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2019 GAMAA FINALIST: artisan


A new home for craft and design

artisan was founded in 1970 and is the peak body for craft and design in Queensland. They are dedicated to providing meaningful experiences that help audiences access a deeper understanding of craft and design, and its importance to our communities.

In April 2018, artisan moved to its new purpose-built venue in the Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, cementing the organisation's future and furthering its ability to contribute to the sustainability of Queensland craft practitioners and designers. The move was made possible by forming solid partnerships with corporate supporters, and financially enabled the organisation to maximise this opportunity for sustainable growth.

After one year in the new venue, artisan can demonstrate significant achievement, such as a 70% increase in their public program activity; attracting 57% of first-time visitors; a 33% increase in revenue; and increased exhibition and commercial opportunities for practitioners.


Banner image: 2019 GAMAA trophies created by Queensland artist Lucy Quinn. Photo: Andrea Higgins, courtesy of M&G QLD.


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