Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Fiber Art Now Grant Opportunities


Teacher Excellence Grant: December 15, 2023
Cultural Change / Social Commentary Grant: January 15, 2024
Public Installation Grant: March 15, 2024

Teacher Excellence Grant
The teacher grant is awarded to educators who bring fiber and textile art into the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to inspire students with hands-on experiences that enrich students' lives.

AWARD: $300

Projects must be completed within one calendar year from the date they are awarded. Grants will be awarded within 30 days of their submission deadline. Images and periodic updates of project progress and a final report must be submitted for Fiber Art Now to share with the community.

Questions? Contact Beth Smith at


Cultural Change / Social Commentary Grant
Artists often create work that benefits them as the maker, but the final product can also make people think about an issue of  importance, help raise awareness for a cause or inspire viewers to do more. Your project may express current events,  personal stories, or historical events.

Projects must be completed within one calendar year from the date they are awarded. Grants will be awarded within 30 days of their submission deadline. Images and periodic updates of project progress and a final report must be submitted for Fiber Art Now to share with the community.

Questions? Contact Beth Smith at

AWARD: $300


Public Installation Grant
Engaging the public with fiber art and sharing the work of our artists with diverse audiences are important core values of Fiber Art Now. This grant supports the creation of temporary or permanent fiber art installations. Funds may be used toward materials, artist stipends, installation costs, or educational programming for the work. Artists must provide documentation of agreement for the work to be installed in a public space or at an institution accessible to the public.

Projects must be completed within one calendar year from the date they are awarded. Grants will be awarded within 30 days of their submission deadline. Images and periodic updates of project progress and a final report must be submitted for Fiber Art Now to share with the community.

Questions? Contact Beth Smith at

AWARD: $300


Fiber Art Now
PO Box 10796
Eugene, OR 97440

TOWARD 2050 a Public Engagement Artwork

DEADLINE: December 15, 2024


a Public Engagement Artwork
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ
February to May 2025

TOWARD 2050 is a Public Engagement Artwork reaching across all American states, territories, and beyond.

YOUR textile work can become an important part of TOWARD 2050, which will culminate in this immersive installation at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Makers are called to create environmentally themed, folded textile panels in the style of "prayer flags". Our goal is to collect at least 2600 double sided flags, (5200 panels), to define the pathways of this interactive labyrinth experience.

It is organized by Arizona-based artist Ann Morton and will be installed at Desert Botanical Garden in early 2025.

This project begins with YOU. Use any of  these techniques: weaving, sewn/pieced, embroidered, applique, screen print/block print fabric, resist dyed fabric - or any combination of these techniques to make double sided flags. (Knitted or crocheted flags are acceptable, but MUST be backed with a lightweight, stabilizing cloth backer). Makers are encouraged to re-use materials you already have to create your own interpretation of beloved elements of our environment. (The flags are 10" x 21"/folded in half with a 1/2" pocket at the top.)

In designing your flag(s), you are encouraged to reflect on what you love most about our earth's environment - flora, fauna, the forests, our oceans, the air, our skies, our water - use words or poetry, be illustrative or totally abstract in your creation.

Once you sign up, a packet with detailed instructions will be sent including cotton tags to add to your flag panels, and postcards to send to your lawmakers.

Sign Up to participate:

Volunteer Packet info:

Visit website for complete details:

Ann Morton is a textile-based artist, educator and social practitioner living in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more about Ann Morton here:

TOWARD 2050 is in Partnership with:
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ

14th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk

DEADLINE: March 10, 2024 [ONLINE]

14th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, NC
May 4 & 5, 2024

Since the fall of 1964, Festival in the Park has brought Charlotteans from all walks of life together to enjoy arts, crafts, music and family entertainment.  With the mission of bringing the community together by celebrating the arts, the Festival Board is excited to broaden its reach and to announce a spring fine arts event, the Kings Drive Art Walk.

We invite you to participate in our spring event which will be held along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a reclaimed natural waterway between East Morehead Street and Pearle Park Way Bridge along Kings Drive. With a focus on fine and emerging artists, our spring festival on this beautiful and easily accessible venue is an annual fine arts outing!

