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Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre


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

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

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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General 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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Seven makers on Craft ACT

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


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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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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