scholarships and grant opportunities for art basketmakers, crafts professionals
and fiber artists.
The LEAP Award recognizes excellence in the field of contemporary craft, and is presented annually
by Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburg. The competition is open to exceptionally talented students and under-represented craft artists.
KY: Arts Council - Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant Program
Awards granted to honor traditional artists and encourage the continuation of Kentucky's living traditional arts by funding master artists to teach their skills, practices and culture to less experienced artists within their communities.
The prize is awarded to talented
individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their
creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The unrestricted
$500,000.00 award is given without strings and is designed to provide seed
money for intellectual, social, and artistic endeavors.
2008 MacArthur Fellowship Winner - Mary Jackson
K. Gable II Memorial Grant
Handweavers Guild of America offers this competitive award for study
in the field of fiber. Application deadline May 1.
Mentoring Grants - (NY)
The New York Folklore Society, in partnership with the Folk Arts Program of the New
York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), offers grants for folklife and traditional arts
through its Mentoring and Professional Development Program.
National Heritage Fellowships In The Folk
And Traditional Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts annually provides up to twelve one-time-only
National Heritage Fellowships for master folk and traditional artists.
Pew Fellowships in the Arts
Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA), a program of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and established by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991, awards grants to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines.
Previous winners include
Ed Bing Lee.
USA Fellowship in Crafts and Traditional Arts
United States Artists awards USA Fellowships, unrestricted grants of $50,000
awarded to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence, unique artistic vision,
and significant contributions to their fields. The program honors artists at all
stages of their careers, from emerging to mid-career to established figures in
Teri Rofkar, USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2006, AK, Crafts & Traditional Arts.
Mary Jackson, USA Donnelley Fellow, 2008, SC, Crafts & Traditional Arts.
Dona Look, USA Windgate Fellow, 2009, WI, Crafts & Traditional Arts.
Frey, Winner of USA Ford Fellow, 2010, ME, Crafts & Traditional Arts.
Jennifer Heller Zurick, Winner
of USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2010, KY, Crafts & Traditional Arts
of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources
The Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources (RTCAR) initiative is a multi-year grant making program whose purpose is to assist the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) as the tribe works to restore the traditional Cherokee balance between maintaining and using natural resources like river cane, white oak and clay.
Initiative to Revitalize River Cane And Other Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources
If you are aware of opportunities for
funding, scholarships or grants for basketry or fiber arts, please forward them to me.
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