WHEN IS THE NEXT CRAFTED VANCOUVER FESTIVAL?

Crafted Vancouver takes place May 1-25, 2020 at select venues throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Our 2020 Spotlight On country is Australia.

WHAT IS CRAFTED VANCOUVER?

Crafted Vancouver is a registered, not-for-profit, independent organization showcasing a curated programme of events related to craftsmanship and craft-based work under the Crafted Vancouver umbrella.

For 25 days in May we organize an annual festival celebrating multiple craft disciplines in a fresh festival format. Designed to celebrate the vitality of our hand-crafted world, the festival brings together people who make, feature or sell fine craft and craft appreciators who want to experience and learn about craft in smaller settings and intimate encounters.

Launched in 2018, the festival features exceptional contemporary and traditional craftsmanship and craft-based work from a selection of local, national and international makers, from emerging talent to the celebrated master.

WHO ARE WE?

We’re a small team of craft enthusiasts, curators, advisors and volunteers who see a tremendous opportunity to revive our culture’s appreciation for quality goods and reconnect with those who make, feature or sell fine craft.

Our passion for supporting fine craft is contagious. We’re thrilled to share exceptional craftsmanship and craftspeople, a behind-the-scenes look at their process and the beautiful objects that result.

Meet the team!

Who are our Event Partners?

EVENT PARTNER CATEGORIES

Crafted Vancouver pools together a unique blend of local, national & international:
Independent makers + designers, studios & craft collectives, galleries, museums, showrooms, shops & luxury brands, craft & design schools, cultural organizations, craft member associations, curators, scholars, collectors, embassies, writers, chefs and other regional producers of food & beverage
all making, exhibiting, supporting or selling exceptional craft-based work.

EVENT PARTNER DISCIPLINES

Event Partners practice or represent multiple craft disciplines in a multitude of fields including:
interior furnishing & decoration, woodworking, lighting, jewellery, metalworking, ceramics, glass & crystal, fashion, textiles, leatherworking, paper, graphics & printing, games, toys & mechanical objects, musical instrument making, restoration, performing arts, heritage building and gardening, craft-themed film & more.

You can find information on previous & current festival Event Partners here.

WHERE DOES CRAFTED VANCOUVER TAKE PLACE?

EVENT VENUES

Intimate events and open exhibitions that shine a light on the hand-made take place at a variety of select venues throughout Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley over 25 days in May. Taking place at studios, galleries, museums, gardens, heritage buildings, shops, performance centres, showrooms & luxury retail throughout Metro Vancouver, festival events are designed to highlight the committed maker behind each work.

What type of events take place during Crafted Vancouver?

CRAFT IS EVERYWHERE!

Our Signature and Events Programme are custom designed to get you up close and personal, celebrating exceptional fine craft and our crafted world in fresh and sometimes surprising ways.

THERE’S AN EVENT  FOR EVERYONE

Craft appreciators and collectors are invited to immerse themselves in exclusive Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks & Presentations, Crafted in the City – Shop & Showroom Events, Food & Drinks Events, Hands-On Workshops, Guided Tours, Opening Receptions, Demonstrations, REEL Crafted Film Festival, Live Podcast, Performances and more.

Check out our homepage during the festival for a daily schedule of events or use our calendar on the Events page and have fun building your own itinerary from a wide selection of Signature Events hosted by Crafted Vancouver and Independent Events hosted by an enthusiastic group of official Event Partners.
You can find information on previous & current festival Events here.

IN ADDITION TO BEING AN EVENT PARTNER, ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED WITH CRAFTED VANCOUVER?

Absolutely!

Learn about Volunteer opportunities before and during the festival here.

Learn about joining the Crafted Advisory Team (CAT) here.

We enthusiastically welcome Sponsorship Enquiries.

Find out how to advertise in the 2020 Programme Guidebook here.

Crafted Vancouver is always exploring new ways to increase community engagement with our programming. We want to hear about your ideas. Please send your comments to [email protected]