The KDAW festival is located on the King's Drive section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a beautiful public space that is open to all in the community.

Media Accepted:

Fiber & Leather
Crafts: Decorative
Crafts: Wearable
Drawing & Graphics
Mixed Media

Festival Details and Artist Application:

Festival in the Park
1409 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704.338.1060

59th Annual Art Fair Jackson Hole

Art Fair July 2024: March 29, 2024
Art Fair August 2024: April 12, 2024

59th Annual Art Fair Jackson Hole
Art Association of Jackson Hole
Center for the Arts Park
Jackson, Wyoming
July 26-28, 2024 and August 16-18, 2024

The Art Fair Jackson Hole features local and national artists selling handmade fine art and craft. Find returning favorites and emerging artists on the Center for the Arts Park lawn during two extended weekends in the summer.

The annual Art Fair Jackson Hole (AFJH) is a quintessential Jackson Hole summer event featuring professional local and national artists selling fine art and craft including ceramics, paintings, furniture, photography, fiber art, sculpture, and much more. The event attracts enthusiastic locals and thousands of tourists who visit Jackson, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Park every summer. Since 1965, the AFJH has become Jackson's largest and most popular annual outdoor art-centered event. Average Total Attendance: 3,000 - 5,000

The Art Fair JH is presented by the Art Association of Jackson Hole, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is the largest fundraising event of the year. All proceeds, including application fees, booth fees, and admission, directly support programming, studio access, outreach, gallery exhibitions, and opportunities for artists to present and sell their work.

Information for Artists

Art must be entirely designed, created and exhibited by the applying artist. No reproductions, buy/sell, unlimited editions, or mass-produced work allowed.

Each application has a nonrefundable fee of $40.

Artists can find all event details, rules and regulations on the application.

Booth Options & Fees
$450: Single Booth (10' x 10')
$500: Single Corner Booth Space (10' x 10')
$900: Double Wide Booth Space (20' wide x 10' deep)
$1,000: Double Wide Corner Booth Space (20' wide x 10' deep)

*Booth options will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis from the date exhibitors accept their invitation through their Eventeny account.

240 South Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: 307-733-6379

Global Paper 6--International Paper Art Triennale Deggendorf 2024

DEADLINE: December 31, 2023 at midnight

Global Paper 6
International Paper Art Triennale Deggendorf 2024
Art Gallery in the City Museum and Craft Museum
Deggendorf, Germany
12th May 2024 – 6th October 2024

The City and Craft Museum presents Paper Global 6, the International Paper Arts Triennale. The focus is on the large judged art exhibition of paper art.
Opening weekend celebrates a large paper festival where the focus will be on the popular paper market with high-quality craftsmanship made of paper only.

Applications for the exhibition are made online via the platform provided by the Deggendorf Museums. Only complete and clearly identifiable applications will be admitted to the jury. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The exhibition is judged by a jury. The jury's decision is final. Due to the high number of applications, the jury does not comment on individual decisions.
If the work does not correspond to the submitted photo, we reserve the right to exclude the work retroactively.
The exhibition will be curated by the Deggendorf Museums. The exhibition takes place in the Art Gallery in the City Museum and in the Craft Museum. Both museums are equal parts of the exhibition, the curators decide on the placement of the art in the exhibition. This decision is final.

A bilingual catalogue will be published in German and English. All participants are represented with a work in the catalogue.

Visit website for complete details:

World of Wearable Art™ Competition

Multiple Deadlines [ONLINE]
Intention to enter: February 26, 2024
Entries close for pre-selection: March 1, 2024

Intention to enter: April 24, 2024
Entries close for pre-selection: May 1, 2024

World of WearableArt™ (WOW) Competition
TSB Arena
Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
25 September - 13 October 2024

WOW invites designers and creators from around the globe to challenge the conventional, create the unimaginable, defy creative expectations and enchant the world with an extraordinary garment. For over 35 years, finalists' wonderful works of art have come to life in the spectacular annual WOW Show, held in Wellington, New Zealand - and attracting delighted audiences of around 60,000 people.

