Mission & Vision
Mission & Vision
The American Craft Council fosters livelihoods and ways of living grounded in the artful work of the human hand, creating a more joyful, humane, and regenerative world.
Inclusion and Equity Statement
ACC is committed to justice, inclusiveness, and equity. Drawing on craft’s rich legacy of openness and its deep roots in all cultures, the Council will work to create opportunities for creative people from all walks of life. Read more.
WHAT WE DO
- Share stories and amplify voices through American Craft magazine and other online content.
- Create marketplace events that support artists and connect people to craft.
- Celebrate craft’s legacy through longstanding awards and a unique research library.
- Create space for dialogue and action—because craft can bring us together as people.
Whether we're amplifying artists' stories, investing in creative economies, honoring innovators in the field, or engaging our community in discussion, our efforts need your support.
Building on a Vision
ACC founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities and established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. 80 years later, our efforts span the nation.
COVER GRAPHIC: Participants in the People's Pottery Project (left) and homewares for sale through the program (right). Featured in the Summer 2021 issue of American Craft, this Los Angeles–based community-oriented ceramics studio offers pottery classes to formerly incarcerated people who are paid for their participation. Photos courtesy of the People’s Pottery Project.