This page has been updated in January 2022
We were unable to hold either the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association (DACA) Summer Exhibition or Christmas Fair in 2020. Our 2021 event was a Dorset Arts and Crafts showcase, a different type of event which was designed to showcase the work of our members and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for both visitors and volunteers. You can see photos from Showcase 2021 on the Previous Events page.
We will continue to update the Hub with details of online art and craft events and tutorials. We have now resumed our listings of live events, as restrictions have eased. Please send any suggestions for inclusion in the Hub pages to email@example.com
We would be delighted if you would like to support us financially in these difficult times.
Q: Have you offered an extension to membership?
A: Yes. Membership was first extended by a full year, so that members due to renew at the end of June 2020 had their membership extended to June 2021. Any new members joining in 2021 were given membership until June 2022.
From 22 July 2021, subscriptions have been increased to £12 (expiry June 2023) for both new members and those renewing their membership.
Q: My membership gives me discounts at some local shops. Are these still available?
A: We are in the process of confirming the discount arrangements with local shops and will publish new details as they become available. .
Q: Will there be an exhibition in 2022?
A: We are planning to hold an event in August 2022, which will combine the best of our traditional exhibitions and the successful format of Showcase 2021 into a new type of event. Details will be published on the Showcase 2022 page.
Q: Will there be a new member challenge image for 2022?
A: Yes, details will be in the January 2022 newsletter.
Q: I want to apply for the DACA grant for 2022. When will I be able to do this?
A: Applications for the DACA grant for 2022 are now open. All the details are on our Grant page
Q: You cancelled the Christmas Craft Fair in 2020 and 2021. Will there be a Christmas Craft Fair in 2022?
A: The Christmas Craft Fair is being reviewed and a decision on future events will be published in due course.