WOW Head of Competition, Sarah Nathan, describes the event as the perfect platform for people to fulfill their creative dreams. Designers often share a common value – the desire to push the limits of imagination and medium. The opportunity to connect with other designers is also a huge part of the WOW experience, Nathan says.

To inspire designers when entering, there are six section themes or 'worlds' to consider. This includes three recurring sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three new sections, Natural World, Geometric Abstraction, and Crazy Curiosities of the Creature Carnival that are unique to 2024.

Whether entering to design free from commercial restraints, to add to a student portfolio, or to push the limits of one's imagination, the WOW Competition offers a truly unique creative outlet for all who enter. The WOW Competition offers the chance to access a Designer Development Award for future artistic growth, or an exclusive internship with global design company, Wētā Workshop (Wellington, New Zealand).

WOW also provides wearable art creatives and designers a platform to experiment with new techniques and technologies and build on professional portfolios of creative work.  

The competition offers over $185,000 NZ in prize value. Up to 33 awards, including the coveted Supreme WOW Award, are awarded to finalist designers each year. Designers are also offered the opportunity to apply for exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies; to learn and build on professional portfolios of work.

    The most prestigious Award of all; given to the entry that the judges consider to be the most exceptional overall.
    WINNER: NZ $30,000
    SECOND PRIZE: NZ$15,000

    Chosen by WOW Founder, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, as the garment that epitomises the WOW spirit.
    WINNER: NZ $6,000

    Aotearoa, Avant-garde, Open, Mars & Beyond, Gold, and Bizarre Bra.
    WINNER: NZ $6,000
    SECOND PRIZE: NZ $3,000
    THIRD PRIZE: NZ $1,500

    This award recognises the creativity and originality of an entry submitted by a first-time entrant. To qualify for the First-Time Entrant Award, all members of a design team must be first-time entrants.
    WINNER: NZ $5,000

    This award recognises an entry submitted by a current tertiary student or recent graduate. To qualify for the Student Innovation Award, all members of a design team must be current tertiary students or have graduated within the 12 months before entering.
    WINNER: NZ $5,000   

    This award recognises a designer that explores and applies the most original and innovative technology to the construction and/or function of their wearable art garment.
    WINNER: NZ $5,000

    This award recognises a designer who creates a garment that meets one of the following criteria:
Upcycled: Garment designed to maximise use of discarded materials. Made from at least 85% post-consumer and/or post-industrial repurposed materials.
Circular: Garment designed with its end-of-life value in-mind. Made from at least 85% materials that can be easily separated at garment end-of-life and readily recycled and/or composted.
WINNER: NZ $5,000

    Acknowledging the creativity and excellence of New Zealand designers. For the New Zealand Design Award, all members of a design team must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.
    WINNER: NZ $5,000

    Acknowledging the creativity and excellence of international designers, a prize of NZ $5,000 is awarded to the best international design from each of the following regions:

    United Kingdom & Europe, Americas, Asia, and Australia & Pacific.
To qualify for the International Design Awards, all members of a design team must be citizens or permanent residents of the same region.

In addition, an Overall International Winner is selected and receives NZ $6,000 plus a travel prize of up to NZ $4,000.

    The winner of this Award is chosen by Sir Richard Taylor, CEO and Creative Director of Wētā Workshop, from across all categories of the competition.
    The winner will have the unique opportunity to spend time behind-the-scenes at Wētā Workshop, and receives NZ $6,000, flights from anywhere in the world plus accommodation in Wellington for up to four weeks.
    WINNER: NZ $6,000
    This award has been created to support a designer through a professional development opportunity relating to their chosen field of creative practice. The Award is currently open to Finalists in the 2023 competition.
    WOW will select the award winner based on an application which outlines the designers' creative or technical goals and presents an excellent opportunity to pursue professional development via education, training, experience, mentorship, or internship.
    WINNER: NZ $7,500
    The winner of this Award is chosen by the show audience via an online voting system. The People's Choice Award, brought to you by STUFF, is announced after the conclusion of the show season.
    WINNER: NZ $2,500

There is no entry fee to enter the WOW Competition. The WOW Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, from anywhere around the world. Individuals or teams consisting of two or three designers are permitted.

