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.
ASHEVILLE, NC – The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (The Center) is pleased to announce the opening of its Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, a new contemporary art and project space in downtown Asheville. A reception will be held Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5-7 pm to celebrate the opening of the gallery and it’s first exhibition, Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship. The exhibition will run through May 3, 2014.