Craft Business – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Craft Business

"Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design has played a tremendous role in helping to grow our soap-making hobby into a successful business. They have provided assistance with various aspects of our business, from obtaining funding to marketing to expanding into the world of online sales. They truly care about their artisans and it is evident in the measures they have taken to help us succeed!" Shannon Costelo
Groovy Goat Farm & Soap Company

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design coordinates business skills development activities to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs within the craft sector of Cape Breton Island. These activities support the development
 and growth of craft businesses.

They enable aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to develop the business skills needed to start a business, enhance productivity, promote their business and improve capacity for growth through workshops, resources, mentorship, training and funding support. 

To learn more about the Centre’s funding assistance programs, click one of the links below:

Website & E-Commerce Grant 
Deadline: March 5th, June 15th, October 15th
Program Guidelines

Branding & Storytelling Grant
Deadline: March 1st, September 1st
Program Guidelines 

Craft Business Consultancy Grant
Deadline: Open deadline
Program Guidelines 

To apply for funding, please complete a Business Profile and email to 

Business Profile Application For Assistance

 Project Description Application Short Form

For more information about the Centre’s craft business development programs, contact Stephanie Dupuis at 902 539 7491 ext 115 or

In March 2020, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design completed its third craft sector benchmark survey. Click on the below link to read the full study.

Cape Breton Island – Unama’ki Craft Sector Benchmark Study 2020