Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is pleased to announce that we will sponsor two new awards as part of the acclaimed annual CAPO awards. 

CAPO seeks to foster the highest standards of excellence in the arts and contribute to cultural development in Canberra. Craft ACT is pleased to sponsor two new cash awards and partner with this vital organisation.

The Craft ACT awards will support contemporary craft practitioners, designers and makers who are current members of Craft ACT. 

Craft ACT outstanding practice award - $2000 

$2000 will be awarded to the winner of the Craft ACT outstanding practice award to create new work. Applicants must be a current Craft ACT Accredited Professional Member and the work will be featured in the Craft ACT members show, opening 29 October 2020.

Our Accredited Professional Membership is for craft practitioners and designers whose outstanding contributions demonstrate a high standard of artistic merit and technical skill who have local, national and international experience and standing. If you think you meet this criteria and want to upgrade your General or Associate membership, follow this link to apply for APM status. 

Craft ACT emerging artist award - $500

$500 will be awarded to the winner of the Craft ACT emerging artist prize. Applicants must be an early career (first 5 years of practice) Craft ACT General and Associate Member. This award will support the development of work which will be featured in the annual Craft ACT Emerging Contemporaries exhibition, opening 6 February 2020.

Please note, for both awards, only current Craft ACT members can apply and must live in the Canberra region. Call or email to make sure your membership is up to date, membership@craftact.org.au.

Awards open Wednesday 31st July after launch and close 30th September 2019

Apply now. 

Cover image: Emerging Contemporaries exhibition, installation view, 2018. Photo: 5 Foot Photography.