CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANTS
The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States.
· To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history.
· To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture.
· To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States.
· To advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States.
WINDGATE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
The Center awards graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship.
- Universities from across the United States are invited to each nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.
- Applicants completed an online application with images of their work and a proposal outlining how the $15,000 would enhance their career.
- A panel of four recognized professionals review the applications on the basis of artistic merit, the future promise of the applicants work, and the potential for the applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft.
WINDGATE MUSEUM INTERNSHIPS
The Center partners with museums to offer four Windgate Museum Internships for either graduate or undergraduate students who are aspiring craft curators. Interns work closely with museum staff on a craft collection, exhibition, or research project designed specifically for the internship. Since 2006, the Center has awarded internships to 21 graduate and undergraduate students from 10 museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.