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  • Creating an Inventory of Craft in Museum Collections, Chicago, October, 2003

    Prior to the Chicago 2003 SOFA exhibition, a group of craft leaders met to discuss the creation of an inventory of craft in museum collections. This was a component of one of four initiatives identified during the 2002 North Carolina Summit Retreat on Craft charged with identifying initiatives that will advance craft in academia and the curatorial worlds. Edmund de Waal, Senior Research Fellow, Craft Research Centre, The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College and Christine Hennessey, Chief of Art Information Resources, Smithsonian American Art Museum, were invited speakers.

    Think Tank Report – October 2003

    North Carolina Retreat on Craft Publications, March 2003

    The two-day retreat on craft publications was convened to discuss and develop specific recommendations for research and publications on craft that were identified as priorities in the March 2002 Summit Retreat on Craft. Four of the ten participants participated in the 2002 retreat. Before arriving, participants reviewed the initiatives recommended and responding comments from the field published in the North Carolina Summit Retreat on Craft. The meeting was held in UNC Asheville Kellogg Conference Center in Hendersonville North Carolina and sponsored by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD), a regional center of the University of North Carolina located adjacent to the Conference Center. CCCD Executive Director Dian Magie facilitated the meeting.

    Think Tank Report – March 2003


    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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