Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a for impact charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki.
The mandate of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education and training, exhibitions and special events. We are committed to developing programs that preserve, elevate, expand, and enhance the creation of craft.
We serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to highly accomplished professionals, offering instruction as well as resource and support services.
The Centre offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional craft, promotes and markets Cape Breton craft through exhibitions, special events, and a variety of traditional and social media platforms, and operates a permanent, year-round store-front Gallery and Gallery Shop representing over 110 Cape Breton artisans.
Learn about the Centre and our initiatives to promote excellence in craft and design and get more information on classes, workshops, exhibits, funding programs and much more including programming for children and youth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Guiding the organization is the member-elected Board of Directors that is responsible for the policies, programs, and financial well-being of the Centre.
Directors are drawn from a spectrum of the craft community and allied professions. They serve a three-year term and may be elected for one additional term.
The Board meets regularly throughout the year and holds an Annual General Meeting in June.
- Chair — Sylvie Gerbasi
- Vice Chair — Michelle Lahey
- Treasurer — Kale O’Toole
- Secretary — Eileen Paul
- Board Members — Andrew Skinner-Ryan , Angela Hall, Sylvie Gerbasi, Kale O’Toole, Keli Brewer, Kelsey Watson, Kristie Farrier, Nadia Bello, Paula Davis
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is seeking new volunteer members for its Board of Directors.
Board term begins June 2022; members are asked to serve for a minimum of three (3) years; members are expected to attend five (5) Board meetings each year along with the Annual General Meeting; members of the Board will serve on committees.