Craft NB, formerly known as the New Brunswick Crafts Council, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship, connecting makers and buyers, and creating  a knowledgeable and supportive community of craftspeople and craft enthusiasts. We further public education in the value of handmade goods created by local craftspeople who contribute to the cultural and economic sectors of this province. Regular Craft NB activities include sales and festivals, tradeshows, exhibitions and publications, awards, lectures, residency programs, jurying and standards and workshops. Craft NB seeks to be present in communities throughout the province and partners with various cultural and community organisations such as the Craft Alliance, the Canadian Craft Federation, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, ArtsLink, Arts NB, the NB Craft Foundation Inc and the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.

Our Story

Craft NB is the oldest provincial crafts council in the country. Its inception began in the 1950’s, and it has provided service to its members for over fifty years. In 1964, the Council was known as the Handicrafts Association and upon incorporation in 1980 officially became the New Brunswick Crafts Council Inc. In 2016 we changed our name to Craft NB / Métiers d’art NB. Currently located on Victoria Street in the Rabbit Town area of Fredericton, Craft NB continues to seek out new ways to support its members and promote the value of fine craft to local, national and global markets.

Board of Directors

Jamie Brown – President

Shoshanna Wingate – Vice President

Allison Green – Treasurer

Kate White

Deborah Payne

Karen Knight

Joe Pach

Megan MacKinley

Matt Watkins

Emily McCumber

 

 

Staff

Alison Murphy

Alison Murphy

Executive Director

Vena Carr

Vena Carr

Commmunications & Marketing manager

Ross Kinney

Ross Kinney

Project coordinator

Always ready to answer a phone call or respond to an email, Alison, Vena and Ross are the office administration staff and your main point of contact with Craft NB. They are friendly and approachable and work closely together to keep Craft NB running smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send them an email or give them a call.

Summer Student Positions

Each summer, Craft NB offers work experience and career opportunities to students. In 2017 we have hired an Assistant Project Manager and a Research and Archive Officer.

Our Assistant Project Manager helps with organizing our Fredericton Craft Festival and gains valuable office & arts administration skills. Our Research and Archive Officer responsibilities include archiving historical documents and documenting our permanent collection.

Rhiannon Thompson-Brown

Rhiannon Thompson-Brown

Research and Archive Officer

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson

Project Manager Assistant

Our friends

PROVINCIAL CRAFT ORGANIZATIONS

Craft Council of BC

1386 Cartwright St. (Granville Island)
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-687-6511
Fax: 604-687-6711
Email: info@craftcouncilbc.ca
Web Site: craftcouncilbc.ca

Saskatchewan Craft Council

813 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5
Tel: 1-866-653-3616
Fax: 306-244-2711
Email: saskcraftcouncil@sasktel.net
Web Site: www.saskcraftcouncil.org

Craft Ontario

990 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H1
Tel: 416-925-4222
Fax: 416-925-4223
Email: info@craftontario.com
Web Site: www.craftontario.com

Craft NB

PO Box 1231
Frederiction, NB E3B 5C8
Tel: 506-450-8989
Fax 506-457-6010
Email: events@craftnb.ca
Web Site: www.craftnb.ca

PEI Crafts Council

138 Great George St., 2nd floor
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K6
Tel: 902-892-5152
Fax: 902-628-8740
Email: info@peicraftscouncil.com
Web Site: www.peicraftscouncil.com

Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association

P.O. Box 1539
Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0
Tel: 867-979-7808
Fax: 867-979-6880
Email: arts@nunanet.com
Web Site: www.nacaarts.org

Alberta Craft Council

10186-106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4
Tel: 780-488-6611
Fax: 780-488-8855
Email: acc@albertacraft.ab.ca
Web Site: www.albertacraft.ab.ca

Manitoba Craft Council

553-70 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G7
Tel: 204-487-6114
Fax: 204-487-6115
Email: mcc@mymts.net
Web Site: www.manitobacrafts.ca

Conseil des métiers d’art du Quebec

350 rue Saint-Paul est, #400
Montreal, QC H2Y 1H2
Tel: 514-861-2787
Fax: 514-861-9191
Email: cmaq@metiers-d-art.qc.ca
Web Site: www.metiers-d-art.qc.ca

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council

1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
Tel: 902-423-3837
Fax: 902-422-0881
Email: office@nsdcc.ns.ca
Web Site: www.nsdcc.ns.ca

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

Devon House Craft Centre
59 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 1E6
Tel: 709-753-2749
Fax: 709-753-2766
Email: info@craftcouncil.nl.ca
Web Site: www.craftcouncil.nl.ca

Yukon Art Society

15 – 305 Main St
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B4
Tel: 867-667-4080
Email: admin@artsunderground.ca
Web Site: www.artsunderground.ca

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CRAFT ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

Craft Alliance

1574 Argyle St.
Suite 15, Box 3
Halifax, NS B3J 2B3

Telephone: 902-492-2773
Fax: 902-429-9059
Email: info@craftalliance.ca
Web Site: www.craftalliance.ca/

Craft Alliance

This organization’s structure is a great example of how government and industry partners can work together on a pan-Atlantic basis for the benefit of the craft sector in Atlantic Canada. Yearly programming partnering Craft NB, The New Brunswick Government, and Craft Alliance includes the New Brunswick Artisans Nouveau-Brunswick Booth at the Atlantic Craft and Trade Show; the opportunity for export-ready companies to participate in the New York Now tradeshow and the Toronto One of a Kind show, as well as various educational missions such as visiting SOFA Chicago and SURTEX in New York. This type of activity not only provides training and sector growth, but also infuses the local craft community with inspiration and a global perspective on aesthetics, design and export practices.

Canadian Crafts Federation

PO Box 1231
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5C8

Telephone: 506-462-9560
Fax: 506-457-6010
Email: info@canadiancraftsfederation.ca
Web Site: www.canadiancraftsfederation.ca

Canadian Crafts Federation

The Canadian Crafts Federation (CCF) is a national arts service organization which represents and connects all provincial and territorial crafts councils. Together these organizations work on national initiatives to strengthen the appreciation and presence of Canadian fine craft within the country as well as internationally. Each year Craft NB staff members attend a national conference to discuss the joint Citizens of Craft movement as well as various other national and international projects. Currently Craft NB Communications Manager, Andrea Turcotte sits on the national marketing committee for the CCF, and Executive Director, Alison Murphy works closely with the organization on various initiatives to keep New Brunswick a strong voice in the national and international craft scene.

New Brunswick Craft College and Design

457 Queen Street,
PO BOX 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1 Canada

Telephone: (506) 453-2305
Fax: (506) 457-7352
Email: nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca
Web Site: nbccd.ca/

Craft NB’s relationship with The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

In recent years, serious effort has been made to reinvigorate and strengthen the relationship between Craft NB and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). Craft NB aims to have at least one representative from the College on its Board of Directors each year to encourage the ebb and flow of information and resources and to foster a strong and meaningful relationship between the two organization. Frequent visits and talks with students, a discounted student membership, workshop discounts, and invitations to apply to Craft NB programs are all a part of the offerings to current students. During their final year at NBCCD students are encouraged to apply for juried status with Craft NB and once these students has graduated from the college it is a natural progression for them to become more involved in Craft NB’s programs and turn to the organization for support and guidance.