Sheridan’s Craft and Design program celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year! Throughout 2017, the faculty is organizing a series of events which will highlight both the program’s proud history and the exciting future of the recently launched 4 year Honours Bachelor degree. For the first time, this year the program will be participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16.
Since 1981, Craft Ontario has awarded their prestigious Craft Awards to recipients who have proven to be accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. From makers that create innovative and exceptional work to curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community, each recipient is recognized as an important contributor to contemporary craft practice. The program assists makers in various stages of their careers through professional recognition, as well as financial support for further training, studio development and supplies. This year, as part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Craft Ontario hosted an exhibition of recipient work that was on view at the John B. Aird Gallery. During the Ceremony, twenty outstanding recipients we awarded over $32,000.