Hip Pop Program and You

Hip Pop Program and You

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Hip Pop Participants (left to right) Alicia Goodwin, Jeannie Trelles, Jenny Fong, Lisa Valley, Nicole Woerner Kelly, and Beau Sinchai at 2018 American Craft Show in Saint Paul

Hip Pop participants (left to right) Alicia Goodwin, Jeannie Trelles, Jenny Fong, Lisa Valley, Nicole Woerner Kelly, and Beau Sinchai at the 2018 American Craft Show in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

What is the Hip Pop Program?

Every year, the Hip Pop emerging artists program gives 60 artists an unparalleled opportunity to advance their careers through showcasing their work at one of our established, competitive craft shows across the country. The program is one of the top ways for artists to change the scene with new perspectives, trends, visions, and products. With donor support made stronger through our matching gift challenge, American Craft Council underwrites a portion of artists’ expenses, including supplying them with a booth and amenities for the weekend.

Beyond providing these emerging makers entry into what many consider to be the country’s best contemporary craft shows, the participation of younger artists is a great benefit to those with champagne tastes and beer budgets – Hip Pop presents a range of art, furniture, ceramics, and jewelry priced affordably enough to inspire a splurge without having to take out a second mortgage. In addition, the influx of fresh energy breathes new life into the American Craft Shows.