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Craft Research Fund Seeks Fellowship Applicants

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The Center for Craft’s Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship will grant two awards of $20,000 to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice.

FELLOWSHIP AMOUNT:  $20,000 for an 18-month research fellowship

ELIGIBILITY:  Mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptors, etc. age 21 or over and eligible to receive income in the United States, who identify their practice within the field of craft.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2020

Review full program here and apply here.

For the purpose of this grant, the Center for Craft understands craft research to be:

  • A method of working in an established craft practice used in relation to a proposed project that will contribute to new knowledge.
  • A systematic investigation to establish facts, test theories, and reach new knowledge or new understanding.
  • A combination of qualitative and quantitative research that underscores a specific craft practice.
  • Thinking in, through, and with craft in a way that expands the field.
  • The work (material development, process, subject, information, experiences) that goes into creating a new work of art.

Examples of craft research might include:

  • Archive and museum-based research
  • Material innovations, experimentation
  • Process-oriented research/innovation
  • Historical research
  • Collaborations among artists and/or other disciplines and/or institutions
  • Projects that have the potential to transform questions that are being asked in an academic context

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  1. Demographic profile
  2. Application form with narrative questions
  3. Portfolio of 10-15 images, audio, video, or other documentation of past and current work.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit online only through Slideroom.

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