Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Please Support Crafting The Future

Shanti Broom, a Crafting the Future recipient, during her 2019 summer workshop at Penland School of Crafts.
 Photo courtesy of Crafting The Future's website
American Craft Week  promotes all American craft and crafters/artists with enthusiasm. And when crafters/artists help other crafters/artists, we love it even more. So we'd like to introduce you to Crafting the Future. Their website explains, "Crafting The Future is a collective of artists concerned about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of craft, art and design. We formed in order to change our community. Working together and combining resources, we support the careers of young, underrepresented artists by connecting them to opportunities that will help them thrive."
Crafting the Future partners with organizations around the country, such as the renown Penland School of Craft  in North Carolina, The Haystack School in Maine and YAYA, a youth arts organization in New Orleans, La. They raise funds through subscriptions, grants and kickstarters to enable crafters to attend workshops and courses in their field.
Whether you're an artist or crafter, a collector or a passionate supporter of the arts, please consider helping. Check out, and follow, their website and Instagram
We wish them, and the talented recipients, continued success in this wonderful endeavour.