In the Making

In the Making is a series of inspiring public programs where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Join us for an insider's view of the lives and work of those who practice and appreciate craft in all its forms—artists, tradespeople, curators, community leaders, chefs, scholars, and others.

Know of someone who would be a great fit for this series? Let us know by emailing Kristen Odle at Thanks in advance, and look forward to connecting!

Upcoming Live Events

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Free to attend

Crafting the Future

In the Making: Crafting the Future

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Free event, space is limited

Join us in a conversation with Crafting the Future, an organization that works to diversify the fields of art, craft, and design by connecting young BIPOC artists with opportunities that will help them thrive.

In practice, CTF partners with youth arts organizations across the country, in order to provide their students with scholarships to renowned craft schools and pre-college programs. In doing so, the organization 1. Creates pathways into the field for young BIPOC artists, 2. Connects them with professional opportunities, and 3. Helps them plant roots and extend their networks in the craft community.

Joining the conversation will be CTF founders Corey Pemberton and Annie Evelyn, both practicing artists-makers, Aspen Golann CF '19, a CTF crew member and NBSS graduate of our Cabinet & Furniture Making program, and other beneficiaries and partners of CTF. Along with moderator Kristen Odle and other special guests, we'll discuss the different ways in which CTF is working to increase accessibility and awareness for opportunities in craft, and learn more about what's next for the organization.

Pictured above is New Orleans artist Shanti Broom during her CTF workshop at Penland School of Craft.


This conversation is part of In the Making, a new public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more about In the Making, and view a full list of participants, at the series homepage here.

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