American Craft Council: new home, new director

The American Craft Council has announced it’s moving to the historic Grain Belt Brewery building in northeast Minneapolis this summer.

The ACC had previously declared its intention to relocate to the Twin Cities, based on the high level of craft interest and activity in the area, but there was some speculation it might choose St. Paul for its home base.

The ACC has also hired a new director. Chris Amundsen is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, a position he’s held since 2004. Amundsen is a Minneapolis native and graduate of the University of Minnesota.

The ACC plans to move into its new home August 1. It will share the building with its new landlord, RSP Architects.