Written by: Sydney Luther, Communications Assistant
Okay, not exploit, exactly. But use it! The SCC exists to promote craft in Saskatchewan. We can only do that if you let us know what’s going on with you (craft artists in Saskatchewan)!
REMINDER: We want to promote you!
SCC members — I want to promote you on Facebook, Twitter and in our newsletters! Don’t feel shy or embarrassed to contact me with information, such as:
- Selling your work at a market
- Showing in an exhibition
- Winning an award
- Teaching a class
- Being the subject of an article
- Participating in an art related event
It is a benefit of SCC membership! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s work together to promote you and your work.
Do you want to be featured on our blog? We are always accepting submissions from SCC members! If you have an idea for a post, please email me at email@example.com to discuss it.
Ideas for posts:
- Technique – Give the public a better understanding of a specific craft technique
- Piece – Show us the step-by-step process of creating a piece
- Exhibition – Featured in an exhibition? Tell us about your work in the show!
- Market – First time at a new market? Let us know how it went.
- Other experiences – Anything related to your craft career
Our main focus with the blog is to educate the public on craft. Please tailor your post ideas to this audience. Blog posts should be between 400 to 1000 words. All blog posts will be shared on SCC social media.
All SCC members are entitled to have a member profile on our website. This profile can act as a website if you don’t have one, or can be just another place that features your work and contact information. It can also help with SEO (search engine optimization) of your name — it’s another website that will pop up if someone Googles you.
The goal of these profiles is to give buyers an idea of the kind of work you do, where your work can be purchased, and how they can contact you. In order to get a member profile made, you just need to send the information listed in this form to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to members who already have profiles: remember to keep it up-to-date! You can message me at any time with updated photos, a more recent description, or the names of new stores/galleries where you are selling your work.
Talking Craft Artist Features
Talking Craft is the SCC’s public e-newsletter, which is sent out every two weeks to its 1,000+ subscribers. We include a feature on SCC members and their work. This information will also be posted on our blog. Help us put together an informative and eye-catching feature about you and your work. Please send an email to Sydney at email@example.com with the following:
- Artist name
- Business name
- Practicing since
- At least 3 high quality photos of your recent work
- Where to buy your work (online and in store)
- Answers to the following:
- Tell us about your art process
- Tell us what inspires that process
- Tell us an interesting fact or tidbit about the pieces of which you’ve sent photos
Calendar of 2017 Craft Events
The Saskatchewan Craft Council has decided to discontinue the printed version of the Calendar of Annual Saskatchewan Craft Events, and move to a digital webpage version. If you are an organizer or participant in a craft market or sale this year, please send an email to Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event, dates, venue, website and contact email.
We encourage you to take part in the initiative the Canadian Crafts Federation began in January. Using the following hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will connect you with the cross-Canada craft community, and you may have your work shared on the CCF or SCC social media pages!
On Fridays, we’re calling on craft artists and aficionados to post your favourite encounters with marvelous contemporary fine craft. Share photos of fine craft in your studio, a gallery, museum, shop or elsewhere. Tag the CCF and use the hashtag #finecraftfriday to help weave a tapestry of incredible fine craft from across Canada.
Célébrons les métiers d’art le mardi! Nous vous encourageons, artisans et admirateurs à publier vos récentes découvertes, vos artistes favoris, etc. Montrez-nous les métiers d’art en studio, en galerie, en musée, en boutique ou partout ailleurs! Identifiez le CCF et utilisez le mot-clic : #metiersdartmardi pour promouvoir les métiers d’art à travers le Canada et avoir une chance d’être republié.
On Thursdays, take a wander down memory lane by sharing your most memorable fine craft moments – whether it is a momentous occasion like your first solo exhibition, a major commission or a particularly remarkable piece of fine craft. Tag the CCF and use the hashtag #craftbt (Throwback Thursday) to join in on the nostalgia!
Each Monday, connect with the #CitizensOfCraft movement! Admire a citizen in the craft finder? Share an image of their work! Love the manifesto statements? Show us how you live in line with the movement.