What We Do
What We Do
WHAT WE DO
The American Craft Council is a national nonprofit organization that connects and galvanizes diverse craft communities and traditions to advance craft’s impact in contemporary American life and to keep craft artists and the community connected, inspired, and thriving.
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.
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.
Our Work in Action
We Couldn’t Do This Without You
Your support is crucial in our effort to build a vibrant future for craft. Learn how you can contribute to our nonprofit programs.
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.