What is Craft Year?
Craft Year is a year-long, nation-wide festival aimed at promoting craft as a key player in Canadian Culture. The type of events we are looking for can include craft exhibitions, fairs, book launches, open houses, conferences, workshops, competitions, publications, community events and more. All events registered for Craft Year 2015 will be displayed here on our website for the whole world to see.
In the first launch of Craft Year in 2007 over 700 events took place, deeming it as an international hit. This lead to an expanded high profile of activity such as the invitation to Canada as the special guest country at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea.
There are two ways in which to participate: you can re-brand your already planned events for 2015 with the Craft Year logo, which can be found below, or you can take the initiative to help us set the stage for craft in Canada by creating new activities/events designed specifically for Craft Year, or you could do both.
Join us on Facebook and Twitter!
Even though Craft Year 2015 is complete, you can find us on Facebook at Canadian Crafts Federation/Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art and @CCFFCMA on Twitter.
With over three hundred events already registered, there is lots to see and do across Canada throughout Craft Year. Just as we are promoting these events on our website, we would like to bring that excitement to life on Facebook & Twitter, for the whole world to see. We would love to follow you or your organization on Facebook and Twitter, so we can share all of the amazing Craft Year experiences with you. By following us, you will receive daily Craft Year updates from all over the country.
So come Tweet at us, write on our wall, and tell us about your events. Give us updates, send us news - we want to hear it all! Be a part of the conversation, and be sure to include our Hashtags: #CraftYear2015 and #Metiersdart2015.
Remember, it's not too late to register. We'll be adding more events and information all year long.
You can download you Craft Year 2015 logo here. You have the option of a JPG and TIFF version as well as an EPS version for large scale printing.