We’re heading into one of our favorite times of year… Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference 2018 is around the corner! If you’re ready to join us for four life-changing days of making, meeting and learning at the beach in California, click here to register.
Craftcation features over 100 creative business and craft workshops and is the perfect place for you to:
-Build your creative community
-Get the tools and support you need to grow your business
-Find inspiration and learn new art and craft skills
-Turn your passion into your full-time job
Craftcation Conference 2018 is in Ventura, Ca. on April 4-8, 2018.
We’re also excited to premier the newest Craftcation video: The Hands of a Maker from our videographer LP Hastings.
LP also created this awesome video at Craftcation Conference 2017.
Here’s what some previous attendees had to say about their experiences at Craftcation:
“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 more 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
Wondering if Craftcation is right for you? Here are some answers to questions you may have:
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 leather crafts to art journaling to all sorts of techniques… 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 AND NERVOUS TO ATTEND ALONE?
We know that traveling to and attending an event solo can be sort of scary but it doesn’t have to be! Put your anxieties aside and take a chance by joining us. Lots of attendees come alone and leave having made new friends that become part of their creative community. 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. We asked Craftcation Alumni about their experiences and advice for attendees (especially those who come alone). Check out their thoughts: one, two, three, four, five, six and seven.