MEMBERSHIP GENERAL INFORMATION

 

SHARED RESOURCES

 

 

EDUCATION

 

We educate the region and arts community on the importance of craft and its ability to impact the local creative economy. Through our four retail locations, daily demonstrations, biannual craft fairs, and five special events, we promote our makers and their crafts.

  • Opportunity to demonstrate techniques, skills, or processes at the following educational events to the public; Glass, Metal, & Clay Day; Fiber Day; Wood Day; and Heritage Weekend.
  • Ability to be a paid demonstrator at the Folk Art Center from March through December, Moses Cone Manor from April through November, and the Craft Fairs in July and October.
  • Access to Guild's library, permanent collection, and archives for research on craft media, history, and more.
  • Access to community craft networks for educational opportunities, either at schools or local workshops.
  • Opportunity to teach crafts to young students through school workshops.

 

MARKETING

 

  • Exposure through strategic and substantial annual advertising, both print and digital channels, as well as radio and television. These opportunities are in support of retail in shops, Craft Fairs, and special events.
  • Opportunity to work with professional staff with experience in advertising, publicity, web technologies, and utilizing the SHCG brand for added value to your craft and business.
  • Exhibition and gallery experiences in collaboration with members and staff obtaining knowledge in the collection, catalog, and appraisal, as well as museum affiliation.
  • Ability to work with staff in gallery affiliation and processes,¬†methods and materials research, pricing --
  • Online store for digital revenue opportunity, a highly strategic e-commerce platform for members.
  • Access to SHCG brand materials to show standards of quality and excellence in craft media.

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