We are Jennifer Smith & Shosana Funk. Both members of the Winnipeg creative community for several years, we came together in April 2011 with a common goal: to expand and cultivate craft and the handmade within our province. As lovers of both the act of creating and the community that this creates, we wanted to celebrate the divergence of these aspects within the wider community. And, from this simple beginning, Circle & Square: Manitoba Festival of Craft was born. Our vision for this festival has grown to include: a celebration of the diversity of Manitoba craft, increasing awareness, and learning from each other.
The first annual Circle & Square festival will take place in the summer of 2012. Please stay tuned for other events and appearances to raise awareness, increase involvement and raise funds in the coming months!