Sustainable Fiber Arts Conference 2024
Gros Morne, NL, Canada
19.- 23.09.2024

Sustainable Fiber Arts Conference 2024 Gros Morne, NL, Canada 19.- 23.09.2024

Register as a participant for "Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts NL 2024" by March 31, 2024 and SAVE $50!

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador through the provincial Year of the Arts initiative has the pleasure to announce the Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference 2024. The Conference is taking place from September 19 to 23, 2024, in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Sustainability has been a central conversation in the arts and cultural community in the past decade, to say the least, and as such a diversity of makers and craft artists is turning their attention to sustainable practices at a local, national and international level. Last held in 2015, our Fibre Conference brought presenters, participants and visitors from all across the globe together to discuss the exciting developments in the fibre arts; in 2024 we are celebrating the “Made in Canada” fibre artists of the province and the country adding a valuable contribution the YOTA.

Sustainability is far from a new concept. Sustainable textile practices are evolving and being adopted by hundreds of artists in Canada and across the Globe. Focusing on sustainability and respect for the land, water and air, this conference aims to discuss sustainable and ecological craft practices and materials, and how sustainability can support rural and urban craft communities and move forward in the craft industry with sustainable planning within our discussions and workshops. Artists from other Canadian provinces and territories of diverse cultural backgrounds will present a series of workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and the sustainable foraging of fibres on the West Coast of NL.

As we move forward in the craft world we have started to have a deep understanding of sustainability within the materials used, the making processes and the need to balance our current needs with the needs of the future craft artists generation. Through applied skills and material-based knowledge a vast amount of makers are turning into their processes to reconnect with the land surrounding them and how their materials are cultivated and harvested. The fibre artists specifically have been learning to create with found materials in nature, to cultivate their own fibres respecting the balance of their land and harvesting only the necessary for their creation, therefore sustainability becomes a social, cultural, economic and environmental endeavor in which fibre artists are deeply rooted in.

This event is bound to inspire you to develop your own fibre art while leaving you in love with Newfoundland and Labrador!

Workshop sessions and transportation options are now open for bookings. Space is limited so be sure to check your preferred options to avoid missing out. If you have already registered for the conference to take advantage of the early bird pricing, you will be notified by email of the addition of workshops and other add-ons prior to them going on sale.

Refund Policy: Full refund available until July 19, 2024, 80% between July 19-August 16, 2024. No refunds after August 16, 2024 unless in special situations that will be assessed case by case. Please CONTACT US for refund requests.

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