ACC Giving Day—May 20, 2021

ACC Giving Day—May 20, 2021

Graphic with photo of hanging ceramic art and pink eye symbol on wall plus photo of artist holding similar ceramic pieces

Craft is MADE for times like these. You have a hand in keeping it alive.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, is your opportunity to invest in artists and their craft. Your investment in the American Craft Council is an investment in beauty, resilience, hope, opportunity, and the well-being of all of us. Donate during #ACCGivingDay to help us reach our goal and be entered into drawings for craft! Our nonprofit uses our platform to amplify artists’ stories, broaden the craft community, and preserve the legacy of craft. If you are able, please plan to donate to ensure we can continue our work.

Make Your Giving Day Contribution

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 by donating what you can to ensure we can continue our work. Special thanks to ACC Trustee Carl Fisher, who has so generously offered to match all Giving Day donations up to $10,000.


Enter our drawing for a chance to win a unique el-bowl

As part of Giving Day, we're excited to be giving away several "el-bowls" handmade by ACC Trustee Michael Strand. Shaped by pressing a ball of clay against the elbow, each bowl is not only functional but also a unique imprint of its maker. These photos were taken during an "el-bowl" workshop that Michael facilitated at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia as part of ACC's 2019 conference.

Two people shaping wads of clay against their elbows
Person holding a wad of clay shaped like a rough bowl
Rough clay bowls of different shapes on a table
Variety of ceramic bowls with organic shapes and teal interior glaze

Sign up for the drawing—tell us how craft helps you in this moment

Please note that we may post submissions on our social media channels as part of our fundraising campaign. We will contact the drawing winners directly on May 21.

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Help Spread the Word on Social

Inspired to encourage others to support our cause? We invite you to create a post sharing how craft helps you in this moment. Share a photo with your response in the caption or create a 30–second to 1–minute video. Be sure to tag @CraftCouncil and use #ACCGivingDay and #CraftIsMADEForThisMoment to have your post featured on this page!

COVER GRAPHIC: New York-based artist Michele Quan is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of American Craft. Photos courtesy of MQuan Studio.