You may submit multiple entries in the competition.
An entry can consist of up to three garments, and there is no limit to the number of entries that you can submit.

Fundamental to the WOW Competition is the principle that anyone can enter, and anyone can win. Competition finalists are determined through a closed-judging process where the judges are presented with the garment name and inspiration; however, the designer's details and background experience are not disclosed, allowing the work to be considered solely on its own merit.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

Complete CONTACT details:

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Visual Artist Fellowship 2024

DEADLINE: March 1, 2024 [ONLINE]

The Center for Emerging Visual Artist
Visual Artist Fellowship 2024
Philadelphia, PA
Two Year Fellowship

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their careers. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA's proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected by an independent Board of Artistic Advisors based on the merit of their artwork and a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals. Four artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support during the two-year Fellowship period. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1,000 award and up to $3,000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity.

We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas, regardless of their status as emerging, mid-career, or established. Artists within 150 miles of Philadelphia are eligible to apply. Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibitions, sales, teaching, and other opportunities through CFEVA.

CFEVA support includes:
  • $4,000 stipend
  • Guidance and career support from CFEVA's Director of Artist Programs and Board of Artistic Advisors.
  • Introductions to notable curators and collectors.
  • Career Enhancement Excursions, such as visits to art fairs and private collections.
  • Opportunities to foster peer dialogue, including an annual retreat designed to help Fellows and alumni tackle critical issues facing artists today.
  • A complimentary CFEVA Artist Membership.
  • Complimentary registration and featured placement in CFEVA's annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours.

How to Apply
If you don't already have a SlideRoom account, please sign up for free in order to complete your application.

Fee (USD): $20.00

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
The Barclay, 237 South 18th Street, Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For visitors with accessible needs, please call us at 215-546-7775.

Juliette Cook
Executive Director of Development & Operations

Genevieve Coutroubis
Executive Artistic Director

Lily Gilston
Community Programs Manager

Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative Independent Student Residencies

DEADLINE 1: January 15, 2024 [ONLINE]
DEADLINE 2: March 3, 2024  [ONLINE]
DEADLINE 3: September 1, 2024  [ONLINE]

Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative 
Independent Student Residencies
Toronto, ON

Our Independent Student Residencies are open to third and fourth year full-time art and design students exploring textiles in their work and graduating at the end of the 2023/2024 school year.

We offer residency sessions throughout the year:

May 1 – August 31
Deadline to Apply: March 31

October 1 – December 30
Deadline to Apply: September 15

February 1 – April 30
Deadline to Apply: January 15

We rely on our members' and residents' varied backgrounds and perspectives to spark innovation and creativity. We invite students from diverse communities to apply and gain access to our beautiful, 1200 square foot equipped studio located at 401 Richmond St. West in Toronto, Canada.

Complete list of our studio facilities:

Residency Overview

Students will be assigned a mentor but must be able to work independently in the studio.

Students are allocated 8 - 12 hours per week to work in the studio at a subsidized rate of $50 per week.

Successful applicants will provide their own materials, including screens, fabrics, pigments, dyes and auxiliaries.

Most studio-owned equipment is available for use by student residents who have undergone studio orientation. Residents will supply their own specialized equipment. Please note not all equipment and textile processes can be accommodated in the studio.

Student residency placements are open to art and design students exploring textiles in their work. Students who successfully complete a residency may be eligible to renew another residency for the following academic term.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for full studio membership:

*OCADU students may be eligible to apply for a Student Residency Career Launcher Award from the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Questions? Contact:

Contemporary Textile
Studio Co-operative 
401 Richmond St W, Studio 109
Toronto ON Canada M5V 3A8