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Tennessee Craft





Join Our Craft Community

Our members enjoy a vital connection to other craft artists and enthusiasts interested in the fine craft heritage of Tennessee. As a membership-driven organization, members play an active role in shaping the activities to meet their personal and professional needs. All members are welcome to attend board meetings where policies and procedures are developed and defined.

Membership is open to anyone (creators and collectors) of every skill level (novice to master). Our statewide network includes professional craft artists, teachers, students, shop and gallery owners, guilds, co-ops, schools and art departments, craft suppliers and promoters. Artist-members produce handmade work in a variety of media, including, but not limited to: basketry, books, clay, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, textile and wood. We hope you’ll join us.

If you live outside the state of Tennessee, we welcome you as a member too! Although you will not be assigned a chapter within the state, you will receive discounts, connections and opportunities to grow professionally.

If you are a nonprofit organization who has a mission that overlaps ours, please contact us to find out if you qualify for a free “green” membership.

Membership Benefits

With your membership, you will receive:

Connections and Opportunities

  • Support of a state-wide organization of craft artists
  • Member-only exhibitions, including the Best of Tennessee Craft biennial museum exhibit
  • Discounts at Tennessee Craft Fairs
  • Low cost access to our Emerging Makers Tent at our fairs
  • Monthly email newsletters with artist opportunity notifications
  • Online member directory and artist gallery

Professional Development

  • Unique and varied mentorship opportunities
  • Annual Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP)
  • Scholarships and awards
  • Panel discussions and presentations
  • Discounted professional development workshop tickets


  • Year-round efforts by Tennessee Craft to promote artists
  • Established website and social media presence
  • Online listing of member-led classes, lessons and workshops
  • Marketing and leadership tools available for member use
  • Craft fairs that link you to a buying public

Chapter Support

Each Tennessee Craft member is categorized into one of six active geographically based chapters.* Each chapter provides their own set of benefits tailored to their local membership including but not limited to:

  • Exhibitions
  • Selling opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Panel discussions
  • Guest speaker presentations

*If there is not an active chapter in your region, we would be happy to help you reactivate a chapter or join a chapter in a neighboring region.

Membership Cost

Membership is based on a calendar year (January-December). Those joining January 1-October 31 will receive benefits for the current calendar year. Those joining November 1-December 31 will receive benefits through the following calendar year.

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Through your involvement with Tennessee Craft, you join a network of artists and individuals committed to increase public understanding and appreciation for fine craft, provide a forum for members, makers and enthusiasts to encourage mutual support, nurture excellence and creativity in our community, sustain the markets for fine craft, promote professional development, and celebrate the values of hand craftsmanship in our society.


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