March 2015

2015 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions announced, applications now open for interns

 "MFA houston" by Hequals2henry - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the 10th Windgate Museum Internship call for applications. This opportunity provides $5,000 stipends to four nationally selected undergraduate or graduate students to work under the direction of curators or directors in decorative arts or contemporary craft collections, exhibitions and/or programs. The goal of these internships is to support and expand the number of future curators with education and interest in contemporary craft. 


After reviewing applications from a diverse and compelling group of museums, CCCD is pleased to announce the 2015 Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions: 

High Museum of ArtMaryland Institute College of Art (Decker Gallery)The Milwaukee Art MuseumThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Please see the internship descriptions for deadlines and application instructions.

CCCD announces new, experimental program, 
Back to the Drawing Board, seeks volunteer participation
Tanya Aguiniga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo: Jim Newberry.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) presents Back to the Drawing Board , a series of 24-hour take-overs of Benchspace, CCCD's gallery & workshop, intended to provoke conversation, expose process, and invite participation. Juried and invited collaborators will take over Benchspace with the goal of making the invisible creative process visible and will use the venue as a space for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. The format of each take-over is decided by the collaborator and may include performance, installation, film, or exhibition.


Each take-over will take place 6 - 9 pm Friday and 10 am - 6 pm Saturday at Benchspace and will include a public reception from 6 - 9 pm on Friday evening.


2015 Schedule


April 3 - 4

Performance Crafting: Hand in HandTanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA) 


May 1 - 2

In Song Sing On: The Songbook ProjectDavid Wilson (Oakland, CA)


May 29 - 30

Blue MountainMark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York) 


August 28 - 29

Material IterationsJennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

Immigrant Citizenship TakeoverAram Han (Chicago, IL)

Domesterventions: Inventions for Domestic InterventionsCheyenne Rudolph  (Gainesville, FL)  


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Upcoming Back to the Drawing Board Events

Photo: Jim Newberry  

Visitors are invited to learn the technique of wet felting as a part of a communal experience of making.


Friday, April 3, 2015, 
6 - 9 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 
10 am - 6 pm

Back to the Drawing Board  has been made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from  Industrious Productions . In-kind support provided by Highland Brewing Company.


Sonya Clark, 2014 Art Prize Recipient and Chair of VCU Craft/Material Studies, to speak at CCCD

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and 2014 Art Prize Recipient Sonya Clark will discuss the use of human hair and combs in her artwork to address race, culture, class, and history.

This program receives support from  Warren Wilson College  with media sponsorship by  Date My City  and the  Authentic Communities Summit .

Other Upcoming Events
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Photo: E.G. Schempf  
A tour of Burton Street Community Peace Garden with sculptor and poet DeWayne Barton*

Saturday, April 25, 2015,  2 pm

*This event will be held at  Burton Street Community Peace Garden47 Bryant Street, Asheville, NC 28806

with curator Danny Orendorff 

Thursday, May 7, 2015,  6 - 7 pm

On View through May 23:  Loving After Lifetimes of All This

Photo: Steve Mann  

Curated by Danny Orendorff, 2013 - 2014 Curator in Residence  and Interim Programs Director for Charlotte Street Foundation  in Kansas City, MO,  Loving After Lifetimes of All This  considers the connections between craft, (self-)care, and survival, as well as how intergenerational apprenticeship functions within historically disadvantaged or underserved populations.

Free docent-led exhibition tours will be held Saturdays at 2 pm through May 2, 2015.

This exhibition was organized by Charlotte Street Foundation 2013- 2014 Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff. The exhibition and related events receive support from the NC Arts Council a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Asheville Area Arts Council.


For nearly ten years, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) has supported the expansion of craft scholarship in the United States by providing travel grants to craft scholars invited to speak at the annual College Art Association conference.


CCCD is broadening this impact by offering grants to scholars invited to present craft-focused papers at any scholarly conference. Applications will be accepted year-round in SlideRoom for bi-annual review.


Please note: applications for the 2015 Craft Research Fund Grants (Project, Exhibition Research, and Graduate Research) will be available May 4, 2015.  


Application deadline: 

Thursday, April 30, 2015



The Craft Research Fund program is supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.



The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is currently accepting applications for 2015 Summer and Fall interns  to assist with special projects, marketing efforts, gallery administration, and docent tours. An internship with CCCD provides an opportunity to experience first-hand the workings of a nonprofit organization and gallery. 


All interested in an internship with CCCD should review the position descriptions and complete this application by May 15.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 15, 2015



The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG), a leader in furthering the appreciation of art made from glass, has designated Asheville, North Carolina as the venue for their annual trip held August 5-9, 2015. This year, noted glass artist, Tim Tate, will lead the group of over 100 AACG collectors on a tour of Western Carolina. 


As part of the tour, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) will host Glassville, a two-day showcase, taking place on Thursday and Friday, August 6-7, 2015. 


Glass artists may now apply in Slideroom for a space to create innovative installations, explore new concepts, or showcase a unique body of work at this event. Space fee is $75 and up to 30 applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 


Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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