CCCD collaborates with many organizations and individuals on its programs. Regionally, CCCD works closely with Warren Wilson College, Haywood Community College, UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University to encourage student involvement and participation in our programs. Nationally, CCCD works with museums, universities, artists and other art organizations to offer lectures, panel discussions and exhibitions in Western North Carolina.
Internationally, the CCCD has a partnership with The Craft Studies Centre (CSC), located in Farnham, England and affiliated with The University of Creative Arts. The CSC is a research center with an acclaimed collection including modern and contemporary calligraphy, ceramics, textiles furniture and wood as well as makers' diaries, working notes and photographs dating from the 1920s. The CSC hosts exhibitions and gallery talks and has a resource library.
On March 22 from 7-8:30 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a public meeting on affordable housing solutions for artists, craftspeople and makers. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to engage with and learn from Artspace, a national non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN that specializes in creating, owning and operating affordable housing and studio/business space for artists and creative sector businesses.