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

CCCD 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, CCCD 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

Study Confirms Affordable Housing and Studio Need for Artists/Creatives in Asheville; Proposes Solutions

In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting recently submitted their preliminary feasibility assessment findings, which confirm the need for affordable housing and workspaces for artists and creatives.

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