Citizens of Craft
Citizens of Craft™ is a movement for all those who value handmade. The Alberta Craft Council, in cooperation with all the provincial and territorial craft councils, is strongly committed to this movement - to growing and increasing the reach of Citizens of Craft™. We can't do it without you.
To date, the movement has received fantastic support from you in the form of visiting the website, using the #CITIZENSOFCRAFT hashtag when sharing our manifesto, and by wearing the Citizens of Craft™ buttons and t-shirts.
Join the Community and gain national exposure from fine craft enthusiasts. Citizens of Craft is an invaluable marketing tool for Professional Craft Council members. Citizens of Craft profiles provide active and ongoing commercial exposure and directs potential customers to commercial outlets including the Alberta Craft Gallery, craft markets, commercial galleries, online sales venues, and more.
Alberta Craft Council Professional Members, businesses and organizations can create profiles on the Citizens of Craft website. Members' must have an active fine craft career: exhibitions, studio sales, gallery representation, events and talks to name a few.
Your profile will:
- Showcase your craft to the existing craft community and those who are discovering and purchasing craft
- Be presented to site visitors through a wide array of robust searching options
- Provide you with the ability to post and promote personal or community craft events
- And, most importantly, be part of a mass online resource for Canadian craft
If you have any questions or issues while creating your Citizens of Craft profile please contact Joanne, the Alberta Regional Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an ACC Professional Member create your profile today! www.citizensofcraft.ca/create-profile
Here is a handy Citizens of Craft Profile Guideline Sheet - to help guide you through the process of setting up a profile. Below is a youtube video that takes you through the process step by step.
6:44 - Explanation of the Citizens of Craft. The movement and its origins.
12:30 - Step 1 - Create a Profile
20:39 - Step 2 - Categorize - add search functions and tags
21:30 - Step 3 - Hours and Location
24:25 - Step 4 - Adding Photos
26:15 - Step 5 - Adding Retailers
27:09 - Step 6 - Review and Submit - your local craft council will review and approve your profle.
30:00 - Once approved how to update and edit sections of your profile
33:48 - Adding events to your profile, such as studio sales, exhibitions or craft sales that you are participating in.