Monthly Archives: March 2012



GOALS To support innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history. To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture. To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States. To advance investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the United […]

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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. Read More [+]

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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. Read More [+]

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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 […]


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2012 Windgate Museum Interns

Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC) Karen Peltier (Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC) To work with the Asheville Art Museum on several upcoming exhibitions, as well as their burgeoning craft collection, under the supervision of the Assistant Curator. Offering hands-on curatorial experience with a focus on craft including exhibition research, loan arrangements, and […]


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City”

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July 7, August 4, and September 1) people of all skill levels and backgrounds can make a take-home craft under the guidance of a visiting artist.


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