Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bringing it Home: Loving After Lifetimes of All This in Asheville

  Join artist, poet and social entrepreneur DeWayne Barton for a guided tour of the Burton Street Community Peace Garden. Founded in 2003 by Barton and his wife Safi Mahaba, the garden was created as a response to the local issues facing the Burton Street Community, including drug trafficking, crime, and the I-26 corridor expansion. Installed throughout the […]

Back to the Drawing Board | Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand is the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. Hand in Hand uses the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and applies it directly to bodies — not just as a way for viewers to experience the materiality of wool, but as a way to create a communal experience of making though care and nurturing.

2015 Windgate Museum Interns

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) administers the Windgate Museum Internship program which provides $5,000 internships to four nationally selected undergraduate or graduate students to work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary craft collections, exhibitions and/or programs. The goal of these internships is to support and expand the number of future curators with education and interest in contemporary craft.

2015/16 Craft Research Fund Grants

Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism.


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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