Monthly Archives: March 2008

2008 Windgate Fellowship Awards

Tom Alward, Ceramics, University of Northern Arizona  WebsiteKate Casey, Printmaking, Mass College of Art & DesignAram Choi, Jewelry, University of OregonThomas Edwards, Ceramics, Tennessee Tech, Appalachian Center for CraftJeremy Holmes, Sculpture/Wood, SUNY New Paltz  WebsiteCraig Kelly, Metals, Institute of American Indian ArtsNate Moren, Metal/Wood, Minneapolis College of Art & Design  WebsiteWilliam Rogers, Ceramics, UNC AshevilleStephanie […]

2008 Craft Research Fund Grants

The Economic Impact of the Craft Industry in Western North Carolina, 2008

The purpose of this research was to replicate and extend the 1995 HandMade in America study: The Determination of the Economic Contribution of the Craft/Handmade Industry in Western North Carolina. The 1995 study estimated the economic impact of the craft industry to be $122,000,000 in a twenty county region of Western North Carolina (WNC). The 2008 study includes the 25 counties of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) designated by Congress in 2003, with “Craft” one of five core themes of the BRNHA.

RECENT NEWS

Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.

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