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York Region Craft Industry Association, in Partnership with York Region Handcrafted Makers, is an Artist-Led Cooperative organization dedicated to supporting the handcrafted arts and cultural industry of York Region.

We aim to help develop sustainable careers for those working in arts and culture, by providing opportunities for business growth, artist promotion and skill development through our various workshops, courses, and seminars.


Advocacy & Support

Our goal at YRCIA is to provide Artisans from across York Region, Ontario with opportunities to grow their businesses, showcase their products and gain exposure in the local economy.

Education & Networking

Ongoing education & skills development is key to a successful creative business. Our workshops help to provide insight to the ever changing world of creative marketing, social media and business standards.


Promotion & Commerce

Our seasonal markets draw crowds of local supporters from across the region. These markets allow our members to highlight the best of their products, introduce new inventory lines and connect with the community at large.

Community Outreach

We strive to give back to the community at large and do so by allocating portions of our Market entry fees to local charities. We also provide educational opportunities to the public by way of hosting artist led DIY workshops.


Want to be a part of the Creative Magic? Become a member, join a workshop or hang out with us at one of our markets! Click on the button over there —>