Craft cubed Satellite Program faq

Who can take part?
Anyone who is a Craft Member, or is willing to become a Craft Member who is presenting an event or project that involves an interesting aspect of the handmade.  We welcome all incarnations of what it means to make craft.

What does it cost?
The participation fee is $25 for a regular satellite event. There will also be an option to upgrade your listing in the printed brochure to take up more space and include a photo - this will cost extra and is entirely optional.

When does the festival happen?
Throughout August 2018.  Your event can start in July and run into August, or start in August and run into September – that is okay.

What does “satellite event” mean?
Satellite events are all the events that our members run independently of the core events that Craft Victoria manages and hosts.  These are essentially DIY projects that members and member organisations run themselves, and are included as part of the overall program. You are required to fund, manage, staff and host your project / event yourself.

Why do I have to be a member?  I didn’t have to be a member in the past.
Due to the popularity of the festival, we have decided to focus on the activities of our members and use the festival as a way to showcase our membership.  This becomes a way for both members and Craft to support each other.

How do I become a member?
Just go to our website, or telephone or come into our headquarters. Memberships start at $30.
 
How do I pay my fee?
You will be sent a link when your application is approved.  If you don’t have the link, you can find it in this section of the shop.

What if I don’t live in Victoria?
That’s okay.  As long as you are prepared to be a Craft Victoria Member AND either include Victorian makers in your project OR have a way for Victorian audiences to connect with your project.  Feel free to discuss this with the Project Manager 03 9650 7775
We welcome and encourage broad participation from afar!

I don’t have a venue, can you help?
We don't have a way to provide venue access, but we are keen to facilitate venues and makers and curators sharing and coming together. At the moment, the best way to do that, is to join our Facebook Group (or look up Craft Cubed Connect)

I can’t make the Briefing Sessions.
That’s okay, we understand that people are busy and sometimes live far away too.  You can interact with the Craft Cubed community via our Facebook Group.
(search for Craft Cubed Connect in groups)

I’m not very good at running events, but I’d love to take part!
You don’t need to run a super fancy event or complex project.  We welcome simple projects that involve community and making.   You could do a simple Instagram project or an open studio for one afternoon. We will be providing a booklet on 'How to Run a Good Event' to give you a few tips and pointers.  You might also like to take part in our Craft Cubed edition of our Craft Hatch Market which is aimed at emerging makers launching onto the retail scene.

How can I make sure my event or project ties in with the theme or the festival?
This years' theme HOMING CRAFT is a very broad one, which aims to look at the handmade and a sense of place in a very open and loose sense. We are also very interested in conceptual interrogations of the theme.

Think:

  • Where does craft happen?
  • What is the significance of place in making
  • How has place been disrupted in the age of Instagram?
  • What is the relevance of the history domestic crafts in contemporary making?
  • How do 'homewares' factor in the larger narrative about what craft means today?
  • How does the kitchen table feature in the landscape of making?
  • How do we create a room of one's own in our crafted lives?
  • What is the feminist perspective of creativity and home life?
  • What does it mean to be homeless in the story of craft?
  • What are the other meanings of homing in terms of pigeons and missiles?

How do I find out about other events?
We will have a printed program, a website and a social media campaign.  You’ll also be able to connect with other participants within our private Facebook group Craft Cubed Connect

What do you mean about minimising environmental impact? What can I do?
Some ideas to make your project more sustainable: 

  • use recycled material where possible
  • think local and minimise your travel
  • go digital to save on paper (invite people via email and Facebook)
  • reduce wastage thoughtfully
  • encourage public transport and travelling by bicycle or foot

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