Craft Victoria, Australia Council
About Craft Victoria
Craft Victoria is a national leader in the craft and design sector, promoting a cutting-edge vision of hand-crafted practice in the 21st century. For 50 years Craft Victoria has supported the growth of thousands of makers, nurtured hundreds of small creative businesses and challenged the boundaries of craft practice. Craft has built a vibrant and sustainable contemporary craft and design community by supporting, showcasing and celebrating all craft disciplines.
Craft is the only organisation within Victoria which provides curatorial, public program and professional development opportunities for craft practitioners. Craft’s headquarters in Melbourne has become a hub for audiences and makers working across ceramics, furniture, jewellery, textiles, fibre and glass to gather, view, discuss and celebrate works by many of Australia’s most highly regarded craft practitioners.
It is Craft Victoria’s mission to encourage a high standard of craftsmanship, to widen the interest in craft throughout Australia and abroad, and present a cutting-edge vision of craft making in the 21st century.
Craft Victoria’s gallery and maker showcase spaces provide opportunities for hundreds of makers each year to exhibit their works, increasing visibility and the potential for income generation through sales and commissions. Tens of thousands of people visit Craft each year to view our exhibitions which uniquely focus on artists who demonstrate an astonishing level of skill and transformation of materials.