News from the Australian Craft and Design Centres network

artisan is incredibly lucky to be part of the Australian Craft and Design Centres network (ACDC), which is a group of twelve key organisations from all states and territories that represent the professional craft and design sector in Australia.

In August 2019, ACDC held its annual meeting. This network is a powerful way for artisan to promote Queensland makers across the country, as will be seen later this year when our recent Agency by Design exhibition will be shown as part of Design Canberra, in partnership with Craft ACT.

ACDC organisations facilitate production, exhibition, and interpretation of work by artists, craftspeople and designers. Members of ACDC are all free and accessible to the public and are primarily supported through public operational funding. By supporting the development and dissemination of new work and setting best practice standards for the sector, the ACDC network actively delivers a high return on public funding for artists and audiences.

The ACDC network advocates for the small-to-medium contemporary craft and design sector in Australia, offering a forum for collaboration across the country – for knowledge sharing, peer support and the strategic development of ideas within the broader visual arts sector. The ACDC member organisations engage with the sector at a local, national and international level and offer services and programs that support sustainable and innovative practice.

ACDC Members are:
Artisan (QLD)
Australian Design Centre (NSW)
Australian Tapestry Workshop (VIC)
Canberra Glassworks (ACT)
Central Craft (NT)
Craft (VIC)
Craft ACT (ACT)
Design Tasmania (TAS)
Form (WA)
Guildhouse (SA)
Jam Factory (SA)
Sturt Gallery and Studios (NSW)

Learn more about the members of ACDC.

Image: Work by @jane_du_rand, Mosaic and ceramic.