Co-op Membership

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What are the qualifications to apply?

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  • Must be a resident of British Columbia.
  • We look for artists with training and/or experience in areas of fine craft (this can include mentorships, self-study, workshops, etc.), but it is not mandatory.
  • Must demonstrate ongoing artistic development and a commitment to their art practice.
  • Handmade Quality: The artwork must be handmade and not assembled from manufactured parts. The work should not replicate a manufactured or commercial object.
  • Craftsmanship and Design: The work must exhibit good quality and design. It should involve a significant level of craft.

How Does the Application Process Work?

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The application process consists of three stages:

  • Stage 1: Initial application submission via a form. A non-refundable Jury Fee of $25 + GST applies to this stage.
  • Stage 2: If your work passes the first stage, you'll be invited to submit physical samples of your work for further consideration.
  • Stage 3: If you advance to the final stage, you'll have an in-person or online meeting with our management team to discuss what it means to be an active co-op member and to answer any questions you may have.

Note: New members are accepted for a one-year trial period to assess their fit with the cooperative. During this time, the consistency and quality of their work, as well as their ability to meet production and delivery expectations, are evaluated.

What types of mediums are you looking for?

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We are looking for a diverse range of mediums within the realm of fine craft. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Paper Arts

Note: We do not accept paintings, drawings, graphic design art, or food products. Applicants should either visit Circle Craft to see the type of work we showcase or, if you live out of town, take a good look at our website to acquaint yourself with the quality of work we exhibit.

Who will be evaluating my work during the jury process?

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Your work will be evaluated by our Selections Committee, which consists of experienced artists and professionals in the field of fine craft. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the jury process to ensure fair and thorough evaluation.

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