Join us for five life-changing days in the charming seaside town of Ventura, CA for our annual makers and small business conference: Craftcation, our nationally-recognized conference for small business smarts, creative craft workshops and social gatherings.
WE BELIEVE IN… purpose, authenticity, connection and creativity.
WE BELIEVE THAT PURPOSE AND PASSION ARE POSSIBLE – TOGETHER.
WE BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF MAKING, WHETHER YOU’RE A LIFELONG CRAFTER OR SEARCHING TO FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON CULTIVATING A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE AND ACCEPTING COMMUNITY THAT WORKS TOGETHER AND SUPPORTS EACH OTHER LONG AFTER THE CONFERENCE ENDS.
WE BELIEVE THE MAGIC IS FOUND OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
I also want to take a moment to answer some of our most frequently asked questions from prospective Craftcation attendees.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A BUSINESS BUT JUST WANT TO HANG OUT AND MAKE STUFF?
Not everyone who comes to Craftcation has a business. We have lots of attendees who come solely for the DIY workshops and fun. You can fill all four days with hands-on workshops where you’ll bust out more amazing creations that you can imagine. From embroidery to block printing to sewing to painting to weaving + crochet + knitting to art journaling… we’ve got you covered!
WHAT IF I DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE A BUSINESS BUT HAVE SOME IDEAS?
Figuring out where to focus your time and energy is easy when someone who’s been there before is guiding you. Craftcation will help you hone in on your perfect idea and create an action plan for your dream business.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A BUSINESS?
If you’re like us and you’ve been running your creative business for a while you have a whole different set of needs than beginners. You need the next-level mentorship that Craftcation provides so you can play a bigger game, balance your life, battle burnout, create alternative sources of income, be more productive and hone in on exactly what you need to do to make your brand even bigger and more profitable.
WHAT IF I’M AN INTROVERT OR I’M NERVOUS TO ATTEND ALONE?
Time and time again we hear Craftcation attendees tell us how the Craftcation community is unlike that from any other conference because it is so welcoming. There are no cliques at Craftcation. When you walk through the doors, you’re part of the Craftcation family. If you need help connecting, we have your back and will introduce you to your next best friends.
WHAT IF FUNDS ARE TIGHT?
We know it can be hard to budget for a conference which is why we do everything we can to make it possible for you to come to Craftcation so you can connect with your community, start or grow your business and have the creative vacation of a lifetime. Here are some great tips on attending on a budget. We also have a private Facebook group for registered attendees to connect with each other to share travel expenses and rooms.
PLUS we have a payment plan that allows you to lock in your rate with a small deposit and then make payments of your choosing to pay off your balance a month before Craftcation. You’ll even get a link to your registration that you can share with friends and family so when people ask what you want for your birthday or holidays, you can let them contribute to your Craftcation ticket!
Craftcation SELLS OUT every year AND every year we get emails from people who wished they would have purchased their ticket sooner so they could spend four days making, meeting and learning at the beach. Don’t miss your once a year chance for an experience you’ll never forget.
Still have questions? Feel free to email us.
SOME THOUGHTS FROM CRAFTCATION ALUMS:
“Even though I have an established business, I got SO much info from Craftcation. The presenters and attendees were approachable and the advice was right-on. I’m an introvert and I was astounded by how down-to-earth and inclusive this group is. I have finally found my community and I’m not letting go.” – Craftcation Alum
“I was REALLY nervous to come to my first Craftcation on my own but I’m SO glad I took the risk. It way exceeded my expectations. I created meaningful friendships, crafted my heart out and got business skills that I’m already putting into practice. There’s no way I’m missing Craftcation next year.” – Craftcation Alum
“Last year was my first Craftcation (it’s been on my to-do list for five years). I was anxious about attending alone but I got so much for out of it than I could have dreamed of. I left with new best friends, crafty skills and so much business info. Everyone was so inviting and friendly. It’s worth every penny (and then some). I can’t wait to come back.” – Craftcation Alum
“I’m a four-time Craftcation attendee. It’s my MUST-DO (and favorite week) EVERY SINGLE year. Creativity, authentic people, actionable business skills and the beach = the best! My only regret is that I missed the first few Craftcation’s. That will never happen again!” – Craftcation Alum
WE’VE PULLED TOGETHER SOME BLOG POSTS FROM THE ARCHIVES TO HELP YOU GET READY FOR WHAT’S SURE TO BE A THRILLING, INSPIRING AND MOTIVATING FOUR DAYS!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU INTO OUR COMMUNITY!