Member Award Categories
Craft Awards Affiliate Awards Mather Award Applications Nominations

Award Ceremony Award Recipients


Craft Ontario Awards is one of our most popular member benefits. With a roster of over 15 annual awards, ranging from $200 to $2500, 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, and curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community.

Affiliate Awards: Chosen and presented each year by our Affiliate Organization Members, the Affiliate 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.

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.