The mission of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development. The Center’s programs strive to support the best examples of research and practice in the field.
We value and embrace the voice of the next generation. Every year, the Center awards $15,000 Windgate Fellowships to ten graduating seniors with extraordinary skill in craft—one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. We also place four emerging curators within prominent institutions under the Windgate Museum Internship Program.
Our knowledge-sharing activities strengthen our community and professional networks. As a result of our annual Think Tanks, the Center producedMakers, the first comprehensive survey of American studio craft, supported the launch of The Journal of Modern Craft, and created the Craft Research Fund Program. The Center is the only organization functioning as a catalyst for scholarly research in American craft.