Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship

Center for Craft

Asheville, NC 28801


Oct 01, 2020


Sep 14, 2020

The Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States. Awards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice.

Center for Craft receives many inquiries from artists seeking funds to support their creative practice and research. Now, artists who fall outside of existing Craft Research Fund categories of Graduate, Project, and Exhibition grants have a complementary platform through which to seek funding. Mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptors, and others who identify their practice within the field of craft are invited to submit proposals by October 1, 2019, through a process that combines both external nominations and self-nominations.

The Craft Research Fund is a visionary grant program that has radically transformed the field of craft as we know it. Since 2005, the Center has granted $95,000 annually to academic researchers, independent scholars, curators, and graduate students writing, revising, and reclaiming the history of craft. In total, the Center has disbursed $1.2M dollars to over 150 scholars. The Craft Research Fund - including the new Artist Fellowship category - is generously supported by the Windgate Foundation.