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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WINDGATE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

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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CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANTS


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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RESOURCES

Makers Textbook
Publications/Videos for Order
Craft Industry Economic Impact

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RECENT NEWS

3D Printing the Focus of Next Exhibition at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop

Asheville, NC – Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is underway. This summer, Benchspace Gallery & Workshop will investigate the implications of such technologies on the making of sculptural and functional objects in the 21st century.

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