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Standards Application

We are now accepting Submissions for Upcoming Standards Assessments

Jurying is required for participation in Craft Nova Scotia markets or to obtain the distinction of Craft Nova Scotia Master Artisan. Jurying is undertaken by the Standards Committee, a jury of respected craftspeople representing a variety of media. All members of the Craft Nova Scotia, with the exception of Associates, may apply to have work juried by the Committee.

To have your work assessed by the committee you will need to submit 3-6 crafted items representative of your production line or artistic direction.

If your products are diverse in media or technique, please submit several samples representative of each medium or technique.

Work submitted for jurying must be received two business days prior to the jurying session, with a submission fee of $10. This fee can be paid here

Our next Standard Assessments Dates are scheduled for:

  • September 9th, 2022
  • October 14th, 2022

Please see the application form below:

For the June 3rd Standard Assessment please email Rebecca at office@craftnovascotia.ca to arrange a drop-off time.

Please note the change in process, based on member feedback:

  • Our jury process for Standards Assessment will be conducted using a blind jury process.
  • Staff representatives facilitate the Standards Assessment process and present the work to Committee members
  • Submissions are assessed based upon media-specific criteria available on the website.
  • Identifying information is not shared with committee members as part of the assessment process.

If you are interested in submitting your work for review by the Standards Committee, please contact us at the office to reserve your place in advance at office@craftnovascotia.ca

Jurying is required for participation in Craft Nova Scotia markets or to obtain the distinction of Craft Nova Scotia Master Artisan. Jurying is undertaken by the Standards Committee, a jury of respected craftspeople representing a variety of media. All members of the Craft Nova Scotia, with the exception of Associates, may apply to have work juried by the Committee.

Jury sessions will take place if Public Health Guidelines allow

Standard Assessments Dates for 2022 are:

There may also be an additional session January/February

  • March 4th
  • April 8th
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd*
  • September 9th
  • October 14th*

*Please note that these are the final assessment dates before the Craft Nova Scotia’s Retail Craft Shows. As these are peak times for assessment, we ask that only applicants interested in exhibiting in the upcoming show sign up for these sessions. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

In order to have your work assessed by the committee you will need to submit 3-6 crafted items representative of your production line or artistic direction. If your products are diverse in media or technique, please submit several samples representative of each medium or technique. Work submitted for jurying must be received two business days prior to the jurying session along with a $10 administrative fee, and may be collected within the following week. Applicants will be informed in writing as to the decisions of the Committee.

If you wish to have work juried please contact the Craft Nova Scotia to reserve a place in advance as space is limited. Please follow the links below to find assessment guidelines, application forms, and further information.