Craft Awards Craft Writing Award Community Awards Mather Award

Award Ceremony Award Recipients


Craft Ontario Awards is one of our most popular member benefits. With a roster of ten annual awards, we're proud to be able to support our membership with funds to grow their professional activities.

Awards Overview

CRAFT AWARDS: Recognizes makers that create innovative and exceptional work - check out the work of past recipients here

CRAFT WRITING AWARD: Supports emerging careers in craft discourse, furthers the appreciation and understanding of craft in Canada, and recognizes critical analysis and the contemporary significance of the awarded project. Exploring current issues in relation to craft practice, the Jean Johnson Craft Writing Award is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging writers and curators.

COMMUNITY AWARDS: Chosen and presented each year by our Organization Members, the Community Awards help celebrate excellence in specific craft disciplines.

MATHER AWARD: Celebrating distinguished contributors to craft since 1981. One of the highest markers of exceptional commitment to the development of craft in Ontario - find more information here.

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.