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DESIGN Canberra are excited to announce that the 2020 festival theme is 'Care'.
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Give a gift that gives twice this Christmas.
Internships now open
Double the value of your donation and support Craft ACT’s creative and essential community
Volunteer for the 2019 DESIGN Canberra Festival. Submissions now open.
Visionaries: 2019 Craft ACT Members Exhibition
Design Canberra Object Subject 2019 Key Speakers Announced
Craft ACT is mourning the loss of our former member, advocate and friend, Fay Skyring.
DESIGN Canberra's annual photography competition is now open.
2020 Artistic Program Announced
New cash awards for contemporary craft artists
Phoebe Porter announced as the 2019 DESIGN Canberra designer-in-residence
Latest exhibitions explore transformation
2020 Artist-in-Residence Recipients Announced
Kingston Arts Precinct Announcement
Call for speaker proposals
2019 Professional Development Program. Applications now open.
Artist responses. We pay tribute to our dear friend and acclaimed architect Enrico Taglietti.
Submissions now open for Associate Members and Accredited Professional Members for our 2019 Members Show.
Artist-in-Residence 2020 - Applications are now open
Space Craft: Craft ACT Namadgi Residency Open Day
Craft ACT AGM news
ANU School of Art & Design Public symposium
Come, work with us and support Canberra’s thriving design and craft community.
2020 Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre exhibition program
Become a Craft ACT: Craft + Design Intern!
Vale Gene Willsford, 1921-2019: Craft ACT Life Memb
Don't miss your opportunity to build your practice, networks and audience with DESIGN Canberra.
The 2018 pilot Craft ACT Contemporary Indigenous Craft + Design Project has been an enormous success, thanks to the deep generosity of funding donors and project partners.
Craft ACT is closed for the summer. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
City of Design amongst the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Canberrans share their hopes and dreams during Design Canberra Festival
Sharon Peoples is starting a craft theory reading group, to be held monthly at Craft ACT
We're showing a stunning mix of media in our two latest exhibitions
Develop your critical/creative writing skills using our fabulous Place Makers exhibition.
This year's member showcase is an absolute blockbuster! Don't miss it...
Craft ACT's 2018/19 Spring Residency artists commenced their residency today at Corin House, Namadgi National Park.
Do you love craft, design, architecture, events management or just helping out your community? We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver DESIGN Canberra 2018.
Congratulations to the successful applicants for our amazing Ready Set Market! program. Look out for them at the UnderCurrent Design Market in November.
Our two new exhibitions opened in the company of a vibrant crowd and the warm words of Dr Rohan Nicol, head of the Gold & Silver Workshop at the ANU School of Art + Design.
Craft ACT's pilot of a new Contemporary Indigenous Craft and Design Workshop Program is now under way with a fantastic group of local artists spending the week at the ANU School of Art and Design Gold and Silversmithing workshop
Ready Set Market will support a small group of makers to get market ready. From developing production work, crafting your brand, being sales ready and presenting your work and your brand in one of Australia’s leading design markets, Undercurrent Design Market
Don't miss the chance to spend a warm lunchtime in our gallery listening to this very special artist floor talk.
Join the team! We are looking for a Programs Manager and Programs Assistant. Applications due by 8am, Monday 18 June 2018.
Master ceramicist Janet Deboos will speak about our fabulous Ernabella Arts/ Sturt exhibition to honour and celebrate Reconciliation week. Join us!
We're looking for interns. Have you got the right stuff? Apply by June 17.
We've opened our new shows: In these HANDS: Mara nyangangka, and ENGRAM by Sabine Pagan.
Only weeks left to apply to be our 2019 Artist-in-Residence, working with the ANU School of Astronomy and Astrophysics to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Moon Landing: DEADLINE 27 MAY
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is delighted to announce that we have exceeded our goal of raising $10,000 to fund the pilot of a new Contemporary Indigenous Craft and Design Residency and Workshop Program.
The ACT’s fastest growing festival, DESIGN Canberra 2018 will celebrate the strong geometry present throughout our city and the ways it creates human, creative and global connections from Australia’s city of design.
Functional Shadows (Marilou Chagnaud) and Transitions (contemporary mosaic), open now.
Craft ACT is committed to embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practice into Australian arts and culture and we need your help to pilot an important new project.
Craft ACT AM Julie Bradley's latest exhibition celebrates her 2017 Hill End residency.
A great start to the year with two exciting new Craft ACT exhibitions: Emerging Contemporaries and Death by Craft (Sharon Peoples)
Exhibition Essay by Kevin Murray editor of Garland Magazine and Senior Vice-President of the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific.
Kelly Austin, Chelsea Lemon, Lynette Lewis and Zoë Veness
Flexible studio spaces to suit your practice.
Exhibition Opportunity closing 20th October 2017.
Over 100 people came together to celebrate the opening of City of Design: Craft ACT Annual Members Exhibition on 21 September.
In 2017, Craft ACT’s annual curated members exhibition celebrates Canberra as a city of design, showcasing diversity and excellence through the work of almost 60 Accredited Professional Members and Associate Members.
Apply by noon, Monday 21 August
Saturday 19 August 2017
Craft ACT successfully negotiates sale to world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, New York
12.30pm – 6pm Wednesday July 26th 2017, Canberra Theatre Centre
"Anniversaries are a good time to reflect on the changes brought about by the passage of time" - Rachael Coghlan CEO / Artistic Director
Applications close Friday September 15th
"Encounter the world in residencies"
2017 Members Exhibition - Online submission for curatorial consideration due 10 August 2017 (In two months)
We are inviting contemporary craft artists and designers to develop new and original work interpreting Roy Grounds’ iconic Academy of Science, also known as the Shine Dome or Martian embassy — Canberra’s quintessential modernist building — for a signature DESIGN Canberra exhibition in 2017.
Opportunities for Canberra Region makers to show and sell small hand-crafted works including, textiles, jewellery, woodcraft, metal, ceramics, etc are available NOW!!.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre welcomes today’s announcement from Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA and Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay MLA to fund DESIGN Canberra $100,000 each year for the next three years.
Our dear friend and passionate advocate for craft and design, Jenny Deves passed away peacefully in Canberra recently. As the Executive Director of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre between 1994 and 2000 she oversaw dynamic change for the organisation, including its relocation to our current premises in Civic....