Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Fiber & Textile Arts Award

Deadline: April 30, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

2012 Fiber & Textile Arts Award
Northwest Area Arts Council

Crystal Lake, IL
2012-2013 Academic Year

The Fiber & Textile Arts Award is a one-year scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Sponsored by Toni Neil, the 2012 amount to be awarded is $2,000 each to two students. The award is for tuition and fees and will be paid directly to the school in the student’s name.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Students eligible to apply must be currently enrolled and seeking a fiber arts, textile, or fiber-related undergraduate or graduate degree. All eligible students will be enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis.

TO APPLY: All eligible applicants must send an application—to be completed by both the student and the financial aid officer at the school (required to show proof of enrollment and financial status), an essay, at least one and no more than three letters of recommendation, and 3-5 digital images of their work. Applicants who have received the award in past years are required to send a copy of their grades for all periods since the award, including the award period.

ESSAY: The essay must be on a separate sheet, be no more than 500 words. Suggested topics: Why are you seeking this degree? What do you hope to achieve? Describe your goals and dreams.

DIGITAL IMAGES: Please send 3-5 digital images representing at least 3 works. These works must be done by the applicant.

SUBMISSIONS: You are required to email all digital images. Signed and completed applications, signed and completed letters of recommendation, and essays may either be scanned and emailed TOGETHER to with the subject FTAA APPLICATION, OR the original signed and completed application and signed letters of recommendation and essays
can be mailed TOGETHER to:

Fiber & Textile Arts Award (FTAA)
Northwest Area Arts Council
PO Box 597
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0597

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: Recipient will be selected based on artistic merit; however, financial need will be taken into account.

Preference may be given to individuals pursuing a degree later in life.

REQUIREMENT: Each recipient of the 2012 FTAA Award is required to make one of their artworks available for display at the 2012 Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, to be held June 22-24, 2012.

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