan, Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia at: exec.director@craftnovascotia.ca, 902-423-3837