Craft Public Programs

Craft's Public Programs aim to provide professional development to members, forge connections within the craft community and celebrate craft in an open access way.  Craft creates platforms for thinking about the practical concerns, conceptual motivations, political challenges and historical context of contemporary making.

We are here to highlight meaning in craft, value in making and new ways of bolstering practice, as well as give members a voice in the world.

We offer a range of seminars, workshops, advice clinics and forums to provide inspiration, learning and sharing - both onsite and outreach throughout the year.  And in addition, specialty highlights including our Craft Hatch Market Program, the annual Craft Cubed Festival, our annual day-long symposium and specially curated dinners.

 
 Come to our Library at Watson Place for our regular sessions of sharing and learning. Discussions and seminars presented by experienced craft makers and industry professionals which are designed according to the demands of the times. FIND OUT MORE…

Come to our Library at Watson Place for our regular sessions of sharing and learning. Discussions and seminars presented by experienced craft makers and industry professionals which are designed according to the demands of the times. FIND OUT MORE…

 Craft designs rich and intensive learning environments for makers to delve deeper into professional development areas which can support their practice. These skill building sessions give time and space to hone and explore. FIND OUT MORE …

Craft designs rich and intensive learning environments for makers to delve deeper into professional development areas which can support their practice. These skill building sessions give time and space to hone and explore. FIND OUT MORE …

 Once a month we offer an afternoon with a small handpicked panel, tea, coffee and networking. Free for members, these specifically tailored events offer a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus from a panel of staff and industry experts, direct to you. FIND OUT MORE …

Once a month we offer an afternoon with a small handpicked panel, tea, coffee and networking. Free for members, these specifically tailored events offer a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus from a panel of staff and industry experts, direct to you. FIND OUT MORE …

 
 Craft Hatch is a market with a program to lead and support fledgling craft businesses crack into the retail landscape. Designed for both emerging makers and experienced craftspeople who need extra resources to get their craft to consumers. FIND OUT MORE …

Craft Hatch is a market with a program to lead and support fledgling craft businesses crack into the retail landscape. Designed for both emerging makers and experienced craftspeople who need extra resources to get their craft to consumers. FIND OUT MORE …

 Our annual Craft Cubed Festival, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, is an inclusive month long celebration of the handmade that encourages and fosters experimental and ideas-based projects from our membership body of makers, curators and institutions. The festival embodies our own program of events, Satellite Program, Artist in Residence and inner city Window Walk. FIND OUT MORE …

Our annual Craft Cubed Festival, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, is an inclusive month long celebration of the handmade that encourages and fosters experimental and ideas-based projects from our membership body of makers, curators and institutions. The festival embodies our own program of events, Satellite Program, Artist in Residence and inner city Window Walk. FIND OUT MORE …

 Our annual day-long symposium, is an immersive day designed to give craft and design practitioners and students an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies within the craft and design sector. FIND OUT MORE …

Our annual day-long symposium, is an immersive day designed to give craft and design practitioners and students an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies within the craft and design sector. FIND OUT MORE …

 
 Craft Victoria’s Public Programs offer outreach presentations to regional and outer suburban organizations as a way to provide professional development beyond the Craft Victoria platform. We will come to your venue and present to your audience on a tailored subject within the creative industry realm. FIND OUT MORE …

Craft Victoria’s Public Programs offer outreach presentations to regional and outer suburban organizations as a way to provide professional development beyond the Craft Victoria platform. We will come to your venue and present to your audience on a tailored subject within the creative industry realm. FIND OUT MORE …

 Craft members are eligible to a one-on-one half hour professional development engagement with a member of Craft staff annually. We can explore and discuss an area of your choice, including exhibitions, marketing and retail. Our goal is to focus on your practice and your needs in a productive slice of time.

Craft members are eligible to a one-on-one half hour professional development engagement with a member of Craft staff annually. We can explore and discuss an area of your choice, including exhibitions, marketing and retail. Our goal is to focus on your practice and your needs in a productive slice of time.

 Craft brings makers together around the table for a whole new level of community connection. Beyond “professional development” these dinners are experiential, memorable and windows into other maker worlds. Featuring crafted menus and special guest speakers, these dinners happen once or twice a year in collaboration with a fine dining venue. FIND OUT MORE …

Craft brings makers together around the table for a whole new level of community connection. Beyond “professional development” these dinners are experiential, memorable and windows into other maker worlds. Featuring crafted menus and special guest speakers, these dinners happen once or twice a year in collaboration with a fine dining venue. FIND OUT MORE …