Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grant

Deadline: October 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grant
Awarded through Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN
December 1, 2008 - July 30, 2009 Project Period

The first round of Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grants to be awarded through the Textile Center begins 2008. This program is designed to expand opportunities for emerging fiber artists in Minnesota, supporting the artists by eliminating financial barriers as they undertake specific artistic projects.

Three $5000 grants will be awarded to support a wide range of project activities - from purchasing equipment, devoting time to studio work, to travel and study with established artists.

To be eligible for a Project Grant, you must:
be an artist committed to the field of fiber art
have completed all formal academic training by the start of the grant period (December 2008), and are not enrolled either part- or full-time in a degree granting institution or employed as a fiber art instructor at the college level
be a resident of Minnesota for at least 6 months prior to the application deadline
be in an emerging or developing stage in your artistic development

Artists who have previously received a Jerome Project Grant cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award.

Defining Fiber Art
Work should include the construction or manipulation of fibers and textiles using textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, quilting, needle work, beading, lace making, felting, hooking, sewing, spinning, basketry etc. Mixed media work is acceptable if it is primarily constructed from textiles.

Proposed projects may include, but are not limited to: experimentation with new techniques and materials, working or studying with a mentor or established artist, purchasing equipment or tools to facilitate your work, providing studio time or rental, technical support, collaborations with other artists, education, exhibition opportunities, or travel. Projects must be started and completed between December 1, 2008 and July 30, 2009.

Expectations for Grant Recipients
Artists will complete their proposed project between December 1, 2008 and July 30, 2009.
Artists will attend 2-3 mandatory meetings for project and exhibition planning.
Artists will exhibit work in the Joan Mondale Gallery from August 14- September 12, 2009.
Artists will complete a final report due to the Textile Center on September 30, 2009.

Applications must include a detailed project description and budget. Applicants must describe the impact this project grant will make in their development as a professional artist. Applications must be complete and received by the application deadline.

Download Application Forms:

Selection and Notification
Application materials will be reviewed by a three member panel, who will make their selections on the basis of project merit. The panel will be comprised of accomplished fiber artists and/or art educators from throughout the region.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by November 21, 2008.

Information Sessions
Information sessions for Jerome Fiber Artists' Project Grants applicants will be held on Wednesday August 20 and Wednesday, September 10, 2008. Please check Classes & Workshops for more details. Please plan to attend if you have questions, need assistance or would like to learn more about the program before you apply.

At the September 10 session only, our Technology Tuesday Gurus will be available to assist with your digital image questions. We will help make sure your images have the right quality, size, format and labels for your submission. Bring a CD of your images and we will help you out!

Call Becka Rahn, Education Manager at 612.436.0464 or email Becka Rahn

Program Brochure:

Application Form:

Visit website for complete details:

Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone 612-436-0464
Fax 612-436-0466