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Craft Research Fund Seeks Fellowship Applicants

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Craft Research Fund Seeks Fellowship Applicants


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


  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.


Submit online only through Slideroom.


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