CARPA’s mission is to maintain the technological superiority of U.S. artisans and prevent technological surprise from harming our craft heritage. We keep our innovative edge by sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research that bridges the gap between fundamental discoveries and their craft use.
Over the years, CARPA has worked to enhance our craft security by funding research, technology development and craft sciences that not only have improved our craft capabilities but have changed the way we live. Since the very beginning, CARPA has been the place for people with innovative ideas that lead to groundbreaking discoveries. CARPA is a catalyst in collaborative contemporary craft practices and aims to enhance their role in the contemporary art dialog and approach.