• 2017/18 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2016/17 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2015/16 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2014 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2013 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2012 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2011 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2010 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2009 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2008 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2007 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2006 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2005 Craft Research Fund Grants
  • 2006 Craft Research Fund Grants

    Graduate Research Grants

    2 out of 5 Graduate Research proposals awarded

    Caroline M. Hannah Bard Graduate Center, NYC – $10,000
    Dissertation research that considers the craft and design of Henry Varnum Poorhis seminal ceramics, furniture interiors, and architecture in broader contexts, challenging prevailing notions of the arts in the early 20th century.

    Kimberly Hyde, Case Western Reserve University – $10,000
    L.C. Tiffany was the most successful designer of the late 19th century. Yet scholars have not thoroughly explored his design process. My study will analyze female designers and craftswomen’s roles in producing this work.

    Project Grants

    6 out of 31 Project Grant proposals awarded

    Diane Douglas and Vicki Halper – $15,000

    Supporting research for Voices in Studio Crafts, a social history of the American studio crafts movement, 1945-2005, based on annotated writings and transcribed words of the artists in the field.

    Alexandra Griffith Winton – $15,000

    Supporting Dorothy Liebes and the Textiles of American Modernism that explores the weaver and textile designer’s work in the artistic and cultural context of American Modernism, with a special emphasis on the relationship between her studio weavings and her designs for mass-production.

    Peter Held, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University Museum – $12,500
    Supporting research for the exhibition and publication Following the Rhythms of Life: The Ceramic Art of David Shaner, the first critical analysis of the artist’s body of work created over a fifty year period.

    Harold B. Nelson, Long Beach Museum of Art – $12,500

    Supporting Painting with Fire: Masters of Enameling in America 1930-1980, a comprehensive assessment of the little known studio enamels movement that emerged in the United States in the 20th Century.

    Lena Vigna, John Michael Kohler Arts Center – $10,000
    Supporting research for a publication and exhibition of lace-making as a craft tradition, historically and today, and the use of lace as medium by contemporary artists.

    Holly Hotchner, Director Museum of Arts & Design, NYC – $10,000
    Supporting a Research Assistant and trainees for The Studio Craft Movement, 1945-1965 A Community Emerges, the fourth exhibition and catalogue in MAD’s seven-part series, The Centenary Project, the first and only comprehensive history of 20th century American craft.

    Travel Grants

    Timothy John Berg, Artist, Oakland, CA – $500

    College Art Association 2006 Annual Conference, Boston Paper “Inferiority and the Complex within Ceramics,” Clay/Kitsch Panel

    Holly Hanessian, Associate Professor of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL – $500

    College Art Association 2006 Annual Conference, Boston Paper “Contemporary Codex: Ceramics and the Book”, The Altered Page Panel

    2006 Craft Research Fund Selection Panel

    Robert Silberman (Professor, University of Minnesota)

    Suzanne Baizerman (Oakland Museum of California)

    Sandra Corse (fiber artist and retired professor)



    Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

    The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.


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