Innovation in craft was critical to the survival and daily life of Newfoundland & Labrador residents. Expanding on our cultural heritage and to celebrate Canada's Craft Year 2020, Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future will showcase creative and ground-breaking approaches in many craft mediums. Looking at contemporary craft through a historical lens, Craft @ the Edge: a Handmade Future will bring together makers and thinkers from multiple disciplines to take the pulse of the province’s current and developing craft practices, uncovering the exciting potential and broader context of making.
After much consideration, the Craft @ The Edge Steering Committee, has made the difficult decision to postpone and reconfigure the conference programming that was scheduled to take place in October 2020 on the Bonavista Peninsula. COVID-19 has changed how we all have to operate and the event in its original format would not have been able to move forward as it was originally structured.
Craft @ The Edge: A Handmade Future programming, including workshops, keynote speakers, events and exhibitions, will be rescheduled in mixed digital and in-person formats throughout 2021 in order to maintain safe social gathering procedures and to mitigate risk in the case of future COVID-19 outbreaks. At present we are assessing programming on a case-by-case basis on whether or not it fits into our new structure, both safely and as a high-quality craft experience.
Engaging speakers & instructors
Hours of workshop content
Days of cultural innovation
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Our introductory speaker will explore the concept of innovation, what it can mean in a diversity of applications in a business and a studio practice.
This panel of three will present a range of experiences demonstrating how innovative practices have made a difference in the studio, in the marketplace or in the operation of a business.
This panel of three will present options and opportunities for incorporating innovation into a craft practice. How do you develop innovative methods? How do you incorporate new ways into existing practices? How do you use innovation to improve your bottom line? How do we implant new seeds of innovative practice into what is, by its very nature, an innovative sector?
Early Bird Price
December 31, 2019