The Alberta Craft Council is the Provincial Arts Service Organization that develops, promotes and advocates for fine craft in Alberta. Since 1980, the ACC has promoted craft in Alberta through exhibitions, publications, marketing ventures, education, awareness projects and information services to its membership and to the general public. The ACC has a dual role: to support contemporary and heritage crafts as significant art forms that contribute to Alberta’s culture; and to develop a craft sector of creative, skilled, viable and sustainable craftspeople, studio, businesses and networks.
The ACC operates public galleries in Edmonton and Calgary dedicated to exhibiting craft arts. Annually, the ACC produces over 20 exhibitions in 5 locations, markets the work of approximately 150 members, provides advisory committee and other member services, coordinates extensive communications activity, and promotes contemporary craft arts widely. The Alberta Craft Council is the organization of first choice for professional craft artists and aficionados in Alberta.