A vibrant community

Be a part of the creative, professional community at Craft ACT and connect into the vibrant contemporary craft and design scene locally and nationally. Receive support through membership benefits and exhibition opportunities for those pursuing a professional career in contemporary craft and object design. We have four levels of membership to suit every interest, scroll down and follow the steps to become a member.

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Accredited Professional Membership

$250.00 per year (with insurance package)
$180.00 per year (without insurance package)

Professional 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. This Membership includes a Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance package.

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Associate Membership

$250.00 per year (with insurance package)
$180.00 per year (without insurance package)

Emerging and established professional craft practitioners and designers who have strong local experience and engagement. This Membership includes a Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance package.

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Craft + Design Maker Membership

$66.00 per year

Perfect for practising craft and design practitioners to keep informed and help grow their profession, and for friends and supporters who want to engage with local craft and design communities.

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Craft + Design Lover Membership

$110.00 per year

Not a maker but want to support Craft ACT? Join our annual Craft + Design Lover membership for access to event invitations, discounts and the latest news. Your annual Membership fee will directly support Craft ACT to create greater opportunities for our community of craftspeople and designers, and for the growing audience who admire and appreciate the beauty, skill and excellence of their work. 

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Student Membership


This membership is for high school, tertiary and mature-age students interested in developing a craft and design career. Student members connect to the Craft ACT craft and design community through the following benefits: Access to Craft ACT Facebook group, for discussions and collaborations, Receive Craft ACT and DESIGN Canberra festival newsletters, Receive invitations to Craft ACT exhibition openings, Access to professional development courses and workshops

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Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers.

We promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in contemporary craft in everything we do – in our retail space, exhibitions, events and membership program.

View a range of our member benefits in the document below.

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Artist-in-Residence program

Craft ACT manages this acclaimed program and collaborates with arts organisations, educational institutions and national cultural institutions, and industry. Through these linkages we create opportunities for artists and designers to develop and maintain successful professional practices.

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CAPO awards

Craft ACT sponsors two awards as part of the acclaimed annual CAPO awards. The Craft ACT awards will support contemporary craft practitioners, designers and makers who are current members of Craft ACT. 

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Exhibition proposals

Craft ACT invites craftspeople, designers, makers and curators at all levels of experience and across a variety of mediums to propose new exhibitions every year.

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Seven makers on Craft ACT

Chelsea Lemon / Richard Whiteley / Tom Skeehan / Marcel Hoogstad Hay / Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello / Richilde Flavell / Kate Nixon

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Become a stockist

The Craft ACT shop carries unique handmade items from some of Australia’s leading craft practitioners.

The Craft ACT shop is a location for artisanal objects, which sit in the broader context of Australian craft and design. Our aim is to connect people with bespoke objects for their homes rather than throw away items.

Our GM, AM and AMP membership levels give you the opportunity to stock your work in our shop.

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