The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.

The Center administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, the Center convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies.

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Each year, the Center awards ten undergraduate seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. Over 70 universities from across the United States are invited to each nominate two students with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to emerging craft artists.

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The Center provides grants up to $15,000 for research, writing, support documentation, and rights to use images or text in order to expand research about craft in the United States, support exhibitions, and advance scholarship in the field.  Other grants include Graduate Research Grants and Travel Grants.

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Makers Textbook
Publications/Videos for Order
Craft Industry Economic Impact

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CCCD Announces Plans for Creative Campus in Downtown Asheville

TDA TPDF Grant sought to support conference facility and event space  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 25, 2015 Asheville, NC – In January 2014, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) relocated to downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Since that time, the national nonprofit organization has opened its headquarters to serve as a creative hub for residents and visitors […]


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