COVID-19 Resources for Craft Businesses
Explore our business resources and find aid for your craft business during this unprecedented crisis.
All COVID-19 Coverage
TNNA announced that the organization will suspend operations as of April 30, 2020, due to declining membership, low attendance at shows, and the cancellation of the Summer Show due to COVID-19.
With in-person craft fairs across the country facing cancellations, Renegade Craft offers a new online-only Virtual Fair.
When the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival announced it would be an online event this year, Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press decided to rerelease a book from the backlist, Doomsday Knits, and to her surprise sales took off.
Quilts, Inc. announced today that they’ve secured a funder and will be issuing full refunds to all vendors for the cancelled Spring Quilt Market show.
Quilts, Inc. notified exhibitors today that they will not be issuing refunds for Spring Quilt Market which was scheduled for May 15-17 in Pittsburgh, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.
TNNA has decided to cancel its 2020 Summer Show due to concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and will alert member soon about possible refunds.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Studio Art Quilt Associates opted to convert their annual conference scheduled for March 19 to 22, 2020 in Toronto to a virtual conference and, although it was a challenge, the event was highly successful with aspects the organization hopes to carry forward into the future.
Etsy sent an email to sellers this morning encouraging them to make face masks to sell on the site to fulfill the demand to fight COVID-19.
Setting a positive yet uplifting tone on social media during the COVID-19 global pandemic has been a challenge for many creative companies, but some have used this opportunity to connect with their audience in new and creative ways.
Emergency loans and grant opportunities have emerged to help small business cover losses specifically related the COVID-19 crisis.
As medical professionals face a shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals and care facilities, could homemade fabric masks help?
When Vogue Knitting LIVE in Seattle was canceled due to Coronavirus, sisters Alison Yates and Andrea Cull, founders of Knitrino, held what they dubbed the Virtual Knitting Extravaganza, which included livestreamed courses, lectures, and gatherings, along with a virtual marketplace that linked vendors’ online shops.
Attorney Kiffanie Stahle explains whether it’s possible to invoke an “Act of God” clause to end contracts that will become difficult to complete during a public health crisis.
Read 10 tips – from what you can do immediately to what you can do when the crisis is over – from Craft Industry Alliance, complete with resources to help you ensure your small craft business stays connected to customers during this public health crisis.
The international trade fair for creative handicraft & hobby supplies h+h Cologne has been postponed, citing health and safety concerns.