As we went to print on the October-November issue, the American Craft Council was taking root at its new location in Minneapolis. Located in the Grain Belt Brewery building, home of RSP Architects, in the city's Sheridan neighborhood, the Council's office is a comfortable fit in an up-and-coming arts district, enabling the organization to continue its mission of championing contemporary American craft.
Satellite Office for American Craft Council Show Operations Although the new headquarters of the American Craft Council is now in Minneapolis, a satellite office for show operations was established in Brooklyn this past July. All correspondence regarding the shows should be sent to American Craft Council Shows, 250 Greenpoint Ave., Studio 21, Brooklyn, BY 11222. The phone number is 800-836- 3470. Melanie Little, Ashley Morgan, Kristine Goldy and Oliver Chapoy have remained with the Council.
A new staff has come on board. We're extremely pleased to introduce you to the newest members of the ACC, who will be working out of the Minneapolis office as of August 31. Monica Moses, Joanne Smith and Julie Hanus will be on the magazine team as editor in chief, advertising sales manager and senior editor, respectively. Greg Allen is the new director of finance and administration, and Alanna Nissen has joined the Council as office coordinator. The Council is confident that the staff's experience will make the transition a smooth and successful one.
Preserving the American Craft Council's Library and Archive
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the Council a $40,000 matching grant in support of the digitization and preservation of portions of its collection. The American Craft Council's library and archive is a unique and specialized collection of more than 15,000 holdings documenting the American studio craft movement over more than 60 years.