Message from the new Chair: Lousje Skala



Dear Members;

I am honoured to be the new Chair of the Board of Craft and wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and participation as a valued member. 

As a practicing Contemporary Art jeweller, I became the Chair of Craft in late September and feel that I have insights into the opportunities and challenges of being a local maker in Victoria.  

One of the key reasons Craft Victoria is seen as a leading arts organisation is because of the special relationship it has with its makers and members.  Recognising this, Craft has reviewed its membership and increased the value of the offerings.  

It is the number one goal of the organisation to grow our membership base and offer new membership packages but also to provide more value.  The Accredited members at $250, receive over $1100 of insurance at the current market rate.  There will also be exclusive career and business development information on the website for Accredited and General members. 

The support of our members is vital to Craft and enables us to deliver vibrant programs, exhibitions, festivals, fairs, forums and professional and career development.

My ambitious aim is to double our membership before Christmas and I need your help. 

If each of you finds just one NEW member we will achieve this all important goal.  But please don’t limit yourself to one ask, help us get as many new members as we can.  Ask your friends, your colleagues, your relatives, because together we can make this happen. Give the gift of a Craft membership for Christmas.  

Be sure your candidates acknowledge your introductions when they join, either in the ‘Notes’ section on the online Membership Form, or to a staff member.

We will be in touch with you throughout the month to keep you up to date with our progress.
And in anticipation, thank you for helping us grow into a stronger, more vibrant organisation.

Lousje Skala