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ACC: Present Tense: 2019 Join this vital conver­sa­tion on the impor­tance of craft today happen­ing in Philadel­phia, October 10 – 122019

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ACC hosts a national conver­sa­tion explor­ing craft’s rele­vance as a power­ful cata­lyst for navi­gat­ing and making meaning in an increas­ingly complex present. 

As a national advo­cacy nonprofit commit­ted to connect­ing and galva­niz­ing diverse craft commu­ni­ties, ACC invites artists, thought leaders, craft prac­ti­tion­ers, cura­tors, civic leaders, writers, critics, media makers, social activists, and all kinds to explore, chal­lenge, and cele­brate craft’s impact in Amer­i­can life today. 

Together, we invite you to mine the gener­a­tive spirit on which the ACC was founded, as we iden­tify and confront the poten­tials in contem­po­rary Amer­i­can life, affirm the neces­sity and power of making things by hand, and build a health­ier craft ecosys­tem for moving forward.

Our collec­tive conver­sa­tions over the three days will guide subse­quent retreats and programs, begin penning solu­tions, and collab­o­ra­tively set a national stage for ways to take action and record our progress. Visit our web site for complete information