The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.
Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, and fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field.
Applications for the 2016/17 grant cycle are now open.
September 17, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Graduate Research Grant Application Deadline
October 21, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Project and Exhibition Research Grant Application Deadline
October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Travel Grant Application Deadline
Proposals are welcome from curators, researchers, independent scholars and graduate students. General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects. No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in the process of applying for citizenship or have a U.S. Social Security number.
Only online applications will be accepted in SlideRoom. Please note there is a separate application for each category.
To apply, click through to CCCD’s SlideRoom portal and choose your grant category. Please note, you are able to save and modify your work until you submit your application.
For step-by-step instructions, see SlideRoom’s Applicant Guide.
For questions regarding the Craft Research Fund program or your application, please contact Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator at 828-785-1357 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMPLE APPLICATION AND BUDGET FORMS
The Craft Research Fund program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
CCCD’s Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Of 54 applications received, three Curatorial Fellowship teams have been selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, during the 2017 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with CCCD staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.