PURPOSE

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.


2013CRFPanel

2013 Craft Research Fund panel (L-R) Ezra Shales, Charles Grench, Elissa Auther

TYPES OF GRANTS WITHIN PROGRAM

 


GOALS

PAST CRF 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
  • 2014 Craft Research Fund Grants

    The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States.

    GOALS
          – 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

    DEADLINE
    The application for 2014 Craft Research Fund Grants must be submitted online via SlideRoom no later than 5pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Notification of Craft Research Fund Grant awards will be released mid-September for projects beginning October 1, 2014. Work outlined in the grant request must be completed with a final report within 18 months of the award, with a status report due midway through the research.

    PROCESS
    Applications for the 2014 Craft Research Fund are open online via SlideRoom. Only online applications will be accepted. Please note there is a separate application for each category: Project, Exhibition Research and Graduate Research. Information on each category can be found below.

    To apply, click through to SlideRoom and choose your grant category: SlideRoom Portal.
    Please note, you are able to save and modify your work until you Submit your Application.
    For step-by-step instructions, please view SlideRoom’s Applicant Guide.

    2014 Project Grants
    2014 CRF – PROJECT GRANT GUIDELINES
    2014 CRF – BUDGET FORM

    2014 Exhibition Research Grants
    2014 CRF – EXHIBITION RESEARCH GRANT GUIDELINES
    2014 CRF – BUDGET FORM

    2014 Graduate Research Grants
    2014 CRF – GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT GUIDELINES
    2014 CRF – BUDGET FORM

    PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund including, but not limited to conferences, publications and original research for an article, book chapter and/or lecture. Grant funds may be used for research related expenses such as travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed. The grant awards are not for the printing or dissemination of already completed research.

    Eligibility

    Proposals are welcome from academic researchers and independent scholars. 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.

    Examples of research might include:
          - Research providing new insight into work by historical or contemporary craft artists in the U.S.
          - Projects presenting a new understanding of the relationship between hand-made production and digital technologies
          - Contributions to the history of the studio craft movement in the United States
          - Projects placing American craft in a global context
          - Or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field

    Criteria/Review Process
    A peer panel of readers, who are recognized craft scholars, faculty and/or curators, free of any conflict of interest, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
          - If completed properly, the proposal will advance scholarship and knowledge on craft in the United States
          - The plan for dissemination identifies the audience, is reasonable, and has supporting documentation as appropriate
          - The project is feasible based on the timeline, expertise, and budget reflected in the application
          - The project addresses the goals of the Craft Research Fund

    EXHIBITION RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support exhibition research relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. Grant funds may be used to support research activities such as travel for research, commissioning essays for contributors, documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research for future exhibitions. The grant awards are not for the printing or web-based dissemination of already completed research.

    Eligibility
    Proposals are welcome from museum and non-profit gallery curators. General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible. No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork. Applicants must be charitable or educational organizations as defined under the appropriate provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and report this grant as income.

     Examples of exhibition related research might include:
          - Addressing work by historically important or contemporary craft artist/s
          - Presenting a new understanding of the relationship between hand-made production and digital technologies
          - Providing a new contribution to the history of the studio craft movement
          - Placing American craft in a global context
          - Or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field

    Proposals must identify intended audiences and/or publishing opportunities. At least one Letter of support from host museum or gallery must be provided.

    Criteria/Review Process
    A peer panel of readers, who are recognized craft scholars, faculty and/or curators, free of any conflict of interest, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
          - The exhibition, if completed properly, will advance scholarship and knowledge on craft in the United States.
          - The project is feasible based on the timeline, expertise, and budget reflected in the application.
          - The project addresses the goals of the Craft Research Fund.

    GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research for a thesis or dissertation relating to craft in the United States by students enrolled in a graduate program at any accredited college or university. No capital equipment purchases, tuition or living expenses are eligible for support.

    Eligibility
    Proposals are welcome from students currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university with a supporting letter from the student’s primary advisor. Research must relate to a thesis or dissertation. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.

    Examples of research might include:
          - Research addressing work by historically important or contemporary craft artist/s
          - Presenting a new understanding of the relationship between hand-made production and digital technologies
          - Contributions to the history of the studio craft movement
          - Or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field

    Criteria/Review Process
    A peer panel of readers, who are recognized craft scholars, faculty and/or curators, free of any conflict of interest, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
          - The thesis or dissertation topic relates to one or more of the goals of the Craft Research Fund program
          - The student demonstrates s/he is familiar with existing research on the topic
          - The proposed research is feasible based on the timeline, expertise and budget reflected in the application
          - The research will advance scholarship and knowledge about craft in the United States

     

    RECENT NEWS

    3D Printing the Focus of Next Exhibition at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop

    Asheville, NC – Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is underway. This summer, Benchspace Gallery & Workshop will investigate the implications of such technologies on the making of sculptural and functional objects in the 21st century.

    Read More...



    VISIT: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design | 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801 | map it | Phone: 828.785.1357 Fax: 828.785.1372 | email us | Gallery will open Jan 2014