Established in 1996, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is a national nonprofit organization that advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States. CCCD raises funds for programs and outreach to international, national, and regional artists, craft organizations, universities/colleges, and the community.
CCCD’s knowledge-sharing activities strengthen community and professional networks. As a result of annual Think Tanks, CCCD produced Makers, the first comprehensive survey of American Studio Craft, supported the launch of The Journal of Modern Craft, and created the Craft Research Fund Program. Each year, CCCD administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field.