Fiber Art Network Member Grants

Fiber Art Network members are eligible for grants. There are several submission dates this fall! Check out some opportunities below. More information and a complete list can be found on the FAN website here.

Public Installation Grant

Engaging the public with fiber art  and sharing the work of our artists with diverse audiences are important core values of the Fiber Art Network. This grant supports the creation of temporary and permanent fiber art installations. Funds may be used towards materials, artist stipend, installation costs or educational programming for the work. Existing installations are not eligible unless being reinstalled in new site at least 25 miles from current location. Artist must provide documentation of agreement for work to be installed in public space or an institution accessible to the public when applying independent of an institution. Institutions must partner with Fiber Art Network Member to apply. Work must be installed within one year of receiving award.

Deadline: August 10, 2019
Eligibility: Fiber Art Network members only. Not a member yet? Join us.
Award: $500

Apply now.

Excellence in Fibers V, Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 2, 2019
Eligibility: Anyone can submit work. Fiber Art Network members receive a significant discount on submissionLearn more about EIF. Learn about this year’s jurors. Not a member yet? Join us.
Award(s): $500, plus five category awards at $300 each.

  • Installation Works:Three-dimensional work created as an environment.

  • Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works in fiber.

  • Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.

  • Wall/Floor Works: Two-dimensional works, including quilts, tapestries, weavings, carpets, or works in any other fiber-related medium or technique that are intended for wall or floor display.

  • Wearables: Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.

Operating Expenses Grant

For fiber-related community and non-profit organizations. This grant may be used for operational expenses such as overhead costs, professional development, publicity, supplies and equipment. It may not be applied to salaries or other personnel costs. To be eligible, organizations must partner with a Fiber Art Network member to apply.

Deadline: October 1, 2018
Eligibility: Fiber Art Network members only. Not a member yet? Join us.
Award: $500

Apply now.

Special Project Grant

This award supports special projects developed by artists or organizations working with an artist(s) that will benefit the fiber community and/or the public. Funds may be applied to artist stipends, materials, equipment or programming directly relating to the project. Institutions must apply with an artist Fiber Art Network member.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Eligibility: Fiber Art Network members only. Not a member yet? Join us.
Award: $500

Apply now.

Emerging Artist Grant

For this grant opportunity, any artists who have completed a degree program within the last two years or who have started working in fibers within the last five years are considered emerging artists.

Congratulations to the recipients from 2018!

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Eligibility: Fiber Art Network members only.
Award: Five members will be awarded $200 plus a 1-year renewal of membership to Fiber Art Network.

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