Call for Exhibition Proposals – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is seeking professional practicing artists, curators, and community organizers to submit proposals for a virtual or in-person speaker series on the topic of Craftivism (the intersection of craft and activism) happening in Winter 2024. 🎤

Speakers may submit innovative session proposals that not only speak to the technical issues of their work, but also provide context. Speakers should offer real-world examples, anecdotes, case studies, successes and failures, examples of actual tools and methodologies used, and insights on emerging issues in the visual arts or activism.

Speakers can propose the following formats:
Interactive activities
The purpose of our call is to engage in national conversations about these issues while learning from and supporting artists and crafters across Turtle Island. This speaker series is proudly sponsored by TD Bank Group and the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts.
For any questions, please email

SUBMISSIONS DUE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024 AT 11:59PM (soft deadline)


Call for instructors – Outreach Programming! 

The Centre is seeking proposals from enthusiastic craft instructors for youth and adult courses and workshops in Inverness County, Victoria County, Richmond County and the town of Port Hawkesbury for the upcoming winter term. Programming can run for a maximum of eight weeks or shorter periods.  

We invite course proposals for courses in pottery, basket making, stained glass, photography, painting, moccasin making, jewelry, rug hooking and more! 

Your proposal package should include: 

1. DESCRIPTION of the proposed course or workshop as you would like it to appear on the course brochure (max 50 words). 

  • Please include preferred dates, times, and duration of the course. 

  • Maximum and minimum number of students in the class. 

2. COURSE OUTLINE including brief descriptions of what is to be covered in each week’s class. 

3. A current CV or resume  

4. BIO to appear on the Centre for Craft’s web page (max 100 words). 

5. DIGITAL IMAGES (that represent the possible projects you will be teaching) 

*When working with children, the Centre requires volunteers complete a Criminal Record Check.  


If you have any questions about teaching off-site programming with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, would like assistance with your proposal package or to send proposals electronically by email, please contact Tammy Sophocleous at  

Please send your proposal packages by December 15th, 2023.