IDEAL INTERNSHIP GRANTS
The Trust offers grants to museums and historic sites in support of internships that improve and promote inclusivity, diversity, equity, access, and leadership (IDEAL) in the museum field. The Trust seeks to fund summer and academic-year internships beginning in the summer or fall of 2024 for high school and undergraduate students. Internships should focus on the decorative arts and object-based research, exhibitions, installations, and educational programs. IDEAL Internship Grants can be up to $5,000.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023
CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP GRANTS
The Trust underwrites curatorial internships for recent Masters or PhD graduates in partnership with museums and historical societies. These internships allow host organizations to hire a deserving young professional who will learn about the responsibilities and duties common to the curatorial field while working alongside a talented mentor. The goal is to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will nurture the next generation of museum curators while providing essential staffing for the host. For this grant cycle, the Trust is offering a two-year grant with $45,000 available per year for the intern’s salary.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
DEAN F. FAILEY GRANTS
Dean F. Failey Grants support noteworthy research, exhibition, publication, and object-based conservation projects that present new scholarship on the decorative arts, craftsmanship, and historic preservation. Preference is given to projects that employ or are led by young professionals in the museum field, and the Trust aims to support colleagues and projects that represent the full diversity of the field. The Trust will award up to $25,000 during the upcoming cycle. The funding is typically divided among multiple recipients, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2023
Open March 1 – March 31, 2023
We are trying something new at Fiber Art Now! For the first time ever, we are going to exhibit art that exclusively focuses on using paper as a medium. We are looking forward to seeing your submissions, which may include (but are not limited to) book arts, cut, sculpted, woven, and otherwise manipulated paper that demonstrates ingenuity.
Call for Entry Details
Beginning March 1, we are inviting artists to submit their 2D or 3D artwork in paper for this juried exhibition, and selections will be featured in the Summer 2023 issue of Fiber Art Now! Please note that artwork submitted to Paper Made must be made primarily from paper, paper products, or created using a paper-making process.
The Furniture Society is thrilled to offer scholarships through partnerships with Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont, Haystack, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Peters Valley.
The goal of these partnerships is to promote excellence in the furniture field through professional development and supporting projects of an educational nature.
The five partnerships are supported through the Educational Grants arm of The Furniture Society and provide unique educational opportunities open exclusively to currently enrolled members of The Furniture Society. Each FS grant is designed to highlight an opportunity particular and unique to the partnering institution.
Deadline to apply is February 5, 2023. For more information, visit furnsoc.org/events/grants/educational-grants/2023-educational-grants
The Center for Craft’s “2023 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship Grant” was created to encourage, expand and support scholarly craft research in the United States. Awards of $10,000 will be granted to five artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice.
Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft. The Center, and by extension this grant, recognizes craft to be a particular approach to making with a strong connection to materials, skill, and process. We believe in empowering artists, makers, scholars, and curators to grow the field, embracing new definitions, technologies, and ideas while honoring craft’s history and relationship to the handmade. Craft, in all its forms, demonstrates creativity, ingenuity, and practical intelligence. It contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of communities, connects us to our cultural histories, and is integral to building a sustainable future.
Applicants must be:
- 21 years of age or older
- Eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.
- Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years and for the duration of the Fellowship period
- Mid-career: Artist must self-identify as mid-career
Application deadline is 10/21/22. For more information, visit centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships/craft-research-fund-artist-fellowship
Cranbrook Academy of Art is now accepting applications for the Head of Department/Artist-in-Residence (faculty) in Fiber. Applications received by November 1, 2022, will be given priority consideration.
This position requires a forward-facing vision for the Department that embraces a broad range of perspectives, from traditional forms of production in art, craft, and design to social practice and community-based projects.
For more information, visit cranbrookart.edu/employment-opportunities.
The Center for Craft is excited to introduce a new grant opportunity, the Teaching Artist Cohort.
For over 25 years, the Center for the Craft has supported craft research and artists through our grant programs. As we consider the current challenges faced by artists, it is evident that many artists who teach are financially under-compensated and need time away from teaching to advance their practice. Uniquely positioned to support the sustainable career paths of artists and to advance the understanding of craft, this grant will award a dynamic group of 21 mid-career teaching craft artists a one-time, unrestricted grant of $10,000.
The Center for Craft Teaching Artist Cohort will also participate in an 8-month experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators. The Center intends to develop and strengthen a network of craft artists through peer-to-peer learning and connection to enrich the impact on their communities.
Applications are due November 30, 2022.
Join a free, virtual information session for prospective applicants on October 11, from 4-5 pm ET.
For more information, visit centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships/teaching-artist-cohort
The nomination period for the 2022 Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing has officially opened.
The ACC seeks nominations annually for an award in Lois Moran’s name recognizing the work of writers committed to moving the craft conversation forward.
Eligible submissions should have been previously published between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The deadline for submissions and nominations is June 30.
To submit and for more information please visit:
The Arizona regional group of the Surface Design Association (SDA) is co-hosting a juried exhibition at the Tubac Center for the Arts (TCA) September 30 through November 13, 2022. SDA members from Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah are eligible to submit work for inclusion.
The call for entry is open now through August 3. Here is a link with more information:
The exhibition will be juried by Arizona artist, Annie Lopez who will also select the award winners.
Associated workshops are being planned: a cyanotype workshop by juror Annie Lopez and a fabric gelatin printing and stitching workshop by Connie Rohman (www.connierohman.com/)
There is an informational Q&A about this event, everyone is welcome to join:
When: Jun 15, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodOurrjguHNerHgNCVaWvkBHI1GpLN1B0
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Center for Craft is pleased to announce the Craft Archive Fellowship, which will award six fellows $5,000. The 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship will foster archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the United States. Register for the information session on 5/31/22: eventbrite.com/e/craft-archive-fellowship-information-session-tickets-324379707437
Application deadline is 6/27/22. For more information, visit centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships/craft-archive-fellowship.
The Furniture Society’s virtual conference, FS 22: Working Together, is June 8-11, 2022. For more information about the conference, visit furnsoc.org/fs22.
The Furniture Society is offering 20 scholarships to BIPOC and women makers to attend the conference and to receive a one year membership. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2022. For more information, visit furnsoc.org/fs22/scholarships-for-bipoc-and-women-makers.