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Funding, scholarships and grant opportunities for art basketmakers, crafts professionals and fiber artists.

LEAP Award
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.

MacArthur Fellowship
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

Mearl 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 their fields.
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.
Jeremy Frey, Winner of USA Ford Fellow, 2010, ME, Crafts & Traditional Arts.
Jennifer Heller Zurick, Winner of USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2010, KY, Crafts & Traditional Arts

Revitalization 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. Grant example: 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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