• Our Partners

    Helping for today and tomorrow 

    “Sustaining craft” is a collaborative undertaking. We are thankful to the hundreds of people, organizations and businesses who help us on an annual basis.

  • You often see this bar of logos on the bottom of our publications and e-blasts: the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Worcester State University, both give the Crafts Center foundational support each year, and Worcester State University provides a host of back-of-the-house expertise. Included in the Worcester State support is the Worcester State Foundation, an important member of our non-profit family. The WOO Program (now WOO Pass) markets the Worcester Cultural Coalition, of which we are a member, to local colleges and the public.

    Some examples of our other Partners:
  • Arts Worcester is our partner in organizing an juried exhibition of work by artists born since 1975. Entitled, NOW: New Work, New Artists, this show will highlight the bright future that creativity has in the greater Worcester Area.

    Worcester Business Journal is the media sponsor for NOW: New Work, New Artists giving us both financial support and media support.

    Telegram and Gazette has given us in-kind advertising support as a community sponsor. Nativity School of Worcester partnered by sending students here for a day of service that commenced with a wheel throwing demonstration for the boys. Worcester Arts Magnet School has been our partner in bringing a craft artist into the school to work with each grade level and to create a collaborative artwork installed in the school. Worcester State University has partnered on Teacher Professional Development, most recently a summer intensive on green chemistry that partnered with our Metals and Glass Departments.

    UniBank who generously supports the HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS and knows that good business includes the arts. L&J of New England loans us their parking lot for events as does the Postal Workers Union; KJ Barrons helps us with receptions; the Worcester Regional Transit Authority helps transport our Holiday Festival artists to their offsite parking, which is donated by Gervais Autobody and Car Wash.

    In the world of “sustaining craft,” every partnership counts.