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American Craft Council 2018 American Craft Shows

Deadline: August 11, 2017 {ONLINE}
Late deadline: August 18, 2017. A $25 fee will apply.

2018 American Craft Shows

Minneapolis, MN

February 21 - 25, 2018

March 16 - 18, 2018

April 20 - 22, 2018 - Show

August 3 - 5, 2018

The American Craft Council’s four annual, juried craft shows convene a vibrant community of more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists – ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the field – and reach nearly 50,000 attendees each year. Exhibiting artists represent the broad aesthetic, technical, and material diversity of the craft field, from age-old traditions to cutting-edge technologies.

Applications and Eligibility

We encourage you to apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, leather, metal, mixed media, musical instruments, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.

New and emerging artists

ACC encourages new and emerging artists to apply. An artist may choose to check this box on the application if he/she has not exhibited in any Council show. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as “New Artist.”

Emerging artists may also consider applying to our Hip Pop program – now in its fourth year – which provides lower booth fees, smaller spaces, and more extensive exhibitor support. Visit to learn more. NOTE: The application process for Hip Pop is separate from that for traditional booths and runs on a different timeline.

How to apply

● Submit five digital images to the annual jury by midnight (PST) August 11, 2017, via Juried Art Services, the online application system ( Each application will be given one jury score for all 2018 shows.

● We encourage returning applicants to submit at least two to three images of new work. Marketing and promotional efforts focus on new pieces.

Application Fee
$15.00 processing and handling fee for each set of images
$30.00 application fee for each show you would like those images to be applied.


For questions about the show or application process, please email our staff at

Complete prospectus and link to online application on American Craft Council website:

American Craft Magazine Call for Entries

Deadline: September 8, 2017 {EMAIL}

American Craft Magazine
American Craft Council
Minneapolis, MN
February/March 2018 Career Issue

For the first (and likely only) time, American Craft magazine is issuing a call for entries. We're hoping to hear from artists who'd like to be considered for coverage in our February/March 2018 Career Issue. The goal of the issue – our first ever focusing on artists' career practices – is to share tips on the sometimes tricky business of making a living as an artist. We're looking for artists who have unique guidance to offer and are willing to be forthright about their income sources.

To be considered, please send 4 to 6 images of your work along with your resume and brief answers to following questions:
  • What is notable or unusual about how you pay your bills? (one sentence)
  • What percentage of your income do you make from what sources? (one sentence with rough percentages – include spouse, second job, teaching, etc.)
  • What's the smartest thing you've done to make your finances work? (one sentence)

With each image, please include work title, year made, materials, dimensions, and photo credits. Responses will not be published without permission; incomplete responses and those exceeding 250 words will not be considered.

Please send your response to no later than Friday, September 8. The email subject line must read Feb./Mar. Career Issue. If you are chosen, you'll be notified no later than Friday, October 20.

via American Craft Council Newsletter

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