Friday, March 13, 2015

American Tapestry Alliance International Student Award

Deadline: April 15, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

ATA International Student Award
American Tapestry Alliance

2015 Season

The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) was founded with the mission of supporting the development and increasing the awareness of hand woven tapestry. To this end, ATA has created the ATA International Student Award to encourage study in the field.

The Award

The ATA International Student Award will be presented annually to a student enrolled in a college fiber program. The fiber program may be located in any country. The award will consist of $750.00. In addition, the winner’s work will be featured in the ATA quarterly newsletter, Tapestry Topics. All applicants will receive a one year student membership in the American Tapestry Alliance.

Award Criteria

A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions on the basis of the following criteria: excellence in tapestry technique; an awareness of the textile ‘language;’ and creativity in imagery. For the purposes of this award, tapestry is defined as hand woven, weft faced fabric using discontinuous wefts. Students who work in both traditional and more experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Multimedia work will be considered as long as the primary medium is tapestry.

The deadline for submissions is 15 April of each calendar year. The winner will be notified in early May.

Visit website for complete prospectus:

Online Entry Form: ata-international-student-award-application-form