Background

The Fiji Craft Society (FCS) was established in year 2010 with a purpose to develop and strengthen cooperation among (men and women) craft practitioners all over Fiji in the craft sector and to preserve traditional handicrafts and develop contemporary crafts skills under the following objectives:

  1. To provide support and professional development to craftspeople to attain high levels of proficiency in their craft.
  2. To raise awareness and understanding of craftspeople as the custodians of traditional knowledge.
  3. To work in collaboration with Fiji Arts Council and other arts and Heritage organizations in the interests of craftspeople.
  4. To provide services and opportunities to craftspeople, particularly FCS Members, to increase their earning capability and participation in National events and Regional and International Exhibitions

Members of Fiji Craft Society

The Fiji Craft Society has now recorded approximately 583 members but this number will increase as we are in the process of putting the data base in place

Membership is open to all craftspeople who are residents of Fiji and who accept the purpose and objectives of the Fiji Craft Society.

The annual membership fee is $10 per artist and $20.00 for clubs for small groups of more than 10 members. Registration fees will enable artists to participate in any events organized by the Fiji Arts Council and also for Data Bases information.

The Fiji Craft Society consists of men, women and youths whether they are Itaukei or from different ethnic groups residing in Fiji. Craft Practitioners are renowned   on the outstanding work that they portray in the various craft work, whether its traditional or contemporary that they specialize in and showcases their great talents and creativity in weaving, masi designing, pottery making, woodcarving, jewelry making and textiles designing’s and sewing

The artistic skills of practitioners  who use their hands to create items of beauty – masi, mats, wood carvings, pottery, paintings, to name a few, all of which are genuine expressions of Fijian culture and achievement.

Some of them are highly regarded professional and Senior Crafts Practitioners with many years of experiences in their own specialties. They are long serving members of the Fiji Craft Society (FCS) and have been presented with numerous Awards by the Fiji Arts Council for outstanding contributions towards the development of Traditional and Contemporary Art in Fiji and fully committed to the idea that art and craft is our Cultural Resources and of the highest value

They have also been instrumental in assisting the Fiji Arts Council in conducting Handicraft up skilling workshops at Village Community level around Fiji and Caramaka Traditional Craft Workshop for PEMAC Teachers in the Ministry of Education.

 

FIJI CRAFT SOCIETY

MEMBERS AS AT SEPTEMBER 2021


Bar Graph for Weavers

WEAVERS

Total of 166 Weavers in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
TOTAL
55
26
77
8
166
  • Total No. of Weavers

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MASI MAKERS

Total of 29 Masi Makers in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
TOTAL
18
10
1
29
 
  • Total No. of Masi Makers

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WOOD CARVERS

Total of 39 Wood Carvers in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
TOTAL
32
6
39
 
  • Total No. of Wood Carvers

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POTTERS

Total of 25 Potters in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
TOTAL
7
18
25
  • Total No. of Potters

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CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

Total of 138 Contemporary Artists in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
 

TOTAL
57
43
35
3
138
  • Total No. of Contemporary Artists

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WOMEN’S GROUP

Total of 55 Women’s Group in the four divisions that are members of the Fiji Arts Council.

  CENTRAL DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION NORTHERN DIVISION EASTERN DIVISION TOTAL
TOTAL
18
6
31
55
  • Total No. of Women's Group

Fiji Craft Society Members – 2021
CATEGORIES   TOTAL ARTISTS
WEAVERS 166
MASI MAKERS 29 
WOOD CARVERS 39
POTTERS 25 
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS 138
WOMEN’S GROUP 55 
TOTAL FIJI CRAFT SOCIETY MEMBERS 452
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  • Total No. of Members
  • Total No. of Members